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  • Judaism - Hebrew - Noahide - Request For Information (vanity)

    01/13/2019 1:30:31 PM PST · by Jingle · 38 replies
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    Long time lurker here, but a family member has been a long time FReeper. One reason I recently decided to sign up too, was so I could ask the vast, well-informed, FReeper family for some important information about Judaism, the Hebrew language, and Noahidism. (I also wanted to possibly participate in future threads on all these subjects, maybe asking additional questions of those more knowledgeable here about those subjects, who might be able to answer them for me.) I know it is frowned on here to post "vanities", and I don't intend to ever do it again (I swear!), but...
  • ‘Unprecedented’ decline in number of American Jews on ‘Birthright’ trips to Israel

    01/09/2019 12:52:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | December 2018
    There has been a sharp decline in the number of American Jews participating in the “Birthright” trips to Israel this winter, reported Haaretz, describing “a downturn of this magnitude, unrelated to the security situation” as “unprecedented”. Since its establishment in 1999, the Birthright organisation has brought some 500,000 young Jews from around the world on free trips to Israel. According to the paper, citing some of Birthright’s key trip providers, the drop ranges from 20 per cent to 50 per cent – depending on the provider – in comparison with the last winter season (which extends from December through March)....
  • Polishing Jonah Goldberg

    01/01/2019 9:12:51 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ed Morrow - American Greatness
    Jonah Goldberg wrote a column for National Review before departing for his Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Was it a retelling of a long ago night before Christmas, when a tiny Jonah in footy PJs couldn’t sleep for hope of a pony under the tree? No. It was a screed titled “Conservative Facts.” What set off Goldberg was a column in American Greatness by Chris Buskirk titled “Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right.” Goldberg speckles his efforts with pop culture references to things like Star Trek. Example: in this column, he says Washington “picked a wrong week...
  • LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

    12/24/2018 7:17:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 24, 2018
    Basketball star LeBron James has apologised after sharing a lyric about "Jewish money" on social media - saying he thought it was a compliment. James was called out over the lyric - which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage - after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram. But James said it was not his intent "to hurt anyone" with Saturday's post. "Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," he told sports channel ESPN on Sunday. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride...
  • The Anatomy of an American Jewish Deplorable

    12/21/2018 10:55:19 AM PST · by PA Engineer · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2018 | Howard Sachs
    Most non-orthodox Jews in America undergo cognitive dissonance when they get to know political views of people like me. I am a constitutional conservative, non-orthodox Jew who pulled the lever hard and strong for President Trump and would do it again over any Democrat (man or woman of the left). I would do it again even if 27 Playboy Bunnies signed nondisclosure agreements, because, in the wide scheme of things, Playboy Bunnies are meaningless in comparison to civilization affecting things like whether we hand $150 billion dollars to America- and Jew-hating terrorists in Iran, deny that boys are boys and...
  • Explaining the Left, Part V: Left Vs. Right Is Brain Vs. Mind

    12/18/2018 5:08:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    When I talk to young people, I try to offer them what I was offered when I was their age but is rarely offered today: wisdom. I was given wisdom largely because I went to a religious school -- a yeshiva, a traditional Jewish school in which the long day (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) was divided between studying religious subjects (in Hebrew) and secular subjects (in English). With the increasing secularization of society, less and less wisdom has been conveyed to young people. One particularly obvious example is most secular people, especially on the left, believe human beings are...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 138 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • 80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive Hanukkah menorah

    12/03/2018 11:57:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Toby Axelrod
    Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as the Europe’s largest Hanukkah menorah, located at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Thanks to a misty rain, the first night of Hanukkah was especially sparkly in Berlin this year. Raindrops settled upon several hundred onlookers gathered for the 15th annual candle-lighting ceremony, refracting the lights of Berlin’s giant Christmas tree and the illuminated 18th-century monument, just east of where the...
  • 'They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia

    11/29/2018 10:59:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    The psychology professor pulled open the heavy oak doors of Horace Mann Hall, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and varnished wood floors, and headed to her fourth-floor office. Filing in behind her were students preparing for a 1:30 p.m. lab meeting Wednesday. As they entered her workspace, they passed a mezuza, a small box containing Hebrew religious texts, affixed to her doorpost. But the sight that met them next made the professor and her students stop in their tracks. Anti-Semitic graffiti had been spray-painted on the office walls of Elizabeth Midlarsky, a clinical psychologist and Holocaust scholar at Columbia’s Teachers College...
  • Facepalm: Ocasio-Cortez Attempts to Connect The Holocaust To The Caravan (Again)

    11/26/2018 7:44:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    The Twitter feud between Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continues. On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez attempted to compare the Central American caravan's riders to Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany. Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 25, 2018 It wasn't long before Sen. Lindsey Graham chimed in and suggested Ocasio-Cortez learn more about the Holocaust. I recommend she take a...
  • Jewish leaders in Iowa tear into King's 'white supremacist views'

    10/30/2018 8:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Jewish leaders from Iowa wrote a letter for the Des Moines Register Tuesday condemning Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for white supremacist views. Alan Steckman, president of Adas Israel in Mason City and John Pleasants, president of Ames Jewish Congregation, explained that they felt the need to respond in the wake of Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two criticized King for using "funds from a Holocaust education organization to meet with a notoriously anti-Semitic propaganda site" as "shocking beyond any previous outrage." They said that King's promotion of white supremacist ideology had previously gone unchallenged...
  • Here's where you can put the blame for the Pittsburgh massacre

    10/29/2018 11:31:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-29-18 | DrJohn
    Do you remember how no one was allowed to blame Bernie Sanders for the shooting that left that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise? Remember when obama conducted a war on cops and five were murdered in Dallas? Did the media blame him? No.Funny how the rules are applied. Following the horrible massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, the left, led by the media, seized on the tragedy immediately to score cheap political points. The Washington Post: Because it came from the left wing media it's not inciting violence. There's lot more but you get the idea. Let's remember...
  • Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter allegedly entered shouting “All Jews must die”

    10/27/2018 1:45:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    UPDATES: Sadly, both the death and injury tolls have risen. This on social media from the Times. 11 fatalities, no children in Pittsburgh shooting, authorities announce. 6 injured, including 4 police officers, but not the shooter.— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) October 27, 2018 Our prayers for all the victims’ family and friends.***We previously noted there were suggestions that the shooter’s social media accounts contained blatant antisemitic threats. That’s been confirmed now as the NY Post reports. The man who killed eight people at a Pittsburgh synagogue was a virulent anti-Semite who apparently posted, “Screw your optics. I’m going in,” just hours...
  • Baby found crawling across New Jersey road prompts investigation

    09/24/2018 11:29:27 AM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A baby girl found crawling across a New Jersey road Saturday prompted officials to launch an investigation -- and a photo of the shocking incident has gone viral on social media. The motorist who spotted the child, Cory Cannon of Eatontown, told the Asbury Park Press he spotted the toddler crawling across the road in Lakewood at around 5 p.m. "I thought it was a toy or something until she moved," he told the newspaper. "I knew I needed to get some sort of proof and my GPS was open on my phone, so I used my work vehicle to...
  • 'Get Out of Germany, Jewish Pigs': Jewish Restaurant in Germany Attacked by neo-Nazis

    09/09/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 8, 2018 | Ofer Aderet
    On August 27, around 22:00 P.M., the Kosher restaurant "Schalom" in Chemnitz was raided by a group of neo-Nazis clad in black. The town has seen a deluge of violent demonstrations by far-right groups in world past two weeks, which began in protest of the murder of a local citizen, suspected to have been committed by Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers on August 26. The group reportedly shouted: "Get out of Germany, Jewish pigs," and hurled stones and bottles at the restaurant. Uwe Dziuballa, the owner of "Schalom," was wounded after being hit by one of the rocks and the...
  • Excellent Jewish Pro-Life Foundation video (1 1/2 minutes)

    08/19/2018 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jewish Pro Life Foundation
    Beautiful short prolife video from Jewish Pro Life Foundation. Remarkable how much you can say in a minute and a half. VIDEO LINK
  • Martin Luther: Definitely Not a Jew - The Protestant Reformation and Anti-Semitism

    08/11/2018 11:26:52 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 121 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | October 31, 2017 | Verónica Zaragovia
    On Oct. 31, 1517, Luther nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the wooden doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. In his theses, Luther criticized the pope and Catholic Church practices like the selling of indulgences for redemption. But Luther wrote more than just the 95 Theses. He’s also the author of a corpus of virulent anti-Jewish writings. Over the next 30 years, as Protestantism took root, Luther evolved from being tolerant of Jews, hopeful they could become good Christians, to being disgusted with them. He described Jews as blasphemous, contaminators and murderers who should be expelled by...
  • Caught between Jihadists and Neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their Future

    08/01/2018 3:49:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2018 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish Community of Umea in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shock waves far beyond the small congregation that she had spent decades building. Neo-Nazis from the Nordic Resistance Movement, beginning in 2016, pasted stickers with fascist imagery on Umea’s Jewish community center, “making the place look like after Kristallnacht,” Sjoberg said. The closure followed surveillance activity on the center by the neo-Nazis, who published details about individual visitors. “I didn’t take it lightly,” Sjoberg, a 56-year-old Jewish mother of two, told JTA about the decision to close. “I hate giving neo-Nazis this victory....
  • Ryan cheers discovery of his Jewish heritage: 'L'Chaim'

    08/01/2018 12:26:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday celebrated his recent discovery that he has Jewish ancestry. “Guess I need to start saying ‘L’Chaim’ now, too!” Ryan tweeted, along with a gif of him toasting with a glass of Guinness. The clip was from a toast Ryan gave during an annual Friends of Ireland luncheon, using the Irish toast “sláinte.” Ryan discovered his Jewish heritage during an upcoming episode of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots.” Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. told Ryan during the show that about 3 percent of his DNA is Ashkenazi Jewish, and that he traced the ancestry...
  • Taking Life out of the Court’s Hands ('Efrat' Yad Chava Jewish Baby Fund)

    07/13/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | July 9, 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Comedians” are making jokes about getting your abortions now, before Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court appointment takes the right away. A new series of emojis indicate that a woman won’t have sex with a man who supports said nominee. Headlines declare, “There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Gut Abortion Rights...But wait.... ... Who are we and who do we want to be? People who let the Court determine things we really should be talking about on a more intimate level, or people known for stepping up to the plate when life gets hard? Friends who just returned...