2016 Election Faith

Jew in Name Only – Bernie Sanders Worships at the Altar of Big Government

Bernie Sanders Jewish
Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

The media keeps focusing on Bernie Sanders’ religion saying that no other Jewish candidate has ever gotten that close to becoming the presidential nominee of a major political party. Every time I see/hear a statement like that my stomach gets a bit ill.  You see, “Bernie” Bernard Sanders is Jewish in name only. I’m not talking about his anti-Israel slanders. Nor am I talking about or his feelings toward God in his heart—no man can see that, but rather than following Judaism, Bernie Sanders is preaching a political “theology” antithetical to basic Jewish thought.

Bernie doesn’t obey the second commandment, “You shall not recognize other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” (Exodus 20:3–4)”  His theology preaches that Government takes the role of God.

CNN’s religious reporter wrote on Friday:

That rock is hard to find. Sanders rarely talks about religion and grows impatient with reporters who try to pry open his soul or delve into his Jewish background. He doesn’t belong to a prayer group in Congress or a congregation in Burlington. By conventional standards, Sanders may be the least religious candidate to run for president in quite some time.

(…) Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Washington-based Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said he tried to engage Sanders in a conversation about Judaism on a bus ride to Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Sanders politely rebuffed the rabbi’s inquiries. “He just didn’t want go there. He obviously is not a practicing Jew, and doesn’t want to talk about it, and I respect that.”

(..)As Sanders moved to Vermont and began his political career, local rabbis learned not to invite him to services. He never accepted, though friends say he would attend Jewish friends’ funerals at synagogues. He wasn’t hostile to religion, colleagues say. More like indifferent.

Here’s the truth Bernie Sanders says he is Jewish when it is politically expedient, but he really worships the golden calf of big government. In fact, his leftist political philosophy discourages people from achieving a close relationship with their maker.

Allow me to explain…

 

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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