This book was dictated in Cairo between noon and 1 p. How could he prove that he was in fact a being of a kind superior to any of the human race, and so entitled to speak with authority? He showed his KNOWLEDGE chiefly by the use of cipher or cryptogram in certain passages to set forth recondite facts, including some events which had yet to take place, such that no human being could possibly be aware of them; thus, the proof of his claim exists in the manuscript itself. It is independent of any human witness.
The Zionist paradox Jewishness is full of paradoxes. The answer has always depended on the circumstances. Another paradox is the relationship of Jewishness to both tribalism and universalism: Theodor Herzl thought of Zionism on the model of European nationalistic movements, lobbying for the right of the Jews to become a nation among nations.
But everyone can see now that Israel is no ordinary nation. It never was and never will be. It is the paradoxical nation. Part of the ambiguity comes from the very name Israel, which already had a twofold meaning before Although quite contradictory in terms, the two notions national Israel and international Israel have been conflated by the Law of Return, which made every Israelite of the globe a virtual Israeli.
Today, Zionism has shifted into a kind of meta-Zionism where the greatest number of the Israeli elite—including individuals with no stamped Israeli citizenship but a profound loyalty to the Jewish state—reside outside Israel.
Some of them hold key positions in state administrations, particularly in the United States. They are no conservatives in the traditional sense, but rather crypto-Likudniks posturing as American patriots in order to align US foreign and military policies with the Greater Israel agenda—high-level sayanim, so to speak read John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.
It is unsustainable without the support of international Jewry. Ever sincethe hearts of an increasing number of American Jews began to beat secretly, and then more and more openly, for Israel.
Reform Judaism, which had originally declared itself to be exclusively religious and opposed to Zionism, soon rationalized this new situation by a resolution affirming: The Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh, is the unalterable prototype of Jewish history: Inevitably, Jewish nationalism, or patriotic love for Israel, resonates with the destiny of Israel as outlined in the Bible: And through biblical prophecy, the vision of the past becomes the vision the future: Such are the geopolitical implications of the Jewish paradox: Both claims are pitiful attempts to exonerate the Old Testament from the Zionist catastrophe: The prophetic spirit that inspired Isaiah long ago has been very active since the beginning of the 20th century.
It is the repository of a historically global mission, I would say even a cosmic one, entrusted to it by its founders Noah and Abraham, Jacob and Moses.
Is the biblical Yahweh the national god of Israel or the universal God of humankind? It begins with an edict of the Persian king Cyrus, which says: It is repeated in the Persian edict authorizing the second wave of return.
He was simply expressing the idea that Yahweh and Zeus were two names for the supreme cosmic God, the Heavenly father of all mankind.
But the Jewish Maccabees who led the rebellion against him knew better: Yahweh may be the Supreme God, but He is Jewish. Only Jews are intimate with Him, and any way the Pagans worship Him is an abomination.
So is Yahweh God, or just the god of Israel? Why should we care? It is known to biblical scholars that, in the oldest strata of the Bible, Yahweh appears as a national, ethnic god, not the supreme God of the Universe.espite many people's tendency to think of all creationists in one group and all evolutionists in another, "creationism" refers to a wide range of beliefs.
This article gives a brief introduction to creationist positions. It tries to cover the breadth of creationist beliefs (and a little of the. Liber AL vel Legis.
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