Truth about the Talmud: Racist, Rabbinic
Hate Literature

by Michael Hoffman, foremost scholar of Judaism in the
English-speaking world


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The Truth About the Talmud
A Documented Exposé of Supremacist Rabbinic Hate Literature
By Warrant of John 18:37, Galatians 4:16

Copyright ©2000-2006 by Michael A. Hoffman II All Rights Reserved

The Talmud is Judaism's holiest book (actually a collection of
books). Its authority takes precedence over the Old Testament in
Judaism. Evidence of this may be found in the Talmud itself,
Erubin 21b (Soncino edition): "My son, be more careful in the
observance of the words of the Scribes than in the words of the
Torah (Old Testament)."

The supremacy of the Talmud over the Bible in the Israeli state
may also be seen in the case of the black Ethiopian Jews.
Ethiopians are very knowledgeable of the Old Testament.
However, their religion is so ancient it pre-dates the Scribes'
Talmud, of which the Ethiopians have no knowledge. According to
the N.Y. Times of Sept. 29, 1992, p.4:

"The problem is that Ethiopian Jewish tradition goes no further
than the Bible or Torah; the later Talmud and other commentaries
that form the basis of modern traditions never came their way."

Because they are not traffickers in Talmudic tradition, the black
Ethiopian Jews are discriminated against and have been
forbidden by the Zionists to perform marriages, funerals and other
services in the Israeli state.

Rabbi Joseph D. Soloveitchik is regarded as one of the most
influential rabbis of the 20th century, the "unchallenged leader" of
Orthodox Judaism and the top international authority on halakha
(Jewish religious law). Soloveitchik was responsible for instructing
and ordaining more than 2,000 rabbis, "an entire generation" of
Jewish leadership.

N.Y. Times religion reporter Ari Goldman described the basis of
the rabbi's authority:

"Soloveitchik came from a long line of distinguished Talmudic
scholars...Until his early 20s, he devoted himself almost
exclusively to the study of the Talmud...He came to Yeshiva
University's Elchanan Theological Seminary where he remained
the pre-eminent teacher in the Talmud...He held the title of Leib
Merkin professor of Talmud...sitting with his feet crossed in front of
a table bearing an open volume of the Talmud." (N.Y. Times, April
10, 1993, p. 38).

Nowhere does Goldman refer to Soloveitchik's knowledge of the
Bible as the basis for being one of the leading authorities on
Jewish law.

The rabbi's credentials are all predicated upon his mastery of the
Talmud. Other studies are clearly secondary. Britain's Jewish
Chronicle of March 26, 1993 states that in religious school
(yeshiva), Jews are "devoted to the Talmud to the exclusion of
everything else."

The Talmud Nullifies the Bible

The Jewish Scribes claim the Talmud is partly a collection of
traditions Moses gave them in oral form. These had not yet been
written down in Jesus' time. Christ condemned the traditions of the
Mishnah (early Talmud) and those who taught it (Scribes and
Pharisees), because the Talmud nullifies the teachings of the Holy

Shmuel Safrai in The Literature of the Sages Part One (p.164),
points out that in chapters 4 and 5 of the Talmud's Gittin Tractate,
the Talmud nullifies the Biblical teaching concerning
money-lending: "Hillel decreed the prozbul for the betterment of
the world. The prozbul is a legal fiction which allows debts to be
collected after the Sabbatical year and it was Hillel's intention
thereby to overcome the fear that money-lenders had of losing
their money."

The famous warning of Jesus Christ about the tradition of men that
voids Scripture (Mark 7:1-13), is in fact, a direct reference to the
Talmud, or more specifically, the forerunner of the first part of it,
the Mishnah, which existed in oral form during Christ's lifetime,
before being committed to writing. Mark chapter 7, from verse one
through thirteen, represents Our Lord's pointed condemnation of
the Mishnah.

Unfortunately, due to the abysmal ignorance of our day, the
widespread "Judeo-Christian" notion is that the Old Testament is
the supreme book of Judaism. But this is not so. The Pharisees
teach for doctrine the commandments of rabbis, not God.

The Talmudic commentary on the Bible is their supreme law, and
not the Bible itself. That commentary does indeed, as Jesus said,
void the laws of God, not uphold them. As students of the Talmud,
we know this to be true.

Jewish scholar Hyam Maccoby, in Judaism on Trial, quotes Rabbi
Yehiel ben Joseph: "Further, without the Talmud, we would not be
able to understand passages in the Bible...God has handed this
authority to the sages and tradition is a necessity as well as
scripture. The Sages also made enactments of their own...anyone
who does not study the Talmud cannot understand Scripture."

There is a tiny Jewish sect which makes considerable effort to
eschew Talmud and adhere to the Old Testament alone. These
are the Karaites, a group which, historically, has been most hated
and severely persecuted by orthodox Jewish rabbinate.

To the Mishnah the rabbis later added the Gemara (rabbinical
commentaries). Together these comprise the Talmud. There are
two versions, the Jerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud.

The Babylonian Talmud is regarded as the authoritative version:
"The authority of the Babylonian Talmud is also greater than that of
the Jerusalem Talmud. In cases of doubt the former is decisive."
(R.C. Musaph-Andriesse, From Torah to Kabbalah: A Basic
Introduction to the Writings of Judaism, p. 40).

This study is based on the Jewish-authorized Babylonian Talmud.
We have published herein the authenticated sayings of the Jewish
Talmud. Look them up for yourself.

We publish the following irrefutable documentation in the hope of
liberating all people, including Jewish people, from the corrosive
delusions and racism of this Talmudic hate literature, which is the
manual of Orthodox and Hasidic Jews the world over.

The implementation by Jewish supremacists of Talmudic hate
literature has caused untold suffering throughout history and now,
in occupied Palestine, it is used as a justification for the mass
murder of Palestinian civilians. The Talmud specifically defines all
who are not Jews as non-human animals.

Some Teachings of the Jewish Talmud
Where a Jew Should Do Evil

Moed Kattan 17a: If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a
city where he is not known and do the evil there.

Penalty for Disobeying Rabbis

Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and
will be punished by being boiled in hot excrement in hell.

Hitting a Jew is the same as hitting God

Sanhedrin 58b. If a heathen (gentile) hits a Jew, the gentile must
be killed.

O.K. to Cheat Non-Jews

Sanhedrin 57a . A Jew need not pay a gentile ("Cuthean") the
wages owed him for work.

Jews Have Superior Legal Status

Baba Kamma 37b. "If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a
Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an
ox of an Israelite...the payment is to be in full."

Jews May Steal from Non-Jews

Baba Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost by a gentile
("heathen") it does not have to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba
Kamma 113b). Sanhedrin 76a. God will not spare a Jew who
"marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant
son or returns a lost article to a Cuthean..."

Jews May Rob and Kill Non-Jews

Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile ("Cuthean"), there
will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may

Baba Kamma 37b. The gentiles are outside the protection of the
law and God has "exposed their money to Israel."

Jews May Lie to Non-Jews

Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to
circumvent a Gentile.

Non-Jewish Children are Sub-Human

Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals.

Abodah Zarah 36b. Gentile girls are in a state of niddah
(filth) from birth.

Abodah Zarah 22a-22b . Gentiles prefer sex with cows.

Insults Against Blessed Mary

Sanhedrin 106a . Says Jesus' mother was a whore: "She who
was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot
with carpenters." Also in footnote #2 to Shabbath 104b of the
Soncino edition, it is stated that in the "uncensored" text of the
Talmud it is written that Jesus mother, "Miriam the hairdresser,"
had sex with many men.

Gloats over Christ Dying Young

A passage from Sanhedrin 106 gloats over the early age at which
Jesus died: "Hast thou heard how old Balaam (Jesus) 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."

Jesus in the Talmud:

Horrible Blasphemies Against Jesus Christ

While it is the standard disinformation practice of apologists for
the Talmud to deny that it contains any scurrilous references to
Jesus Christ, certain Orthodox Jewish organizations are more
forthcoming and admit that the Talmud not only mentions Jesus
but disparages him (as a sorcerer and a demented sex freak).
These orthodox Jewish organizations make this admission
perhaps out of the belief that Jewish supremacy is so
well-established in the modern world that they need not concern
themselves with adverse reactions.

For example, on the website of the Orthodox Jewish Hasidic
Lubavitch group--one of the largest in the world--we find the
following statement, complete with Talmudic citations:

"The Talmud (Babylonian edition) records other sins of
'Jesus the Nazarene':

1) 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 (Sanhedrin

2) He was sexually immoral, worshipped statues of stone (a brick
is mentioned), was cut off from the Jewish people for his
wickedness, and refused to repent (Sanhedrin 107b; Sotah 47a).

3) He learned witchcraft in Egypt and, to perform miracles, used
procedures that involved cutting his flesh, which is also explicitly
banned in the Bible (Shabbos 104b).

End quote from (Lubavitch
website) June 20, 2000.

[Note: we have printed and preserved in our files a hard copy of
this statement from the Lubavitch"Noah's Covenant Website," as
it appeared on their website at on June
20, 2000, in the event that denials are later issued and the
statement itself suppressed].

Let us examine further some of these anti-Christ Talmud

Gittin 57a. Says Jesus is in hell, being boiled in "hot

Sanhedrin 43a. Says Jesus ("Yeshu" and in Soncino footnote #6,
Yeshu "the Nazarene") was executed because he practiced
sorcery: "It is taught that on the eve of Passover Jesus was hung,
and forty days before this the proclamation was made: Jesus is to
be stoned to death because he has practiced sorcery and has
lured the people to idolatry...He was an enticer and of such thou
shalt not pity or condone."

Kallah 51a."The elders were once sitting in the gate when two
young lads passed by; one covered his head and the other
uncovered his head. Of him who uncovered his head Rabbi
Eliezer remarked that he is a bastard. Rabbi Joshua remarked
that he is the son of a niddah (a child conceived during a woman's
menstrual period). Rabbi Akiba said that he is both a bastard and
a son of a niddah.

"They said, 'What induced you to contradict the opinion of your
colleagues?' He replied, "I will prove it concerning him." He went
to the lad's mother and found her sitting in the market selling

"He said to her, 'My daughter, if you will answer the question I will
put to you, I will bring you to the world to come.' (eternal life). She
said to him, 'Swear it to me.'

"Rabbi Akiba, taking the oath with his lips but annulling it in his
heart, said to her, 'What is the status of your son?' She replied,
'When I entered the bridal chamber I was niddah (menstruating)
and my husband kept away from me; but my best man had
intercourse with me and this son was born to me.' Consequently
the child was both a bastard and the son of a niddah.

"It was declared, '..Blessed be the God of Israel Who
Revealed His Secret to Rabbi Akiba..."

In addition to the theme that God rewards clever liars, the
preceding Talmud discussion is actually about Jesus Christ (the
bastard boy who "uncovered his head" and was conceived in the
filth of menstruation). The boy's adulterous mother in this Talmud
story is the mother of Christ, Blessed Mary (called Miriam and
sometimes, Miriam the hairdresser, in the Talmud).

"The Editio Princeps of the complete Code of Talmudic Law,
Maimonides' Mishneh Torah -- replete not only with the most
offensive precepts against all Gentiles but also with explicit
attacks on Christianity and on Jesus (after whose name the author
adds piously, 'May the name of the wicked perish')... --Dr. Israel
Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion, p. 21.

"The Talmud contains a few explicit references to Jesus...These
references are certainly not complimentary...There seems little
doubt that the account of the execution of Jesus on the eve of
Passover does refer to the Christian Jesus...The passage in
which Jesus' punishment in hell is described also seems to refer
to the Christian Jesus. It is a piece of anti-Christian polemic
dating from the post-70 CE period..." --Hyam Maccoby, Judaism
on Trial, pp. 26-27.

"According to the Talmud, Jesus was executed by a proper
rabbinical court for idolatry, inciting other Jews to idolatry, and
contempt of rabbinical authority. All classical Jewish sources
which mention his execution are quite happy to take responsibility
for it; in the talmudic account the Romans are not even mentioned.

"The more popular accounts--which were nevertheless taken quite
seriously--such as the notorious Toldot Yeshu are even worse, for
in addition to the above crimes they accuse him of witchcraft. The
very name 'Jesus' was for Jews a symbol of all that is abominable
and this popular tradition still persists...

"The Hebrew form of the name Jesus--Yeshu--was interpreted as
an acronym for the curse, 'may his name and memory be wiped
out,' which is used as an extreme form of abuse. In fact,
anti-zionist Orthodox Jews (such as Neturey Qarta) sometimes
refer to Herzl as 'Herzl Jesus' and I have found in religious zionist
writings expressions such as "Nasser Jesus" and more recently
'Arafat Jesus." --Dr. Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish
Religion, pp. 97- 98, 118.

Talmud Attacks Christians and Christian Books

Rosh Hashanah 17a. Christians (minnim) and others who reject
the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations.

Sanhedrin 90a. Those who read the New Testament
("uncanonical books") will have no portion in the world to come.

Shabbath 116a. Jews must destroy the books of the Christians,
i.e. the New Testament.

Dr. Israel Shahak of Hebrew University reports that the Israelis
burned hundreds of New Testament Bibles in occupied Palestine
on March 23, 1980 (cf. Jewish History, Jewish Religion, p. 21).

Sick and Insane Teachings of the Talmud

Gittin 69a . To heal his flesh a Jew should take dust that lies within
the shadow of an outdoor toilet, mix with honey and eat it.

Shabbath 41a. The law regulating the rule for how to urinate in a
holy way is given.

Yebamoth 63a. States that Adam had sexual intercourse with all
the animals in the Garden of Eden.

Yebamoth 63a. Declares that agriculture is the lowest of

Sanhedrin 55b. A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically,
three years "and a day" old).

Sanhedrin 54b. A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the
child is less than nine years old.

Kethuboth 11b. "When a grown-up man has intercourse with a
little girl it is nothing."

Yebamoth 59b. A woman who had intercourse with a beast is
eligible to marry a Jewish priest. A woman who has sex with a
demon is also eligible to marry a Jewish priest.

Abodah Zarah 17a. States that there is not a whore in the world
that the Talmudic sage Rabbi Eleazar has not had sex with. On
one of his whorehouse romps, Rabbi Eleazar leanred that there
was one particular prostitute residing in a whorehouse near the
sea, who would receive a bag of money for her services. He took
a bag of money and went to her, crossing seven rivers to do so.
During their intercourse the prostitute farted. After this the whore
told Rabbi Eleazar: "Just as this gas will never return to my anus,
Rabbi Eleazar will never get to heaven."

Hagigah 27a. States that no rabbi can ever go to hell.

Baba Mezia 59b. A rabbi debates God and defeats Him. God
admits the rabbi won the debate.

Gittin 70a. The Rabbis taught: "On coming from a privy (outdoor
toilet) 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."

Gittin 69b. To heal the disease of pleurisy ("catarrh") 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 dog's excrement as
it loosens the limbs."

Pesahim 111a. 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.

Menahoth 43b-44a. A Jewish man is obligated to say the
following prayer every day: Thank you God for not making me a
gentile, a woman or a slave.

Tall Tales of a Roman Holocaust

Here are two early "Holocaust" tales from the Talmud: Gittin 57b.
Claims that four billion Jews were killed by the Romans in the city
of Bethar. Gittin 58a claims that 16 million Jewish children were
wrapped in scrolls and burned alive by the Romans. (Ancient
demography indicates that there were not 16 million Jews in the
entire world at that time, much less 16 million Jewish children or
four billion Jews).

A Revealing Admission

Abodah Zarah 70a. The question was asked of the rabbi whether
wine stolen in Pumbeditha might be used or if it was defiled, due
to the fact that the thieves might have been gentiles (a gentile
touching wine would make the wine unclean). The rabbi says not
to worry, that the wine is permissible for Jewish use because the
majority of the thieves in Pumbeditha, the place where the wine
was stolen, are Jews. (Also cf. Gemara Rosh Hashanah 25b).

Pharisaic Rituals

Erubin 21b. "Rabbi Akiba said to him, "Give me some water to
wash my hands."

"It will not suffice for drinking," the other complained, "will it suffice
for washing your hands?"

"What can I do?' the former replied, "when for neglecting the
words of the Rabbis one deserves death? It is better that I myself
should die than that I transgress against the opinion of my
colleagues." [This is the ritual hand washing condemned by Jesus
in Matthew 15: 1-9].

Genocide Advocated by the Talmud

Minor Tractates. Soferim 15, Rule 10. This is the saying of Rabbi
Simon ben Yohai: Tob shebe goyyim harog ("Even the best of the
gentiles should all be killed").

This passage is from the original Hebrew of the Babylonian
Talmud as quoted by the 1907 Jewish Encyclopedia, published by
Funk and Wagnalls and compiled by Isidore Singer, under the
entry, "Gentile," (p. 617).

This original Talmud passage has been concealed in translation.
The Jewish Encyclopedia states that, " the various versions
the reading has been altered, 'The best among the Egyptians'
being generally substituted." In the Soncino version: "the best of
the heathens" (Minor Tractates, Soferim 41a-b].

Israelis annually take part in a national pilgrimage to the grave of
Simon ben Yohai, to honor this rabbi who advocated the
extermination of non-Jews. (Jewish Press, June 9, 1989, p. 56B).

On Purim, Feb. 25, 1994, Israeli army officer Baruch Goldstein, an
orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, massacred 40 Palestinian civilians,
including children, while they knelt in prayer in a mosque.
Goldstein was a disciple of the late Brooklyn Rabbi Meir Kahane,
who told CBS News that his teaching that Arabs are "dogs" is
derived "from the Talmud." (CBS 60 Minutes, "Kahane").

University of Jerusalem Prof. Ehud Sprinzak described Kahane
and Goldstein's philosophy: "They believe it's God's will that they
commit violence against goyim, a Hebrew term for non-Jews." (NY
Daily News, Feb. 26, 1994, p. 5).

Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg declared, "We have to recognize that
Jewish blood and the blood of a goy are not the same thing." (NY
Times, June 6, 1989, p.5).

Rabbi Yaacov Perrin said, "One million Arabs are not worth a
Jewish fingernail." (NY Daily News, Feb. 28, 1994, p.6).

Talmudic Doctrine: Non-Jews are not Human

The Talmud specifically defines all who are not Jews as
non-human animals, and specifically dehumanizes Gentiles as not
being descendants of Adam. Here are some of the Talmud
passages which relate to this topic.

Kerithoth 6b: Uses of Oil of Anointing. "Our Rabbis have taught:
He who pours the oil of anointing over cattle or vessels is not
guilty; if over gentiles (goyim) or the dead, he is not guilty. The law
relating to cattle and vessels is right, for it is written: "Upon the
flesh of man (Adam), shall it not be poured (Exodus 30:32]); and
cattle and vessels are not man (Adam).

"Also with regard to the dead, [it is plausible] that he is exempt,
since after death one is called corpse and not a man (Adam). But
why is one exempt in the case of gentiles (goyim); are they not in
the category of man (Adam)? No, it is written: 'And ye my sheep,
the sheep of my pasture, are man" (Adam); [Ezekiel 34:31]: Ye
are called man (Adam) but gentiles (goyim) are not called man

In the preceding passage, the rabbis are discussing the portion of
the Mosaic law which forbids applying the holy oil to men.

The Talmud states that it is not a sin to apply the holy oil to
Gentiles, because Gentiles are not human beings (i.e. are not of

Another example from tractate Yebamoth 61a: "It was taught: And
so did R. Simeon ben Yohai state (61a) that the graves of gentiles
(goyim) do not impart levitical uncleanness by an ohel [standing or
bending over a grave], for it is said, 'And ye my sheep the sheep
of my pasture, are men (Adam), [Ezekiel 34:31]; you are called
men (Adam) but the idolaters are not called men (Adam)."

The Old Testament Mosaic law states that touching a human
corpse or the grave of a human imparts uncleanness to those who
touch it. But the Talmud teaches that if a Jew touches the grave of
a Gentile, the Jew is not rendered unclean, since Gentiles are not
human (not of Adam).

From Baba Mezia 114b: ""A Jewish priest was standing in a
graveyard. When asked why he was standing there in apparent
violation of the Mosaic law, he replied that it was permissible,
since the law only prohibits Jews from coming into contact with the
graves of humans (Adamites), and he was standing in a gentile
graveyard. For it has been taught by Rabbi Simon ben Yohai: 'The
graves of gentiles [goyim] do not defile. For it is written, 'And ye
my flock, the flock of my pastures, are men (Adam)' (Ezekiel
34:31); only ye are designated men (Adam)."

Ezekiel 34:31 is the alleged Biblical proof text repeatedly cited in
the preceding three Talmud passages. But Ezekiel 34:31 does
not in fact support the Talmudic notion that only Israelites are
human. What these rabbinical, anti-Gentile racists and ideologues
have done in asserting the preceding absurdities about Gentiles
is distort an Old Testament passage in order to justify their bigotry.

In Berakoth 58a the Talmud uses Ezekiel 23:20 as proof of the
sub-human status of gentiles. It also teaches that anyone (even a
Jewish man) who reveals this Talmudic teaching about non-Jews
deserves death, since revealing it makes Gentiles wrathful and
causes the repression of Judaism.

The Talmudic citation of this scripture from Ezekiel as a
"proof-text" is specious, since the passage does not prove that
Gentiles are animals. The passage from Ezekiel only says that
some Egyptians had large genital organs and copious emissions.
This does not in any way prove or even connote that the Egyptians
being referred to in the Bible were considered animals. Once
again, the Talmud has falsified the Bible by means of distorted

Other Talmud passages which expound on Ezekiel 23:20 in this
racist fashion are: Arakin 19b, Berakoth 25b, Niddah 45a,
Shabbath 150a, Yebamoth 98a. Moreover, the original text of
Sanhedrin 37a applies God's approval only to the saving of
lives (cf. the Hesronot Ha-shas, Cracow, 1894).

Moses Maimonides: Advocate of Extermination

We will now examine the post-Talmudic commentator Rambam
(Moses Maimonides). This revered "sage" taught that Christians
should be exterminated. He has the highest stature in Judaism
"Moses Maimonides is considered the greatest codifier and
philosopher in Jewish history. He is often affectionately referred to
as the Rambam, after the initials of his name and title, Rabenu
Moshe Ben Maimon, "Our Rabbi, Moses son of Maimon."
[Maimonides' Principles, edited by Aryeh Kaplan, Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, p. 3].

Here is what Maimonides (Rambam) taught concerning saving
people's lives, especially concerning saving the lives of gentiles
and Christians, or even Jews who dared to deny the "divine
inspiration" of the Talmud:

Maimonides, Mishnah Torah, (Moznaim Publishing Corporation,
Brooklyn, New York, 1990, Chapter 10, English Translation), p.
184: "Accordingly, if we see an idolater (gentile) being swept away
or drowning in the river, we should not help him. If we see that his
life is in danger, we should not save him." The Hebrew text of the
Feldheim 1981 edition of Mishnah Torah states this as well.

Immediately after Maimonides' admonition that it is a duty for Jews
not to save a drowning or perishing gentile, he informs us of the
Talmudic duty of Jews towards Christians, and also towards Jews
who deny the Talmud. Maimonides, Mishnah Torah, (Chapter 10),
p. 184:

"It is a mitzvah [religious duty], however, 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, and Tzadok, Baithos, and their students. May the name
of the wicked rot."

The Jewish publisher's commentary accompanying the preceding
statement of Maimonides states that Jesus was an example of a
min (plural: minnim).

The commentary also states that the students of Tzadok were
defined as those Jews who deny the truth of the Talmud and who
uphold only the written law (i.e. the Old Testament).

According to Maimonides' Principles, p. 5, Maimonides "spent
twelve years extracting every decision and law from the Talmud,
and arranging them all into 14 systematic volumes. The work was
finally completed in 1180, and was called Mishnah Torah, or
"Code of the Torah."

Maimonides taught in another part of the Mishnah Torah that
gentiles are not human: "Man alone, and not vessels, can contract
uncleanness by carriage. ...The corpse of a gentile, however, does
not convey uncleanness by overshadowing. ...a gentile does not
contract corpse uncleanness; and if a gentile touches, carries, or
overshadows a corpse he is as one who did not touch it.

"To what is this like? It is like a beast which touches a corpse or
overshadows it. And this applies not to corpse uncleanness only
but to any other kind of uncleanness: neither gentiles nor cattle are
susceptible to any uncleanness." (The Code of Maimonides, vol.
10, translated by Herbert Danby, Yale University Press, New
Haven, 1954, pp. 8-9).

Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Rotze'ach 2:11: "A Jew who
killed a righteous gentile is not executed in a court of law. It says in
Exodus 21:14, 'If a man schemes against his fellow man and kills
the man deliberately, take him away from the altar and put him to
death.' But a gentile is not considered a man, and even more so, a
Jew is not executed for killing an unrighteous gentile."

The Schindler's List Quote

The Talmud (i.e., the Babylonian Talmud) text of Sanhedrin 37a
restricts the duty to save life to saving only Jewish lives.

The book on Hebrew censorship, written by Jews themselves
(Hesronot Ha-shas), notes that some Talmud texts use the
universalist phrase:

"Whoever destroys the life of a single human is as if he
had destroyed an entire world; and whoever preserves the life of a
single human being is as if he had preserved an entire world."

However, Hesronot Ha-shas points out that these are not the
authentic words of the original Talmud.

In other words, the preceding universalist rendering is not the
authentic text of the Talmud and thus, for example, this universalist
version which Steven Spielberg in his famous movie, Schindler's
List attributed to the Talmud (and which became the motto of the
movie on posters and in advertisements), is a hoax and
constitutes propaganda intended to give a humanistic gloss to a
Talmud which is, in its essence, racist and chauvinist hate

In the authentic, original Talmud text it states that "whoever
preserves a single soul of Israel, it is as if he had preserved an
entire world" (emphasis supplied). The authentic Talmud text
sanctions only the saving of Jewish lives.

Jewish Deception and Dissimulation

The response of the orthodox rabbis to documentation regarding
the racism and hatred in their sacred texts is simply to brazenly lie,
in keeping with the Talmud's Baba Kamma 113a which states that
Jews may use lies ("subterfuge") to circumvent a Gentile.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a multi-million dollar rabbinical
propaganda center dispatched Rabbi Daniel Landes in 1995 to
deny that the Talmud dehumanizes non-Jews. "This is utter rot," he
said. His proof? Why, his word, of course.

Lying to "circumvent a Gentile" has a long patrimony in Judaism.
Take for example the 13th century Talmud debate in Paris
between Nicholas of Donin, a Jewish convert to Christianity, whom
Hyam Maccoby admits had "a good knowledge of the Talmud" (
"The Jews on Trial," p. 26) and Rabbi Yehiel. Yehiel was not under
threat of death, bodily injury, imprisonment or fine. Yet he brazenly
lied during the course of the debate.

When asked by Donin whether there were attacks on Jesus in the
Talmud, Yehiel denied that there were any. Donin, a Hebrew and
Aramaic scholar, knew this to be false. Hyam Maccoby, a 20th
century Jewish commentator on the debate, defends Rabbi
Yehiel's lying in this way:

"The question may be asked, however, whether Yehiel really
believed that Jesus was not mentioned in the Talmud, or whether
he put this forward as an ingenious ploy in the desperate situation
in which he found himself...It would certainly have been pardonable
of the rabbi to attempt some condonation in which he did not fully
believe, to prevent such tyrannical proceedings by one religious
culture against another." ( Maccoby, "The Jews on Trial," p. 28).

This is how Jewish denial of the existence of hateful Talmud texts
is justified to this day. A fanciful word for Jewish lying is conjured
("condonation") and deemed "pardonable," while any scrutiny of
Jewish holy books by Christian investigators is characterized as a
"tyrannical proceeding."

In 1994, Rabbi Tzvi Marx, director of Applied Education at the
Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, made a remarkable
admission concerning how Jewish rabbis in the past have issued
two sets of texts: the authentic Talmudic texts with which they
instruct their own youth in the Talmud schools (yeshiviot) and
"censured and amended" versions which they disseminate to
gullible non-Jews for public consumption.

Rabbi Marx states that in the version of Maimonides' teachings
published for public consumption, Maimonides is made to say that
whoever kills a human being transgresses the law.

But, Rabbi Marx points out "...this only reflects the censured and
amended printed text, whereas the original manuscripts have it
only as 'whoever kills an Israelite."(Tikkun: A Bi-Monthly Jewish
Critique May-June, 1994).

The Jewish book, Hesronot Ha-shas ("that which is removed from
the Talmud"), is important in this regard. (Cf. William Popper, The
Censorship of Hebrew Books p. 59).

Hesronot Ha-shas was reprinted in 1989 by Sinai Publishing of
Tel-Aviv. Hesronot Ha-shas is valuable because it lists both the
original Talmud texts that were later changed or omitted, and the
falsified texts cited for Gentile consumption as authentic.

Historian William Popper states: "It was not always that long
passages...were censored...but often single words alone were
omitted...Often, in these cases, another method of correction was
used in place of omission--substitution." (Cf. William Popper, The
Censorship of Hebrew Books pp. 58-59).

For example, the translators of the English Soncino version of the
Talmud sometimes render the Hebrew word goyim (Gentiles)
under any number of disguise words such as "heathen, Cuthean,
Kushite, Egyptian, idolater" etc. But these are actually references
to Gentiles (all non-Jews). Footnotes for certain passages in the
Soncino Talmud translation state: "Cuthean (Samaritan) was here
substituted for the original goy..."

The heirs of the Pharisees often deny the existence of the Talmud
passages here cited, in order to brazenly claim that such
passages are the "fabrications of anti-Semites."

In 1994, the 80 year old Lady Jane Birdwood was arrested and
prosecuted in a criminal court in London, England for the "crime"
of publishing in her pamphlet, The Longest Hatred, the truthful
statement that the Talmud contains anti-Gentile and anti-Christian
passages. (She was accused of violating the Public Order Act of

In the course of her Orwellian thought-crime trial, which was
ignored by the U.S. media, a rabbi was called as a prosecution
witness. The rabbi proceeded to flatly deny that the Talmud
contained anti-Gentile or anti-Christian passages and on the basis
of the rabbi's "prestige," this elderly and ailing woman was
sentenced to three months in jail and fined the equivalent of

"Judeo-Christian" Response to the Talmud

Neither the modern popes or the modern heads of Protestantism,
have ever insisted that the rabbis of Judaism repudiate or
condemn the racism in the Talmud or the murderous hate for
Christians and gentiles expressed within it. On the contrary, the
heads of Churchianity have urged the followers of Christ to obey,
honor and support the followers of the Talmud. Therefore, it should
be obvious that these Catholic and Protestant leaders are the
worst betrayers of Jesus Christ on earth today. (Cf. Matthew
23:13-15; I Thess. 2:14-16; Titus 1:14; Luke 3:8-9; Rev. 3:9).

Non-Jews are "Supernal Refuse"

Moreover, not only Christians but non-Christians of all races are
regarded as "supernal refuse" (garbage) by Talmud teachers such
as the founder of Habad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shneur Zalman.

This was analyzed in the Jewish magazine, New Republic: "...there
are some powerful ironies in Habad's new messianic
universalism, in its mission to the gentiles; and surely the most
unpleasant of them concerns Habad's otherwise undisguised and
even racial contempt for the goyim.

"...medieval Jewish theologians--most notably the poet and
philosopher Judah Ha-Levi in twelfth-century Spain and the mystic
Judah Loewe in sixteenth-century Prague--sought to define the
Jewish distinction racially rather than spiritually...this...view,
according to which there is something innately superior about the
Jews, was rehabilitated in its most extreme form by Shneur
Zalman of Lyady. The founder of Lubavitcher Hasidism taught that
there is a difference of essence between the souls of Jews and the
souls of gentiles, that only in the Jewish soul does there reside a
spark of divine vitality.

"As for the goyim...Zalman's attitude (was): 'Gentile souls are of a
completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no
redeeming qualities whatsoever.'

"Consequently, references to gentiles in Rabbi Shneur Zalman's
teachings are invariably invidious. Their (non-Jews) material
abundance derives from supernal refuse. Indeed, they themselves
derive from refuse, which is why they are more numerous than the
Jews, as the pieces of chaff outnumber the kernels...All Jews were
innately good, all gentiles innately evil.

"...Moreover, this characterization of gentiles as being inherently
evil, as being spiritually as well as biologically inferior to Jews, has
not in any way been revised in later Habad writing." --The New
Republic, May 4, 1992. Also cf. Roman A. Foxbrunner, Habad:
The Hasidism of Shneur Zalman of Lyady (Northvale, New Jersey,
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1993) pp. 108-109.

U.S. Government Lays Groundwork for Talmudic Courts

"Our" government under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton,
has provided, under the euphemism of education (for example,
House Joint Resolution 173 and Public Law 102-14), a
groundwork for the establishment of Talmudic "courts of justice" to
be administered by disciples of Shneur Zalman's Chabad
successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Maimonides ruled that it is a Jewish court -- or a court appointed
by Jewish authority --that enforces obedience and passes
judgment on Gentiles, as well as promulgating legislation by court
order for that purpose. Maimonides further decreed that any
non-Jewish nation "not subject to our jurisdiction" (tahaht yadeinu)
will be the target of Jewish holy war. (Cf. Hilkhot Melakhim 8:9-10;
10:11. Also cf. Gerald J. Blidstein, "Holy War in Maimonidean
Law," in Perspectives on Maimonides [Oxford, England: Oxford
Univ. Press, 1991].

These courts are to be convened allegedly under the "Noahide
Laws" (proscriptions against idolatry supposedly based on the
covenant with Noah). The U.S. presidents and Congress urged the
adoption of the "Noahide" Laws as interpreted by
Chabad-Lubavitch Grand Rabbi Schneerson.

Prof. Easterly of the Southern University Law Center, a Jewish
legal expert, has compared this Public law 102-14 to the "first rays
of dawn" which "evidence the rising of a still unseen sun."

The Jewish Encyclopedia envisages a Noahide regime as a
possible world order immediately preceding the universal reign of
the Talmud.

It has to be understood that we are not dealing with the Noah of the
Bible when the religion of Judaism refers to "Noahide law," but the
Noahide law as understood and interpreted by the absolute
system of falsification that constitutes the Talmud.

Under the Talmud's counterfeit Noahide Laws, the worship of
Jesus is forbidden under penalty of death, since such worship of
Christ is condemned by Judaism as idolatry. Meanwhile various
forms of incest are permitted under the Talmudic understanding of
the Noahide code. (Enziklopediya Talmudit, note 1, pp. 351-352).

Furthermore, all non-Jews would have the legal status of ger
toshav ("resident alien," cf. Alan Unterman, Dictionary of Jewish
Lore and Legend [London: Thames and Hudson, 1991], p. 148),
even in their own land; as for example in occupied Palestine where
newly arrived Khazars from Russia have an automatic right to
housing and citizenship, while two million Palestinian refugees
who either fled or were expelled by the Israelis, are forbidden the
right of return.

Resident alien status has been clearly delineated in scholarly
articles in leading Jewish publications. For example, Hebrew
University Professor Mordechai Nisan, basing his exposition on
Maimonides, stated that a non-Jew permitted to reside in a land
ruled by Jewish law "must accept paying a tax and suffering the
humiliation of servitude."

If Gentiles refuse to live a life of inferiority, then this signals their
rebellion and the unavoidable necessity of Jewish warfare against
their very presence. [Cf. Mordechai Nisan, Kivunim (official
publication of the World Zionist Organization), August, 1984, pp.

At a symposium ("Is Autonomy for Resident Aliens Feasible?")
organized by Israeli Minister of Education Shulamit Aloni, the
Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren repeated the Talmudic teaching
on resident aliens: that Judaism forbids "granting any national
rights" to them. He ruled that such "Autonomy is tantamount to a
denial of the Jewish religion." (Nadav Shraggai, Ha'aretz, Oct. 14,

American taxpayers' subsidy of the so-called "U.S. Holocaust
Museum" in Washington, D.C., is yet another indicator of the
gradual establishment of a Jewish state religion in the U.S. This
"Holocaust museum" excludes any reference to holocausts
perpetrated by Jewish Communists against Christians in Russia
and Eastern Europe, from 1917 onward.

The focus of the museum is almost entirely on Jewish suffering.
Holocausts perpetrated by Israelis against Arabs in Lebanon and
Palestine since 1948 are nowhere to be found in the exhibits of the
U.S. "Holocaust Museum," which functions more like a synagogue
than a repository of objective historical information.

It is through the rapid emergence of this ostensibly secular but
all-pervasive "Holocaustianity" -- whereby the religion of Judaism
is gaining enormous power and influence as mankind's supreme
ethos and the creed of God's Holy People.

Jewish Law Requires Christians be Executed

Israeli "Torah scholars" have ruled that:

"The Torah maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place
in the World to Come. But not all religious Gentiles earn eternal life
by virtue of observing their religion...And while the Christians do
generally accept the Hebrew Bible as truly from God, many of them
(those who accept the so-called divinity of Jesus) are idolaters
according to the Torah, punishable by death, and certainly will not
enjoy the World to Come."

--Israeli Mechon-Mamre website, June 26, 2000; 12 Hayyim Vital
St., Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine. ("Mechon Mamre is a small
group of Torah scholars in Israel...").

[Note: we have printed and preserved in our files a hard copy of
this statement from the Israeli "Mechon-Mamre Torah Scholars,"
as it appeared on their website at on June 26,
2000, in the event that denials are later issued and the statement
itself suppressed].

Jewish Superstitions

It is not for nothing that the authoritative edition of the Talmud is
known as the Babylonian Talmud. As Christians misled by their
Judaizing preachers and popes are increasingly consulting Jewish
rabbinical sources for a "pure" understanding of the Old
Testament, they are unknowingly consulting the occult.

Judaism is the religion of the Pharisees and the patrimony of
Babylon, from whence the Talmudic and Kabbalistic traditions of
Judaism ultimately derive. Orthodox Judaism's other sacred book,
the Kabbalah, is filled with astrological teachings, fortune-telling,
gematria, necromancy and demonology.

The photograph on the cover of this publication's hard copy
version shows an orthodox Jew performing a ritual to transfer his
sins to the chicken he is waving over his head. This is pernicious

Furthermore, the Israeli "Star of David," is actually nothing of the
kind, but rather an occult hexagram, a yantra of the androgyne,
which became associated with the Khazars in 14th century
Bohemia. (The misnamed "state of Israel" was founded in 1948 in
an alliance between Jewish Communists and atheistic Zionists,
with crucial U.N. recognition provided by Soviet Communist
dictator Joseph Stalin).

Christians might find it eye-opening to visit a Hasidic Jewish area
during "Purim" and observe the grotesque, Halloween-like
cavorting. Though the Purim festival uses the Book of Esther as its
supposed proof-text, in practice the Jewish celebration of Purim is
little more than a Bacchanal (cf. "Superstitions said legacy from
Jewish ancestors," Canadian Jewish News, Nov. 16, 1989, p. 58).

Orthodox rabbis place curses, cast spells and imagine they have
powers greater than God, derived from their study of the Sefer
Yezriah, (a book of Kabbalistic magic). Christians are trafficking in
Babylonian paganism when they defer to the rabbis of Judaism.

Sodomy in the synagogue

From a report published in the Hebrew language Israeli
newspaper Ha'aretz

"...for many years, (Talmud scribe) Yaakov Yitzhak
Brizel...sodomized ultra-Orthodox boys. The greatest rabbis knew
- and did nothing...

"At the age of 11, Moisheleh, the strongest fellow in the talmud
torah (school for ultra-Orthodox boys), went up to Shaiya Brizel and
said to him: 'Kid, I want you know that your father is not the holy
man you think he is. He is a homo.' ...Brizel was a scion of the
Brizel family, which founded ...the mysterious organization that
imposes moral order on the ultra-Orthodox ghetto...

"Had the father, Yaakov Yitzhak Brizel ...contented himself with
homosexual relations with adults, it is reasonable to suppose that
we would never have heard his son's story.

"However, in his book, The Silence of the Ultra-Orthodox,
published a few weeks ago, the son claims that for decades his
father ...sodomized yeshiva students. He committed the act in
empty synagogues during the hours between prayers and in other

"The greatest of the ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Landau and
the halachic sage Shmuel Halevi Hausner of Bnei Brak, knew and
kept silent. The father was a Hasid heart and soul, and went to a
number of rebbes.... the twin brother of the rebbe from Rehovot,
the Rebbe of Kretschnif in Kiryat Gat, was happy to accept the
father among his followers. Ultimately, claims Brizel, it was not
easy for the Rebbe from Kiryat Gat to be picky when he could win
such a respected adherent.

"...The proud father with the look of an honored rebbe, who
observed all the commandments from the slightest to the most
important, used to pray at a certain yeshiva with the young boys.
There, claims Shaiya Brizel, he hunted his victims. When the head
of the yeshiva discovered the true reason that the respected Torah
scribe was praying fervently at his yeshiva, he did not contact the

"Before the publication of his book, Shaiya Brizel met with the
yeshiva head. 'You are right that we covered up for him,' admitted
the man. 'I and a few other rabbis...I was busy trying to calm things
down and hushing up the affair so that it would not get publicized.'

"(The son) published the book using real names. His entire family
and almost all the rabbis appear under their own names. Only the
names of some of the localities and the head of the yeshiva are
disguised. To protect himself from a legal point of view, Brizel held
a series of conversations with members of his family and rabbis, in
which he demanded explanations of why they had covered up for
his father's misbehavior. He secretly recorded all these
conversations, even with his mother.

"If I had written without the names it would have been fiction and
this certainly did not suit me," he explained. 'I wanted things to
change, for ultra-Orthodox society to know that it can attempt to
hide things and be hidden, but even if it takes 30 years, a Golem
will always rise up against its creator and reveal everything. In this
case, I was the Golem.'

"When Rachel Brizel, the daughter of a good Bnei Brak family,
married an arranged match from the glorious Brizel family, she had
no idea that she was destroying her own life. After six months, she
caught her husband having sex with another man. In that case, at
least it was with an adult.

"Shaiya Brizel relates that some of the boys with whom his father
had relations sent letters of complaint to their own fathers; in the
discreet ultra-Orthodox society they had no one else to whom they
could complain.

Shaiya Brizel: author of a book telling of sodomy in the synagogue
"When she read these letters, my mother went out of her mind,'
writes Brizel. 'Every such letter made her want to demand a
divorce. Again and again batteries of mediators, the Brizel rabbis,
would show up, whose job it was to calm her down so that, heaven
forbid, she would not destroy the good name of the Brizel family.

"They could live with the fact that one of their own had raped
minors, but for them divorce was an impossible situation.'

"...Twice, once during prayers in a synagogue, and once during a
Gemara (Talmud) study hour at Rabbi Eliezer Shach's Ponevezh
Yeshiva, ultra-Orthodox men who were strangers to him touched
his sexual organ, presumably on the assumption that he followed in
his father's footsteps. The first time, he made a fuss, only to
discover that the only thing that interested the people there was to
hush the whole thing up. The second time, he made do with a
whispered warning to the man.

"Shaiya Brizel is now 36 and the father of three; he works as an

"His father, 65, was forced to leave home several years ago and
return to his elderly parents' apartment. Shaiya wrote this book
after a suicide attempt in June.

'For all those years I was half dead. For the past five years I have
been getting psychological treatment. During my talks with the
psychologist I decided that I was going to spew out all this ugliness
in the form of a book.'

"He took into account that there would be violent reactions to the
book...which only came out a few weeks ago...Brizel suffers from a
serious heart defect, which could cause his death. As a way of
protecting himself, he has deposited a letter with three lawyers that
contains serious allegations about the Eda Haredit, and he has
informed the relevant people.

"Recently, he has moved to a new apartment, and he lives in the
National Religious sector of a mixed community of National
Religious and ultra-Orthodox families. Naturally, he started praying
at the only Hasidic synagogue in the settlement. After the book
came out, associates of the local rebbe (rabbi) informed him that
he was persona non grata.

"Ironically, this same rebbe had come to the area after being
compelled to leave several other communities on suspicion of
having sodomized his pupils. In ultra-Orthodox society, revealing
that acts of sodomy have been committed is a far graver offense
than committing them.

"On the day the book was published, Brizel met with the head of
the Hachemei Lublin Yeshiva, Rabbi Avraham Vazner. 'He told me
that publishing the book was a million times worse than what my
father had done...'

"Ha'aretz has been unable to obtain a response from Rabbi
Yaakov Yitzhak Brizel. At his parents' home, a woman replied: "We
don't care. Shaiya is a liar and there is nothing more to be said."

"Ha'aretz also requested the Brizels' response through the Eda
Haredit activist Yehuda Meshi- Zahav. By the time the article went
to press, there was no response through this channel either.

"Several weeks ago the father responded to the women's
magazine La'isha, saying that he would sue the publishers, which
has not yet happened. It is unlikely that it will happen.

"Shaiya Brizel was ready to put off publication of the book, on
condition that the family sue him in a rabbinical court, in which the
affair would be aired. He has said that no one in the family was
prepared to take up the challenge.

"In the conversation with La'isha, the father said that he was
indeed a homosexual, 'But I have had treatment and today I am no
longer like that. All this is behind me.'

"In reply to a question as to whether he had sexual relations with
minors, he replied: 'Perhaps I will talk about that some other time.'
He accused his son Shaiya of being 'the only one who is after me.
He has destroyed my life...He wrote this only for the money. He
wanted money from me...Because of him I separated from my wife.'

"Shaiya's sister, Rivka Hubert, spoke with great anger to the
La'isha reporter about the fact that her brother had revealed the
names of the persons involved, and declared: 'We deny everything
it says in the book."

[End quote]

Source: Ha'aretz, "Israel's Leading Daily Newspaper," Shevat 25,
5760 (Feb. 1, 2000).

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