JVPs “Young, Jewish, and Proud” is the gift that keeps on giving. In my original posts (here and here) about their anti-Israel manifesto, I neglected to note another unintentionally hiarious comment by a Young, Jewish, and Proud supporter.
So, it seems that Young, Jewish and Proud isn’t just a group of passionate defenders of justice, they are nothing short of modern day prophets! They see eternal truths that us mere Zionist mortals can’t and, in their divine wisdom, lay salvation for all humanity.
Moreover, based on the comment, it looks like a thorough revision of the Haggadah is in order. Here’s my suggested text for the Maggid:
What makes this night different from all [other] nights?
On all nights we eat sitting upright or reclining, and on this night we all recline!
The tray is restored to its place with the matzah (organic, and made with union, and non-exploitative, labor) partly uncovered. Now we say “We were slaves. . .”
We were slaves to
Pharaohconservative Jewish thought in Egypt, and the L-rd, our G-dyoung progressive Jewish community took us out from there with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm. If the Holy One, blessed be Hethe anti-imperialists had not taken our fathers out of Egypt, then we, our children and our children’s children would have remained enslaved to Pharaohneocons, militarism, & capitalism in Egypt. Even if all of us were wise, all of us understanding, all of us knowing the TorahThe Communist Manifesto and the Israel section of the Guardian, we would still be obligated to discuss the exodus from Egypt; and everyone who discusses the exodus from Egypt at length is praiseworthy.
Hey, its only a draft.