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Is JEXODUS happening? The movement to encourage Jews to free themselves of the Democratic Party

Is JEXODUS happening? The movement to encourage Jews to free themselves of the Democratic Party

Pro-Israel Jewish Democrats are realizing that they went to bed with the Democratic Party but woke up with the Labour Party.

The first time I heard of JEXODUS was a few days ago, when a friend texted me. March 10 at 9:57 p.m., to be precise.

The text message was “The Jexodus woman is a model. They will follow her.”

My text response was: “?”

I had no idea what JEXODUS was, or who this model was.

So what is JEXODUS?

It’s a group formed to encourage Jewish voters who reliably vote Democrat to leave in disgust with the Democrats’ embrace and tolerance of anti-Semites like Ihlan Omar and increasing hostility to Israel.

According to the JEXODUS website:

Who Are We?

We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats.

Until today.

We are determined and we are unafraid to speak for ourselves. As combatants and veterans of the campus wars, we know the threat progressivism poses to Jews. We’ve had front row seats witnessing anti-Semites hide behind the thin veil of anti-Zionism. We know the BDS movement harbors deep hatred not only for Israel, but for Jews. We’re done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies. We’d rather spend forty years wandering in the desert than belong to a party that welcomes Jew-haters.

Why Join ?

JEXODUS is the new platform for Americans who believe in standing up for their Jewish identity and that our connection to Judaism makes us better Americans. It is the movement for those who understand the importance of staunchly supporting the Jewish State and the people of Israel. Join us!

Join to send a message and change the narrative.

Join to confront anti-Semitism and have a positive impact on our culture.

Join to keep informed, be heard, and attend incredible events with like-minded, proud Jews.

A movement like JEXODUS has been a long time coming…and this is only the beginning. We’ve got big plans and we won’t stop until we ensure a voice for every Jewish American.

The Daily Wire reports on how JEXODUS was launched:

Jexodus is the brainchild of Jeff Ballabon — a longstanding fixture in Republican Jewish circles — and an assortment of like-minded activists like Bruce Abramson, Ballabon’s frequent op-ed coauthor. Some of Ballabon’s prior successful ventures include starting the now-annual Shabbat at CPAC and his work on the Republican Party’s Israel-specific platform language drafted at the Party’s 2016 national convention; Ballabon is widely credited with helping lead the charge on changes made to the Party’s 2016 platform that expressly removed any references to or mandates for a “two-state solution” with the Palestinian-Arabs, and overtly stated that Israel is not an “occupier” with respect to its lawful presence in Judea and Samaria.

Jexodus’s national spokesperson is Elizabeth Pipko, a religious Jew and part-time model with close ties to President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Wire, Pipko described Jexodus as a Millennial-centric movement to help “get Jews to stand up for themselves and what their religion stands for.” Pipko discussed media bias and how the casual cable news viewer is oftentimes more likely to hear about President Trump’s alleged anti-Semitism than he/she is likely to hear about Ilhan Omar’s (actualanti-Semitism.

Jexodus will initially launch in New York and Florida, which are both home to sizable Jewish populations. From there, Pipko says that the plan will be to expand to across the country — everywhere from Pennsylvania and Ohio to Arizona and California. Jexodus will initially consist of physical rallies, where speakers can discuss their stories of how difficult it was for them to unshackle the proverbial bondage of the Democratic Party. The Exodus-centric theme of fleeing from bondage will purposefully overlap with the Jewish holiday of Passover, which will be celebrated around the time of the group’s launch next month.

Two days ago, few people had heard of JEXODUS. Then Trump tweeted about it after Pipko appeared on Fox and Friends, and now it’s all the rage on social media:

This fits with what is likely to be a Trump campaign theme, “The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party.”

So is JEXODUS for real?

Clearly there are professionals behind it, like there are behind every left-wing “grassroots” movement. But the feelings of alienation are for real.

It’s purely anecdotal, but I’m definitely seeing disgust among liberal Jews on social media. And I’m not the only one seeing that.

Matthew Vadum reports on one high-level defection:

Lifelong Democrat Andrew Stein, who was a New York state assemblyman, wrote in a Fox News op-ed that three newly elected radical House Democrats–Omar, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York—“have demonstrated repeatedly their hatred of Israel in an increasingly disturbing pattern of anti-Semitism.”

“Apologies are no longer enough. That is why I am calling on my fellow Jews to join me in pulling our support from the Democratic Party,” he wrote. Trump and the Republicans are now “the true friends of Israel and the Jewish people” and have “embraced values that were once embraced by the Democratic Party,” by, for example, relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and opposing Palestinian terrorism.

Perhaps the best evidence that JEXODUS may have an impact is the furious reaction to it from liberals, who can’t seem to decide whether to mock it as unserious or demonize it as far right wing. So they are doing both.

Will JEXODUS happen?

I know liberal Jews. I grew up with them. I live among them. I used to be one of them.

I don’t think you will see a mass movement of Jews away from the Democratic Party, but you will see some deserters. A lot of people will be weighing which they hate/fear more: Trump and the Deplorables, or Ihlan Omar and her merry band of Israel bashers.

More than anything, it has taken the wind out of a lot of pro-Israel liberal Democrats, who increasingly are finding that they went to bed with the Democratic Party but woke up with the Labour Party.

In close states like Florida, that could hurt Democrats badly.


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Close The Fed | March 13, 2019 at 6:15 pm

This would really help the GOP.
Some of the swing states only take 10k voters to move to the other column.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Close The Fed. | March 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    This is long overdue. Democrats have been using and abusing Jews for a long time. Jews clinging to a party which endorses those awful people are like a dog who stays with an owner who beats the crap out of them. It is not rational.

The Democrats have built their entire coalition on identity groups.

They have made the cynical (and so far, CORRECT) calculation that the reliable Democrat votes of the Jews and the African-Americans will continue to vote Democrat regardless of them actually doing anything for them.

They have moved to actively excusing and embracing hate of Jews.

THE ONLY thing that might stop this is if Jews were willing to vote in large numbers for conservatives.

Thus far, that has not been the case.

It makes cynical sense. If you have their votes ANYWAY, why would you bother doing anything for them? What are they going to do, vote Republican?

legacyrepublican | March 13, 2019 at 6:25 pm

It is not that hard to understand. But, I am waiting for a tweet from Trump that will be the coup de grace of labeling the Democratic Party …

Democratic Party = Anti-Semitic + Socialism = NAZI Party

If the Jewish folks are FINALLY paying attention to the decades-old democrat disdain for their value as human beings, then a large and loud thank you is owed to the lefties for coming out of the closet for their anti-Semitism. A special hat-tip to aoc, omar and the cowardly democrat majority in the House.

I, for one, remember Jesse Jackson’s comments re, “hymie town,” from the last century.

I was recently reading an article about the growing Buddhism movement in the US. They used a term “buffet Buddhists” analogical to “cafeteria Catholics”. I(s there a similar term for certain Jews?

There is a class of Jews who don’t act like Jews. By this I mean they do not listen to their rabbis, mostly don’t go to temple, mostly don’t follow the commandments or the laws of Judaism. Mainly they become Jews when something they like is attacked, at which point they scream antisemitism.

They all have one thing in common, they are Democrats. In fact they are more Democrats then they are Jews.

Don’t expect them to change anytime soon.

    Geologist in reply to RodFC. | March 13, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Decades ago, the liberal New York Jews (half of my family falls into this demographic) fell in love with JFK, and they still cannot emotionally separate the high moral principles and aspirations of Camelot from today’s Dem Party. At 18 years of age, I registered as a Republican, and my family almost disowned me. Today, they are still having difficulty confronting what the Dem Party has become.

    I hope the younger generations can see how evil the Dem Party is, and how anti-Semitic, and will in fact flee from the Dem Party. Either to Libertarian or Republican!

      gospace in reply to Geologist. | March 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      Anyone who can use the phrase they cannot emotionally separate the high moral principles and aspirations of Camelot from today’s Dem Party is oblivious to the realities of JFK and his administration.

    HImmanuelson in reply to RodFC. | March 13, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    > I(s there a similar term for certain Jews?

    What you’re describing are just secular Jews. They’re not religious and basically just have an ethnic identity. The problem is that their Jewish identity won’t be passed down to further generations so this Jewish population will decrease over time until it becomes very small.

    Taken to an extreme, you have Bernie Sanders who is not only secular but atheistic and shuns Israel and Judaism. He’s only a Jew when he wants to say something awful “as a Jew”.

    Seleucid Greeks

I think a lot of Jews would rather be Democrats than Jews. They like the image of hip elite caring sensitive people rather than head bobbing black suited people with funny hair. Not unusual. Pelosi is a Democrat first and a Catholic way way way down the line.

Read Tom Wolf and his “Radical Chic”. Their SJW score card will be of little use at the finish line.


Jewish liberals are too arrogant. They’ll take us all into ovens before they admit how stupid they have been.

buckeyeminuteman | March 13, 2019 at 9:10 pm

I spent 3 weeks in Israel last fall. Everybody I talked to loved Trump. It’s American Jews who have suicidal political tendencies.

I’m sorry to hear you say, Professor, that you don’t think the movement away from Democrats will be massive. It ought to be. Any deserters will be welcomed by conservatives.

In 2016, I got into a conversation on a private email list with some Christian conservatives about voting for Trump. I pointed out that Trump had promised to appoint constitutionalist judges, and that Hillary definitely would not, and that continued freedom to practice the Christian religion might hinge on the election. Jewish liberals need not think that being non-observant, or only partially observant, will save them from the rising Jew-hating of the left. Christian conservatives do not threaten them. Leftists do.

I’ll believe it when it happens. And probably not even then.

At one time I thought that American Jewish voting patterns had something to do with Truman (Democrat, of course) being the President to recognize Israel. But later I came to think that it actually has no more rational basis than American black thralldom to the same.

A position which is not assumed for logical reasons is almost never abandoned for logical reasons, either. Even very good logical reasons.

So no, I don’t believe it.

I signed up at

If you want to understand one piece of what it is with Jews and Democrats, read this book. Radical so-called “rabbis” brainwashed generations of non-orthodox Jews into thinking that the “social justice” agenda is what the Jewish religion teaches. So many Jews now actually think this is what Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob taught, what Moses and all the prophets preached, and what Jews have believed for thousands of years. So of course they vote for the party whose policies just magically so happen to be identical with those beliefs.

Meanwhile most orthodox Jews have never even heard of this stuff, because it’s nowhere to be found in the genuine sources. When you spend your entire youth studying Talmud, and then someone starts talking to you about “tikkun olam”, you have no idea what they’re talking about. So when you want to know why you should vote Democrat it ends up being about who will deliver the most kosher pork to the community.

    To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel:

    Hollywood idiots typify the mindset of Jewish people bent on committing suicide (and, of course, taking the rest of us with them.)

    No greater Jewish fools exists as those that supported Lenin and Stalin, then watched in horror the result, but continued to advocate for Leninist/Stalinist policies. It’s just amazing.

    For a long time, Jews have had a reputation as being smart. Many can beg to differ.

      Jewish tradition teaches intellectual inquiry, and I’ve observed Jewish people who love to toy with “concepts.” These are the ones in my family that seem to think communism is somehow sophisticated and chic. It’s easy for them to gloss over that slavery step in the institution of Communism.

      As a child, I remember being told the difference between communism and capitalism, and how it was reflected in the city of Berlin. I thought I was being indoctrinated. I later visited Berlin before the wall came down, and was deeply surprised to see that my teachers had told me the truth. The Jews in my family that toy with communism have never seen Berlin-as-it-was, or the Eastern Bloc. I don’t think they’ve read Das Kapital, either.

“I know liberal Jews. I grew up with them. I live among them. I used to be one of them.”

Me, too. Except for the last part. I was liberal, but I’m not Jewish*.

Now my eldest daughter (also a model at times in the past … my avatar you see there) is in a serious relationship with a young Jewish man and I’m 95% sure they’ll get married (given their age and how close they are).

When my wife first told me he was Jewish I said, “It would be nice to have a doctor or a lawyer in the family. What does his father do?”

I thought she was kidding at first when she said, “He’s a rabbi.”

She wasn’t kidding. I figured, based on where they were from, and the fact the father is a Reform rabbi, that the family is liberal. I told my daughter’s boyfriend a joke about Reform Judaism in a group text with my daughter and he took it with good humor. My daughter was the one who freaked out about me broaching the subject of politics.

I explained to her (and the text was to him, too) that this was back-channel diplomacy. Better he tell his family and friends that LukeHandCool’s daughter’s dad is a conservative ahead of time than go in unprepared to an uncomfortable, indelibly negative first-impression first meeting of the families at dinner replete with anti-Republican, anti-conservative, anti-Trump, etc., faux pas virtue-signalling talk and jokes.

Soon afterwards we vacationed with our daughter and her boyfriend on the Mexican Riviera last year.

I had only very briefly met him before that. My wife had had a long lunch with the two love birds and told me she was very fond of him.

He and I sat on the beach together in Mexico drinking and smoking cigars he’d purchased. I tried to get a feel for him (as well as inflict a little pay back for the times the fathers of girls I had liked gave me ribbings when I was young).

The next day I told my daughter I heartily approved of him. I still do. He’s a very polite, very nice young man who treats her very well.

But … one night last week after I’d had a few drinks and got on the internet and started the eclectic internet surfing and searching as I’m wont to do after a few drinks and with nothing else to do … I stumbled upon a series of videos of his father (a very prominent rabbi) on youtube.

O-M-G. I had no idea. I mean, I knew he’d be liberal, but … wow.

So, I will pray JEXODUS becomes a thing. A big, big, Yuuuge thing.

Until then, I definitely do not look forward to the meeting of the families.

LukeHandCool (*whose mother’s maternal grandmother was Jewish, making Luke about 1,000 times more Jewish than Elizabeth Warren is Native American … a full 1/8. And who is extending a pre-invitation to the wedding to Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson whom he’d be overjoyed to see … and with whom he may end up alone in one corner of the reception area, drinking himself silly. I mean, you should hear the congregants at the rabbi’s synagogue in the videos as well. I can just picture them making excuses for Congresswoman Omar)

    HImmanuelson in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 13, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Unfortunately there are some Reform congregations that are dominated as much by politics as religion. I personally would never join such a congregation. I don’t care what the political views of the other members are and I expect they won’t care about mine.

    These congregations have forgotten what they’re there for and that’s just a shame.

      LukeHandCool in reply to HImmanuelson. | March 14, 2019 at 12:21 am

      I don’t think I would’ve been that surprised if a little bit of politics had seeped into the videos … but they were steeped in leftist political activism.

      If we meet and the subject does come up (and I certainly wouldn’t initiate it … but you know how people on the left love to inject politics into every single aspect of life), I think I would just tell him something to the effect that, “This is not about your views or my views. [And motioning to my daughter and his son] This is about them and their future.”

      It was only after thinking that that I was able to go to sleep that night. Of course, very few plans on what one will say in a future situation actually go well or as planned when the situation arrives.

      Go JEXODUS !!!!!

        Milhouse in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 14, 2019 at 2:19 am

        If you want to understand your soon-to-be-mechutan‘s politics, read this book. It explains what happened to the Reform religion.

          LukeHandCool in reply to Milhouse. | March 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

          Thanks, Milhouse!

          I’m going to order this book. The boy’s father has written a few books, too. I guess I should read them and brace myself.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | March 14, 2019 at 6:36 pm

          I guess if I use a Yiddish word at you I should explain it. English doesn’t have words for the relationship you have with the people whose child married your child. Yiddish does. Assuming the wedding happens, the boy’s father will be your mechuten; his mother will be your mechutenesteh; together they’ll be your mechutonim. (The boy will be your eidim and you will be his shver, but English already has perfectly good words for those.)

    Milhouse in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    but I’m not Jewish*.


    LukeHandCool (*whose mother’s maternal grandmother was Jewish, making Luke about 1,000 times more Jewish than Elizabeth Warren is Native American … a full 1/8.

    I’ve got news for you, though it’s probably not really news. You may not consider yourself Jewish, but under Jewish law you’re a 100% Jew. Assuming you can document that ancestry, if you were to decide in your old age to join an Orthodox community you would not need a conversion. And if you were to want to marry a Jewish woman, no Orthodox rabbi would cavil at officiating.

      LukeHandCool in reply to Milhouse. | March 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      So, legally speaking, I’m just as Jewish as say … Bill Jacobson? And he’s been treating me like a putz …

      My great-Grandmother Hirschbein is buried in a Jewish cemetery. My sister checked out our genealogy and found she was definitely Jewish. Some of our relatives had said she was Dutch … well, she was a Dutch Jew.

      “Mommy … Grandpa just said that he’s Jewish but you aren’t!”
      —my future grandchild

Richard Aubrey | March 14, 2019 at 12:30 am

It’s going to really suck when Jews finally realize their safe spaces are primarily Baptist churches and NASCAR events.

healthguyfsu | March 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

Didn’t a guy named Moses organize a Jexodus a while back?

Seriously, though, I don’t think this is happening to a large degree. Jewish communities tend to be very well-read, but that also means they are probably set in their political ways by now (except for a small group of the youth). I’d also add that while conservative thinking encourages individual reflection; liberal thinking does not encourage one to stray from the conventions of the hive mind.

I think liberal Jews will make noise in the hopes of effecting change but ultimately stay.

Jews will leave the democrat party when conservatives leave the GOP.

Until then, Jews will suffer maggots like omar and tlaib, and conservatives will suffer crooks like mcconnell and mccarthy.

Who’s dumber?

    Terence G. Gain in reply to | March 14, 2019 at 5:51 am

    The Democrat Party has aligned itself with Islam and Muslims who are eternal enemies of Jews and Israel. The GOP often doesn’t fight for conservative values but it hasn’t aligned itself with our enemies.

Terence G. Gain | March 14, 2019 at 5:46 am

This is a very thorough summary of the anti-Israel policies of Obama and the pro-Israel policies of Trump and why Jewish support for the Democrat Party is irrational.

My Jewish friends (all Dems) are horrified that I carry a firearm. I am horrified that they do not–the world really can change in a generation.

    Valerie in reply to Obie1. | March 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    This. This. This!

    How, in the name of all that is Holy, do people who lost family in WWII insist on placing their trust in the government to protect them? Germany had a liberal society that was fine with secular Jews, right up until the government went crazy and started killing their own citizens.

    My Mom-in-law’s family came from Russia, and they can talk about losing people to pogroms. Nonetheless, they think the government here should protect them, and that they have no responsibility to protect themselves.

    Meanwhile, the side of the family that got sent to clean up Germany’s messes is determined to keep their weapons, because they are certain that any government can go crazy.

A perfect name for this worthy organization. The “J” has an obvious meaning, but also obliquely references Jeremy Corbyn, the spiritual godfather of these misbegotten “progressives”.
As I’m sure many of you know, Bernie Sanders’ brother lives in the UK and is a big fan of Corbyn’s “politics”.