Apparently in John 8:1-59 It says that Jews are not from the seed of Abraham

And even skimming it…that’s so not what it says, but that would require actually reading it without rose colored glasses. 

The ignorance is astounding…I’m just going to block her and stop my suffering. I have better things to do.

anonymous said:

hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!

I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew.  Oy vey, where do I start…

  • SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities.  This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations.  In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal.  Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all.  There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
  • "Jewish privilege".  Fact: It’s not a thing.  It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed.  Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
  • "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
  • Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel.  I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting.  Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.  
  • Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.  The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews.  Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe. 

That’s enough for now.  If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke.  I discuss that stuff a lot.  


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Carey Wedler - How I became a “self-hating Jew”

I highly recommend this video to everyone out there to watch

Honestly, if we want to change the world, we as the youth and adolescence should change OUR ways of thinking and how we treat each other. We need to stop depending on the older generations to settle the differences THEY see in our world. Because quite frankly, they’re too old to sway away from their beliefs. Too old to change their ways and how they treat “others”. There are no “others” we are all human. We can not wait for them to make those changes because they won’t. We have to make those changes ourselves. It begins with me.
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Joshua Broomberg and Saul and Sam Musker had their photo taken at the World Debating Championships in Thailand wearing keffiyehs to show solidarity with Gaza. They received a lot of hate messages after the image was widely shared on social media, including: 

“To this [sic] fucking retards that support the Palestinians … Me … Poczynski born in Argentina and Soldier at The IDF [Israeli army] i hope that these people does’t [sic] ever come to my country [Israel] because i will shoot them with my M16 and empty all my bullet [sic] on them!”

"you guys think that you are super bright wise kids and talking shit will win any argumant in the world . I CHALANGE YOU WISE ASS BRATS TO COME LIVE ON KIBBUTZ on the gaza border, its a free holiday, it wont cost you anything and when you have 15 seconds to get shelter i want you to stand up and convinse the enemy that you believe in humanatarian rights and in your opinion it goes against what you believe in. and before you shit yourselves and cry for mommy see how far that argumant is going to get you. A DISGRASE TO OUR BOYS puting their lives on the line to protect us!"

Read full article on The Electronic Intifada


Hamas to kids: Shoot and kill all the Jews.

Whilst still a child herself, TV host Rawan speaks to a younger child named Tulin on this daily children’s program (called 'Pioneers of Tomorrow/Tomorrows Pioneers') in Gaza Strip on Hamas’ TV. Earlier in the show’s segment, Nahul, an adult masked behind a giant bee costume, told the children to take stones and “smash” the “Jewish neighbors”. Tulin had stated that she wants to be a police officer when she grows up, which made way for Rawan and Nahul to direct her to the conclusion that as a police officer, she would shoot “all the Jews”. In one of the following episodes, Nahul the Bee is shown to be dying due to a giant bee disease which Israel prevented him from getting treatment for. Nahul the Bee is replaced by another animal-puppet, Assud the (Jew-eating) Rabbit who states “I, Assud, will get rid of the Jews, Allah wiling, and I will eat them up, Allah willing…”

The way that Hamas encourages death and hatred towards Jews is just repulsive. 

See for yourself:

[clip from episode with Tulin and Nahul]

[clip from episode of dying Nahul being replaced by Assud the Jew-eating rabbit]

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Ex-Israeli soldier speaks out… what he says will change everything you think you know about Israel

The talk by Eran Efrati was filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2014 as part of The Soldier and the Refusenik U.S. tour with Maya Wind. Eran talk about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.

Eran Efrati, 28, was born and raised in Jerusalem. After graduating high school he enlisted in the IDF, where he served as a combat soldier and company sergeant in Battalion 50 of the Nachal Division. He spent most of his service in Hebron and throughout the West Bank. In 2009, he was discharged and joined Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers working to raise awareness about the daily reality in the Occupied Territories.

He worked as the chief investigator of the organization, collecting testimonies from IDF soldiers about their activities. He also guided political tours and to the West Bank and worked to educate Israeli youth about the reality of being a soldier in an occupying army. His collected testimonies appear in the booklet “Operation Cast Lead” and their most recent release “Our Harsh Logic”. Since leaving Breaking the Silence, his investigative reports appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. Today he is active with the Israeli groups Anarchists Against the Wall and Boycott from Within.

Key points from this lecture
  1. There is a heavy indoctrination in Israel, from an early age in schools, which uses the holocaust to create paranoia and fear against ‘the enemy’
  2. Israeli soldiers are trained intensively for a war, whilst their actual military duties are to subdue and control Palestinians
  3. Israeli soldiers routinely humiliate, intimidate, arrest, beat and kill civilian Palestinians to ‘protect’ illegal Jewish settlers in occupied territories
  4. Many Israeli soldiers are aware what they are doing is wrong, but have no way out and feel pressured to continue
  5. Palestinians who require medical attention, have to go through military checkpoints – to do this they require permits
    • They give these permits to lawyers of ‘Doctors without borders’ and then prevent them from going to the West Bank – meaning Palestinians do not receive permits
    • Israel uses a clever process to cover itself legally to the world
  6. During Operation Cast Lead, Israeli soldiers were traumatised and confused the atrocities they saw in Gaza
    • Israel would bomb civilian areas to clear the way for Israeli ground forces, use tank shells, air-strikes and illegal white phosphorus
  7. When wanting to speak out, via the ‘Breaking the Silence Campaign‘ the Haaretz newspaper refused to publish soldier testimonies after pressure by IDF Spokesman
    • Breaking the Silence campaign itself was censored by the IDF Spokesman
    • All media in Israel has to go through the IDF censorship
  8. The Israeli government and military make a lot of money by selling its weapons to other repressive regimes around the world,
  9. Israel tries and tests its weapons on Palestinians – ‘this is not (just) an occupation’ this is a laboratory for Israeli military weapons
  10. Israel uses undercover units in the occupied territories to start riots, and then justify the use of weapons against Palestinian protesters
  11. All police departments in the US are trained by the Israeli military and are taught the same brutal tactics used against Palestinians
  12. US police departments have already used such tactics in suppressing protests in the US, such as the Occupy movement
  13. Hit Israel where it hurts the most, boycott Israel

“Everybody knows, the apartheid regime will stop. The question is how fast, and how many people are going to die… until it will happen?”

Trespassing of the Spirit.

Trespassing of others is most Grievous harm You cause to Yourself. 

  • Judgmental thoughts of Others.
  • Negative thoughts of Others. 
  • Sinful thoughts of Others. 

Trespassing is You forcing Your negative thoughts or energy.

  • Wishing unwell of other
  • Judging others
  • Preaching to others

Follow Your Heart. 

Be Kindness.

Be Compassion.

Be Love.