Tag Archives: Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

tunnel vision: in like flynn

There are lots of days when the earth stands still. Motionless. Inert. Lifeless. Of course, its not for pleasure, or sport, or enjoyment; it has a revelatory characteristic, inextricably linked to the divine. It is holy and in the service … Continue reading

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tunnel vision: rejigging the disposition matrix

Atheist reinforcement workshops. Death and destruction in the Middle East. Its always racist, violence and excessive. But its holy. Somehow sanctified under some tawdry pretext for the greater good and the glory of the almighty, someone’s almighty of the moment. … Continue reading

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power of the pulpit

Religion 2.0. As long as they can see the light. It seems like a paradox, a type of oxymoron: religious Zionism. A nativist approach to the land, nation building, combined with the traditional diaspora values of power that are exclusive … Continue reading

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carnival barkers

Just regular guys. Just hangin’ with the boys who have a little time on their hands on the weekend idling in Homs. Some have great senses of humor. You can sense the fiber of Mark Twain there mixed with O’Henry … Continue reading

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rule is based on awe?

That corner of the world where there is never a dull moment.  Zionism as racism is a dodgy rabbi at best. Its okay to admit it: racist, excessive and violent. In a case that harkens back to segregation south of … Continue reading

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