Jewish Religions and The Prospect of Dissent

July 3, 2016

[MW note: Gilad Atzmon’s essay clears up a few things. I’ve been a follower of Gilad for quite a few months, even before he appeared as an expert witness for the Canadian Christian publisher and blogger, Arthur Topham. I’ve just copied a few lines of his essay but it is worth reading to the end. And if you have extra time, you ought to get his book, The Wandering Who? which shows this world-renowned musician as a deep thinker.]

“The Jewish religion is a religion of Mitzvoth (commandments) and without this religious idiom, the Jewish religion doesn’t exist at all.” Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz

While Islam and Christianity can be easily understood as belief systems, Judaism actually defies the notion of belief all together. Judaism is an obedience regulative system. The Judaic universe is ruled by ‘mitzvoth’ (commandment), a set of 613 precepts and directives ordered by God. In opposition to Christianity and Islam that build from spiritual and heavenly precepts in worship to a transcendental God, the Judaic subject subscribes to strict earthly and material observance. While the Islamo-Christian is wrapped in God’s loving and the spirituality of the sublime and divinity, the follower of Judaism is judged by his or her ability to adhere to hundreds of rigorous earthly orders.

Continue reading here.

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Most Modern Jews Are Turks, Not Israelites, Says Israeli Geneticist

November 22, 2013

At one time, the earth was flat, but not any more; at one time, the Jews were specially “chosen”, but not any more.

In this Oxford-published research paper (December  2012)  The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses,  John Hopkins School of Public Health Research Associate and geneticist Dr. Eran Elhaik proves that over 90 percent of those who call themselves Jews are in fact of Turkic origin and not of the Judean tribes mentioned in the Bible.

The  abstract says:

The question of Jewish ancestry has been the subject of controversy for over two centuries and has yet to be resolved. The “Rhineland hypothesis” depicts Eastern European Jews as a “population isolate” that emerged from a small group of German Jews who migrated eastward and expanded rapidly. Alternatively, the “Khazarian hypothesis” suggests that Eastern European Jews descended from the Khazars, an amalgam of Turkic clans that settled the Caucasus in the early centuries CE and converted to Judaism in the 8th century. Mesopotamian and Greco–Roman Jews continuously reinforced the Judaized empire until the 13th century. Following the collapse of their empire, the Judeo–Khazars fled to Eastern Europe. The rise of European Jewry is therefore explained by the contribution of the Judeo–Khazars. Thus far, however, the Khazars’ contribution has been estimated only empirically, as the absence of genome-wide data from Caucasus populations precluded testing the Khazarian hypothesis. Recent sequencing of modern Caucasus populations prompted us to revisit the Khazarian hypothesis and compare it with the Rhineland hypothesis. We applied a wide range of population genetic analyses to compare these two hypotheses. Our findings support the Khazarian hypothesis and portray the European Jewish genome as a mosaic of Near Eastern-Caucasus, European, and Semitic ancestries, thereby consolidating previous contradictory reports of Jewish ancestry. We further describe a major difference among Caucasus populations explained by the early presence of Judeans in the Southern and Central Caucasus. Our results have important implications for the demographic forces that shaped the genetic diversity in the Caucasus and for medical studies.

Another synopsis of Dr. Elhaik’s findings is here. Dr. Elhaik’s website here.


Mark Twain: The Mystery Worshiper And Jewish Law

January 10, 2013

The other day I sat down to read a bit from Mark Twain’s Letters From The Earth. It seems that Twain was a mystery worshiper. Here are some of his observations about church-goers in Letter II:

More men go to church than want to.

To forty-nine men in fifty the Sabbath Day is a dreary, dreary bore.

Of all the men in a church on a Sunday, two-thirds are tired when the service is half over, and the rest before it is finished.

The gladdest moment for all of them is when the preacher uplifts his hands for the benediction. You can hear the soft rustle of relief that sweeps the house, and you recognize that it is eloquent with gratitude.

All nations look down upon all other nations.

All nations dislike all other nations.

All white nations despise all colored nations, of whatever hue, and oppress them when they can.

White men will not associate with “niggers,” nor marry them.

They will not allow them in their schools and churches.

All the world hates the Jew, and will not endure him except when he is rich.

I ask you to note all those particulars.

In Letter X, Twain quotes from the Old Testament:

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people….
7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.
11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.
13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord.
17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats’ hair, and all things made of wood.
21 And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord commanded Moses….
25 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
28 And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle….
31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.
32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,
34 And threescore and one thousand asses,
35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of woman that had not known man by lying with him….
40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the Lord’s tribute was thirty and two persons.
41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the Lord’s heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses….
47 Even of the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the Lord; as the Lord commanded Moses.

Twain comments:

Take the case of Jeroboam. “I will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall.” It was done. And not only was the man that did it cut off, but everybody else.

The same with the house of Baasha: everybody was exterminated, kinsfolks, friends, and all, leaving “not one that pisseth against a wall.”

In the case of Jeroboam you have a striking instance of the Deity’s custom of not limiting his punishments to the guilty; the innocent are included. Even the “remnant” of that unhappy house was removed, even “as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.” That includes the women, the young maids, and the little girls. All innocent, for they couldn’t piss against a wall. Nobody of that sex can. None but members of the other sex can achieve that feat.

I can understand why he pokes fun and mocks the Bible. And if Twain were alive today, he would really be upset with Jewish Noahide Laws that say all non-Jews must be exterminated.


How To Recognize Messianic Zionism

April 15, 2012

[In this illuminating essay, Charles E. Carlson lists several warning signals to help you recognize the Zionist wolf when it sneaks into your church. mw]

The Messianic Movement Smuggles Zionism into the Mainline Church

Charles E. Carlson Apr 5, 2012

Stealing Easter from Jesus
The Messianic Movement that is growing inside America’s mainline churches could be called the second generation of Christian Zionism.  Its leaders are not the arrogant celebrity types, like John Hagee, who have become an embarrassment to traditional church-goers.  The crass first generation of Christian Zionists, used by Israel’s Likud Party to mobilize pro-Israel zealots and force the U.S. Congress into serving the Israel’s interests, is in its last stage of usefulness; its mission for Israel has been accomplished.

The “Messianic movement” is wooing mainline churches with a velvet glove.  Caesar Aharon, author of Judaizing Elements in the Messianic Movement, wrote almost 15 years ago about the danger of Jewish corruption inside the churches and recorded a valuable program about it.  Trained as a Conservative Jew, Aharon followed Jesus without Jewish reservations or Old Testament trappings.

Aharon asserted that Messianic Churches always consisted of one or a few Jews on the inside, administering and preaching in the churches, which were attended and supported by seeking Christians spirited away from other denominations.  We wrote about one such church  a few weeks ago—the McLean Bible Church.2

Mainline, orthodox, or traditional Christian by any label, need to watch for warning signs of Messianic Zionist influence.

1) Jewish “Passover” or “Seder dinners,” on Christian Good Friday. 

2) Sponsored Tours to Israel.  Most are Zionist propaganda sessions and not Christian;  Less than 10% of tour takers ever meet a Palestinian while in Israel.

3) Recognizes Jewish holidays, such as Hanukkah at Christmas time, or the feast of Purim in February?

4) Special prayers for Israel as a state, or for “the peace of Israel?”

THE THEFT OF EASTER
There is little if any connection between the mission, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and the strictly Jewish celebration of Passover.  But a connection is manufactured by so-called “Judeo-Christian” groups, including Chosen People Ministries and Jews for Jesus, for Zionist purposes.  An increasing number of mainline churches have allowed Messianic organizations to organize Seder dinners on Good Friday, promoting the false impression that Jesus observed Passover as part of his mission. The result is to turn Good Friday into a celebration of an old Hebrew tradition that had nothing to do with Jesus’ mission on earth.  Passover celebrations are being conducted in many churches on Friday, April 6, 2012.3

Jesus Last Supper, when he washed the feet of those he was to leave behind to do his mission, took place on a Thursday before Passover; Passover is a Jewish celebration observing events in the time of Moses, including the seven plagues on the Egyptians.  Therefore Passover is not relevant to Easter even though it occurs about the same dates.  It is a diversion from Jesus’ New Covenant of love and peace.

The Jewish Seder dinner apparently got its foot in the Mainline church door years ago. Some mainline churches observe an abbreviated Passover dinner at regular communing service on Maundy Thursday, which coincides with the day of the week of Jesus’ Last Supper.  Zionism has a way of getting one foot in the door, and staying.

But Seder is a racial, strictly Jewish, celebration commemorating God’s “passing over” the Israelite children when, according to the book of Exodus, He sent terrible plagues on the people to impress the Pharaoh of His power.  While the Seder seems to stress God’s gift of freedom to the ancient Israelites, it also celebrates the slaughter of all the firstborn of Egypt and a God of wrath. Seder is about power.  By contrast, Jesus Last Supper was about humbleness and service.

What does this event have to do with Jesus sacrifice for us on the cross?  The Zionists suggest Jesus was a sacrificial lamb and Jews devour an entire lamb at the Seder and that constitutes a connection..  This is indeed questionable symbolism, since those who celebrate Seder rejected Jesus, who came as the Prince of Peace, bringing a new covenant.  How unlike the old, bloody one the Jews and Messianic Christians celebrate on Purim and Passover.

It needs to be noted that there were no Jews or Judea at the time of Moses, and the habit of calling everyone from Moses to Jesus a “Jew” is a confusing.  The misuse of the modern Jew words has allowed Zionists to claim genetic kinship with any biblical character they may choose, even Jesus!  Moses was an Israelite; Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli. They are not brothers from the same tribe, as the Messianic Christian would have us believe.

Christian Zionists cheat with the Bible to falsely connect Good Friday to a Seder dinner.  Jesus ate his last meal with his immediate followers the day before  the passover, and Jesus had a very different agenda.  He came to Jerusalem not to celebrate the festival, but in order to give up his life as a sacrifice, his trip planned to coincide with the date when the maximum number of fallen, “lost sheep of the house of Israel” would be in town for the feasting.

It is clear, if you believe the words written in the Book of John, that Jesus was hanging on the cross at the time the corrupted Israelites were eating their ceremonial passover dinner on Friday.  They were not celebrating Jesus, but denying him.  We will examine a clear example where a modern, Zionist bible contradicts Jesus’ “red letter” words.

The result of accepting the notion that the Last Supper was a Seder is, first, that it leads to an easy suggestion that present day Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophesy, Oh yes, Jesus too.  Second, it leads to a foot in the door for those who want to reject  some of what Jesus, and later his disciples and apostles, taught.  Wherever Jesus’ words contradict the Messianic view of prophesy and the agenda of the present day State of Israel, messianics will say political Israel was there first.

The Talmud, not the Bible, describes in many rules how the celebration of Seder is to be carried out.  Should churches carry out Talmudic rules?  Among these Seder rules are that each participant will drink four cups of wine.3  That sounds like a party!  Good Friday was not a party.

Seder is a celebration of what Jews believe God did for the ancient Israelites in the time of Moses and all the plagues.  In contrast, the Last Supper was the final session of a three year training course, at which Jesus told of his own imminent death, demonstrated his humble commitment to servitude by washing feet, explained to his followers that they must accept his promise of the exchange of their own lives for his promise of everlasting life, and prepared them to see him crucified the next day.  Jesus last supper was a final training class, as clearly show in the account of it in all four Gospels.

The only similarity between Jesus’ Last Supper and the Seder dinner is the presence of food.  The two events may have occurred during the same season, but there is no connection that justifies diluting the major Christian holiday of Easter with a passover diversion.

Those who instigate or officiate over Seder dinners in Christian churches, are usually Jewish; and the dinners are often organized by Jews for Jesus or Chosen People Ministries.  They make an emotional comparisons of Jesus and the passover lamb and portray Passover as a “type of Jesus.”  They go so far as to compare eating the sacrificed lamb to our Communion with Jesus.

This conflation between Jesus and Passover diminishes the Christian story and focuses on a Jewish savior, Moses story.  This is a most familiar pattern. The Seder dinner works to dilute Jesus’ words, especially in re Zionist friendly Scofield Reference Bible.  An example of bible distortion is found in John’s account of the Good Friday events the day after the Last Supper.4

Jesus is being privately tried by Pilate, who tells Jesus, “Thine own nation and the chief priest have delivered thee unto me, What hast thou done?”  “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world…” 

But the Scofield footnote to verse 36 nullifies Jesus’ spoken words by stating:  “the verse is erroneously taken to mean Christ was disavowing that His kingdom would be establish on earth.  Apart from the incompatibility of such a view with the entire testimony of Scripture…etc “

We do not need to read further.  The Zionist answer to words spoken by Jesus himself are that Jesus could not have meant what he said.  The Scofield note says Jesus’ words have to be wrong because they are “incompatible” with the interpretation of those who wrote the notes to the Scofield Reference Bible.

Who then is God, Jesus or the Christian Zionist editors of the Scofield Bible’s footnotes?  What happened to the “infallibility of Scripture” that all the Christian Zionists I have met say they stand on?

Jesus told his disciples clearly that their job was to carry forward his Kingdom on earth after he was to be gone, and that he would guide them through his always present spirit, and that he would be in a better place preparing an eternal and spiritual home for them.  Is that not evangelical Christianity?

But it is not Christian Zionism, because it provides no special route or second chance for Zionist Jews, who must come to Christ just like everyone else, or be left out. There is no rapture in Jesus final dinner plan.  There is no easy path.  There is only the Strait Gate, which is rejected by Zionists.

I received an invitation from an Arab Christian pastor that is a perfect example of what is appropriate on Good Friday, it is all about Jesus and nothing else.

You are Invited to the Passion of the Christ memorial service on Good Friday at 7:30PM at the First Arabic Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ. Come experience that night of passion as we celebrate the washing of the feet, and the Lords supper with English and Arabic song and scriptural reading of that event. See you there. (Pastor Jamal)

My Conclusion:
The last supper may have occurred during the season of the Passover, but so did Jesus’ death, and there is no connection that justifies diluting the Easter season with a strictly Jewish Passover diversion.  Please encourage your church to stop doing so!

1 Aharon, Caesar, “Judaizing Elements in the Messianic Movement:”  http://whtt.podbean.com/2012/04/06/the-judaizing-elements-of-the-messianic-movement/
2 Carlson Vigil for Peace at the McLean Bible Church, http://whtt.org/newwhtt/main.php?nid=10177&ncateid=1
3 Seder rules: http://www.christianseder.com/
4 Scofield, C. I ,Scofield Reference Bible, 1967 Edition, John:  18: 35, Page 1153,


CHILD SEX INDICTMENTS PLAGUE ORTHODOX JUDAISM

June 25, 2011

Source: National Prayer Network

By Rev. Ted Pike
13 Jun 11

A number of Judaism’s most venerable ancient rabbis, whose edicts are recorded in the “Bible” of modern Judaism, the Talmud, were pedophiles. This is documented in my article, “Pedophilia: The Talmud’s Dirty Secret.” Some of the earliest and very greatest sages, such as the “great” Simeon ben Yohai, encouraged rabbis to sexually assault (“marry”) girls as young as three and permitted Jewish women to molest boys under the age of 9. (See, “Judaism and Homosexuality: A Marriage Made in Hell” and “Pedophilia ‘Rampant’ in Orthodox Judaism“) Orthodox Judaism today reveals a disturbing trend:  the more that Jewish leaders literally believe the Talmud, the more they are charged with sex crimes against minors.

It is rare today that rabbis from the liberal branches of Judaism, which often “spiritualized” the Talmud, are accused of sex crimes against minors. (These are Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist.) Yet in Orthodox Jewish centers such as New York and Israel, an escalating number of such Orthodox authorities are indicted as child molesters. These rabbis do not merely theorize about the Talmud’s encouragement of child sex but act on it.

Shmarya Rosenberg publishes Failed Messiah, a site devoted to ultra-Orthodox Judaism and exposing its sins. A former member of the Lubavitcher Hasidic movement who remains a practicing Orthodox Jew, he has published hundreds of posts about Orthodox molestation and says he gets dozens of tips per week.

New York journalist and attorney Michael Lesher says, “A certain amount of sexual deviance is going to be found in any society. What is really shocking is the extent of license that’s been extended to these people to victimize children and if you are a pedophile, the Orthodox Jewish community is one of the best places you can be…” (In The Wall of Silence, a Canadian TV documentary about haredi sexual abuse, part of a larger series.)

Amy Neustein is an Orthodox Jew who wrote Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals. She says, “What outrages me most about pedophilia in the Orthodox Jewish community is the systematic cover-up by its leaders of the ongoing crimes perpetrated against children. Rabbis who have a lot of influence in the community systematically intimidate and threaten abuse victims, their advocates, their supporters and their therapist. The abuse victims are left with no support and they’re fighting a behemoth that’s so strong they don’t know where to turn.”

But it is not only leaders who cover for abusers. An Orthodox rabbi, Yosef Blau, who counsels abuse survivors in New York, notes a significant difference between Catholic and Jewish sex abuse. “In the Catholic Church, the issue was the cover-up by the church hierarchy. Here, it’s the community, not the hierarchy. It’s the whole community not wanting to admit trouble in our midst.” Another difference is that pedophilia in the Catholic Church is condemned by church dogma. Child abuse in Orthodox Judaism, however, is commanded by its most authoritative religious source, the Babylonian Talmud.

In 2008 a rabbi who investigates sex abuse in Orthodox communities was chased out of a synagogue by 200 Hasidic Jewish men in London, who formed a mob—even using their cell phones to call for backup—when they recognized him. (It is hardly possible to imagine this happening in a Catholic church.) Police had to intervene. The rabbi, Nachum Rosenberg, says he feared for his life.

Rosenberg has been investigating molestation in Orthodox communities for 18 months. He says, “These things are happening all the time, but the rabbonim prefer to take a quiet road.” A victim abuse counselor in Brooklyn said, “Outside the Chasidic community no one has heard of Rabbi Rosenberg, but all the Chasidic communities know of his work.” And they do not seem to appreciate it. When the attack outside the synagogue was reported on Jewish websites, there were hundreds of reader comments—mostly negative! Some called the rabbi a “pig,” “sick” and “mentally retarded.”

Washington Post reported on Rabbi Sidney Goldenburg, who had a 30-year religious career and spent it abusing children, shielded by the community as well as the hierarchy. He moved from place to place when whispers began. Not one family sued on behalf of their teenage daughters. Numerous authorities who knew of the multiple complaints against him did not mention them when asked for a reference after he had moved. The law finally caught up with him but after a mere two years in prison, “Goldenberg can still call himself a rabbi, because Jewish authorities say ordination is like an academic degree — once conferred, it cannot be revoked.”

Failed Messiah reports that there are multiple religious obstacles for Jews who might otherwise report sex abuse. “The obstacles include traditional Jewish rules, adhered to in some pockets of the Orthodox world, such as a prohibition against ‘chillul Hashem,’ bringing shame on God’s name, and against ‘mesirah,’ informing on fellow believers to secular authorities.”

The “Billy Graham” of Israel is Child Abuser

Mordechai Elon is one of the most powerful rabbis in the world and a virtual “Billy Graham” of religious influence over Orthodox Jews in Israel. He has made infamous headlines in Israel since 2010 when police announced investigation into allegations of sex with numerous male students, at least one by force. Since 2003, Elon’s crimes against kids had been addressed only by a Jewish non-government body established in 2003 known as Takana. Apparently all that had been required was a promise he would limit his contact with young men.

An opinion piece in YNet News called “Rabbis are Human too” shows the level of adoration and even worship given to rabbis in Israel by the religious. Mordechai Elon is described as more than a rabbi, as a “master and leader,” unique in his level of influence. Israeli families study the Talmud at the dinner table along with his books. After the sex scandal arose, dozens of Elon’s students passionately defended him. So great is Elon’s charisma that the author of the opinion piece wrote that he himself was moved to tears. The reverence of rabbis leads to incredible reluctance to believe overwhelming evidence, let alone a child’s solitary, vulnerable voice of accusation. After Rabbi Elon was exposed for sex abuse, “A yeshivah student said that it amounts to ‘crisis of faith’. A rabbi talked about ’emotional disaster,’ while a 17-year-old boy said ‘he can’t get out of bed’ because of depression.”

In ultra-Orthodox (Kabbalistic) culture, Talmudic sages are regarded as semi-divine, some having preexisted in heaven before bringing God’s insight to earth. Ultra-Orthodox laity also regard themselves as the presence of divinity in this world. The mythical status of rabbis today gives them all the more power to abuse in secret. When they are found out, they are not responsible to the police.

In Haaretz in 2010, Gideon Levy wrote that the Takana forum is an alternative law enforcement agency for religious Zionists. Levy explains, “A high school teacher at a secular school who sexually assaults his students would be turned over to the police. A rabbi at a yeshiva suspected of the same thing would be turned over to Takana.” This body typically recommends distance from temptation or public life…not prison or public accountability! Even when authorities in Israel are contacted, permissiveness from the government continues. Apparently the Israeli attorney general also advocated silence in the Elon case.

YNet News reported in 2010:

Unfortunately, there are virtually no accurate data on sexual abuse in the religious sector. There is no body dealing with religious kids who have been subjected to molestation or are sexually active in the State of Israel… Dr. Aviad Hacohen, dean of the Sha’arei Mishpat College and member of the Takana forum…stated in 2007 that 95% of sexual offences in Jerusalem were performed by Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox.

“Several years ago, I began looking into the issue on a data-based level,” he said. “It turned out that the law enforcement authorities, both the police and the prosecutor’s office, were aware of the data but refused to expose it…The fact that all the hearings on these types of offences were held in closed doors and subject to gag orders prevents issuing accurate data.”

[Hacohen says] “This is a wide-scale phenomenon. . . most of the serious incest offences within the Jewish sector in Jerusalem are performed within the religious society. This is topped by the bond of silence…”

Here are only some examples of Orthodox rabbis who got caught. How many more remain un-apprehended?

  1. “Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz, a Brooklyn based psychologist, was among the first of a series of high-profile rabbis or yeshiva teachers to be indicted on charges of sexual abuse that have rocked the Orthodox community in recent decades. Press reports have stated that the five-count indictment against him is based on complaints from more than one hundred victims.” (Haaretz.com – N.Y. High Court Takes on Orthodox Sexual Abuse Scandal).
  2. Rabbi Moshe Nussboim is currently on trial behind closed doors in Jerusalem, accused of sexually abusing three boys in his school between the years 2002 to 2008.  (The Jerusalem Post – Sexual Abuse Case Sheds Light on Emmanuel’s Ethnic Tensions).
  3. Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, a prominent Brooklyn rabbi, was charged in 2011 with molesting a 12-year-old girl over three years. Weberman was charged with a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
  4. Rabbi Avrohom Reichman was temporarily removed as principal of a Brooklyn yeshiva after being accused of sexually abusing a student. The victim was pressured by all his religious leaders to be quiet about the incidents.
  5. Rabbi Israel Weingarten was found guilty of molesting his daughter over a seven-year period by a Brooklyn Federal Court in 2009.
  6. Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old classmate of his son. A Brooklyn jury found him guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse.
  7. Rabbi Stanley Z. Levitt, in 2009, was charged with sexually assaulting two 11-year-old students while he taught at the Maimonides School in Brooklyn during the 1970s. In previous years, Levitt was also arrested on various charges related to claims of indecent assault against three other boys.
  8. Rabbi Bryan Bramley was arrested in 2010 by U.S. Marshals for the rape of a 7-year-old girl in March 2000 in New York City.
  9. Rabbi Yehuda Kolko pleaded guilty in 2008 to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for molesting a 6-year-old boy. Another alleged victim stated that he personally knows of another 15 victims, and that he believes more than 100 other boys were molested by the rabbi.

Double Standard for Jewish Sex Offenders

The Jewish-dominated media (See, “Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish“) has aggressively covered all details of child abuse by Roman Catholic clergy. Have you read anything in it or Christian media hinting that pedophilia is rampant among Orthodox rabbis? Meanwhile, the myth persists that Orthodox Judaism consists of “true Torah-believing Jews” who cling to the laws of Moses.

The truth is that, since the defeat of the Karaite rebellion, no branch of Judaism has deviated from primary loyalty to the Pharisees and their Talmud. Protected from the healthy influence of scrutiny or criticism, Orthodox Judaism reveals as much ethical poverty as its secular counterpart. That spiritual dryness was noted by formerly Orthodox Jewish/conservative talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger. She explained her abandonment of Orthodox Judaism on her December 31, 2010 radio broadcast. Dr. Laura said she tried for a lifetime to find some thread of true spiritual comfort in Judaism but could not. Jewish Conservative writer Ben Shapiro says “being truly Jewish requires allegiance to basic Judaic principles: the first and foremost of which is identity with the Jewish people and its enlightened national aspirations. . .” These are social political values – not spiritual ones!

True spirituality, as the Mosaic Law boldly asserts, means loving God with all of our heart, soul, and mind and our neighbor as ourselves. Orthodox Judaism is preoccupied with the Jewish people to the exclusion of the lesser “goyim.” It elevates liturgy, law, tradition and Jewish nationalism. It lacks anything resembling the spiritual emphasis God tried to convince the ancient Hebrews He valued most.

Today, the degenerate ethics (including pedophilia) manifesting in Orthodox Judaism are described by evolutionary racists as evidence of Jewish hereditary corruption: evolution’s bad fruits. Actually, it only results from the clearest moral choices 2,000 years ago by the Jewish people and their leaders against Jesus. The Jewish people chose to follow immoral hypocrites, “blind guides who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel” – the Pharisees. Pharisaic perversion has nothing to do with Jewish genes; it is a consequence of rebellion against the known will of God.

Such rebellion continues, lodged in modern Judaism’s “holy Talmud,” giving permission to Jews in every age to molest children. Such perversion takes a mallet to the very foundation of their worth, development and personhood. Christ said it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck and be thrown into the ocean than to commit such an offense against a child. But today it is an epidemic among the Orthodox because of vastly lowered standards of morality, particularly in the Western world, and correspondingly higher levels of Jewish power.

How can Orthodoxy cleanse itself? It can’t! None of us can. Two thousand years ago Orthodoxy despised and crucified the One whose atoning blood alone can make the filthiest sinner clean. It still vilifies that cleansing fount – teaching the Jewish people that Jesus is now in hell, writhing in boiling excrement (Gitten 56b, 57a). It still insists that the virgin Mary was a whore (Sanhedrin 106b) and that Gentiles are subhuman (Kaerithoth 6b) and may be lied to and cheated (Baba Kama 113b), even killed (Abodah Zara 26b).

How long will Jewry remain in its arid moral wasteland? Jesus answers: “Behold your house is left unto desolate. You shall not see me… until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Luke 13:35)


Harold Camping: Rich Christian Zionist Predicts End of Planet Earth

May 22, 2011

Judeo-Christians were Zionists Before Israel was a State

By Charles E. Carlson May 2, 2011

Harold Camping is the latest in a long line of Pastors who have made themselves prosperous and famous by predicting the end of the world.  He says, based on his own numerology studies, that God will commence the physical destruction of Earth on May 21, 2011, at about 6:00 PM, brought on, as I understand it, by world wide earthquakes.  He has a well-funded national campaign to sell this idea.

Camping is not an ignorant nor insignificant person, being founder and de facto owner of The Family Radio Network. According to research done by the UK Independent, the 89-year old Camping has built a tax-free “religious broadcasting organization funded entirely by donations from listeners, and with assets totaling $120 million, owning 65 radio stations.”  This is at least the third time he has predicted the end of planet earth.

While many Americans, who are self-professing Judeo-Christians, might not be ready to quit their jobs and stop paying their mortgage while waiting for the apocalypse of May 21, 2011,  most of some 70 million share various end time shades of beliefs not so different from Camping’s.  Together they make up the most powerful and coveted voting bloc in America, recently referred to as “Christian Zionists.  This author’s repeatedly theme is supported by ongoing research by the Pew Foundation and its many polls on religious life.

The question that demands an answer is: why do millions, many of them otherwise logical, thinking Americans continue to follow men like Camping, who are not only illogical but who refute and alter the traditional Christian interpretation of the New Testament of Jesus Christ?  Why do they adhere to a neo-religion that was unheard of 200 years ago and that has been proven to be wrong by failed prophets including Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsay, “Left Behind” Tim LaHaye, and the late Jerry Falwell and may more?

Because it is very profitable for Judeo-Christians leaders, who enjoys enormous Jewish and Israeli Zionist support because Christian Zionism is the glue that keeps present day state of Israel alive on the US taxpayer’s dole.

To understand this we must define 21st Century Christian Zionists as those who believe the modern political state of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical Prophesies.  This definition was originated by a friend who noticed years ago that there was no adequate definition to explain this misguided neo-religion to his professing Judeo-Christian friends.  All Judeo-Christians have one belief in common, their neo-religion is tied to the state of Israel.  Traditional Christianity is not.

Men like Harold Camping, an 89 year old civil engineer, claim to know more than Jesus said any man could know.  He has learned, it seems, that it is easy to lead people if he will only guarantee “eternal life.”  This is in reality what Camping is doing and how he has amassed an empire.  Followers of end times prophets are taught that each one of them can be part of Jesus’ heavenly gathering if they believe that Jesus will return to earth, bringing war and mass destruction with Him, on a certain date.

The second, more obscure but totally logical, reason for the end times craze since 1948 is that Christian Zionism is so important to political Israel that it is promoted by Jewish Zionists more fervently than most sell Judaism.  Several of Israel’s prime ministers, including the late Arial Sharon, Ehud Olmert, and the current Benjamin Netanyahu are secular Jews, who faun over Christian Zionist leaders, including John Hagee.  Sharon used the term, Christian Zionist positively to describe his best American friends.  Sharon defined it and popularized the phrase.

It is this author’s observation that Judeo-Christianity, not Judaism, is the practical religion of Israel, especially of its leaders, including the last four prime ministers.  If they were forced to save one religion and trash the rest, Judeo-Christianity would likely be their choice.

The most un-Christlike result of Christian Zionism is that it relieves followers from the responsibility that Jesus told us a each must accept if we are to follow Him.  But Judeo-Christians do not have to give more than lip service to caring for their fellow man. They need not make peace where there is war, nor take responsibility for making the world a better place for a later generation because the world is ending anyway. To be “raptured” with pastor Camping, one must only convince himself that he believe in the arrival of an illogical, warring Jesus, hardly like loving sacrificial Christ of the New Testament.  For many, undying loyalty and support for the political state of Israel is a must.  Sadly, it is implicit that Judeo-Christians need not worry much about following the real Christ’s sacrificial example.


Why Evangelicals Want to be Jews and Not Christians

May 4, 2011

EVANGELICALS: IN THE IMITATION OF JEWS

By Harmony Daws
28 Apr 10

This month Ynet News reported that 1,000 Christian Americans have signed a document asking if they can convert to Judaism and form a settlement in Samaria. They want to join the Israeli Defense Force and live kibbutz-style beyond the green line of armistice. Pastors at 70 American churches had the conscience to denounce the plan. This group’s agenda is extreme but reflects a rapidly growing trend in the Christian American church to go beyond philo-Semitism and actively incorporate Judaism into its own identity. American Christians, already besotted with Israel, increasingly seek to observe Jewish holidays, know Jewish “history” and even bring Jewish traditions into their wedding ceremonies.

This can be seen as a natural outcome of at least three factors: the social and political power of Judaism in America (which silences any criticism from reaching the mainstream); the ardent Zionism of mainstream evangelical leaders; and the utter inability of Christians to respect Judaism as a fully distinct, unrelated religion with its own values, culture and agenda.

Since it was just Easter, the Wall Street Journal comments on the increasing number of Christian celebrations of the Passover seder, the ritual meal eaten in memory of the Hebrews fleeing Egypt, in an article titled “Is Passover the New Christmas?” Increasingly enchanted by all things Jewish, the evangelical church is not only donating tens of millions yearly to Israel but also trying to import Israel into the American church itself.

Married journalists Steve and Cokie Roberts (Jewish and Catholic, respectively) have been on the media circuit helping them do just that—promoting their new book Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families. Allegedly Catholic, Cokie Roberts spearheaded the integration of Jewish tradition into her family and now proudly reports her seder is “not Christianized in any way. … This is very much a Jewish ceremony that we celebrate.” This is important to note: As Christians appropriate Judaism, it is Christianity which must bend. Predictably, the Roberts got press on FOX, ABC, NPR, venerable newspapers, and plenty of other big news outlets. This year Glenn Beck publicly observed the seder and compared the Jewish flight from Egypt to Christian pilgrims leaving England.

When the Jewish Encyclopedia discusses origins of the Passover ritual, it refers to the Mishnah (the first record of the oral tradition of the Pharisees), not the Old Testament. The Encyclopedia credits Gamaliel II with codifying the tradition. The Encyclopedia says observant Jews practice the custom of reciting relevant passages from the Talmud. Extant written “manuscripts do not go back beyond the thirteenth century [AD], the time, probably, when the service for Passover eve was first written separately, since no mention of the fact occurs in earlier writings.”

Is there a Biblical mandate for a purely Christian observance of Passover? The Christian gospels say relatively little about the “Passover meal” of Jesus the night before the crucifixion (Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22). What they do say is decidedly not Jewish. Christ makes the meal about His own coming death and His betrayal by Judas. He does not remind the disciples about the Hebrews leaving Egypt. He does not narrate the story of Exodus. He does not quote the Talmud. He does not command His followers to recreate the Passover feast in the future.

Instead He institutes a new tradition with these words when He broke the bread, “ This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) For centuries Christians interpreted this command through the ritual of communion; yet it can be most fully understood as a command to daily “eat His flesh and drink His blood” (John 6:53) by constantly participating in our own crucifixion of self-will. As often as we eat or drinkanything, we are supposed to remember Christ’s sacrifice for us and live in the context of complete surrender to Him.

Unfortunately, Christ’s spiritual revolution is increasingly passed over. American evangelicals prefer Jewish ritual to the “sterile” sacrifice of actually practicing death to self. Twenty years ago, my own birth family celebrated the Jewish Passover. (I was about eight, so I accept no responsibility for this mistake.) I can still remember the distinct ambiance of the event, the unleavened bread, herbs and the succulent lamb weighing down our walnut dining room table as we remembered not Christ but the triumphant Jews routing Egypt.

Today, Christian kids are more likely than ever to experience this “gateway” ritual into Jewish practice . Then, as young adults, they may want to bring Jewish ritual to their wedding. In February the New York Times wrote about Christian young adults signing a Jewish wedding contract before (perhaps significantly) they take the Christian communion.

The contract, called a ketubah, was codified by Talmudic Pharisees in Babylon, during a time when the Pharisees were overturning God’s laws and leading the exiled Hebrews into occultry. This doesn’t seem to matter to evangelicals. A couple profiled by the Times was said to be “affirming the Jewish roots of their faith.” After their wedding they hung their ketubah document above their marriage bed. They are part of “ a growing phenomenon of non-Jews incorporating the ketubah…” The bride actually learned this Jewish tradition “from her older sister, also an evangelical Christian, who had been married five years earlier with not only a ketubah but the Judaic wedding canopy, the huppah.” The article adds, “an increasing number of gentiles have taken up Judaic practices: holding a Passover Seder, eating kosher food and studying kabbalah, the Jewish mystical movement.”

Most Christians do not recognize modern Judaism as a truly distinct religion with its own god, its own mandates, and its own very strong position about Jesus Christ. Instead, Judaism is viewed as a benevolent parent religion to Christianity, a venerated grandfather who didn’t quite get the news about Jesus and at whose feet Christian “descendants” should learn.

If Judaism were indeed a largely extinct religion without its own intense and exclusive demands about truth, maybe all this would be okay. But it’s not. Judaism is a powerful world religion with ambitions and characteristics every bit as real as those of Islam. Seemingly unaware of this fact, Christians are slow to realize the bastardization of their faith that happens when they appropriate living Jewish traditions like the seder. Jews, on the other hand, are very willing to defend their religion from being diluted.

The Journal quotes Rabbi Neil Gillman, professor emeritus at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He says, “‘It’s deceptive to introduce Christian themes into the Jewish seder. When you start talking about Jesus, that is no longer a seder. That is a different creation altogether,’” a vehicle for preaching or proselytizing.” And Christian preaching is loathsome to Jews—if it is successful, they believe, it will lead to the “spiritual genocide” of the Jewish race.

As we have said many times, the modern Jewish religion is extremely aware of the inherent hostility between itself and Christianity. The two faiths could hardly be more opposed in their basic tenets. Judaism absolutely rejects the deity of Christ, which is (or should be) the central foundation on which all other Christian beliefs are built. Modern Judaism exalts the Jewish people as the correct representations of God in this world while Christians call for a spiritual revolution that extends to all people of all races. Jewish leaders and sacred texts know that these two faiths are diametrically opposed; unfortunately, Christians seem completely ignorant.

It is richly ironic that Christians today eat unleavened bread on Passover in exaltation of the Jewish religion. The yeast was originally left out of the bread to symbolize Hebrew separation from the world. But Jesus told Christians that in their age, the yeast meant a new enemy, who were “wicked and adulterous.” He gave us this command: “Be careful, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Jews do not forget Christ’s vitriol against their scholars. But Americans in the church—the ones for whom this warning was ultimately intended—seem all too willing to disregard Christ’s words and obey Talmudic authorities.


Harmony Daws is a writer for National Prayer Network. To greater understand the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.”

Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.


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