Forgive Me for Voting for Our Current President

Is the man in the White House against the Jewish people?

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Lisa Surany-Cyrulnik

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Lisa Surany-Cyrulnik

Mankind has lost grip with humanity. The people who call themselves humanists are now siding with murderers and barbarians.
It is the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time for the Jewish people to repent for their sins and ask others for forgiveness for any wrongdoing. 

In that spirit, please accept my open apology to my fellow Jews. I have truly put you all in danger.

On November 6, 2012 I took part in a historic event in of which I am very ashamed. In fact, I am quite embarrassed. I helped put into the White House an imposter and a fervent enemy of the Jewish people. Barack Hussein Obama.

Maybe my wrongdoing is more forgivable because I am not alone, I am part of the 70 percent of Jews who put an enemy of the Jewish people into the highest office in the world. Was I just a follower? Was I misled?

It seems that Jews on a whole tend to vote for people who don't like them, to side with their enemy. Maybe it's some weird Stockholm syndrome. 

On social issues, I have liberal views and have consistently voted Democrat. But I stand with my people. I stand with the truth. I stand with patriotism. I stand with America. I stand with Israel. I stand against terrorism at all costs. And that’s why I no longer stand with BHO.

I'm also not sure what the defining moment was - the moment that changed me, when I saw the light, when I recognized  Barack Hussein Obama for who he really is. I can't pinpoint a single episode because there are just too many.

Maybe it was when our three beautiful teenage boys with a bright future ahead of them were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists.

Maybe it was when Obama did not condemn that kidnapping but quickly condemned the attack on that poor Palestinian boy who was murdered.

Maybe it was when a Chabad rabbi – a husband, father and grandfather - got shot and killed by a young black man in Miami while walking to synagogue, and Obama did not utter a word. 

Would you expect him to grab the mic if it were a rabbi who shot a young black man? You betcha!

Obama has yet to condemn the horrid and heinous beheading of that poor woman in Oklahoma by a Muslim, but he was so quick to send his aides to attend the funeral of the black man shot by a police officer in Ferguson and to compare Trayvon Martin to his own fictitious son. (Martin was later proven in a court of law to have been shot in self-defense.)

Terrorism is happening on our soil, and Obama has yet to speak up.

This man is scary. Unpredictable. So, on this Yom Kippur, I will be beating my chest asking God to forgive me for putting a traitor in the White House.

It has been a difficult year not only for the Jewish people but for the entire world, and it has physically and mentally shaken me to the core.

Mankind has lost grip with humanity. The people who call themselves humanists are now siding with murderers and barbarians. Entire peoples have been wiped out in the Middle East. Christians in Mosul Iraq - gone. The Yazidi people - killed, sold into slavery, raped and maimed. ISIS, with its cruel and barbaric hands, is beheading journalists and aid workers, trying to intimidate the world. 

Never in a million years would I have dreamed that my people would subject to such grave danger in my lifetime, even after all we’ve learned  from all the atrocities committed against the Jews – from the Crusades, to the Spanish Inquisition, to the Holocaust.

So I will be beating my chest this Yom Kippur. I will be asking God for happiness and health for my loving husband and my two beautiful boys and for peace for the Jewish people and Israel. I know that it’s in all of our hands. And I know that I will do my part on November 8, 2016.