Umm no. Sorry. I was misinformed. It turns out the hype and revenue are not for Kislev’s New Moon and the coming of Hanukah, but for the second installment of a teen vampire love story film called “New Moon.”
I have learned that not everything is Jewish. Yes, of course, the screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg, is Jewish (basing the shooting script on the book, New Moon, by Stephanie Meyer of the Mormon Meyer’s, not the Jewish ones.). And yes, the main werewolf character is named Jacob Black, but this is one Wolf who is not Jewish, nor is he retiring to Miami Beach. Yes, there are coffins, but they aren’t plain or pine. Yes, these vampires avoid the blood of people, but as I have learned from a rabbi, vampires (although in classic films they have Carpathian accents) are not Jewish in any way whatsoever, and are contrary to Jewish philosophy.
So, I was disappointed. There was no Jewish there there, and what I thought was TeamJacob and TeamEsau turned out to be TeamJacob and Team Edward. But do not be sad. I am buying shares of El Al Airlines stock. Sarah Palin, a former governor of Alaska and a former candidate for the U.S. Vice Presidency appeared on “Oprah” and with Barbara Walters to pitch her book, “Going Rogue.” When Walters asked her about her thoughts on the Obama administration’s comments on Israel’s West Bank of the Jordan settlements, Palin replied that, “I disagree with the Obama administration on that; I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.”
Can this be? Is there a big Aliyah movement about to happen? Or are the “rapture” and Messianic times at hand? I don’t know about you, but I think I will invest in a suitcase company too, cuz Palin might be on to something, and Jewish people might be about to migrate and flock like geese to Israel.