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Anti-Christ ‘New Testament’ Published

November 26, 2011
This would rightly be viewed as a continuation of the millenia-long Orthodox Judaic tradition of mocking the Gospel; a “Toledoth Jeshu” in scholarly guise. The Gospel-mocking “Toledoth Jeshu” has never been retracted or apologized for. It is still published by the Pope and bishops’ brothers in the anti-Christ faith.

Orthodox adherent of Rabbinic Judaism, Amy-Jill Levine

Dr. Levine … attends an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville …

“Yimach sh’mo v’zikhrono (May [Jesus’] name and memory be blotted out)”

The book [Orthodox Judaic subverter of Christianity in the disguise of a scholar of Christianity, Amy-Jill Levine] has just edited with a Brandeis University professor, Marc Zvi Brettler, “The Jewish Annotated New Testament” (Oxford University Press), is an unusual [allegedly] scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian [New Testament] edited entirely by Jews. The volume includes notes and explanatory essays by 50 leading [scholars of rabbinic Judaism], including Susannah Heschel, a historian and the daughter of the [Rabbi] Abraham Joshua Heschel [who wanted to attack Christian souls]; the Talmudist Daniel Boyarin; and Shaye J. D. Cohen, who teaches ancient Judaism at Harvard…

Dr. Levine … attends an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville … (Mark Oppenheimer, “Focusing on the Jewish Story of the New Testament,” The New York Times, November 25, 2011)

Full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/a-jewish-edition-of-the-new-testament-beliefs.html

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Susannah Heschel Wants to Attack Christian Souls too …

September 27, 2010

with her pious, anti-scholarship, hypocritical blather. I propose a moratorium on intellectually void attempts at pinning Nazi crimes (real and imagined) on Christendom until there has been 60 years of equally intense examination of the relationship between Susannah Heschel’s religion, rabbinic Judaism, and Israeli crimes against humanity. What are the chances of such a line of study bringing such fellowships, grants and honors as THESE?

… Christian theologians, Catholic and Protestant, reassured Germans that Nazism was in full accord with Christian principles. This was not a marginal effort; at the 1934 Oberammergau passion play, watching Jesus being hoisted on the cross, the audience saw a parable of the Third Reich, calling out: “There he is. That is our Führer, our Hitler!”

Hitler became Christ, the redeemer of Germany, thanks to a reinterpretation of the Gospels: Jesus was not a Jew, but an Aryan who came to redeem them from the Jews who sought their destruction. Karl Adam, the prominent German Catholic theologian, affirmed in 1933 that Hitler was the one “prophesied by our poets and our wise men” who suffered in his fight for Germany’s salvation. Adam continued in 1941: “Christ’s teaching was entirely anti-Jewish in its tenor (that is why he was crucified).”

Redefining Jesus as an Aryan began during the nineteenth century and intensified in the decades before and during the Third Reich. Jesus, theologians argued, was born in Galilee, an area populated, they claimed, by racial non-Jews, including Aryans from Iran; his message was welcomed by Galileans, in contrast to the Judean Jews who put him to death. Grundmann, together with theologians, pastors, bishops, students—both Protestant and Catholic—established the “Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Church Life,” financed by the Protestant church. They published a new version of the New Testament, purged of positive references to Jews and Judaism, redefined Jesus as an Aryan Galilean, and downplayed the role of the Jewish apostle Paul. In addition to their New Testament they distributed a dejudaized hymnal and catechism to churches throughout the Nazi Reich. Grundmann argued that Jesus’ intimacy with God established a morality that was utterly opposed to the law-based morality of Judaism—laws that forbid murder, for example—presumably in case Christians had qualms about Nazi orders to do just that.

No religion advocates murder [Susannah Heschel’s religion, rabbinic Judaism, does], though plenty of religious leaders across the centuries have justified horrendous acts through their manipulative readings of scriptures and history. One of the most egregious and best-documented examples is, of course, the behavior of German Christians during the Third Reich. Pope Benedict could gain the respect of world opinion by acknowledging what historians have amply demonstrated: that well-intentioned, pious Christians—and not just atheists—committed heinous acts. Christian teachings are no guarantee against atrocity and, in the context of the Third Reich, actually came to justify the Holocaust. (Susannah Heschel, “Atheist Nazis? The Pope’s Cheap Atonement,” Religion Dispatches,
http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/politics/3374/atheist_nazis_the_pope’s_cheap_atonement_/

Also see:

Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

The Dialogical Path Towards Disaster