Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Liar, Lunatic or Lord?

A Christian polemicist once argued famously that Jesus was either "a liar, a lunatic or lord". This circular argument has been repeated endlessly by missionaries in their obsessive drive to convert Jews. As such, it is necessary to take a look at who Jesus actually was, and who he most certainly was not.

1) Was Jesus a Prophet?

The Christian Bible refers to Jesus as a prophet (Matt. 14:5, John 4:44). However, from a Jewish perspective, this claim is problematic. Therefore, it is necessary to compare Jesus's claims with the qualifications set down by a prophet in the Torah, contained in Deuteronomy 13 and 18.

According to these sources, a prophet is a man sent by G-d to bring revelations. if a prophet predicts something that does not come to pass, or commands something contrary to the Torah, he is considered a false prophet and must be put to death. It is hard to square the idea that Jesus was a prophet with the claim that he was G-d, since that would make G-d His own prophet. We must examine whether all of Jesus' prophecies came true. Jesus prophesied that he would return during the generation and lifetime of his disciples.

"Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." (Mark 13:30)

"Truly, I say to you, there are some standing among you here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in the Kingdom." (Matt. 16:28, 24:38)

Jesus's disciples most assuredly see the second coming in their lifetime. Therefore, Jesus was a false prophet.

The final verses of the Torah testify that Moses was the greatest and most authoritative of the prophets. It is a cardinal Jewish principle that never will a prophet arise who will be greatest than Moses and be able to cancel that which he commanded in the Torah. The Torah tells us how to recognize false prophets:

Deuteronomy 13:1 The entire word that I command you, that shall you observe to do; you shall not add to it and you shall not subtract from it. [2] If there should stand up in your midst a prophet or a dreamer of a dream, and he will produce to you a sign or a wonder, [3] and the sign or the wonder comes about, of which he spoke to you, saying "Let us follow gods of others that you did not know and we shall worship them!; [4] do not hearken to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of a dream, for HASHEM, your G-d, is testing you to know whether you love HASHEM, your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul. [5] HASHEM, your G-d, shall you follow and Him shall you fear; His commandments shall you observe and to His voice shall you hearken; Him shall you serve and to Him shall you cleave. [6] And that prophet and that dreamer of a dream shall be put to death, for he had spoken perversion against HASHEM, your G-d Who takes you out of the land of Egypt, and Who redeems you from the house of slavery to make you stray from the path on which HASHEM, you G-d, has commanded you to go; and you shall destroy the evil from your midst. (Artscroll)

Just about everything that Jesus and Paul preached violated this clause. Paul opposed and condemned ritual observance of the Torah. Jesus dealt with many laws with a curious ambiguity. In Mark 7:18, Jesus declared all foods to be "clean", thus violating the laws of kashrut. Jesus limited or opposed divorce and remarriage in Matt. 19:9 and Mark 10:3-4, although this is permissible by the Torah. We see that Jesus tried to change the Torah, although no one has the authority to "add or subtract" to G-d's perfect Laws.

More importantly, it must be remembered that any prophet succeeding Moses must preach a message keeping in line with that of Moses.

FACT: No Jew prayed to Jesus prior to two thousand years ago.

FACT: Jews would have been unfamiliar with the concept of G-d in human form.

FACT: Jesus was, in essence, something that the Jews had not known.

FACT: Deuteronomy 13 specifically warns us that G-d will grant the power of miracles to people who would lead us astray from Judaism.

FACT: Deuteronomy 13 specifically says that Jews must not worship anything they had not previously known, no matter how many miracles the prophet performs, or how many events he predicts correctly.

This brings us to our next point, which will determine if Jesus's message was idolatrous.

2) Was Jesus divine?

Christianity teaches that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine. That is contradictory to G-d's explicit statement that He is not a man.

"God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent..." (Numbers 23:19)

"And also the Glory of Israel will not lie nor repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.'" (I Samuel 15:29)

"..for I am God, and not man, the Holy One in the midst of thee; and I will not come in fury." (Hosea 11:9)

If Jesus is a deity, then G-d is not alone because Jesus is a discrete physical being. The Torah and the prophets are filled with statements hat G-d is alone and that there is no other. Claiming that G-d has a physical form and is a Triune being is contradictory to the teachings and spirit of the Torah.

"You are the ones who have been shown, so that you will know that God is the Supreme Being, and there is none other besides Him!" (Deuteronomy 4:35)

"Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the Lord, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other!" (Deuteronomy 4:39)

"To whom then will you liken Me, that I should be his equal?" says the Holy One. (Isaiah 40:25)

"I am the Lord, that is My name, and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images!" (Isaiah 42:8)

"To whom shall you liken Me and make Me equal and compare Me that we may be alike?" (Isaiah 46:5)

"Remember the first things of old, that I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me." (Isaiah 46:9)

Isaiah 11:3 states that the Messiah will fear G-d. Logically, G-d cannot fear Himself. As such, it is illogical to claim that Jesus was G-d. It is important to note that Judaism never considered the Messiah divine but rather a very righteous human being. The early Christian made no claims about the divinity of Jesus. Jesus was actually elected divine at the Nicean Council in 325 CE, by former pagans who worshipped various saviour demigods similar to Jesus.

3) Was Jesus perfect?

Christian claim that Jesus was a perfect being, yet a careful review of the Christian Bible reveals a far from perfect view of him. One incidence where Jesus sinned was the incident recorded in Matthew 21:18-19 in which Jesus destroyed a fruit tree which did not bear fruits. Mark informs us that it was not in the fruit-bearing season. This is in direct violation of the Torah's commandment of bal tashchit, prohibiting even the destruction of enemy fruit trees in times of war (Deut.20:19) If Jesus was "the son of god", certainly he could have caused the tree to blossom rather than vindictively destroying it. (Interestingly, the Talmud describes a story where Rabbi Yossi's son wanted to feed his workers and the fig tree had no fruit. Rabbi Yossi cried out and the fig tree produced fruit.)

Jesus also sinned when he ordered his disciple to violate the commandments to honour ones parents and to promptly bury the dead. "And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him." (Matt.8:21-23) By ordering his disciple not to bury his parents, Jesus violated the Ten Commandments and was guilty of a major sin under Jewish law.

Despite being portrayed as a "prince of peace", Jesus was actually quite harsh to those who opposed him and certainly did not practice what he preached. Jesus taught other to turn the other cheek (Matt. 5:38-39) yet when he was struck by the officers, he answered them back (John 18:22-23).

Instead of forgiveness and tolerance, Jesus cursed those who opposed him. "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." (John 15:6) In Luke 19:27, Jesus commanded that his disciples bring his Jewish enemies before him and slaughter them before him, a role that the Church was all to happy to play throughout history. Similarly, Jesus cursed the cities that did not believe in him (Matt.11:20-24).

The Jewish people revere our holy and righteous sages, who rose to unparalleled levels of holiness and sanctity. One such individual was Rabbi Akivah, who was martyred around the time when Jesus supposedly lived. The Romans punished him for teaching Torah and skinned him alive with a hot metal comb.

According to Mark and Matthew, Jesus' last words on the cross were a complaint: "My G-d, my G-d, why have you forsaken me?". In contrast, Rabbi Akivah's last words were the Shemah, in which he proclaimed G-d's Unity and Oneness. Arguably, Jesus, who was supposedly the son of G-d, did not measure up to the exaltedness of Rabbi Akivah.

4) Was Jesus the messiah?

The Jewish tradition of "The Messiah" has its foundation in numerous biblical references, and understands "The Messiah" to be a human being - without any overtone of deity or divinity - who will bring about certain changes in the world and fulfill certain criteria before he can be acknowledged as "The Messiah".

First of all, he must be Jewish - "...you may appoint a king over you, whom the L-rd your G-d shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set as king over you." (Deuteronomy 17:15)

He must be a member of the tribe of Judah - "The staff shall not depart from Judah, nor the sceptre from between his feet..." (Genesis 49:10)

To be a member of the tribe of Judah, the person must have a biological father who is a member of the tribe of Judah.

He must be a direct male descendant of King David and King Solomon, his son - "And when your days (David) are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall issue from your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will make firm the throne of his kingdom forever..." (2 Samuel 7:12 - 13)

The genealogy of the New Testament is inconsistent. While it gives two accounts of the genealogy of Joseph, it states clearly that he is not the biological father of Jesus. One of the genealogies is through Nathan and not Solomon altogether!

He must gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel -"And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Isaiah 11:12)

Are all Jews living in Israel? Have all Jews EVER lived in Israel since the time of Jesus?

He must rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem - "...and I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever and my tabernacle shall be with them.." (Ezekiel 37:26 - 27)

At last check, there is NO Temple in Jerusalem. And worse, it was shortly after Jesus died that the Temple was DESTROYED! Just the opposite of this prophecy!

He will rule at a time of world-wide peace - "...they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." (Micah 4:3)

Have you seen a newspaper lately? Are we living in a state of complete world peace? Has there ever been peace since the time of Jesus?

He will rule at a time when the Jewish people will observe G-d's commandments - "My servant David shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall follow My ordinances and be careful to observe My statutes." (Ezekiel 37:24)

The Torah is the Jewish guide to life, and its commandments are the ones referred to here. Do all Jews observe all the commandments? Christianity, in fact, often discourages observance of the commandments in Torah, in complete opposition to this prophecy.

He will rule at a time when all people will come to acknowledge and serve one G-d - "And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, says the L-rd" (Isaiah 66:23)

There are still millions if not billions of people in the world today who adhere to paganistic and polytheistic religions. It is clear that we have not yet seen this period of human history unfold.

All of these criteria are best stated in the book of Ezekiel Chapter 37 verses 24-28:

And David my servant shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. they shall also follow My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaakov my servant, in which your fathers have dwelt and they shall dwell there, they and their children, and their children's children forever; and my servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, which I will give them; and I will multiply them and I will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their G-d and they will be my people. Then the nations shall know that I am the L-rd who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary will be in the midst of them forevermore.

If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be "The Messiah." A careful analysis of these criteria shows us that to date, no one has fulfilled every condition.

Jesus is illegitimate on all counts. He did not possess the proper genealogy to be eligible for the throne of Israel, nor did he fulfill ANY of the basic requirements of the messiah. There is no more reason to believe that he was the messiah than Shimon Bar Kochba, Shabbtai Tzvi or my uncle!

In summary, the response to the missionary question of "who was Jesus" is "who cares?" The Torah commands us to venerate G-d and G-d alone. It is immaterial to a Jew who Jesus, Muhammad or Hare Krishna was. Their worship must be avoided at all cost.


Mad Zionist said...

Well done, BK.

Safiyyah said...

Shaalom BK:

You wrote:

"The Torah commands us to venerate G-d and G-d alone. It is immaterial to a Jew who Jesus, Muhammad or Hare Krishna was. Their worship must be avoided at all cost"

As you know, Islam views Jesus (as) as a prophet who also brought revelation. The Quran tells us that he came to the Jews with the Shema due to the goings on of the Jews of that time period.

The Islamic viewpoint is that there are both messengers AND prophets. Some can do both, i.e., bring/reinforce a message to the people AND bring revelations (Moses, Davis, Muhammad, Jesus).

Also, Muslims do not worship Muhammad (saw). We worship the same Lord and Creator that you do. Him and Him only.

And not all Christians worship Jesus (as). Some do, but many of them don't.

Avi said...

Safiyyah, my point was not that Muslims worship Muhammad. I was simply saying that it is really irrelevant to a Jew who Muhammad was.

I would disagree with your statement that Jews and Muslims worship the same G-d. HaShem's "mercy extends to all of His creatures" (Psalm 145:9) while in Allah's sight, non-believers are the most vile of all creatures (Sura 8:55). We worship a G-d of life, while Muslms worship a god of death and hate.

Safiyyah said...

Christians, Jews, and Muslims ALL serve and worship the same Almighty!

The "non-believers" you are referring to is the people who do not acknowledge the One.

1. Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d is One (from Shema)
2. There is no god but Allah (from Shahadah)

Allah is not a different diety; He is the Lord of all people. Even the un-believers!

Avi said...

Safiyyah, the Qur'an mandates Muslims to subjugate Christians and Jews. "You shall fight back against those who do not believe in GOD, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what GOD and His messenger have prohibited, nor do they abide by the religion of truth - among those who received the Scripture - until they pay the due tax, willingly or unwillingly." (Q 9:29). Either Jews and Christians become Muslim or they accept subservience and dhimmi status.

I repeat once again: I DO NOT worship Allah, the god of Hamas, al-Qaeda, Islamic jihad, the god in whose name the Chabad shluchim in Mumbai were slaughtered, or the 8 yeshiva students at Merkaz HaRav. I do not worship the deity in whose name thousands of Israelis have been murdered, blown up in cafes and pizzerias. No, Safiyyah, I respect you but I do not believe in the same god as you.

"I do not serve what ye serve; nor will ye serve what I serve; ... Ye have your religion, and I have my religion!’"

Safiyyah said...

Shaaalom BK:

You know that I respect you, too.

I have always admired that about you and your blog. Once I went to the blog of one of your commenters, a Zionist Jew. I read a post there, and left a respectful comment. Someone else there called me a "pig".

Yeah, ok ...

I have always believed that people can have discussion and disagree in a respectful manner.

You are correct:

"I do not serve what ye serve; nor will ye serve what I serve; ... Ye have your religion, and I have my religion!’"

Peace, Bro!

Marquus said...

Bar Kochba, in my readings of your blogs I must humbly say that you totally mischaracterize Y'shua, his disciples, Messianics and Evangelicals.

I will go over a few at a time.

1)In Luke 19:27, Jesus commanded that his disciples bring his Jewish enemies before him and slaughter them before him, a role that the Church was all to happy to play throughout history. Similarly, Jesus cursed the cities that did not believe in him (Matt.11:20-24).

Totally false. This was a parable.

Luke 11:11.While they were listening to this, Yeshua went on to tell a parable, because he was near Yerushalayim, and the people supposed that the Kingdom of God was about to appear at any moment...25.They said to him, `Sir, he already has ten manim!'26.But the master answered, `I tell you, everyone who has something will be given more; but from anyone who has nothing, even what he does have will be taken away.27.However, as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and execute them in my presence!'"

Y'shua never told his disciples to execute anyone.

Luke 23:47.While he was still speaking, a crowd of people arrived, with the man called Y'hudah (one of the Twelve!) leading them. He came up to Yeshua to kiss him,48.but Yeshua said to him, "Y'hudah, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"49.When his followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we use our swords?"50.One of them struck at the slave of the cohen hagadol and cut off his right ear.
51.But Yeshua answered, "Just let me do this," and, touching the man's ear, he healed him.

So much about killing his enemies.There is an old saying, "Text without a context is a pretext."

"Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." (Mark 13:30)

Who is THIS GENERATION? TEXT Luke 13:1-31 4."Tell us, when will these things happen? And what sign will show when all these things are about to be accomplished?"...28. "Now let the fig tree teach you its lesson: when its branches begin to sprout and leaves appear, you know that summer is approaching. 29.In the same way, when you see all these things happening, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door. 30.Yes! I tell you that this people will certainly not pass away before all these things happen.

Those that would see the signs, that generation would see his return.

"Truly, I say to you, there are some standing among you here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in the Kingdom." (Matt. 16:28, 24:38)

Fulfilled; Matthew 17:1-8;1.Six days later, Yeshua took Kefa, Ya`akov and his brother Yochanan and led them up a high mountain privately. 2.As they watched, he began to change form -- his face shone like the sun, and his clothing became as white as light.

If your prepared for an open and honest discussion I'm willing too.

I'm reposting this in case you missed it on the other post since there has been no response.

Marquus said...

Shalom Aleichem BK,

Let me continue on one more front to clear up confusion.

If Jesus is a deity, then G-d is not alone because Jesus is a discrete physical being. The Torah and the prophets are filled with statements hat G-d is alone and that there is no other. Claiming that G-d has a physical form and is a Triune being is contradictory to the teachings and spirit of the Torah.

Absolutely correct. Yahweh is not man nor is He the son of man. Yahweh has no physical form and man has never seen him.

John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; but the only and unique Son, who is identical with God and is at the Father's side -- he has made him known.

When G-d manifested himself in the Temple His Sh'kinah filled the Temple so that no one could enter, likewise the son. The building was not G-d neither was the flesh of Y'shua G-d. Neither was G-d's deity nor his power diminished in either cases.

If G-d's Sh'kinah can fill brick and mortar than He can also fill flesh and blood.

Laila Tov!

Avi said...

Marquus, sorry for taking so long to get back to you:

1) The parable was of the king ie. Jesus executing his rebellious subjects ie. the Jewish people, before him. Although it was a parable, it was meant to illustrate a message. Obviously, the disciples understood Jesus's kingdom to be worldly as they went out and purchased swords.

2) "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing among you here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in the Kingdom." (Matt. 16:28, 24:38)

The world has definitely not seen "the son of man coming in the kingdom". There is no proof as to whether the disciples actually saw Jesus again, unless one already accepts the Christian story. This is circular reasoning.

3) The Temple held G-d's presence yet the Temple was never worshipped. Christians worship Jesus as G-d, despite G-d clearly saying that He has no form and not a man. Please tell me how much more clear G-d could have been to ensure that no one would worship a man. G-d said that no form was seen at Sinai, and whichever deity was not at Sinai is not worthy of worship. That excludes Jesus.

Anonymous said...

31 Again those of Yehudah took up stones that they might stone him. 32 In reply, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach said to them, Many ma'asim tovim I showed you from HaAv. Because of which ma'aseh do you stone me? 33 In reply, those of Yehudah said to him, For a ma'aseh tov we do not stone you, but for Chillul Hashem and because you, being a man, make yourself G-d. [VAYIKRA 24:16] 34 In reply, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach answered them, Has it not been written in your Torah, ANI AMARTI ELOHIM ATEM (I said you are g-ds.) [TEHILLIM 82:6] [SHEMOT 7:1; 22:27 TARGUM HASHIVIM] 35 If those ones he called g-ds, to whom the Dvar Hashem came and lo tufar Kitvei Hakodesh (and the Kitvei Hakodesh cannot be broken, TEHILLIM 119:89,142) 36 Can you say of the One whom HaAv set apart as HaKadosh and sent into the Olam Hazeh that he commits Chillul Hashem because I said, Ben HaElohim Ani Hu? [YIRMEYAH 1:5] 37 If I do not accomplish the pe'ulot of Avi, do not regard me with bitachon. 38 But if I do, even if you do not have emunah in me, chotsh have emunah in the pe'ulot, so that you may continue to have da'as and binah that HaAv is in me and I am in HaAv. 39 They were seeking, therefore, again to seize him, and he eluded their hand.

40 And he went away again beyond the Yarden to the place where Yochanan was in the beginning giving the mikveh mayim's tevilah of teshuvah, and he remained there. 41 And many came to him and were saying, Yochanan indeed did no ot (miraculous sign), but everything Yochanan said about this man was HaEmes. 42 And many put their emunah (faith) in him [as Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach] there. -YOCHANAN 10:31-42

Anonymous said...

11 Now as they were hearing these things, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach added a mashal (parable), because he was near to Yerushalayim and they had the havamina (assumption) that the Malchut Hashem was about to appear immediately. 12 Then Moshiach said, A certain man of noble birth traveled to a distant country to get for himself royal power for his malchut and to return. 13 And having summoned ten avadim (servants) of his, he gave them ten minas and he said to them, Conduct business until I come. 14 But his subjects were hating the man of noble birth and they sent a delegation after him saying, We do not want this one to rule over us. 15 And it came about when he returned, having received the royal power of his malchut, he summoned to his presence these avadim to whom he had given the kesef, that he might have daas of what they had gained by trading. 16 And the rishon (first) came, saying, With your mina, Adoni, ten minas more were gained. 17 Yafeh! Eved tov! Because you have been ne'eman (faithful) in a very small thing, have shlita (authority) over ten towns.[MISHLE 27:18] 18 And the sheni (second) came saying, Your mina, Adoni, made five minas. 19 And the man of noble birth said also to this one, And you have shlita (authority) over five towns. 20 And the other came saying, Adoni, hinei! Your mina which I had put away in a tichel (kerchief). 21 For I was fearing you, because you are a big machmir (stickler), you take what you did not deposit, and you reap what you did not sow. 22 He says to him, From your own mouth I will judge you, eved rasha (bad servant). You had daas that I am a big machmir (stickler), taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then did you not put my kesef on deposit? Then when I came I would have collected ribit (interest). 24 And to the ones having stood nearby he said, Take from him the mina and give it to the one having ten minas. 25 And they said to him, Adoneinu, he has ten minas! 26 I say to you, that to everyone having, more will be given, but from the one not having, even what he has will be taken away. 27 But these oyevim of mine, the ones refusing me the Kabbalas HaMalchus (refusing my sovereignty as king) over them, bring here and execute them before me. -LUKAS 19:11-27

You misused the parable in Luke 19:27. This parable was used to teach a greater prophectic truth (a future event): those who do not serve Melech HaMoshiach, or serve him with unbelief and dishonor, will be destroyed as will all his enemies when he returns.

Unknown said...

To all Christians reading this,
There is a difference between the historical Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) and J… desribed in the “gospels”.
A logical analysis (found in www.netzarim.co.il (Netzarim.co.il is the website of the only legitimate Netzarim-group)) (including the logical implications of the research by Ben-Gurion Univ. Prof. of Linguistics Elisha Qimron of Dead Sea Scroll 4Q MMT) of all extant source documents of “the gospel of Matthew” and archeology proves that the historical Ribi Yehosuha ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) from Nazareth and his talmidim (apprentice-students), called the Netzarim, taught and lived Torah all of their lives; and that Netzarim and Christianity were always antithetical.
It is important to distinguish the two polar-opposites - the authentic, historical, PRO-Torah 1st-century Ribi from Nazareth and the 4th-century (post-135 C.E.), arch-antithesis ANTI-Torah apostasy developed by the Hellenists (namely the Sadducees and Roman pagans who conspired to kill Ribi Yәhoshua ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah), displaced his original followers Netzarim and redacted the NT). (Source: www.netzairm.co.il)

Study the Netzarim-website thourougly and find out the difference between the historical Ribi Yehoshua, and the antithesis J….. of Christianity.

To the blog owner,
You must distinguish the historical Ribi Yehoshua and the antithesis Yesh''u.

I want to quote this quote: “For nearly 2,000 years, Jews have been fighting, and hating, an enemy straw man, fabricated by Roman gentiles.
Throwing hand grenade propaganda bombs and wielding shotgun hate-mongering instead of deftly wielding a surgeon's knife, Jews have, for 2,000 years now, slandered an innocent Jew, a first-century Rib′ i who, historians have confirmed, died a Tor•âh′ -teaching Rib′ i. In slandering an innocent, Jews have failed, relegated to watching helplessly as 90+% of the Jewish community has assimilated, many to the Church. Judaism cannot stand while slandering an innocent. It is khi•lul′ י--ה, which ensures self-defeat.
Far worse, Jews who slander Rib′ i Yәho•shu′ a (as contrasted against the Hellenist counterfeit, Yësh"u) collaborate in promulgating Christian the doctrines, false Hellenist "redactions" that cloak this Tor•âh′ -teaching Rib′ i in a feculent cloak (see Zәkhar•yâh′ 3.1-5).”
“ (quote: www.netzarim.co.il)

Anders Branderud