That is how the Jewish spiritual history sees the roots of American upheaval
Rabbi Yaakov Menken
Managing Director, Coalition for Jewish Values
Watching the decline around us, we must remember the lessons of Ancient Egypt: the decline into tyranny starts slowly, and gathers steam.
Passover (Pesach) begins on March 27, a time when Exodus 13:3 reminds us to:
“Remember this day, on which you went free from Egypt, the house of bondage, how G-d freed you from it with a mighty hand…”
Egypt gradually imposed limitations until the Jews were fully enslaved.
Now leftists in Congress, who hate religious values as much as they hate Jews, are enacting oppressive policies that will limit the freedom of religious practice that the Founding Fathers acted to protect:
- Attacking the Bible as a “bigoted document;”
- Imposing limitations on religious freedom;
- Redefining gender and attacking women’s rights;
- $400 million on taxpayer-funded abortions; and
- Assaulting the holy union between man and woman.
The Leftist Utopia of a “nanny state” is actually a prescription for a return to Egypt: control of our lives from birth to death — persecuting religion and traditional values, instead of ensuring freedom from persecution.
If we do not counter this Leftist assault on our Founding Principles, faith in America will be ripped out at the root.
Our organization, the Coalition for Jewish Values, includes over 1,500 traditional, Orthodox Rabbis who refuse to sit by idly and allow America – the nation we love – to slide towards the Egypt that the Jews fled.
Leftists in Congress have shown that they hate the traditional values that made America great. They claim to support America but want to tear down everything the Founding Fathers held dear.
Does the radical Left realize what they are squandering?
Recall President George Washington’s historic letter to the first American synagogue (in Newport, RI) in 1790. He wrote:
“The Government of the United States…gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”
Washington continued: “May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.”
If President Washington could see his country today, he would not recognize it: our freedom to worship is under attack.
This Passover, we are inviting every American who shares traditional values to celebrate God’s Blessing and the joy of our liberation. And yet even as we celebrate our freedom from ancient Egypt, we ONCE AGAIN face the shackles of oppression.
We are now at risk of losing America to evil forces that aim to send us back to Egypt and erase President Washington’s solemn promise.
That’s why we are not resting for ONE SECOND from our fight to stop this radical assault on G-d in America. We are not willing to remain silent about policies that would force us to violate our beliefs and are against everything our Founding Fathers fought to establish for our nation.
It is our duty to G-d to stand up against those who attack our faith as “bigoted,” for they are the true bigots. These attacks on Biblical values and practices must end, but only if you join us TODAY so we may preserve the backbone of America, faith.
May G-d continue to bless you, America, and Israel.