‘The Talmud on Christians Facts are Facts’ by: Benjamin H. Freedman
“The Talmud Unmasked, The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians,” was written by Rev. I.B. Pranaitis, Master of Theology and Professor of the Hebrew Language at the Imperial Ecclesiastical Academy of the Roman Catholic Church in Old St. Petersburg, Russia. The Rev. Pranaitis was the greatest of the students of the Talmud. His complete command of the Hebrew language qualified him to analyze the Talmud as few men in history.
The Rev. Pranaitis scrutinized the Talmud for passages referring to Jesus, Christians and the Christian faith. These passages were translated by him into Latin. Hebrew lends itself to translation into Latin better than it does directly into English. The translation of the passages of the Talmud referring to Jesus, Christians and Christian faith were printed in Latin by the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg in 1893 with the Imprimatur of his Archbishop. The translation from the Latin into English was made by great Latin scholars in the United States in 1939 with funds provided by wealthy Americans for that purpose.
In order not to leave any loose ends on the subject of the Talmud’s reference to Jesus, to Christians and to the Christian faith I will below summarize translations into English from the Latin texts of Rev. Pranaitis’ “The Talmud Unmasked, The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians”. It would require too much space to quote these passages verbatim with their foot-notes form the Soncino Edition in English.
First I will summarize the references by Rev. Pranaitis referring to Jesus in the Talmud in the original texts translated by him into Latin, and from Latin into English:
- Sanhedrin, 67a — Jesus referred to as the son of Pandira, a soldier
- Kallah, 1b. (18b) — Illegitimate and conceived during menstruation.
- Sanhedrin, 67a — Hanged on the eve of Passover. Toldath Jeschu. Birth related in most shameful expressions
- Abhodah Zarah II — Referred to as the son of Pandira, a Roman soldier.
- Schabbath XIV. Again referred to as the son of Pandira, the Roman.
- Sanhedrin, 43a — On the eve of Passover they hanged Jesus.
- Schabbath, 104b — Called a fool and no one pays attention to fools.
- Toldoth Jeschu. Judas and Jesus engaged in quarrel with filth.
- Sanhedrin, 103a. — Suggested corrupts his morals and dishonors self.
- Sanhedrin, 107b. — Seduced, corrupted and destroyed Israel.
- Zohar III, (282) — Died like a beast and buried in animal’s dirt heap.
- Hilkoth Melakhim — Attempted to prove Christians err in worship of Jesus
- Abhodah Zarah, 21a — Reference to worship of Jesus in homes unwanted.
- Orach Chaiim, 113 — Avoid appearance of paying respect to Jesus.
- Iore dea, 150,2 — Do not appear to pay respect to Jesus by accident.
- Abhodah Zarah (6a) — False teachings to worship on first day of Sabbath
The above are a few selected from a very complicated arrangement in which many references are obscured by intricate reasoning. The following are a few summarized references to Christians and the Christian faith although not always expressed in exactly that manner. There are eleven names used in the Talmud for non-Talmud followers, by which Christians are meant. Besides Nostrim, from Jesus the Nazarene, Christians are called by all the names used in the Talmud to designate all non-“Jews”: Minim, Edom, Abhodan Zarah, Akum. Obhde Elilim, Nokrim, Amme Haarets, Kuthim, Apikorosim, and Goim. Besides supplying the names by which Christians are called in the Talmud, the passages quoted below indicate what kind of people the Talmud pictures the Christians to be, and what the Talmud says about the religious worship of Christians:
- Hilkhoth Maakhaloth — Christians are idolators, must not associate.
- Abhodah Zarah (22a) — Do not associate with gentiles, they shed blood.
- Iore Dea (153, 2). — Must not associate with Christians, shed blood.
- Abhodah Zarah (25b). — Beware of Christians when walking abroad with them.
- Orach Chaiim (20, 2). — Christians disguise themselves to kill Jews.
- Abhodah Zarah (15b) — Suggest Christians have sex relations with animals.
- Abhodah Zarah (22a) — Suspect Christians of intercourse with animals.
- Schabbath (145b) — Christians unclean because they eat accordingly
- Abhodah Zarah (22b) — Christians unclean because they not at Mount Sinai.
- Iore Dea (198, 48). — Clean female Jews contaminated meeting Christians.
- Kerithuth (6b p. 78) — Jews called men, Christians not called men.
- Makkoth (7b) — Innocent of murder if intent was to kill Christian.
- Orach Chaiim(225, 10) — Christians and animals grouped for comparisons.
- Midrasch Talpioth 225 — Christians created to minister to Jews always.
- Orach Chaiim 57, 6a — Christians to be pitied more than sick pigs.
- Zohar II (64b) — Christian idolators likened to cows and asses.
- Kethuboth (110b). — Psalmist compares Christians to unclean beasts.
- Sanhedrin (74b). Tos. — Sexual intercourse of Christian like that of beast.
- Kethuboth (3b) — The seed of Christian is valued as seed of beast.
- Kidduschim (68a) — Christians like the people of an ass.
- Eben Haezar (44,8) — Marriages between Christian and Jews null.
- Zohar (II, 64b) — Christian birth rate must be diminished materially.
- Zohar (I, 28b) — Christian idolators children of Eve’s serpent.
- Zohar (I, 131a) — Idolatrous people (Christians) befoul the world.
- Emek Haschanach(17a) — Non-Jews’ souls come from death and death’s shadow.
- Zohar (I, 46b, 47a) — Souls of gentiles have unclean divine origins.
- Rosch Haschanach(17a) — Non-Jews souls go down to hell.
- Iore Dea (337, 1). — Replace dead Christians like lost cow or ass.
- Iebhammoth (61a) — Jews called men, but not Christians called men.
- Abhodah Zarah (14b) T — Forbidden to sell religious works to Christians
- Abhodah Zarah (78) — Christian churches are places of idolatry.
- Iore Dea (142, 10) — Must keep far away physically from churches.
- Iore Dea (142, 15) — Must not listen to church music or look at idols
- Iore Dea (143, 1) — Must not rebuild homes destroyed near churches.
- Hilkoth Abh. Zar (10b) — Jews must not resell broken chalices to Christians.
- Chullin (91b) — Jews possess dignity even an angel cannot share.
- Sanhedrin, 58b — To strike Israelite like slapping face of God.
- Chagigah, 15b — A Jew considered good in spite of sins he commits.
- Gittin (62a) — Jew stay away from Christian homes on holidays.
- Choschen Ham. (26,1) — Jew must not sue before a Christian judge or laws.
- Choschen Ham (34,19) — Christian or servant cannot become witnesses.
- Iore Dea (112, 1). — Avoid eating with Christians, breeds familiarity.
- Abhodah Zarah (35b) — Do not drink milk from a cow milked by Christian.
- Iore dea (178, 1) — Never imitate customs of Christians, even hair-comb.
- Abhodah Zarah (72b) — Wine touched by Christians must be thrown away.
- Iore Dea (120, 1) — Bought-dishes from Christians must be thrown away.
- Abhodah Zarah (2a) — For three days before Christian festivals, avoid all.
- Abhodah Zarah (78c) — Festivals of followers of Jesus regarded as idolatry.
- Iore Dea (139, 1) — Avoid things used by Christians in their worship.
- Abhodah Zarah (14b) — Forbidden to sell Christians articles for worship.
- Iore Dea (151,1) H. — Do not sell water to Christians articles for baptisms.
- Abhodah Zarah (2a, 1) — Do not trade with Christians on their feast days.
- Abhodah Zarah (1,2) — Now permitted to trade with Christians on such days.
- Abhodah Zarah (2aT) — Trade with Christians because they have money to pay.
- Iore Dea (148, 5) — If Christian is not devout, may send him gifts.
- Hilkoth Akum (IX,2) — Send gifts to Christians only if they are irreligious.
- Iore Dea (81,7 Ha) — Christian wet-nurses to be avoided because dangerous.
- Iore Dea (153, 1 H) — Christian nurse will lead children to heresy.
- Iore Dea (155,1). — Avoid Christian doctors not well known to neighbors.
- Peaschim (25a) — Avoid medical help from idolators, Christians meant.
- Iore Dea (156,1) — Avoid Christian barbers unless escorted by Jews.
- Abhodah Zarah (26a). — Avoid Christian midwives as dangerous when alone.
- Zohar (1,25b) — Those who do good to Christians never rise when dead.
- Hilkoth Akum (X,6) — Help needy Christians if it will promote peace.
- Iore Dea (148, 12H) — Hide hatred for Christians at their celebrations.
- Abhodah Zarah (20a) — Never praise Christians lest it be believed true.
- Iore Dea (151,14) — Not allowed to praise Christians to add to glory.
- Hilkoth Akum (V, 12) — Quote Scriptures to forbid mention of Christian god.
- Iore Dea (146, 15) — Refer to Christian religious articles with contempt.
- Iore Dea (147,5) — Deride Christian religious articles without wishes.
- Hilkoth Akum (X,5) — No gifts to Christians, gifts to converts.
- Iore Dea (151,11) — Gifts forbidden to Christians, encourages friendship.
- Iore Dea (335,43) — Exile for that Jew who sells farm to Christian.
- Iore Dea (154,2) — Forbidden to teach a trade to a Christian
- Babha Bathra (54b) — Christian property belongs to first person claiming.
- Choschen Ham(183,7) — Keep what Christian overpays in error.
- Choschen Ham(226,1) — Jew may keep lost property of Christian found by Jew.
- Babha Kama (113b) — It is permitted to deceive Christians.
- Choschen Ham(183,7) — Jews must divide what they overcharge Christians.
- Choschen Ham(156,5) — Jews must not take Christian customers from Jews.
- Iore Dea (157,2) H — May deceive Christians that believe Christian tenets.
- Abhodah Zarah (54a) –Usury may be practiced upon Christians or apostates.
- Iore Dea (159,1) — Usury permitted now for any reason to Christians.
- Babha Kama (113a) — Jew may lie and perjure to condemn a Christian.
- Babha Kama (113b) — Name of God not profaned when lying to Christians.
- Kallah (1b, p.18) — Jew may perjure himself with a clear conscience.
- Schabbouth Hag. (6d). — Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording.
- Zohar (1,160a). — Jews must always try to deceive Christians.
- Iore Dea (158,1) — Do not cure Christians unless it makes enemies.
- Orach Cahiim (330,2) — Do not assist Christian’s childbirth on Saturday.
- Choschen Ham.(425,5) — Unless believes in Torah do not prevent his death.
- Iore Dea (158,1) — Christians not enemies must not be saved either.
- Hilkkoth Akum (X,1) — Do not save Christians in danger of death.
- Choschen Ham(386,10) — A spy may be killed even before he confesses.
- Abhodah Zorah (26b) — Apostates to be thrown into well, not rescued.
- Choschen Ham(388,15) — Kill those who give Israelites’ money to Christians
- Sanhedrin (59a) — `Prying into Jews’ “Law” to get death penalty
- Hilkhoth Akum(X,2) — Baptized Jews are to be put to death
- Iore Dea(158,2)Hag. — Kill renegades who turn to Christian rituals.
- Choschen Ham(425,5) — Those who do not believe in Torah are to be killed.
- Hilkhoth tesch.III,8 — Christians and others deny the “Law” of the Torah.
- Zohar (I,25a) — Christians are to be destroyed as idolators.
- Zohar (II,19a) — Captivity of Jews end when Christian princes die.
- Zohar (I,219b) — Princes of Christians are idolators, must die.
- Obadiam — When Rome is destroyed, Israel will be redeemed.
- Abhodah Zarah(26b) T. — “Even the best of the Goim should be killed.”
- Sepher Or Israel 177b — If Jew kills Christian commits no sin.
- Ialkut Simoni (245c) — Shedding blood of impious offers sacrifice to God.
- Zohar (II, 43a) — Extermination of Christians necessary sacrifice.
- Zohar (L,28b,39a) — High place in heaven for those who kill idolators.
- Hilkhoth Akum(X,1) — Make no agreements and show no mercy to Christians
- Hilkhoth Akum (X,1) — Either turn them away from their idols or kill.
- Hilkhoth Akum (X,7) — Allow no idolators to remain where Jews are strong.
- Choschen Ham(388,16) — All contribute to expense of killing traitor.
- Pesachim (49b) — No need of prayers while beheading on Sabbath.
- Schabbath (118a). — Prayers to save from punishment of coming Messiah.
In the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, unless recently removed, you can find a copy of “The Talmud Unmasked, The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians” by the Rev. I. B. Pranaitis. A copy of the original work printed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892 can be made available to you by our mutual friend if you are interested in reading the above passages in the original Hebrew text with their Latin translation. I trust my summaries correctly explain the original text. I believe they do. If I am in error in any way please be so kind as to let me know. It was very difficult to reduce them to short summaries.
The National Conference of Christians and Jews need not scrutinize the “63 books” of the Talmud to discover all the anti- Christ, anti-Christian, and anti-Christian faith passages in the books which are “THE LEGAL CODE WHICH FORMS THE BASIS OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS LAW” and which is “THE TEXTBOOK USED IN THE TRAINING OF RABBIS”. They can also keep that, as Rabbi Morris Kertzer also points out, as explained earlier, that “ADULTS STUDY ANCIENT WRITINGS TOO… IN… GROUP DISCUSSION OF TALMUD BEFORE EVENING PRAYER”. If the National Conference of Christians and Jews are genuinely interested in “interfaith” and “brotherhood” do you not think, my dear Dr. Goldstein, that they should compel a start at once to expunge from the Talmud the anti-Christ, anti- Christian, and anti-Christianity passages from the Talmud in the “brotherly” way they expunged passages from the New Testament? Will you ask them?
Throughout the world the Oxford English Dictionary is accepted as the most authoritative and authentic source for information on the origin, definition and use of words in the English language. Authorities in all fields everywhere accept the Oxford English Dictionary brings out clearly that “Judaist” and “Judaic” are the correct forms for the improper and incorrect misused and misleading “Jews” and “Jewish”. You will agree completely with the Oxford English Dictionary if you consider the matter carefully. “Judaist” and “Judaic” are correct. “Jews” and “Jewish” are incorrect. “Jew” and “Jewish” do not belong in the English language if the use of the correct words is of interest to the English-speaking peoples.
The so-called or self-styled “Jews” cannot truthfully describe themselves as “Jews” because they are not in any sense “Judeans”. They can correctly identify themselves by their religious belief if they so wish by identifying themselves as “Judaists”. A “Judaist” is a person who professes so-called “Judaism” as his religious belief, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The origin of “Jew” has not its roots in “Judaism” as explained. The adjective form of “Judaist” is “Judaic”. “Jewish” as an adjective is just as incorrect as “Jew” is as a noun. “Jewish” has no reason to exist.
Well-planned and well-financed publicity by so-called or self-styled “Jews” in English-speaking countries in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries created a wide acceptance and use for “Jewish”. “Jewish” is being used today in many ways that are no less fantastic and grotesque than incorrect and inaccurate. “Jewish” is used today to describe everything from “Jewish blood”, whatever that may be, to “Jewish Rye Bread”, strange as that may sound. The many implications, inferences and innuendoes of “Jewish” today resulting from its commercial uses beggar description.
At the 1954 annual meeting of the St. Paul Guild in the Plaza Hotel in New York City before more than 1000 Catholics, a Roman Catholic priest who was the main speaker and the guest of honor referred to “my Jewish blood”. It just happens that this priest was born a so-called or self-styled “Jews” in eastern Europe and was converted to Catholicism there about 25 years ago. It seems unique that a priest who has professed Catholicism that length of time should mention “my Jewish blood” to Catholics. The radio blasts and the out-door signs blazon “Levy’s Jewish Rye Bread”, in the same city at the same time. Between these two extremes are countless other products and other services which advertise themselves in print, on radio and television, as “Jewish”.
This priest who talks to Catholics about “my Jewish blood” when he addresses audiences also refers to the “Jewish blood” of Mary, Holy Mother of Jesus, to the “Jewish blood” of the Apostles, and to the “Jewish blood” of the early Christians. What he means by “my Jewish blood” mystifies those Catholics who hear him. They query “What is `Jewish blood’ “? They ask what happens to “Jewish blood” when so-called or self-styled “Jews” are converted to Catholicism? And in the extreme case when a so-called or self- styled “Jew” becomes a Roman Catholic priest? How is “Jewish blood” biologically different from the blood of persons who profess other religious faiths, they ask. It is hard for me to believe that there is anything biologically different which determines characteristics typical of a specific religious belief. Are the inherent racial and national characteristics determined by religious dogma or doctrine?
The word “Jewess” raises a similar question. If “Jewess” is the female for the male “Jew” I must admit that I have been unable to find female as well as male designation for persons professing any religious belief other than so-called “Judaism”. Are there any other that you know? I have searched for the female of Catholicism, Protestantism, Hindu, Moslem, and others but without success. It seems very popular now to refer to Mary, Holy Mother of Jesus, as a “Jewess”. It does seem unrealistic to identify the sex of members of any religious belief by appropriate designations. If the word “Jew” is regarded as descriptive of a race or a nation, as is often the case, it is equally unrealistic to indicate the sex of members of a race or a nation by a suffix used for that purpose. I know of no case in that respect except “Negress”, and the Negro race strongly objects to the use of that designation, and strongly.
Another word is creating more problems among Christians. I refer to “Judeo-Christian”. You see it more and more day by day. Based on our present knowledge of history, and on good sense applied to theology, the term “Judea-Christian” presents a strange combination. Does “Judeo” refer to ancient “Pharisaism”, or to “Talmudism”, or to so-called “Judaism”? In view of what we know today, how can there be “Judeo-Christian” anything? Based upon what is now known “Judeo-Christian” is as unrealistic as it would be to say anything is “hot-cold” , or “old-young”, or “heavy-light”, or that a person was “healthy-sick”, or “poor-rich”, or “dumb- smart”, or “ignorant-educated”, or “happy-sad”. These words are antonyms, not synonyms. “Judeo-Christian” in the light of incontestable facts are also antonyms, not synonyms as so-called or self-styled “Jews” would like Christians to believe. More sand for Christian’s eyes.
An “Institute of Judeo-Christian Studies” has been established by Seton Hall University. It is actually a “one-man Institute”. Father John M. Oesterreicher is the “one-man Institute”. The “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies” occupies a small office in a down-town office building in Newark, N. J. This “one-man Institute”, according to their literature, has no faculty except Father Oesterreicher, and no students. Father Oesterreicher was born a so- called or self-styled “Jew” and became a convert to Catholicism. I have had the pleasure of hearing him talk on many occasions. Addresses by Father Oesterreicher and literature by mail are the principal activities of the “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies”. Father Oesterreicher also plans to publish books and circulate them throughout the world, in large quantities.
Father Oesterreicher leaves no stones unturned to convince Catholics that “Judaeo-Christian” is a combination of two words that are synonyms theologically. Nothing could be further from the truth. Father Oesterreicher impresses that viewpoint upon his Catholic audiences. Father Oesterreicher talks to Catholic audiences only, so far as I am able to tell. In his addresses Father Oesterreicher impresses upon Catholics the opinion he personally holds on the question of the dependence of the Christian faith upon so-called “Judaism”. His audiences depart Father Osterreicher’s addresses very much confused.
It would make better Catholics out of Father Oesterreicher’s audiences if he would “sell” Jesus and the Catholic Church rather than try to “sell” so-called “Judaism” to his audiences. Well-planned and well-financed publicity by so-called or self-styled “Jews” manages to keep Christians well informed on the subject of so-called “Judaism”. If Father Oesterreicher would concentrate upon “selling” Jesus and the Christian faith to audiences of so-called or self-styled “Jews” he would be doing more towards realizing the objectives of Christian effort. The activities of this “one-man Institute” are somewhat of a deep mystery. But I am certain that Monsignor McNulty will never allow the “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies” to bring discredit upon the fine record of Seton Hall as one of the foremost Catholic universities anywhere. But it will bear watching, and Monsignor McNulty will always appreciate constructive comment.
The word “anti-Semitism” is another word which should be eliminated from the English language. “Anti-Semitism” serves only one purpose today. It is used as a “smear word”. When so-called or self-styled “Jews” feel that anyone opposes any of their objectives they discredit their victims by applying the word “anti-Semite” or “anti-Semitic” through all the channels they have at their command and under their control. I can speak with great authority on that subject. Because so-called or self-styled “Jews” were unable to disprove my public statements in 1946 with regard to the situation in Palestine, they spent millions of dollars to “smear” me as an “anti-Semite” hoping thereby to discredit me in the eyes of the public who were very much interested in what I had to say. Until 1946 I was a “little saint” to all so-called or self-styled “Jews”. When I disagreed with them publicly on the Zionist intentions in Palestine I became suddenly “Anti-Semite No. 1”.
It is disgraceful to watch the Christian clergy take up the use of the word “anti-Semitism”. They should know better. They know that “anti-Semitism” is a meaningless word in the sense it is used today. They know the correct word is “Judaeophobe”. “Anti- Semite” was developed into the “smear-word” it is today because “Semite” is associated with Jesus in the minds of Christians. Christians are accessories in the destruction of the Christian faith by tolerating the use of the smear-word “anti-Semitic” to silence by the most intolerant forms of persecution employing that smear word Christians who oppose the evil conspirators.
It no doubt grieves you as much as it grieves me, my dear Dr. Goldstein, to see our nation’s moral standards sink to new all- time lows day by day. Of that there is very little doubt. The moral standards of this nation in political, economic, social and spiritual fields are the factors which determine the position we will occupy in world affairs. We will be judged on that basis from afar by the other 94% of the world’s total population. Our 6% of the world’s total population will succeed or fail in its efforts to retain world leadership by our moral standards because in the last analysis they influence the attitudes and activities of the nation. The moral standards are the crucible in which the nation’s character is refined and molded. The end product will never be any better than the ingredients used. It is something to think about.
There is much for which this Christian country can still feel very proud. But there is also much for which we cannot feel proud. A correct diagnosis of our nation’s rapidly deteriorating moral standards in all walks of life will reveal the cause as the nation’s current psychosis to concentrate primarily on how to (1) “make MORE money” and (2) “have MORE fun”. How many persons do you personally know who include among their daily duties service and sacrifice in the defense against its enemies of that priceless birthright which is the God-given heritage of all those blessed to be born Americans? What services? What sacrifices?
With very few exceptions this generation seems to regard everything as secondary to our accountability to unborn generations for our generation’s breach of the faith and betrayal of our trust to posterity. The sabotage of our nation’s moral standards is more incidental to the program of that inimical conspiracy than accidental in the continued march of mankind towards an easier existence. The guidance and control of this nation’s place in history has gravitated by default into the hands of those persons lease worthy of that trusteeship. This notable achievement by them is their reward for their success in obtaining effective and numerous Christian “male prostitutes” to “front” for them. Too many of these efficacious Christian “male prostitutes” are scattered throughout the nation in public affairs for the security of the Christian faith and the nation’s political, social and economic stability.
A “male prostitute” is a male who offers the faculties of his anatomy from the neck up for hire to anyone who will pay his “asking price” exactly as the female of the same species offers the facilities of her anatomy from the neck down to anyone who will pay her “asking price”. Thousands of these pseudo-Christian “male-prostitutes” circulate freely unrecognized in all walks of life proudly pandering pernicious propaganda for pecuniary profit and political power. They are the “dog in the manger”. The corroding effect of their subtle intrigue is slowly but surely disintegrating the moral fiber of the nation. This danger to the Christian faith cannot be overestimated. This peril to the nation should not be under- estimated. The Christian clergy must remain alerted to it.
The international “crime of crimes” of all history, that reprehensible iniquity in which this nation played the major role, was committed in Palestine almost totally as a result of the interference of the United States in that situation on behalf solely of the Zionist world-wide organization with its headquarters in New York City. The interference of the United States in that situation on behalf of the aggressors illustrates the power exerted upon the domestic and foreign policies of this government by the “male prostitutes” fearlessly functioning on behalf of the Zionist conspirators. It is the blackest page in our history.
The responsibility for that un-Christian, non-Christian and anti-Christian “cause” can be honestly deposited on the door-step of the Christian clergy. They must assume the full guilt for that inhumane and unholy crime committed in the name of Christian “charity”. Sunday after Sunday, year in and year out, the Christian clergy dinned into the ears of 150,000,000 Christians who go to church regularly that Christians must regard it as their “Christian duty” to support the Zionist conspiracy for the conquest of Palestine. Well, we “sowed a wind”, now we will “reap a whirlwind”.
The 150,000,000 Christians in the United States were “high pressured” by the Christian clergy to give their unqualified support to the Zionist program to “repatriate” to their “homeland” in Palestine the so-called or self-styled “Jews” in eastern Europe who were the descendants of the Khazars. Christians were exhorted by the Christian clergy to regard the so-called or self-styled “Jews” in eastern Europe as God’s “chosen people” and Palestine as their “Promised Land”. But they knew better all the time. It was a case of cupidity not stupidity you can be sure.
As a direct result of the activities of the “male prostitutes” on behalf of the Zionist program, and contrary to all international law, to justice and to equity, anything to the contrary notwithstanding, the 150,000,000 Christians in the United States, with few exceptions, demanded that the Congress of the United States use the prestige and the power of this nation, diplomatic, economic and military, to guarantee the successful outcome of the Zionist program for the conquest of Palestine. This was done and the Zionists conquered Palestine. We are responsible.
It is a well-established and an undeniable historic fact that the active participation of the United States in the conquest of Palestine, on behalf of the Zionists, was the factor responsible for the conquest of Palestine by the Zionists. Without the active participation of the United States on behalf of the Zionists it is certain that the Zionists would never have attempted the conquest of Palestine by force of arms. Palestine today would be an independent sovereign country under a form of government established by self-determination of the lawful and legal Palestinians. This was aborted by the payment of countless millions of dollars to Christian “male prostitutes” by Zionists on a scale difficult for the uninitiated to even imagine.
With your kind permission anticipated, I beg to respectfully and sincerely now submit to you here my comments on several passages in your latest article which appeared in the September issue of the A.P.J. Bulletin under the headline “News and Views of Jews”. Deep down in my heart, my dear Dr. Goldstein, I truly feel that I can make a modest contribution towards the big success I wish you in the valuable work you are attempting, under such discouraging handicaps. My reactions to what you state in your article may prove helpful to you. My comments here were conceived in that spirit. May I suggest that you favor them with your consideration accordingly. I feel that you may be so close to the “trees” that you cannot see the “forest” in its true perspective. You may find a genuinely sincere outsider’s point of view helpful to you in orienting your yesterday’s attitudes to today’s realities and to tomorrow’s seemingly certain probabilities. I believe you will.
You realize, my dear Dr. Goldstein, that all “Laws of Nature” are irrevocable. “Laws of Nature” can neither be amended, suspended or repealed regardless how we fell about them. One of these “Laws of Nature” is fundamentally the basic reason “WHY JEWS BECOME CATHOLICS”, the subtitle in your article which attracted my attention. The “Law of Nature” to which I refer is the law that “TO EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTIONS.” In my respectful opinion that “Law of Nature is the alpha and omega of all questions as to “WHY JEWS BECOME CATHOLICS.”
In your article you make this mystery sound very complicated. However, it really is very simple. The so-called or self-styled “Jews” who become Catholics today are subconsciously reacting to that “Law of Nature”. The conversion to Catholicism of the so-called or self-styled “Jews” is the “EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION” of that “Law of Nature”. Their conversion is a “REACTION” not an “ACTION”. Can you any longer doubt that after reading these facts?
Catholicism has proven itself spiritually the “EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION” of the religious worship practiced today under the name “Judaism”, and prior to that name under the names “Talmudism” and “Pharisaism”. What is spiritually conspicuous in Catholicism is conspicuous by its absence in so-called “Judaism”. What is spiritually conspicuous in so-called “Judaism” is conspicuous by its absence in Catholicism, thank God. Anything which may be said by anyone to the contrary notwithstanding, Catholicism and so-called “Judaism” are at the opposite extremes of the spiritual spectrum.
Our subconscious mind never sleeps. It remains awake all the while the conscious mind is asleep. This subconscious mind of so-called or self-styled “Jews” is “WHY JEWS BECOME CATHOLICS”. The more spiritually sensitive subconscious minds of the so-called or self-styled “Jews” for 2000 years has been seeking a spiritually secure beach-head as a refuge from the terror of the Talmud. After a lifetime breathing the atmosphere of the Talmud so-called or self-styled “Jews” found Catholicism a wholesome and refreshing change of spiritual climate. They could not resist the spiritual force of the “EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION” WHICH ATTRACTED THEM TO CATHOLICISM.
Catholicism supplied a sacred sanctuary for the more spiritually sensitive subconscious mind of the so-called or self- styled “Jew” seeking security in his escape from the Talmud. Before sailing into the safe port of Catholicism the subconscious mind of the more spiritually sensitive so-called or self-styled “Jews” would embark upon that voyage of their more courageous co-religionists but for one reason. They fear reprisals by their co- religionists.
In your article you mention just a few of the many penalties imposed by reactionary so-called or self-styled “Jews” upon their co-religionists who become converts to Catholicism. Conversion to Catholicism has even deprived many former so-called or self-styled “Jews” from earning their living. Many families faced starvation for that reason. A convert to Catholicism must be ready and willing to suffer the economic, social and political hardships his former co- religionists will make him pay as the price for the spiritual wealth he will acquire with conversion to Catholicism.
Investigation by you will convince you that so-called or self-styled “Jews” never turn spiritually to Catholicism “BECAUSE SUCH WAS THE JEWISH RELIGION: BECAUSE SUCH IS THE CATHOLIC RELIGION”, as you state in your article. A so-called or self-styled “Jew” might question the wisdom of conversion from the original to a copy of the original. Inasmuch as so-called “Judaism” is a modern name for “Talmudism”, and “Talmudism” is a name given to the ancient practice of “Pharisaism”, how can you reconcile what you state that “. . . SUCH WAS THE JEWISH RELIGION: . . . SUCH IS THE CATHOLIC RELIGION”.
Several so-called or self-styled “Jews” who were recently converted to Catholicism are my personal friends. Not one of those whom I have asked became a Catholic because they felt “THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE JEWISH CHURCH GLORIFIED”, as you state in your article. What “JEWISH CHURCH” they ask me? I am unable to answer. What “JEWISH CHURCH” I ask you? “Pharisaism”? “Talmudism”? Surely you would not venture the opinion that the Catholic Church is “Pharisaism” or “Talmudism” now “GLORIFIED” as Catholicism, would you?
It must be quite apparent to you now that so-called or self- styled “Jews” who became converts to Catholicism do not believe that the Catholic Church, as you state in your article, “IS THE CHURCH OF JEWISH CONVERTS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS”. They do not regard Jesus as a “CONVERT” to the Catholic Church. You include Jesus as a “CONVERT” to the Catholic Church, in your article. In your article you state, “FIRST CAME CHRIST, THE JEW OF JEWS”. I never heard that designation before. Is it original? Nor will converted so-called or self-styled “Jews” concur at all with “THEN CAME THE APOSTLES, ALL JEWS”, as you also state in your article. There is unquestionably too big an area of disagreement here to disregard the views of those who have become converts to Catholicism. Nor can these converts to Catholicism be made to believe as truth “THEN CAME THE THOUSANDS OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHO WERE JEWS”, as you state in your article under discussion here.
My dear Dr. Goldstein, as a former so-called or self-styled “Jew” for almost half your life, when you became a convert to Catholicism did you do so for the reasons you state in your article “WHY JEWS BECOME CATHOLICS”? That would be difficult for me to believe in spite of the further statements you make in your article “IN FACT THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A CATHOLIC CHURCH WERE IT NOT FOR THE JEWS”. That statement appears incredible in view of incontestable facts, but these facts may not have been available to you when you made it.
If so-called or self-styled “Jews” believed what you state in your article they would undoubtedly prefer to stay put spiritually in their “JEWISH CHURCH”, by which you mean no doubt so- called “Judaism”. They would query why Catholics expected them to leave their “JEWISH CHURCH” to enter the Catholic Church. It might appear more logical to expect Catholics to return to the original of the Catholic Church, the “JEWISH CHURCH”, or so- called “Judaism”. On the basis of what you state, that would not be inconsistent.
You take away my breath when you further state “CATHOLICISM WOULD NOT EXIST WERE IT NOT FOR JUDAISM”. That leaves very little for me to say after writing these 62 pages of facts and comments. In a certain sense there is certain sense to what you state if you feel that the existence of so-called “Judaism”, in the time of Jesus and since then, created the necessity for the existence of Catholicism. But in no sense can the Catholic Church be adjudicated the projection of “Pharisaism”, “Talmudism”, or so-called “Judaism”.
We should get together in person to go into this matter more fully. I hope you will extend that privilege to me in the not too distant future. In closing this letter I sincerely request that you bear in mind while reading this letter Galatians, 4:16, “Am I therefor become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” And to this I add, “I hope not”. I hope that we shall continue to be the very best of friends. If the Christian faith is to be rescued from its dedicated enemies we must all join hands and form a “human lifeline”. We must pull together, not in different directions. We must “bury the hatchet” but not in each other’s heads.
Looking forward with pleasant anticipation to the delight of meeting with you in person whenever you find it convenient and agreeable for yourself, and awaiting your early reply for which I take this opportunity to thank you in advance, and with best wishes for your continued good health and success, please believe me to be,
Most respectfully and very sincerely,
Benjamin H. Freedman