[Author's Note: This post isn't about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but about the events that transpired immediately afterwards.]
"It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
....And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day."
Genesis 19:34-36, 38
"The shameful act of incest led to the births of two sons who would later greatly trouble Israel, Moab and Ben-Ammi."
Nelson Study Bible, Note on Genesis 19:36-38
This morning, we read the scripture and note quoted above. It bugged us. Why did the name Ben-Ami sound so familiar?!?
Then it hit us: Jeremy Ben-Ami.
Who is Jeremy Ben-Ami?!?
Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of J Street.And who, pray tell, is J-Street?!?
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.[Author's Note: J-street is heavily financed by George Soros; they're also buddy-buddy with the Obama administration.]
Rooted in our commitment to Jewish and democratic values, J Street is redefining what it means to be pro-Israel in America. We are changing the U.S. political dynamics around Israel by mobilizing broad support for a two-state solution because it’s in Israel’s and America’s interest. And we are expanding support for Israel by affirming — along with many Israelis — that being pro-Israel doesn’t require supporting every policy of its government.
We have the responsibility to fix the broken politics in America around Israel. Only with your help can J Street succeed in our fight for the future of Israel as the Jewish and democratic homeland.
In other words, the leading Jewish advocate for a "Palestinian" state in the U.S. is a descendent of a shameful act of drunken Biblical incest.
Just seems fitting....