This past Shabbat (Sabbath) was a dark day in American Jewish history. Once again — this time within Judaism — the rule that the Left destroys everything it touches was exemplified.
Twelve hundred American synagogues participated in “Repro-Shabbat.” “Repro” is short for “reproductive rights.” The idea, which originated with a left-wing organization called the National Conference of Jewish Women (NCJW), was to have as many synagogues as possible promote the idea that Judaism supports a woman’s right to abort the child she is carrying at any time in her pregnancy and for any reason, that the human fetus is never a human being — even five minutes before it is born — and that it has no innate right to live.
That this is the position of the American Left is a given. That it is counter to science and to common decency is also a given — as is most of what the Left stands for: “Men give birth”; sexual identity is “nonbinary”; young children should attend drag queen events; a person’s sex or “gender” is not a biological fact, but a subjective feeling; men who say they are women must be allowed to compete against women in sports and be placed with women in women’s prisons; young girls who say they are boys and want their breasts surgically removed should have their breasts removed; boys and girls as young as elementary-school age who say they are not a boy or a girl must have this belief “affirmed” by schools, psychotherapists, physicians and society; and schools are duty bound not to inform these children’s parents if their child identifies as the opposite sex at school and is treated as such there. These are among the many examples of left-wing nihilism.
And these are the positions of the NCJW. What is more disturbing, however, is that the NCJW and 1,200 synagogues regard the left-wing view of abortion — that it is never immoral — as the position of Judaism.
Unlike Christianity and Islam, which are religions only, Judaism is both a religion and a nation (or “people”). Therefore, to be considered a Christian one must affirm core Christian beliefs; and to be considered a Muslim one must affirm core Muslim beliefs. But Jewish beliefs do not determine who is a Jew. A person who is born to a Jewish mother (or in Reform Judaism, a Jewish father or mother) is a Jew no matter what he or she believes. One who is born a Jew can be an atheist or even a fascist or communist or work for Israel’s destruction — and remain as much a Jew as the chief rabbi of Israel.
That explains Jewish groups like the NCJW. The only thing Jewish about the National Conference of Jewish Women is that it is composed of Jews. Sadly, this is increasingly the case with regard to most rabbis and synagogues within Reform and Conservative Judaism, the two major non-Orthodox Jewish denominations. They are Jews who hold left-wing values. Left-wing values — unlike liberal and conservative values — are antithetical to normative Jewish values (just as they are to normative Christian and normative Western values). The founders of Reform and Conservative Judaism would turn in their graves if they were to see what has happened to the movements they founded.
The NCJW is so far left that its website promoting “Repro-Shabbat” urges people “to use gender-neutral language (such as) ‘people,’ ‘pregnant individuals,’ or ‘patients’ rather than ‘women,'” and “to say ‘women and all people who can get pregnant.'”
And how’s this for representing Judaism? The NCJW prepared a “Repro-Shabbat Playlist” on Spotify featuring such Jewish and holy songs as:
“Bitch” (Meredith Brooks).
“I Spent My Last $10 (On Birth Control & Beer)” (Two Nice Girls).
“Bodies” (Sex Pistols), whose lyrics deemed appropriate for Repro-Shabbat include “Ah! F— this and f— that. F— it all, and f**k the f**king brat.”
“I Luv Abortion” (Xiu Xiu): “When I look at my thighs, I see death / It is great, I love abortion!”
Wash It All Off (Foetus): “You’ve got Foetus on your breath / You’ve got Foetus on your breath / You’ve got Foetus on your breath / You’ve got Foetus on your breath.”
And the NCJW advises the song, “F— Men” (Ms. White) — perhaps to be sung while the Torah is being taken from the ark. Its refrain goes like this: “F— men / You don’t need those tears in your eyes / F— men. You can tell him that it’s too hard / And just leave him with a broken heart / And baby f— men, f— men, f— men.”
Non-Jews get a thoroughly perverted picture of Judaism as a result of the NCJW, the 1,200 synagogues and all the rabbis who went along with “Repro-Shabbat.” Of course, Judaism, like every legal system, allows abortion to save the life of the mother, and various religious authorities have allowed it in cases of rape or incest. But Judaism has never held that all abortions at any stage of pregnancy are morally acceptable. In fact, Maimonides, the great philosopher and codifier of Jewish law, a man almost universally regarded as the greatest Jewish thinker since Moses, declared abortion “akin to murder.”
Even an article on abortion in the largest left-wing Jewish periodical, The Forward (Aug. 1, 2018), acknowledged: “There are (no) halakhists (Jewish legal authorities) who permit abortion in all cases, i.e., that halakhah (Jewish law) is ‘pro-choice’; a cursory look at any of the sources cited would show clearly that such a position is unsustainable.”
If you ask any religious Jew, “What is the greatest Jewish sin?” he or she would almost definitely respond, “chillul HaShem” — the public desecration of God’s name.
That is what the 1,200 synagogues who celebrated “Repro-Shabbat” engaged in. Non-Orthodox Judaism, like mainstream Protestantism and much of contemporary Catholicism, is dying. Killed by the destroyer of all good things: the Left.
Mo de Profit says
As an ex atheist, ex agnostic who is working on my beliefs, I’m with Dennis here.
Steven Brizel says
There is nothing inherently Jewish about such a day as described in this article..Only a Shabbos dedicated to God and Torah by refraining from
constructive activity and celebration of the sanctity of the day is what defines Shabbos
Quite right. I’m not observant, but I can think of no valid reason to desecrate a faith that has stood the test of time simply because you don’t like some of the rules. Either be observant or not. Changing the rules to suit twisted agendas is gross hypocrisy..
Steven Brizel says
The celebration of the birth and naming of a Jewish boy or girl ad a milestone in Jewish continuity is a special occasion on a Shabbos as opposed to what is described in the above article
Thanks for this. I could barely read it. It is so depressing and infuriating.
I once again will make the same comment. Only slightly off topic. There is often nowhere for (non-left) Jewish people who want community, spirituality and religious practice to go.
If you can find an orthodx synagoue and that works, thats a possibility. Otherwise, these Marxist crazed inflitrators have removed options from us. Its an incredible cruelty.
So, is reveling in the topic of abortion, trans gender and pronoun fetishes, of course.
No surprise here. Proving how very liberal and Leftist most of the Jewish community is.
Judaism isn’t a “nation.” Being a Jew is first and foremost a religious identity. Unfortunately, most Jews have abandoned Judaism viewing it as archaic and intolerant. Yes, a belief system determines who a Jew is and someone who goes through the conversion process is just as much a Jew as someone born into a Jewish family.
Lastly, throughout history, and in every corner of the world, since the beginning of time, the status of a child always ran through the father. That applies to every group of people, including the Jews. Saying “a person who is born to a Jewish mother (or in Reform Judaism, a Jewish father or mother) is a Jew IS NOT BIBLICAL. The status of a child was always determined by the father.
The reason for the change is during the Roman occupation many Roman soldiers were raping Jewish women. Jewish rabbinical leaders wanted to change the status of the child to the mother, regardless of who the father was. The Roman authorities granted the Jews that right.
Judaism is the faith that binds us as a people. Why do you think we identify as Jews?
Yes, Rachelle, it is your faith, or at least it should be.
You mean binds us as people.; not “a” people.
If you don’t practice it how can you take its identity? John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi anyone?
Want to know all there is to know about a society?
See how they treat their children.
See how they value life.
This assault on our children
Gender mind fckery
Healthy breasts and penis’s chopped off
Abortion up to even after birth
If this isn’t the definition of insanity I do not know what is. To see it happening in real time and do nothing!
This is where worshipping at the Altar of Man has brought us.
If this singular issue isn’t driving you to your knees begging God for forgiveness what will?
Jesus forgive us for we know exactly what we are doing.
There will not be enough millstones when the day of reckoning arrives.
Islam is NOT “only” a religion. It is a form of governance and militant and religious. You cannot separate the three parts. It is in no way “just a religion” the way most Westerners think.
Nicolas Carras says
“As usual, the Left destroys everything it touches.”
So let’s destroy the left.
6,000 Christians slaughtered worldwide last year. The most persecuted religion in the world AND the United States.
And the most tolerant country in the Middle East toward Christian, Muslim, Druze, Baha’i and any other faith is Israel. Apartheid, anyone?
Daniel L. Levy says
For how long yet? The klepto-obscurantist-wickedist coalition government is casting a very long shadow on this.
Yehuda Levi says
Years ago I wrote on this site that Jews would have to decide whether to follow Judaism or leftism as their God.
Reform and the more liberal synagogues have decided to replace God with leftism. This action is just another proof of that.
One can be Jewish and be an atheist or leftist – but they are not religious Jews. They have another idol they believe in.
“One can be Jewish and be an atheist or leftist ”
Disagree. Being a Jew is first and foremost a religious identity.
James Stagg says
Think about it carefully: Abortion is Murder in the First Degree..
Tex the Mockingbird says
Their not burning the Black Churches down anymore like we were seeing and hearing so much about in the 1990’s I guess its not news worthy anymore
Non-Jews get a thoroughly perverted picture of Judaism as a result of the NCJW
Look at it from the POV of a Jewish man and see the picture as I do.
Not sure if Dennis has figured this out, yet, but all this is intentional. And part of the intention is, yes, to paint Judaism in a negative light–in order to turn political conservatives against Judaism. This is also the explanation for all the anti-Semitic trolls in the conservative fringe discussions. The reason I believe the Jews and Judaism have been attacked all through history–from being persecuted to being blamed for controlling the world–is that within it lies not only wisdom and morality, but also the truth.
Who are the leaders of these Jews, Catholics, and Christians? What men could they be to allow for the Islamic slaughter of their own people – their women to kill their own offspring? Queers to take the moral lead in their decisions about the church? They must be unthinking fools.
The Pope could have hundreds of Divisions of fighting men if he wished.
As an atheist I can tell you your leaders are cowards and fools who may not make it in through the gates of Valhalla themselves. Judging by their earthly inaction/sins of Omission.
Pamela Schieber says
Our Jewish history never changes. Jews have always “consorted” with the ones they admire and want to be. They even had operations on their foreskins to be Greeks. Communists? plenty. It has always been “Chilul Ha Shem” and then there’s war.
Sadly those none Orthodox synagogues have been violating every Rabbinical/Talmudic rule-book . Since their creation and it is getting worst by every passing day. Eventually those reform movements either will disappear or they will became brand new religions. This is not the first time is happening in Jewish history. Many movements have come and gone . And traditional Judaism still alive and well. That’s why Jewish nation is one of the smallest among nations. We do not allowed wholesale changes to our traditions, values and way of life. Jews didn’t survive for 2000 years by adapting the worst element of popular culture. To the contrary we stuck with our values and we paid dearly for it.