ELENA KAGAN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WORKED WELL, BUT SHE ISN'T FIT
On May 10, 2010, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan, Solicitor General of the United States, to be the replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. On the matrix above, the axis term is ELANA KAGAN (the spelling used is taken from the Jerusalem Post). The name is shown at its third lowest (highest, least significant) ELS – a skip of 151,111 letters. This required several computer passes through the 304,805 letter of Torah to find. In the 141-letter area shaded in yellow, we find OBAMA. In the area shaded in lavender is THE JUDGMENT at skip +1. Supreme Court in Hebrew is HOUSE OF THE JUDGEMENT. Finally, there is an ELS for JUDGE in the area shaded in with white background. Opposition to her as of May 11, 2010 was light. The biggest criticism leveled so far was that she contributed the maximum amount legally possible ($4,600) to President Obama's presidential campaign. She also contributed $2,000 to his previous campaign for the Senate. As she is Jewish, she should keep in mind the spirit of Deuteronomy 16:18-19 which states, "Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your cities ... and you shall not accept a bribe, for the bribe will blind the eyes of the wise and make just words crooked." She is not the first Supreme Court nominee who has contributed to campaign funds for the person who nominated her, but the Senate would do well to give her no free pass. Seats on the Supreme Court should no more be for sale than seats in the Senate. Given the scandal with ex-Illinois Governor Blagojevich who was impeached and removed from office for attemting to sell President Obama's previous Illinois Senate seat, this nomination should be setting off alarm bells.
STATISICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MATRIX.
The most significant term on the matrix was THE JUDGMENT. There was about 1 chance in 23 that it would be on the matrix. For OBAMA 1 chance in 5. While the overall probability for the matrix is shown in the spreadsheet to be about 1 chance in 967 based on also having an ELS for JUDGE, there were several Hebrew synonyms for this term that were not sought. The matrix is thus only of mild interest.
KAGAN NOT KOSHER - OPPOSED BY 850 ORTHODOX RABBIS:
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the alliance, told CNSNews.com on Thursday that "a great deal has been made about the fact that she would be the second Jewish woman on the court, and we want to signal to people across the country that we take no pride in this.”
Levin said most people are happy when "one of their own" is nominated to such a high position. But, he added, "We feel that Elena Kagan turns traditional Judaism on its head--from a concept of a nation of priests and holy people, she is turning it into, ‘Let’s homosexualize every segment of society. And by the way, partial-birth babies have no right to be delivered.’"
In a statement issued Thursday, the rabbinical alliance called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to refuse to confirm Kagan to succeed the outgoing Justice John Paul Stevens.
“It is clear from Ms. Kagan's record on issues such as abortion-on-demand, partial-birth-abortion, the radical homosexual and lesbian agenda, the 'supremacy' of the anti-family panoply over religious liberties of biblical adherents, et. al., that she will function as a flame-throwing radical, hastening society's already steep decline into Sodom and Gomorrah,” the rabbis said in the statement.
Levin told CNSNews.com that his fellow rabbis--and hundreds of thousands of Orthodox and traditional Jews--are puzzled at the president’s choice of Kagan.
“What exactly was Obama thinking, President Obama thinking, when he nominated Kagan? Because eventually, down the road, someone--or some group--is going to ‘take the hit’ for the crazy decisions that Kagan is bound to make. So we would have much preferred if President Obama had given this ‘distinction’ to another minority group, instead of singling out the Jews.”
Barring a rebuff from the Senate Judiciary Committee, Levin told CNSNews.com that the rabbis want someone in the Senate to launch a filibuster to stop Kagan's nomination from coming to a vote.
"We’re waiting for the more courageous, decent senators--whether it’s a (Sen.) Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) or a (Sen.) Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) or a (Sen.) Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)--we’re looking for them to stand up and filibuster this embarrassing endangerment of a nomination,” Levin said.
Confirmation hearings for Kagan begin Monday at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Neither Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) nor Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)--both members of the committee, known Kagan supporters and top Jewish members of the Senate--responded to calls for comment on this story.