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Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Allies or Enemies? Tickets, Mon …

Posted By on March 11, 2019

In a one-hour lecture followed by a Q&A session, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro will l demonstrate how the state of Israel acts in ways that endanger world Jewry and the reasons it does so. Topics include how to prevent opposition to Zionism from being perceived as antisemitic, and what can be done to reduce antisemitism caused by Zionism and the state of Israel. The rabbi will also debunk the myth that anti-Zionism is a form of antisemitism, and expose the IHMS definition of antisemitism as fallacious.

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro is Emeritus Rabbi, Bais Medrash of Bayswater, Queens, New York. He has attained an enviable place in the arena of anti-Zionist public intellectuals, having constructed a unique oeuvre on the ideology of Zionism and its hostile relationship to traditional Jewish values. At age 19 Rabbi Shapiro published his first work, a compendium of original expositions on Talmudic law, written in rabbinical Hebrew-Aramaic. He has recently attained international renown with his videos on Zionism, which have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide and translated into seven foreign languages. His 7-minute video on President Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. He most recent work is his 1400-page treatise, The Empty Wagon: Zionisms Journey from Identity Crisis to Identity Theft, a comprehensive exposition on the differences between Judaism and Zionism.

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National Black History Month 2020 – February, 2020

Posted By on March 6, 2019

February, 2020 is National Black History Month 2020. NAACP Slavery History Learn about the NAACP's Fight Against Segregation. Get Info Here.

Not to answer your question with a question, but which is it that you want to do: stop talking about black history, or incorporate it in history-at-large? Black History Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, LGBT History Month, Women's History Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month all exist because members of these groups are historically underrepresented in the teaching of history. Their accomplishments and contributions to society are all too often deemed inconsequential and not worth discussing. These communities have taken it on themselves to promote historical figures and events as a way to remember the past and to educate the public. If all you've learned about black history in your lifetime is slavery, MLK, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X, some of the fault is yours. There is a treasure trove of information available to anyone who's interested. The best part is, it's available all year long.

What are the origins of black history month?

"Black History Month" grew out of "Black History Week", which began as "Negro History Week" in 1926. Carter G. Woodson, historian and founder of "The Journal of Negro History", established "Negro History Week" as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Black History month question?

Yeah they should publicize the other minority's months, because it's be nice to learn about the histories of other races. Yeah they do have months for all minorities. Yeah Native American month(National American Indian Heritage Month) is in November. Asians got a month (Asian Pacific American History Month) it's in May. Hispanic Heritage Month is on September 15 - October 12. They even have months for white people like Greek-American Heritage Month, Irish-American Heritage Month (both in March), Jewish-American Heritage Month (in May), German-American Heritage Month, National Italian-American Heritage Month, and Polish-American Heritage Month (all the.rest in October). There even have National Tartan Day (Scottish-American) on April 6th. But they just aren't well-known. I still don't get why the others aren't talk about more often. I think they reason why Black History month is more popular than the rest is because of slavery, civil right movement, etc. people tend to forget about the other races. I think some people tend to think that hispanics just recently cross the border and Asians just recently got off the boat. I don't think a lot of people realizes that these people both here for awhile too. A continuous Hispanic presence in the territory of the United States has existed since the 16th century, earlier than any other group after the Native American. Asians been here since 1763 when Filipinos established the small settlement of Saint Malo in the bayous of current-day Louisiana after fleeing mistreatment aboard Spanish ships. Chinese first come to here(Hawaii) in 1778. Some Island-born Chinese can claim to be 7th generation.

So if you didn't want to read what I wrote up there pretty much what I'm saying is that every race deserve to have there history told not just black people. So maybe if more people become aware of the other heritage months, maybe they will become more well-known and have commericals for them and we have more people celebriting them.

March

Greek-American Heritage Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

April 6th

National Tartan Day (Scottish-American)

May

Asian Pacific American History Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

June

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

September 15 - October 12

Hispanic Heritage Month

October

German-American Heritage Month

National Italian-American Heritage Month

Polish-American Heritage Month

November

National American Indian Heritage Month

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Institute for Historical Review – Wikipedia

Posted By on March 6, 2019

This article is about the American Holocaust denial organization. For the research institute within the University of London, see Institute of Historical Research.

The Institute for Historical Review (IHR), founded in 1978, is an American organization best known for publishing articles and books promoting Holocaust denial, a practice which attracted notoriety to the IHR.[2][3][4][5][6] It is considered by many scholars to be central to the international Holocaust denial movement.[2][7][8] IHR promotes antisemitic viewpoints,[9] as well as having links to neo-Nazi organizations. The Institute published the Journal of Historical Review until 2002, but now disseminates its materials through its website and via email. The Institute is affiliated with the Legion for the Survival of Freedom and Noontide Press.[10]

In 2009, Institute director Mark Weber published an article questioning the relevance of "Holocaust revisionism" in general, triggering infighting in the movement.[11]

The IHR was founded in 1978 by David McCalden, also known as Lewis Brandon, a former member of the British National Front, and Willis Carto, the head of the now-defunct Liberty Lobby. Liberty Lobby was an antisemitic organization best known for publishing The Spotlight, now reorganized as the American Free Press. Austin App, a La Salle University professor credited for being the first major American holocaust denier, inspired the creation of the IHR.[12] Dave McCalden left the IHR in 1981. Tom Marcellus became its director, and Carto lost control of it in 1993, in an internal power struggle. Since 1995, the director of the IHR has been Mark Weber,[13] who previously worked with the white supremacist National Alliance. Since taking over, Weber has continued to publish writing on the Holocaust and on World War II and has pushed to broaden the institute's mandate.[11] He has been editor of the IHR's Journal of Historical Review for nine years.[13] Its main form of spreading its message is through its website IHR Update and e-mail list.[14] The website that Weber has built features such articles as "The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution" and "Israel at 60: A Grim Balance Sheet."[11]

At the IHR's first conference in 1979, IHR publicly offered a reward of $50,000 for verifiable "proof that gas chambers for the purpose of killing human beings existed at or in Auschwitz." This money (and an additional $40,000) was eventually paid in 1985 to Auschwitz survivor Mel Mermelstein, who, represented by public-interest lawyer William John Cox, sued the IHR for breach of contract for initially ignoring his evidence (a signed testimony of his experiences in Auschwitz). On October 9, 1981, both parties in the Mermelstein case filed motions for summary judgment in consideration of which Judge Thomas T. Johnson of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County took "judicial notice of the fact that Jews were gassed to death at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland during the summer of 1944."[15][16][17] On August 5, 1985, Judge Robert A. Wenke entered a judgment based upon the Stipulation for Entry of Judgment agreed upon by the parties on July 22, 1985. The judgment required IHR and other defendants to pay $90,000 to Mermelstein and to issue a letter of apology to "Mr. Mel Mermelstein, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald, and all other survivors of Auschwitz" for "pain, anguish and suffering" caused to them.[17]

On July 4, 1984, a firebomb destroyed the Institute's offices and warehouse. Thousands of books, cassette tapes, and pamphlets, 90% of their inventory, were lost. Carto had not insured the facilities or the stock.[18]

In 1996, IHR won a $6,430,000 judgment in a lawsuit against Carto in which IHR alleged that Carto embezzled $7.5 million that had been left to IHR from the estate of Jean Edison Farrel.[19][20]

In 2001, Eric Owens, a former employee, alleged that Mark Weber and Greg Raven from the IHR's staff had been planning to sell their mailing lists to either the Anti-Defamation League or the Church of Scientology.[21]

In January 2009, Weber, the IHR's director, released an essay titled, "How Relevant Is Holocaust Revisionism?" In it, he acknowledged the death of millions of Jews but did not wholly reject Holocaust denial. He noted that Holocaust denial had attracted little support over the years: "It's gotten some support in Iran, or places like that, but as far as I know, there is no history department supporting writing by these folks." Accordingly, he recommended that emphasis be placed instead on opposing "Jewish-Zionist power", which some commentators claim is a shift to a directly antisemitic position.[11][22]

The Institute for Historical Review describes itself as on its website a "public-interest educational, research and publishing center dedicated to promoting greater public awareness of history."[23]

Although the Institute for Historical Review comments on a variety of subjects, it is most noted and criticized for its Holocaust denial.[2] IHR is widely regarded as antisemitic and as having links to neo-Nazi organizations. Multiple writers have stated that its primary focus is denying key facts of Nazism and the genocide of Jews.[3][4][5][24]

When the Institute devoted itself to publishing Holocaust-denial material, it insisted that its work in this regard was "revisionism" rather than denial:

The Institute does not "deny the Holocaust." Every responsible scholar of twentieth century history acknowledges the great catastrophe that befell European Jewry during World War II. All the same, the IHR has over the years published detailed books and numerous probing essays that call into question aspects of the orthodox, Holocaust-extermination story, and highlight specific Holocaust exaggerations and falsehoods.[25]

On the IHR website, Barbara Kulaszka defends the distinction between "denial" and "revisionism" by arguing that considerable revisions to History have been made over the years by historians and concludes:

For purposes of their own, powerful, special-interest groups desperately seek to keep substantive discussion of the Holocaust story taboo. One of the ways they do this is by purposely mischaracterizing revisionist scholars as "deniers."[26]

American environmentalist Paul Rauber wrote:

The question [of whether the IHR denies the Holocaust] appears to turn on IHR's Humpty-Dumpty word game with the word Holocaust. According to Mark Weber, associate editor of the IHR's Journal of Historical Review [now Director of the IHR], "If by the 'Holocaust' you mean the political persecution of Jews, some scattered killings, if you mean a cruel thing that happened, no one denies that. But if one says that the 'Holocaust' means the systematic extermination of six to eight million Jews in concentration camps, that's what we think there's not evidence for." That is, IHR doesn't deny that the Holocaust happened; they just deny that the word 'Holocaust' means what people customarily use it for.[27]

According to British historian of Germany Richard J. Evans:

Like many individual Holocaust deniers, the Institute as a body denied that it was involved in Holocaust denial. It called this a 'smear' which was 'completely at variance with the facts' because 'revisionist scholars' such as Faurisson, Butz 'and bestselling British historian David Irving acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed and otherwise perished during the Second World War as a direct and indirect result of the harsh anti-Jewish policies of Germany and its allies'. But the concession that a relatively small number of Jews were killed [has been] routinely used by Holocaust deniers to distract attention from the far more important fact of their refusal to admit that the figure ran into the millions, and that a large proportion of these victims were systematically murdered by gassing as well as by shooting.[28]

In 2007, the United Kingdom's Channel 4 described the IHR as a "pseudo-academic body based in the United States which is dedicated to denying that the Holocaust happened,"[6] while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called the IHR a "blatantly anti-Semitic assortment of pseudo-scholars".[29]

In an article published in Hit list Magazine in 2002, author Kevin Coogan claimed there had been attempts to forge ties between Western Holocaust-denial groups such as the IHR and "radical Middle Eastern extremists." According to Coogan, Ahmed Rami, a former Moroccan military officer who "founded Radio Islam to disseminate antisemitic, Holocaust denying, and often pro-Nazi propaganda," tried to organize, with the IHR, a conference in a Hezbollah-controlled section of Beirut, Lebanon.[7]

The Daily Star, the leading English-language paper in Lebanon, in response to a planned IHR meeting in the country, called its members "loathsome pseudo-historians" and the Institute itself an "international hate group." The paper reported "one former PLO official [stating], 'with friends like that, we don't need enemies'."[30]

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the IHR as a hate group. British journalist and writer Oliver Kamm, writing for The Jewish Chronicle, called IHR "a pseudo-scholarly body".[31]

The "Holocaust revisionist" arguments published by the IHR are not regarded as serious historical research by mainstream historians and academics; rather, they are regarded as works of pseudo-science aimed at proving that the Holocaust did not happen. The editorial board of one of the leading historical journals, The Journal of American History, wrote, "We all abhor, on both moral and scholarly grounds, the substantive arguments of the Institute for Historical Review. We reject their claims to be taken seriously as historians."[32] In response, IHR printed Weber's letter disputing the claims.[33]

In April 2004, following a complaint by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, The Nation magazine refused to accept advertising from the IHR, stating "[T]here is a strong presumption against censoring any advertisement, especially if we disagree with its politics. This case, however, is different. Their arguments are 'patently fraudulent.'"[34] Weber responded with critical commentary in a letter to Leigh Novog of the advertising department of The Nation.[35]

The IHR published the Journal of Historical Review, which its critics including the ADL, the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and other scholars, such as Robert Hanyok, a National Security Agency historian[36] accused of being pseudo-scientific.[37] Hanyok referred to the IHR as a "scholarly organisation", but denounced them because "in its content, the JHR carries a heavy emphasis on articles pressing a revisionist or denial viewpoint about the holocaust."[38]

The journal History Teacher wrote of the Journal of Historical Review that the "magazine is shockingly racist and antisemitic: articles on 'America's Failed Racial Policy' and anti-Israel pieces accompany those about gas chambers ... They clearly have no business claiming to be a continuation of the revisionist tradition, and should be referred to as 'Holocaust Deniers'."[39]

The journal commenced publication in the spring of 1980 as a quarterly periodical. Publication was suspended in 1986-87, and thereafter continued until 2002. Publication of the journal was halted in 2002 due to "lack of staff and funding", according to the organization's website.[citation needed]

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Trial Materials | Holocaust Denial on Trial

Posted By on March 6, 2019

In 1993, Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt wrote Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory to expose the lies, distortions, and political agendas that drive Holocaust denial. In the book, she discussed a number of specific Holocaust deniers including David Irving who she called a dangerous spokesperson for Holocaust denial.

In 1996, Irving sued Lipstadt and her British publisher, Penguin Books Ltd., for libel, saying his reputation as an historian was defamed. The suit was filed in the UK, where libel laws favor plaintiffs. Irving represented himself. Lipstadt was represented by barrister Richard Rampton, QC, and Anthony Julius and James Libson of Mishcon de Reya. The trial started on January 11, 2000, and ended on April 11, 2000, when Judge Charles Gray handed down his judgment: Lipstadt and Penguin had won their case resoundingly.

Judge Gray found that Irving had for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence in order to portray Hitler in an unwarrantedly favourable light particularly in his treatment of the Jews. Irving had significantly misrepresented, misconstrued, omitted, mistranslated, misread and applied double standards to the historical evidence in order to achieve his ideological presentation of history. Judge Gray also found that Irving was an active Holocaust denier; that he is anti-semitic and racist, and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism.

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Programs | American Jewish Historical Society

Posted By on March 6, 2019

CBST@40: Living NYCs LGBTQ Histories

Book Celebration & Talk

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:00 pm

Do you know the histories of LGBTQ Jews in NYC?

Come learn about it with Programs@AJHS, as we mark pride month in the city!

This special program will host two of the foremothers of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue: the books author, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, and the author of its preface, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, for a stimulating conversation on their longtime work at CBST.

We will celebrate the publication ofChanging Lives, Making History: CBST - The First Forty Years CBSTs 40th Anniversary Book. We will discuss the place, voice, and status of the LGBTQ Jewish community within the NYC Jewish community and the American Jewish community as a whole, the intersection of LGBTQ Jews work with other struggles for minority rights in NYC and America.

We will have a special display of AJHS archival materials telling the histories of LGBTQ Jews in America up for only one night. Refreshments will be served.

The story, or rather the stories inChanging Lives, Making History: Congregation Beit Simchat Torahilluminate forty revolutionary and transformative years in the life of New York City. These past forty years have witnessed, among other things, the impact of AIDS, breakthroughs in reproductive technologies and the gay baby boom, the emergence of queer and trans movements, and major Supreme Court decisions in support of equal rights. Through it all, CBST has been at the epicenter.

Come learn about it with Programs@AJHS, as we mark pride month in the city!

This special program will host two of the foremothers of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue: the books author, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, and the author of its preface, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, for a stimulating conversation on their longtime work at CBST.

We will celebrate the publication ofChanging Lives, Making History: CBST - The First Forty Years CBSTs 40th Anniversary Book. We will discuss the place, voice, and status of the LGBTQ Jewish community within the NYC Jewish community and the American Jewish community as a whole, the intersection of LGBTQ Jews work with other struggles for minority rights in NYC and America.

We will have a special display of AJHS archival materials telling the histories of LGBTQ Jews in America up for only one night. Refreshments will be served.

The story, or rather the stories inChanging Lives, Making History: Congregation Beit Simchat Torahilluminate forty revolutionary and transformative years in the life of New York City. These past forty years have witnessed, among other things, the impact of AIDS, breakthroughs in reproductive technologies and the gay baby boom, the emergence of queer and trans movements, and major Supreme Court decisions in support of equal rights. Through it all, CBST has been at the epicenter.

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Holocaust | Holocaust Denial in Muslim World

Posted By on March 6, 2019

The first flickerings of Holocaust denial in the Middle East began in the 1970s, when the German born Holocaust Denier, Ernst Zundel, published a four-page pamphlet entitled, "The West, War, and Islam," and sent it to the heads of state of several Middle Eastern countries.

In the 1980's, indigenous Middle Eastern sources began to develop, but it was not until the 1990s that Holocaust denial became prevalent in the Arab press. By that time, many Islamic social and political movements in the Arab world joined the resurgent trend of Holocaust denial among European anti-Semites. This was mainly the result and influence of the persistent activity in this field by Roger Garaudy, a French scholar and leading European anti-Semite.

Garaudy, a former Christian Marxist and French Communist Party member of the French parliament, converted to Islam following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. He soon became a prominent figure in promoting anti-Semitism among Islamic movements. But since he was known for his anti-Jewish writings as a Marxist too, he gained the support of many Arab circles beyond the Islamic movements.

With Holocaust denial gaining popularity in the Arab press, individuals from the Syrian and Iranian government, as well as Palestinian political groups (including Hamas) began to publish and promote Holocaust denial statements.

A press release by Hamas in April 2000 decried "the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis".

In a December 2005 speech, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Holocaust was "a myth" that had been promoted to defend Israel, ramping up his rhetoric and triggering a fresh wave of international condemnation. "They have fabricated a legend under the name 'Massacre of the Jews', and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves," he said. He also called for Israel to be relocated to Germany, or Austria, arguing it was these nations that persecuted the Jews, so they should carry the responsibility, not Palestinians forsaking their land to form a state of Israel. He also suggested the USA.

Ahmadinejad's speeches were followed by an unprecedented wave of Holocaust denials coming out of Iran, including those in the form of government-sponsored symposia and cartoon contests.

Some Muslims condemned Ahmadinejad's statement. A spokesman for Germany's oldest Muslim organization, the Islamic Archiv-Deutschland Central Institute, called Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial a "disgrace to all Muslims." In the United States, the Muslim Public Affairs Council condemned the Iranian leader's remarks.

It is sad to note that while in the West, Holocaust denial has traditionally been limited to the fringe movements of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, it has gained broad acceptance in the Muslim world, particularly in the Middle East. Whether wielded by governments, opposition parties, professional organizations or journalists, Holocaust denial in our midst is a scourge that must be rejected.

In 2006, then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said: "Remembering is a necessary rebuke to those who say the Holocaust never happened or has been exaggerated. Holocaust denial is the work of bigots. We must reject their false claims whenever, wherever and by whomever they are made."

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Sovereignty = Zionism = Stability – Israel National News

Posted By on March 5, 2019

Sovereignty = Zionism = Stability

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Disseminating miracle solutions for complex problems is one of the major problems during the pre-election period. Parties seek to present solutions in slogans of up to four words to be emblazoned on billboards. But the public is smart and understands that complex situations require complex solutions.

These days we are in the midst of a well-financed (it is not yet clear by whom) campaign of intimidation in which former military authorities are seeking to return us to the blueprint of withdrawals and concessions and to instill fear in us from the vision of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria by wielding the sword of demography.

The same self-appointed experts are again trying to sell us the Arab Peace Plan, which includes a complete withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights and establishment of a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. These former officers conceal the fact that they are left-wingers who, in the past, supported every proposal calling for Israeli withdrawal and capitulation. That was the case in the Gaza Strip, that was the case in Lebanon, and that is what they sought to do in the Golan Heights. We are still today paying the price in blood for the consequences of those initiatives, Hezbollah threats and Hamas rockets.

Despite the respect for their past as officers, these are people lacking historical and political awareness, lacking understanding of the destiny of the Jewish people, and lacking familiarity with the Arab, Middle Eastern mentality according to which the one who capitulates and withdraws invites the next attack until he ultimately surrenders.

One does not need to be a security expert to understand the disaster latent in withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. The objective that the Arab leadership has unceasingly declared is establishment of greater Palestine that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Jordan. Iranian and jihadist forces from all over the world will enter this state that those experts are seeking to establish; missiles fired on Ben-Gurion Airport will become a daily occurrence, preventing planes from taking off. Millions of Arabs will stream from Jordan to Judea and Samaria and will create a full-fledged demographic threat, with their ultimate objective being a return to Yafo, Ramle, Haifa, and Ashdod. The world will see and will again and again demand more withdrawals in order to appease the angry Arab mob.

All this is before we mention our historical obligation to take possession of the Land of Israel. Jews cannot relinquish Judea! There is no moral validity to our presence in Ramat Aviv if we cede Beit El, Shechem and Hevron to foreign sovereignty.

An Israeli withdrawal from the cultural cradle of the Jewish people and from its heartland will be national suicide. Only total Israeli control and sovereignty in Judea and Samaria will yield security, stability, and a moral-historical basis for our presence here.

For 51 years, we are responsible for the fact that a political question mark hovers over Judea and Samaria. The status quo, which, perhaps, pacifies certain right-wing supporters, does not really exist. Under its auspices, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is building and taking control of lands in Areas A and B, and establishing facts on the ground specifically in Area C. The Jews, in contrast, are paralyzed and subject to a building freeze. If this issue is not resolved soon, no land will remain available to the Jews. A clear Israeli declaration that there is no intention to withdraw, accompanied by actions, will thwart the hopes of the Arab enemy to establish a state on our ruins.

The challenge of sovereignty requires that we soberly address the demographic threat. In that interest, several proposals have been raised, whose purpose is one: A single Jewish State between the Mediterranean and the Jordan, in which there is a solid Jewish majority and an Arab minority loyal to the state. In order to ensure that result, it is possible to proceed in stages:

In the first stage, sovereignty will be applied to the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, with no change in the status of the Arabs. Already at this stage, the insane idea of the establishment of a Palestinian state will be halted. In the second stage, sovereignty will be applied to the territories of Area C, which constitute 60% of Judea and Samaria (with some necessary border adjustments). The approximately 80,000 Arabs residing in those areas will be granted resident status like that enjoyed by the East Jerusalem Arabs. In the third stage, sovereignty will be applied to the rest of Judea and Samaria, and for the Arabs there, municipal autonomy will be established under Israeli sovereignty, which will oversee the school textbooks and maintain exclusive control of security and foreign policy.

We must take an honest look into the future. In 30 years there will be 20 million people west of the Jordan. Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren expect us to conserve the land for them, to provide the option of a comfortable life, with reasonably priced housing, economic prosperity, and security and political stability.

In summary: Between the Mediterranean and the Jordan there is only one national entity Israel. Our primary commitment is to the Jewish people. The aforementioned steps are gradual; however, it is possible that we will be surprised by foundational historical events as in 48 and 67 when multitudes of Arabs decided to leave. We can also anticipate and must facilitate the aliya of at least another million Jews from the Diaspora. Under those circumstances, the entire balance will change even more for the best.

Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar are the co-chairs of the Sovereignty Movement founded by Women in Green

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Talmud synonyms, Talmud antonyms – FreeThesaurus.com

Posted By on March 2, 2019

That Jews are forbidden to worship idols is such a basic element of Judaism that the Talmud does not actually have much to say about it.Milestones include the first (unfinished) attempt at an English translation by American publisher Michael Levi Rodkinson at the turn of the 20th century, an abridged version by Rabbi Chaim Tchernowitz in the 1920s, and "The Soncino Talmud on CD-ROM" from 1995.Skibell begins the project with the frank admission that many of the passages in the Talmud are strange on their face, but he indicates that great beauty resides there, too.First, the Talmud mentions the differences between Ezekiel and Numbers regarding the animal sacrifices of Rosh Hodesh.Perhaps the most astonishing confirmation of this claim is the fact delivered on the next-to-last page of the book The Talmud has been adopted as a primary school text in, of all places, South Korea.Nahmanides quotes the description in the Talmud Rosh Hashanah 21b of the fifty categories (shearim) of knowledge created in the world, of which forty-nine were given to Moses.is highly relevant for analyzing thinking processes in the Talmud.To one scholar goes all the credit for introducing into Talmudic studies a systematic reading of Pahlavi religion, law, history and literature, and that is Yeshiva University's Talmud superstar, Yaakov Elman, who has brought Iranian Zoroastrian studies into the world of the Talmud.Although the Islamic Republic insists it is anti-Zionist and not ant-iSemitic, Iran's first vice president has assailed the Talmud, Judaism's Holy book, saying it teaches Jews how to destroy the members of other faiths.With thousands of years of existence, the Talmud can often be daunting for modern readers.11) It is, however, noteworthy that the Tosefta, Talmud Yerushalmi, and Talmud Bavli (as well as Genesis Rabbah) all reflect restrictions related to participation at such fairs, and this clear rabbinic opposition-which extends to going near the site of a fair (according to T Avodah Zarah 1:5)--calls for elaboration.AARTS-accredited schools offer a program of Talmud and related studies.Dan JAFFE, El Talmud y los origenes judios del cristianismo.Roberto Rodriguez es uno de esos valientes, y Timba Talmud representa una creatividad de alto nivel, una joya de la musica afrocaribena.Just as the Talmud honors "radical rethinking, even about its foundational concepts" (2), so too does the Jewish American fiction under examination in this book celebrate "radical rethinking" through methods such as open-endedness and multiple perspectives that question the foundations of literary tradition.

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Synagogue – Magdala

Posted By on February 28, 2019

This synagogue in Magdala is currently the oldest excavated in Galilee and one of seven from the first century in all of Israel. A coin minted in Tiberias in 29 CE was found inside the synagogue, proving that the synagogue was from the first century and the time of Christs ministry. Since the Bible tells us that Jesus taught throughout the Galilee, it is certain that he taught and frequented this very spot.

The synagogue is well preserved and included an entrance hall that also served as a study room (Bet Midrash), and a chamber for storing the Torah scrolls.

Walk Where Jesus Taught

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23 NIV)

The archaeological project is headed by Universidad Anhuac Mxico Sur (Anahuac University of Mexico South in partnership with Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico (National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM) and the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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Jewish American Heritage Month | Programming Librarian

Posted By on February 26, 2019

Held each May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) was established in 2006 to recognize more than 350 years of Jewish contributions to American culture in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and military service.

The JAHM Coalition website has a wealth of resources for celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month, including an events calendar to which libraries can add their events, stories about notable Jewish Americans, a historical timeline, and teacher curriculum and program ideas. Libraries can also download JAHM logos to help promote programs.

The Library of Congress, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, also has an informative site devoted to Jewish American Heritage Month. Offering information on exhibits and collections, images, and audio and video, the site includes stories from Jewish Americans, including From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America and Jewish Veterans of WWII as well as the National Park Services Jewish American Historical Places.

You can find general information about Jewish culture as well as related links, bibliographies, music and DVD lists, and more at the following sites:

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