Dark Star represents an original contribution to the understanding of the relationship between Jewish history and world history. Dark Star approaches Jewish history in a stricktly secular spirit. The Jewish people was not chosen by an invisible entity for any destiny. The Jewish people evolved like any other, and in the course of its evolution, came to play a central role in world history. In particular, Christianity, Islam and Marxism, today the dominant ideologies on a world scale, all grew out of Jewish history in one way or another. Why did Jewish history have such a powerful influence on world history? Why has the Jewish people been subjected to such intense persecution throughout its history? What is the meaning of the birth of Israel for the world today? Dark Star answers these questions in a truthful, accurate and realistic manner..
REMEMBER TO DREAM
Remember to Dream brings to life a history and a tradition that has been suppressed, ignored and vilified for many years. It is the first comprehensive history of Jewish radicalism that has ever been written and is based on many years of study and research. It deals with all the major Jewish radical tendencies, including Marxism, Zionism, Freudianism, Bundism, Territorialism and the Jewish component in the modern feminist, anarchist and counter-cultural movements. It shows why Jews became radicals, how the movement evolved and where it is heading..
THE ORIGINS OF THE MESSIANIC IDEAL
This book presents the first strictly secular exposition of how and why the concept of “the Messiah” came to loom so large in both Jewish and Christian culture. Conventional treatments of this question, which are not very numerous, treat the Messianic ideal as something that fell from the skies as a prefiguring of the Redeemer who was to come. But from the standpoint of secular historiography, It is evident that this ideal was the creation of the hopes and dreams of the many millions of Jews who fought to make it a reality several thousand years ago. Why did the Messianic ideal assume the form that it did, and why did Jewish and Christian understandings of this ideal eventually diverge so sharply? These are the questions which this book answers in an objective, well documented and systematic way..
CHRISTIANITY IN PERSPECTIVE
What is the true meaning of “the Eucharist”? Why is so much blame laid on the Jewish people in the New Testament? Why have European Christians murdered so many people? This book answers these questions accurately, truthfully and completely..
FROM HABIRU TO HEBREWS
The ten essays assembled in this volume represent the fruit of fifty years of research and study in the fields of Jewish history and World history. They show that the Jewish people has played a progressive role in world history, a role which grew out of the political culture of the Habiru. Mentioned in literally hundreds of cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 2nd millenium BCE, the Habiru formed scattered bands of runaway slaves and other fugitives who maintained themselves on the outskirts of the settled areas of the Middle East. Constituting a social class rather than an extended family, they were nonetheless the founders of the ancient Jewish nation whose origins are depicted in a legendary form in the Hebrew Scriptures. It was their egalitarian value system which was handed down to posterity by the Jewish people. In this way there arose a process which has continued unto this day: on the one hand the gradual incorporation of progressive Jewish values into world culture, but on the other hand the relentless persecution of the Jewish people by the forces of tyranny and injustice. In today’s world this process takes the form of the struggle to survive of the democratic state of Israel in the face of the united opposition of autocratic forces everywhere. Written at different times over the course of the past 15 years or so, each of the ten essays in this volume addresses a different aspect of this process. Taken together they cast a bright light on the truth of Jewish history and the Jewish people..