ADL: ‘Thou shalt not quote Talmud’

In 2003 the Israel Lobby, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in its report, The Talmud in Anti-Semitic Polemics, had claimed that the Jew-haters and Holocaust deniers certain passages from the Talmud and other Jewish texts and foment anti-Semitism.

“It has become a common refrain among the anti-Semites that the Talmud is the ‘smoking gun’ that confirms their belief This question is a serious one, since the modern State of Israel forces on its citizens the religious views of the Pharisees descendants, namely the rabbis. The rabbis act according to the Talmud teachings. In such a way, Israel is accepting the Talmud and its teachings. What does that mean?

about Jews being stingy, malevolent and intent on world domination,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director.

In December 2010 – Jewish-owned Newsweek boated that Chinese businessmen use Jewish Talmud as their Business Guide. Earlier in 2008, the magazine had published an article by Lisa Miller, titled “Our Mutual Joy” – in which she tried to prove that the Bible is “pro-gay”. In 2010, British singer, Sir Elton John, added his support to Lisa’s claim by calling Jesus “a super intelligent gay man”.

Roy Tov, an Israeli Christian on run – posted an article on his blog, entitled Is Quoting the Talmud anti-Semitic?.

Should one be defined as anti-Semitic for quoting from Talmud texts that preach for committing or justifying crimes? Texts that define the Talmud supporters – at least – as collaborators, or even instigators to commit, a crime?

The Old Testament was considered dangerous by the Pharisees. Simply, many of the Mosaic Laws were uncomfortable – and inconvenient – to fulfil. Moreover, the prophecies regarding Jesus – their archenemy – in the Bible were difficult to ignore.

Facing such a problem, these industrious men operated a two stages plan. First, an Oral Law was created. These were laws that defined how the Mosaic Laws in the Pentateuch should be interpreted. Using them, they could turn around any law to their convenience. They claim the Oral Law was given verbally by Moses to their ancestors. The Bible does not support this claim.

Nowadays, the rabbis – the Pharisees spiritual descendants – consider the Talmud as the main book of law. Since then, the Pharisees and rabbis can manipulate the law interpretations to their personal benefit.

The Talmud – written in Hebrew and Aramaic – was largely ignored by the world until the Jews’ College translation was published through Soncino Press between 1935 and 1948. This was the first complete English translation, produced by authoritative Jewish scholars in the world and is considered a reliable text. It is important to keep that in mind while judging the next sections.

The Talmud is obsessed with pornographic issues, touching some of them here is unavoidable. Moses commanded that if a woman have intercourse with a beast, both should be killed (Leviticus 20:16), and that a priest must not marry a harlot or woman who is profane (Lev. 21:7), the Talmud inverted that and teaches that “unnatural intercourse does not cause a woman to be forbidden to marry a High Priest,” since then “you will find no woman eligible …” (See Exhibit 157, from the Yebamoth, Folios 59a-59b)

Then, the ruling of the rabbis is: “A woman who had intercourse with a beast is eligible to marry a priest — even a High Priest,” and “the result of such intercourse being regarded as a mere wound, and the opinion that does not regard an accidentally injured hymen as a disqualification does not regard such as intercourse either.”

According to the Talmud, under “nine years and one day,” the “first stage of intercourse” of a boy with the mother, or any grown woman, is harmless. Shammai – who contributed vast texts to the Talmud, lowers the age to eight years in some cases. (Sanhedrin 69b).

Not less shocking is the following text: “When a grown up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this — that is, less than three years old — it is as if one puts the finger into the eye — tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.” (Kethuboth 11b).

“This type of crimes – and all their imaginable variations – appear time and again. What type of men wrote these texts? What type of men are their followers? Every single rabbi in the world studied this text in order to graduate. Would you hire one as a babysitter?,” wrote Roy Tov.

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3 Responses to ADL: ‘Thou shalt not quote Talmud’

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  2. Velvet says:

    Frkanly I think that’s absolutely good stuff.

  3. hemp says:

    My comments with verbatim quotations will prove inadequate to do that. The Very Reverend Rabbi Hertz was at the time the Chief Rabbi of England.The worlds leading authorities on the Talmud confirm that the official unabridged Soncino Edition of the Talmud translated into English follows the original texts with great exactness.

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