There is a rather disturbing pattern of leftists hijacking religious faiths. You have heard ample criticism of the left from religious conservatives. Yet the same crew complaining about religion in politics sees no issue with mashing Marxism into religion.
I found myself at a bizarre bat mitzvah in Scarsdale. Other than the fact that the event was held in a synagogue there was zero actual Jewish content at the event. A nebbish of a Rabbi approached later at the reception an introduced himself. I excused myself and walked away.
The leader of this clerical special education club was Rabbi Rick Jacobs. My relatives chided me about my poor manners. This isn't the time or place for such a gesture. I will point out no gesture was made on my part. I merely refused to acknowledge a comfy club act as a Rabbi. There was zero Judaic content in what I observed and most of the material was literally pulled out of the Rabbis imagination.
The fact that the congregation puts up with this act is a shame upon the local community. Jacobs could be a professional and do the political buffoonery away from the pulpit, but that would be professionalism a quality that Rabbi Comedy Club lacks. My relatives were rather annoyed at my actions and vowed never to invite me again. I thanked
Them for the privilege.
Rabbi Comedy Club and his epigones like to pretend they are creating something novel. I came for a Bat Mitzvah, not a mishmash of animal rights and social justice. Some of us expect some Judaic content at a rite of passage. Mercifully he did not officiate at my aunts funeral. Perhaps he was in his study watching Soupy Sales or at a protest for gender confused produce in whole foods.
I declined a generous heartfelt invitation to sit and reconnect. The family even offered car service to and from the train station. They extended an invitation to me in the future to sit and joke around. It was a classy gesture on the part of my relatives. Just the same, I prefer to be at he with Cheekie and my daughter.
The antics of Rabbi Comedy Club are symbolic of what is wrong in the community. The social justice song and dance act
plays well amongst spoiled elites. Maybe the Rabbis next sermon should be about treating your exploited domestic workers humanely. How about the one on business ethics. You could say those topics don't belong in a sermon either. Those of us who work and pay taxes, don't need the rhetoric from a shallow Clueless Comedy Club Rabbi. Those of us footing the bill for the largesse are raped by the government weekly while the Rabbi figures out a novel way to use quinoa.