I’ve seen about 30 articles that talk about that Saddam novel being translated into English and haven’t seen the novel anywhere. Both the html versions I’ve found in Arabic have irritatingly jumbled grammar. I’m not trying to be edgy by bringing him up, I genuinely think it’s a genius idea to speak as Abraham to the three monotheisms. That’s not something that you’re going to find in the West. Such a book would only speak from the perspective of one of those monotheisms in particular. Do you see how at least the attempt to speak as Abraham is striving in the direction of objectivity? If he’s a mere politician and he wrote something like that I can’t imagine what material might be out there by MENA intellectuals. Even if it’s biased toward Islam that would be a change of pace from the 100% youknowwhat perspective we’re used to here.
Anyway, leaving the task of finding a good translation of that behind for now, looking into more details about my latest favorite writer Israel Shahak on the heebnet.
Apparently no Hebrew publisher would touch that book of his I’m so fond of and could read 20 volumes of.
the important project he worked on at the end of his life, a book entirely devoted to Judaism’s treatment of women, was lost after his death and disappeared without a trace. We will no longer be able to read the study, because one of his admirers, who appropriated all the research material from the estate, managed to lose it and meanwhile died himself without leaving a trace of the drafts
LOL! Jews, man. This is so sad. That’s just dirty.
He died in July 2001, probably just a coincidence.
It took 18 years before it was published in Hebrew. It’s my firm conviction that if you haven’t read that, you don’t understand anything. It’s not many pages either (unfortunately). I wonder what other extra-bibliographical items of his there are.
The Mossad probably put his office through the paper shredder.
In the beginning of his last book (published), he cites a Hodos-type, Seffi Rachlevsky. The people who control our belief-system hate us and want us dead, sorry if you don’t find the origins of that worldview important to understand.
This book is a journey of understanding—often painful, often dreary, often disturbing—for us as Jews who have a stake in Jewry.
Who was his admirer that “died”?
Meanwhile, the traditional penalty for any Jew who “informs” to the authorities on any matter regarding the Jewish community has always been death, often preceded by hideous torture.
Much of this dishonesty obviously continues down to recent times
One Zyd’s take on that (extant) book
You’re terrified to do a cladistic interpretation of them.
a religion based upon “Hate Thy Neighbor” might have long-term cultural ripple effects that extend far beyond the direct community of the deeply pious. If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.