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PBS, Washington Post Puff Rabbi of Master-Race Judaism, Former Head of Reestablished Sanhedrin, Adin Steinsaltz

April 29, 2012
This advocacy journalism casts a blind eye to Adin Steinsaltz’s membership with Chabad Lubavitch and his promotion of Chabad’s master-race metaphysics HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE, nor does it mention his former role as Nasi (head) of the reestablished Sanhedrin in Jerusalem or this Sanhedrin’s desire to bring all nations under its racist, two-tiered legal system. Steinsaltz’s literal Talmud translation transmits the megalomaniacal depravity of the rabbis authentically but none of this is noted. These advocacy pieces endeavor, rather falsely, to cast rabbinic Judaism as a religion of submission to the will of God, rather than the religion which does not wait on God and which makes God a student of the rabbi-gods.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/s3/pbs.videoportal-prod.cdn/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf

Also see:

‘Noahide’ Proselytizing Rabbi Riskin: “The Lubavitcher Rebbe said to me …”

“Conservative Catholic” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Studies Talmud with Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

‘Noahide Laws’ Ostensibly Against Theft and Murder Rationalize Theft and Murder

Rubashkins Required “Noahide Law” Training for Workers they Abused and Defrauded

Netanyahu’s Messianic Fanaticism Precipitating False-Messiah Catastrophe

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Massive California Freeway Project Works Around Backwards Eruv Tradition of Judaism

July 6, 2011

“The level of help we’ve had, from the Roman Catholic permit people at Caltrans … to the Muslim line inspector along the freeways who gave us engineering help.…The level of deference and courtesy and kindness — it makes you feel good that you live in America,” [Chabad Lubavich eruv inspector Howard] Witkin said.

Orthodox Judaism is a ghetto religion by the dictates of its rabbinic founders as you will see in the article below. In the U.S. where ‘Jews’ are as free as they’ve ever been at any time in history in the West, they form their own ghettos [eruvim] at great inconvenience to the non-Judaic 98% majority and thank them by pushing for legislation that would make them second rate citizens in their own land under a rabbinic ‘Noahide law’ tyranny. I give one example of the two-tiered tyranny of Orthodox Judaism’s ‘Noahide law’ from the Talmud as translated by Chabad Lubavitcher, Adin Steinsaltz (also the Nasi (head) of the Israeli Sanhedrin). This is the kind of two-tiered legal system Chabad Lubavitch would repay American courtesy and kindness with if they were able:

“A non-Jew is put to death on the basis of a decision given by one judge [no jury], and on the basis of testimony given by a single witness, and even if he was not given a proper warning prior to the commission of his offense. He is put to death on the basis of testimony and a decision given by a man but not on the basis of testimony and a decision given by a woman, and the man who testified or decided against him can even be a relative.

“A Jew can only be put to death by a court of twenty-three judges, and on the basis of the testimony of two male witnesses who are not disqualified from testifying on account of kinship, and after being properly warned against committing the transgression. But none of these rules apply in the case of a non-Jew.” (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57b, Steinsaltz edition, vol.18, page 110)

Chabad Lubavitch strongly adheres to the racial supremacist mysticism of Orthodox Judaism as explained by Chabad’s Robert Kremnizer:

In The Ladder Up (Building Block No. 6) it was explained that Jews have a neshamah [an extra higher soul that is connected to God]. This is the functional difference between Jews and non-Jews. There is no Jew alive, no matter how he denies his Judaism, who has not felt an affinity for another Jew which he cannot explain. On board a ship, in a hotel, on an airplane, Jew will acknowledge Jew. People imagine this to be an emotional need for mutual recognition. Not so. What is being expressed is the spiritual need of neshamah recognizing neshamah.

We can describe the neshamah. It is explained in Tanya that the neshamah is a part of HaShem [God] enclothed in the nefesh (soul) of a Jew. This is the specific difference between Jews and non-Jews. Jews have a neshamah, Gentiles do not. (Robert Kremnizer, The Curtain Parted)

Chabad Lubavitcher, Howard Witkin mentioned in the article below teaches the ‘ethics’ of Judaism. Of the ‘ethics’ of Judaism, Thomas Jefferson said, “It was the reformation of this `wretched depravity’ of morals which Jesus undertook.”

And now, a feel-good piece on the ‘right wing’ Chabad sect of Orthodox Judaism from the ‘liberal’ Los Angeles Times with my comments and corrections interspersed:

Massive 405 Freeway project respects the boundaries of a Jewish tradition

Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to maintain the thin ‘walls’ of a vast Westside eruv during work on the 405 Freeway.

Mitchell Landsberg – Los Angeles Times

July 4, 2011

Carmageddon, schmarmageddon. [oh, I get it, that sounds Yiddish, I guess it’s expected that I smile politely and knowingly and most of all with deference]

Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people, however, their primary concern is not necessarily the impending closure of a stretch of the freeway on the July 16-17 weekend.

Their problem is that the 405 construction project keeps messing up their eruv.

Some explanation [hasbara] is probably in order.

An eruv is a ritual enclosure surrounding a [Judaic] neighborhood. It can be a fence, a wall, a piece of string — or a freeway. And it must be unbroken [because that’s what the rabbis–not the Bible–mandate, among billions of other such non-biblical rules].

Its purpose is legalistic, a [rabbinic] loophole, some [do] say [and rightly so]. [According to the rabbis it] allows observant Jews to perform certain actions on the [rabbinic] Sabbath— carry a tray of food or push a baby stroller, for example — that [rabbinic] law prohibits in public on that day [among a myriad of other such prohibited acts].

In effect, it creates an entire zone that is considered communal [or to put it more succinctly, it creates a Judaic ghetto].

Some eruvs can be fairly small, enclosing a tight-knit [Judaic] neighborhood. Brooklyn, for instance, is checkered with relatively small ones. It is perhaps not surprising that Los Angeles, the city that practically invented urban sprawl, is home to one of the largest eruvs anywhere, a vast enclosure 40 miles in circumference, surrounding much of the Westside and spilling over into the San Fernando Valley.

Its boundaries are, roughly, Western Avenue on the east, the 101 Freeway on the north, the 10 on the south and — yes — the 405 on the west. In portions, such as along Western, the boundary consists of fishing line strung along the tops of utility poles. It’s hard to spot, even if you know it’s there [or so they would prefer, given the inherent synagogue/state issue].

But for much of its length, the eruv consists of freeway fences or the freeways themselves.

“We always look for the simplest possible path,” said Howard Witkin, [a Chabad Lubavitch racial supremacist fanatic and] insurance executive who volunteers as an eruv [ghetto] administrator.

Ever since the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and California Department of Transportation began work in late 2009 to widen the 405 to 10 lanes, maintaining the eruv has been anything but simple [and a major headache and resource drain to the state, towns, businesses and private landowners involved] .

The freeway widening has meant that seemingly permanent structures such as fences and freeway walls are constantly being breached, torn down or moved. The volunteers who inspect the eruv weekly and maintain it as needed have suddenly found their workload multiply [due to their fanatical adherance to a backwards tradition which should have been reformed centuries ago during the so-called ‘Haskalah’ (Judaic enlightenment) which was no enlightenment].

“It used to be a once-a-week thing,” said Daneil Mayer, a college student who fixes breaks in the boundary. “But since the construction began, it’s four times a week.”

One recent day, Mayer was standing with Witkin in the parking lot of the Bad News Bears baseball field, beside the freeway near Ohio Avenue in Westwood. In the background, cars and trucks lumbered past, the 405 not yet clogged by the afternoon rush. But Mayer’s interest was in the foreground: a scattering of construction equipment, a temporary fence and concrete K-rails, the modular, low-slung traffic dividers that are a familiar part of highway repair projects.

“There used to be a fence where that K-rail is,” Witkin said, pointing. The fence had formed part of the eruv. When it was torn down, Mayer put up 15-foot poles and ran fishing line between them for about 500 feet along Cotner Avenue, which runs along the freeway. [That’s 4 paragraphs dedicated to evoking empathy for those poor racial-supremacists for their troubles in following the rabbis’ backwards traditions]

Mayer pointed to the space between the poles. Sunlight glistened off 250-pound test fishing line.

With the two men was Dan Kulka, community relations manager for Kiewit Infrastructure Group, the construction contractor on the 405 project. His job involves keeping the community happy about the project, or at least not bitterly unhappy. He recalls his puzzlement when he first learned about the eruv [likely because he probably was laboring under the heavily promoted delusion that ‘Jews’ live in ghettos because Christians force them to live that way, a notion handily shredded by this article].

“I got an email from Metro [which was likely strong-armed by some Chabad lobbyist], which said we have to work with the [Chabad Judaic] community on this, and I didn’t have a clue,” he said. “I had to look it up.” [If only he would look up “Noahide Laws”]

Once he caught on, he called a meeting with his construction supervisors. “They’re looking at me like, ‘What?'” [“We’re going to loose a ton of time and money because of these superstitious fanatics! They must have some powerful friends“]

Witkin and Mayer had nothing but praise for the contractor and government agencies for their [coerced] sensitivity. In some cities, eruvs have been met with hostility [as one would imagine] and become battlegrounds over [synagogue]-state issues. That has not so far been the case with this project [due to the fact that the Synagogue has triumphed over the Church and State in California].

“The level of help we’ve had, from the Roman Catholic permit people at Caltrans … to the Muslim line inspector along the freeways who gave us engineering help.…The level of deference and courtesy and kindness — it makes you feel good that you live in [modern, bolshevik, ‘Noahide’] America,” Witkin said.

Kulka could not estimate how much the contractor has spent on eruv-related issues [which was not compensated by Chabad]. “It doesn’t cost a lot,” he said [because he knows that’s what he’s supposed to say], although some labor has been expended [but ‘the Goyim’ paid for it]. Marc Littman, a [Judaic] spokesman for the MTA, insisted that there had been no extra cost to [the] taxpayers [who paid for this idiocy. They say the Kosher racket doesn’t cost the public anything either. Lies]. “This outreach is part of their job,” he [claimed] of the contractors [which accounts for their perplexed reaction above?]

Witkin estimated that 40,000 to 50,000 [observers of Orthodox Judaism, 0.13% of the California population] depend on the eruv each [rabbinic] Sabbath, when [rabbinic] law prohibits working from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. He said there was no violation of church-state rules, any more than installing a crosswalk in front of a church [a ridiculous comparison. Crosswalks protect people from serious physical injury or death. Eruvim are in no way a safety measure. They constitute a rabbinic dispensation from rabbinic laws both of which exist only for enforcement of tribal cohesion. Further, the expense of safety crosswalks for churches is justified by the Christian majority of taxpayers. The tax funds of the 0.13% Orthodox Judaic population of California doesn’t justify catering to their superstitious tribalism, and it’s hardly a safe assumption that they even pay taxes].

Although [most] might find the whole idea to be overly legalistic, even absurd, Witkin said it was all about the [rabbinic] philosophy of translating spiritual ideas into action, giving physical form to [rabbinic] commandments, or mitzvot.

“If you treat [rabbinic] mitzvot as [the] mindless rituals [that they truly are], then you’ve blown it,” he said. “But if you recognize that you’re taking [the rabbis’] deepest philosophical principles and trying to translate them into physical action … with the idea of transforming who I am [into what the rabbis want me to be], then you [understand Chabad’s mystification of what essentially is legalistic, rabbinic tyranny over the tribe].”

Original here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-405-eruv-20110704,0,4051439.story

Also see:

Benedict Cites Talmud Approvingly, Suggests Jesus Acted in Accordance with it

Catholic.org Publishes Hagiography for Rabbi of Racial-Supremacist Genocidal Anti-Christ Messianic Judaism

December 1, 2008

Chabad Lubavitch is a sect of Judaism which embodies all of the worst elements of genocidal, racial-supremacist, anti-Christ, messianic Judaism to the most extreme degree, and here we have a remarkable hagiography for a Chabad black hat couched within Orwellian accolades for the Chabad hate organization penned by a “Hebrew Catholic” and published by a popular nominal Catholic website. This is the Chabad sect which is lobbying and subverting governments and religious institutions around the world, spreading the phony “Noahide Laws” according to which true Christians should be punished for “idolatry” by decapitation HERE.

It’s outrageous, of course, but not nearly as outrageous as the Pope inviting one of the most prominent members of this hate group, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, to speak at the Vatican as he did in 2002 HERE and 2005 HERE, or to invite a rabbi devotee of Chabad’s dead “messiah” Menachem Schneerson to teach at a synod of bishops as he did HERE and HERE.

The “Association of Hebrew Catholics,” which the author of this profoundly insane article belongs to, is stamped kosher by bishops Raymond Burke, Carl Mengeling and John Paul II.

Hebrew Catholic Honors Rabbi Holtzburg, Killed in Mumbai

By Athol Bloomer

11/30/2008

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

As a Catholic Jew I felt the pain that all Jews are feeling at this time. It may be strange but there is a sense in which Jews share in the joys and sufferings of all other Jews.

St. Louis, Mo. (Catholic Online) – As I write this here in the Hebrew Catholic Center in St Louis I am still in shock about the murder of the young Chabad Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzburg and his wife Rivka Holtzburg. In recent months I have been following the terrible persecution and killing of Christians in India by Hindu fundamentalists. The media hardly seems to mention what is happening. Now we see such violent Islamist terror attacks in Mumbai (or Bombay as most of us call it).

I learned on Saturday that one of the places attacked was the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Then, we heard of the little two year old son of the Holtlzbergs being safe but that his trousers were soaked in blood. Then a Carmelite nun of Jewish ancestry sent me the news report of the death of the Rabbi and his wife. As a Catholic Jew I felt the pain that all Jews are feeling at this time. It may be strange but there is a sense in which Jews share in the joys and sufferings of all other Jews. As someone who has known many Chabad Jews and studied with Chabad Rabbis and been fed by them at Chabad Houses I felt it more keenly perhaps than some.

Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were emissaries of the Lubavitch Chabad movement who gave up their homes and families in order to serve in far off India. They ran food programs, drug prevention programs, medical services, prison and hospital visitations and classes on Jewish learning among many other things. Now, this wonderful young couple, are dead and the world has lost two workers for the good and the light in a world growing darker.

While I didn’t know them personally I know others like them.

When I lived in Thailand I would attend the Synagogue and the Chabad House in Bangkok and I saw the dedication and commitment of the Chabad Rabbis and their families. I attend the huge Passover Seders at which everyone was welcome. They helped all in need not just religious Jews – secular Jews and non-Jews with no discrimination. Many Jewish communities around the world would have no Rabbis at all if not for the Chabad Rabbis who will go anywhere in the world to serve God and the Rebbe. For example an orthodox Jewish family I stayed with each weekend in the 1980’s assisted the Chabad in reviving the Jewish community in Tasmania that had almost died out.

They are known as the ‘Black Army of the Rebbe’ as they follow the teachings of the seven Rebbes of Lubavitch and especially those of their late Tzadik, Rebbe Menachem Schneersohn. A Rebbe or Tzadik is the spiritual leader of a Hasidic group who follows the way of love, joy, simplicity and mercy in worshipping God as taught by the founder of Hasidism – the Baal Shem Tov of the 17th century. The first Lubavitch Rebbe was Schneur Zalman of Liadi known as the Alter Rebbe and the author of the mystical book called “Tanya”. He took the ‘heart’ teachings of Hasidism and introduced a more intellectual approach called Chabad.

Chabad stands for Chokmah(Wisdom), Binah (Understanding) and Daat (Knowledge) which represents the Divine Face of the Divine Man in Jewish mysticism. The seventh and last Rebbe of Chabad encouraged many young people to give their lives in the service of God and Judaism by becoming emissaries (apostles) to the Jews spread throughout the world. Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife were two such young people.

I remember sitting in the 1980’s with Chabad Rabbi Finman in Melbourne Australia [who I was studying with] as he translated the Rebbe’s inspiring teachings from Yiddish into English for the whole Yeshivah. I was inspired that day as Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka were inspired by the Rebbe to give their lives to God’s service. The rebbe inspired in us a devotion to the Mashiach (Messiah). Now through the evil of others they have become Jewish martyrs and given their blood for God and the Jewish people.

I pray that their sacrifice will bring others to God and that from this tragedy will come good fruit. Let us pray for their souls and the souls of all the others lost in this terror onslaught and for their loved ones to be consoled. The Jewish custom is to say Psalms on behalf of the dead so maybe we could all say a Psalm for them too.

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Athol is an Australian of Anglo-Jewish ancestry who became a Catholic at the age of 24 in 1987. He is involved in teaching the Jewish roots of the Catholic Faith and is a member of the Association of Hebrew Catholics

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=30785

Catholic.org Publishes Hagiography for Rabbi of Racial-Supremacist Genocidal Anti-Christ Messianic Judaism

December 1, 2008

Chabad Lubavitch is a sect of Judaism which embodies all of the worst elements of genocidal, racial-supremacist, anti-Christ, messianic Judaism to the most extreme degree, and here we have a remarkable hagiography for a Chabad black hat couched within Orwellian accolades for the Chabad hate organization penned by a “Hebrew Catholic” and published by a popular nominal Catholic website. This is the Chabad sect which is lobbying and subverting governments and religious institutions around the world, spreading the phony “Noahide Laws” according to which true Christians should be punished for “idolatry” by decapitation HERE.

It’s outrageous, of course, but not nearly as outrageous as the Pope inviting one of the most prominent members of this hate group, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, to speak at the Vatican as he did in 2002 HERE and 2005 HERE, or to invite a rabbi friend of Chabad’s dead “messiah” Menachem Schneerson to teach at a synod of bishops as he did HERE and HERE.

The “Association of Hebrew Catholics,” which the author of this profoundly insane article belongs to, is stamped kosher by bishops Raymond Burke, Carl Mengeling and John Paul II.

Hebrew Catholic Honors Rabbi Holtzburg, Killed in Mumbai

By Athol Bloomer

11/30/2008

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

As a Catholic Jew I felt the pain that all Jews are feeling at this time. It may be strange but there is a sense in which Jews share in the joys and sufferings of all other Jews.

St. Louis, Mo. (Catholic Online) – As I write this here in the Hebrew Catholic Center in St Louis I am still in shock about the murder of the young Chabad Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzburg and his wife Rivka Holtzburg. In recent months I have been following the terrible persecution and killing of Christians in India by Hindu fundamentalists. The media hardly seems to mention what is happening. Now we see such violent Islamist terror attacks in Mumbai (or Bombay as most of us call it).

I learned on Saturday that one of the places attacked was the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Then, we heard of the little two year old son of the Holtlzbergs being safe but that his trousers were soaked in blood. Then a Carmelite nun of Jewish ancestry sent me the news report of the death of the Rabbi and his wife. As a Catholic Jew I felt the pain that all Jews are feeling at this time. It may be strange but there is a sense in which Jews share in the joys and sufferings of all other Jews. As someone who has known many Chabad Jews and studied with Chabad Rabbis and been fed by them at Chabad Houses I felt it more keenly perhaps than some.

Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were emissaries of the Lubavitch Chabad movement who gave up their homes and families in order to serve in far off India. They ran food programs, drug prevention programs, medical services, prison and hospital visitations and classes on Jewish learning among many other things. Now, this wonderful young couple, are dead and the world has lost two workers for the good and the light in a world growing darker.

While I didn’t know them personally I know others like them.

When I lived in Thailand I would attend the Synagogue and the Chabad House in Bangkok and I saw the dedication and commitment of the Chabad Rabbis and their families. I attend the huge Passover Seders at which everyone was welcome. They helped all in need not just religious Jews – secular Jews and non-Jews with no discrimination. Many Jewish communities around the world would have no Rabbis at all if not for the Chabad Rabbis who will go anywhere in the world to serve God and the Rebbe. For example an orthodox Jewish family I stayed with each weekend in the 1980’s assisted the Chabad in reviving the Jewish community in Tasmania that had almost died out.

They are known as the ‘Black Army of the Rebbe’ as they follow the teachings of the seven Rebbes of Lubavitch and especially those of their late Tzadik, Rebbe Menachem Schneersohn. A Rebbe or Tzadik is the spiritual leader of a Hasidic group who follows the way of love, joy, simplicity and mercy in worshipping God as taught by the founder of Hasidism – the Baal Shem Tov of the 17th century. The first Lubavitch Rebbe was Schneur Zalman of Liadi known as the Alter Rebbe and the author of the mystical book called “Tanya”. He took the ‘heart’ teachings of Hasidism and introduced a more intellectual approach called Chabad.

Chabad stands for Chokmah(Wisdom), Binah (Understanding) and Daat (Knowledge) which represents the Divine Face of the Divine Man in Jewish mysticism. The seventh and last Rebbe of Chabad encouraged many young people to give their lives in the service of God and Judaism by becoming emissaries (apostles) to the Jews spread throughout the world. Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife were two such young people.

I remember sitting in the 1980’s with Chabad Rabbi Finman in Melbourne Australia [who I was studying with] as he translated the Rebbe’s inspiring teachings from Yiddish into English for the whole Yeshivah. I was inspired that day as Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka were inspired by the Rebbe to give their lives to God’s service. The rebbe inspired in us a devotion to the Mashiach (Messiah). Now through the evil of others they have become Jewish martyrs and given their blood for God and the Jewish people.

I pray that their sacrifice will bring others to God and that from this tragedy will come good fruit. Let us pray for their souls and the souls of all the others lost in this terror onslaught and for their loved ones to be consoled. The Jewish custom is to say Psalms on behalf of the dead so maybe we could all say a Psalm for them too.

****
Athol is an Australian of Anglo-Jewish ancestry who became a Catholic at the age of 24 in 1987. He is involved in teaching the Jewish roots of the Catholic Faith and is a member of the Association of Hebrew Catholics

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=30785

The Theological Impetus For Postville Cruelty

October 13, 2008

Ronald C. Kiener has written a piece on the raid of the Rubashkin kosher meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa which gets to the theological heart of the matter:

… The revulsion that non-Orthodox Jews in the Upper Midwest have for the Hasidim of Postville is visceral and undeniable. Over and over, while talking to non-Orthodox Jews in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area—arguably the Jewish community outside of Postville that has the most at stake in this story—I have heard one constant refrain. “How could this have happened?” they ask rhetorically. “I’ll tell you…,” and then their voices drop a register: “These Hasidim do not think their workers are human beings.”

What these Jews are saying is probably the deepest and darkest secret of the entire story.

This is a tale of Hasidic Jews who are utterly at odds with what most Americans understand as modernity. They learn from their most sacred text, the Tanya (published in 1797 by the founder of Chabad Hasidism, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi) that “the souls of the nations of the world, the idol worshippers, derive from unclean husks and have no goodness in them whatsoever.”

This xenophobic teaching, an intolerant note hiding within the otherwise fetching melody of Chabad Hasidism, is spun differently for different audiences. But it indicates what can happen when business proprietors armed with a chauvinistic mystical theology that denies the humanity of non-Jews face off against the “laws of the land.” Such behavior might pass unnoticed in the cloistered brownstone neighborhoods of Crown Heights, but in the open light of the prairies, there will be an inevitable clash of civilizations.

Agriprocessors, a multimillion-dollar food manufacturer, defied the rule of state and federal law to wreak havoc on a group of workers and a town they cared nothing about. It provided the niche consumer with a needed product and along the way made a tarnished and now vulnerable fortune. (Ronald C. Kiener, RELIGION IN THE NEWS, Fall 2008)

http://caribou.cc.trincoll.edu/depts_csrpl/RINVol11No2/PostvilleRaid.htm

Ronald Kiener is making light of the matter however. The teaching referenced does not apply only to idol worshipers but to all gentiles. And this is not a just a matter of mysticism. The racist teachings of the Tanya and many other texts of Orthodox Judaism are entirely practical as evidenced in the behavior of the followers of Orthodox Judaism everywhere from the Postville plant to the “settlements” on Palestinian land. And racism is only one of many problems with Orthodox Judaism which are not circumscribed to Chabad Hasidism or Chasidism in general for that matter.

The racist Tanya and other Kabbalistic texts of genocidal racism are enjoying a revival in reform synagogues as documented here:

Reform Congregation Nostalgic for Genocidal Racist Texts

Pope Benedict’s synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen, upholds these texts of genocidal racism as divine writ. He speaks fondly of the Tanya here:

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

The Theological Impetus For Postville Cruelty

October 13, 2008

Ronald C. Kiener has written a piece on the raid of the Rubashkin kosher meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa which gets to the theological heart of the matter:

… The revulsion that non-Orthodox Jews in the Upper Midwest have for the Hasidim of Postville is visceral and undeniable. Over and over, while talking to non-Orthodox Jews in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area—arguably the Jewish community outside of Postville that has the most at stake in this story—I have heard one constant refrain. “How could this have happened?” they ask rhetorically. “I’ll tell you…,” and then their voices drop a register: “These Hasidim do not think their workers are human beings.”

What these Jews are saying is probably the deepest and darkest secret of the entire story.

This is a tale of Hasidic Jews who are utterly at odds with what most Americans understand as modernity. They learn from their most sacred text, the Tanya (published in 1797 by the founder of Chabad Hasidism, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi) that “the souls of the nations of the world, the idol worshippers, derive from unclean husks and have no goodness in them whatsoever.”

This xenophobic teaching, an intolerant note hiding within the otherwise fetching melody of Chabad Hasidism, is spun differently for different audiences. But it indicates what can happen when business proprietors armed with a chauvinistic mystical theology that denies the humanity of non-Jews face off against the “laws of the land.” Such behavior might pass unnoticed in the cloistered brownstone neighborhoods of Crown Heights, but in the open light of the prairies, there will be an inevitable clash of civilizations.

Agriprocessors, a multimillion-dollar food manufacturer, defied the rule of state and federal law to wreak havoc on a group of workers and a town they cared nothing about. It provided the niche consumer with a needed product and along the way made a tarnished and now vulnerable fortune. (Ronald C. Kiener, RELIGION IN THE NEWS, Fall 2008)

http://caribou.cc.trincoll.edu/depts_csrpl/RINVol11No2/PostvilleRaid.htm

Ronald Kiener is making light of the matter however. The teaching referenced does not apply only to idol worshipers but to all gentiles. And this is not a just a matter of mysticism. The racist teachings of the Tanya and many other texts of Orthodox Judaism are entirely practical as evidenced in the behavior of the followers of Orthodox Judaism everywhere from the Postville plant to the “settlements” on Palestinian land. And racism is only one of many problems with Orthodox Judaism which are not circumscribed to Chabad Hasidism or Chasidism in general for that matter.

The racist Tanya and other Kabbalistic texts of genocidal racism are enjoying a revival in reform synagogues as documented here:

Reform Congregation Nostalgic for Genocidal Racist Texts

Pope Benedict’s synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen, upholds these texts of genocidal racism as divine writ. He speaks fondly of the Tanya here:

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

October 7, 2008
Like Yin and Yang

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen waxes nostalgic during a Chabad interview in which he relays a legend which has the Chabad “Rebbe” Menachem Schneerson hiding in his grandparents’ basement for seven months during which time “The Rebbe” taught his grandfather “a little bit” from the racial-supremacist Tanya. Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen tells of the special attention he later received from “The Rebbe” during his many visits to Chabad headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. The interview is at this link:

http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/295122/jewish/Shaar-Yashuv-Cohen.htm

It might seem outrageous for the “first rabbi invited to address a synod of bishops” to close his address with a guilt trip vis. Pius XII “not doing enough to save ‘the Jews’ during WWII” and a warning for the bishops to “prevent Iran from causing another Holocaust” while he himself was involved in the terrorist ethnic cleansing of Palestine and continues to be a teacher of genocidal racial-supremacist Judaism, but it’s really par for the course. This is the fruit of the “Judeo-Christian relations” racket which is in itself outrageous.

Here are a few teachings from the text of racial-supremacist pantheism, the Tanya which Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen fondly recalls that the Chabad “Rebbe” taught to his grandfather:

“… the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. … The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above,”

“The souls of the nations of the world (the Gentiles), however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot* which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that (Gentiles) do, is done out of selfish motives. So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of (Gentiles) is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by (Gentiles) of the world is only for their self-glorification…” (Chapters 1 and 2)

“The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever… From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world (Gentiles), and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies.” (Chapter 6)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/7880/jewish/Chapter-1.htm

*”Kelipot” are demonic shells from the “Sitra Achra” (side of uncleanness) in the Lurianic Kabbalistic system. “Kelipot” are completely evil, devoid of any goodness whatever. According to this system, “Jews” emanate from the “Sitra d’Kedusha” (side of holiness).

There is no effort from the pope or any bishop or priest that I am aware of to encourage rabbinic reform of base, tribal hatred such as this which in truth is so fundamental to rabbinic texts and tradition that genuine reform is no more possible than reformation of Nazism.

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

October 7, 2008
Like Yin and Yang

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen waxes nostalgic during a Chabad interview in which he relays a legend which has the Chabad “Rebbe” Menachem Schneerson hiding in his grandparents’ basement for seven months during which time “The Rebbe” taught his grandfather “a little bit” from the racial-supremacist Tanya. Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen tells of the special attention he later received from “The Rebbe” during his many visits to Chabad headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. The interview is at this link:

http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/295122/jewish/Shaar-Yashuv-Cohen.htm

It might seem outrageous for the “first rabbi invited to address a synod of bishops” to close his address with a guilt trip vis. Pius XII “not doing enough to save ‘the Jews’ during WWII” and a warning for the bishops to “prevent Iran from causing another Holocaust” while he himself was involved in the terrorist ethnic cleansing of Palestine and continues to be a teacher of genocidal racial-supremacist Judaism, but it’s really par for the course. This is the fruit of the “Judeo-Christian relations” racket which is in itself outrageous.

Here are a few teachings from the text of racial-supremacist pantheism, the Tanya which Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen fondly recalls that the Chabad “Rebbe” taught to his grandfather:

“… the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. … The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above,”

“The souls of the nations of the world (the Gentiles), however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot* which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that (Gentiles) do, is done out of selfish motives. So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of (Gentiles) is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by (Gentiles) of the world is only for their self-glorification…” (Chapters 1 and 2)

“The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever… From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world (Gentiles), and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies.” (Chapter 6)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/7880/jewish/Chapter-1.htm

*”Kelipot” are demonic shells from the “Sitra Achra” (side of uncleanness) in the Lurianic Kabbalistic system. “Kelipot” are completely evil, devoid of any goodness whatever. According to this system, “Jews” emanate from the “Sitra d’Kedusha” (side of holiness).

There is no effort from the pope or any bishop or priest that I am aware of to encourage rabbinic reform of base, tribal hatred such as this which in truth is so fundamental to rabbinic texts and tradition that genuine reform is no more possible than reformation of Nazism.

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

October 7, 2008
Like Yin and Yang

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen waxes nostalgic during a Chabad interview in which he relays a legend which has the Chabad “Rebbe” Menachem Schneerson hiding in his grandparents’ basement for seven months during which time “The Rebbe” taught his grandfather “a little bit” from the racial-supremacist Tanya. Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen tells of the special attention he later received from “The Rebbe” during his many visits to Chabad headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. The interview is at this link:

http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/295122/jewish/Shaar-Yashuv-Cohen.htm

It might seem outrageous for the “first rabbi invited to address a synod of bishops” to close his address with a guilt trip vis. Pius XII “not doing enough to save ‘the Jews’ during WWII” and a warning for the bishops to “prevent Iran from causing another Holocaust” while he himself was involved in the terrorist ethnic cleansing of Palestine and continues to be a teacher of genocidal racial-supremacist Judaism, but it’s really par for the course. This is the fruit of the “Judeo-Christian relations” racket which is in itself outrageous.

Here are a few teachings from the text of racial-supremacist pantheism, the Tanya which Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen fondly recalls that the Chabad “Rebbe” taught to his grandfather:

“… the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. … The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above,”

“The souls of the nations of the world (the Gentiles), however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot* which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that (Gentiles) do, is done out of selfish motives. So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of (Gentiles) is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by (Gentiles) of the world is only for their self-glorification…” (Chapters 1 and 2)

“The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever… From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world (Gentiles), and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies.” (Chapter 6)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/7880/jewish/Chapter-1.htm

*”Kelipot” are demonic shells from the “Sitra Achra” (side of uncleanness) in the Lurianic Kabbalistic system. “Kelipot” are completely evil, devoid of any goodness whatever. According to this system, “Jews” emanate from the “Sitra d’Kedusha” (side of holiness).

There is no effort from the pope or any bishop or priest that I am aware of to encourage rabbinic reform of base, tribal hatred such as this which in truth is so fundamental to rabbinic texts and tradition that genuine reform is no more possible than reformation of Nazism.

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad

October 7, 2008
Like Yin and Yang

Pope Benedict’s Synod rabbi, Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen waxes nostalgic during a Chabad interview in which he relays a legend which has the Chabad “Rebbe” Menachem Schneerson hiding in his grandparents’ basement for seven months during which time “The Rebbe” taught his grandfather “a little bit” from the racial-supremacist Tanya. Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen tells of the special attention he later received from “The Rebbe” during his many visits to Chabad headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. The interview is at this link:

http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/295122/jewish/Shaar-Yashuv-Cohen.htm

It might seem outrageous for the “first rabbi invited to address a synod of bishops” to close his address with a guilt trip vis. Pius XII “not doing enough to save ‘the Jews’ during WWII” and a warning for the bishops to “prevent Iran from causing another Holocaust” while he himself was involved in the terrorist ethnic cleansing of Palestine and continues to be a teacher of genocidal racial-supremacist Judaism, but it’s really par for the course. This is the fruit of the “Judeo-Christian relations” racket which is in itself outrageous.

Here are a few teachings from the text of racial-supremacist pantheism, the Tanya which Rabbi She’ar-Yashuv Cohen fondly recalls that the Chabad “Rebbe” taught to his grandfather:

“… the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. … The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above,”

“The souls of the nations of the world (the Gentiles), however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot* which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that (Gentiles) do, is done out of selfish motives. So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of (Gentiles) is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by (Gentiles) of the world is only for their self-glorification…” (Chapters 1 and 2)

“The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever… From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world (Gentiles), and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies.” (Chapter 6)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/7880/jewish/Chapter-1.htm

*”Kelipot” are demonic shells from the “Sitra Achra” (side of uncleanness) in the Lurianic Kabbalistic system. “Kelipot” are completely evil, devoid of any goodness whatever. According to this system, “Jews” emanate from the “Sitra d’Kedusha” (side of holiness).

There is no effort from the pope or any bishop or priest that I am aware of to encourage rabbinic reform of base, tribal hatred such as this which in truth is so fundamental to rabbinic texts and tradition that genuine reform is no more possible than reformation of Nazism.