Tag Archives: Judaism

(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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(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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Jews + Israel + Fasicism

Others might pretend otherwise, but ethics is not the essence of Judaism. Jewishness and Judaism have always been politically fungible. On response to the election of the far right nationalist Giorgia Meloni in Italy are these two columns here and … Continue reading

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(Cri de Coeur) Against the Reactionary Current in Contemporary Orthodox Judaism (Rabbi Elchanan Poupko)

It’s no news that contemporary Orthodox Judaism has cascaded into the reactionary world of rightwing politics now overwhelmed by MAGA and with no end in sight. This cri de coeur by Rabbi Elchanan Poupko posted here at the Times of … Continue reading

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Monstrous Talmud & Christian Simulacra (Peter The Venerable)

Abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Cluny, Peter the Venerable (1092-1156) was a master hermeneut. He is generally recognized as one of the great Christian thinkers of the High Middle Ages. Also recognized is how he marks a new Church … Continue reading

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Abortion =/= Murder (Jewish Law)

While a firm line of medieval and early modern tradents and modern traditionalists rule that abortion is not permitted according to Jewish law, what we today call the right to abortion, even late term abortion, is, in fact, well grounded … Continue reading

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Medieval Islam & The Dialogue Against the Jews (Peter Alfonsi)

Petrus Alphonsi (d. 1116) was a Jewish Spanish physician, writer, astronomer, and polemicist, who converted to Christianity in 1106. He is also known just as Alphonsi, and as Peter Alfonsi or Peter Alphonso and was born Moses Sephardi). Born in Islamic Spain, he mostly lived in England and France after his conversion (wiki). He … Continue reading

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