Friday, March 15, 2019

Forty-Nine Victims -- Ominous Alignment in the Christchurch Massacre

Horrific news out of New Zealand.

As Jews and humans of moral conscience, our hearts and prayers are with the victims, families, the local and broader Muslim community in NZ and worldwide.

We condemn murder in the strongest of terms. All human lives matter. 

The only lives that don't matter are that of murderers, such as the one who perpetrated yesterday's atrocity against innocent humans in Christchurch, who had gathered to worship their Divine Creator in Whose image we are all created. 

Perhaps not coincidentally, the last massacre that left 49 victims was in an Orlando nightclub in 2016.*

It happened on Shavuot, the holiday on which we received the Torah at Mt Sinai on the 50th day from the Exodus, after counting the omer for 49 days.

This massacre occurred right before Purim, commemorating the time when Haman had intended to hang Mordechai on a gallows 50 cubits high. Why? For his simple "crime" of refusing to bow to Haman.

In a dramatic reversal  ("ונהפוך הוא"), Haman's plot was overturned, and he was hanged on the very same 50-cubit gallows  that he had prepared for Mordechai, the Jew who would not bow.

What's the deal with forty-nine?

In Judaic thought, 49 represents the fullness and totality of human potential. All seven emotional qualities  (ie loving-kindness, judgment, compassion, perseverance, humility, connectivity, sovereignty) that are unique to humans, times seven of those same qualities, denoting integration and complexity of human character, equals forty nine.

That's why we count seven weeks to receive till Shavuot.

It represents the fullness of human initiative and experience, attaining the ultimate in human potential on our own merits. Of course, the Torah itself is all-transcendent, supra-rational, and beyond human comprehension. Hence it's given on the fiftieth day as a gift from above.

Haman understood that his plot against the Mordechai and the Jews would surely fail if he'd aim for the first forty-nine cubits. Jews are not bad people, and as such, undeserving of wholesale slaughter. Surely Mordechai the Jew, a mentsh and genuine human being of highest moral caliber, was not guilty for execution, not in the human court nor in the heavenly court.

However, on a gallows fifty cubits high, beyond the realm of human (or even angelic) comprehension, G-d is all-transcendent, unfathomable and unpredictable. Anything could happen. Even something as inscrutable and unfathomable as a Holocaust or lynching of Mordechai the Jew, or of the cruel merciless deaths of innocent people praying in their house of worship on their holy day.

It was here, at level 50, where Haman hoped to access the unthinkable opportunity to carry out his planned genocide against a nation of innocents, led by their fearless and virtuous leader who would not bow, and rightfully so. For in the realm of fifty, virtues and vices don't matter. It's all immaterial and non-existent before a higher reality of Oneness. "All before Him is like naught."

Even Moses yearned for level 50, the "fiftieth" humanly-unattainable gate of understanding. He yearned for it so much, he became sick! Hebrew word for ill person is חולה choleh. This word has the numerical value of 49!

Although he never attained it in his lifetime, G-d granted him an appreciation of it upon his death, from a lofty height of Mount Nebo. In Hebrew, that's נבו, which may be read: "Nun is in him," or "on it." Nun is the Hebrew letter that stands for numeral 50. As a final letter, long nun is a single long line that begins from above and descends beneath the line, much like the gallows Haman constructed. It represents the achievement of something incomprehensible and beyond human imagination.

For Haman, this was a gamble, a casting of lots. Nothing is impossible in the realm of impossibilities. 

Fortunately, G-d had other plans at that fateful juncture. Thanks to Esther's unparalleled sacrifice and selfless heroism, she accessed the incomprehensible "fiftieth gate" and effected a total reversal to Haman's nefarious plot.

The concerted efforts of Esther the Jewess who would not cower, and Mordechai the Jew who would not bow, saved the day.

In our times, wannabee-Hamans abound. Nowhere is safe. Not mosques, nightclubs, elementary schools, theaters, or anywhere else. It started in synagogues, schools and pizza shops in Israel, but has now become a worldwide phenomenon, as it has countless other times in history.

The Jews are always the first targets, but never do they remain the only ones.

As Jews and humans of moral conscience, we are all Esther's and Mordechai's in potentia.

We must not bow. We must stand up, protest, and fight for the truth.

Surely we shall win. Purim serves as our eternal reminder.

Forty-nine slain souls represent a destruction of the fullness of human potential. These forty-nine people didn't deserve to die. Their deaths are incomprehensible.

It doesn't matter if the victims are different from you, have different beliefs or different lifestyles that you or I might not personally agree with.

Presumably in Orlando, the murderer happened to be Muslim and the victims mostly Christian. In New Zealand, it was the reverse. But in the broader picture, it's all irrelevant.

What matters is that we are all human.

Forty-nine deaths (in both places) represent an intractable global illness. (חולה = 49). 

It's time for the cure, the fiftieth gate of understanding.

Yes, the unattainable will be attained when we all (as one human race) re-devote ourselves to a higher morality that cannot be tampered with, a set of Divine values that transcend human reason in which all human life matters unconditionally.

We revisit this timeless lesson every year on Purim**, when we celebrate Esther's and Mordechai's miracles of the past, and our own ultimate miracles of the future, the True and Complete Redemption.

May it be speedily in our days!

Shabbat Shalom.

*At the time, I penned an article called "Ominous Alignment of the Orlando Massacre" that I decided not to publish. The pain was raw, and I felt it might have seemed somewhat insensitive to utilize the tragic occasion to expound on a Torah lesson, however timely. It's with similar hesitation that I publish this present blog post. If anyone wishes to read my unpublished post from 2016, it's available for viewing upon request. It's a lot different than this blog post above, and perhaps might have been seen as a lot more insensitive than this one.

**Fascinatingly, Purim is described in the Talmud as the time that Jews historically reaffirmed their commitment to accepting the Torah at Mount Sinai. Yet another link between the two ominous 49-victim massacres. Every year on Purim, we relive the reaffirming of that commitment to the Torah, the "fiftieth gate" that will cure the ills of humanity that are epitomized by yesterday's carnage.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Newest Illegal Israeli Settlement

"Looney Tunes" -- Israel's historic moon launch is epic and out of this world, but so is the world's obsession with Israel!

Is it just me, or is anyone else waiting for the UN to condemn Israel for illegally occupying outer space?

Even worse, they're planning illegal settlement expansion there - on the moon!

The Zionist regime is guilty of insolently spreading its racist message throughout the solar system!

(The expression "Am Yisrael chai" is egregiously racist, of course, because it implies all others are dead. And since when does "Yisrael" have the right to live, let alone exist?)

Moreover, their spacecraft is guilty of Apartheid, since they only included a Jewish Bible, while the Koran and other holy books were excluded. What bigotry!

And why weren't any Palestinians on board? Ethnic cleansing!!

And how dare they call it "B'resheet" ("In the beginning"), a Hebrew word and the name of the first book of the Bible which implies Jewish primacy or historical precedence? Everyone knows that "in the beginning," there were only Palestinian Arabs! Jews are just colonizers, and now they're attempting to colonize the moon!

Where is UNESCO to protest this travesty?

What do those Jews think they're doing up there, anyway?

Israel might be the fourth nation to land on the moon, but they're the first one-and-only nation to unlawfully occupy Space Palestine in brazen violation of international law!

I'm just waiting for all the Helen Thomas's of the world to tell those Jewish space settlers to "get the hell out of space and go back to Poland."

Surely we'll hear from Farrakhan telling those "Jewish devils" to get the hell out of the heavens and back to hell where they belong. Good heavens!

This is all part of a devious Jewish conspiracy to dominate the Milky Way.

Yup, it's all about those spacetraveling Benjamins, baby.

And since when is Israel allowed to have spaceships while Arabs have none? They're making a mockery of Islam.

And how dare they attempt to land on the moon? The moon belongs to Islam! Let's not forget the "Muslim Crescent!" Those moon-landing Jews are guilty of shameless cultural appropriation!

Israel is just trying to gain sympathy from space enthusiasts... they're guilty of spacewashing!

There they go again, trying to hypnotize the world. And now they're trying to hypnotize the moon too!

Futhermore, Israel will now undoubtedly be accused of displacing the indigenous lunar inhabitants. Even though it hasn't been proven whether extraterrestrial life even exists anywhere, it doesn't matter. It certainly won't be the first time that Israel has been accused of displacing a non-existent indigenous ehtnonational identity.*

The Zionist entity's presence on the moon is illegitimate! They don't belong in the Middle East, or anywhere else in the universe!

These celestial settlers cannot possibly be humanized! (Never mind the fact that there are no humans on board)

The only way out of this cosmic impasse is a “Two-Moon Solution.”

Surely all lunar-conscious progressives ought to step up their BDS efforts to protest this deplorable lunar Apartheid.

Speaking of lunar, isn't this lunacy all too familiar?

Sure sounds like looney tunes to me, but the scary thing is, earthlings are buying it! Yikes.

All jokes aside, I'll just conclude with two lines from kidush levana, a blessing traditionally recited over a waxing moon:

כשם שאני רוקד כנגדך ואיני יכול לנגוע בך, כך לא יוכלו כל אויבי לנגוע בי לרעה.

"Just as I leap toward you yet cannot touch you, so too may all our enemies and their rhetoric be unable to touch us harmfully."

סימן טוב ומזל טוב יהא לנו ולכל ישראל

Mazal tov to Israel for this epic and heavenly achievement!


* Israel is blamed for displacing the so-called Palestinians in 1948, even though the concept of a Palestinian Arab people as a distinct ethnonational identity didn't come into being until arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat invented it in the 1960's!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

All about the Benjamins... Purim 2019

Benjamin the Jew brings the spirit of Purim to the US Congress

Did you know that Purim is quite literally "all about the Benjamins?"

Yes, Omar* is 100% right. It’s indeed all about the Jews and their "Benjamins.”

A bit of historical context is in order:

Three and a half centuries before common era, Jews were in a precarious state. Antisemitism was rising everywhere. It had been barely seventy years since the previous horrific destruction of Jewish civilization during which time Jews had been murdered by the millions. But alas, just a few decades later, just about everyone had forgotten. Hatred of Jews was once again on the rise.

The superpower nation forbade Jews from returning to their Temple Mount, and all the Jewish lobbyists’ pleas to fortify and secure their ancestral homeland fell on deaf ears. Jews were seen as foreign occupiers, not just in Israel, but throughout the Diaspora too.

To make matters worse, an immensely wealthy individual rose to power as a result of his extensive lobbying efforts.  His anti-Israel position gained legitimacy in the eyes of the public due to his power and prestige. Everyone bowed deferentially to this unsavory fellow, and no one dared call him out for his antisemitic rhetoric.

That is, almost everyone. One individual refused to kneel to this corruption...

A Benjamin!

That's right, a Jewish man who hailed from the Tribe of Benjamin, who had survived the bloody shoah seventy years earlier. Yes, this Benjaminite boldly walked the streets of the capital of mightiest nation on earth, unfazed and undaunted by the powerful antisemitic lawmaker. This Jewish Benjaminite proudly called Jerusalem his home, even though it wasn’t politically correct. Needless to say, the Benjamin stood defiantly and refused to bow. He also lobbied tirelessly to acknowledge the Jews’ eternal right to Jerusalem.**

Of course, all this enraged the antisemite and his powerful faction to no end. After much lobbying efforts, the Jew-hater was appointed to chair the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. Of course, his first legislation was to stymie all the Benjamin’s pro-Israel efforts at reestablishing the Jewish capital in Jerusalem. The new lawmaker effectively halted all (of what he called) “illegal settlement expansions.” But that was just the beginning. From there, he continued his dazzling ascent in Persian politics.

As he reached the upper echelons of power, he used his wealth to influence the government to marginalize the Jews further and single them out for intense hyper-focused and myopic criticism.

"We gotta deal with this Jewish problem,” he said. “These Jews and their Benjamin lobbyists have hypnotized the world. They don’t have the interest of this great nation in mind, they’re not loyal to the laws of the land,” he insisted, “and all they care about is their illegal occupation in Jerusalem.”

The executive listened intently as the powerful anti-Israel lobbyist spelled out his plan.

“Let’s boycott, divest and sanction them!” he urged. “There’s nothing wrong with doing that. We’d be simply exercising our Persian freedom of speech. Surely that will beat them to submission!”

“Anyway, they’re divided and at odds with each other,” he added. “They’re polarized between right and left. They don’t care about each other. Just wait… I bet you a bunch of them will naively embrace our devious BDS efforts in attempt to appear more ‘objective’ and ‘progressive.’ They won’t even care that it unfairly targets their own coreligionists. What fools!”

“They don’t deserve to exist anyway,” he continued. “They have dual loyalties. They control government, the economy, media, entertainment, even sports! They have their slimy tentacles in everything.  Who needs them?”

The executive nodded in tacit agreement, so the ambitious antisemitic lobbyist took it one step further.

“Let’s eliminate them entirely!” he insisted. “That will save us all the BDS effort. Let’s just cut to the chase.”

“They deserve to be liquidated anyway,” he added, “since it’s all part of the cycle of violence. How dare they violate international law with impunity? Who do they think they are?”

“They don’t deserve to be humanized at all!” he railed. “Those privileged white Jews, they are the enemy of all us brown underprivileged Asians. They stole all our privileges. They expropriated us. Time to eliminate them all, for the good of the state! For the good of humanity!"

“No one will care about their deaths,” he asserted. "It won't even be newsworthy. Just watch! I'll go out and lynch one and leave him hanging in my front yard, on a gallows 50 meters high in broad daylight! I bet you not one single mainstream Persian news site will even carry the story. Since when does anyone care about a few dead Jews?"

The commander-in-chief still wasn't convinced. "But what if the story leaks out somehow?" he asked nervously. "Won't that tarnish my reputation?"

"Don't worry about a thing," replied the seasoned antisemite. "If that happens, we'll just blame it all on the occupation, THEIR occupation. Remember, they’re ‘settlers,’ not humans. They don’t deserve to exist.”

The executive hesitated to go that far. “But what will we do without all those tax-paying Jews? We need all their Jewish Benjamins to offset our deficit,” he countered.

“No worries, Mr. Emperor,” the lobbyist said, pulling out an astronomical sum of money that amounted to many billions of dollars by today’s standards. "Use this for anything you’d like. Build another wall around our capital with it. Build ten walls with it. It’s all yours, sir. Just let me deal with our annoying Jewish problem.”

Just one glance at that huge wad of "Persian Benjamins" (buldging out from his stuffed briefcase) was enough.

The executive promptly declared a state of emergency and gave the lobbyist executive powers.

Not surprisingly, the JPA (Jewish Problem Act) was signed into law within minutes, without a single word of dissent from the ruling party. They all turned a blind eye because, you know, party loyalty.

To make matters worse, all 127 member states of the imperial United Nations unanimously voted to uphold the edict.

“Jewishness is racism,” they shrieked in uncharacteristic unison, “it’s Apartheid!” and proceeded to pass 127 resolutions in condemnation of Israel.

“Israel is the very worst offender of every crime on earth!” they thundered. “Jewishness shall cease to exist” they ordered.

The Jews’ fate was sealed. Their proverbial goose was cooked.

But just as all hope was lost, another fearless Benjamin saved the day.

This time, it was a beautiful young female, a direct descendant of the first monarch of Israel, who hailed from the tribe of… you guessed it, Benjamin!

Fearless and bold like her fellow-Benjamin cousin, but far more astute and creative, she proposed an appropriate Jewish response to the dire decree:

“Our vicious enemy invokes our divisions and polarity,” Ms. Benjamin observed. “So let’s strengthen our unity! Go out and gather all the Jews. All of them. The far-right-wingers and the far-left-wingers, the ultra-religious and the ultra-secular, and everyone in between. The old, the young, males, females, hermaphrodites, all identities and affiliations. Bring them all together, right here, in the capital city, for three whole days. And pray, fast, bond with one another. Forget about our divisions, our differing appetites, opposite preferences or opinions, our material differences... Let's just focus on what unites us… we are all Jews!”

“And I..." she declared with tears in her Benjaminte eyes, "I shall risk my life for my people. I’ll stand up to that cowardly anti-Semite. His billions and his power don’t intimidate me at all. Nor am I frightened by the inherent danger of entering the capitol uninvited and standing up for the truth. Even if I am destroyed, it will have been for a just cause. Pray for me.”

Inspired by her wisdom and self-sacrifice, her cousin readily agreed to organize the three-day vigil.

Well, the rest is history. The young Benjamin woman successfully lobbied for an opportunity to address the executive in the presence of the Jew-hating lawmaker, and after several attempts, finally confronted him! She fearlessly called him out for his atrocious antisemitism!

Sanity prevailed! The anti-Semite was executed on the very gallows he had prepared for the Benjamin pro-Israel lobbyist whom he'd so abhorred.

Due to intense and selfless lobbying efforts of the two Benjamin cousins, the Jews were finally given full permission to defend themselves against all anti-Israel terrorists, in Israel and abroad. A great battle ensued, but fortunately, at the end, all the terrorists were slain.

Several years later, the pro-Israel lobby finally succeeded in prevailing upon the government to allow Israel to reestablish its capital and Temple Mount!

(Parenthetically, it was the next executive of Persia who sanctioned that move. Some historians believe that this successor was actually the son of the brave Benjaminite woman herself. If that’s true, then he was a descendant of Benjamin too, which gives deeper meaning to the phrase, “It’s all about the Benjamin Baby 🎶.”)

Well anyway, I hope you enjoyed my history lesson.

The main takeaway is: don’t mess with Jews and definitely don’t mess with their Benjamins.

Let’s reaffirm our unity and we’ll certainly prevail, just like in times of yore. בימים ההם בזמן הזה

The other takeaway is: celebrate Purim!

It's all about those Benjamins. And all other Judeans too.

Happy Purim Kattan!***

See you next month in shul (March 20 and 21) as we relive and celebrate the miraculous story of these heroic Benjamins!

Rabbi Michoel Benjamin Green 😊****


* It must be pointed out that “Omar” means to say. While she might not be a Haman herself, she certainly “says” the same types of things that Hamans’ say. Not sure if a simple apology is enough. Seems like she needs to be deprogrammed (or at least rehabilitated) from some rather hideously Hamanistic indoctrination.

** See Yalkut Shimoni Amos 545. See also

*** This year is a leap-year with two months of Adar. As such, the fourteenth of Adar I (February 19-20, 2019) is called "Purim Kattan" (literally the "Miniature Purim"), and the 14th of Adar II (March 20-21) is celebrated as the regular Purim.

**** Bet you didn't know that my middle name is Benjamin!

Let's celebrate all the heroic Jewish Benjamins! Happy Purim!

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Colors of Hate

Hate comes in many colors.

It can wear Yellow Vests1, Purple or Green Robes2, and has even been seen sporting Pink Hats3 and Blue Berets4!

Yes, hate has a vast, colorful wardrobe indeed.

Traditionally, it's been known to dress in Brown Shirts5 and Black Shirts6, but has also worn Blue Shirts7 and Silver Shirts8 too. Most recently, it seems to prefer multi-colored BDS shirts9.

It thrives under Red Flags10, Green Flags11, and even Rainbow flags12.

It’s alive and well in Blue States and Red States, all across the Red, White and Blue.

It’s been seen partying in both Red and Blue parties13, Black Parties14 and especially Green Parties15.

It festers under Red Crosses16 and Red Crescents17 (but never tolerates a red six-point-star unless inconspicuously inside a Red Crystal18).

It bears arms in White Armies19, but is welcomed with open arms by Red Armies20 too.

It reigns supreme under White Supremacy banners, but also ranks among highest-ranking Black Supremacy groups21.

It often rears its head in Black-and-White-checkered keffiyehs, and has even been spotted wearing Black skullcaps and White stockings22!

And hate’s not just Black and White. It can be Brown too23.

Not just Latino Brown, but Asian Brown as well24.

Hate is not confined to one particular hue, tone or pigment. 

Yes, hate is a chameleon indeed. It can blend into any color virtually undetected. It finds its way into every color, race and ethnicity.

It can be fair as an Aryan blonde with Blue eyes, or as dark as a brunet vying for seventy Dark-eyed virgins.

In truth, hate doesn’t have a color.

It is the colorless glue that binds Red, Green, and Brown to form a Red-Green-Brown Alliance25!

It is difficult to wash out, since it tends to brainwash its unsuspecting host. In fact, once one’s vision is stained by hate, the hater can ironically accuse his hated of Whitewashing or Pinkwashing26, while failing to see his own blatant hypocrisy!

Hate can pose as Blue Smurfs27, Green Frog28, or Red Elmo29.

Hate comes in Orange30, Neon Pink31, Emerald Green32 and even in the Color Purple33!

Don’t be fooled by its camouflage. Don’t let it color your vision.

Don’t attempt to whitewash, blackwash, brown-wash, red-wash, blue-wash, yellow-wash, orange-wash, or pinkwash it.

Don’t forge alliances with it, even if you think it benefits an underprivileged color.

There can be no intersection with hate.

There’s nothing to like (or love) about hate.

Don’t fall for its color.

Call it what it is.


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Friday, May 25, 2018


Have you heard of "jewfish?"

No, I'm not referring to gefilta, schmaltz herring or lox. There's an actual species called "jewfish!"

Interestingly, the jewfish is the largest kosher fish edible to Jews. Sounds rather Jewish to me! (And stick an "f" into "Jewish" and you get "jewFish")

Its newer more-"culturally-sensitive" name is the "goliath grouper," and appropriately so, as it's one heck of a giant fish! Some jewfish grow to longer than 8 feet and as heavy as 800 lbs! Don't mess with a jewfish! (And don't mess with the Jews either, for that matter).

Just like their Jewish namesakes, jewfish are fond of the tropics, and congregate near the South Florida coast.

There's even a place in the Florida Keys called "Jewfish Creek!"

However, unlike Jews, jewfish are NOT snowbirds, or maybe I should say, "snowfish." They don't ever migrate northward to colder Atlantic waters. They prefer to stay in the tropics year-round.

The origin of the name "jewfish" is somewhat of a mystery (kind of like how Jewish survival is a mystery too), though some speculate that it may have originally been "jawfish" due to its large mouth (reminds me of some Jewish bigmouths I know), so it might be more about semantics than Semitics.

Unlike Jews who prefer cohesive Jewish community, jewfish are solitary. Oddly, they are called "groupers" yet don't swim in groups! In Australia, they're called "gropers," but jewfish don't grope anyone either! Likewise, Jews are NOT groupies, and we certainly don't condone groping anyone. We Jews are ashamed of recent high-profile Jewish gropers, and think they should be locked up! A shanda!

Like Jews in Israel, the jewfish defend its territory when threatened, with aggressive body language. They have been known to attack divers, and were even seen attacking large lemon sharks! As I said, don't mess with jewfish!

Like Jews, jewfish are highly inquisitive, and fearless too, which unfortunately made them easy prey (prey, not pray) for spear fishermen.

Sadly, for this reason, jewfish are considered "critically endangered," and harvesting them has been banned since 1990. They also reproduce very slowly, so it will still be a while till their population rises to sustainable levels, even though their numbers have been recovering substantially since the ban.

(It's too bad, because unlike inferior "gefilta" ("poor-man's fish") jewfish is considered superior high-quality fish meat. Jewfish is a type of sea bass, the very largest variety!)

However, here's where their similarities to their human namesake ends, for unlike jewfish, Jews are NOT endangered! If anyone is in danger, it's the enemies of the Jews!

And Jewish population is on the rise, and so is Jewish pride and identity!

So celebrate your Jewishness! (and if you're a jewfish, then celebrate your jewfishness! ;) 

Our numbers might be small, relatively speaking, but we're the "big fish in the pond" of planet Earth.

Take a lesson from the jewfish and have NO FEAR!

In the words of our Jewish sages:

"The whole world is a very narrow bridge. The main thing is to have no fear at all!"

(Curiously, there is a bridge called the "Jewfish Bridge" in Key Largo that carries US1, connecting the Florida Keys to US mainland! A long narrow bridge indeed!)

(And since lots of Jewish Floridians traverse that bridge, it might as well be called the "Jewish Jewfish Bridge!")

Hurray for jewfish!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Never Again

Can't get psyched up for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Reasons:

1. Children getting gassed in Syria. Haunting images of last week's horrific massacre scar my psyche.

2. Jews being poached in Land of Israel for a whopping 3-million-dollar bounty per head, courtesy of PA (=UN, EU, US, etc). It's open season for Jews. Rammed with cars, plowed down with trucks, gunned down, chopped up with kitchen knives. Instant wealth and celebrity status for Jew killers.

3. Israel sandwiched between genocidal rogue regimes of their own creation, funded by nations of the world. Preschools, primary schools, summer camps, & media there teach children to hate and murder Jews, much like Nazi propagandist and Hitler Youth indoctrination of the thirties.

4. 85-year-old Holocaust survivor brutally murdered in Paris, Jewish woman beaten & tossed out of window to her death, synagogues firebombed in Europe, antisemitism rising worldwide. Outspoken Jew hatred surging on the left and right.

5. Jewish state blamed for virtually all of world's problems by prominent body representing nearly all the world's nations. Said body & its members states demand that entire regions be ethnically cleansed of Jews. No ethnic cleansing, no peace.

6. Pariah of the world once again, Jewish state reviled and deplored by academia and media. Serious worldwide effort to boycott, sanction, and divest from Jewish state. Athletes from Jewish state barred from open participation in international sports competitions. Prominent US Jews lecture Israel on why it's wrong to killl genocidal jihadists who are shooting at their own soldiers.

7. Jews declared illegitimate among the nations. Singled out for international condemnation and scorn. 3,000 years of Jewish history brazenly denied. Most ancient and holiest Jewish sites vandalized and ancient Jewish artifacts trashed.

8. Rockets fired from rogue police state (with stated genocidal mission) onto Jewish state every now and then. World aghast with condemnation when puny Jewish state attempts to defend its citizens.

9. Nearly-nuclear Iran encroaching in on their stated target, the world's only Jewish state, from close range. Six million Jews again in perilous jeopardy.

World is silent and inactive. Again.

What do they mean when they say "Never Again?" Are they serious?

It's more like: "Oh no. Not Again!" לא תקום פעמיים צרה.

What do we hope to accomplish by just passively remembering the horrors of the past, yet we stand by helplessly witnessing the horrors of the present?

At the very least, let's change the slogan to "No more" or "Let's actually stop it now, because it's happening again."

That would be far more respectful to the memories of the millions of victims of the Nazi genocide, as well as to the memories of the thousands of victims of the contemporary Oslo-inspired genocide that persists to this day.

Actually, the most appropriate slogans are "Moshiach Now!" and "Enough Galut!" (exile).  For once we experience the True and Complete Redemption, the Galut and its horrors & holocausts will truly be gone for good... Never Again.