Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
–Jesus

By Richard Edmondson

Reading the gospels in the light of current events becomes a more eye-opening experience for me with each passing day. Take the words of Jesus in Luke 12:1. “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy,” he remarks to his disciples.

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Bernie Sanders Talks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth, Tries to Justify Signing onto UN Letter

Last week all 100 members of the US Senate signed onto a letter criticizing the UN, and particularly the UN Human Rights Council, for seeking to “advance an anti-Israel agenda.” In the above video, Bernie Sanders, probably beloved by more liberals than any other member of the Senate, attempts to justify his decision to add his signature to the letter.

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2nd Jewish Cemetery Vandalized; But Those Shedding Tears Seem to have Short Memories

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Another Jewish cemetery has been vandalized. According to news reports, some 75-100 headstones were knocked over at the Mount Carmel cemetery in Philadelphia sometime either Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

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Parade of Hypocrisy: Trump’s a Racist!

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By Richard Edmondson

The US has a well deserved reputation as one of the most hypocritical nations on earth. We claim to be champions of democracy while overthrowing democratically elected governments. We insist we are fighting a war on terrorism while funding and training terrorists.

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Palestinians Do Not Deserve Compensation for Homes Lost in 1948, Say Israelis

I guess it comes from a lifetime more or less of viewing yourself as “chosen.” The Israelis interviewed in the video above overwhelmingly oppose compensating Palestinians for their homes lost in 1948. They all give various reasons why. The interviewer doesn’t ask them how they feel about discontinuing holocaust reparations to Jews, which Germany continues to pay even now, 70 years after the war. Too bad he didn’t. It might have made for an interesting follow-up question. I have a strong feeling they all would have offered justifications for why the German taxpayers should continue to pay up.

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Jews and the Bubbling Fount of US Hypocrisy

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“Christ Taken Prisoner”–detail from Judas kiss fresco, Byzantine 14th century, monastery in Ohrid, Macedonia

A Palm Sunday Reflection

By Richard Edmondson

Americans of conscience go through a “cringing moment” with practically each new day these days as comments of the rankest sort of hypocrisy pour from the mouths of US leaders or White House and State Department media spokespeople.

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