Beyond the Cusp

April 10, 2018

Rabbi Jacobs Still Protesting Netanyahu on Infiltrators

 

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs has jumped into Israeli politics once again making the same wrong assumptions about Judaism and Torah. What put a burr on his saddle is that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for an investigation of the New Israel Fund due to their recent interference in Israeli foreign affairs by lobbying and paying for protesting in Rwanda pressuring them into refusing to honor their deal of accepting the African infiltrators from Israel. According to the Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu was quoted explaining the difficulty and the responsibility for the current difficulties stating, “Over the last two years I worked with Rwanda so that it would be the ‘third country’ to absorb infiltrators we would deport against their will. That is the only legal way that remained for us to remove the infiltrators against their will, since all our others moves were disqualified on legal grounds.” Netanyahu further added, “in recent weeks, after tremendous pressure on Rwanda from the New Israel Fund and sources in the European Union, Rwanda folded on the agreement and refused to absorb infiltrators who would be removed from Israel by force.”

 

Rabbi Jacobs Tweeted a response to the Jerusalem Post article stating, “Shocked & angered by PM @Netanyahu’s attacks on @NewIsraelFund, which for decades has been a trusted champion of an Israel embodying the prophetic ideals of our Jewish tradition, including economic justice, religious freedom, human rights & more.” Rabbi Jacobs Tweeting did not end there as he added, “If the PM is looking to assign blame for the tragic plight of asylum seekers, he can look no further than the mirror.” Rabbi Jacobs continued on with, “From fomenting fear with his use of the term “infiltrators” to the humanitarian disaster of detention centers to yesterday’s shameful flip-flop on an UN-brokered deal to positively resolve the situation, he has done the wrong thing time & again.” We are going to assume that Rabbi Jacobs is also in favor of amnesty for every illegal immigrant in the United States.

 

We are not alone in our fear and alarm at the actions and political alignment of Rabbi Jacobs. Allow us to quote from a press release by the ZOA, “The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed concern at the appointment of Rabbi Richard Jacobs as head of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Included among our concerns is the fact that Rabbi Jacobs is a member of the Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street, the extremist, George Soros-funded lobby group that takes positions to the left of the Israeli Labor and far-left Meretz parties, recently opposed sanctions on Iran, and urged President Barack Obama not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning as “illegal” Jewish homes and communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Jacobs is also a long-time board member and advocate of the New Israel Fund (NIF), which is a leading promoter and funder of organizations that advocate boycotting, divesting from, and imposing sanctions upon, Israel (BDS) as well as other groups involved in delegitimizing Israel and mounting ‘lawfare’ suits against Israeli political and military officials, causing these officials to not visit certain European countries. The ZOA is concerned by Rabbi Jacobs’ close association with J Street and NIF and thus at the prospect of the Reform movement becoming a captive of the beliefs and actions of both organizations. We hope the Reform movement, under Jacob’s leadership, will not become an unnamed arm and political ally of these organizations.”

 

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

 

The first sign that the unfortunate has taken over Rabbi Jacob’s mind to a point where he has confused the leftist extreme wing of the Democrat Party and gone over to the point of supporting Israel’s enemies came in his first Tweet. When he sided with the “NewIsraelFund, which for decades has been a trusted champion of an Israel embodying the prophetic ideals of our Jewish tradition, including economic justice, religious freedom, human rights & more,” we saw the signs of the disease. Yes, Judaism supports religious freedom and treating each and every person with respect unless they first show disrespect or worse, antagonism. His inclusion of “economic justice” is a sign of his being a purveyor of leftist dogma. Where Judaism does have the mechanisms to care for the elderly and the poor, but economic justice, another means of saying wealth redistribution, that does not exist in Judaism. Torah allows a man to retain what he has earned. Each is responsible for giving ten percent to charity which includes assisting one’s own family as charity begins at home. But evening out income such that nobody is permitted to gain excess wealth, this is not Judaism. Rabbi Jacobs has shown numerous other indications that he has aligned his Judaism with his leftist political beliefs and twisted Torah to fit his politics, and not used Torah as the guide for his life and his interactions with others.

 

We decided to let you hear from Rabbi Rick Jacobs in his own words taken from his Address to the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Celebrations. These are excerpts from his talk. (Our comments will be contained within parentheses.) “Our movement is stronger because of the congregations that are visionary and courageous enough to reinvent the core functions of synagogue life, from new models of education to new models of membership to new models of spiritual practice…” (Change is good, provided it is all based on Torah, yet he does not mention Torah in his call for change.) “Like any established organization in a time of change, ours must be willing to ask ourselves which old habits need to be shaken up. Not because it’s nice to get an upgrade once in awhile – but because the forces we face demand our urgent attention and action.” “And when we ask ourselves those ever-present, ever-important questions – How can we can ensure that we stay relevant and effective? What new questions do we need to answer and what assumptions do we need to challenge? – we should take a cue from the successes we’ve seen.” (More relevance and change reacting to the world, yet where is the following of Judaism’s history and guidance from the Torah?) “When we ask the participants of our youth programs to tell us what it means to them to be Jewish, what do they say? They want to feel part of a real community.” (Torah life anyone?) “Our synagogues and programs have the power to turn that purpose into something real – somewhere to go, someone to talk to, something to do when this moment feels too overwhelming. A community that speaks and listens with respect, that welcomes a diversity of views, and that isn’t afraid to take a moral stand.” “It is only on Shabbat that we call seven aliyot to the bimah. No day sees more aliyot. No day is holier. And the beauty of this tradition is that on our calendar, no holiday is more common.” (Finally we hear something purely Jewish and from Torah, Shabbat, the blessing which Hashem gave the Jewish people, the first people to have a day of rest every week, the weekend is Jewish.) “those who express their faith the way we do: not only through ritual and study, but through tikkun olam and tzedakah, through social justice programs and a Judaism with the courage and backbone to stand up for those who need a voice. For refugees, undocumented immigrants, the LGBTQ community, victims of our criminal justice system, interfaith families, Jews of color – and those of us who reject the false choice between standing against racism and standing beside Israel.” (Here Rabbi Jacobs uses known code words which mean a kind of Judaism somewhat removed from Torah such as, ‘tikkun olam’ which they interpret as save the world through leftist policies, ‘social justice programs,’ ‘refugees, undocumented immigrants’ these are listed together by purpose as the leftists consider them to be one and the same as we saw in the criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu and his use of the term ‘Infiltrators’ and the intent to deport them where Rabbi Jacobs sees them as refugees who must be absorbed.) “we can make it clear that social justice activism on campus and Jewish life on campus can be one and the same.” “In an age when more and more young people don’t put down deep roots, when more are planning an interfaith or same-sex wedding, but fewer are members of congregations, it’s not always so easy to find a rabbi or a cantor to officiate. All the more reason we should never turn our backs on them.” (Well, we guess that is it for Torah Judaism as we had figured.) “we have to remember that if the Judaism we offer our young people doesn’t speak to the great moral issues of the day, it won’t speak to them.” (That is good, but what forms their relationship to the ‘great moral issues of the day.’)

 

Rabbi Jacobs also believes that the Rabbis in his Reform Judaism organization should perform same-sex marriages as well as inter-faith marriages even with Ministers or Priests co-officiating. He supports strong firearms control, ending hate speech which is code words for speech codes and ending the debate in favor of leftist thought, while claiming unending love and support for Israel he simultaneously has criticized Jerusalem and West Bank policy and settlements while castigating a long list of the current government positions, he suggested that Reform Jews should understand the errors and victims on both sides of the conflict, claims the occupation threatens Zionism, speaks extensively on the rabbinic concept of tikkun loam positing that it means repairing the world, and finally Rabbi Jacobs would fit in the opposition of the Israeli government as he was quoted stating that “many Jews, especially younger ones, feel that Israel has become too intolerant not just of Arab citizens of Israel, but also of non-Orthodox Jews, Ethiopian Jews, LGBT,” while expressing concern over “the weakening of democratic institutions like the Supreme Court as a result of constant attacks by the ultra-Orthodox and far right.

 

He speaks regularly and strongly demanding Israel change the Rabbinate such that it become more like his North America Reform Movement and accept the leftist agenda he near constantly harangues Israeli Orthodoxy as being closed minded and disconnected from the major form of Judaism, Reform Judaism. He demands Israel allow civil marriages and supports the problematic Supreme Court which had believed that they had the last say in every and anything in Israeli society to the point the Justices had been negating laws passed by the Knesset while writing new laws themselves and even countermanded orders given by IDF commanders during the last Gaza War. This was fine for Rabbi Jacobs and the restraining of the out of control court he calls destruction of Israeli democracy. How ending a dictatorial Supreme Court is ending democracy befuddles us. He believes that Israel is supposed to bend to the United States and because Reform Judaism is the most populous form of Judaism in the United States, Israel must change to match the United States. This is a problem here in Israel as well as the opposition parties also demand that Israel bend to the will of the Reform Jews in the United States, adopt the policies of the Democrat Party, and allow the left to rule. Rabbi Jacobs also would support having the United States to follow the leftist political wagon and allow the Democrat Party to rule unopposed in order to enact what he believes is the only means for society to survive. In Israel and in the United States the leftists are pushing for allowing anybody who crosses the border to stay and to be granted citizenship, the illegal immigrants in the United States and the African Infiltrators in Israel. They want secular marriages without restriction such that same-sex marriages are performed, inter-faith marriages are permitted, and both are permitted be treated as Jewish. They call for women to have full equality but not just under the law, in employment, within social fabric but also within religion such that women are permitted to be ordained as Rabbis, women conduct themselves as men in services with wearing of Tefillin, carry the Torah, read Torah as part of services and use blessings which are normally reserved for men only.

 

Both groups demand that there be an area at the Western Wall reserved for couples as well as Reform and other non-Orthodox services and even when an area was made available at a secondary location relatively close to the main wall it was hardly ever visited despite being made alternative Judaism friendly. The claim was it was not the same and they demand that they be placed at the main area visible to all which would greatly distress the Orthodox Jews praying there, but that is the main objective though it remains unstated. Rabbi Jacobs and his allies in the United States along with the leftists in the opposition in Israel both are demanding the same rights, that their side is permitted to decide all items politically, civilly, culturally, domestically, socially and in every sector and region of daily life even to include religiously. Their belief is that the leftists are the sole authorities and all of people’s lives must be turned over to their discretion with any dissenting concepts are to be automatically rejected. This is what the governing leaders of both nations, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, are facing with a general dissent which is unrelenting and hate-filled spread all over social media and in general demonstrations occurring weekly or more often. This is a situation which could be very dangerous in two of the seemingly central democracies, Israel in the entire Middle East and the United States as the world leader.

 

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March 2, 2017

Muslim Threats Surge Causing Reactionary Backlash

 

Violence in Europe has been steadily rising while media coverage has been consistently retreating in direct proportion. As the violence becomes ever more difficult to avoid the media shields its eyes and ears refusing to notice anything. Making matters worse has been should anybody make statements revealing the rising dangers the media immediately defends their intentional ignorance of the violence and condemns the person for noticing what is right in front of them. The media is on this trail of see no violence, hear no violence and never ever speak about the violence to the point that the political parties who are drawing attentions to the violence and claiming they will fight the rising violence and stem its root cause are derided and ridiculed while the media continues to gush flowingly over the leftist leaders in power who are doing as little as they can get away with while leaving the doors open to allowing even higher and continuing rising levels of violence. During this article we will include pictures which will tell a story in addition to and possibly complimenting the world as we go. Why not start now.

 


Sweden Burning During President Obamas Administration
Stockholm Riots and Violence Enter Fourth Day

Much of the problem has arrived along with the refugees. This is where the problem begins, how to relieve the refugee situations in a humanitarian manner while safeguarding the public and the European way of life. There are Islamists who are utilizing the refugee situation and the goodwill of the European Judeo-Christian ethics which demands that when we see people suffering and in desperate need of help that we open our arms and doors and accept the challenge to assist these people. But are we required to sacrifice our own wellbeing in doing so? There the answer need be no, and not just no, but no in a very big way. If amongst the refugees there is a core group who are refusing to be thankful for the help we are granting their countrymen and fellow Muslims and instead are threatening our civility and our civilization, then perhaps we need to find a means of weeding out the troublesome ones from the real refugees. Where the left will claim that this would be making the true refugees suffer more hardship, the question must be what hardship will they face were Europe to also collapse and the very Islamists that are currently fleeing take charge in Europe, then where would they be? They would be right back where they started; living in a failed nation with Islamists murdering everybody they believe is not sufficiently subservient to their demands and not following their ideas of Sharia closely enough. When faced with Islamists who refuse to adapt to the European basics for the society and the ways and means of the society and instead are demanding that Europe adjust to their social structure, then there is an impasse which must be addressed and addressed immediately. People carry signs as in the picture below are a threat to the very structure and future of the European society.

 

Signs Demanding Submission to Islam Which is Exactly the Meaning of Islam Submission

Signs Demanding Submission to Islam
Which is Exactly the Meaning of Islam Submission

 

The other side is not exactly the sweet smell of flowers in the morning. There is sufficient hatred and violence from both sides. The one difference is one side is defending Europe and their homes and way of life while the other is threatening conquest and subjugating the native population of Europe. Further, this is not like the first time that Europeans have faced an Islamic invasion. The first was turned back by Charles “the Hammer” Martel in the Battle of Tours in 733, and then twice at the gates of Vienna in 1529 and 1683 where the Ottomans were turned back by the Holy Roman Empire with the second battle being won by Polish King John III Sobieski. This battle for Europe is being fought not by an outright invasion as much as by subversion through massive infiltration. The idea is to impose Sharia on Europe and the United States which by the United States they include Canada as if it were the fifty-first state. The entire idea and layout of the process is presented in the following video titled “Sharia Law: The Silent Take Over of Europe And America – Immigration Crisis 2016.”

 

 

Let us continue. The problem as we view it is that there is an idea that using the emergency whereby there is an influx of refugees into Europe and the United States, until recently and that is still in the courts, that Islamist interests and influences can be placed within these nations and then they can be toppled one-by-one or en-masse through subversion. This was one of the means used by Islam with great success through much of Northern and continuing into Central Africa. They would slowly infiltrate and the first Muslims would preach inclusion, religious freedoms, equal rights and all the ideas and ideals held dear by the existing populations. These concepts could easily be backed with quotations from the Quran from the parts written in the early period which was while Muhammad resided in Mecca and was receiving presumably the verses from the Angel Gabriel who spoke to him while he meditated in a cave outside Mecca. Then, once the Islamic population reaches a certain strength, often around one-fourth of the population, then they would begin to riot and cause distress finally overthrowing the government promising to relieve the people from the horrific conditions of the rioting and other violence. Once in power they enact Sharia and the people can either convert to Islam or live in a state of submission to their Islamic betters, some might call them overlords. There would be laws and taxes imposed on the non-Muslims, the tax is called the Jizya (Arabic: جزية‎‎), which would be increased should additional funds be required to fight a war or to quell any revolts. The non-Muslims would end up paying for their own subjugation.

 

At the point where the game-plan changed and the Muslims took charge, they would then be operating using the Quranic verses written in Medina. While in Medina Muhammad was no longer meditating in the cave nor speaking with the angel Gabriel, he was the commander of a caravan raiding army. These raiders attacked the trade caravans which were headed for the port and trading center in Mecca where riches such as silk and other Asian treasures were traded for the goods from the Middle East and the remains of the Roman Empire as well as the Byzantine Empire which though weakened still ruled from the Greek Isles past Egypt and into Arabia and the Middle East. Muhammad also declared war on the three major Jewish tribes residing in the area. Two were sent into exile after their defeat, but the last was handled differently and many believe this was the start of Muhammad’s period of conquest. This last tribe, the Banu Qurayza (Arabic: بنو قريظة‎‎, Hebrew: בני קוריט’ה‎‎) had all the surviving men of fighting age to the most elderly lined up and beheaded while the children were raised as Muslims and the women were either used as concubines if they were found attractive and the rest were utlized as breeding stock and kept pregnant until they died. For a short article describing the two stages of the Quran and some additional background we have an article titled “Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?” This time apparently the Islamists smell weakness as they are jumping straight to attempting to overthrow the entirety of Europe by swarm and not through slow build-up of their numbers before resorting to violence.

 

Example of Islamist Violence in Europe

Example of Islamist Violence in Europe

 

So, what might be a solution to the current situation? One direction which could be taken would be to reduce the demand upon Europe and the developed world for taking the extreme numbers of Islamic refugees. Has anybody noticed the absolute dearth of refugees taken in by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq and the rest of the Muslim world? Perhaps the time has come to demand they take part in addressing this situation and take in some of the refugees alleviating Europe and the United States et al of taking on the brunt of the refugees. The non-Islamic world has taken in their share of refugees from the current situation and perhaps it is time for some of their brothers and sisters, their co-religionists to take their share of the burden. It is not exactly as if Saudi Arabia is cash starved or short of room, especially when compared to Europe. When even Israel has agreed to take in one-hundred Syrian orphans, is it too much to have the richest of the Islamic world to do their part? They should be ashamed that they are doing less than the Israelis are offering to take care of. Additionally, Israel has been treating Syrian casualties with no questions asked. They are brought across the Golan Heights border with each faction having their own designated drop-off point and once the patient can be mobilized and need only minimal additional treatment they are returned to the same drop-point where their faction assumes their care. This may include fighters or civilians as Israel does not want to know nor is Israel told, the Israelis simply are performing humanitarian aid healing those in need of their help and as there are limited hospital facilities left standing and operative, Israel is often the only place to turn. Israel is not advertising nor are they denying this assistance and cannot respond as to who or whether those they treat were injured in the fighting or simply because and are not involved. The one thing that is known is that it has cost the Israeli government many hundreds of millions if not even tens of billions of dollars and nobody has offered to assist defray these costs. Sometimes when doing the right and humane thing one finds themselves very alone in this world, something Israel has become very aware of and continues to be humane no matter the costs.

 


Israel Quietly Treats Wounded Syrians from Al Jazeera English al-jazeera

 

Europe is where this problem has manifested its most serious challenges. The numbers of rapes has risen and is directly traceable to the influx of, as they are referred to by the authorities, “Asians” and the extent of the rise has been kept as if it were a state secret, which perhaps it is. The rioting now has also grown a backlash with anti-refugee demonstrations and the more violent anti-Islam riots. The governments have had no problem labelling these as a xenophobic tragedy of epic proportions. Their claim is that these demonstrations are downright unchristian. It can only be seen as absurd that these leftist politicians who have done everything in their power to destroy Christianity throughout Europe now coat themselves in the cloak of Christianity and take a holier than thou stance on the refugee situation. Still, for the large part the blowback against the refugee situation is more of a reaction to the violence and the Islamists and not the Muslims entirely. The problem is that the truly needy refugees are caught up in the same dragnet which is thrown to catch the Islamist violence situation and they get swept into the same category by association. These Islamists are hurting their own fellow followers of the Prophet Muhammad by their violence in the name of the Prophet. This has tainted all Muslims and further all Arabs even to include the Christians who are now attacked and thrust out by both sides of the issue and yet somehow the leftist politicians make it unanimous as they too fail to grant the Arab Christians the proper protection they require and leave them subject to the violence from all sides. That may be the greatest sadness of the entire situation. Still, if the European governments do not get people elected in their coming elections in the next four years across the continent and a proper set of conditions and controls put in place, then European governments will indeed fall and the violence coming to the streets will be of tidal proportions. Below is a picture of one of the demonstrations against allowing further refugee immigration from the many across all of Europe.

 

Anti Refugee Demonstration

Anti Refugee Demonstration

 

The remainder is where the Islamists will take their fight to spread Islam over the entire world, as they claim they are directed to do by the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Many Islamists view Europe as already won and well on its way to becoming the new heart of the coming Caliphate. They are less concerned now with forming a Caliphate centered in the nations of the Middle East where there are entrenched Muslim leaders many vying to lead any future Islamic empire and making Europe their new center where the Islamist forces who believe they are getting beyond the cusp in their conquest of Europe and installing themselves as the new rulers in the European continent which they can begin their new Caliphate. They are so assured of their European victory and taking rule over all of Europe making it one great Islamic power replete with a large nuclear arsenal and a ready military that they are declaring their great conquest next on the “to do” list, the United States. Just such a reminder is evidenced in the image below.

 

The End Target of the Violence, America It Will Come for You Too Given Time

The End Target of the Violence, America
It Will Come for You Too Given Time

 

If you did not finish the longish video above, or even if you have, listen as it tells the plan word for word and believe that they are sure that Sharia is coming to cover the entire world and it will do so in their lifetimes. Believe this as much as they believe it or there will be no preventing such from becoming our reality and in the all too soon eventuality.

 

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