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Brad Hirschfield - the rabbi of dhimmitude

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Mar 4, 2009 at 15:18

Hi, Merry Janet!

> About Rabbi Hirschfield, again, I can't even speculate, based on one quote and absent any clue about circumstances or context. For example, I can easily imagine that same grotesque analogy as a dark-humor punch line of the ethnic-joke variety: "An Islamic man beheading his wife is like a drunken Irishman singing bawdy tunes" (e.g., not uncommon behavior in their respective milieu).

I admit that I wasn't at all aware of what a big fish we have stumbled upon starting this conversation on Hirschfield ! I have supposed naively Hirschfiel is a rank-and-file rabbi like thousands of them in America and elsewhere ... with queer , a little self-righteous views hardened by the study of Talmudic casuistry. But no ! I was wrong again! He belongs to the very elite - la crème de la crème du rabbinat. He comes from the inner circle of the rabbi establishment in America with connections in very high places across the world . So to introduce this very influencial man we are talking about let me quote from this website :

http://www.clal.org/clal_faculty_bh.html

" An Orthodox rabbi, he received his M.A. and M. Phil from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. (...) Hirschfield is the President of CLAL–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute"(...) "one of the nation's leading Preachers and Teachers (... ) Ranked two years in a row in the "Top 50 Rabbis in America" in Newsweek, he was the only rabbi featured on ABC's "Nightline UpClose," and is a frequent commentator on Tru-TV (formerly Court TV). His many media appearances include CNN, PBS, MTV, and NPR, and a regular spot on WWSB-TV (Florida ABC affiliate), as well as PBS-TV's "Frontline: Faith and Doubt ant Ground Zero" and "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly." His blog, Windows & Doors, appears on Beliefnet.com, the web's most trafficked religion and spirituality site, reaching over three million individual's a month. He also writes for the Washington Post/Newsweek—On Faith online column, and is often quoted in the press. "

Some personal comment now. Hirschfield is deeply involved in what I'd call religious dhimmitude - gradual voluntary subjugation to Islam in the name of an imaginary Abrahamic pre-faith. This vicious project has different codenames ( "interfaith dialogue" being the most popular one), different sponsors -( including popery ) and many embellishments and masks but one goal - producing in the religious sphere what is intented in the political one - sort of spiritual Eurabia. Hirschield is accordingly

"A leader for pluralism and interfaith dialogue (...) speaker at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music and Colloquium in Morocco, and the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona, he was featured in the acclaimed film, Freaks Like Me, where he explores our fear of the "other." In 2007, under the auspices of the U.S. State Dept., he joined a mission to the Middle East to build global citizenship."

"Global citizenship" - another misnomer for making more concessions to the Moslems, more estrangement from our culture, promoting more political aganeda hidden behind tolerance and religion.

You write :

> I understand that Rabbi Hirschfield was undoubtedly not cracking a joke. My point is, I have no idea whether it was one instance of poor phrasing, or conveyed some propagandistic or sinister intention, or was a heartfelt sentiment. I simply don't know, and therefore the benefit of a doubt prevails.<

I lost my doubt as early as I read in FOXnews "Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, a producer and host for Bridges TV who worked alongside the Hassans". The short notice provides enough background to make one quite suspicious. "A producer and host for Bridges TV" ... ? They wouldn't have employed and invited anyone with views different from theirs , would they? The message they spread was clear and misleading enough. Hirschfield shared and gave his name to it . He "worked alongside the Hassans" ... ? "Worked" ? He gave them propaganda materials and arguments they needed in their pro-Islamic campaign . He was useful for them and yet no one visibly forced him to do what he did.

But out of a sudden that his good 'enlightened' Islamo-Abrahamic brother cut off the nice Moslem girl's head. What did Hirschfield do? He couldn't admit : "Yes, I was part of it. I was blind and naive." He continues his nasty role of the Devil's advocate. He defends Islam! And he has to! He's too deeply involved in the dhimmitude. Otherwise, someone might ask him a few diagreeable questions about his involvement in the interfaith dialogue farce and other affairs.

I don't know whether Hirschfield's learned dhimmitude and advising people to follow this new wisdom of the day brought him any financial benefits from his Moslem friends and allies. But certainly it did deprive him of any benefit of doubt on my part.

Best regards ,

Jan

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