Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gilad Atzmon has found his rabbi

Gilad Atzmon writes:

For a while I have been arguing that unlike the duplicitous Jewish progressive discourse, it is Jewish orthodoxy’s opposition to Zionism that presents the only Jewish principled, ethical collective stand against Zionism and Israeli evil...

A week ago I met the inspiring Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro in a kosher deli in Manhattan. The meeting was arranged by my dear friend and New York radio host Tom Kiely who joined us...

I was thrilled to find out that Rabbi Shapiro was familiar with my thoughts. He has read ‘The Wandering Who.’ He was fully aware of my criticism of Jewishness. Our thoughts on the situation were pretty much in line...

Gilad Atzmon is a seemingly good-willed self-described 'former Israeli,' 'former Jew,' musician and activist against certain symptoms of the religion of Orthodox Judaism who evidently has a soft spot in his heart for the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism. This respect for the rabbis was only hinted at in Atzmon's writings and videos until this recent endorsement of the 'true torah Judaism' of Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro. This endorsement reveals an astonishing degree of contradiction and confusion in Atzmon's professed ideas.

Gilad Atzmon's rabbi, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro is a Talmid Muvhak (chief disciple and student) of, and ordained by Rav Schneur Kotler. Rav Schneur Kotler was the Head of the Haredi Lakewood Yeshiva (Beth Medrash Govoha or BMG) in Lakewood, New Jersey for 20 years until his death in 1982. The Lakewood Yeshiva was founded by his father Rabbi Aharon Kotler.

Lakewood Yeshiva is one of the largest, most respected (among Orthodox 'Jews') yeshivas in the world and the Judaic ghetto of Lakewood surrounding it manifests all the fruits of Orthodox Judaism one would expect; rampant corruption, Judeo-supremacism, anti-Goyism, deviousness, fraud, ignorance, superstition, squalor and depravity.

It's far beyond the scope of a blog posting to accurately portray the monstrous evil, hatred and predation of non-Jews which exists in the Orthodox Judaic ghetto of Lakewood which is informed by the Orthodox Judaism of Gilad Atzmon's rabbi, Yaakov Shapiro, a disciple of the Lakewood Rav. One can scratch the surface of Lakewood depravity HEREHERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE. Also, please read An Orthodox Final Solution.

From Judaism's Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded Edition, by Michael A. Hoffman:

Atzmon writes:

"Unlike the Zionist and ‘anti’ who seem devastated by me turning my back on the Jews and Judaism, Rabbi Shapiro didn’t show any remorse from my drift away."

In fact, Rabbi Shapiro is the head of an organization called Project ReJewvenation which drags 'rebellious Jews' back to the ghetto HERE.

In his essay, Atzmon contrasts the 'secular Jewish' Frankfurt school as an evil against which 'ethical' 'principled' Orthodox Judaism should be favorably viewed. Atzmon seems oblivious to the fact that the central Frankfurt School figure, Erich Fromm, was a descendant of rabbinic families on both his mother and father's side and was a disciple of Chabad Rabbi Salman Baruch Rabinkow who Fromm said, "influenced my life more than any other man:"

I was [Chabad Rabbi Salman Baruch] Rabinkow's student for about five or six years and, if I remember correctly, I visited him at that time almost daily. The bulk of the time was occupied studying Talmud, the rest with studying certain philosophical writings of Maimonides, the Schneur Salman's Tanya, Weiss's Jewish History and a discussion of sociological problems. He took great interest and was very helpful in my doctoral dissertation. Rabinkow influenced my life more than any other man, perhaps, and although in different forms and concepts, his ideas have remained alive in me.  (Frankfurt School 'secular Jew,' Erich Fromm)
Erich Fromm's Rav, Chabad Rabbi Salman Baruch Rabinkow 

Atzmon often states in his testimonials a key to his transformation was his appreciation for, and realization that pioneering black Jazz musicians were more talented and accomplished than 'Jews' who he was taught as a child to believe were better than everyone else. Orthodox Judaism authoritatively teaches that black skin is a curse of servitude and that Noah's son Ham's progeny was cursed with dark skin because, inter alia, he had sex with a dog. The codified teachings of Orthodox Judaism were used by Judaic slave traders and their rabbis to justify their profits from the black slave trade, a fact well documented by Dr. Tony Martin:

Gilad Atzmon often criticizes Judaic progressives for 'speaking universally but behaving tribally' which is often a justified criticism. How can Atzmon reconcile this criticism with his admiration for the double-standard bearing rabbis who concocted tribal Orthodox Judaism for 'Jews' only and a lower-tier, subservient religion called 'Noahidism' which they mandate must be accepted universally by non-Jews?

The rabbis of Orthodox Judaism authoritatively teach that all non-'Jews' must be proselytized to accept 'Noahidism' or die. The Orthodox rabbis of Chabad Lubavitch recently followed in the wake of the 'secular' Israeli military into Gaza to distribute pamphlets to the massacred people there explaining that unless they convert to the 'Noahide laws' they have no right to live. There is no room for light to pass between these Chabad tribal savages and Atzmon's rabbi, Yaakov Shapiro on this 'Noahide' teaching of Orthodox Judaism.

For all Rabbi Shapiro's 'anti-Zionist' bluster, the truth is that his policy, which he aggressively advocates to fellow 'Jews,' is that the Haredim should be seizing power from the 'secular Jews' in Counterfeit Israel:

Frum [observant] Jews need to join the [Israeli] government and use whatever leverage the frum community has at its disposal to prevent bad decrees and to ensure the rights and the flourishing of the frum community. [Gedolim, i.e. the most revered rabbis of the age] held that joining the State was the best way to oppose Zionism and its bad effects ... the best way to fight [secular Zionists] is to join their State and make sure they don't do more damage than necessary. (Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro writing as moderator of his 'Jews with Questions' web forum)
Further, the 'ethical principle' behind Rabbi Shapiro's opposition to 'secular Zionism' is not any humanitarian concern for the Palestinian people but entirely Judeo-centric concern that the increasingly unveiled barbarity of the 'Jewish' state will be associated with 'Jewishness' and Judaism by 'the Goyim:'

The main reason for protests against anti-Torah actions of the Israeli government is in order to counter the impression that the non-Jewish world (and unfortunately the ignorant part of the Jewish world too) has, that the actions of the Stat [sic] of Israel are associated with Jewishness, the Jewish people, or Judaism. People think that Israel represents the Jewish people, and that is a terrible misconception - and a terrible Chilul Hashem - purposely perpetrated by the Zionists. (Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro writing as moderator of his 'Jews with Questions' web forum)

How is this self-serving activism any different than that of Mondoweiss which Atzmon rightly condemns? 'Anti-zionist' 'True Torah Jews' and 'progressive Jews' of Mondoweiss wear different costumes but they play the same tribal warfare game. They tell us the ridiculous lie that the self-chosen 'Jewish' state has nothing to do with Jewishness or Judaism. They're P.R. con men; 'Jews' shielding Judaism from responsibility for its catastrophic crimes once again.

Gilad Atzmon recently proclaimed "we're all Palestinians." Indeed, the non-Judaic common people who live in the vicinity of the Lakewood Yeshiva and all of the metastasizing Hasidic ghettos of the 'West' are living more and more like Palestinans just as the common people unfortunate to have a Judaic ghetto in their midst have been treated like Palestinians for centuries.

Alas, another 'successful' resistance entity leading followers to the ghetto.

Other rabbinic inroads into resistance movements:

"Far Right" Gulled by Shape-Shifting Rabbi

'English Defense League, Tea Party Gulled by Chabad Rabbi and Pamela Geller

Alex Jones gives platform to 'Gun Rabbi,' Goldman Sachs V.P.

The traditional Catholics' anti-Christ Fatima Rabbi

The fatality of the American 'Right'


israel shamir said...

Gilad's problem is that he stalled on full acceptance of Christ. In absence of a live church contact, his moral and spiritual development suffered. Gilad's "finding his Rav" is a consequence of spiritual thirst he developed. Gilad's rejection of secularisation is just a symptom of this spiritual thirst, and of reluctance to join the Church.
In the same time he parted with the left's ethic system, by condemning the communists for destroying Spain's churches and starving Ukraine's children, both claims straight from farthest right he apparently embraced. In the vacuum he created with his own hands, Gilad turned to a spiritual presence of mainstream orthodox Judaism.
My experience of Gilad is that he is unwilling to listen to friendly critique and responds with abuse. So I doubt my explanation will be helpful directly. But indirectly, perhaps other recipients of this letter will make an effort to proselytize Gilad, bring him to the Church and restore balance in his tormented artist's soul.
Christ, whose Resurrection we celebrate these days, would be a much better Rabbi for Gilad.
Israel Adam Shamir

Michael Hoffman said...

Israel Shamir is an unrepentant libeler and false witness who has the chutzpah to piously pose as a Christian advising Mr. Atzmon to join the Church for the good of his soul.

When will Mr Shamir, for the good of his own soul, "restore balance" and admit he published lies, through E. Michael Jones’ magazine, concerning this writer’s book, "Judaism Discovered”? A few of his egregious falsehoods are as follows:

•That the book was poorly printed by an incompetent publisher (as anyone who owns a copy is aware, it was printed in a sturdy hardcover edition with smyth sewn signatures by one of the leading printers for university presses in the United States).

•That the laws of Niddah which we revealed in the book are not in effect in Orthodox Judaism. The truth is, the Niddah halachos minutely regulate the sexual lives of frum husbands and wives in Orthodox Judaism.

•That Orthodox Judaism does not believe in reincarnation. In fact it is steeped in gilgul doctrine.

This is a mere sample of his reckless indifference to the truths we marshaled in our book. For a complete exposé of Israel Shamir’s unconscionable libels, for which he has never made reparation or endeavored to correct, send an e-mail to: (substitute @ for AT in the precceding e-mail address) with the heading: Send "Ambush Disguised as a Book Review.” Allow up to seven days for e-mail delivery of the pdf file.

Make an effort to pray for Mr Shamir; bring him to repentance and lead him to make restitution for the damage his lies have caused.

Fredrick Toben said...

Didn't Paul Eisen some time ago during his interview with Gilad Atzmon celebrate Gilad's own long rabbinical tradition?
If Gilad has now fully embraced Talmudic Judaism's principles, then he is just running true to form - something individuals do when they get old: return to their roots.
Some do it earlier, some later in life. I recall that David Cole sought out his rabbi in 1993, then wandered off into the wilderness for some years until a while ago when he again returned to his Talmudic Jewish roots.
Israel Adam Shamir, on the other hand, followed through a logical development, which ensures a spiritual maturity is reached somewhat unhindered.
Fredrick Toben

Robert Pickle said...

exactly, the two harlots, Aholah (Chabad Hasidism) (GOP), Judeo-Churchinsanity, war against Sofiet Bolshevism, Demoncrats...Aholibah for the seat of Lucifers kingdom that bloody harlot and most unholy city..Jerusalem of flesh and the flesh father, the robber, who is the murderer from the beginning. Beware of this benevolent true torah (Mishnah & Gemara of Talmud Bavli, ruse...I assure they seek nothing but death and hell, their covenant they have made unto themselves

annely said...

Was not Jerusalem the whore of Babylon -- but now it's not?

Anonymous said...

Fascinating post. I heard Atzmon speak in person-was immediately struck by how over rated and mediocre his anaylsis was. True to jew form, he borrowed others' ideas, passing them off as his own re: bell curve.
When challenged on fallacies and discrepancies in his argument, he got dismissive and ignored the questions and questioners. Bordered on rude put down.
Was disappointed but not surprised as his celebrity status always seemed ill-gotten and unfounded- like Noam Chomsky.