By Eliana Benador
The Creator of the Universe gave unambiguous instructions to His Chosen People, the Jews:
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed; to love the LORD thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Devarim 30:19-20 (Deuteronomy)
It is written in the Jewish Torah, the Holy Book, given to Moses on Mount Sinai, with two million witnesses.
“G‑d hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the children of Israel go.” Often, when God performed His miracles, the Torah mentions He made sure the situation was bad enough so that there be no doubt among Jews and non-Jews that it was Him performing the miracles, also in presence of as many witnesses as possible, so that the world would have to acknowledge His actions were part of God’s Redemption for His People.
In Judaism, the religion God gave to our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we are taught to bless Him and thank Him from our awakening until we go back to sleep in the night.
We say a blessing before every sip of water or liquid we drink, be it Coca-Cola or fruit juice, as well as before every bite of food we eat.
Every meal during the day is preceded by a blessing, and after each meal we thank Him with another blessing.
Our lives are devoted to study Torah, which we read daily and entirely every Shabbat, during each year, year after year.
We follow His Commandments: Every end of the week we celebrate Shabbat, the day God rested after the Creation of the World and the day He commanded us to rest as He had done; Rosh Chodesh is when we bless the beginning of each month; Mitzvot are the good deeds we must perform in His Holy Name, such as bikur cholim or visit the sick; tzedakah or give charity, and many more.
Throughout the year we have holidays where we pray and eulogize Him, like Tu B’shvat, the day when we celebrate the “new year of the trees;” Purim, the salvation of the Jewish people in Persia thanks to the Jewish Queen Esther; Passover, when God decided to free us from the slavery in Egypt; Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year; Hanukkah, the festival of lights, commemorating the triumph of light over darkness, and other meaningful holidays.
And the somber days of our history are also remembered by giving Him thanks that we are always alive: Tisha B’Av, when we mourn the destruction of our two temples on the same date with centuries of separation, plus other tragedies that also happened on that same date; and Yom Kippur, the ultimate day of atonement for Jews worldwide, the last time as we begin each new year to repent and ask God for His Forgiveness.
The above refers to the Orthodox Jewish population which by some accounts may be only 20% of the total Jewish folk, the others being less observant or not at all.
At the same time, no matter how persecuted, hunted and chased we have been throughout History, we have survived all enemies thanks to God’s Divine Will and Jews have thrived despite those persecutions.
Jews currently make up approximately 0.2% of the world’s population and 2% of the US population.
Suffice, therefore, to mention that at least 194 Jews and people of half- or three-quarters-Jewish ancestry have been awarded the Nobel Prize.
They account for 23% of all individual recipients worldwide between 1901 and 2014, and constituting 36% of all United States recipients during the same period.
In the scientific research fields of Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and Physiology/Medicine, the corresponding world and United States percentages are 27% and 39%, respectively.
Among women laureates in the four research fields, the Jewish percentages (world and US) are 35% and 50%, respectively.
Of organizations awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 23% were founded principally by Jews or by people of half-Jewish descent.
Since the turn of the century, i.e., since the year 2000, Jews have been awarded 27% of all Nobel Prizes and 29% of those in the scientific research fields.
- Chemistry (36 prize winners, 21% of world total, 32% of US total)
- Economics (29 prize winners, 39% of world total, 50% of US total)
- Literature (14 prize winners, 13% of world total, 27% of US total)
- Peace (9 prize winners, 9% of world total, 10% of US total)4
- Physics (51 prize winners, 26% of world total, 37% of US total)
- Physiology or Medicine (55 prize winners, 27% of world total, 39% of US total)
See also related data on:
- Jewish Recipients of the Kyoto Prize (25% of recipients)
- Jewish Recipients of the Wolf Foundation Prize (34% of recipients)
- Jewish Recipients of the US National Medal of Science (38% of recipients)
- Jewish Recipients of the Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences (50% of recipients)
- Jews Elected to Foreign Membership in the British Royal Society, 1901-Present (27% of total, 38% of current Foreign Members)
- Jews Among the Creators of History’s Greatest Lifesaving Medical & Scientific Advances (estimated 2.8 billion lives saved)
On a side note, for those who do not know this fact: Jews do not proselytize.
If anyone free-willingly seeks to convert to Judaism, rabbis are supposed to strongly discourage the candidate. Only those who sternly persevere will succeed but after overcoming endless barriers. This implies that “convincing” or, even worse, forcing anyone to convert to Judaism is absolutely inconceivable.
Meanwhile, the Muslim world has been keeping busy as well.
They are busy extracting millions of barrels of oil from under the surface of the earth, building some Las-Vegas-look-alikes as Dubai, and breeding some great Arabian horses or keeping their Lamborghini in great shape.
They also have a growing number of multi-billionaires as Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the King of Saudi Arabia, the Emir of Qatar and some other sheikhs here and there, who are able to have their own private fleet of jets and finance their own air forces if need be.
However, there is in reality no major contribution to the well-being of mankind, and of course no betterment of their own masses is in sight.
Therefore, the abused hordes of foreign workers in the Muslim world are kept separated from their families who live abroad, and their poor human rights that surround them are reflected their accommodations, working conditions and other negative factors, which remain unchanged.
Nevertheless, there is a group that is successfully expanding the geographic spectrum of their activities and is keeping very busy.
Indeed. Islam’s terrorism is thriving.
Muslim terrorists are wreaking havoc around the world in the name of God. “Allah hu Akbar,” they scream as they commit horror after horror around the globe.
It means “God is Great.”
Allow me to slightly touch the issue of the Koran viewed from a point of view that could complement Robert Spencer who in his book, “The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran,” writes: “For more than a billion Muslims, the Koran is the unadulterated, pure word of Allah, eternal and perfect, delivered through the angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad…”
There is however, another analysis that should be provided on this regard, it comes from the respected and influential Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, who in this interesting video compares the Koran and the Torah.
I advise and hope my readers will take time to watch this commentary as well.
And, for those who care about any potential parallel on violence mentioned both in the Torah and the Koran, please read this attentively.
Be it as it may, the list of atrocities committed by Muslim terrorists in the name of Allah or God, are enormous in quantity and in horror.
On 15 Dec. 2014, the “non-terrorist” Pakistani Taliban group wrapped their professional activities of the year by attacking an army run school in Peshawar where they massacred 141 people, including 132 children. The attack was the deadliest in Pakistan’s history.
The world remained silent.
Lately, the American Administration as though they were rewarding such horrendous deed, some days ago admitted that Taliban was not considered a terrorist group.
The world remains silent.
The Islamic State terrorists have become specialists of gruesome beheadings and because of them, the so-called Western civilization is adopting and adjusting their sensitivities to such issues by raising their level of tolerance to what should have remained intolerable feats in the conscience of mankind.
Savagely rampages seem to spurt all the way from the Middle East to Africa and all the way to South Asia.
Islamists hordes are keeping busy: Hamas; Hezbollah; al-Nusra Front; Boko-Haram; Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, also called the Pakistani Taliban; Taliban; Al-Qaeda; Islamic State.
The Islamic State has beheaded Americans, Brits, and Japanese among other nationals, as well as Christians, yazidis, children, teenagers and, of course, women… Barely a month ago, they beheaded 150 women, including pregnant women for refusing to marry jihad terrorists.
The world remained silent.
On several occasions, they have lined up hundreds of men, making them march to shoot them as they approached some horizontal hole prepared in advance for their mass grave.
Children have not only been beheaded by them but they have been abused in different ways, as a sickening photo emerged in social media a few months ago, showing a toddler kicking the severed head of a dead soldier in Syria.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are news from the “Cubs of the Islamic State,” where ISIS militants are literally building a small army, on the streets of Iraq and Syria.
Never mind that the use and recruitment of child soldiers is a war crime, Muslim terrorists from Islamic State, Hamas and Hezbollah alike, not only show total disregard about it, but they all boast about it with photos and videos splashed across the Internet.
Silence is deafening.
Just a few days ago, Muslim terrorists from the Islamic State posted this message after the slaughter of the second of two Japanese journalists:
To the Japanese government: You, like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition, have yet to understand that we, by Allah’s grace, are an Islamic Caliphate with authority and power, an entire army thirsty for your blood. Abe, because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. So let the nightmare for Japan begin.
Japan has the strictest measures to protect their people against Muslim immigration in their country: Zero tolerance. Alas, their protection can only do so much if Japanese people venture in the Muslim world where they are, as we have seen, at their own devices.
Although the disgraceful Islamic State terrorists have monopolized the news regarding beheadings, we would be remiss if we did not mention that Saudi Arabia is also routinely practicing beheadings.
Reports indicate that Saudi Arabia had carried out 59 beheadings from January 2014 until Oct. 15, 2014.
So much for the Saudi being member of the UN’s Human Rights Council and for sure a close ally of America in the “war against the Islamist fighters.”
And, yet, Saudi Arabia is going through great lengths to impress the world by building a massive wall to separate Saudi from the “horrors” of the Islamic State terrorism.
Maybe the wall is cynically intended so the world can “differentiate” the legitimate beheadings performed by the Kingdom from the barbaric ones performed by the Muslim terrorists from Islamic State…
My readers are aware by now of “taqiyya” the legalized Islamic norm that gives Muslims the right and the duty to deceive infidels wherever needed, and however needed, to facilitate the cause of Islam’s world domination. Up to the readers to decide if Saudi is applying taqiyya in this case or not…
The world stubbornly remains silent.
Mankind is at the crossroads.
What’s happening is another holocaust in the making and it is not about to end.
Obama’s military attacks on the Islamic State are a make-believe band-aid, while the liberal globalizing governments around the world are united in bowing their heads to Islam.
Frankly, whether it is Iran, Saudi Arabia or the Islamic State, what difference does it make when they share very key common denominators? Islam. Sharia. Islamic Finance. Beheadings. Forced conversions. Abusive treatment of women and abuse of children, and much more.
Is it necessary to provide more proof that they are maybe not one, but the same?
They share the same goal: Islam’s world domination. Period.
Opposition to Islam’s barbaric terrorism must come from inside and within the Muslim world. They are the ones who speak the language, understand the culture, so they should begin sabotaging those who are exporting it throughout the world.
Muslim terrorists savage actions against human dignity are being celebrated by a considerable amount of followers of Islam who perpetrate them at the cries of “Allah hu Akbar,” which they scream as they torture and slice throats of human beings and let their blood gush out of their bodies before they saw their heads…
I am sick and tired from hearing the savages sully the Holy Name of God.
Yes, God is Great because He surrounds us with His Loving Kindness if we choose to remain within His Commandments, but He has sent tests as horrible and untenable as the terrorism produced by the Muslim world so that their people and the world at large “choose life.”
God who created the Universe and mankind, said it in no uncertain terms in “I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life…” Devarim/Deuteronomy 30:19
Yes, God is Great.
How dare they profane the Holy Name of God.