Friday, January 16, 2009

Israel - Ashkenazi vs Sefardic students


YNET reports:

After a year of deliberations, High Court Justices Edmond Levi, Hanan Meltzer and Edna Arbel ordered the Beit Yaakov religious school and the Independent Education Center to nullify within a week all discriminatory practices and protocols that separate between Ashkenazi and Sephardic students, including the removal of a wall in the school's courtyard, unifying the two teachers' rooms meant for two different "learning tracks" and cancellation of the unlawful levies on parents of students in the "Ashkenazi-Hasidic track."

In the decision handed down by the court, it was also decided that the Emanuel Regional Council is to present an arrangement acceptable to all parties for the separation of the school's various learning tracks, otherwise the High Court will not authorize the existence of separate learning tracks in the school. [...]

12 comments :

  1. "We praise the High Court decision and hope that it will bring an end to the disgraceful ethnic apartheid that exists in the Independent Education System," said Adv. Dr. Aviad HaCohen Monday.

    And in every aspect of Israeli society. This is one more reason we know that Israel is not the Jewish state. Judaism is not racism.

    Mizrahi Jews in Israel are treated only slightly better than Arabs by the WASP.

    The Ringworm Children is on You Tube now, it should be required viewing for anyone who things Israel is a Jewish State. Jews murdering Jewish children??? We thought only Nazis did that.

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  2. > Judaism is not racism

    Certainly it is. A non-Jew cannot become a rav, he cannot be counted to minyan, he cannot eat from sacrifices, he cannot remove ritual impurity from himself.

    As for the ringworm children, file that next to the Loch Ness monster please.

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  3. BTW Discriminatory practices are upheld outside of the Jewish state in abundance also.
    Rabbi Marc Angel has an excellent article regarding the differences between Ashkenazic and Sefradic in learning, culture, customs, cuisine, etc. and brings the facts of why, where, & how the irrational discrimination began. In most cases the Ashkenazim are fearful of the Sefradim and their worldview. (Ashkenazim grew up in ghettos with an insular POV, while Sefradim lived/worked within their communities speaking the lang of the land.)

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  4. "A non-Jew cannot become a rav, he cannot be counted to minyan, he cannot eat from sacrifices, he cannot remove ritual impurity from himself."

    But he CAN convert to Judaism and become a Jew. Judaism is a religion not a race.

    The term race refers to the concept of categorizing humans into populations or groups on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics. The most widely used human racial categories are based on visible traits (especially skin color, cranial or facial features and hair texture), and self-identification.

    An African American for example cannot convert to become a European American. And an Asian cannot convert to become an African American.

    Judaism, Christianity and Islam are RELIGIONS. A Jew can (C'V) convert to Christianity, a Muslim can convert to Judaism.

    A Jew can be of any race.

    The Ringworm Children happened. It happened to my family.

    In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba flew to America and returned with 7 x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

    They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today. To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on "school trips" and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed them over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.

    The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned became the country's perpetual poor and criminal class. It didn't make sense. The Moroccans who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn't have his brain cells fried with gamma rays.

    The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952. The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned.

    ONLY Sephardi children received the x-rays.

    The film presents a historian who first gives a potted history of the eugenics movement. In a later sound bite, he declares that the ringworm operation was a eugenics program aimed at weeding out the perceived weak strains of society.

    Here was the government cabinet at the time of the ringworm atrocities:

    * Prime Minister - David Ben Gurion
    * Finance Minister - Eliezer Kaplan
    * Settlement Minister - Levi Eshkol
    * Foreign Minister - Moshe Sharrett
    * Health Minister - Yosef Burg
    * Labor Minister - Golda Meir
    * Police Minister - Amos Ben Gurion
    * The highest ranking non-cabinet post belonged to the Director General Of The Defence Ministry, Shimon Peres.

    That a program involving the equivalent of billions of dollars of American government funds should be unknown to the Prime Minister of cash-strapped Israel is ridiculous. Ben Gurion was in on the horrors and chose his son to be Police Minister in case anyone interfered with them.

    Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan handled the profits of the operation and was rewarded for eternity with a hospital named after him near Rehovot. Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated, had a whole medical complex named after him. Needless to say, if there is an ounce of decency in medical profession, those hospital names should be changed.

    Watch the movie, it is well documented.

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  5. I've never met the Lochness Monster, but I have met quite a few of the ringworm children.....before they developed brain cancer.

    Garnel, being a denier of the travesty of the ringworm children, merely because you cannot accept that it could be true, isn't terribly different than being a Holocaust denier. It's advisable to research facts before making such an insensitive statement.

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  6. Judaism is not racist. A Jew who is a Mexican, Chinese, Australian, or African can be counted for a minyan and so forth.

    Nothing racist at all. In fact, it's the opposite. Virtually anyone of any race can choose to become a Jew. But nobody can change races no matter how hard they wish to try.

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  7. > But he CAN convert to Judaism and become a Jew.

    Not according to the people you live with.

    >Judaism is a religion not a race.

    No, it's an nationality, not a religion.

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  8. Garnel,

    In my mind, Jewishness does not neatly fit into any categories that exist in modern/Western thought. I can agree that it contains aspects of nationality and aspects of religion, but to say that it is not a religion at all? I'm afraid you you lost me there.

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  9. Judaism is a religion not a race.

    Another debated subject, started by the Kuzari and continuing on through the generations. Is Judaism a religion or a NATIONALITY? Race has never been part of the picture, all races can and should be welcomed into the circle of Jewish believers.

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  10. Garnel wrote: "But he CAN convert to Judaism and become a Jew.

    Not according to the people you live with."

    The Sephardic Community accepts sincere converts. The only "conversions" not accepted are those which are done to permit an intermarriage which are considered fictitious and valueless.

    Garnel wrote ">Judaism is a religion not a race.

    No, it's an nationality, not a religion."

    Judaism is a religion.

    There are Russian Jews, American Jews, Syrian Jews,Israeli Jews and Canadian Jews.

    Israeli is a nationality,Judaism is a religion.

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  11. JEW is a
    1) nationality (-ies!!!)
    a) ashkenazim (most of what we call jews or jews per se)
    b) sephardim proper
    c) mizrakhim (being in fact arabs professing judaism)

    2) religion

    So called Russian Jews are Ashkenazim, Syrian Jews are Mizrakhim, Israeli Jews (Sabras) are a mix of both, but mostly Ashkenazim.

    As a general rule what people call Jews are Ashkenazim since they meet them most often.

    So as you see JEWS are a body of three different NATIONS united by one outlook within the behavior system called Judaism.

    Judaism is not so much a religion, but a system of social behavior, set of rules regulating every step in the world and attitude to it.

    Cheers,

    Alexandros

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