The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism

CJ Hopkins
Big Brother 1984 Mask Coronavirus

Image source: here

It was always going to come to this … mobs of hysterical, hate-drunk brownshirts hunting down people not wearing masks and trying to get them fired from their jobs, “no mask, no service” signs outside stores, security staff stopping the mask-less from entering, paranoid pod people pointing and shrieking at the sight of mask-less shoppers in their midst, goon squads viciously attacking and arresting them…

Welcome to the Brave New Normal.

And it isn’t just the Maskenpflicht-Sturmabteilung. The new official narrative is omnipresent. The corporate media are pumping out hysteria about “Covid-19 hospitalizations” (i.e., anyone admitted to a hospital for anything who tested positive for the coronavirus) and “major incidents” (i.e., people at the beach).

Police are manning makeshift social-distancing-monitoring watchtowers in London. There are propaganda posters and billboards everywhere, repeating the same neo-Goebbelsian slogans, reinforcing the manufactured mass hysteria. Dissent and nonconformity are being pathologized, “diagnosed” as psychopathy and paranoiaMandatory vaccinations are coming.

You didn’t think they were kidding, did you, when they started introducing the Brave New Normal official narrative back in March?

They told us, clearly, what was coming. They told us life was going to change … forever. They locked us down inside our homes. They ordered churches and synagogues closed. They ordered the police to abuse and arrest us if we violated their arbitrary orders. They closed the schools, parks, beaches, restaurants, cafés, theaters, clubs, anywhere that people gather.

They ripped children out of their mother’s arms, beat and arrested other mothers for the crime of “wearing their masks improperly,” dragged mask-less passengers off of public buses, gratuitously beat and arrested people for not “social-distancing” on the sidewalk, shackled people with ankle monitors, and intimidated everyone with robots and drones.

They outlawed protests, then hunted down people attending them and harassed them at their homes. They started tracking everyone’s contacts and movements. They drafted new “emergency” laws to allow them to forcibly quarantine people. They did this openly. They publicized it. It’s not like they were hiding anything.

No, they told us exactly what was coming, and advised us to shut up and follow orders. Tragically, most people have done just that. In the space of four months, GloboCap has successfully imposed totalitarianism — pathologized totalitarianism — on societies all across the world. It isn’t traditional totalitarianism, with a dictator and a one-party system, and so on. It is subtler and more insidious than that. But it is totalitarianism nonetheless.

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GloboCap could not have achieved this without the approval (or at least the acquiescence) of the vast majority of the masses. The coronavirus mass hysteria was a masterstroke of propaganda, but propaganda isn’t everything. No one is really fooled by propaganda, or not for long, in any event. As Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari noted in the opening of Anti-Oedipus:

The masses were not innocent dupes. At a certain point, under a certain set of conditions, they wanted fascism, and it is this perversion of the desire of the masses that needs to be accounted for.”

I am not going to try to account for the “perversion of the desire of the masses” here in this essay, but I do want to dig into the new pathologized totalitarianism a little bit.

Now, I’m going to assume that you understand that the official “apocalyptic pandemic” narrative is predicated on propaganda, wild speculation, and mass hysteria, and that by now you are aware that we are dealing with a virus that causes mild to moderate symptoms (or absolutely no symptoms at all) in 95% of those infected, and that over 99.5% survive … thus, clearly, no cause for widespread panic or justification for the totalitarian “emergency measures” that have been imposed.

I am also going to assume that you watched as GloboCap switched off the “deadly pandemic” to accommodate the BLM protests, then switched it back on as soon as they subsided, and that you noted how their propaganda shifted to “cases” when the death count finally became a little too embarrassing to continue to hype.

So, I won’t waste your time debunking the hysteria. Let’s talk pathologized totalitarianism.

The genius of pathologized totalitarianism is like that old joke about the Devil … his greatest trick was convincing us that he doesn’t exist. Pathologized totalitarianism appears to emanate from nowhere, and everywhere, simultaneously; thus, technically, it does not exist. It cannot exist, because no one is responsible for it, because everyone is.

Mass hysteria is its lifeblood. It feeds on existential fear. “Science” is its rallying cry. Not actual science, not provable facts, but “Science” as a kind of deity whose Name is invoked to silence heretics, or to ease the discomfort of the cognitive dissonance that results from desperately trying to believe the absurdities of the official narrative.

The other genius of it (from a GloboCap viewpoint) is that it is inexhaustible, endlessly recyclable. Unlike other official enemies, the “deadly virus” could be any virus, any pathogen whatsoever. All they have to do from now on is “discover” some “novel” micro-organism that is highly contagious (or that mimics some other micro-organism that we already have), and wave it in front of people’s faces. Then they can crank up the Fear Machine, and start projecting hundreds of millions of deaths if everyone doesn’t do exactly as they’re told.

They can run this schtick … well, pretty much forever, anytime the working classes get restless, or an unauthorized president gets elected, or just for the sheer sadistic fun of it.

Look, I don’t mean to be depressing, but seriously, spend an hour on the Internet, or talk to one of your hysterical friends that wants to make mask-wearing mandatory, permanently. This is the mentality of the Brave New Normal … irrationally paranoid and authoritarian. So, no, the future isn’t looking very bright for anyone not prepared to behave as if the world were one big infectious disease ward.

I’ve interacted with a number of extremely paranoid corona-totalitarians recently (just as a kind of social experiment). They behave exactly like members of a cult.

When challenged with facts and basic logic, first, they flood you with media propaganda and hysterical speculation from “medical experts.” Then, after you debunk that nonsense, they attempt to emotionally manipulate you by sharing their heartbreaking personal accounts of the people their therapists’ brother-in-laws’ doctors had to helplessly watch as they “died in agony” when their lungs and hearts mysteriously exploded.

Then, after you don’t bite down on that, they start hysterically shrieking paranoia at you (“JUST WAIT UNTIL THEY INTUBATE YOU!” … “KEEP YOUR SPITTLE AWAY FROM ME!”) and barking orders and slogans at you (“JUST WEAR THE GODDAMN MASK, YOU BABY!” … “NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO MASK, NO SERVICE!”)

Which … OK, that would be kind of funny (or terribly sad), if these paranoid people were not just mouthpieces echoing the voice of the official power (i.e., GloboCap) that is transforming what is left of society into a paranoid, pathologized, totalitarian nightmare right before our eyes. They’re kind of like the “woman in red” in The Matrix. When you are talking to them, you’re not talking to them. You’re talking to the agents. You’re talking to the machines. Try it sometime. You’ll see what I mean. It’s like talking to a single algorithm that is running in millions of people’s brains.

I can’t lie to you. I’m not very hopeful. No one who understands the attraction (i.e., the seduction) of totalitarianism is. Much as we may not like to admit it, it is exhilarating, and liberating, being part of the mob, surrendering the burden of personal autonomy and individual responsibility, fusing with a fanatical “movement” that is ushering in a new “reality” backed by the sheer brute force of the state … or the transnational global capitalist empire.

It is irresistible, that attraction, to most of us. The chance to be a part of something like that, and to unleash one’s hatred on those who refuse to go along with the new religion … to publicly ridicule them, to humiliate them, to segregate them from normal society, to hunt them down and get them fired from their jobs, to cheer as police abuse and arrest them, to diagnose them as “abnormal” and “inferior,” these social deviants, these subhuman “others,” who dare to challenge the authority of the Party, or the Church, or the State, or the Reich, or Science.

Plus, in the eyes of GloboCap (and its millions of fanatical, slogan-chanting followers), such non-mask-wearing deviants are dangerous. They are like a disease … an infestation. A sickness in the social body. If they refuse to conform, they will have to be dealt with, quarantined, or something like that.

Or they can just surrender to the Brave New Normal, and stop acting like babies, and wear a goddamn mask.

After all, it’s just a harmless piece of cloth.

Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek.

Mask Nation and ‘the Experts’

More proof that we’re living in the Age of the Great UnReason.
Tue May 26, 2020 Jack Kerwick78

The Internment of 2020, otherwise known by the Orwellian nomenclature of “Social Distancing” and “Shelter-in-Place,” has always been nothing more or less than an exercise in social engineering unprecedented in American history for both the magnitude of its reach as well as the speed with which it’s been executed.

What we have witnessed over the span of the last two months or so is “the fundamental transformation” of the United States that has long been the prize on which the left has had its eye.

Whether the political and media elites who authored this dark chapter of our national life by stoking and exploiting the fears of tens of millions of American citizens will succeed in relegating forever to the dustbin of history the mode of existence we enjoyed just eight weeks ago is left to be seen. 

Those fears, though—those wildly irrational, paralyzing, life-denying fears—have hurled the country into the Age of the Great UnReason.

And nothing illustrates the contradictions of the age more than the Establishment’s position(s) on the wearing of masks.

As recently as March, during an interview with 60 Minutes, none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted that there is “no reason” whatsoever that anyone except for the health care providers who “really need” them should “be walking around with a mask.”

Fauci can be seen on video actually mocking the notion, already entertained by those who were making a run on them, that masks would protect them from contracting The Virus. Making the air quotes gesture with his hands, Fauci remarked that while “wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better,” and while it “may even block a droplet,” the bottom line is that “it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.”

Beyond this, the mask is even counterproductive. There are often “unintended consequences” of wearing a mask, Fauci said, for “people keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”

Mind Control Device

In other words, masks, as they’re continually adjusted, can become breeding grounds for germs.

“When you think ‘masks,’” Fauci concluded, “you should think of health-care providers needing them and people who are ill” (all emphases added).  

Upon that interview with Dr. Fauci, CBS News posted the following on its website: citing the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it noted that the only people who should be wearing masks are “health care providers,” “patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19,” and “healthy people…only when [they are] taking care of those who are sick or suspected of having the virus” (emphasis added).

Furthermore, and right below the video of this interview with Dr. Fauci, CBS shares the guidelines for those for whom it is “vital” to wear masks. They must: “put the mask on with clean hands; remove it from behind without touching the front; wash hands immediately after removing it; dispose of it properly; and never reuse a single-use mask” (emphases added).

On February 29, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted: “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if health-care providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

Adams conveyed to Fox and Friends essentially the same point made by Fauci: “You can increase your risk of getting it [The Virus] by wearing a mask if you are not a health care provider.” He added: “Folks who don’t know how to wear them properly tend to touch their faces a lot and actually can increase the spread of the coronavirus” (emphases added).   

But, of course, it wasn’t just Fauci and Adams who insisted that masks were, at best, ineffective in providing protection and, at worst, potentially counterproductive; so too did Vice President Mike Pence, whom the President entrusted to preside over his Coronavirus Task Force, as well as “the physicians” who were “up here” with him during a press conference from the end of February:

“Let me be very clear, and I’m sure the physicians who are up here will reflect this as well: the average American does not need to go out and buy a mask” (emphasis added).  

Both the WHO and the CDC maintained that most people should not be wearing masks. According to the former:

“If you do not have respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, or runny nose, you do not need to wear a medical mask. Masks should only be used by health workers, caretakers, and by people with those symptoms” (emphases added).

The CDC:

Do not use facemasks. CDC does not recommend the use of facemasks for the general public to prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV” (emphasis added).

On February 26, Business Insider ran with the following headline: “People are racing to buy face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak, but they probably won’t protect you from illness.”

In the article:

“Of the many preventative measures you can take to protect yourself from the new coronavirus, wearing a face mask is one of the most visible. But for members of the general public, health experts don’t think it’ll help much.”

Eric Toner, “a scientist at John Hopkins Center for Health Security,” is quoted:

“There’s little harm in it [wearing a facemask].  But it’s not likely to be very effective in preventing it [The Virus].”

Within mere weeks, the same aforementioned figures and agencies were singing, not just a different tune, but a radically contradictory one. Surgeon General Adams went so far as to make a video in which he supplied instruction for people who were interested in making their own masks!

The attempts of defenders of the Experts—those who, fascinatingly, even if perversely, seem to relish in both the notion that a deadly plague is sweeping through the land and the perpetual internment of the citizenry—to resolve the glaring contradictions would be comical if their folly didn’t adversely impact hundreds of millions of their fellow Americans. Their efforts are almost as illogical as the mutually contradictory relationship between the rapidly changing positions on masks taken by the Experts whom they defend.

The comments of Alex Mahadevan, at a site called Poynter, are representative of this line. 

When Mahadevan realized that the video of Fauci’s March interview on 60 Minutes (in which he implores Americans not to wear masks and to which I linked above) had been uploaded to Youtube on May 9, he immediately dismissed this as but more instance of “bad coronavirus information.” Of the video, Mahadevan writes:  “One glaring problem: the clip is from a March interview.” 

Why is this the “glaring problem” that the author insists it is? Well, “in early April,” a whole four weeks or so later, the CDC “updated its guidelines to recommend Americans wear masks in public” (emphases added).    

Ok.  Now, those of us who lack that “curious, but quite authentic, inability to think” that Hannah Arendt observed in Adolph Eichmann, need to pose some questions to the Mahadevans of the world (and anyone else who seek to resist succumbing further to the Great UnReason):

(1) What new, groundbreaking information concerning COVID revealed itself during those four weeks that unanimously compelled the Experts to flagrantly contradict the very position that they unanimously assumed just four weeks earlier?

(2) If masks were ineffective and possibly hazardous at the beginning of March, why are they now effective?

(3) If the Experts were correct in prescribing the wearing of masks at the beginning of April, doesn’t this mean that they were incorrect in basically proscribing masks at the beginning of March?

(4) Whether the Experts were correct in April and incorrect in March or vice versa, were they not, then, wrong at some time?  And if they were that wrong at any one juncture, why suppose that they are correct now?

(5) If, then, masks are, as the Experts now tell us, protection against spreading The Virus, then why does The Internment continue?  Why not reopen everything and just require Americans to wear masks when out until The Virus disappears from the Earth? 

(6) Why is it unnecessary and potentially harmful for people to wear masks at the beginning of March, that time to which Fauci, in his interview with 60 Minutes, referred as “the middle” of the “outbreak” of The Virus, but, today, after “the curve” has been “flattened” and the crescendo of The Virus is long behind us, masks are necessary? 

The unwillingness of the True Believers in Virus Orthodoxy to so much as consider these questions, let alone answer them, proves the extent to which they are immersed in the Age of the Great UnReason.

Fighting for the Fund$

The GodTV episode going on right now highlights the tension and differences between different camps in the Christian world. The snapshot of the video above is not directed at Jews? Is it is part of the internal debate raging in the Evangelical community or the general smokescreen to distractify from the main issue?

20 February 2017
Breaching the Boundaries
25 Shevat 5777

Ynetnews published an article yesterday entitled Ivanka is not alone: Everyone wants to be Jewish. The author wonders why suddenly it seems like everyone wants to be Jewish. Despite the New Testament’s teaching that Jews will be provoked to jealousy by the Christians, it would seem that it is the non-Jews who are jealous for what we have inherited as the Jewish People.

It is important to recall that this is not new. No sooner had Ya’aqov and his family arrived in Shechem than the locals began plotting how to benefit from a connection to them. They were so enthralled by the expectation of what they stood to gain materially, they were even willing to submit to circumcision, although they had no interest in being in a covenantal relationship with HKB”H. They had no concept of or desire for kedushah.

Even today, very, very few do. Instead, what they really want is what the residents of Shechem wanted. They are willing to move a little bit towards us (a purely outward show with kippah, tzitzit and tallit, maybe a shofar) if we will move a little bit towards them (give up our exclusivity and abandon Hashem’s mitzvot which obligate us to remain separate and apart) and meet them somewhere in the middle.

God forbid!!
…All of Israel are bound together in one unit by faith and nationality, thereby differing, even in their approach to faith, from other nations and other faiths, all of which are false. In order to establish this definition and to secure it from the influence of the nations and of their illegitimate faiths and beliefs, G-d commanded this holy people that they must also have a holy land, unique to them, where all of Israel would gather together to live Torah lives and where they would speak Hebrew wihch would unify all of them (and I have elaborated on Eretz Yisrael previously).

The values of the alien culture are abominable nonsense, a distortion which has infiltrated large sectors of G-d’s people, who speak of the “equality” of all men and all nations. This equality, the cause celebre of the nations, has no foothold in that bastion of truth, the Torah, with its attributes and values, and of this it says, “Who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts?” (Isaiah 1:12). G-d established for Himself a special, treasured nation, holy and lofty – the Jewish People – who dwell alone. Woe to the eyes and ears that see and hear large portions of G-d’s people who have gotten so confused and assimilated that many of them scorn their crown and loathe their land and their selection as a holy, lofty people, children of G-d – indeed, they attack the whole idea! Woe to this people, “ungrateful and unwise!” (Source)

What you see above is just one small tip of the iceberg. Here is the perfect example of what Rabbi Kahane, may his blood be avenged, was describing – “Woe to this people, ‘ungrateful and unwise!'”

Excerpted from Lars Enarson’s “The Prophetic Restoration of Israel”:

…That is the new covenant that we have come into through faith in J* C. We have been incorporated into the people of God, into the family of God. …The mystery of C*** is that Gentiles are heirs together with Israel. We have one destiny with the Jewish people!

… I’m talking now about the prophetic that is going to be raised up in the last days to join Jew and Gentile together,….

…We are members together of God’s family. This is clearly speaking about the uniting of the fathers, meaning the nation of Israel, the people of Israel that gave birth to the church, and the children, which is the new covenant people that was born out from the nation of Israel. Elijah is going to come and he is going to restore and heal that bridge – that gap – that is between Israel and the church. The church is going to be built up on this foundation that we have been joined with Israel, to inherit the promises given to them…!

…We are going to see a reuniting, where Paul said that salvation has come to the Gentiles in order to provoke Israel to jealousy. In other words: there is going to be a work done in the church, in the nations, that will be so powerful, that eventually the nation of Israel is going to be jealous over us.

…Their hearts are going to begin to turn towards us, because of the mighty works of grace that God is going to do, in the church, in the last days.

…So Elijah repaired, he restored that altar where the whole family of God came together! And it was on that restored altar of a unity between Jew and Gentile that the fire could fall from heaven that provoked the people to jealousy. To have their eyes opened, to see…[Yeshu]… Before the church can heal that relationship with the Jewish people, they will never recognize who their messiah is. And then there is no hope for the world.

…The church is going to be restored, …it is going to be restored back to its fellowship, its unity with the Jewish people just like when it began in the temple.

God forbid! And this is what is being taught to the followers and volunteers of Tommy Waller and his HaYovel Ministries by Lars Enarson and his cohorts. This is what all those Christian “Lovers of Israel” believe.

From the personal email report of a frequent HaYovel volunteer:

“…Speaking of the Har Bracha community – This year I saw a new depth of love and acceptance with the Israeli’s we spent time with…and I marveled at it. More and more, hearts are changing and opening to us.

…This year I heard several times, ‘…And so, my brothers, my sisters, my friends…” with all sincerity. We were told, “We consider you our family.”

There were several times that different speakers or friends would tell us that the new Temple that will be built will be a “house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7) They want to make sure we know that we are invited and included. (You’ll remember that this is the verse [Yeshu] quoted when He cleansed the Temple from the money changers and from those buying and selling. The fulfillment of that prophecy is something that He wants as well.)

Hashem yerachem al Klal Yisrael!

The New World Ordering

It is indeed a strange time to write a blog as a “practicing Orthodox Jew” amidst the Corona Virus “plan-demic”. I say plan-demic since the main propagators of the plan-demic, the media, seem to be living in la la land. The media firmly believes that people will swallow what they propagate and even ignore some truth and perspective that will somehow slip into the material that plops out onto our screens. Perhaps the people who work for the media are intellectually challenged in not discerning truth from error and are what Jordon Peterson describes as ideologically locked into the narrative they are fed?

COVID 19 is one third of deaths by influenza?

So locked in to the point that farmers in Africa have been forbidden to spray their crops because of Corona Quarantine regulations, now have a gazillion locusts who have now wiped out this year’s crops. But this barely makes it onto our screens.

We see brilliant examples of the various governmental policies implemented by police, army and other “officials” which clearly demonstrate the “intelligence” of such agencies: arresting a man on a deserted beach and arresting a woman attending a demonstration for not social distancing from her own child in her custody are just a few of the many examples flying around on Youtube before Youtube bans them of course!

Mind Control Device

Then again from all of the above it probably boils to just one thing: MONEY

If you follow the money it is very easy to discern what the prime motivators are in most cases. Those motivators propagate onto the many devices which, if we are not careful, can turn into idols. Remember that sooner or later the idols will be used to promote submission to the agendas of those behind the idols!

The many devices of course include our “smart” phones now being used [by government bodies] to track our every move and lock us in lock-down quarantine if we happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps a sweep of your Facebook Page is enough to discern, rightly or wrongly, it does not really matter, what your opinions are about police intelligence and other oxymoron(s)? Walla! You receive special attention for the serious crime of sitting on a bench in the middle of nowhere!

Those perhaps a bit more savvy who are used to the old ways may just simply choose not to be glued to their device and leave it at home. The technology types of a previous bygone age may wrap it in foil to stop being tracked [the good old Faraday cage principle]. At the time of writing our phones/ smart devices are in our possession and we are apparently free to do with them as we please?!

It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called. (1.5.65) George Orwell 1984

Of course once the pitfalls of non-compliant inmate behavior are made manifest, it may become mandatory to carry a phone [sans Faraday cage]. Imagine that carrying an uncharged phone in private and public now becomes a criminal offence! Would it not be better to upgrade to the insertion of a chip into your body if your gonna want to buy or sell, travel or prove that your vaccinations courtesy of Bill Gates are up to date?

The problem with mandating mask wearing in public is that it buggers up the facial recognition and AI [artificial intelligence] analysis of criminal behavior of folks outside! Whoops I mean to stop the spread of the virus because there are sooooooooooo many dying from it! After all its all for our personal safety!

But I digress, onto the main point the propagation of idolatry and conversion of Jews on our screens…..

God TV

Jews who say that they are not aware of missionary activity and Jews including some Rabbis and other “educators” are in denial. Some Rabbis and Educators are promoting and colluding with the missionaries which is very much in the public eye and to their anger (see outburst below) are record-able. In fact, possibly some of those who previously colluded with the likes of God TV and others have followed the missionary tactics and joined with those in denial. Now some months later we see a sudden back-flip. The well worn out mantra of they {the Christians} only love us and do not want to convert us is not actually true. Getting all cosey and chummy with missionaries and their organizations is a risky bu$ine$$.

Instead the collusion and enabling of Rabbis and other “educators” is showing how dangerous this is for the Jewish people. We may well indeed now see more of those who once promoted and enabled their Christian friends now condemn their Christian friends because in some cases they may have got found out! Their enabling may have gone too far and damage control is the order of the day? But is it for the preservation and further promotion of their inflated egos and enabling agendas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xER50dMpMA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1ywA4deuy1bVOWZAFoDu1UZ4w8V2iXj7lzK_A1Y8NmPL4kPp57td8TKOU

All has come to head with the duping(?) of HOT TV here in Israel which has signed a deal with God TV to publish a new 24 hour Hebrew speaking called Shelanu (ours). With great fanfare God TV has promoted the channel for evanglistic purposes in Israel; namely to convert Jews to Jesus/ Yeshua etc.. Never mind that its illegal to do so!

We are not missionizing!

God TV via Shelanu is not missionizing Jews in Israel just the same way that DENIAL is not a river in Egypt…

Part of the original video promotion:

The flip-flop:

Some of the Jewish Enablers and Collaborators of missionary activity in Israel?:

Unlike videos which expose the corrupt machinations of the plandemic which are immediately removed, it will be a real miracle if this idolatrous garbage from God TV is similarly removed if at all. Money and ego matters and after all isn’t TV a great way of social distancing, programming and controlling the masses?


GOD HELP US ALL

GODTV: Divine or Manufactured Outrage?

In the aftermath of the shocking news that the missionary GODTV station will be streaming evangelical poison into Israeli households in Hebrew, prominent religious Jews on social media jumped on their soapbox to express their outrage. After all, what self-respecting Jew doesn’t go crazy when he reads about such madness? This egregious chillul Hashem is yet another indication of how missionaries successfully infiltrated all facets of Israeli society. Outrage is the normal reaction of a self-respecting Jew.

In my personal opinion, all measures should be taken to stop this insanity, including aggressive boycotts to cripple greedy businessmen who sell out their people for profit. By all means, #BoycottHot. Whatever it takes.

The most irritating aspect is that some of the most vocal people have been in bed with evangelicals for years. Some of them appeared on missionary television programs, including the infamous “Daystar TV” and “Zola Levitt Ministries”. These same individuals frequently interview the same types of theologically dangerous personalities on their own radio programs. The hypocrisy is astounding. Besides their appearances on the kinds of programs they now shriek about, many of these same religious Jews are at the forefront of today’s mind-boggling alliances between religious Jews and evangelical missionaries.

The recent GODTV fiasco presents us with an additional opportunity (besides the obvious need to have this missionary station removed from Israeli television) to draw attention to the great unseen enemy; those who’ve made inroads in Eretz Yisrael into religious communities via the sophisticated tactics of “relational evangelism”. This is after all, the favored approach of the smartest of them who’ve transcended the crude tactics of brazen street-missionaries.

GODTV is a menace, but it is merely one deadly tendril of hundreds of evangelical tendrils trying to spread the gospel to Jews in Israel. The reaction of certain hypocritical Jews to GODTV presents us with an additional opportunity (and an obligation!) to expose the culpability of these people when it comes to missionary lawlessness in Israel.

With this in mind, I’ve created a checklist (feel free to take the test) to determine if one’s outrage is contrived or authentic.While admittedly it doesn’t capture every nuance of the problem, I believe it is sufficient to determine one’s place in this fight.

Rule #1: If you have connections, friendships, or associations, with Tommy Waller’s “Hayovel ministry”, you have nothing to say to other Jews on this matter. You are in bed with the smiling missionary who uses “relational evangelism” to forge friendships with Jews.You are part of the problem. The same could be said for any number of like minded organizations on the scene today (they pop up like weeds!).

Rule #2: If you are involved with one or more of the many online “Torah” teaching programs, the so called ‘yeshivas for the nations’ geared towards teaching Torah (in truth distorting it) to evangelical missionaries, you would do well to sever such associations before masquerading as a zealous prophet.

Rule # 3: If you’ve ever appeared on “Daystar television” or “Zola Levitt ministry”, yet you beat your breast about GODTV you would do well to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself: “Are you serious? Why is this ministry different from all other ministries I’m involved with?”

Rule #4: If you participated in the interfaith tanach study sessions in Knesset with such personages as Dr. Jim Garlow or his wife Rosemary Schindler, (formerly of the messianic Skyline Church), Israel365’s Donna Jollay, or Tommy Waller and friends, etc. you should cull your friends list on social media before pretending to be a counter missionary expert.

Rule #5: If you’ve attended interfaith conferences, either live or on Zoom, marched with the ICEJ, taken selfies with representatives from “First Fruits of Zion” or “Texans for Israel” you might want to introspect before speaking on this matter.

Rule #6: If you’ve given guided tours to Doron Keidar of the missionary front group “Cry for Zion”, broken bread with street missionary Jakob Damkani, or made a l’chaim with Mike Huckabee, stop right now. You failed the test and #6 likely isn’t your first or last infraction.

Rule #7: If you’ve attended one of the annual ARISE business conferences hosted by messianic advocate Calev Myers, your views on these matters are irrelevant. You are like an obese couch potato who gives advice on how to stay fit. Have you praised CUFI’s messianic pastor Dumisani Washington for his pro-Israel activism, but ignored his messianic church? If so, you need to get off Facebook and do some research before continuing your purported advocacy.

Rule #8: Do you share articles, or even worse, write them for “Breaking Israel News” or similar media outlets? If the answer is yes, what credibility do you have? The staff may be comprised of bearded and kipah wearing Jews, but they cater to hardcore evangelicals committed to bringing the gospel to Jews.

Rule #9: Do you socialize with Jews who make interfaith enterprises their bread and wine? You might want to reconsider such friendships. We aren’t talking about reasonable halachic/hashkafic differences between Jews, which should never prevent Jews from having friendships with one another. This is serious business. The historically unprecedented and halachically aberrant behavior of these activists present a spiritual danger to Jews worldwide. Forget about metaphorical comparisons with Corona. This is a hot virus (pardon the pun. HOT is responsible for the GODTV fiasco.) We are speaking about the spiritual equivalent of Ebola.

Rule #10: Do you believe that all evangelical missionaries and organizations should be outed, condemned, and banned from Israel? That all interfaith relationships and alliances whether personal or business-related are prohibited by Torah?

The only correct answers for questions 1-9 are NO. Number ten requires a YES response. Get one wrong and you’ve failed. Shut your mouth or do teshuva. If you’ve answered correctly your voice is sorely needed. We are outnumbered. Slandered and libeled by our detractors because they hate facts. If your answers were incorrect but you’ve given your own histrionic geshrai over GODTV, then the nakedness of your hypocrisy is apparent. Your contrived righteousness about GODTV is a convenient straw man.

There is a dire need for Jews willing to step into the muck of this largely self-inflicted mess. Like the problems in Israel today with the Arabs, the real problem is the prevalence of foolish and weak Jews in leadership. The same can be said for their spiritual equivalent.

Ask yourself the following questions: Who let these missionaries in? We are an autonomous nation today. We don’t need anyone’s charity no matter how generous the donation.

Labor and Likud forged alliances with evangelicals many years ago. Today’s lunacy is the poison fruit of close to 50 years of collusion with evangelicals. In many ways Likud is obviously worse, since the classical left has always been in love with European socialists.

The easy answer is to place ALL the blame on the highest echelons of Jewish leadership. To be sure they deserve much of the blame. The more painful and honest answer takes into consideration that in recent years, some of the worst offenders are religious Jews who also pant after Brother Esau’s riches. Even more egregious is that more than a few Rabbis joined hands with the same evangelical church who wants what they have always wanted. The Likud alone was incapable of bringing and planting evangelicals into religious communities in the Shomron, Gush Etzion, Jerusalem and throughout the greater part of Israel.

I’ll conclude with a call to action for those willing to fight this scourge beyond the standard parve vague generalizations. Unpaid positions, if you will, are available for all who care. It certainly won’t make you popular. Your hair (if you have any) will either turn grey or fall out. Other symptoms also not entirely exclusive to Jews will soon follow.

Nevertheless, if you give a damn, Am Yisrael needs you. Today’s “relational evangelist” is the most dangerous foe of all. He’s got a wonderful smile, a firm handshake, and he’s the kind of guy you’d want to pound a beer or two with. That’s the problem. #MacabeesWanted

We Know Not What They Speak : Evangelical Wordplay Part 1

Author’s* Note: When exposing the tactics and deception of missionaries, I found it necessary, unfortunately, to cite verses from Christian scripture, which evangelicals commonly use to theologically justify their methods and purpose. As a religious Jew, this naturally makes me uncomfortable, yet my justification is to raise awareness among my people. This article contains several verses from the “New Testament ” (henceforth referred to as the NT) and will appear in an alternative font in order to alert the reader to those texts foreign and forbidden to Jews. The name of the Christian deity will be referred to as JC or CJ

“The most important thing to remember is that you cannot separate the terms ‘evangelical Christian’ and ‘missionary’ – they are synonyms.” Gavriel Sanders, former evangelical missionary who served in Israel

“A Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” —Charles Spurgeon the “Prince of Preachers”

“The worldwide mission of the Christian church is rooted in the Incarnation and is part of God’s redemptive purpose for the world. God is a missionary God. The Bible is a missionary book. The gospel is a missionary message. The church is a missionary institution. And when the church ceases to be missionary minded, it has denied its faith and betrayed its trust.”

“Understanding Christian Missions” by J. Herbert Kane, a textbook used for missions classes in Evangelical Bible colleges

Evangelicals evangelize. Look at the word itself. A fundamental doctrine of evangelism is a mandate to actively share the gospels. No sensible person identifies with a term with such clearly defined beliefs and principles unless they are committed to those same values. From a theological perspective, all evangelicals are missionaries and there is no such creature as a non-evangelizing evangelical.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”(NT Romans 1:16)

While the word “evangelism” is somewhat loaded, it is still more innocuous sounding than the terms “missionizing” or “proselytizing”, which have come to connote an aggressive, proactive approach to sharing beliefs. Yet there is essentially no difference. An evangelical (whether abroad in Papua, New Guinea or hitting the streets of Brooklyn) is on a mission to win souls.

Despite denials, by partnering with evangelical leaders and organizations, a number of today’s Jewish scholars, community leaders and activists are collaborating with missionaries. To plead ignorance or naiveté might have been plausible years ago, but it is now 2020 and missionary awareness professionals have been stridently alerting the Jewish public and exposing evangelical leadership and their tactics for decades.

It is indeed true that not every missionary engages in what we can call “aggressive proselytizing”. Yet, this isn’t the criteria of what constitutes a missionary. Many faith-based mission trips and “ministries of service” to foreign countries include distributing aid in the areas of education, social justice, health care and economic development. Many evangelicals never openly share the gospel with people during these trips. Rather, they pave the way for a receptive ear via distribution of humanitarian aid, forging friendships, interfaith bridge-building efforts, and expressions of political support. Indeed, evangelicals have coined the phrase “friendship evangelism”. Most evangelicals can honestly claim that apart from church functions, and trying to “witness” (“share the word”) with their fellow man, their primary influence comes from financially supporting those who take a more activist approach.

“The pocket that gives 50 cents to support Jewish causes in Israel, that same pocket gives 3 dollars to support missionary causes to convert Jewish souls.”—Gavriel Sanders

As far as practical ideology (and there are certainly differences between sects), disagreements among mainstream evangelicals often relate to tactics. Card-carrying zealots preach to your face, whereas a more refined approach is taken by those trying to evade the radar (when it comes to dealing with friendship evangelists, many religious Jews in Israel sport dysfunctional antennae.)

Deception for the greater “good” is a legitimate missionary tactic. Evangelicals on a mission can misrepresent themselves and justify it religiously according to Paulin doctrine. This is why engaging missionaries is fruitless (in addition to being halachically problematic). A claim of, “He told me he’s against proselytizing” carries little weight since evangelical subterfuge can be justified on theological grounds.

“To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.” NT 1 Corinthians 9:20

Since modern times, when Christians eschewed violent, forced conversions in favor of brotherly evangelizing, they have had a disturbing degree of success in converting Jews. As of today, international religious freedoms reports, respected Christian publications, and Jewish missionary awareness consultants seem to concur that there is a growing community of approximately 20,000 Messianics living in Israel with an estimated 150 messianic congregations and 280 missionary organizations operating in the Jewish state. These statistics in Israel are reason to rend one’s garment, since the loss of one Jewish soul, anywhere in the world, is counted as an enormous tragedy.

That Messianics are no longer ostracized in Israel, as they once were, exacerbates the problem. Trained and highly motivated Messianic activists have done wonders changing the public perception. Today we can frequently see prominent Orthodox Jews attending events with known missionaries and their advocates.

It’s been a terrible era for Torah conscious Jews who understand the dangers of these alliances. The present goal of evangelical leadership involves blurring the theological distinction between Jew and Gentile, enabling gradual inroads into religious communities.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in CJ”. NT (Galatians 3:28)

“For He Himself is our peace and our bond of unity. He who made both groups— [Jews and Gentiles]—into one body and broke down the barrier, the dividing wall.” NT Ephesians 2:14

Indeed, a number of Orthodox Jewish leaders have advanced this evangelical agenda by opting to place an emphasis on embracing commonalities rather than respecting differences between Jew and Christian. Interfaith activities involving religious Jews and evangelical Christians are becoming more commonplace and accepted. The decision on the part of certain evangelical leaders to refrain from openly proselytizing is tactical and earns them blessings, and the misplaced label of “righteous gentiles”, from a still small, yet influential number of Orthodox rabbis.

Once upon a time, religious communities were impervious to such evangelical incursion. Today, an increasing number of these communities have opened the door to evangelizing entities – actualizing the dreams of the most ambitious “holy-rollers” who would have thought such unions impossible even fifteen years ago.

Many religious Jewish activists advocating for evangelical alliances understand part of the game. In their willful blindness they believe that they can have their cake and eat it too. As long as it’s not open “proselytizing”, then it’s not “missionizing”. Sadly, these Jews are being beaten at their own game. They understandably lack a sophisticated understanding of Christian theologically driven tactics, terminology and goals. However, what is perhaps inexcusable is their lack of knowledge of the halachic and ethical dilemmas involved, as well as their dismissal of the guidelines and redlines on interfaith relations set down by generations of Torah giants. They have scoffed at the warnings issued by counter-missionary professionals and disregard the effects that missionizing has had on vulnerable Jews. Oblivious to possible future consequences. Their own words betray them as they get entangled in wordplay that is nothing short of playing with fire.

Author: *I would like to thank Jewish Israel, Gavriel Sanders, Ellen Horowitz and Shannon Nuszen for their contributions and review of this article which will be featured (G-d willing) in two parts.

Donny Fuchs made aliyah in 2006 from Long Island to the Negev, where he resides with his family. He has a keen passion for the flora and fauna of Israel and enjoys hiking the Negev desert. His religious perspective is deeply grounded in the Rambam’s rational approach to Judaism.

The Infamous Second Aliyah of Timothy Layne Buckles

The Infamous Second Aliyah of Timothy Layne Buckles

The first infamous Aliyah of Timothy Layne Buckles, Tim Buckles or Timothy Layne had taken place previously at a power minyan in Seward Seattle in 2014. A trusty minyan attendee was suspicious and started looking into Tim’s background after he named his new born girl during the Keriat haTorah with aplomb.Image may contain: 1 person

Timothy Layne as of 2014-2016 is not Jewish, he may still be one of the leaders of the Tzemakh David Messianic group in Everett WA1, well at least as far back as 2014-2016. Now what would a modern “Hasidic” – looking Jew be doing in Everett? What kind of Jewish life is there up there? You see, Seward Park is just too darn expensive….. Word on the Jewish grapevine is that he has already been rumbled for deception in at least two other Jewish locations in the United States.

The Big Aliyah

Mr. Buckles and his wife Anna (Michelle as per facebook) Buckles (also Williamson) have made it to Israel and Tim has a job working in a cafe in Jerusalem. The cafe may be just one place where he proudly announces to all who may listen, that he has made Aliyah and may be a convert to Judaism also. No doubt based on the first infamous Aliyah of Timothy Layne Buckles, he now may make similar bold claims in the place he may be residing(?). The neighborhood where he works may be also just too darn expensive to reside, so where do they live? Perhaps you know of a Buckles family near you?

Facebook appears to indicate change of location to Israel circa 2017. Of course anyone who has actually genuinely made Aliyah, has a burden of proof of Jewish status if one was to become a genuine citizen of Israel. Have they established the burden of proof of Jewish status? Have they converted through the appropriate channels?

If so we have a problem Houston!

The problem includes, that a non-Jew may be called up to recite brochot upon our Holy Torah. The food he/she cooks and serves to Jews in the cafe may be cooked by a non-Jew. An employer may end up paying maternity pay on the basis of a possibly false pretense of being halachically Jewish when in fact there may be a scam going on.

The Buckles may be in Israel illegally on the basis that their Aliyah may be predicated on a genuine Jewish conversion which may not in fact be the case given the messianic posts of just two months ago (see points below). They may be involved in missionary work which is obviously problematic.

If they have ‘properly’ converted or not we still have a problem:

  1. An article (https://ffoz.org/discover/torah/messiah-the-bird.html), by Tim Buckles, as recently as 2 Jun 2019 by the messianic missionary group known as the First Fruits of Zion2 (FFOZ). Tim is obviously currently involved in the belief and propagation of the aims of FFOZ for the evangelisation of Jews.

  2. If you look at the bottom of the article above, you will see that it states … “ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tim Buckles resides with his family in Israel. He is the author of the children’s book Avram and the Idol Shop” published by FFOZ.

  3. You will note in the comments section of this Messianic page “Ladder of Jacob” that on 30 May 2017, Tim’s brother in law (Randy Mitchell) posted that Tim and Anna are working for FFOZ having made Aliyah:creepy

  4. Even a gofundme page for Tim Buckles to go back to USA to bury his Father. Here they claim “Tim and Anna Buckles recently made Aliyah and moved their family to Jerusalem”. Fundraiser by Angela Morales Help bring Tim home for funeral
  5. A Youtube Video “Standing in the gap” which after 30 seconds he states the topic of the video “what about all those Jews who aren’t following yoshke”; at around 4.35 mins he starts talking about Paul and quoting Romans; around 7.40 mins for the next minute he talks about yoshke.

The problem is that many Jews and genuine converts to Judaism have made significant sacrifices to make genuine Aliyah here in Israel. Why should we be subject to missionary deceptions here also? If missionary conversions are ‘genuine’, then based on present evangelical output (as shown above), we Jews can only hope for a retro-active annulment of conversions[if any] and a kick out from the country. Meanwhile, we may be polluted by your presence and evangelical agenda, masquerading as Jews3 which extends to at least where you work, where your children got to school and the Synagogues you attend.

But we know where you are and what you get up to!
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1 Tzemakh David has been formed as a kiruv community and gateway to greater involvement in Jewish life, culture and mitzvot for interested Jewish Christians. Tzemakh David also intends to provide community for Messianics in the Puget Sound area and to stand with Christian communities as we share the message of Christ to the nations. https://yellow.place/en/tzemakh-david-everett-usa

2 ABOUT US

First Fruits of Zion is an educational Messianic Jewish organization.

We believe that the Torah of Moses (Genesis­–Deuteronomy) is God’s initial revelation and self-disclosure not only to Israel, but to all of humanity. It is the foundation for the Scriptures, the basis of covenant relationship with God, and the revelation of Messiah. We are dedicated to educating followers of Yeshua—both Jewish and Gentile—in the whole counsel of Scripture.

We teach Torah through books, publications, study programs, audio-visual products, and seminars and conferences. However, and this is an important “however,” we teach more than Torah—we like to think that we teach a very high form of discipleship to the Master. Let me explain.

In Judaism it is often said, “Keep Torah for the sake of Torah” which communicates that one should not keep Torah for the reward, the benefit, or even the joy but rather as a simple act of obedience. While we understand this principle, we do not keep Torah for the sake of Torah alone; we keep Torah as a matter of discipleship. We always place the emphasis on being a “disciple of the Master” rather than being “Torah observant.” Our interest in Torah, tradition, Jewish studies, etc. begins and ends with our desire to be better disciples of Yeshua.

Our hope is to see disciples of the Master take up God’s commandments as an expression of love and devotion to the Father, not out of a sense of mandate or burdened obligation. We pray that all believers will let their good deeds shine forth as a beacon of light to the world.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.(Matthew 5:16)

These are exciting days of restoration! I am grateful to be alive and a part of these prophetic times. Thanks for considering our resources; I pray they will be a blessing to you, your family, and your community.

Boaz Michael, Founder and Director, First Fruits of Zion. https://ffoz.com/about-us.html

3 In the “International Religious Freedom Report for 2017: Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank, and Gaza,” it says, “There is also a community of approximately 20,000 Messianic Jews, as reported by the Messianic Jewish community.” https://www.state.gov/reports/2017-report-on-international-religious-freedom/israel-golan-heights-west-bank-and-gaza/

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Students at Edinburgh University voted to boycott Israel

Students at Edinburgh University voted to boycott Israel. A professor and expert on Middle East taught them, point by point, why they were so wrong. A must read!

Dr. Denis MacEoin, a non-Jewish Scottish professor, wrote a letter to his students who had voted to boycott Israel, explaining why that was so wrong.

The Edinburgh Student’s Association (EUSA) had put forward a motion to boycott all things Israeli, claiming that Israel is under an apartheid regime.

Dr. Denis MacEoin

MacEoin is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs and was a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly. Following is his letter to the students:

TO: The Committee Edinburgh University Student Association.

May I be permitted to say a few words to members of the EUSA? I am an Edinburgh graduate (MA 1975) who studied Persian, Arabic and Islamic History in Buccleuch Place under William Montgomery Watt and Laurence Elwell Sutton, two of Britain ‘s great Middle East experts in their day. I later went on to do a PhD at Cambridge and to teach Arabic and Islamic Studies at Newcastle University . Naturally, I am the author of several books and hundreds of articles in this field. I say all that to show that I am well informed in Middle Eastern affairs and that, for that reason, I am shocked and disheartened by the EUSA motion and vote.

What About the Facts? Reality?
I am shocked for a simple reason: there is not and has never been a system of apartheid in Israel. That is not my opinion, that is fact that can be tested against reality by any Edinburgh student, should he or she choose to visit Israel to see for themselves. Let me spell this out, since I have the impression that those members of EUSA who voted for this motion are absolutely clueless in matters concerning Israel, and that they are, in all likelihood, the victims of extremely biased propaganda coming from the anti-Israel lobby.

Being anti-Israel is not in itself objectionable. But I’m not talking about ordinary criticism of Israel. I’m speaking of a hatred that permits itself no boundaries in the lies and myths it pours out. Thus, Israel is repeatedly referred to as a “Nazi” state. In what sense is this true, even as a metaphor? Where are the Israeli concentration camps? The einzatsgruppen? The SS? The Nuremberg Laws? The Final Solution? None of these things nor anything remotely resembling them exists in Israel, precisely because the Jews, more than anyone on earth, understand what Nazism stood for.

It is claimed that there has been an Israeli Holocaust in Gaza (or elsewhere). Where? When? No honest historian would treat that claim with anything but the contempt it deserves. But calling Jews Nazis and saying they have committed a Holocaust is as basic a way to subvert historical fact as anything I can think of.

Likewise apartheid. For apartheid to exist, there would have to be a situation that closely resembled how things were in South Africa under the apartheid regime. Unfortunately for those who believe this, a weekend in any part of Israel would be enough to show how ridiculous the claim is.

Sad Comment on the State of Modern Education
That a body of university students actually fell for this and voted on it is a sad comment on the state of modern education. The most obvious focus for apartheid would be the country’s 20% Arab population. Under Israeli law, Arab Israelis have exactly the same rights as Jews or anyone else; Muslims have the same rights as Jews or Christians; Baha’is, severely persecuted in Iran, flourish in Israel, where they have their world center; Ahmadi Muslims, severely persecuted in Pakistan and elsewhere, are kept safe by Israel; the holy places of all religions are protected under a specific Israeli law. Arabs form 20% of the university population (an exact echo of their percentage in the general population).

In Iran, the Bahai’s (the largest religious minority) are forbidden to study in any university or to run their own universities: why aren’t your members boycotting Iran? Arabs in Israel can go anywhere they want, unlike blacks in apartheid South Africa. They use public transport, they eat in restaurants, they go to swimming pools, they use libraries, they go to cinemas alongside Jews – something no blacks were able to do inSouth Africa.

Israeli hospitals not only treat Jews and Arabs, they also treat Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank. On the same wards, in the same operating theatres.

In Israel , women have the same rights as men: there is no gender apartheid. Gay men and women face no restrictions, and Palestinian gays often escape into Israel, knowing they may be killed at home.

It seems bizarre to me that LGBT groups call for a boycott of Israel and say nothing about countries like Iran, where gay men are hanged or stoned to death. That illustrates a mindset that beggars belief.

Intelligent students thinking it’s better to be silent about regimes that kill gay people, but good to condemn the only country in the Middle East that rescues and protects gay people. Is that supposed to be a sick joke?

Students Who Have No Idea How to Think
University is supposed to be about learning to use your brain, to think rationally, to examine evidence, to reach conclusions based on solid evidence, to compare sources, to weigh up one view against one or more others. If the best Edinburgh can now produce are students who have no idea how to do any of these things, then the future is bleak.

I do not object to well-documented criticism of Israel. I do object when supposedly intelligent people single the Jewish state out above states that are horrific in their treatment of their populations. We are going through the biggest upheaval in the Middle East since the 7th and 8th centuries, and it’s clear that Arabs and Iranians are rebelling against terrifying regimes that fight back by killing their own citizens.

Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs alike, do not rebel (though they are free to protest). Yet Edinburgh students mount no demonstrations and call for no boycotts against Libya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iran. They prefer to make false accusations against one of the world’s freest countries, the only country in the Middle East that has taken in Darfur refugees, the only country in the Middle East that gives refuge to gay men and women, the only country in the Middle East that protects the Bahai’s… Need I go on?

The imbalance is perceptible, and it sheds no credit on anyone who voted for this boycott. I ask you to show some common sense. Get information from the Israeli embassy. Ask for some speakers. Listen to more than one side. Do not make your minds up until you have given a fair hearing to both parties. You have a duty to your students, and that is to protect them from one-sided argument.

They are not at university to be propagandized. And they are certainly not there to be tricked into anti-Semitism by punishing one country among all the countries of the world, which happens to be the only Jewish state. If there had been a single Jewish state in the 1930’s (which, sadly, there was not), don’t you think Adolf Hitler would have decided to boycott it?

Your generation has a duty to ensure that the perennial racism of anti-Semitism never sets down roots among you. Today, however, there are clear signs that it has done so and is putting down more. You have a chance to avert a very great evil, simply by using reason and a sense of fair play. Please tell me that this makes sense. I have given you some of the evidence. It’s up to you to find out more.

Yours sincerely,
Denis MacEoin

In follow up to the above

Edinburgh University BDS vote overturned

The board of trustees of Edinburgh University Student’s Association (EUSA) has refused to enforce the BDS policy passed by the student council earlier this year.

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The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy was passed on 31 March by 249-153 votes with 22 abstentions, giving a majority of 74.

The Israel Engagement Society (IES) described the motion as “irresponsible” and “intolerant” and welcomed the move, saying that “EUSA’s dropping of the policy follows a precedent set by other universities, recognising the illegality of BDS and the significant risk of increasing intolerance against minority groups on campus that it poses.”

Theo Robertson-Bonds, IES vice-chair, said he was “delighted” by the verdict.

“Singling out and boycotting the world’s only Jewish state is a reckless, divisive policy that does nothing to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he said.

“I am delighted that EUSA’s Trustee Board has taken this issue seriously and ensured our campus remains safe and inclusive for all students by refusing to enact it. IES will continue to work with the university and EUSA to promote peace and discussion around a two-state solution on campus.”

Although the BDS motion will not be enacted, EUSA’s website will continue to show the policy as having passed at the Student Council.

At the time of the vote, concerns were raised about the legality of the motion by both IES members and representatives of EUSA, and IES maintains that the turnout of 1.19% of student electors “makes the mandate of such a divisive motion highly questionable.”

Danger from Within by Promoting from Without

In the days of mighty King Nimrod, there lived in Mesopotamia a young man named Abraham. Now, Abraham’s father was an idol maker named Azar, who carved the wooden gods worshiped by his people. But Abraham was a believer in the one God, and not in the gods made by hand.

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Azar would send Abraham and his other sons to sell his idols in the marketplace. But Abraham would call to the passersby, “Who’ll buy my idols? They won’t help you and they can’t hurt you! Who’ll buy my idols?”

Then Abraham would mock the gods of wood. He would take them to the river, push their faces into the water, and command them, “Drink! Drink!”

At last Abraham said to his father, “How can you worship what doesn’t see or hear or do you any good?”

Azar replied, “Dare you deny the gods of our people? Get out of my sight!”

“May God forgive you,” said Abraham. “No more will I live with you and your idols.” And he left the house of his father.

Now, the time came for one of the festivals of that town. The people gathered in their temple and placed offerings of food before their gods.

Abraham walked among them, saying, “What are you worshiping? Do these idols hear when you call them? Can they help you or hurt you?”

But their only reply was, “It is the way of our forefathers.”

“I am sick of your gods!” declared Abraham. “Truly I am their enemy.”

When the people had gone out, Abraham took some of the food and held it up to the idols. “Why don’t you eat?” he mocked them. “Aren’t you hungry? Speak to me!” And he slapped their faces.

Then Abraham took an ax and chopped the idols to pieces—all except the largest idol, the chief god of the people. And he tied the ax to the hand of that idol.

When the people returned, they were shocked to find their gods broken up and scattered about the temple. Then they remembered how Abraham had spoken, and they sent for him.

“Abraham,” said the head man, “was it you who did this?”

“Surely it was someone!” he replied. “Their chief stands there with an ax in his hand. Perhaps he grew jealous and destroyed the rest. But why don’t you just ask him?”

The head man said, “You know they neither strike nor speak.”

“Then why worship gods that you make?” demanded Abraham. “Worship instead the Maker of all!”

But few of the people would listen. Abraham was seized and brought to King Nimrod for punishment.

When Nimrod had heard the accusers, he turned to Abraham. “Who is this mighty God you spoke of?”

“He it is Who gives life and death,” answered Abraham.

“But I too give life and death,” said Nimrod. “I pardon a guilty man sentenced to die—then I execute one who is innocent!”

“That is not the way of my Lord,” said Abraham. “But listen to this: Each morning, my Lord brings the sun up in the east. Can you make it rise in the west?”

Then Nimrod grew angry. He had a great fire built, and he ordered Abraham to be tied up and thrown into it. But the fire only burnt away the ropes, and they saw Abraham sitting peacefully among the flames. Beside him was an angel in Abraham’s likeness, comforting and protecting him.

After that, Nimrod did not dare try to harm Abraham again. Abraham returned to his town, where he gathered those who believed in the one God. Then he set out west, placing all faith in the Lord1.

Fast Forward to the Present Day2

For up to $27 a month or $270 a year (there are three pricing levels, “in the spirit of Leviticus 5:6-11”), subscribers to Root Source can access prerecorded lectures on topics that include biblical Hebrew, women in the Bible, Jewish prayer, the Holy Temple, God, Moses and the Book of Proverbs.

Although it may be a bit off-topic, one of the most popular courses offered at this online school is apparently “Islam – Insights and Deceptions.” A blurb about the course notes that it “uses scriptures from the Old Testament and occasionally even the New Testament to make the case that Islam is extremely dangerous.”

Torah School for the Nations, founded by Lambert Adler earlier this year, focuses more on face-to-face learning. Her project offers evangelicals visiting Israel during the three biblical feasts – Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot – the opportunity to participate in a full day of Torah study.

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It held its first such teach-in last Passover in the West Bank settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, where Lambert Adler lives. “But so many people wanted to join that the next two times, for lack of space, we had to move it to Jerusalem,” she says. The price is $75 per participant per day, including a kosher lunch.

“Ultimately, my dream is to have a brick-and-mortar facility that operates year-round,” she says……..

The forerunner of all these initiatives was the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC), the first Orthodox-Jewish institution to offer Jewish-taught Bible classes to Christians. CJCUC was established in January 2008 by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi, in the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

Unlike some of the newer initiatives, it reaches out to Christians across all denominations – not only evangelicals.

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Interfaith Bible classes have also found their way to the Israeli parliament. Among the participants at a recent class in May was Michele Bachmann, the former U.S. presidential candidate and co-founder of the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement3.

The Fallout

“So what if its harmless (?) nonsense” you can imagine some of our people thinking to also include that its also good for business! And all under the guise of educating Christians about their Christianity!?

However, this not the case for Abraham a man born into his idolatrous family and community. An enlightened Abraham clearly had his purpose to educate his family and community concerning idolatry. As described above, he demonstrated explicitly and repeatedly the foolishness of idolatry to a point after which he had to leave to the West [Israel] to be free of its influence. Is the foolishness of idolatry not the essence of what we say at our Passover Seders. To be free from the idolatrous religious practices/ beliefs of the other nations and instead to join our Torah nation? We readily admit in our Haggadas “Our forefathers were idol worshipers” and yet we should understand the very act of slaughtering a lamb was a rejection of the lamb god of the Egyptians4? And now we are facilitating and furthering the idolatry of Christianity? Christianity which claims in direct contradistinction to our own understanding to:

Get rid of the old yeast, that you may be a new unleavened batch, as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corin 5:7

By helping non-Jews to understand Christianity and practice their Christianity more meaningfully whilst making a hefty buck ($) at the same time?

We as Jews must make no mistake that we are coming under the fluffy warm blanket of political correctness, tolerance, love and mutual respect promoted from our own people. The very same tactics that Christians use themselves in their efforts to convert Jews to Jesus/ Yeshua! After all, as the Christian missionaries say “believing in Jesus makes you a completed Jew”. It is very clear from a Christian missionary perspective as mandated by the New Testament (see Mark 16:15, 16) that we Jews have something lacking…. the idol Jesus/ Yeshua.

Some Jews are in a denial that they are not playing with and exposing our people to the idolatry of Christianity. The denial because after all the proper get out safety clauses are disposed throughout their materials in their efforts to educate non-Jews about Christianity by equalizing it with an ‘understanding’ of Judaism. Their material and statements are without any reference to idolatry and why explicitly Christianity is idolatry. Those who expose such things are of course ignorant, prejudiced and fail to understand the mi$$ion to the Christians:

“Once they start having what they call a ‘heart for Israel,’ they realize that Jesus was Jewish. And in order for them to understand Christianity, they have to understand the Hebraic roots of Christianity. In other words, the lifestyle that Jesus lived – and that happens to be very similar to the way religious Jews live today, especially in Israel,” explains Lambert Adler.

No it is not very similar to the way religious Jews live today but unfortunately if more of this idolatry is promoted from those from within it may well be so in the near future.

Jews do not need to enhance the idolatrous beliefs of others by reinforcing it with Judaism, G-d forbid! Abraham did not and why should we?!

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Quotations from Haaretz article https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-you-ll-never-guess-who-s-flocking-to-learn-bible-at-israeli-yeshivas-1.6763029?fbclid=IwAR3nxbEWhBNgsKp04P6R7oHU8gLatiETsGMRMfAb8xzUahoYFGJZIA0-KXw for which quotations / pictures from are clearly indicated so and in accordance with ‘fair use’, to serve an educational purpose of this blog post. Examples of ‘fair use’ include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. ‘Fair use’ provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work.

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A biblical proof that the lamb was a god of the Egyptians is by consideration of Exodus 8 which concerns Moshe’s request of pharaoh to allow a sacrifice in the desert. Considering verse 22: And Moses said: ‘It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God; lo, if we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not stone us? Exodus 8. A question may be asked if the sacrifice (lamb/ sheep) was an abomination to the Israelites or the Egyptians? The answer to the rhetorical question asked by Moshe causes us to consider what would the basis be for the Egyptians to stone the Israelites, if not for Israelites sacrificing the god of the Egyptians?

‘Rabbi’ Itzkak Shapira the Gift that Just Keeps on Giving

So called “Rabbi” Shapira has a way of bouncing back into the fray by immediately poking the the hornets nest and dousing it with petrol. A war is now on between the camp of Deanne Loper [no doubt battling over mi$$ionary funds like Shapira] who has written a book entitled “Kabbalah Secrets Christians Need to Know: An In Depth Study of the Kosher Pig and the Gods of Jewish Mysticism”

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In her own words:

The Return of the Kosher Pig is the book by ‘rabbi’ Itzak Shapira that is admired by many christian theologians deluding people that the “kosher pig” that will return is no other than Jesus Christ the Messiah. So many are excited over the Jewish Rabbi recognizing Jesus as the Messiah however they overlook that “Yeshua” he is describing is not the true Jesus Christ of the bible. Would Jesus agree with kabbalah Zohar and the Talmud?

Even a video assessment including Deanne is provided which shows Shapira engaging the famous Benny Hinn. One of the scholarly claims by Shapira is that Esav (עשו) is Christianity and Yeshua (ישוע) spelt backwards gives the word Esav. Other Scholary gems of Shapira may be accessed here.

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The scholarly ignorance and deceptiveness of Shapira versus the classic antisemitic propaganda promoted by Deanne Loper is really something to behold!  Talk about the blind leading the blind.