Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Avrum Burg

I always wondered why do certain people react in a certain way.Occasionally, you can make an amateur psychiatric conclusion and probably be right.
Such is the case of. Avraham Burg.Mr Burg or as everyone who knows him-Avrum, is a former member of Knesset.He was in fact the Speaker of the Knesset.At one time, he was a candidate for Prime Minister.He was also the head of the Jewish Agency,where I had many disagreements with him.
What made him stand out was the fact that he was the son of one of the founders of the State, a signer of the Declaration of Independence of Israel, and not only a torah scholar,but the leading member of the Mizrachi Political Party-Mafdal.Dr Yosef Burg ,was loved and respected by the cross-section of the Israeli body politic,as he served in most of the governments during his lifetime.He was a pleasure to talk to,and you realized that he had the needs of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael uppermost in his heart and actions.
Avrum ,wore a tiny-tiny skullcap ,joined Labor (as a sign of rebellion?) and sent his kids to a Conservative s chool.Because of his so called 'ORTHODOX' persona, he rose as a "superstar" in politics.He was always a lone wolf.
After failing to advance to the PMship,he left politics.
Now he is back in the news.He advocates the end of the Jewish State,and the end of Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount.He woud create a bi-national State, and divide Jerusalem.
Instead of insulting him,I can only be thankful that his FatherOBM, who I knew and admired is not around to be so shamed.

All psychiatric evaluations are welcome!