Jewish Theocracy

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Jewish Theocracy is an AuthUnity ideology that believes Judaism should be the state religion of the country and the law of the Tanakh should be the law of the State. It could be ruled with the help of a court of rabbis, a king, or even by judges.

History

The word "theocracy" was coined by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus to describe this system - "our legislator [Moses] had no regard to any of these forms [of government], but he ordained our government to be what, by a strained expression, may be termed a Theocracy, by ascribing the authority and the power to God" (Against Apion, book II, chapter 17).

According to the Hebrew Bible, the Israelites were led by Moses, who received from God divine laws and a promise of a kingdom in Canaan. During his forty-year leadership (Deuteronomy 29:5), Israel was a semi-nomadic nation that slowly migrated to Canaan. After Moses' death, Joshua took up his banner (Deuteronomy 34) and led the conquest of the Canaanite territories (Joshua 24:31) and their division into twelve Israelite tribes.

These events were followed by a period of the rule of judges, when observance of the Mosaic Law was rare (Judges 2:16-19). Eventually, this led to the unification of the tribes into the  Kingdom of Israel, reigned by Saul, who was followed by David and then, Solomon. After Solomon's death, his son, Rehoboam, succeeded him but was rejected by ten of the tribes. This crisis divided the realm into two kingdoms: Israel (also called Samaria) and Judah, ruled by the Solomonic dynasty.

It is only during the period of the divided kingdom that extra-Biblical sources regarding Israel start to appear. The Hebrew Bible describes that very few kings of Judah were faithful to the Law. This changed under King Josiah's reign, whose priests (depending on the source) either rediscovered or composed the religious laws of Judaism. At this time, theocratic laws were implemented across the realm (II Kings 22:8-13, II Chronicles 34:14-21). Regardless of the view taken, the fact remains that the kingdom of Judah under Josiah was the first state known outside the Bible that could be called a "Jewish theocracy."

Eventually, years after Josiah, the kingdom of Judah fell to a Babylonian invasion. Babylon was conquered by Persia, and Persia was conquered by the Macedonian Empire, the predecessor of the Seleucid Empire. A revolt led by Judas Maccabeus against Seleucid rule resulted in the establishment of a semi-autonomous Judea under the Hasmonean dynasty. Then, after a civil war, it was replaced by a client state after a Roman intervention, which was eventually abolished and integrated into the Roman Empire. Some later, lesser-known states, such as the Himyarite Kingdom and Khazaria, adopted Judaism as their state religion.

Since 1948, the only existing Jewish state is the State of Israel. There is much debate about its secularity, since it recognizes by law the Chief Rabbinate of Israel as the supreme rabbinic authority of Judaism in the country.

Personality and Behavior

  • He likes to call non-cubes goy/goyim/gentile
  • He and Zoroastrian Theocracy both like Cyrus the Great
  • He likes debates and prayer

How to Draw

Flag of Jewish Theocracy
  1. Draw a cube,
  2. Draw a thick line of blue on the top and bottom,
  3. Draw, in the centre, 2 grey tablets with some scribbles or Hebrew letters on them (which symbolises the Ten Commandments),
  4. Draw the eyes then you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Blue #0087BE 0, 135, 190
Grey #CCCCCC 204, 204, 204


Relationships

Kosher (Friends)

  • Kritarchy - The Sanhedrin shall be the highest political authority.
  • Constitutional Monarchism - The King must always answer to The Sanhedrin.
  • Bonapartism - Thanks for creating The Grand Sanhedrin! Plus some of your political ideas were cool.
    • Bonapartism - Yeah... I only made it to make sure you rats were kept track of.[2]
  • Distributism - Social welfare based on the bible? And you agree with private property? Based!
  • Zionism - Often too liberal, but the core idea of a Jewish state is incredibly based.
  • Religious Zionism - Needs to fully embrace Halakah and stop being so violent, otherwise good.
  • Zoroastrian Theocracy - Thanks for Cyrus the Great. But Babylon was hell.
  • Traditionalism - Our traditions have survived thousands of years we treasure them deeply.
  • Agrarianism - The Jews are a traditionally agrarian people, let's keep it that way!

Frenemies

  • Christian Theocracy - You've been much cooler with me lately. As long as you don't try to convert me, you're fine.
  • Tribalism - Not that type of tribe goy!
  • Revisionist Zionism - Far too xenophobic, but can sometimes be chill.
  • Labour Zionism - Likes the idea of Israel but still a socialist.
  • Islamic Theocracy - You once let us live peacefully in The Caliphate. What happened to us?
  • Monarchism - A King is good, but some of our old ones sucked because they ruled selfishly.
  • Dead Centrism - If you can't decide whose child it is, I might as well cut it in ha- SIKE! I will give it to the mother who objected.

Schmucks (Enemies)

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  1. The Samaritans believe that the Torah is the only true holy book, created before the genesis of the world and given to Moses by God. Because of this, they reject the Oral Torah, the Talmud, and all the later prophets and scriptures except Joshua, whose Samaritan version is way different from the Jewish one.
  2. Napoleon rescinded these privileges and in the "infamous decree" he banned Jews from any form of finance/money lending or owning newspapers. He annulled all debts owed by anyone to Jews. And he changed the law to " guilty unless proven innocent" to any Jew accused of financial malfeasance