Archive for September, 2008

777 Once Again

September 30, 2008

Dow drops 777 points on eve of Rosh Hashana in the midst of financial “shock and awe.” See:

Dow Sinks 777 Points As Bailout Plan Fails

For Feinstein, the roller-coaster ride began the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 19, when she and about 40 other senators got on a conference call with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who served up a financial version of shock and awe. The shock: “A dire scenario in very strong language,” Feinstein said. ” ‘Meltdown.’ ‘Market failure.’ ‘Nothing like it in the history of our nation.’ ” The awe: the infamous, initial three-page “simple and broad” administration plan for a $700 billion bailout. (“Feinstein wary of rush to financial bailout,” Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, September 28, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/28/BALG136IBH.DTL

“In the face of such an emergency, Washington has responded with financial shock and awe – a big plan with a big price tag, the most far-reaching intervention in the economy since the days of the New Deal.” (“Bailout’s main leverage is psychological,” Sam Zuckerman, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, September 29, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/29/MNFI137NE5.DTL

Forgive me for not seeing a coincidence here since 777 represents the kabbalistic “flaming sword” or “descent of the shekinah” HERE.

Time precludes a detailed exposition of this, but for researchers I offer a few clues. The Kabbalistic myth of Rosh Hashanna has it that it was the day Adam was created a hermaphrodite. In racist Judaism it is taught that only “Jews” are “Adam” (meaning full human beings), “Israel” = “Adam”. The fall, again according to Judaism, has the hermaphrodite Adam being split into male and female on Rosh Hashana–“the fall”. This cataclysm also accounts for the existence of Gentiles in the world who would not have ever existed if it were not for Adam’s “fall.” There is good news, however. At the end of days the second Adam, or “Mosiach” will be restored to the form of the first Adam: “Shekinah” reunited with the “small face,” a hermaphrodite one again, and then, when nature is “perfected” in this way, and the “mistakes” of creation are “repaired,” there will be no more Gentiles in the world clinging to “Klal Israel.”

It seems the rabbis once again have that messianic feeling and are saying that the Gentile-smashing “Mosiach” is coming and “Klal Israel” will be reunited with the “Shekinah.” Now, I don’t believe for a minute that any of this is supernaturally orchestrated. When you control markets you can make them close at any number you choose. And Kabbalah teaches that “Klal Israel” are to take active part in bringing about the “redemption,” after all.

But don’t take my word. I’m just relaying what the rabbis say:

The Original Human State

You may recall that the U.S. military, at the behest of the neocons in Washington, brought Shekinah … I mean, shock and awe to Iraq on Purim in 2003 HERE.

777 Once Again

September 30, 2008

Dow drops 777 points on eve of Rosh Hashana in the midst of financial “shock and awe.” See:

Dow Sinks 777 Points As Bailout Plan Fails

For Feinstein, the roller-coaster ride began the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 19, when she and about 40 other senators got on a conference call with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who served up a financial version of shock and awe. The shock: “A dire scenario in very strong language,” Feinstein said. ” ‘Meltdown.’ ‘Market failure.’ ‘Nothing like it in the history of our nation.’ ” The awe: the infamous, initial three-page “simple and broad” administration plan for a $700 billion bailout. (“Feinstein wary of rush to financial bailout,” Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, September 28, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/28/BALG136IBH.DTL

“In the face of such an emergency, Washington has responded with financial shock and awe – a big plan with a big price tag, the most far-reaching intervention in the economy since the days of the New Deal.” (“Bailout’s main leverage is psychological,” Sam Zuckerman, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, September 29, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/29/MNFI137NE5.DTL

Forgive me for not seeing a coincidence here since 777 represents the kabbalistic “flaming sword” or “descent of the shekinah” HERE.

Time precludes a detailed exposition of this, but for researchers I offer a few clues. The Kabbalistic myth of Rosh Hashanna has it that it was the day Adam was created a hermaphrodite. In racist Judaism it is taught that only “Jews” are “Adam” (meaning full human beings), “Israel” = “Adam”. The fall, again according to Judaism, has the hermaphrodite Adam being split into male and female on Rosh Hashana–“the fall”. This cataclysm also accounts for the existence of Gentiles in the world who would not have ever existed if it were not for Adam’s “fall.” There is good news, however. At the end of days the second Adam, or “Mosiach” will be restored to the form of the first Adam: “Shekinah” reunited with the “small face,” a hermaphrodite one again, and then, when nature is “perfected” in this way, and the “mistakes” of creation are “repaired,” there will be no more Gentiles in the world clinging to “Klal Israel.”

It seems the rabbis once again have that messianic feeling and are saying that the Gentile-smashing “Mosiach” is coming and “Klal Israel” will be reunited with the “Shekinah.” Now, I don’t believe for a minute that any of this is supernaturally orchestrated. When you control markets you can make them close at any number you choose. And Kabbalah teaches that “Klal Israel” are to take active part in bringing about the “redemption,” after all.

But don’t take my word. I’m just relaying what the rabbis say:

The Original Human State

You may recall that the U.S. military, at the behest of the neocons in Washington, brought Shekinah … I mean, shock and awe to Iraq on Purim in 2003 HERE.

777 Once Again

September 30, 2008

Dow drops 777 points on eve of Rosh Hashana in the midst of financial “shock and awe.” See:

Dow Sinks 777 Points As Bailout Plan Fails

For Feinstein, the roller-coaster ride began the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 19, when she and about 40 other senators got on a conference call with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who served up a financial version of shock and awe. The shock: “A dire scenario in very strong language,” Feinstein said. ” ‘Meltdown.’ ‘Market failure.’ ‘Nothing like it in the history of our nation.’ ” The awe: the infamous, initial three-page “simple and broad” administration plan for a $700 billion bailout. (“Feinstein wary of rush to financial bailout,” Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, September 28, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/28/BALG136IBH.DTL

“In the face of such an emergency, Washington has responded with financial shock and awe – a big plan with a big price tag, the most far-reaching intervention in the economy since the days of the New Deal.” (“Bailout’s main leverage is psychological,” Sam Zuckerman, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, September 29, 2008)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/29/MNFI137NE5.DTL

Forgive me for not seeing a coincidence here since 777 represents the kabbalistic “flaming sword” or “descent of the shekinah” HERE.

Time precludes a detailed exposition of this, but for researchers I offer a few clues. The Kabbalistic myth of Rosh Hashanna has it that it was the day Adam was created a hermaphrodite. In racist Judaism it is taught that only “Jews” are “Adam” (meaning full human beings), “Israel” = “Adam”. The fall, again according to Judaism, has the hermaphrodite Adam being split into male and female on Rosh Hashana–“the fall”. This cataclysm also accounts for the existence of Gentiles in the world who would not have ever existed if it were not for Adam’s “fall.” There is good news, however. At the end of days the second Adam, or “Mosiach” will be restored to the form of the first Adam: “Shekinah” reunited with the “small face,” a hermaphrodite one again, and then, when nature is “perfected” in this way, and the “mistakes” of creation are repaired, there will be no more Gentiles in the world clinging to “Klal Israel.”

It seems the rabbis once again have that messianic feeling and are saying that the Gentile-smashing “Mosiach” is coming and “Klal Israel” will be reunited with the “Shekinah.” Now, I don’t believe for a minute that any of this is supernaturally orchestrated. When you control markets you can make them close at any number you choose. And Kabbalah teaches that “Klal Israel” are to take active part in bringing about the “redemption,” after all.

But don’t take my word. I’m just relaying what the rabbis say:

The Original Human State

You may recall that the U.S. military, at the behest of the neocons in Washington, brought Shekinah … I mean, shock and awe to Iraq on Purim in 2003 HERE.

Let He Who is Without a Double Mind Cast the First Vote

September 29, 2008

Let He Who is Without a Double Mind Cast the First Vote

By Craig Heimbichner

As the presidential (s)election circus flashes on screen in a perpetual hypnotic hype, we are seeing the predictable reactions of percipients on both the Left and Right—partisan zealotry and mindless support of the “party candidate” as though there were a substantial difference between the two death-oriented, war-mongering male prostitutes, McCain and Obama. But such is to be expected. The Group Mind has been tethered like a cow and ranges in an establishment pasture, thinking that the twin halves of the circle are somehow disconnected. Democrats and Republicans alike roam in this carefully circumscribed kabbalistic sphere, grazing in the sefirah of the day.

The induction of a Double Mind in the populace has been a masterstroke of the Cryptocracy. The herd behaves as though it truly believes there is a real choice available in this two-party system, never wondering why there isn’t a strong alternative third party available, just as the cow doesn’t seem to mind the limits of its grazing ground (except for the occasional jerk of the rope when the cud-chewing bovid ventures too far).

One of the recent manifestations of this controlled myopia has been—on the Right—the call by certain activist Catholics to have sacramental communion withheld from abortion-supporting politicians, and, by extension, the faithful who in turn vote for them. In other words, priests are being pressured to withhold giving communion to Democrats for their implicit or explicit support for the termination of life.

Notably absent, however, is a similar call to withhold communion from war-mongering politicians, and, by extension, the faithful who vote for them. War is patently a grand termination of life, but such in-your-face data appear to escape the above activists, who are quite agitated within their half of the grand grazing pasture as they stare across the grass into the eyes of their blinking bovine counterparts.

In fact if support for death-oriented politicians became the bar for advancing to communion each Sunday Mass, the pews would remain filled and the liturgy would proceed at a quick pace to its conclusion. Such is the triumph of the Double Mind in our day, and while the above example exposes the blind hypocrisy of the Right, the mirror mentality exists no less on the Left. Witness the support for Obama by antiwar protesters who have suddenly “not noticed” his endorsement of the recent slaughter of civilians in Afghanistan inflicted by this country’s armed forces. The spectacle on both Left and Right is a sick jest worthy of the Joker, a recently revived apropos pop-cultural symbol.

Like the two pillars of the Kabbalah, Mercy and Severity, the Left and Right continue to provide a framework upon which to scaffold “thought.” Here’s an interesting dream: what if voting were limited to those free of the duality imposed by the cultural controllers, con artists, and Cryptocrats channeling information to the populace?

Perhaps the voting booths would remain as empty as the confessional.

Originally published here:

http://www.paranoidsonline.com/2008/09/let-he-who-is-without-double-mind-cast.html

Craig Heimbichner is the author of Blood on the Altar

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=6916854.20938*DY0ao1&p_id=10009&xm=on&ppinc=product

CRITICAL

September 27, 2008

A reader has written the following comment on the last blog posting regarding Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” who was invited by Benedict XVI to lead a one-day discussion on the rabbinic interpretation of biblical scripture at the upcoming bishops synod:

Hi Maurice,

Rabbi Cohen might keep going to teach noachism to the bishops as he did already:

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

This is a critical point which I failed to make. Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” in addition to being a Chief Rabbi of counterfeit Israel, is also a co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican dialogue commission alongside Cardinal Jorge Mejía. At the last (seventh) meeting of this rabbi-Vatican commission in March 2007 the true purpose of the commission was revealed: the introduction of the non-biblical, rabbi-concocted “Noahide laws” into the dialogue. Incredibly, the bishops of the commission acknowledged the “Noahide laws” and signed a document to this effect which included a sentence which implies that the New Testament book of the Acts of the Apostles includes these “Noahide Laws.” Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” the man who Benedict XVI has invited to teach the bishops how to interpret scripture at the upcoming synod, was a co-signer of this document. Read it at the Vatican’s website at the following link.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/relations-jews-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20070313_commissione-bilaterale_en.html

I have been attempting to draw attention to this document from the time it was first signed in March 2007 HERE and have had little success in doing so. It seems that there are more important things on Catholics’ minds, papal vestments and the like, than bishops and rabbis together promoting the diabolical lie that the Talmudic “Noahide laws” were taught by the Apostles to Gentile converts in the Book of Acts. The document linked to above is proof that Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen” interprets scripture in this way, along with bishops who signed the document. Now, Benedict XVI has invited this “Noahide law” peddling rabbi to speak further on his interpretation of scripture at a synod of over 200 bishops.

Putting the sarcasm of the last posting aside, it is not the duty of any Orthodox rabbi to teach real Orthodox Judaism to non-Judaic people. His responsibility to Orthodox Judaism is to teach “Gentiles” the “Noahide laws.” Orthodox Judaism is only for “Jews.” This is the true essence of “dual-covenant” theology, it’s a system of double-standards–Judaism for “Jews,” “Noahide laws” for everyone else.

Will this continue to be ignored or suppressed by every Catholic pundit? Is silence the proper response to such unspeakable Vatican treachery? What good are conservative vestments and rubrics if the people wearing those vestments sell us out to a “dual-covenant” “Noahide” tyranny?

Read:

Kosher-Catholic Paulist Press Publishes Rabbi Benamozegh’s “Noahide” Tome as “Classic of Western Spirituality”

Pope Arrives in U.S. on “Education Day” 2008

CRITICAL

September 27, 2008

A reader has written the following comment on the last blog posting regarding Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” who was invited by Benedict XVI to lead a one-day discussion on the rabbinic interpretation of biblical scripture at the upcoming bishops synod:

Hi Maurice,

Rabbi Cohen might keep going to teach noachism to the bishops as he did already:

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

This is a critical point which I failed to make. Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” in addition to being a Chief Rabbi of counterfeit Israel, is also a co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican dialogue commission alongside Cardinal Jorge Mejía. At the last (seventh) meeting of this rabbi-Vatican commission in March 2007 the true purpose of the commission was revealed: the introduction of the non-biblical, rabbi-concocted “Noahide laws” into the dialogue. Incredibly, the bishops of the commission acknowledged the “Noahide laws” and signed a document to this effect which included a sentence which implies that the New Testament book of the Acts of the Apostles includes these “Noahide Laws.” Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” the man who Benedict XVI has invited to teach the bishops how to interpret scripture at the upcoming synod, was a co-signer of this document. Read it at the Vatican’s website at the following link.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/relations-jews-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20070313_commissione-bilaterale_en.html

I have been attempting to draw attention to this document from the time it was first signed in March 2007 HERE and have had little success in doing so. It seems that there are more important things on Catholics’ minds, papal vestments and the like, than bishops and rabbis together promoting the diabolical lie that the Talmudic “Noahide laws” were taught by the Apostles to Gentile converts in the Book of Acts. The document linked to above is proof that Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen” interprets scripture in this way, along with bishops who signed the document. Now, Benedict XVI has invited this “Noahide law” peddling rabbi to speak further on his interpretation of scripture at a synod of over 200 bishops.

Putting the sarcasm of the last posting aside, it is not the duty of any Orthodox rabbi to teach real Orthodox Judaism to non-Judaic people. His responsibility to Orthodox Judaism is to teach “Gentiles” the “Noahide laws.” Orthodox Judaism is only for “Jews.” This is the true essence of “dual-covenant” theology, it’s a system of double-standards–Judaism for “Jews,” “Noahide laws” for everyone else.

Will this continue to be ignored or suppressed by every Catholic pundit? Is silence the proper response to such unspeakable Vatican treachery? What good are conservative vestments and rubrics if the people wearing those vestments sell us out to a “dual-covenant” “Noahide” tyranny?

Read:

Kosher-Catholic Paulist Press Publishes Rabbi Benamozegh’s “Noahide” Tome as “Classic of Western Spirituality”

Pope Arrives in U.S. on “Education Day” 2008

CRITICAL

September 27, 2008

A reader has written the following comment on the last blog posting regarding Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” who was invited by Benedict XVI to lead a one-day discussion on the rabbinic interpretation of biblical scripture at the upcoming bishops synod:

Hi Maurice,

Rabbi Cohen might keep going to teach noachism to the bishops as he did already:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/relations-jews-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20070313_commissione-bilaterale_en.html

This is a critical point which I failed to make. Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” in addition to being a Chief Rabbi of counterfeit Israel, is also a co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican dialogue commission alongside Cardinal Jorge Mejía. At the last (seventh) meeting of this rabbi-Vatican commission in March 2007 the true purpose of the commission was revealed: the introduction of the non-biblical, rabbi-concocted “Noahide laws” into the dialogue. Incredibly, the bishops of the commission acknowledged the “Noahide laws” and signed a document to this effect which included a sentence which implies that the New Testament book of the Acts of the Apostles includes these “Noahide Laws.” Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen,” the man who Benedict XVI has invited to teach the bishops how to interpret scripture at the upcoming synod, was a co-signer of this document. Read it at the Vatican’s website at the following link.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/relations-jews-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20070313_commissione-bilaterale_en.html

I have been attempting to draw attention to this document from the time it was first signed in March 2007 HERE and have had little success in doing so. It seems that there are more important things on Catholics’ minds, papal vestments and the like, than bishops and rabbis together promoting the diabolical lie that the Talmudic “Noahide laws” were taught by the Apostles to Gentile converts in the Book of Acts. The document linked to above is proof that Rabbi Shear-Yashuv “Cohen” interprets scripture in this way, along with bishops who signed the document. Now, Benedict XVI has invited this “Noahide law” peddling rabbi to speak further on his interpretation of scripture at a synod of over 200 bishops.

Putting the sarcasm of the last posting aside, it is not the duty of any Orthodox rabbi to teach real Orthodox Judaism to non-Judaic people. His responsibility to Orthodox Judaism is to teach “Gentiles” the “Noahide laws.” Orthodox Judaism is only for “Jews.” This is the true essence of “dual-covenant” theology, it’s a system of double-standards–Judaism for “Jews,” “Noahide laws” for everyone else.

Will this continue to be ignored or suppressed by every Catholic pundit? Is silence the proper response to such unspeakable Vatican treachery? What good are conservative vestments and rubrics if the people wearing those vestments sell us out to a “dual-covenant” “Noahide” tyranny?

Read:

Kosher-Catholic Paulist Press Publishes Rabbi Benamozegh’s “Noahide” Tome as “Classic of Western Spirituality”

Pope Arrives in U.S. on “Education Day” 2008

Synod’s Rabbi Speaks

September 26, 2008

I don’t take it as a coincidence that this Ashkenazic [Khazar] Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi “Cohen” has been specifically selected by Benedict to teach the bishops how to more effectively nullify scripture at the upcoming synod on the day before Yom Kippur Eve. This Rabbi “Cohen” likely believes himself to be a genetic descendant of Aaron, and the bishops probably subscribe to this delusion as well. Yom Kippur Eve is the time of the yearly Orthodox Judaic attempt to deceive God and men through nullification of vows in the Kol Nidre rite (Judaism Discovered pp. 965-980). Perhaps that will be the bishops’ lesson for the day, and perhaps they will also learn the proper way to transfer their sins to a chicken, like the “elder brothers in the faith” do on Yom Kippur Eve HERE and HERE. Maybe the rabbi will let the bishops in on some of the more arcane Yom Kippur phallic obsession traditions and teach them how to “rectify the brit” HERE There are countless asinine teachings the rabbi could share with the bishops as a means of rendering them utterly alien from the law and the prophets as rabbis effectively do to their followers, as Pope Innocent IV said of them HERE. Most likely, he would be speaking on the so-called “Noahide laws.”

Israeli rabbi calls Vatican invitation to address synod sign of hope

By Judith Sudilovsky
Catholic News Service

JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Vatican invitation to participate in the upcoming world Synod of Bishops on the Bible is a “signal of hope,” said Israeli Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, who will lead a one-day discussion on the Jewish interpretation of the Scriptures.

Rabbi Cohen, co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican dialogue commission and chief rabbi of Haifa, is the first non-Christian ever invited to address the world Synod of Bishops. He will speak the second day of the Oct. 5-26 synod at the Vatican.

“(The invitation) brings with it a message of love, coexistence and peace for generations,” Rabbi Cohen told Catholic News Service in an interview in his Jerusalem office in late September. “We see in (the) invitation a kind of declaration that (the church) intends to continue with the policy and doctrine established by Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, and we appreciate very deeply this declaration.”

Despite the history of violence and bloodshed from the Christian world, said Rabbi Cohen, the invitation can also be seen as a declaration of “respect and coexistence with Judaism as the older brother of Christianity.”

He said he actually felt a bit of trepidation in accepting the invitation because some rabbinical leaders feel that interreligious dialogue is simply another way of trying to convince Jews to become Christians, and some Jewish leaders opposed his addressing the synod.

“There is an extreme group that is afraid and who say that, since (Christians) didn’t succeed by force to convert us, they are trying now to do it by talking; they call it the kiss of death,” said Rabbi Cohen. “If they are right, I am making a mistake, but I believe that is not the situation.”

The rabbi said he sees the invitation as a partial fulfillment of an ancient daily prayer that seeks a day when all people will join together to worship God.

Rabbi Cohen noted Christianity, Islam and Judaism are Abrahamic faiths that believe in one God.

“You can’t deny the fact that, despite the difference in opinion, the roots are the same. They start from Abraham, and we can call these three religions the Abrahamic faiths. We all continue the sanctity and loyalty to the Bible,” he said.

Rabbi Cohen — the 18th generation of a family of rabbis and biblical scholars — said he will speak to the synod about the centrality of the Jewish Scripture in Jewish tradition and daily life and the importance of it in the education of every Jewish child, as well as its importance to Israel. He gave the example of a yearly Bible quiz, which is broadcast nationally and whose winners are congratulated by the Israeli president.

“I believe that is what should be copied by all nations of the world. They should learn the Bible and know it and be inspired by it,” he said.

He said he was able to recite almost the entire Torah — the first five books of the Bible — by the time he was 8 years old.

Rabbis use biblical quotations and their rabbinical interpretations to relate to contemporary issues when they must make a religious ruling, he said.

“The Tanach, the Torah, is indeed a central part of our (prayer) service and the very symbolic fact that in every synagogue we face the (Holy) Ark, which contains the written scrolls of the books of Moses and the prophets,” shows its importance, said Rabbi Cohen. “We pray (toward) the book, not to God; there is no image of God or icons. We put in our Holy Ark the words of God. That is how central the Scriptures are in our lives.”

In the years following the 2001 Vatican document “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible,” Rabbi Cohen has noticed a growing interest in learning about the Jewish Scriptures, what Christians know as the Old Testament. He said he has hosted several groups of Catholic religious who asked him questions about the Scriptures.

“I asked them if they could forget the fact that not only Jesus but all the apostles were Jewish, so instead of hating those Jews that are accused of having killed Christ, think about the fact that the victims were also Jews,” said Rabbi Cohen. “I believe that is part of the Jewish persecution that happened through generations by other people. That is part of our destiny, but Christians should realize that and respect those who continue to live as the Jews (lived) in the time of the founding of Christianity.”

Jewish survival throughout centuries of hatred and persecution “is a sign that despite all the difficulty God wants us to exist and to continue the way we were,” said Rabbi Cohen.

He said interreligious dialogue acts as a block to the spreading of the anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic sentiment of the past, without which the Holocaust could not have taken place.

While there may not be room for Scripture scholarship between Jews and Christians because of the different conclusions both reach from the readings, such discussions might be possible on a scientific level at academic institutions, he said.

“I believe we should leave each to his own tradition and not try to blur the differences,” said Rabbi Cohen. “One part of every dialogue is not only to speak to each other but also to listen to each other and respect his right to be different. We can’t expect Christians to do that for us if we don’t do that for them.”

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0804849.htm

also see:

Rabbi to Lead Synod Discussion on Interpretation of Scripture

Synod on Scripture 3 Months Away

Synod’s Rabbi Speaks

September 26, 2008

I don’t take it as a coincidence that this Ashkenazic [Khazar] Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi “Cohen” has been specifically selected by Benedict to teach the bishops how to more effectively nullify scripture at the upcoming synod on the day before Yom Kippur Eve. This Rabbi “Cohen” likely believes himself to be a genetic descendant of Aaron, and the bishops probably subscribe to this delusion as well. Yom Kippur Eve is the time of the yearly Orthodox Judaic attempt to deceive God and men through nullification of vows in the Kol Nidre rite (Judaism Discovered pp. 965-980). Perhaps that will be the bishops’ lesson for the day, and perhaps they will also learn the proper way to transfer their sins to a chicken, like the “elder brothers in the faith” do on Yom Kippur Eve HERE and HERE. Maybe the rabbi will let the bishops in on some of the more arcane Yom Kippur phallic obsession traditions and teach them how to “rectify the brit” HERE There are countless asinine teachings the rabbi could share with the bishops as a means of rendering them utterly alien from the law and the prophets as rabbis effectively do to their followers, as Pope Innocent IV said of them HERE. Most likely, he would be speaking on the so-called “Noahide laws.”

Israeli rabbi calls Vatican invitation to address synod sign of hope

By Judith Sudilovsky
Catholic News Service

JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Vatican invitation to participate in the upcoming world Synod of Bishops on the Bible is a “signal of hope,” said Israeli Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, who will lead a one-day discussion on the Jewish interpretation of the Scriptures.

Rabbi Cohen, co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican dialogue commission and chief rabbi of Haifa, is the first non-Christian ever invited to address the world Synod of Bishops. He will speak the second day of the Oct. 5-26 synod at the Vatican.

“(The invitation) brings with it a message of love, coexistence and peace for generations,” Rabbi Cohen told Catholic News Service in an interview in his Jerusalem office in late September. “We see in (the) invitation a kind of declaration that (the church) intends to continue with the policy and doctrine established by Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, and we appreciate very deeply this declaration.”

Despite the history of violence and bloodshed from the Christian world, said Rabbi Cohen, the invitation can also be seen as a declaration of “respect and coexistence with Judaism as the older brother of Christianity.”

He said he actually felt a bit of trepidation in accepting the invitation because some rabbinical leaders feel that interreligious dialogue is simply another way of trying to convince Jews to become Christians, and some Jewish leaders opposed his addressing the synod.

“There is an extreme group that is afraid and who say that, since (Christians) didn’t succeed by force to convert us, they are trying now to do it by talking; they call it the kiss of death,” said Rabbi Cohen. “If they are right, I am making a mistake, but I believe that is not the situation.”

The rabbi said he sees the invitation as a partial fulfillment of an ancient daily prayer that seeks a day when all people will join together to worship God.

Rabbi Cohen noted Christianity, Islam and Judaism are Abrahamic faiths that believe in one God.

“You can’t deny the fact that, despite the difference in opinion, the roots are the same. They start from Abraham, and we can call these three religions the Abrahamic faiths. We all continue the sanctity and loyalty to the Bible,” he said.

Rabbi Cohen — the 18th generation of a family of rabbis and biblical scholars — said he will speak to the synod about the centrality of the Jewish Scripture in Jewish tradition and daily life and the importance of it in the education of every Jewish child, as well as its importance to Israel. He gave the example of a yearly Bible quiz, which is broadcast nationally and whose winners are congratulated by the Israeli president.

“I believe that is what should be copied by all nations of the world. They should learn the Bible and know it and be inspired by it,” he said.

He said he was able to recite almost the entire Torah — the first five books of the Bible — by the time he was 8 years old.

Rabbis use biblical quotations and their rabbinical interpretations to relate to contemporary issues when they must make a religious ruling, he said.

“The Tanach, the Torah, is indeed a central part of our (prayer) service and the very symbolic fact that in every synagogue we face the (Holy) Ark, which contains the written scrolls of the books of Moses and the prophets,” shows its importance, said Rabbi Cohen. “We pray (toward) the book, not to God; there is no image of God or icons. We put in our Holy Ark the words of God. That is how central the Scriptures are in our lives.”

In the years following the 2001 Vatican document “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible,” Rabbi Cohen has noticed a growing interest in learning about the Jewish Scriptures, what Christians know as the Old Testament. He said he has hosted several groups of Catholic religious who asked him questions about the Scriptures.

“I asked them if they could forget the fact that not only Jesus but all the apostles were Jewish, so instead of hating those Jews that are accused of having killed Christ, think about the fact that the victims were also Jews,” said Rabbi Cohen. “I believe that is part of the Jewish persecution that happened through generations by other people. That is part of our destiny, but Christians should realize that and respect those who continue to live as the Jews (lived) in the time of the founding of Christianity.”

Jewish survival throughout centuries of hatred and persecution “is a sign that despite all the difficulty God wants us to exist and to continue the way we were,” said Rabbi Cohen.

He said interreligious dialogue acts as a block to the spreading of the anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic sentiment of the past, without which the Holocaust could not have taken place.

While there may not be room for Scripture scholarship between Jews and Christians because of the different conclusions both reach from the readings, such discussions might be possible on a scientific level at academic institutions, he said.

“I believe we should leave each to his own tradition and not try to blur the differences,” said Rabbi Cohen. “One part of every dialogue is not only to speak to each other but also to listen to each other and respect his right to be different. We can’t expect Christians to do that for us if we don’t do that for them.”

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0804849.htm

also see:

Rabbi to Lead Synod Discussion on Interpretation of Scripture

Synod on Scripture 3 Months Away

Palin: "’Israel’ is the Good Guy"

September 26, 2008

More insight into Mrs. Palin’s remarkable foreign policy agenda and a gauge of her level of depth and integrity.

I fear that if this “pro-life” candidate is elected (or more likely, installed) a lot of people will die.