BLASPHEMOUS ISRAELI VIDEOS HAVE ANCIENT ROOTS
By Rev. Ted Pike
27 Apr 11
Throughout the world, the Anti-Defamation League is instant to scream “Hate
crime!” against those who criticize religions such as Islam and
Judaism, advocating harsh fines and imprisonment. Several years ago
ADL’s German hate laws were used in an attempt to extradite Holocaust
researcher Dr. Fredrick Toben from Australia to imprisonment in Germany
for the “anti-Semitic hate crime” of criticizing Judaism.
Grabbed: International Hate Laws Bite)
But ADL is silent when Christianity is publicly mocked and stripped
of its sacred symbols in America. How much more is this true in Israel!
Recently a particularly blasphemous anti-Christian video, produced
by a private TV station in Israel, soared in popularity on YouTube.
Here is the transcript of the show, Toffee
The Crucifixion of Yeshu:
[Girl in a bikini and a stuffed monkey sit on a couch]
Toffee: [Speaking to the viewers] Hello, you’ve made it to the
history program of Toffee and the Gorilla. I came to talk about the
highlights of the Jewish people—from times past until today.
Today we will learn about the crucifixion of Yeshu. Have you heard
about Yeshu? [addressed to monkey]
Gorilla: I’ve heard he’s an honorable person.
Toffee: No, Yeshu was an enemy of the Jewish people. He attempted
to convert us all into Christians. Although there are good Christians,
to the Jew this is a terrible danger, a threat to the peace of the
Gorilla: [shouting] I want to assimilate!
Toffee: Do you even know what it is to assimilate? It means to get
f****d up with a goyah; this is something that neither me or you, obviously,
Gorilla: [shouting] I want for my children to eat Toblerone [chocolate
bar] and become goyim; I am bored here, Toffee! I want to live in Switzerland
with a goyah and eat Toblerone all day long!
Toffee: Okay, darling, if you love Yeshu so much, then you will have
to play Yeshu.
[Title pops up on screen] “The Crucifixion of Yeshu”
Toffee: I am Judas Iscariot.
Gorilla: [shouting] And I am Yeshu. I want for you all to become Christians
and eat pork and Toblerone and have fun! Do you, the viewers at home,
want too [sic]?
Toffee: Because of this, I will crucify you! How dare you preach to
the innocent Jews?
[Cut to the monkey being spread on a cross; monkey is wearing a
long wig representing Jesus’ hair; Toffee is hammering a nail
through his hands]
Gorilla: [screaming] My God, why have you forsaken me?
Toffee: You are a Nazi, Yeshu, you are a Nazi!
Gorilla: [screaming and crying] Toffee! No, Toffee—I am scared!
I walked on the water, I transformed crickets into cake. No! I am not
Yeshu. This is a mistake. I am Moses, our teacher, do not thrust with
Toffee: It is only one [nail], you coward…
Gorilla: Nooooo! Oh, Toffee…Oh God, no, aaahhhh! aaahhh! Ay
ah, No, No, No….
[Girl hits monkey in the face with a hammer, laughing as monkey continues
Gorilla: No, ahhhhh!
Toffee: Oy vey.
[Monkey groans in death and dies…]
In 2009, another sacrilegious skit on “Tonight
with Lior Shlein” was
aired on another private station in Israel, channel 10. Here also is
[Newscaster sitting in a Jay Leno type show set]
Christians tell you that Jesus used to walk on the water of Lake
Tiberius. But this is not true! Jesus was so fat that he was ashamed
to go out [video of an obese dancing man] so how could he go to the
lake in his swimming clothes? Christians show Jesus to you like that
[typical painting of Jesus] but these pictures are fake. Christians
show Jesus to you like that [painting of Jesus walking on a stormy
sea] but these pictures are fake. The truth is, Jesus was [sic] used
to eat holly [sic] bread since the age of 3 [overweight baby picture]
and he was a heavyweight [picture of an overweight 10 year old wrestler].
He would be like that [picture of a topless, extremely fat man with
a large beard and long, frizzy hair] if he got to the age of 40.
Don’t believe the Christian
[Back to newscaster; screen fades out and back in again on a different
day, same newscaster]
Every night we deny something the Christian church tells you, remember,
we denied that Jesus could walk on water? And here is the clip
again! [Photos of Mary] Christians tell you that Mary, mother of
Jesus, was a virgin. But this is not true! The proof is simple, when
John the Baptist [images of someone being baptized] used to surprise
her with two fingers in her hips, Mary wouldn’t jump! Besides, if Mary
really was a virgin, then she wouldn’t show sex toys [images
of sex toys] on the evening show with Josephus Flavius! [audience laughing
throughout] [Video of an extremely pregnant woman, half-clothed] The
truth is, when Mary was 15, she got pregnant from her classmate so
her parents wanted to put her in the monastery [video of an ultrasound
of an unborn baby]. But since Jesus wasn’t born yet, there was
no Christianity and there was no monastery…so Mary’s parents
left her in a soccer field [image of a huge soccer stadium], and Mary
spent a hot night with Canaan team! Don’t believe Christian
Church [sic]! [Audience clapping and cheering loudly]
[Closes with a video of two soldiers who hit a young boy and then
carry him off somewhere.]
Anti-Jesus Mockery Began with Rabbis
Both blasphemous pieces strongly remind me of a medieval rabbinic
treatise, well known among the Jews, which claims to be an alternative
gospel. A copy resides in the Judaic section of the Library of Congress.
It’s called the "Toldoth Yeshu: the Gospel of the Jews,
the Generations of Jesus."
The Toldoth Yeshu was a frontline Jewish retort to the Christian gospel.
Its comforting message was extremely popular with Jews for over a millennium.
With Jews persecuted by Crusaders and the Inquisition, the Toldoth
encourages them to laugh at Christ. In a fast-moving, witty style,
it glorifies Judas Iscariot and leads Jews to identify with him as
a heroic figure.
In 1823 a Jewish Toldoth editor, Solomon Bennet, boasted that Jews
still believed it as literally as Christians believe the New Testament.
Even the 1905 Jewish Encyclopedia repeatedly refers to the
Toldoth as an accurate representation of how historic Judaism viewed
both Christ and Judas. The Toldoth and its derisive approach were
discarded by Jewish apologists in the 20th century. But its content,
as we shall see, is still on their lips.
Here is a condensed overview of the Toldoth story.
“There sprung up a certain profligate, worthless
fellow by the name of Joseph Pandera,” who lusted after Mary,
a hairdresser. Though she was engaged to another man, Joseph repeatedly
had sex with her. Out of their adulterous relationship, Jesus was born
(ch. 1). The boy Jesus turned out to be so insolent that the Jewish
elders “blew 300 trumpets and they proclaimed that he was born
of an adulteress and not fit to enter into the congregation. And they
called his name Jesus as a sign that he was a man whose name and memory
ought to perish.” (ch. 2)
Jesus, they said, sneaked into the temple in Jerusalem and, learned
the secret use of the Divine Name of God by which heaven and earth
can be created. He became a magician, deceiving the people. But for
the intervention of Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ deception and influence
might never have been contained. Judas resisted Jesus in an aerial
battle, the Toldoth says.
“And Jesus uttered the Great Name and a wind
came and placed him between the heaven and the earth. Then Judas also
uttered the same, and a wind came and placed him in like manner between
the heaven and the earth: and they were flying about in the regions
of the air. And all who saw them were greatly astonished...And when
Judas saw that he was not able to put a stop to the exploits of Jesus,
he pissed upon Jesus, and they became both unclean and fell to the
earth...And they sentenced Jesus with the sentence of death.” (ch.4)
The Toldoth says that even after death by stoning, Jesus had so enchanted
all the trees that He couldn’t be hung upon any of them for crucifixion.
Again, Judas comes to the rescue of Israel.
“And Judas saw that no tree would receive him,
and he said to the wise men, See, the heart of this bastard, for he
has enchanted all the trees so as not to receive him. And behold, there
is in my garden the stalk of a great cabbage. I will go and bring it,
perhaps it will receive him. And the wise men said, Go, do as you have
spoken: and Judas agreed, and brought the stalk, and Jesus was hanged
upon it...And they buried the bastard in the place where they had stoned
him. (ch. 6) And it came to pass in the middle of that night that his
disciples came and sat upon his sepulcher and lamented with a great
lamentation and wept over him.”
At this juncture, Judas again intervenes. He takes the body of Jesus
and uses it as a dam for irrigation in his garden. “And Judas
saw this thing, and he took the body and buried it in his garden, in
the place of a stream of water. For he turned the water one way for
a while and after he had buried him, he turned the stream of water
over him as it was at the beginning.”
The rabbis of Israel then came to Judas’ garden and, pulling
Jesus’ dead body from the mire, “they tied him to the tail
of a horse, and they drew him and brought him before the face of the
queen and said, Behold, this is the man of whom you said, that he had
ascended into the firmament...And as they brought him by dragging him,
the hair of his head was torn off; wherefore the Christian priests
now shave their hair in the middle of their heads to remember the words
of Jesus.” (ch.7)
The Toldoth ends by relating that, despite the deception of Jesus,
his wicked disciples “went into twelve kingdoms, and they spread
among them the prophecies of falsehood...And the wise men saw this
evil word, and it was very evil to them; for an abomination was done
ADL postures as arch defender of religious tolerance and “civility.” ADL
national director Abe Foxman is an Orthodox Jew who contends Judaism
epitomizes respect for other faiths. (See, ADL's
Foxman: Man of Faith?) But these videos, unprotested by ADL, reveal
there is a deep religious intolerance and undying hatred in Talmudic
Judaism toward Christianity. Embodied in medieval times through the
Toldoth Yeshu, it is still visible today. Christian conservatives
are thus reminded that Talmudic Judaism has much more to hide than
any other religion.
It cannot realize its dreams of world empire except through denigration
of the Founder of Christianity and destruction of all He made possible.
Pages of the Toldoth Jesu from Ted Pike's book, Israel: Our Duty, Our Dilemma:
(Click on image for larger version)
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