Michael Chabon and why the wicked have all the luck

That’s what kept King David up at nights (besides Torah study) – asking why in Heaven’s Name the wicked keep prospering.

Jack Engelhard,

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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Out there in his bios it says Michael Chabon writes on “issues of Jewish identity. ” Nu, he has his Jewish identity and I have mine.

I do not think you should ever bring us together in the same room. There would be blood.

Something happens when you live in a French town and watch Hitler’s troops storm in. This changes you and you will never see the world the same way again. You will never see the world as others do, others like Michael Chabon and the Breaking the Silence crowd who have no concept of what it means to have a Jewish state.

About the Jewish state, this is what Chabon told The Forward: “It’s the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life.”

He had much more to say about the “occupation,” every word of it sickening, and coming from someone knocked silly from too much American indulgence, him along with his wife, herself something to behold…no wait, she was born in Israel. Her excuse – who knows?

Chabon toured Israel with the Breaking the Silence clowns, so you know how that came to an end. It ended with Chabon positively obsessed with trashing Israel and moving on with other writers, a confederacy of them busy putting together a book where each writer gets a chance to clobber Israel in the most marvelous Pulitzer-winning prose. Some have even won Pulitzers. Chabon did.


Pulitzer winners like Michael Chabon use wonderful American prose when writing about Israel and how best to destroy the people and the Land.
That’s what kept King David up at nights (besides Torah study) – asking why in Heaven’s Name the wicked keep prospering. His son, King Solomon, answered that we should not wonder about it when we find the wicked having all the luck. His wisdom led him to conclude that God “put an ENIGMA” into our minds that is not for us to figure out.

Enigma, you bet.

Israel is the only country in the region with democracy and justice for all…the only country in the world that faces enemies on all sides

It faces a particular enemy, Palestinian Arabs who keep wallowing with so many billions from around the world that they don’t know what to do with all that money except build more terror tunnels, and statues for their men, women and children who murder the most Jews – and get loving from American Jews like Michael Chabon.

There is no enigma as to why The Forward printed this garbage and why a furiously anti-Zionist website Mondoweiss picked through the garbage, did a dance, and found it so charming. Jane Eisner runs that so-called Jewish newspaper, The Forward. Don’t get me started on this.

I was having a pretty good day before I knew all that about Michael Chabon. Thanks, Orit, for bringing it my attention and giving me heartburn.

Only kidding. Orit Arfa did bring it to my attention and I am nuts about this fabulous Israeli friend and writer, and as I mentioned in an earlier column, her book, “The Settler” – well come on, people, what are you waiting for? “The Settler” is an eye-opener and the final word about what happened at Gush Katif, when overnight 10,000 Israelis were sent packing from Gaza to make room for Hamas.

Chabon and his ilk won’t tell you about all those Israeli concessions to appease the Palestinian Arabs and the Islamic terrorism that results.

That eviction (truly Sharon’s pogrom) did terrible damage to the Israeli psyche, all described elaborately by Orit, and I do hate that ostentatious word psyche but it’s a word Pulitzer winners use. Pulitzer winners like Michael Chabon use wonderful American prose when writing about Israel and how best to destroy the people and the Land.

They will never tell you how precious it is that after 2,000 years the Jewish people have a place they can call home, again, a land blessed from the start.

But nothing except curses do we get from people, many of them Jews themselves, and that is an unforgiveable disgrace.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the prophetic newsroom thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com


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