The Danger of Messianism

The Jewish nation has a long history of failed messianisms, with usually profoundly tragic consequences for the Jews. The two-state illusion is different from the previous messianist movements in that the false messiah is not a person but an enemy government. The Palestinian Authority is not only Anti-Zionism incarnate but it is the most Anti-SemiticContinue reading “The Danger of Messianism”

Shedding the Pseudo-Islamic Veneer will be Easy

The eight denominations of core Median Jewry (Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Shabakism, Yarsanism and Yezidism) all have to varying degrees a Pseudo-Islamic veneer as meant to protect against forcible conversion by Islamic religious imperialism. However, nothing in those Pseudo-Islamic veneers make Median Jews Muslims. In fact, core Median Jewry does not practice Islam andContinue reading “Shedding the Pseudo-Islamic Veneer will be Easy”

What are the Secrets of Sabbateanism?

Why is Sabbateanism secretive? It is no secret that Sabbateans outwardly behave like secular Muslim Turks but within their own community practice a form of Kabbalistic Judaism. What is less known however is that the Sabbateans are members of the Bektashi order, one of eight denominations of core Median Judaism and practice Bektashism along withContinue reading “What are the Secrets of Sabbateanism?”

Why Israel Keeps Quiet on Median Jewry

The Israel government keeps absolutely silent on the question of core Median Jewry and core Median Judaism and some may wonder why? Most Median Jews in the Middle East would not be negatively affected by an official Israeli recognition of core Median Jewry as Jewish. However, the situation of those Median Jews who live asContinue reading “Why Israel Keeps Quiet on Median Jewry”

Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry

Prior to the historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry were the remnants of Median Judaism around the world viewed with certain scepticism by official Israel. Scholars have even in recent years begun to claim that similarities with rabbinic Judaism are pure coincidence.  However, the rediscovery of core Median Jewry and the seven denominations of coreContinue reading “Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry”

How Official Israeli Recognition Will Affect the Situation of Median Jews

Median Jews in the Middle East currently lead precarious and often oppressed lives. In Iran are all Median Jews with the exception of the Zoroastrians denied basic freedom of religion. Article 13 of the Iranian constitution recognizes Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism but no other forms of religion. Alevism, Bektashism, Mandaeism, Yarsanism and Yezidism, allContinue reading “How Official Israeli Recognition Will Affect the Situation of Median Jews”

Ghulat Beliefs are Peripheral in Median Judaism

Ghulat is Arabic for “extremists” and entails conferring divine or angelic status on Muhammad and his family, particularly on Ali. These exoteric “beliefs” are not Islamic by any standards and certainly do not confer or imply membership in the Islamic religion. Rather, this is precisely the point, as the purpose of being Ghulat is toContinue reading “Ghulat Beliefs are Peripheral in Median Judaism”

Abolishing the Palestinian Authority

There are tens of millions of Median Jews around the world, the largest concentration is in Turkey but millions more are found in the Middle East and in countries around the world. The historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry (Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Yarsanism and Yezidism) which provides the missing link between Rabbinic JewsContinue reading “Abolishing the Palestinian Authority”

How will Core Median Jewry React to Renunciation?

Clerical renunciation of syncretic (primarily pseudo-Islamic) aspects of denominations of core Median Judaism is an important aspect of the process of recognition, reunification and Aliyah (immigration to Israel). How then will ordinary core Median Jews (Alawites, Alevis, Alians, Bektashis, Druze, Yarsanis and Yezidis) react to religious renunciation by their respective clerical hierarchies? Core Median JewryContinue reading “How will Core Median Jewry React to Renunciation?”

Are Sabbateans Jewish?

The hundreds of Sabbatean Rabbinic Jews who followed rabbi Sabbatai Zevi and accepted initiation into the Bektashi order never converted to Islam. They were nevertheless excommunicated by the poskim (rabbinic decisors) due to the Sabbateans risking to expose Bektashism and the other six denominations of core Median Judaism as constituting Judaism and thus also exposedContinue reading “Are Sabbateans Jewish?”

Will Median Jewry Want to Emigrate to Israel?

Jewish consciousness is spreading among adherents of core Median Judaism. All seven denominations (Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Yarsanism and Yezidism) are highly secretive with only small numbers of top clerics in each denomination having been initiated into the secrets of Esoteric Judaism. Yet as the message that Median Jews are indeed Jewish increasingly spreadsContinue reading “Will Median Jewry Want to Emigrate to Israel?”

The Ancient Bisection of Judaism

In 930 BCE was the United Monarchy of Israel divided into two separate kingdoms; the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. This was the beginning of the division of Judaism – or Canaanite Atenism as it might be more appropriately described – into two realms of religious authority, the Northern JurisdictionContinue reading “The Ancient Bisection of Judaism”

Why the Seven Denominations are Recognized as Jewish

Early rabbis of the Talmud (Rabbis Akiva, Eliezer and Shimon) who commented on the whereabouts of the descendants of the ten tribes identified them as collective sinners, meaning heretics but clearly recognized them as Jewish. The rabbis disagreed among themselves as to whether God would allow the descendants of the ten tribes to return toContinue reading “Why the Seven Denominations are Recognized as Jewish”

The Process of Renunciation

A process of renunciation of syncretism with religious imperialism (and in particular syncretism with Islam) will be required as part of the process of official Israeli recognition of denominations of core Median Judaism and preparation for Aliyah (immigration to Israel) and in the case of the Druze and the Alawites the process of Israeli annexation.Continue reading “The Process of Renunciation”

The Islamic Veneer in Alevism

What is the Islamic Veneer in Alevism? Alevis do not practice any aspect of Islam in their daily life whatsoever but during the holiday celebrations known as Cem (pronounced Djem, from Hebrew “Yom” i.e. “day”) do they sing extremist Shiite lyrics that include the deification (sic!) of Mohammad and Ali. This is not even “Islamic”Continue reading “The Islamic Veneer in Alevism”

The Process of Recognition and Renunciation

While official Israeli government recognition of denominations of core Median Judaism as bona fide Judaism is important – so is core Median Jewish renunciation of syncretic elements as imported from religious imperialism and in particular in this era of religious imperialism from Islam. In fact should renunciation be prepared in advance with top religious leadersContinue reading “The Process of Recognition and Renunciation”

Median Jews are not Muslims

Islam is a religion with four branches, Sunni, Shia, Ibadi (in Oman) and Mutazili. There are four surviving schools (Arabic: madhhab) within Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (Arabic: fiqh). These are Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafi’i. In addition are there the heterodox Sunni Ahmadiyya who believe that the expected Mahdi (messiah) has already arrived. Ahmadiyya are neverthelessContinue reading “Median Jews are not Muslims”