Prager: The Torah vs. the Left

Last night was the first night of Hanukkah.  Of course Newsom has closed down the synagogues as he has the churches.  Dennis Prager has written an article based on the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.  He shows how the Left is anti-biblical.

“Here are examples of basic laws and values in the Torah that are the opposite of what the left advocates:

1) “Do not show favoritism to a poor person in passing judgment” (Exodus 23:3). “Do not pervert justice. Do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly” (Leviticus 19:15).

The left advocates judging the poor differently. A poor man who commits almost any crime, including a violent crime, is not to be held to the same legal or moral standard as other people. As Christopher Rufo reported last week in the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal:

In October, the Seattle City Council floated legislation to provide an exemption from prosecution for misdemeanor crimes for any citizen who suffers from poverty, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness. Under the proposed ordinance, courts would have to dismiss all so-called ‘crimes of poverty’—which, according to the city’s former public-safety advisor, would cover more than 90 percent of all misdemeanor cases citywide.”

Now you know why the Democrats do not like people of Faith, Jewish or Christian.  The Bible violates the tenets of a totalitarian State. 

The Torah vs. the Left

Distinctions lie at the very heart of creation. The Left’s war on the Judeo-Christian religions is rooted in its war against distinctions.

By Dennis Prager, American Greatness,  12/8/20   

Question: What book is the opposite of the Left?

Answer: the Torah.

The Torah is the Hebrew name of the first five books of the Bible, the “Five Books of Moses.” The Torah is the foundation of the rest of the Bible and the rock on which both Judaism and Christianity stand. No Torah, no Judaism. No Torah, no Christianity. No Torah, no God, no divine creation, no Exodus, no Ten Commandments, no “love your neighbor as yourself,” no Judeo-Christian values, no Western civilization, and no America.

As I am about to finish the third volume of my five-volume commentary on the Torah (The Rational Bible), I can say with some authority that the Torah is the antithesis of left-wing ideas and values. It is not the antithesis of liberal ideas and values; it is the antithesis of left-wing values and ideas. A serious and committed Jew or Christian can be a liberal or a conservative; he or she cannot be a leftist. Left-wing Jews and Christians use Judaism and Christianity as covers for their real values—left-wing values.

Here are examples of basic laws and values in the Torah that are the opposite of what the left advocates:

1) “Do not show favoritism to a poor person in passing judgment” (Exodus 23:3). “Do not pervert justice. Do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly” (Leviticus 19:15).

The left advocates judging the poor differently. A poor man who commits almost any crime, including a violent crime, is not to be held to the same legal or moral standard as other people. As Christopher Rufo reported last week in the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal:

In October, the Seattle City Council floated legislation to provide an exemption from prosecution for misdemeanor crimes for any citizen who suffers from poverty, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness. Under the proposed ordinance, courts would have to dismiss all so-called ‘crimes of poverty’—which, according to the city’s former public-safety advisor, would cover more than 90 percent of all misdemeanor cases citywide.

Since Karl Marx, the left has not divided the world between right and wrong, as the Torah, Judaism and Christianity do, but between rich and poor.

2) “Honor your father and mother” (the fifth of the Ten Commandments—Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16).

Parental authority (as much as divine authority) is probably the greatest single obstacle to the Left attaining control over a society. Therefore, the Left, like all totalitarian movements and like all cults, has always sought to undermine parental authority. That is precisely what has been taking place in America over the past few generations. In every case, the diminution of parents’ authority over their children is portrayed as reasonable and even morally necessary, but the end is clear: Allow left-wing laws and institutions to direct your children.

Your 9-year-old daughter says she is a boy? Your 9-year-old son says he is a girl? Neither you nor any therapist has a right to tell him or her otherwise. Your minor-age daughter says she is a boy and wants to start hormone therapy and even have her breasts surgically removed? You are in no position to stop her.

Parents who allow their young children to take walks by themselves are increasingly reported to child protective services. The authorities—not you, the parents—will determine at what age your children can take walks unaccompanied by an adult.

Even school breakfasts undermine parents’ authority. One of the most fundamental things parents do for their children is feed them. But increasingly, progressive cities provide not only lunch but also breakfast for your child. The message is clear: We, not your parent(s), will take care of your needs.

3) “Male and female He created them” (Genesis 5:2).

The distinction among human beings between male and female is built into creation. It is the only human distinction other than good and evil that matters. In the Torah, there is no built-in ethnic or racial distinction among human beings; God couldn’t care less about race. But the male-female distinction is a fundamental part of the divine order.

4) Race means nothing.

The creation of one human being, Adam, whose race is unknown, made it impossible to argue that race matters. This is another major conflict between the Left and the Torah, given how important race is to the left. Adam, and therefore every human being, is created in the image of God—and, of course, God has no color.

5) Distinctions.

Distinctions lie at the very heart of creation. The Left’s war on the Judeo-Christian religions is rooted in its war against distinctions.

Male-Female: The Left seeks to destroy this fundamental human distinction. The issue is not trans rights. If a person of majority age seeks to change his or her sex, the Torah is silent on that issue. The issue is the blurring of the male-female distinction—forcing people to lie about reality and say, “Men give birth” and, “Men menstruate” or having men who identify as men, look like men and have a man’s name publicly wear women’s clothing, as Harry Styles did on the cover of Vogue.

Man-God: Karl Marx wrote, “Man is God.” The Left has always sought to displace God with man. The desire to be a god—meaning the one who, rather than God, determines good and evil—has tempted human beings since Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Good-Evil: On the Left, good and evil are subjective. In the Torah, they have an objective reality. Moreover, the Left’s moral compass does not divide human beings and their actions between good and evil but between rich and poor, white and nonwhite, strong and weak.

God-Nature: The opening verse of the Torah ushered in one of the most radical innovations in history: God created nature; God is not part of nature. On the Left, however, nature is God.

Human-Animal: On the Left, human beings are just another animal. In the Torah, only man is created in God’s image.

The Left knows the Bible and the Judeo-Christian values that emanate from it are its enemy. The rest of us should, too.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. the American and particularly Calif. New York vote for Socialists / Marxists in huge numbers.

    they reject science and the rules that allow them to produce and amass capital.

    When faced with the same tactics of Stallin, Mao, and Hitler here they beg their forgiveness and vote even more for the same.

    It leads one to suspect there is a serious flaw in Jewish culture

    (now this will upset a whole bunch) Hey Jew is this in the Bible???? “Man-God: Karl Marx wrote, “Man is God.”

    When will they (the majority) learn?

  2. Richard Wahl says

    Really??? – I do not think it was always so. Folks say that the massive moral crisis of Hitler’s annihilation vs. the Jews belief in a loving God left many Jews in limbo wondering where God was during that atrocity. As a result, many decided essentially to turn their backs on God. That would explain why so many Jews vote for atheistic government “alleged leaders”. They lost their anchor to their God and the Torah.

    From a Gentile perspective, this shift is understandable but so sad. Often people also turn their backs on the God of their Christian parents on the flimsy basis of hypocrisy parents exhibited. Parental hypocrisy is a far cry from Hitler’s evil, but this just goes to show how humans can be so easily flipped from faith. Incidentally – I have yet to meet a human who has not been hypocritical at one time or another. No one of us humans has attained perfection and no one will this side of death.

    Dennis is such a lucid writer and speaker. He is a rock in the present storm.

  3. What is interesting is that there are MANY religions on earth. Each of them is based on some kind of divine action by a human and/or event in the past. Many of them have quite different beliefs. The question is: Did God set this up? Was it the God or other that decreed what the foundations of each of those religions should be? Which one was the lead God? OR, is the underlying foundations and beliefs still the preaching of one universal all powerful deity?

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