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Progressive Judeomania, Part 2

June 29, 2011

Judaic Anti-Zionist Progressives, you’re making asses of yourselves with comments like this:

“… I have lost most of my remaining respect for [Rabbi Andy Bachman] after reading him denounce Allison Benedikt‘s writing her own hagaddah as a crime against the Jewish people by invoking the one true science, numerology. Who is he, Louis Farrakhan?”

Judaism, the religion Rabbi Bachman represents, is so rotten with numerology (Gematria) it’s difficult to imagine that anyone with even the most cursory understanding of the religion wouldn’t know this. And this remains true to this day, even in its ‘progressive,’ ‘Reform’ branch. Reform Rabbi Andy Bachman’s numerology: “The structure of the Seder is built on the number 4 (4 questions, 4 cups, 4 children)” is in itself proof of this.

So what sense is there to wheeling in Louis Farrakhan as a reference when Rabbi Bachman’s numerology stems directly from rabbinic Judaism’s very own, very rich numerology traditions? For anyone even wondering, it’s progressive tribal megalomania.

It matters not that Louis Farrakhan’s use of numerology is negligible compared to that of any given rabbi; facts be damned! Jack Ross needs a low point of reference to measure Reform Rabbi Andy Bachman‘s numerology against and that’s where the hated “Goy” Louis Farrakhan comes in; in other words, “Rabbi Bachman, you’re a ‘Jew,’ you should be living up to the progressive, ethical, lightsome, perfect standards of Judaism, not acting like those backwards ‘Goys’ with their backwards numerology.” What a laugh!

It’s pretty obvious that many of these people don’t know much about Judaism. They just know it must be super because it came from “The Jews”* and not from “the Goyim.”

Silly ruses like the above serve only to shelter precious Judaic egos from the self-reflection that is second-nature to non-Judaic people of the West; they shield the religion of Judaism from critical analysis that Christianity has been subject to for centuries. Judaism, even in its ‘progressive’ ‘Reform’ guise is saturated with backwards traditions including numerology, but none so backwards as its tribal megalomania.

Judaism, and “The Jews,” your enlightenment is centuries overdue. It used to be possible to hide this fact but since you’ve come to the forefront of the establishment, your business has become our business and we see clearly that the self-chosen ‘progressive’ emperor and arbiter of everything ‘democratic’ and ‘enlightened’ has no clothes.

*Actually, the origin of Judaism is the ancient pagan traditions of the East augmented by savage tribalism, extreme narcissism and paranoia–the distinct contribution of the rabbis–with all of this barely camouflaged by a paper-thin Biblical veneer.

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Progressive Judeomania

Time for Camp

June 18, 2011

We’ve been discussing Judaic fanaticism and one of the most critical links in the chain of transmission of Judaic fanaticism undoubtedly is Judaic summer camp. This very important topic gets little coverage and it’s time for that to be remedied.

I’m linking to a testimonial titled, “Life After Zionist Summer Camp” from Allison Benedikt, an editor at The Village Voice. I’d like to preface it with a few comments.

I sincerely appreciate the author’s earnestness which reminds me of the same in Phillip Weiss’ testimonials. This will probably be taken solely as gratitude for ammunition provided, but that is not so. I view these people as fellow human beings who have the terrible misfortune of having been indoctrinated with a terrible ideology from youth.

The author briefly mentions Hadassah which is the parent organization of a large percentage of Zionist summer camps. Hadassah was founded by Henrietta Szold, the daughter of Rabbi Benjamin Szold. According to the Encyclopedia Judaica among other sources Rabbi Benjamin Szold, from Hungary, was expelled from Vienna for his involvement in the 1848 ‘revolution.’ He later studied at the University of Breslau rabbinic seminary where he came under the influence of Zacharias Frankel, Heinrich Graetz, and (the son of Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Bernays) Jacob Bernays. We touched on the very influential, very revolutionary Bernays family HERE.

Rabbi Szold advocated a Judaism which allowed innovation in ritual practice but not in basic tenets. He advocated Zionism publicly from 1893. Rabbi Szold had no sons so his daughter Henrietta Szold “received the level of attention and education from her father that was usually reserved for a son.” Henrietta Szold was, essentially, a rabbi.

Here we must review a topic touched on before. Like Moses Hess, Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Bernays and other figures of the fake Judaic enlightenment (Haskalah), Rabbi Benjamin Szold also advocated a Judaism every bit as ferociously tribal as its Orthodox rabbinic root, only relieved of much of the crippling rituals and conspicuous identifying marks to facilitate its participation and advancement in the rapidly modernizing world. His daughter Henrietta Szold is the matriarch of Hadasssah which passes that brand of Judaism along to untold numbers of Judaic children at the many summer camps and youth programs it oversees. Within the Judaic community, pressure is very high for children to be sent to these summer camps. Money is not an obstacle.

According to the Encyclopedia Judaica:

Young people are drawn into the orbit of Jewish community through Hadassah programs like the Training Wheels Al Galgalim program which teaches parents and toddlers about Jewish traditions. Other programs for American Jewish youngsters include Young Judea clubs, summer camps, summer and year abroad programs in Israel, and campus based programs.

Hadassah … was recognized in 2001 when the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) conferred on Hadassah special consultative status as a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Coincidentally (can you believe it?), Hadassah made money from the Madoff ponzi scheme:

Hadassah Reveals $130 Million Windfall From Madoff

Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week

“We’re looking for an opportunity to recover [from the Madoff and stock market losses],” says Hadassah President Nancy Falchuk. “Three hundred thousand women own this organization and we will come through this.”

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, may have lost $90 million invested with Bernard Madoff, but over the last 20 years it withdrew $130 million from that account, The Jewish Week has learned.

“We had no idea how much we had pulled out until a few days ago,” said a source close to the organization.

The source said Hadassah “went back through its books, year by year, to check all the records” to learn how much was withdrawn after receiving many calls from members upset with the $90 million loss.

“There are a lot of angry people out there,” the source said. “When we checked, we found that we did quite well — $130 million was withdrawn” since 1987 …

full article:

http://www.hadassah.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=keJNIWOvElH&b=5771185&ct=7805081

Now, a testimonial from a soul fortunate to be leaving the orbit of the Hadassah racket:

http://www.theawl.com/2011/06/life-after-zionist-summer-camp