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

Rumors about Eli Cohen’s remains coming home and Jewish exclusivity

Great news, these rumors that Eli Cohen’s remains have been removed from their secret location in Syria by the Russians and are coming home. Let’s hope so.

May we then also ask the Russians for the body of Raul Wallenberg?

And US President Trump certainly wants to top this. How about sending the living Jonathan Pollard back to the Holy Land?

After receiving the remains of Zechariah Baumel, we’re also ready for his tank fellows Tzvi Feldman, and Yehuda Katz. And for Ron Arad and Gai Chever. There are others.

I write this as a grandson of four grandparents who did not receive a grave in Israel but were burnt to ashes after being gassed in Auschwitz.

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Jews have the longest-term memory of mankind.

This line to the past is important because we are also the only People with a future. How so?

Jews are the only People founded on a mission (not just on a culture, language or territory) and therefore should not assimilate. But all other Nations should integrate–or they’d be racists. A Dutch person can eat pizza, speak Polish and be Muslim without any ethnic cleansing.

But Jews cannot undo our Mission. If not we learn Talmud and practice Judaism, who should? That doesn’t exclude Gentiles. Any suitable Gentile can become a Jew.

Therefore, one cannot expect the Jews or Israel to be like any other Nation. Israel is still the pariah among the States. It’s the only State whose survival is truly threatened. Many neighbor-States have cross-border animosities but not to the degree that almost all the neighbors of one State would like to murder all the inhabitants of that State.

That Jewish exceptionalness is easy fodder for antisemitism. “Why do Jews always have to be an exception?” Many times, Jews themselves have tried to flee this exception in the vain hope to escape or end Jews’ hatred.

But, antisemitism also holds the opposite view, that Jews are fundamentally different from all people, the devil incarnated–which we are not. We are much like everyone else. And therefore we are forbidden to intermarry because otherwise, we all would.

Since Jews have been part of all Nations, Jewish anti-racism is effectuated by Jews marrying Jews of any Nation–which is happening.

Jews are forever and so is our history and are our heroes.

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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