"Bloodshed is forbidden to a Gentile who may kill neither another Gentile or a Jew; but it is not forbidden to the Jew in regards to the Gentile."
"Theft, robbery, and rape of a beautiful woman and similar deeds are forbidden to every Gentile towards another Gentile, and also towards a Jew: but they are allowed to a Jew against a Gentile."Isn't it interesting that whilst it is considered utterly correct, moral and fashionable to paint the whole of Western Civilization as evil for our supposed past behaviour towards the Jew, it has been ruled inadmissible, immoral and racist to condemn Judaism for over 2000 years of genocidal antagonism towards the non-Jewish peoples of the earth?
The allegation that Jews are systematically taught to despise non-Jews as part of their religious instruction can be discerned quite readily by studying the Talmud.
Almost all adult Jews are, to some extent, aware of the scorn, spite and downright hatred that the Talmud and historical Jewish orthodoxy directs at the non Jew. They are, therefore, on constant guard against those who would invite an examination of these texts. In the last few decades, on the rare occasion that such material is brought to public attention, its exposure is always villified by Jewish organizations as distorted and unrepresentative, and those who would bring such material to light are inariably described as 'bigot,' 'hater,' 'racist,' and 'anti-semite' by those who would not have these matters investigated.
It’s not just organised Jewry that doesn't want these matters investigated. The 'liberal' cannot endure frank and open discussion on any subject where the facts are at odds with his liberal agenda either. That's why words like 'bigot,' 'hater' and 'racist' were invented. The moment a fact is introduced into the debate which, if discussed rationally, might enlighten those listening to the debate, the bogey word is introduced by the indignant liberal and all further close examination of his liberal views is stifled.
A critical analysis of the contents of the Talmud, and the extent to which hatred for non-Jews is encouraged by Judaism’s holiest book, is, thus, taboo. Common sense, independent of received politically correct wisdom, is off limits when it comes to a close inspection of 'the chosen.'
This betrayal of our powers of reason should annoy and frustrate you if you are a scholar worthy of the name. Research, examine, do not be content to have your history handed to you on a plate by those who have a vested interest in keeping the facts to themselves. If you are prepared to undertake such an examination, you could do worse than to begin with an investigation of the Talmud.
Those of you who have always taken the politically correct 'we must never do anything to upset the poor Jews' position, who think that we should believe without question the Rabbi who says the Talmud does not preach racial hatred, because not to believe him might upset him, should stop reading now. You are lost. The faculties of common sense and reason that your ancestors posessed, which enabled them to tell right from wrong, good from bad and productive from destructive are dead in you. You are a creature of the myth makers, a lemming, you are already over the edge, there is no hope for you and, perhaps, little hope for those you have any influence over.
If, however, you have always done your very best never to 'upset the poor Jew' but cannot see why he should raise such a fuss over an impartial investigation of their holiest book when, surely, such an investigation would silence the hate-mongers once and for all, well, then, you should read on.
If you choose not to believe what you are about to read once you have read it, because the 'bigot,' 'hater,' 'racist' and 'anti-Semite' have, obviously, distorted the Talmudic references herein to suit their own argument, that is OK. All your life you have been led to believe that the opposite was the case and you have trusted, without question, those who encouraged you to think this way.
However, I do say that you owe yourself, your children and their future, this: if you don't believe what is written here, do you not have a responsibilty to put your disbelief to the test? Do you put the book aside, once read, saying: 'No, that’s rubbish, I’ve never read such a load of baloney in my life: anyone who believes this rubbish is an ‘anti-semite!' Or do you check at least some of the assertions and quotations contained herein?
An opinion without the facts to back it up can never be anything more than guesswork. If you are the kind of person who would read this essay, perhaps out of curiosity, and then do nothing to either verify or disprove its contents, I say that you too are lost and that there is little point in you bothering yourself with it and that you would be doing yourself (and me) a favour if you passed it on to someone else to read.
Much of the Talmud is a work of hatred. The Rabbis who compiled it over many centuries instruct the reader how they may best practice this hatred. Interesting that it should serve as the legal code of a people whose leadership likes to pose as the opponents of hatred, isn't it?
Communism and Zionism were both born of this book.
The Talmud, not the Torah or the rest of the Old Testament, is the most consulted authority by Orthodox Jewry.
Indeed, in Edward Boraz' 1996 primer, Understanding the Talmud. A Modern Reader's Guide for Study, Jacob Neusner is quoted thus:
"The Talmud is the single most influential document in the history of Judaism."Quotations such as those detailed below receive ample coverage in various versions of the Jewish Encyclopedia, enough so that the authenticity of most of the quotations cannot seriously be in any doubt. The Encyclopedia even details how the English translations use code words such as Amalakites, Cutheans, Canaanites, Egyptians, heathens, Akum, Obhde Elilim, Minim, Nokhrim, Edom, Amme Haarets, Goyim, Apikorosim, Kuthrim, sons of Esau, Kliphoth, the unclean, people of the earth and other descriptions to denote non-Jews in general, using such terms to lessen the impact upon the Gentile who might chance to read it. It also suggests that the word 'Balaam' is an alias for Jesus Christ.
It should be noted that the words goy and goyim are left as it is and never translated to mean Gentile or non-Jew. This is because the word is still very much in common usage today, in fact most Christians will have heard their Jewish friends use the term.
I always used to think, whenever the word was aimed at me, that it was an affectionate put down of some description. Well, it’s a put down all right but it’s not that affectionate. One Hebrew translation of the world would be something approximating 'dumb animal.'
Whilst we’re on the subject, probably the most common term a Jew would use today for a female Gentile, both in and out of her presence is 'shiksa.'
In the most popular English/Hebrew dictionary The Joys of Yiddish, (1968) by Leo Rosten, we are told that shiksa comes from the Hebrew word 'sheqetz,' meaning 'blemish,' which is bad enough. However this translation is a generous one, as every speaker of Hebrew knows. The Megiddo Modern Hebrew-English Dictionary, published in Israel, correctly defines sheqetz as follows:
"Unclean animal; loathsome creature, abomination."For popular consumption in English the word shiksa is usually carefully censored. In A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms, for example, 'shikseh' is simply defined as 'non-Jewish girl.'
Most Jews know better.
For example, in the essay,Growing Intolerance Threatens the Humane Jewish Tradition, by Allan Brownfeld, which was seen in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, in March 1999, Ze'ev Chafets, who married a non-Jewish woman in 1997, was quoted thus:
"Jews who would rather cut off their tongue than say ‘nigger' or ‘spic', and consider ‘kike' and 'Hymie' fighting words, talk about ‘goyim' and ‘shiksas' with blithe indifference. They assume that we can't be guilty of prejudice because we are all victims... But terms like 'shiksa' ... no longer sound like charming Yiddishisms to me; they seem like slurs."Jewish tradition holds that Moses received two Torahs on Mount Sinai.
One was the written Torah contained in the Pentateuch. The second was an oral Torah which, according to Jewish tradition, was passed from Moses to religious leaders down through the ages. Between 70 AD and the end of the third century this oral tradition was written down culminating in the defintive documents which came to be known as the Mishnah and the supplementary Tosefta.
The Jewish scholar, Yehuda Ha-Nasi, 135-219 AD, the foremost religious authority of his generation, was most responsible for this work.
The Mishnah is traditionally considered to be as relevant to the Jew as the original first five books of the Pentateuch, as the thoughts contained within it were supposedly revealed to Moses at the same time. The fact that these thoughts were finally written down almost 1500 hundred years after the Torah in no way compromises the Mishnah in Jewish eyes.
Over the next 300 years or so the Mishnah was discussed, argued over and modified to some extent by Judaism’s most learned scholars. The edited version of the Rabbinical debates and interpretations of the laws and lore contained in the Mishnah that took place throughout that three hundred year plus period, came to be known as the Gemara. Together, the Mishnah and the Gemara make up the original Talmud.
From the eleventh century onwards further commentaries on this original version were composed which were eventually, after some initial hostility from Jewish religious leaders, incorporated into the Talmud.
The Halakhoth was compiled by Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi, (Rif) a Moroccan Rabbi, and first introduced to his fellow Jews in 1032. This shortened and simplified edition of the Talmud was the first major work of the Halakha.
The Tosephoth of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki Ben Isaac (Rashi) was the most important of these commentaries although he is likely to have inculcated a deal of the Rif's Halakhoth into his own writings.
The Commentaries of Maimonides followed. The various opinions and Talmudic analyses of Rashi and Maimonides together with those of one or two less well known Rabbis who were influenced by their ideas, constitute what has, in the modern age, come to be accepted by Jewish orthodoxy as the 63 volume work known as the Talmud.
If the ordinary non-Jewish man in the street were to read just a few pages of Talmudic literature, as it has been translated and broadcast by Jewish apostates and non-Jews from Martin Luther onwards, his life would be changed forever.
No matter how politically correct he was, no matter how unconcerned he was with the workings of the world outside his own sphere of influence, no matter how preoccupied he was with every other aspect of his life, if he wasn’t a bought and paid for jobsworth or a member of ruling class, the information presented here would give him serious pause for thought.
Much of the information that can be accessed via the Internet is routinely rubbished by the Jewish 'scholar' but there is a vast body of Talmudic literature they are unable to gainsay because it has, by now, been so widely disseminated, read and understood. The usual response to that which cannot be denied is:
"We should not judge the Jews of today by the standards of those who were commenting two thousand years ago."The problem with that way of thinking is that so many modern Jews regard their ancient lore as sacrosanct. They believe what was written down by the ancient Rabbis and they practice it.
"A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition." (Sanhedrin)
"A Gentile girl who is three years old can be violated." (Abhodah Zarah)
"When a grown up man has intercourse with a little girl, it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this it is as if one puts the finger in the eye, tears come to the eyes again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years." (Kethuboth)The Jewish historian, Israel Shahak confirms the statements above in his 1994 work, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years.
"Acording to the Talmudic Encyclopedia," he states, "If a Jew has coitus with a Gentile woman, whether she be a child of three or an adult, whether married or unmarried, and even if he is a minor aged only nine years and one day, because he had wilful coitus with her, she must be killed, as is the case with a beast, because through her a Jew got into trouble.Jane Litman tells us this in her September 2000 essay, Working with Words of Torah.
The Jew, however, must be flogged and, if he is Kohen (member of the priestly caste), he must receive double the number of lashes because he has committed a double offence: a Kohen must not have intercourse with a prostitute and all Gentile women are presumed to be prostitutes’…
This does not imply that sexual intercourse between a Jewish man and a Gentile woman is permitted, quite the contrary. But the main punishment is inflicted on the Gentile woman; she must be executed, even if she was raped by the Jew."
"The background sound in the small library is muted but intense. Pairs of scholars lean over their talmudic texts whispering energetically, trying to puzzle out the meaning of the particular sugya, passage. The teacher directs them back toward the group and asks for questions. One student raises a hand: 'I don't understand verse 5:4 of the tractate Niddah. What does the phrase ‘it is like a finger in eye,' mean? The teacher responds:Now, if that hasn’t caught your attention you should put this book in the bin, switch on the TV and settle down for a lecture from the heirs of those who wrote the above. Esther Rantzen; Marjory Proops; Clare Rayner; Miriam Stoppard; Vanessa Feltz; Ruby Wax; Rikki Lake; Jerry Springer; Sally Jesse Raphael; Irma Kurtz; Doctor Ruth; Ann Landers; Geraldo Rivera; Abigail Van Buren and a host of other Jewish advisors know so much better than you how you should live your life and are ever ready and willing to instruct you.
'This refers to the hymen of a girl younger than three years old. The Sages believed that in the case of toddler rape, the hymen would fully grow back by the time the girl reached adulthood and married. Therfore, though violated, she would still technically be counted as a virgin and could marry a priest. It's an analogy: poling your finger in the eye is uncomortable, but causes no lasting harm.’
There is a collective gasp of breath among students. Their dismay is palpable. They do not like this particular Talmudic text or the men behind it. But its authors, the talmudic rabbis, hardly wrote it with this particular group of students in mind, mostly thirty, and forty-year old women in suburban Philadelphia taking a four-week class titled ‘Women in Jewish Law,' at their Reform synagogue.
The questioner persists. 'I don't understand. Are you saying this refers to the rape of a three year-old girl?'
‘Or younger,' the teacher responds dryly.
'I don't see how it says anything about rape and hymens. You must be mistaken. I don't believe the rabbis are talking about rape at all. I think this statement has nothing to do with the rest of the passage.'
The teacher (I'll admit now that it was me, a second-year rabbinic student) responds: 'Well, that's the common understanding. What do you think it means?'
The woman is clearly agitated. 'I don't know, but I do know that it couldn't be about child rape.' This is week three of the class. The woman does not return for week four. Denial…
I find Ross's model helpful when addressing sacred Jewish texts that are violent or xenophobic, that speak of child abuse, human slavery, or homophobia with gross insensitivity. Like so many of my colleagues and students, I often drift confusedly through denial, anger, grief, rationalization; sometimes reaching acceptance, sometimes not."
Remember, the foremost point of my bringing this material to your attention is not to convince, nor to evangelise, it is to get you to begin to investigate. Once you have begun to seek the truth for yourself a major battle has been won. Once you have begun to question what you have previously been taught you are already waging war.
In the Talmud we are told that the Romans had nothing to do with the death of Jesus but that Jews, themselves, executed him.
In Book 3 of the Zohar we are told:
"Jesus was buried in that… dirt heap... where they throw the dead bodies of dogs and asses, and where the sons of Esau and of Ismael, uncircumcized and unclean like dead dogs, are buried."In Shulchan Oruch: Coschen Hamischpat we find that:
"Jesus was lowered into a pit of dung up to his armpits. Then a hard cloth was placed within a soft one, wound round his neck, and the tow ends pulled in opposite directions until he was dead."In the Sanhedrin we read:
"Commentators refer to Jeshu-ha-Notzri by mention of the wicked kingdom of Edom, since that was his nation ... he was hanged on a Passover eve...The Talmud Records Other Sins of Jesus of Nazarene. He and his disciples practiced sorcery and black magic, led Jews astray into idolatry, and were sponsored by foreign, gentile powers for the purpose of subverting Jewish worship."Balaam also makes an appearance in this book:
"Balaam the lame was 33 years old when Pintias the Robber killed him... They say that his mother was descended from princes and rulers but consorted with carpenters... Balaam fornicated with his jackass...Hast thou heard how old Balaam was? He replied: ‘It is not actually stated but since it is written, bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days it follows that he was thirty-three or thirty-four years old."It is interesting that Balaam was at an age exactly similar to the age we believe Jesus was when he was executed.
In his 1982 book, The Friars and the Jews. The Evolution of Medieval Anti-Judaism, Jeremy Cohen says:
"The Jesus of the ‘Talmud’... is mentioned as condemned to wallow eternally in boiling excrement... When forced to admit that one Talmudic passage mentioning the crimes of Jesus and his execution did indeed apply to the Christian Jesus, Yehiel still emphasized that the Talmud was not responsible for maintaining this opinion among Jews."In his 1994 history, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, Israel Shahak tells us this:
"The very name Jesus was for Jews a symbol of all that is abominable, and this popular tradition still exists. The Gospels are equally detested, and they are not allowed to be quoted even in modern Israel schools... For theological reasons, mostly rooted in ignorance, Christianity as a religion is classed by rabbinical teaching as idolatry. All Christian emblems and pictorial representations are regarded as idols."The Talmud also says this:
"For murder, whether of a Cuthean Gentile by a Cuthean, or of an Israelite by a Cuthean, punishment is incurred; but of a Cuthean by an Israelite, there is no death penalty." (Sanhedrin)
"Moses said: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife and he who committeth adultery incurs the death penalty.’ This means only adultery committed by, or with, Jews. The wife of a Gentile is excluded." (Ibid)
"Every foreigner who glorifies Sunday must be killed without asking him." (Ibid)
"Wherever the Hebrews go, they must make themselves the master of their Lords." (Ibid)
"Intercourse with a child of nine and a day is not the same as that with a child of nine." (Ibid)
"A Jew is allowed to suppress a non-Jew, for it is written ‘Thou shalt do no wrong to thy neighbor. This is not written concerning the Gentile." (Ibid)
"If a woman sported lewdly with her young son and he committed the first stage of cohabitation with her, Beth Shammal says, he thereby renders her unfit to the priesthood, Beth Hillel declared her fit. All agree that the connection of a boy aged nine years and a day is real connection; whilst that of one less than eight years is not; their dispute refers only to one who is eight years old." (Ibid)
"Those who read the uncanonical books (New Testament) will have no portion in the world to come." (Ibid)
"It is more wicked to question the words of the rabbis than that of the Torah." (Ibid)
"Jewish priests raised Balaam from the dead and punished him in boiling hot semen. Christians are boiled in excreta." (Gittin)
"Four billion Jews were killed by the Romans in the city of Bethar." (Ibid)Oh, really? Like the six million in the 'holocaust', you mean?
"There were 400 synagogues in the great city of Betar and in each one there were 400 teachers of children and each one taught 400 children .... The enemy wrapped them in their scrolls and set them on fire."(Gittin)400 x 400 x 400= 64 million. Ancient demography indicates that there were less than a million Jews in the entire world at that time. Bit of an exaggeration there, I'd say.
"To heal his flesh a Jew should take dust that lies within the shadow of an outdoor toilet, mix it with honey and eat it." (Gittin)
"To heal the disease of pleurisy a Jew should take the excrement of a white dog and knead it with balsam, but if he can possibly avoid it he should not eat the dogs excrement as it loosens the limbs." (Ibid)
"On coming from a privy a man should not have sexual intercourse till he has waited long enough to walk half a mile, because the demon of the privy is with him for that time; if he does, his children will be epileptic." (Ibid)
"Canaanites are outside the protection of the law and God has exposed their money to Israel." (Baba Kamma)
"If a Jew has a suit against a non-Jew, you will take the Jew's side as far as possible, and you will, say to the non-Jew: ‘Thus it is according to our Law!’ If it is possible, according to the laws of the Gentiles, you will also take the Jew's side and say to the Gentiles: ‘Thus it is according to your Laws!’ If neither of these alternatives is possible, then you must cheat… If a Jew finds an object lost by a heathen it does not have to be returned." (Ibid)
"The name of God is not profaned when, for example, a Jew lies to a Goi by saying: 'I gave something to your father, but he is dead; you must return it to me,' as long as the Goi does not know that you are lying." (Ibid)
"It is not permitted to rob a brother, but it is permitted to rob a non-Jew, for it is written: ‘Thou shalt not rob thy neighbor.’ But these words, said by Jehova, do not apply to a goy who is not thy brother." (Baba Mezia)
"The word 'man' refers to Jews only, and not to non-Jews." (Ibid)
"All things pertaining to the Goyim are like a desert; the first person to come along and take them can claim them for his own." (Baba Bathra)Now that you’ve had a taste of what lies concealed within the Talmud you should beware of discussing these discoveries with an orthodox Jew.
According to Talmudic law it is his duty to kill you! As it states in the Sanhedrin:
"Every goy who studies the Talmud and every Jew who helps him in it, ought to die."
"A Goi who pries into the Torah is condemned to death, for it is written, it is our inheritance, not theirs."So now you're done for you may as well read all of it! The Talmud continues:
"If a man sees that the evil urges is overcoming him he should go to a place where no one knows him, dress in black, cover himself in black and do what his heart wills and not desecrate the name of Heaven in public." (Mo’ed Kattan)
"Three things are said respecting the finger-nails: He who trims his nails and buries the parings is a pious man; he who burns these is a righteous man; but he who throws them away is a wicked man, for mischance might follow, should a female step over them." (Ibid)
"A goy is forbidden to steal, rob, or take women slaves, etc., from a goy or a Jew. But a Jew is not forbidden to do all this to a goy." (Abhodah Zarah)
"Bloodshed is forbidden to a Gentile who may kill neither another Gentile or a Jew; but it is not forbidden to the Jew in regards to the Gentile." (Ibid)
"Theft, robbery, and rape of a beautiful woman and similar deeds are forbidden to every Gentile towards another Gentile, and also towards a Jew: but they are allowed to a Jew against a Gentile." (Ibid)
"Animals of the masculine sex must not be left in the barns of the Gentiles with their men, nor animals of the feminine sex with their women; much less must animals of the feminine sex be left with their men and of the masculine sex with their women. Nor must sheep be left to the care of their shepherds; nor must any intercourse be had with them; nor must children be given into their care to learn to read or to learn a trade. Animals must not be allowed to go near the Goim, because they are suspected of having intercourse with them. Nor must women cohabit with them because they are over-sexed." (Ibid)
"A Jewish convert to pagan worship who causes trouble to his fellow Jews may be left to die, one may abstain from giving him aid at his time of need." (Ibid)
"A goy who pries into the ‘Talmud’ is guilty of death." (Ibid)
"A certain man was pouring wine from one jar into another by means of a tube, when a Goi came along and touched the tube with his hand. As a result all the wine had to be thrown away." (Ibid)
"Incest is a light sin compared to becoming a Christian." (Ibid)
"The Jews were created to be served by the non-Jews. The latter must plow, sow, weed, dig, mow, bind, sieve and grind. The Jews are created to find all this in readiness." (Zeraim Beraktoth)
"Work is harmful and brings but little." (Ibid)
"Because Jews are holy they do not have sex during the day unless the house can be made dark. A Jewish scholar can have sex during the day if he uses his garment like a tent to make it dark." (Ibid)
"Sinai is the mountain on which Moses received the Jewish laws from the God Jahwe. From this mountain, the hatred of the Jews against all other peoples of the world has spread." (Mo’ed Schabbath)
"Jews must destroy the books of the (Christians)." (Ibid)
"When an Israelite and a Gentile have a lawsuit before them, if they canst, acquit the former according to the laws of Israel, and tell the latter such is our laws; if they cannot get him off in accordance with Gentile law, do so, and say to the plaintiff such is your law; but if he cannot be acquitted according to either law, then bring forward adroit pretext and secure his acquittal. These are the words of Rabbi Ishmael. Rabbi Akiva says: ‘No false pretext should be brought forward, because if found out, the name of God would be blasphemed, but if there be no fear of that, then it may be adduced'." (Baba Kama)
"If the ox of an Israelite bruise the ox of a Gentile, the Israelite is exempt from paying damages; but should the ox of a Gentile bruise the ox of an Israelite, the Gentile is bound to recompense him in full." (Ibid)
"Rabbi Shemuel says advantage may be taken of the mistakes of a Gentile. He once bought a gold plate as a copper of a Gentile for four zouzim and then cheated him out of one zouz into the bargain.
Rav Cahana purchased a hundred and twenty vessels of wine from a Gentile for a hundred zouzim, and swindled him in the payment out of one of the hundred, and that while the Gentile assured him that he confidently trusted to his honesty.
Rava once went parts with a Gentile and bought a tree which was cut up into logs. This done, he bade his servant go and pick him out the largest logs, but to be sure to take no more than the proper number, because the Gentile knew how many there were. As Rav Aghi was walking abroad one day he saw some grapes growing in a roadside vineyard, and sent his servant to see whom they belonged to.
'If they belong to a Gentile,' he said, ‘bring some here to me; but if they belong to an Israelite, do not meddle with them.' The owner, who happened to be in the vineyard, overheard the Rabbi's order and called out: ‘What! is it lawful to rob a Gentile?' 'Oh, no,' said the Rabbi evasively; 'a Gentile might sell, but an Israelite would not'." (Ibid)
"If one finds lost property in a locality where a majority are Israelites, he is bound to proclaim it; but he is not bound to do so if the majority be Gentiles." (Baba Metzia)
"There is no meaner calling than that of agriculture." (Yebamoth)
"A woman who had intercourse with a beast is eligible to marry a priest." (Ibid)
"On the house of the goy one looks as on the fold of cattle." (Erubin)
"When the Messiah comes, all will be slaves of the Jews." (Ibid)
"A man may do with his wife whatever he pleases, as with a piece of meat coming from the butcher, which he can eat according to his fancy, salted, roast, boiled, or like a fish coming from the market." (Nedarim)
"And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, every vow which I make in the future shall be null." (Ibid)The Kol Nidre prayer, the first prayer said in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, is based on the above principle.
Yom Kippur is the Jews’ most important holy festival and, throughout the world more Jews, both religious and secular, attend synagogue on this day than on any other. Needless to say, noone arrives too late to recite the prayer based on the Talmudic scripture cited above.
"There is no reward for a good deed in this world." (Kiddushin)
"You are thus called men, but the Goyim are not called men." (Kerithuth)
"It is forbidden for dogs, women or palm trees to pass between two men, nor may others walk between dogs, women or palm trees. Special dangers are involved if the women are menstruating or sitting at a crossroads." (Pesachim)
"When you go to war do not go as the first, but as the last, so that you may return as the first. Five things has Kanaan recommended to his sons: 'Love each other, love the robbery, hate your masters and never tell the truth.'" (Ibid)
"A Jew is innocent of murder if his intent was to kill a Christian." (Makkoth)The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion refers to Maimonides (Moses Ben Maimon, 1135-1204) as 'the symbol of the pure and orthodox faith.'
In 1180 the 'Eagle of the Synagogue,' produced his celebrated work, Mishnah Torah. Repetition of the Law, also known as Iad Chazakah. (The Strong Hand) It contains four parts or volumes and 14 books and includes the whole Talmud.
Maimonides also included much philosophical discussion in this work and attempted to establish many laws of his own. Because of this he was excommunicated by his people and condemned to death. He fled to Egypt and died there in the year 1204. Over the centuries, however, his reputation within the Jewish world increased. Nowadays, Maimonides opinion on all matters is greatly respected by Orthodox Jews.
Here are some of the Maimonidean thoughts he introduced into the Talmud:
"The Gentile is human shit. He is just as unclean." (Orach Chajim)
"It is a mitzvah (religious duty) to eradicate Jewish traitors, minnim, and apikorsim, and to cause them to descend to the pit of destruction, since they cause difficulty to the Jews and sway the people away from God, as did Jesus of Nazareth and his students…May the name of the wicked rot." (Ibid)
"Everything a Jew needs for his church ritual no goy is permitted to manufacture, but only a Jew, because this must be manufactured by human beings and the Jew is not permitted to consider the goyim as human beings." (Ibid)
"It is the law to kill anyone (Jewish) who denies the Torah. TheChristians belong to the denying ones of the Torah." (Ibid)
"She who was the descendant of princes and governors (The Virgin Mary) played the harlot with a carpenter". (Ibid)
"Make no agreement and show no mercy to Christians. Either turn them away from their idols, or kill them." (Hilkoth Akum)
"Israelites also, who lapse from their religion and become Epicureans, are to be killed, and we must persecute them to the end. For they afflict Israel and turn the people from God." (Ibid)
"In places where Jews are strong, no idolater must be allowed to remain." (Ibid)
"Do not have pity for them, for it is said: ‘Show no mercy unto them.’ Therefore, if you see an Akum in difficulty or drowning, do not go to his help. And if he is in danger of death, do not save him from death. But it is not right to kill him by your own hand by shoving them into a well or in some other way, since they are not at war with us…Maimonides decreed that Jewish physicians should not save the life of a Christian unless not saving him would 'cause the spread of hostility against the Jews.'
Do not eat with idolaters, nor permit them to worship their idols; for it is written: Make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them. Either turn away from their idols or kill them." (Ibid)
"It is not permitted to drink the wine of a stranger who becomes a convert, that is, one who accepts the seven precepts of Noah, but is permitted to gain some benefit from it. It is allowed to leave wine alone with him, but not to place it before him. The same is permitted in the case of all gentiles who are not idolaters, such as the Turks. A Jew, however, is not permitted to drink their wine, although he may use it to his own advantage." (Hilkoth Maakhaloth)
"Do not save Goyim in danger of death." (Hilkkoth Akum)
"Only if you can't convince him to give up his idolatry, should you show him (a goy) no mercy." (Ibid)
"It is a duty to exterminate them with one’s own hands, such as Jesus of Nazareth and his pupils, and Tzadoq and Baitos (the founders of the Sadducean sect) and their pupils, may the name of the wicked rot." (Ibid)
"A Jew may misuse a non-Jewess in her state of unbelief." (Ibid)
"During the Babylonian captivity, the Israelites mingled with all sorts of foreign races and had children, who formed, owing to these unions, a kind of a new confusion of tongues." (Yad Hazaka)In the late 13th century, Simeon Ben Yohai, together with his son and various other disciples, was the first to put the collection of scholarly Jewish thought, instruction and tradition known as the Zohar, (Splendour) into written form.
Ben Yohai edited and amplified what had previously been passed down orally and his thinking illuminates the whole of this Cabalistic book.
The Talmud relates that for 12 years the Rabbi Simon and his son Eliezer concealed themselves in a cavern, where sitting in the sand up to their necks, they meditated on the sacred law and were frequently visited by the prophet Elias. In this way, Jewish legend adds, the great book of the Zohar was composed and committed to writing by the Rabbis' son Eliezer and his secretary Rabbi Abba.
"Rabbi Jehuda said… 'He is to be praised who is able to free himself from the enemies of Israel and the just are much to be praised who get free from them and fight against them.'
Rabbi Chezkia asked: 'How must we fight against them?'
Rabbi Jehuda said: 'By wise counsel thou shalt war against them.'
‘By what kind of war?’
‘The kind of war that every son of man must fight against his enemies, which Jacob used against Esau, by deceit and trickery whenever possible. They must be fought against without ceasing, until proper order be restored. Thus it is with satisfaction that I say we should free ourselves from them and rule over them'." (Book I)
"The People of the Earth are idolaters, and it has been written about them: ‘Let them be wiped off the face of the earth. Destroy the memory of the Amalekites.’" (Ibid)"Those who do good to Christians will never rise from the dead." (Ibid)
"In the palaces of the fourth heaven are those who lamented over Sion and Jerusalem, and all those who destroyed idolatrous nations... and those who killed off people who worship idols are clothed in purple garments so that they may be recognized and honored." (Ibid)
"Extermination of Christians is a necessary sacrifice." (Book 2)
"Rabbi Abba says: If only idolaters alone had sexual intercourse, the world would not continue to exist. Hence we are taught that a Jew should not give way to those infamous robbers. For if these propagate in greater numbers, it will be impossible for us to continue to exist because of them. For they give birth to sucklings the same as dogs." (Ibid)
"The ass means the non-Jew, who is to be redeemed by the offering of a lamb, which is the dispersed sheep of Israel. But if he refuses to be redeemed, then break his skull.... They should be taken out of the book of the living, for it is said about them: He who sins against me, I shall take out of the book of life." (Ibid)
"The only sacrifice required is that we remove the unclean from amongst us." (Ibid)
"And he created every living thing, that is, the Israelites, because they are the children of the Most High God, and their holy souls come out from Him. But where do the souls of the idolatrous gentiles come from? Rabbi Eliezer says: from the left side, which makes their souls unclean. They are therefore all unclean and they pollute all who come in contact with them." (Ibid)
"Idolatrous people, however, since they exist, befoul the world, because their souls come out of the unclean side." (Ibid)
"It is certain that our captivity will last until the princes of the gentiles who worship idols are destroyed." (Ibid)
"It is certain that our captivity will last until the princes of the gentiles who worship idols are destroyed." (Ibid)An abbreviated edition of the work of Maimonides was drawn up in 1340 by Jacob ben Ascher, to which he gave the name, Arbaa Turim.
Since the Halakhoth of Alfasi (Rif), the various works of Maimonides and ben Ascher’s Arbaa Turim disagreed on many points there was great need of an incisive edition of Talmudic law which would knit together the various strands of Rabbinical thought and offer concise solutions to controversial matters.
The Schulchan Aruch, first published by the Palestinian scholar and Talmudic interpreter, Joseph Caro, in 1565, fitted the bill admirably.
It is the most important of all the books written to simplify and explain Jewish law as stated in the Talmud. The Schulchan Arukh is regarded by the modern Jewish scholar as the obligatory Law Code of the Jews.
The following is Caro’s version of the Kol Nidre prayer.
"All vows, oaths, promises, engagements, and swearing, which, beginning this very day of reconciliation, we intend to vow, promise, swear, and bind ourselves to fulfill, we repent of beforehand; let them be illegalized, acquitted, annihilated, abolished, valueless, unimportant. Our vows shall be no vows, and our oaths no oaths at all."Here are some of the other interpretations of previous Talmudic opinion that Caro added to the Talmud:
"Marriages taking place amongst Gentiles have no binding strength: their cohabitation is just as the coupling of horses, therefore, their children do not stand as humanly related to their parents."
"It is always a meritorious deed to get hold of a Gentile’s possessions."
"If a Jew has raped a non-Jewish girl, and another who saw it is called as a witness, that Jew must, without compunction, swear falsely."
"Inasmuch as a non-Jewish child at three years and a day is suitable for copulation, her rapist is only unclean until the evening, when he is clean again after taking a dip in the water." (Choschen Ha’mischpa)
"An animal which has been slaughtered by a Gentile or by a Jew has become a non-Jew, is to be considered as a diseased animal." (Ibid)
"A Goi or a servant is not capable of acting as a witness." (Ibid)
"A child must not be nursed by a Nokhri, (‘transient stranger’) if an Israelite can be had; for the milk of the Nokhrith hardens the heart of a child and builds up an evil nature in him." (Ibid)
"The Elders forbade the eating of the bread of the Akum, lest we would seem to be familiar with them." (Ibid)
"A Jew is forbidden to drink from a glass of wine which a Gentile has touched, because the touch has made the wine unclean." (Ibid)
"It is a good deed for every Jew to burn and destroy the non-Jewish church or whatever belongs to it or is done for it, and to throw the ashes into the four winds or to throw them into the water. Furthermore, it is the duty of every Jew to try to uproot every non-Jewish church and to give it a curse name." (Ibid)
"Every Jew has the obligation to see that Christian churches are burned down and wiped out. The faithful must be insulted and the clergy killed… Their idols must be destroyed, or called by contemptuous names." (Ibid)
"It is permitted to deride idols, and it is forbidden to say to a Goi: May your God help you, or I hope you will succeed." (Ibid)
"Therefore if you enter a town and find them celebrating a feast, you may pretend to rejoice with them in order to hide your hatred. Those, however, who care about the salvation of their souls should keep away from such celebrations. You should make it known that it is a hateful thing to rejoice with them, if you can do so without incurring enmity." (Ibid)
"It is forbidden to give free gifts to the Christian with whom a Jew may not treat familiarly… It is not permitted to sell water to an Akum if it is known that it will be made into Baptismal water… No one is allowed to praise them or to say how good an Akum is. How much less to praise what they do or to recount anything about them which would redound to their glory. If, however, while praising them you intend to give glory to God, namely, because he has created comely creatures, then it is allowed to do so." (Ibid)
"A child must not be given to the Akum to learn manners, literature or the arts, for they will lead him to heresy." (Ibid)
"A Jewish wet-nurse is forbidden to nurse the child of a Gentile, even if she would be paid for that, because in so doing she would assist in raising a Gentile. Only in case she is in great pain because of a surplus of milk and such milk can become dangerous to her, is she permitted to do so. The Jew is also forbidden to teach a Gentile a handwork by which he could sustain himself." (Ibid)
"In case of a deathly sickness a Jew is permitted to consume something in case he believes that it may assist his recovery. But also in this case he is not permitted to make use of something which belongs to the most unclean of all, namely, the Christian Church." (Ibid)
"If a Jew is doing good business with an Akum it is not allowed to other Jews, in certain places, to come and do business with the same Akum. In other places, however, it is different, where another Jews is allowed to go to the same Akum, lead him on, do business with him and to deceive him and take his money. For the wealth of the Akum is to be regarded as common property and belongs to the first who can get it. There are some, however, who say that this should not be done." (Ibid)
"In time of war the Christian are to be killed, for it is written: 'The good among the Christian deserve to be killed’… The Christians are not to be cured, even for money, unless it would incur their enmity… The Akum are not to be cured, even for money, unless it would incur their enmity… The Akum who are not enemies of ours must not be killed directly, nevertheless they must not be saved from danger of death. For example, if you see one of them fall into the sea, do not pull him out unless he promises to give you money."(Ibid)
"Usury is permitted for any reason when dealing with Christians." (Ibid)
"It is not permitted to imitate the customs of the Christian, nor to act like them. Nor is it permitted to wear clothes like the Christian, not to comb the hair as they do... Neither must Jews build houses that look like temples of the Christian." (Ibid)
"If you send a messenger to collect money from an Akum and the Akum pays too much, the messenger may keep the difference. But if the messenger does not know about it, then you may keep it all yourself." (Ibid)
"When Jewish women come out of a bath they must take care to meet a friend first, and not something unclean or a Christian. For if she does, a woman, if she wants to keep holy, should go back and bathe again." (Ibid)
"A Jew may keep anything he finds which belongs to the Akum, for it is written: ‘Return to thy brethren what is lost.’ For he who returns lost property sins against the Law by increasing the power of the transgressors of the Law. It is praiseworthy, however, to return lost property if it is done to honor the name of God, namely, if by so doing Christians will praise the Jews and look upon them as honorable people." (Ibid)
"A Jew may do to a non-Jewess what he can do. He may treat her as a piece of raw meat… A Jew may rob a goy, that is, he may cheat him in a bill, if unlikely to be perceived by him." (Ibid)
"Condolences must not be offered to anyone on account of the death of his servants or handmaids. All that may be said is: 'May God restore your lost one, the same as we say to a man who has lost a cow or an ass.' Nor must Christians be avoided for seven days after they have buried someone, as the Law of Moses commands, since they are not men; for the burial of an animal does not pollute one". (Ibid)
"It is permitted to kill a Jewish denunciator everywhere. It is permitted to kill him even before he denounces… If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth." (Ibid)
"If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth."
"If you see a heretic, who does not believe in the Torah, fall into a well in which there is a ladder, hurry at once and take it away and say to him: 'I have to go and take my son down from a roof; I will bring the ladder back to you at once,' or something else. The Kuthaei, however, who are not our enemies, who take care of the sheep of the Israelites, are not to be killed directly, but they must not be saved from death." (Ibid)
"A woman must wash herself again if she sees any unclean things, such as a dog, an ass, or Gentile; a Christian, a camel, a pig, a horse, and a leper." (Biur Hetib)
"Rabbi Meir used to state that a man is obligated to make these three blessings each day: Thank you God for not making me a Gentile, a woman or a slave." (Menahoth)
"A woman came before Rabbi Hisda confessing to him that the lightest sin that she committed was that her younger son is the issue of her older son. Since this was her lightest sin she was excused… Rabbi Eleazer Doria did not leave out any harlot in the world without coming to her… yet attained forgiveness because he had not committed the unforgivable sin of accepting Christianity." (Abhodah Zarah)
"It is a great sin to make a present to a Gentile. But it is permissible to give alms to the poor of the Gentiles, to visit their sick and to give the last honors to their deceased and to console their relatives because of the peace, so that the Gentile may think the Jews are good friends of theirs in showing them consolation… Do not say anything in praise of them, lest it be said: How good that Goi is!" (Ibid)
"One should not place cattle in heathens' inns, because they prefer sex with cows." (Ibid)
"Our rabbis have passed it down for us, that a foreign woman must never be allowed to act as midwife at the birth of a child of Israel, because they are given to the shedding of blood. The Elders say, however, that a foreign woman may perform this task provided there are other Jewish women present, but never alone. Rabbi Meir, however, says that it is not allowed even others are present. For they often crush the soft head of the child with their hands and kill it; and they do this without being noticed by those who are present." (Ibid)The well respected Frankfurt scholar, Rabbi Shimeon wrote Talmudic commentary, Jalkut.
In this book, he opined:
"Israel is like the lady of the house to whom her husband brings the money. Thus Israel is without the burden of labor and receives the money from the people of the world." (Schim)
"It is forbidden to initiate a non-Jew into the secrets of the law. The Jew who concerns himself with this is as guilty as if he laid waste the world and denied the sacred name of God." (Chadasz)
"It is forbidden to disclose the secrets of the law. He who would do it would be as guilty as though he destroyed the whole world." (Ibid)In the Gemara, Rabbi Raish Lakish said that he who wears tzitzit (a four cornered fringed garment) at the time of the redemption will be given 2800 servants.
"Ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew."Rabbi Ulla, inconversation with Judah-ben Ezekiel, said:
"Are we perfectly sure that we are not descended from pagans who dishonoured the young daughters of Zion after the capture of Jerusalem?"Rabbi Eliezer said:
"It is permitted to cut off the head of an idiot on the feast of the Atonement when it falls on the Sabbath." (Pesachim)
"Wherefore has God scattered the Jews among the nations? To recruit for Him proselytes everywhere." (Ibid)Rabbi Hisda said:
"Thou shalt have neither a son nor a disciple who will publically let his food burn like did Jesus the Nazarene." (Sanhedrin)Rabbi Abbahu said:
"If a man say unto thee 'I am God' he lieth; if he saith 'I am the Son of Man' he will live to rue his words; and if he saith 'I ascend into Heaven' he will not bring to pass that which he saith."Rabbi Chanina said:
"He who strikes an Israelite acts as if he slaps the face of God's Divine Majesty."Rabbi David Katz said:
"One is allowed to keep a lost object of a gentile and he who returns it commits a sin because he is supporting the wicked people of the world."Rabbi Meir said:
"The vessels of Gentiles, do they not impart a worsened flavor to the food cooked in them?" (Abhodah Zarah)Rabbi Elazar said:
"Where revenge is necessary, it is a great thing."Rabbi Hanina said:
"A non-Jew who hits a Jew is worthy of death by the Hand of God."(Sanhedrin)The Talmud is full of anecdotes, advice and folk wisdom that, by modern standards, would seem patently absurd to the non-Jew.
We learn from the Talmud for example, that:
"One who eats an ant is flogged five times forty stripes save one."
"Demons ... have wings like angels... they know the future."
"A dog in a strange place does not bark for seven years."
"The bald-headed, and dwarfed, and the blear-eyed are ineligible for the priesthood."
"Only kings ... eat roast meat with mustard."
"The Rabbis have taught that a man should not drink water on Wednesdays and Saturdays after night fall... An evil spirit... on these evenings prowls around."
"These things cause hemorrhoids: eating cane leaves, the foliage and tendrils of a vine, the palate of cattle, the backbones of fish, half-cooked salt fish, wine, lees, etc."
"These things are detrimental to study: walking between two camels... to pass under a bridge beneath which no water has flowed forty days; to drink water that runs through a cemetery."
"It is not right for a man to sleep in the daytime any longer than a horse sleeps. And how long is the sleep of a horse? Sixty respirations."In the 30 April 1999, edition of The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Rabbi Schorsch told us this:
"Sadly, a low estimate of non-Jews pervades much of Talmudic literature. The ‘Mishna’ admonishes Jews not to leave their animals unattended at the inn of a gentile, because gentiles are suspected of engaging in beastiality. Gentiles are described also as liable to rape and murder, so that a lonely Jew should avoid their company...In his book, Universalism and Parochialism in Jewish Law. Making Sense of Political Loyalties, the Jewish scholar Gordon Lafar says this:
Treatment of the ‘other' remains a problem for Judaism. In a divided world, we are entilted to take whatever measures will advance our narrow interests."
"The Talmud is in disagreement over whether Jews may rob Gentiles but even the liberal authority Rabbi Menachem HaMeiri agrees that a Jew who finds something that was inadvertently lost by a Gentile is not obliged to return it."In 1233, Pope Gregory IX said this in his Epistle to the Hierarchy in Germany:
"The Talmud contains every kind of vileness and blasphemy against Christian Truth."He also said:
"Ungrateful for favors and forgetful of benefits, the Jews return insult for kindness and impious contempt for goodness. They ought to know the yoke of perpetual enslavement because of their guilt. See to it that the perfidious Jewsnever in the future grow insolent, but that they always suffer publically the shame of theirsin in servile fear."
In 1415 Pope Benedict XIII banned the study of the Talmud and in the papal bull, The Jewish Issue, he said:
"The heresies, vanities and errors of the Talmud prevent their knowing the truth."Martin Luther was the first and most influential of the founders of the Protestant Reformation in Europe and is, without question, the most important figure in the history of the Protestant religion.
He was, at first, on good terms with the 'people of the Book' but, after he had learned to read Hebrew and took a look at what they had to say in the Talmud, his opinion of them changed. Thus, in 1542, Luther published On the Jews and Their Lies.
Here are are some of the things he says in this book:
"They should be deprived of their prayer books and Talmuds. Their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more. I had made up my mind to write no more either about the Jews or against them. But since I learned that these miserable and accursed people do not cease to lure... the Christians, I have published this little book, so that I might be found among those who opposed such poisonous activities of the Jews who warned the Christians to be on their guard against them."
"Be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them."
"What shall we Christians do now with this depraved and damned people of the Jews?... I will give my faithful advice: First, that one should set fire to their synagogues... Then that one should also break down and destroy their houses... That one should drive them out the country."
"Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury."
"However, they have not acquired a perfect mastery of the art of lying; they lie so clumsily and ineptly that anyone who is just a little observant can easily detect it."
"Over and above that we let them get rich on our sweat and blood, while we remain poor and they such the marrow from our bones."
"They remain our daily murderers and bloodthirsty foes in their hearts. Their prayers and curses furnish evidence of that, as do the many stories which relate their torturing of children."
"They (rulers) must act like a good physician who, when gangrene has set in proceeds without mercy to cut, saw, and burn flesh, veins, bone, and marrow. Such a procedure must also be followed in this instance. Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I enumerated earlier, force them to work."
"The Jews are brutes, their synagogues are pig-sties, they ought to be burned, for Moses would do it, if he came back to this world. They drag in mire the divine words, they live by evil and plunders, they are wicked beasts that ought to be driven out like mad dogs."
"Know, O adored Christ, and make no mistake, that aside from the Devil, you have no enemy more venomous, more desperate, more bitter than a true Jew who truly seeks to be a Jew...
A Jew, a Jewish heart, are hard as wood, as stone, as iron, as the Devil himself. In short, they are children of the Devil, condemned to the flames of hell."
"They ought to be stopped from usury…Let the young and strong Jews and Jewesses be given the flail, the axe, the hoe, the spade, the distaff, and spindle and let them earn their bread by the sweat of their noses as in enjoined upon Adam's children."In the book, Luther’s Table Talks, Luther tells us this:
"How the Jews love the Book of Esther, which is so suitable to their bloodthirsty, revengeful, murderous appetite and hopes. The sun has never shone on such a bloodthirsty and revengeful people, who fancy themselves to be the chosen people so that they can murder and strangle the heathen."
"The Jews are so hardened that they listen to nothing; though overcome by testimonies, they yield not an inch. Tis a pernicious race, oppressing all men by their usury and rapine. If they give a prince or a magistrate a thousand florins, they exhort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment. We must keep on our guard against them.
They think to render homage to God by injuring the Christians, and yet we employ their physicians; ‘tis a tempting of God. They have haughty prayers, wherein they praise and call upon God, as if they alone were his people, cursing and condemning all other nations."
"Jerusalem was destroyed over fourteen hundred years ago, and at that time we Christians were harassed and persecuted by the Jews throughout the world for about three hundred years. We might well complain that during that time they held us Christians captive and killed us, which is the plain truth.In a letter to his wife, Luther said this:
Furthermore, we do not know to the present day which devil brought them into our country. We surely did not bring them from Jerusalem. In addition, no one is holding them here now. The country and the roads are open for them to proceed to their land whenever they wish. If they did so, we would be glad to present gifts to them on the occasion; it would be good riddance. For they are a heavy burden, a plague, a pestilence, a sheer misfortune for our country.
Proof for this is found in the fact that they have often been expelled forcibly from a country, far from being held captive in it. Thus they were banished from France, which was an especially fine nest. Very recently they were banished by our dear Emperor Charles from Spain, the very best nest of all. This year they were expelled from the entire Bohemian crownland, where they had one of the best nests, in Prague.
Likewise, during my lifetime they have been driven from Regensburg, Magdeburg, and other places. If you cannot tolerate a person in a country or home, does that constitute holding him in captivity? In fact, they hold us Christians captive in our own country.
They let us work in the sweat of our brow to earn money and property while they sit behind the stove, idle away the time, fart, and roast pears. They stuff themselves, guzzle, and live in luxury and ease from our hard-earned goods. With their accursed usury they hold us and our property captive.
Moreover, they mock and deride us because we work and let them play the role of lazy squires at our expense and in our land. Thus they are our masters and we are their servants, with our property, our sweat, and our labor. And by way of reward and thanks they curse our Lord and us! Should the devil not laugh and dance if he can enjoy such a fine paradise at the expense of us Christians? He devours what is ours through his saints, the Jews, and repays us by insulting us, in addition to mocking and cursing both God and man.
They could not have enjoyed such good times in Jerusalem under David and Solomon with their own possessions as they now do with ours, which they daily steal and rob. And yet they wail that we have taken them captive. Indeed, we have captured them and hold them in captivity just as I hold captive my gallstone, my bloody tumor, and all the other ailments and misfortunes which I have to nurse and take care of with money and goods and all that I have. Alas, I wish that they were in Jerusalem with the other Jews and whomever else they would like to have there."
"The sun never did shine on a more bloodthirsty and revengeful people as they, who imagine to be the people of God, and who desire to and think they must murder and crush the heathen. And the foremost undertaking, which they expect of their Messiah, is that he should slay and murder the whole world with the sword.In February 1546, he preached a sermon at Eisleben, in which he said:
As they at first demonstrated against us Christians and would like to do now, if they only could; have also tried it often and have been repeatedly struck on their snouts. They live among us in our homes, under our protection, use land and highways, market and streets. Princes and government sit by, snore and have their maws open, let the Jews take from their purse and chest, steal and rob whatever they will. That is, they permit themselves and their subjects to be abused and sucked dry and reduced to beggars with their own money, through the usury of the Jews.
For the Jews, as foreigners, certainly should have nothing from us; and what they have certainly must be ours. They do not work, do not earn anything from us, neither do we donate or give it to them. Yet they have our money and goods and are lords in our land where they are supposed to be in exile!
Do not their Talmud and rabbis write that it is no sin to kill if a Jew kills a heathen, but it is a sin if he kills a brother in Israel? It is no sin if he does not keep his oath to a heathen. Therefore, to steal and rob from a heathen is a divine service... And they are the masters of the world and we are their servants - yea, their cattle!
I maintain that in three fables of Aesop there is more wisdom to be found than in all the books of the Talmudists and rabbis and more than ever could come into the hearts of the Jews... Should someone think I am saying too much - I am saying much too little! For I see in (their) writings how they curse us goyim and wish as all evil in their schools and prayers. They rob us of our money through usury, and wherever they are able, they play us all manner of mean tricks... No heathen has done such things and none would to so except the Devil himself and those whom he possesses - as he possesses the Jews.
Maybe mild-hearted and gentle Christians will believe that I am too rigorous and drastic against the poor, afflicted Jews, believing that I ridicule them and treat them with much sarcasm. By my word, I am far too weak to be able to ridicule such a satanic brood. I would fain to do so, but they are far greater adepts at mockery than I and possess a god who is master in this art. It is the Evil One himself.
Even with no further evidence than the Old Testament, I would maintain, and no person on earth could alter my opinion, that the Jews as they are today are veritably a mixture of all the depraved and malevolent knaves of the whole world over...
The Jewish people is and remains in Europe an Asiatic people alien to our part of the world, bound to that old law which it received in a distant climate, and which, according to its confession, it cannot do away with."
"How many of this alien people can be tolerated without injury to the true citizen? A ministry in which a Jew is supreme, a household in which a Jew has the key of the wardrobe and the management of the finances, a department or commissariat in which Jews do the principal business, are Pontine marshes which cannot be drained."A few days later, Martin Luther was dead.
Here is one last thought from the founder of the Protestant religion:
"For thousands of years, since their emergence on the stage of history, the Jews were a parasitic growth on the stem of other nations, a race of cunning brokers all over the earth. They have cause great evil to many ill-organized states, by retarding the free and natural economic development of their indigenous population."Just in case you think that such nastiness is confined to the Talmud, here's what is said in the Passover Prayer:
"Cut off the hope of the unjust! Let all heretics perish at once! Root out, break up and destroy the Proud Kingdom! Hasten to make all peoples subject in our days! ... pour out thy anger upon nations that know thee not and upon the kingdoms which do not invoke thy name! Pour out thy indignation upon them and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them! Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the Lord!"Then again you could check out the very Jewish God of the Old Testament.