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

Live forever!

For thousands of years, it must have sounded crazy that Jews would be the apple of G-d’s eye. The idea that this tiny decimated universally despised group scattered around the world would return en masse to Palestine to reshape their country must have seemed ridiculous. But here we are.

The Talmud predicts that in the end, G-d will slaughter the Angel of Death. How silly must that have looked for all the years past in which half of all people died within the first year and most people around 50? But we’re getting there. Get used to it.

Just in today’s news:

Life doesn’t start at 40 and also doesn’t end at 70 anymore.

When we are 40 years on from now, no one might die from illness anymore. Cancer is to get immunotherapy that kills off all malignant cells (pronto). All infections may have been blocked from affecting us.

That’ll give us enough time to learn how to replace all aged body parts and stop all aging. It won’t be simple, but why would it be impossible?

Just one goal will be harder to reach: Not to kill ourselves anymore (fast suicide from despair or wish to stop the pain or slow suicide from drugs), and not to kill each other anymore (from unexpressed anger and useless greed). Because, what use will it be to be medically immortal but get murdered?

To stop overpopulation will be child’s play compared to stopping us from killing ourselves and others.

We need to start living more healthy, stop ruining and start reclaiming the environment, and cry when we need to, to get over our upsets (as babies do).

We need to get our priorities, ourselves, our relationships and our surroundings into shape. Those who do, may already be part of the first generation that’ll never die. We might get to Paradise on Earth.

It may happen to you if you dare. What do you have to lose?

Those who await Heavenly reward in an Afterlife, would you say that G-d cannot provide that on Earth? He’s waiting for our efforts to take effect.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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. * 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 and Rav Zev Leff. * 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. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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.
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