Thursday, March 31, 2016

Antisemitism: The Oldest Hatred and The Most Popular

I'm so sick and tired of Jews and Israelis trying to kowtow and compromise and rationalize to accommodate what is just plain antisemitism.

There's one constant in World History and that is the attempt to eradicate World Jewry.

Whether it's the Biblical Amalek, Haman, Hadrin, the Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Vatican and the Inquisition, Great Britain which refused to follow the Mandate to establish a Jewish State, the Nazi Holocaust and the United Nations which keeps condemning Israel for its survival there is no sign of an end to the hatred against the Jewish People.

A couple of weeks ago, the Shabbat before Purim, was Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat of memory. That is a reminder that we are supposed to remember that when push comes to shove, or just for fun, there are many in the world who will not change their hateful antisemitic ideology. They look for our weakness and pounce, stab, run over and shoot.

Look at the irony and look at the hypocrisy. And please add your own examples in the comments, thanks.


Marcel Cousineau said...

Whether it's the party of the donkey or the elephant, they have both betrayed Israel beyond any forgiveness or trust.
With Democrats daily stabbing Israel in the back like vile Senator Leahy how can any 'good' Jew stand with this devious and evil party ?

Also Remember ?
It was Republican President Reagan who ordered safe passage for bloody murderer Yasser Arafat from Beirut to Tunisia when the IDF had a bullet aimed at his head.
Israel's failure to kill him then and instead obey Washington has cost much innocent blood.
Jews are most often their own worst enemies.

I wonder how much antisemitism $1,000,000.00 can buy ?

McCain linked nonprofit received 1 million from Saudi Arabia

Naive Israel, the US has sold you out a long time ago. It's called the two state solution.

Anonymous said...

Anti-semitism is not like other hatreds because it is a supernatural hatred instilled by H' for Israel's sake. If this hatred had not existed we would have disappeared as a people. Whenever we have to be awakened to our reality, anti-semitism rears its ugly head. But, we are at such a low as Jews because of assimilation that the typical uninformed liberal Jew just cannot understand why 'they' hate us so much. Eventually, hopefully, they'll learn, but it won't be the easy way.

Batya said...

Marcel, I mostly agree with you.
A, not so. Gd did not invent antisemitism. There is free will.

Mr. Cohen said...

Israel is being buried-alive under an
avalanche of media bias and false accusations.

These web sites can help refute those
biases and false accusations:





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Tehillim / Psalms, chapter 129, verse 5:
“Let them be ashamed and turned backward,
all haters of Zion.”

Garnel Ironheart said...

The oldest hatred is one brother for another. Just look it up.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Batya but you are wrong when you say that anti-semitism is not from H'. All our Sages and great Rabbis know that it is supernatural. Everything and that means everything is from Heaven, especially where the Jew is concerned. Just like the Jew has the pintele Yid - it holds true the other way. This is the mystical side of Torah and we will feel it more now than ever in this pre-Messianic era where the nistar (the hidden) will be more and more revealed.

Mr. Cohen said...

Dear Batya Medad,

In recent years, I have personally collected exact Torah quotes from: Tanach, Talmud, Midrash, and classic Mussar books, which all teach that anti-Semitism is from G_d, and in response to our sins.

Sorry about that.

Mr. Cohen

Batya said...

Garnel Ironheart, yes, that is true on a one to one personal level.

Anonymous, Mr. Cohen, I don't like it being used in a way to excuse humans from guilt. "Hardening the heart," as was done to Pharaoh, can only be if the hatred already exists.

John S said...

Now the LORD had said to Abram:........
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you; (Gen. 12)

The world is still being allowed to choose its own reward by an omniscient and omnipotent G_d.

Anonymous said...

Antisemitism could be a blessing if Semitism become a rival of God.
How can someone hope to get Abraham's blessing by rather dismissing the Jealous One who blessed him?

Nobody learns from the Tanach. The visible and relative things keep eclipsed God. God is the Jealous One, but Jews keeps pondering away toward the visible things that provoke God's jealousy.
What is important for God is not what He will give to you, either lands, state, clan, tribe, even ancestral blessing, but what you seek of God, because He doesn't want you to make Him a secondary one.

Being Jealous One means we have to be careful of not preferring other impersonal and relative things to eclipse Him. Today's Jews are busied by the teaching of receiving some earthy things that God gives them, even to try to rob the land where He is on, to force Him to disown His only land that connects Him with the world.

What a chutzpah to claim Jerusalem belongs to Jews or Arabs while He says plainly "For the land is Mine".

God is personal. It is His hands that created us, not others, not even His impersonal gifts.
God demonstrated how easy for Him to destroy several Canaanite tribes while Jews just sing in the prayer, without even unsheathe any sword, on the days of Jehoshaphat.

God is personal. God destroyed his impersonal Temple. He allowed the impersonal Ark to get missing. God allowed Assyrians to finish off the impersonal Israel kingdom. God allowed Babylon, Medes, Persia, Macedonia, and Roman to correct Jews.

Batya said...

John, yes Gd punishes our enemies, sometimes in This World, and sometimes in the Next World and sometimes in both.
a, no

Anonymous said...

It is God who blessed. Abraham himself doesn't bless.
Jews are supposed to pave the way, the place, the land for God, not to be the tenants of land for God. Nobody is let to stand as an obstacle for Him over His land.

Anonymous said...

When David purchased the ground of altar from Araunah, there's no conflict because each gentleman refuses to claim it for himself and for his heirs. I am sure Jerusalem can be made a model of citizenless city where everyone (Jews, or Arab, or others) would happily give up his property claim over the land, but rather dedicate it for God alone. What a chutzpah to boast a claim on 0.1% land that actually belongs to God?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @19:19. On which planet did you learn history? Not this one. Jerusalem is the holy capital of the Land of Israel, was, is and will always be - according to the G-D of Israel and His holy Torah. That means EVERYTHING and not what jealous man thinks or means.

Batya said...

I'm losing track, since none of you are using names.
Anonymous @19:19, you make no sense.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4/4/16 06:00,
God never disowns His ownership on Jerusalem. He just entrusts it to Jews.
The promise doesn't excuse the use of force to take Jerusalem.

God just entrusts it to Jews on purpose to teach the world that it belongs to God, not to Jews, or Arabs, or other creations. Jerusalem has been God's land long before Abraham exists. You can't rob it from God. God would lose His only footstool on the earth if Jews try to steal Jerusalem from Him.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and 12 Patriarchs know the land belongs to God, and entrusts it to them on purpose to teach the whole world that it is God's only connection to the world. They get the duty to teach that, but they have no excuse to claim it as their own.

The promise doesn't excuse the use of force to take Jerusalem.
Nothings is different between God's promise to Abraham and to Jews after him. Abraham doesn't use military force to take it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4/4/16 06:00,
David, Solomon, and other Judah kings do not reside in Jerusalem, they don't make it "capital city" of Israel. The city remains to be owned by God alone for the pilgrims and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:31, your comments are so off the wall and have no meaning. Here is something which is well known: King David made Jerusalem his capital and reigned there for 33 years. His first capital when he became king was Chevron where he reigned for 7 years and then onto Jerusalem, the eternal Jewish capital of the Jewish people. Of course, King Solomon and the Judean (true kings of Israel) kings after him followed, and the capital was always in Jerusalem where our holy Temples stood and the eventual eternal holy Temple will stand (hopefully, very soon) forever!

Pilgrims of the nations will come once a year on the Holiday of Sukkot to pay homage to the G-D of Israel!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4/4/16 22:46,
You get a seriously wrong reading of the Tanach. From where do you learn?
Long time before Sukkoth, Jerusalem was Salem where the believers of God Most High prayed and went pilgrimage every day. It explains why Jerusalem had many crippled and sick people who came to pray. Abraham went to Salem after destroying kings.

Ask your Rabbis, and they shall tell you Jerusalem is not originally a lot of the land of any 12 Tribes of Jews. That's why the holy city happens to stand between Judah's lot and Benjamin's lot.

Can't ever you get amazed by evidence that from the time of Joshua, the Judges, Samuel, Saul and David none of Jews tried to steal Jerusalem?
It is because according to the legend there's a sacred seal of Non-aggression treaty between Abraham and Jebus' elders about several centuries ago that prevented Jews to claim the city as their property.

Capital city wherein palace or house of David was is at Millo, a fortress at Shechem. But David took Jerusalem with the war in his pursue to unite the people Jews and the remaining Canaanites. It is ironic it is Jews who destroyed the seal of Non-aggression treaty of Abraham in Jebus land.
Despite his conquest, David can't control Jerusalem. It remains the place for the weak Jebusites: the blind, the lame, and the poor Jebusites, that means Jebusites are let to reside in Jerusalem as long as they get demilitarized, and their idols don't appear anymore.

2Sam 5
9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

The "house of Millo" is at Shechem, Jud 9:6.
Judges 9:6
All the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo, and went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar that was in Shechem.
2 Chronicles 32:5
He took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised it up to the towers, and the other wall outside, and strengthened Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.

The city of Jerusalem is not mentioned by exact name at all in the Five Books of the Torah, except with the previous name Salem. Further, of the forty years of David's reign, seven and a half years he ruled in Hebron, while Jerusalem was left untouched by David into the city of holiness.
Jebusites are let to reside in Jerusalem as long as they get demilitarized, and their idols don't appear anymore.
2Sam 5:8
And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

Anonymous said...

At his time David is quite "Liberal", even very Leftist in the standard of Hasidim.
David employed Arabian Amasa, Obil, Jaziz to be the chief of army and rulers of the substance of his kingdom.
Itai haGiti was one of David's army general, he was not Jewish, but rather a Philistine from the city of Gath, next to Ashkelon.
Achish is a name for two Philistine rulers. Achish the king of Gath is with whom David sought refuge when he fled from Saul. Achish the son of Maoch is to whom David served a second time as the leader of a band of 600 warriors.

David also has Liberal or Leftist-like marriage, he David married Maacah the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. Marrying Maacah gives him power in Geshur a neighboring land. Some descendants of David from Maacah became good kings of Judah:
Asa 2 Chr 15:16,
Jehoshaphat 2 Chr 16:1.
In some sense Maacah is ancestor of Joseph the step father of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, Batya, but you would do all of your loyal readers a favor by not allowing distortions and lies to be published on this blog (in such volume) as is being done by the multiple Anonymous (the same person) spewing forth garbage and outright lies of Torah and Jewish history! Those who are not so knowledgable of Jewish history can actually get to believe some of it and that would be a chilul H'.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...



Batya said...

Chaim and a the last one. It is getting hard to keeo up. I am not near a computer. No time. Please help by telling them they are wrong.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 6/4/16 02:18,
I will be grateful if you can tell me where my wrong is.
I just want to know what is the polite response for my comments above.

Is there any explanation of my comments on David and Amasa, Obil, Jaziz, Itai haGiti, Achish the king of Gath, Achish the son of Maoch, as well as David David marriage to Maacah, and descendants of David from Maacah that became good kings of Judah: Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoiada, Uzziah, Hezekiah, Josiah?