06 March 2018

V'Nahafoch Hu?

19 Adar 5778

It started on Ta'anit Esther when it was announced that Jared Kushner's security clearance had been downgraded.
Roles Reduced, Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump’s Fate Uncertain At The White House
They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain.
Kushner, long the second-most powerful man in the West Wing, is under siege. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has lost influential White House allies. He remains under the shadow of the Russia probe and has seen his business dealings come under renewed scrutiny. He has been stripped of his top security clearance, raising questions how he can successfully advance his ambitious agenda — including achieving Mideast peace, a goal that has eluded presidents for generations.
Kushner’s most powerful patron, the president himself, has wavered recently on whether his daughter and son-in-law belong in the White House anymore.

...“Kushner’s vulnerable and in an accelerated fall from grace.
Just the opposite of what happened with the Jews in the Purim story. 

That last statement could be applied to American Jews in general - vulnerable and falling from grace.

Read the handwriting on the wall people! Don't keep sitting there like the proverbial frog in the pot of hot water as the temperature increases!

A picture of the American Jewish experience on the eve of disaster.

VP Mike Pence speech at AIPAC Policy Conference. March 5, 2018