reminds me of a children's book i read as a child, called Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, where the famous Ashkenazi trickster Hershel has to defeat a goblin on each night of Hanukkah
i remember only one of the ways he tricked a goblin: with a pickle jar. the goblin stuck its whole hand in the jar to grab pickles and couldn't get it out, because it wouldn't let go of the pickles.
this is exactly where the Zionist left is at right now. let go of the Zionism.
electorally, for the israeli left-of-center parties, a commitment to a Jewish Israel is a commitment to the direction Netanyahu has been taking the country
it remains to be seen which is more important: the positive principles that the Zionist left claims to stand for, or Jewish supremacy?
for once i'd like to believe it's not going to be the latter, but you're never disappointed if you expect the worst.
ukpol, lactosing the intolerant
https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/nigel-farage-stuck-brexit-bus-2897876 it's almost like direct action works, int it
@krenwix we had to ask an angry Jews For Jesus lady to leave our shul a few weeks ago, last week we found out a nearby church was hosting JFJ to explain Jesus' part in the Passover tradition. We reached out to the pastor, the reply wasn't that she didn't understand our concerns, but didn't care. This is the Southern Tier of New York state.
pol, israelpol, racism
"Kochavi Shemesh, one of the legendary leaders of the Israeli Black Panthers, believed that the liberation of Mizrahim was bound up with the freedom of Palestinians, black South Africans, and other oppressed people. He passed away last week at the age of 75."
As part of my attempt to reconnect the threads of my adolescence and adulthood, I've written some awful kitschy quatrains in the Romantic style, the likes of which I hadn't done since high school. Obviously such things ought not be put in the public eye—they are pretty horrifying. But here's one that came out a little more interesting:
In four short lines of clumsy formal rhyme,
that scan according to an ancient scheme,
arrogant and keen, I have assigned
and turned you from a person to a dream.
Update: CPD identifies pattern of smashed car windows near synagogues http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/05/update-cpd-giving-special-attention-to.html
The dissonance of living in a time when a friend just shared a new niggn she wrote, then finding out a few minutes later that someone tried to burn down my neighborhood modern orthodox shul last night http://bit.ly/ASBIIncident
in the 80s and 90s there were so few computer users that the NSA's entire internet monitoring staff consisted of only one person, named General Failure. microsoft, back before they sold out, developed the technology to inform you whenever he was reading your hard drive, then crash your system so he couldn't read it anymore
**Independence Day at Ben Shemen**
"So when I was growing up in Israel, I have a lot of interesting memories from those days. We used to go with the family to this forest near Jerusalem on Independence Day, to celebrate and grill shishliks and kebabs and relax among the trees. It was never my favorite thing to do—I’m not much of an outdoor type—so I don’t really have a lot of memories from it. But I do remember the stones."
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
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