Who Is A Jew: Part 3

WE ARE ALL JEWS!

My apologies to all my readers that have been wondering where I have disappeared to. I'm afraid too much travelling, not enough sleep, and dealing with a WHO audit has left me bereft of any time or energy to write. Sometimes you need a motivator to get the heart pumping, the brain cells racing and the ink flowing and the Orthodox Rabbinate have provided the jump-start that I needed. Not that they have ever needed to push that hard to get my fur ruffled. They have an amazing knack for plunging our people into crisis after crisis and then pointing the finger of blame in every other direction than themselves. They are an egocentric, narcissistic, power hungry lot that we should have flung into the pits of Ghenna a long time ago like my ancestors insisted. Well, we didn't and now we have to suffer for the transgresses, hate-sins, and anti-Torahitic rhetoric that they spread like others spread margarine across their morning piece of toast. They have learned nothing, know nothing and are the ultimate example that is everything non-Jewish in practice and in thought. What has gotten my dander up you might ask? Simply the latest article in the Economist where once again these so-called sages of wisdom, these paragons of virtue have displayed their sinister, evil and sinful souls for all the world to see.

THE CONTEXT FROM THE ECONOMIST

Originally, I used the direct quote from the Economist because it was best to give credit where credit was due. An excellently written article that bears recommendation to everyone that they should read it. But apparently that violates Hubpages rules and therefore I must paraphrase the article in order to meet the requirements.

The article in the Economist discusses recent efforts by Israel's Ministry of Religion, which is dominated by the Orthodox Rabbanite, to revive the bitter hatred and persecution that has been perpetrated against Karaites for over a millennia. The easiest way to destroy a people is to declare any marriages performed under Karaite law as invalid. In turn, that makes any offspring from such a marriage mamzerim, Bastards! Imagine declaring an entire people under law to be nothing more than bastards. Then of course there's the issue of what you eat. If your food is suddenly declared unclean, then you make the people afraid to even eat the dishes served within their own community. And finally you make a distinction between 'them' and 'us' and that is exactly what these Orthodox Rabbis have done. Unless they convert, then should they marry a fellow Jew that happens to be a Rabbanite, the marriage is considered illegal. That is how you destroy a people. That is how you commit genocide without raising a weapon. Through laws and restrictions they are attempting to slay their very own brothers. “We are already Jews,” protests Moshe Firrouz, the head of the Karaites’ Council of Sages. Shout that to the wind Hacham Firrouz for all the good it does. These Rabbis are deaf and their hearts are carved from stone. They are Golems of our modern civilization but sadly the monster does not serve a master in this case but in fact the monster is the master.

Once almost as numerous as Rabbanites, today’s Karaites make up less than 1% of Israel’s 6 million Jews. As the article states, it is this relentless persecution that has brought us to the edge of extinction. The RAMBAM, accused us of being heretics, and banned us from public prayer. What more does one have to say about the matter other than the Rabbis have been determined to eliminate any opposition to their authority by any means possible.

In a recent news report, the rabbinate court fined 1,000 shekels on a Karaite butcher for calling his meat kosher. The fact is that by definition in the Torah, his meat was Kosher. It was never left to the determination of Rabbis. “Israel is a Jewish state and Jews have superior rights,” says the chief rabbinate’s spokesman. “But the Karaites are not Jewish.” Translation, Karaites have no rights.

Hacham Firrouz called on Israel’s prime minister to free Israel from the Orthodox yoke. Will Netanyahu listen? Of course not. The Rabbinate sages still pull his strings like the marionettes they have made dance to their tunes for the last ten centuries.

WHAT NEXT

I'm sorry to say that Hacham Firrouz has not gone far enough in his response to this latest effort by the Orthodox Rabbanite to commit religious genocide. And let us not be mistaken about it, this act on their part is with the intent to eradicate a population of people even if it is to be done without a sword or a gun. Let us not forget that 1000 years ago under the command of Saadiah Gaon ( I spit upon the name), they did resort to the sword as extermination was their only solution to the growth in our numbers and the appeal of our doctrine. And if they had their way, they would resort to such a solution again, but fortunately the laws of modern civilization prevent them from doing so. What would I have said in Hacham Firrouz's response. I would have said this. "ENOUGH!" I would have said it is time to remove this blight from Israel. It is time to expose these sinners for the true face of evil that they represent. It is time to expose the reality that if not for these myopic, addled-minded, bigoted and racist group that seem to influence and dominate Israeli politics, peace may have been a real reality a long time ago. Yes, it is true that there are some similarities between Karaite practices and Muslim practices. What does that prove? Simply that we all believe in the same God. We worship the one and only and that rather than emphasize our differences, Karaism would have done what we have always done, co-exist with Muslim populations without ever losing our Jewish identity. And in turn for over 1000 years, Muslim civilizations saw how we were true cousins, with similar beliefs, and that universal tolerance could prevail in a mid-east that has gone mad and fueled itself in the rhetoric of racist bastards. Yes, that is exactly what the Orthodox synod in Israel are, 'racist bastards' that have no sense of Judaism, no understanding of God's laws and no place in Judaism if we are to survive as a unified people.

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Comments 17 comments

Dshurcha 3 years ago

Thanks MichaelThis article is a fine work. Our faethr has given you a gift of placing the words into the context were they belong, useful also to get Jews going in the right direction. PS: About the shabbath there would also be a big need of teaching since the Greek expression εις μιαν σαββατων often translated into first of the week like in Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first of the week, is only correct translated in some old bibles of the reformation time (once upon a shabbath) e.g the German and the Polish due to good linguistic scholars. That the there were different words used for the first day of the week can be shown in the LXX that provides the Tanach in Greek 400 BCThe attempt to change the reforms back to the Roman tradition did not wait long. Freemasons like Tischendorff or Westcott & Hort (Strong evidence is found in their letters) finished the remeining rest that declares the divinity of JAHshua. Modern bibles are changing more and more to a nothing saying text. The total devotion that our brothers of the 1st century had, is taken out of the bible.We need to revive this devotion. We wish you a great Passover here from the PhilippinesWith love in JAHshuaHarry & Tintin ++++


Shiloh 3 years ago

Platinumowl, yes, I was speaking of the UN as Avrom outlined. They would be wolves licking their chops, loving the chance to devour Jews. I agree with Avrom, we are causing our own problems but know that behind the scenes we will solve this problem with the hate towards the Karaites. I, though not a Karaite am vocal in the ultra Orthodox community in support of them. People ask me all the time about which derech is correct, I reply the Karaites are the closest we have today. This makes even the rabbi's nervous as they would prefer it's their derech. As Avrom states, its unification we must have. It will come the way by our choice. Currently I see it coming by force as we prefer not to pursue the way Yehovah provided. It's sad, but one this if for sure, we are consistent in our stubornness.

It's nice to see other commentators by the way.


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Kahana 3 years ago Author

That comment that Shiloh made was referring to the United Nations. He's inferring that bringing anything to the United Nations for a decision concerning Jews, in the face of its blatant anti-Zionist stance, would be the last thing that any of us should want to happen.


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platinumOwl4 3 years ago

I am attempting to ascertain was the above directed at an individual specifically. It starts "the last thing we need is"


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Kahana 3 years ago Author

Not only did his edicts result in the deaths of close to 6,000 Karaites, but it also lead to the expulsion in around 940 ACE of a large portion of the Karaite community under Nehemiah-Natronai Kahana. It is said that this particular group moved northward into the Black Sea region and became the founding population of the Crimean Karaites. Now very little of this can be found in current Jewish history and rabbinical scholarship, though if one reads enough the traces can still be found, but much has been edited out in the same manner that they now record the cordial relationship between the Exilarch and Saadiah of which nothing could be further from the truth. In fact following the murders and expulsion, the Exilarch sacked Saadiah and thought of putting him to death. The fact that Saadiah attempted to have the Exilarch toppled from his seat of power didn't help their relationship either. But Saadiah's supporters, of whom the Exilarch was heavily into debt as they were the wealth holders in the community had him released under the condition that they would reign the Gaon in. Which they did as his essays and commentaries show, becaming far more benign towards Karaites but he never achieved sole power over the religious community again an died less than 3 years later. Some say it was the shame of being relegated into a minor position but in my family the tale says it was the result of the curse placed upon him by Nehemiah-Natronai as he led the exiles north. A curse that went as follows: "In 1000 days your end shall come, and let it be known that in 1000 years your people shall suffer through a 1000 dark nights and they shall suffer a 1000 times what my people have suffered." Now one can say that a curse is nothing more than myth and legend but when you work out the numbers you come to the realization that it may have had some substance.


MGRolla 3 years ago

Yes but did any take heed to Saadyah and actually kill Karaites as happened in Spain later?


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Kahana 3 years ago Author

If you read Saadiah's writings against Karaites you will find his repeated messages. If you read the books put out by Chabad such as Nissan Mindel's book Talks and Tales, you will see that a 'State Of War' was declared against Karaites by Saadiah Gaon. Similarly, you can find similar declarations that Karaites should be killed by Rambam if you read his writings. I encourage everyone to read what was written rather than take my word or anyone else's word on the subject. The more you read, the more you learn. Even with efforts to hide the truth, to white-wash history, to rewrite documents, the original writings can still be found.


MGRolla 3 years ago

Where can I find the reference for Saadyah's command to kill Karaites?


alanbedford 3 years ago

Good point, kahana. Mea culpa is very healthy and it is a sign of strength, not weakness. I congratulate you for having consistent principles, something that is very rare these days.


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platinumOwl4 3 years ago

In order for me to comprehend part three I need to read 1&2. This I will do and come back and comment. The jest of what I see is quite interesting.


Shiloh 3 years ago

The last thing we need is a foreign body involved with us. We are under enough hatred by the UN and it's body of countries that continually votes against us. We can solve this ourselves, thankyou very much. The promises of the Tanach are true also, which would be considered hateful. When we are kind to the cruel (like the invented people) we are cruel to the kind.


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Kahana 3 years ago Author

Alan, in some regards that is correct. I think we as a people have to admit that we are not free from racism or prejudice. That as much as we claim the world has cast us into the role of an enemy to justify eradication, we have equally been just as guilty in fostering the same hostilities amongst ourselves. This self-perpetuated cycle of discrimination must stop amongst ourselves if we even to stand a chance of changing opinion on Jews by the rest of the world. We merely have to look at Shiites and Sunnis, watch the world shake its head at a people so filled with self-loathing to understand that they think no different of us. But in this case it is our own fault.


alanbedford 3 years ago

The Chief Rabbinate souinds exactly like Nazi Germany: "Germany is a German state and Germans have superior rights." I think the Karaites should make a case before an international human rights commission.


Shiloh 3 years ago

1. I certainly agree with your analysis and solution. I have defended the Karaites for a few years now against the likes of rabbi's at the Mer Yeshiva, Aish haTorah rabbi's, many Chabad rabbi's only to cause them to turn on me and obviously you now. Even though I am not interested in joining the ranks of the Karaites, they don't deserve the treatment from the Charedi world, and normative Judaism worldwide gives them. It's doing what is right, even when the majority will behave incorrectly. On the flip side Allen, besides yourself and a few other Karaites I know, mostly they themselves are bigoted, hateful beyond belief for anyone who comes to a conclusion that does not match their own in studying scripture. This is one reason that I disagree with their derech. Another is it does nothing to improve their human decency towards fellow Jews first, and the goyim secondly, based on my experience with them, not that the rabbinates are any better. Most of the time the results are ended in ad hominem. A couple of months ago I got into it with a Jews for Judaism rabbi. one of the leading ones, first calling him on his lies which he could not argue with and then defending the Karaites. The hatred from him came full steam ahead when that subject came up, his outright hatred against them was worse then his hatred for messianic Christianity or whatever one would call it. Why I defend the Karaites is not based on behavior, that you can be assured, but is that they have truth in many cases and as Jews certainly don't deserve the treatment they are receiving from the orthodox rabbinate . Are they the absolute truth, I don't agree with that. But that’s not for here at all. I think you do have some answers of how to rid our nation of this evil as in the direction your Journey unto Shiloh articles have been heading, though far from complete as of yet. What the Karaites need to realize is one never know's who Yehovah will use, the rabbinates certainly realize this, but won't accept any result that does not completely agree with their derech, ignoring Yehovah's decisions. I am afraid the Karaites are no different as you are also well aware.


Shiloh 3 years ago

I wanted to add this thought, I believe it's possible to show the world they are completly irrelevant. It's up to the Karaites to take advantage of some of the things you and I have discussed personally. Use your skills Allen to get the cat out of the bag.


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Kahana 3 years ago Author

Shiloh, the path is one of unification. Always has been from the very start at the footsteps of Sinai. Unification can only be achieved through tolerance, something the Rabbinate has proven itself incapable of accepting. Therefore, it is as I commented, Hacham Firrouz's error is trying to obtain approval from the Rabbinical Orthodoxy when in reality their approval counts for nothing. What we should be showing the world is that God does not approve of them.


Shiloh 3 years ago

Allen, there is a reason they have renewed the attacks and delitimization of the Karaites. They know what's coming down the pipe and they absoulutly know that whats coming is not going to be supportive of their derech for the last 2200 years. They are certainly afraid as they know certain events have taken place that identify that of which is in the pipeline. In deligitimizing Karaites, they too are on the offensive of deligitimizing the coming of the messiah of whom they will have to let go of their power, and borrowing your own words, who in their right mind will do that? They have taken your eyes off the original goal of your recent series.

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