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sell (one's) birthright for a mess of pottage

To exchange something of great, important, or fundamental value for some financial gain that proves to be of little, trivial, or no value but which appears to be attractive or valuable on first reckoning. An allusion to Esau in Genesis 25:29–32, who sells to Jacob his birthright to his family's estate for a bowl of lentil stew (pottage). If we allow our obsession with job creation to undermine the health of the environment, humanity will ultimately end up selling its birthright for a mess of pottage.
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sell (one's) birthright for a bowl of soup

To exchange something of great, important, or fundamental value for some financial gain that proves to be of little, trivial, or no value but which appears to be attractive or valuable on first reckoning. (A variant of "sell one's birthright for a mess of pottage," an allusion to Esau in Genesis 25:29–32, who sells to Jacob his birthright to his family's estate for a bowl of lentil stew (pottage).) If we allow our obsession with job creation to undermine the health of the environment, humanity will ultimately end up selling its birthright for a bowl of soup.
See also: birthright, bowl, of, sell, soup
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Boteach was referring to efforts by left-wing organizations to undermine the Birthright Israel program because of the way it presents the Arab-Israeli conflict to participants.
is the only country in the world with birthright citizenship.
She wrote about Lylette, her daughter, a special child, whom I helped enroll at Birthright.
It all started in April 2018, when hundreds of Jewish students aged between 18-26 in the US protested outside of Birthright gala in Manhattan, where Sheldon Adelson, one of the Birthright trips founders, was granted an award as the "Guardian of the Jewish Future".
The plain language spells out to whom birthright citizenship would not apply (children of foreign ambassadors) as well as to whom it would apply (every other class of persons), thus confirming the drafters' broad intent.
President Trump, of course, disagrees with this view, stating: "You don't need a constitutional amendment for birthright citizenship."With the greatest respect to the president, the constitutional protection of birthright citizenship is enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Given the legal challenges Trump is likely to face -- ending birthright citizenship would violate the 14th Amendment to the Constitution -- many of the president's critics suspect that the order is little more than a pre-election adrenalin shot for Trump's base.
A news report, quoting Josh Blackman, a law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, said while there had been disagreement among legal scholars on a lot of issues, "Birthright citizenship is not one of these areas".
"I think birthright citizenship as a policy matter doesn't make sense," Cruz said in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" in 2015.
Now, W.H Auden may not have been talking about Israel and their underhanded tactics, but his understanding of propaganda can definitely be applied to describe and explain birthright.
The Birthright Israel Foundation LLC, a nonprofit that raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel, signed a new 15-year, 19,025 s/f lease for the entire tenth floor.
Author, educator and social activist Parker Palmer posits that we all come into this world with birthright gifts.
With would-be lover Nathan Keyte and unlikely new friend Nicholas Wildmoor, Mercia must unravel her father's mystery to find a great prize long thought lost, striving to recover the King's stolen birthright in the hope of reclaiming her own.
The organization will address the followings: a) NUD is inclusive to all Nuer members worldwide and that its membership is a birthright membership, irrespective of geographical location as long as one is a Nuer by birthright; b) NUD's membership is not based on the sale and purchases as NCDS that sales membership to its members through political, military, and monetary value support to Riek Machar; c) If any contribution is made, it will be limited to the fewer Dollars amount and that amount cannot be used for a political purpose like NCDS that channels its fund to support Riek Machar's insurgency in South Sudan.
Even more valuable, in a book New York Times bestselling author Brigid Schulte calls "utterly captivating," Robertson "shows how creativity, more than anything, is a mindset, a habit, a choice, and the limitless and necessary birthright of us all."