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Hanukkah Celebrates Victory Over Liberal Jews -- says Zionist

December 12, 2017



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(Cabalist Jews celebrate their latest acquisition, the White House.)

Today is the first day of Hanukka. 

"The Hasmonean War was primarily directed against Jews and not against Greeks... meaning the Hellenistic Jews"

An Israeli writer interprets the Hasmonean War as a Jewish victory over assimilated Jews whom he associates with George Soros and the Communist wing of the Masonic Jewish conspiracy. He is an example of a growing 
rift between Israelis and diaspora Jews.





Jerusalem Post  Opinion
BY MATAN PELEG 
(CEO of Im Tirtzu 
 

Hanukka is a joyful holiday that commemorates a great Jewish victory over foreign forces. Young and old alike are familiar with the tale of the outnumbered Maccabees who fought against the heavily armed Greek forces, and the miracle of the rededication of the Temple, where sacred oil that should have lasted only for one day instead lasted for eight days.

Less well known is the back-story, so to speak, to the struggle that Hanukka actually depicts: the struggle of the Maccabees not only against the Greeks, but against the Hellenized Jews of Israel. These not only culturally identified with the Greeks, but actually encouraged them to strike at the institutions and the essence of traditional Jewish practice.

In other words, as painful as it is to acknowledge, Hanukka represents the reality of a semi-civil war among the Jews. How did this civil war play out? The Jewish aristocracy had increasingly become enamored with Greek culture, with its emphasis on physical beauty, sport, different dress, and a world view at odds with that of traditional Judaism.

Thanks to their wealth and influence, they succeeded in securing the permission of Antiochus, the Greek ruler of the Levant, in building a gymnasium in Jerusalem. This in turn became the wedge for the attempt to attack and to supplant traditional Jewish practice, such as the Temple ritual, study, and commandments, including the commandment of circumcision.

While this was destructive in and of itself, the Hellenistic Jewish elite committed the great sin and error of actually encouraging the Greeks to impose sanctions on the traditional Jews. In his seminal work, The Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period," Prof. Ze'ev Safrai writes: "From the standpoint of the Greek-Seleucid regime, the decision to impose religious decrees is out of the ordinary. Their goal is to see their vision of what Israel should be like take hold, regardless of whether it is the vision of a majority of Israelis themselves. Bereft of popular support among the Israeli public, these groups turn to sympathetic foreign sources for financial and political support."

Today we see such domestically discredited groups as Breaking the Silence, B'Tselem, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights and dozens more that secure enormous sums from the US-based New Israel Fund, European governments and government-affiliated NGOs.

These small NGOs reflect and mirror the agendas of these foreign entities, each frustrated by their inability to have the Israeli government do their bidding.

Unfortunately, the Hanukka story has an additional very troubling aspect to it, one that should send shivers down the spine of all of us who care deeply about Israel. The fact is that the Hellenists opened a Pandora's box that ultimately turned against them.

As Josephus recounts, Antiochus first invaded Jerusalem (after he withdrew from Egypt for fear of encountering a Roman force). He did so at the invitation of the Hellenists and "he took the city without fighting, those of his own party opening the gates to him." Having plundered and slain many of the traditional opposition, Antiochus then withdrew from Jerusalem back to Antioch (in modern day Syria).

However, as Josephus notes, Antiochus returned on his own terms. "Now it came to pass, after two years... that the king came up to Jerusalem, and, pretending peace, he got possession of the city by treachery; at which time he spared not so much as those that admitted him into it...led by his covetous inclination... and in order to plunder its wealth, he ventured to break the league he had made in order to plunder the Temple."

In this second invasion, Antiochus turned against Hellenist and traditional Jew alike and for the first time plundered the Temple.This of course prompted the uprising of Mattathias and his sons, led by Judah.

The historic lesson of Hanukka is simply that once foreign forces are drawn in to domestic disputes, there is a great danger that all can be lost. By making the proverbial deal with the devil, the Hellenists were complicit in their own destruction, because they had no control over the agenda or motives of the foreigners whose help they sought.

It is no different today. Anti-Zionist Israeli NGOs are happy to share the policies and attitudes of foreign entities, and are happy to get the financial and operational support of these European governments and their related NGOs, as well as the New Israel Fund. In doing so, they are playing with fire, for their patrons have their own agendas, which could be even more threatening to Israel's welfare than those of the NGOs themselves.

Regardless, it behooves those of us who believe in the Zionist enterprise both to call out the actions of the Israeli NGOs and their foreign enablers. In doing so, we will have internalized the history and hidden significance of Hanukka.

On this Hanukka, let us not only appreciate the great deeds of the Maccabees, but also understand that what the Maccabees opposed we also face today in our midst.

May we be blessed to have their clarity in perceiving our dangers, their courage to confront their foes, and their success in protecting the Israel and all who cherish her.

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Comments for "Hanukkah Celebrates Victory Over Liberal Jews -- says Zionist"

CG said (December 13, 2017):

Hanukkah Celebrates Victory Over Liberal Jews -- says Zionist?
If that's the case Matan Peleg must think "the Holocaust" was a victory.
Hanukkah was a Pogrom by Jews against other Jews that only differed by opinion.

When Alexander visited Jerusalem many Jews volunteered to accompany him on his campaigns. If anything the Hasmonean Jews were just
jealous of the more educated and physically fit Hellenized ones. Just as the insane Bolsheviks murdered Christian girls and boys for being too attractive, the Hasmonean Jews must have murdered Hellenized Jews
for taking too much care of the real temple of God(their bodies).

Hanukkah being celebrated clearly demonstrates how truly insane the Jewish community really is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3GEprQFoLw


Peter said (December 13, 2017):


Those NGO's are surely funded by George Soros, Rothschilds agent. So if the Animal Farm Boss decides that the Israeli experiment is getting in the way of his NWO, then that is the way it will be. Jews of Israel should know to whom their contract is signed for and how expendable they are past their used by date. They could test that by setting up a non Rothschild central bank, making a success of it, and promoting other countries, called Democracies to do the same. This would give a regular 40% boost to government spending and get the world out of the ridiculous debt and derivative Death Star threat. Then the banksters might have to get real jobs, say the second oldest profession, Religion.

Indirectly relevant, in terms of different interests amongst the Jews of the world, and the Labour Zionists who were a part of Team Nazi to get Israel established, is Lenni Brenner's Zionism in the Age of Dictators. Available for free here

https://archive.org/search.php?query=zionism%20in%20the%20age%20of%20dictators


Jake said (December 12, 2017):

These two paragraphs are particularly interesting -

"By making the proverbial deal with the devil, the Hellenists were complicit in their own destruction, because they had no control over the agenda or motives of the foreigners whose help they sought.

It is no different today. Anti-Zionist Israeli NGOs are happy to share the policies and attitudes of foreign entities, and are happy to get the financial and operational support of these European governments and their related NGOs, as well as the New Israel Fund. In doing so, they are playing with fire, for their patrons have their own agendas, which could be even more threatening to Israel's welfare than those of the NGOs themselves."

Of course Jesus Christ, Son of God, also described the pharisees as being literally "anti-Christ" as they actively rejected Christ - the Son of God.

The pharisees were also, of course, condemned by Christ as "the Synagogue of Satan".

Nevertheless - despite being rejected by the Pharisees (and most judaic peoples) - Jesus Christ did and always will offer them the chance to belong to the New Covenant by being baptised into Christ.

Maybe this is one of the main reasons the Pharisees and most judaic peoples rejected Christ, because his message was one of universal love....the "Chosen people" are no longer to exclusively be the Pharisees and judaics/israelites etc of the Old Testament covenant...instead, Christ says that all who follow Him and believe in Him as the Son of God, will be the Chosen people...the new Israel....whether they are jew or gentile or greek or whoever else.


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