Archive for the ‘Abraham Heschel’ Category

Anti-Christ ‘New Testament’ Published

November 26, 2011
This would rightly be viewed as a continuation of the millenia-long Orthodox Judaic tradition of mocking the Gospel; a “Toledoth Jeshu” in scholarly guise. The Gospel-mocking “Toledoth Jeshu” has never been retracted or apologized for. It is still published by the Pope and bishops’ brothers in the anti-Christ faith.

Orthodox adherent of Rabbinic Judaism, Amy-Jill Levine

Dr. Levine … attends an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville …

“Yimach sh’mo v’zikhrono (May [Jesus’] name and memory be blotted out)”

The book [Orthodox Judaic subverter of Christianity in the disguise of a scholar of Christianity, Amy-Jill Levine] has just edited with a Brandeis University professor, Marc Zvi Brettler, “The Jewish Annotated New Testament” (Oxford University Press), is an unusual [allegedly] scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian [New Testament] edited entirely by Jews. The volume includes notes and explanatory essays by 50 leading [scholars of rabbinic Judaism], including Susannah Heschel, a historian and the daughter of the [Rabbi] Abraham Joshua Heschel [who wanted to attack Christian souls]; the Talmudist Daniel Boyarin; and Shaye J. D. Cohen, who teaches ancient Judaism at Harvard…

Dr. Levine … attends an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville … (Mark Oppenheimer, “Focusing on the Jewish Story of the New Testament,” The New York Times, November 25, 2011)

Full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/a-jewish-edition-of-the-new-testament-beliefs.html

Susannah Heschel Wants to Attack Christian Souls too …

September 27, 2010

with her pious, anti-scholarship, hypocritical blather. I propose a moratorium on intellectually void attempts at pinning Nazi crimes (real and imagined) on Christendom until there has been 60 years of equally intense examination of the relationship between Susannah Heschel’s religion, rabbinic Judaism, and Israeli crimes against humanity. What are the chances of such a line of study bringing such fellowships, grants and honors as THESE?

… Christian theologians, Catholic and Protestant, reassured Germans that Nazism was in full accord with Christian principles. This was not a marginal effort; at the 1934 Oberammergau passion play, watching Jesus being hoisted on the cross, the audience saw a parable of the Third Reich, calling out: “There he is. That is our Führer, our Hitler!”

Hitler became Christ, the redeemer of Germany, thanks to a reinterpretation of the Gospels: Jesus was not a Jew, but an Aryan who came to redeem them from the Jews who sought their destruction. Karl Adam, the prominent German Catholic theologian, affirmed in 1933 that Hitler was the one “prophesied by our poets and our wise men” who suffered in his fight for Germany’s salvation. Adam continued in 1941: “Christ’s teaching was entirely anti-Jewish in its tenor (that is why he was crucified).”

Redefining Jesus as an Aryan began during the nineteenth century and intensified in the decades before and during the Third Reich. Jesus, theologians argued, was born in Galilee, an area populated, they claimed, by racial non-Jews, including Aryans from Iran; his message was welcomed by Galileans, in contrast to the Judean Jews who put him to death. Grundmann, together with theologians, pastors, bishops, students—both Protestant and Catholic—established the “Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Church Life,” financed by the Protestant church. They published a new version of the New Testament, purged of positive references to Jews and Judaism, redefined Jesus as an Aryan Galilean, and downplayed the role of the Jewish apostle Paul. In addition to their New Testament they distributed a dejudaized hymnal and catechism to churches throughout the Nazi Reich. Grundmann argued that Jesus’ intimacy with God established a morality that was utterly opposed to the law-based morality of Judaism—laws that forbid murder, for example—presumably in case Christians had qualms about Nazi orders to do just that.

No religion advocates murder [Susannah Heschel’s religion, rabbinic Judaism, does], though plenty of religious leaders across the centuries have justified horrendous acts through their manipulative readings of scriptures and history. One of the most egregious and best-documented examples is, of course, the behavior of German Christians during the Third Reich. Pope Benedict could gain the respect of world opinion by acknowledging what historians have amply demonstrated: that well-intentioned, pious Christians—and not just atheists—committed heinous acts. Christian teachings are no guarantee against atrocity and, in the context of the Third Reich, actually came to justify the Holocaust. (Susannah Heschel, “Atheist Nazis? The Pope’s Cheap Atonement,” Religion Dispatches,
http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/politics/3374/atheist_nazis_the_pope’s_cheap_atonement_/

Also see:

Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

The Dialogical Path Towards Disaster

George Weigel Endorses Abraham Heschel’s Hermetic/Kabbalistic Gnosis

April 29, 2010

“Go to any bookstore in North America today and you’ll likely find a large section on “spirituality,” in which there are large numbers of books about “our search for God.”

“But there is wisdom in the title the late, great Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel gave to one of his books: God in Search of Man. Biblical religion – faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus – is not about “spirituality,” and it’s not about our search for God. The God of the Bible comes to search for us, and asks us to take the same path through history that he is taking.” (George Weigel, April 15, 2010)

Am I reading unintended Hermeticism into Heschel? I think he made himself very clear:

“This outlook provides the foundation for the study of the teachings of the Kabbalah. In many places in the Zohar you will find the statement that the Holy and Blessed one created this world on the model of the world above: ‘Everything that exists above is replicated below'(Zohar Pekudei 221a). In the opinion of the sages, the people brought with them from Babylonia the names of the angels. But we have not yet been able to discover the source of the [non-biblical] concept of the parallelism of the world above and the world below.” (Abraham Joshua Heschel, Gordon Tucker, Heavenly Torah: as refracted through the generations, p.266)

Also see:

‘Shoah’ Theologian Reveals Hermetic/Kabbalistic Doctrine at Core of Holocaustolatry

Vatican II Kabbalist Sage, Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

Another ‘Catholic’ Rabbi Heschel Puff Piece

September 15, 2009

Please offer your well-reasoned comments, here:

The Binding of Isaac

Background on Heschel here:

Vatican II Kabbalist Sage, Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

Vatican Cover-Up of Rabbi Heschel Duplicity

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

Kabbalist Vatican II, “Civil Rights” Change Agent Honored

Vatican Cover-Up of Rabbi Heschel Duplicity

August 15, 2009

Google books has a preview of the Rabbi Abraham Heschel biography Spiritual radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972 by Edward K. Kaplan which I’ve referenced HERE and HERE. Kaplan is a devotee of Heschel and therefore apologetic in his narrative of Heschel’s outrageous duplicity and anti-Christian hostility which should have been the end of the Judeo-Christian ‘dialogue’ fraud. Nevertheless, the facts are there, more than enough to ascertain that the image of the “elder brother” and maintaining ‘dialogue’ trumps the welfare of souls in the Vatican. Pages 266-274 are of the essence:

Spiritual radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

More Background on First Things Hasbara

June 30, 2008

There was an interesting discussion on Philip Weiss’ blog on the recent First Things article titled, “Zionism For Christians.”

Pseudonymous Columnist Markets Zionism to Christians–and for Arabs, ‘More Barbed Wire, More War, Please’

also see:

I Believe Pseudonymous Salesman of Zionism to Catholics Is David Goldman–Neocon and Former LaRouchie

I wrote about the First Things article here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/06/first-things-speaks-to-kashrut-katholic.html

More Background on First Things Hasbara

June 30, 2008

There was an interesting discussion on Philip Weiss’ blog on the recent First Things article titled, “Zionism For Christians.”

Pseudonymous Columnist Markets Zionism to Christians–and for Arabs, ‘More Barbed Wire, More War, Please’

also see:

I Believe Pseudonymous Salesman of Zionism to Catholics Is David Goldman–Neocon and Former LaRouchie

I wrote about the First Things article here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/06/first-things-speaks-to-kashrut-katholic.html

First Things Speaks to the Kashrut-Katholic Golem

June 5, 2008

Wolf in priest’s clothing, Richard John Neuhaus is founder of the Kosher-Katholic rag, First Things whose stated purpose is “to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.” While Neuhaus’ mission statement doesn’t say which religion the philosophy he is attempting to reorder society around derives from, that’s not difficult to ascertain–it’s rabbinic Judaism. We know this because Neuhaus has peddled hair-splitting pilpul intended to confuse rabbinic “premptive” destruction halacha with Catholic just war doctrine. “Preemptive” destruction is perfectly Catholic as long as you call it “defense” rather than “preemptive war” according to John Neuhaus. I am reminded of how the rabbis called the indiscriminate destruction of the defenseless nation of Lebanon by the Israeli military an act of “defense” and how this applies to the Palestinian territories on a day to day basis.

Thanks to Richard John Neuhaus we now live in a United States that has been reordered around rabbinic “preemptive” destruction ideology among many other rabbinic absurdities in absolute opposition to Christian principles. Neuhaus did not bring about this transformation alone, of course. Podhorwitz, Krystol, Krauthammer and others played key roles, but what makes Neuhaus, his pal Skull and Bones Bill Buckley and Michael Novak so pernicious is that they neutralized what should have been the major opposition group to the rabbinic “preemptive war” zeitgeist–Catholics–and they accomplished this even while the Judaized Vatican mouthed opposition to a war on Iraq. But far beyond simply neutralizing Catholics during the run up to the destruction of Iraq, Neuhaus and friends seem to have transformed Catholics into a golem which does the will of the rabbis in nearly all matters without even being payed for it like Neuhaus is.

This is a remarkable feat of human alchemy. Neuhaus must have been a sorcerer’s apprentice under his old friend, Vatican II change-agent Rabbi Abraham Heschel, a Kabbalist who was invited to participate in the writing of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate who at that very time confided to his fellow “Jews” regarding Christians, “I want to attack their souls.”

see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/kabbalist-vatican-ii-civil-rights.html

Behold the latest First Things tripe offered for the intellectual edification of the Kashrut-Katholic Golem:

Zionism for Christians

by David Shushon

Copyright (c) 2008 First Things (June/July 2008).

Israel always matters. Biblical scholars have devoted endless pages to ancient Israel as a religious idea, and pundits have penned endless newspaper columns about modern Israel as a geopolitical entity. The deeper implications, however, have received less attention than they deserve in recent years, overshadowed by the exigencies of Middle Eastern politics. Indeed, real questions remain: What does the sheer ­existence of the modern state of Israel mean for theology—particularly for Christian theology? And what does that theology mean for the continuing existence of Israel?

“Hardly anybody will dispute that the foundation of this state had something to do with the biblical prophecy,” Christoph Cardinal Schönborn said in 1996, “even if that something is hard to define.” At ­present, the major Christian denominations are kindly disposed toward Judaism, and many Christians—­especially American evangelicals—strongly support the State of Israel …

Full article:

http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=6227

First Things Speaks to the Kashrut-Katholic Golem

June 5, 2008

Wolf in priest’s clothing, Richard John Neuhaus is founder of the Kosher-Katholic rag, First Things whose stated purpose is “to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.” While Neuhaus’ mission statement doesn’t say which religion the philosophy he is attempting to reorder society around derives from, it is not difficult to ascertain–it’s rabbinic Judaism. We know this because Neuhaus has peddled hair-splitting pilpul intended to confuse rabbinic “premptive” destruction halacha with Catholic just war doctrine. “Preemptive” destruction is perfectly Catholic as long as you call it “defense” rather than “preemptive war” according to John Neuhaus. I am reminded of how the rabbis called the indiscriminate destruction of the defenseless nation of Lebanon by the Israeli military an act of “defense” and how this applies to the Palestinian territories on a day to day basis.

Thanks to Richard John Neuhaus we now live in a United States that has been reordered around rabbinic “preemptive” destruction ideology among many other rabbinic absurdities in absolute opposition to Christian principles. Neuhaus did not bring about this transformation alone, of course. Podhorwitz, Krystol, Krauthammer and others played key roles, but what makes Neuhaus, his pal Skull and Bones Bill Buckley and Michael Novak so pernicious is that they neutralized what should have been the major opposition group to the rabbinic “preemptive war” zeitgeist–Catholics–and they accomplished this even while the Judaized Vatican mouthed opposition to a war on Iraq. But far beyond simply neutralizing Catholics during the run up to the destruction of Iraq, Neuhaus and friends seem to have transformed Catholics into a golem which does the will of the rabbis in nearly all matters without even being payed for it like Neuhaus is.

This is a remarkable feat of human alchemy. Neuhaus must have been a sorcerer’s apprentice under his old friend, Vatican II change-agent Rabbi Abraham Heschel, a Kabbalist who was invited to participate in the writing of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate who at that very time confided to his fellow “Jews” regarding Christians, “I want to attack their souls.”

see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/kabbalist-vatican-ii-civil-rights.html

Behold the latest First Things tripe offered for the intellectual edification of the Kashrut-Katholic Golem:

Zionism for Christians

by David Shushon

Copyright (c) 2008 First Things (June/July 2008).

Israel always matters. Biblical scholars have devoted endless pages to ancient Israel as a religious idea, and pundits have penned endless newspaper columns about modern Israel as a geopolitical entity. The deeper implications, however, have received less attention than they deserve in recent years, overshadowed by the exigencies of Middle Eastern politics. Indeed, real questions remain: What does the sheer ­existence of the modern state of Israel mean for theology—particularly for Christian theology? And what does that theology mean for the continuing existence of Israel?

“Hardly anybody will dispute that the foundation of this state had something to do with the biblical prophecy,” Christoph Cardinal Schönborn said in 1996, “even if that something is hard to define.” At ­present, the major Christian denominations are kindly disposed toward Judaism, and many Christians—­especially American evangelicals—strongly support the State of Israel …

Full article:

http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=6227

The Precedent Was Set Long Ago

February 18, 2008

An excerpt from the “Resolution on the revised Latin text on the Jews” from the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism:

Whereas our teacher, Professor Abraham Joshua Heschel, met in the Vatican with Cardinal Bea and Pope Paul VI and convinced the [Second Vatican] Council to remove a proposed passage in Nostra Aetate calling for the conversion of the Jews … http://www.sidic.org/en/docOnLineView.asp?class=Doc00559

Background on this virtually unknown matter here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html