BY SAM FIELDS
Fields is a downtown Fort Lauderdale lawyer, political activist, outspoken atheist and sometimes contributor to Browardbeat.com.
Imagine if the Broward Democratic Executive Committee had someone running for Chairman who woke up every morning and religiously proclaimed that he was grateful to God that he was not born a Black man.
Confronted, he insists he is not a racist but merely following the word of the Lord. And it is the word of God that requires him to believe that those of African descent should never hold the highest position.
What does he get? One voteis own.
Yet if you substitute the word “women” for “Black” and make that candidate an Orthodox Jew, he gets a pass on gender bigotry.
This is not a hypothetical.
If former U. S. Rep. Peter Deutsch is the Orthodox Jew he proclaims, he wakes up every morning reciting the standard Orthodox prayer that declares he is grateful to God that “he was not born a woman” [“shelo asani isha]
In the 1980′s this heretofore secular Jew adopted a religious belief system that holds women are less than men and should be maids and breeders with shaved heads and wigs.
All other branches of Judaism now have female rabbis. The Orthodox continue to proclaim women are less than children. Children can be at least seen if not heard.
In the Orthodox temple women are not to be seen and must stay behind a curtain and not speak out loud.
It is a theological belief system best described as “Taliban Lite”.
Why would we want someone like that in charge of the Democratic Party?
Broward County is not Monsey, New York or Williamsburgh in Brooklyn. These are two areas that are controlled by these fanatical Jews with the social outlook of a 17th century shtetl in Poland.
Note to Peter: There is a place for those who wish to subordinate women. It’s called the Republican Party.