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  • The Full Promised Land of Israel

    04/14/2017 9:05:15 AM PDT · by johnk · 15 replies
    god-original-land-grant-of-israel-to-abraham by Geoffrey Grider August 17, 2016 The tiny, little fraction of Israel proper that the Jews have at the current moment pales in comparison with how much God says they really have. “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” Genesis 13:15 (KJV) In our day, much is made of the current conflict between Israel and the mythical Palestinians and the seemingly endless battle over who is entitled to how much of the land. People talk about the ownership of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the...
  • [At] Tufts University, [a] Surprise BDS Resolution Brought for Vote Days Before Passover

    04/09/2017 4:35:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4/9 | Rachel Frommer
    Jewish student leaders at Tufts University “are working intensely” to combat a surprise boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution initiated by an anti-Israel group for a vote days before Passover, the campus chaplain told The Algemeiner on Friday. “Yesterday, without any forewarning, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) put forward this resolution, to be voted on by the [Tufts Community Union (TCU)] student senate this Sunday night,” said the campus Hillel’s executive director, Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, who also serves as a research professor in the department of music and the Judaic studies program. “The Hillel Jewish community is deeply disturbed...
  • The Danger of Jewish Self-Hatred

    03/23/2017 3:52:32 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/23 | self
    as everyone has heard today, a suspect was apprehended in Israel today for making threatening calls to JCCs around the country. Unlike the Muslims, I will not argue for leniency or mercy for him on account of colonialism/imperialism/Zionism, nor will I do what a lot of blacks do by blaming bad behavior on slavery/Jim Crow. Whatever his motive, rape him, do whatever to him in prison and I'll laugh at him. What likely IS the culprit is the plague of Jewish self-hatred. I've seen it from the time I was a kid to the present, and this loser is an...
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Ki Tisa - Golden Calf & Depression

    03/16/2017 12:04:25 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 13, 2017 | Rabbi Yitz Wyne
    Parashat Ki Tisa / פרשת כי תשא Next read in the Diaspora on 18 March 2017. Parashat Ki Tisa is the 21st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 30:11 - 34:35Next week: Parashat Vayakhel / פרשת ויקהל Next read in the Diaspora on 25 March 2017. Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1 - 38:20
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parshat Tetzaveh

    03/08/2017 10:48:07 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 7 replies
    Breslov Research Institute - YouTube ^ | Mar 5, 2017 | Breslov Research Institute
    In this week's Torah video, Reb Chaim Kramer discusses the weekly portion, Tetzaveh through the lens of Breslov Chassidut. Learn about the pure oil of the menorah, and the connection regarding the midrash on the nature of the Jewish people which is like an olive tree and olive oil, and more. Reb Chaim explains the problem of assimilation, the many wars against and attacks on the Jews over time, and how the Jewish people miraculously rebuilt themselves again and again. We learn about the kohanim and their special begadim (clothing) and the spiritual correction each item of clothing effected as...
  • Parshas Terumah: "Be Prepared" - Rabbi Aba Wagensberg

    03/03/2017 4:36:14 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/2017 | Rabbi Aba Wagensberg
    Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה Next read in the Diaspora on 04 March 2017. Parashat Terumah is the 19th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1 - 27:19Next week:Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה Next read in the Diaspora on 11 March 2017. Parashat Tetzaveh is the 20th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 27:20 - 30:10
  • The Jewish Neo-Nazi and the Chabad Rabbi

    03/01/2017 4:30:01 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 4 replies
    Chabad ^ | February 27, 2017 | Menachem Posner
    Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic years following the fall of the Soviet-influenced Hungarian People’s Republic. Although the city had a large, crumbling synagogue in its center, like most of his peers, Szegedi chose to ignore it. For them, it served as a fading manifestation of the city’s Jews, many of whom had met their deaths in...
  • CBS’s Brennan Touts SPLC in Hitting Spicer from Left on Attempts to Link Trump to Anti-Semitism

    02/21/2017 2:05:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    After President Donald Trump spent a long weekend at Mar-a-lago, Sean Spicer held his first White House press briefing of the week on Tuesday. There, he faced a slew of questioning about a string of nationwide anti-Semitic crimes, including the touting of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to suggest Trump’s led to a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. CBS White House correspondent Margaret Brennan began her questioning by explaining that she wanted “to give you a chance to respond to something cause I think the President's remarks and your clarification about where he stands on anti-Semitism is clear.”Brennan...
  • Inmate’s Special Meal Request May Cost Taxpayers Millions

    02/11/2017 10:47:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    e of Nashville’s most notorious killers, Perry March, is suing the Department of Corrections and a food service provider for not complying with his request to be served kosher meals. In a complaint, March wrote:”It’s a case of gluttonous wolves gorging unchecked on defenseless, captive sheep.” Ten years ago, Perry March was convicted of murdering his wife and was sentenced to more than 50 years behind bars. March practices Judaism and claims that his denial of kosher meals can be blamed on anti-Semitism. Legal analyst Nick Leonardo says inmates recently won a similar lawsuit in Florida. “There’s 10,000 prisoners in...
  • Keith Ellison: Jews Are ‘Slave Traders’ Trying To ‘Oppress Minorities All Over The World’

    02/08/2017 5:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 8, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison once accused Jewish people of oppressing “minorities all over the world,” Ellison’s former college classmate revealed in an interview. Mother Jones interviewed former classmate Michael Olenick who worked as the opinions editor at the University of Minnesota’s student newspaper, The Minnesota Daily. Olenick said that Ellison, who went by Keith Hakim at the time, argued that “white Jews” were routinely oppressing minority groups. “European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,” Olenick remembers Ellison arguing. “Keith would go on all the time about ‘Jewish slave traders,'” according to the Mother Jones...
  • Is America a Nation For All Religions, or is America a Judeo-Christian Nation?

    02/02/2017 8:09:28 AM PST · by pinochet · 27 replies
    Thomas Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists is the source of the statement - "separation of church and state". Seeing the statement in its proper context, the American understanding of religion was developed in order to fight the sectarian oppression within the Judeo-Christian traditions, that existed in Europe. Protestant minorities faced discrimination in majority Catholic European nations, while Catholic minorities faced discrimination in majority Protestant nations. Jews suffered discrimination as minorities in majority Protestant and Catholic nations. Emancipation of European Jews only came after the French Revolution. The American concept of religion was created in order to prevent people...
  • At dawn of Trump era, two Jewish tribes descend on Washington

    01/29/2017 4:09:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Jersey Jewish Standard ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ron Kampeas
    “Cantor Kaufman!” Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of Third and D in Washington’s Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. “A song!” Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Virginia, draped in a rainbow tallit and in the middle of telling a joke, cocked an eyebrow and pivoted gracefully from the guy hanging with his buddies at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington to the religious leader ready to, well, lead. Kaufman’s rich tenor soared above the foggy chill and soon found company. The song was a natural...
  • The Difficult Road to Redemption | Parshat Shemot

    01/17/2017 12:33:05 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | NetivOnline
    This week we excitedly begin a new book of the Torah. When we read a book, any book, someone might ask us: "What is it about?" It is sometimes difficult to encapsulate a book in a short phrase or comment, but it is a task that forces us to think about the central messages and to examine the storyline of the book in question. This is true about the Torah as well. Many of our sages tried to give titles or themes for the books of Chumash. As we begin Sefer Shemot, we might want to think about the central...
  • Israeli Settler Leaders Will Flock to Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 7:36:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | January 16, 2017 | Naomi Zeveloff
    Israeli settlers and their American evangelical supporters are among the invitees to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20. Yehuda Glick, a Brooklyn-born rabbi and member of the Israeli parliament’s ruling Likud party confirmed that he will be attending the inauguration with fellow Likud lawmaker Sharren Haskel. They will be joined by Atlanta-born Israeli rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, who spoke about his intention to attend on a radio show on the Land of Israel Network. Gimpel is bringing his teenage son, a Trump fan, as a present for his bar mitzvah trip. Glick is a well-known agitator for Jewish prayer at...
  • Could Western Civilization Be Saved If Most Europeans Converted to Judaism?

    01/16/2017 6:57:13 AM PST · by pinochet · 97 replies
    Israel is the only country in the Western world, where birth rates are above the replacement level of 2 children per woman. Of all Western nations, Israel shows the greatest resistance to cultural suicide. If Europeans do not increase their birth rates, the future of Europe will be Muslim. Judaism is one of the founding cultures of Western civilization, alongside the Ancient Greek and the Ancient Roman cultures. Jews have lived in Europe since 300 BC. The Ancient Greek and Roman cultures died out, but Judaism still survives. Judaism is the longest-lasting culture of Western civilization, having been around for...
  • Rabbi Minkowicz Weekly Torah Lesson Parsha Vayechi 5777

    01/11/2017 3:23:38 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/9/2017 | Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
    This week the Rabbi answers the question: "How can you live a great life despite all obstacles?" Enjoy this video of what we hope will be a weekly endeavor into spreading the educational words of our Torah. Parashat Vayechi / פרשת ויחי Next read in the Diaspora on 14 January 2017. Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. This is the final Genesis portion. Torah Portion: Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 Upcoming:Parashat Shemot / פרשת שמות Next read in the Diaspora on 21 January 2017. Parashat Shemot is the 13th weekly Torah...
  • Hindus and Jews gain ground in new US Congress: Pew

    01/08/2017 1:17:17 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | January 5, 2017 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Hindus and Jews have gained ground in the new US Congress, even as a latest research suggests that the members of the legislative body remain overwhelmingly Christians despite significant change in the religious demographic profile of the country in less than five decades. This is for the first time in American history that the Congress has three Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna. After Jews, who have 30 members in the new US Congress, Hindus and Buddhism, each having three members jointly share the third sport in terms of religious ranking of US...
  • Will Orthodox Rabbis Recognize My Conservative Conversion? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds

    12/29/2016 8:19:15 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 198 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 27, 2016 | Rabbi Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a former Arab Muslim woman regarding her conversion to Conservative Judaism.
  • (2004) Kerry's Grandfather Left Judaism Behind in Europe

    12/28/2016 11:23:05 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2004 | Joseph Berger
    On May 18, 1905, Frederick A. Kerry, a 32-year-old Viennese, arrived in New York City by steamship, the Königin Luise, with his wife and 4-year-old son, hopeful that his new country would bring him the success and social acceptance that had eluded him in Europe. Mr. Kerry probably could not have imagined that within a century a grandson, John Forbes Kerry, would find himself the Democratic candidate for president. Frederick Kerry brought with him a secret: he was born a Jew, Fritz Kohn, in what is now the Czech Republic, but he and his wife, Ida, had converted to Roman...
  • Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: The Power Of Prayer - How To Get My Prayers Answered

    12/26/2016 5:09:58 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi explains why some prayers are answered and some aren't.