Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Today is Israel's Independence Day. To commemorate, PM Ehud Olmert plans to rip out three Jewish families from what he considers an "illegal" occupation of a home in Hebron. According to the Kadima concessionist government, it is a crime for Jews to live in Judea, so, in grand dramatic fashion, he will physically expel them and then immediately turn over the ethnically cleansed property to the moslems as yet another "good will gesture" to the vermin.

In other news, militant leftwing secularist author A.B. Yehoshua told a Jewish Washington DC audience that he considers himself Israeli, not a Jew, and that Judaism is obsolete to Israeli identity. Jews are only of kinship based on nationality, i.e. if they live in Israel they are Israelis, if they live in Italy they are Italian, etc. Being part of the religion is absolutely unrelated factor to being "Israeli", therefore, and, if anything, is only adding to the cultural divide.

You see, according to Yehoshua, Jewish culture is utterly inferior to liberal, secular Israeli culture. He does not believe that Diaspora Jewry and Israelis have a common bond to one another any more than do the Russian and the German people since he sees Israeli as being totally unidentified with Judaism. It is no different than if an American and a Belgian are both Catholic, but otherwise share no common connection to one another's society.

In other words, he does not recognize Jews who don't reside in Israel as having any duality with enlightened, superior, secular Israelis. In fact, as Yehoshua sees it, being Israeli is actually antithetical to the primitive Jewish religious practices, and only serves to increase the disconnect.

Yes, one may conclude from this that we here following Jewish laws in the Diaspora are just a bunch of illegitimate buffoons! So, happy Yom Ha'Atzmaut to you, Mr. Yehoshuah et. al., and now go find your own money for the State, because us rubes here in the Diaspora sending you billions of dollars really aren't worthy of "your people", and neither should be our dollars.

-MZ

15 comments:

  1. Israeli = Liberal according to this asshole. There are way too many of his kind in The Land, unfortunately. Great site, MZ!

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  2. kahaneloyalist5/03/2006 1:44 PM

    It is times like these that the State of Judea idea really seems the only option.

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  3. O.T. madze - i've made my first post and because you are such a great influence on me, i've taken the liberty of including you:

    http://longrange.blogspot.com/

    be back later to take your article in.

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  4. the merry widow5/03/2006 3:27 PM

    Dear Lord! I wonder what G*D thinks of this foolishness! Oh yeah, HE does have a LOT to say about fools! I don't think HE likes them very much! Banging head on desk. It's weird MadZ, the extremists on both ends really do hate a lot! And they call thumpers hateful? I guess it proves one thing, G*D loves moderation!

    tmw

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  5. I'm sure God is not pleased watching Israel become San Francisco.

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  6. LOL that traitor sounds like one of our democrats calling themselves "patriotic".

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  7. RWM, we see it all the time, don't we? I honestly am growing more and more amazed at how so many otherwise normal people still choose liberalism for their politics. I shake my head and ask, "don't you see the king has no clothes?"

    Yet, they continue to insist that 2 + 2 = 5, and the king is really wearing clothes. I can't understand how so many people can be so blind?

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  8. and they'll get away with it because of the new "good enuf math". a verse in the n.t. says "narrow is the gate which leads to life - wide is the way to destruction." i plan to enter through the narrow gate. it amazes me that so many could be so blind, but all i can do is be a light in a very dark world.

    you are a light, madze.

    thank you for linking to us. i don't know how to do that yet or i'd link to you. no, i'd really link to you.

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  9. p.s. if you're going to just willy-nilly put my link in there, do you think you could put it at the top? just a suggestion.

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  10. Hmmm...Greedy, aren't we nanc?

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  11. no. does anybody really go to bad eagle?

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  12. hmmm...good point. I'll give you whatever you want, Aunty Nance!

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  13. the merry widow5/04/2006 9:56 AM

    We love our Nanc, she gets away with alot, doesn't she?
    MadZ- I rember reading in Ezekial about the withdrawal of G*D and HIS glory from the Temple, the city and the nation! We are seeing this unfold before our eyes here and in Israel. May HE give us courage and wisdom to stand firm in these coming days!

    tmw

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  14. Awww dang I missed the independence day celebration.

    Whats the Palestinian independence day? Ohhh they never had a country did they?

    I'm sure that MZ would like to point out that May 25th is Jordan's independence day. We can celebrate then.

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  15. i'm going to drink a domestic ale with perhaps corned beef for cinco de mayo. i'm having burrito and taco withdrawals - i don't believe i've ever gone a week without mexican food.

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