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Alt Right Torah Talk: Passover 2017

Every nation has a victimology and every victimology has a nationalism and every nationalism has the capacity for genocide. John Mearsheimer’s classic work, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, also applies to the Passover. John Mearsheimer writes: In contrast to … Continue reading

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Alt Right Torah Talk: Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26)

This week’s Torah portion begins the Book of Leviticus. Watch live. * Who wrote the Torah? God or people? * Deut: 32:8: “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries … Continue reading

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Haaretz: Kingdom of Israel: Extremist rabbis dream of Jewish monarchy, with a special role for non-Jews

These rabbis don’t seem extremist to me. They are simply explicating Torah. If Torah is extreme, then these rabbis are extreme. Haaretz: After explaining when it is allowed to kill non-Jews in widely vilified ‘Torat Hamelech,’ rabbis Shapira and Elitzur … Continue reading

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This Week’s Parasha: Vayakhel, Exodus 35:1–38:20

This week’s Torah portion is Vayakhel, Exodus 35:1–38:20. Last week’s Torah portion covers Exodus 30:11–34:35. Watch live. * Chayenu on Exodus 1: “After Joseph settled his brothers and their families in Goshen, their extraordinary fertility quickly aroused the concern of … Continue reading

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Converts Talk Torah: Parasha Ki Sisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)

This week’s Torah portion covers Exodus 30:11–34:35. It is the 21st parasha after Simchat Torah. Watch. * The Jews waiting for Moses seemed to have insecure attachment. They got anxious when he didn’t return and they acted out. * God … Continue reading

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