Archive for the ‘Passover’ Category

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work

April 24, 2009

The “traditional ‘Jewish’ Passover Haggadah” began to be formulated in the Talmudic Era, centuries after Christ. The Haggadah as it exists today dates only to the 13th century, but this is no impediment to the bishops and rabbis teaching Catholic children that Jesus and the Apostles celebrated this ritual. One wonders if Bishop Dolan and Abe Foxman were reciting the Shefokh Hamatkha (“Pour Out Thy Wrath,” which Orthodox Judaism applies to Christendom) at the time this photo was taken.

NY Archbishop Joins Catholic And Jewish Students In Symbolic Passover Seder

ADL

New York, NY, April 22, 2009 … Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students.

“Today, ADL joins our Catholic friends and neighbors in offering our hearty welcome to Archbishop Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We look forward to working with Archbishop Dolan to enhance the ongoing dialogue and programs between the Archdiocese and the Jewish community. The Catholic-Jewish relationship in New York is unique and has contributed to Catholic-Jewish understanding that has set an example that reaches beyond our city.”

Mr. Foxman led the group in reciting two Jewish blessings made in the Archbishop’s honor, and presented Archbishop Dolan with a mezuzah, a traditional encasing of parchment scroll, to affix to the doorpost of his new residence.

“This is awesome for me,” Archbishop Dolan said. “I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me.”

During the Seder, which occurred one day after Holocaust Memorial Day, Archbishop Dolan discussed the importance of mutual respect and religious acceptance.

“Every person deserves dignity and respect. They [the Jewish people] learned the hard way, the tragic way what happens when that fundamental religious belief is not respected, and we now unite with them and hold hands in seeing that that never happens again.

“I look forward to our cooperation that’s been part of the legacy and the heritage here in the greater New York community.”

Seder participants asked the Four Questions of Passover, recounted the ten plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt and ate matzo – the traditional Passover unleavened bread. Each table contained the traditional Passover Seder plate, as well as multi-colored jellybeans to represent diversity, and twizzlers candy to represent the whips of slavery.

Students from each school made presentations about the history of slavery – from biblical to modern times. Students from the Immaculate Conception school also led a group performance of two choir pieces.

The Interfaith Seder program, now in its fourth year and hosted by the Intergroup Committee of ADL’s New York Regional Board, recognizes the universal bonds of oppression and slavery that are shared by many races, religions and cultures. It is an outgrowth of the League’s Bearing Witness™ Program, an annual Holocaust training for Catholic school teachers.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/5510_31.htm

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work

April 24, 2009

The “traditional ‘Jewish’ Passover Haggadah” began to be formulated in the Talmudic Era, centuries after Christ. The Haggadah as it exists today dates only to the 13th century, but this is no impediment to the bishops and rabbis teaching Catholic children that Jesus and the Apostles celebrated this ritual. One wonders if Bishop Dolan and Abe Foxman were reciting the Shefokh Hamatkha (“Pour Out Thy Wrath,” which Orthodox Judaism applies to Christendom) at the time this photo was taken.

NY Archbishop Joins Catholic And Jewish Students In Symbolic Passover Seder

ADL

New York, NY, April 22, 2009 … Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students.

“Today, ADL joins our Catholic friends and neighbors in offering our hearty welcome to Archbishop Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We look forward to working with Archbishop Dolan to enhance the ongoing dialogue and programs between the Archdiocese and the Jewish community. The Catholic-Jewish relationship in New York is unique and has contributed to Catholic-Jewish understanding that has set an example that reaches beyond our city.”

Mr. Foxman led the group in reciting two Jewish blessings made in the Archbishop’s honor, and presented Archbishop Dolan with a mezuzah, a traditional encasing of parchment scroll, to affix to the doorpost of his new residence.

“This is awesome for me,” Archbishop Dolan said. “I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me.”

During the Seder, which occurred one day after Holocaust Memorial Day, Archbishop Dolan discussed the importance of mutual respect and religious acceptance.

“Every person deserves dignity and respect. They [the Jewish people] learned the hard way, the tragic way what happens when that fundamental religious belief is not respected, and we now unite with them and hold hands in seeing that that never happens again.

“I look forward to our cooperation that’s been part of the legacy and the heritage here in the greater New York community.”

Seder participants asked the Four Questions of Passover, recounted the ten plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt and ate matzo – the traditional Passover unleavened bread. Each table contained the traditional Passover Seder plate, as well as multi-colored jellybeans to represent diversity, and twizzlers candy to represent the whips of slavery.

Students from each school made presentations about the history of slavery – from biblical to modern times. Students from the Immaculate Conception school also led a group performance of two choir pieces.

The Interfaith Seder program, now in its fourth year and hosted by the Intergroup Committee of ADL’s New York Regional Board, recognizes the universal bonds of oppression and slavery that are shared by many races, religions and cultures. It is an outgrowth of the League’s Bearing Witness™ Program, an annual Holocaust training for Catholic school teachers.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/5510_31.htm

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work

April 24, 2009

The “traditional ‘Jewish’ Passover Haggadah” began to be formulated in the Talmudic Era, centuries after Christ. The Haggadah as it exists today dates only to the 13th century, but this is no impediment to the bishops and rabbis teaching Catholic children that Jesus and the Apostles celebrated this ritual. One wonders if Bishop Dolan and Abe Foxman were reciting the Shefokh Hamatkha (“Pour Out Thy Wrath,” which Orthodox Judaism applies to Christendom) at the time this photo was taken.

NY Archbishop Joins Catholic And Jewish Students In Symbolic Passover Seder

ADL

New York, NY, April 22, 2009 … Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students.

“Today, ADL joins our Catholic friends and neighbors in offering our hearty welcome to Archbishop Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We look forward to working with Archbishop Dolan to enhance the ongoing dialogue and programs between the Archdiocese and the Jewish community. The Catholic-Jewish relationship in New York is unique and has contributed to Catholic-Jewish understanding that has set an example that reaches beyond our city.”

Mr. Foxman led the group in reciting two Jewish blessings made in the Archbishop’s honor, and presented Archbishop Dolan with a mezuzah, a traditional encasing of parchment scroll, to affix to the doorpost of his new residence.

“This is awesome for me,” Archbishop Dolan said. “I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me.”

During the Seder, which occurred one day after Holocaust Memorial Day, Archbishop Dolan discussed the importance of mutual respect and religious acceptance.

“Every person deserves dignity and respect. They [the Jewish people] learned the hard way, the tragic way what happens when that fundamental religious belief is not respected, and we now unite with them and hold hands in seeing that that never happens again.

“I look forward to our cooperation that’s been part of the legacy and the heritage here in the greater New York community.”

Seder participants asked the Four Questions of Passover, recounted the ten plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt and ate matzo – the traditional Passover unleavened bread. Each table contained the traditional Passover Seder plate, as well as multi-colored jellybeans to represent diversity, and twizzlers candy to represent the whips of slavery.

Students from each school made presentations about the history of slavery – from biblical to modern times. Students from the Immaculate Conception school also led a group performance of two choir pieces.

The Interfaith Seder program, now in its fourth year and hosted by the Intergroup Committee of ADL’s New York Regional Board, recognizes the universal bonds of oppression and slavery that are shared by many races, religions and cultures. It is an outgrowth of the League’s Bearing Witness™ Program, an annual Holocaust training for Catholic school teachers.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/5510_31.htm

The Passover Cover Story For Goys vs. The Real Deal

April 24, 2008

The “secular” ADL writes:

Thousands Reached Through Interfaith Seders in 2008

Posted: April 8, 2008

In the weeks leading up to Passover, thousands of people from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds came together in different parts of the country to celebrate the Jewish tradition of the Passover Seder in events sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

The Passover holiday commemorates the deliverance from Egyptian bondage as the beginning of national history and the time of the barley season, remembrance of the relationship of Israel with the land.

In a longstanding tradition of furthering intergroup understanding, ADL brings together communities of differing faiths and ethnic backgrounds with Jews to learn about and celebrate the universal values and themes in the story of Passover: liberation from slavery, freedom from political oppression, the obligation to remember and teach about our heritage …

http://www.adl.org/main_Interfaith/Seders_2008.htm

blah, blah, blah …

Haven’t we heard enough “Passover” blather for Goys? What information do Judaic scholars share regarding the Orthodox Judaic “Passover” amongst themselves? What do Judaic scholars say regarding “Passover” that is not intended for seder-celebrating Goys to know?

Professor of Jewish History and Academic Head of the Scholion-Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel Jacob Yuval writes:

Another ritual involving cursing the Gentiles is the famous custom of reciting “Pour Out Thy Wrath” (Shefokh hamatkha) at the Passover seder … It’s earliest mention appears in Mahzor Vitry … This section of the [Passover] Haggadah is understood by the participants as closely connected with the future Redemption. Opening the door to the prophet Elijah in tandem with the prayer for vengeance signifies a connection between vengeance against the Gentiles and the appearance of the Messiah. It should also be noted that this section of the Haggadah is recited as an introduction to the fourth and last cup of wine, the cup of deliverance …

Professor Yuval states that the Judaic convert to Christianity, Antonius Margarita exposed this hateful Judaic tradition, and the fact that it applied specifically to Christians, in the 16th century. Yuval continues:

The messianic content of “Pour Out Thy Wrath” was illustrated in illuminated Ashkenazic Haggadot through pictures depicting the Messiah riding on a donkey with Elijah by his side, proclaiming his coming. [Antonius] Margarita … relates the popular Jewish exegesis of the Messiah’s donkey …

I think that I myself sincerely believed the lies told below. Blessed be God and the Holy Spirit, who saved me from such and other errors. According to the lies of the Jews, when the Messiah comes he will ride upon an ass and seat all Jews upon the ass, while all Christians will sit on the ass’s tail. Then the Messiah will ride with all his passengers into the sea, and when he comes to the depths of the sea, the donkey will drop its tail and all the Christians will fall into the sea and drown. And indeed, this will have to be a very big ass. But an even bigger ass is a person who believes such things! (Antonius Margarita, Ein kurner Bericht und Anzaigung [Wien, 1541], fol. IIv).

Once again we find vengeance against the [Christians] at the very heart of the messianic process. (Israel Jacob Yuval, Two Nations in Your Womb, pp.123-125, University of California Press, 2006)

In the spirit of fostering true understanding in interfaith dialog.

The Passover Cover Story For Goys vs. The Real Deal

April 24, 2008

The “secular” ADL writes:

Thousands Reached Through Interfaith Seders in 2008

Posted: April 8, 2008

In the weeks leading up to Passover, thousands of people from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds came together in different parts of the country to celebrate the Jewish tradition of the Passover Seder in events sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

The Passover holiday commemorates the deliverance from Egyptian bondage as the beginning of national history and the time of the barley season, remembrance of the relationship of Israel with the land.

In a longstanding tradition of furthering intergroup understanding, ADL brings together communities of differing faiths and ethnic backgrounds with Jews to learn about and celebrate the universal values and themes in the story of Passover: liberation from slavery, freedom from political oppression, the obligation to remember and teach about our heritage …

http://www.adl.org/main_Interfaith/Seders_2008.htm

blah, blah, blah …

Haven’t we heard enough “Passover” blather for Goys? What information do Judaic scholars share regarding the Orthodox Judaic “Passover” amongst themselves? What do Judaic scholars say regarding “Passover” that is not intended for seder-celebrating Goys to know?

Professor of Jewish History and Academic Head of the Scholion-Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel Jacob Yuval writes:

Another ritual involving cursing the Gentiles is the famous custom of reciting “Pour Out Thy Wrath” (Shefokh hamatkha) at the Passover seder … It’s earliest mention appears in Mahzor Vitry … This section of the [Passover] Haggadah is understood by the participants as closely connected with the future Redemption. Opening the door to the prophet Elijah in tandem with the prayer for vengeance signifies a connection between vengeance against the Gentiles and the appearance of the Messiah. It should also be noted that this section of the Haggadah is recited as an introduction to the fourth and last cup of wine, the cup of deliverance …

Professor Yuval states that the Judaic convert to Christianity, Antonius Margarita exposed this hateful Judaic tradition, and the fact that it applied specifically to Christians, in the 16th century. Yuval continues:

The messianic content of “Pour Out Thy Wrath” was illustrated in illuminated Ashkenazic Haggadot through pictures depicting the Messiah riding on a donkey with Elijah by his side, proclaiming his coming. [Antonius] Margarita … relates the popular Jewish exegesis of the Messiah’s donkey …

I think that I myself sincerely believed the lies told below. Blessed be God and the Holy Spirit, who saved me from such and other errors. According to the lies of the Jews, when the Messiah comes he will ride upon an ass and seat all Jews upon the ass, while all Christians will sit on the ass’s tail. Then the Messiah will ride with all his passengers into the sea, and when he comes to the depths of the sea, the donkey will drop its tail and all the Christians will fall into the sea and drown. And indeed, this will have to be a very big ass. But an even bigger ass is a person who believes such things! (Antonius Margarita, Ein kurner Bericht und Anzaigung [Wien, 1541], fol. IIv).

Once again we find vengeance against the [Christians] at the very heart of the messianic process. (Israel Jacob Yuval, Two Nations in Your Womb, pp.123-125, University of California Press, 2006)

In the spirit of fostering true understanding in interfaith dialog.

Benedict Meets in Cabal with the Pharisees

April 18, 2008

On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the anniversary of the night Jesus was betrayed by Judas to the Pharisees according to the Hebrew calendar, Benedict XVI met with 200 world religion leaders and thereafter met privately in cabal with today’s Pharisees whom he expressed his closeness with as they celebrate their Tamudic, counterfeit version of Passover. In his address to the Pharisees, Benedict stated that Christ’s Passover is inseparable from the Talmudic “Passover” which they celebrate and that Christians are bound to these followers of Talmud and should celebrate the Talmudic “Passover” together with them in the spirit of “mercy.” What the followers of Talmud are celebrating, however, is not mercy, as Benedict falsely implies, but vengeance, and the hope that “Esau” (Christians) will be annihilated, that Solomon’s Temple will be rebuilt and that their Gentile-smashing “Messiah” will come (Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 5a). I anticipate that neotraditionalists will laud Benedict’s mention of Jesus during this address, oblivious to the reality that this “Jesus” Benedict alludes to is a Talmudic “Jesus”–one who mixes white with black, who calls vengeance by the name “mercy” and who betrays His sheep into the jaws of wolves telling them that it is through the wolves that salvation comes.

From the Vatican Press Office, filed under the Orwellian heading “DISCOVERING TRUTH: PURPOSE OF INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE”:

VATICAN CITY, 17 APR 2008 (VIS) – In the Pope John Paul II Cultural Centre in Washington D.C. at 6.30 p.m. local time today, Benedict XVI met with [and addressed] some 200 representatives of five religious communities: Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jains …

Having completed his discourse, the Pope moved on to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Centre’s Polish National Room. There he met representatives of the Jewish community to whom he consigned a Message for the Feast of the Passover, which this year begins on Saturday 19 April.

In his Passover Message, the Pope writes: “At this time of your most solemn celebration, I feel particularly close, precisely because of what ‘Nostra Aetate’ calls Christians to remember always: that the Church ‘received the revelation of the Old Testament through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the ancient Covenant. … In addressing myself to you I wish to re-affirm the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Catholic- Jewish relations and reiterate the Church’s commitment to the dialogue that in the past forty years has fundamentally changed our relationship for the better.

“Because of that growth in trust and friendship”, the Holy Father adds in his Message, “Christians and Jews can rejoice together in the deep spiritual ethos of the Passover, a memorial of freedom and redemption. Each year, when we listen to the Passover story we return to that blessed night of liberation. This holy time of the year should be a call to both our communities to pursue justice, mercy, solidarity with the stranger in the land, with the widow and orphan, as Moses commanded”.

“This bond permits us Christians to celebrate alongside you, though in our own way, the Passover of Christ’s death and resurrection, which we see as inseparable from your own, for Jesus Himself said: ‘salvation is from the Jews’. Our Easter and your Pesah, while distinct and different, unite us in our common hope centred on God and His mercy”.

“With respect and friendship, I therefore ask the Jewish community to accept my Pesah greeting in a spirit of openness to the real possibilities of co- operation which we see before us as we contemplate the urgent needs of our world, and as we look with compassion upon the sufferings of millions of our brothers and sisters everywhere. Naturally, our shared hope for peace in the world embraces the Middle East and the Holy Land in particular. May the memory of God’s mercies, which Jews and Christians celebrate at this festive time, inspire all those responsible for the future of that region – where the events surrounding God’s revelation actually took place – to new efforts, and especially to new attitudes and a new purification of hearts!”

http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/d2_en.htm

Benedict Meets in Cabal with the Pharisees

April 18, 2008

On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the anniversary of the night Jesus was betrayed by Judas to the Pharisees according to the Hebrew calendar, Benedict XVI met with 200 world religion leaders and thereafter met privately in cabal with today’s Pharisees whom he expressed his closeness with as they celebrate their Tamudic, counterfeit version of Passover. In his address to the Pharisees, Benedict stated that Christ’s Passover is inseparable from the Talmudic “Passover” which they celebrate and that Christians are bound to these followers of Talmud and should celebrate the Talmudic “Passover” together with them in the spirit of “mercy.” What the followers of Talmud are celebrating, however, is not mercy, as Benedict falsely implies, but vengeance, and the hope that “Esau” (Christians) will be annihilated, that Solomon’s Temple will be rebuilt and that their Gentile-smashing “Messiah” will come (Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 5a). I anticipate that neotraditionalists will laud Benedict’s mention of Jesus during this address, oblivious to the reality that this “Jesus” Benedict alludes to is a Talmudic “Jesus”–one who mixes white with black, who calls vengeance by the name “mercy” and who betrays His sheep into the jaws of wolves telling them that it is through the wolves that salvation comes.

From the Vatican Press Office, filed under the Orwellian heading “DISCOVERING TRUTH: PURPOSE OF INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE”:

VATICAN CITY, 17 APR 2008 (VIS) – In the Pope John Paul II Cultural Centre in Washington D.C. at 6.30 p.m. local time today, Benedict XVI met with [and addressed] some 200 representatives of five religious communities: Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jains …

Having completed his discourse, the Pope moved on to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Centre’s Polish National Room. There he met representatives of the Jewish community to whom he consigned a Message for the Feast of the Passover, which this year begins on Saturday 19 April.

In his Passover Message, the Pope writes: “At this time of your most solemn celebration, I feel particularly close, precisely because of what ‘Nostra Aetate’ calls Christians to remember always: that the Church ‘received the revelation of the Old Testament through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the ancient Covenant. … In addressing myself to you I wish to re-affirm the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Catholic- Jewish relations and reiterate the Church’s commitment to the dialogue that in the past forty years has fundamentally changed our relationship for the better.

“Because of that growth in trust and friendship”, the Holy Father adds in his Message, “Christians and Jews can rejoice together in the deep spiritual ethos of the Passover, a memorial of freedom and redemption. Each year, when we listen to the Passover story we return to that blessed night of liberation. This holy time of the year should be a call to both our communities to pursue justice, mercy, solidarity with the stranger in the land, with the widow and orphan, as Moses commanded”.

“This bond permits us Christians to celebrate alongside you, though in our own way, the Passover of Christ’s death and resurrection, which we see as inseparable from your own, for Jesus Himself said: ‘salvation is from the Jews’. Our Easter and your Pesah, while distinct and different, unite us in our common hope centred on God and His mercy”.

“With respect and friendship, I therefore ask the Jewish community to accept my Pesah greeting in a spirit of openness to the real possibilities of co- operation which we see before us as we contemplate the urgent needs of our world, and as we look with compassion upon the sufferings of millions of our brothers and sisters everywhere. Naturally, our shared hope for peace in the world embraces the Middle East and the Holy Land in particular. May the memory of God’s mercies, which Jews and Christians celebrate at this festive time, inspire all those responsible for the future of that region – where the events surrounding God’s revelation actually took place – to new efforts, and especially to new attitudes and a new purification of hearts!”

http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/d2_en.htm

This Evening the "Elder Brothers" Cleanse their Homes of Leaven, Hopeful for our Annihilation

April 17, 2008

This evening, Thursday April 17th, after nightfall, the Orthodox Judaic fold, representatives of whom Benedict will visit in a NY synagogue the following day, will commence with the obligatory search of their households for chametz (leaven). The impetus behind this tradition according to Talmud, Pesachim 5a and Sefer ha-Roqeah sec 271, is that by removing leaven for Passover, “Israel” becomes worthy of seeing the annihilation of “Esau’s” seed. “Esau” according to Orthodox Judaic tradition is Rome and Christendom.

The following is a quotation from an article from the aish.com Chabad Lubavitch website which explains this Judaic belief. I qualify this quotation by clarifying that the Bible does not identify Edom with Rome, much less Christendom or Roman Catholicism. This is, however, what the rabbis teach, and consequently, this is the foundation for the Noahide component of certain sects of Protestantism which associates Edom and Babylon with Roman Catholicism:

Esau, who embodies the power of might and sword, will, through his descendants, give rise to the Roman Empire or “Edom” as the Bible calls it. The power or Rome clearly lay its ability to conquer, dominate and build and Empire. Even after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the spirit and power of Rome will perpetuate itself through the rise of the West and the Empires of Europe. And, of course, it is the Romans (as in Roman Catholic Church) that converted the world to Christianity …

As intense as the rivalry is between Isaac and Ishmael (the Jews and the Arabs) they are only half brothers. Jacob and Esau are twins with the same genetic material. This rivalry (Israel and Rome/The West) is understood to be the ultimate rivalry in history. This is nothing less than a cosmic struggle. These two — Jacob and Esau — started fighting in utero, and they’re going to be fighting throughout history. The battle continues until today and does not end until the final showdown during the messianic era. It’s not an even battle ever. Esau will always be stronger in the physical sense, but the Jewish people have inner strengths, resources and a destiny that will ultimately lead to their triumph …

http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons.asp

A few proof texts for this rabbinic teaching:

“…And a long time after him [Jesus of Nazareth], a religion that was attributed to him spread through the Children of Esau [i.e., Rome and its empire] …” Moses Maimonides, Letter to Yemen

“They are called Edomites who move their fingers ‘here and there'” (who make the sign of the cross). (Rabbi Bechai, Kad Hakkemach 20a)

“The Nazarenes are Romans, the sons of Edom.” (Rabbi Abarbinel, Maschima Ieschua 36d)

“He who exacted vengeance from the former [oppressor] will exact vengeance from the latter. Just as in Egypt it was with blood, so with Edom it will be the same.” (Rabbi Hama bar Hanina, Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana, sec. 7, 133)

I will remind readers that rabbis who promote and are guided by this vengeful, racial-supremacist psychodrama, were honored by the “Christian Conservative” President George W. Bush two days ago, April 15, 2008 for their contributions to the world in “education,” and that the Vatican cannot stop praising and making accommodations to Orthodox rabbis whom Benedict will visit in a synagogue tomorrow, Friday, April 18, 2008. Meanwhile, the traditional Catholic liturgy is altered to suit the sensibilities of the rabbis who on this evening will remove the leaven from their homes in hopes that “Hashem,” which is to say, the so-called “Jewish” people themselves, will annihilate us.

This Evening the "Elder Brothers" Cleanse their Homes of Leaven, Hopeful for our Annihilation

April 17, 2008

This evening, Thursday April 17th, after nightfall, the Orthodox Judaic fold, representatives of whom Benedict will visit in a NY synagogue the following day, will commence with the obligatory search of their households for chametz (leaven). The impetus behind this tradition according to Talmud, Pesachim 5a and Sefer ha-Roqeah sec 271, is that by removing leaven for Passover, “Israel” becomes worthy of seeing the annihilation of “Esau’s” seed. “Esau” according to Orthodox Judaic tradition is Rome and Christendom.

The following is a quotation from an article from the aish.com Chabad Lubavitch website which explains this Judaic belief. I qualify this quotation by clarifying that the Bible does not identify Edom with Rome, much less Christendom or Roman Catholicism. This is, however, what the rabbis teach, and consequently, this is the foundation for the Noahide component of certain sects of Protestantism which associates Edom and Babylon with Roman Catholicism:

Esau, who embodies the power of might and sword, will, through his descendants, give rise to the Roman Empire or “Edom” as the Bible calls it. The power or Rome clearly lay its ability to conquer, dominate and build and Empire. Even after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the spirit and power of Rome will perpetuate itself through the rise of the West and the Empires of Europe. And, of course, it is the Romans (as in Roman Catholic Church) that converted the world to Christianity …

As intense as the rivalry is between Isaac and Ishmael (the Jews and the Arabs) they are only half brothers. Jacob and Esau are twins with the same genetic material. This rivalry (Israel and Rome/The West) is understood to be the ultimate rivalry in history. This is nothing less than a cosmic struggle. These two — Jacob and Esau — started fighting in utero, and they’re going to be fighting throughout history. The battle continues until today and does not end until the final showdown during the messianic era. It’s not an even battle ever. Esau will always be stronger in the physical sense, but the Jewish people have inner strengths, resources and a destiny that will ultimately lead to their triumph …

http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons.asp

A few proof texts for this rabbinic teaching:

“…And a long time after him [Jesus of Nazareth], a religion that was attributed to him spread through the Children of Esau [i.e., Rome and its empire] …” Moses Maimonides, Letter to Yemen

“They are called Edomites who move their fingers ‘here and there'” (who make the sign of the cross). (Rabbi Bechai, Kad Hakkemach 20a)

“The Nazarenes are Romans, the sons of Edom.” (Rabbi Abarbinel, Maschima Ieschua 36d)

“He who exacted vengeance from the former [oppressor] will exact vengeance from the latter. Just as in Egypt it was with blood, so with Edom it will be the same.” (Rabbi Hama bar Hanina, Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana, sec. 7, 133)

I will remind readers that rabbis who promote and are guided by this vengeful, racial-supremacist psychodrama, were honored by the “Christian Conservative” President George W. Bush two days ago, April 15, 2008 for their contributions to the world in “education,” and that the Vatican cannot stop praising and making accommodations to Orthodox rabbis whom Benedict will visit in a synagogue tomorrow, Friday, April 18, 2008. Meanwhile, the traditional Catholic liturgy is altered to suit the sensibilities of the rabbis who on this evening will remove the leaven from their homes in hopes that “Hashem,” which is to say, the so-called “Jewish” people themselves, will annihilate us.

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley at ADL Seder

March 28, 2007

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of Boston has an online blog. There he states:

On Thursday evening I participated in the Anti-Defamation League’s “Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder that took place at The Castle at Park Plaza in Boston.

Last year I gave a speech to the Jewish community in which I told them about a Seder meal that I organized in Washington with the Hispanic Community many years ago. In response to my talk, this year the ADL has organized a multicultural Seder inviting many ethnic and religious groups. Andrew Tarsy, ADL regional director and Diane Rosenbaum, Senior Associate Director did a wonderful job organizing the event. It was a lovely evening.


Andrew Tarsy, ADL regional director and Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of Boston


The booklets explained each step of the ritual.


Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of Boston eating Matzah


Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of Boston passes the bitter herbs


Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of Boston announcing that Benedict XVI has named Rabbi Leon Klenicki of the ADL to the Papal Order of St. Gregory

“… just as it would be a mortal sin now for anyone, in making a profession of faith, to say that Christ is yet to be born, which the fathers of old said devoutly and truthfully; so too it would be a mortal sin now to observe those ceremonies which the fathers of old fulfilled with devotion and fidelity.” (St. Thomas, Summa Theologica I, II, q. 103, Art. 4)

(8) Let me also say this to those who are our own-if I must call our own those who side with the Jews. Go to the synagogues and see if the Jews have changed their fast; see if they kept the pre-Paschal fast with us; see if they have taken food on that day. But theirs is not a fast; it is a transgression of the law, it is a sin, it is trespassing. Yet they did not change. But you did change your glory and from it you will derive no profit; you did go over to their rites.

(9) Did the Jews ever observe our pre-Paschal fast? Did they ever join us in keeping the feast of the martyrs? Did they ever share with us the day of the Epiphanies? They do not run to the truth, but you rush to transgression. I call it a transgression because their observances do not occur at the proper time. Once there was a proper time when they had to follow those observances, but now there is not. That is why what was once according to the Law is now opposed to it. (St. John Chrysostom, Homily IV, Against the Jews and the Trumpets of their Pasch)

However condemning these words from two Doctors of the Church may be, they don’t fully exemplify the magnitude of the offense. These Seders taking place in so many Catholic parishes are not the same Passover ceremony celebrated by Christ as it is dishonestly claimed. These ceremonies are a counterfeit, like everything in rabbinic Judaism. There are Talmudic benedictions and rituals in these Seders which were formulated after Christ and therefore have no place in the Biblical tradition, before or after Christ. These Seders incorporate ritual which was formulated by rabbis of a “religion” founded upon the rejection of Jesus Christ. It would be less offensive to bring Hindu rituals into the Church for at least Hinduism isn’t based in conscious rejection of Christ.