Feintooner: The Medieval Times

May 3, 2019 by Feintooner
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The New York Times cartoon is ostensibly a blind Netanyahu taking a selfie of himself while holding up tablets of the Law most likely descending Mount Sinai.

Despite apologizing on April 28 for running an anti-Semitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, “The New York Times“ published another anti-Semitic cartoon in the same edition over the weekend. Credit: VG.

This cartoonist is not satisfied to go back a mere 70 years to Der Strumer for inspiration but rather goes back approximately 1000 years to the “Synagoga” sculpture of the Notre-Same Cathedral:

https://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/etno/Catedral-Notre-Dame-(estatua-de-la-Sinagoga)-Paris-img50446.html.

This  medieval  sculpture evokes the  Supersession/ Replacement  theology  of the “defeated” Jewish religion (“Synagoga”) sculpted as  a  defeated woman, blindfolded by a snake (evil), head bowed ,carrying a broken rod in one hand , and the Tablets slipping out of her other hand.

In this vile cartoon Netanyahu is Synagoga who like her is blinded, carries a broken rod ( the selfie stick which is useless and broken because he is blind). Instead of Tablets falling from his hand , he is elevating  what might appear to be tablets, but are not. It is a single tombstone with a Jewish Star and stripes (Flag of Israel) conveying the hopes and aspirations of the cartoonist that  Israel /Judaism is dead theologically and

Instead of the tablets falling, the tombstone is raised.

This is the midrash behind this Feintooner cartoon:

In this cartoon, the Times cartoon has been reproduced with Synagoga’s snake covering Netanyahu’s eyes demonstrating the ancient and  medieval  anti-semitic influence of this  Times cartoon. The raised tombstone is engraved with  R.I.P. identifying it as indeed a tombstone.

This second Times  cartoon should not be given a pass either, and needs to be called out.

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One Response to “Feintooner: The Medieval Times”
  1. Michael Lerman says:

    The NYT is like a german paper in hitlers germany

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