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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Yasha Levine

I think the concept of Hell as infinite, eternal, and horrific is cross-pollinated (so to speak) from Christianity. As in Christianity, Gehinnom is supposed to keep Jews in line. We have Sheol, which seems to be like an eternal bus ride with no destination, but on which you can still be happy. You get sprung in 11 months. If you want to read about the full Christian phenomenon of Hell, James Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" includes a tour-de-force exposition. I think it's better than the Puritan "fire and brimstone" sermons.

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It’s probably not a coincidence, then, that Zionism is hostile to Yiddish (in favor of Modern Hebrew). Destroying diaspora Jewishness is kind of their entire schtick.

(Successfully destroying the Palestinians would be undesirable, then, because without the threat of multiculturalism, how would Israel keep the Jewish diaspora in line?!?)

(Something something shlilat ha’golah…)

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What do you think about the red heifers' arrival in Jerusalem? https://allisrael.com/red-heifer-sacrifice-could-take-place-in-about-a-year-in-jerusalem

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Netanyahu admits that Israel is a terrorist state, 1986, Firing Line, Wm F Buckley, Jr.:

https://www.pbssocal.org/shows/firing-line/episodes/bret-stephens-xu3cz9

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Hey Yasha - the link to the Jerusalem Post op-ed at the Wayback Machine is broken.

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Nov 4, 2023·edited Nov 4, 2023

Want to be accused [incorrectly, absurdly] of wanting to murder Jews by a low IQ ultra zionist goon? Cite the wikipedia article on the Nakba (which simply cites the most well known historical accounts of what Israel's founding terrorist-zionists in British Mandatory Palestine were recorded doing, mostly in Jewish sources) and the fact that Jewish Renewal Rabbi Michael Lerner received death threats from "right wing" ultra zionists for his work on Israel/Palestine peace activism.

That happened in a facebook discussion group about Ken Wilber's Integral Theory, which claims to give people a method of meta-narrative analysis that transcends tribalism AND the left-vs-right narrative.

On a separate item: the Triggernometry podcast with Sam Harris and Eric Weinstein was itself a good example of a deeply confused secular Jew (Harris) getting angry with another secular Jew (Weinstein), that used his own form of meta-narrative analysis to claim that Harris is getting "invited into the Abyss" by the "totalizing" mindsets of Hamas, Trump, etc.

That sums up the problem, or at least the part of the problem rooted in archetypal-evolutionary psychology (see Warby of Oz), of an insane colonialist outpost of western imperialism claiming to be "superior" to the local, "backward" Arab culture that did actually historically oppress middle eastern Jews, and thus able to excuse any violence toward by the "superior" colonialists toward resistance by the local, "backward" people (including collateral damage such as killing Christian Arabs in Gaza like Justin Amash's younger sisters).

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