Apparently she's been fooling us all this time, but Barbra Streisand's not really Jewish. At least not according to Don Feder, founder and president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation.
The Washington Post reports today that Feder was a featured speaker at this week's conservative evangelical 'War on Christians' conference in Washington, DC. Forget for a moment the strangeness of an alliance between a politically conservative Jew and a group of evangelical Christian wingnuts. Lay aside the incongruity of a Jew sharing a platform with a group of individuals complaining about 'Christophobia', whose public beliefs are fundamentally anti-Jewish, asserting as they do that any Jew who does not convert to Christ is eternally destined for hell.
Here is the real shocker: Secular Jews are not really Jewish at all. The 'real' Jews (or at least the 'more Jewish') are fundamentalist Christians who embrace 'Jewish' values.
Feder...urged the crowd not to blame "the liberal, self-hating Jews in Hollywood. Remember, the people in this audience are more Jewish than people like Barbra Streisand, because you embrace Jewish values, she doesn't," he said.
Another Jewish speaker, Michael Horowitz, told the conference that the "Christian decency of this country" saved him from becoming "a bar of soap" in Nazi Germany. "You guys have become the Jews of the 21st century," said Horowitz, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington...
Here we have two Jews claiming that Christians, not Jews, are the real Jews! Embracing 'Jewish' values apparently means being opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage, not actually having any respect for the spiritual values of Jews who do not believe Jesus is the Messiah.
Maybe Feder and Horowitz are actually ExJews. They seem to have renounced their own Jewishness and joined the ranks of Christian Zionists who believe that the church is the one and only 'true Israel'.