Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Massive California Freeway Project Works Around Backwards Eruv Tradition of Judaism

"The level of help we've had, from the Roman Catholic permit people at Caltrans … to the Muslim line inspector along the freeways who gave us engineering help.…The level of deference and courtesy and kindness — it makes you feel good that you live in America," [Chabad Lubavich eruv inspector Howard] Witkin said.

Orthodox Judaism is a ghetto religion by the dictates of its rabbinic founders as you will see in the article below. In the U.S. where 'Jews' are as free as they've ever been at any time in history in the West, they form their own ghettos [eruvim] at great inconvenience to the non-Judaic 98% majority and thank them by pushing for legislation that would make them second rate citizens in their own land under a rabbinic 'Noahide law' tyranny. I give one example of the two-tiered tyranny of Orthodox Judaism's 'Noahide law' from the Talmud as translated by Chabad Lubavitcher, Adin Steinsaltz (also the Nasi (head) of the Israeli Sanhedrin). This is the kind of two-tiered legal system Chabad Lubavitch would repay American courtesy and kindness with if they were able:

"A non-Jew is put to death on the basis of a decision given by one judge [no jury], and on the basis of testimony given by a single witness, and even if he was not given a proper warning prior to the commission of his offense. He is put to death on the basis of testimony and a decision given by a man but not on the basis of testimony and a decision given by a woman, and the man who testified or decided against him can even be a relative.

"A Jew can only be put to death by a court of twenty-three judges, and on the basis of the testimony of two male witnesses who are not disqualified from testifying on account of kinship, and after being properly warned against committing the transgression. But none of these rules apply in the case of a non-Jew." (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57b, Steinsaltz edition, vol.18, page 110)

Chabad Lubavitch strongly adheres to the racial supremacist mysticism of Orthodox Judaism as explained by Chabad's Robert Kremnizer:

In The Ladder Up (Building Block No. 6) it was explained that Jews have a neshamah [an extra higher soul that is connected to God]. This is the functional difference between Jews and non-Jews. There is no Jew alive, no matter how he denies his Judaism, who has not felt an affinity for another Jew which he cannot explain. On board a ship, in a hotel, on an airplane, Jew will acknowledge Jew. People imagine this to be an emotional need for mutual recognition. Not so. What is being expressed is the spiritual need of neshamah recognizing neshamah.

We can describe the neshamah. It is explained in Tanya that the neshamah is a part of HaShem [God] enclothed in the nefesh (soul) of a Jew. This is the specific difference between Jews and non-Jews. Jews have a neshamah, Gentiles do not. (Robert Kremnizer, The Curtain Parted)

Chabad Lubavitcher, Howard Witkin mentioned in the article below teaches the 'ethics' of Judaism. Of the 'ethics' of Judaism, Thomas Jefferson said, "It was the reformation of this `wretched depravity' of morals which Jesus undertook."

And now, a feel-good piece on the 'right wing' Chabad sect of Orthodox Judaism from the 'liberal' Los Angeles Times with my comments and corrections interspersed:

Massive 405 Freeway project respects the boundaries of a Jewish tradition

Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to maintain the thin 'walls' of a vast Westside eruv during work on the 405 Freeway.

Mitchell Landsberg - Los Angeles Times

July 4, 2011

Carmageddon, schmarmageddon. [oh, I get it, that sounds Yiddish, I guess it's expected that I smile politely and knowingly and most of all with deference]

Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people, however, their primary concern is not necessarily the impending closure of a stretch of the freeway on the July 16-17 weekend.

Their problem is that the 405 construction project keeps messing up their eruv.

Some explanation [hasbara] is probably in order.

An eruv is a ritual enclosure surrounding a [Judaic] neighborhood. It can be a fence, a wall, a piece of string — or a freeway. And it must be unbroken [because that's what the rabbis--not the Bible--mandate, among billions of other such non-biblical rules].

Its purpose is legalistic, a [rabbinic] loophole, some [do] say [and rightly so]. [According to the rabbis it] allows observant Jews to perform certain actions on the [rabbinic] Sabbath— carry a tray of food or push a baby stroller, for example — that [rabbinic] law prohibits in public on that day [among a myriad of other such prohibited acts].

In effect, it creates an entire zone that is considered communal [or to put it more succinctly, it creates a Judaic ghetto].

Some eruvs can be fairly small, enclosing a tight-knit [Judaic] neighborhood. Brooklyn, for instance, is checkered with relatively small ones. It is perhaps not surprising that Los Angeles, the city that practically invented urban sprawl, is home to one of the largest eruvs anywhere, a vast enclosure 40 miles in circumference, surrounding much of the Westside and spilling over into the San Fernando Valley.

Its boundaries are, roughly, Western Avenue on the east, the 101 Freeway on the north, the 10 on the south and — yes — the 405 on the west. In portions, such as along Western, the boundary consists of fishing line strung along the tops of utility poles. It's hard to spot, even if you know it's there [or so they would prefer, given the inherent synagogue/state issue].

But for much of its length, the eruv consists of freeway fences or the freeways themselves.

"We always look for the simplest possible path," said Howard Witkin, [a Chabad Lubavitch racial supremacist fanatic and] insurance executive who volunteers as an eruv [ghetto] administrator.

Ever since the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and California Department of Transportation began work in late 2009 to widen the 405 to 10 lanes, maintaining the eruv has been anything but simple [and a major headache and resource drain to the state, towns, businesses and private landowners involved] .

The freeway widening has meant that seemingly permanent structures such as fences and freeway walls are constantly being breached, torn down or moved. The volunteers who inspect the eruv weekly and maintain it as needed have suddenly found their workload multiply [due to their fanatical adherance to a backwards tradition which should have been reformed centuries ago during the so-called 'Haskalah' (Judaic enlightenment) which was no enlightenment].

"It used to be a once-a-week thing," said Daneil Mayer, a college student who fixes breaks in the boundary. "But since the construction began, it's four times a week."

One recent day, Mayer was standing with Witkin in the parking lot of the Bad News Bears baseball field, beside the freeway near Ohio Avenue in Westwood. In the background, cars and trucks lumbered past, the 405 not yet clogged by the afternoon rush. But Mayer's interest was in the foreground: a scattering of construction equipment, a temporary fence and concrete K-rails, the modular, low-slung traffic dividers that are a familiar part of highway repair projects.

"There used to be a fence where that K-rail is," Witkin said, pointing. The fence had formed part of the eruv. When it was torn down, Mayer put up 15-foot poles and ran fishing line between them for about 500 feet along Cotner Avenue, which runs along the freeway. [That's 4 paragraphs dedicated to evoking empathy for those poor racial-supremacists for their troubles in following the rabbis' backwards traditions]

Mayer pointed to the space between the poles. Sunlight glistened off 250-pound test fishing line.

With the two men was Dan Kulka, community relations manager for Kiewit Infrastructure Group, the construction contractor on the 405 project. His job involves keeping the community happy about the project, or at least not bitterly unhappy. He recalls his puzzlement when he first learned about the eruv [likely because he probably was laboring under the heavily promoted delusion that 'Jews' live in ghettos because Christians force them to live that way, a notion handily shredded by this article].

"I got an email from Metro [which was likely strong-armed by some Chabad lobbyist], which said we have to work with the [Chabad Judaic] community on this, and I didn't have a clue," he said. "I had to look it up." [If only he would look up "Noahide Laws"]

Once he caught on, he called a meeting with his construction supervisors. "They're looking at me like, 'What?'" ["We're going to loose a ton of time and money because of these superstitious fanatics! They must have some powerful friends"]

Witkin and Mayer had nothing but praise for the contractor and government agencies for their [coerced] sensitivity. In some cities, eruvs have been met with hostility [as one would imagine] and become battlegrounds over [synagogue]-state issues. That has not so far been the case with this project [due to the fact that the Synagogue has triumphed over the Church and State in California].

"The level of help we've had, from the Roman Catholic permit people at Caltrans … to the Muslim line inspector along the freeways who gave us engineering help.…The level of deference and courtesy and kindness — it makes you feel good that you live in [modern, bolshevik, 'Noahide'] America," Witkin said.

Kulka could not estimate how much the contractor has spent on eruv-related issues [which was not compensated by Chabad]. "It doesn't cost a lot," he said [because he knows that's what he's supposed to say], although some labor has been expended [but 'the Goyim' paid for it]. Marc Littman, a [Judaic] spokesman for the MTA, insisted that there had been no extra cost to [the] taxpayers [who paid for this idiocy. They say the Kosher racket doesn't cost the public anything either. Lies]. "This outreach is part of their job," he [claimed] of the contractors [which accounts for their perplexed reaction above?]

Witkin estimated that 40,000 to 50,000 [observers of Orthodox Judaism, 0.13% of the California population] depend on the eruv each [rabbinic] Sabbath, when [rabbinic] law prohibits working from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. He said there was no violation of church-state rules, any more than installing a crosswalk in front of a church [a ridiculous comparison. Crosswalks protect people from serious physical injury or death. Eruvim are in no way a safety measure. They constitute a rabbinic dispensation from rabbinic laws both of which exist only for enforcement of tribal cohesion. Further, the expense of safety crosswalks for churches is justified by the Christian majority of taxpayers. The tax funds of the 0.13% Orthodox Judaic population of California doesn't justify catering to their superstitious tribalism, and it's hardly a safe assumption that they even pay taxes].

Although [most] might find the whole idea to be overly legalistic, even absurd, Witkin said it was all about the [rabbinic] philosophy of translating spiritual ideas into action, giving physical form to [rabbinic] commandments, or mitzvot.

"If you treat [rabbinic] mitzvot as [the] mindless rituals [that they truly are], then you've blown it," he said. "But if you recognize that you're taking [the rabbis'] deepest philosophical principles and trying to translate them into physical action … with the idea of transforming who I am [into what the rabbis want me to be], then you [understand Chabad's mystification of what essentially is legalistic, rabbinic tyranny over the tribe]."

Original here:,0,4051439.story

Also see:

Benedict Cites Talmud Approvingly, Suggests Jesus Acted in Accordance with it


Anonymous said...

Perhaps a bit childish, but, if I lived in Los Angeles, it would be fun to breach their markers. Make a little extra work for the racist so-and-so's. The nerve of them to incorporate us goyim within the limits of their ghetto!

Michael Hoffman said...

Where’s the separation of Synagogue and State?

Another fine investigative exposé, Maurice!