50 TOP ISRAELI RABBIS: PROUD TO BE RACISTS
By Rev. Ted Pike
15 Dec 10
When the United Nations declared “Zionism is a form of
racism” in 1975, the Jewish/Christian world erupted in anger
over such blatant “anti-Semitism.” When President Jimmy
Carter titled his best-selling book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid the
Jewish Anti-Defamation League demanded (and got) an apology. Yet for
the past week Israel’s media has brought international attention
to the declaration by at least 50 top, state-supported municipal rabbis
that Zionism is and should be racist and discriminatory.
The rabbis declared Arabs should be treated as unwelcome, second-class
citizens to whom Israelis should not rent or sell. Haaretz reports,
‘We don’t need to help Arabs set down roots in Israel,’ Rabbi
Shlomo Aviner of the Beit El settlement, said on Tuesday. Aviner
explained that he supported the move for two reasons: one, a Jew
looking for an apartment should get precedence over a Gentile; and
two, to keep the growing Arab population from settling too deeply.
‘Racism originated in the Torah,’ said Rabbi Yosef
Scheinen, who heads the Ashdod Yeshiva. ‘The land of Israel
is designated for the people of Israel. This is what the Holy One,
Blessed Be He, intended and that is what the [sage] Rashi interpreted.’ (Rashi
is one of the very greatest Talmudic authorities.)
Voices in Israel’s government repudiated these rabbis. Mertz
faction-whip Ilan Ghilon immediately asked the Attorney General to
dismiss [from state employment] each of the
rabbis who signed their names. (Israel has a law banning incitement
to religious hatred.) “We
are witnessing an epidemic of racism and xenophobia and we must act
firmly,” he said. Prime Minister Netanyahu finally issued a condemnation
saying the Bible requires Jews to “love the stranger.”
Yet it is doubted his official statement will go beyond words. It
is feared that if the 50 prominent rabbis do not retract their discriminatory
commands, 500 lesser rabbis in Israel will preach them.
The original decree commanding Jews not to rent or sell to Arabs
was written by chief rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu who said:
Their way of life is different than that of the Jews… among
[the Gentiles] are those who are bitter and hateful toward us and who
meddle in our lives to the point where they are a danger….
The neighbors and acquaintances [of a Jew who sells or rents to
an Arab] must distance himself from the Jew, refrain from doing
business with him, deny him the right to read from the Torah, and
similarly [ostracize] him until he goes back from this harmful
The rabbi's exhortation toward harsh treatment has taken effect.
Followers attacked Arab students and threatened to burn down the homes
of Jewish landlords renting to them.
The 50 rabbis’ inflammatory words add fuel to similar declarations
over the past few months. Some of Israel’s most authoritative
rabbis now publicly contend that authentic, Talmudic Judaism considers
the Gentile “goyim” subhuman and says Jews have the right
to rule them and even kill them and their children.
Rabbi Finds Wide Support in Israel and Top
Rabbi: 'Gentiles Exist to Serve Jews') Now, 50 state-supported
rabbis assert (just as “anti-Semites” have
alleged for the past century) that Zionism is indeed an elitist and
discriminatory movement and ideology.
A Brief History of Jewish Racism
Jewish history quickly reveals that racism is not only woven into
the prayer shawl that covers the Orthodox Jew, but it has also played
a vital part in defining and even preserving the Jewish race. The ancient
Hebrews had a very strong conception of being chosen by God for a special
destiny but actual racism does not exist in the Old Testament. Hebrew
separatism implemented God’s command not to be contaminated by
the morally polluting Canaanites. Except for the cults of human sacrifice
which pervaded Central and South America before arrival of Europeans,
the ancient Canaanites were unrivaled in their religious requirement
of infant sacrifice. They also practiced every kind of idolatry and
moral perversion. When Jericho was excavated a century ago, hundreds
of urns were discovered, each containing the skeleton of an infant
sacrificed to keep the sun shining, rain falling, and crops growing.
The Hebrews under Joshua were commanded to exterminate Jericho but
not because Canaanites were genetically inferior or even spiritually
unclean by birth. Rather, all Canaanite influence had to be removed
from God’s chosen people because the “iniquity of the Amorites” would
quickly end God’s whole purpose for the Jewish people: to prepare
the world for Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind.
Yet in about the 2 nd century B.C., a class of religious teachers,
the scribes and Pharisees, returned to Palestine from Babylon bringing
a very different, malignant, truly racist ethic with them. The Pharisees
repeated the boast of the rebels of Korah under Moses who declared
that “all the people are holy; every one of them and the Lord
is among them.” (Numbers 16) The Pharisees asserted that while
Moses was atop Sinai receiving a written law from God, 70 elders were
also receiving an oral law. This oral law superseded (and mostly contradicted)
the written law. Jesus described this as “the tradition of the
elders,” which “made the law of God of none effect.” (Mark
7:13) The Jewish Encyclopedia clarifies how this perverse
Pharisaic innovation became the basis for modern, or Talmudic, Judaism. “The
whole history of Judaism was reconstructed from the Pharisaic point
of view… Pharisaism shaped the character of Judaism and the
life and thought of the Jew for all of the future.” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Pharisees,” pg.
In the several centuries before Christ, the Pharisees taught the
Jews that they were spiritually superior to the “goyim” and that
their Sanhedrin of 70 elders vastly surpassed the authority of the
Mosaic Law. Within a few centuries after Israel’s rejection and
crucifixion of Christ, this oral tradition (Mishna) was written down
and became, along with supplemental commentary, the vast Babylonian
Talmud—the greatest religious and ethical authority for observant
Jews. Today, in every Jewish religious school (Yeshivah) in Israel,
half of the nation’s children are first educated in the context
of Talmud. Young Jewish boys and girls are taught Jews are specially
chosen by God to “repair” a world brought into chaos by
the Gentiles. Even more menacing, they are taught the Jew is intrinsically
higher, divinely favored, even sacred, in comparison to the goyim.
The Talmud, written by those who crucified Jesus, is the glue that
holds religious Jews together. Jewish author Herman Wouk in his book This
Is My God wrote: “The Talmud is to this day the circulating
heart’s blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs,
or ceremonies we observe – whether we are Orthodox, Conservative,
Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalist – we follow the Talmud.
It is our common law.”
Jews Victimized by Talmudic Bigotry
The racism of the Talmud has historically united the Jews together
as a people because of the cause-and-effect of its two mentalities.
First, it stimulates a superiority complex: a conviction of a divine
right which sanctions Jews to lie, deceive and
steal from Gentiles. (See, Kol
Nidre: Judaism’s License to Lie and Talmud
Encourages Jews to Deceive) Since Jews are superior and
destined to rule the nations before the coming of messiah, many supremacist
Jews have believed anything can be done to weaken Gentile (especially
Christian) power in order to hasten those events. This may include
corruption of the nations through liquor, pornography, (See,
Wellspring of Jewish Pornography Industry), homosexuality (See,
and Homosexuality: A Marriage Made in Hell), media (See,
Confirm Big Media is Jewish), etc., as well as philosophies
that weaken civilization morally, politically, and economically (See,
Activists Created Communism). God told the prophet Isaiah that
apostate Jews are “children
who are corrupters.” (Isaiah
1:4) The habitual tendency of many Jews (but not all) in every age
to subvert society has, not surprisingly, resulted in scores of expulsions
of Jews from various countries over the millennia.
Such reaction from the goyim has precipitated a second reaction fundamental
to the creation of the modern Jew: a persecution complex. This is a
deep conviction, taught from infancy, that “anti-Semitic” Gentiles
are preoccupied with an incurable, irrational appetite to destroy Jews.
The only safety for Jews is to never, never forget the evil Gentiles
have done to them. Supremacist Jews also demand atonement for Christian/Gentile
persecution in the form of special rights and privileges, including
exemption from “anti-Semitic” scrutiny and criticism.
Both of these Talmudic racial complexes act in a self-perpetuating
circle to isolate the Jew over the past 2000 years, barricading him
behind a wall of superiority, self-righteousness, antagonism and suspicion.
Such racism is twisted and tragic. Yet ironically, more than anything
else, it has kept the Jewish people intact, preventing assimilation.
Many Jewish authorities today would like it that way again, especially
keeping young Jews from discovering how much evangelical Christians
actually love and elevate them to cult-like veneration. Such discovery
explains why more than 50 percent of Jewish boys in “Christian
America” now marry Gentile girls. Orthodox authority regards
this as a state of virtual “genocide,” rivaling the Holocaust
in its potential to destroy the Jewish race.
Evangelicals: Catching Racism from Israel
Christianity totally endorses Israel in her anti-Arab racism.
Most “Israel-first” evangelicals
also increasingly consider Arabs of less value than Jews. They may
deny this, but such racism pervades their reflexes. Evangelicals
are habitually hardened to any claim that Palestinians or even their
children deserve compassion because of horrendous injustices inflicted
by Israel. Such unconditional alignment with Israel’s oppressions
does not escape notice by the world’s 1.1 billion Muslims. It prejudices
them from being open to the gospel, which most evangelical supporters of
Israel hypocritically claim is offered to all men equally. As Talmudic racism
insulates Jews from assimilation, for the past century it has insulated the
church from effective evangelism of the Muslim world. Is God judging the
church by allowing Islam to now threaten to overwhelm Western Christian society?
Zionist racism is like a rabid dog which bites anything it can, making
others just as menacing. This is what Scripture prophecies. Babylon
the Great, Israel, will corrupt and derange the world (including an
apostate church) in the last days. It says all nations will have drunk
of the wine of her spiritual fornication; “therefore the nations
are mad.” (Jeremiah 51:7)