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High Praise for Rabbis and their Talmud From JPII

August 20, 2007

JPII lauds the rabbis and their use of the Talmud as a means of “putting Sacred Scripture into practice”:

When we consider Jewish tradition we see how profoundly you venerate Sacred Scripture, the Migra, and in particular the Torah. You live in a special relationship with the Torah, the living teaching of the living God. You study it with love in the Talmud Torah, so as to put it into practice with joy. Its teaching on love, on justice and on the law is reiterated in the Prophets – Nevi’im, and in the Ketuvim. God, his holy Torah, the synagogal liturgy and family traditions, the Land of holiness, are surely what characterize your people from the religious point of view. And these are things that constitute the foundation of our dialogue and of our cooperation. (JPII Address for 25th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Thursday, 6 December 1990)

But Jesus Christ said that the rabbinic, Talmudic tradition–the tradition of the elders–makes the Scriptures void (Mark 7;9).

Not satisfied with mocking Jesus’ teaching on the Talmudic tradition and stating that this mockery constitutes the foundation of Vatican-rabbinic dialog and cooperation, JPII then attempts to intertwine the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Talmud:

In the Babylonian Talmud we read: “The world stands upon the single column that is the just man” (Hagigah, 12b). In the Gospel, Jesus Christ tells us that blessed are the peacemakers (Cf. Matt. 5:9). May justice and peace fill our hearts and guide our steps towards the fullness of redemption for all peoples and for the whole universe. May God hear our prayers! (JPII Address for 25th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Thursday, 6 December 1990)

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1990/december/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19901206_xxv-nostra-aetate_en.html

I have no doubt that God did hear these unspeakably blasphemous “prayers” as they screamed to the heavens for justice, and not “justice” of the Talmudic variety.

What an insane attempt to mix light with darkness.

For background on the rabbinic tradition’s descent from the Pharisees follow this link:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/whos-interest-does-vatican-represent.html

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High Praise for Rabbis and their Talmud From JPII

August 20, 2007

JPII lauds the rabbis and their use of the Talmud as a means of “putting Sacred Scripture into practice”:

When we consider Jewish tradition we see how profoundly you venerate Sacred Scripture, the Migra, and in particular the Torah. You live in a special relationship with the Torah, the living teaching of the living God. You study it with love in the Talmud Torah, so as to put it into practice with joy. Its teaching on love, on justice and on the law is reiterated in the Prophets – Nevi’im, and in the Ketuvim. God, his holy Torah, the synagogal liturgy and family traditions, the Land of holiness, are surely what characterize your people from the religious point of view. And these are things that constitute the foundation of our dialogue and of our cooperation. (JPII Address for 25th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Thursday, 6 December 1990)

But Jesus Christ said that the rabbinic, Talmudic tradition–the tradition of the elders–makes the Scriptures void (Mark 7;9).

Not satisfied with mocking Jesus’ teaching on the Talmudic tradition and stating that this mockery constitutes the foundation of Vatican-rabbinic dialog and cooperation, JPII then attempts to intertwine the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Talmud:

In the Babylonian Talmud we read: “The world stands upon the single column that is the just man” (Hagigah, 12b). In the Gospel, Jesus Christ tells us that blessed are the peacemakers (Cf. Matt. 5:9). May justice and peace fill our hearts and guide our steps towards the fullness of redemption for all peoples and for the whole universe. May God hear our prayers! (JPII Address for 25th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Thursday, 6 December 1990)

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1990/december/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19901206_xxv-nostra-aetate_en.html

I have no doubt that God did hear these unspeakably blasphemous “prayers” as they screamed to the heavens for justice, and not “justice” of the Talmudic variety.

What an insane attempt to mix light with darkness.

For background on the rabbinic tradition’s descent from the Pharisees follow this link:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/whos-interest-does-vatican-represent.html

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Opus Judei Founder, Escriba Preached Kabbalistic Doctrine, Tikkun Olam

July 27, 2007

“Be imitators of God, … cooperating humbly but fervently in the divine purpose of mending what is broken, of saving what is lost, of bringing back to order what sinful man has put out of order, of leading to its goal what has gone astray, of re-establishing the divine balance of all creation. (Josemaria Escriba, Christ is Passing By, 65)

http://www.opusdei.org/art.php?w=32&p=7403

Cardinal Schönborn (editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church) was quoted as stating that man participates in creation while speaking at an Opus Dei event:

“God gave men the dignity of being partakers in creation.” In a Mass commemorating Blessed Josemaria Escriva’s birth, the Archbishop of Vienna discussed the biblical view of work and Blessed Josemaria’s message of sanctification through work.
http://www.opusdei.org/art.php?w=32&p=2984

This is nonsense, of course. Christianity teaches no such thing.

Reminding readers that according to rabbinic tradition only “Jews” are “man,” I offer the source of Escriba and Schönborn’s strange doctrine: the Kabbalah:

… whereas God contains all by virtue of being its Creator and Initiator in whom everything is rooted and all potency is hidden, man’s role is to complete this process by being the agent through whom all the powers of creation are fully activated and made manifest. What exists seminally in God unfolds and develops in man. The key formulations of this outlook can already be found in the Kabbalah of Gerona and in the Zohar. Man is the perfecting agent in the structure of the cosmos; like all the other created beings, only even more so … Though [Adam’s] original harmony was disrupted by his sin, his principal mission remained to bring about a tikkun or restoration of this world … (Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

The Encyclopaedia Judaica goes on to directly state that this cosmogony is gnostic and then draws a parallel between Kabbalah and the dialectics of Hegel:

The Gnostic character of this cosmogony cannot be denied, though the detailed manner in which it is worked out is drawn entirely from internal Jewish sources … At the same time, side by side with this Gnostic outlook, we find a most astonishing tendency to a mode of contemplative thought that can be called “dialectic” in the strictest sense of the term as used by Hegel.
(Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

Opus Dei rabbi, Angel Kreiman also saw the rabbinic basis for Escriba’s ideas about perfecting creation:

“Moreover, that which most likens (Escriba’s) teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation every day …”

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/opus-judei.html

Rabbi Marvin Heir preached the Kabbalistic doctrine, Tikkun Olam from the Vatican in 2005 in Benedict XVI’s presence and with his approval:

“We must do everything in our power to unite those tents of the righteous and the just to do our share of ‘Tikun Olam,’ so that we can restore the balance and return to our Creator, the magnificent world he intended.” (“Jewish-Catholic Ties Advancing Says Benedict XVI,” Zenit Nov. 14, 2005)

http://www.zenit.org/article-14540?l=english

Thinking among elite Catholic prelates has certainly taken on a strong Hasidic odor in recent times.

Opus Judei Founder, Escriba Preached Kabbalistic Doctrine, Tikkun Olam

July 27, 2007

“Be imitators of God, … cooperating humbly but fervently in the divine purpose of mending what is broken, of saving what is lost, of bringing back to order what sinful man has put out of order, of leading to its goal what has gone astray, of re-establishing the divine balance of all creation. (Josemaria Escriba, Christ is Passing By, 65)

http://www.opusdei.org/art.php?w=32&p=7403

Cardinal Schönborn (editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church) was quoted as stating that man participates in creation while speaking at an Opus Dei event:

“God gave men the dignity of being partakers in creation.” In a Mass commemorating Blessed Josemaria Escriva’s birth, the Archbishop of Vienna discussed the biblical view of work and Blessed Josemaria’s message of sanctification through work.
http://www.opusdei.org/art.php?w=32&p=2984

This is nonsense, of course. Christianity teaches no such thing.

Reminding readers that according to rabbinic tradition only “Jews” are “man,” I offer the source of Escriba and Schönborn’s strange doctrine, the Kabbalah:

… whereas God contains all by virtue of being its Creator and Initiator in whom everything is rooted and all potency is hidden, man’s role is to complete this process by being the agent through whom all the powers of creation are fully activated and made manifest. What exists seminally in God unfolds and develops in man. The key formulations of this outlook can already be found in the Kabbalah of Gerona and in the Zohar. Man is the perfecting agent in the structure of the cosmos; like all the other created beings, only even more so … Though [Adam’s] original harmony was disrupted by his sin, his principal mission remained to bring about a tikkun or restoration of this world … (Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

The Encyclopaedia Judaica goes on to directly state that this cosmogony is gnostic and then draws a parallel between Kabbalah and the dialectics of Hegel:

The Gnostic character of this cosmogony cannot be denied, though the detailed manner in which it is worked out is drawn entirely from internal Jewish sources … At the same time, side by side with this Gnostic outlook, we find a most astonishing tendency to a mode of contemplative thought that can be called “dialectic” in the strictest sense of the term as used by Hegel.
(Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

Opus Dei rabbi, Angel Kreiman also saw the rabbinic basis for Escriba’s ideas about perfecting creation:

“Moreover, that which most likens (Escriba’s) teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation every day …”

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/opus-judei.html

Rabbi Marvin Heir preached the Kabbalistic doctrine, Tikkun Olam from the Vatican in 2005 in Benedict XVI’s presence and with his approval:

“We must do everything in our power to unite those tents of the righteous and the just to do our share of ‘Tikun Olam,’ so that we can restore the balance and return to our Creator, the magnificent world he intended.” (“Jewish-Catholic Ties Advancing Says Benedict XVI,” Zenit Nov. 14, 2005)

http://www.zenit.org/article-14540?l=english

Thinking among elite Catholic prelates has certainly taken on a strong Hasidic odor in recent times.