Infanticide (Abortion)

Since the beginning of the Holocaust until today, there have been 10x as many infants murdered (aborted) by their parents as the total number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust! Scriptural Basis: Misinterpreted & Mistranslated Shᵊm•ōtꞋ 21.22-23 is cited as the Scriptural basis for the Judaic views concerning abortion. First, we must distinguish between the…

Scriptural Basis re: Abortion

When I did BBS for Mishpatim, I didn’t notice that Shemot 21.22-23 is the basis for Judaic views regarding infanticide (abortion). So I’ve gone back and incorporated those verses (evening 2, year 2) and uploaded it so yall can be aware that the rabbinic readings have assumed where they shouldn’t have. (https://bit.ly/2HLBb6X) It’s short but…

R. Riskin’s Myopia; The Gaping Israeli-American Jewish Rift

Contrary to Nadav Shragai’s excessive admiration in Israel ha-Yom (https://bit.ly/2W92Wzl), the up-to-date reality is that there are a number — a growing number — of Torah scholars who have a significantly deeper understanding of essential aspects of U.S. Jewry impacting the current Orthodox-Non-Orthodox rift in global Jewry than Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin. This growing number…

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…