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Rabbi Papal Knight David Rosen Honored at Boston Neocatechumenal Way Seminary Event

June 29, 2012

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular].

Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, addresses guests at the 3rd annual Redemptoris Mater Seminary Gala, held the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood June 24

NORWOOD — The work of bringing Catholics and Jews together remains incomplete but is progressing, according to Rabbi David Rosen, guest of honor at the Third Annual Gala Dinner supporting the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Boston on June 24.

Boston’s Redemptoris Mater Seminary was erected by Cardinal O’Malley is 2006. The vocations of the Redemptoris Mater arise from the Neocatechumenal Way …

Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is also the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland [and former leader of the Orthodox Judaic community of apartheid South Africa].

He is a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations and is also Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He serves on its Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, and represents the Chief Rabbinate on the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land …

In November 2005 he was made a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

“In Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the synagogue in Rome, and in his visit to the Holy Land, in showing respect to Israel’s highest elected officials as well as its religious representatives, Benedict has in fact internalized the structure or the form of these events into the very body of the institution of the papacy itself, and therefore has in fact taken John Paul’s [Judeo-Catholic] initiative to another level,” Rabbi Rosen said. He also pointed to unique opportunities to forward Jewish-Catholic reconciliation in the historical and social context of the United States …

But he said the traditions must be continued for younger generations.

“It is here that the role of educational and formation structures is so important, and where the work of the movements — in particular the Neocatechumenal Way — has become so critical,” he said.

The rabbi stressed the importance of the work of the movements and people that embraced “Nostra Aetate” beyond the importance of the declaration itself.

“As one of the most powerful of these Catholic movements, especially in the Spanish-speaking world, but indeed across the globe, the profound commitment of the Neocatechumenal Way to ensuring that the pathway of ‘Nostra Aetate’ becomes the highway of the Church is of inestimable importance,” Rabbi Rosen said.

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular], to honor the speaker and the message [that being David Rosen’s stated mission to change what Christians believe about the Pharisees who Jesus Christ called called “hypocrites; like whited sepulchers filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleaness” whose doctrines we should beware of] …(

Full article:

http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article2.asp?ID=14847

Also see:

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic “Fathers in the Faith”

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi: "Gentiles" Exist Only to Serve "Jews"

October 18, 2010

This needs to be read in tandem with Rabbi David Rosen’s recent lie to a synod of bishops that Christians have equality in the Israeli state. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s racial supremacist teaching cannot be disregarded as a marginal view. He’s a former Chief Rabbi of the Israeli state. He’s currently the leader of the fast growing Shas political party which holds 11 seats in the Knesset and 4 positions in the Netanyahu cabinet. He is widely regarded as a ‘gadol’ (greatest sage of a generation) of Orthodox Judaism.

Those who labor under the misconception that Sephardic Judaic tradition is somehow less depraved than Ashkenazi tradition should take note that Rabbi Yosef is a Sephardic leader teaching from Sephardic tradition.

Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews

JONAH MANDEL – Jerusalem Post

10/18/2010

The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator.

“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.

According to Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.

“In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.

This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” Yosef said.

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.

That is why gentiles were created,” he added.

Yosef’s Saturday night sermons have seen many controversial statements from the 90-year-old rabbi. In August, Yosef caused a diplomatic uproar when he wished a plague upon the Palestinian people and their leaders, a curse he retracted a few weeks later, when he blessed them along with all of Israel’s other peace-seeking neighbors.

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=191782

also see:

Pope Involved in “Process of Building Deeper Religious Relations Between Catholics and Jews”

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

October 13, 2010

The below is an outright lie. There is no guarantee of equality for Christians or any non-Judaic citizens under Israeli law which Israel Shahak described as, “a weird mixture of advanced democracy and retrogressive discrimination, combined with clumsy attempts to hide the discriminatory reality.” However, if Shahak was alive today, I believe his “advanced democracy” assessment would be tempered further by an acknowledgment of the ascendancy of racial supremacist Orthodox Judaism in the Israeli state.

According to Rabbi Rosen’s stated standard (which he apparently intends to be applied only to Arab nations), Israeli society is sick.

“The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

Rabbi David Rosen (R), International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, speaks during the synod for the Middle East bishops in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano


Rabbi David Rosen only Jewish speaker at Vatican Special Synod on the Middle East

EJP – Oct 13, 2010

ROME (EJP)—Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s international director of interreligious affairs, was Wednesday the only Jewish speaker at a two-week Vatican Special Synod of Catholic leaders on the Middle East.
In his speech, he outlined a Jewish perspective on the state of Christianity and Jewish-Christian relations in Israel.

While this is not the first time a rabbi adresses a Vatican Synod it is the first time a Jewish representative has been asked to address a topic of social and political concern and sensitivity, the AJC said.

Hailing the “blessed transformation” of the relationship between the two faiths over the past 50 years, Rosen stressed that the strongest Jewish-Christian relationships are in the United States.

“The U.S. boasts literally dozens of academic institutions for Christian-Jewish studies and relations, while there are perhaps only three in the rest of the world,” he said.

In contrast, a major hurdle to deepening mutual understanding is the lack of opportunities for Christian-Jewish interaction around the world.

“I confess to having been surprised to find Catholic clergy, and sometimes even hierarchy from some countries, not only ignorant about contemporary Judaism but often even about Nostra Aetate itself,” Rosen said.

At the same time, he noted what he called “widespread ignorance” about Christianity in the Jewish world, notably in Israel.

“Until recently most of Israeli society has been quite unaware of the profound changes in Catholic-Jewish relations,” said Rosen, though he acknowledged that “this situation has begun to alter significantly in the last decade.”

Rosen said the improvement was due firstly to Pope John Paul II’s visit in 2000, and, secondly, to the influx of Christians, part of the wave of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, that doubled the Christian population in Israel.

Initiatives have flourished with “dozens of bodies promoting interreligious encounter, dialogue and studies in Israel, and the Christian presence in these, which include Jews and Muslims in Israel, is disproportionate and highly significant,” said Rosen.

“The wellbeing of Christian communities in the Middle East is nothing less than a kind of barometer,” he said. “The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

http://www.ejpress.org/article/week_at_a_glance_/46551

Vatican Answers to Chief Rabbinate of Counterfeit Israel

June 5, 2008

The Chief Rabbinate of counterfeit Israel requested that the traditional Latin Good Friday liturgy be changed in July of 2007 and their wish was fulfilled on Shrove Tuesday only six months later:


http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/08/chief-rabbinate-of-israel.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-latin-good-friday-prayer.html

When the requested change in the liturgy was delivered, the Chief Rabbinate of “Israel” requested further clarification which the Vatican offered on May 14th, 2008 according to the ADL and AJC websites. The document apparently issued by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone makes clear that Benedict’s prayer “is not intended to promote proselytism toward the Jews” but that it “opens up an eschatological [end times] perspective.” Also, according to this document, the Chief Rabbinate and other modern Pharisees that the Vatican “dialogues” with the are heirs to the promises God made to Abraham; the rabbis and their anti-Bible, anti-Christ contrivance has God’s blessing.

Vatican Letter to Israeli Chief Rabbinate

SECRETARIAT OF STATE

From the Vatican, 14 May 2008

Dear Sir,

I write with reference to the Statement issued by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in response to the publication of the Note of 4 February 2008, altering the Oremus et pro Judaeis prayer in the 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum.

In this regard, I would point out that – by means of the “Communiqué of the Secretariat of State” which appeared in the daily edition of L’Osservatore Romano on 5 April 2008, and subsequently in the weekly language editions of the same publication, the Holy See has clearly emphasized the Catholic Church’s firm commitment, especially in the wake of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, to promote and develop relations with the Jews through dialogue marked by profound respect, sincere esteem and cordial friendship. This commitment remains unchanged, especially in view of the spiritual links that exist between Jews and Christians.

As you have observed, particular prominence has also been given to a substantial and detailed article on the subject by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism. This article appeared on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano on 10 April 2008, as a sign of the importance attributed to the text and the fact that what it says about the new version of the Prayer for the Jews in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal is commonly held. Among other things, the Cardinal emphasized that a sincere dialogue between Jews and Christians is possible, on the one hand, on the basis of our common faith in the one God, Creator of heaven and earth, and in the promises made to Abraham, but on the other hand, through respectfully acknowledging the fundamental difference over faith in Jesus as Christ and Redeemer of all mankind. As Cardinal Kasper clearly explains, the new Oremus et pro Judaeis is not intended to promote proselytism toward the Jews, and it opens up an eschatological perspective. Christians, however, cannot but bear witness to their faith, in full and total respect for the freedom of others, and this leads them also to pray that all will come to recognize Christ.

Likewise, on his recent visit to the United States of America, the Holy Father gave a number of indications of his sentiments towards the Jews. Indeed, after meeting the representatives of various religions, the Pope particularly wanted to receive a group of Jewish religious leaders in order to hand over to them a special Message on the occasion of the great feast of Pesah, devoted to celebrating the great marvels that Almighty God has worked for his people.

In New York, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited a synagogue in order to meet personally a Jewish community whose Rabbi was a survivor from the Nazi extermination camps. He wanted to manifest his sympathy, affection and closeness to the Jewish people, and to demonstrate, through a tangible and special gesture, the Holy See’s commitment to respectful and loving dialogue, which leads to ever deeper relations of friendship and understanding.

In the hope that this letter may serve to dispel any remaining doubt on the part of the Chief Rabbinate over the Catholic Church’s stance towards the Jewish people and over the intentions behind the alteration of the Oremus et pro Judaeis of the 1962 Missale Romanum, I remain

Yours sincerely,

Tarcisio Card. Bertone
Secretary of State

http://www.adl.org/Interfaith/letter_from_vatican.asp

Vatican Answers to Chief Rabbinate of Counterfeit Israel

June 5, 2008

The Chief Rabbinate of counterfeit Israel requested that the traditional Latin Good Friday liturgy be changed in July of 2007 and their wish was fulfilled on Shrove Tuesday only six months later:


http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/08/chief-rabbinate-of-israel.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-latin-good-friday-prayer.html

When the requested change in the liturgy was delivered, the Chief Rabbinate of “Israel” requested further clarification which the Vatican offered on May 14th, 2008 according to the ADL and AJC websites. The document apparently issued by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone makes clear that Benedict’s prayer “is not intended to promote proselytism toward the Jews” but that it “opens up an eschatological [end times] perspective.” Also, according to this document, the Chief Rabbinate and other modern Pharisees that the Vatican “dialogues” with the are heirs to the promises God made to Abraham; the rabbis and their anti-Bible, anti-Christ contrivance has God’s blessing.

Vatican Letter to Israeli Chief Rabbinate

SECRETARIAT OF STATE

From the Vatican, 14 May 2008

Dear Sir,

I write with reference to the Statement issued by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in response to the publication of the Note of 4 February 2008, altering the Oremus et pro Judaeis prayer in the 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum.

In this regard, I would point out that – by means of the “Communiqué of the Secretariat of State” which appeared in the daily edition of L’Osservatore Romano on 5 April 2008, and subsequently in the weekly language editions of the same publication, the Holy See has clearly emphasized the Catholic Church’s firm commitment, especially in the wake of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, to promote and develop relations with the Jews through dialogue marked by profound respect, sincere esteem and cordial friendship. This commitment remains unchanged, especially in view of the spiritual links that exist between Jews and Christians.

As you have observed, particular prominence has also been given to a substantial and detailed article on the subject by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism. This article appeared on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano on 10 April 2008, as a sign of the importance attributed to the text and the fact that what it says about the new version of the Prayer for the Jews in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal is commonly held. Among other things, the Cardinal emphasized that a sincere dialogue between Jews and Christians is possible, on the one hand, on the basis of our common faith in the one God, Creator of heaven and earth, and in the promises made to Abraham, but on the other hand, through respectfully acknowledging the fundamental difference over faith in Jesus as Christ and Redeemer of all mankind. As Cardinal Kasper clearly explains, the new Oremus et pro Judaeis is not intended to promote proselytism toward the Jews, and it opens up an eschatological perspective. Christians, however, cannot but bear witness to their faith, in full and total respect for the freedom of others, and this leads them also to pray that all will come to recognize Christ.

Likewise, on his recent visit to the United States of America, the Holy Father gave a number of indications of his sentiments towards the Jews. Indeed, after meeting the representatives of various religions, the Pope particularly wanted to receive a group of Jewish religious leaders in order to hand over to them a special Message on the occasion of the great feast of Pesah, devoted to celebrating the great marvels that Almighty God has worked for his people.

In New York, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited a synagogue in order to meet personally a Jewish community whose Rabbi was a survivor from the Nazi extermination camps. He wanted to manifest his sympathy, affection and closeness to the Jewish people, and to demonstrate, through a tangible and special gesture, the Holy See’s commitment to respectful and loving dialogue, which leads to ever deeper relations of friendship and understanding.

In the hope that this letter may serve to dispel any remaining doubt on the part of the Chief Rabbinate over the Catholic Church’s stance towards the Jewish people and over the intentions behind the alteration of the Oremus et pro Judaeis of the 1962 Missale Romanum, I remain

Yours sincerely,

Tarcisio Card. Bertone
Secretary of State

http://www.adl.org/Interfaith/letter_from_vatican.asp

Walter Kasper Clarifies Intention of Benedict’s Latin Prayer for the Jews to Chief Pharisee David Rosen

February 17, 2008

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has written a letter clarifying the intention of the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews at the request of the Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” and papal knight, David Rosen of which I present some excerpts. First, we see it implied by a top Vatican prelate that the Scripture-based traditional Latin Good Friday prayer for the Jews was “language of contempt” while it is stated that the new prayer expresses an intention of “mutual respect in respective otherness”:

“To give witness of our Christian faith, as is expressed in the reformulated prayer, is therefore in no way a return to the language of contempt but an expression of mutual respect in our respective otherness.”

What is the intention of the reformulated prayer?

The reformulated text no longer speaks about the conversion of the Jews, as some Jewish critics wrongly affirm. The text is a prayer inspired by St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 11, which is the very text which speaks of the unbroken covenant. It takes up Paul’s eschatological hope that at the end of times all Israel will be saved. As a prayer the text lays all in the hands of God and not in ours. It says nothing about the how and when. Therefore there is nothing about missionary activities, by which we may take Israel’s salvation in our own hands. We leave all in the hands of the one who is the only master and Lord of history.

Does this prayer constitute any change in the Vatican’s policy towards the elder brothers?

It is absolutely not the intention of anyone in the Roman Curia to step back and interrupt our fruitful dialogue, which for us is irreversible …(Letter from Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, to Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” David Rosen)

A photocopy of the letter can be read at the following link:

http://www.sidic.org/doc/DOC00353_Doc00558.pdf

There you have it, not from some hack lay theologian, but from one of the highest ranking Vatican prelates, expert in Benedict’s theology of the “elder brothers” and Benedict’s liaison to the Pharisees. If this anti-Gospel intention resonates with you, then sign up here to defend it:

Defend the Dogma, Defend the Holy Father!

And it’s worth noting that one of Benedict’s first actions as Pope was to make the self-described proud Pharisee, Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” David Rosen, whom this letter is addressed to, a papal knight.

See:

The Vatican’s Knight Defenders of the Talmud

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Walter Kasper Clarifies Intention of Benedict’s Latin Prayer for the Jews to Chief Pharisee David Rosen

February 17, 2008

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has written a letter clarifying the intention of the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews at the request of the Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” and papal knight, David Rosen of which I present some excerpts. First, we see it implied by a top Vatican prelate that the Scripture-based traditional Latin Good Friday prayer for the Jews was “language of contempt” while it is stated that the new prayer expresses an intention of “mutual respect in respective otherness”:

“To give witness of our Christian faith, as is expressed in the reformulated prayer, is therefore in no way a return to the language of contempt but an expression of mutual respect in our respective otherness.”

What is the intention of the reformulated prayer?

The reformulated text no longer speaks about the conversion of the Jews, as some Jewish critics wrongly affirm. The text is a prayer inspired by St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 11, which is the very text which speaks of the unbroken covenant. It takes up Paul’s eschatological hope that at the end of times all Israel will be saved. As a prayer the text lays all in the hands of God and not in ours. It says nothing about the how and when. Therefore there is nothing about missionary activities, by which we may take Israel’s salvation in our own hands. We leave all in the hands of the one who is the only master and Lord of history.

Does this prayer constitute any change in the Vatican’s policy towards the elder brothers?

It is absolutely not the intention of anyone in the Roman Curia to step back and interrupt our fruitful dialogue, which for us is irreversible …(Letter from Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, to Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” David Rosen)

A photocopy of the letter can be read at the following link:

http://www.sidic.org/doc/DOC00353_Doc00558.pdf

There you have it, not from some hack lay theologian, but from one of the highest ranking Vatican prelates, expert in Benedict’s theology of the “elder brothers” and Benedict’s liaison to the Pharisees. If this anti-Gospel intention resonates with you, then sign up here to defend it:

Defend the Dogma, Defend the Holy Father!

And it’s worth noting that one of Benedict’s first actions as Pope was to make the self-described proud Pharisee, Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” David Rosen, whom this letter is addressed to, a papal knight.

See:

The Vatican’s Knight Defenders of the Talmud

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Hypocrites!

February 11, 2008

It’s now being reported that the rabbis are going to condemn Benedict’s prayer that he made up for them and foisted upon traditionalists on Shrove Tuesday last week. This is “Jewish” high drama. This serves to make Catholicism seem ever more wicked in the eyes of the world and in need of further updating. It also makes the Vatican appear to be besieged in the eyes of the “trads” and brings support from the foolish among them based upon that appearance. Already “trads” are arguing amongst themselves over the orthodoxy of a prayer which should be rejected straightaway solely based upon it being a concession to enemies of the faith. Once again Catholics have been played by the masters of the dialectic.

Why has this played out in such a devastating way as it has? Because everyone involved in this debacle has forsaken the example set by Jesus Christ for how to deal with Pharisees and their gambits:

“Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees, saying: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition?” (Matthew 15;1-3)

There, plain and simple, is the example from Jesus Christ for how to handle Pharisees and their hypocritical gambits–an example we are called to imitate but so rarely do.

When the Pharisees come knocking asking us to change our prayers for the salvation of their eternal souls saying they’re offended by them, the correct answer is, “HYPOCRITES! You who curse us and pray for our destruction three times daily in your obligatory Birkat HaMinim have the audacity to demand that we change our prayers for your salvation? We will not exchange the truth for lies, and may God forgive you for even entertaining the thought!”

Who can come up with a better strategy than Christ?

Here is your ammunition:

And for Christians let there be no hope, and may all the evil in an instant be destroyed and all thy enemies be cut down swiftly; and the evil ones uproot and break and destroy and humble soon in our days. Blessed are you lord who breaks enemies and humbles sinners. (Birkat HaMinim, “Benediction” #12 of the Shmone Esreh (18 Benedictions) mandated by halacha to be prayed by every Orthodox Judaic male three times daily).

This “benediction” is 1918 years old. It predates the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews by centuries. There can be no argument that it was a reaction to “antisemitism” and “Christian violence” as was formulated at the time when the fledgling Christian Church was being persecuted by the synagogues. It has been mandatory that Orthodox Judaic males recite this curse against Christians for 1918 years now and Abe Foxman, The Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rabbi-Knight David Rosen, the AJC and the rest of the Pharisees who have demanded that the Catholic liturgy be altered to their specification KNOW THIS. They’re hypocrites. In fact, they’re twice the hypocrite children of hell as their Pharisee spiritual forefathers of whom Christ said: “hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.”

Hypocrites!

February 11, 2008

It’s now being reported that the rabbis are going to condemn Benedict’s prayer that he made up for them and foisted upon traditionalists on Shrove Tuesday last week. This is “Jewish” high drama. This serves to make Catholicism seem ever more wicked in the eyes of the world and in need of further updating. It also makes the Vatican appear to be besieged in the eyes of the “trads” and brings support from the foolish among them based upon that appearance. Already “trads” are arguing amongst themselves over the orthodoxy of a prayer which should be rejected straightaway solely based upon it being a concession to enemies of the faith. Once again Catholics have been played by the masters of the dialectic.

Why has this played out in such a devastating way as it has? Because everyone involved in this debacle has forsaken the example set by Jesus Christ for how to deal with Pharisees and their gambits:

“Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees, saying: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition?” (Matthew 15;1-3)

There, plain and simple, is the example from Jesus Christ for how to handle Pharisees and their hypocritical gambits–an example we are called to imitate but so rarely do.

When the Pharisees come knocking asking us to change our prayers for the salvation of their eternal souls saying they’re offended by them, the correct answer is, “HYPOCRITES! You who curse us and pray for our destruction three times daily in your obligatory Birkat HaMinim have the audacity to demand that we change our prayers for your salvation? We will not exchange the truth for lies, and may God forgive you for even entertaining the thought!”

Who can come up with a better strategy than Christ?

Here is your ammunition:

And for Christians let there be no hope, and may all the evil in an instant be destroyed and all thy enemies be cut down swiftly; and the evil ones uproot and break and destroy and humble soon in our days. Blessed are you lord who breaks enemies and humbles sinners. (Birkat HaMinim, “Benediction” #12 of the Shmone Esreh (18 Benedictions) mandated by halacha to be prayed by every Orthodox Judaic male three times daily).

This “benediction” is 1918 years old. It predates the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews by centuries. There can be no argument that it was a reaction to “antisemitism” and “Christian violence” as was formulated at the time when the fledgling Christian Church was being persecuted by the synagogues. It has been mandatory that Orthodox Judaic males recite this curse against Christians for 1918 years now and Abe Foxman, The Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rabbi-Knight David Rosen, the AJC and the rest of the Pharisees who have demanded that the Catholic liturgy be altered to their specification KNOW THIS. They’re hypocrites. In fact, they’re twice the hypocrite children of hell as their Pharisee spiritual forefathers of whom Christ said: “hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.”

The Rabbis’ Hatred for the Good Friday Liturgy is Based in their Hatred for the Prophet Isaiah

January 22, 2008

“Trads” have been abuzz with commentary and discussion regarding a report that Benedict will issue a change in the traditional Latin Good Friday liturgy. So far, no official statement has been made so there’s no use in speculating further on that. What is well known, however, is that if such a change is made, it will be due to Judaic lobbying from groups such as the misnamed Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Congress, the Chief Rabbinate of “Israel” and others.

As I read “trad” commentary I’m saddened by the lack of understanding of the tradition which these “trads” presume to represent.

The bulk of discussion has dealt with the prayer’s focus on conversion and fear that this may be the target of change. I suspect Benedict is far too cagey to make such a move. He needs to uphold that phony facade of conservatism which he’s conjured up with much help from the establishment via propagandist, Damien Thomson, and “trad” outfits such as “The Remnant.”

What is it about this prayer that Judaic organizations are most offended by? The language of the prayer–references to spiritual blindness and veil-covered hearts. This is highly offensive to Benedict’s elder brothers and they say religious relations will be damaged by the return of this prayer. At least one Cardinal says that we can’t possibly insult his elder brothers in our liturgy.

Now, you may be saying, well maybe it wouldn’t make much difference if “blindness” and “veil” were removed from the liturgy as long as we can still pray for the conversion of the “Jews.” But I would say, what next? Shall we also change the passages of Scripture that the Good Friday prayer derives from? Let us look at the Old Testament scripture from which the language of the Good Friday prayer is taken:

And all the children of Israel came to him: and he gave them in commandment all that he had heard of the Lord in mount Sinai. And having done speaking, he put a veil upon his face. (Exodus 34;32-33)

And the Lord hath not given you a heart to understand, and eyes to see, and ears that may hear, unto this present day. (Deuteronomy 29;4)

I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me … Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. Blind the heart of this people, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.
(Isaiah 1:2–3; 6:9–10)

For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions. (Isaiah 29;10)

Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always. (Psalms 68;24)

Which St. Paul makes reference to in his second epistle to the Corinthians:

Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence: And not as Moses put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel might not steadfastly look on the face of that which is made void. But their senses were made dull. For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void). But even until this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. But when they shall be converted to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. (Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, 3:12-16)

Jesus Christ Himself expounded on the prophesies of Isaiah regarding the spiritual blindness of Israel:


And the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive. For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. For, amen, I say to you, many prophets and just men have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them.
(Matthew 13;14-17)

And so you see, in essence, it’s not the Catholic liturgy that the Judaic lobbyists are so offended by, but the Bible itself which the Catholic liturgy derives from.

Perhaps this is an opportunity to again restate the fact that these “elder-brothers” hold up the Bible only as a totem; as a means of usurping the prestige and favor the world bestows upon perceived “people of the Book” while they secretly hate the Book and do everything possible to make void the sayings of the Book as Christ said their pharisaic spiritual forebears did (Matthew 15;6).

So hateful are the rabbis towards what the Bible has to say about the Israelites (whom they claim to descend from) and their spiritual blindness that they created a fable about the great Old Testament prophet Isaiah where they repay him for stating that Israel had unclean lips, a fact revealed by Michael A. Hoffman.

[Isaiah] thereupon pronounced [the Divine] Name and was swallowed up by a cedar. The cedar, however, was brought and sawn asunder. When the saw reached his mouth he died. [And this was his penalty] for having said, ‘And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips’. (Babylonian Talmud, Yebamoth 49b, Soncino Edition).

The rabbis claim that Isaiah was killed by having his own mouth sawed in half because he chastised the Israelites for their unclean lips. The rabbis have it that it was Isaiah who was wrong, not Israel.

And it is from Isaiah that the reference to spiritual blindness found in the traditional Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews comes. This prayer isn’t based in antipathy between medieval Catholics and “Jews.” It’s not “proof of the Church’s ‘anti-semitic’ past” as the Judaic lobbyists claim. Its source is the Old Testament, specifically Moses and the prophet Isaiah! Their problem is fundamentally with the Old Testament prophet whom they hate so much that they childishly fictionally murder him as punishment for his “anti-semitism”. This is what motivates the “elder brothers” and their lobbying for changes in the Good Friday liturgy.

And “trads” assume a defensive position in this matter? I say, wake up and turn the tables on counterfeit Israel, as Jesus Christ demonstrated how to do throughout the Gospel.