8 thoughts on “American Jewry Must Break with Judeo-Nazism – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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    1. @Baird: Strange that you missed this sentence in my post: “American Jewish groups have rightly condemned the new merger.”

      Do not post a comment without first reading the entire post. Then read it again. It will save you embarrassment, and me having to waste my time writing comments like this.

  1. ‘American Jewry Must Break with Judeo-Nazism.’

    I have this theory that God created modern Israel to teach Jews humility.

    …so much for the notion that youall are in some obscure way morally superior to the rest of us.

    1. @Colin Wright: there are some damn fine moral precepts in my people’s Bible which you and the world could get a lot from if you bothered.

      And are we proud of those precepts? Damn right we are.

      Very few Jews feel they are morally superior to non-Jews. Some Orthodox Jews, some settler fanatics.

      But most anti-Semites make this claim (that ALL Jews smugly believe themselves to be morally superior). You’re perilously close to that red line…

  2. [Comment deleted: you clearly haven’t read the comment rules. Go and read them now. In full. You may not throw around claims of anti Semitism wily nily. Just because your wounded, victimized psyche believes something is anti Semitic doesn’t mean it is.]

  3. @Colin Wirght. Adam Green refers to the problem group as “Jewish Supremacists” . https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRjFptz7970mppuiGuZtpQ/videos

    My questions for Richard if he allows this post: Does he think this term is accurate? Is this the same as the zionists? I have seen Chabad Lubevitch being heavily criticsed under this banner also. I am curious but don’t really understand how the different groups fit together. What exactly do you mean by the term Judeo-Nazis. Do you mean religious jews of any citizenship who support a national socialist state of Israel?

    1. @ economasterful: I think this takes us into the weeds a bit but…I think it’s very tricky to navigate these issues and it requires extreme diligence and nuance. It’s very easy to get lost in the thicket and start making grandiose generalizations that “Jews are this” or “Jews are that.” For example, the claim that “Jews consider themselves morally superior” is fraught and borderline anti-Semitic, if not outright anti-Semitic.

      There are many types and varieties of Jews. The ones who are equivalent to the Taliban (or to use your term, “Jewish supremacists”) I’d prefer not to consider Jews at all. That’s why I call them “Judeans” and “pagans” or “idolators.” I believe their version of Judaism is twisted and abuses our traditions. But they certainly consider themselves Jews. My preference would be that a consensus arises which declares them heretics or apostates, like what happened to Shabbtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank, who declared themselves Messiahs and were rejected and labeled false messiahs.

      As for “Judeo-Nazis,” that’s a term originated by Yeshaya Leibowitz to denote radical settlers. I like the use of the term “Judeo” because it is Latinate (not Hebrew or Jewish): while it indicates some connections to “Jew” but also creates a distinction from the term “Jewish.” I would say that Otzma Yehudit are as much or more “Nazi” as they are “Jewish.” And yes, they are the Judean equivalent of Nazis.

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