Monthly Archives: November 2022

Red Line (American Jews Boycotting Ethno-Theocratic Government of Israel)

It’s an interesting experience watching in real time the emergence of a vast inflection. Liberal and progressive American Jewish normative redlines against theocratic fascism in Israel. These are lines reported here and here regarding mainstream liberal rabbis, community leaders, and … Continue reading

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(Israel) Deputy Minister of “Jewish National Identity” (Theocratic and Anti-Jewish)

More on religion and state and the state of orthodox Judaism in Israel. From the religious Zionist Noam party, homophobe and misogynist Avi Maoz will be appointed deputy minister in the Office of the Prime Minister promoting “National-Jewish identity.” Under … Continue reading

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Rightwing Religious Threats to Democracy in Israel (Leena Dallasheh and Dana Golan)

For anyone interested, I am posting an overview of the ultra rightwing-religious government that Benjamin Netanyahu is now in the process of cobbling together. Shaul Magid sent me a 15 page document by Drs. Leena Dallasheh and Dana Golan at … Continue reading

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Jewish Fascism + Fascist Judaism + State of Israel

There has been a lot of threatening and threatened talk reported in the Israeli press about the Supreme Court and also about the the culture of loyalty and about the imposition of gender segregation in Israel after Netanyahu forms his … Continue reading

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(Hebron) Hayyei Sarah Pogroms (Religious Zionism)

Hebron in the occupied West Bank is the traditional site of the first hold of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel according to the Bible. Read once a year, this week’s parsha, Hayyei Sarah, tells how Abraham bought … Continue reading

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Polish Jew Carrying Cholent (Twitter)

A Jew carries a pot of cholent [stew] to be cooked for the Sabbath. Photograph | Photograph Number: 11889 “A Jew carries a pot of cholent [stew] to be cooked for the Sabbath” Date Circa 1930 – 1939 Locale Poland … Continue reading

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Office Late At Night With William James

Thoughts about the night are strung along the Principles of Psychology. James is concerned here, and also in the Varieties of Religious Experience, with stimuli, sensation, perception, and the imagination. Thoughts about night in the PP make reference to the … Continue reading

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(Essence of Judaism) Sherry Herring (NYC)

(W. 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue) (Kaplan was right) “With this approach, the question of “why be a Jew?” loses its relevance. If Jewish life is a unique way of experience, it needs no further justification. We … Continue reading

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(In Israel) Mutations of Judaism (Asa Kasher)

Asa Kasher is an Israeli philosopher who wrote many years ago the IDF code of ethics. His comments at FB about the recent election and the shape of the national religious right and the ultra orthodox as dominant social forms … Continue reading

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Ben-Gvir (American Jewish Organizations Respond) Jewish Power

From the caustic and critical to the supine, here are responses from American Jewish organizations to the possible/probable establishment of a theo-fascist government of Israel under Ben-Gvir and Netanyahu.

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