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@peterschnall Sorry to crush your delusions, but according to Jewish law, just because your mother is not Jewish means you're not Jewish. You may not like it, but that's a separate discussion. The choices made by the Nazis are not a yardstick we use in making our own choices. We are a tradition of laws, given by God and interpreted by our rabbis, not by the Nazis.

6 days, 21 hours ago on The Sorrow and Self Pity of Jon Stewart at the Toronto Festival

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@peterschnall What is the color of the sky on your planet? Do you really not know that one's Jewish identity relies on one's mother? By the way, Buber maises are the meticulously recorded Tales of the hasidim by Prof. Martin Buber. You probably meant Bobbe maises, which mean Granny tales.

6 days, 21 hours ago on The Sorrow and Self Pity of Jon Stewart at the Toronto Festival

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@peterschnall @Justa Ju A rabbi will no doubt decide that the children are not Jewish, since Jewish law follows matrilineal descent.

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Sorrow and Self Pity of Jon Stewart at the Toronto Festival

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@peterschnall  But they're not Jewish because Jewish law says so. They're  very nice children, just not Jewish.

1 week, 1 day ago on The Sorrow and Self Pity of Jon Stewart at the Toronto Festival

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@DocJaay True enough, but so far there's been no denial either. No one wants to come out and say he's dead, but the media kind of know.

1 week, 3 days ago on ISIS Twitter Account Confirms Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s Death

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@israelseen @Justa Ju In my humble opinion, the days of distinction between reporting and commenting are long gone. I think JBN is on the money in accepting that readers know they're not the source of the story, they saw it someplace else. So merely re-reporting it is meaningless, even annoying. They add an attitude, which is the value added that justifies them even being there.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bibi, Sheldon, Doing Traif Italian Lunch After UN Assembly Speech

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@israelseen Hate speech? Seriously? To point out that the prime minister of Israel, after making so many statements about being Jewish and protecting Jews, can't find a kosher restaurant in Manhattan? I have to say, your threshold for hate speech is extremely low.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bibi, Sheldon, Doing Traif Italian Lunch After UN Assembly Speech

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@Annie22 We shouldn't have gone into Iraq in the first place, and I'm talking 1990. It was an unnecessary act against our loyal ally in the region, Saddam Hussein. We mucked it all up real good.

2 months ago on Attacking ISIS, Obama Will Only Repeat the Disasters of His Predecessor

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@Annie22 Bush gave Iraq democracy? Wait, I fell off my seat laughing again... Just a moment... Bush gave... Oh, my God, fell again... Wait, I'll try one more time... Bush gave Iraq... No, i can't, I'm on the floor again.

2 months ago on Attacking ISIS, Obama Will Only Repeat the Disasters of His Predecessor

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@SudhamaRanganathan I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Ar you equating the moral status of underground leaders such as Begin and Shamir with that of Bin Laden and Khaled Mashal? If you do, then you're not a student of history but merely cherry picking through the facts to make a point you had intended to make in the first place anyway.


The enormous difference between Shamir et al, who executed British officers (not that many, but it made an impression), and politicians -- and Islamist groups that target civilians directly, celebrating their demise, should be glaring to any person of the barest moral sensibility.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Defense Ministry Source: Delayed US Weapons Shipment Will Be Sent to Israel Soon

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@Jeffrey Blankfort Get a sense of humor.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Google Bans ‘Whack the Hamas’

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@catchmysoul2 - But that's the point. Someone of Streisand's stature just shouldn't do this shit.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Streisand, Bitch, Publicist, Join Instagram

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@Geoff Short - That's not really up to us, is it? We all have highs and lows in our spiritual paths. But when a Jew marries out -- he or she deprive themselves in a clear and serious manner of the opportunity to come back.

1 year, 1 month ago on Good Bye, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, and Kisses to the Little Gentiles

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Maybe that's why Ezra the Scribe made the Jews divorce their gentile wives when they came back to Jerusalem. To make sure they won't disappear.

1 year, 1 month ago on Good Bye, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, and Kisses to the Little Gentiles

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@Ruth Yeomans That's what the banner at the gate to Auschwitz  said: "One Love." 

1 year, 2 months ago on It’s OK for Sarah Silverman to Wear a Cross

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@ChaiGuy53 - With all due respect, you know nothing about Islam, which is all about subjugation of the self to God. You are mixing historic phenomena detailed here with the religion itself which is the epitome of humility. Why do you think they bow down before God five times a day? 

1 year, 2 months ago on When Will Muslims Stop Blaming their Problems on the Jews?

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Couldn't have said it better myself. I often wonder how one can rise spiritually while considering himself or herself victims of anything, much less of some invented, demonic entity they hardly know or understand.

1 year, 2 months ago on When Will Muslims Stop Blaming their Problems on the Jews?

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This article really frames the debate in a new way. I agree with everything, but it still makes me sad to think of the innocent women and children.

1 year, 2 months ago on The Lord Shall Fight for You, and Ye Shall Shut Up

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@mydogpeter -- As soon as we get to pray on Temple Mount, they can have the entire plaza plus the peanuts concession.

1 year, 2 months ago on Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

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If the Americans now gave up the delusion of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and concentrated on real American interests in the region, such as supporting the anti-terrorism forces, we could extract some stability out of this mess. But I doubt very much that this is an even remote possibility. 

1 year, 3 months ago on A Future of Only More Radicalization and Escalation – Get Used to It

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Why the cynicism? Why not write: Wow, there's an honest Jewish guy, let's help him! And if you just want to sit on your fat behind, then at least applaud him.

1 year, 3 months ago on Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

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