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…

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…

Israelis See Distortion Of American Jewry Thru Tainted Lenses

A couple of articles pertinent to the ‘Jewish Israeli-American Rift’, and pivoting on liberal American-Jewish/​Democrat Trumpophobia, appeared in Israel haYom yesterday (2019.02.19): one by an insider Jewish-American diplomat, Elliott Abrams (Are American Jews disenchanted with Israel?), and the other by a Belgian-Australian Israeli Jew, Isi Leibler (The disintegration of American Jewry). These articles should both…

Israel Election 2019: Discerning The Tail That Will Wag The Sheep

The consensus of practically every analyst and commentator is that Israel’s political parties are arraying themselves upon either of two bases: a coalition based on the Ultra-Orthodox Khareidim or a coalition based on the Arab parties. So there you are, standing on a land-mine. The ultimate dilemma: if you step off, boom! If you stand…

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…

Parashat Tᵊtzauweh, 7th Eve

Didn’t manage to finish this week’s entire Bedtime Tanakh Stories parashah in time (all adult parshot accessible via Beit Kneset icon-link to Seipher Torah icon-link in our website at http://www.netzarim.co.il), but here’s 7th Eve: Parashat Tᵊtzauweh, 7th Eve (Motzaei Shabat); Zekharyah’s Vision: the Netzarim Logo Next year, bᵊ-Ezrat ha-Sheim, we’ll be further along. Although, it…

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,…

New Year: Rosh ha-Shanah Or Idolatry?

Civilizations’ 3 Primary “New Years”: Winter, Spring Or Autumn? Winter – Most Recent “The early Roman calendar consisted of 10 months and 304 days, with each new year beginning at the vernal equinox.” In B.C.E. 46 Julius Caesar introduced first solar-based calendar. “As part of his reform, Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day…