Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Inauthentic Judaism

For some reason there are those out there in the ether of the internet who are wonder why I haven't made any forceful statements about the new enfant terrible in the blogsphere. My question is: why should I?
To answer that, let's review a few things:
1) I strongly doubt Raphael Bearmant (or whatever his real name is) gives a flying fart about what I think of him. I didn't even make it onto his spamming letter flurry that he used to draw attention to himself in the first place.
2) Navonim philosophy is quite different than the spew that this guy puts out. It's completely incompatible with it, in fact. As Reb Bearmant has made it clear that he views his twisted version of Yehadut is the only "real" version out there, there isn't much to talk about.
3) I have a life.
Therefore I have no time for someone whose writing skills seem stuck in 4th grade and whose entire knowledge of Jewish literature revolves around statements that were either taken out of context or invented for the purpose of pushing his views. As the old saying goes, don't waste your time trying to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
It is very clear from those of us who actually know something about the rich corpus of Jewish literature out there that authentic Judaism embraces many different traditions and interpretations al pi halacha of our holy Torah. Those who would insist that their understanding, and their understanding only, is the true path to daas HaShem are far from that position and I needn't waste my time with them.


SJ said...

Raphael Bearmant = Garnel. XD

Garnel Ironheart said...

No, no, I'm OTD!