Outstanding and Standing out Jewish believers in Yeshua: the Anima of Hans Herzl

One of the topics on my site is “Theodor Herzl and his tragic family.” In Herzl, King of the Jews,” I described Theodor dreaming about fitting out his son, Hans, his lowly tormented son, in the grubby regalia of a medieval ghetto Jew and crowning him, Duke, Doge, Doxe, Prince, King,  of the Most Serene Judenstaat.

Frank Yulish lists 52 Jews who became believers in Yeshua. He says: “I could list many more, but these 52 are outstanding.” Hans, the son of Theodor Herzl, is one of them. Here is the entry on Hans:

“Hans Herzl, son of Theodore Herzl (founder of modern Zionism), commits suicide after growing up at an Orthodox Jewish boarding school, coming to faith in Messiah, undergoing tremendous abuse, and then retreating to liberal Judaism. The Baltimore Jewish Times honestly reports that “when Herzl’s son became a convert to Christianity – not for material gain, but because he believed that if the idea of Jewish nationalism is thought to its final conclusion one can be a Christian Jew – he was read out of Jewry. The death of … Herzl reminds us that in many instances “we are ruthless fanatics.”

What would be the normal understanding of an “outstanding” doctor, an “outstanding” speaker, an “outstanding” actor, and so on? The obvious answer is that the doctor, speaker, actor, and so on, excel at what they do. We would, therefore, assume that an “outstanding Jewish believer in Yeshua” would definitely not mean a Jewish believer in Yeshua who abandons his belief in Yeshua. But, not only did Hans abandon his belief in Yeshua, he, unlike all of the other 52 “outstanding” believers in Yeshua mentioned on the list, committed the ultimate act of despair, by taking his own life. Hans should, arguably, not appear on the list of 52, because the term “outstanding” applied to him is a misnomer. The more appropriate description for Hans is not “outstanding” but “standing out.” He not only stands out from most Jewish believers in Yeshua worldwide, but he also stands out from the 52 “outstanding” ones on the list.

We previouslly read (above) that when Hans converted to Christianity…he was read out of Jewry.” Most of Jewry will not bat an eyelid at a Hare Krishna Jew or an atheist Jew. On thing it will not tolerate is a baptised Jew – having done so willingly, of course.

 

Frank Yulish lists 52 Jews who became believers in Yeshua. He says: “I could list many more, but these 52 are outstanding.” Hans, the son of Theodor Herzl, is one of them. Here is the entry on Hans:

1930 – Hans Herzl, son of Theodore Herzl (founder of modern Zionism)
Hans Herzl, son of Theodore Herzl (founder of modern Zionism), commits
suicide after growing up at an Orthodox Jewish boarding school, coming
to faith in Messiah, undergoing tremendous abuse, and then retreating to
liberal Judaism. The Baltimore Jewish Times honestly reports that “when
Herzl’s son became a convert to Christianity – not for material gain,
but because he believed that if the idea of Jewish nationalism is
thought to its final conclusion one can be a Christian Jew – he was read
out of Jewry. The death of … Herzl reminds us that in many instances
we are ruthless fanatics.”

What would be the normal understanding of an “outstanding” doctor, an “outstanding” speaker, an “outstanding” actor, and so on? The obvious answer is that the doctor, speaker, actor, and so on, excel at what they do. We would, therefore, assume that an “outstanding Jewish believer in Yeshua” would definitely not mean a Jewish believer in Yeshua who abandons his belief in Yeshua. But, not only did Hans abandon his belief in Yeshua, he, unlike all of the other 52 “outstanding” believers in Yeshua mentioned on the list, also committed the ultimate act of despair, by taking his own life. Hans should, arguably, not appear on the list of 52, because the term “outstanding” applied to him is a misnomer. The more appropriate description for Hans is not “outstanding” but “standing out.” He not only stands out from most Jewish believers in Yeshua worldwide, but he also stands out from the 52 “outstanding” ones on the list.

Yulish might have been totally unaware that Hans stood out like a wounded anima among the other 51 “outstanding” believers in Yeshua. I would, however, be Fulish to put my head on a block over the matter.

4 thoughts on “Outstanding and Standing out Jewish believers in Yeshua: the Anima of Hans Herzl

  1. I’m glad that you’ve taken to labeling Theodor Herzl as “king of the Jews”; it highlights just how ludicrous that particular claim is when it’s applied by non-Jews to Jesus.

    I would also like to take this rare opportunity to call you on an accidental typo (you wrote, above, “previouslly”, with two L’s). Ordinarily, characterizing a typo with the adjective accidental is superfluous. But you have the peculiar habit of communicating your points by intentionally littering your exposition with mistakes you are aware of and that you use to clue readers into the fact that you don’t mean exactly what you say. There is an interesting, comical, relevant tidbit on the condition you thus exhibit at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703581204576033801004173620.html.

    • Anonymous your comment: “accidental typo (you wrote, above, “previouslly”, with two L’s).”

      Both of us are being slly. It does, though, open new vistas of creativity.

      Your “King of the Jews” remark.

      John 19 “1Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. 2The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they put a royal purple robe on him. 3″Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, and they hit him with their fists… 19:12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders told him, “If you release this man, you are not a friend of Caesar. Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.” 13When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). 14It was now about noon of the day of preparation for the Passover.

      And Pilate said to the people, “Here is your king!” 15″Away with him,” they yelled. “Away with him–crucify him!” “What? Crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the leading priests shouted back.

      Pilate (the Gentile) said that Jesus was the King of the Jews; the Jewish leaders said that they have no king but Caesar. They chose Caesar above Jesus. And so it is to this day.

      • I note you dodged engagement on the Ganser syndrome topic.

        You are absolutely correct in stating that Jews do recognize legitimate government authority. The Jews are commanded by G-d to do so in their Bible. On the other hand, since the Jews have no recollection of ever have lived under a king named Jesus as the gentiles tell us we once did, we tend to doubt their claims. After all, we were there and they were not. I know you prefer to follow the less reasonable view of history than the more credible one; perhaps that’s a side effect of the Ganser bug?

        • Anon, I don’t mean to be mean, but I’d like other readers of my “bog” to get something useful out of it. Try not to point out all my syns, which are many.

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