News Bits That Affect Jews

The 19th Knesset and 33rd Government is officially disbanded, and elections in Ha’Eretz Yisra’el are set to take place on March 17, 2015. G-d willing, Yair Lapid’s admonition holds out:

“His first mistake was that his call for elections does not serve the Knesset or the Israeli people, and his second mistake is that he will lose,” Lapid said from the Knesset podium.

Jews in both Ha’Eretz and HaGalut do not need Benjamin Netanyahu to be our Manhig Yakar. In addition:

Over the weekend, a left-center bloc aiming to overthrow Netanyahu gained traction, with Lapid and the Labor Party’s Isaac Herzog butting heads over who would lead the said bloc. Herzog asserted on Friday that he would be Israel’s next prime minister.

“Overthrow” was too far of a word just yet, though it was close to being an applicable word. First of all, Benjamin Netanyahu is not a descendant of King David. Second of all, the Beit HaMikdash has not yet been rebuilt. Third of all, the Statehood Bill that Netanyahu tried to pass would actually violate the condition that HaGalut would end. Fourthly, a dictator in a supposed democracy would not be a Davidic king or otherwise a monarch in any traditional sense. Therefore, to overthrow Netanyahu would have been a mandate had he become HaMinhag Yakar.

As for what’s happening b’HaGalut, meanwhile, Galutim like me have to brace for what’s coming: from American Attorney General Eric Holder’s wide-reaching ban on law-enforcement profiling to insidious ways of hiding Anti Semitism even in supposedly-Jewish products, moves and threats to keep us on guard are becoming all too much of an increasing reality. After all, Ferguson already proved that. So did the infamous Knock-Out Games (a variant of which were the “Punch a Jew” games that reminded me of what my great-granddad Czarnecki [né Czerniecki] suffered∗.).

By the way, the kind of Orthodox “Christians” who persecuted Great-Granddad and his family are back. I should add as well that Great-Granddad’s parents opted for the lesser of two evils in their eyes: Polish Catholicism. They were in no way becoming Anusi Russian Byzantiners.

∗ By the way, I do not know his birth name. I know only that he was born in then Cumań, Wołyń as his mother was en route to or from visiting a cousin in Buzhanka nad Zwenigorodka; and that his father alleged himself to be born on December 24th of any year from 1875-1879. Incidentally, the signifigance of that never hit me until I learned about the Pseudo-Christian Anti Semitism behind Christmas Eve.

I also am unsure of when he and his parents became Anusim. I do know that, that did not sit well with his Non-Anusi mishpachot.

About the Author
Born in the Diaspora in 1990, Nicole Czarnecki didn’t even know that she’s Jewish until about 2008. As a Jewish Christian and an aspiring olah with more of a history than she ever knew and hope for a future of which she can't even begin to dream, she aspires to help others learn from their histories and build hopeful futures for everyone whom aspires to pursue tzedek and tikkun ha’olam.
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