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Was Job provoked to make him sin?

Was Job provoked to make him sin?

The God of mercy let Job be tested. The prosecuting team reckon he can be brought to the point of no return of cursing God Almighty.Steve Apfel, 15/07/2021 10:42
Torah gives Balaam a bad press –   undeservedly, he thinks

Torah gives Balaam a bad press – undeservedly, he thinks

The Israelites are basically off stage. They are bystanders while he, Balaam, does things to them and for them.Steve Apfel, 24/06/2021 22:31
The lie that eternally bugs Israel

The lie that eternally bugs Israel

On July 17, 1968, the newborn 'Palestinian people' sprang from the PLO Charter claiming the 'West Bank' and Gaza as their birthright. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 02/06/2021 16:06
The anti-Zionist decree

The anti-Zionist decree

The anti-Zionist decree is embraces more than Hitler’s: Your country has no right to exist and as a people you have no right to live. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 25/05/2021 09:47
Earth Day – the crisis is for real?

Earth Day – the crisis is for real?

We are led to see climate as an existential threat to life. Hysteria creates fear and fear makes people believe what they’re told. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 08/05/2021 21:47
BDS – all from the Bible

BDS – all from the Bible

The cursers avoid the ‘Jew’ word; it would be self-destructive. Curse the Zionists all you like but don’t call them Jews. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 04/05/2021 22:18
The nuclear genie – nourished by Obama, bottled by Trump, let out by Biden. What gives?

The nuclear genie – nourished by Obama, bottled by Trump, let out by Biden. What gives?

Dr Faustus gambled his own soul, but Biden, bartering with Iran behind closed doors, gambles with the lives of hundreds of millions. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 24/04/2021 22:25
To commemorate Jewish martyrs you don’t even have to like Jews

To commemorate Jewish martyrs you don’t even have to like Jews

Anti-Semites combine hatred for the living Jew with reverence for the dead – unless they were killed by Palestinian Arabs. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 09/04/2021 09:55
Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

How the Midrash explains the bondage of the Israelites to Pharaoh as an idea spawned by Balaam, with Jethro against and Job silent.Steve Apfel, 04/04/2021 13:55
No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Between the lines of the Midrasjh saying that Jethro, Job and Balaam were called to Pharaoh to advise him on the growing Israelite problem.Steve Apfel, 02/04/2021 15:17
A Progressive's Passover

A Progressive's Passover

Every year, Moses impersonators crop up to grant the Palestinian Arabs automatic victim status, exempting them from adulthood. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 25/03/2021 14:00
Hired to bless a conference, he seized the moment to curse Israel

Hired to bless a conference, he seized the moment to curse Israel

For a progressive "rabbi" to praise Israel is as difficult as it is for CNN to praise Trump, and this one was no different. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 15/03/2021 14:00
How jihadist does God want Israel to be?

How jihadist does God want Israel to be?

Today's halo brigade is insatiable. It sets the bar for Israel-only Israel-too high to be cleared, the better to make Israel trip. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 22/02/2021 11:00
Priestly priority: 1 Jew, 2 Muslim, 3 Christian

Priestly priority: 1 Jew, 2 Muslim, 3 Christian

Can clerics square the circle of exerting themselves to attack Jews while having no time for Christendom exploding on their doorstep? Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 16/02/2021 14:45
Is lockdown a cure that kills the patient?

Is lockdown a cure that kills the patient?

Lockdowns in the wrong hands threaten liberty unless meant to buy time until the population is vaccinated - what Israel is doing now. Op-edSteve Apfel, 23/01/2021 21:59
Tyrannical governments use lockdowns to promote evil, not health

Tyrannical governments use lockdowns to promote evil, not health

Israeli small business owners and unemployed get stipends to keep their heads above water. We should pity the rest of the world. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 03/01/2021 14:28
Tribes apart: The elites and the rest of us

Tribes apart: The elites and the rest of us

Marx is passe. Today labour is not against capital. Non-elites are in a struggle with elites, divided by elite contempt for liberty. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 21/12/2020 07:24
That was some family Isaac married into

That was some family Isaac married into

Isaac married into a poisonous branch of his father's family. No wonder Rebecca was happy to leave.Steve Apfel, 16/11/2020 17:22
For the Shabbat Project: Lot, ancestor of Moav

For the Shabbat Project: Lot, ancestor of Moav

A study of a prosperoous and greedy society, of cruelty, perversion - and divine retribution, culled from Parshat Vayera and the Midrash.Steve Apfel, South Africa, 05/11/2020 05:36
Woke Democrats are not so elite

Woke Democrats are not so elite

Think about it, They support a crime family and run a protection racket  Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 28/10/2020 04:00
Woke Democrats have a fatal deficiency.: They can't think straight

Woke Democrats have a fatal deficiency.: They can't think straight

It takes a political campaign to bring out how completely scatterbrained the Woke, Harvard alumni and all, can be. Opinion.Steve Apfel, 19/10/2020 15:00
Attacking a subversive Jew is not anti-Semitic

Attacking a subversive Jew is not anti-Semitic

Pharaoh type antisemites rationalize their hatred but Amalek types simply hate Jews as do BLM, Antifa and some very monied Jews. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 01/10/2020 09:08
The pandemic reveals what has become of humanity

The pandemic reveals what has become of humanity

It is not only about lockdowns and the severity of the covid pandemic, it is about our ability to cope compared to the past. Op-edSteve Apfel, 25/09/2020 01:47
To mix politics with religion may be wrong but justified

To mix politics with religion may be wrong but justified

A look at America, Britain and South AfricaSteve Apfel, 01/09/2020 21:56
Peace deals ignore the elephant in the room

Peace deals ignore the elephant in the room

Trump could do the impossible. But to do it he has to spot the lurking mammoth that knows why decades of peace proposals were archived.Op-edSteve Apfel, 24/08/2020 16:00
COVID-19 is one part public health, one part palaver

COVID-19 is one part public health, one part palaver

Is there nothing and nobody with a respect for science? Experts even? Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 09/08/2020 17:25
The Book of Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

The Book of Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

What was Job's sin? One that we all must be aware of- one no one else can know of- but which is the utmost test of Free Will. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 29/07/2020 08:40
Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Is the policy for shuls a good one? Is taking up a bazooka to kill a cockroach a good plan? In public health you must use common senseSteve Apfel, 20/07/2020 20:02
South Africa paid the price for defaming Israel

South Africa paid the price for defaming Israel

In the failed, corrupt state of SA claims beyond wild are levelled against the Jewish State. Challenge them and you are toast. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 06/07/2020 10:32
Pikuach Nefesh wrongly bans Jewish gatherings in the time of Corona

Pikuach Nefesh wrongly bans Jewish gatherings in the time of Corona

Drivng a car is more dangerous than gong to shul if you keep the rules. So why are the shuls still closed?Steve Apfel, 16/06/2020 21:55
Fighting a pandemic with hypocrisy and bias

Fighting a pandemic with hypocrisy and bias

Lockdown rules? It all depends on what color you are in terms of politics and skin, and what you are breaking lockdown rules for. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 09/06/2020 14:00
How to exploit a pandemic

How to exploit a pandemic

Those who get a monthly pay check come hell or high water get the right to tell those who need to work to make money, not to work. Opinion.Steve Apfel, 14/05/2020 08:42