anonymous asked:

Zionist scum.. If you think Jews belong in PALESTINE then that makes you a zionist. No way around. Unfollowing wow

I don’t care what you think. I’m not a zionist. In fact, I’m the complete opposite of a zionist. I don’t think all Jews should return to eretz yisrael. I think Jews should spread across the globe, so goyim have to deal with our existence. 

Six stabbed at Jerusalem pride parade by same assailant who attacked parade in 2005
17-year-old girl in very serious condition after surgery; ultra-Orthodox attacker Yishai Shlissel in custody; he had just been released from jail, had continued to denounce gay community

I (ProgressiveJudaism’s moderator) was at Jerusalem Pride today.  I am studying at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.  My classmates and I are okay. After the attack, but this is my personal reaction and reflection:

Senseless hatred, horrific violence occurred today some-100 feet from my classmates and I today. Six people were stabbed for showing their support of the LGBT community, for proclaiming the importance of love and tolerance in conjunction with all that is holy.

A joyous, peaceful event of pride turned into solidarity: a hope for real change in the State of Israel. The blood and human remains that I saw on the road, a road which I have walked across dozens of times, will remain etched into my brain every time I show my hope for equality. Senseless hatred will not win, Love will.

מי שברך אבותינו ואמותינו,
Please help the victims of this terrorist attack regain a full healing of body and spirit, may the wisdom of their doctors and nurses aid in their recovery.  May their loved ones continue to have the strength in themselves and to help these six.
בכל מעשה ידיים עם כל ישראל ❤

I am stronger now.


Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), the founder of modern Zionism, recognized that anti-Semitism would further his cause, the creation of a separate state for Jews. To solve the Jewish Question, he maintained “we must, above all, make it an international political issue.”

Herzl wrote that Zionism offered the world a welcome “final solution of the Jewish question.” In his “Diaries”, page 19, Herzl stated “Anti-Semites will become our surest friends, anti-Semitic countries our allies.”

Zionist reliance on Anti-Semitism to further their goals continues to this day. Studies of immigration records reflect increased immigration to the Zionist state during times of increased anti-Semitism. Without a continued inflow of Jewish immigrants to the state of “Israel”, it is estimated that within a decade the Jewish population of the Zionist state will become the minority.

In order to maintain a Jewish majority in the state of “Israel”, its leaders promote anti-Semitism throughout the world to “encourage” Jews to leave their homelands and seek “refuge”.

Over the recent years there has been a dramatic rise in hate rhetoric and hate crimes targeted toward Jews:

  • In Turkey…horrifying suicide bombings at two synagogues left 25 people dead and hundreds more injured.
  • In Britain…Scotland Yard recently warned Britain’s Jewish Community that it faced imminent terrorist attacks after police spotted and questioned a group of  “tourists” taking covert videotape of the Jewish community buildings in London.
  • In France…a caution was issued after an arson attack gutted a suburban Paris Jewish school–the latest incident in a frightening wave of French anti-Semitism.
  • BBC - UK:  “In recent weeks, a poll for the European Commission suggesting that EU citizens see Israel as the biggest threat to world peace caused outrage among Israelis.”

Anti-Semitic acts are on the rise across Europe and beyond. From Antwerp and London to Berlin and Istanbul, Jews are living in fear.

On November 17, 2003 Zionist leader, Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, told Jews in Italy the best way to escape “a great wave of anti-Semitism” is to move and settle in the state of Israel. This has been the Zionist ideology from the beginning to the present time. “The best solution to anti-Semitism is immigration to Israel. It is the only place on Earth where Jews can live as Jews,” he said.

July 28, 2004: 200 French Jews emigrated to Israel following a wave of Anti-Semitism. They were personally greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who recently urged French Jews to flee to Israel to escape rising anti-Semitism.

On July 18, 2004, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged all French Jews to move to Israel immediately to escape anti-Semitism. He told a meeting of the American Jewish Association in Jerusalem that Jews around the world should relocate to Israel as early as possible. But for those living in France, he added, moving was a “must” because of rising violence against Jews there. “

Taken from JewsAgainstZionism.com

Holy Week; Part XI: "Tell me your views concerning Messiah"

Tahillim (Psalms) 110:1 Adonai says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool”

When the crowds heard how he taught, they were astounded; but when the P'rushim learned that he has silenced the Tz'dukim, they got together, and one of them who was a Torah expert asked a sh'eilah to trap him: “Rabbi, which of the mitzvot in the Torah is the most important?”

He told him, “’You are to love Adonai your G-d with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength.’ This is the greatest mitzvah. And the second is similar to it, ’You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’ All of the Torah and the prophets are dependent on these two mitzvot.”

Then, turning to the assembled P'rushim, Yeshua put a sh'eilah to them: “Tell me your view concerning the Messiah: Whose son is he?" 

They said to him, "Davids.”

“Then how is it,” He asked them, “That David, inspired by the spirit, calls him ‘Lord,’ when he says,

'Adonai said to my Lord, 'Sit here at my right hand until i put your enemies under your feet.’”

If David thus calls him 'Lord,’ how is he his son?“ No one could think of anything to say in reply; and from that day on, no one dared put him to another sh'eilah.

The religious leaders, for the past several segments of the Holy Week story, have been under a deserve barrage from Yeshua over the content of their hearts. It started as them challenging what he did, and, by the time we reach this famous segment, they are throwing any trick question they can at him in a desperate attempt to defend their honor and rank. I would love to have been one of the onlookers in what the scripture says is a growing crowd. We have Herodians still nearby, priests, P'rushim, Tz'dukim, all against Yeshua, and Yeshua is winning. At least he is winning the tests, but is he winning their hearts? The rest of the story makes it doubtfull.

Now pulling another trap, the P'rushim try to get Yeshua to raise one commandment over another in Importance. Likely they were thinking that he would pick one of the ten commandments out as a foundation. The P'rushim where masters of this. Their whole life is wrapped up in the study of the mitzvot. But in doing this, they take a great gamble. They have been frustrated by all other questions posed so far, and if Yeshua were able to best them here, in their home court, so to speak, then there would be no defence left.

The P'rushim were takes not only with knowing the law, but with defining it. They helped people keep the main laws by making countless rules about those laws. Trying to help people understand what true obedience looks like, the defined more than six hundred and thirteen laws. You can see the problem with these people spesifically wanting one command to be over another. Its like asking the President to pick one state of the union to run the whole country; sure some may fit the task better, but in the end they are all equal.

The segments of the old testament Yehsua sites are not actually part of what was considered Torah Law. D'varim (Deuteronomy) 6:5 And you are to love Adonai your G-d with all your heart, all your being and all your resources.This is part of a famous prayer of Israel. שמע ישראל הי אלוקינו הי אחד. Sh'ma Yisra'el! Adonai Elohenu, Adonai echad [Hear, oh Israel! Adonai our G-d, Adonai is one]: and you are to love Adonai…

This is something they would have read and known and prayed daily. Not just the priests and Torah teachers, but everyone. This passage of scripture is, for lack of better term, the motto of the nation and people of Israel. They said it every day, and where completely unaware of the depth of the meaning of the words they spoke. Moments before, Yeshua nails the Tz'dukim about their lack of understanding in the area in which they were supposed to be experts, and now he challenges the very patriotism of the same group.

Yeshua takes another step, following the pattern of the P'rushim. He established one law, but then further defines it by establishing a second law. This was the practice of the P'rushim, and Yeshua, using something very near and familiar, uses their own system, the one they were using to trap him. The second law he cites comes from levitical law: Vayikira (Leviticus) 19:18 Don’t take vengance on or beat a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai. This citation comes from the part of the law specifically geared towards the cohanim, P'rushim, and Tz'dukim. This citation was not nessesarily an attack, but it was definitely personal.

An interesting point is that the Bible, the Torah, assumes that we love ourselves. It’s not a problem for mankind to think to little of ourselves. Yeshua correctly identifies the heart of true obedience. See, he is being asked about a law, which means, in order to pull out one of most importance, he has to define what the most important form of obedience looks like. It is not the law that is in question, but the actions that that law dictates. The brilliance is in the use of a non commandment to define what real obedience looks like. Love G-d, love others. The entire law watered down and obedience defined.

The last point he makes has an interesting application to the modern church. Following the gospel and the road of salvation, a believer is to repent and place their trust in Yeshua for salvation, but then, as we have seen before, they are to be new creations. The obedience Yeshua asks of the church and all believers is to Love G-d and love others before yourself. What makes this interesting is Yeshuas assertion that the ENTIRE OLD TESTAMENT LAW is included in those two. That is to say, once a person has repented, their desire should be to forsake their sin and keep the commandments of Yeshua, and Yeshua commands here that we follow the Torah! Freedom in HMeshiah does not mean freedom from these two greatest commandments, but the freedom to keep them without condemnation for when we fall.

Finally, in the last exchange that Yehsua has with the Cohanim until the trial. Yehsua poses to them the question of the Messiah. Long story short, the P'rishim don’t understand the Messiah. Of course we know that Yeshua was both human and divine. The P'rushim don’t understand the concept of the G-d-man. They could not comprehend what the messiah was, and thus they missed the message altogether.