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On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 4 of 5: The Disciples’ Belief

Published on March 31, 2016 By sirrahc

Origin of the Disciples’ Belief in Jesus’ Resurrection To say that the death of Jesus on the cross was devastating to the disciples would be gross understatement. Despite Jesus’ warnings, they had no concept of a Messiah that would die, much less rise up again. Without the resurrection, Jesus’ shameful death could only be seen […]

Anti-Semitism, American Jews, and de Tocqueville

Published on September 30, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismOver the past several weeks, I have intermittently been posting and commenting on excerpts from a book I happened upon at the library — Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006) by Larry F. Sternberg. Sternberg examines the “doctrines”, programs, & […]

Jewish Freedom and the Free Market

Published on September 29, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismIn today’s excerpt from Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006), Larry Sternberg returns to the issue of free market capitalism, its benefits, and what part a good Jew should play in the system…. Most observers of American politics would agree […]

Jews and the Problem with Always Backing the Majority

Published on September 16, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismContinuing our (intermittent) series of posts discussing Larry Sternberg’s insightful book (Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006)), consider the danger of supporting the actions/programs espoused by the current majority, without (or despite?) considering whether they actually make sense or if […]

Socialism, Liberalism, and American Jews

Published on September 9, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismIn his book Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006), Larry F. Sternberg gives a bit of history, explaining how Jews in the late-18th & early-19th centuries came to think so highly of “socialism”. Unfortunately, they did not understand the true, […]

Liberals, Jews, and Class Warfare (Part 2 of 2)

Published on August 26, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismHere is another excerpt from the terrific book Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006) by Larry F. Sternberg. Specifically, we continue from the last post, in which Sternberg (with insights from Thomas Sowell and Judge Robert Bork) looked at the […]

Liberals, Jews, and Class Warfare (Part 1 of 2)

Published on August 26, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismMy next couple posts continue a theme begun in my earlier posts regarding Larry F. Sternberg’s book Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006). If you haven’t read them, please do; then come right back here. Liberals love to quote statistics […]

Liberals, Government Programs, and Unintended Consequences (Part 2 of 2)

Published on August 19, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismThis is one of several posts excerpting Larry F. Sternberg’s insightful book, Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006). Here is Part 1. The problem with liberals, as Thomas Sowell points out, is they believe that human behavior can be modified […]

Liberals, Government Programs, and Unintended Consequences (Part 1 of 2)

Published on August 18, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Jews and LiberalismI’ve been reading an interesting book, lately, that I wanted to share with you — Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006), by Larry F. Sternberg. From the back, This book makes a powerful argument that the principles of Judaism, its […]

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