- Religion and Philosophy
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.
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.