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WildJew

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1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Jewish Student at Temp... · 0 replies · 0 points

Good job.

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Jewish Student at Temp... · 1 reply · +4 points

Can you provide an example or examples of misleading information CAMERA disseminates about Israel?

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - William Schabas Is the... · 2 replies · +3 points

(“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”)

Question: Professor Schabas, Prime Minister Churchill said, "The Nazi regime excels in all forms of human wickedness, in the efficiency of its cruelty and ferocious aggression." Do you agree with that assessment?

“It would be inappropriate for me to answer a question like that,” Schabas said, adding that it was important to “study this question in as neutral and objective a manner as possible.”

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 1 reply · +2 points

You see what is happening to Jews in France and the UK. Do you really think it can't happen here in the U.S.? Do you think these "folks" simply want the freedom to practice their faith?

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 3 replies · 0 points

My response was automatically deleted. I provided a long list of demands and accommodations that have been made. I hate it when that happens. It took me nearly 30 minutes to compile my list.

See: "Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs," by Robert Spencer

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 0 replies · +7 points

I am in a bit of a rush but I wanted to address some of these important points.

Jay Michaelson, you wrote: "Yet this, too, is exactly what core Jewish traditions teach us. Yes, there are texts which speak of Jewish supremacy, of conquering everyone else, and of slavery, misogyny, and the rest...."

I think Moses was pretty clear why Israel was to conquer everyone else in the land. He laid out in detail the things these peoples in the land did for their gods such as sacrificing their children as a fiery offerings to their gods, bestiality, etc. That is why Israel was to drive these peoples out of the land so they would not lead or tempt the Israelites into worshiping their gods like this.

"But exhortations of non-oppression of foreigners are more numerous: Leviticus 19:33-34, Deuteronomy 10:19, Deuteronomy 27:9, Jeremiah 22:3. The list goes on. Most important, I think, is Exodus 22:21: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” Note the past tense. This is a text speaking to a people no longer victimized, but now with the power to victimize others. It is a text for our time.

"I cite these texts not for their authority but for their wisdom. They were written at a time in which the Land of Israel was a multiracial society. Jews were in power (sometimes) but non-Jews — “foreigners” — were always present....."

Over the years I have struggled this foreigner thing. There are plenty of non-Jewish foreigners living in Israel who love the people and the land of Israel. Then there is Hamas and those millions of Palestinians who voted for and support Hamas and support suicide bombings, knifings, beheadings, mutilations of Jews (remember the October 2002 Ramallah lynchings?), etc. Are these the strangers we are commanded to love or are these enemies?

If Hamas and Palestinians who support Hamas are the stranger in our land then Israel's Operation Protective Edge was an act of oppression and injustice just as Israel's enemies claim it was.

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4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 5 replies · +2 points

OK, I see your point. What he is talking about here are moral values (what some call "Judeo-Christian" values - those values Jews and Christians share in common) such as, "You shall not steal." (This is Gary Bauer by the way.) He wrote of "timeless laws handed down on the mountain from the God of Abraham to Moses. He says the "left has been trying for decades to remove these laws from the public square."

He is right, isn't he? Not only does much of the left want keep expressions of sectarianism out of the public square (for example sectarian prayer in public schools) something I join the left on, much of the left wants to keep morality out of the public square which is rooted in our (Jewish) tradition.

Incidentally, I don't see the left (in general) fighting to keep Islamic values, customs, rituals, etc., out of the public square. Why is that? Is it considered racist?

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 7 replies · +1 points

It is not separation of church and state he is arguing here but you are right, like many Christian activists he would like to see more Christianity in public places, something I oppose. What the man is arguing here is about values that better kept families in tact. Do you think the family was in the same shape, let's say 60 years ago as it is today; similar divorce rate, similar rates of illegitimacy, etc., do you?

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 3 replies · +3 points

Jay Michaelson wrote: "Conservatives fight against the Civil Rights Act...."

Racism is not conservative which is why Senator Rand Paul (who opposes portions of the Civil Rights Act relating to discrimination in public places) is not a conservative. Racism is not liberal, which is why President Obama who sat in a racist church for twenty years listening to anti-Semitic, racist, anti-American sermons from a racist pastor / mentor, is not a liberal.

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Jews Should Care A... · 9 replies · 0 points

A Christian leader wrote the following yesterday (he is not a Jewish leader mind you):

"Whatever happens in Ferguson, it is striking that so many Americans are expressing their frustration with corruption in government, the breakdown of values, the coarsening of our culture, etc. In most cases, these issues do not require the passage of new laws, but the embrace of timeless laws handed down on the mountain from the God of Abraham to Moses.

Sadly, the left has been trying for decades to remove these laws from the public square lest some young person see them and become offended. But unless there is a renewal of the values that undergird civilization, what we are seeing on TV and in the newspapers will be just the first sip from a bitter cup that this country will be forced to consume."