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Supremacy and Exclusion Learned In Judaism

by Oui Fri Feb 23rd, 2024 at 03:38:16 PM EST

Terrorism is terrorism no matter what religion "teaches" humans about G*d, Allah, Abraham or Paradise of Adam and Eve.

Normally there would be no point in quoting the ADL ... these statements are the exception. 😊

Golan Illegal Settlement: Trump Heights

Earlier grants by Israel's leadership ...

Israel approves drilling for oil in Golan Heights - Syrian occupied territory

Spoils of the 1967 war: Genie Ltd. chairman Howard Jonas, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Rupert Murdoch. Former US Vice President Dick Cheney adviser.

Israel awarded the first license to drill for oil on the Golan Heights, local media reported. A New Jersey-based company was awarded the license, covering half the area of the Golan from the latitude of Katzrin in the north to Tzemach in the south.

Amalek: `Erasing' Gaza | Tikun Olam |

Israel's plan to eradicate Gaza and Gazans

Nations and Goyim, Hellēnes and Others

Chapter 4 concentrates on terminology, examining the changes in the meanings of both ethnē and goyim. After discussing the Dead Sea Scrolls and the First and Second Maccabees, it moves to Philo and Josephus, discussing the different terms they use for foreigners, collective and individual, and their discursive meanings. For both authors, Israel is conceived as an exception that does not define the rule. Instead, it was understood on the terms of Israel's constitution, which Philo interpreted theologically, and Josephus read politically and historically.

The chapter ends with an analysis of the Greek warning inscription found in the Temple court, which forbade strangers from entering the Temple on pain of death.

Between Ethnos and Nomos: Josephus and the Goyim | Jewish Studies by ISHAY Rosen-Zvi |

Much scholarship has been devoted to Jewish relations with gentiles in different periods, in both legal and aggadic contexts. Scholars have considered the boundaries between Jews and gentiles, the constructions that consecrates this difference, the stability of consequent identities, and the possibility of moving between the dichotomous poles of identity. But something crucial has been forgotten along the way: the category itself. The distinction between Jews and their other, the gentile, has been so central to Jewish history that the vast scholarship dedicated to Jewish-gentile relations has treated the "gentile" as self-evident.

But this concept - which divides human reality in its entirety in a binary manner: Jews and non-Jews; the latter are lumped together into one group - is far from self-evident, and was not always a part of the thought-patterns of Jews and Judaism. It is the persistent presence of the concept, from rabbinic literature until the present, that has made it invisible to scholarship. Since the rise of Wissenschaft des Judentums over two hundred years ago, almost every category in the vast corpus of ancient Hebrew writings (God, Torah, Israel, Land, etc.) has been historicized, with the glaring exception of (what eventually became) the "gentile".

This oversight underlies the fact that all major questions regarding this category have never been asked: When did the goy come into being? What categories preceded it to mark the non-Israelite and, later, the non-Judean and non-Jew? How did the appearance of the goy effect the rules and techniques of separation of Jews from non-Jews? How did it modify the category of the Jew?

ICJ Ruling

Occupied Palestine and Separation Barriers

Settlements, settlers and pogroms


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 08:05:45 PM EST
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