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Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Temple Israel Destroy 70 Year Family Relationship

By Javier Manjarres

DNC Chair/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s partisan political tactics have brought an end to the 70 year-old relationship between Temple Israel of North Miami and one of its past presidents and most respected members, the honorable Stanley Tate.

Wasserman Schultz and Tate were both scheduled to address the Temple Israel congregation regarding U.S.-Israeli relations, but apparently Wasserman Schultz couldn’t handle the fact that Tate would undoubtedly contradict her partisan talking points- so much for “diversity” when it comes to Debbie allowing equal time to opposing points of view. In what can only be described as an act of political spite, Wasserman Schultz strongly voiced her objection to Tate’s scheduled address directly to the Temple’s Board of Trustees, and based on her objections and political pressure, the Trustees decided to scrap Tate’s address to the congregation.

In a recent letter sent out by Mr. Tate to the Temple’s congregation, Tate stated that he would not be speaking at the forthcoming May 25th services-

I have been told by the Temple Israel Board of Trustees, that in no uncertain terms, I am not welcome, nor am I desired to speak on the bema (dais), nor does the Temple want me in any way to address the attendees on the evening of May 25th, after the Shabbat Services, even though the other invited speaker will be giving her politically motivated remarks on the topic of “Maintaining a Strong U.S. – Israel Relationship.” – Stanley Tate

Tate also stated that the Board of Trustees held a “special” meeting on May 14th where the majority of the board decided not to let him address the congregation.

During a phone interview with Mr. Tate, the former founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) said that Wasserman Schultz told board members, “Stanley cannot be allowed to speak”, and that “no other speaker can speak in opposition before or after her.”



Tate said that “they are going to try to prevent me to speak,” and also indicated that the “Temple Israel is putting its tax-exempt status at jeopardy” by permitting Wasserman Schultz to address the congregation.

Wasserman Schultz and Stanley Tate’s bumpy relationship stems back to her days in the Florida Legislature when she brought in a crying baby onto the House floor, prompting Tate to tell her that she was out of line for doing so. According to Tate, Wasserman Schultz snapped at him and said, “Its none of your G**-damn business.”

“She (DWS) is an opportunist.” – Stanley Tate

Another reason Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz could be a little upset at Tate is because Mr.Tate has openly endorsed her chief adversary and likely Republican opponent Karen Harrington.

Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun, President of the Orthodox Alliance of Florida has also expressed his dissatisfaction with Wasserman Schultz and Temple Israel-

Synagogues should not be used for political purposes, and for Mr. Stanley Tate to be told that he cannot speak in front a congregation in which his family has helped found with 70 years of dedicated service goes against the bible’s teachings of thanking people for the good that they do. The Bema (dais) is traditionally not used for any political purpose, and it is unfortunate that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s politics has ruined the 70 year family relationship between Tate and the Temple.- Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun

Stanley Tate and his family have since resigned their membership from Temple Israel.

Here is Stanley Tate’s letter to the congregation of Temple Israel-


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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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133 Comments

  1. gahlia green May 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

    i am gad toread mr tate letter and reaction
    this woman is causing problems to the americanjews and israel she should stay away from temples period ,
    we must stop her nonsense speechs.
    sorry but true

    • Rich May 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Nonsense speech? Read your post for some serious nonsense.

      • Bill_B May 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        perhaps just drinkin’ & postin’ like the all & mighty richie does all the time

      • Granny May 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

        Rich, who died and left you and Bill B in charge of things? The correct answer is no one. If you can’t be polite to others why don’t the two of you just be quiet.

        • Rich May 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

          Excuse me, maam, but I am regularly insulted by posters here just for looking at something differently from the way the posters here look at it.
          This is nothing compared to what the conservatives/teabaggers call me.

          • Patriot May 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

            Bill, perhaps your posts have earned their derision which is obvious by your perjorative use. Moreover, two wrongs don’t make a right.

          • Patriot May 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

            Sorry, I put the wrong name, meant to write Rich. Apologize to Bill.

          • er May 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

            Perhaps if you did not refer to people by using a sexual slur you would not be insulted in return.

      • Stan Lee May 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

        Sir:
        For this person, Gahlia Green, to have even attempted to convey her thoughts in the matter is good enough for most of us.
        It may have not registered with you that some persons, likely immigrant types whose mother-tongues are probably languages you can’t speak, and also whose languages may not even use an alphabet as we English-speakers know it,should be appreciated for effort taken to express their opinions.
        If you are accomplished with a degree in English, kindly be polite enough to realize that others may not possess
        those same credentials.
        Despite the spelling or punctuation, her idea came through well enough…it’s just that either you disagree or you’re a snob,or both.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Just remember Gahlia that the Bible states that there are Jews who call themselves Jews, but are not Jews. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the non Jews.

      • Sylvia May 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        I’m sure you are just the pillar of Jewish values, Granny.

      • Bonnie May 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        Good for you Granny! I agree completely. Remember, there were Jews like DWS in Germany during WW2 like Gertrude Stein. Now we have the likes of DWS,Speilberg, Streisand, Stewart – all Judenrat who should be ashamed of themselves. Their ancestors are crying.

        Btw, Rich is regularly insulted (by his own admission) because he’s so obviously a useful idiot with his nasty tone and commentary. Ignore his ad hominem vitriol and keep educating.

        Happy Shavuos!

    • Lawrence D. May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      This synagogue should lose its tax exempt status for allowing partisan politics to interfere with its religious mission.

      • Stephanee Rose May 25, 2012 at 1:11 am

        I totally agree with you. It is a sad day for the Jews when we cannot even be tolerant among ourselves & would rather risk losing tex exempt status with a political stand from the Bema.

        • Stan Lee May 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

          If there would be no such thing as “tax exemption,” there is still the importance of morality. That never goes away.

  2. Ana Gomez-Mallada May 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

    The people have a right to voice their opinions. And if the Chair of the DNC is going too give a campaign speech for Obama’s re-election maybe those who feel that Obama has failed to stand behind our friend, Israel, should picket the speech next Friday.

    This would be the time to bring out our signs and flags and show that Americans DO stand with Israel.

    • AMF May 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Americans do stand with Israel. Obama and his cohorts do not. Shame on Temple Israel, the Rabbi, and the board.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I am all for it! Most Patriots in the USA do back Israel.

  3. am53 May 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    anyone who thinks liberal Democrats–whether they are Christian, Muslim, or Jewish–aren’t out to shove a ball gag in the mouth of every person who doesn’t agree with them is ignoring reality.

    These tactics are totalitarian–and would receive WIDESPREAD media attention if they were being practiced by conservative Republicans.

    • Rich May 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Right, and republican events are totally open to anyone who wants to ask anything of the candidate?

      • Granny May 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        Rich, you snorting cocaine with Obama? You certainly sound like it.

        • Rich May 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

          Now, granny, I wouldn’t want to diminish YOUR supply.
          Can you prove that the President is snorting cocaine?
          C’mon now, let’s see you prove your accusation.

          • irishamrep May 22, 2012 at 1:35 am

            Granny, you are correct
            God bless Mr. Tate he has integrity!

          • Bonnie May 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

            Read Dreams of my Father by Barack 0bama, Rich. Or listen to the audio book – might be easier for you. 0bama narrates the book – in his own voice admits to doing ‘blow’ – Educate yourself so you don’t appear so silly. It’s hard to take you seriously when you are so misinformed.

        • Sylvia May 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

          Like him or not, he is your President and this accusation is blatantly false. Shame on you.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      You are correct. Demonrats talk about tolerance, but they mean only for them.

      • Rich May 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        Lady, you’ve got some serious problems.

      • Rich May 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        By the way, if you wish to refer to me as a “Demonrat”, may I then address you as a “cuntservative”? I bet not, eh?
        Funny how it goes both ways, doesn’t it?

  4. Marty May 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Ms. Schultz is only a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party which has been trying to silence all oppostion to their tactics. The problem is that a majority of temple boards in this country agree with them. They turn away Jews who do not agree with their political philosophy.

    • Stan Lee May 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Marty: Exactly! They would do everything they could to deter Mark Levin, Dennis Prager, or Michael Medved from speaking in our area.

  5. Bill_B May 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    A sad day indeed. Though if spun properly and with respect this should make for a great well deserved pie in the face campaign add thrown at princess DWS.

  6. path May 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I am not of the Jewish faith. However, as a Catholic I have always been taught to think of members of the Jewish faith as our older and wiser brothers and I support Israel 200%. I cannot believe that a temple who has a 70 year relationship with a past president of that temple would not allow that member to speak. Was a large donation made or a government grant offered (that’s happening more and more these days). I cannot stand in your shoes but, if I were involved, I would simply not attned on May 25th and then let the empty chamber speak for itself.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      As a Protestant I was taught the same thing. The majority of Jews in our government are not true Jews. The true Jews will go back to Israel when the time comes, they are God’s chosen.

      • P.E. May 25, 2012 at 1:02 am

        Who are you to say who is a real Jew and who isn’t?

  7. Ginger Eisenrod May 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Jews have always appreciated differing opinions and encouraged debate. How can DWS influence a congregation to prevent their own members from speaking after a shabat service? They say they don’t want to be political, but they have become political by this very action. I don’t blame Stanley Tate for leaving, and I know another congregation will welcome him with open arms. We recently attended a lively debate at a temple in Lake Worth where “Obama – Friend or Foe of Israel” was the topic. Both sides were allowed to speak and though few minds were changed, at least the temple allowed the exchange to take place. Kudos to Rabbi Silver for encouraging debate!

  8. Alan Bergstein May 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I guess Temple Israel now joins with its Boca Raton fascist style shul, B’nai Torah, which ordered Palm Beach County cops to arrest me for attempting to enter its hallowed halls to hear UN Amb. Susan Rice gush over Obama’s anti-israel policy. I have never in my 79 years been prevented from walking into a synagogue. What’s next, a J Street/Americans for Peace now/ Nation of Islam event at one of these shuls? It’s coming!!
    Alan Bergstein

  9. Ginger Eisenrod May 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Alan, no Jew should ever be turned away from a synagogue. Join us at Temple Israel Friday night for a peaceful protest!

  10. Loretta Hedberg May 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

    DSW’s actions are hypocritical and unfair. During the protest rally, why doesn’t Stanley Tate give his talk “outside” the temple walls?? That would get some media attention, since he was denied to speak inside.

    • BrotherofPaul May 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Many Great things were accomplished on Solomon’s Porch!

  11. Loretta Hedberg May 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Darlin Debbie’s actions are hypocritical and unfair. During the protest rally, invite Stanley Tate give his talk “outside” the temple walls?? That would get some media attention, since he was denied to speak inside. Of course, you know where DSW gets her operating orders from.

    • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      He was denied the right to speak because of his own rude and threatening behavior. It had nothing to do with DWS – it was a Board decision based solely on his actions and his announced intention to be disruptive.

  12. Robert H. Davidson May 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    After WWII the Jewish people wanted and needed a place of significance they could call home. America and its allied forces in victory gave the
    Jews Israel. A place in the dessert that had never been settled but did have great historical significance. So the Jews moved in and up sprang a strong democracy in the middle east as an example of what can be.

    Here the Jews in Temple Israel are so partisan they cannot listen to the other side but be directed by the ugly shark in the tank as it sinks its teeth into the flesh of humanity and free speech.
    Shame,
    Your Christian brother

    • Earl May 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Israel was settled since antiquity. The Canaanites were there prior to Abraham’s settlement. The Jews did not settle Israel only since WWII. King David made Jerusalem the capital of the Jews circa 1000 B.C.

    • BEERTRUCK TAILGUNNER May 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Be advised. America and the Allies gave Israel nothing after WWII.

      What Israel didn’t originally purchase, they had to fight for! They have created a haven and an oasis in the barren lands that they can be proud of.

      Debbie ‘Blabber-Mouth’ Schultz (German name-?), can peddle her papers on some other liberal street-corner. I won’t buy her propaganda!

      ‘Tailgunner’

      • Granny May 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        I’m with you Tailgunner & anyone with half a brain wouldn’t buy it either. DWS has been curling her hair too tight for too long.

  13. Pamela Braman May 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Yes, she HAS to be defeated. She’s nothing but a mouthpiece for Obama. Unfortunately, she’s MY representative. Can’t wait to get rid of her.

  14. Sammy May 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Wasserman Schultz is despicable! We need to vote for Karen Harrington this November!1 http://www.karenforcongress.com

    Vote Karen Harrington!

  15. JWelk May 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This a truly heart-wrenching story. Debbie WassermanSchultz, once again proves she is a destructive immoral person! So glad Karen Harrington WILL WIN in November and send Debbie to the has-been pile!
    Please, support Karen: http://www.firedebbie.com http://www.KarenForCongress.com

  16. rabbi kaploun said it best May 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    the rabbi said that the synagougue should not be used for debras political purposes

    this is a disgrace

    shame on the temple and the rabbi for allowing this shameful speech by debbie

    mr tate you would be welcome anywhere that they have legitimate synagougues. Your a true patriot and a true protector of israel

    • Rich May 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Please witness the politicizing of most of the Southern Baptist churches, religious universities, etc.
      The way they show the pastors speaking, they probably could lose their tax-exempt status.

  17. dianalynn May 21, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Yes, vote for Karen! It is so sad that Stanley Tate has to endure this disgraceful situation with his Temple! Who are these Board of Directors and do they not see the good work of the RJC?! DWS should stop using a religious organized activity for her political agenda.

    • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Stanley Tate is the one who acted disgracefully. His childish threats and demands got him exactly what he deserved, which is turned away by the Board of Directors who acted in the best interest of the temple. This article is grossly inaccurate.

  18. DirkJohanson May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Women should be seen and not heard.

    Actually, in DWS’ case, she shouldn’t even be seen. We need to go back to the old system; as long as DWS is going to show up at a synagogue, the women need to be put behind a curtain.

  19. Norm May 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Oh I get it…its separation of church and state ONLY should a conservative preacher or guest speaker wish to talk about God being of conservative views as reflected by the scriptures.

  20. Dave May 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

    This woman has no morals in any manner whatsoever!! If she isn’t beaten in the up and coming election, there is no hope.

  21. JAMES MC CORMACK May 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

    While Obama smiles,his henchmen suppress free speech..Faciasts !

  22. aryton senna May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Please take DWS and the rest of the DIMLIB trash OUT in November!

  23. NMB May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

    It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a Jew in Florida to not vote Democratic

    • Delsa Amundson May 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Now that is funny.
      What isn’t funny, is there is no place for the “Conservative Jew” at the table I mean Temple

    • Stephanee Rose May 25, 2012 at 1:17 am

      unfortunately, liberal Jews vote in every state, not only in Fla. That is how o was elected….

  24. David May 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I wouldn’t want to be a member of any synagogue that allows a political speech on Shabbos. That’s totally inappropriate. We shouldn’t expect any better from DW Shmutz though.

  25. Cynthia Salzhauer May 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

    More and more, we see synagogues being used as political arenas. Our children are finding their rabbis giving political opinions from the bema instead of the traditional calls for basic morality. When objections are made, they are given the choice of leaving congregations where they have attended and given their time and support, as we were many years ago. It iis just too sad to see what is happening to modern Judaism in the United States, at a time when we need to stand together against so many threats.

  26. D. E. JUBB May 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

    D. E. JUBB
    A SAD DAY- INDEED. Perhaps this will alert all Americans to the extend that enemy forces that desire to “Totally Change Americn Culture to a tribal cnclave in which the Chiefs and SubChief eat well and the rest of the tribe eats their residue. The tribe will be only fed if they “vote” for the leaders.

    Those of old enough to remember how Hitler took over Austria and Germany- through a “democratic” series of promises> The same with the revolution of the “people” of Russia–everyone was then “equal & Comrades ” until some leaders found that they were more equal than other Comrades. Onward Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. During the 1920s & 1930s, the “rich & knowing” on the upper East Coast of this country (inasmuch as they had graduated from Harvard, Yale, Brown & other smarter schools) decided to tinker with equality of the “Poor” and decided to try socialism. Every country that has undertaken this route has failed and became a shell of itself former self.

    To those Americans who are not-old and of long memory I recommend looking up the “Rise of Hitler to Power–as well as Lenin, and that great Italian leader of the early to mid 1900s. Also look at the UK, France and other European countries now falling apart.

    As for the Chairman (Person) of the Sicialist Democratic Party–she looks like an ugly man in drag.

    • Rich May 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      You are a sick person.

  27. Ken May 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Debbie Blabermouth Schultz is one of these people with a blind allegience to Democrats and liberals, which has reached the point where she would vote for Adolf Hitler if he was on the ballot with a (D) next to his name. Unfortunately, there are many others just like her, and it’s scary.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      I totally agree with you Ken and most of the Democrats are on the American Communist List.

      • Rich May 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

        Oh, I get it, anyone who doesn’t toe the teabagger line is now a communist, right?

  28. Anita May 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

    The members of this temple that do not agree with this should immediately draw all support away from this temple. From what I am reading this is no longer a temple of God, but a temple of politics and politics alone. I do know if I were a member of this temple I would take all of my marbles and go home. I would just find another temple to join and support.

    • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  29. Richard Kinkead May 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

    DWS speaking on the topic of US-Israeli relations is like Al Capone evaluating the durability of ash wood baseball bats vs. diploic bone.

    My family has nothing but good things to say about Stan Tate and his history in building southeast Florida.

  30. Pancho May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I don’t get it. American Jews voted in the 80 th percentile for Obama, and his policies, his statements, and his treatment of Israel have emboldened every anti-Semite and/or moslem on the face of the planet. I don’t understand the Jewish vote. It is self-destructive. There are many, many Christians that support Israel, but Jews gives Christians the cold shoulder, and then are surprised that the moslem sympathizer who they voted for, is seeking to undo Israel. I am unable to understand the Jewish voter–he is suspicious of his friends, and supports his enemies.

    • DirkJohanson May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      A lot are switching to the Republican Party. Jewish support for Obama is way down.

    • Stephanee Rose May 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

      not all Jews vote Dem, only the liberal ones. I count myself as a Conservative Jew, who is a Conservative Republican as well. I am happy to report I know many like me!

  31. P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    SHAME on the author for the inaccurate and biased information in this article.

    • Javier Manjarres May 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

      ??? Facts are facts. Letter and quotes from Tate speak for themselves

      • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

        Nothing you stated here is fact. It is all speculation and outright lies. Stanley Tate acted like a jerk and the Board decided not to allow him on the bema as a result. It was a sound decision and it was the RIGHT decision and Debbie Wasserman Schultz had nothing to do with it. The actual facts certainly would speak for themselves – unfortunately, there are no facts present in this article.

    • Ana Gomez-Mallada May 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      What exactly is inaccurate?

      • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        Stanley Tate was NEVER scheduled to speak. He learned that DWS was coming and threatened to storm the bema. There is a big difference there. DWS had nothing to do with the decision of the Board not to allow him to speak. The Board was not willing to honor his request because he was rude, demanding, and threatening to the Rabbi and to the Board itself. If he had acted in a way that was civil, we could be having a very different discussion right now.

        • trailing wife May 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

          I’m confused, P.E. Are you saying the rabbi and the board planned to have a politician speak at Shabbat services — appalling in itself — and that they had never planned to provide for a balanced rebuttal? Perhaps you do not realize that for the past year a variety of polls have indicated that only about 62% of American Jewish voters plan to vote for President Obama in the November election, which suggests that at least a quarter of your members would have been interested to hear what someone on Mr. Tate’s side of the aisle had to say, though they might not tell you such things in the interest of “shalom ba’bayit”.

          Synagogues across the country are struggling with membership issues. Any board which willfully chooses to drive away a chunk of its membership deserves the inevitable outcome.

          B’shalom,
          tw

          • P.E. May 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

            Anyone who can’t listen to a viewpoint they don’t agree with without losing their minds and deserting the inviting organization has some serious growing up to do. The Congresswoman is speaking after the service, not during it. Stanley Tate would have been welcomed on the bimah if he hadn’t acted so despicably in trying to secure his place there.

    • Granny May 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Truth smarts doesn’t it?

      • P.E. May 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

        There’s no truth present here.

  32. Lowie May 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    A sad day indeed for the State of Israel. President Obama is not a friend of the Jewish people and Debbie Wasserman Shultz and her Jewish/Progressive followers have been blind for so many years. NOW is the time for ALL Americans to side with our Jewish citizens to defeat America’s greatest threat, Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party.

    Pledge today and vote Republican to save our Republic and the freedoms we cherish.

    • Stephanee Rose May 25, 2012 at 1:25 am

      AMEN!!!

  33. Not exactly May 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    When anyone is so afraid of the ideas of others to the point of censorship, they do not have confidence in the rightness of their beliefs. This woman is obviously a high-control lady. She got what she wants, but unfortunately, now everyone knows how she got it, delegitimizing her views. Repeatedly, the Democratic party has tried to censor free speech, whether it be control of talk radio or the Internet. It’s a provocation. But it’s not a provocation that should be passively endured because then the control freaks think they’ve won. It should be a goad to action. Blessed Mr. Tate is doing just that by showing he is not going to be intimidated into silence. He will find much support for his thoughtful response.

  34. Berkowitz May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

    What I do not understand is how Jews can ignare history – AGAIN. Have we forgotten Europe and why the Jews needed a homeland? Are we doomed to repeat, through willful blindness, our recent history?

    • Lowie May 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      YEP..Looks like DWS/Democraic Party/Barack H. Obama and all the Presidents men are leading us ALL into “rail cars”. But this
      time, they want destruction of capitalism. Re-distribution of our
      income is their end game. Jesus cured the blind man to see. I hope it’s not too late for all Jews to SEE how their beloved Democratic Party is leading them/us down the path of destruction.

  35. Robert May 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Why do you call her DWS? Isn’t it DRS? Debbie Rosenberg Schultz, she certainly acts like a Rosenberg.

  36. Mike Henry May 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    What else will occur to show the total disrespect for sincere opposing dialogue from DWS ? And yes, she has shown that she uses the Synagogue for purely political gain, because she won’t let others speak. What really gets to me is that there are Christians who support Jewish/Israel causes more than many Jews ! I lived in Israel and have seen this first hand as well as attending churches here and seeing good Christians go all out with dialogue and ACTIONS for the survival of Israel. NOVEMBER IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHEN WE GOT JIMMY CARTER OUT, if not more. Even though Mit Romney is no Ronald Reagan, he is a good first step to show the people of this country what we need and what we don’t want. We don’t want DWS. GO KAREN.

    • Rich May 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      You speak of using a house of worship for political gain and are deriding Ms. Wasserman-Schultz for doing so.
      If that is the case, what do you say about the politicizing of the Baptist churches? When is the last time a good thing was said about a Democrat in a Baptist church?

  37. seestraight May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Debby Shultz is an egotistical C U Next Tuesday with a big mouth. I near regurgitate whenever I hear her partisan BS on the tube. She would pander her mother into prostitution for political gain.

  38. Pragmatic Conservative May 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    As a person of the Jewish faith I wouldn’t allow DWS to speak on behalf of a fire hydrant at a kennel club.

    She is one of the most vile people I know. She will and has sold Israel down the river in the name of fleeting power and importance. She is shrill and like most far left liberals and progressives unforgiving of dissenting opinions.

    As a Jew it still boggles my mind to this day why the majority of Jews vote the way they do. They will vote for this failure of a man again because they do not want to be seen as the reason Obama doesn’t get re-elected.

    Jews were the reason that David Dinkins (NYC’s first black mayor) did not win re-election against Rudy Gulliani. Dinkins turned his back on the Jewish community during 3 days of riots. The Jews did not come out to vote.

    Many years later here is the man solely responsible for taking down Hosni Mubarack in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and 30 years of relative peace and normalized relations between Egypt and Israel is gone in a heartbeat. Egypt who protected Israel’s western border from terrorists tunneling below and stood side by side with Israel in their naval blockade of weapons into Gaza. Now the Muslim Brotherhood kills Coptic Christians, burns the Israeli embassy, kills and threatens all that resist, and Obama, Pelosi and DWS are excited for what they see as “democracy” in action.

    A Jew that votes for Obama again should be ashamed of themselves. A temple who bends to the wishes of DWS over a 70 year relationship with a core individual of that temple should find their congregation break the virtual bonds of ideological slavery in a mass exodus to a more suitable synagogue that understands right from wrong and the devastation of appeasement.

    • irishamrep May 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

      Very well said sir!

  39. Winslow May 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    It is very sad to know the Board of Trustees for Temple Israel will not allow opposing views.
    What about those who would like to hear Mr Tate speak?
    Obviously, their views mean very little. How sad.

    • Doris May 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Stanley was not invited. He hacked our server, and invited himself. So, how can he be disinvited.

  40. NuritG May 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Whatever the Left touches it ruins…

  41. Earl May 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Shame on Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees for kow-towing to Obama’s attack dog Debbie Wasserperson Schmutz. I would like to see an indoor air-conditioned hall rally some evening soon featuring Mr. Tate as the keynote speaker explaining why we should vote against DWS and our closet Muslim president.

    • Rich May 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      You are one paranoid SOB on a website that caters to them.

  42. Liz May 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I do think South Floridians of all races and religions will unite to vote Debbie out!

    http://www.FIREDEBBIE.com

  43. Susan May 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hopefully there will be a HUGE protest covered by local and national news media, organized by Israel-supporting Jews and Christians in FL on the night of this event.

    I do not live in the area, but hopefully social media can get a crowd to strongly protest this action by DWS. She is appalling. Get her out of Congress!!!!

  44. Roman Scharf May 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I too left my Temple Israel because of thier intolerance to conservatism be it either religious or political. It has been my prayer that American Jews wake up and recognize that the Democratic Socialist Party will not allow other voices to be heard unless it is to extol their party line. Bravo Mr. Tate.

    • Rich May 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

      Sorry, but politics has no business in church/temple/synagogue.
      What ever happened to “give God what is God’s and Caesar’s what is Caesar’s”?
      Churches need to keep their noses out of politics and restrict themselves to matters of the soul.

  45. Cathy May 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I would hope that other members also resign. I resigned from a Temple in Ft Lauderdale because in the High Holiday Sermon, the Rabbi basically told the Congregation who they should vote for and if they didn’t they weren’t a good Jew. Temples have become platforms for the Democratic Party. The UAHC is a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party. The Reform movement is so political that it shouldn’t even be tax exempt!

  46. Charlie May 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    We need a strong leader with equally strong values to defeat Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
    Vote Juan Eliel Garcia for Congress
    http://juanelielforcongress.com/

  47. Robert May 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    and yet they wonder why there is so much anti-Semitism. To me, all the lib synagogues are Beitei Ha-Mitabdim.

  48. irishamrep May 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Shame on that Board for turning their backs on a long standing Member for he rantings of DWS she is a disgrace. Yet, I will not let her lessen the support I feel as a Christian for my older Brothers and Sisters…..God bless and preserve Israel

  49. anne May 22, 2012 at 8:37 am

    what’s dws afraid of? she’d a real tsutskala (known in some quarters as a jap).

  50. Doris May 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    FYI. Before you print a story under “News”, you should check your Facts. Mr. Tate was not invited He hacked our server, and invited himself. So, how can he be disinvited? He was bullying Temple Israel. This letter is abusive because he pretends to be the victim.

    • Javier Manjarres May 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      He hacked the server? Do you know how idiotic that sounds? How do you know if he hacked the server, what proof do you have?

      • Josh May 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        Do you know how idiotic this entire “article” sounds? You do not quite one single independent source to verify your “facts.” The only source you quote is Tate himself. Good job “reporting.”

        • Josh May 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

          *quote, not quite

      • P.E. May 23, 2012 at 9:05 am

        The hacking accusation is 100% true. He sent out an email on behalf of the temple that was neither approved nor condoned inviting himself to speak.

  51. Ana Gomez-Mallada May 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    A number of groups are planning to picket DWS’ supression of dissent:
    Friday at 7PM in front of Temple Israel of Miramar,3510 SW 69th Ave
    Miramar, Florida 33023/Bring your signs & banners. Stand up for freedom of speech. Stand for Americans’ great ally: Israel.

  52. The United West May 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    As a Jewish supporter of The United West I would like everyone to step back and look at the big picture.

    Protection of the State of Israel is one of the most important issues for Jews this November.

    Based on the evidence presented regarding the two Synagogue incidents in South Florida it is clear the line has been drawn in the sand.

    When Jewish Democrats shut down public debate about Israel, that is bad but has been going on for years. However, when Jewish Democrats silence any opposing points of view with force and by calling in the police this problem is out of hand.

    The Only conclusion I can come up with is that the Jewish Liberal Democratic demographic has elevated Protecting the Democratic Party over Protecting the State of Israel.

    To prove my point watch the concluding remarks from a debate between

    Trento/Bergstein vs. Rabbi Barry Silver at a Boca Raton Synagogue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds-pSs6JA8g

    The remarks by the Rabbi and Trento will give you in 4 minutes the lay of the Political Landscape between Liberal Jews, Conservative Jews, Christians, and all Americans have a say in this fight.

    Javier – Thank you for covering this very important topic regarding The State of Israel.

    The United West
    One Team One Fight

    God Bless America and God Bless our Troops

  53. Barbara Mellor May 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The disgrace of this incidence is the obvious disregard for Mr Tate’s 70yr relationship with the synagogue. It is apparent to all that D. Wassermann is the very definition of opportunism. She eliminates the competition in fear of the truth being stated and uses a House of God to hide behind to do it.
    Mr Tate and his family are better off worshipping elsewhere instead of being with ‘white-washed sepulchres’.
    And as for D. Wassermann she will reap what she has sown in the near coming end.

    • P.E. May 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Stanley Tate is the one who has acted despicably here. He hacked into Temple Israel’s email system to invite himself to speak and then threw a fit when the board was displeased. The temple surely will not miss this sort of childish behavior from him.

  54. Peter M. Friedman May 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    If you would like to understand Liberal Jews like Debbie Schulz, send me an email and I will give you the proper answer! Otherwise, go to my website http://www.IslamThreat.com and read my commentaries on the subject!

    Peter M. Friedman
    planesafe@aol.com

  55. Arnold A. Stahl May 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Mrs. Shultz is a major reason why I left her district in Florida. As a conservative Jew and a retired judge who believes in a traditional interpretation of the US Consitution, I consider her an abomination in Congress. She is a vulgar, unattractive speaker and representative. I’ve read a few of her ignorant rants which lack probative value. She is full of sound and fury and signifies nothing. It is a shame that Temple Israel cowed to her. In my view she represents the worst of the pro-islamist supporters, anti-semitic, anti-Israel, as well as the other Jew haters, in this country. There is a reason why she obtained by devious means her present position. The democrats (Obama and his people) “inserted” her into the role of DNC chairperson. I hope they all rot in hell come this November.

    • Stephanee Rose May 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

      AMEN & AMEN!

  56. Shelley Squires May 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Way to go, Stanley Tate!!!

  57. trailing wife May 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    It appears Rep. Wasserman-Schultz will not be speaking after all, according to the Miami Herald. link

  58. Allan May 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Allowing opposing sides to speak is in accordance with Talmudic tradition.

    Allowing only one side to speak is in accordance with a history of persecution.

    Allowing a final decision by default is in accordance with a history of persecution.

  59. Dave Edwards May 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Karen Harrington IN! Debbie Wasserman-Schultz OUT!!!

  60. john pistorino May 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Well I am a Catholic and I have read all of your comments. As I am an engineer I have known and delt with Mr. Tate for many years. It must have been a very difficult thing for him to do to resign from the Temple. He always has put his fellow citizens ahead of himself and has always, in my experience, been ethical and has chosen to do the right thing. Boards come and go but people like Mr. Tate seem to rise above such things. He in fact is a leader in our State. We are very lucky to have him around. God Bless Mr. Tate. I know he knows their are many people who do appreciate him and what he stands for.

  61. Ari Mendelson May 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    This article is lashon hara and motzi shem ra at its worst – Rep. Wasserman Schultz never said a word against Stanley Tate speaking. From a real news source:

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/05/temple-israel-cancels-dnc-chair-wasserman-schultz-speech-after-gop-member-cries-foul-quits.html

    Tate demanded the opportunity to provide a rebuttal and quit the synagogue when he didn’t get it. He forced himself into the conversation and threw a tantrum when he didn’t get his way. Shame on this article for its shameful distortion about what happened (and all the other commenters who think they have the authority to declare who is a Jew and who isn’t).

    • Maimonides May 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Truth is treason in the empire of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ lies, Mr. Mendelson. It’s too bad that DWS was the provacateur in this instance who couldnt deal with an alternative point of view being presented at “her” event.

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