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Archive of posts published in the category: Jewish

The Slavery of the System

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, From Freedom to Slavery The slavery of the present is a more subtle thing. It grips the mind more tightly than the body. It still remembers that men enslave themselves best. It knows also that…

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The Idolatry of the Whip

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, From Freedom to Slavery Freedom like slavery, is as much a state of mind as a state of being. It is possible to be legally free, yet to have no freedom of action whatsoever.…

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Substitutes for Religion

from The Wall Street Journal,How to Defeat Religious Violence by Jonathan Sacks: What the secularists forgot is that Homo sapiens is the meaning-seeking animal. If there is one thing the great institutions of the modern world do not do, it…

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Appeasing Obama on Israel

from the Wall Street Journal, The President Against the Historian by Bret Stephens: excerpt: But no Israeli concession could ever appease Mr. Obama, who had the habit of demanding heroic political risks from Mr. Netanyahu while expecting heroic deference in…

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The Only Real Christians

“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey…

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The Third Commandment

from There Is a ‘Worst Sin’: Evil in God’s Name by Dennis Prager in The National Review When an irreligious person commits evil, it doesn’t bring God and religion into disrepute. But when a religious person commits evil in God’s…

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Ignoring the Smell

Rarely is a conflict been as morally clear as the current Gaza campaign. The history is clear and indisputable. Israel left Gaza, painfully uprooting committed settlers.  Thriving greenhouses were left for the Palestinians to have a productive enterprise.  The new…

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The New Orthodox

The Orthodox Surge by David Brooks at the New York Times Excerpt: Those of us in secular America live in a culture that takes the supremacy of individual autonomy as a given. Life is a journey. You choose your own…

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Distribution of World’s Jews

Interesting data on where the Jews in the world are. World Jewish Population The worldwide Jewish population is 13.3 million Jews.  Jewish population growth worldwide is close to zero percent. From 2000 to 2001 it rose 0.3%, compared to worldwide…

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The New American Jew

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog Sultan Knish, The Jewish and Post-Jewish Vote, 10/25/12 Excerpts: In 1892, Jews came to the United States as cheap labor. In 1946 they came with the remnants of communities that they were determined to rebuild.…

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The Second Wave of Jewish Immigrants

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog Sultan Knish, The Jewish and Post-Jewish Vote, 10/25/12 Excerpts: American Jews can be broken down roughly into the products of three periods of immigration. This second wave turned rigidly Democratic under the rough tutelage…

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Why The Jews Matter to Obama

The special election in New York to replace Twitter pervert Anthony Weiner is proving interesting.  It is not surprising that in a heavily Democratic district in New York that the Jewish vote would come to play.  It may be surprising…

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The First Fight Against Religious Persecution

Jeff Jacoby writes a great and insightful summary of The Triumph of Chanukah excerpt But Chanukah isn’t about political power. It isn’t about military victory. It isn’t even about freedom of worship, notwithstanding the fact that the revolt of the…

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The Jewish Century

This is the Intro to Yuri Slezkine’s “The Jewish Century” I just found it to be a compelling observation. The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular is the Jewish Century.  Modernization is about everyone…

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The Torah of Liberalism

“Despite their secularism, Jews may be the most religious ethnic group in the world. The problem is that their religion is rarely Judaism; rather it is every  ”ism” of the left. .. It is therefore usually as hard to shake…

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Careful with Those Phylacteries

A17 year old Orthodox Jewish boy was ‘wrapping tefillin’ on a flight from New York to Louisville. The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia because the pilot was concerned about some strange boxes that a passenger was strapping to…

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Shoah Semantics

In a footnote in his new book “Saving Israel” author Daniel Gordis notes why he uses the word “Shoah” as opposed to the more common “Holocaust.” In Hebrew “Shoah” means “calamity”. “Holocaust” is an English word that means “burnt offering”…

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Micah Halpern on Iran and Nukes

The local federation hosted Micah Halpern this evening at the Cox Theatre.  He is an authority on Iran and their nuclear effort. A few random yet relevant points. There are 3,000 FBI agents. None of them have passed the test…

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Winning a War that Never Ends

Daniel Gordis writes in “Saving Israel – How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End” that Israel faces two threats besides the obvious physical threats from the enemies that call for its annihilation. The first is…

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