Farrakhan Spoke the Truth about the Talmud

On February 25, 2018, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, spoke to a worldwide audience from Chicago, Illinois. In his now controversial lecture, Minister Farrakhan discussed one of the viciously anti-Christian passages in the Babylonian Talmud, a central text in the Jewish religion. The passage (Gittin 57a) condemns Jesus Christ to an eternal punishment of being “boiled in excrement.” The video clip below is being presented by Fox News and the National Review as a violation of Twitter’s “hate” policy. They are using it to have The Minister’s Twitter account closed down:

The Nation of Islam Research Group asked Talmudic expert Michael Hoffman to view the clip and give his opinion on the veracity of The Minister’s statement about the Talmud. His response is below:

 


Farrakhan Spoke the Truth about the Talmud

By Michael Hoffman

©2018 RevisionistHistory.org

The Babylonian Talmud tractate Gittin, which Minister Louis Farrakhan quoted truthfully and accurately in his Saviours’ Day speech last February, is concerned in part with the fulfillment of Jesus Christ’s prophecy concerning the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by the Romans, due to the transgressions of the Jews:

“Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down…Therefore when you see the Abomination Of Desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains” (Matthew 24: 1-2; 15-16).

The “Abomination Of Desolation” was the Roman Army. Jesus was warning that in less than forty years it would advance to besiege Jerusalem, and that His followers were to flee to safety, which is what they did, leaving the unbelieving Jews to suffer the consequences.

Because the creed of Orthodox rabbinic Judaism is one of unrelenting revenge, the Roman General Titus, who personally directed the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D., is forever an object of hatred, second only to Jesus himself. The rabbis of Orthodox Judaism have never forgiven Titus for commanding the legions who fulfilled Christ’s prophecy and destroyed the Temple at Jerusalem, along with the Jews who maintained that corrupt and doomed system. The revenge of the rabbis upon Titus is to tell nonsensical lies about him in the Talmud.

Few Christians or Muslims are aware that in the Babylonian Talmud Jesus shares his place in hell with the Roman Titus, who is depicted as being chastised for the destruction of the Temple by being burned to ashes in hell, reassembled, burned, reassembled and burned again—for eternity (Gittin 56b). In another depraved lie, Jesus is portrayed as being punished for “leading Israel astray” by forever remaining seated in a cauldron of boiling excrement in hell (Gittin 57a). According to the law (halahca) of Talmudic Judaism, “Anyone who mocks the words of the sages will be sentenced to boiling excrement (צוֹאָה רוֹתֵחַת).”

The typical rabbinic and Zionist response to the truthful description by Minister Farrakhan and others of what the Talmud teaches about Jesus, is to lie and say that in this passage the Talmud is referring to “another Jesus,” rather than Jesus of Nazareth: “Many commentaries suggest that some or all talmudic references to Jesus refer to another person” (Koren Talmud Bavli [Jerusalem: 2015], vol. 21, footnote to p. 319).

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), “To agitate Christian readers, anti-Talmud writers often attempt to portray the Talmud as demeaning the figure of Jesus.”

By the ADL’s reasoning, “anti-Talmud writers” are never scholars who are dispassionately committed to the discovery of the truth about what the Talmud teaches, but rather, they are only agitators who, from impure motives, seek to “portray” the Talmud as “demeaning” Jesus.

How the ADL arrived at this conspiracy theory is not revealed, but the undercurrent of intimidation is clear: those who speak or write candidly and accurately concerning how Jesus is defamed in the Talmud are seeking to “agitate Christians.” No reputable person would want a career-killing stigma like that attached to his statements and most Christians and Muslims are thereby intimidated from pursuing the truth about the Talmudic depiction of Jesus. Moreover, according to the ADL, “the Talmud only refers to Jesus in a handful of places, and though these references may not reflect the courteous ecumenicism of the modern world, neither are they particularly inflammatory.” (Anti-Defamation League, The Talmud in Anti-Semitic Polemics [New York: 2003], p. 11).

The ADL expects us to believe that depicting the Christian Savior being boiled in feces is not inflammatory, while any critical observation that Mr. Farrakhan dares to utter concerning Judaism is nothing but inflammatory. The hypocrisy is all too familiar.

Long-standing denials by Talmudists and Zionists and their gentile apologists concerning the supposed absence of Jesus in the Talmud, are slowly being discredited after having held sway for centuries. David Klinghoffer elucidated this development in his essay, “What the Talmud Really Says About Jesus”:

“…the scandalous passages indeed refer not to some other figure of ancient times but to the famous Jesus of Nazareth. What exactly is so scandalous? How about Jesus punished in Hell for eternity by being made to sit in a cauldron of boiling excrement? That image appears in early manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud, as does a brief account of Jesus’ trial and execution—not by the Romans but by the Jewish high court, the Sanhedrin.” (Publishers Weekly, January 31, 2007).

Mr. Klinghoffer says that the “Jewish community” has been content to let the evil sayings of the Talmud about Jesus “remain obscure and unknown.” His claim is erroneous. The rabbinic “community” actively teaches these viciously bigoted statements about Jesus within their religion, while denying to the world that they are present in their sacred texts. These inconvenient facts must not be suppressed. The admission by Klinghoffer and other Judaic intellectuals that Jesus Christ is indeed targeted in the Babylonian Talmud, has brought with it no substantive analysis of the long record of rabbinic denials and falsification that preceded his revelation, and which continue in some instances, up to the present time. Mr. Klinghoffer is eager to have us pass over Judaism’s system of dissimulation as quickly as possible.

Christians and Muslims are rightly offended at the disgraceful libels, pornographic scurrilities and hate speech in the Talmud. Louis Farrakhan, virtually alone among public figures in America, has had the courage to defend Jesus against these obscenities.

 

Author Michael Hoffman


Michael Hoffman is a former reporter for the New York Bureau of the Associated Press and the author of nine books, including Judaism Discovered and Judaism’s Strange Gods.

Mr. Hoffman reviewed the Nation of Islam’s The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews, Volume 2, for his publication Revisionist History newsletter (1 September-October 2010).

         

Mr. Hoffman reviewed the Nation of Islam’s The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews, Volume 2 for his publication Revisionist History newsletter (1 September-October 2010).

Open Letter to Congressman Todd Rokita, R-IN

From: Demetric Muhammad, Student Minister, Nation of Islam Research Group

Re: Your U.S. House Resolution condemning Minister Farrakhan, the Office of the Pope and the Jewish ideas that have created animosity and anger toward Black Americans

Congressman Rokita, I have read the draft of your resolution to condemn the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the U.S. House of Representatives. And based upon Minister Farrakhan’s profound history as a beneficial presence in the Black community, I am highly offended and greatly disturbed by your resolution.

I am also amazed by your inability to see the connection between Minister Farrakhan’s passionate words delivered in his 2018 Saviours’ Day address and the sacrosanct words of your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

As a Roman Catholic, you, sir, are a Bible-believing Christian. Roman Catholicism exists as the parent denomination of all of Christendom. The Roman Catholic Pope is the Bishop of Rome and is considered to be the Vicar of Jesus, the Christ. The Holy Book of Catholics is the Catholic Bible. One of the books found in both the Catholic and the Protestant Bibles is the Book of Revelation. In Jesus’ letter to both the Church at Philadelphia and the Church at Smyrna he uses the phrase “synagogue of Satan.” This phrase is found in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. Revelation 2:9 reads, in the Online Catholic Bible version:

“I know your hardships and your poverty, and—though you are rich—the slander of the people who falsely claim to be Jews but are really members of the synagogue of Satan.”

In your resolution, you identified Minister Farrakhan’s use of the phrase “Satanic Jews” as problematic and cited it as the reason for your resolution, stating that our beloved Minister was guilty of “promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.” Yet based upon the Catholic Bible’s English translation of New Testament Greek, the Minister’s phrasing clearly arises out of the prophetic words of Jesus.

Is it safe to say, then, that a resolution condemning the New Testament as “promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion” is something that we can expect you to author sometime in the near future?

Congressman Rokita, did you know that the same thing that you condemn Minister Farrakhan for is the same thing that the Pope has been condemned for? As a Roman Catholic, I would expect you to defend the Pope, but maybe you have decided to prioritize your politics over your faith. I don’t think that is wise for any believer to do. I think commitment to spiritual principles and our commitment to the truth should be the priority for all believers whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

Brown University professor David I. Kertzer wrote a book titled The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism. In it Kertzer presents “shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism.” His book promo states that while “working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism.”

How would you respond to Mr. Kertzer’s book? He is blaming the office of the Pope for the rise and spread of modern “anti-Semitism.” Congressman Rokita, the same folks who have sent you out to condemn Minister Farrakhan are the same people who have routinely condemned the Pope.

The sad fact is that the words of Jesus and the story of his life are widely condemned by the Jewish community as being anti-Semitic. So to condemn Minister Farrakhan for using the phrase “satanic Jews” is to condemn Jesus for using the phrase “synagogue of Satan,” because “satanic Jews” is only a reference to those who are the members of the group your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ dubbed as the “synagogue of Satan.”

Congressman Rokita, did you know that according to the Jewish Virtual Library,

“The gospel story, which has generated more anti-Semitism than the sum of all the other anti-Semitic writings ever written, created the climate in Christian Europe that led to the Holocaust. Long before the rise of Adolf Hitler, the gospel story about the life and death of Jesus had poisoned the bloodstream of European civilization.”

What do you think about that? Do you know that it was reported that one of your Israeli counterparts who is a member of the Knesset, Michael Ben Ari, was gifted with a copy of the New Testament by the Bible Society of Israel? Afterwards he was photographed ripping it apart and throwing it in the trash, calling the New Testament Bible a “despicable book”! Do you know that it was reported that on March 23, 1980, hundreds of copies of the New Testament were publicly and ceremonially burnt in Jerusalem under the auspices of an Orthodox Jewish organization subsidized by the Israeli Ministry of Religions?

I am sure your friends at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are behind your sponsorship of H.R. 772. But did you know that the former head of the ADL Mr. Abraham Foxman said the following:

“For almost twenty centuries . . . the church was the archenemy of the Jews—our most powerful and relentless oppressor and the worlds’ greatest force for the dissemination of Anti-Semitic beliefs and the instigation of the acts of hatred. Many of the same people who operated the gas chambers worshiped in Christian churches on Sunday. . . . The question of the complicity of the church in the murder of the Jews is a living one. We must understand the truths of our history.”

So just to summarize this issue for you: you have placed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the company of the Pope of Rome, the New Testament Scriptures and Jesus the Christ. How then, sir, are you able to condemn the Minister, when he has done nothing more than lift words from a book you hold to be sacred and given it a necessary modern context and application?

I have enclosed a copy of my latest article for you to read, which also addresses your concern over the promotion of ideas that create anger and animosity for Jewish people.