Today’s news and commentary:
- “Al-Jazeera Arabic Readers Blame Hamas and Fatah for Violence”
- “The Region: Zarqawi's anti-people war”
- “Think Again: Free speech for me, but not for thee”
- “Barak: Civil marriage a human right” (Barak is wrong since there is no such thing as natural rights, and if he’s referring to the law of the State of Israel, he is still wrong since, last I heard, there was no such legal right. The Masorti/Conservative movement is wrong because their movement is not and never has been Judaism; at best they can claim to be a Jewish heresy. Their claim to be Judaism is an Orwellian manipulation of terminology to make themselves look legitimate and on the same level as all the branches of Judaism. In truth, they are another religion with a very different set of basic assumptions, assumptions that would make the adherents of any orthodox religion cringe. If they want to have Masorti/Conservative marriages recognized in Israel, they should stop pretending and honestly admit they are a separate religion and have their own set of marriage courts on par with those of the courts of other religions. I strongly urge them to for once give up the pretentious, misleading names they use (Masorti, Conservative, Traditional, Progressive, Historic-Positive) and come up with something accurate; I suggest “Frankelism”.)
- “Straddling freedom and tradition”
- “All work and no play for government?”
- “Demographobia (Yoram Ettinger)”
- “The West’s Denial of Evil”
- “Abbas and Peres in dreamland”
- “A note about Palestinian Arab polls”
- “Squeezing the Christians (1996)”
Your score is: 107
For easier understanding, the HPLHS SaniTest assessment algorithm converts your raw score to a scale of 1 to 10. This number is your INSANITY INDEX.
INSANITY INDEX 5.54 Your score falls solidly in the middle of the spectrum of madness, and it suggests that you may be hebephrenic, a condition marked by silliness, delusions, hallucinations, and puerile behavior. While not usually dangerous, it can be annoying as hell to those around you. Others who scored at this level include Joan of Arc and French philosopher Albert Camus.