These quotes from Albert Mackey’s, The Symbols of Freemasonry are not to be accepted as entirely truthful. They do, however, serve as an illustration of what Masonry presumes to be.
NOACHIDAE. The descendants of Noah, and the transmitters of his religious dogmas, which were the unity of God and the immortality of the soul. The name has from the earliest times been bestowed upon the Freemasons, who teach the same doctrines. Thus in the “old charges,” as quoted by Anderson (Const. edit. 1738, p. 143), it is said, “A mason is obliged by his tenure to observe the moral law as a true Noachidae.” (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)
TALMUD. The mystical philosophy of the Jewish Rabbins is contained in the Talmud … In the Talmud much will be found of great interest to the masonic student. (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)
CABALA. The mystical philosophy of the Jews. The word which is derived from a Hebrew root, signifying to receive, has sometimes been used in an enlarged sense, as comprehending all the explanations, maxims, and ceremonies which have been traditionally handed down to the Jews; but in that more limited acceptation, in which it is intimately connected with the symbolic science of Freemasonry, the cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy which embraces certain mystical interpretations of Scripture, and metaphysical speculations concerning the Deity, man, and spiritual beings. In these interpretations and speculations, according to the Jewish doctors, were enveloped the most profound truths of religion, which, to be comprehended by finite beings, are obliged to be revealed through the medium of symbols and allegories … (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)
From the Jewish Encyclopedia:
A number of crypto-Jews in London supplied Cromwell with “intelligence” in connection with foreign and colonial affairs. In 1655, during the discussion of Manasseh ben Israel’s plea for the readmission of the Jews, a writer to the “Mercurius Politicus” living in Amsterdam suggested that the government could make good use of the Jews for obtaining political information … These services are supposed to have been rewarded by Cromwell … (Jewish Encyclopedia, “intelligencers”)
From the Jewish Encyclopedia:
During the latter part of the seventeenth century and the early part of the eighteenth, a number of Marano merchants are found acting as loan agents for European monarchs. Thus Isaac Suasso, Baron Auvernes de Gras, is said to have advanced 2,000,000 florins to William of Orange for the invasion of England. (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Banking”)
William [of Orange] employed Jews in his negotiations with foreign kings (see England), especially members of the Belmonte family, Moses Machado (who rendered important services to the army in Flanders; Koenen, “Geschiedenis,” p. 207) Isaac Lopez Suasso (who lent two million gulden to William III. for his descent upon England), David Bueno de Mesquita (general agent of the Prince of Brandenburg), Moses Curiel (at whose house William stayed three days when he visited the Portuguese synagogue at Amsterdam in 1695). (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Netherlands”)
From the Encyclopaedia Judaica:
… In 1690 Isaac Pereira, a London Sephardi, was appointed commissary general to William [of Orange’s] expeditionary force and employed in his commissariat other Jews who later established themselves in Dublin … Some richer Jews were accepted into Christian society, while Freemasonry provided an important sphere for contacts between Jews and the Protestant minority. (Encyclopeadia Judaica, “Ireland”)
The Masonic Square and Compass symbol is a transparent Judaic hexagram minus two lines which transmits the gnosis that Masons are “imperfect Jews.”
“…suppose that from any point whatever of the infinite above you a hand holds another Compass or a Square, the lines of the celestial triangle will necessarily meet those of the Compass of Science, to form the Mysterious Star of Solomon.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Pg. 841)
“Jim MacLean, grand master of the East of Scotland lodge, said Orangemen were treated as pariahs whose views could be dismissed out of hand … MacLean’s comments follow the recent trend among Loyalists to fly the Israeli flag.” http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=132952003
Q. What art thou?
A. One of the elect.
Q. Of what house?
A. The house of Israel.
Q. Of what tribe?
A. The tribe of Levi.
(From the 1st degree ritual of the Orange Order)
Chanting “the king is blind” over the rhythm of drums, students who oppose Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank tied orange ribbons on passersby along a busy shopping district to show solidarity with Jewish settlers who are slated for evacuation.
“… some chose to wave orange flags, the color of the Gaza [occupation] government, to express opposition to the planned Gaza withdrawal …”