Category Archives: Judaism & Jews

UPDATED (2/7/020): If Only American Jews Didn’t Forget Just How American They Are

America, Christianity, Founding Fathers, History, Judaism & Jews, Multiculturalism, The South

Unlike Muslims, Jews truly were in America during the founding. The proper metaphor for the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, America’s founding faith, is that of parent and progeny. Yet, self-anointed Jewish leadership has managed to cast Jews as a mere faction among the American, multicultural noise machine, a position lefty Jews relish.

Why? And how dumb.

Just how old and established is the American Jewish community?

Sephardic Jews settled in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (later New York) in 1654.

Mordecai Sheftall, a hero of the American Revolution, was descended from the British Jews who had settled in Georgia in 1733. Sheftall was “the highest ranking Jewish officer of the Colonial forces.”

To the Jews of America, George Washington promised peace and goodwill in a 1790 address to a synagogue congregation in Newport, Rhode Island.

Northern Jews took part in the tax-on-tea protests, while their Southern brethren joined them in opposing colonial mercantilism. Three thousand Jewish men fought in grey uniforms for the Confederacy. Why, Jews even had a Confederate colonel, Abraham Charles Myers.

UPDATED (2/7/020): Indeed, as Luigi advises, let us not forget Judah Benjamin.

Judah P. Benjamin was Secretary of State for the Confederacy. Southern Jews fought with great valor against Lincoln’s einsatzgruppen.

The Daily Bitch Smears MAGA Jews

Donald Trump, Judaism & Jews, Left-Liberalism, THE ELITES

The lefty formula is to call MAGA rioters Nazis and the Jews who join them—you heard me; ultra-religious Jews joined in!—dazed and confused.

Some whiny bitch boy at the Daily Bitch rats out and maligns his friend, coming up with a flurry of “insights“:

… my friend, who I’m not naming here because the only attention he deserves is from the FBI, joined buses full of Orthodox Jews from New York—including Aaron Mostofsky, the young man in the animal pelt costume seen taking a police officer’s shield and who was arrested days later—to join the neo-Nazis, QAnon conspiracists, and white nationalists at the day’s protests that became a riot. My friend had always struck me as quiet and shy. Not the kind of person who would attend any sort of political protest, let alone an armed insurrection.

MORE.

UPDATED (12/9): Rabbi Ben Isaacson: Rest in Peace, Daddy.

Family, Ilana Mercer, Judaism & Jews, South-Africa

My father, Rabbi Ben Isaacson, died today, December 7, 2020, of heart failure. He died in Johannesburg, South Africa, the home he loved, fought for and would never have abandoned. Dad was a true son of South Africa.

My father had a brilliant and original mind. Before his death, he was working on books about the greatest Hebrew prophets who were his muse.

This column of mine, “Job: Jewish Individualist, instantiates and is greatly influenced by dad’s thinking. I wager no rabbi would look at Job as a scrappy dissident who quarreled with G-d and won on the merits of his argument.  The book is a radical philosophical masterpiece, to which dad’s thinking, at once scholarly yet original, was well suited

From him, I got a fierce sense of immutable justice, a deep love of the best in literature and music (J.S. Bach was as close to G-d as it gets, he once muttered in secret), and an analytical habit of mind.

His medical team in South Africa were healers with a heart. I am proud of and grateful to South Africa’s finest—and to my family, all.

I love you daddy. xx

NEW COLUMN: An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1)

Anti-Semitism, Argument, Critique, Israel, Judaism & Jews, Racism

THE NEW COLUMN, in which I recount a recent interview I gave, is “An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1).” It is on Townhall.com, WND.COM, The Unz Review
and American Greatness.

An excerpt:

…  Prejudice—here used as the right to pre-judge—is a concept more fittingly attached to the Jewish ethno-state, not racism. The idea of rejecting some and welcoming others into the fold, as Israel most certainly does, is an extension of an individual’s right as a sovereign, discerning human being.

So long as no real violence and aggression are involved, the right to pre-judge and, consequently, to associate or dissociate in accordance with one’s prejudgments—this is the prerogative of a free person, and, by extension, of a free group of people, living in voluntary association.

Is freedom of association racist? Is exclusion racist? Only if you are of the progressive left. Both vicious and violent, the progressive left believes that one is compelled by egalitarian, humanistic dogma to accept everyone into your midst on pain of punishment.

Again, the freedom to exclude is not racist. Rather, it is the inherent right of free individuals, living severally or collectively.

The freedom to exclude is a libertarian tenet of liberty. This, not racism, is the reason many libertarian-minded conservatives were with Barry Goldwater in opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as it dictated with whom people may associate or dissociate from—who they employ, serve, sell to, or rent to.

Free people associate and dissociate at will.

To wit, say a retail store selling Nazi insignia and memorabilia opens its doors in my neighborhood. I enter in search of the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear during the Third Reich. The proprietor, decked out in Nazi regalia, says, “I’m sorry, we don’t serve Jews.” …

… READ ON

… THE NEW COLUMN, in which I recount a recent interview I gave, is “An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1).” It is on Townhall.com, WND.COM, the Unz Review and American Greatness.