Oh. My. Glob!! Is that a hamentasch?
From: Marceline and the Scream Queens (part 1)
“She said, ‘Leah if you try to go to college we are going to have you locked up.’”
For some reason the embedding for the video isn’t working, but check out the link for an amazing interview with Leah Vincent on Katie Couric.
P.s. Nice article from Rabbi Fink about the interview here.
So I’ve been talking a bit with Hishabiti Eschem, who is fervently anti-zionistic.
In particular, I asked what he thought of great rabbis, like Rav Kook, who obviously know the torah and are zionists. (x)
This was his amazing response:
Sanhedrin 98a says that when Moshiach comes, a majority of the Jewish people will be heretics. So yeah, there probably are more Zionist ‘rabbis’.
Now, I’m a heretic, and I resent being grouped in with obviously religious believers just bc they’re zionists! lol… ok, kidding aside, this is quite the inane argument. Does he really think that all jews are heretics if they’re pro-Israel?! Damn. That takes misguided elitism to a new level. I’m also curious why he thinks the messiah is coming now. Personally, I’d give him another 2,000 years at a minimum. And besides, most jews aren’t religious and are therefore heretics. No need or reason to lump in religious people just bc they have a slightly different interpretation than you.
Not sure what you’re on about. As the epikorsim on EretzYisrael pointed out; they trust in themselves, they don’t trust in Hashem.
What I’m on about is that clearly there are people who understand the torah but see things differently. But clearly, for this guy, the only explanation is that they’re deluded heretics who don’t trust Hashem. And again, as someone who is a heretic, and is used to noticing insane trust in an imaginary being, I can assure you that these people are just as deluded as yourself. (Well, maybe not just as deluded… but pretty close.)
The only people who do not accept the oaths are Zionists. Even if you ignore the section on the oaths, there are numerous other sources against Zionism. This being one. This being another. Zionism, and the idea of Zionism, is not grounded anywhere in Scripture. Yeah, they quote the bits which say Hashem gave us the land. Yep. He did. But they must be forgetting that Hashem exiled us and that we’ll only be returned when Moshiach comes.
Why are you asking me? I’m not a zionist or a believer. Why not actually go out of your bubble and talk with some zionist rabbis?
There’s a reason that religious Yidden are against Zionism…
Just like how “religious yidden” don’t use the internet?
My point is that you’re defining what’s correct (or in this case “truly religious”) by what conforms to your personal beliefs. Don’t do that. It’s insulting to others as well as yourself.
p.s. There’s a typo in the first meme (your =/= you’re), but somehow, it feels appropriate.
Zionism is the real enemy of the Jews
Just said now by Rov at the NY protest. (via hishbati-eschem)
Sadly, these kinds of idiotic statements are common. “Internet is the enemy!” “Immodesty is the enemy!” etc etc etc
And yet, they never mention actual, observable, real dangers. Like people attacking Jews in Israel with bombs and the like, which is why Israel needs an army.
I have no doubt that during WWII there were people saying the same kind of nonsense instead of identifying Hitler as the actual danger. So instead of getting the hell away from Hitler’s forces, or fighting back, they sat around praying until they were rounded up. And of course, we know how that whole thing worked out. ugh.
By the same token, whenever I hear about a haredi disrespecting an IDF soldier, I want to give him a smack across the face. He is literally insulting the person who is actually protecting his ignorant and superstitious ass. But even suggest that god might not be perfect, and might not actually help… well.. anyone… ever, and they freak out.
The argument goes something like this: Since our prayer is more upsetting and horrifying to the Haredim, the right and decorous thing to do is to honor them with our capitulation. But the whole enterprise of speculating about each side’s relative sensitivity is like speculating about relative purity of body or religious conviction. It is an argument that merely repurposes all the stereotypes recited above: that women seeking to pray as they choose in the women’s section of the Kotel are less passionate, less sensitive or less heartfelt than other Jews. These are efforts to delegitimize and stigmatize the opponent, in lieu of entering into a meaningful debate about ideas. It’s an age-old — dare we say “political” — tactic. It’s also cheap. Take us on our own terms, accept that we are as worthy of our views as you are. That would require seeing us as equally human, which might also end the chair throwing. But it is the only, and happily the most Jewish, path to resolution.
Anonymous asked: i have a terrible memory with names so this is gonna sound really lame but the one in a billionx34 chance of God not existing thing was from a brilliant atheist professor who was asked to scientifically figure out the probability of God not existing. His response when asked how he could still believe that theres no god was "because thats what we came up with" ...whats ur response?
I need more info. In particular, how was that calculation “proving the odds of god’s existence” was made. Also, I don’t quite understand the response of the professor. Basically, I need more info.
Judaism forbids war while in exile. The Zionists forcing us to go against what our religion is religious discrimination and an attack against freedom of religion.
גזירת גיוס = גזירת שמד
I don’t think it’s discrimination if it’s applied equally to everyone. What you want is religious exceptions. If satmar believe, for instance, that paying taxes to Israel is against their religion, it doesn’t really matter. If you’re a citizen, there are expectations.
Furthermore, just as a clarification, your version judaism may forbid war; others’ judaism does not.
Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Shia LeBeuf, Matthew Broderick, Zach Braff, Jack Black, Justin Berfield, Zach Ephron, Peter Falk, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, … Rob Schneider, Roberto Justus, Samantha Ronson, Sasha Meneghel, Silvio Santos, Serginho Groismann, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Zach Braff and many others.
…and the jews control our minds
yeah, Adam Sandler is definitely part of the jewish conspiracy and working to control our minds. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Coming from the “black and white” world of the frummies, I think this could make for a great OTD anthem.
“Purple Yellow Red And Blue”, by Portugal, The Man
All I Wanna do is, Live in ectascy, I know what’s best for me, I can’t help it
It’s this hopeless itch, I just wanna feel (wanna feel), Purple Yellow Red and Blue
When I grow up I wanna be, A movie star or on TV. Cuz workin’ just don’t work for me, But I can’t focus feeling hopeless, So I’ll just sit back, try to relieve
When I grow up I wanna be. A rich-kid born celebrity, It’s not greed, but necessity, Now I don’t focus on the hopeless, When I look out it’s only for me
I just, Wanna be evil, I just Wanna be evil …Purple Yellow Red and Blue
All that I needed, Is something to believe in, Because everything just falls in place like that.
I could see how they might not care: Room, board, reading books… sounds like yeshiva.
But I’m sure there’s a down side or two. (Oh man, imagine if they don’t have torah books, but only tv or *gasp* secular books.)
But thankfully these anti-zionists are brining the messiah closer by the day. only been around two millenia. I’m sure he’ll be here soon to post your bail.
iheb222 asked: Hey man, I'd love to hear your story. In a way, I think I'll be able to relate considering the paths we took were similair. I too used to subscribe to religion(Islam) and then decided to step away from it all. I didn't reject the idea of a higher power, I just don't believe in the sky daddy tales we are told to believe without question. Also seeing the past that muslims and jews shared I'd like to know how it was for you, going through this process and all. Take care friend.
Sorry for the late reply. Part of my hesitation is that it’s a long story. If you comb through my archive, you’ll find different bits. But basically, I started to question some of my religious beliefs and I realized I wasn’t actually happy being religious - which spurred on my studies to affirm my faith, but which had the opposite effect. Lots of tough introspection and a few years later… here I am =]
My Jewish Atheism
Interesting article, thanks for the submission.