Thursday, March 27, 2008

More on Benedict's Easter Baptism Spectacle

From Time magazine:

After studying sociology at Rome's La Sapienza University, [Magdi] Allam began writing for the Italian daily La Repubblica, covering the first Gulf War and chronicling everyday life of the country's growing Muslim population. Initially, he wrote favorably about multiculturalism, and warned about the risks of racism against Muslims in this heavily Catholic nation.


Here we see Magdi Allam playing the pillar of mercy along with JPII, who at that time was quite supportive of large-scale Muslim Arab immigration into Europe. Back then, "multiculturalism" was the theme. The few Europeans who wanted to preserve the religious and cultural traditions of their nations were being "warned about the risks of racism against Muslims" in formerly Christian Europe as it was being flooded with Muslim Arabs. We note also that Elizabeth II, queen of the double-cross, was also very supportive of Arab Muslim immigration into Great Britain.

Now we read of Magdi Allam's transformation over to the pillar of severity:

... Allam is seen as almost belligerently anti-Islamic ... after 9/11, now writing for another major newspaper, Corriere della Sera, he became an increasingly harsh critic of Islam, both inside and outside of Italy. He warned against the "Islamization" of Europe, and urged opposition to the building of new mosques in Italy. (Jeff Israely, "A Muslim Critic Turns Catholic," Time, Mar. 24, 2008)

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1725066,00.html?imw=Y


And the Vatican was also moving to the right pillar as well with the liberal, modernist Cardinal Ratzinger magically transformed into the "staunch conservative" Benedict XVI who now laments the passing of Christendom from Europe, making statements calculated to inflame Muslims, and performing a spectacle of a baptism of a Zionist "Muslim" man on Easter, which had been set up by yet another perfectly-timed, phony Osama bin Laden video--this one attacking the pope.

What purpose is served by opening the floodgates to immigrants of a foreign religion and culture in Europe as its own religion, culture and population are dying off, only to "lament" the effects of this immigration after it's too late to stem it? Do you believe that the elite of Europe themselves actually imbibe the Utopian "multicultural" poison they were feeding to the cowans of Europe; that they can't forecast the disastrous effects that their policies bring about in practice? If so, I'd say you're sadly mistaken.

The elite of Europe along with the Israelis are in the mood for a neocrusader slaughter and they're setting it up as if by script. Can you see the intended synthesis of this left-right pillar-play? Who stands to gain from this?

Moser Control in Force in Australia Orthodox Judaic Molestation Scandal

Orthodox Judaic teacher molests students, flees to "Israel," the rabbi steps in to perform moser control, the media treads lightly ...

Adass principal flees Australia in disgrace

NAOMI LEVIN and ASHLEY BROWNE

THE principal of the Adass Israel Girls School in Elsternwick has returned to Israel amid allegations of improper behaviour towards students.

Malka Leifer, who joined the school as a teacher eight years ago and has been principal for five years, had her employment terminated and left Melbourne within 24 hours of being investigated by the school board.

President of the Adass Israel congregation, Benjamin Koppel, told The AJN that the school first acted on Tuesday last week after receiving a call suggesting that inappropriate behaviour may have taken place with one or more of the school’s current or former students.

In a statement to The AJN, Koppel said that the “relevant authority” had been notified of the allegations, but would not confirm whether the authority in question was a rabbinical court, an independent schools board or the Victoria Police.

A police spokesperson was unable to confirm whether or not an investigation is underway into Leifer’s behaviour because of the sensitive nature of the allegations. However, The AJN understands that the principal’s conduct was reported to the police by concerned parents.


Adass has engaged two psychologists – one from Melbourne and another brought especially from Israel – who they claim will counsel the students at the school, which has about 250 students.

“The school is deeply saddened by these events, and is taking every step possible to ensure the welfare of the students is protected and that everything is done to minimise the prospect of any such behaviour occurring in the future,” Koppel said.

“The school’s policy is to always place the welfare of its students as its highest priority, and constantly reviews and revises its endeavours to protect the students entrusted to its care.”

The tight-knit Adass community has been in turmoil since a notice was placed on a school noticeboard last Thursday, indicating that Leifer had suddenly left the school.

On Shabbat morning last week, the spiritual leader of the Adass Israel community, Rabbi Avrohom Zvi Beck, addressed the small community and said they should not consider Leifer guilty of any crimes because there has been no investigation.

He also told congregants that they are forbidden to discuss the matter and if they do, it will be considered lashon hara (malicious gossip).

A number of parents from the school contacted The AJN this week. Their attitudes ranged from disgust to disappointment -- some parents want the principal’s behaviour to be investigated, others are more concerned that the school has not been forthcoming in providing counselling for those students who claim to have had inappropriate contact with Leifer.

http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?pgID=5104

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Benedict's Easter "Muslim" Convert is a Zionist, Holocaustolator Zealot

The following article provides a profile of the man Benedict baptized on Easter Sunday. It seems that this whacko Zionist Holocaustolator "Muslim" has found a shepherd suitable to his beliefs. Magdi Allam sez:

...defending the sanctity of life is more than ever in keeping with defending Israel's right to exist ... I believe Israel is the last bastion in Islamic terror's war against all of human civilization.


Oh, brother ...



Muslim, Italian and Zionist

By Saviona Man - Haaretz

Feb. 7, 2007

It's not every day that a Muslim intellectual puts his own head on the line to defend Israel's right to exist. But that is exactly what Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born Italian writer and journalist, has been doing for years. He recently published a book whose name alone is enough to endanger his life: "Long Live Israel - From the Ideology of Death to the Civilization of Life: My Story."

Allam defends Israel even though Hamas condemned him to death in 2003, after he denounced the group's terror attacks. Because of this threat, the Italian government has provided him with round-the-clock bodyguards. But Allam is not afraid. He finds it hard to "live an armored life," but he tells Haaretz in an interview, "I'm willing to pay the price in order to continue to be who I am, to write and speak freely." Those who cut out tongues and slit throats will not subdue him, he writes in the book.

Allam, 55, is the assistant editor of Corriere della Sera and the 2006 Dan David Prize laureate. His new book, which immediately became a best-seller in Italy, is part of his consistent and uncompromising fight against extremist Islam and for Israel's right to exist. In addition, he is trying to convince people that "the culture of hatred and death that the West now attributes to Muslims is not embedded in Islam's DNA." In "Long Live Israel" ("Viva Israele" in Italian), Allam directly links the denial of Israel's right to exist to the death cult being nurtured in fundamentalist Islamic circles, and refers to "the ethical erosion that has led to even the denial of the supreme value of the sanctity of life." Allam sees Israel as "an ethical parameter that separates between lovers of civilization and those who preach the ideology of death." The sanctity of life, he writes, "applies to everyone, or to no one."

Sanctity of life

In recent days Allam's attention has been focused on another major event - the birth of his son, Davide, brother to Sofia, 27, and Alessandro, 23. Allam says he and his wife Valentina Colombo chose the name Davide "because in the battle for life during the pregnancy, Davide subdued his Goliath, and because it meshes with the name of my new book."

And speaking of names, weren't you afraid when choosing such a strong, even provocative name for the book?

"Those who like me and more or less agree with me see it as a provocation. 'What did you need this for, don't you have enough problems?' they asked. Those who don't like me and condemn me for my opinions see this as additional proof that I am a traitor to the Arab cause and an enemy of Islam, have sold myself to Israel and work for the Mossad. But for me, 'Viva Israele' is a song of praise to Israel's life and to everyone's life. My book opens with the words: 'What you are about to read is a declaration of faith in the sanctity of life, 'the sanctity of life of every human being.'"

Allam was not always a defender of the Jewish state. "'Zionism' was a dirty word for me," he admits in his book. For years he considered Israel an aggressive, racist, colonialist, immoral entity, and he accepted the methods of the Palestinian struggle and its leader Yasser Arafat, "without criticizing the fact that Fatah adopted the path of terror extensively inside and outside Israel." After emigrating from Egypt to Italy in 1972, he even enlisted actively for the Palestinian cause, writing, lecturing and participating in demonstrations by the Italian left: "I also shouted 'Long live Palestine! Long live the Palestinian resistance!'" he writes in the book. "My passion for the Palestinian cause was strong, as was my enthusiasm for Arafat's personality."

In his new book he describes his long road from profound admiration for Arafat and "the prophet of pan-Arabism," Gamal Abdel Nasser, and strong support for the Palestinian cause, to his unreserved support for Israel. "I want to tell you about my slow and tortured path from the ideology of lies, tyranny, hatred, violence and death, to the culture of truth, freedom, love, peace and life, until it ripened into absolute certainly that defending the sanctity of life is more than ever in keeping with defending Israel's right to exist," he writes. At the end of this "slow and tortured path" he reached the conclusion that the Arab countries' refusal to recognize Israel during the 1950s and 1960s hurt the Palestinians, and that Arafat was a tyrant, a megalomaniac, corrupt and corrupting, and the worst disaster to befall them.

Regarding the present situation in Gaza, Allam says he never had any illusions about Hamas. "I thought it was a big mistake to allow a terror organization to participate in elections. Condoleezza Rice and Tony Blair deluded themselves in believing that Hamas' very participation in the government would turn the group into a pragmatic political power," he says. "Instead, it turned out that Hamas will never recognize Israel's right to exist, will not relinquish terror and will not honor international agreements signed by the Palestinian Authority. Hamas wants absolute rule in order to impose sharia and to revive the international Islamic caliphate. As it pushes for absolute rule, it does not hesitate to massacre its Palestinian brothers in Gaza. It will try to do the same thing in the West Bank."

Do you believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be solved before the "ideology of death" is uprooted - that even if Israel returns all the territories it occupied in 1967, it will continue to live by the sword?

"The Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and Gaza demonstrates that the problem is not the need to withdraw from territories occupied in preemptive wars, but rather the Arabs' lack of desire to recognize Israel's right to exist. Israel erred in 1967 when it accepted the formula of territory for peace, and thus placed its very existence up for public auction. Experience teaches that the right to life cannot and should not be a subject for negotiation and bargaining. No negotiations should be held with extremists and terrorists who deny Israel's right to exist."

Interrogation trauma

Allam believes the defeat of the Arabs during the Six-Day War was the watershed between the waning of pan-Arabism and the rise of pan-Islamism. Allam, who was then 15, remembers the war, the brainwashing, the deceptive Egyptian propaganda machine, the blind admiration of Nasser and the masses he joined in the streets calling on Nasser not to resign. He devotes a substantial part of his book to the war: three autobiographical chapters seasoned with the fragrances, sounds, colors and flavors of his beloved Aunt Adreya's home and the streets of Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo - a colorful, pluralistic and tolerant city where girls wore miniskirts and boys sported Beatles haircuts.

This was the city where he was detained, interrogated and imprisoned at age 15 by the Muhabarat, the secret services, on suspicion of spying for Israel, because of his relationship with a Jewish girl, also 15 and "the first true love of his life." "The trauma of that interrogation at the Muhabarat barracks accompanied me until that day on Christmas Eve 1972, when I left Egypt to continue my studies in Italy."

In the book you lovingly describe your childhood. Do you miss Egypt? Do you visit often?

"I miss an Egypt that no longer exists and that continues to live inside me thanks to the memories, the songs of Umm Kulthum, the novels of Naguib Mahfouz and the films of Yusuf Shahin. I long for the social fabric that embodied a genuine love of others and a simple life where emotion was more important than money. Unfortunately, for reasons of personal security, I haven't been back to Egypt since 2002."

Regarding the question of the Islamization of Europe, Allam says, "Europe is already a bastion of Islamic extremism. Just look at attack on Mike's Place in Tel Aviv, which was carried out by British suicide bombers drafted by Hamas; the massacre by Islamists in Madrid and in London; the slitting of director Theo Van Gogh's throat in Amsterdam; and the dozens of Islamic terror attacks that were prevented in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Holland.

"This bastion exists thanks to a widespread network of mosques, Koran schools, financial bodies and charitable institutions linked to the Muslim Brotherhood; Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian Salfists; Saudi Wahabis; Al-Qaida jihadis and Pakistani groups. This multicultural Europe, which has trampled its values and betrayed its identity, is satisfied with reacting to the obvious terror, which is only the tip of the iceberg, but is afraid to deal with terror's ideological and organizational roots."

Why don't we hear the voices of the moderate imams?

"Because they're afraid. They're a minority and they're afraid. Only a handful of Islamic intellectuals, journalists, women and clerics have shown courage and condemned terror and Islamic extremism, and as a result they were sentenced to death by the terrorists. But make no mistake, even those moderates who condemn Islamic terror often legitimize terrorists who massacre in Israel. They feel there is good terror, which massacres Israelis, and bad terror, which threatens their lives."

What do you believe is the best way to deal with the Iranian threat?

"Israel has to prevent the Nazi-Islamic government of [Ali] Khamenei and [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad from acquiring nuclear weapons. I don't place my faith in the United Nations and I have no illusions about the Bush administration, which now wants only to leave Iraq without losing face. And of course I don't count on a weak, cowardly and divided Europe. I believe Israel is the last bastion in Islamic terror's war against all of human civilization. Therefore I hope Israel will have a strong national unity government, determined to confront the most serious threat to world security since World War II."

Last year, when he came here for his fourth visit, in order to receive the Dan David Prize, he visited Yad Vashem. This was "an experience that left an indelible impression on me," he says. "I hope that some day Israel will capture Ahmadinejad and force him to live the rest of his life between the walls of Yad Vashem."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/877090.html

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bin Laden, the Pope's Muslim Convert, and the Media

Bin Laden, the Pope's Muslim Convert, and the Media

by Michael A. Hoffman II

http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2008/03/bin-laden-popes-muslim-convert-and.html

What the "Elder Brothers in the Faith" Believe about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

From Jesus in the Talmud by Professor and Director of Judaic Studies at Princeton University, Peter Schafer:

The prerequisite for Jesus' claim to be the Son of God is the belief in his resurrection: it is only through his resurrection and subsequent ascent to heaven that the executed criminal can prove that he is indeed the Son of God. Our rabbinic texts, all in the Bavli [Babylonian Talmud], emphasize that Jesus, the new Balaam, does not have a portion in the world to come: his fate is that he must be punished in hell forever, with no chance of redemption--and the same is true for his followers: they better give up any hope of earning eternal life in his succession, as his apostles promise ... Jesus is punished by forever sitting in hell in the excrement of his followers, who believe that through eating his flesh and drinking his blood, they will live forever. (Peter Schafer, Jesus in the Talmud, Princeton University Press, pp.111, 113)


Those who believe these things about the Lord, Jesus Christ and His followers may be the elder brothers in the faith of Benedict and his cronies, as they say, but the question must be asked then, what is this faith they have in common? It's not faith in the God of Moses, for Jesus Christ Himself said:

He who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father, who hath sent him. Amen, amen I say unto you, that he who heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath life everlasting; and cometh not into judgment, but is passed from death to life ... And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath given testimony of me: neither have you [Pharisees] heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him you believe not ... For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?

Friday, March 21, 2008

For the sake of His Passion

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts. But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant, there have they dealt treacherously against me. (Osee 6;6-7)

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Then [the chief priests and the Pharisees] led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hall. And it was morning; and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch. 29 Pilate therefore went out to them, and said: What accusation bring you against this man? 30 They answered, and said to him: If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up to thee. (John 18;28-30)


1 Then therefore, Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head; and they put on him a purple garment. 3 And they came to him, and said: Hail, king of the Jews; and they gave him blows. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them: Behold, I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in him. 5 (Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment.) And he saith to them: Behold the Man.

6 When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants, had seen him, they cried out, saying: Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him. 7 The Jews answered him: We have a law; and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. 8 When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more. 9 And he entered into the hall again, and he said to Jesus: Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Pilate therefore saith to him: Speakest thou not to me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee?

11 Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee, hath the greater sin. 12 And from henceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar. 13 Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha. 14 And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king. 15 But they cried out: Away with him; away with him; crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.

16 Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. 17 And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha. 18 Where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the midst. 19 And Pilate wrote a title also, and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. (John 19;1-19)

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On Passover Eve they hanged Jesus of Nazareth. And the herald went out before him for forty days: 'Jesus of Nazareth is going out to be stoned because he practiced sorcery, incited [to idol worship] and led Israel astray. Whoever knows an argument in his favor should come and argue on his behalf.' But they did not find an argument in his favor, and they hanged him on Passover Eve ... Jesus ... had close connections with the non-Jewish authorities, and those authorities were interested in his acquittal. Thus it was necessary to give him all the opportunity to clear himself, so that the justice of his conviction not be challenged ... Was Jesus of Nazareth deserving of a search for an argument in his favor? He was an inciter, and the Torah (lit., "the Merciful") says: "You shall not spare, nor shall you conceal him"! (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 43a, Steinsaltz edition, Vol XVII, Part III)

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... the Talmud is here offering a subtle commentary upon Jesus' political connections. The Gospels portray the Roman governor Pontius Pilate as going to great lengths to spare Jesus (Mark 15: 6-15). Although this passage may well have been written to appease the Roman authorities and blame the Jews, the Talmudic passage points in the same direction ...

... the passage suggests rabbinic willingness to take responsibility for the execution of Jesus. No effort is made to pin his death upon the Romans. In all likelihood, the passage in question emanates from fourth-century Babylon, then the center of Talmudic scholarship, and beyond the reach of both Rome and Christianity. Although several hundred years had elapsed since the lifetime of Jesus, and therefore this is not at all a contemporary source, the Talmudic passage indicates rabbinic willingness to acknowledge, at least in principle, that in a Jewish court and in a Jewish land, a real-life Jesus would indeed have been executed ... ("Jesus in the Talmud," Steven Bayme, American Jewish Committee National Director, September 24, 2003)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030925214732/http://www.ajc.org/inthemedia/RelatedArticles.asp?did=933

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The very fact that the Talmud's claim of Jesus' closeness to the Roman government reflects some knowledge ... of the New Testament narrative, particularly of of John's version of it ... this detail exonerates the Roman government from the blame of Jesus' condemnation and consequently, adopting the Gospels' message, puts the thrust of the accusation on the Jews ... What we then have here in the [Babylonian Talmud] is a powerful confirmation of the New Testament Passion narrative, a creative rereading, however, that not only knows some of its distinct details but proudly proclaims Jewish responsibility of Jesus' execution. (Jesus in the Talmud, Peter Schafer, Princeton University Press, pp.73-74)

The "Cleansing" of Christians from Jerusalem Continues

From the Associated Press:

Samir Helou, an engineering lecturer from east Jerusalem, said there were markedly fewer local Christians in the Old City this year.

"We pray every year for a better situation, and then every year becomes worse," he said. ("Pilgrims Mark Good Friday in Jerusalem," Sarah el Deeb, Associated Press, March 21, 2008)

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iJUm51wYQ6ei6FpiLNlBVyT-6jXgD8VHSO000

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Crucifixion Narrative for Goys vs. the Crucifixion Narrative Which the Rabbis Maintain Amongst Themselves

In the depictions of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ intended for Goys, the Romans and Pilate are made to be responsible, but among themselves Orthodox "Jews" fully take responsibility for the Crucifixion, even exonerating the Romans completely.

Compare the BBC mockery of the Gospel titled "The Passion" with the Talmudic account of the Crucifixion:

The Crucifixion story for Goys:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/thepassion/articles/jewish_perspective.shtml

The Crucifixion account which the rabbis maintain amongst themselves:

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/wire1.html

Far from being an esoteric teaching of rabbinic Judaism, the willing acceptance for responsibility for the Crucifixion of Jesus is openly manifested in times and places where Orthodox Judaic persons have dominance. It is not uncommon to hear differing variations of the insulting threat, "Take your Jesus down from the cross and we'll crucify him again," or, "If Jesus comes back we'll kill him again," or, "We killed Jesus and we'll kill you too."

Evidence of this hateful tradition can be seen at the links below:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/we-killed-jesus-and-well-kill-you-too.html

Also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/effects-of-alcohol-and-judaism.html


A fine basis for "reconciliation," no?

Time Magazine: Re-Judaizing Jesus

The season of "Catholic" seders and various other mocking abominations unto God is upon us. The following article from Time magazine is an example of such.

Jesus was born to the tribe of Judah. He was not a Khazar and He did not subscribe to Rabbinism/Pharisaism which is exactly the idea that this article is intended to promote. It is intended to make us think that Jesus and St. Paul had a lot in common with the so-called "Jews" of our time who understand Jesus better than Christians ever did: Christians have not understood Jesus for 2000 years and we need the rabbis and their texts rotten with absurd fables, racial supremacism and self-worship in order to finally understand Him correctly. Pure delusion.


Re-Judaizing Jesus


DAVID VAN BIEMA - Time

Recently a popular blogger — let's call him Rabbi Ben — zinged the scholarship of a man we shall call Rabbi Rob. R. Ben claimed R. Rob did not "understand the difference between Judaism prior to the two Jewish wars in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. and later Mishnaic and Talmudic Judaism." He helpfully provided a syllabus.

Actually, neither man is a rabbi. (Sorry.) Ben Witherington is a Methodist New Testament scholar, and Rob Bell a rising Michigan megapastor. Yet each regards sources like the Mishnah and Rabbi Akiva as vital to understanding history's best-known Jew: Jesus.

This is seismic. For centuries, the discipline of Christian "Hebraics" consisted primarily of Christians cherry-picking Jewish texts to support the traditionally assumed contradiction between the Jews — whose alleged dry legalism contributed to their fumbling their ancient tribal covenant with God — and Jesus, who personally embodied God's new covenant of love. But today seminaries across the Christian spectrum teach, as Vanderbilt University New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine says, that "if you get the [Jewish] context wrong, you will certainly get Jesus wrong."

The shift came in stages: first a brute acceptance that Jesus was born a Jew and did Jewish things; then admission that he and his interpreter Paul saw themselves as Jews even while founding what became another faith; and today, recognition of what the Rev. Bruce Chilton, author of Rabbi Jesus, calls Jesus' passionate dedication "to Jewish ideas of his day" on everything from ritual purity to the ideal of the kingdom of God — ideas he rewove but did not abandon.

What does this mean, practically? At times the resulting adjustment seems simple. For example, Bell thinks he knows the mysterious words Jesus wrote in the dust while defending the adulteress ("He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone," etc.). By Bell's calculation, that showdown occurred at the same time as religious Jews' yearly reading of the prophet Jeremiah's warning that "those who turn from [God] will be written in the dust because they have forsaken [him]." Thus Jesus wrote the crowd's names to warn that their lack of compassion alienated their (and his) God.

A trickier revision for readers involves Paul's Letter to the Romans, forever a key Christian text on sin and Christ's salvific grace. Yet this reading necessitates skipping over what seems like extraneous material in Chapters 9 through 11, which are about the Jews. Increasingly, says Jason Byassee, an editor at the Christian Century,, scholars now read Romans through those chapters, as a musing by a lifelong Jew on how God can fulfill his biblical covenant with Israel even if it does not accept His son. Byassee the theologian agrees. But as a Methodist pastor, he frets that Romans "is no longer really about Gentile Christians. How do you preach it?"

That's not a frivolous query. Ideally, the reassessment should increase both Jewish-Christian amity and gospel clarity, things that won't happen if regular Christians feel that in rediscovering Jesus the Jew, they have lost Christ. Yet Bell finds this particular genie so logically powerful that he has no wish to rebottle it. Once in, he says, "you're in deep. You're hooked. 'Cause you can't ever read it the same way again."

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1720049_1720050_1721663,00.html

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hosanna to the Son of David



Pueri Hebræorum, portantes ramos olivarum, obviaverunt Dominus, clamantes et dicentes: Hosanna in excelsis.

Pueri Hebræorum vestimenta prosternebant in via et clamabant dicentes: Hosanna Filio David, benedictus qui venit in nomini Domini

The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out, and saying, Hosanna in the highest.

The Hebrew children spread their garments in the way, and cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of God: blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.


And the chief priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that [Jesus] did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: Hosanna to the son of David; were moved with indignation. (Matthew 21;15)

The chief priests therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered a council, and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? If we let him alone so, all will believe in him (John 11;47-48)

Jesus of Nazareth ... practiced sorcery, incited and led Israel astray ... (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 43a)

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Cardinal William Keeler's Lying Rabbinic Apologetics

Cardinal William Keeler sez:

"... passages in the Talmud ... do not now play any significant role in Jewish life or worship ..." ("Catholics vs. Jews Restoration of the Latin Mass revives long feud over who's demeaning whom," Religion News Service, March 15, 2008)

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/mar/15/catholics-vs-jews-restoration-of-the-latin-mass-re/


It looks like someone is attempting to circumvent a debate which cannot be won. I imagine this whopper made Benedict XVI's favorite rabbi, Jacob Neusner blush. What does Neusner say of the role which Talmud plays today?

"The Bavli [Babylonian Talmud] has formed the definitive statement of Judaism from the time of its closure to the present day." (Rabbi Jacob Neusner, quoted by Norman F. Cantor, The Sacred Chain: A History of the Jews, page 112)


Benedict XVI calls Rabbi Jacob Neusner a "great Jewish scholar" (cf. Jesus of Nazareth, Benedict XVI, p.71) and dedicated a portion of his book Jesus of Nazareth to a dialogical encounter with the "great" Rabbi Neusner in the spirit of Martin Buber.

also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/04/pope-engages-rabbis-in-dialectics.html

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chaldean bishop says U.S. accountable for death of Iraqi archbishop

The instability which the psychotic, Zionist Iraq war architect, Michael Ledeen sought to bring to the Middle East has been realized. And as usual, Christians suffer the consequences of yet another Zionist scheme. Naturally, the "trad" golem is calling for wholesale slaughter of the Muslims who lived alongside Christians peacefully in Iraq before the Zionists launched their war on Purim in 2003.

Chaldean bishop says U.S. accountable for death of Iraqi archbishop

By Joe Kohn -Catholic News Service

Mar-13-2008

DETROIT (CNS) -- A Chaldean Catholic bishop said the United States must be held accountable for the death of Chaldean Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq.

Bishop Ibrahim N. Ibrahim of the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle, based in Southfield, Mich., said that particularly the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is responsible for the terrorism and killing of Christians in Iraq. He said the administration is ignoring the problem.

"No one is defending us," he said March 13, the day the archbishop's body was recovered after kidnappers said where they had buried him. "They are killing Christians because they are Christians."

Bishop Ibrahim said the Feb. 29 kidnapping and subsequent death of the archbishop threw into question the destiny of Christians in Iraq. Three of the archbishop's companions were killed in the kidnapping.

"We know that before the invasion of the Americans in Iraq, (terrorism) was no such a thing," Bishop Ibrahim said. "Christians and Muslims were living together, exactly like brothers and sisters, and that's it. But since the invasion, everything changes."

"Somebody has to be responsible," the bishop said. "Since the Americans are occupying Iraq, they have the responsibility of the security of every Iraqi, and in the first place minorities. I am not saying the Christians only -- but they are doing nothing for them."

He said many Iraqis living in Michigan knew Archbishop Rahho.

"We are from Mosul, all of us," Bishop Ibrahim said.

"He was believing in the fraternity of all humankind," Bishop Ibrahim said of Archbishop Rahho. "He was preaching the forgiveness for everyone. He was preaching to take care of each other, without regards to the faith or the name or the gender."

Bishop Ibrahim said Archbishop Rahho spent his whole life in Mosul and was close to Catholics.

"He was very close to his flock, very close, especially to those who were marginalized -- poor people, handicapped people," he said. "He was very good with the Muslims."

He said the Chaldean Catholic community has planned a March 14 memorial service for Archbishop Rahho at Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield.

The news that the archbishop was killed could force Iraqi Christians underground, said Iraqi Christians in Need, a British-based charity aiding Christian Iraqis.

Suha Rassam, spokeswoman for the charity, said, "The only way for the church in the Mosul area to survive might be if it goes underground, like it did in the first and second centuries. This way, Mass and other services would be held in secret, and priests go about their duties clandestinely."

In a March 13 statement, Rassam said an underground church is not a "situation anyone would want, but the Christian population is living each day in terror of being kidnapped or murdered."

"When the church is facing persecution of this magnitude, then desperate measures might have to be taken," he said.

"Over the last eight months, attacks on Christians have been escalating," he said. "In June Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni and three deacons were murdered, two priests were kidnapped in October, and in January four churches and a convent were bombed."

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Andraos Abouna of Baghdad told Aid to the Church in Need March 13: "We are all very sad. Archbishop Rahho was a peaceful man. What we need now is prayer for his soul."

John Pontifex, London-based media officer of the Catholic charity that helps persecuted Christians, said that "firsthand reports given by bishops, priests and laypeople" show that "Christians are now terrified, and this sad news will simply speed up the rate of emigration, which in turn could cause Christianity to be extinguished from the country."

"The martyrdom of Archbishop Rahho will send out the clearest possible signal yet that no Christian is safe in Iraq," he said.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0801432.htm


Also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/iraq-judaic-conquest.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/09/esther-purim-and-war-in-middle-east.html

Rabbi Eugene Korn Creating a "Catholic" Golem

Zionist ethnic and religious cleansing has caused most of the indigenous Christians of Palestine and Lebanon to flee to safety in other nations. Rabbi Eugene Korn, who is director of the misnamed Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University, blames this Zionist crime on the Muslims whom Christians lived alongside for centuries before the Zionists arrived. He then goes on to conflate the interests of Christians with Zionism, squaring Christians off against Muslims. He also alleges that the problems in the Middle East stem from Muslim inability to treat non-Muslims as equals. Korn's projection of his own problematic supremacist ideology onto others is patent. Rabbi Korn is a sorcerer summoning a "Catholic" golem to fight his battles. He and others like him have been quite successful in this endeavor.

Catholic-Jewish Panel Focuses on Mideast

March 13, 2008 - Bryan Schwartzman

At a recent Saint Joseph's University event -- one which was supposed to examine Israel's 60th anniversary from the perspective of Catholic-Jewish relations ...

The Jewish voice at the program, Rabbi Eugene Korn -- who directs the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. -- argued that the paramount question facing the Middle East is whether or not the majority of Muslims will be able to adapt to non-Muslims living in the region as equals.

Korn, who previously directed interreligious affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, said that such a development would obviously be important for Jews and the State of Israel, but also for Christians of all denominations, who in recent years have faced increased persecution in places like Egypt, Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

He cited the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank, where, in the past 15 years, the Christian population has dropped from 80 percent of the total population to less than 20 percent, all due, he claimed, to hostility directed toward Christians.

"I would argue that the more Israel is accepted in the Middle East, the more the issue of equality and dignity of non-Muslims will be accepted," said Korn, author of the recently published The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians ...

Full article:
http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/15570/

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Vatican Warns Against Islamic Sharia Law While Embracing Rabbinic Noahide Law

The Vatican has cast its lot with the worse of two evils:

Vatican official says Anglican head naive on Sharia

By Philip Pullella

ROME, March 11 (Reuters) - The Vatican's top man for relations with Islam on Tuesday criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury as mistaken and "naive" for suggesting that some aspects of Sharia law in Britain were unavoidable ...

"One can understand his good intentions but it seems to me he did not take into consideration either them (the Muslims), the English juridical system, or the reality of Sharia," said [Cardinal Jean-Louis] Tauran, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue ...

Full article:

http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL11174744.html


Compare the above Vatican warning against Islamic Sharia law with the Vatican's embrace of rabbinic "Noahide laws":

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

also see:

Something is Seriously Wrong Here

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Rotten Fruits Produced by Dialogue With Liars

RORATE CÆLI has published a translation of a statement by Cardinal Bertone in which he states that Benedict's Latin prayer for the Jews will not be changed. He also asks for reciprocity from the rabbis. A translation of the response to this statement from the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni is also published which contains the following deception:

"the Jewish prayers have already been 'self-censored' centuries ago". "The essential information - Di Segni observes - is that today there is not any reference to Christians in our prayers, which have already been the object of repeated interventions of censorship and self-censorship. The Hebrew texts were modified centuries ago, long before the [Second Vatican] Council." (Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni)

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/


Compare that statement with this one by Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz:

"... if we are going to sit down with the Vatican to negotiate liturgy, should we, l’havdil, offer to take out the second paragraph of Aleinu, in which we pray for the day when gentiles will stop worshipping idols? How about “sheheim mishtachavim” – the line that Christian censors removed from Aleinu, claiming it insulted Christians? Many of us have put it back ...

http://www.jewishpress.com/displayContent_new.cfm?mode=a&sectionid=56&contentid=22275&contentName=The%20Pope's%20Got%20A%20Point


One of these Judaic spokemen is dissembling here. A clue as to the veracity of each statement can be found in the fact that Rabbi Di Segni's statement appeared in the Italian press for Goys while Rabbi Seplowitz's statement appeared in The Jewish Press.

But this is beside the fact that the Sephardi of Italy, which Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni represents, never made the censorship to the Aleinu that Ashkenazi Rabbi Slepowitz speaks of above. The Aleinu's offenses against Christians have always existed in the Sephardi prayer book that Di Segni himself would use.

The following is a version of the Aleinu "prayer" from a Judaic prayer book from England pre-1190 A.D. according to Israel Jacob Yuval, professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is an example of how Judaic "prayers" developed in times and places before censorship:

It is our duty to praise the Master of All, to ascribe greatness to the molder of primeval creation, for He has not made us like the nations of the lands, for He has not assigned our portion like theirs nor our lot like theirs, for they bow to vanity and emptiness and pray to a god who cannot save--man, ash, blood, bile, stinking flesh, maggot, defiled men and women, adulterers and adulteresses, dying in their iniquity and rotting in their wickedness, worn out dust, rot of maggot [and worm]--and pray to a god who cannot save. (Aleinu from medieval English prayer book, Two Nations in Your Womb, Israel Jacob Yuval, University of California Press, 2006, p.119)


It was common for Judaic persons to spit as they recited this so-called prayer--what truly amounts to a curse. The heirs to this tradition of juvenile hatred are now called our "elder brothers in the faith" and our Bible-based traditions are being modified to suit them. I would point out that the Aleinu is quite tame compared to many other traditional, rabbinic anti-Christian curses and practices.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Benedict's Household Preacher's Lies and Deception

Benedict XVI's pontifical household preacher, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

The following is an excerpt from a Good Friday sermon given by Benedict XVI's pontifical household preacher, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa which is filled with deception. My comments are interspersed. Fr. Cantalamessa begins by fabricating a blood libel against Christians and basing a need for "purification" upon it:

Throughout the centuries Good Friday was the main cultural context for misunderstanding of and hostility toward the Jews. It is therefore right that the work of reconciliation and “purification of memory “ begin on Good Friday. St. Paul offers this interpretation of the event of the Cross: “He himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the barrier of separation...to reconcile them both to God in one Body through the Cross, thereby putting to death the enmity...For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Eph 2:14-18) The two people referred to are, of course, the Jews and the gentiles.


This is a Satanic mockery of St. Paul's word's. In Ephesians 2:14-18 Paul is saying that Jews and Christians who have faith in Jesus have been reconciled in one body by a miracle of grace. Christians were not reconciled with unbelieving Jews by Christ's sacrifice, and certainly not with Talmudic Khazars, but this is what Benedict's household preacher would have us believe: the miracle of the cross is that believing Gentiles were reconciled in one body with the Pharisees who killed Christ and the Jews who called out for His blood, and later with Talmudic/Kabbalistic/Zionist/Communist Khazar spiritual heirs to the Pharisaic tradition. This is patent nonsense. Cantalamessa continues:

This prophetic vision of the apostle was greatly obscured by the events of life. In a second century C.E. Good Friday homily in Asia Minor, Melito of Sardis cast the first unnuanced accusation of deicide against the Jews: “What have you done, Israel? During your great feast you have killed your Lord. O listen, you descendents of the nations, and see. Your King is outraged. God is murdered...by the hand of Israel.” (About Easter, 73-96: Sch 123)


Here is another Satanic deception. Benedict's household preacher tells us that the "unnuanced" charge of decide originates in a recently found text of a sermon given by an obscure bishop, Melito of Sardis, in the second century "common era" and that Melito's sermon "obscured" the teaching of St. Paul. But I seem to recall that St. Paul himself made the charge of deicide in a quite blunt way:

"For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God that be in Jewry, in Christ JESUS: for you also have suffered the same things of your own lineage, as they also of the Jews, Who both killed our Lord JESUS, and the Prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men, Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to make up their sins always. for the wrath of God is come upon them even to the end." (1 Thessalonians 2;13-15)

St. Paul is speaking here to mostly Greek and some Jewish converts at Thessalonica who were themselves being persecuted by Jews who rioted because Gentiles were being brought into the Church. These Jews whose hatred for Christ and converts to Christ (both Jewish and Gentile) which was so great that it manifested itself in violence (see Acts 17;5) were reconciled with Christian Gentiles into one body by the miracle of the cross? That's what Benedict's household preacher is telling us. Cantalamessa continues:

Already at the time of Melito the genre of the Improperia, or the Reproaches, was being developed through this anti-Jewish polemic. Later this genre was incorporated into the Latin liturgy of the adoration of the Cross. One by one God’s miraculous actions on behalf of Israel are enumerated and the ingratitude of the people is juxtaposed to each: “He delivered you out of Egypt, but you... He fed you with the manna in the desert, but you...”

It is true that in this and other similar texts much must be attributed to rhetoric, particularly to the polemical genre in vogue at the time. But the seed was planted and it left its mark in the liturgy (as in the infamous adjective used in the prayer for the Jews, which has now been abolished) ...


Cantalamessa continues to build up his calumnious fraud characterizing the Improperia from the Good Friday liturgy as being "developed through anti-Jewish polemic." He fails to mention that the "anti-Jewish polemic" was "developed" in the Old Testament by the Prophets Micah, Jeremiah and Isaiah!

O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me. For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and delivered thee out of the house of slaves: and I sent before thy face Moses, and Aaron, and Mary. (Micah 6; 3-4)

And note that Cantalamessa can't even bring himself to speak the "infamous" word, perfidis which was removed from the traditional Latin Good Friday liturgy to temporarily please the so-called "Jews," just as he can't bring himself to speak the words, Anno Domini, preferring to use the kosher time reference, "Common Era" in its place. Cantalamessa is a kosher preacher in every regard.

... in art and even in folklore, all contributing to the negative stereotype of “the Jew”. The Byzantine icon of the crucifixion almost always shows two feminine figures at the foot of the cross. In some cases both are turned toward the Cross but, more frequently, one is looking at the Cross and the other has turned her back to it or is actually being forced away from the Cross by an angel. The figures represent the Church and the Synagogue – a representation contradicting Paul’s affirmation that Christ died on the Cross to unite the two realities, not to divide them.

As Pope John Paul II has noted, these developments left Christians less vigilant in our century when Nazi hatred was unleashed against the Jews. They served, indirectly, to facilitate the Shoah, the Holocaust. But long before this tragic ending, the polemics served to justify countless persecutions and much suffering inflicted upon the Jewish people by Christian nations and even by institutions of the Church.


And so Cantalamessa repeats his mockery of St. Paul's teaching claiming it's the destiny of Christian Gentiles to be one body with the synagogue and that failure to live up to this "prophetic vision" which he puts in the mouth of St. Paul has "served, indirectly, to facilitate" the Nazi "Holocaust" of the so-called "Jews."

Cantalemessa is building upon the fraudulent notion that Christian tradition was formulated out of an anti-Jewish polemic--a "teaching of contempt" which "paved the road to the 'Holocaust'," but as we have seen once again, the Christian tradition under attack for "anti-Jewishness" is actually Old Testament-based. The truth is precisely the opposite--Christianity is the one, true Biblical religion and Judaism was formed in reaction against it.

We're being told by Benedict's household preacher that we need to "reconcile" with a religion that was in reaction against the true faith even before its founders conspired against Christ and had Him crucified, later claiming in their Talmud that He deserved to be put to death. Cantalamessa acknowledged this himself in another sermon!

See here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/04/pontifical-household-preacher.html

Benedict XVI's pontifical household preacher, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa is telling us that Christ died so that we could be "reconciled" with the spiritual heirs to His murderers who maintain to this day that He deserved to be killed.

The full sermon here:

http://www.sidic.org/en/reviewViewArticolo.asp?id=45

Traditional Good Friday Prayer Suppressed "to avoid any expression that might appear in the least to offend or displease the Jews."

ROMA, March 7, 2008 – Some leading representatives of the Jewish world had protested vociferously against the new formulation ordered by Benedict XVI for the prayer for the Jews in the liturgy of Good Friday according to the ancient rite.

An authoritative response has now come to these protests, in a note published in the latest edition of "La Civiltà Cattolica," the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed after line-by-line scrutiny by the Vatican secretariat of state ...

According to the note published in "La Civiltà Cattolica," this was the reason for the change:

"In the current climate of dialogue and friendship between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people, it seemed right and opportune to the pope [to make this change], in order to avoid any expression that might appear in the least to offend or displease the Jews."

The words of the previous formulation which appeared offensive to many – both Jews and Catholics – were above all "blindness" and "darkness." Both have disappeared from the new formula. ("A Bishop and a Rabbi Defend the Prayer for the Salvation of the Jews," Sandro Magister, Chiesa, March 7, 2008)

Full article:

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/193041?eng=y


Back in October, 2007 Cardinal George stated:

"Of course [the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy in the 1962 missal can be changed], and I suspect it probably will be, because the intention is to be sure that our prayers are not offensive to the Jewish people who are our ancestors in the faith. We can't possibly insult them in our liturgy."

see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/10/cardinal-george-induces-double-mind.html

Traditionalist Bloggers Turn the Tables on the Rancid, Misnamed "Catholic Herald"

See:

http://z10.invisionfree.com/Ignis_Ardens/index.php?showtopic=1852

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Son of Cain: A Phoenix Rising



John McCain has taken the Republican presidential nomination. This has occurred simultaneously with reports surfacing of McCain's connection to the Bronfman crime syndicate via his marriage into the Hensley family.

See:

McCain's Career Financed by Mob Money

McCain fortune traced to organized crime

This is a Truth or Consequences dare. A sane populace would be outraged by the news that this "honest," "Christian," "hero" is in fact a mob-backed scoundrel. They would have been outraged at McCain's patent obeisance to the Zionist state long ago. As president, this mob-backed beer merchant Zionist would make the Skull and Bones Zionist, George W. Bush look like a class act.

McCain means literally, Son of Cain. In the rabbinic tradition Cain is said to be the product of Eve copulating with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Cain's son was Enoch of whom many occult traditions exist including an association with the Kabbalistic "angel" "Metatron." Rabbinic tradition holds that Enoch/"Metatron" taught the "oral tradition" (i.e. Talmud, Kabbalah) and the "secrets" of the "written Torah" (i.e. Old Testament) to the prophets. "Metatron" is the "Knower of Secrets" according to the rabbis. The rabbis claim Enoch was "reborn" as "Metatron." Time magazine (founded by Skull and Bones member, Henry Luce) likens John McCain to a Phoenix, a mythical bird which self-immolates and is reborn in a new form.

The U.S. is immolating and being "reborn" as a Talmudic/Zionist cesspool. This truth is being revealed to us. If we continue to offer no resistance to it we, rather than the Zionists, can expect to suffer the consequences.

See:

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/page1/page8/page8.html


Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a press conference with Rev. John Hagee in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008(AP.)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Benedict Says Atheist, Talmudic, Kabbalistic, Communist Khazars "Have Their Roots in the Holy Land"

Even an ostensible call for peace is an occasion to prop up one of the founding myths of Zionism. The "Jews" that Benedict addresses here have their spiritual roots in Babylon and their ethnic roots in Khazaria.

Pope appeals for unconditional end to Gaza violence

Sun Mar 2, 2008

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Sunday appealed for an end to the conflict in Gaza, calling on both Israelis and Palestinians to unconditionally halt the violence that has killed more than 100 people.

"Only by showing absolute respect for human life, even if it is that of the enemy, can one hope to give a future of peace and coexistence to both of those peoples who have their roots in the Holy Land," he said in his Sunday address.

"I renew my pressing appeal to the authorities, both Israeli and Palestinian, to stop this spiral of violence, unilaterally, unconditionally," he told pilgrims and tourists in St Peter's Square.

In Ramallah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended peace talks with Israel in response to an Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 100 Palestinians in five days of violence, according to a spokesman.

Israel has vowed to press on with the offensive to curb rocket strikes from Gaza, which have killed one Israeli since the current surge in bloodshed began.

Medical officials said most of those killed in Gaza were civilians.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL0243390920080302

Vatican to Issue Clarification as Requested by Pharisees

Catholic Church Conservation blog has offered this translation of a Radio Vatikan communication:

http://cathcon.blogspot.com/2008/03/cardinal-kasper-expects-end-soon-to.html

In the dispute over the Catholic Good Friday intercession, Curial Cardinal Walter Kasper expects a conciliatory solution. He is in contact with leading Jewish representatives , Kasper said on Tuesday. In the coming days, he will talk about the process with the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, who moreover, wished to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone. There will then be a statement. Then the process should be settled, said Kasper.

In early February, Pope published a new version of the intercession for the Jews in the Good Friday liturgy in the extraordinary Latin rite which generated fierce opposition from Jewish representatives. It says that the Jews should recognise Jesus Christ as saviour of all people . Critics feared a retrograde step in Catholic-Jewish dialogue. The Curial cardinal spoke at the presentation in the Vatican of a commemorative book for his 75th Birthday .

The "Most Moral Army in the World" Kills Civilians in Accordance With Talmudic Morality

Benedict's elder brothers the rabbis say there are no innocent civilians in war.

Read:

Judeo-Christian Tradition?


Rights Group: More than 50% of Gaza casualties weren't militants

03/03/2008

By Haaretz Service

The human rights organization B'Tselem on Monday said in a statement that more than half of the Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip in Israel Defense Forces operations in recent days did not take an active part in the fighting. This statement came after the IDF Chief of Staff issued a statement saying that 90 percent of those killed were in fact armed militants.

In their statement, B'Tselem outlined a string of incidents in which IDF allegedly killed innocent bystanders in the course of military operations aimed at battling the escalating rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

According to data gathered by B'Tselem, 106 Palestinians were killed between February 27 and march 3. Fifty four of them were civilians who didn't take part in the fighting, and 25 were under 18, the statement said.

he human rights group cites as an example an incident that occurred on Thursday, in which four children were killed and two others were wounded in an Israel Air Force strike targeting rocket launchers. The children had been playing soccer in a street east of the Jabaliya refugee camp. The organization's inquiry into the incident revealed that the Qassam launcher may have been situated 100 meters from the site of the strike, and no militants were harmed in the strike.

Another incident cited by B'Tselem is the death of a brother and sister aged 16 and 17 while they were watching the violence from the window of their home east of Jabaliya. According to witnesses, the two were shot in the head and the chest.

B'Tselem expressed concern over the high number of civilians, especially children, who have been killed recently in the Gaza Strip. "Israel has a right to defend its citizens from rockets, which are in themselves a war crime, and it is what it must do," the organization wrote. "Israel must do so within the confines of the law, which must conform to the criteria of differentiation and proportionality as defined by international humanitarian law."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/960338.html

The Vatican's Pederasty Problem is Aired in Public, The Rabbis' Pederasty Problem is Confronted Privately

Here's something Vatican prelates and their elder brothers have very much in common. But Baltimore Jewish Times editor, Phil Jacobs' disingenuous title implies that pederasty is a typically Catholic problem. By reading his sloppily formatted essay, however, his hypocrisy becomes readily apparent. When will we see the rabbinic pederasty problem being aired prime-time on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX--as the pederasty problem in Catholic parishes has been--rather than in publications intended only for Judaic readers such as the Baltimore Jewish Times?

And will Jacobs and others who confront the rabbinic pederasty problem in private also confront the authoritative Orthodox rabbinic teaching which mandates that rabbis cannot even be accused of pederasty (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)?


The “Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis”

Phil Jacobs - Baltimore Jewish Times

02/29/08

It was as controlled an environment as a fish tank. The temperature was right, the filter was working perfectly, there was enough food sprinkled on top for feeding.
Over 500 people don’t just come to a meeting on a freezing February night to hear what the Vaad HaRabbonim wanted them to hear. They, for the most part, ate the “fish food.”
Questions were controlled and filtered.
The man we really all came to hear was ostensibly silenced by a time limitation.
Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, a man who knows of so much community pain and victimization, is given the opportunity to speak…for an inordinately long period of time. He took from the time we could have used to get yet another question in for Dr. Pelcovitz.
So before we start thumping our chests about what a wonderful success story last Wednesday night was, this was opportunity missed.
Hug your kid, make him tougher, call your rabbi. That’s right, keep it in the fish tank, in the filtered water, in the community.
That’s pretty much all you have to know.
A letter from the Vaad went out on April 11 of 2007. Ten months later, we have a meeting. Did it ever occur to anyone why the numbers were so high at this meeting? Was it because we had nothing else to do on a Wednesday night? People are hurting. They need help. Some looked around the room nervously and took note of the friends and neighbors they saw there.
Where were the civil authorities to address us? Molestation is a felony, isn’t it? Who do we call if we suspect something is wrong, a rabbi? Should I call a rabbi if I see a house burning down? Should I call a rabbi if a kid breaks his arm? Should I call a salesman if I want to learn about Shabbat?
Don’t accept last Wednesday evening. Demand that something better be presented.
Where were the 23 who so “bravely” signed that letter last April 11? I’d say less than half attended. A couple of the rabbis even left early
Maybe we should have a meeting without the rabbis. Maybe we’d feel less inhibited about asking real questions. Rabbis, did you look around the sanctuary last Wednesday? Did it dawn on you that some of these people were perhaps coming because they needed to be saved some how?
A small handful of rabbis showed admirable effort getting a full house last week. You brought the issue to the front, which I give you total credit for.
But we are all still wondering what to do now? Do we wait another 10 months?
The name of the program was “How To Protect Our Children.” An obviously frustrated man sitting near me had his own name for the evening. He simply renamed it a meeting of the “Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis.”


http://blogs.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/philjacobs/


Dear Phil Jacobs,

The hypocrisy of the title of your opinion piece, "The 'Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis'” is astounding. You rightly attack the rabbis for their mafia-like code of silence, but these concerns are aired in publications intended only for Judaic readers thereby perpetuating the very problem lamented. Have you contacted ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, The New York Times, et al, about this? Will the rabbinic pederasty problem saturate the prime-time airwaves as the Catholic pederasty problem has? If not, why? Do you prefer that the world falsely believe that pederasty is a Catholic exclusive? I wish you luck in dealing with the rabbinic pederasty problem while the rabbis are provided cover from the shame they deserve. You're going to need it.

Sincerely


Phil Jacobs, Executive Editor, Baltimore Jewish Times
pjacobs@jewishtimes.com

Monday, March 3, 2008

Benedict's Elder Brothers Mock Christ

Christians attack Chief over 'blasphemous' art

21/02/2008 15:20:00

By Simon Rocker -The Jewish Chronicle

A small Christian pressure group has stepped up its protest against a statue owned by a prominent Jewish art collector, depicting Jesus with a phallus, by leafleting a North-West London synagogue on Shabbat.

The work, condemned as blasphemous and pornographic by Christian Voice, belongs to Anita Zabludowicz, wife of Poju Zabludowicz, chairman and main sponsor of Bicom (the Britain-Israel Research and Communications Centre) and a recently appointed member of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Members of Golders Green United Synagogue were lobbied as they arrived for the minchah service last Shabbat afternoon.

Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said the action had been taken because letters written to the Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and Henry Grunwald, president of the Board of Deputies, had failed to bring condemnation of the statue. Sir Jonathan was once the rabbi of Golders Green.

He's taking no notice of us, said Mr Green, who wants the statue destroyed. Maybe he will take notice of his own people.

Although the Chief Rabbi had written of his sorrow over a situation¦ that has caused you great offence, Mr Green added: I find it incomprehensible that the Chief Rabbi and the Zabludowiczs have not discussed it. If he failed to condemn it, then, in effect, he's saying they can keep it.

He said that the only comment outside Golders Green was from one man saying he completely agreed with us.

The Office of the Chief Rabbi declined comment, but a JLC spokesman said: Whereas it is not for the JLC to comment on private matters concerning organisational representatives, the Zabludowicz Collection has advised us that the work in question has now been returned to storage and at this time the Collection has no plans to show the work.

In a statement earlier this week, Mr Green, in a reference to a biblical episode, declared: Just as the sin of Achan in taking a valuable but accursed thing from Jericho brought judgment on the whole community of Israel, so his [Mr Zabludowiczs] actions and those of his wife, in clinging on to this valuable but accursed statue, is bringing the slur of blasphemy against the whole Jewish community.

The rest of the council too are complicit in his and Anitas continuing scorn for the One whom Christians hold most holy of all, and that includes the Chief Rabbi, who appears to have told them to ˜Carry on blaspheming.

Mrs Zabludowicz was on holiday this week but a spokesman for her collection confirmed the statue was in storage. The sculpture, by Canadian-Chinese artist Terence Koh, was on display last month in Gateshead.

http://www.thejc.com/Home.aspx?ParentId=m11s18&SecId=18

"The Most Moral Nation in the World"


"No one has the right to preach morals to Israel" (Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of the base of Talmudic morality they call "Israel")

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3513585,00.html


It's true, no nation is more observant of Talmudic "morality" than counterfeit Israel. The U.S. runs a close second, however.