On Saturday night, we celebrated the first night of Passover. It’s a day on which Jews have, since time immemorial, celebrated out freedom, and greater freedom to come. The seder is a profound and moving ceremony, and its form connects us through the generations, back to the ancestors who laid the groundwork for modern Jewish religion and culture.
It is especially disturbing, then that Disco. Inst.’s David Klinghoffer emerged from whatever dank cesspool he lives in, and on the day before Passover, announced:
Hitler understood something about Judaism that even many Jews today don?t grasp.
Now, it isn’t clear what it is that Hitler is supposed to realize, nor is it clear why Klinghoffer thought this supposed insight needed to be vented on the eve of Passover. It seems to have something to do with Expelled, and something to do with Passover, and apparently something else to do with excusing Christians from their role in the Holocaust. It honestly isn’t clear, any more than it’s clear what Klinghoffer and Stein think Darwin had to do with Hitler. Apparently Hitler talks about “struggle for existence” and such. Unlike, say, Thomas Malthus (Chapter 3).
It would be a mitzvah if Ben Stein and David Klinghoffer would STFU, just for the next 7 days. They can go back to smearing our ancestors and our traditions and can return to trivializing the deaths of 6 million Jews (and 6 million others) after Passover ends. But for a few days, is it too much to hope that they show a little respect?