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China (re)Discovers the Business Wisdom of the Talmud

January 3, 2011

The Chinese should, but apparently don’t, recall the Talmudic business wisdom of the pious, Sephardic Orthodox Judaic opium dealer, David Sassoon, who brought their nation to ruin while profiting handsomely from it not too long ago.

“Han Bing, the (pseudonymous) author of Crack the Talmud, says a series on the ‘Jewish Bible’ by a prominent publisher made him realize that ‘ancient Jews and today’s Chinese face a lot of the same problems”

This message sounds familiar. Could it mean that our “special relationship” with “The Jews” isn’t as special as we’ve been led to believe? Keep an eye on the East and you’ll find out.

Selling the Talmud as a Business Guide

P Deliss / Godong-Corbis – Newsweek

December 29, 2010

A page from the Talmud, the book consisting of early rabbinical writings that inform the Judaic tradition.

Jewish visitors to China often receive a snap greeting when they reveal their religion: “Very smart, very clever, and very good at business,” the Chinese person says. Last year’s Google Zeitgeist China rankings listed “why are Jews excellent?” in fourth place in the “why” questions category, just behind “why should I enter the party” and above “why should I get married?” (Google didn’t publish a “why” category in Mandarin this year.) And the apparent affection for Jewishness has led to a surprising trend in publishing over the last few years: books purporting to reveal the business secrets of the Talmud that capitalize on the widespread impression among Chinese that attributes of Judaism lead to success in the financial arts.

Titles such as Crack the Talmud: 101 Jewish Business Rules, The Illustrated Jewish Wisdom Book, and Know All of the Money-Making Stories of the Talmud share the shelves with stories of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. There’s even a Talmud hotel in Taiwan inspired by “the Talmud’s concept of success” that features a copy of the book Talmud Business Success Bible in every room. With the increasing interest in business education in China, and a rise in sales of self-help literature, the production of business guides to the Talmud has exploded. The guides are like the Chinese equivalents of books such as Sun Tzu and the Art of Business.

Han Bing, the (pseudonymous) author of Crack the Talmud, says a series on the “Jewish Bible” by a prominent publisher made him realize that “ancient Jews and today’s Chinese face a lot of the same problems,” … No statistics are available on the sales of this sliver of the book market. But while the guides haven’t reached the heights of books such as Jewish Family Education, which claims to have sold more than 1 million copies, they currently are “very popular” and a “hot topic,” says Wang Jian, associate dean of the Center of Jewish Studies in Shanghai, a research institution that focuses on Jewish culture and history, and Israel. The Talmud “has become a handbook for doing business and seeking fortunes,” Wang says.

full article:

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/29/in-china-pushing-the-talmud-as-a-business-guide.html

Also see:

New Knucklehead Billionaires, Same Old Judaism

“In the East, all our ‘anti-Semites’ sit in prison”

Get to Know Alexander Mashkevich

Rabbi Pulls Back the Veil on Judaism’s Paganism

New Sanhedrin Just as Clownishly Hypocritical as the Old One

July 21, 2008

In anticipation of the upcoming 2008 Olympics in China the rabbis of the new Sanhedrin of counterfeit Israel have handed down a ruling in which they express outrage at the Chinese for cutting organs from living people. The new Sanhedrin has called upon the Chinese government to adopt their so-called “Noahide Laws” under which “idolators” (those who believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ) would have their heads cut off.

Watch now as the “beautiful people” of Hollywood, prominent church goers and politicians shriek kosher selective “moral” outrage against China in such a cacophony as to drown out the victims of the crimes of counterfeit Israel for whom they care not.

‘Sanhedrin’ against Beijing Olympics

Re-established Jewish Sanhedrin rules against participation in Chinese-hosted Olympic Games

Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 07.17.08, 21:21 / Israel Jewish Scene

Only three weeks are left before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open, and the remonstration against holding the games is joined by the Sanhedrin (Talmudical tractate) rabbis.

Following rallies, boycotts and attempts to sabotage the Olympic Torch Relay worldwide, the court ruled Wednesday that the Chinese government’s murder and amputation of living people by using punishment, revenge and deterrence, therefore “participating in these Olympics will be deemed a danger to the well-being of humanity.”

In their ruling, the judges clarify that they are not intervening in or opposing the country’s authority to convict criminals violating The Seven Laws of Noah (also referred to as the Noahide Laws), but cannot be so cruel as to turn them into a “organ bank.”

According to testimonies, the Chinese regime imprisons them in masses in detention camps and exercises an array of torturous punishment methods including murdering and amputating living people. The Israeli athletes further claimed that the Chinese government puts the victims’ organs on sale throughout the world.

As part of examining the case, the Sanhedrin sent emissaries to collect testimonials in Israel and abroad. The judges were also presented with documents by renowned international organizations supporting this harsh reality.

Plot brewed by libeling sources

The court also approached the Chinese embassy in Israel, asking them to present their government’s stance in the matter. The judges said they were approached by diplomatic sources in Israel in China to not discuss the case, fearing it would harm the countries’ relations, but “being sovereign, the Sanhedrin did not think it should agree to such requests.”

The embassy’s representatives ultimately met with the judges, claiming the case is a plot brewed by sources trying to libel the government, and that the Falun Gong athletes are a medical nuisance by trying to incite civilians against conventional medical treatments.

The rabbis wrote in their verdict that “the court has reached its conclusion based on the accumulated multiple circumstantial evidence that there is indeed a severe phenomenon of murdering innocent Falun Gong men, also motivated by financial calculations of commercially exploiting their organs.”

The court called upon the Chinese government to adopt and enforce the Noahide Laws prohibiting murder and theft, and added that “the Jewish nation has experienced the Holocaust under the heavy hand of the Germans during the Nazi regime, which massacred millions of Jews, and therefore must be especially sensitive to the outcry of the persecuted.”

On taking part in the Chinese-hosted Olympics, the Sanhedrim said: “The Chinese government is about to host the Olympics – an event which brings people of different nations closer together…disregarding the bloodshed of the innocent may seem as an encouragement similar to Hitler’s during his rule in Berlin.”

The Sanhedrin’s judges, convening as an International Court of Law presided by Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael (Shteinzaltz), discussed the claims of Israeli athletes training in Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong), a high-level Buddhist cultivation practice believed to bring great improvements in health and fitness. According to the athletes, their Chinese counterparts, who advocate truthfulness, benevolence, and forbearance, are persecuted by the Chinese government, who believes the athletes are acting against it.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3569675,00.html

New Sanhedrin Just as Clownishly Hypocritical as the Old One

July 21, 2008

In anticipation of the upcoming 2008 Olympics in China the rabbis of the new Sanhedrin of counterfeit Israel have handed down a ruling in which they express outrage at the Chinese for cutting organs from living people. The new Sanhedrin has called upon the Chinese government to adopt their so-called “Noahide Laws” under which “idolators” (those who believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ) would have their heads cut off.

Watch now as the “beautiful people” of Hollywood, prominent church goers and politicians shriek kosher selective “moral” outrage against China in such a cacophony as to drown out the victims of the crimes of counterfeit Israel for whom they care not.

‘Sanhedrin’ against Beijing Olympics

Re-established Jewish Sanhedrin rules against participation in Chinese-hosted Olympic Games

Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 07.17.08, 21:21 / Israel Jewish Scene

Only three weeks are left before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open, and the remonstration against holding the games is joined by the Sanhedrin (Talmudical tractate) rabbis.

Following rallies, boycotts and attempts to sabotage the Olympic Torch Relay worldwide, the court ruled Wednesday that the Chinese government’s murder and amputation of living people by using punishment, revenge and deterrence, therefore “participating in these Olympics will be deemed a danger to the well-being of humanity.”

In their ruling, the judges clarify that they are not intervening in or opposing the country’s authority to convict criminals violating The Seven Laws of Noah (also referred to as the Noahide Laws), but cannot be so cruel as to turn them into a “organ bank.”

According to testimonies, the Chinese regime imprisons them in masses in detention camps and exercises an array of torturous punishment methods including murdering and amputating living people. The Israeli athletes further claimed that the Chinese government puts the victims’ organs on sale throughout the world.

As part of examining the case, the Sanhedrin sent emissaries to collect testimonials in Israel and abroad. The judges were also presented with documents by renowned international organizations supporting this harsh reality.

Plot brewed by libeling sources

The court also approached the Chinese embassy in Israel, asking them to present their government’s stance in the matter. The judges said they were approached by diplomatic sources in Israel in China to not discuss the case, fearing it would harm the countries’ relations, but “being sovereign, the Sanhedrin did not think it should agree to such requests.”

The embassy’s representatives ultimately met with the judges, claiming the case is a plot brewed by sources trying to libel the government, and that the Falun Gong athletes are a medical nuisance by trying to incite civilians against conventional medical treatments.

The rabbis wrote in their verdict that “the court has reached its conclusion based on the accumulated multiple circumstantial evidence that there is indeed a severe phenomenon of murdering innocent Falun Gong men, also motivated by financial calculations of commercially exploiting their organs.”

The court called upon the Chinese government to adopt and enforce the Noahide Laws prohibiting murder and theft, and added that “the Jewish nation has experienced the Holocaust under the heavy hand of the Germans during the Nazi regime, which massacred millions of Jews, and therefore must be especially sensitive to the outcry of the persecuted.”

On taking part in the Chinese-hosted Olympics, the Sanhedrim said: “The Chinese government is about to host the Olympics – an event which brings people of different nations closer together…disregarding the bloodshed of the innocent may seem as an encouragement similar to Hitler’s during his rule in Berlin.”

The Sanhedrin’s judges, convening as an International Court of Law presided by Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael (Shteinzaltz), discussed the claims of Israeli athletes training in Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong), a high-level Buddhist cultivation practice believed to bring great improvements in health and fitness. According to the athletes, their Chinese counterparts, who advocate truthfulness, benevolence, and forbearance, are persecuted by the Chinese government, who believes the athletes are acting against it.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3569675,00.html