13 December 2019

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act — And Over 100 Bullets

Yesterday I viewed a video of Rabbi Niederman at a briefing, with Mayor deGlasio. Rabbi Niedermen in a chocked up tearful voice painfully disclosed to those present that the [korban] Bochur Moshe Deutsch zt”l [died in a frenzy of] OVER 100 BULLETS. As he was explaining, and so emotionally upset the words were difficult to utter, the Mayor came close to him, placed his arm on his back to comfort him. This was very kind and empathetic. The Mayor despite all else showed true compassion for the Jewish people. [this morning I awoke with the thought of 100 bullets and the Korban of  Moshe Deutsch a”s. Rabbi Mizrachi explained very graphically what happens to the neshoma at the moment of death; he explained that at the exact moment the neshoma flies out of the body, hovers over it shocked and confused. It sees everything going on below. This is why the shiva period is so important, to console the neshoma. 

So now Shamayim has decreed a no nonsense approach, and the world is on notice. Below is some pertinent parts of this Act.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
The document calls on the government departments enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism: “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

According to the IHRA, “Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to: calling for, aiding or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective – such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions; accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews; denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust); accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust; accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations; denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a state of Israel is a racist endeavor; applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation; using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis; drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis; and holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.”
During the glatt-kosher reception, Trump put it simply.

“This is our message to universities,” he said. “If you want to extend the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject antisemitism and... never tolerate the suppression, persecution or silencing of the Jewish people. We have also taken a firm stand against the BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement].”

A thank you to Ruthie Blum in her analyses in Beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome

The video of New York Mayor Comforts Rabbi After He Breaks Down While Describing Jersey City Killings: vosizneias

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