Recently We Hold These Truths uploaded a podcast featuring a discussion on the book, “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” by Michael Hoffman. The following is the program description:
Recently a reader named “Lisa” posted a comment on one of our articles. The article is a piece entitled “Are the Jews Crazy?” that was written by my friend, Ariadna Theokopolous, and posted back in 2014, but which has been getting a lot of hits lately.
Lisa, in her somewhat lengthy comment (which I reproduce in full below along with my reply) offers the view that this is an anti-Semitic website. She also seemingly blames “bigoted Christians” for most of the world’s problems, while at the same time going to great lengths to assure us that she herself is pure and untainted by any form of hatred.
Lisa, by the way, is Jewish. “I am a Jew!” she says–but she is a liberal, non-religious Jew who once dated an Arab and does not consider herself a supporter of Israel. She also believes Palestinians and Israelis fight “because they choose to,” and that Jews are just like everybody else, with some good and some bad.
[ Ed. note – The city of New York recently adopted a new policy on the circumcision of babies. Jewish rabbis who perform circumcision rites are referred to as “mohels.” Often they will apply the technique of sucking on the baby’s penis after the circumcision has been performed–a practice which has the potential of transmitting diseases such as herpes into newborn infants. Under the new city policy, mohels linked to the spread of herpes will become subject to a fine of $2,000.
The Jewish holiday of Purim takes place this weekend. Officially it begins Saturday, March 11 and ends Sunday, March 12, although in Israel celebrations are getting under way today and are expected to run through Sunday–and it is reported that this year a number of Israeli children are dressing up as Elor Azaria.
By Richard Edmondson
Recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made an interesting comment. He described the time we are living in as a “post-truth” era. It’s a very apt, on-target description.
‘Israel accepts Jews only; and American Jews do not object to it; they do not compare Israeli leaders with Hitler or Trump…’
[ Ed. note – Israel Shamir is a noted author and commentator on Middle East issues. His books include Galilee Flowers, and Cabbala of Power. He is also a former Israeli and a Jewish convert to Christianity. In the article below he argues that the attacks on Trump we are seeing today, and particularly the strident protests over the president’s immigration ban from seven Muslim countries, are in reality a continuation of the war against Christianity, though under a different guise.
I came across this video and thought I would post it for the fun of it. As I have said for a long time, Christians have far more in common with Muslims, who venerate Jesus as a prophet, than with Jews, whose Talmud contains blasphemous depictions of Jesus as well as his mother Mary.