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karaites: family feud

Close to the word of mouth.Sometimes there is a certain value in hereticism, either as an exception that confirms the general principle or merely as a healthy point of dissent with little or no chance of prevailing as a dominant … Continue reading

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all eyes on zion…

…The Israeli Foreign Ministry maintains that the very fact that Anwar Sadat recognized Israel’s right to exist was a major breakthrough. But aside from the question of whether he was sincere or not, that very concept is worthy of question. … Continue reading

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jail bird on a wire

In the state of Israel even the corruption is holy. Kosher corruption. The narrative reads something like the America in the wild and wooly days of the political mudslinging in the Mark Twain era. The bare knuckles brawling and verbal … Continue reading

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fiddlers on hot tin roofs

Under such circumstances the Jew, if he did not succumb to Christian pressure and seek conversion, felt both superior and inferior. He hugged his own traditions and pondered, elaborated, refined them in constant study and meditation. If to the outside … Continue reading

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i thought i saw saint augustine

Jerusalem Syndrome….Jerusalem. Is it something in the water. An untraceable ingredient from an underground well? There is something. Jerusalem has always evoked¬† messianic symbolism and exerted a seemingly¬† magnetic attraction for people awaiting the Messiah, those who feel they can … Continue reading

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refusniks

Much ado about nothing? Its remarkable how the most ardent critics of Zionism are basically part of the same ideological swamp ; leftist foes of liberal democracy that could not function without stretching the boundaries of the state’s democratic pretext … Continue reading

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