Friday, May 17, 2013

So, J Street Really is Pro-Israel, Just Not Kosher

Adam Kredo claims that J Street, in hosting a dinner at a Chinese restaurant on Jewish holy day, committed a

A Shavuot Faux Pas

and that 

Jewish Democrats are upset with the liberal fringe group

The essence:

J Street, a far left advocacy group that bills itself as “pro-Israel” and was founded by Jewish Democrats, is scheduled to hold a dinner discussion tonight with members of Congress at the Hunan Dynasty Chinese restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The event is taking place during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which began Tuesday evening and commemorates the biblical day in which God is believed to have given the Jewish prophet Moses the Torah.
...The Chinese food dinner is scheduled to run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Capitol Hill’s Hunan Dynasty restaurant Wednesday. The holiday ends Thursday at sunset...Lawmakers attending the event are invited to talk about a recent trip to Israel they attended with J Street.

“The objective of the dinner is to share and discuss the insights of Members who participated in the mission [to Israel]—from thoughts on recent developments in the region to perspectives on advancing U.S. diplomatic leadership toward a two-state solution,” reads the invitation, which is signed by J Street founder Jeremy Ben-Ami...Members attending the event will be able to discuss the Jewish state as they eat steamed meat dumplings, Imperial Shrimp, or Yaki Soba, a sautéed Japanese noodle dish, according to the restaurant’s menu. Adventurous eaters can enjoy squid or octopus.

Okay, the non-kosher bit is really stupid but let's be generous with J Street, in the holiday spirit.

They are so pro-Israel, that they decided to transfer the Israeli custom of keeping but one day of the festival, unlike Diaspora communities onlifated to keep two.

How's that?

Er, what time did the holiday go out?


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