Why Have Jewish People Been So Hated?

Filed under Israel & The Jewish People on February 11th, 2009 by Michael L. Brown

Editor’s Note: Excerpted, in shortened form, from Dr. Brown’s recent book 60 Questions Christians Ask About Jewish Beliefs and Practices

Why have Jewish people been so hated and persecuted through the centuries?

I devoted much of my book, Our Hands Are Stained with Blood, to the subject of anti-Semitism, and on several occasions I have delivered lectures on the question of why anti-Semitism exists. Out of all the hatreds in the world, anti-Semitism is unique.

At the invitation of Christian campus groups, I spoke on this topic at both Yale and Columbia universities, two of America’s most prestigious centers of learning, each time fielding questions from the listeners for better than an hour. My challenge was simple: I have a supernatural, biblical explanation for the phenomenon of anti-Semitism, one which even includes the devil himself—not the most popular theory on a university campus! “Do any of you have a better answer?”

After each lecture, I listened carefully to proposal after proposal, and despite the educational background of many of those in the audience, which included students and graduates of these universities, not one proposal could fully explain the “why” of anti-Semitism. In fact, the best theory that anyone offered was that, perhaps, anti-Semitism was due to aliens! (For more on “alien anti-Semitism,” stay tuned. I’m actually going to address that shortly.) What then makes anti-Semitism such a unique hatred?

First, it is the longest hatred of all time, dating back at least 2,300 years (and even longer if the book of Esther is included). As expressed by the Catholic scholar Edward Flannery, “Antisemitism is the longest and deepest hatred of human history. . . . What other hatred has endured some twenty-three centuries and survived a genocide of 6,000,000 of its victims in its twenty-third century of existence only to find itself still intact and rich in potential for many years of life?” Today, Anti-Semitism is at its highest levels since immediately before the Holocaust, equaling, in fact, those pre-Holocaust levels. How can this be?

These words penned twenty-five centuries ago, still ring true in the hearts of many anti-Semites today: “There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples . . whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey [international] laws; it is not in [our] best interest to tolerate them” (Esther 3:8, with slight modifications made to make this more contemporary). Why has this hatred and fear of the Jews persisted for so long?

Consider this attack on the Jewish people made in Ezra’s day, also roughly 2,500 years ago:

The king should know that the Jews who came up to us from you have gone to Jerusalem and are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are restoring the walls and repairing the foundations. Furthermore, the king should know that if this city is built and its walls are restored, no more taxes, tribute or duty will be paid, and the royal revenues will suffer. Now since we are under obligation to the palace and it is not proper for us to see the king dishonored, we are sending this message to inform the king, so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place of rebellion from ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed. (Ezra 4:12-15)

To this day, Jerusalem remains the center of international controversy, the only capital city not recognized by the rest of the nations. Why Jerusalem? Why the Jews?

Second, anti-Semitism is the most widespread hatred of all time. It can be traced from the Greco-Roman world to Christianity (yes, Christianity, including vicious comments from some of the church’s greatest leaders); from Islam to Fascism to Communism (intense anti-Semitism links Muslim terrorists, Adolph Hitler, and Joseph Stalin!); from White Supremacists to Black Supremacists (yes, both groups bash the Jews); from university campuses to the world press; from the philosopher Voltaire to the historian Arnold Toynbee; from the composer Richard Wagner to the car designer Henry Ford; from Japan to Russia to Iran. Why the Jews?

A few years ago, a very bizarre group made a big media splash when they claimed to have produced the world’s first human clone. The group, called the Raelians, is a UFO religion, led by its founder Rael, who claims to have been enlightened by aliens. (This is the literal claim: “On the 13th of December 1973, French journalist Rael was contacted by a visitor from another planet, and asked to establish an Embassy to welcome these people back to Earth.”) After hearing the cloning report, which was universally dismissed by scientists as a cheap publicity stunt, I went to the Raelian website, purely out of curiosity. (As of this writing, the site was available in more than twenty-five languages.) To my utter amazement, the featured message from Rael was laced with anti-Jewish sentiments, including the charge that “Israel is engaged in State terrorism” and the claim that “a small handful of the millions of American Jews are holding the rest of the 250 million Americans hostage.” Even the Raelians were polluted by an anti-Semitic stream! Why this widespread hatred of the Jews?

Third, anti-Semitism is the most vicious hatred of all time, and both the incredible violence and the depth of animosity against the Jews defy rational explanation. The enormity and depravity of the Holocaust alone is testimony to the viciousness of this hatred, and yet the Holocaust is simply the worst of countless acts of Jew hatred over the centuries. This horrific crime included several nations and led to the cooperative and systematic execution of six million Jews, including 1.5 million babies and children. So depraved were the Nazis (and other Jew killers) that Jewish infants were sometimes thrown into burning pits alive in order to save a bullet, leading to the oft-quoted dictum of Rabbi Irving Greenberg: “Moreover, summon up the principle that no statement should be made [about the Holocaust] that could not be made in the presence of the burning children.” Nothing more needs to be said.

Fourth, anti-Semitism is the most irrational hatred of all time. The absurdity of the anti-Semitic libels simply defies rational explanation. When the Black Plague decimated Europe, Jews were accused of starting the plague by poisoning the wells with a mixture made of spiders, lizards and the hearts of Christians mixed together with the sacred elements of the Lord’s supper. Outraged mobs slaughtered thousands of Jews as a result of this pernicious rumor. When the Catholic Church declared in 1215 that the elements of communion literally became the body and blood of Jesus, Jews were accused of stealing and torturing communion wafers, leading to whole Jewish communities being burned at the stake. In the Muslim world today, it is still believed that every year, Jews kidnap and torture a priest (or other victim), using his blood to make Passover matzah (unleavened bread). The Muslim world also takes seriously the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious forged document from the nineteenth century that claims to report the secret plans of a hidden group of Jewish leaders who are poised to take over the entire world—ultimately bringing it into subjection to the Hindu god Vishnu! (To quote from the Protocols: “Our kingdom will be an apologia of the divinity Vishnu, in whom is found its personification.”). Jews have also been blamed for the spreading of AIDS as well as for orchestrating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (several Muslim cabdrivers in New York City explained this to me with real conviction, not realizing that I was a Jew). Jews have even been accused of controlling the Catholic Church!

Article Seventeen of the Hamas Charter states: “Zionist organizations under various names and shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups and others are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs. These organizations have ample resources that enable them to play their role in societies for the purpose of achieving the Zionist targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve the enemy.” Even the Masons are controlled by the Jews!

So irrational are the lies told about the Jews that even an utter rationalist like Sigmund Freud had to say, “With regard to anti-Semitism, I don’t really want to search for explanations; I feel a strong inclination to surrender my affects in this matter and find myself confirmed in my wholly nonscientific belief that mankind on the average and taken by and large are a wretched lot.”

What then are some of the explanations offered to explain the phenomenon of anti-Semitism?

(1) “It all traces back to Christianity,” meaning that the charge that the Jews killed Jesus (see #45), thus making them guilty of deicide (killing God) has so permeated Western history and culture that “Christian” anti-Semitism provides a link between all manifestations of anti-Semitism. But this theory is seriously flawed. How do we explain pre-Christian anti-Semitism? And does Christian anti-Semitism adequately explain Islamic anti-Semitism? And what of Christian philo-Semitism, a direct result of the testimony of the very New Testament that allegedly produced worldwide anti-Semitism?

(2) “It is because there always has to be a scapegoat,” meaning that someone always has to be blamed for bad things that happen in the world. But this begs the question rather than answers it. Why are the Jews always being blamed? As George Orwell remarked, “However true the ‘scapegoat’ theory may be in general terms, it does not explain why the Jews rather than some other minority group are picked on, nor does it make clear what they are a scapegoat for.”

(3) “It is because of the Jewish religion, which makes the Jewish people different,” and so people attack what they don’t understand. The problem with this view is that secular Jews have often been singled out for persecution. In keeping with this, it has often been said that at the time of the Holocaust, most German Jews were more German than Jewish. Not only so, but the Nazis slaughtered Jews who were even “one-quarter” Jewish—meaning only one grandparent was Jewish—also murdering Jews who had converted to Christianity. There is also worldwide animosity toward the modern state of Israel, despite the fact that the nation is far more secular than it is religious. And why haven’t Muslims been universally hated for being different?

(4) “It is because the Jewish people are especially bad” (this was actually stated to me by a Pakistani cabdriver with whom I discussed the question of anti-Semitism)—but this theory hardly needs refutation, since Jews are often some of the most moral and ethical people in the world, and, to be sure, there are plenty of rotten Gentiles! So, to put it mildly, Jews certainly don’t have a monopoly on being bad.

(5) “It is because the Jews always have all the money”—which, in fact, is not a theory but rather another anti-Semitic libel! In any case, through the centuries, Jews have often been the poorest people in their societies, often because of oppressive laws passed against them. But they were hated and persecuted nonetheless.

(6) “It is because of Jewish guilt, leading to divine judgment”—a harsh-sounding charge, but with some truth to it, since the Torah clearly states that national obedience would be blessed while national disobedience would be cursed (see Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 28). But the hatred has been too intense, too vile, too destructive to be explained by this alone and even within the Tanakh itself, God often expressed His displeasure with the nations whom He used to judge His people, stating clearly that they had gone too far (see, e.g., Isaiah 10:5-19; more broadly, see Zechariah 1:14-15).

Clearly, all of these theories fall short in one way or another, failing to explain the intense, irrational and long-lived nature of anti-Semitism and failing to connect all the dots. What then is the explanation for anti-Semitism in the world? It is simply this: God has singled out the Jewish people as His instrument for world redemption, He has promised that they will always remain on the earth as a distinct people—despite their sins and failures—and the devil himself has marked them out for destruction. Ultimately, it is through the Jewish people that the knowledge of the one true God has come to the world, through the Jewish people that the Messiah has come, and through the Jewish people that the message of the Messiah went to the nations. And it is the Jewish people in Jerusalem who will ultimately welcome the Messiah back to earth to set up His kingdom (see Matthew 23:37-39). That’s why the devil hates them so!

As I wrote in Our Hands Are Stained with Blood:

Why does Satan so passionately despise the Jews? For one thing, it is a reflection of his hatred for God. The Jews are God’s chosen people! By hurting them he seeks to hurt the Lord and take revenge for his own sentence of death. His effort to annihilate the Jews is also an attempt to discredit the Lord, since He has sworn in His Word that they will never be destroyed. If Israel ceases to exist as a distinct people, then God did not, or could not, keep His promise. That would mean that He was either powerless or that He lied!

But there is another reason the devil despises the Jews: The salvation of Israel means the return of Jesus, the resurrection of the righteous, the revival of the Church and the restoration of the earth. The fulfillment of the Jews’ destiny will seal the devil’s doom. Yes, “the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Rom. 16:20) . . . and he is beginning to squirm! The time to favor Israel is upon us and Satan is quaking with fear. The countdown has begun.

Understanding, then, that anti-Semitism is ultimately a spiritual phenomenon rather than a cultural, ethnic or even religious phenomenon, we can also understand that anti-Semitism has to do with God and His purposes rather than with the Jewish people themselves. That is to say, it is not because the Jews are better or worse than anyone else; it is because God chose the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to bring redemption to the world, the Messiah Himself being a Jew. In that light, it will be a bad day for anti-Semites when they realize that the all-powerful King coming in flaming fire is a glorified Jew.



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  1. Dr Brown,
    I haven’t been listening to your program for very long but have enjoyed what little I have been able to catch. I have read this article about why the Jewish people are hated and though we will never know everything that creates this anger towards the Jewish people, it is always good to continue reasearching this topic. They are God’s people no doubt. A website I found resently that gave some very interesteing information about this very topic, is http://www.nkusa.org, This is a group of Jews that have a view of the world sceen that I have never really considered. I spent a good part of a day recently reading their articles. They have a different approach about Israel than I ever thought I would hear coming from Jewish people. When you have some time to look at the site I would like to know what you think about it.

  2. Dr. Brown, thank you for this information.  I personally know some anti-semitic people and it really bothers me that they are anti-semitic.  I am always trying to think of ways to defend Jews to these people that I know and since I am not very gifted with speech, it is hard for me to word things right.  This helps.  I am going to try to memorize this article so that the next time I hear all the anti-semitic rhetoric I will be able to defend the Jewish people.  It is really hard when you live in an environment where there is such extreme, intense hatred towards Jews and you have to hear it every single day of your life.  It really tears at my heart because these people that hate the jews so much are people that I love very much and it is so scary because they are so intelligent yet their hearts are so hardened in their hatred against the jews that they are not able to see the truth.  Thanks again :-)

  3. Perry,

    Yes, I’m quite familiar with the Neturei Karta (Aramaic for “keepers of the city”). They represent the tiniest of factions within ultra-Orthodox Judaism, and are strongly criticized and rejected by almost every part of the Jewish community. Infamously, some of their leaders attended an anti-Semitic conference in Iran! Their views arise out of the belief that only the Messiah can regather and reestablish the nation and people of Israel, and any human attempt to do that before its proper time only delays the Messiah’s coming and increases world hatred of the Jews.

  4. Dr. Brown:

    I find your analysis of the cause of antisemitism interesting, but I also notice many similarities with its counterpart in the traditional Jewish version (see Aish Ha Torah’s “Why the Jews” http://www.aish.com/Seminars/whythejews/wtj01000.htm) especially vis-a-vis the fact that most rational explanations of antisemitism fail to comprehensively characterize the full and pervasive extent of antisemitism. 

    Would you please discuss how your view differs from the traditional Orthodox Jewish view?

    Matt

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  6. “God has singled out the Jewish people as His instrument for world redemption…”
    “The Jews are God’s chosen people! ”
    I would have to say that proclamations like the above really make the crazies foam at the mouth, and attracts the attention of the people/groups just looking for a target, any target.

  7. Chris,

    Do you believe those proclamations are true? That would be the ultimate issue, would it not?

  8. Chris-

    Are you implying or stating that others’ “foaming at the mouth” is a reason not to speak the truth?  Just curious.   We are fortunate that the first generation of believers did not remain silent when faced with stones or Romans or lions foaming at the mouth. 
    Dr. Brown-
    Thank you for writing “Our Hands Are Stained With Blood”.  I read through it, and agreed in principle, on an intellectual level, coldly.  I slept on it, and the next morning I woke up with such a hurting in my heart that I was nearly in tears on the way to work.  What a tool in the hands of the enemy has the church been.  What a tragedy.  The horrible irony of it all is so painful.  Again, I thank you for your book.  Keep proclaiming the truth!

    Blessings,
    Justin
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

  9. Justin,

    Thanks so much for the good word.

    Thankfully, just as many false and/or hypocrital believers have done much hard, many true believers have done much good. Love will triumph over hatred and light will triumph over darkness!

  10. Dr Brown;I don’t believe it is relevant to the thesis question you pose.  If expressing that specific belief cause the believer to be subject to hatred and discrimination, what is the benefit of proclaiming it?  Surely it must be enough to simply know it?  I don’t believe in God (or any god) so the preference of another’s God/god doesn’t matter to me.  But, using a family analogy, if my sibling told me he/she was the parent’s favourite (“chosen”) that would cause some resentment.  In an unbalanced or fanatical person, this resentment might swell to rage or violence.  In this context, the parent’s favourite (or whether the parent has a favourite) is less relevant than the perception of the slighted sibling.
    “Are you implying or stating that others’ “foaming at the mouth” is a reason not to speak the truth?  ”
    Not at all.  One must simply ask:  Is speaking what you believe to be the truth always beneficial?  Or are there instances when it is better to remain silent?  Another analogy:  if your friend gains weight, or gets a bad haircut, is it the best course of action to point it out? Sometimes one needs to shout the truth, and sometimes it is better to whisper it.  And sometimes it is best to simply know it.—-Dr Michael Brown April 4th, 2009 7:10 pm :
    Chris,
    Do you believe those proclamations are true? That would be the ultimate issue, would it not?

  11. Chris,

    Thanks for your explanation. My article was written primarily to people who do believe the Scriptures to be God’s Word, and I was simply restating what the Bible says.

    That being said, if you will study anti-Semitism carefully, as I have, you will see that Jewish suffering cannot rationally be explained by the argument that people hated (and still hate) the Jews because they considered themselves specially chosen by God.

    Do some serious research, and you’ll see that the ongoing existence of the Jewish people along with the extreme suffering they have endured through the ages point to both the reality of the God of the Bible and the reality of the calling of the Jewish people.

  12. Thank you Dr. Brown for that great explanation of anti-semitism. I have long held that this is one of he “evidences” that Jesus is who He said He is and that Father (Yahweh) God has set aside this chosen race so humanity could realize God’s plan of redemption. Anti-semitism proves everything; God’s Word, Yahweh, Yeshua, the beginning, the end and everything in-between. How could eveything in existence constantly point in the same direction if it wasn’t true. All of Israel’s conquests and failures exposed Father’s great compassion, (even in His anger He remembered mercy), power and plan for this world. Existence, in God’s plan,  is so cohesive and constant in its chaos. The Jews prove it all.

    Thank you, Dr. Brown, for putting it so simply. I find it so awesome (a word it save for God alone) it starts breaking circuits in my head. Aaahhh, but my spirit knows, thank and praise to Jesus!!

  13. Chris-
    I apologize if I came off wrong.  I see where you are coming from.  Sometimes knowing when to be silent is a virtue.  It would be foolish in most circumstances to walk up unsolicited to a band of armed skinheads or neo-nazis and tell them that the Jews are God’s chosen people.  It would be dishonest and cowardly however, to deny this to the same group of people if asked.  Even though the consequences might be ugly.  I agree with you that it is sometimes better to remain silent.  On the other hand, sometimes it’s not!
    As far as the friend with the bad haircut or expanding waistline, if asked, I would tell him/her the truth.  My friends know better than to ask if they don’t want the truth!  :-) 

    Blessings,
    Justin
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9
     

  14. Dr. Brown,

    I’m wondering about the following excerpt from your article above:

    “Ultimately, it is through the Jewish people that the knowledge of the one true God has come to the world, through the Jewish people that the Messiah has come, and through the JeUltimately, it is through the Jewish people that the knowledge of the one true God has come to the world, through the Jewish people that the Messiah has come, and through the Jewish people that the message of the Messiah went to the nations. And it is the Jewish people in Jerusalem who will ultimately welcome the Messiah back to earth to set up His kingdom (see Matthew 23:37-39). That’s why the devil hates them so!wish people that the message of the Messiah went to the nations. And it is the Jewish people in Jerusalem who will ultimately welcome the Messiah back to earth to set up His kingdom (see Matthew 23:37-39). That’s why the devil hates them so!”

    I believe this is the accepted view of many in the church(I believe it myself) and is known as as a form of premillenialism (please correct me if i’m wrong as I’m just trying to gain understanding). The view being that there will be an earthly return/kingdom of Jesus. I was recently confronted by an old friend who says he has come to believe that full preterism(the belief that all prophecy was fulfilled by the destruction of temple in 70AD and that the kingdom of God is here now…. available to us in its ‘fullness’ and it is up to us to take dominion of the earth… resurrection/rapture is spiritualized…) is true. This concerns me for a number of reasons. One of them being that I believe this line of thinking leads to some form of replacement theology(the Jews have been replaced by the gentile church. hasn’t this been used by the church in the past to stoke the flames of anti-semitism? Luther used by the Nazi’s… etc.) I’m trying to study some of what he is sending me and dig into the scripture for myself so that I can give him solid answers and points to think about and so that I will have a solid foundation on this issue. Can you recommend some good resources?
    Also, it seems Darby/Scofield’s framework for eschatology, dispensational premillenialism (circa 1850′s), is a point of contention for him. I’m wondering what the accepted belief prior to Darby/Scofield was….?  What was the historical Jewish belief regarding apocalyptic thinking? How does the book of Revelation tie in with this?
    I was recently reading a bit of Norman Geisler’s(seems like he is pre-trib) response to Steve Gregg’s defense of his and Hank Hanegraff’s partial preterism (http://www.normangeisler.net/lastdisciple_2.html) and also wonder what you might have to say to partial preterism. 
    Please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

  15. Yoo Hoo,

    Thanks for your excellent question.

    First, I see no possible way to support the preterist reading of the NT. The New Jerusalem is not yet here; the final end to death and pain has not yet come; the dead have not been resurrected. Need I say more? I do not even believe that Matthew 24 can properly be read in wholly preterist terms, but I can’t get into that more right now. (You can listen to my broadcast today on the Line of Fire where I deal with this subject.)

    Second, since the first believers were Jews, they would have been expecting an earthly, Messianic kingdom, and Jesus did not tell them they were wrong when they asked about this in Acts 1:6. Rather, he told them it was not for them to know the times and seasons when this would take place. Peter also declared that when Israel repented, then God would bring about the times of restoration spoken by the prophets (Acts 3:19-21) — and without a doubt, that meant the glorious kingdom of God fully manifest on the earth.

    Third, I hold to historic premillenialism (rather than dispensationalism). I would recommend the new book edited by Craig Blomberg entitled, The Case for Historic Premillenialism: An Alternative to the “Left Behind” Eschatology. You might also want to consider Barry Horner’s Future Israel, which makes a strong case for the prophetic role of Israel today, also dealing with other eschatological views and historic anti-Semitism. You’ll also get some relevant information by reading chapters 12-14 in my book Our Hands Are Stained with Blood.

    The truth will triumph!

  16. Amen & amen, Dr. Brown!

  17. Though over-simplified, this parenthetical occurrence in the realm of eternity, called God’s plan of redemption, in creating a Bride for His Word and a People for Yahweh, the development of the said has an “agonist and an antagonist.” That is to say, in order to have a choice one must be able to choose, duh!  Well, we have light and dark. We have a people of Yahweh (light) and a people of the world, Satan the evil one (dark).  Israel, including the ‘grafted-in’, are God’s chosen Oracle to reflect Him and bring the Words of redemption drawing people into the Kingdom of God. The right vs. wrong, light vs. dark and good vs. bad, have been an on-going theme from beginning. Being that Israel is God’s chosen people it is simply an effort of an evil charged world against God’s way. The innate hatred of the Jews is a seed in the soul of an unregenerated person. The battle of light and dark goes way beyond intellect or reasoning. The natural man’s seed of hatred has deep roots in the world’s system. The unregenerate thinks and acts at whatever levels its roots have grown. This is less a phenomena than interaction of light and dark, righteousness acts as a catalyst when injected into the flow of evil.

    The spiritual state of the Jew is of no consequence regarding the “seed” of being the chosen race. The fact is, the Jew is in the blood line of God’s chosen race and, therefore, suffers the wrath of the world’s deep rooted hatred.

    I have always loved the Jewish people. However, when I was 4, I had an awesome relationship with Yeshua. I subsequently was distanced from him for 25 years, as a consequence of decisions made by my dad. But my initial relationship with Jesus kept me close to the Jewish race, spiritually loving God’s chosen people.

    Therefore, since the battle ensues long and hard between light and dark, the relationship one has with the Jewish people is determined by the roots of one’s logistics: light/dark, good/evil, right/wrong. The hatred of God’s chosen race magnifies the plan of redemption. The world system, God haters, prove the existence of Yahweh and His wonderful, awesome plan to redeem a people who freely choose, though enticed with a battery of pleasures, to lay up treasure in Heaven and for the Joy set before them will endure one’s Cross and abstain from the worldly desires that so easily distract and draw to destruction, loving what God loves and hating what God hates.

    Earnestly pray for the Jewish people; that the scales will wash from their eyes and will see their God, their wonderful Messiah.

  18. I’d go along with 6. It may have escaped your attention, but they are not the only ones who have suffered through the centuries. The persecutors become the persecuted, the oppressors the oppressed, the invaders the invaded. Looking at what has gone on in the last 30 years, the next World War is going to be absolutely horrendous, all because of the never ending greed of people in this time. The Gods’ irony-disobey the truth, and your children will be punished, no matter your faith or beliefs. Nemesis will be along soon to avenge the Hubris of our times, it was ever thus, though given the destructive capabilities of weaponry today, it is unlikely to be forever so.

  19. I agree that the next World War will be horrendous.  I wouldn’t pin it on the never-ending greed specific to this period of history though.  People never change, our capacity for greed, selfishness, and evil never changes.  What changes is the scope of our weapons and the destructive capacities of our militaries.  If Atilla the Hun had nukes and machine guns, you can bet he would’ve used them. 

    I think that even from a non-theist point of view, people’s children are often “punished” for their parent’s disobedience of “the truth”.  I look at it like this.  God made the world.  He knows how it works.  He gave us laws to live by, how to interact with His creation.  Call it “truth” or “law”, or whatever you want.  Whether one is a believer or has faith is often immaterial, as often our “punishment” for breaking the “laws” of this creation are merely consequences of our actions.  If I break God’s law and divorce my wife, my kids suffer.  If I develop a sinful and self-serving lifestyle, my children will suffer.  If I am irresponsible and fail to teach the how to live in this world, they will suffer.  That’s just plain reality, not necessarily God’s punishment. 

    I do believe that there are instances where God specifically punishes individual or groups of people.  Often though, people blame the logical and natural consequences of their own actions on God. 
    That’s my $.02 for what it’s worth.  (Probably not $.02!)

    Blessings,
    Justin
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

  20. Correction to my last post-
    “I wouldn’t pin it on the never-ending greed specific to this period of history though.”

    I could’ve worded that better.  I don’t believe never-ending greed is specific to this period of history.  We have been been selfish, greedy, and self-serving since the beginning.  This is what sin is.  Self over all else.  That’s the whole cause the pain and suffering in our world.
    Sorry for the mistake.
    Blessings,
    Justin
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

  21. Thanks for the recommendation of resources concerning Israel and eschatology! Also, appreciate you sharing some points concerning preterism. I did look up Barry Horner and haven’t yet bought his book Future Israel; however, I did find a book, Judeo-Centric Eschatology: an Ethical Challenge to Reformed Eschatology, by him in PDF format on
    http://www.bunyanministries.org/ and I’ve begun reading it. I looked up Blomberg and will hopefully be getting ahold of some of his materials. I have read your book Our Hands are Stained with Blood and will refer back to the chapters you recommended. I’ve been reading over and comparing Mt 24, Mk 13, and Lk 21. Also, listened to your program on Mt 24. Helpful but if ever possible I’d like to hear more in-depth teaching from you on these especially in regards to the original language of the texts and some of the specific points preterists refer to like the word ‘generation’ in Mt 24:30. I plan on doing some word studies and more study on these but would appreciate hearing what you have to further say on this issue.

  22. Hi. Dr Brown, thank you for the article. You mention Satan has a beef with God so picks on the Jews. Just one thing though…now I ask this question more out of idle curiosity….what is Satan’s REAL beef with God? Surely he knows he can never win the battle? I mean to say, I would not get in the boxing ring with Mike Tyson as I know I have no chance. Similarly speaking I am sure Satan is ‘smarter’ than I am. What do I make of this?
    Rgds
    Amazambani

  23. Hi Amazambani,

    I would like to give an answer to your question, even though Dr. Mike Brown will have his own answer for you.

    I believe satan’s ‘beef with God’ is to do with issues of Kingdom. God’s Kingdom is special in that it is to do with communion and fellowship with mankind, through His Son and the Holy Spirit. They in turn will accomplish His purposes in this life and the ages to come.

    Satan wants that place of elevation, worship and dominion, and has attempted to have a ‘people for his own possession’ and kingdom – to accomplish his purposes! 

    God’s purpose from creation was to achieve that, and it has been and will be realised through Jesus Christ, and those who call upon His name from every tribe and tongue.

    God chose Israel to be His vessel in a fallen world, that carry this message and mission. From this lineage, Christ  came to fulfill that aim, both for Israel and for the Nations. Isaiah the prophet foresaw much of this.

    When satan sees the nations turn, and Israel as a whole repent, he knows that the purposes of God are being consummated, and HIs time is up! that God’s rule is stretching from shore to shore, from age to age, and in every level of existence in the heavenly places. 

    That is, Jesus the King, with His people, are and will reign and crush the serpent’s head. This is Kingdom but with communion, righteousness and relationship at the heart, rather than tyranny. 

    So to wipe out the Jews (in satan’s mind) is to abort that purpose and plan coming into consummation.

    A bit wordy that, but I hope that helps.

    Dr Brown will also add to that I am sure.

  24. Hello Amazambani and Andrew:

    I’m not sure if you totally answered Amazambani’s question about Satan Andrew vis-a-vis why Satan would embark on a mission he knows he is going to fail given his presumed intelligence.

    I would like to answer it from the traditional Jewish perspective. From this viewpoint, Satan is not an independent being who is waging his own war against G-d and the Jewish people, but rather he is a special angel of G-d himself assigned with the unique position of trying to lead man astray.

    If you are wondering why G-d would try to lead man astray, it all goes according to the principle of free will, that if it were not for man’s evil inclination (our inherent desires to do evil), we would never be able to choose good. It would not be a decision at all. We would just do it automatically. That is we have two components, a spiritual component and a physical component. Our spiritual component in general only wants to do good and attach ourselves to our Creator, while our physical component desires things that remove us from G-d.

    Satan (or Hasatan in Hebrew) is the angelic manifestation of G-d’s needing to create a channel through which man could possibly desire to go against his Creator. In this regard, G-d has commanded Satan to try to lead man astray so that their choices to follow Him is actually a real choice and not just an automatic reflex.

    This view that Satan is an angel of G-d (with quite a unique function) can be found in the book of Job, where Satan must actually ask permission from G-d in order to wreak havoc on his life.

    An alternate explanation can be found in the book of Exodus (17:5-15) when the people of Amalek wage war against the Jewish people. (It must be understood that Amalek are the ultimate enemies of the Jewish people.) Our sages say that Amalek had absolutely no chance against the children of Israel who had been delivered from Egypt and who just crossed the Red Sea. It says in Deut. 25:18 “Asher Karcha baderek…”, that Amalek “happened” upon the Jewish people. It is an interesting word the Bible uses for a nation meeting another nation in battle. One explanation is that Amalek is the nation that opposes G-d and just believes in random chance. That is why they just “happened” upon the Jewish people. According to Amalek, thehere is no plan, no meaning to anything, and definitely no Creator with a purpose for man. 

    Another answer (more appropriate to Amazambani’s question) is that the word for “happened” in Hebrew used in this verse is Karcha which is very closely related to the word for “cold” in Hebrew. The sages describe a story where someone jumps into a  bathtub filled with boiling water just to cool it down just a little bit. Never mind that the person ends up getting scalded in the end, he has decreased the temperature of the boiling water just a little bit, and that is what he wanted to do. Similarly, even though Satan knows he cannot win the battle against the Jewish people in the end, it is still his job to reduce the temperature just a little bit.

    I hope this was somewhat insightful and/or illuminating and at least interesting.

  25. Matt,

    Where in scripture is your first idea from? Are there many Jews who think this? Also, do you think there is a difference between a short term achievement of a goal and an ultimate victory?

    Thanks for posting,
    Marc

  26. Hi Matt,

    I was particularly answering the question, ‘what is satan’s beef with God / Jews’ (paraphrased).

    I do see some of your points but also like Marc would like to know some of your Scriptural validity for your views.

    Whilst believing that satan is under the control of God’s sovereignty, I don’t know if he in fact has been ‘assigned’ directly, as you put it, a particular role that he carries out for evil. (almost as if he is in obedience to that role, for God?)

    The key for me is in Isaiah’s prophecies to the King of Assyria (which I believe to have double meaning both historically and spiritually) that whilst he is / can be, an instrument of God’s wrath, in himself, his thoughts are always rebellious and anti Christ. i.e. He knows the purpose of God (in part) and rebels & wars against it with all his might, and yet in his rebellion he is ultimately serving God’s purpose.

    So it is not a matter of satan’s intelligence vs his lack of. Rather, in his powerful schemes, he is still under the overall rule and purposes of God. That must incredibly frustrate him.

    I do not see Scripturally that satan was specifically created for evil purposes, as you may suggest. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that he was made to glorify God for good! (Of course we know that God knows the end from the beginning) 

    To add to this: Some of these issues, even with the parts we are told in Scripture, are hard to grasp for any human being, and we may not fully know until the ages to come, the hows, the whys and ifs etc.

    Andrew

  27. Hello Mark and Andrew:

    I believe that it is totally legitimate for you to require a scriptural source for the points that I made about Satan. I also want to point out that I said that these views come from traditional Jewish sources. Therefore, I will not use the New Testament at all to make my points, nor will I (as an Orthodox Jew) accept any scriptural sources from the New Testament.

    That said, there are only two places in the entire Old Testament where Satan is mentioned. One in the book of Job and the other in the book of Zechariah. Job 1:6-12 describes a dialog between Job and G-d. In this dialog, we notice some interesting points. The Satan does not take an adversarial position towards G-d at all, he takes an adversarial position towards Job (vs. 9-11)! Second of all, G-d gives his power to the Satan to test Job (v. 12), but only after the dialog, implying that it was only through G-d’s permission to the Satan that such power to test him could ever take place, and G-d told this to Satan.

    Now Marc, you speak of Isaiah’s prophecies about the King of Assyria in the book of Isaiah having double meaning. If by a plain scriptural sense Isaiah is speaking of the King of Assyria, how can you prove this “double meaning.”  (I can accept double meanings in Scripture but I also think that there should be solid proof behind them.)

    Also you say “I do not see Scripturally that satan was specifically created for evil purposes, as you may suggest. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that he was made to glorify God for good!”

    In fact I think, as I explained before, that G-d’s creation of evil is part of his entire plan that ultimately glorifies him. First a proof that G-d created evil. This is very easy. Isaiah 45:7 makes the bald-faced claim that G-d created evil. “Former of light and Creator of darkness, Maker of peace and Creater of evil, I am the Lord, creator of all these.”  Therefore there is no contradicition between G-d creating Satan to glorify Him, and Him creating Satan also for evil.  Besides, I am unclear how the “Bible makes it clear” that Satan was created to glorify G-d for good. 

    Please share with me your thoughts, because I am interesting in hearing.

    Matt

  28. Thnks for some of the interesting responses. Doesn’t Paul mention something of the ‘mystery of iniquity’?

  29. Hi Matt,

    Sorry for the late response.
    Obviously, with regard to you being an Orthodox Jew in belief and me being a New Testament follower of Christ, our understanding of key scriptures will be different in the light of my faith in Jesus Christ as Son of God and Messiah. But I do respect your view, and thus encourage you to consider the following:

    I would spiritually interpret the OT in the light of that fact. So for me, the Scriptures concerning Lucifer, and some Kings of the Earth who opposed God’s people in the OT, have a special significance in that they speak of historical events, but also ‘Kingdom’ realities.

    So in the light of this we would need more than this forum to discuss such a huge subject. So I’ll just leave some points here for you to consider:

    1. Genesis 1: 31 – God saw everything He had made, and it was ‘Good’ That means even the Angelic realm at that time was in accord with HIs righteousness.

    2. Peter’s 2nd epistle (2: 4) and that of Jude 6 (which I know you will not find valid) actually quote some of the book of 1 Enoch. That ‘God did no spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell…’ etc. Therefore, they were removed from God’s glory, because of rebellion.

    3. It is not uncommon for Hebrew Scripture to pass from a description of an earthly King to a description of Divine Messiah (See Psalm 45) Therefore, the same method can be applied in regard to satan. (See Isaiah 14, and also consider Ezekiel 28 which emphasises how this being fell from his estate)

    4. Is your interpretation of the Isaiah 45: 7 text correct? If you isolate it, it certainly does appear to be as you say, but then we have to interpret Scripture in the light of the context of the chapter, and other Scriptures. So I would encourage you to interpret it in the light of Deuteronomy 32: 4 & Psalm 5: 4. Also , I would suggest reading your Isaiah text in the context of the entire 45th Chapter and see also Lamentations 3: 38 – where God is spoken of as the one from whom natural / physical calamities come, rather than moral evil per se.

    God cannot ever be the author of evil in that sense. He is the author of goodness and holiness.

    Bless you ,

    Andrew

  30. Andrew:

    As I said before, I am not opposed to the idea of Scripture taking on double meaning. Indeed Jewish exigesis often relies on multiple layers of meaning behind Scripture, to which Christian Apologists (such as Dr. Brown) are bitterly opposed.

    Further I understand your desire, and that of Christianity in general to identify passages such as 14:12 into a Christian context, but that simply does not have any relevance to me. To summarize, there is a very specific concept that Christianity has of Satan, but that concept is really not found in the Old Testament, so other verses that do not necessariy refer to Satan such as Is. 14:12 are employed with the concept of “double meaning.” That is fine from a homiletic standpoint within the context of Christianty, but not from a Christian Apologetic standpoint.

    To address some of your other points that you wished me to consider:
    1) In a manner of speaking, even evil is “good” from G-d’s perspective as it allows man to achieve his destiny.
    2) Not only do I not find Peter or Jude valid, but I also reject Enoch (and I thought you might too as they have never been considered canonical within either the Jewish or Christian religions.
    3) You are begging the question here since I reject any idea of a Divine Messiah.
    4) I believe that my interpretation of Isaiah 45:7 is correct. The chapter in general basically makes the philosophical point that there is nothing in this world that was not created by G-d including evil. This chapter pretty much rules out the possibility of a angelic force that is independently evil because G-d has created all things including evil. But as I’ve said before, there is an ultimate good in G-d’s having created evil in that it permit’s man’s free will. Therefore, perhaps the verses you have cited should actually be interpreted in light of Is. 45:7. That is, G-d has created evil but does not wish that man walk in that path. That said, he must make it a real option and for that purpose created a Satan.

    Also, you have not responded to the points of Job 1:6-12.

    In summary, I think that the Jewish interpretation of the Satan most cleanly answers Amazambani’s original question of how Satan knowing the truth could so boldly go against G-d’s will. If he is a being created by G-d for the sole purpose of tempting and leading man astray, he is in fact not going against G-d.

    You asked me for Scriptural proof which I brought in ample supply  and you have not fully challenged.

    I hope I do not sound overly strident. I just very much enjoy a good spirited debate.

    Matt

  31. Matt,

    I have not had time to engage in this discussion yet, but I noticed this one line in your most recent post: “Indeed Jewish exigesis [sic] often relies on multiple layers of meaning behind Scripture, to which Christian Apologists (such as Dr. Brown) are bitterly opposed.”

    Could you please explain what you mean here? What is it that I alleged bitterly oppose?

    Also, for the sake of other readers here, it’s important to remember that Judaism is not based primarily on Scripture itself but rather on the rabbinic interpretation of Scripture and on the myth that God gave Moses an authoritative Oral Law that was passed on through the generations and without which the Written Law cannot be understood. Thus, traditional Jewish views on Satan are not based primarily on the few references to him in the Hebrew Scriptures but rather on the descriptions of Satan in rabbinic literature.

  32. Dr. Brown:

    I’d prefer to not get off track, as this was just a side point that I made in my general point and I see that your post here could easily turn things into an entirely new debate. However, it is your site, and I am merely a guest, so I feel obliged to respond how you are bitterly opposed to the idea of Tanach being read on different levels.

    Vis a vis the Oral Law, the text of Tanach can be read in  many different levels. One of these levels is a homiletic level we feel is equally valid to the plain meaning of the text (for an explanation listen to http://www.dovidgottlieb.com/Rabbi_Gottlieb_Tapes.html and click on “Geneseis part 1″). Therefore verses such as Ex. 23:2 or Ex. 34:27 which we believe have multiple meanings, you have spoken against the Jewish interpretation of the deeper meanings as being not valid.  However, isn’t Andrew Yeoman doing the same with Isaiah 14:12?

    What you have said “Also, for the sake of other readers here, it’s important to remember that Judaism is not based primarily on Scripture itself but rather on the rabbinic interpretation of Scripture and on the myth that God gave Moses an authoritative Oral Law that was passed on through the generations and without which the Written Law cannot be understood. Thus, traditional Jewish views on Satan are not based primarily on the few references to him in the Hebrew Scriptures but rather on the descriptions of Satan in rabbinic literature, ” is not true. “Rabbinic” Judaism is based EQUALLY on Scripture and the Oral Law. Calling it a myth is extremely offensive (especially when I could much more easily say this about the Virgin birth). And it is not true that we believe that Scripture cannot be understood without the Oral Law. It is just that there is a LIMITED understanding of Scripture without the Oral Law. And as I have written above, the fundamental Jewish view of Satan (as carrying out G-d’s will) are clearly backed up by Job 1:6-12. 

    Really Dr. Brown, I would expect you to better back up what you say with at least a bit of evidence.

    Matt

  33. Just a point to add Dr. Brown:

    What was the point of adding that last paragraph you added? All my discussions above you can see were entirely according to Scripture. I didn’t invoke anything within the Oral Law at all. I was trying to argue on “common ground.”

    Matt 

  34. Matt,

    My comments were in response to your reference to different layers of interpretation in Jewish exegesis (along with your comments about my alleged bitter opposition to different layers of interpretation in a biblical text). Also, I posted this to help our readers here, most of whom are not familiar with traditional Judaism and hence, would wrongly think that there was “common ground” in terms of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), whereas in reality, you ultimately read the Tanakh through the lens of rabbinic interpretation, even when that interpretation changes the plain meaning of the biblical text.

    That being said, I repeat: I was primarly responding to your comments. (As stated earlier, I might not have time for further interaction, but I wanted to clarify this point.)

  35. Matt,
     
    Thanks for respecting the thread here and your status as a guest. I’ll make this the last post on the Oral Law here, and you can freely interact with me privately as time permits, but not here on the subject of Oral Torah on this thread. I will take a moment to set the record straight.
     
    1) The NT reads the Tanakh on many different levels, as do all Christian scholars and teachers whom I know. However, under no circumstances can a secondary level overrule the primary, plain sense of the text. You were, therefore, completely mistaken in your statement about my alleged “bitter opposition” to multiple levels of interpretation.
     
    2) The concept of the “myth” of the dual Torah given to Moses comes from the most prolific rabbinic scholar of the era, Prof. Jacob Neusner. You might find my words offensive, but they are quite accurate and are also used by Jewish scholars (with the exception of Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox).
     
    3) You are wrong to represent rabbinic Judaism as being based equally on Scripture as on rabbinic tradition, since without the latter, the former is considered to be unintelligble. In the words of Orthodox Jewish author Chaim Schimmel, “The Jewish people are frequently called “The People of the Book”, yet if one were to search out a people who follow literally the Bible’s behest, one might be led to the Samaritans, who still practise their religion on the outskirts of Shechem, or the Karaites who are now settled to the south of modern Tel-Aviv, but never to the Jewish people. They do not follow the literal word of the Bible, nor have they ever done so. They have been fashioned and ruled by the verbal interpretation of the written word, more particularly by the “Torah”, which embraces both the written and the oral law.”
     
    Or, to quote Dr. Immanuel Jakobovitz, former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, “When our Sages asserted that “the Holy One, Blessed be He, did not make His covenant with Israel except by virtue of the Oral Law” (Gittin 60B), they not only propounded a cardinal Jewish belief, they also expressed a truth as evident today as it was in Talmudic times. The true character of Judaism cannot be appreciated except by an intimate acquaintance with the Oral Law. The Written Law, that is the Five Books of Moses, and even the rest of the Hebrew Bible, we share with other faiths. What makes us and our faith distinct and unique is the oral tradition as the authentic key to an understanding of the written text we call the Torah.”
     
    4) The examples you cite actually prove my point, using Exod 23:2 as the best example. As you know, the Talmud and Maiomindes both wrongly interpret the ending of the verse to say “follow the majority” whereas the plain sense of the text — as recognized by virtually all Jewish translations — says the opposite. Yet this becomes the basis for Jewish law!
     
    I discuss all this at length in vol. 5 of my series on Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, forthcoming, but in the interest of time and space, this is all I can post here.
     
    Feel free to return to the original discussion (and I remind you that I only jumped in because you strongly misrepresented my position), but the discussion of the Oral Law will have to end here for now.

  36. Matt,

    Dr. Brown made it clear that his  July 1st, 2009 2:58 pm comment would be his last on the subject. Any further interaction should be done privately.

    Thanks,

    Marcus French
    Editor:Voice of Revolution

  37. Marcus:

    If you read my post carefully, you will see that I avoided all discussion of the Oral Law. I even say in the post that there were certain items that I would have liked to mention, but could not.

    In light of these facts, I believe that you should release my post.

    Matt

  38. Matt,

    Dr. Brown will soon be debating points such as these on Real Messiah (www.realmessiah.com).  You’ll be able to freely join in there and discuss these issues.

    Thanks,

    Marcus French
    Editor:Voice of Revolution

  39. The Ancient Hebrews killed many people in the Old Testament (roughly four to five million) in the name of their god YHWH or with the help of their god as stated in the bible. The bible also state if you live by the sword you will die by the sword. However, just maybe the gods of these murdered people have made the jews pay for the sins they commited by being hated and murdered by all nations of the world. Who know maybe Yhwh was dethrone in the divine council of Elyon Psalm 82:1and sentence to die like men becaues the earth was not any better off under his rule. That is probably why he can’t help the Jews, answer prayers, or heal the sick.

  40. Betty,

    I’m interested – where did you get the figures of four to five million from?

    Marc

  41. Dr. Brown

    I have just finished reading the Israeli scholar Shlomo Sand’s book “The invention of the Jewish People” and find after reading that he(and many other scholars) believe that their never was a Jewish” people” and that the modern Jewish representatives(Ashkenazim)are in fact converts from a Turkish Khazar empire in the 8th century A.D.These non semitic peoples descendants are actively trying to disspossess the Palestinians (who are in fact descendants of indigenous Semitic Judeans who converted to Christianity and Islam after the resurrection and subsequent Islamic invasions)with the willing approval of many Christians(where does Jesus instruct us to love our enemies but help kill our friends enemies?)
    Dispensational Christianity’s support for the political state of Israel is at best spiritually confusing while Israel, as it is called, remains in a state of rebellion against our Lord .Where in the Old or New testament does God bless anyone in a state of rebellion? Around 80% of the state of Israel is atheist and many religious Jews practise a Kabbalistic form of Judaism which the propets of old condemned .So the question is begged, why is the Israeli state being  supported  by uninformed church members hoodwinked by Scofield/Darby cut and paste hermeneutics.What if this marriage of the apostate state of Israel(the Beast from the sea Rev.13)with the apostate church(the Beast from the earth Rev.13)is the coming dark side of prophetic fullfiment, when even the very elect will be deceived?Where does Christ instruct us to do anything but love and convert our neighbour, instead we empower an army disguised as a state(Israel)to kill the physical descendants of our Lord,s brothers(the Palestinians)in the name of bringing on the Apocalypse.The Church should be doing things worthy of martyrdom instead we pray for darkness. Marana Tha.

  42. Stephen,
    I am not a dispensationalist and have not been for almost 35 years now. But that is hardly the issue.
    Unfortunately, Sand’s book represents the extreme fringe of very marginal scholarship, as many of the one-star reviews on Amazon point out. Moreover, Sand is recognized for his scholarship in modern French history, meaning that almost all of his book is written from outside his own field.
    One quote cited by a reviewer summed things up nicely: “Sand is not publishing this book at a dignified conference in Bern at which scholars of the Middle East debate the origins of the Jews … He is dropping manufactured facts into a world that in many cases is ready, willing, and happy to believe the absolute worst conspiracy theories about Jews and to use those conspiracy theories to justify physically hurting Jews. … It is nothing new …” (Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer for The Atlantic, “the most influential journalist/blogger on matters related to Israel.”)
    To set the record straight (in bite-sized form), please read my book from which the article above, is taken (where you will also find solid biblical reasons that the Church should stand with the Jewish people today, even while they remain yet in unbelief), as well as the relevant chapters in Our Hands Are Stained with Blood. You might also want to study carefully Barry Horner’s Future Israel.
    Also, for important descontruction of many of prominent anti-Israel myths in accessible form, please go HERE. I do hope that you will keep studying so that the whole truth might indeed set you free from false information and biases. And ultimately, as the Church stands with the Jewish people, it will indeed be something worthy of martyrdom, and perhaps coming at that very high price. Corrie Ten Boom can teach us something about that, for sure.

  43. Dr. Brown,
    Thank you for your quick response on this most important issue.Most unbiased scholars are aware that modern Jewish/Zionist leaders(who represent a small minority of the Jewish population) usurped the Jewish identity starting in the 19th century with Moses Hess and Theodor Herzl(from a Yiddish and German secular background)This politcal movement later adopted a mythic Hebrew scriptural agenda to opportunistically(Balfour and Sykes /Picot  agreement)establish a politcal center in Palestine( vis a vis the turmoil of WW1 and the collapse of the Ottoman empire.)There are many Israeli Jews both Christian(Roi Tov,Israel Shamir, Mordecai Vanunu)and Jewish (Israel Shahak,Sholmo Sand,Gilad Atzmon,Avindav Begin(Menachim Begin,s grandson) and even Ehud Olmert’s daughter Dana)who at great risk to themselves act as real peacemakers  seeking true justice without enabling the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees in their quest for temporal power.
    Antisemitism has lost any logical meaning(and the term was ironically, coined by an antisemite) and has become a example of semantic infiltration used by those in power  as metaphoric tear gas, to blind and disperse and stop any justified crtitcism of Israeli actions(Gaza can not be justified by anyone espousing to be a disciple of the Prince of peace.) and as you seem to question Shlomo Sands credentials(without reading his or Arthur Koestler,s books)might I suggest you read Peter Schafer,s(Professor of Judaic Studies at Princeton) book “Jesus in the Talmud” for insight on how Rabbinic Judaism views Jesus.
    In closing what should I tell my Palestinian Christian friend Fuad ,born in Nazareth in 1947 and forced out of his ancestoral home with 800,000 other Palestinians( after the massacre at Deir Yassin) about this  unholy alliance that has created death,destruction and  exile for millions of Arab Christians.How does any Christian mission to the Islamic world witness for  Christ with this millstone around our neck.Does  scripture tell us that Arabs have no inheritance in Jesus’s kingdom?Does God really want blood sacrifice ,  a Temple  and a priesthood reconstituted between the Nile and the Euphrates after what he did for us at Golgotha?
    P.S. Rabbinic Judaism has 613 binding imperatives ,we as Christians have 1 binding imperative,love.We can free our Jewish brothers from this bondage if we test all things and hold on to that which is good and by loving Jesus more then we love popular causes.I love Jews enough to tell them the truth .Repentance,righteousness , worship.
    Jesus is the great”I am” of the Tanakh.
    Your brother in Christ.

  44. Stephen,

    Thanks likewise for your prompt response.

    Please do read the sources I referenced in my previous post, as they will correct some of the erroneous information you seem to have imbibed (including some of the myth concerning the “forced exile” of 800,000 Arabs from Palestine). At the least, go to the website I cited and read the relevant — and quite accurate — articles there.

    As for Schafer’s book, it is excellent and, aside from his thesis that the Talmudic literature is reacting against John’s Gospel in particular, he tells us nothing new about the rabbinic literature, nor does he claim to. These sources have been known for many years — and Paul addressed the issue clearly in Rom 11:28-29.

    I have given my life to Jewish evangelism rather than popular causes, but the Church has often driven people away from Jesus by its anti-Semitism and even violence (in Jesus’ name, at that!), and standing with Israel is part of our prophetic calling, not to mention a debt of love.

    As for your friend Faud, ask him where he has more liberty to be a Christian, among the PA or Hamas, or in Israel. And ask him how it is that Messianic Jews and Arab Christians often work together and pray side by side — in the Land of Israel! I have personally been in meetings such as this, and it is glorious. (For a more accurate perspective on the “Palestinian” mentality, why not read Walid Shoebat’s Why I Left Jihad?)

    I say this to you with all gentleness: As much as you evidence a real sincerity and desire to honor the Lord with your stance, you have imbibed much misleading and even dangerous misinformation, and you really need to get the other side of the story, both from the Word and from solid academic sources.

    Since my time to post here is quite limited, I would appreciate it if you would go through the online articles I cited and, if possible, read Our Hands Are Stained with Blood before responding. I’m simply unable to repeat what I’ve written elsewhere and what other scholars have explained.

    Blessings on you, my brother!

  45. Per the kaballah, its OK for Jews to cheat goys. PNAC was started by and mainly made up of sociopathic Jews. Most of US foreign aid just goes to Israel. The Jews media is controlled by Jewish CEOs, pumping propaganda. Stalin’s main propagandist, Jew Ilya Ehrenburg came up with that fictional number of 6 million. There is no evidence to support that claim. The Jews are milking the victim card, and I don’t buy it. They deliberately sank the USS liberty. The Mussad (sp ) puts the CIA to shame for crimes committed. Stalin’s purges were carried out disproportionately by Jews. It’s the 95% of sick, greedy, ponzi-scheming, lying, sociopathic, insider-trading,  Jews that give a bad name to all the rest. Jews boast about how they control Washington.  The Jewish banksters and economists are killing the US. We need to declare our independence from Israel. Yes, 9/11 seems to have been perpetrated and / or covered up by Jews. They certainly benefitted and should be investigated. But no, Bush awrded the AG job to the Jew preventing any 9/11 inquiries from going forward.  Philip Z. ( Jew ) controlled the whitewash 9/11 coverup report. By their fruits ye shall know them.

  46. Robbi,

    Would you be kind enough to supply with the exact rabbinic references in context from the Kabbalah? You repeat lots of standard anti-Semitic libels here (really, your post actually refutes itself), but rather than label you an anti-Semite, I’d rather hear your arguments based on fact rather than broad accusation.

    So, let’s start with the notion that “per the kaballah, it’s OK for Jews to cheat goys.”

  47. Dr. Brown,

    Iam still reading “our hands are stained with blood”so I will answer in due course on the content.As for the Jewish Virtual Libary, I pefer my propaganda less screedish.They completely white wash the collaboration between the Nazi,s and Zionists(Betar movement)which helped establish the state of Israel(please see Prof.Shahid Alam: Israeli exceptionalism,The destabilizing logic of Zionism and The Case against Israel by Michael Neumann.)Dear brother I viewed some of your debates with Shumely Boteach  and as 1 drummer to another you definitely have the apologetic chops,very inspiring(although you could have called him on his allusion to Jesus as racist for calling the Caananite women in Matthew 15:26 a dog,he did not, he in fact called her kunarion or puppy in Greek a completely different connotation as our Lord led her to himself)Dear Michael you are in the Lord,s hands but beware after having  personally spent 30  years studying cults,Rabbinic talmudic Judaism is a cult and as you witness to the Jews be aware the oral Torah(the Talmud,midrash etc.) trumps the written Torah(except among the Karaite Jews)and when you debate, your terms of reference and definitions are meaningless(PLEASE refer to the Israeli web site Daat Emet and discover what  Rabbinc Talmudic Judaism really believes not what redacted books about the Talmud want you to believe)And in closing Rabbinc Judaism has ensnared so many gifted young Jews only the real Moshiach(Yeshua Ha Notzri)can release them from this combination treadmill/maze.Shalom.

  48. Stephen,

    Alas, what I call good, solid fact, you call screedish. What can I say?

    Thanks, though, for your other kind words; as for the Oral Law, vol. 5 of my series on Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus focuses exclusively on this subject — so I’m quite familiar with its ins and outs.

    Again, thanks for interacting.

  49. The last paragraph of your article tells it all!  The single, solitary reason for anti-semitism is that it is a spiritual matter and nothing else.  Those who have never met the Lord cannot understand this.

  50. The FACT about judaism is that its a materialist racist-supremacist “religion” that tells Jews that God and Nations are false concepts and that is the duty of the Jews to rule over the goyim (inferior people). Anyone that knows just a little about Judaism can see this. This is why Jews are behind International Communism and all its trojan-horses (liberalism, atheism, decadent culture, etc).

  51. Pedro,

    Thanks for posting this very funny and quite ridiculous comment. You have obviously bought into the standard anti-Semitic lies, and you obviously know nothing about Judaism. If you’re interested in truth, let us know, and we’ll be happy to set the record straight. But for the moment, thanks for posting such drivel! It helps to remind us that anti-Semitism is alive and well today.

  52. Isaiah 53:3

  53. Mr Brown,

    Im a Christian so i cant be anti-semite, but im not blind either. My observation of current reality, my research of the true History of the XX century, my research of the Talmud and Jewish prophecies and my Bible clearly tells me that (false) Jews want to rule the World. When you were debating Rabbi Boteach he said that the Jewish “messiah” is also political one, that political “messiah” is nothing but the destruction of Christianity (and indeed all religions), the destruction of the “Nation-State” and the implementation of a leftwing totalitarian One World Government that will allow (false) Jews to fulfill their prophecy of ruling over Mankind. Mr. Brown…i have the feeling that, deep inside, you know this to be true…

    I may be a Christian but i dont have to be nailed to the cross…i think its better for EVERYONE (Jews and Gentiles) if Christians start to push the “top Jews” (jews have a pyramidal power structure where the “common jew” is manipulated by the “top” ones) out of banks, politics, high-finances, education, news media and intertainment media. And judging by Thomas Muthee (Sarah Palin pastor) preaching we might get a chance of doing that.

    I want the (false) Jews saved from themselfs…to become real Jews, and i also want Christianity and Mankind saved from the “ones that claim they are Jews but are not…”

  54. Pedro, you can be a Christian and be grossly misinformed. Let’s start very simply. Give me some evidence from the Talmud or other classical rabbinic writings indicating that the Jews want to rule the world. Remember: Be sure to give me FACTS, not opinions or someone else’s interpretation that you read on the internet.

  55. Most people lump the whole tribe of Israel into the one tribe of Judah.  There were twelve tribes and Joseph’ tribe received a double blessing ephraim and mannaseh.  There are many people in the bible who claimed to be Jews but they were only residents of Judah not of our brother Judah.  The twelve tribes are scattered all over the earth. read Jacob’s Pillar by E. Raymond Capt and you’ll discover probably over half the people of the world are of one of the tribes of Israel.  the word saxon in gaelic means “Sons of Isaac”. anglo saxon.
    The term Jews was used by the kNIGHTS OF Malta to identify their people inside the Jewish nation.  The priest who had Jesus crucified were sons of Cain as Jesus identified them as them being of their father the first murderer and the father of lies

  56. Linda,

    Do you realize that the theories you put forth here are quite tenuous and without serious scholarly support, especially that “over half the people of the world are one of the tribes of Israel”?

  57. I have to say a big thank you for your minsitrie. I KNOW your exactly right about your
    answer to this question.  The jewish people are real proof of gods exsistance.  

  58. Isn’t anti-semitism among the strongest of arguments FOR God? Isn’t it PROOF that the Word of God is true? Didn’t God promise that this would happen if they would rebel?

  59. The previous comment was a good reason for atheists to believe.

    Now, we can ask whether anti-semitism in Muslims themselves could also lead to the conclusion that the Jews are truly God’s people – a people with whom, therefore, they should not be at war – since it shows that God is punishing them ”seven more times for their sins”, etc., and that Scriptures say they are being brought back to Israel by the Creator? Muslims CLAIM to believe in the TNK (they claim all prophets are Islamic, and that Muhammad was the last prophet), so, don’t they read where it says the Jews will return to Israel and have Jerusalem as their capital??

  60. jews are like blondes in respect to this:
    -stereotype is created: blonds stupid; jews lie and cheat, and step on others to get more money.
    - when a person is met, and stereotype is not confirmed, it gets forgotten. if stereotype is confirmed, it gets shared with others and grows ….

    if you add to this judaistic tendancy not to proselyte, you get this feeling of “them-versus-us” even more. Christians aggressivly convert non-believers. Judaists do not.
    Average person thinks that Jew think they were better.

    I think this is stereotypical viw… at least this is an impression I have from observing others and their views about Jews.

    P.S. It’s like I heard from a person comments about people from India: they look at everyone downwards and want to cheat you…. when the person went to buy a car from guy from India, the car was cheap and not that good at all…
    so stereotype confirmed. I mean, like I said, it’s one of the reason it works…

    I think Satan despices all people, and when opportunity comes he would not deny destruction to anyone.
    1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
    Take Warld Wars, take any internation conflics, where multitudes died… to this day, peope who do not know Christ are lost, so if Devil can seed some more hate in any direction, he’s happy to do so… whatever the nationality, etc..etc.

  61. I have a very simple explanation for the world’s irritation towards the Jews.  It’s a Godly revenge towards Satan and his followers (fallen angels) for the situation that they created in heaven before they were kicked out during the days of John the Baptist.  As they were (I’m sure) a source of irritation for all the holy beings in heaven while they were there, so are the Jew made as a source of irritation in this fallen world for the ungodly whom Satan, for the time being, is the prince of.  I never could understand why my family was treated so oddly than everyone else on our street in my childhood until much later in my adulthood I discovered my Jewish heritage. 

  62. What about black people. If we want to talk about the most hated people of the world, we all know it is black people. Talk about black people living all over the world, maybe salvsation will come when we all black people return home to Africa. Go anywhere around the world ask anybody who they prefer to have as a neighbor a black family or a white jewish family. Even Israel that is suppose to be the “home” for all Jews seem to want it to be the home for only white Jews. Why is it that the black Jews from Africa who really need a home are not welcome like the white American Jews are welcome or the way the white Jews from Europe are welcome. Who is the most hated people of the world? black people. I know the Jewish people have been through alot, but let us not compare. black people suffering has been consistant and non stop. The difference is Black people tend to be too forgiving and forget easily. look at south Africa. I do not think it is a bad thing for the human soul but it does cause us to repeat the same mistakes

  63. Dr. Brown,
    this article has confirmed by beliefs concerning anti-semitism. Thank you for your work.

  64. Dr . Brown , please see the following link (available in Hebrew or English ) regarding Talmudic views on world domination. I do realize that unless conversant in Hebrew and with the obscurity of original source material being prohibative , any honest analysis leads to the same conclusion . Talmudic Judaism is anathema to Christianity and has little in common with the ancient Hebrew religion of the prophets . http://www.daatemet.org/articles/article.cfm?article_id=118&LANG=en

  65. JEWISH COMMUNISM

    “The only two non-Jews in the communist conspiracy were Chambers and Hiss…Every other one was a Jew and it raised hell with us.”

    Statement of President Richard Nixon in 1971, as recorded at the White House on tape and released by the National Archives in 1999. The reference is to Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss. (Sources: N.Y. Times, Oct. 7, 1999 and Newsweek, Oct. 18, 1999, p. 30)

    “It is legitimate to adopt a critical attitude toward the relatively large number of Jews who particularly in the first decade after the Bolshevik revolution collaborated with the Soviet Government in the persecution of other peoples.”

    Statement of researcher Michael Mills, an official of the government of Australia at Canberra. (Source: Forward, March 10, 2000)

    Judaic Professor Arno Mayer of Princeton in his important book, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? states that the German invasion of Russia was carried out with the intention to eradicate Bolshevik (Soviet Communist) ideology. The Germans were hardly the only ones in the West to believe that, “Soviet Russia is a dictatorship of Jewry.”

    On Feb. 8, 1920 a young British writer made a similar observation in the Illustrated Sunday Herald:

    “There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews.”

    The writer was Winston Churchill. Though he would later sell his soul for considerably more than thirty pieces of silver, his analysis of the authentic nature of Soviet communism remains trenchant.

    Churchill expressed the crucial insight that the crimes perpetrated by Jewish communists against Germans and Russians instilled in those people a desire for retribution:

    “In the Soviet institutions the predominance of Jews is even more astonishing. And the prominent, if not indeed, the principal, part in the system of terrorism applied by the Extraordinary Commissions for Combating Counter-Revolution has been taken by Jews, and in some notable cases by Jewesses.

    “The same evil prominence was obtained by Jews in the brief period of terror during which Bela Kun ruled in Hungary. The same phenomenon has been presented in Germany (especially in Bavaria), so far as this madness has been allowed to prey upon the temporary prostration of the German people.

    “…The fact that in many cases Jewish interests and Jewish places of worship are excepted by the Bolsheviks from their universal hostility has tended more and more to associate the Jewish race in Russia with villainies which are now being perpetrated…Needless to say, the most intense passions of revenge have been excited in the breasts of the Russian people.” (End quote from Churchill).

    “…a letter sent to the Vatican by Pius XII in 1919, when he was Bishop Eugenio Pacelli and papal nuncio in Munich…reports on his deputy’s unpleasant encounter with Bolshevik revolutionaries who were then terrorizing Catholic priests and the German bourgeoisie. The letter describes the leader, Max Lieven as a ‘… Russian and a Jew.’ The letter also describes Mr. Lieven’s companions, ‘…Jews like the rest of them.’…Bishop Pacelli’s description of Jewish Communists…was hardly uncommon 80 years ago.” (N.Y. Times, Nov. 3, 1999).

    Chaim Bermant, writing in the Jewish Chronicle (Aug. 30, 1991), says: “It was Communism which toppled the hated Czars, Communism which removed Jewish disabilities and proscribed anti-Semitism and Communism which, in its early days at least, opened the doors to Jewish advancement.”

    Lenin, whose maternal grandfather, Israel Blank, was Judaic, said that Judaics made the best revolutionaries: “The clever Russian is almost always a Jew or has Jewish blood in him.” (Dmitri Volkogonov, Lenin: A New Biography, p. 112). Lenin was both clever and a revolutionary. He was surely referring to himself.

    Researcher Wayne McGuire of Harvard University writes: “Lenin was a Jew by the standards of Israel’s Law of Return: he possessed a Jewish grandparent. It would seem that not only was Lenin a Jew, but that he was a Jewish racist and chauvinist, although he kept his ideas on this volatile subject far in the background, probably because they were in radical conflict with the supposed universalism of Marxism. …Lenin was a Jewish racist who deliberately gave Jews especially, the most ‘intellectually demanding tasks.’ He admitted that 50% of the communist terrorist vanguard in the south and west of Russia was comprised of Jews.”

    Lenin declared, “We are exterminating the bourgeoisie as a class.” His partner in crime, Apfelbaum (Zinoviev) stated: “The interests of the revolution require the physical annihilation of the bourgeoisie class.” Who were these bourgeoisie? Certainly not Jews. Trotsky gave a clue to their identity in a 1937 interview in the New York Jewish newspaper, Daily Forward: “The longer the rotten bourgeoisie society lives, the more and more barbaric will anti-Semitism become everywhere.”

    Bourgeoisie was a Bolshevik code-word for Gentile. The first law passed after the Communists seized power in Russia made anti-semitism a crime punishable by death. (Izvestia, July 27, 1918).

    The top Communist Judaic official Zinoviev stated: “Without mercy, without sparing, we will kill our enemies in scores of hundreds. Let them be thousands; let them drown themselves in their own blood. For the blood of Lenin and Uritzky, Zinoviev and Vólodarsky, let there be floods of the blood of the bourgeoisie–more blood! As much as possible!” (Krasnaya Gazeta, Sept. 1, 1918).

    The Judaic Bolsheviks regarded politics as a branch of Gentile pest control. Hatred of Christians, especially the peasant “bourgeoisie” was their prime motivation. The systematic destruction of the Christian peasantry of Russia as so many vermin, beginning with Lenin’s attack on them in the summer of 1918 and his forced starvation in 1921, has been almost completely ignored in Western history.

    According to the London, England “Jewish Chronicle” (Literary Supplement, Sept. 3, 1999, pp. iv and v) Jewish Communist writer Isaac Babel was present at a Soviet Communist gathering, “A meeting of…Jews…is being addressed by Commissar Vinogradov who is enthusiastically telling the…Jews: ‘You are in power. Everything is yours.” Babel also wrote of the “unbounded” Jewish “contempt for the Polish gentry.”

    According to the “Jewish Chronicle,” Babel wrote for the Communist publication “Red Trooper” and a Soviet commissar related to him how they intended to deal with Cossacks: “The revolutionary curve has thrown into the first rank the free Cossacks soaked in many prejudices, but the Central Committee’s maneuvering will rub them down with a brush of iron.’ Babel expresses no opinion on the chances of successfully rubbing out the Cossacks’ ‘soaked-in prejudices,’ a euphemistic term for vicious anti-Semitism…” (“Jewish Chronicle,” Ibid.)

    “In the last years of the ’20s and the early ’30s, Babel was regarded as one of the most notable talents in Soviet literature. Speaking at the first writers’ congress in 1934…he made the expected avowals of loyalty and devotion to the revolution, the government and the state. He even praised Stalin’s literary style.” (“Jewish Chronicle,” Ibid.)

    In his story, “The Rabbi’s Son,” Babel places the portraits of Lenin and Rabbi Moses Maimonides side by side. He notes that the margins of Communist leaflets are crowded with “Hebrew verse.”

    The Siberian novelist Valentin Rasputin wrote in 1990: “I think today the Jews here in Russia should feel responsible for the sin of having carried out the revolution and for the shape it took. They should feel responsible for the terror–for the terror that existed during the revolution and especially after the revolution…their guilt is great. They perpetrated the relentless campaign against the peasant class whose land was brutally expropriated by the state and who themselves were ruthlessly murdered.”
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s biographer recounts what it was like to grow up as a Russian Christian child among the children of the Jewish communist elite: “By the age of ten he had the cross ripped from his neck by jeering Pioneers and for over a year was held up to ridicule… Solzhenitsyn was, as a boy, exposed to students whose parents had an officially superior status. Most of the members of the Young Pioneers and Komsomol movements, at least in Rostov, were Jewish children…” (Michael Scammell, Solzhenitsyn: A Biography, p. 64).

    According to the internationally-syndicated RNS wire service (reprinted in “The Christian News,” Jan. 8, 1996, p. 2), “Some 200,000 (Christian) clergy, many crucified, scalped and otherwise tortured, were killed during the approximately 60 years of communist rule in the former Soviet Union, a Russian commission reported Monday (Nov. 27, 1995)…40,000 churches (were) destroyed in the period from 1922 to 1980…”

    Here is the most genocidal political movement in world history, which created the largest concentration camps and the most horrendous slave labor system of the 20th century, in which millions of gentiles and Christians were slaughtered (on the size of the Gulag concentration camp system cf. C. Andrew and O. Gordievsky, KGB: The Inside Story and N.Y. Times, Oct. 22, 1990, p. 82. None of these camps are being preserved for posterity. Most were destroyed long ago by special military brigades; cf. Michael Specter, “Cold Reminder,” N.Y. Times, Dec. 3, 1994).

    This was a movement staffed in its upper echelons by Judaic Communists and yet the world is comparatively silent about the holocaust and war crimes this thoroughly kosher system inflicted and the identity of the persons who were its architects.

    Auschwitz is on the tip of every tongue but who has heard of Kolyma, Magadan, the Solovetsky islands and the other infernal Soviet centers of human destruction in eastern Siberia? Who has seen films and books about the millions of human beings worked, frozen and starved to death in the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal, over which stood a triumphant, colossal statue of the Judaic Communist mass murderer Genrikh Yagoda?

    The Judaic Communist epoch of mass murder has disappeared into history in one of the great vanishing acts of all time. Only practiced deceivers, with all the sleight of hand of the most accomplished stage magicians, could pull off such a coup against the rest of humanity. To trick mankind into focusing nearly all expiatory sentiment, monuments and commemoration on Judaic victims and brand the Mark of Cain–the very words war crime and holocaust itself–on Germany and upon Germans alone as their proprietary trademark, must be regarded as one of the most masterful achievements of psychological warfare in the annals of illusion.

    Israeli power has expanded commensurate with the expansion of “Holocaust” propaganda, as noted by the Israeli author Moshe Leshem: “Israelis and American Jews fully agree that the memory of the Holocaust is an indispensable weapon–one that must be used relentlessly against their common enemy…Jewish organizations and individuals thus labor continuously to remind the world of it. In America, the perpetuation of the Holocaust memory is now a $100-million-a-year enterprise, part of which is government-funded.” ( Balaam’s Curse, p. 228)

    This is why Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire Canadian Seagram’s whiskey merchant and chairman of the powerful World Jewish Congress says, “The growing numbers of revisionist supporters cannot be ignored. We must use every resource to stop revisionism now, before it’s too late.”

    The reason it must be stopped is because revisionism could prevent the holy people from finishing the job they started in Russia and Bavaria, only this time they are using intellectual means to achieve the same end.

    Consider the fact that the people who bear the brunt of contemporary Jewish racist hatred and invective, the Germans, have among the lowest birthrates and the highest abortion rates of any nation in the world. Far more Germans die every year than are born.

    The self-hating Germans are not the only targets of corrosive gas chamber guilt, however. Organized Christianity (more accurately called Churchianity) nowadays is little more than one huge turkey flock, truckling, toadying and crawling in search of Judaic sanctification and approbation. Their savior called the Jewish leadership of his time, “the children of hell” (Matthew 23:15) but those who presume to speak in His name today, call them the saints and sages of the cosmos.

    Only in such a profoundly falsified world soaked in fraud could the international media sit by, uninterested, as the great-great grandson of the blood-drenched Jewish Red Army commander Leon Trotsky, David Axelrod, shot to death an elderly Palestinian couple in November of 1990, as part of an Israeli, “Kach” terror group raid.

    But imagine–if you can–the hubbub if a grandson of a Nazi war criminal had shot a Turkish couple in Germany. The weeping, wailing and never-ending references to “Never Forget” and “lessons of history” would seep out of the collective TV sets of the earth like waste from a toxic septic tank, because what is clear from such a double standard is that the true lessons of history are not being learned and recollection itself is hostage to the diorama of Zionist monomania.

    Sixteen million ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from Silesia, Moravia and the Volga regions of the eastern territories at the end of the Second World War. On this trail of tears, two million perished–shot to death, starved, raped and beaten. Ask one in one thousand, one in ten thousand people on the street today– “Have you heard?” The answer will be no.

    The Steven Spielberg movie images of cattle cars jammed with human cargo are reserved for Jewish victims alone. The 800,000 mostly Muslim Chechens deported by Judaic commissars and savagely stuffed into railway cars to Kazakhstan, where a quarter of a million died enroute, do not meet Hollywood’s standard of cinematic focus.

    The Soviet cattle car deportations afflicted more than a half-million Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Christians who were shipped to the Gulag. 12% of the entire Baltic population was either deported to Siberia or executed by the Jewish Soviet Secret Police. Who knows of it? Who cares? Who tries to keep this history from repeating? Instead, in 1995 the president of Lithuania made a pilgrimage to the Israeli gas chamber shrine at Yad Vashem to grovel and beg “forgiveness” for his people who were the victims of the Jewish Communist murderers. To seek forgiveness in all humility is ordained when it is predicated on the truth. To do so based on false witness in order to idolize the Pharisees is a mockery of justice.

    In the Bolshevik era, 52 percent of the membership of the Soviet communist party was Jewish, though Jews comprised only 1.8 percent of the total population (Stuart Kahan, The Wolf of the Kremlin, p. 81)

    The following is a list of some top Judaic Communist murderers, commissars, spies, assassins and propagandists (aliases are listed in parentheses). This list is by no means comprehensive. To catalog all of the Judaic Communist involved in crimes would require hundreds of pages.

    JEWISH COMMUNISTS

    V.I. Lenin, supreme dictator. Leon Bronstein (Trotsky): supreme commander of the Soviet Red Army. Grigory Apfelbaum (Zinoviev): executive, Soviet Secret Police. Solomon Lozovsky: deputy Soviet foreign minister. Maxim Wallach (Litvinov): Soviet foreign minister. Yuri Andropov: director, Soviet KGB, later supreme dictator of the Soviet Union.

    Jacob Sverdlov: first president of the Soviet Union. Sverdlov ordered the massacre of the Czar’s family–women and children–in the town named after Catherine the Great, Yekaterinburg, (renamed Sverdlovsk in 1924 in honor of the murderer).

    Jacob Yurovsky: commander, Soviet Secret Police. Yurovsky led the death squad which carried out Sverdlov’s order for the murder of the Czar’s family, including the bayoneting to death of the Czar’s daughters. The Ipatyev house, where, in the basement, the massacre had occurred, stood intact until 1977, when the local Communist party boss at that time, Boris Yeltsin, ordered it demolished, lest it become a shrine to anti-Jewish sentiment.

    Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich (pictured at left): chief mass murderer for Stalin, ordered the deaths of millions and the wholesale destruction of Christian monuments and churches, including the great Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Standing amid the rubble of the cathedral, Kaganovich proclaimed, “Mother Russia is cast down. We have ripped away her skirts.” (N.Y. Times, Sept. 26, 1995).

    Mikhail Kaganovich: deputy commissar of heavy industry, supervisor of slave labor, brother of Lazar. Rosa Kaganovich: Stalin’s mistress; sister of Lazar. Paulina Zhemchuzina: member of the Central Committee and wife of Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov. Olga Bronstein: officer, Soviet Cheka Secret Police, sister of Trotsky, wife of Kamenev.

    Genrikh Yagoda: chief of Soviet Secret Police, mass murderer extraordinaire. (Jewish poet Romain Rolland, winner of the Nobel Prize, wrote a hymn of praise to Yagoda).

    Matvei Berman and Naftaly Frenkel: founders, the Gulag death camp system.

    Lev Inzhir, commissar for Soviet death camp transit and administration. Boris Berman: executive officer of the Soviet Secret Police and brother of Matvei. K.V. Pauker: chief of operations, Soviet NKVD Secret Police.

    Firin, Rappoport, Kogan, Zhuk: commissars of death camps and slave labor, supervised the mass deaths of laborers during the construction of the White Sea–Baltic Canal.

    M.I. Gay: commander, Soviet Secret Police. Slutsky and Shpiegelglas: commanders, Soviet Secret Police. Isaac Babel: officer, Soviet Secret Police.

    Leiba Lazarevich Feldbin (Aleksandr Orlov): commander, Soviet Red Army; officer, Soviet Secret Police. Feldbin was chief of Soviet Security in the Spanish Civil War. He supervised the massacre of Catholic priests and peasants in Spain.

    Yona Yakir: general, Soviet Red Army, member of the Central Committee. Dimitri Shmidt: general, Soviet Red Army. Yakov (“Yankel”) Kreiser: general, Soviet Red Army. Miron Vovsi: general, Soviet Red Army.

    David Dragonsky: general, Soviet Red Army, Hero of the Soviet Union. Grigori Shtern: general, Soviet Red Army. Mikhail Chazkelevich: general, Soviet Red Army. Shimon Kirvoshein: general, Soviet Red Army. Arseni Raskin: deputy-commander, Soviet Red Army. Haim Fomin, commander of Brest-Litovsk, Soviet Red Army. At least one hundred Soviet generals were Jewish (cf. Canadian Jewish News, April 19, 1989).

    Generals who were not themselves Jewish often had Jewish wives. Among these were Marshal Voroshilov, Marshal Bulganin, Marshal Peresypkin and General Pavel Sudoplatov (Sudoplatov assassinated hundreds of Christian leaders including Ukranian Catholic Archbishop Teodor Romzha). This Jewish wife “insurance policy” extended to Politburo members such as Andrei Andreyev and Leonoid Brezhnev.

    Sergei Eisenstein: director of communist propaganda films which depicted Christian peasants (kulaks) as hideous, money-grabbing parasites. The kulaks were subsequently massacred. (Cf. for example Eisenstein’s Bezhin Meadow).

    KOMZET: commission for the settlement of Jewish Communists on land seized from murdered Christians in Ukraine; funded by Jewish-American financier Julius Rosenwald.

    Ilya Ehrenburg, Minister of Soviet Propaganda and disseminator of anti-German hate material dating from the 1930s. Ehrenburg instigated the Soviet Red Army rape and murder of German civilians. Referring to German women, Ehrenburg gloated to the advancing Red Army troops, “that blonde hag is in for a bad time.”

    In a leaflet addressed to Soviet troops, Ehrenburg wrote: “…the Germans are not human beings…nothing gives us so much joy as German corpses.” (Anatol Goldberg, Ilya Ehrenburg, p. 197). Goldberg concedes that Ehrenburg, “…had always disliked the Germans…now that there was a war on he turned his old prejudice into an asset.” (Ibid., p. 193).

    Another publication distributed to the Red Army, this time as the soldiers approached Danzig, was described by a historian: “Millions of leaflets were air-dropped on the troops with a message composed by the propagandist Ilya Ehrenburg and signed by Stalin: ‘Soldiers of the Red Army! Kill the Germans! Kill all Germans! Kill! Kill! Kill!” (Christopher Duffy, Red Storm on the Reich).

    The Soviet leadership acknowledged that Ehrenburg sought the extermination of the entire German people (cf. Pravda, April 14, 1945. [Pravda was also published in a Yiddish edition, Einikeyt). Ehrenburg won the Order of Lenin and the Stalin Prize. He willed his papers to the Israeli Yad Vashem 'Holocaust' Museum.

    Solomon Mikhoels: commissar of Soviet propaganda. Soviet film propagandists: Mark Donsky, Leonid Lukov, Yuli Reisman, Vasily Grossman,Yevgeny Gabrilovich, Boris Volchok and Lillian Hellman (old movies written by her continue to be broadcast on American telelvision).

    Soviet propagandist: Yevgeny Khaldei who staged the photo of the raising of the hammer and sickle flag over the Reichstag in Berlin, May 2, 1945. Afterward, a special plane was waiting to fly Khaldei, Stalin's top Tass photographer, to a Moscow lab, where his photo was further doctored (loot displayed on one of the Soviet soldier's wrists was removed in the negative and Khaldei added clouds and smoke to the scene for dramatic effect (see photo of Khaldei and his beloved flag at left). Khaldei continued to work as a premier Soviet propagandist until his retirement from Pravda in 1972. His Communist propaganda is proudly on display at the Jewish Museum of New York and the Jewish Museum of San Francisco. N.Y. Times writer Vicki Goldberg exulted in the raising of the blood-drenched Soviet flag, emblem of the slaughter of millions of peasants and Christians; describing it as, "...a national (and worldwide) symbol of triumph, justice and revenge." (Jan. 31, 1997, p. B-26).

    Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC): new form of the Bolshevik YEVKOM, Stalin's recruiting conduit for funding money, supplies and political influence for Soviet Russia from world Jewry as well as the dissemination of gas chamber atrocity propaganda (cf. The Black Book).

    Nikolai Bukharin: Lenin's chief theorist. Samuel Agursky: commissar. Karl Radek: member, Central Committee. Mikhail Gruzenberg (Borodin) commissar. A.A. Yoffe: commissar. David Ryazanov: advisor to Lenin. Lev Grigorievich Levin: physician, poisoner of Stalin's enemies. Lev Rosenfeld (Kamenev): member of the Central Committee.

    Ivan Maisky: Soviet Ambassador to Britain. Itzik Solomonovich Feffer: commissar, Soviet Secret Police. Abraham Sutskever: Soviet terrorist-partisan. Mark Osipovich Reizen: Soviet propagandist, winner of three Stalin Prizes. Lev Leopold Trepper: Soviet espionage officer.

    Bela Kun (Kohen): supreme dictator of Hungary in 1919. Kun was later Stalin's chief terrorist in the Crimea. Kun's eventual successor was Matyas Rakosi, Jewish Communist mass murderer of Christians in Hungary. According to the Jewish Telegraph Agency of May 14, 1997, Jews "...played key roles in ushering Communist rule into Hungary. In fact, during the brutal oppression of the early 1950s, the regime's top five leaders were Jews. "

    Zakharovich Mekhlis: top executioner for Stalin. Henrykas Zimanas: leader of Lithuanian communist terrorists, butcher of Christians.

    Moshe Pijade (sometimes spelled Piade): commander, Yugoslav Communist People's Army. Tito's top butcher of hundreds of thousands of Croatian Christians. Pijade later served as president of the Yugoslav Communist Parliament. At least eighteen generals in the Yugoslav Communist People's Army were Jewish. The Yugoslavian communist party sent massive arms shipments to Jewish fighters in Palestine in the 1940s.

    In post-war Poland that nation was completely dominated by Jewish communists: the torturer Jacek Rozanski, head of the Secret Police; the Politboro commander Jacob Berman (pictured at right)

    and commissars Minc, Specht (Olszewski) and Spychalski. These men murdered or deported to Kolyma and the other Arctic death camps, tens of thousands of Catholic Poles.

    According to Jewish researcher John Sack, "In 1945 many Poles felt (and not without reason) that Jews ran the Office of State Security...the chief of the Office was Jacob Berman, a Jew, and all or almost all the department heads were Jews." Sack reports that 75% of the officers of the Communist Secret Police in Silesia were Jews. He noted that many Jews in the Communist terror apparatus in Poland changed their names to Polish ones like General Romkowski, Colonel Rozanski, Capt. Studencki and Lt. Jurkowski. (cf. John Sack, The New Republic, Feb. 14, 1994, p. 6. Sack in this article also refutes some shoddy research performed by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Hitler's Willing Executioners, who, in the double standard typical of the Jewish mentality, refuses to accept the proven fact that Jews ran the Polish Communist secret police even as Goldhagen asserts the racist myth that the entire German nation was guilty of genocide. Sack does a good job of proving Goldhagen wrong about Poland).

    In Poland, "...a disproportionate number of Communists were Jews. In 1930, at its peak, 35% of the members of the party were Jewish. In Communist youth organizations, Jewish membership was even higher, while Communists of Jewish origin occupied most of the seats on the central committee. Communism appealed to some Jews because it opposed anti-Semitism more vigorously than any other Polish party...Jewish Communists reached their apogee in the years immediately after World War Two, when the party leadership was totally in the hands of the prewar Communist leadership that abhorred anti-Semitism." (Sheldon Kirshner, The Canadian Jewish News, Nov. 5, 1992, p. 16).

    Of course when one encounters the issue of Judaics, Communists and Catholics in Poland in the Establishment media or universities today, the mass murder of the Polish Catholics at the hands of the Jewish Communists, is never raised. Instead, a minor attack on Jews by Polish peasants enraged at the role of Jews in Communist terror, which occurred in July, 1946 at Kielce and which has come to be called the "Kielce pogrom" will be the centerpiece of the "discussion. " The motivation for the attack is not usually mentioned. Rather, the Catholic peasantry are painted in terms of "fiendish bigots" whose "blind, irrational hate" for the "poor, persecuted Jews" resulted in "yet another martyrdom of God's Chosen."

    But the Catholic Primate of Poland at the time, Cardinal Hlond, a brave prelate in a stalwart tradition of Christian resistance to Jewish tyranny in Poland, so different from the traitorous philo-Judaism of the current Pontiff, stated that the attack in Kielce occurred because of resentment 'due to the Jews who today occupy leading positions in Poland's (Communist) government and endeavor to introduce a governmental structure that the majority of Poles do not wish to have." (Ibid., Kirshner).

    As Piotr S. Wandycz of Yale University observes, "The average Pole could not but notice in the Stalinist era that the two most powerful men in the country--Berman and Minc--were both Jewish as was the dreaded security official Rozanski." (N.Y. Review of Books, Aug. 18, 1983, p. 51).

    With this record it is interesting to note that the Polish occupant of the papacy, John Paul II, consistently lent his prestige and his presence to canonizations and commemorations of politically correct victims of the Nazis. Nowhere did this Pope breath a word about the openly Jewish, Communist massacres of Polish Catholics, Spanish Catholics, Croatian Catholics, Lithuanian Catholics--he was too busy, intoning the Shoah, referring to the heirs of the Pharisees as "our Elder Brothers in the Faith" giving official recognition to an Israeli state which even many orthodox, Haredi rabbis regard as a blasphemous and abominable entity, and attacking the German people as "the image of the beast."

    Solomon Morel (pictured at left): commandant of a post-war Communist concentration camp for Germans in Poland. Stalin deliberately put Jews in charge of such camps. Morel tortured and murdered thousands of Germans, sometimes with his bare hands (cf. "The Wrath of Solomon," Village Voice, March 30, 1993 and John Sack, An Eye for an Eye). Morel is comfortably esconsed in Tel Aviv. German survivors of Morel's camp have demanded he be tried as a war criminal, but for the Establishment media and the phony, partisan, "human rights" groups, bringing Morel to justice is simply a non-issue. After all, he murdered helpless Germans, so what's the problem?

    Julius Hammer, M.D.: New York abortionist and co-founder of the American communist party. Armand Hammer: fundraiser and financier for Lenin and Stalin, son of Julius. "The Communist Party was also the most Jewish party in America. At least nineteen percent of the Young Communist League were Jews and never less than forty percent of its leadership." (Source: "Pakn Treger: From Yiddish Roots to the Frontiers of Jewish Culture," Fall 1997, p. 18).

    Lev Davidovich Landau: Stalinist physicist, co-father of the Soviet atomic bomb. Klaus Fuchs: helped steal atomic bomb secrets for Stalin. Ruth Werner: colonel, Red Army GRU intelligence, assisted Fuchs. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: stole American atomic bomb secrets for Stalin. Morris Cohen (Peter Kroger): assisted the Rosenbergs. Markus Wolf: chief of German Communist Stasi Secret Police.

    Howard Fast: American communist propagandist for Stalin. David Dubinsky: Stalin's ally, head of the U.S. International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Nahum Goldmann: founder, World Jewish Congress, communist propagandist. Rabbi Moses Rosen: agent, Romanian communist party. Victor Rothschild: top British espionage agent for Stalin.

    Mark Zborowski: "...considered by historians of Soviet terror operations to have been the most fearsome...(Soviet) spy of all time" (Stephen Schwartz, Forward, Jan. 26, 1996). Zborowski, a medical researcher, murdered a dissident with a poisoned orange at the Soviet-run hospital in Paris. Zborowski was implicated in several other assassinations in 1936 and 1937. In the 1940s worked for both the American Jewish Committee and the KGB. In the 1960s Zborowski worked as a medical researcher at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He trained numerous psychiatrists and medical specialists in the Bay Area. He died in 1990 (cf. "The Strange Case of Doctor Zborowski and Monsieur Etienne" by Philippe Videlier, in Le Monde Diplomatique, Dec. 1992).

    From 1936-1939, when Stalin's "International Brigade" forces were dispatched to Spain to fight the Catholics, Jewish Communists comprised the largest faction of his troops, "More than 40,000 volunteers fought in the International Brigade...A huge number of the volunteers were Jews: between 7,000 and 10,000 of the Internationals as a whole, more than one-third of the Americans." Jewish Communist Milton Wolff was the last commander of the American contingent. Rabbi Hyman Katz joined in order to fight Spanish Christians. (cf. Jeffrey Sharlet, "Troublemakers," Pakn Treger, Fall, 1997, pp. 16, 18 and 24).

    The Communists slaughtered 6,549 Spanish priests, 283 helpless nuns and 13 bishops. "In Ciudad Real in the center of Spain, the bishop and every single priest of the diocese were murdered; not one escaped." --Dr. Warren H. Carroll, 70 Years of the Communist Revolution, pp. 184-185, 188-189. (Also cf. Justo Perez de Urbel, Catholic Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War [Kansas City, Missouri: The Angelus Press, 1993).

    Stalin's propaganda agent in Spain was New Yorker Leon Rosenthal.

    On Oct. 16, 1948, 50,000 Jewish communists turned out in Moscow's Red Square to welcome the first Israeli delegation to Moscow. Stalin supported Zionism's 1947 Palestine partition plan, gave crucial recognition to the newly-created state of Israel and voted for Israel's admission to the United Nations.

    In 1951 communist and Marxist parties had twenty-three seats in the Israeli Knesset. The kibbutz system was the most powerful movement in the country and the most powerful kibbutz leaders were nearly all Marxists. The biggest Israeli holiday was May Day, celebrated with rallies, marches, red banners and red songs.

    As recently as 1987 the Israelis were providing the KGB with American intelligence secrets (cf. UPI dispatch by Richard Sale, Dec. 13, 1987 and The City Paper [Washington, DC], Jan. 15, 1988). Jonathan Jay Pollard was part of one such spy ring. British traitor and Communist spy Kim Philby was assisted in obtaining safe haven in the Soviet Union by the Israeli Mossad (cf. Sunday Telegraph [England], April 16, 1989). This was most appropriate since Philby’s KGB handler in Moscow was also Jewish.

    Romania’s communist regime received favorable trade deals from the U.S. for years due to Israeli pressure on Congress in its behalf (N.Y. Times, Jan. 18, 1992, p. 23). The notion that the Zionist Jewish movement was anti-communist is a fallacy. The truth is more complex. There was a left wing and a right wing within Zionism. The rightists, like the terrorists Jabotinsky and Stern, took a fascist approach. Leftist Zionists like David “I am a Bolshevik” Ben-Gurion admired the Soviet model of Jewish power and sought to incorporate it as the political economy of the Israeli state.

    “National and racial chauvinism is a vestige of the misanthropic customs characteristic of the period of cannibalism. Anti-semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism…under USSR law active anti-Semites are liable to the death penalty.” (Stalin, Collected Works, vol. 13, p. 30).

    The African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa was guided by two Communist Jews, Albie Sachs, “one of its foremost intellectuals”( London Sunday Times, Aug. 29, 1993) and Yossel Mashel Slovo (Joe Slovo).

    Slovo was born in a shtetl in Lithuania and grew up speaking Yiddish and studying the Talmud. He joined the ANC’s terrorist wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe, in 1961 and eventually became its commander. He was named Secretary General of the South African Communist Party in 1986. (“Joe Slovo,” Jewish Chronicle, Jan. 13, 1995).

    Slovo had been the ” planner of many of the ANC terrorist attacks, including the 1983 car bomb that killed 19 people and injured many others… Slovo, who had traveled to the Soviet Union many times, was awarded a Soviet medal on his 60th birthday…Slovo is a dedicated Communist, a Marxist Leninist without morality of any kind, for whom only victory counts, whatever the human cost, whatever the bloodshed…Slovo disputes little of his image as ‘the Communist mastermind’ behind the ANC’s armed struggle. For him the fears of South Africa’s whites are both a measure of the ANC’s growing strength and a crucial factor in hastening what he believes will be its ultimate victory. ‘Revolutionary violence has created the inspirational impact that we had intended, and it has won for the ANC its leading position,’ Slovo said.” (“Rebel Strategist Seeks to End Apartheid,” L.A. Times, Aug. 16, 1987, p. 14). When Nelson Mandela’s ANC took over South Africa, Slovo was named Minister of Housing.

    When we look at these gruesome personalities, who are only the tip of the Jewish iceberg that was Soviet Communism and who were responsible for the deaths of upwards of thirty million people; when we realize how little is written or filmed about their crimes, we begin to realize that the exclusive focus on the crimes of the Germans, real and imagined, is a function of propaganda.

    If the facts about the Jewish Communist holocaust against the peasants and Christians of Russia and Eastern Europe were given massive publicity, the supposed “special evil” of the Germans would stand exposed as a racist fraud.

    German actions during World War Two must be viewed in a vacuum in order for the New World Order to advance its covert objective of Jewish supremacy.

    When Nazi actions are placed within the context of Jewish Communism’s abominable crimes against the Christian people of Russia and Eastern Europe, the public will begin to understand that Hitler and the Nazis were a reaction, however unbalanced and excessive, to the Jewish Communist genocide against millions of Christians and peasants in the East.

    This is why the crucial facts about Jewish Communism must never be documented in Hollywood films, discussed in university courses or pictured in contemporary news magazines. This is why Malcolm Muggeridge’s book, an eyewitness account of the Jewish Communist holocaust against Christians, Winter in Moscow, has been tightly suppressed.

    In the Sunday Telegraph (London, England: Nov. 18, 1990) the question is asked, “Why then has it (Winter in Moscow) never been republished? The answer may lie in Muggeridge’s handling of what was then called the ‘Jewish question.’…Winter in Moscow is acutely concerned with Jews…It was of course the case that a very disproportionate number of the early Bolsheviks were Jews and thus of commissars and apparatchiki…”

  66. Dr. Brown,

    We once had lunch together but many years ago. I have nothing against you and respect much of what you’ve done, but I do have a question for you. I don’t know the history nearly as well as you, but here’s my question: After a Jewish person receives the Messiah, what do they become? Christians. Okay, now down through history, have Jews who became Christians been persecuted the same as Jews who have not? If not, why not?

    I think you are overlooking the Laws in Torah. What does the Torah say in places like Deuteronomy happens to Israelites (and not all Israelites are Jews by a long ways–there were 13 tribes who left Egypt and only one of them was Judah) who reject the Passover Lamb and His blood? Doesn’t the Torah teach that such rejectors of God’s Lamb will be kicked out of the Covenant with God and would suffer all kinds of problems as a result, including persecution?

    Then read Jeremiah 24. In that passage Yahovah clearly says that HE was splitting Jews into “good figs” and “bad figs.” The good figs accepted God’s yokes, but iron and wood, and went on to receive the Messiah. These were people like Peter, James, John, Mary and Martha. Most of the early church were these good fig Jews. They then became known more as Christians (which means Christ sons or the sons of God…See Hosea 1). Now read the last verses in Jeremiah 24. These bad fig Jews went on to resist God’s judgments and to reject the Messiah. What does this prophecy say would be their lot in life? I want you to read it for yourself.

    After reading that then read John 3:36 and John 15:6 and John 10 and see for yourself that Jesus Himself agreed that the punishment for these “bad fig” Jews was going to be persecution and fire, starting in 70 AD. from the Romans.

    So, from these passages you will have to admit that it has been God Himself who has been behind the punishment and torments on the Christ-rejecting Jews for their terrible sin of breaking the Torah by rejecting the Passover Lamb and failing to apply His precious blood to their lives.

    Don’t you think that the best way to really help these Jews is to stop blaming Christians or anyone else for what has been God’s judgment on their lives, and to show them that this is God’s judgement on them for rejecting the Messiah, and thus helping them to see that their only hope for escaping this is to repent of the sin of rejecting the Passover Lamb and receive Him! This is their only hope. How does one fight against God and win?

  67. I know this is a little late, but if you could provide your thouhts Dr. Brown, I would be very grateful:

    One scenario explaining Anti-Semitism is the following describing a brief factual history, but does not totally answer the question why.

    There is an unfortunate set of circumstance going back to how the gospels and some of the letters in the New Testament were finalized by Roman Christians that portray Jews in life and death of Jesus leading to the conclusions of later generations of Christians to justify such actions against the Jews in Rome and later Europe based on scripture. Part of the slant of the gospels, and some of the letters was to deflect blame of Christ’s crucifixion from Rome to the Jews. Thus in later history of the ‘Passion plays of Europe portraying Jews as ‘Christ Killers.’ The persecution of Jews began to appear strongly in Rome during the years of Jewish rebellion in the first two centuries AD, but softened after the Jewish rebellions were crushed. Christians were also targeted for persecution in the second and third century pagan Rome. After Rome became Christian the persecution against Jews began again with the burning, destruction and confiscation of Jewish temples, and that of other pagan religions became common as well. Paganism faded and Rome became predominantly Christian with Jewish communities. Part of this trend was to depict Jesus as more Roman and Anglo Saxon, and Jews as Evil and in the image of satan. From then on Jews were targeted over the centuries for ethnic cleansing, extermination and exclusion. After Rome collapsed this periodically continued in Christian Europe up through the 1940′s. Since then the persecution of Jews has subsided world wide, but not ended.

    A more open ended explanation in the history of humanity is that cultures and religions that have strong exclusive claims tend to conflict and war against each other, and also tend exterminate other weaker competing religions and cultures. This warring and conflict trend is common between Jews Christians and Muslims. In this view it simply an unfortunate product of human territorial nature.

  68. I know this is a little late, but if you could provide your thouhts Dr. Brown, I would be very grateful:

    One scenario explaining Anti-Semitism is the following describing a brief factual history, but does not totally answer the question why.

    There is an unfortunate set of circumstance going back to how the gospels and some of the letters in the New Testament were finalized by Roman Christians that portray Jews in life and death of Jesus leading to the conclusions of later generations of Christians to justify such actions against the Jews in Rome and later Europe based on scripture. Part of the slant of the gospels, and some of the letters was to deflect blame of Christ’s crucifixion from Rome to the Jews. Thus in later history of the ‘Passion plays of Europe portraying Jews as ‘Christ Killers.’ The persecution of Jews began to appear strongly in Rome during the years of Jewish rebellion in the first two centuries AD, but softened after the Jewish rebellions were crushed. Christians were also targeted for persecution in the second and third century pagan Rome. After Rome became Christian the persecution against Jews began again with the burning, destruction and confiscation of Jewish temples, and that of other pagan religions became common as well. Paganism faded and Rome became predominantly Christian with Jewish communities. Part of this trend was to depict Jesus as more Roman and Anglo Saxon, and Jews as Evil and in the image of satan. From then on Jews were targeted over the centuries for ethnic cleansing, extermination and exclusion. After Rome collapsed this periodically continued in Christian Europe up through the 1940′s. Since then the persecution of Jews has subsided world wide, but not ended.

    A more open ended explanation in the history of humanity is that cultures and religions that have strong exclusive claims tend to conflict and war against each other, and also tend exterminate other weaker competing religions and cultures. This warring and conflict trend is common between Jews Christians and Muslims. In this view it simply an unfortunate product of human territorial nature.

    *Sorry for the double post – I forgot to click notification by e-mail.

  69. I haven’t seen anyone on here give the answer God Himself gives: The last verses in Jeremiah 24, followed by John 3:36 and John 15:6. It is the most terrible crime for a Jew to reject the Passover Lamb and blood from that Lamb. Jesus said that whoever did not abide in him would be cut off and cast into the fire., That’s the only answer that matters. Do Jews experience the same after that come to and are in Messiah. I’ve never seen that happen. If a Jew comes to Messiah the spiritual, heavenly rules are changed and this mantifests on earth.

  70. But there is something else. Paul says in Galatians that in Christ there is no Jew. What I think I’m seeing in Christianity today is a belief that somehow Jews are more special than “just Christians.” That to me is a terrible affront to the finished work of Jesus. No Christian should ever feel that they are second class to anyone just because they call themselves Jews. Didn’t we see Paul take on Peter for showing that kind of Jewish Supremacism? I think the beliefs in Jewish Supremacism (which I call Super-Racism) have been bleeding over into Christianity and I see that as antichrist–it demeans Christ and his gospel in favor of pro-Jew racism.

  71. Besides the Christian link to anti-Semitism, the other manifestations of anti-Semitism can be easily explained for very separate reasons. First, the tribal and Kingdom wars of the OT are no different than the relationships and wars between tribes and kingdoms throughout the Neolithic through Iron Age all over the world. The Roman wars and persecution of Jews were no different than any other tribe or Kingdom that Rome conquered. Rebellion against Rome resulted in similar consequences regardless of culture, religion or ethnicity. In fact up until the Rebellion of Jews against Roman rule Jews were accepted in the diversity of religions throughout Rome. After the Jewish rebellions had been destroyed. Rome slowly allowed Jews to coexist, until Rome became Christian. In fact, By the time Rome became Christian, there were a number of synagogues in Rome Rome took the side of the Jews in the early destruction of Jewish temples, and demanded Christians compensate the Jews.

    Anti-Semitism in the Islamic world is relatively recent, and are directly related to rise of Jewish Zionism for the establishing the State of Isreal. In fact prior to the rise of Zionism, Jewish communities coexisted with Muslims peacefully, under the the laws of toleration in Islam. When the Christians conquered Spain, Muslims and Jews coexisted peacefully, and both suffered from the persecution, forced conversion, and ethnic cleansing that followed, and of course the Inquisition.

    The consistent world-wide anti-Semitism has been dominantly and consistently “Christian”.

    I will look into what you call philo-Semitism, but on the surface it represents a very recent distinct very very small minority if that. Pro-Zionism in Christianity is relatively recent, and related to anti-Islamic views, and the hopes that the formation of the State of Israel would fulfill prophesy.

  72. This message is for Leonardo a few messages back. That is a very extensive article. Did you write it or copy it from somewhere? Could you email me the link or at least tell me how you know so much. a444guy@hotmail.com

  73. ONLY the Jewish people suffer from Prejudice, ONLY the State of Israel founded in 1948 is hated, it’s only a HATE CRIME when the Victim is Jewish or Half-Jewish, I don’t Like the Arab race, I really dislike Arabs in General
    I am Half-Jewish Christian, but I am a Trinitarian Protestant Christian, when I die and go to Heaven the Afterlife, I want to be Blond hair and Blue eyed, NO Jewish Blood, Race or Ethnicity, Me being Half Jewish has caused me NOTHING but Pain, and Misery, and caused me to experience Prejudice, I want NO PART of Jewish “Heritage” Racial or Religious, so a Ugly 20 something female Arab terrorist wears a Anti-Israel T-shirt in Queens, New York City, I am PRAYING she gets hit by a bus and dies a painful death, I don’t advocate or suggest anything illegal or violent, In Heaven the Afterlife I will be 100 percent Irish Gentile.

    This Message is Freedom of Speech protected by 1st Amendment, hopefully the ugly female Arab I mentioned will get hit by that bus

  74. Dr. Brown, I went to your site out of concern for my nieces and nephews, who are german born. I asked my nephew what his opinion of jewish people was, and he replied “we don’t like them” no explanation just a plain we don’t like them! No one else in my family says this, and I feel it is because of his schooling and his friends in Germany. Can it be possible, that hatred is taught and without justification? I think that the thing that may set off some people, is that if the Jews are Gods chosen people; what does that make everyone else? I am confused and will continue reading more on this. I have never judged any person on their religion, ethnic back ground, sex or culture. And I can’t see why there is so much hatred in the world for no reason, other than to hate.

  75. Dr Brown
    I have been contemplating this subject for about 25 yrs, now I have the answer. Thanks

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