To make the inappropriate nature of Talve’s speech even more obvious to readers, despite being invited to speak at a Chanukah ceremony, Talve did not once quote or even reference scripture. Instead, she went on and on about the various hobby horses of the left, effectively hijacking one of her people’s most sacred holidays for her own agenda. FrontPageMag explains:
“…[Talve] rambled on about how the ‘gates of this nation would stay open for all immigrants and all refugees’.
Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, ‘I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia.’
Talve babbled about insuring ‘justice for Palestinians’ and began gleefully chanting, ‘Ins’Allah, Ins’Allah’. Or ‘Allah Willing’.
I don’t recall Susan Talve mentioning G-d or a word of Jewish scripture. Indeed she spent more time talking about Muslims than about anything in Judaism. And yet that’s typical for Social justice clergy who have no organic ties to Judaism.
It’s bad enough that Obama insists on pursuing anti-Israel policies, but the Susan Talve appearance was just gratuitously insulting to the Jewish community.”