Ken Loach’s Barmitzvah

Ken Loach is a well known Jewish director. One of the Jews that control the film industry, in fact.

Here’s Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, in The Independent:

Some of the people Corbyn has been closest to are conscientious and ethical British Jews. The late Mike Marqusee, a Marxist, New York secular Jew who migrated to the UK, was his friend. So, too, is Ken Loach, a liberal British Jew and fierce defender of Palestinian rights. There are others, dismissed by Zionists as “self-haters” because they reject blind loyalty to Israel.

Ken isn’t Jewish, in the sense of having been born to Jewish parents, or having embraced the faith. Ken Loach may have a Jewish son in law, but that does not make him Jewish, at least according to the conventional halacha. Rather, he is Jewish by reason of his devotion to a bearded messianic figure whose initials are JC.

A simpler mind might reason that YAB has merely confused Mike Leigh with Ken Loach. But we are living in neo-Biblical times. Like the Apostle Paul, we must observe:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Ken Loach may be a ‘Greek’. However, in contemporary theology, the dividing lines have been redrawn. True Jews are those who reject the false prophets of Jewish self-determination and accept that we may all be saved: but only through faith in JC and his promise of redemption.

You may think this fanciful. But the ideas which have structured our culture for thousands of years leave a large footprint.

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