- Abraham is considered to be the first Jew, because he was kicked out of the house.
A major objection I have always had about Christianity and Catholicism is their constant attempts to shove their beliefs down the throats of those who believe otherwise. In the following, it’s blatantly obvious that the bishops were taking advantage of a good-faith effort by Jewish leaders.
NEW YORK – Major Jewish groups and rabbis from the three largest branches of American Judaism said Thursday that their relationship with Roman Catholic leaders is at risk because of a recent U.S. bishops’ statement on salvation.
Jewish groups said they interpret the new document to mean that the bishops view interfaith dialogue as a chance to invite Jews to become Catholic. The Jewish leaders said they “pose no objection” to Christians sharing their faith, but said dialogue with Jews becomes “untenable” if the goal is to persuade Jews to accept Christ as their savior.
This is the meaning of a Jew and Judaism, the very meaning of the word: To live in a state of sustained wonder. To know that there are things beyond human grasp. That the very existence of anything at all is beyond knowing. And then to strive to know.
— Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Wow, you leave one of your favorite authors alone for a sec, and, just behind your back, this happens.
Yourish.com » Elie Wiesel’s assailant apologizes
The trial of the man who tried to kidnap Elie Wiesel to “force” him to recant his Holocaust testimony has begun with an apology.
Yes, this is definite schizophrenia, in my very non-professional opinion.
But follow the link… some students fight back. There is hope yet! Evidently not all Californians are Nazis, yet.
Solomonia: Students Confronting Apartheid in Israel at Stanford?
Some students are pushing back: Op-Ed: What apartheid is and is not
Ocean Guy teaches us about how the Torah is read in synagogue…
Ocean Guy: Somewhere on A1A
Reading from the Torah on any Shabbat is a challenge, reading on the High Holidays, even more so. This is meant to show the uninitiated, what “reading” is all about.
Via Gerard Vander Leun at On the Most Ancient Virus to Infect the Soul @ AMERICAN DIGEST
ANTI-SEMITISM IS NOT A SIGN, A SYMBOL, A BULLET, OR A GAS, IT’S A VIRUS. It is the oldest known virus to attack the human soul. The existence of Israel masks the existence of the virus by renaming it (“anti-Zionism”). Through the renaming of this ancient disease as a “political problem,” many people now become infected through their friends, families, at their schools, from their community, church, or nation, or from exchanging infected fantasies with infected ideologues. By changing the name of the disease it has become possible for many to deny that they have contracted the virus. This facilitates the current outbreak. It is a clever virus and this shape-shifting is one of its oldest methods of perpetuating itself.
Tisha B’Av – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The fast commemorates two of the saddest events in Jewish history — the destruction of the First Temple (originially built by King Solomon), and the destruction of the Second Temple. Those two events occurred about 656 years apart, but both in the same month, Av, and, as tradition has it, both on the ninth day.
I am so in favor of this following, that Meryl has much more on. Heck, I’m not even officially Jewish yet, and still I get anti-semitic remarks on this blog. (They’re deleted immediately, of course.)
Yourish.com » The anti-Semitism question
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission is asking Congress to amend Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to include anti-Semitism.