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  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • E-mail reveals anti-Semitism at US think tank (Gasp! Pro-Obama Group Hates Jews!)

    01/10/2012 12:08:29 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 7 2012 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Group considered close to Obama administration concedes bias against Israel in e-mail. A senior employee of the US think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) appears to have admitted in an e-mail sent from his CAP account that a blogger for the policy organization used anti-Semitic language to attack supporters of the Jewish state. CAP advises the Democratic Party on Middle East policy and is an important source of ideas for the Obama administration.
  • The State of Christianity (Why it is good for Jews and Israel to see Christianity thriving)

    01/08/2012 6:09:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Jewish Ideas Daily ^ | 01/08/2012 | By Elliot Jager
    On a sun-drenched day during the week before Christmas, Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre was crowded with pilgrims from Nigeria. They were taking turns kneeling and praying at a marker on the spot where, sacred history has it, Jesus was crucified, entombed, and resurrected. (Other Christians consider the holy place to be the nearby Garden Tomb.) Back in Nigeria on Christmas Day, a wave of murderous bombings by Muslim extremists hit several churches. Plainly, the Christian faith is at once thriving and struggling. Global Christianity, a new report from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, describes and...
  • Orthodox rabbis,mental health professionals release bold statement on homosexuality

    12/28/2011 7:00:49 PM PST · by massmike · 21 replies ^ | 12/28/2011 | n/a
    A coalition of over 150 Orthodox rabbis, respected mental health professionals, community leaders, and others from across America and several foreign countries have released a statement that strongly refutes and repudiates the liberal Jewish political correctness and misinformation regarding homosexuality. The document, entitled "Declaration on the Torah Approach to Homosexuality,"clarifies the timeless theological understanding of the Biblically mandated prohibition. That position is that no one is "born gay" — and that same-sex attractions can be modified and healed. The document's list of signers includes well-known figures in the mental health field as well as a pantheon of major figures in...
  • Israelis rally against ultra-Orthodox extremism

    12/27/2011 12:50:14 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Jon Donnison
    Thousands of Israelis have rallied in the town of Beit Shemesh against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism. The protest follows two days of clashes after an eight-year-old girl said she had been harassed on her way to school. Some ultra-Orthodox in Beit Shemesh are seeking to segregate men and women. President Shimon Peres backed the protest. "The entire nation must be recruited in order to save the majority from the hands of a small minority," Mr Peres said hours before the rally.
  • Jewish voters and the Ron Paul effect )(And how the "Sarah Palin effect" was a myth)

    12/23/2011 3:27:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | December 23, 2011 | Shmuel Rosner
    What can they say about Paul? What happens to Jewish Republicans, or to Jews who might consider voting Republican if Ron Paul takes Iowa - not an impossible scenario according to current polling. What happens to the Obama-bad-for-Israel Republican theme if Paul becomes the leading voice of their party - even for a week (until the New Hampshire vote). What chances do GOP Jews have to finally break the unending chain of broken Jewish-shift promises. How can Jewish GOPers withstand the ensuing Democratic attack on the “isolationist”, “anti foreign aid”, “anti-Israel” party – how can they defend a party that...
  • Hanukkah - In Those Days, at This Time

    12/19/2011 7:56:56 AM PST · by Tzfat · 18 replies
    The Land of Israel (YouTube) ^ | 12/18/2011 | Ari Abramowitz andJeremy Gimpel
    What is the miracle of Hanukkah really about? One days' worth of olive oil lasting for 8 days, was indeed, miraculous.... but there is so much more to this holiday than meets the eye. Hanukkah is the miraculous story of the Jewish People, and as you will see -the story never ended. It lives today in our times, through the miracle of the State of Israel, and the modern day Maccabees who stand alongside her. Watch this short and powerful video from Jerusalem, for illuminating insights and fascinating perspectives into the holiday of Hanukkah. Watch the video: Hanukkah - In...
  • Is Judaism a Religion?

    11/30/2011 8:43:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Jewish Ideas Daily ^ | 11/30/2011 | Lawrence Grossman
    There is no end to the conundrums involved in defining what it means to be a Jew. Must a Jew be someone who believes in the Jewish religion, in the way a Christian believes in Christianity or a Muslim in Islam? That can't be the case, since many devoted Jews are atheists. Is a Jew necessarily someone who acknowledges membership in a Jewish ethnic group, people, or nation? That definition would exclude people who believe in Judaism but feel little kinship with other believers, and it would read out Jews who are anti-Zionist. Should "Jewish" be seen as a cultural...
  • Thoughts on Thanksgiving (an Orthodox Rabbi discusses Thanksgiving)

    11/23/2011 6:58:54 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 15 replies
    President George Washington proclaimed Thursday November 26, 1789 as a day of national thanksgiving to God "for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degreee of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;...
  • Israeli Chief Rabbi Pushes Kosher 'Pork'

    11/23/2011 10:07:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 11/23/2011
    Israel's chief rabbi is bringing home the bacon. Yona Metzger's office says it is primed to allow import of an organic goose grown in Spain that tastes like pork. Metzger says three non-Jewish chefs confirm its swinish flavor. Jewish dietary law strictly forbids eating pork. Metzger's office says there is no Jewish injunction against eating goose, no matter what it tastes like, as long as it is slaughtered according to Jewish ritual.
  • The Palestinization of UNESCO

    11/23/2011 8:43:22 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    In January 1981 the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit meeting in Mecca declared that, "Palestine should be viewed as the paramount issue of Muslim nations." Since then Europe hastened to adopt this path as well and has provided for the Palestinization of the cultural, social and above all political life of Europe. For three decades, Europe obeyed the OIC in a servile manner. The EU has effectively created a major problem for itself that is eating away and destroying it. The EU made Palestine the hub of its international policy, transforming it into a symbol of peace and...
  • Judaism versus Individualism

    11/22/2011 4:51:54 AM PST · by Misterioso · 11 replies
    The Righteous Rasha ^ | June 15, 2011 | The Righteous Rasha
    Is Judaism, long championed as a great lifestyle for thinkers and questioners, actually collectivist? Abandoning Eden wrote a post recently about "Holocaust-shaming", a term I had never heard of before she mentioned it. The phenomenon exists, though, and I wonder why no one else (that I can tell) has discussed it much. Like other tragedies that have befallen the Jews, the Holocaust is used as an emotional tool to manipulate non-believers, rebels and even mild skeptics into practicing the religion. Many of us have heard arguments such as, "Your great-grandparents were gassed/enslaved/shot because they were Jews, so you'd better stay...
  • The Ugly Side of Idealism

    11/13/2011 6:36:01 PM PST · by jjotto · 5 replies
    Cross-Currents ^ | November 10th, 2011 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, P.J. O’Rourke described the mass murder as “an act of idealism.” Not idealism as we colloquially use the term to refer to the ability to place other values over one’s immediate self-interest, but rather “the concept that mankind and society could and should be perfected.” That vision of a perfected society causes O’Rourke’s idealists to ignore the human costs of the coercion required to create their ideal society. The 9/11 hijackers were driven by an older theological vision of a world-wide caliphate under the harmonious rule of Sharia. But most modern idealists derive their...
  • (Jewish) Researcher Thinks Pius Xii Went Undercover To Save Jews

    11/05/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | November 4, 2011
    ROME, ITALY, November 4 (CNA/EWTN News) - The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life's work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome. Gary Krupp came across the evidence in a letter from a Jewish woman whose family was rescued thanks to direct Vatican intervention. "It is an unusual letter, written by a woman who is alive today in northern Italy, who said she was with her mother, her uncle, and a few other relatives in an audience with...
  • When Muslims occupied Jews' capital - Jerusalem -translated 'Beit-Hamikdash' into: Bayt al-Makdis

    11/08/2011 3:55:58 PM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    When (always) Jewish Jerusalem - Beit-Hamikdash was translated into: Bayt al-Makdis / al- MuqaddasIbn Khallikan's biographical dictionary‎ - Page 235 - Ibn Khallikān - Authors, Arab - 1843Makdisi means belonging to Bait al-Makdis (the House of the Holy Place, or Jerusalem). of Syria: including Palestine‎ - Page 11 - Muhammad ibn Ahmad Mukaddasī - History - 1886 - 116 pagesAmong its cities are : Bait-al-Makdis (Jerusalem), Bait Jibril, Ghazzah (Gaza), Maimas, 'Askalan (Ascalon), Yafah (Joppa), Arsuf, Kaisariyyah (Caesarea), under the Moslems: A description of Syria and the Holy Land from A description of Syria and the Holy Land...
  • Almost a martyr

    11/08/2011 6:14:33 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/8/2011 | Eliezer Schulman and Michal Ish-Shalom
    Dr. David Gerbi, a Libyan-born, observant psychologist living in Italy, spent the summer in a Libyan rebel encampment, joining the revolutionary forces and providing them psychiatric care. But their gratitude didn't last for long. He was nearly lynched and then booted out of the country when he tried to clean up a desecrated synagogue that hadn't seen a Jew since Muammar Gaddafi took over the country 42 years ago. --SNIP-- Although the new Libya is struggling for a more democratic identity, Gaddafi's 42-year rule succeeded in brainwashing the public with virulent anti-Semitism, propagating the myth that the Jews absconded with...
  • The populist site Wikipidia and their version of racial superiority

    10/26/2011 4:05:34 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 20 replies
    wikipedia | Octorber 26 2011 | me
    Once in a while I go to Wikipidea in order too at last try and remove some of the socialist drivel from there site. It is a futile effort I know but sometimes I come across pages or sentences Stalin and Hitler would be proud. Today I ran into this page on racial superiority. I will let you decide here are some of the better lines I found: Supremacism or racial superiority I will start with this one:“President George W. Bush’s support for fundamentalist Christianity has been linked to his having a “Christian supremacist vision” in his policies in the...
  • Religion claims its place in Occupy Wall Street

    10/23/2011 1:44:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jay Lindsay and Karen Matthews
    Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy. No shoes are allowed in the "Sacred Space" tent here, but you can bring just about any faith or spiritual tradition. A day's schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a "compassion meditation" and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke. Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner points toward Mecca....
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    10/07/2011 8:11:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    various | October 7, 2011
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody and I thought you might like to hear it (guess the singer). This is the translation from Aramaic: "All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be...
  • Joel Pollak on Anthony Weiner, Breitbart, and Why Sarah Palin Could Be the First Jewish President

    10/01/2011 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | September 30, 2011 | Carol Felsenthal
    When I called Joel Pollak on Wednesday, he was back home in Skokie for the Jewish holidays—visiting from his new home in Santa Monica. He moved there to work as an in-house counsel and editor-in-chief for conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart, famous most recently for bringing down Acorn and Rep. Anthony Weiner. The 34-year-old Pollak—a staunch advocate of Israel, the Tea Party, and a graduate of Harvard College and its Law School—didn’t come too close to beating 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in 2010 (he garnered 31 percent of the vote). But he seemed to spook the 67-year-old veteran, and he...