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The happy couple - haredi paper unimpressed
Photo: AP

'Chelsea's marriage a spiritual Shoah'

Haredi newspaper devotes editorial to Chelsea Clinton's wedding, slams assimilation

The haredi Lithuanian newspaper Yated Ne'eman has chosen to devote his editorial piece to a subject wholly ignored by all its competitors – Chelsea Clinton's wedding - dubbing the marriage a "spiritual Holocaust.'


It appears that Yated Ne'eman was interested in challenging the assimilation prevalent among US Reform Jews, particularly in light of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent capitulation in the conversion law affair, and despite the taboo nature of the topic.


"We were not supposed to address the private family event had it not been for one tiny detail: The groom is Jewish. (Bill) Clinton wasn't bothered by this 'miniscule' detail. As far as he's concerned, there is no difference between a Jew and a Christian. The problem is that his new in-laws were not bothered by this either. On the contrary, they appeared quite happy with their dear son becoming the former US president's son-in-law," the article said.


"The bigger problem is that most US Jews aren’t bothered either," the article said. "On the contrary, many of them feel part of the American nation."


The editorial also claimed that the groom and his family belong to the Reform movement – "One that views the annihilation of the Jewish people in uprooting its unique identity and heritage as its main objective."


According to Yated Ne'eman, the Mezvinskys encouraged the marriage knowing that it would be cutting off another Jew from its people.


"This move joins the many millions who have become extinct from the Jewish people through the spiritual Holocaust imposed by a bunch of clowns disguising themselves as 'Jews'."



פרסום ראשון: 08.04.10, 07:47
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