Bayit Yehudi – “Jewish Home”
It is supposedly the political party which represents the interests of the Religious Zionist public, but despite it’s name, it’s not even truly Jewish, much less religious. It keeps knocking more and more holes in the wall to let in more and more outsiders in order to swell its ranks and gain more power. At the end of the day, it’s all about making Naftali Bennett Prime Minister. It’s no wonder the “Settler” community is so neglected these days. They essentially have no one representing them.
Courting the Russian vote on ‘Noviy God’ – Bayit Yehudi activists break taboo and stage Russian New Year event eyeing new demographic for the religious-Zionist party.
A novel and somewhat controversial event took place on Saturday evening when the Bayit Yehudi Youth Wing held a Novi God party in Petah Tikva.
Novi God is Russian for “new year,” and has traditionally been celebrated in the states of the former Soviet Union. It is also often celebrated by Israeli citizens who emigrated from that region, but is largely viewed as a non-Jewish celebration and is typically disdained in Orthodox circles, since some symbols of Christmas, such Christmas trees, have also been associated with the celebration.
…“Russian culture is very rich, and the second generation of Russian immigrants are interested in combining it as part of Israeli culture,” she said. “Novi God is considered something not to be touched amongst the national-religious establishment in Israel, and the time has come to break down the walls of ignorance on this issue. The event is pioneering and a sign of the beginning of a change of consciousness – and I hope it will become a tradition.”
Yonatan Dobov, chairman of the Bayit Yehudi Youth Wing and a fellow organizer, also pointed out that Novi God is not a Christian or religious holiday, but rather a cultural and family festival that has become deeply entrenched within Russian culture, including among Soviet immigrants to Israel.
Some people simply refuse to learn anything from Hanukah!
If there are any real Jews left in the ‘Jewish Home’, they should treat it as if it has tzara’at!