Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Steven Plaut Destroys the Leftist Jewish Meme "Tikkun Olam"

Leftists who were merely born Jewish looooooooooove to talk about "Tikkun Olam", which means 'healing the world'. 

They are all about Tikkun Olam, and oddly enough all of their pet leftist projects somehow morph into very important Jewish concepts. 

The only problem is they are total liars, and bullsh*tters. 

"What are we to make of "Tikkun Olam" proclamations?"

"First of all, there is no such thing as a mitzvah or commandment of "Tikkun Olam." Jews are nowhere commanded to "repair the world." In all the authoritative or traditional compilations of the commandments of Judaism, none list "Tikkun Olam". The expression itself does not appear anywhere in the Torah or in the entire Bible."

"The only place the expression appears in Jewish prayer is in the "Aleinu" and there it clearly has nothing at all to do with social justice. In the "Aleinu," Tikkun Olam is explicitly explained in the prayer text itself as the quest to eliminate pagan superstition and to see God's rule of the universe implemented. It is a theological concept, not a social, political or environmental one."

"In Judaism, the world does not get repaired by redistribution of income and wealth nor by cutting carbon emissions, but by humans subordinating themselves to God's will."

"Secondly, "Tikkun Olam" does not mean that Jews are obligated to strive to make the earth a more just, clean, fair and equal place. Nowhere in Judaism are Jews commanded to restructure or re-engineer the societies of nations. Jews have a certain obligation to participate in the Jewish community and to assist other Jews, especially Jews living in hardship, including through charity."

"Indeed, the very notion that Jews are so ethically superior that they are entitled to instruct non-Jews in ethics is completely foreign to Judaism. The self-image of Jews in the Torah is that of a group of people awash in their own moral failures and foibles, from the Golden Calf to the paganism of the era of the kings of Judah and Israel. The moral imperative of the Torah is for the Jews to improve and reevaluate their own behavior, not to pretend to have the moral superiority to preach to the entire non-Jewish world."