Jewish Preppers?

Some people finding our website may be wondering what is a Prepper and why does it have a religious affiliation? Well the short answer is...A Prepper is the modern day survivalist. It's not (necessarily) a right-wing militiaman preparing for Armageddon in the boondocks of Montana. But better represented by a normal, educated, middle class individual perhaps living in the most urban of cities, preparing themselves physically and mentally for any upcoming disaster, natural or man-made. This could include anything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, social unrest to an act of terrorism. Preparations include: food supply, medical supply, weapons supply etc. and the knowledge and skills to use them. Of course, a Jewish Prepper is just a designation for a small niche of the Prepper Community that is of the Jewish Faith. We are non-profit and nonpartisan. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Another Jewish Prepping Talmudic Source

The Talmud states (Kiddushin 29A) that one of the responsibilities of a father to his son is to teach him how to swim. Rashi explains that if he were to fall from a boat into the water it would be necessary endanger his life were he not to know how to swim.

This seems to be a basic foundation for not only personal preparedness, but the necessity to pass on this knowledge of the ways of survival to our children. Basic homesteading, proper care and use of firearms etc. should be required learning in the modern Jewish educational system!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm looking for kosher certified freeze dried foods. do you have any suggestions?