‘To All Those Celebrating?’ Why Democrats Erase Religion And Refuse To Say ‘Jews.’

Democratic presidential hopeful California Senator Kamala Harris speaks to the press in the Spin Room after participating in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named Harris, a high-profile black senator from California, as his vice presidential choice on August 11, 2020, capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.
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December 10th marks the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights.” As is traditional, politicians rushed to Twitter to virtue signal in celebration. Of all of the high profile figures listed below, can you spot an interesting pattern? Perhaps a missing detail?


Notice that every message followed the Democrats’ pattern of erasing religion from the festival. Not one message above contains the word “Jew,” or addresses Jews. Instead, salutations are offered to the vague and irreligious “all those celebrating.” This seems to be an intentional choice of words, given that it appears every Jewish holiday.


The phrase “all those celebrating” is drawn from the same Leftist dictionary of redundancy as “people with penises” and “people who menstruate.”

It should also be noted that New York is home to the most Jews of any state in the country, and New York City is home to more Jews than any other city outside of Israel. Why, then, are Jews excluded from messages sent entirely to pander to them?

The reason is simple. Democrats don’t care about religion unless it can be used to achieve their political goals. They’re fine with the chocolates and the candles and spinning a wooden block. They’re less fine with the fact that Hanukkah is a celebration of the successful liberation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem — the eternal capital of the Jewish homeland — from anti-religious tyrants. How appropriate for modern times.

Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff — who is Jewish — released their own candid, relaxed, and unscripted Hanukkah celebration video. Again, no mention of the religion it relates to.

In fact, not only do Harris and Emhoff carefully avoid the subject of religion, Harris even hijacks the festival to push her own agenda. Harris said that she “loves” Hanukkah because “it really is about the light, and bringing light where there has been darkness,” saying that there is “so much work to be done in the world, to bring light.” She continued, grinning, with “it is a celebration of, always Tikkun Olam, which is about fighting for justice, and fighting for the dignity of all people, and it’s about rededication.”

Except, it’s not. Tikkun olam is Hebrew for “repair of the world,” and is interpreted in several ways. For some, it relates to the rejection of idolatry. For others, it relates to the pursuit of justice in the context of qualities valued by God. God. Another religious “word” ignored by the Left.

In this case, the sort of “tikkun olam justice” Harris hopes to promote through her bastardization of religion is far from anything promoted by Judaism, or indeed Christianity. As the smiling Harris lights the Hanukkah candles as she calls for “the dignity of all people,” perhaps she should spare a moment for the unborn she believes it should be legal to murder, or the scores of people she fought to keep jailed?

When we understand the actual meaning and history of Hanukkah as a Jewish celebration commemorating a successful battle against anti-religious tyranny, and that Democrats despise any level of faith which can transcend their power, the reason behind the Democrats’ enthusiastic erosion of religion from their tweets becomes a little clearer.

When they are advocating for the empowerment of nations like Iran who call for Israel to be wiped from the map, the true history of Hanukkah becomes even more relevant.

Ian Haworth is host of The Ian Haworth Show and The Truth in 60 Seconds. Follow him on Twitter at @ighaworth.

The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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