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Name: Moshe Feingold
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Hometown: NY, NY
Home country: Poland
Current location: Ruidoso, NM
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A Series of Unfortunate Events

I am watching this series on Netflix with my grandchildren.

Last night, there was a scene where the narrator places a stone on the grave of a lovely lady, unexplained, in the midst of his narration. This is but one of the lovely overt and subtle references to Judaism (or in-jokes in some cases) in the series that few but Jewish people would understand.

The Baudelaires (both the actors and the characters) are obviously Jewish, although this is never expressly stated.

My favorite in-joke was the antagonist trying to explain away a mysterious tattoo on his ankle. He said it was part of his religion. When asked what religion, he said "Judaism!"

Klaus (one of the protagonists) promptly responded "But Judaism discourages tattoos."

To which the antagonist responded (after a whispered hint from his minion) "Re-constructionist Judaism!", which was promptly accepted as a valid point by all present, including what appears to have been a Rabbi.

All in all, it's a very Jewish series, with Jewish morals and teachings.

I encourage watching.

As a final aside, my 13-year-old grandson has a massive crush on Violet Baudelaire, which I totally understand. She's both sharp and lovely.
Posted by MosheFeingold | Wed Apr 25, 2018, 11:01 AM (5 replies)

Video of anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin sparks outrage

thelocal.de
18 April 2018

https://www.thelocal.de/20180418/jewish-men-attacked-with-belt-by-arabic-speaking-youth-in-central-berlin


German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims.

One of the young men targeted, who captured the incident on his smartphone, said they were confronted by three Arabic-speakers shouting insults at them, one of whom lashed out at him with a belt. Berlin police in their report on Tuesday's suspected anti-Semitic attack said that the suspect later also threatened his victim with a glass bottle.

In a twist to the story, the author of the video tape, which went viral on social media, a 21-year-old student called Adam, said Wednesday that he is an Israeli Arab. He told broadcaster Deutsche Welle that he wore the Jewish kippa gifted to him by a friend to see whether it was safe to do so on the streets of his upmarket Berlin neighbourhood.

He said he filmed the attack as evidence "for the police and for the German people and even the world to see how terrible it is these days as a Jew to go through Berlin streets".
"I'm not Jewish, I'm Israeli," he said. "I grew up in Israel in an Arabic family and I think that it was an experience for me to wear the kippa."

The video shows the attacker shouting "yahudi", Jew in Arabic, and later a bruise on Adam's torso.

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I note that the victim is an Israeli Arab who chose to wear a kippah because he's pissed off about antisemitism.

Contrary to what the fake "woman's march" and other antisemitic groups will tell you, Arabs in Israel are full citizens, free to practice whatever religion they want (or no religion). In fact, Israeli Arabs are the highest educated and wealthiest Arabs in the Middle East (and, in fact, Christian Arabs in Israel are the wealthiest group of people in Israel). So much for "Israeli apartheid" and other lies.

Truly, this brave man is righteous among the nations
Posted by MosheFeingold | Thu Apr 19, 2018, 11:13 AM (1 replies)
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