‘Radical queer’ rabbi becomes the darling of the Squad and other critics of Israel | Blaze Media
A so-called “radical queer” rabbi has apparently found favor with members of the Squad and left-leaning media for her overt anti-Zionism. Critics have referred to her as “pathetic” and wishing to appease enemies so as not to be the target of attacks.
Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg has garnered a name for herself by interrupting a fundraiser for President Joe Biden, demanding that a ceasefire take place in the Middle East. She has also published an op-ed for CNN and appeared on the network for an interview, according to the New York Post.
Rosenberg also sat down with Rep. Ilan Omar to talk about issues. Omar posted to X about the meet on November 16, writing: “I was honored to meet with Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg, a proud Minnesotan.”
“In our powerful conversation, we agreed that true peace can only happen when the current violence ends. I sincerely pray for an immediate ceasefire and the safe return of all hostages.”
Omar has come under fire for condemning Israel’s response to Hamas’ attacks against the Jewish state on October 7, when 1,200 people were killed in southern Israel. Since then, Israel has carried out ground attacks in Gaza, with the mission of eliminating Hamas terrorists.
There are a number of people within the Jewish community who have taken issue with Rosenberg’s tactics. Mort Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, said that “[e]xtremist Jews like Rosenberg, are truly the most pathetic and frightened of all the Jews.”
“Their positions of appeasement … they believe this will protect them from our enemies physically harming us. This is fear, this is not an ideology.”
Rosenberg first came to prominence on November 1, when she apparently interrupted a fundraiser for Biden to demand a ceasefire in the Middle East.
The Star Tribune reported that though Rosenberg was met with demands to sit down during the Democratic fundraiser, the rabbi said that she tuned it all out and reflected on the growing number of Gazans who have been killed in the conflict.
“I have never felt more clear in my role as a rabbi, or in my life as a Jew, than singing, ‘cease-fire now,’ in a room where the president can hear me,” Rosenberg said.
The opportunity to shout at Biden came with a heavy price tag, as Rosenberg reportedly purchased a ticket to the event for $1,000. During the fundraiser, she said: “As a rabbi I need you to call for a cease-fire right now.”
Rosenberg also made an appearance on CNN, insisting that people should not feel obligated to support Israel if they wished to stand with Jewish people.
“I want to say I know there are many non-jews who believe that supporting Israel in this war is how to stand in solidarity with Jews,” Rosenberg said. “I want to say that ending antisemisim in all the places that Jews live, that is how you stand in solidarity with Jews.”
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