Joshua Lieblein writes:
Let’s use a particularly deplorable column in this week’s Canadian Jewish News by the most Official of Official Jews, Bernie Farber, as an example. Bernie is extremely proud of the fact that he and his Official Jew friends had a gala in Toronto where 750 of only the most conspicuous “Ontarians” (he says “Ontarians” so you won’t get the impression that only Jews or Torontonians attended) honoured Kathleen Wynne with the Words and Deeds Award for her “contribution to humanitarian causes and to tolerance, inclusion and civil discourse.”
Unfortunately, Stephen Harper didn’t sign the tribute book, so Bernie takes him to task for “disrespecting the office of prime minister.”
As many of you no doubt noticed, there’s a lot that’s wrong with Bernie’s opinion, but I don’t suggest that you waste your time saying so. Bernie and his Official Jew friends couldn’t care less about what you have to say because you are not one of those 750 gala-going “Ontarians” he mentioned. A Jewish parent asking Bernie why he doesn’t use his connections to the Premier to ease the financial burden on families trying to pay for Jewish school will be ignored, but Bernie will certainly notice that the Prime Minister skipped his gala.
I saw that too, and left a comment which may or may not have survived the amusingly named “moderation” process:
Speaking of shandeh, congratulations to the utterly clueless Bernie Farber, for once again helping perpetuate yet another stereotype about Jews!
His insistence that opinions he doesn’t approve of get wiped from the internet does nothing to relieve gentiles of their pesky suspicions that “Jews control the media.”
And now this. One would almost think that THE priority among liberal macher Jews is to put on high-priced banquets and hand phony “awards” back and forth to each other for their “courage” and “bravery” on behalf of “the community.”
Another comment from another reader:
I seem to recall there being a wee bit of controversy re this dinner, such as the fact that many in the Jewish community were apalled that the Premier was being honored, in the face of her personally eliminating the tuition tax credit that was already on the books at the time. Many in the community boycotted the event. The fact is, the Tanenbaum family put together this dinner as thanks for the Premier awarding their family with a massive contract to build rest stops/gas stations along the highway system. The dinner was about politics, not “humanitarianism”. Farber hates Harper; he made some obscene and embarassing twitter posts about him, (while Haper was singly, among world leaders supporting Israel in last lyears war) and is now piling on. He has zero credibility with the Jewish community. His foray into politcs fizzled as he couldn’t even get elected (for teh liberals) after planting him the most heavily Jewish riding in the country. His personal political vendetta against Harper and the conservatives is tiresome.