But not all Jews are the same. There are Jews who are instinctively and unashamedly Zionist, and those like the Neturei Karta who think that the modern State of Israel has no legitimacy and should be dismantled.
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks spoke out against gay marriage and was vociferously condemned by his fellow Jews in a letter at http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/69542/chief-rabbi-wrong-denounce-gay-marriage-full-letter
|Lord Sacks - morally courageous in opposing gay marriage but condemned by liberal Jews|
"Speaking where silence is required is not virtue," they declared with all the liberal sanctimony they could muster.
However, the special position occupied by Jews, as being God's Chosen People who created an omnipotent and moral God and the duty this entails must surely be borne in mind by the conscientious Jew.
Liberal and secular Jews are of course the antithesis of the values contained in their holy books, just as liberal and secular Christians and Muslims - who promote sexual licence and promiscuity insisting in the teeth of all evidence that sexual morality is nothing to do with general morality - are the antithesis of the moral values contained in the Bible and the Koran.
But the Federation Beth Din head, Dayan Yisroel Lichtenstein, came to Lord Sacks's defence.
"The Chief Rabbi is someone who speaks on moral issues and ethical values," he said.
"By virtue of his position, he represents the Torah point of view. There is an obligation on Jewish people, as we consider ourselves as a beacon of morality to the world, to teach what is right and what is wrong."
This is of course a view that Muslims could easily echo, for the Koran imposes upon them a duty to enjoin good and forbid evil.
Sadly, only one prominent Muslim saw fit to do this at http://www.islam21c.com/campaigns/8346-muslims-a-the-proposed-gay-marriage-bill
Anjem Choudary, Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain, and MPACUK have been notably silent on gay marriage.
Are they not commanded by God to fight evil, with their lives and their property?
We shall test you through fear, hunger, loss of life, property and crops. Muhammad, give glad tidings to the people who have patience. (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155—156)
Or do they take the view that only non-Muslims will be affected by the degeneracy that this progressive desecration of marriage has inflicted on all of us?
I complained to a Muslim that Muslims appear to be neglecting their duty to God as they did not appear to be doing that much enjoining of good or forbidding of evil, and only go on and on and on about Israel boring everyone else silly, and his response was that Muslims in Britain these days are afraid of attracting more attention to themselves and don't want to be hated any more than they know they are already hated.