Why Sabbatai Zevi was Excommunicated

Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) was born in Smyrna in the Ottoman Empire and was a Sephardic rabbi of Romaniote (Judeo-Greek) origin who became almost universally recognized as the Mashiach (messiah) but was confronted by the sultan who demanded that he accept Islam or face death. As a token acceptance of Islam did Zevi in desperationContinue reading “Why Sabbatai Zevi was Excommunicated”

No One will Help Assad

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has no friends in the international community and very few allies and as it turns out even the allies are not reliable.  As Iranian uranium enrichment progresses to a critical level may Israel launch air strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program and Iran in turn will order Hezbollah toContinue reading “No One will Help Assad”

The Israel-Kurdistan Axis

A joint IDF-SDF war to liberate Syria-Lebanon in response to the expected massive Hezbollah missile barrages against Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities in revenge for Israel’s aerial destruction of Iran’s nuclear weapons program will create a new strategic reality in the Middle East by ending Kurdistan’s geographic isolation and connecting it with Israel. IsraelContinue reading “The Israel-Kurdistan Axis”

Is it Worth it?

The resolution of the Palestinian problem has for many decades been high on the agenda of the international community. A joint IDF-SDF defensive-offensive war to liberate Syria-Lebanon from the the forces of Khomeinism and Ba’athism in response to the expected massive Hezbollah missile barrage against Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities after Israel destroys theContinue reading “Is it Worth it?”

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”