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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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New Yad Vashem chair and antisemitism monitor misrepresent the Holocaust

In reaction to a European premier who recently called out against his country becoming of mixed race/culture, the fresh Yad Vashem chair remarked that’s reminiscent of the Holocaust. Same for the US State Department’s antisemitism monitor, who also earlier made the same faux pas, again misidentifying this as Nazi ideology. Do I have ‘news’ for them.

  1. Not every racism is the Holocaust.
  2. Not every Jew-hatred is obsessed with genetics. Some are with religion.
  3. One can be anti-racist without evoking the Holocaust.
  4. Also without antisemitism, racism mass murders people.
  5. The Holocaust was not just racism but also antisemitism.
  6. Comparing every hatred to the Holocaust diminishes this genocide.
  7. When a leader sins, don’t trash him. Call upon his people to revolt.

Racism is basically cultural supremacy. The offender’s defense that he didn’t mean biological race but cultural purity is almost comical.

Meanwhile, when someone lands a leading role in an Israeli organization, it could be a good idea that the first year, s/he spends on reading up and won’t comment on actualities, although Israel was founded on: Just wing it. Especially when non-Israelis listen. They care about accuracy and don’t know that such leaders make off-the-cuff remarks on important things.

How a seasoned, well-respected American Anti-Antisemitism expert can talk like that too (for the second time already) beats me.

The woke press will not tell you, by the way, that this racism concerns Muslims. What irks this prime minister is too much Islam in Europe. Supremacists don’t believe in a free exchange of ideas, may the best win.

Christianity is in Big Trouble Again

This time, it’s the Islam

The first time was after the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and its miraculous survival from a concerted Muslim assault. This was palpably G^d’s Hand. Christians ‘after Auschwitz’ needed to re-assess their relationship with the Jews. Clear was their guilt about 2,000 years of persecutions (Crusades, Inquisition) and their culmination, the Holocaust. But also, the miraculous emergence and survival of the Jewish State.

Now, Christians are about to lose Europe to Islam. They need to ask what makes the latter so attractive. Why is Christianity losing this competition?

I have a couple of ideas. Too complicated. Islam, for the average believer, is straightforward. Submit to G^d. Plus some details. And it’s purely Monotheistic. No Jesus, Maria, or even Mohammed to pray to.

No virgin birth, no Scripture full of contradictions with hundreds of translations. No Books that say to keep Shabbat and then not keeping it.

I wish Christians the best of luck. They may consult knowledgeable Jews on how to save the best of their traditions and chuck the rest. We all need to.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit about what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and education contribute to his visions. * To find less-recent posts on subject XXX among his over 1600 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". 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He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA+, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust, and Jewish Liberation), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * 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, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim, Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. He loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, anti-elitism, anti-bigotry and supremacy, for Zionism, Intersectionality, and non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too. 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