American Jews: Self-Defined Sojourners In Modern-Day Egypt

America’s “Melting Pot” There is a key that illuminates the growing, and explosive, rift between “Blue” American liberal/socialist Jews and “Red” American Trump-conservative, capitalist Jews (see Yirmeyahu Ben-David. American Jewry’s & Israelis’ Misconception Of “The American View”. and Yishai Fleisher The clash of American liberal Jewry and Israeli nationalism). A sojourner isn’t the same as…

American Jewry’s & Israelis’ Misconception Of “The American View”

Response to Prof. Abraham Ben-Tzvi in Israel ha-Yom (2019.05.03). Most of what Prof. Ben-Tzvi writes here is accurate and well-reasoned. However, his “backdrop” view of “Americans’ perceptions” of Israel, upon which he depends as a premise to inform his subsequent reasoning, is wildly skewed by his own, Jewish, misperception of mainstream Americans’ view of Israel(is)–which…

Israel’s Nation-State Law—The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good The modern state of Israel was conceived in answer to the socialist (Nazi) Shoah after WW-II, as a refuge-home for Jews globally; security against future threats of annihilation of Jews. Thus, the Nation-State Law, formally and officially defining Israel as such, is good. The archeological evidence found throughout Israel pre-dates Islam, Christianity—and Jews!…

הלולא (“Hilula”) updated in Glossary

Took several weeks of research & wrestling with gnarly implications to (I hope) make it now look simple (in the “More” icon page). Some of it relates to Pesakh. Khag ha-Matzot Sameiakh. (Go to http://www.netzarim.co.il, click on the E-J glossary page, then browser search either in English or Hebrew. Those who have visited the page…

Jewish & Israeli Anti-Arab Racism

Currently, there is much debate, and scathing criticism from Netanyah’s Likud party, in Israel over the “Blue & White” party’s possible alliance with Israeli Arab parties in a coalition following elections next month. From the Torah perspective, there is no longer any way to identify descendants of Amaleiq. There has never been any barrier to…

Vices Dilemma—Safety & Money To Gov’t? Or To Criminals & Terrorists?

Self-destructive vices limited to consenting adults poses a dilemma. Illegalizing a vice doesn’t make it magically disappear as humanzees assume. Rather, driven by unrivaled profits, illegalizing a vice merely diverts income and responsibility for safety standards to criminal cartels and terrorist organizations. I’m against the vices. Cannabis, for example, while many may view it as…

Egyptologists haven’t figured out yet: Why Pharaohs Were Buried Under Pyramids With Built-In Chapel

Egyptologists haven’t yet figured out why Pharaohs built pyramids, why Pharaohs were buried under their pyramids, nor why a chapel was built-in it. Once the Egyptian myths of “spirit gods” in “Sacred Mountains” and false doors with emerging spirit-gods are understood, the answer becomes straightforward: The pharaohs’ mummies were understood as divine seeds, planted under…

US House Demwits Caused Collapse Of Hanoi Summit!

Any competent negotiator enters a negotiation prepared to negotiate from a defined negotiating position and facing a defined adversarial negotiator. Pres. Trump traveled to Hanoi prepared with their own, American, negotiating position and expecting the calculated NoKo negotiating position. But, when Pres. Trump arrived at the Summit, the House Dims back home undermined his negotiating…