Archive for the ‘Tikkun Olam’ Category

Skull and Bones Bush’s Ideal Crusader

October 2, 2007
Pentagon Official, Ms. Debra Cagan is claimed to have informed British MP’s that she “hates all Iranians.”

Here we have the symbolism of the pentagon, the whore/scarlet woman, the hermaphrodite, and the crusader all in one. This is tikkun olam par excellance. This is where humanity is headed under it’s current leadership.

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=484762&in_page_id=1#StartComments

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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.

The Vatican Instills the Double Mind; The Judaic Hermaphrodite god

June 26, 2007

Here is an example of how the Vatican incapacitates it’s followers by instilling within them a double-minded psychosis. The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and The Pontifical Council for Culture produced a document in 2004 titied, “Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life (A Christian Relfection on the New Age)” which can be accessed at the Vatican’s website:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html

Within the document is the following insight into a belief held by many New Agers.

“The New Age which is dawning will be peopled by perfect, androgynous beings who are totally in command of the cosmic laws of nature. In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order.”

This will be recognized as being correct by anyone who has studied the occult at any level of depth. The New Age teaches that man can return nature to paradise, it’s pre-fall state before there was male and female (conjunction of opposites, restoration of balance), and that man is obligated to work towards this end. But the Vatican leaves critical information out of it’s tome on the New Age. The stream of transmission for this occult belief within the Christian West is rabbinic Judaism, the religion of the hermaphrodite god who created the first man in it’s own image–as a hemaphrodite.

And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. (Genesis 1;27)

The rabbis interpret Genesis 1:27 to mean that Adam was created as a hermaphrodite (Er. 18a; Gen. R. 8:1; cf. also Jub. 2:14; 3:8). (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Adam”)

“Transmitted and developed through dualistic Gnosticism in the East, the notion of an androgynous creation was adopted by the (rabbinic) Haggadists in order to reconcile the apparently conflicting statements of the Bible. In Gen. ii. 7 and 18 et seq., the separate creations of man and of woman are described, while in chap. i. 27, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,” their creation is described as coincident.

“In connection with the latter verse the Midrash states (Gen. R. viii.): “Jeremiah, son of Eleazar, says: God created Adam androgynous, but Samuel, son of Naḥman, says, He created him ‘double-faced,’ then cutting him in twain and forming two backs, one to the one and the other to the second” (see Bacher, “Ag. Pal. Amor.” i. 547, iii. 585). The same statement is given in Moses ha-Darshan’s Bereshit Rabbati (“Pugio Fidei,” p. 446, Paris, 1651).

“The difference in the interpretation is that, according to Jeremiah’s opinion, Adam had both sexes, and was thus a real hermaphrodite in the old mythical sense, identical with that conception of Hermes in which he is understood to be the ‘logos alethinos,’ the son of Maya, the bisexual primeval man of the East … Nevertheless the view of R. Jeremiah is quoted by the Christian Fathers, who were at pains to refute this ‘Jewish fable.’ Augustine, in his commentary De Genesi ad Litteram 3:22, refers to it, and Strabo declared it to be ‘one of the damnable fables of the Jews.’
” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Androgynos”)

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1508&letter=A

Rabbi Yeremiah, the son of Elazar, said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him an androgyne, for it is written (Gen. v. 2), ‘Male and female created He them.'” Rabbi Sh’muel bar Nachman said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him with two faces; then He sawed him asunder, and split him (in two), making one back to the one-half, and another to the other.” (Midrash Rabbah, chapter 8)

The Judaic work of redemption, Tikkun Olam, or repair of the world, which is the Judaic’s duty to bring about by his own devices according to the Kabbalistic view of the rabbis, involves restoring man to his pre-fall hermaphroditic state, and also the reunion of the dumb, impotent male aspect of the Judaic god, the En Soph, with it’s female counterpart, the Shekinah.

Redemption is no more than the external manifestation of the inner state of tikkun (“restitution”) which depends on the deeds of Israel and a realization of the way of life which the Kabbalah preaches. The fact of tikkun is not something which depends on a miracle, but rather on human action … [the Messiah’s] coming is conditional upon the accomplishment of the task of Israel in the “tikkun of the world.” According to this latter view, there is a human and historical preparation for redemption and the Messiah will come automatically if this preparation is completed. This belief is widespread among the disciples of Isaac Luria, and it follows logically from the basic assumptions of Lurianic Kabbalah. (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Redemption”)

The main concern of Lurianic Kabbalah, as has been mentioned, is with the details of the process of tikkun … certain concluding actions have been reserved for man. These are the ultimate aim of creation, and the completion of tikkun, which is synonymous with the redemption, depends on man’s performing them. Herein lies the close connection between the doctrine of tikkun and the religious and contemplative activity of man, which must struggle with and overcome not only the historic exile of the Jewish people but also the mystic exile of the Shekhinah …” (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

Walter Kasper’s mentor, Martin Buber relays the Kabbalistic myth of tikkun as it relates to the Judaic hermaphrodite god:

“If you direct the undiminished power of your fervor to God’s world-destiny… you will bring about the union between God and Shekhinah …” (Tales of the Hasidim; the Early Masters 1947).

So, from the Vatican we receive a condemnation of the occult hermaphrodite doctrine, but the rabbis who profess the very same doctrine are identified as our “elder brothers in the faith” with whom we have a “shared spiritual heritage.”

This is the double-mind par excellence.

Benedict XVI and his elder brother, Rabbi Marvin Heir of the Orwellian Simon Wiesenthal outfit engaged in a double-mind inducing ritual at the Vatican in November of 2005. In the presence of Benedict and with his endorsement the rabbi exhorted Christians to put the Kabbalistic doctrine of Tikkun Olam and restoration of balance into practice:

“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

The Vatican Instills the Double Mind; The Judaic Hermaphrodite god

June 26, 2007

Here is an example of how the Vatican incapacitates it’s followers by instilling within them a double-minded psychosis. The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and The Pontifical Council for Culture produced a document in 2004 titied, “Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life (A Christian Relfection on the New Age)” which can be accessed at the Vatican’s website:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html

Within the document is the following insight into a belief held by many New Agers.

“The New Age which is dawning will be peopled by perfect, androgynous beings who are totally in command of the cosmic laws of nature. In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order.”

This will be recognized as being correct by anyone who has studied the occult at any level of depth. The New Age teaches that man can return nature to paradise, it’s pre-fall state before there was male and female (conjunction of opposites, restoration of balance), and that man is obligated to work towards this end. But the Vatican leaves critical information out of it’s tome on the New Age. The stream of transmission for this occult belief within the Christian West is rabbinic Judaism, the religion of the hermaphrodite god who created the first man in it’s own image–as a hemaphrodite.

And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. (Genesis 1;27)

The rabbis interpret Genesis 1:27 to mean that Adam was created as a hermaphrodite (Er. 18a; Gen. R. 8:1; cf. also Jub. 2:14; 3:8). (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Adam”)

“Transmitted and developed through dualistic Gnosticism in the East, the notion of an androgynous creation was adopted by the (rabbinic) Haggadists in order to reconcile the apparently conflicting statements of the Bible. In Gen. ii. 7 and 18 et seq., the separate creations of man and of woman are described, while in chap. i. 27, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,” their creation is described as coincident.

“In connection with the latter verse the Midrash states (Gen. R. viii.): “Jeremiah, son of Eleazar, says: God created Adam androgynous, but Samuel, son of Naḥman, says, He created him ‘double-faced,’ then cutting him in twain and forming two backs, one to the one and the other to the second” (see Bacher, “Ag. Pal. Amor.” i. 547, iii. 585). The same statement is given in Moses ha-Darshan’s Bereshit Rabbati (“Pugio Fidei,” p. 446, Paris, 1651).

“The difference in the interpretation is that, according to Jeremiah’s opinion, Adam had both sexes, and was thus a real hermaphrodite in the old mythical sense, identical with that conception of Hermes in which he is understood to be the ‘logos alethinos,’ the son of Maya, the bisexual primeval man of the East … Nevertheless the view of R. Jeremiah is quoted by the Christian Fathers, who were at pains to refute this ‘Jewish fable.’ Augustine, in his commentary De Genesi ad Litteram 3:22, refers to it, and Strabo declared it to be ‘one of the damnable fables of the Jews.’
” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Androgynos”)

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1508&letter=A

Rabbi Yeremiah, the son of Elazar, said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him an androgyne, for it is written (Gen. v. 2), ‘Male and female created He them.'” Rabbi Sh’muel bar Nachman said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him with two faces; then He sawed him asunder, and split him (in two), making one back to the one-half, and another to the other.” (Midrash Rabbah, chapter 8)

The Judaic work of redemption, Tikkun Olam, or repair of the world, which is the Judaic’s duty to bring about by his own devices according to the Kabbalistic view of the rabbis, involves restoring man to his pre-fall hermaphroditic state, and also the reunion of the dumb, impotent male aspect of the Judaic god, the En Soph, with it’s female counterpart, the Shekinah.

Redemption is no more than the external manifestation of the inner state of tikkun (“restitution”) which depends on the deeds of Israel and a realization of the way of life which the Kabbalah preaches. The fact of tikkun is not something which depends on a miracle, but rather on human action … [the Messiah’s] coming is conditional upon the accomplishment of the task of Israel in the “tikkun of the world.” According to this latter view, there is a human and historical preparation for redemption and the Messiah will come automatically if this preparation is completed. This belief is widespread among the disciples of Isaac Luria, and it follows logically from the basic assumptions of Lurianic Kabbalah. (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Redemption”)

The main concern of Lurianic Kabbalah, as has been mentioned, is with the details of the process of tikkun … certain concluding actions have been reserved for man. These are the ultimate aim of creation, and the completion of tikkun, which is synonymous with the redemption, depends on man’s performing them. Herein lies the close connection between the doctrine of tikkun and the religious and contemplative activity of man, which must struggle with and overcome not only the historic exile of the Jewish people but also the mystic exile of the Shekhinah …” (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

Walter Kasper’s mentor, Martin Buber relays the Kabbalistic myth of tikkun as it relates to the Judaic hermaphrodite god:

“If you direct the undiminished power of your fervor to God’s world-destiny… you will bring about the union between God and Shekhinah …” (Tales of the Hasidim; the Early Masters 1947).

So, from the Vatican we receive a condemnation of the occult hermaphrodite doctrine, but the rabbis who profess the very same doctrine are identified as our “elder brothers in the faith” with whom we have a “shared spiritual heritage.”

This is the double-mind par excellence.

Benedict XVI and his elder brother, Rabbi Marvin Heir of the Orwellian Simon Wiesenthal outfit engaged in a double-mind inducing ritual at the Vatican in November of 2005. In the presence of Benedict and with his endorsement the rabbi exhorted Christians to put the Kabbalistic doctrine of Tikkun Olam and restoration of balance into practice:

“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

The Vatican Instills the Double Mind; The Judaic Hermaphrodite god

June 26, 2007

Here is an example of how the Vatican incapacitates it’s followers by instilling within them a double-minded psychosis. The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and The Pontifical Council for Culture produced a document in 2004 titied, “Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life (A Christian Relfection on the New Age)” which can be accessed at the Vatican’s website:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html

Within the document is the following insight into a belief held by many New Agers.

“The New Age which is dawning will be peopled by perfect, androgynous beings who are totally in command of the cosmic laws of nature. In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order.”

This will be recognized as being correct by anyone who has studied the occult at any level of depth. The New Age teaches that man can return nature to paradise, it’s pre-fall state before there was male and female (conjunction of opposites, restoration of balance), and that man is obligated to work towards this end. But the Vatican leaves critical information out of it’s tome on the New Age. The stream of transmission for this occult belief within the Christian West is rabbinic Judaism, the religion of the hermaphrodite god who created the first man in it’s own image–as a hemaphrodite.

And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. (Genesis 1;27)

The rabbis interpret Genesis 1:27 to mean that Adam was created as a hermaphrodite (Er. 18a; Gen. R. 8:1; cf. also Jub. 2:14; 3:8). (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Adam”)

“Transmitted and developed through dualistic Gnosticism in the East, the notion of an androgynous creation was adopted by the (rabbinic) Haggadists in order to reconcile the apparently conflicting statements of the Bible. In Gen. ii. 7 and 18 et seq., the separate creations of man and of woman are described, while in chap. i. 27, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,” their creation is described as coincident.

“In connection with the latter verse the Midrash states (Gen. R. viii.): “Jeremiah, son of Eleazar, says: God created Adam androgynous, but Samuel, son of Naḥman, says, He created him ‘double-faced,’ then cutting him in twain and forming two backs, one to the one and the other to the second” (see Bacher, “Ag. Pal. Amor.” i. 547, iii. 585). The same statement is given in Moses ha-Darshan’s Bereshit Rabbati (“Pugio Fidei,” p. 446, Paris, 1651).

“The difference in the interpretation is that, according to Jeremiah’s opinion, Adam had both sexes, and was thus a real hermaphrodite in the old mythical sense, identical with that conception of Hermes in which he is understood to be the ‘logos alethinos,’ the son of Maya, the bisexual primeval man of the East … Nevertheless the view of R. Jeremiah is quoted by the Christian Fathers, who were at pains to refute this ‘Jewish fable.’ Augustine, in his commentary De Genesi ad Litteram 3:22, refers to it, and Strabo declared it to be ‘one of the damnable fables of the Jews.’
” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Androgynos”)

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1508&letter=A

Rabbi Yeremiah, the son of Elazar, said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him an androgyne, for it is written (Gen. v. 2), ‘Male and female created He them.'” Rabbi Sh’muel bar Nachman said, “When the Holy One—blessed be He!—created Adam, He created him with two faces; then He sawed him asunder, and split him (in two), making one back to the one-half, and another to the other.” (Midrash Rabbah, chapter 8)

The Judaic work of redemption, Tikkun Olam, or repair of the world, which is the Judaic’s duty to bring about by his own devices according to the Kabbalistic view of the rabbis, involves restoring man to his pre-fall hermaphroditic state, and also the reunion of the dumb, impotent male aspect of the Judaic god, the En Soph, with it’s female counterpart, the Shekinah.

Redemption is no more than the external manifestation of the inner state of tikkun (“restitution”) which depends on the deeds of Israel and a realization of the way of life which the Kabbalah preaches. The fact of tikkun is not something which depends on a miracle, but rather on human action … [the Messiah’s] coming is conditional upon the accomplishment of the task of Israel in the “tikkun of the world.” According to this latter view, there is a human and historical preparation for redemption and the Messiah will come automatically if this preparation is completed. This belief is widespread among the disciples of Isaac Luria, and it follows logically from the basic assumptions of Lurianic Kabbalah. (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Redemption”)

The main concern of Lurianic Kabbalah, as has been mentioned, is with the details of the process of tikkun … certain concluding actions have been reserved for man. These are the ultimate aim of creation, and the completion of tikkun, which is synonymous with the redemption, depends on man’s performing them. Herein lies the close connection between the doctrine of tikkun and the religious and contemplative activity of man, which must struggle with and overcome not only the historic exile of the Jewish people but also the mystic exile of the Shekhinah …” (Encyclopedia Judaica, “Kabbalah”)

Walter Kasper’s mentor, Martin Buber relays the Kabbalistic myth of tikkun as it relates to the Judaic hermaphrodite god:

“If you direct the undiminished power of your fervor to God’s world-destiny… you will bring about the union between God and Shekhinah …” (Tales of the Hasidim; the Early Masters 1947).

So, from the Vatican we receive a condemnation of the occult hermaphrodite doctrine, but the rabbis who profess the very same doctrine are identified as our “elder brothers in the faith” with whom we have a “shared spiritual heritage.”

This is the double-mind par excellence.

Benedict XVI and his elder brother, Rabbi Marvin Heir of the Orwellian Simon Wiesenthal outfit engaged in a double-mind inducing ritual at the Vatican in November of 2005. In the presence of Benedict and with his endorsement the rabbi exhorted Christians to put the Kabbalistic doctrine of Tikkun Olam and restoration of balance into practice:

“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

Opus Judei

February 12, 2007

These are segments of an article which originally appeared at Opus Dei’s official website in 2002. It’s has since been removed but is still available in the web archive, Wayback Machine:

Rabbi Angel Kreiman Links Escriva’s Teaching on Work to the Talmudic Tradition

Rabbi Angel Kreiman, international vice president of the World Council of Synagogues, recently addressed a congress in Rome on Josemaria Escriva.

“Many of Josemaria Escriva’s concepts call to mind the Talmudic tradition and reveal his profound knowledge of the Jewish world, as well as his passionate love, as he openly repeated, for two Jews, Jesus and Mary,” said Rabbi Kreiman. “Moreover, that which most likens (Escriva’s) teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation [The Kabbalist doctrine, Tikkun Olam–“repair of the world”] every day, through perfection of work” …

The Rabbi, who is a Cooperator of Opus Dei, said he wanted to demonstrate his special affection for the organization founded by Josemaria Escriva. “Opus Dei members helped me, right from the beginning of my [rabbinic] seminary studies, to persevere in my [rabbinic] vocation,” he said, “and I have also seen them do it with other rabbis, for which I am deeply grateful.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20020213091115/www.opusdei.org/art.php?p=3007

This same Opus Dei formed rabbi, Angel Kreiman, announced in Oct 2005 that, “Forty years after ‘Nostra Aetate‘ we are entering a promised land, in which for Catholic bishops and priests, preaching, the teaching of Jesus’ Judaism, and of the Judaism of Peter and Paul, of the apostles, of the Jewish life of the first Christians, is a theological foundation.”

Putting aside the fact that the Judaism rabbi Kreiman speaks of is the Pharisaic doctrine which Christ condemned and told His disciples to beware of, one must ask, what is this “promised land” that Rabbi Kreiman believes we are entering, and who promised it for that matter?

The Opus Dei formed rabbi goes on to say:

“The Catholic Church’s support of Judaism is not like that of one country for another, based on material power. Christians’ support of Judaism is a religious spiritual force” …

“Both relations between Jews and Catholics, as well as relations between the Holy See and Israel, have increased so much. On the Christian side, I think the only limitation has been to indicate the dialogue with Jews as important but not urgent. Now, it is clear that the dialogue with Jews is not an option but an obligation. It is for Catholic people to accept the Jewish people as the original alliance” [???]

“For observant rabbis it is time to begin to think that the Church is not an enemy of Israel, but its best ally” …

“… it is not only about saying that Christians and Jews are friends, that Jews are not accused of deicide; it must be said that Judaism and Christianity are the foundation of the struggle against paganism.”

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=79209

I disagree. What truly must be said is that the rabbis are attempting to drag Christianity back to the paganism of Babylon and Egypt which they have preserved within their tradition of Judaism to this very day. That is the work which Opus Dei is engaged in.

Opus Judei

February 12, 2007

These are segments of an article which originally appeared at Opus Dei’s official website in 2002. It’s has since been removed but is still available in the web archive, Wayback Machine:

Rabbi Angel Kreiman Links Escriva’s Teaching on Work to the Talmudic Tradition

Rabbi Angel Kreiman, international vice president of the World Council of Synagogues, recently addressed a congress in Rome on Josemaria Escriva.

“Many of Josemaria Escriva’s concepts call to mind the Talmudic tradition and reveal his profound knowledge of the Jewish world, as well as his passionate love, as he openly repeated, for two Jews, Jesus and Mary,” said Rabbi Kreiman. “Moreover, that which most likens (Escriva’s) teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation [The Kabbalist doctrine, Tikkun Olam–“repair of the world”] every day, through perfection of work” …

The Rabbi, who is a Cooperator of Opus Dei, said he wanted to demonstrate his special affection for the organization founded by Josemaria Escriva. “Opus Dei members helped me, right from the beginning of my [rabbinic] seminary studies, to persevere in my [rabbinic] vocation,” he said, “and I have also seen them do it with other rabbis, for which I am deeply grateful.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20020213091115/www.opusdei.org/art.php?p=3007

This same Opus Dei formed rabbi, Angel Kreiman, announced in Oct 2005 that, “Forty years after ‘Nostra Aetate‘ we are entering a promised land, in which for Catholic bishops and priests, preaching, the teaching of Jesus’ Judaism, and of the Judaism of Peter and Paul, of the apostles, of the Jewish life of the first Christians, is a theological foundation.”

Putting aside the fact that the Judaism rabbi Kreiman speaks of is the Pharisaic doctrine which Christ condemned and told His disciples to beware of, one must ask, what is this “promised land” that Rabbi Kreiman believes we are entering, and who promised it for that matter?

The Opus Dei formed rabbi goes on to say:

“The Catholic Church’s support of Judaism is not like that of one country for another, based on material power. Christians’ support of Judaism is a religious spiritual force” …

“Both relations between Jews and Catholics, as well as relations between the Holy See and Israel, have increased so much. On the Christian side, I think the only limitation has been to indicate the dialogue with Jews as important but not urgent. Now, it is clear that the dialogue with Jews is not an option but an obligation. It is for Catholic people to accept the Jewish people as the original alliance” [???]

“For observant rabbis it is time to begin to think that the Church is not an enemy of Israel, but its best ally” …

“… it is not only about saying that Christians and Jews are friends, that Jews are not accused of deicide; it must be said that Judaism and Christianity are the foundation of the struggle against paganism.”

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=79209

I disagree. What truly must be said is that the rabbis are attempting to drag Christianity back to the paganism of Babylon and Egypt which they have preserved within their tradition of Judaism to this very day. That is the work which Opus Dei is engaged in.

Opus Judei

February 12, 2007

These are segments of an article which originally appeared at Opus Dei’s official website in 2002. It’s has since been removed but is still available in the web archive, Wayback Machine:

Rabbi Angel Kreiman Links Escriva’s Teaching on Work to the Talmudic Tradition

Rabbi Angel Kreiman, international vice president of the World Council of Synagogues, recently addressed a congress in Rome on Josemaria Escriva.

“Many of Josemaria Escriva’s concepts call to mind the Talmudic tradition and reveal his profound knowledge of the Jewish world, as well as his passionate love, as he openly repeated, for two Jews, Jesus and Mary,” said Rabbi Kreiman. “Moreover, that which most likens (Escriva’s) teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation [The Kabbalist doctrine, Tikkun Olam–“repair of the world”] every day, through perfection of work” …

The Rabbi, who is a Cooperator of Opus Dei, said he wanted to demonstrate his special affection for the organization founded by Josemaria Escriva. “Opus Dei members helped me, right from the beginning of my [rabbinic] seminary studies, to persevere in my [rabbinic] vocation,” he said, “and I have also seen them do it with other rabbis, for which I am deeply grateful.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20020213091115/www.opusdei.org/art.php?p=3007

This same Opus Dei formed rabbi, Angel Kreiman, announced in Oct 2005 that, “Forty years after ‘Nostra Aetate‘ we are entering a promised land, in which for Catholic bishops and priests, preaching, the teaching of Jesus’ Judaism, and of the Judaism of Peter and Paul, of the apostles, of the Jewish life of the first Christians, is a theological foundation.”

Putting aside the fact that the Judaism rabbi Kreiman speaks of is the Pharisaic doctrine which Christ condemned and told His disciples to beware of, one must ask, what is this “promised land” that Rabbi Kreiman believes we are entering, and who promised it for that matter?

The Opus Dei formed rabbi goes on to say:

“The Catholic Church’s support of Judaism is not like that of one country for another, based on material power. Christians’ support of Judaism is a religious spiritual force” …

“Both relations between Jews and Catholics, as well as relations between the Holy See and Israel, have increased so much. On the Christian side, I think the only limitation has been to indicate the dialogue with Jews as important but not urgent. Now, it is clear that the dialogue with Jews is not an option but an obligation. It is for Catholic people to accept the Jewish people as the original alliance” [???]

“For observant rabbis it is time to begin to think that the Church is not an enemy of Israel, but its best ally” …

“… it is not only about saying that Christians and Jews are friends, that Jews are not accused of deicide; it must be said that Judaism and Christianity are the foundation of the struggle against paganism.”

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=79209

I disagree. What truly must be said is that the rabbis are attempting to drag Christianity back to the paganism of Babylon and Egypt which they have preserved within their tradition of Judaism to this very day. That is the work which Opus Dei is engaged in.