Archive for the ‘ethics’ Category

Pope’s "Just Economic Order" Rabbi Tamari Published Goldman Sachs/Wall St. Rabbi Bendory via his "Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem"

April 3, 2012
This is a follow up to the previous entry:

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Rabbi Dr. Meir Tamari, who addressed the Vatican-Chief Rabbinate of ‘Israel’ commission’s recent meeting titled, “Religious perspectives on the current financial crisis: vision for a just economic order,” is founder of a “Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem.” Its website published an article by a V.P. at Goldman Sachs and self-described “Wall St. Rabbi,” David Bendory in 2008.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080709061138/http://besr.org/default.aspx

The full article in which Wall St. Rabbi Bendory gloats over how (according to him) a Jesuit-trained Catholic approached him for religious direction and now promotes the Wall St. Rabbi as a sage to all with ears is archived here:

The Rabbi of Wall Street

We documented Rabbi Bendory’s status as a Goldman Sachs VP in the execution and clearing department–the very heart of the vampire squid that is Goldman Sachs–and his efforts at infiltrating the right wing movement here:

Alex Jones Provides Platform to Fanatical Zionist Wall St. Rabbi/Goldman Sachs VP

Background on Rabbi Meir Tamari here:

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

The outrage of this defies description. Those with eyes will see.

Beware. No good can come of Rome’s communion with rabbis who extol the ‘ethics’ of interest free loans for ‘Jews’ and usurious loans for ‘non-Jews’ and the ‘ethical’ teachings of a Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing VP.  Throw off this unequal yoke. It’s pulling us to temporal and spiritual slaughter.

Judaic Activists Set Sail for the Cause of Tribal Universalism?

June 17, 2010

From Mondoweiss:

Transatlantic Jewish coalition set to break the siege of Gaza

Within days after the attack on the Mavi Marmara, European activists announced a Jewish Boat to sail in July from an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean, attempting to break the siege imposed by Israel in 2006. The boat is sponsored by a coalition of international Jewish organizations dedicated to peace with justice in Israel/Palestine, including the ”Jüdische Stimme” (‘Jewish Voice’ for a Just Peace in the Near East), along with European Jews for a Just Peace in the Near East (EJJP) and Jews for Justice For Palestinians (UK). American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP) will serve as the U.S. Coordinator, creating a transatlantic partnership. The small boat’s cargo will include school books, medicines and medical equipment.

Why a Jewish boat? Lots of reasons. The universal values contained in the ethical tradition of Judaism don’t include ‘Do unto others as was done unto us.’ For Jews to publicly confront the Israeli government’s policies of occupation, apartheid, and siege on a world stage highlights the political nature of the conflict and discredits those who insist on framing it strictly in ethnic and/or religious terms. I like best the answer from Glyn Secker, the Jewish Boat’s captain, a British Jew, and longtime activist with Jews for Justice for Palestinians in the UK: “As Jews we should stand as a beacon for human rights, not as an internationally known perpetrator of atrocities.”

This press release reveals a profound disconnect on many levels. There are no universal values in the two-tiered ethical traditions of Orthodox Judaism. More recent attempts at reform Judaism (which hardly constitute “the ethical* tradition of Judaism”) are muddled at best in their concept of “Jewish universalism.” Leave the work of reconciling tribalism with universalism to wand-waving alchemists, I say. This is crazy talk.

To the degree that this boat represents human individuals who truly thirst for justice for all people, it is good. To the degree that it represents a P.R. response to the shonda of the Mavi Marmara massacre for the rehabilitation of Orthodox Judaism, which is the basis for Zionist brutality, it’s an ouroboros delusion.

The lie that Catholicism (which is, in fact, universalism: katholikos; katholou — throughout the whole, i.e., universal) “paved the road to Auschwitz” has been sustained for 60 years. It’s long past due for Judaism (tribe of Judah-ism) to undergo equal scrutiny as Christianity and Islam. It’s time that we freely examine how the canonized teaching of Orthodox Judaism “even the best of the Gentiles should be killed” and others of that sentiment have paved the road to “‘Jewish’ State” massacres in Palestine, Lebanon and in international waters. Let there be scrutiny of Judaism equal to that of Christianity and Islam. Apply standards universally, or stand guilty of tribal particularism.

* U.S. founding father, Thomas Jefferson, regarded the ethics of Judaism as degraded as have many other great thinkers who’ve studied the matter in depth.