Alt Right Torah Talk: Parashas Matot, Masei (Numbers 30-36)

Parasha Matot is Numbers 30:2–32:42, and Masei is Num. 33-36.

* Num. 30:2-17 assumes that all adult women are married. By giving the husband 24 hours to nullify the wife’s vow, it assures him that he is head of the household.

* Num. 31:1. The Lord spoke to Moses: “Avenge the Israelite people on the Midianites, then you shall be gathered to your kin.”

What did God mean by “avenge”? God wants retribution for the Midianites seducing Israel into worshiping Baal-peor while the Israelites want revenge for the devastating plague that followed that worship.

This repeated invocation of “gathered to your kin” indicates that ties of blood are important in the Torah world view.

* Was Balaam a good guy or a bad guy? Num. 31:8 says the Jews slew Balaam. Yet we use his words in the Jewish prayer book.

* Dennis Prager: “What did God command [about Midian]? Retribution. There is no other specific command from God. It is all from Moses. Moses does all the commanding of killing. Did Moses do exactly what God wanted?”

* Num. 31:14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.

15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

Dennis: “The ones who caused the problems were the ones who you spared…so that the Lord’s community got the plague… I do not believe that God wanted the children of Midian killed.”

“They [the Israelites] didn’t kill the women and children. Obviously it is Moses interpreting God’s command. The Israelites got the same command. Retribution. Moses relayed it and the Israelites did what they understood as retribution — kill the men. But that’s it.”

“I think Moses did misinterpret [God’s command]. Maybe God wasn’t vague. Maybe the Israelites understood Him perfectly. Or you have to argue that everyone got it wrong except for Moses.”

“Moshe misinterprets God’s command with the rock…and says we will bring forth water from the rock, not God. Moses is old, angry… Moses is over-compensating for his error that Pinchas corrected when in front of Moses, a Midianite woman is seducing an Israelite man and Pinchas slays both of them. It is clear that God thought this was right because it was unbelievably brazen. In front of Moses, they announced they were having sex and worshiping false gods.”

“We do not have a hint that the Jews obeyed Moses’s command. It is clear that his authority has waned. Maybe for humanitarian [reasons] or maybe because they still like Midianite women, it is clear that they didn’t do it because it always adds they did as God commanded. They never leave it up in the air as to whether or not they obeyed.”

Moses was over-compensating for having married a Midianite wife. This was his way of saying that I will not be swayed by my own personal inclination towards Midianite women. His father in law, Jethro, was a Midianite priest who nursed Moses to health and it is to him that Moses goes to for advise.

Earlier in Exodus, Moses was saved by the daughter of the Pharoah. The Torah does not portray the Jews as the good guys and the goyim as bad guys.

* Num. 31:54. A midrash says that the Jews stripped the Midianite women of jewelry, but they did not rape them: “Each of us had gone into the houses of the Midianites, into the bedchambers of their kings. And we desired their daughters, pretty and beautiful, delicate and tender; and we unfastened the garlands, the gold crowns from their heads; rings from their ears, necklaces fro their necks, chainlets from their arms, chains from their hands, signet rings from their fingers, clasps from their breasts. Nevertheless, not one of us was joined with one of them in this world, so as not to be with her in Gehenna in the world to come.”

* Num. 32: 1-30: The Gadites and Reubenites want to help Israel but they don’t want to live there because they can make more money living elsewhere. Sound familiar?

Dennis Prager on Num. 31-33: “The truth is, who has suffered as much as Jews historically? I can’t think of any group who has suffered as long as the Jews have.” Do Jews win the Victimhood Sweepstakes? And what is the prize for that?

“If you let the Canaanites live with you, they will probably seduced you to their values… And then I, God, will dispossess you. It is hard to make a monotheistic world… At least half of the Jews of the world are not God-oriented.”

“If God took the Jews out of Egypt just to free slaves, then God is a racist. Why didn’t He take ever group out?”

“It is not possible for Jews to think they are better than everyone else when they read the Torah because it describes them as worse than everyone else.”

* Numbers 34: God tells the Jews the boundaries for Israel to let them know not to conquer more and not to become an empire.

* Cities of refuge. There are no accidents in Torah. If you sin accidentally, you have to bring a sin offering. If you kill someone accidentally, you have to flee to a city of refuge and stay there until the High Priest dies. You can’t just pay off the family for your killing.

* Suzanne Klingenstein writes for the Jewish Women’s Archive:

Literature Scholars in the United States

At the start of the twenty-first century, women of all classes, races, and ethnicities are so fully integrated into American literary academia that it is astonishing that, as little as a century ago, the idea of a woman professor teaching, for example, the novels of George Eliot or Henry James to a roomful of young men and women was inconceivable. In all highly literate cultures, secular and religious knowledge used to be the domain of men, while women were in charge of the practical side of daily life and, in the upper classes, of certain social matters.

In this regard, Jewish culture is no exception. Despite the premium Judaism places on literacy and learning, which in some instances persuaded fathers to teach their daughters and husbands to instruct their wives, the motto among observant Jews remained until fairly recently, a meydl darf nisht lernen [a girl need not study]. While European gentile culture considered women intellectually inferior to men, Jewish culture argued that God designed woman to be man’s “helper” (Gen. 2:18). Women relieved men of domestic chores, and, in Eastern Europe, women often contributed to the family income.

The disturbing attitudes of gentile culture toward both Jews and women, which have only recently begun to change, are responsible for the late entry of Jewish women into colleges and universities. For those Jewish women who sought admission to institutions of higher learning and became the first female Jewish humanities professors, their struggle against Jewish tradition caused many to turn away from Judaism as the source of an intellectually vibrant and spiritually meaningful life.

The first generation of Jewish women professors, especially those in the field of literature, consisted of militantly secular women from a variety of Jewish social backgrounds (labor, socialist, Yiddishist, Zionist, immigrant, and mercantile). They had two things in common: a love of Western literary culture and an ignorance of the Jewish intellectual tradition, its major texts, authors, and debates. While many Jewish women in literary academia were familiar with the most popular ritual and cultural expressions of Judaism, such as the blessing of candles on Shabbat, or the prohibition against pork and shellfish, none had been educated to locate the specific practices of observance within the framework of an intense and ongoing intellectual discussion spanning two millennia, a discussion carried on, until very recently, exclusively by men.

Ignorance of Judaism’s intellectual underpinnings, coupled with a vague emotional appreciation of certain Jewish customs, ranging from hamantaschen on Purim to latkes on Hanukkah, is the single unifying feature of an otherwise extraordinarily diverse group of individuals—Jewish women in literary academe—whose history as a group this article, paradoxically, attempts to sketch.

Overall, the integration of Jewish women into literary academia is much more closely linked to the history of women than to the history of Jews in American universities. The sequence of integration runs roughly as follows: White Protestant men of Anglo-Saxon descent grudgingly accepted Catholic men before accepting Jewish men as colleagues and instructors of English literature. Jewish men, in particular, were ready to open academe further by hiring women, who in turn agitated for the integration of other minorities, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and gays. The history of Jews in American academia shows a significant gender bias; whereas Jewish men were discriminated against as Jews, Jewish women had difficulties not as Jews but as women. The reason for the difference is that Jewish men and women entered the field in different generations—men during the 1920s and 1930s, women during the 1950s and 1960s.

Until the early 1930s, white Protestant men dominated the study of literature. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, a few white Protestant women, often educated at elite women’s colleges, struggled into the field. They achieved recognition and full professorships in the early years of World War II, as their male colleagues either volunteered for or were drafted into the army. At the same time, a handful of Jewish men were finishing their dissertations in literature. If these Jewish scholars secured jobs at all at top schools during the late 1930s, their appointments were due to special circumstances. Most of them, however, were hired either in the early 1940s to fill vacancies created by America’s entry into the war or right after the war to help satisfy the enormous demand for college teachers created by the GI bill.

Among the soldiers returning from the European and Pacific theaters were Jews who had started college in the late 1930s, became interested in literature, but graduated without much hope of being able to pursue an academic career in the humanities. Drafted into the United States Army or Navy upon graduation, they now returned to American campuses to find that a few Jews had broken through the ethnic barrier to become professors of English and American literature. Encouraged by these appointments and convinced that the equalizing experiences in trenches and on battleships had undermined the prejudices against Jews they had encountered during their college days, they enrolled in graduate English programs. As teachers, they attracted the third generation of male Jewish literary critics entering college in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when the first Jewish women were enrolling in graduate literature programs and the first sizable number of young Jewish women were starting college. While the men of that generation, receiving their doctorates in the late 1950s and early 1960s, secured jobs without too much effort, their female colleagues faced many problems, not only as women in academe, but also in the culture at large as women who did not wish to be homemakers.

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Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Muslims take wrapping up women to an extreme, but I understand the impulse. Just look at our society.

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Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​pop music is for the casual listener. Those of us who listen to more serious music tend to at be least cynical, if not depressed IMHO. I’m a metal guy btw.

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Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I’ll check it out

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I only read Salma Hayek

gjjd​The purpose of the Jew is to make white people feel like shit

Luke Ford​lol

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Casey, you just made the point of all points. We must accept responsibility for allowing this shit to happen.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Luke doth speaketh the truth​I was bitter about it for a while​I wanted to sue my college for making me read Jared diamond

gjjd​I actually had a class where my anthropology TA tore Jared Diamond apart

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Vivian every.single.time. LOL

Ian Buchan​Had a Marxist anthropology teacher talking about how race is real on some biological level and anthropology is afraid to talk about it

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​that’s refreshing

4trahasis​24,000 is also the number of Akiva’s students that died


4trahasis​but you featured Andrew Joyce in the past. I wonder how.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I want my foreskin back

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​love thine enemy is prob the most difficult thing to do

4trahasis​Just like in Joshua and later the people are punished for not removing (genociding) all the inhabitants.

Luke Ford​in the past was via skype, this is live via youtube hangout

4trahasis​And through Yithro, isn’t Pinchas also part Midianite himself? He is even more punctilious as a part-Midianite then to promote such sexual strictures.

4trahasis​they should have learned from Barbara Spectre

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@4 LMAO

4trahasis​the thorn in my eye are the whites who don’t want to be replaced in their homelands.

gjjd​Everything good that happened to America came from the Jews

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Moses was a proto-Hitler


Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​hahahahahaha

gjjd​Whites are responsible for bringing negroes and allowing them to breed at such high rates

4trahasis​there were no (((non-white))) slave traders

4trahasis​We could have learned from the Arab slave trade when they chopped the balls off

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Yes. The Arabs castrated their black slaves

4trahasis​one thing they did better than us

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​ha, great minds think alike

4trahasis​it was over 400 acid attacks in 2016, a double from 2015 – just read this last night.

gjjd​Multiculturalism gives us moral brownie points.

4trahasis​Benefits of multiculturalism? How else could we realize such high levels of self-guilt without them?

Ian Buchan​It’s entertaining. Hasn’t been done before, not lately or on such a scale.

gjjd​To be fair, being around different races forces you to be VERY careful with other people.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Casey is right. As a Catholic I agree.

gjjd​Multiculturalism, by dividing nations, also makes it harder to wage war because there are too many disloyal citizens

gjjd​Lastly, if we fully accept the individualism at the heart of multiculturalism, we will naturally not have group-level conflict

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Chinese FTW

4trahasis​gassing the inner Jew

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​ha

Ian Buchan​multi-everythingism is disguised cosmopolitanism, which provides the legitimacy for global order (military intervention anywhere)

Josephine Booth Coffin​That would be a great thesis for a PoMo journal.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Ian This. And what is happening is we are dividing ourselves within our country’s borders because now it’s a free for all

gjjd​There is a part in Revelation about the “remnant” of Jews who will be spared God’s judgement

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​every single person on the alt right needs to read Extreme Ownership, written by two Navy Seals

Ian Buchan​@Pepe Would expect (as, afaik, Spengler thought) that the result of this unstable situation would be an end to democracy and a commencement of global empire

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​correct, we’re living in it…

4trahasis​thanks Pepe, I did not know Jocko had a book. Love the man.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​👍

Ian Buchan​The US empire is nearly global, but put some military order into it, a bit of resource crisis that demands conquest and a remit via multiculturalism to invade the whole world and it goes even further

Ian Buchan​(I would think)

gjjd​Everyone, when I grew up, knew that Catholics never believed their religion and that Catholic girls were sluts

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd we have gotten soft, I agree

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Nostra Aetate is heretical. Preach it, Casey.

gjjd​The benefit of being able to choose your church is that intra-Christian struggles never really happen. America did great for most of its history this way

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Vivian is on point, and I’m one of those who reject it

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd America fucked up when it let Catholics in.​the documentary is called the nervous ordo mess

4trahasis​what’s the source of that?​the compilation is called “the novus ordo is not catholic”

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​thanks, I’ll look it up

4trahasis​Rav Moshe HaLav?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Luke maintained the tithe, much respect

Luke Ford​Rav Moshe Harlap

4trahasis​Thanks Luke. I’d like to know how he reconciles that with prophets speaking on every nation returning to its land, and all mentions of nationS (even 70) in the end of days.

gjjd​Tracy like chess

gjjd​Did you see the welfare fraud in New Jersey committed by Jews?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​guys, this is all from Freemasonry, which has subverted the Catholic Church. However, Catholics themselves are to blame, ultimately, for allowing it to happen.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​this is why I go to the old Latin Mass, which is making a steady comeback as most Novus Ordo Catholics reject their faith

gjjd​I like KMac’s idea: everything (religion, etc.) whites have touched seems to work for our destruction. The common denominator is us. There must be something wrong with us whites.

Josephine Booth Coffin​Can you paste the titles or user names of those YT videos in the chat so we can search and find them?​yes​The Nervous Ordo Mess 【Chaos of the Post-Conciliar Church】

4trahasis​and South Africa was better and less violent under apartheid

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd now you’re getting it: extreme ownership of our faults​The Novus Ordo is not Catholic

gjjd​Whites definitely do feel guilt, imo

gjjd​^^or we feel something shitty]

Josephine Booth Coffin​Thanks.

4trahasis​Some do have the guilt. “The Bible is stupid because it says we bear the sin of Adam — but we indeed are guilty for some of our forefathers engaging in slavery.”

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@4 yup, and we are going to have to learn our lesson in blood

4trahasis​oh vey

gjjd​I think New Yorkers tend to have more positive attitudes than those in Pacific NW, Chicago, etc.

gjjd​30% of white teens have positive self-image, 50% Asians, 70% blacks (it was in one of JT’s books)

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​this is all the result of anti-white propaganda

gjjd​it is interesting, and consistent with real life, that blacks seem to be so on top of the world

gjjd​btw I freely admit that I have white guilt

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd, watched Django yesterday for the first time, and after living in Chicago my whole life, I’m now a firm believer in segregation

gjjd​Students at UChicago demanded Asian, Latinx, Black dormitories

4trahasis​I used to have white guilt. Now my guilt is that I never had any pride.

gjjd​I’m in Chicago, grad from a master

gjjd​grad from master


gjjd​grad from master’s program at UChicago

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​can I ask in what subject? you still live here?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​grew up on the S Side, so I don’t have any guilt

gjjd​I still live in Chicago, living in South Side right now, haha

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​hilarious. btw this time around it’s non-whites who will spark segregation movements, it’s already happening

gjjd​It’s hilarious how unhappy Uchicago students are. “The place fun goes to die.” Why isn’t multiculturalism working for them? Shouldn’t it be like the best place ever?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​and think of the money they’re paying to be unhappy

gjjd​You know you live in SS Chicago when you just heard your third siren pass by during your weekly Torah Talks segment

Luke Ford​lol

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I don’t care about helping blacks, it’s meaningless to me. They are not part of my nation.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​the prize is the shiksa

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​don’t forget the 6 gorillion × three generations up to now

gjjd​All our immigrants are here for money, not just Jews

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​This chat is actually true ecumenism

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd THIS

gjjd​I think the test of how important Jewish ethnic cohesion is will be tested by how well Asians are able to dethrone them. Asians tend to be a little less ethnocentric, but as talented

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​good point

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​(((compound interest)))

4trahasis​All our laws are anti-nepotism, but what minorities have such laws?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​whites need to start doing business like the minorities, within their own group.

Aeschylus Jones​Film suggestion….Defamation by Yoav Shamir…a great expose by a jewish film maker about the hypocracies of jewish people

gjjd​certainly many gentiles feel that Jews are taking advantage of our fairness. Probably caused great problems in history

4trahasis​I saw that.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Tracy LOL

Ian Buchan​Could partly check this by looking at the total numbers of Jews and white gentiles over the IQ needed to be the top of their fields (maybe 150?)

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​they think we are stupid and act as such

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd btw I’m in grad school right now at De Paul. I HATE the diversity.

gjjd​@Ian Buchan It is interesting to note that RIchard Feynman only had an IQ of about 125

Ian Buchan​Not percent, but total number. Then if there’s more total top of field intelligent whites than Jews but Jews are on top, something other than intelligence is at play.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Vivian I try not to patronize non-white business/restaurants/whatever

Ian Buchan​(Not necessarily nepotism. Could be that Jews are culturally and genetically adapted to do well in liberalism due to having lived in some sense as it’s vanguard, by white collar cosmopolitans/traders)

gjjd​Monotheism unites people until it starts failing, at which point it creates MASSIVE divisions

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Luke have you ever read the book from the 1920s called Why Europe is Leaving Home?

Luke Ford​no

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​should check it out, I think you’d like it. Touches on many topics discussed here. Very prescient.

Luke Ford​author?

4trahasis​a google search for the book found me nothing.

Aeschylus Jones​Just chant the Kol Nidre about 3 times and all sins are forgiven

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Kenneth Roberts

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Why Europe Leaves Home. I found it on Amazon

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Kenneth Lewis Roberts

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​#AkhenatonDidNothingWrong

4trahasis​Shalom dudes

gjjd​Thanks for the show. It was a good one

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