Do you remember all those discussions regarding the establishment of humongous (always graceless, ugly ornamental) menorahs around the globe over the past decades ~ the fuss over their being lit and promoted over the traditional customs of the people whether they be of Christian or Nordic origins? Consider this comment below, before moving on too far in this short post:
“Every synagogue we Jews build in a Christian country is a finger of scorn we point at our hosts; a sore finger we stick into their eyes, like the leering of a senile old woman who does all sorts of foul mischief before you, and feels safe in the knowledge that you will not lay hands on her for fear of contamination.” ibid., pg.
I offer you all due apologies for bringing this seasonal material back to the forefront so late but, listening to Dennis (aka "The Fetch" aka "The Troll Slayer") Fetcho reminded me that I have been somewhat lax in my duties. Yes, much of this information is dated but it is always good to refresh your memory of what we are still dealing with on a daily basis.
I present here one of Dennis's excellent and insightful (in)famous rants. The first part of this video is a continuation from earlier in the programme in which Dennis speaks of Hannukah and its true relevance to true Western civilization. He does move on to other topics after awhile, but I have never felt a minute listening to Dennis to be wasted. His Hannukah material is simply NOT to be missed!
Dennis makes reference to "lipstick on a pig". To those references I dedicate the two following images found on a Talmudic anti-Christian site that also traces the celebrations of birthdays to pagan origins and therefore evil ~ another celebration of life and love to be terminated in the future when, they believe, the Noahide Laws will be in place over us all. These graceless uncompromising people are serious but I would like to believe this setback we see going on at the time to be positive signs that at least an iota of common sense might be returning along with our maligned traditions.
They do all they can to dim the bright light that is the Human Spirit and it is to our glory that we have lasted so long under such an intense and determined onslaught by these agents of darkness. I would like to believe things are shifting for the better but remain somewhat restrained in such a hopeful prognosis. There is simply too much going on on too many levels for anyone to know where we are headed yet.
Interestingly, this year Hannukah begins on Christmas Eve, the night upon which righteous rabbis the world around gather to mourn the birth of Christ.
"They really do tear toilet paper. The reason is a bit convoluted: Observant Jews do not tear anything on the Sabbath as they consider it a form of "work." As such, they either don't use toilet paper on Saturdays (opting instead for pipe-clogging tissues) or pre-rip toilet paper before sundown on Friday. (Author: I reluctantly confess, this is something I was exposed to while growing up the son of an Orthodox rabbi.) Since Jews were not allowed to study Torah on Christmas Eve, the rabbis still wanted the community to be doing something, um, productive. So they suggested people spend the time pre-ripping toilet paper for the entire year. I wish I was joking but, alas, I am not."