Monthly Archives: January 2018

Is Modern Rabbinic Judaism Based On A Myth?

Jan 20, 2018 | | Say something

“The rabbis neither “saved” nor “democratized” Judaism. They couldn’t have. Historians have quite clearly established that the rabbis were marginal — in some settings, even irrelevant — to the way Jews (religious and secular) of Second Temple times or Late Antiquity lived. The destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. was rhetorically constructed by […more]

Catalonia: A Distinct Torah Culture

Jan 20, 2018 | | Say something

Catalonia: A Distinct Torah Culture איש על דגלו באותות לבית אבותם (שם ב, ב). האר”י ז”ל היה אומר, כמו שיש ד’ דגלים, כך יש ד’ כתות בישראל חלוקים באיזה מנהגים, ספרד אשכנז קטלוניא אטליא, וכל אחד ישאר בדגלו לנהוג מנהגו. ואלו ואלו דברי אלקים חיים (דרך חיים תוכחות מוסר פרשת במדבר) There is more than […more]

DNA And The Origin Of Jews

Jan 17, 2018 | | Say something

History is messy, regardless whose history it is in this world. What is fact about Jewish history is that Jews do have BCE historical origins in the Middle East, as demonstrated by language philology, genealogy, archaeology, genetics, and written myths. Jews come in all colors and shapes from around this world. Some are ancestrally connected […more]

A 2700 Year Old ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ Seal Discovered

The historical and ancient presence of Jews in Jerusalem has never been in question, really. Except by those who wish to deny Jewish reality in this world. What has been in question throughout Jewish history is whether the nations and peoples around Jews are willing to allow Jews to live life in peace – without […more]