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! Advertisements

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…

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…

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…