Hi everyone and welcome to this week's batch of Laura's Links. It's been another busy one for me and mine and there's no sign things will be slowing down as we approach the Jewish holidays – Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Tabernacles). Preparations all over the Jewish world are well underway. Therefore, for your edification, over the next couple of weeks, my column may be somewhat seasonally Jewish holiday themed.
There are a few big picture items I want to bring to your attention. First of all is the battle brewing between Elon Musk and the ADL! I am making popcorn. Look, not to blow my own horn but I have been ragging on the repulsive ADL for almost a decade! And of course for many years, the Great Prophet Steyn has been in on the case.
The ADL is a racket, or as Ben Shapiro puts it, a progressive interest group that proclaims it is speaking in the name of Jewish causes. That's being pretty diplomatic. It's a disgusting organization that pretends to be Jewish but causes more antisemitism than it ever "solves". How any Jewish person in their right mind could defend it, especially given its latest alignment with pogrom-meister Al Sharpton is almost beyond me.
Other things on my radar. As Mark has previously asked, why is this guy hanging out and imposing whacko policy ideas on all of us via our allegedly democratically elected governments? Just because he's rich? This super creepy man boobs guy is quite anti-human in his outlook, his pastimes and hobbies and in certainly what he wants to impose upon the rest of us. Keep an eye on him.
Also, earlier this week, south Tel Aviv erupted in violence. Not Israeli-Palestinian, but Eritrean infiltrator versus Eritrean infiltrators.
Anyway, I gotta get some zzzzzzs. I scarfed down some ridiculously delicious baklava and tea to reward myself for a lot of walking this evening but now I am completely wiped out and I have to call it a night.
Take care and I'll see you in the comments.
MUST READ VDH: What the left did to our country. (Depressing as hell. Like, completely devastating and every word and phrase accurate.)
The Great Walkbackening, Reckoning and Accounting:
Unforgivable. It's all unforgivable.
This is going to be the party line: ""There was no compulsory vaccination. People made their own choices.
So much misery. So much human carnage. This is just the beginning.
Israel and Jews:
Will Orthodox Judaism accept female rabbis? (Spoiler: Nope.)
The Formerly Great Britain:
Lionel Shriver: the freedom of speech interview.
But I was told that population replacement was a crackpot EuroNazi conspiracy theory?!?!
Left Wing Kooks:
"It is exhausting to be a good Democrat.
Imagine owning something that isn't for sale.
This made me cry. A murdered security officer's brothers in arms vow to treat his children as their own family, and accompany the newly orphaned kids to their first day of school.
"It wasn't even a thought in his mind to abandon someone in need, and he refused to leave Ed behind.
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