Archive for the ‘Babylonian Talmud’ Category

Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

March 28, 2011

I recall hearing reports of this in 2005 from a person teaching English to schoolchildren in South Korea. This person also said that The Diary of Anne Frank is required reading in South Korean schools. The evangelists of double-standard ‘Noahidism’ in the East are primarily Chabad.

I suspect that much of this is based in awe and suspicious beliefs about Judaic power and wealth. Having nearly non-existant Judaic populations and little practical experience to base an informed opinion on, these people aren’t learning real Talmud any more than ‘Madonna’ is. They’re learning the P.R. version of Talmud intended for ‘Noahide’ consumption. The Palestinian people have much practical experience with actualized ‘wisdom of the Talmud.’

As I understand, Judaism and Zionism are not as highly regarded in Japan.

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Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

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China (re)Discovers the Business Wisdom of the Talmud

‘Noahides’ Embrace Rabbinic, Babylonian Wedding Tradition

February 17, 2011

The ketubah is a non-biblical, rabbinic tradition. Like so many rabbinic traditions, it overturns biblical law allegedly for the purpose of ‘repairing’ God’s alleged poor judgment. Jesus Christ vehemently opposed these traditions of the rabbis which make God’s word of no effect, but today this hard fact is brushed aside with such fluffy slogans as, “Jesus was Jewish, and we appreciate his culture, where he came from.” In reality, the people who sign these ketubot form a covenant not with God but with the rabbis in their millenia-old struggle to overthrow God and His word and to put themselves in God’s place and replace His word with Talmud, Kabbalah and the ‘Noahide laws’ of Babylon:

We must conclude, therefore, that the writ in general and the marriage writ in particular are not original Jewish institutions. Originally they belong to Babylonia, mother of commerce and commercial deeds in antiquity. Jewish contact was necessary to introduce the writ in Judea. This contact came about in a political and commercial way during the last century of the first Commonwealth, and with it came the adoption of the ketubah, among other writs, by the Jews. (Rabbi Dr. Louis M. Epstein, The Jewish marriage contract: a study in the status of the woman in Jewish law, p.31)

Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN – New York Times

February 11, 2011

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish marriage contract.

The Austins’ was not an interfaith marriage. Nor was their ceremony some sort of multicultural mashup. Both Sally and Mark are evangelical Christians, members of Oak Hills Church, a nationally known megachurch. They were using the ketubah as a way of affirming the Jewish roots of their faith.

In so doing, the Austins are part of a growing phenomenon of non-Jews incorporating the ketubah, a document with millennia-old origins and a rich artistic history, into their weddings. Mrs. Austin, in fact, first learned about the ketubah from her older sister, also an evangelical Christian, who had been married five years earlier with not only a ketubah but the Judaic wedding canopy, the huppah.

“Embracing this Jewish tradition just brings a richness that we miss out on sometimes as Christians when we don’t know the history,” said Mrs. Austin, 29, a business manager for AT&T. “Jesus was Jewish, and we appreciate his culture, where he came from.”

Beyond its specific basis in Judaism, the ketubah represented to the Austins a broader concept of holiness, of consecration. “We wanted a permanent reminder of the covenant we made with God,” Mrs. Austin said. “We see this document superseding the marriage license of a state or a court.”

Full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12religion.html?_r=1

"New and Improved" Novus Ordo Mass Retains Most Grievous Abuse

August 26, 2010

The “new and improved” Novus Ordo Mass retains the alien Talmudic benedictions. See page 12 of the following PDF:

http://www.nccbuscc.org/romanmissal/order-of-mass.pdf

The pretense of this “reform” curbing liturgical abuse is a farce.

Also see:

Opus Judei Glosses on the Talmudic Novus Ordo “Offertory”

Research Leads: "Noahide" Yeshiva in Milwaukee Operating Under Guise of Catholic Seminary

August 11, 2010

New Catholic-Jewish center will continue scholar’s interfaith work

Key religious leaders kick off unique center for Catholic-Jewish studies at Sacred Heart

Bishop Richard Sklba’s remarks

Rev. Raúl Gomez’s remarks

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Bishop Dolan Asked Rabbi of Talmud to Intervene For Him in Heaven

NY Archbishop Dolan: “The Holocaust” “Demands” “Memory,” “To Forget is Heretical”

Archbishop Dolan Replaces Cardinal Keeler as USCCB Judas Goat

Ecclesia Dei Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos Lauded Sheilding of Admitted Sex Predator from Justice

April 16, 2010

Cardinal Hoyos is a rabbi in cardinal’s clothing. Why do I say this? Because he attempts to hang his talmudic casuistry from St. Paul, according to which it’s virtuous for a bishop to shield an admitted sex predator priest from the punishment he deserves. The real basis for his pharisaic anti-morality is the Talmud of Babylon:

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

Would you care to join the neotraditionalists in assisting at a Latin Mass offered by this villain in Washington D.C. next week? I’m certain that the vestments and rubrics will be flawless. And while there’s no guarantee that your children will be safe there, you can be fully assured that the liturgy and sermon will be free of any offenses to the tender sensibilities of “our brothers, the sons of Abraham.”

Cardinal hailed bishop for hiding predator priest: report

(Reuters) – A Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy around the world congratulated a French bishop in a 2001 letter for not denouncing a sexually abusive priest to the police, according to a French website on Thursday.

The letter posted by Golias, a critical lay Roman Catholic magazine based in Lyon, is the most explicit of a wave of recently published internal church documents in showing past Vatican encouragement to cover up sexual abuse by priests.

In the letter dated Sept 8, 2001, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos backed French Bishop Pierre Pican’s decision not to denounce a priest who was later sentenced to 18 years in jail for repeated rape of a boy and sexual assaults on 10 others.

Under fire in recent weeks for its secretive handling of abuse cases, the Vatican has insisted the fact that other published documents did not explicitly instruct bishops to inform police of abuse did not prove it told them to hide it.

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi did not dispute the letter’s content but said it confirmed “how opportune it was to centralize treatment of cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics under the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”

The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, instructed Catholic bishops around the world on May 18, 2001 to report all case of clerical sexual abuse of minors to the Congregation, the top Vatican doctrinal office that he headed.

Pican, who received a suspended three-month jail sentence for not denouncing sexual abuse of minors, admitted in court he had kept Rev. Rene Bissey in parish work despite the fact the priest had privately admitted committing pedophile acts.

The case shocked France and prompted its bishops to declare that all abuse cases must be reported to civil authorities.

“I congratulate you for not denouncing a priest to the civil administration,” Castrillon Hoyos said. “You have acted well and I am pleased to have a colleague in the episcopate who, in the eyes of history and of all other bishops in the world, preferred prison to denouncing his son and priest.”

BISHOPS NOT REQUIRED TO INFORM POLICE

In it, the cardinal said relations between bishops and priests were not simply professional but had “very special links of spiritual paternity.” Bishops therefore had no obligation to testify against “a direct relative,” he stated.

The letter cited Vatican documents and an epistle of Saint Paul to bolster its argument about special bishop-priest links.

“To encourage brothers in the episcopate in this delicate domain, this Congregation will send copies of this letter to all bishops’ conferences,” Castrillon Hoyos wrote.

A staunch conservative from Colombia, the cardinal headed the Vatican department for priests from 1996 to 2006. From 2000 to 2009, he also ran a commission dealing with traditionalist rebels who broke from Rome in 1988 and were excommunicated.

He conducted the talks that led to the January 2009 decision to readmit the four banned bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X to the Church, which caused an uproar when it emerged that one of them, Richard Williamson, had denied the Holocaust.

The controversy was highly embarrassing to Pope Benedict, who said he did not know about Williamson’s views, even though they could easily be found on the internet.

Two months after the incident, Benedict folded Castrillon Hoyos’s commission into the Congregation and the cardinal retired.

On Thursday the pope said the church had to do penance for its sins, in a rare public reference to the pedophilia scandal.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE63E2H420100415

In Light of Recent Events …

April 10, 2010

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

It’s worth recalling Ratzinger’s talmudic attitude vis a vis investigation into the Church’s horrific sex predator problem by am haaretz:

In 2002 Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, slaps ABC reporter Brian Ross when asked about pederast founder of the Legionaries “of Christ” Marcial Maciel

It seems, now that “the brothers in the faith” have pretty much all they need from the Vatican, there’s little left to bargain with for media protection. I doubt Benedict’s effeminate hand slaps can stem the outrage he deserves to face now.

I propose that “Church militant” “traditionalists” who heed the call to “defend the ‘holy father'” against “his attackers” ask themselves a simple question: if “the holy father” is able to change ancient Catholic tradition and teaching to suit “the brothers in the faith” in a matter of weeks and months, then why, even after decades pass, is it not possible to protect the souls of Catholic children from sex predators in “the holy father’s” employ?

Opus Judei Glosses on the Talmudic Novus Ordo "Offertory"

February 21, 2010

An “Opus Dei” priest by the name Juan José Silvestre Valór of “Opus Dei’s” “Pontifical University of the Holy Cross” has written an exceedingly strained article which endeavors to “show the spiritual richness” of the “simplified” “Offertory” of the Novus Ordo Mass. “Simplified” is how this priest euphemizes the complete replacement of the traditional Offertory.

I call attention specifically to the cuckoo egg often described as “Jewish table blessings” of the Novus Ordo “Offertory” which Craig Heimbichner has shown to be of talmudic origin. Reading the article, one might note that the author cites (mostly modern) supporting sources for nearly every point made, but when he arrives at the “Jewish table blessings” footnotes are absent and the artifice is at its height.

One might ask, can’t this professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and consultor to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff show us from scripture or some other authoritative source that these “Jewish table blessings” were part of the ancient Passover ritual as he suggests? And shouldn’t he first establish the factuality of his suggestion that the Israelites recited these benedictions at Passover before claiming that they “anticipated the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ” and that “the definitive reality of the sacrifice of Christ interpenetrate(s)” them? On what foundation, other than his own ethereal prose, does he rest these mighty claims? None.

This is the “work” of “Opus Dei:” making that which is alien seem intrinsic. This is not the work of God. This is lying fruit from an organization whose title is itself a deception.

See the Novus Ordo “Preparation of the Gifts” and the talmudic benedictions for bread and wine contrasted with the traditional Offertory of the Latin Mass here:

Talmudic Benedictions in the Novus Ordo Mass

In 2008 traditional Catholics were celebrating Benedict XVI’s “shakeup” of his liturgical commission with new appointees including the “Opus Dei” author of the above-referenced article, and members of the homosexual predator founded “Legionaries of Christ”:

Liturgical shakeup: Benedict XVI replaces all members of Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

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Opus Judei

Opus Judei Founder, Escriba Preached Kabbalistic Doctrine, Tikkun Olam

Archaeologists Unearth Human Skulls Used in Talmudic Era Judaic Rituals

April 13, 2009

“Newly published archaeological evidence attests to the fact that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict Halakhic prohibition on touching human remains.”

Ah, yes. But according to the same halacha, non-Judaic corpses do not defile: “R. Simeon b. Yohai said: The graves of Gentiles do not defile, for it is written, And ye my flock, the flock of my pastures, are men; only ye are designated ‘men.’”(Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metzia 114b, Soncino Edition). Nice try at absolving the rabbis of this witchcraft.

‘Ancient Jews used skulls in ceremonies despite ban’

April 13, 2009

Ofri Ilani – Haaretz

Newly published archaeological evidence attests to the fact that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict Halakhic prohibition on touching human remains.

British researcher Dan Levene from the University of Southampton published findings in Biblical Archaeological Review about the human skulls, known as incantation bowls, some of which bear inscriptions in Aramaic.

The skulls were unearthed in present-day Iraq (formerly Babylonia) and are believed to have been used during the Talmudic era. At least one of them appears to be that of an anonymous woman.

“When I presented these findings in Israel, people told me, ‘It is not possible that this is Jewish,'” said Levene. “But it is certainly Jewish.”

Levene added that, despite going against conventional wisdom, the talisman was likely used by someone desperate, and that there have been past cases of skulls being used to ward off increased ghosts or demons.

“The fact remains that belief in demons was widespread at this time among Jews as well as other peoples,” writes Levene. “Incantation bowls are known not only from Jewish communities but from other communities as well.”

To combat demons – who cause medical problems as well as other mishaps and ills – people invoked numerous magic rites and formulas.

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1078227.html

Archaeologists Unearth Human Skulls Used in Talmudic Era Judaic Rituals

April 13, 2009

“Newly published archaeological evidence attests to the fact that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict Halakhic prohibition on touching human remains.”

Ah, yes. But according to the same halacha, non-Judaic corpses do not defile: “R. Simeon b. Yohai said: The graves of Gentiles do not defile, for it is written, And ye my flock, the flock of my pastures, are men; only ye are designated ‘men.’”(Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metzia 114b, Soncino Edition). Nice try at absolving the rabbis of this witchcraft.

‘Ancient Jews used skulls in ceremonies despite ban’

April 13, 2009

Ofri Ilani – Haaretz

Newly published archaeological evidence attests to the fact that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict Halakhic prohibition on touching human remains.

British researcher Dan Levene from the University of Southampton published findings in Biblical Archaeological Review about the human skulls, known as incantation bowls, some of which bear inscriptions in Aramaic.

The skulls were unearthed in present-day Iraq (formerly Babylonia) and are believed to have been used during the Talmudic era. At least one of them appears to be that of an anonymous woman.

“When I presented these findings in Israel, people told me, ‘It is not possible that this is Jewish,'” said Levene. “But it is certainly Jewish.”

Levene added that, despite going against conventional wisdom, the talisman was likely used by someone desperate, and that there have been past cases of skulls being used to ward off increased ghosts or demons.

“The fact remains that belief in demons was widespread at this time among Jews as well as other peoples,” writes Levene. “Incantation bowls are known not only from Jewish communities but from other communities as well.”

To combat demons – who cause medical problems as well as other mishaps and ills – people invoked numerous magic rites and formulas.

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1078227.html

Rabbi to Lead Synod Discussion on Interpretation of Scripture

September 8, 2008

For a full exposition of how rabbis interpret scripture and an education into the depth of this diabolical farce read Johannes Andreas Eisenmenger’s Traditions of the Jews, and Michael A. Hoffman’s Judaism Discovered.

Choosing men and women from every part of the world and from a wide variety of professional spheres, Pope Benedict XVI nominated 32 voting members, 41 experts and 37 observers for the upcoming world Synod of Bishops …

A Vatican official said … Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen, the chief rabbi of Haifa, Israel, would be a special guest and lead a discussion for synod members on the Jewish interpretation of the Scriptures. (“Pope names more women than ever to Synod of Bishops on Bible,” Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Sept. 8, 2008)

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0804558.htm

The … Jews … omitting or scorning the Mosaic law and the prophets, follow certain traditions of their seniors concerning which the Lord rebukes them in the Gospel, saying: Why do you transgress the mandate of God and irritate Him by your traditions, teaching human doctrines and mandates? [Matthew 15;9]

Upon this sort of traditions, which in Hebrew are called the Talmud–and there is a great book among them exceeding the text of the Bible in length, in which are manifest blasphemies against God and Christ and the blessed Virgin, intricate fables, erroneous abuses, and unheard-of stupidities–they nourish and teach their sons and render them utterly alien from the doctrine of the law and the prophets … (Pope Innocent IV, May 9, 1244 Letter to King Louis IX of France)