Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.
The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records.
Among those receiving benefits were armed SS troops who guarded the network of Nazi concentration and death camps; a rocket scientist who used slave laborers to advance his research in the Third Reich; and a Nazi collaborator who engineered the arrest and execution of thousands of Jews in Poland.
they are still paying Social Security to at least five of these motherfuckers
I made these really great apple dumplings with a honey sauce for rosh hashanah a couple years ago. I think this might be a prime candidate for sweet knaidlach experimentation. One would embed peeled and cored apples (in turn stuffed with butter, brown sugar and spices – maybe cinnamon) in a matzo meal admixture, and then place them in a casserole dish. They would then be practically immersed in honey sauce, and shoved in the oven to bake.
The result would probably give the average person a heart attack, but it could be worth it.
I would like to experiment with matzo balls. I think some interesting results could be had with stuffed matzo balls, or perhaps with sweet instead of savory matzo balls (maybe something like apple dumplings).
The left doesn't hate Jews. Some of the left's criticism of Israel's unforgivable cruelty towards Palestinians is boosted by vile old antisemitic undercurrents, but more common across the whole left spectrum is a strong and rightful caution about criticising Israel / zionism, for fear of being thought of as an antisemite. Not "people are too scared to speak for being called racist", but "the left finds it hard to understand why israel became a fascist state intent on genocide".
You are looking at a left very different from the one I see. I don’t know who you are, so I’ll be generous: you have an incredibly naive outlook. I could go into detail about why I disagree with you, but that’s an enormous portion of my blog and I don’t want to waste my time explaining why I and so many other Jews I know are alienated from gentile leftists despite being leftists themselves. I will add that antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism is only a fraction of the left’s antisemitism problem. I will also add that antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism is no small problem, no “undercurrent,” when it leads to fire-bombings of synagogues across Europe, as it did this past summer.
Do not mistake my criticism of the left for disdain for the left. Broadly speaking I do not think the left stands for Jews, but I still think it has a great deal of value. The analytical and practical tools thinkers and activists from across the left have given us are useful, even if many of the people who use them do not see our value. I am critical of the left because it deserves criticism.
The right does not rise to criticism, it deserves only contempt.
I call bullshit on your premise. I call straw man. The left doesn’t hate Jews. 1] the left isn’t monolithic and 2] people don’t hate “Jews,” they hate what Israel is doing to the indigenous population
That’s an interesting perspective you have. I disagree. After everything I have seen or observed to be absent since this past April outside of the explicitly Jewish left, I am inclined to think that I will always disagree. In this capacity the gentile left is a monolith (or practically so), and while many gentiles justifiably hate what Israel is doing to Palestinians, many also consciously or unconsciously hide antisemitism behind anti-Zionism.
I get that the left hates Jews, really, I get that. What I don’t get is that gentile leftists don’t understand that their hatred of Jews is an opening through which neo-nazis, white supremacists, “radical” traditionalists and other such creeps may reach to subvert the politics of the left to their own ends. I understand that Jewish life and limb doesn’t enter into the equation, but what about radical political purity?
the fact that there are actually Christians who have read the Bible and yet say things against Jews is just insane
okay, cool, but why is your avatar a magen david with an inset crucifix?
what is it you people say? physician, heal thyself.
Why does it matter? It’s a symbol of both of our faiths, because we serve the same God.
I have no idea what your point is.
No, you wouldn’t have any idea. Let’s just say that after centuries of expulsions, forced conversions, pogroms and genocide at the hands of Christians, a few-decade break from mass Christian violence does not entitle you to pretend that we’re bffs in faith, and it does not entitle you steal our symbols to splice with your own using the false notion that we both “serve” the same god.
As a Patrilineal Jew, I have always found the attitudes of fellow Jews on jumblr toward us to be troubling. Even those who do not outright reject our identity as Jews seem to have this attitude that "Whether patrilineals are Jews is up to each and every Jew, but my personal stance is to affirm them". This is basically saying that Matrilineal Jews are allowed to exclude us/erase our Jewish identity if they want to, and it's a totally okay thing to think. It's just not not their "personal stance".
The part of Jewish tumblr that refers to itself as “Jumblr” often has trouble thinking in collective terms. Many therefore honestly feel they have fulfilled their responsibility to making the Jewish community a hospitable place for us by stating their own personal stance “affirming” us. But this is a collective issue: no matter one’s personal stance on patrilineal descent, we exist in a wider society which will always categorize us as Jews when Jewish lives are on the line. Ultimately the opinions of matrilineal Jews have little bearing on whether or not we are Jewish, we could not become gentiles even if we wished it. Therefore, what really matters is how they behave toward patrilineal Jews and their families, and the standards they demand other Jews hold to with regards to patrilineal descent and intermarriage. Their personal stance is irrelevant, and as you note has the helpful effect of letting other matrilineal Jews off the hook for their shitty opinions.
If anyone has a chance to go to the Met in the next few months, I highly recommend their exhibition of kimonos and japanese textiles. The second half of the show focuses on the late-19th and 20th centuries, really highlighting Japanese modernization, modernism, and interaction with Europe that one rarely gets to see in such exhibitions in my experience. They also just have some really beautiful garments on view.
@marchantmarchand, yes, that is acceptable assuming it is built from pure gold and gilt with platinum. A further caveat, it must be constructed using the labor-intensive repousse technique at 150% scale.
My hypothesis would be that judaism is a religion not a race but because of the really closed off nature of jewish communities the groups end up so closely related and connected that they could be mistaken for a race.
Unfortunately this hypothesis cannot be tested, and must remain in the realm of speculation. The “closed off nature of Jewish communities” in fact precludes the empirical observation of Jews necessary for the application of the scientific method. Thus, we may ask “what are Jews,” but the response must be:
what happened to truth and beauty and why are they named such things anyway
Wikipedia answers all questions:
The quark flavors were given their names for a number of reasons. The up and down quarks are named after the up and down components of isospin, which they carry. Strange quarks were given their name because they were discovered to be components of the strange particles discovered in cosmic rays years before the quark model was proposed; these particles were deemed “strange” because they had unusually long lifetimes. Glashow, who coproposed charm quark with Bjorken, is quoted as saying, “We called our construct the ‘charmed quark’, for we were fascinated and pleased by the symmetry it brought to the subnuclear world.” The names “bottom” and “top”, coined by Harari, were chosen because they are “logical partners for up and down quarks”. In the past, bottom and top quarks were sometimes referred to as “beauty” and “truth” respectively, but these names have somewhat fallen out of use. While “truth” never did catch on, accelerator complexes devoted to massive production of bottom quarks are sometimes called “beauty factories”.
I have also heard that part of the reasoning behind quark naming and their division into “flavours” is to emphasize how abstract our understanding of them is.