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”
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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?”
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”
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?”
The Desperate Plight of the Yarsanis
Yarsanism is one of the seven denominations of core Median Judaism. There are approximately 2 to 3 million Yarsanis and most live in Iranian Kurdistan with a significant community living in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdish Yarsanis live in the southernmost part of Kurdistan. Most Yarsanis are Kurds although there are also small communities of Arab,Continue reading “The Desperate Plight of the Yarsanis”
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 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”