New Update: Next Summer’s Parashat Qorakh

You can read it now in our NQ (Netzarim Quarter) website (click on Beit Kneset link, then Torah icon, then click Qorakh in the calendar table). In Qorakh, select year 5780 (civil 2020) in table. Advertisements

Fox Outnumbered #JessicaTarlov Perfectly Demonstrates Trump’s “Jewish Disloyalty” Charge

Debating (2019.08.23) Trump’s intentions regarding Jews being disloyal by their silence in the face of Congressional Democrat Reps Tlaib’s and Omar’s miso-Judaism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism, Ms. Tarlov huffed to the effect (paraphrasing from memory), “I’m the only one sitting on this couch who is Jewish. So I’m best qualified to profess on this matter.” So…

Pâ•râsh•at Tᵊtzauweh Uploaded

This is a critical parashah because it contains the pivotal meaning of animal sacrifices; determining which Israel should build on Har ha-Bayit: yet another anthropomorphic temple with animal sacrifices or, rather, the Beit Tᵊphilah prophesied by Yᵊshayahu (56.7). Link: http://www.netzarim.co.il/FYSFJBBS/Briefing%20For%20Parents.htm (Republishing my articles and short quotations from the Netzarim website (www.netzarim.co.il) is encouraged as long…

Beyond “Friedman Station”

Matti Friedman sees Israel with greater clarity than other analysts. Friedman is right—as far as he sees. Yet, he, too, is myopic. To be sure, without going through “Friedman Station” on the “learning curve” toward clarifying today’s Israeli reality, without focusing inside the frame of the Middle East, one sees Israel—and Tanakh—only through the distortion…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Bathroom Wars

Update 2018.08.13: Where I use the term “intersex”, the phrase “gender nonbinary” is also logically accurate (if based on a medical reality rather than mere trendy claim). The U.S. Supreme Court just declined ruling on a “bathroom battle,” sending the controversy back to the lower courts to further stew. The “bathroom wars” are an increasingly…