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June 03 2018

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Jewish Life in Iran

from mideastnrthafricacntrlasia.tumblr.com (via iranian-diaspora):

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  1. Iranian Jews attending a ceremony during the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Mashhadiha synagogue in Tehran.

  2. Iranian rabbi Yousef Kohan Hamedani, at the wedding ceremony of Peyman Saketkhu and Sanaz Merivarzadeh at a synagogue in Tehran.

  3. A Jewish Iranian doctor looks at the documents of his Muslim patient at the Jewish community’s Dr Sapir Hospital and Charity Centre in Tehran.

  4. Iranian Jewish pilgrims visit the tomb of Esther and Mordecai in Hamadan, Iran.

  5. Iranian Jewish students carry holy books in a Jewish school.

  6. Iranian Jewish men at daily prayer in a synagogue in Isfahan.

  7. A young Iranian Jew in a synagogue in Kerman.

  8. An Iranian Jewish man gets ready to attend morning prayers. The name of Allah can be seen on the wall to the left.

  9. Torah with Persian translation.

  10. Hediyeh, a young Iranian Jewish girl, prays. An image of Imam Ali, a Muslim saint, can be seen in the background.

June 27 2017

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“[Ivanka] Trump was raised as a Presbyterian Christian.[108] She converted to Orthodox Judaism in July 2009,[109][110] after studying with Rabbis Haskel Lookstein[97][111] and Elie Weinstock from the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School.[112] Trump took the Hebrew name ‘Yael’.[113][114] She describes her conversion as an ‘amazing and beautiful journey’ which her father supported ‘from day one’, adding that he has ‘tremendous respect’ for the Jewish religion.[64] She attests to keeping a kosher diet and observing the Jewish Sabbath, saying in 2015: ‘We're pretty observant... It's been such a great life decision for me... I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity. From Friday to Saturday we don't do anything but hang out with one another. We don't make phone calls.’[104] When living in New York City, Trump used to send her daughter to kindergarten at a Jewish school. She says that ‘It's such a blessing for me to have her come home every night and share with me the Hebrew that she's learned and sing songs for me around the holidays.’[64]

Ivanka and her husband made a pilgrimage to the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a popular prayer site, shortly before her father's election victory.[109][115] On May 22, 2017, Ivanka and Kushner also traveled with her father on the first official visit of Israel by the Trump administration, where her father made the first visit to the Western Wall by a sitting U.S. President.[116] Ivanka also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in western Jerusalem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem during the trip.[117]

— Wikipedia: Ivanka Trump

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Shavous - The Making of a Nation | True Torah Jews

“A nation, following the modern definition, is a group of people bound together by a common land, culture and language. At Har [Mt.] Sinai, those conditions were met only because of proximity, they were never mentioned as prerequisites for carrying the title ‘Jew’. The only precondition was acceptance of the Torah. Period. Cultures, languages and territories are all things that can be violently wrenched from a people. Faith, however, is a far more tenacious entity.

On [the holiday of] Shavous [the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai], it’s traditional to read the Biblical book of Rus (Ruth), which recounts how a Moabite princess converted to Judaism, later to become one of the illustrious ancestors of King David.

If I were to go to a Scot and say that I wanted to ‘convert’ to Scottish-ism, they would probably, and rightly, laugh in my face. The Scottish are an ethnic/tribal group were belonging is based solely on ancestral heritage. I could no more become a Scot than an Inuit could become a Xhosa. It is solely a matter of birthright. There is no conversion to a race or ethnicity. The Scot or Inuit or Xhosa could very feasibly become a Jew, however. Exactly like me. Their race or heritage has absolutely nothing to do with whether they could be accepted for the conversion process. There is one absolute condition and only one. Wholehearted acceptance of the Torah and the One who gave it. German Orthodox thinker Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch stated unequivocally, ‘Land and soil were never Israel's bond of union...’

The Zionist Enterprise has created a secular, nationalist identity that exists in and of itself. It has no normative content. In the process, they’ve robbed generations of Jews of the only thing that historically characterized them, exchanging an eternal mission for a cheap, bellicose nationalism.”

Reposted byseverak02mydafsoup-01

April 03 2015

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People still get confused over Judaism and Zionism. Judaism is a 3,000 year old God-given Faith and Zionism is a man-made, racist, political ideology created in the late 19th century. Not all Jews are Zionists and not all Zionists are Jews. It is wrong, very wrong to try and conflate anti-semitism with anti-Zionism...
— from Israel is a War Criminal

March 04 2015

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