“Jewish Love,” is it only reserved for the entitled elite, not alienated children?
Why don’t millions of Jewish children and their loving alienated parent count? Aren’t they deserving of the “Jewish Love” the famed Rabbi David Wolpe talked about in his recent Holiday sermon? He claims the Jews are known for this “Jewish Love.”
In his sermon (link is below), Rabbi David Wolpe explains that the Jews have survived for millions of years because of “Jewish Love.” He says that because of “Jewish Love” the Jews mobilize everytime there is a real threat against them. He goes on to say that the Jews are one big family who takes care of one another. We are held together by love; “Jewish Love.”
Then he goes on to say that if you are in trouble, the Jews will be there. Really?
I have been talking to him about the child abuse of parental alienation for about 5 years now. He knows how millions of children are suffering from many emotional, psychological and physical problems, have become involved in drugs, have developed other abusive behaviors, and many even commit suicide all due to the destruction of the sacred parent/child bond at the time of divorce. This is called the child abuse of parental alienation. In addition, he and many Jewish leaders are aware that Parental Alienation was an epidemic at his father’s synagogue way back in the 1970’s. His father was also a famed rabbi, the late Rabbi Gerald Wolpe. His father along with many Jewish leaders and individuals ignored this child abuse back then and have been ever since. http://www.palienation.org/the-new-rabbi-by-s-friedchpt-2-rabbi-gerald-wolpe-aiding-parental-alienation/. They were quite aware that it was harming the emotional health of children as this chapter in this award winning book illustrates. In addition, one 13 year old boy in the 1970’s who was being pulled in two directions by each of his divorced parents said in this chapter; “If this is Judaism, I don’t want any part of it.” Can you blame him? But this is “Jewish Love?” This is how the Jews “take care of one another?”
Furthermore, I have been trying to find out for about a year now, why I have been exiled from going to Sinai Temple for services and all public events by sending peaceful emails and making phone calls which have all been ignored. Not only did I contact those at Sinai Temple but I contacted many Jewish leaders and organization in Los Angeles and National leaders and organizations in New York. I have been ignored by all of them but this is “Jewish Love,” and how “we mobilize to help one another?” Really? I can’t even get a response to my respectful, reasonable questions.
Also, why have those at Sinai Temple refused to return my contributions I made from my hard earned money? I no longer support what they stand for and since I cannot attend anything there anymore, it only seems reasonable that my contributions are returned. They won’t even have a civil respectful conversation with me about any of these issues. This is all “Jewish Love?” To make matters worse, when I went on the Dr. Phil show to try to bring awareness to parental alienation and help millions of children including my own; Dr. Phil asked me why I had been exiled from Sinai Temple of which I had no answer. He even had this on a visual showing I had been exiled from a synagogue.
Once this show airs in November or December, I don’t know what ramifications this will have on my character and also on the therapy Dr. Phil scheduled with my daughter and myself. Will she give me a chance to show I am a loving, caring mother or will my exile from Sinai Temple jeopardize the entire therapy? This is “Jewish Love?” This is how they “take care of one another,” as the famed Rabbi David Wolpe said in his High Holiday sermon.
In this sermon Rabbi David Wolpe even mentions his good friend Pastor Rick Warren. I asked Rabbi David Wolpe to just talk to this good friend since Pastor Warren knows my ex and my ex’s boss who is one of his missionaries. Both Rabbi David Wolpe and Pastor Rick Warren could help dispel the lies my children have been told which should help end the parental alienation for myself and maybe others. Rabbi David Wolpe even refused to talk to his good friend; but this is “Jewish Love.” No wonder in a youtube video Rabbi David Wolpe states that many Jews are leaving synagogues. Of course; with “Jewish Love” like this, who needs it as it is arbitrary, not true and sincere. If this is “Jewish Love”, I would not want to see “hate.” Would you?
Below is the link to this sermon by Rabbi David Wolpe. It is the 7th one from the top entitled, “First Day of Rosh Hashanah-Jewish Love 09/05/13” https://www.facebook.com/RabbiWolpe?sk=app_189460891686&app_data
Maybe because Rabbi David Wolpe is too busy writing a book about King David and traveling to France with his daughter and this week is in Thailand with American Jewish World Service to work on various projects, he is living in a fantasyland.
(Millions of us alienated parents haven’t even seen our children in years and don’t even know their whereabouts. Do you even care or just care that you and your daughter can travel to France?)
The facts speak for themselves, as much as I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT; these activities of Rabbi David Wolpe obviously have priority over the emotional wellbeing of MILLIONS of Jewish children and their families.
Even Howard Lesner, the Executive Director, after I was exiled from Sinai Temple, questioned why rabbis and others should even discuss the child abuse of parental alienation. Do you think he and others are living with their eyes wide open since this child abuse has been detrimentally affecting millions right in their backyards since the 1970’s. And he wants to know why it should be discussed so people can become aware and empower themselves and their children so this abuse can end. Is he an example of “Jewish Love” as an Executive Director of the synagogue? No wonder others under his supervision at Sinai Temple have not been showing “Jewish Love,” although Rabbi David Wolpe thinks it exists today. Millions of us haven’t seen it. Maybe they just show this love to an elite group and alienated children and their loving parent are not part of that group. Maybe this is also why many are leaving synagogues because they aren’t seeing this “Jewish Love” either.
Rabbi David Wolpe and other leaders won’t even have a conversation or return peaceful, respectful emails and phone calls. This is “Jewish Love?”
I know Rabbi David Wolpe personally and he is a very brilliant man. He also said in this sermon that Jews respect each other even if we have differing opinions. I truly hope HE does. In other sermons he has said that Jews have a RESPONSIBILITY TO QUESTION their leaders and not follow them blindly. This is what I am doing now and have been doing for the past 5 years when I realized parental alienation was plaguing millions in the Jewish community. Should I be hated and ridiculed for this or should I be shown some respect and civility so we can have intelligent, enriching conversations to try to mitigate and eventually eliminate this abuse affecting millions of Jews and others. Doesn’t the latter show “Jewish Love?” Then why have I been exiled and treated with such disrespect for trying to help millions of Jewish children and families? Why would you want to attack the messenger; to divert attention away from this important message? Is this “Jewish Love?”
Maybe Rabbi David Wolpe thinks he can just say things in his sermons and everyone will just nod their heads and compliment him on a great job. (He is a great speaker, by the way). However, I truly listen to what he says and watch what he and other Jewish leaders do and their words conflict with their actions. Consequently, I and millions of other Jews suffering from Parental Alienation have not seen “Jewish Love,” but we would love to. Please show us now. Why not? Are we not part of your elite group that is entitled to receive this “Jewish Love?”
I just want to move forward helping others, tikkun olam. I hope you do too because I know you have the intelligence and capability if you WANT to make a difference and help end this child abuse called parental alienation. Please show millions of Jewish children and their families true “Jewish Love.” We do not want to fight, please just show us some “Jewish Love” now; the kind you said in your sermon has kept the Jews surviving for millions of years. Don’t we deserve to see it too?
-by Sara Hassman, Parental Alienation Solutions, Founder, www.PAlienation.org