Why Don’t the Jews Do This?

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) did something extraordinary on Sunday, according to a news release on its second annual CUFI Sunday:

Christian clergy at more than 1,500 churches in all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries dedicated their Sunday sermons to discussing the Christian imperative of support for the State of Israel.

Now, some rabbis do devote time on the bimah to Israel, but many do not, and certainly there has not been an organized “Shabbat for Israel,” despite the extraordinary threats Israel currently faces. That’s more than a little trouble — not to mention that it’s embarrassing that Christians are doing what the Jewish community is not. But alas, I think we might sooner see a “Shabbat for Global Warming” or a “Shabbat for Nuclear Disarmament” in the vast number of  Reform shuls (which represent the majority of American Jewry). Indeed, Obama seemed able to rope the rabbinate into a High Holy Day for ObamaCare.

It is all a matter of priorities. Perhaps “leaders” in the American Jewish community should re-examine theirs.