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  • Reply to: Fault Lines Open As Civilian Deaths Mount   21 hours 2 min ago

    Anyone supporting the enemies of Israel is "proportionally" evil, just like the enemy.

  • Reply to: Gaza And American Jews: ‘We Are One?’   22 hours 32 min ago

    Micheal, your statements are just not true. That's sad. This following thought is true and it doesn't get enough attention. Hamas has invested millions and millions of scarce resources which their people desperately need on an absurdly elaborate network of tunnels. No one in Israel knows the full extant of the Hamas insanity, but suffice it to say that these are some very sick dudes. These underground passages have only one purpose. They are to be used as a diabolical weapon against Israel. How else do you explain the enormous dig of miles of passages under the sand? The meaning of these tunnels is clear. Hamas is a ferocious, inconsolable enemy of the Jewish state, and should be crushed.

  • Reply to: Israel’s Holocaust Restitution Arm Weak   1 day 1 hour ago

    I filed a claim with Project Heart and have a claim number.
    Who may I contact to find out if I can still expect a settlement
    Werner Hess

  • Reply to: A ‘Daf Yomi’ For Liberal Jews?   1 day 3 hours ago

    Great for you! The wisdom of the Talmud is so relevant to today's living. "As much as things change, they remain the same." Love, scholarship, humility, kindness, and hope, are all themes that are delved into without restraint. Additionally, the fundamentals of Judaism are explored and explained. Most often people get disenchanted when they try reading the text without prior knowledge of style and cross referencing. I have been giving a ten minute Daf Yomi highlights class for a few years, and have found it a most gratifying way to connect with Jews of all backgrounds. These ten minute classes are archived at http://www.teach613.org/take-ten-for-talmud/ . It is a wordpress site, so feel free to leave your comments after you listen.

  • Reply to: Gaza And American Jews: ‘We Are One?’   1 day 11 hours ago

    Since (one hopes) Jewish groups stand for Jewish ethics, let's hope that some Jewish organizations do break the warmongers' stranglehold and begin to show solidarity with the victims of Israeli violence.

    For anyone who chooses to know, the reality is painfully obvious. Even setting aside the fact that the assault on Palestinians began before any rocket fire from Hamas -- Israeli stepped up deadly violence against Palestinian officials and children alike as soon as Hamas joined a unity government with the PA, agreeing to accept Israel's existence and to renounce violence -- there would still be no justification for Israel's slaughter of hundreds of civilians and deliberate destruction of homes, schools, mosques and vital civilian infrastructure. We know that Jewish groups would immediately denounce such violence if it were aimed at Jews; what excuse is there for condoning it against others that isn't patently cynical or racist?

    For the record, Jewish Voice for Peace has expressed solidarity with all victims of the current violence, the overwhelming majority of whom, of course, are Palestinian civilians. Yet JVP isn't mentioned in the article above. Do you have to pander to the Israeli government to count as a "Jewish organization"?