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Prayers (selichot) for the ‘As-a-Jew’ Progressive


Cross posted by my ‘favorite’ medievalist, Richard Landes

(Selichot refers to special prayers for forgiveness, recited during the month preceding Rosh Hashanah)

Steven Plaut has put out a (perhaps too-) long list of selichot for the “Oslo Left.”

I had prepared a meditation for progressive, as-a-Jews, who feel compelled to flagellate Israel’s breast in front of the world:

  • How often have I accepted uncritically a lethal narrative aimed at my own people, just in order to “look good,” to “save face” with my friends, who expect me to rise above being a tribal, Israel-firster.
  • How often have I admitted to crimes on behalf of my people without checking to see if they were accurate?
  • How often have I failed to speak out against the depravity of the Palestinian leadership, out of fear of being called a racist and an Islamophobe?
  • How often have I allowed people who wish to destroy my people to use me to Jew-wash their genocidal hatreds.
  • How often have I been tempted to become haughty and hate my people in my heart, and feed the flames of hatred against them, because their behavior shames me in front of my honor group, the “Hamoulah of the global Left”?

Suggestions for further ones – I’m sure there are many – are welcome.

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  1. And now CiFWatch fully adopts anti-Semitism, when it is convenient.

    “As a Jew”, “Jew Washing”, “Self hating Jew” – the anti-Semitic techniques used by Israel’s apologist to deny Jews the right to think independently of the herd.

    • As I have stated here before. Avram, the Hebrews would be lost without you and Dr Patrick Wolf. You humanity shines above all else. It is a guiding light after 5000 years of Hebrew history. We need anarchists like you to show the jewish people the way thank you thank you. In fact, I am sure Gershom Sholem would have loved nothing more to have met you before his passing. Oh life is cruel. Another missed opportunity. Life can be cruel. But your words are like sweet honey.

      • 5000 years of Hebrew history

        Eh??

        On top of the hate speech, calling people Nazis and the homophobia – now this guy is a historical revisionist!!!!

        But he’s a huge hero on CiFW, of course.

        Pathetic. But fret not – he’ll soon be wiped from the pages of CiFW.

    • ““As a Jew”, “Jew Washing”, “Self hating Jew” – the anti-Semitic techniques used by Israel’s apologist to deny Jews the right to think independently of the herd.”
      Avram,
      You might want to check institutions such as the UN, Arab media, Western media outlets such as the Guardian, university campuses, to find out who is trying to deny Jews “the right to think independently of the herd,” or better yet, to think independently and stand up against a mob.

  2. Yes Avram you are the champion of the Jews together with your pet Islamonazis and all Zionists are antisemites like Herzl etc.
    Keep it up.

  3. How about:

    “How often have I been guilty of the hypocritical racism of lowered expectations which allows me to excuse Palestinian behaviour because I believe that they don’t know any better?”

  4. – How often have I accepted uncritically a lethal narrative aimed at the brutalisation of another people, just in order to be seen as being part of the herd.

    – How often have I denied crimes committed in the name of Zionism, even when the facts are known.

    – How often have I failed to speak out against the depravity of the Israeli leadership, out of fear of being called a self hating Jew.

    – How often have I allowed people who wish to subjugate an entire population to prevent me from speaking from a fear of being labelled an “as a Jew”.

    Lame. Ass. Post.

    • As I have said previously Avram, in an ealier blog, you are prone to attack others, rather than to debate or disagree. You make a point. For exmple you refer to the post as “Lame .Ass…”, but you don’t say why. You just say it to insult. “I’m better than all of you” is what you are saying.But when I read what you say, there’s no substance, just vacuous slogans.

      Why do you do this?

    • “How often have I accepted uncritically a lethal narrative aimed at the brutalisation of another people”
      If it’s the Israeli people, I think you do that every day.

      “How often have I denied crimes committed in the name of Zionism, even when the facts are known.”
      Never, Avram. Even when the [exculpatory] facts are known! You’re an anti-Zionist. This is what you busy yourself with. For you, the state’s very existence is a “crime.”

      “How often have I failed to speak out against the depravity of the Israeli leadership, out of fear of being called a self hating Jew.”
      Never. And another anti-Zionist trope bites the dust. This applies as well to your idiotic “subjugate an entire population” comment.

      Speaking of techniques used to “deny the right to think independently,” you’ve so far resisted shouting “racist” today. Good boy.

    • The first certainly applies to you.

      The rest are just so much hot air. (And far from being a self-hating Jews, it seems to me that you have too high an opinion of yourself).

  5. How often have I accepted uncritically a lethal narrative aimed at the brutalisation of another people, just in order to be seen as being part of the herd.
    You do it every day Avram.
    How often have I denied crimes committed in the name of Zionism, even when the facts are known.
    Facts what you like to lying about and distorting them using falsified documents.
    How often have I failed to speak out against the depravity of the Israeli leadership, out of fear of being called a self hating Jew.
    This not you but me Avram. I speak about the failing of the Israeli leaders every day and nobody never ever has called me a self hating Jew.
    How often have I allowed people who wish to subjugate an entire population to prevent me from speaking from a fear of being labelled an “as a Jew”
    Show me one of your wannabe kapo friends only one who shuts his/her frothing Jew hating mouth due to his/fer fear?
    We are not like your brainwashed religiofascist Islamist friends who kill or wants to kill everyone who tries to insult us. You are the best example.

    • iT IS NOT IMPORTANT THAT YOU DEFINE YOURSELF AS DOUBLE-ANTI, BUT CONSTANTLY LYING ABOUT AND DENOUNCING JEWS AND ISRAEL IS, SIMPLY PUT, ANTISEMITISM. GET LOST.

    • Avram,
      Erich Mielke, the chief of the east German secret police, responsible for too many murders and decades of humiliating millions on a daily basis , said at the end of his reign in front of the new free East German parliament ‘but I love you all!’ after being confronted by the first freely elected body. Your logic reminds me of this Marxist butcher. You understand nothing, yet have the gall to preach to others. You claim the moral high ground but would butcher given your writings and your depraved logic.

  6. But muslims are violent, fanatical and irrational. And don’t they have jobs; how come they can mass at such short notice, don’t they have anything else to do with their time?

  7. How often have I allowed people who wish to destroy my people to use me to Jew-wash their genocidal hatreds.

    Exactly who is this addressing?

    Name names – and then explain how you have that personal information about them.

    Otherwise – you’re talking to a phantom you’ve invented.

  8. Yes, its so easy to excoriate ourselves ritually for failing to tick the boxes that the secular left inquisition demands of us! May God help us to be resolute, truthful and fearless in the coming year.