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Inspirational Islamic photos on Instagram

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Notice that the guy does NOT translate Allah into “god.”

Unlike the mainstream media. Whenever an Islamic terrorist shouts “Allahu Akbar” they translate it into “God is great” instead of the correct translation which is “Allah is the greatest.”

This Instagram post demonstrates that regular everyday Muslims don’t translate Allah into “god.”

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May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

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Haredi, ultra-Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, Hasidic, what’s the difference?

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Once upon a time, there was only Orthodox Judaism in the world.

Hasidic Judaism is an offshoot of Orthodox Judaism that arose in Eastern Europe in the 1700s. Originally it was sort of a reform movement. They have their own worship practices, beliefs, and religious leadership that is now somewhat independent of standard Orthodox Judaism.

There later arose less observant sects of Judaism, mainly Reform and then Conservative. Conservative Judaism is dying out, but it used to serve as a bridge for Jewish immigrants who wanted to be more secular but were scared off by the totally different and less strict Reform Judaism. It seemed too Christian, and Christianity was scary for Jews. That role of Conservatism in America is what now leads to its lack of relevance, because few Conservative congregants understand the doctrines of Conservatism which is actually more strictly religious than most realize. My grandfather was a true believer in Conservative Judiasm, but he is dead, and he would be 107 if he were alive today, so that goes to show you the problem; the few who understood Conservatism have died off.

Conservative Judaism is more prole than Reform Judaism. Many Conservative Jews stay with their Conservative temples because they can’t afford the much higher membership fees of Reform temples.

In Israel, they use the term Haredi for those Jews who reject the modern world and cut themselves off from it. All Hasidic sects are Haredi, plus there are non-Hasidic but Haredi Orthodox. My family called them ultra-Orthodox, tending to mix Hasidim into that description as well, and that’s a term that’s well understood among Jews in the United States.

When it comes to black hats, the Hasidim wear hats unique to their sect, while the non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox wear regular black fedoras.

Modern Orthodox believe in strict adherence to the Torah which they believe is the literal word of God, but they also believe that within reason they can dress sort-of normally and have regular jobs in secular America. Jared Kushner and Ivanka seem to be a less-strict sort of modern Orthodox than the kind I’m used to on Staten Island. They seem more Conservative to me than Orthodox.

Kiryas Joel in Monroe, New York is Hasidic. Lakewood, New Jersey is ultra-Orthodox. In Boro Park, Brooklyn, the ultra-Orthodox and Hasidim mix together, but Williamsburg Brooklyn is strictly Hasidic.

Hope this helps. (And I could be wrong about some of this, it’s not like I’m an expert on this subject.)

Because I have a lot of racist anti-Semitic readers, they want to know if Jews are white. Well, if you go visit Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you will see a lot of extreme pale-skinned people dressed up in black and white. Although they all look sort of inbred, so it’s not the most pleasant display of extreme whiteness.

You will see a lot of blonde-haired girls in Williamsburg, but once they get married (which is generally as soon as they turn 18), they shave off their blonde hair and put on a dark-haired wig, so the blondeness of the Hasidim is hidden from secular eyes.

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May 13, 2018 at EDT am

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“Allāhu akbar” forbidden at New York Times

As we see in this article, when someone says “Allāhu akbar,” the New York Times will now report that he said “‘God is great’ in Arabic.”

Which is not the correct translation. “Allah is the greatest” is the better translation of the phrase, indicating the belief that Islam is greater than all other religions. “Allah” should never be translated into anything, because it’s a proper noun unique to Islam. You will never see the NY Times translate Islam to mean “submission to Allah.”

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March 23, 2018 at EDT pm

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Yes! Lab-grown pork is kosher

And you can even eat it with cheese!

https://www.jta.org/2018/03/22/news-opinion/rabbi-says-meat-genetically-cloned-pig-eaten-jews-including-milk

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March 22, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion, Uncategorized

How do you become Jewish?

According to the Orthodox, there are two ways of being Jewish:

1. Convert in Orthodox rituals (which requires circumcision if you’re a male, a requirement that historically kept men from converting into the religion).

2. Be born to a mother who is Jewish. The mother in turn could be Jewish because her mother was Jewish, but it has to ultimately lead back to a matrilineal Orthodox Jewish ancestor.

I think there are two reasons for the matrilineal rule:

1. If a woman was raped, then her kids would still be Jewish.

2. Before modern medicine and widespread circumcision among gentiles, the circumcision requirement would be a show-stopper for most men, so the matrilineal rule ensured the Jewishness of the children of a mixed marriage.

I also think that historically, the reason why it’s hard to convert to Judaism and the Jews don’t seek converts is because during the diaspora, the Jews feared incurring the wrath of Christians and they were afraid of Christian reprisals for trying to convert Christians to Judaism. And the same applied to Jews living in Muslim countries.

Jews during those times didn’t conceive of a married gentile couple wanting to join their religion in the first place, and they feared what would happen if they encouraged such a thing.

So it’s kind of ironic that anti-Semites think there’s something sinister about these Jews laws when in fact the laws were a response to anti-Semitism in the first place.

But now, it’s safe for Jews to convert people, and there’s a large pool of already circumcised gentiles, and for those who aren’t it’s a much safer procedure today with anesthetics and antibiotics, so Orthodox Jews should consider becoming more evangelical. Maybe they could convert the Mexican immigrants. This would certainly improve the quality of kosher food. Imagine kosher burritos and tacos! Yum!

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That only describes Orthodox rules. There are people who consider themselves Jewish whom the Orthodox do not consider Jewish. Why do the Orthodox get to control this when so many of the world’s Jews aren’t Orthodox themselves? Judaism should be a big tent.

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New York Magazine article with awesome photos of black Orthodox Jews.

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January 24, 2018 at EDT pm

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The Asian Orthodox Jew

I saw him again this morning, an Asian* Orthodox Jew, wearing yarmulke and with tzitzit hanging down his sides. His girlfriend, or wife, is this big blonde white woman, with pink highlights in her hair (her real hair, not a wig), she looks like she’s taller and weighs more than he does, but she’s cute, many goyish Asian guys would be very jealous. He kissed her in front of an Orthodox Jewish office building, she walks in, along with many Hasidic types wearing black hats, and he heads on to wherever he works (presumably the Hasidic-owned retail store nearby).

A reminder that Judaism is a religion, not a race or an ethnicity.

*Asian means East Asian, maybe he was Chinese.

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January 24, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City, Religion

Shabbos toilet paper

http://www.kosherimage.com/e-mailings/sbt_announcement_3.html

Another way the Amish are superior to the Hasidim, Amish use regular toilet paper seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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December 23, 2017 at EDT am

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Video for Hanukkah

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December 16, 2017 at EDT pm

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One more vinyl record sold

I bought, for my Jewish mother, the Bing Crosby Christmas album. The limited edition (but still not sold out) vinyl LP was reissued three years ago.

I don’t know how she’ll take it. She loves Bing Crosby’s Christmas songs. And she’s too technologically incompetent to even listen to a CD, so vinyl is the way to go. But she also feels that it’s a sacrilege to Judaism to have anything that says “Christmas” in the house. For her, being Jewish doesn’t mean that you believe in the Torah and the Talmud but you don’t believe in the Gospels. Being Jewish means that you don’t celebrate Christmas.

With the most notable exception of Silent Night, most of Bing’s Christmas songs are about celebrating the holiday of Christmas rather than about celebrating the birth Christ. His most famous song ever, White Christmas, was composed and written by Irving Berlin, a Jewish immigrant from Russia. (What’s the chance of any of our recent Muslim immigrants writing a famous Christmas song?)

My favorite song on the album, Silver Bells, was written and composed by two Jewish guys, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Christmas would be a much less musical holiday without the Jews.

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So as usual, anti-Semites are blaming Jews for something, in this case secularizing Christmas music. Sorry, Jewish composers and lyricists are just writing the songs that GENTILES want to hear.

The most famous religious Christmas song of the 20th century, Do You Hear What I Hear, was co-written by a Jewish woman, Gloria Shayne Baker.

And the other most famous religious Christmas song of the 20th century, Little Drummer Boy, was popularized by Harry Moses Simeone who was Jewish.

Because Jews, on average, have 15 points higher IQ than white gentiles (according to a book I once read by H.J.Eysenck), they are a lot better are songwriting. It’s not a conspiracy folks. It’s talent.

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Commenter Yakov writes: “Jews aren’t allowed to write or sing Christmas songs and should’ve never written any. That is a very disgusting transgression on the part of the Jews. Very, very disgusting. Bach wrote beautiful church music, but any Christian music written by Jews is an abomination.”

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November 22, 2017 at EDT am

Ladino

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaeo-Spanish

Hard to believe I’ve never head of “Ladino” before, but apparently it’s a language of Sephardic Jews, just as Yiddish is a language of Ashkenazi Jews.

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September 8, 2017 at EDT pm

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