Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Jews relate to Judaism, Zionism and the Holocaust as …

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army.

This is important because the industrial genocide of the Jewish People was really the defeat of the Gentile world – the Christian and Muslim world! They need to recover from it even more than it’s survivors. They must understand what was done and why, so that they may one day clean up humanity from this addiction to Jews hatred, which is an embarrassment for the non-Jewish world.

Now in the West and Far East, there is not too much lack of love for dead Jews. Holocaust remembrance gets all the attention and funds that it needs. However, that does not mean that everyone loves the Jews. Somehow people can respect Anne Frank but not stand their Jewish neighbors.

Or – not unlike that – they may like Jews as a curiosity or despite that they are Jews but hate Zionism. The latter revulsion is helped by an worldwide ongoing anti-Zionism campaign wedged by most of the media, but that cannot be the whole explanation for Anti-Semitism, because the vast majority of the Middle East news in the VS is really anti-Israel and the American People is not!

Maybe the following may clarify how Jews relate to Judaism, Zionism and the Holocaust. It’s much like women relate to Feminism. There are lots of men who “love” women, but they may love women just as people “love” fish. They mean: love to use them. (If you’d really love fish, you wouldn’t eat them!) They loooove women for their functions in free erotica, sex, therapy, friendship, cleaning, cooking, nursing, childbearing, child raising, etc. But their misogyny may just shows when women:

  • Want to be their own and independent person and have their own life and own friends
  • Want to be heard, listened to and respected for their own opinions and visions
  • Want to be a full partner in intimacy and sexuality and not merely a sex object or prostitute
  • Want equal or fair bearing of the free housekeeping chores and burdens
  • Want to cooperate and lead too and not just obey, etc.

When a woman stands for her fair position is life, we see which men (parents, husband, children, friends, acquaintances, boss) support that.

Quite similarly, Gentiles may loooove Jews, especially the Jews of history. And also their rich vision on religion and life. And their gentleness and love. And their survival skills. However, their Gentile chauvinism may show when:

  • The Jews of now need and want respect and safety too. Protecting Jews against Jews hatred is not a favor – it is a right and an obligation. (How can you live with yourself if you don’t demand safety for all Jews?)
  • Israel is claimed as the homeland of the Jews.
  • Zionism is the acknowledgement of Jews’ national aspirations – just like any other nation needs to stand its ground. (Ah, you loooove the Arab Palestinians? Then you should stop playing them and the Jews off against one another and support both.)
  • And Judaism is their culture and identity – not only a religion. (And certainly not just a reflection on your Monotheism. That’s how there can be humanistic Judaism. However, Humanism is part of Judaism, so it’s still part of the religion proper.)

Therefore, Jews relate to Judaism, Zionism and the Holocaust as women relate to Feminism. You can’t love one, you can’t love one, you can’t really love one without the other

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.