Skull and Bones Henry Luce founded Time magazine takes its duplicity to new lows with some timely puff-journalism for talmudic business “ethics.” Even now we’re led to believe that the Talmud lights the way out of the pit it has led us into.
This would have been readily detected as fraud by any moderately informed person until fairly recently. Not so in the days when the pope invites the rabbis to teach the Bible to us calling them “brothers in the faith.” Could it hurt much worse to also make them the arbiters of business ethics? They’re so holy, wise and benevolent–so the bishops say–that only a “‘Jew’ hater” would ask questions or point out the chasm between Time’s Orwellian prose and the realities of talmudic business “ethics” teaching, not to mention actual Orthodox Judaic business practices, of which Rubashkin makes a perfect example.
Being that the U.S. is now trillions of dollars in debt to bankers I searched Time’s article to see what it had to say about the rabbinic “Prozbul” and found nothing. The “Prozbul” is the legal fiction concocted by Hillel the Pharisee which reassures bankers that Deuteronomy 15 can not be invoked by those in debt to them. In a turn of duplicity which must be seen as the model for the same exhibited by Time magazine, Talmud states: “Hillel established the prozbul in order to repair the world” (Mishnah Gittin 4;3). In other words, the world has been “repaired” (tikkun olam) by the “liberal,” “benevolent” Pharisee Hillel (often compared to Jesus Christ!?!) through his reassurance of bankers that the Bible can not interfere with them burying people in massive amounts of debt over the course of their entire lifetimes.
If you buy the diabolical lie that Hillel was a benevolent Pharisee and similar to Jesus Christ who drove the moneychangers out of the Temple with a whip and said that the Pharisees bind the people with heavy burdens, then why not consult a rabbi for talmudic advice on how to get out of the present debt catastrophe as Time magazine recommends?