30 April 2014

The Religion of Statism in Israel

 30 Nisan 5774
Rosh Chodesh Alef
Day 15 of the Omer

As the birur continues in preparation for the ultimate redemption, polarizing forces are pushing people to choose their side. For those who choose Israeliness over Jewishness, there is a new religion that is tailor-made just for them - Israeli Statism.  It takes on the outward trappings of Judaism and presents itself as equally holy, but internally it is rotten. (You see a lot of this kind of people in the Bayit Yehudi political party.)

Here is a prime example of what I am talking about. A "secular-religious midrasha" is proposing a new 10-day holiday which it compares to the God-given ten days of repentance (as if man invented Judaism in the first place). Of course, the new religion of Statism will establish its new holiday based on the State's invented holidays and celebration of itself - Yom HaShoah through Yom Ha'atzmaut.

Midrasha students launch initiative to establish new Jewish holiday ‘Ten Days of Thanks'

The secular-religious Midrasha Ein Prat, a post-military Jewish studies academy in the Judean Desert, announced an initiative on Tuesday to add a new holiday to the Jewish calendar: “Ten Days of Thanks.”

Beginning on Holocaust Remembrance Day and ending 10 days later on Independence Day, Ten Days of Thanks would correspond to the Ten Days of Repentance – the period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur that, according to Jewish tradition, enables human beings to develop their relationship with God. The new holiday aims to emulate this tradition with a “secular” period to develop the relationship between Israelis and the State of Israel, as well as to highlight the significance of these historically important days...