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The Inconsistency, Ignorance, and Irrationality of Far-Left’s Anti-Semitism

Posted on 03/25/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
An obscure Midrash (rabbinic commentary), commenting on the name “Mount Sinai,” writes the following: What is the reason for the name Har Sinai? Because from it hatred (Sina in Hebrew) descended...

Early Zionists, Purim, and Cultural Appropriation

Posted on 03/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
As Purim rolls around Jews worldwide begin to pick out their costumes for the day long festival. Of course, like every other costume wearing occasion, we can expect the normal communal conversation over what...

The Talmud is the Jewish New Testament

Posted on 03/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
High on the list of common religious misconceptions is the idea that Judaism (based off the “Old Testament”) is a ruthless, merciless, and punishing tradition while Christianity (based off the New...

Extremist Judaism – One of the Biggest Threats to Israel

Posted on 02/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
In the late nineteenth century, as a nascent movement to create a Jewish state in the ancient homeland of Israel was being whispered about throughout European Jewish communities, Orthodox rabbis were the first...

How a 19th Century Jewish Russian Organization Helped me Recognize my Privilege

Posted on 02/18/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
I don’t remember his name but he must have been around thirty years old. “To whom it may concern”, I started the letter, trying to sound all official. Then I erased it. “To the Los...

No, Zionism has Nothing to do with Religion

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
If you were to step back in time into early-nineteenth century European Jewry and told people that in about a century their descendants would enjoy political autonomy in their ancient homeland of Israel you...

Drinking from the Dead Sea & Israeli-Palestinan Peace

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
Imagine taking a trip to the Dead Sea, swimming about a couple of yards out, bending over, and drinking a nice gulp of water straight from the source. No this is not a death wish or a really stupid dare,...

Sorry Ben Shapiro, Judaism Doesn’t Care about Your Feelings

Posted on 01/24/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
“Do you listen to Ben Shapiro?” I guess it’s the kippah. I wear one, he wears one, so I must listen to him. Maybe I even know him personally. After all, don’t all kippah-wearing folks...

Your Anti-Zionism is quite possibly Anti-Semitic

Posted on 01/16/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
High on the list of ironies surrounding anti-Israel organizations is their vocal criticism of the way that Israel has historically treated the influx of Mizrahi Jews into the country. Now don’t get me...

Yes, You Can Be A Jewish Atheist

Posted on 01/03/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
To say that Judaism is a religion is to misunderstand two things. First, the term “religion” is a new word coined in the post-Enlightenment era, with no parallel or synonyms in any ancient...
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