Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rabbi Eugene Korn Creating a "Catholic" Golem

Zionist ethnic and religious cleansing has caused most of the indigenous Christians of Palestine and Lebanon to flee to safety in other nations. Rabbi Eugene Korn, who is director of the misnamed Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University, blames this Zionist crime on the Muslims whom Christians lived alongside for centuries before the Zionists arrived. He then goes on to conflate the interests of Christians with Zionism, squaring Christians off against Muslims. He also alleges that the problems in the Middle East stem from Muslim inability to treat non-Muslims as equals. Korn's projection of his own problematic supremacist ideology onto others is patent. Rabbi Korn is a sorcerer summoning a "Catholic" golem to fight his battles. He and others like him have been quite successful in this endeavor.

Catholic-Jewish Panel Focuses on Mideast

March 13, 2008 - Bryan Schwartzman

At a recent Saint Joseph's University event -- one which was supposed to examine Israel's 60th anniversary from the perspective of Catholic-Jewish relations ...

The Jewish voice at the program, Rabbi Eugene Korn -- who directs the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. -- argued that the paramount question facing the Middle East is whether or not the majority of Muslims will be able to adapt to non-Muslims living in the region as equals.

Korn, who previously directed interreligious affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, said that such a development would obviously be important for Jews and the State of Israel, but also for Christians of all denominations, who in recent years have faced increased persecution in places like Egypt, Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

He cited the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank, where, in the past 15 years, the Christian population has dropped from 80 percent of the total population to less than 20 percent, all due, he claimed, to hostility directed toward Christians.

"I would argue that the more Israel is accepted in the Middle East, the more the issue of equality and dignity of non-Muslims will be accepted," said Korn, author of the recently published The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians ...

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Ric said...

I also attended that event to hear Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, and I distantly recall him responding to a questioner the Rabbi's support for B. Netanyahu. I didn't hear what the writer for the Exponent heard.

The Rabbi sharply responded I wasn't talking about any aspect of the Zionist political situation; in fact "You" cannot know what my politics are from what I said. Since I didn't refer to them.. I heard him gently chiding the Catholic perspective on what they call "The Holy Land", which land the Tanakh mentions a 1,000 times in as the land of "Israel." It's almost near slander, to mischaracterize the Rabbis words the way the previous writer has done.

Maurice Pinay said...

"The Holy Land" is a gentle, anachronistic term for what, biblically speaking, is the Whore of Babylon.

Maurice Pinay said...

... which is to say modern "Israel."