Pâ•râsh•at Tᵊtzauweh Uploaded

This is a critical parashah because it contains the pivotal meaning of animal sacrifices; determining which Israel should build on Har ha-Bayit: yet another anthropomorphic temple with animal sacrifices or, rather, the Beit Tᵊphilah prophesied by Yᵊshayahu (56.7). Link: http://www.netzarim.co.il/FYSFJBBS/Briefing%20For%20Parents.htm (Republishing my articles and short quotations from the Netzarim website (www.netzarim.co.il) is encouraged as long…

Israel’s 2019 Election: Fixing The Israeli-American Jewish Rift

This double entendre may cut either way. So-called pundits are currently going to great lengths to misdirect and divert attention from the core, and sole, repairable problem. The Israeli-American Jewish Rift is not about the “Palestan Problem” since Israeli voters largely realize that, ignoring campaign rhetoric, whomever is elected isn’t expected to change that situation…

Beyond “Friedman Station”

Matti Friedman sees Israel with greater clarity than other analysts. Friedman is right—as far as he sees. Yet, he, too, is myopic. To be sure, without going through “Friedman Station” on the “learning curve” toward clarifying today’s Israeli reality, without focusing inside the frame of the Middle East, one sees Israel—and Tanakh—only through the distortion…

Gallup 2019 Last 2 Decades: American Jews NOT assimilating!

Non-Orthodox Tanakh-centric people are Jews, not seculars. Moreover, a 2019 Gallup poll shows that over the last 2 decades, membership of American Jews in synagogues has been stable while American Christians have dropped 20%. That’s not even predominantly “Orthodox” and it’s opposite to assimilation. Contrary to Fake News & RC, the glaring fact is: Diaspora…

Racism in Israel: When, And Why, Ha•lâkh•âh Went Dark

Racism as an example I started from the earliest times, checking to find when things first went awry. When I think about racism within Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ (the nation), the facts lead me to dismiss the notion of inherent racism at the time of Mōsh•ëhꞋ, citing the eiꞋrëv rav. Likewise, , the facts lead me to dismiss…

Anthropomorphism Of Ancient Animal Sacrifices

I’ve recently spent time resolving the cognitive dissonance of apparent anthropomorphism in Biblical animal sacrifices; and the twice weaning of Israel from an anthropomorphic temple, the second time being permanently invalidated by the loss of the yō•khas•inꞋ. These issues have been incorporated in our glossary terms: khat•âtꞋ, ōl•âhꞋ, shᵊlâm•imꞋ and qârᵊbânꞋ. Happy reading!

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…

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…