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…

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…

Israeli-Diaspora Rift: Orthodox Rabbinate Abuses Non-Orthodox Jews

The modern state of Yisraeil (Israel) was intended to be the ancestral home for Jews. But the Orthodox Rabbinate has disenfranchised all non-Orthodox—nearly 85% of world Jewry—as “goyim” unless they can racially prove their maternal genetic “Jewish” DNA. (This despite Israel-Jacob being born of the same mother as his twin, Esau–patriarch of about half of…

Religion: Out of the Dark Ages Into Real-World Light

Latest Update (correction/clarification) 2019.02.14 Why? The Answer! I read and contemplate, therefore I exist as a sentient. My 5 senses perceive external influences upon me. Since nothing in my perceived universe exists without a cause, there is an Extra-universe Prime Cause; a Creator-Singularity, of both me and my perceived universe. This Extra-universe Prime Cause is…

Full Year Of Science-Friendly Tor•âhꞋ Family Bedtime Bible Stories

Parashat Mishpatim Coming up last Shabat in 5779.11 (first Shabat in 2019.02). Most complicated subject matter to format (material covers 7 years, arranged by Shemitah years). It’s been a long siege getting this one done. Hope yall enjoy it and learn. To review, these Bible stories are a parental syllabus. Written at a parental, science-friendly,…

The Soul Component

“Soul” is the English perception of the Hebrew nëphꞋësh. From America to Europe and across the globe, we’re seeing an unprecedented, historical avalanche of “snowflake” humanzees unequipped and unable to cope with life without the aid of drugs, resort to crime or ending it all for as many as possible as a final act. There’s…

Torah-centric Egalitarian Pluralism In Israel

Ratio: Israeli Reform Jews : Israeli Kha•reid•imꞋ “There’s a gnawing hunger among the great moderate majority of Israeli Jews for a Tōr•âhꞋ-centric, RabꞋi Hi•leilꞋ–Ram•ba”mꞋ egalitarian pluralism around which to orbit. So, eight percent of Jewish Israelis identify with the Reform movement, five percent with Conservative. That’s 13%, that’s 800,000 people named in the study –…

Rabbinate’s Monopoly On Conversion Finally Broken

Judaism belongs to all Jews around the world, not to a radical cult of Dark Ages European-assimilated logic, math and science illiterates. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/251899 Citation: how to properly cite this article; note academic Chicago Style standard italics, parentheses, commas, periods and quotation marks. Yirmeyahu Ben-David. “Rabbinate’s Monopoly On Conversion Finally Broken” Israel Jews News. Editor: Yirmeyahu…