Mona Charen on The New York Times

You’ve got to love this for an opening:

In honor of the Jewish New Year, which reaches its culmination on Yom Kippur, a solemn day of fasting and repentance that falls this year on October 9, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the open Jew-baiting that is enthusiastically enjoyed by our nation’s leading newspaper.

Of course you don’t actually have to love it. You are free to deny it – probably without refuting it – and go on your merry way as one more useful idiot. Or you could read this column, and a lot more besides at the site at which it appears. How lucky we are – graced, I mean – with the likes of Mona Charen.

Judaism does command social justice of course — just start with the prophets. But normative Judaism is not the Democratic Party at prayer. Abortion, for example, is traditionally forbidden except to save the life of the mother. The Ten Commandments take a dim view of open marriage. Capital punishment is sanctioned for some crimes. And above all, Judaism demands that human beings worship God, not themselves.

I’m not even sure these are the highlights; much of the piece is a takedown on the Times’ contribution to the current zeitgeist in the shape of its fawning treatment of Sarah Silverman. The problem with our “corporate media”, in a nutshell. In commandment-speak, Go Thou and Read.

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