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The Rabbinic Foundation of Netanyahu’s Messianic Lunacy Further Revealed

May 22, 2012
During his pilgrimage to Counterfeit Israel shortly after the 2009 Israeli Gaza Massacre, the fanatical philojudaic Pope Benedict XVI and messianic lunatic Benjamin Netanyahu posed for this bizarre photo.


Prime Minster of Counterfeit Israel Benjamin Netanyahu recently visited the Mercaz Harav, the yeshiva of the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandate Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook. The yeshiva gifted Netanyahu with a correspondence between his grandfather, Rabbi Nathan Mileikowsky and Rabbi Kook. Rabbi Kook taught ‘Jews’ to, “begin to shake off the dust of exile by our own efforts, through natural, historical processes … that we have a sacred duty to try to do so by whatever means are at our disposal,” and that it is “the End [redemption] that is forcing us,” a delusion that Netanyahu so clearly labors under.

In October of 2008, Pope Benedict and Cardinal Martini invited Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen, a student of Mercaz Harav and protégé of Rabbi Kook, to teach on Scripture at a synod of bishops which we commented on HERE, HERE, and elsewhere. Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen is also a member of the bilateral commission of the Chief Rabbinate of ‘Israel’ and the ‘Holy’ See’s Commission for Religious Relations with ‘The Jews’ which in 2007 recognized the Talmudic ‘Noahide laws’ and in 2012 hosted former chief economist of the Bank of ‘Israel,’ Dr. Meir Tamari (who upholds rabbinic teaching that ‘Jews’ should receive interest free loans while ‘non-Jews’ should pay usury) to speak on his “vision for a just economic order.” Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen was highly visible at the Pope’s 2010 visit to the synagogue of Rome and at the 2011 Sant Egidio “International Meeting of Prayer for Peace.” 

What specifically concerns liturgy-centric traditional Catholics is that Pope Benedict changed the ancient Holy Week liturgy as a concession to the Chief Rabbinate of ‘Israel’ of which Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen, disciple of Rabbi Kook, acts as chairman.

Netanyahu receives grandfather’s letter to rabbi Kook

Gil Hoffman – Jerusalem Post

May 22, 2012

Mileikowsky, like his grandson, was known worldwide as a Zionist orator.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received an emotional gift late Sunday: A letter his paternal grandfather, rabbi Nathan Mileikowsky, wrote in 1933 to Ashkenazi chief rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Kook.

Ahead of Netanyahu’s Jerusalem Day speech at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva, its dean, Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, presented the prime minister with the letter in which Mileikowsky asked Kook to help clear rightist Zionist leader Abba Ahimeir, who was falsely accused of assassinating leftist Zionist leader Chaim Arlosoroff. Kook agreed to help in his response, which Shapira had framed together with Mileikowsky’s letter.

Mileikowsky, like his grandson, was known worldwide as a Zionist orator.

Shapira’s message in presenting the gift was that the prime minister should not give up his loyalty to the Land of Israel that he received from his grandfather and his father, Benzion Netanyahu, who died three weeks ago.

Netanyahu said it was emotional to receive the letter, which he had not known existed. He promised never to abandon his commitment to Jerusalem. “There are those who say that to guarantee our future we must divide Jerusalem,” he said in a reference to former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

“I say, to guarantee our future, I will make sure that Jerusalem remains our undivided capital.” Netanyahu added that when he hears world leaders tell him not to build in Jerusalem he thinks of King David, who he said “built this city before their nations existed.”

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=270935

Also see:

Netanyahu’s Messianic Fanaticism Precipitating False-Messiah Catastrophe

Netanyahu’s ‘Justice’ Minister: Talmudic Law Should Be Binding In Israeli State

Wall Street Mob Bankrolls Netanyahu Apprentice, “Representative” Eric Cantor

The Puppet and his Master 

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi: “Gentiles” Exist Only to Serve “Jews” 

Does Bishop Fellay Actually Believe They Would Leave Us Alone?

August 12, 2009

SSPX Superior General Bp. Fellay recently gave another strange interview to an Italian newspaper HERE (English translation HERE).

The Orthodox [Judaic] Union has given an equally strange response:

Peace in Our Time

August 11, 2009

Bishop Bernard Fellay took direct aim at the Jewish community recently, urging us to leave Catholics “in peace.” In particular, the head of the Society for St. Pius X asked Jews to stay out of intra-Catholic disputes, referencing two recent ones: the Tridentine Mass, or Good Friday Liturgy and the Bishop Williamson affair.

On the Mass, Bishop Fellay has a friend in the OU. We have long held Jews and Christians should not be in the business of telling one another what to believe or how to practice their own faith.

As for the affaire d’Williamson, this just doesn’t pass any credible test: “red faced,” smell or otherwise. This is no internal Church dispute, not least of which because the Bishop made the comments on Swedish TV. Bishop Williamson’s public comments denying the Holocaust have nothing to do with Catholic liturgy, ritual or doctrine. They may or may not have anything to do with rank, base anti-Semitism. But without question, they are a denial of historical truth.

Friends can disagree. But friendship can’t abide lies. Or as a good American Catholic, the late Senator Pat Moynihan liked to say, you’re entitled to your own opinion, just not your own facts.

http://www.ou.org/public_affairs/article/57238

I wonder, how many will be gulled by this statement from the public affairs branch of the Orthodox Union? I’m not interested in what Judaic organizations want outsiders to think, which is what this PR statement is a part of. I’m interested in what they say among themselves. And in fact, we already know what the true policy (as opposed to the PR policy) of the Orthodox Union is, as it was alluded to by the Orthodox Union’s Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein:

“There still is resistance to the new teachings in some traditional Catholic circles, still much work to be done to erase old ideas.” (Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, “The Catholic Church and the Jews,” Cross-Currents, July 3, 2009) “The differences between accepted Church teaching and this group of Latin-speaking extremists are not subject to reconciliation.” (Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Wiesenthal Center, January 23, 2009)

And note that the Orthodox Union, like Bp. Fellay, categorizes ‘The Holocaust’ as a mere matter of “historical truth” here, when it’s expedient to do so. Anyone who doubts that the rabbis of the Orthodox Union demand universal faith in their ‘Holocaust’ as the most sanctified and exalted theological event in history to be enforced by inquisition must have recently fallen from a turnip cart. Once again, this is a public relations statement; hasbara; rabbinic lies, the kind that Bill Donahue falls for HERE. We’re interested in the actual policy of the Orthodox Union. For that, read:

Rabbi Elijah Soloveichik’s Trojan Horse for Christianity

Also of interest:

‘Elder Brothers in the Faith’ Incite IDF with Anti-Catholic Blood Libel

No Comment From Vatican on Orthodox Union’s IDF Inciting Blood Libel

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

Cardinal Kasper Publicly Appeals to Jules Isaac

February 28, 2008

Walter Kasper speaking on Radio Vatikan, February 7, 2008, publicly states that he agrees with the “teaching of contempt” thesis of Jules Isaac whose seething contempt for Christianity saturates his strange books and whose zeal for altering Christian teachings and tradition is still unmatched.

Speaking of Benedict’s Latin prayer for the Jews, Kasper says:

“If the prayer speaks of the ‘conversion’ of the Jews, this does not mean we are embarking on a ‘mission’. As a matter of fact, the pope is quoting St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. In chapter 11, St. Paul tells us that we hope that when the fullness of the Gentiles shall come into the Church all Israel also shall be saved. It is an eschatological hope. This does not mean we are embarking on a mission: we must give witness to our faith, this is clear. But, I want to say this: in the past, such a language was often fraught with contempt, as Jules Isaac, a well-know Jew, rightly said. But, today, there is respect in the diversity which exists between us. Now there is respect and no longer contempt. (Cardinal Kasper, speaking on Radio Vatikan, February 7, 2008)

http://www.dici.org/actualite_read.php?id=1164&loc=us

For those seeking to understand the mind of Vatican prelates in this area, I strongly recommend the reading of Jules Isaac’s, Jesus and Israel and/or Judaism and the Vatican,
by Vicomte Leon De Poncis which quotes Jules Isaac’s writings extensively. Therein you will come to understand the foundation of Judeo-Christian dialogue laid by Jules Isaac when he wrote Jesus and Israel in 1946 and immediately began organizing conferences between rabbis and priests sympathetic to his cause dedicated to changing Christian teaching and tradition to his specification.

Those who warn that there is a danger that a “precedent may be set” of organizations hostile to the faith bringing about changes in matters of Catholic faith are either woefully ignorant of the past, have no memory, or are intentionally misleading people.

Cardinal Kasper Publicly Appeals to Jules Isaac

February 28, 2008

Walter Kasper speaking on Radio Vatikan, February 7, 2008, publicly states that he agrees with the “teaching of contempt” thesis of Jules Isaac whose seething contempt for Christianity saturates his strange books and whose zeal for altering Christian teachings and tradition is still unmatched.

Speaking of Benedict’s Latin prayer for the Jews, Kasper says:

“If the prayer speaks of the ‘conversion’ of the Jews, this does not mean we are embarking on a ‘mission’. As a matter of fact, the pope is quoting St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. In chapter 11, St. Paul tells us that we hope that when the fullness of the Gentiles shall come into the Church all Israel also shall be saved. It is an eschatological hope. This does not mean we are embarking on a mission: we must give witness to our faith, this is clear. But, I want to say this: in the past, such a language was often fraught with contempt, as Jules Isaac, a well-know Jew, rightly said. But, today, there is respect in the diversity which exists between us. Now there is respect and no longer contempt. (Cardinal Kasper, speaking on Radio Vatikan, February 7, 2008)

http://www.dici.org/actualite_read.php?id=1164&loc=us

For those seeking to understand the mind of Vatican prelates in this area, I strongly recommend the reading of Jules Isaac’s, Jesus and Israel and/or Judaism and the Vatican,
by Vicomte Leon De Poncis which quotes Jules Isaac’s writings extensively. Therein you will come to understand the foundation of Judeo-Christian dialogue laid by Jules Isaac when he wrote Jesus and Israel in 1946 and immediately began organizing conferences between rabbis and priests sympathetic to his cause dedicated to changing Christian teaching and tradition to his specification.

Those who warn that there is a danger that a “precedent may be set” of organizations hostile to the faith bringing about changes in matters of Catholic faith are either woefully ignorant of the past, have no memory, or are intentionally misleading people.

The Purpose of Damien Thomson’s Cheerleading

January 27, 2008

Readers of this blog will have anticipated this since November 2007 when Damien Thomson’s strange campaign to paint Benedict as a staunch conservative was addressed. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/11/benedict-has-fans-in-neocon.html

A few days ago we disposed with the argument that the language of the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy is “offensive” “antisemitism”, showing that the language is taken from the Old Testament which today’s “Jews” hold up as their totem. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/01/rabbis-hatred-for-good-friday-liturgy.html

Now, from The Catholic Herald, a truly offensive neocon rag for which Damien Thomson serves as chief editor, we see this editorial in which it is argued that the language of the Good Friday liturgy should be changed because it is “insulting,” “offensive” and “antisemitic.”

Also, a strange historical-relativist argument is put forth that in order for the 1962 Latin Missal to be part of a “living heritage” it must conform to the present “legitimate” zeitgeist, which, consequently, is absolutely foreign to, and is indeed hostile to the 2000-year tradition of the Church founded on immutable truths. The implication is that failure to bring the Latin Missal into conformity with the Holocaustolatry of our times, where everything is gauged in reference to the Auschwitz homocidal gas chambers myth instead of the true point of reference– Calvary, will render the Latin Mass part of a “dead,” “antisemitic” heritage, and those who adhere to it, loathsome “Jew-haters.”

A Missal for the 21st century

If it is true that Pope Benedict is to rewrite the traditional Latin Good Friday Prayer from the 1962 (Tridentine) Missal to remove insulting references to the “blindness” of the Jews, then we warmly welcome his initiatives. For, in doing so, the Holy Father will send out two powerful signals.

First, that the language of the prayer is offensive. These patronising references to the Jews are an invitation to anti-Semitism – indeed, precisely the sort of anti-Semitism that lurks on the fringes of the traditionalist movement, though the problem is largely confined to communities outside the official structures of the Church. In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Second, the apparent willingness of the Holy Father to rewrite a controversial prayer from the “Tridentine Rite” (as it was once known) underlines a crucial point: that the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XXIII forms part of the Church’s living liturgical heritage. As Pope Benedict’s apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum made clear, the classical form of the Roman Rite may not be the normative text of the Mass, but it enjoys full parity with the 1970 Missal.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features_opinion/features_4.html

One statement from Thomson’s scribblings is worth repeating:


In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Thomson is either too stupid to realize that the Good Friday liturgy’s “anti-Jewish” language is scripture-based, or he thinks traditionalists are too stupid to know it themselves. Judging from the wholly inadequate traditionalist commentary on this issue, one wonders if he’d be correct in assuming ignorance on their part.

The Purpose of Damien Thomson’s Cheerleading

January 27, 2008

Readers of this blog will have anticipated this since November 2007 when Damien Thomson’s strange campaign to paint Benedict as a staunch conservative was addressed. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/11/benedict-has-fans-in-neocon.html

A few days ago we disposed with the argument that the language of the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy is “offensive” “antisemitism”, showing that the language is taken from the Old Testament which today’s “Jews” hold up as their totem. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/01/rabbis-hatred-for-good-friday-liturgy.html

Now, from The Catholic Herald, a truly offensive neocon rag for which Damien Thomson serves as chief editor, we see this editorial in which it is argued that the language of the Good Friday liturgy should be changed because it is “insulting,” “offensive” and “antisemitic.”

Also, a strange historical-relativist argument is put forth that in order for the 1962 Latin Missal to be part of a “living heritage” it must conform to the present “legitimate” zeitgeist, which, consequently, is absolutely foreign to, and is indeed hostile to the 2000-year tradition of the Church founded on immutable truths. The implication is that failure to bring the Latin Missal into conformity with the Holocaustolatry of our times, where everything is gauged in reference to the Auschwitz homocidal gas chambers myth instead of the true point of reference– Calvary, will render the Latin Mass part of a “dead,” “antisemitic” heritage, and those who adhere to it, loathsome “Jew-haters.”

A Missal for the 21st century

If it is true that Pope Benedict is to rewrite the traditional Latin Good Friday Prayer from the 1962 (Tridentine) Missal to remove insulting references to the “blindness” of the Jews, then we warmly welcome his initiatives. For, in doing so, the Holy Father will send out two powerful signals.

First, that the language of the prayer is offensive. These patronising references to the Jews are an invitation to anti-Semitism – indeed, precisely the sort of anti-Semitism that lurks on the fringes of the traditionalist movement, though the problem is largely confined to communities outside the official structures of the Church. In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Second, the apparent willingness of the Holy Father to rewrite a controversial prayer from the “Tridentine Rite” (as it was once known) underlines a crucial point: that the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XXIII forms part of the Church’s living liturgical heritage. As Pope Benedict’s apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum made clear, the classical form of the Roman Rite may not be the normative text of the Mass, but it enjoys full parity with the 1970 Missal.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features_opinion/features_4.html

One statement from Thomson’s scribblings is worth repeating:


In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Thomson is either too stupid to realize that the Good Friday liturgy’s “anti-Jewish” language is scripture-based, or he thinks traditionalists are too stupid to know it themselves. Judging from the wholly inadequate traditionalist commentary on this issue, one wonders if he’d be correct in assuming ignorance on their part.

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.

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.