Friday, April 13, 2007
Moses is My Pusher?
Followup on "Lying with Statistics," my Jewish Press piece
First, Israeli Arabs have always had higher life expectancy and lower
infant mortality rates than Arabs in any Arab countries. Some
Second, I am grateful to my friend Alex King, an MD at Hadassah, for
pointing out some other things I had missed.
Marrying cousins (cosanguinuity), which is common among Israeli Arabs,
significantly raises the chances of congenital birth defects and so raises
infant mortality. That is a major reason why Arab infant mortality is
somewhat higher than the rate for Jews in Israel and has nothing to do
with lack of access to medical facilities, as the anti-Israel "Sikkuy"
lobby group and post-Zionist Haaretz both maintain.
Aside from raising adult mortality, smoking by fathers is associated with
birth defects and higher infant mortality, and Arab fathers smoke a lot
more than Jews. Alex claims that Israeli Christians, who are mainly
Arabs, have HIGHER life expectancy than Jews. I could not confirm that
because Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics is not currently reporting
mortality and life expectancy rates separately for Israeli Arab
2. Moses is his Pusher?
The "Mobius" Mystery
25 Nisan 5767, 13 April 07 01:46by "Back to Sanity" - Arutz 7
Are you a Jew who believes that the highest
priority for Jews is promoting use of recreational drugs, rock and roll
music, and the promotion of far-leftist anti-Semites? Well, if so, boy
do we have a web site for you!
Mobius in progressive tallis: (see photo on web page)
It is called "JewSchool" and can be accessed here. It is the baby of dan sieradski, who calls himself "Mobius",
who describes himself as an "Orthodox Anarchist". I guess he has not
gotten around to reading what Pirkei Avot and the sages had to say about
anarchy. He attends Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, a Carlebach-tradition
yeshiva. Sieradski is ferociously anti-Israel and writes glowingly of
such critters as Norman Finkelstein. He uses the term "progressive" like
most other people use punctuation marks. He denounces those who criticize
leftist anti-Semites. He claims to be an artist and a poet . here he
writes a poem about "cellphone sluts." Here is one of his deeper ideas.
The Jerusalem Post recently cited him and his pro-hashish lobbying efforts
when debating whether marijuana is in fact "kitniyot hametz " and so
prohibited on Passover for Ashkenazim.
Sure, Tikkun and its pseudo-rabbis promote the same thing, but what is
interesting about JewSchool is that its owner seems actually to know a
thing or two about Judaism, in spite of his PC goofiness. Unlike Michael
Lerner, he seems actually to have glanced at some pages in the Bible. He
writes for some other web sites for Jewish stoned hippies, where he
celebrates anti-Israel hoodlums. On the other hand, he has called for
boycotting sources of hashish associated with terror groups, preferring
' For some Israeli hash heads, the boycott is a way of expressing their
dismay at the war and Hezbollah's relentless rocket attacks on Israel.
"The thing is, if you buy your drugs from Lebanon, you could well be
funding terrorism through Hezbollah against Israel," one user commented.
"Who among us would want that on their conscience? Not me!" Another young
boycotter commented: "It's bad enough that they're trying to blow up our
country. I'm not going to pay them to do it."'
All of which brings us to the mystery of his web nickname "Mobius". I
have not seen it explained but I would like to venture a hypothesis.
Maybe Mobius will confirm or deny it here in a comment. I suspect that
"Mobius" may be shorthand for the expression "Moses is my Pusher!"
3. Say, Imus, what do you say about THIS nappy-head?
Here she is with her puppet of a Rabbi:
4. Israel's Traitorous MK:
5. San Fran Chronicle libels Israel:
7. Sister Ann Coulter in the Jewish Press:
8. "Rabbi" Woodstock defends anti-Semites:
9. Israel legitimizes Arab terror:
10. Boston Jewish school celebrates the Khmer Rouge's favorite MIT