Beyond the Cusp

July 3, 2018

The Sad State of Assimilated Jewry


One of the saddest things about assimilated Jewry is that if you ask them, they will tell you that they are the heart of modern Jewish life. Their claim to fame is their calling card phrase, Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. They will be able to list for you a complete litany of causes and programs with which they are affiliated. These leftist causes define their Judaism instead of Judaism defining the causes with which they affiliate. They can tell you how being a Jew means that you are to reach out to every slighted group and needful cause and that looking outward for things which require repair, by your definition of the world and how it is supposed to exist. Their Judaism is supporting every cause where there exists the claim of oppression or of being downtrodden. Theirs is the rush to support every sob story without ever giving them a serious inspection. This has led to one peculiarity as in their rush to support every needful whining has led these assimilated Jews to forsake Israel in favor of the fabricated stories written in Arab propaganda. When these assimilated Jews heard the word “Apartheid,” they rushed to the aid of those being eradicated through ethnic cleansing. They became ardent supporters for Palestinian rights and amongst those demanding that Israel give these people equality.


These Jews now appear at conferences, protests rallies and other meetings and mass associations ever ready to denounce Israel as the greatest evil facing mankind. Never mind that Israel has sacrificed for peace repeatedly while the Arabs hold a single demand throughout the entirety of history since the Balfour Declaration, there must never be an independent Jewish State. The Arabs demand that the Jews must be subject to Arab rule and domination taking their place as Dhimmis. Where the Israelis provide the Arab citizens of Israel with complete equality, this fact is obscured under the smoke screen that the Palestinian Arabs have not had an election for over a decade. They ignore that the Palestinian Arabs currently are ruled by one of two entities, the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria (West Bank or Shomron) and by Hamas in Gaza. Israel completely evacuated their presence in Gaza turning it over to the Palestinian Authority who lost Gaza in a coup by Hamas. Hamas runs a dictatorship which does not bother or need elections as the Hamas hierarchy decides what is best and necessary for its people, the investment of every penny in their terrorist war against Israel even if they have to starve the people. The Palestinian Authority is headed by Mahmoud Abbas who refuses to hold any elections knowing that he would be voted from office and he enjoys stealing close to half the aid money for he and his sons. But Israel must allow these Palestinian Arabs to vote in Israeli elections according to the assimilated Jews because they believe that this is only fair. But do not worry too much about this, as they also believe that everyone in the world should be permitted to vote in the American elections because the United States is a world nation, not an independent nation. These are the same Jews who protest that anybody who gets across the border have a right to become American citizens. The interesting truth is that only Israel and the United States are supposed to commit political, and in Israel’s place total, suicide by opening their elections to what is basically all of their enemies.


What is most amazing characteristic about most of these assimilated Jews is that they can tell you everything which Hashem desires from their lives but cannot tell you very much about the Torah, the guide to what Hashem wants from us. Once upon a time fairly long ago I was one of these assimilated Jews but at some point the majority of my fellow assimilated Jews moved to a place, I could not join them when they turned on Israel. Despite my being an assimilated Jew, I was somehow still a Zionist Jew. For me, making Aliyah at some point after family responsibilities were either complete or granted release, I always knew I was going to return to my ancestral homeland, Israel. It was my return to Israel where I found the richness that is true Judaism defined by Torah. What I found was that where I had located in Israel I had found a unique and wonderful small corner of the Promised Lands. I found a synagogue where I found a level of comfort, warmth and acceptance, which I had never felt in the United States. After decades of watching the majority of my fellow Jews, largely from the Conservative, Reform and other than Orthodox Jews drift further and further away from the principles we had all shared in my youth, I had found a family of Jews who thought largely as do I and who loved Israel in the same way and with the same depth as do I. I had returned to my ancient homelands only to find my modern day homeland where I was at one again.


Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is a concept in Judaism, but not how the assimilated Jews practice such. The assimilated Jews go out to repair the earth by instructing others in how they must believe and what behaviors and practices they must obey for the world to be corrected. They spend almost none of their time in introspective inspection. Their form of Tikkun Olam is largely, if not completely, external in its nature. What I found in Torah is that Tikkun Olam is introspective in nature and that the path to repairing the world starts with repairing yourself. The first step to making everything right with the world starts with making yourself correct with Torah. This can easily take a lifetime and I can only pray that I will have sufficient time left to repair myself. While in this practice, it is laudable to assist those who seek your guidance in performing the same repairs on themselves. In such a venture, one must be careful not to be imposing your own foibles onto whomever you might assist and instead work towards a mutual investigation and discovery of Torah. The main part of Tikkun Olam is making your own life right with Torah. My misguided assimilated brethren have made a new Torah to fit their lives and beliefs.


Tikkun Olam as the Concept to Repair the World

Tikkun Olam as the Concept to Repair the World


The one thing I have also realized is that one cannot assist those who are not seeking correction. This had been made evident to me whenever I attempted to dissuade assimilated Jews from their positions claiming that Israel was the problem and reason behind the lack of peace in the Middle East. They looked at the Middle East and were blind to the carnage in Syria, the Turkish forces wiping out the Kurds in northern Syria, the Iraqi troops assisted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in pressing the Kurds into an ever smaller area and the oppressions in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia as well as across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and only saw the presumed oppression of the Palestinian Arabs. The collapsing economic conditions in Gaza were one of their bigger complaints. Whom do you think they blamed for this? Israel, that is who they blamed. They claimed that the economy in Gaza was driving the “peaceful protests” on the Gaza-Israel border. They did not see that it was the all out attempts to destroy Israel which robbed the economy of any productive economic growth. Hamas and Islamic Jihad using all tax revenue from taxing virtually every activity in Gaza and their stealing the majority of building materials and virtually all the aid money and used it to build tunnels, rockets, mortars and but more weapons systems. That is what has caused the failing economy.


The assimilated Jews will claim it is the Israeli blockade which is causing the problems and Israel needs build Gaza a port open freely for trade and an international airport. They ignore the fact that as soon as such were completed and opened, then Iran would load up Hamas and Islamic Jihad with missiles just as they have Hezballah in Lebanon where there exist over one-hundred-fifty-thousand missiles and rockets poised to strike Israel. There would be no change in the Gaza economy, but there would be a marked change in the Israeli economy whenever Iran ordered Hamas and Islamic Jihad to launch the newly provided armaments. These assimilated Jews refuse to understand that Israel provides tons of aid daily into Gaza passing every allowable aid provisions, even to include building material despite knowing that over 80% will be confiscated to build more infiltration tunnels. Israel allows many dozens of tractor-trailers of aid to pass into Gaza daily (see image below) and Hamas confiscates the majority of this aid as soon as it passes into Gaza. Israel has permitted sufficient building material into Gaza to rebuild the damaged infrastructure at least five times over, sufficient repair equipment to repair the waste treatment plant three times over, repair the faltering electric grid numerous times yet all of these items remain damaged or completely broken. Hamas and Islamic Jihad desire keeping the damaged buildings such that they can use them during every war with Israel claiming they were newly damaged. They desire the failing economy because there are their useful idiots who repeat that it is the Israeli blockade of military wares that is causing the economic difficulties. Their sole aim is to force Israel to end their legal and United Nations certified blockade of military grade materials and then import sufficient weaponry to destroy Israel.


Tractor Trailer Trucks Lined Up to Enter Gaza with Supplies Daily

Tractor Trailer Trucks Lined Up to Enter Gaza with Supplies Daily


Let us now move to the Shomron where the Palestinian Authority rules the Palestinian Arabs. Here Mahmoud Abbas and a well-paid cadre have prevented elections while they share the largess of aid monies. The Palestinian Arabs receive the largess far in excess of the needy in sub-Saharan Africa. Much of the Arab economy in the Palestinian areas comes from jobs in the factories and other opportunities which result from the Israeli communities which this article points out are illegal from the leftist viewpoint of the NYT, but still show that the pay rate at these jobs is triple that of the Palestinian areas. An even more fortunate group of Palestinian Arabs holds transit cards to work in Israel. The reason why jobs within the Palestinian Authority region pay so much less is because of the taxation and the fact that most of the jobs the government controls are given to the cronies of Mahmoud Abbas and those he requires to remain in power. These problems are ignored by the majority of the assimilated Jews who oppose Israel claiming that Israel is enslaving the Palestinian Arabs and preventing their economic growth. These assimilated Jews claim that Israel is the force preventing peace despite the numerous times when Israel presented the Palestinian leadership with over 90% of what they claimed they demanded. The two most famous of these were proffered by Ehud Barak in 2000 and Ehud Olmert in 2008. The recent lack of negotiations is claimed to be because of the Israeli government. The assimilated Jews claim that the Israelis have to be at fault because they refuse to elect the right people. Who, you ask, are the right people? Well, Yitzak Hertzog, Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid, Shelly Yachimovich, Zehava Gal-On or any other leftist political leader. Instead, Israelis keep choosing Likud and rightist governments to lead the nation, a political sin beyond forgiveness. This recently came into full view with the recent appointment of Yitzak Hertzog as the next Jewish Agency chairman against the wishes of Prime Minister Netanyahu. This appointment was pushed by the majority of assimilated American Jews. Whether or not this will come back to injure Israel will remain to be seen. Our prediction is that as head of the Jewish Agency, Yitzak Hertzog will be more a figurehead presumably in charge of encouraging Jews from around the world to make Aliyah to Israel. Those fearing his appointment will cause an avalanche of left leaning Jews tilting the political spectrum away from the recent slide to the right through massive arrivals of these assimilated Jews. We doubt that just because they placed their fellow leftist into the position responsible for arranging and promoting Aliyah will have any influence on assimilated Jews who are very content where they currently live. The increased Aliyah will continue to come from Western and Northern Europe as anti-Semitism continues to increase in these lands and the Jews desire to seek safety. The more religious and Zionist will come to Israel and the assimilated Jews will make their way to the United States. Each population will choose to go where they will feel most comfortable.


The conflict between the assimilated Jews and Israel is a temporary situation. The reason for this is the majority of the assimilated Jews are marrying outside the faith or are barely still attached to Jewish life. Most of these assimilated Jews are more closely attached to the Democrat Party than to their synagogues. Within two to three generations, unless societal changes cause a cosmic shift imposing their Jewishness upon these assimilated Jews, they will drift so far from their faith that they will become simply far left Americans supporting the left and Democrat Party policies and become completely adrift of their Jewish ancestry. Already we have seen this effect on Jews whose parents or grandparents converted or simply became completely irreligious and have fallen away from the Jewish communities. This will leave solely the Orthodox Jewish communities, some of which have religious reasons presented by their Rabbis for believing that Israel is illegitimate because its formation came before the arrival of the Messiah. In time, the situation even in the United States will follow the trends currently unfurling in much of Europe where the Jews are being disassociated from the mainstream communities. This will force many of the Jews who currently disassociate with Israel to turn to Israel as their lifeline. The coming of anti-Semitism will cause their lives to become untenable forcing them to seek refuge and that refuge will be Israel. What will mark the difference of the coming anti-Semitism is it will not come from the right or the alt-right, but come from the left, largely the far left. This will come as a shock to the remaining assimilated Jews still holding the slightest attachment to Judaism great consternation and might even lead to their reconsidering their political affiliations. Whatever causes the remaining American Jews to seek Israel as their sole resort for safety, it will also cause their move towards the same views as the Religious Zionists and align with those who desire making Israel as safe as possible. By the time these events come to pass, with any fortune, the Arab-Israeli conflict will no longer have the Palestinian Arab causes as their main weapon against Israel. This does not mean that there will be no problems between the two civilizations as they have conflicting religious beliefs. The Arabs rejection of the right of the Jews to have self-rule will continue as it is based in Islam and is not a political problem but a religious one. That conflict will continue until one or the other faces defeat ending their ability to oppose the other. That is the one reason all attempts to find a political solution are condemned to failure, and this will eventually become obvious to the rest of the world with time.


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