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!…

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…

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,…

Israeli Jews News Re: Pittsburgh miso-Judaic Massacre

Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) Reports Pittsburgh Jewish Community Blames & Repulses Pres. Trump The Pittsburgh Jewish community, being first and foremost anti-Trump Democrats, harp the Democrat socialist line – blaming Trump for the hate massacre. “A number of officials in the Pittsburgh Jewish community wrote an open letter to US President Donald Trump asking…