"Egypt" Loses Its Power Over Israel on the 15th of Nissan

"...and on the 15th of Nisan they will in the future be redeemed from subjugation to exile.” (Tanhuma, Bo 9)

01 June 2021

Redefining Language To Fit the New Narrative

21 Sivan 5781

There are innumerable ways this is happening today in the common culture.  The only things that don't change are HKB"H, the Holy Torah that He gave us, the Holy Language in which it is written and human nature. 

...Though the Jewish roots of Christianity are clear, Jews were pariahs in pre-modern Christian Europe. As Europe gradually left behind the identity of "Christendom" from the 18th century onwards, efforts to make Jews a legitimate part of European society were a political struggle, resisted by religious conservatives and anti-Semites. In 19th-century Europe, Jews were still commonly grouped with Muslims as non-European "Semites" or "Orientals."

It was in mid-20th century America, especially after the Holocaust, that the idea of the west as Judeo-Christian gained wide acceptance. When President Dwight Eisenhower referred to the Judeo-Christian roots of "our form of government," he chose words that embraced different Christian denominations and Jews within a shared civic identity – one which contrasted with anti-Semitic and godless ideologies of fascism and communism.

This relatively benign use of the term – as an inclusive, lowest common denominator reference to the faith-based roots of western values – has since been applied by many mainstream European politicians.

But lately the term Judeo-Christian has been picked up by the radical right to serve a different political agenda. Their intent is seemingly to frame western values in a way that excludes Muslims, while at the same time distancing themselves from politically toxic associations with anti-Semitism.

...Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has at times aligned with this trend by framing Israel as the frontier of Judeo-Christian civilization against Islamist extremism. In 2017 he told European leaders: "We are part of the European culture … Europe ends in Israel."

The political scientist Samuel Huntington claimed in 1993 that a "clash of civilizations" was inevitable between Islam and the west. But his critics argue persuasively that civilizations evolve, and civilizational identities serve political agendas. Defining the west as Judeo-Christian, and in inevitable tension with Islam, is a clear political choice.

The radical right claim that Europe's Judeo-Christian values are incompatible with Islam reinforces the parallel claim of Islamists, who seek to persuade Muslims that the west and Islam are inherently in conflict.

In the Arab world there are new attempts to counter this ideology and highlight commonality between western and Islamic traditions.

In September 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed historic peace agreements with Israel. These agreements are easily explained by strategic motivations, not least Arab concerns about the threat of Iran. But it was notable that the agreements were branded in religious-cultural terms as the "Abraham Accords."

This fits a wider agenda of the UAE, which announced plans in 2019 to build an interfaith Abrahamic Family House including monumental church, mosque and synagogue buildings. The country is choosing to emphasize cultural commonality between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, symbolized by Abraham who is revered by all three faiths.

Framing Jews, Christians and Muslims as part of an Abrahamic family is no less a political choice than framing Judeo-Christian and Islamic civilizations as being in conflict.

Truth be told, we don't have a real place within either of these scenarios.  Because truth be told, we are a nation that dwells alone.  We are neither East nor West.  And we are not just the sons and daughters of Avraham, not even simply the offspring of Yitzchak, but we are the Children of Yisrael/Ya'aqov.  And that makes us unique.

We are not looking for the lowest common denominator between peoples but the greatest attachment to the Creator so that we can lift up the entire world to a higher level of being. 


  1. Excellent post. It is bad enough when non-Jews use the term judeo-xn, even though they have some basis for saying it, as they took much of their religion from us, twisted as it is, but when Jews use it proudly to denote commonality of purpose with their xn friends it is absolutely cringeworthy, because xniaty is antithetical to yahadut. A Jew is not even allowed to step foot in a church, on account of it being a place of avoda zara, let alone pray with a xn.

    In response to the issue of interfaith dialogue (not even interfaith prayer) Rav Soloveitchik ztz"l said that yahadut is an independent faith community, in no need of theological input from other religions. (There is a difference between theological dialogue, and practical cooperation in both directions, xns saving Jews in the Shoah, Israel sending emergency aid etc to various countries, Rav Berkovitz ztz"l wrote about this.)

    In any case, the whole interfaith business is a xn tactic to soften up Jews for conversion. Their strategies can be found on missionary websites, such as the Lausanne.org.

    Anyone Jewish who has a Jewish friend involved in any kind of interfaith dialogue/prayer etc, especially if they promote it to the public has to be very careful not to break the isur on loving a mesit/mediach to avoda zara.

    From he.wikisource,

    לֹא תֹאבֶה לוֹ וְלֹא תִשְׁמַע אֵלָיו וְלֹא תָחוֹס עֵינְךָ עָלָיו וְלֹא תַחְמֹל וְלֹא תְכַסֶּה עָלָיו. (דברים יג, ט)

    מצוה תנז - לא לאהוב את המסית
    שנמנענו כמו כן שלא להטות אוזן לדברי מסית ולא לחבב אותו בשום דבר. ועניין מסית הוא מי שמסית אחד מבני ישראל ללכת לעבוד עבודה זרה, כגון שישבח לו פעולת עבודה זרה וישבחנה לו כדי שילך אחריה ויעבדה ויצא מתחת כנפי השכינה. ועל זה נאמר "לא תאבה לו" (דברים יג, ט).

  2. This is a very profound analysis. Tonight This Ancient Israelite Autist begins hosting our monthly R&B Zoom Seminar entitled "From Gospel to Gas Chamber: History of the Holocaust and Jew-Hatred". The ONLY WAY out of all this is for US to BELIEVE in The God Of Israel Who created us all, honor His Land, Torah and People Covenants with His Chosen People Israel (us), and for the Non-Jews to also believe in Him, honor and observe His Noahide Covenant and Laws, and honor His Land, Torah and People Covenants with Israel. And we ALL have to do this NOW. Time's up.

  3. Excellent post. Of course, Bibi (as is most of the knesset) is globalist and/or globalist leaning. That's the Erev Rav, whose whole goal from their very beginnings when they shlepped along with the Bnai Yisrael at yetziat Mitzrayim. The Esavians & Yishmaelim all unite together when it comes to their goal of undoing the Jewish people and Torah (Judaism), c'v, and the uniter is, of course, the Erev Rav. So, that's how they came up with the Abrahamic reference as they also stem from Avraham Avinu. They think they can fool us (which, of course, today's uninformed Jews fall for the whole charade, hook, line and sinker). The Yishmaelim & most notzrim all do stem from Abraham, but from that point on we have parted ways and are the distinct Jewish people, the children of Yitzchak & Yaakov, who dwell alone, as Hashem's chosen people to be the light unto the nations.
    Kudos to elisheva, she said it all by stating that we are not allowed to have any dialogue concerning our distinct Torah way of life (religion is the manmade word for all the avoda zorahs, so we should not include ourselves with that term).
    But, the globalist leadership in Israel decided especially since the evil Oslo accords that they want to be part of the nations, which is a clear violation of Torah Law. Soon, with the coming of Moshiach Tzdkeinu, hopefully very soon, this will be corrected! Praying our people wake up already!

  4. Elisheva, see the "Lo Techonem" block on the sidebar to the right.

  5. Thanks, hadn't noticed it before. In the meantime, just now, A7 has fallen to a new low, actively pushing Hayovel missionaries on us.