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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

Israel Election 2019: Whence the Greater Danger?

What party wins most votes in election is not the determinant of the next government! At most, Likud is presently likely to obtain 32 seats – 29 seats short of the necessary control of the 120-seat K’nesset. So, the “winning” party immediately discovers that it has won nothing at all other than the first try…