Soon Coming: "Jewish Voices of Conscience for Truth, Justice and Peace"

In honor of the 1st night of Chanukah, a celebration of light, I am announcing the imminent formation of a group tentatively titled- "Jewish Voices of Conscience for Truth, Justice and Peace." The intention of this group will be to summon the intellectual, social and spiritual power of Jewish peoples of conscience across the diaspora to vocalize silenced truth in order to push for justice and provide for the possibilities of peace. Although not solely dedicated to speaking about the attacks of 9-11-01, seeking and speaking the truth about this crucial event will be a lynchpin around which our focus can and must turn.

The 9-11 truth movement is a living example of the potential power of bringing to bear the spiritual light of truth upon uncomfortable or even downright scary realities. The Chanukah story is a well of resonant meaning to draw upon for any truth movement. It tells of the overcoming and triumph through grace and grit of a people in the midst of both physical and spiritual crisis. The Maccabees confronted the threat of losing faith if the little oil they had to light their religious ceremony were to run out, while at the same time facing the seemingly overwhelming numbers of their oncoming nemeses. The darkness threatened to overwhelm from all angles. Jewish people of conscience must face the darkness that threatens to overwhelm this young 21st century from all angles.

That being said, It is difficult to deny, as we hope and work here in the 21st, that Jewish encounters with suffering and ostracism had reached their historical zenith by the middle of the 20th century. And while the Jewish experience of the 20th century's savagery was unique, as all people's experiences are unique, it was not special. It could be said that the 20th century collectively represents humanity's holocaust century.

Over what turned out to be our bloodiest 100 years, at least 100 million individual human beings were offered up to the various destructive fires we homo 'sapiens' put in service of our massive intra-special violence. The question of the numbers of human beings killed in different events and historical periods across time will be debated ever on into our future.

Although historically important and spiritually relevant, the deeper and more immediate point is that it was too many. And to this we say- "No more! Never again!" As a friend says to people about 9-11- "Only 3000 people huh?! Can I stack their bodies in your backyard?" More to the point, we must carry with us the memory of those that needlessly died for the sake of enmity, mistrust, misunderstanding, profit and on and on, so that we can build a beautiful, humane future mindful of our most savage potentialities.

Part of what this group of "Jewish Voices of Conscience" must do is think clearly, candidly and complexly, not monolithically and/or binarily, about groups, countries, religions and institutions. Crucial to this endeavor will be the rich tradition of discourse and dialogue that is a fundamental aspect of Talmudic religion and culture, and Jewish philosophy and spirituality.
With so much covered-up and silenced by the use of the term "anti-semitic," which the Global War on Terror itself effectively is, the real specter of anti-Jewishness both festers and grows. We, the Jewish people of conscience, must confront this silencing done in our name.

If this group is to have any integrity whatsoever, I must acknowledge openly from before the get-go that it seems apparent to me that there were and are Jewish people involved in the 9-11 attacks, from the intellectual justifications and strategems that led up to it, to the operations themselves, to the ongoing cover-up. However, in my opinion, though the people involved in this massacre of both people and truth may call themselves "Jews" and have Jewish names to back it up, they ultimately fail to understand and enact the deep spiritual and moral covenant of being a Jew, a person of G-d.

Needless to say, I am not a self-hating Jew or an anti-semite. I am quite proud of the Jewish tradition and the gifts that Jewish people throughout history have contributed to humanity. In fact, I consider myself a Zionist, who believes there can and should be a place on this planet, both physical and spiritual, for an Israeli nation of Jewish people. But, as a Zionist, I am wholeheartedly an anti-Zionist Supremacist. If there is anything I hate, which I am not sure that I hate anything at all, it would be the way in which some people have hijacked rich and wise traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc.) and put them in service of their egotistically-driven, psychopathic plans of diabolical domination. And worse yet, the way we, the people of conscience, have, so far, let them.

But, none too soon, it looks like there is a stirring amongst the peoples of this precious little planet to take up their own power and speak the truth necessary to pursue justice.

May that the light hold, even during these dark days, and soon grow in all of us towards a glorious celebration of the creation of peace.

p.s. Please post or email me any ideas you have or people you think may want to be involved or who you think shoud be involved.

You say...

"I must acknowledge openly from before the get-go that it seems apparent to me that there were and are Jewish people involved in the 9-11 attacks, from the intellectual justifications and strategems that led up to it, to the operations themselves, to the ongoing cover-up."

However, it was not a "Jewish Conspiracy", a "Zionist Conspiracy", a "Christian Conspriacy", or a "Muslim Conspiracy."

It was a CRIMINAL conspiracy, and should be treated as such. Yes, Jews should become involved, but not because people that call themselves Jews may have been involved. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Episcopalians (sp?), Catholics, Scientologists, Lutherans, Baptists, should ALL be involved because murdering 2,973+ people IS WRONG. Because using those deaths to further agendas that have no place in this country, or on this planet IS WRONG.

The quickest path to 9/11 Truth is right through the White House. Not through your closest synagogue or church.

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Geez! What a freakin' psycho

I am — doughnut – no more. —– Ave atque Vale!

As a matter of fact I do

and I question the motivations of anybody who would re-post this Jew-hating piece of crap without explanation or qualification, especially in this thread.

Edit: The Jew-hating piece of crap was removed.

I agree with going through the White House

And I've concurred with your crucial point here before. Treason is treason. In my letter to Federal judges to fulfill my legal duties around misprision of treason I focused on Bush and Cheney and their role in the treasonous cover-up. And I believe we must hone in on the two civilians most entrusted with our safety. I also said that there were people who were probably operationally more central to the act itself and their role should be fully fleshed out too.

"Da Joos did it" has been a problematic disinformation tactic thrown at us from the beginning. And of course, as you say, the thing that ties all the people involved in the crime has nothing to do with religions or races, but their criminality. Meanwhile, some of these people claim to be Jewish while clearly being Zionist Supremacists who need to be called out for that. Just as Christians should call out Bush for not being a Christian at all. I think DRG's "Christian Faith and the Truth of 9-11" book was very powerful. I haven't seen anything even close from the truth movement's Jewish members. Just shh about the Jewish/Zionist element to all this. A shoutout for 9-11 truth from Rabbi Lerner and some handwringing about whether there might hav e been Israeli involvement. It's pretty clear there was Israeli involvement. When are we Jews of Conscience going to say it?

And so, though I wouold like for this group to be mainly about taking pride and asserting our Jewishness as we speak the truth that all human beings of heart can and should at this point, we also have a unique role as people of Jewish heritage to fulfill the gifts and obligations that our people have and must bring forcefully to the table right about yesterday.

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” –Plato

"We must speak the truth about terror." --George W. Bush

Very well said, Mr Gold


I had hoped that people who are very knowledgable about the

holocaust of merely 65 years ago, where Hitler & Nazis turned an advanced society into an insane slaughterhouse, with countless innocent men, women & children murdered in gas chambers--would have caught on to the fact that Bush & Company are lying about 9/11. I guess it's still not to late, but it's close.

There are many Jewish people in the truth movement

And have been for a long time. But there many Jewish people in denial just like there are people of all backgrounds and religions in denial still, My main point with this group is to attempt to assemble some Jewish intellectual and spiritual weight that already may exist in the truth movement or on the edge of it and help push towards justice hard. Also, there is still a hush hush aspect to Israeli involvement in the attacks that I think can and will be most effectively addressed primarily by Jewish people of conscience.

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” –Plato

"We must speak the truth about terror." --George W. Bush

nice, shumonik

afriend of mine belongs to "Jewish Voices for Peace"...
blessings on Chanukah. your "Jewish Voices for Conscious" will be good for jews, muslims, and christians alike...i pray.

thank you for your blessings

I pray too


to you and let's work together on this.

Shalom to you

Very cool website you got going. I'm working on a mission statement right now and talking to some folks around here. Then it should be time to put up a site pretty soon. I'll post again when ready to take it to next step.

This makes me very happy, Shumonik

I've been hoping a group like this would develop -- I think a Jewish (qua Jewish) voice in the Truth movement will be a thing of immense value. I also appreciate your nuanced self-identification as a Zionist who opposes Zionist-supremacism. Although I consider myself an anti-Zionist, the notion of a Zionism which is not inherently racist is a topic I would welcome a dialogue about.

Thank you.

hey cass

all good things...k