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Catholic bishops behaving deceitfully: what a surprise

Judaism / Spirit

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 […]

Sustained wonder — qotd

Judaism / qotd

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

Apologies should only be the beginning…

books / Judaism

Wow, you leave one of your favorite authors alone for a sec, and, just behind your back, this happens. » 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.

How to Read the Torah

Judaism / Spirit

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.

Antisemitism, and why it keeps needing to be discussed

Israel / Judaism

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 […]