Progressive 'Holocaust' Usury: a review
"... the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. ... The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above,”
"The souls of the nations of the world (the Gentiles), however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot* which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that (Gentiles) do, is done out of selfish motives. So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of (Gentiles) is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by (Gentiles) of the world is only for their self-glorification..." (Chapters 1 and 2)
"The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever... From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world (Gentiles), and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies." (Chapter 6)
From 'golf course' to Trojan horse
Instead of hiding in a Trojan horse, Shalom Lamm gained entrance into Bloomingburg under the guise of a developer pitching a golf course community.
Beware of developers bearing gifts.Once inside, Lamm sounded more like a street hustler playing Three-Card Monte, switching up the gated community of 125 "upscale second home town houses in a golf course setting" to pushing a 396-unit high density townhouse development called Chestnut Ridge.
When it was clear that he was marketing the development as a complete Hasidic community that would severely change the landscape of their village, residents reacted in justified anger.Were they mad because Hasidic Jews were moving in?Some were.But most in Bloomingburg were frustrated that they had no say in what turned out to be backroom deals by elected officials, allowing their village of 400 to suddenly become a population of 2,400.They felt cheated by those they had entrusted: a spineless village board that showed incompetence and a total disregard for open government by month-after-month canceling meetings instead of answering mounting questions about the proposed development.It all fueled rhetoric of hate, cries of bigotry and the open signs of anti-Semitism that filtered through social media, municipal meetings and everyday conversations when folks talked about what was going on in Bloomingburg.To the public and media, Lamm played the role of victim, lamenting that he was a man persecuted not for his building plans but for his religious beliefs. He argued that these homes would be available to all people regardless of their religion.But as we now know, Lamm had rehearsed his part for years. Those plans were nothing but a ruse for what Lamm had conspired to develop all along – not just build in Bloomingburg but to grow so much that he could rule it.Talk about chutzpah.With building partner, Kenneth Nakdimen, the two systematically laid out their real plans for Bloomingburg, in secret documents titled, “The Villages of Chestnut Ridge Executive Summary – Very Highly Confidential.”Dated Jan. 14, 2013, Lamm, as one of the developers, detailed how he had “worked for 7 years in complete secrecy to achieve a fully approved project … a secure, affordable, growing Hassidic community that will ultimately accommodate thousands of families.”It’s all in the secret plans: 5,000 homes over the next 15 years, shopping facilities and girls and boys schools. Pitched in 2012 as a community clubhouse and maintenance building was really plans for a shul and a mikvah.Lamm was clear, “the owners of Chestnut Ridge will effectively control the local government, its zoning and ordinances,”In 20 years Bloomingburg could be a quarter the size of all of Sullivan County.Legal minds are deciding if this is fraud.Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell said he is reviewing the documents.People here need help.As was noted in an earlier Times Herald-Record editorial, it’s time for the state of New York, the attorney general, the Department of Environmental Conservation and any other agency able to figure out who should be held accountable. Our state legislators need to be leading the charge.It’s time we find out what other secrets are hiding in that Trojan horse.
Salve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo Qua Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet
Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo
Salve festa dies...
Namque triumphanti post tristia tartara Christo Undique fronde nemus gramina flore favent
Salve festa dies...
Qui crucifixus erat Deus, ecce per omnia regnat Dantque Creatori cuncta creata precem
Salve festa dies...
Hail, festal day, venerable of all ages By which God conquers hell and holds the stars
Behold, it declares grace for a reborn world All gifts have returned with their Lord.
Hail, festal day...
For indeed, after hellish sorrows, to the triumphing Christ: grove with green and buds with flower, everywhere give laud.
Hail, festal day...
The Crucified One was God, behold He reigns over all things, and all creation offers prayer to its Creator.
Hail, festal day...
"... in Mark, where [Jesus] says, 'Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles: and they shall mock Him, and shall spit upon Him, and shall scourge Him, and shall put Him to death, and the third day He shall rise again' (Mark 10:33-34). There is no doubt, therefore, that in so speaking the Lord signified what death He should die: not that He here meant the death of the cross to be understood, but that the Jews were to deliver Him up to the Gentiles, or, in other words, to the Romans. For Pilate was a Roman, and had been sent by the Romans into Judea as governor. That, then, this saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, namely, that, being delivered up to them, He should be put to death by the Gentiles, as Jesus had foretold would happen; therefore when Pilate, who was the Roman judge, wished to hand Him back to the Jews, that they might judge Him according to their law, they refused to receive Him, saying, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. And so the saying of Jesus was fulfilled, which He foretold concerning His death, that, being delivered up by the Jews, He should be put to death by the Gentiles: whose crime was less than that of the Jews, who sought by this method to make themselves appear averse to His being put to death, to the end that, not their innocence, but their madness might be made manifest."
Georgetown gets $10 million for Holocaust research as Jewish studies grow at Catholic school
Nick Anderson and Michelle Boorstein - The Washington Post
February 24, 2016
Georgetown University, a Catholic institution long known for [forming the minds of Catholics destined for high-level establishment positions], is intensifying its study of [Talmudic so-called] civilization with aid from a series of significant donations. The latest, to be announced Wednesday, is a $10 million gift for research on the Holocaust.
A 13-year-old Jewish studies program in the Jesuit university’s prestigious School of Foreign Service will be formally renamed the Center for Jewish Civilization next week. The shift in nomenclature is not a small matter in academia: It signifies money, depth and commitment.
The center will have a $20 million endowment, officials said, counting the new $10 million gift from Miami philanthropists Norman and Irma Braman [Braman got his start in the Judaic mafia at the Bronfman's Seagrams rotgut whiskey operation]. Its mission is to explore foreign policy pertaining to Israel; the Holocaust and genocide issues; Jewish-Catholic relations; and Jewish literature, culture and religious expression.
Through the Braman gift, the center will research a singular catastrophe of the 20th century: the murder of 6 million Jews under Nazi Germany. Georgetown said in a statement that the Holocaust will be examined “in all its dimensions — its causes and consequences, its role in the establishment of the state of Israel, and its continuing impact on modern Judaism, which has been impacted by a rise in acts of anti-Semitism and questions of Israel’s legitimacy.”
Among the center’s faculty is the Rev. Patrick Desbois, a Holocaust [non-]historian whose [Church-sanctioned amateur] forensic sleuthing has documented mass graves in Eastern Europe [which he, on his own authority, proclaims to contain the bones of holocausted 'Jews']. Author of a book called “The Holocaust by Bullets,” Desbois will hold an endowed professorship through the Braman gift.
“We are pleased to make this gift to support Father Patrick Desbois’s very important research on the Holocaust and to provide it a permanent home at a distinguished American university,” Norman Braman said in a statement. “As America’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown was the natural location to focus Father Debois’ unique research.”
Braman added: “I have decided to make this gift, now, and to Georgetown, in part as a sign of my appreciation for the leadership of Pope Francis and the priority he so clearly attaches to fostering closer relations between Jews and Catholics.” Braman, a billionaire auto dealer, is a major supporter of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, one of the leading Republican presidential candidates.
Also on the center’s faculty are Mideast experts Dennis Ross and Elliott Abrams, who are both former high-level U.S. diplomats, as well as the Rev. Dennis McManus, a theologian who is a liaison for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Jewish community ...
Since taking office in 2001, [Georgetown President John J.] DeGioia has sought to build and promote what he called Georgetown’s “inter-religious capacity.” Launching a Jewish-focused academic program in 2003 and building it into a center was integral to that effort. DeGioia said the late Rabbi Harold S. White, a longtime Jewish chaplain at Georgetown, championed the idea.
“Because we’re Jesuit, we believe it’s important to do this,” DeGioia said, raising an index finger for emphasis. He said the spirit of the initiative also reflects Catholic efforts since the 1960s to improve church relations with Judaism and other non-Christian religions.
Rabbi Andrew Baker, director of international Jewish affairs for the American Jewish Committee, plans to speak on campus at an event scheduled for Monday that will mark the emergence of the Georgetown center. “The reality today is that there’s a very good working relationship between Catholics and Jews, Catholic institutions, Jewish institutions,” Baker said ...
Rabbi Jack Moline, who heads the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, said colleges add courses about Jewish life to demonstrate to all students the value of understanding more about an ancient civilization. But they also have practical reasons: “Jews send kids to college and they become active alumni. It’s worth [$$$] attracting them,” Moline said. Jewish students “want to have the same access to their own history as African Americans or Latinos or whoever” ...
“It is encouraging to see that the Center for Jewish Civilization places such emphasis on study and teaching of the Holocaust,” said Robert Williams, director of new initiatives for the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “That it does so within one of our nation’s foremost schools of foreign service is also worthy of note.”
Williams said that the Holocaust “continues to resonate in contemporary debates” and that “understanding of this subject at a deeper level is necessary for our foreign service community to confront the legacies of the Holocaust as they continue to influence political, cultural, and economic life throughout Europe and the rest of the world” ...
THE MAGGID OF NETANYAHU
Apr 29 2009
As is true of many public figures, much is known about the family of Israel’s new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. His brother, the late Lt. Col. Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu, who died in the 1976 Entebbe rescue, is a national hero in Israel. His father, Benzion Netanyahu, is a respected scholar whose field of expertise is the Spanish Inquisition and the Marranos, having published major scholarly works on those subjects.
What is less well known is that the prime minister’s paternal grandfather, Rabbi Natan Mileikowsky, was a maggid (preacher), educator and rabbi popular on three continents. He traveled far and wide preaching a message of national renewal and asking for support from the Jewish masses for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine.
I recently purchased a collection of Rabbi Mileikowsky’s sermons published in Yiddish under the title Folk und Land (Nation and Land) published in New York in 1928. Although the written word is no match for a powerful oratorical talent, the speeches in this book convey to the reader the power of Rabbi Mileikowsky’s message of Jewish renewal and his emotional relationship to the Holy Land.
Doing some research, I discovered the book had been translated into English and enlarged in 1991. Published by the Netanyahu family, it was not widely distributed. After a bit of effort I soon became the owner of the English volume – which contains important biographical information on Rabbi Mileikowsky – as well.
Natan Mileikowsky was born in Lithuania in 1879 to a family claiming close connection to the Gaon of Vilna, Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon. At the age of 10 he entered the famed study hall of the Volozhin yeshiva [founded by Reb Chaim of Volozhin, the great, great, grandfather of Shimon Peres ed.] and studied there for many years until he was awarded a rabbinical diploma. Given the fact that this yeshiva was an elite institution, we must conclude that the young Natan was a genuine rabbinic scholar.
Even during his student days at Volozhin he became known for his speaking ability and began delivering sermons on behalf on the group Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion). In 1899, at the age of 20, he traveled through the various Jewish communities in Siberia spreading the Zionist message and raising funds for the cause.
In 1908 he moved to Warsaw where he entered the field of Jewish education, accepting the position of headmaster at a Jewish high school. At the same time he continued his Zionist speaking activities and traveled throughout Poland on behalf of the Zionist movement.
Although Rabbi Mileikowsky had never served as a communal rabbi, his fame as a maggid contributed to his election as chief rabbi of the important city of Rovna (in Volhynia) in 1914. The outbreak of World War I, however, prevented his acceptance of the position and he remained in Poland.
Finally in 1920 he realized his dream and settled in the Holy Land, becoming a principal of a high school in Safed and instituting key educational reforms in that city. Shortly thereafter, the Jewish National Fund chose him to lead its fundraising campaign in England and he accepted the post, immersing himself in Zionist activities there. He was then sent to the Carpatho-Russian region to speak on behalf of the Zionist idea and in 1926 came to the United States, as chief campaigner of the Zionist Organization of America.
Here he not only delivered speeches on behalf of Zionism, joining men like the Rev. Zvi Hirsch Masliansky in spreading the Zionist message throughout the U.S., he also contributed articles to various Yiddish newspapers. In 1926 alone he made more than 700 speeches. Among the places where he spoke very often was the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, where at one point he raised several hundred thousand dollars for the Zionist movement and the rebuilding of the Jewish homeland.
In 1929 was able to return to Israel, settling in Herzliya where he devoted himself to working the land. He became a strong supporter of Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, his fellow Volozhin alumni, and helped him develop his yeshiva, Merkaz HaRav, in Jerusalem. He was also a supporter of the Hebron Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
His goal was to retire and resume his studies under the spiritual leadership of Rav Kook. But this was not to be. Rabbi Mileikowsky died in Jerusalem on the first day of the Adar Rishon 1935 and was buried on the Mount of Olives. He was survived by nine children, many of whom became famous figures in Israel.
One of the leading Yiddish public speakers of his time, Rabbi Mileikowsky was an influential force in creating the atmosphere for the rebuilding of a Jewish homeland in Eretz Yisrael and enlisting support for that cause from world Jewry.
And now for the question of how equality, fraternity, and liberty fare in Judaism. As to equality and fraternity, from time immemorial support can be found in our heritage for not seeing the Gentile as equal in standing to the Jew. It is no small matter to say, You are called human (adam) while the idol worshippers (ovdei kokhavim) are not called human (TB Yevamot 61) and there is a version adding here but, rather, animals; or to believe truly that Thou hast chosen and sanctified us from all nations (Pilgrimage Holiday prayer).
The Jew who believes in his chosenness inclines to think of others according to a suggestion drawn [by Judeo-supremacist rabbis ed.] (as in TB Kiddushin 69) from the words spoken by Abraham to his young men prior to the sacrifice of Isaac): Stay here with the ass (Genesis 22: 5); namely, that we are concerned with a people who resemble an ass (or, as believed by Maimonides and most Jewish scholars in the Middle Ages, that all wisdom and science had at first been known only by the Jews but fell among them into oblivion in the length of days and when the foolish nations ruled us (Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed 1, 71). And as to Abraham ha ivri (the Hebrew), it is said in the Midrash that the entire world is on one side, while he is on the other. (The translation of the Hebrew word ha ivri may be rendered as he who comes over from the other side.)
Joseph David: The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy
The Time Has Come for God to Reveal the Messiah, Says Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi
Rivkah Lambert Adler - Breaking Israel News
November 13, 2015
In a surprisingly under-reported story, one of Jerusalem’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Shlomo Amar issued a ruling on Monday that God must bring the messiah and expedite the ultimate redemption. The ruling was delivered during an all-night spiritual gathering of rabbis from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and a recording of the moment was posted to YouTube (in Hebrew).
In the days preceding the ruling by Amar, close to 6,000 rabbis and Jewish community leaders attended the annual Kinus Hashluchim (International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries) in Brooklyn, NY. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has emissaries who serve the Jewish people in over 75 countries around the world. Each year, they gather in New York for their annual conference.
After the official conference proceedings were concluded, Amar and others gathered at the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, also in Brooklyn, NY, for an informal farbrengen. A farbrengen is a get-together in the Chabad-Lubavitch world, where inspirational thoughts are shared and wordless spiritual tunes, called niggunim, are sung. Sweet foods, wine and other items are often served.
During this spontaneous gathering, and no doubt influenced by the heady success of the conference that had just concluded, [Putin's Rabbi] Berel Lazar, one of Russia’s two chief rabbis, reminded Amar that 25 years ago, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the last head of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, who passed away in 1994, had asked Amar to issue a psak din (a formal rabbinic ruling) on the issue of the redemption of the Jewish people.
Twenty five years later, at this gathering in the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, Amar agreed that the time had come to rule that God must hasten the arrival of the messiah.
In the presence of dozens of colleagues and holding the hands of the two men sitting closest to him, Amar pronounced, “We hereby rule according to the demand of the audience – we see the plaintiff but can’t see the defendant – that God Almighty speedily bring an end and reveal the Moshiach (messiah) in front of our eyes in actuality.”
Despite the late hour, his statement was greeted with a hearty “Amen!” from the crowd. Immediately after, the crowd began singing “We want Moshiach now! We don’t want to wait!” These words come from a song that Lubavitch children are taught to sing from a very early age.
How is it possible that a rabbi, even one of the chief rabbis of Jerusalem, can make a ruling in Jewish law that obligates God? Breaking Israel News posed this question to senior Chabad Rabbi Uri Kaploun who said, “All that comes to mind is the axiom in Chazal (the Jewish sages) that Lo BaShamayim Hi (it is not in Heaven): once the Torah was given, the earthly court makes the rulings, and the Heavenly Court is, as it were, bound by them.”