Lies about “Rabbinical Judaism” (the rabbis reversed Judaism)

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“When someone tries to tell you that the Rabbis changed the “law” (Torah) or invented things, re-read this post.”

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Nitzevet, Mother of David

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

The bold voice of silence

Save me, O G‑d, for the waters threaten to engulf me . . .

I am wearied by my calling out, and my throat is dry. I’ve lost hope in waiting . . .

More numerous than the hairs on my head are those who hate me without reason . . .

Must I then repay what I have not stolen?

Mighty are those who would cut me down, who are my enemies without cause . . .

O G‑d, You know my folly, and my unintended wrongs are not hidden from You . . .

It is for Your sake that I have borne disgrace, that humiliation covers my face.

I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons.

Out of envy for Your House, they ravaged me; the disgraces of those who revile You have fallen upon me . . .

Those who sit by the gate talk about me. I am…

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Some of My Best Friends are Jews – But I’d Like to Change That

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

On behalf of those who are not such ‘big hitters’ and fail to get a mention but never the less make significant un-acknowledged contribution to educate about missionary activity in Israel. I want to say that it would have been a nice to have at least got a mention in the article below after taking so much time out of work to talk, give advice, and who to contact [Avraham Leibler @ JewishIsrael] to the author on the phone, much of which I see in this article. Unless of course I am waisting my time!!? If so please let me know.

Remember the good old days when the only thing the Israelis had to worry about was being wiped off the map by their enemies? (Oh wait, that is still a problem.) But remember the other good old days when Jews for Jesus used to…

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Did Isaiah predict that the messiah will be God?

Did Isaiah predict that the messiah will be God? Rabbi Tovia Singer exposes Church Bible-tampering!

Listen to an eye-opening live presentation, as Rabbi Tovia Singer demonstrates how Christian Bible translators deliberately altered a famed passage in the Book of Isaiah. Using vivid illustrations, Rabbi Singer demonstrates how missionaries changed the Hebrew Scriptures so that the prophet appears to predict a divine messiah. Responding to a question from the audience, Rabbi Singer explores Isaiah 9:6-7 (5-6) with his Jakarta audience. What else did the Church do in order to paint Jesus into the Jewish Scriptures? (Indonesian translation).
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Note: The most significant differences between the KJV and Jewish translations are found in the first verse, Isaiah 9:5[6]. One difference is that the Hebrew text, in both versions, utilizes verbs that are conjugated in the past tense, and which describe a sequence of events that has already taken place, while the corresponding verbs in KJV translation are conjugated the present and future tenses, thereby describing events that are contemporary and also still to come.
Another important difference between the KJV and Jewish translations of the first verse is in the list of names/titles. The Jewish translation lists four names/titles, none of which is modified with a definite article the (as in the Hebrew text). The Christian translation lists five, the first two of which are split out of the first Hebrew one and are without a definite article, and each of the last three is capitalized and has a definite article.

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Let’s Get Biblical!: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? [Book]

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No where does the Jewish bible state we have to be perfect or keep the mitzvot “perfectly.”

Originally posted on ‘Judaism is not Christianity minus Jesus’

No where does the Jewish bible state we have to be perfect or keep the mitzvot “perfectly.” G-d MADE us imperfect just as He created good and evil — so that we could choose the right path and learn. If we do not sin (if we were perfect) we would not grow — and G-d would not even have made us!

From a post quoting R’ Yisroel Blumenthal (in response to a missionary named Michael Brown):

The missionary assumption is that unless one attains absolute perfection (which he cannot), all is lost. Brown should read the verse again. It says,

“There is no RIGHTEOUS person..who never sins.”

The person who does a sin is still righteous!

One of the verses most devastating to Original Sin is Genesis 4:7, where G-d tells Cain that he can overcome temptation. Cain is envious of Abel because G-d accepts only Abel’s sacrifice. Cain is tempted to murder Abel. G-d says, “if you do not do good, sin crouches at the entrance. Its desire is for you, but you can rule over it.”

G-d’s majestic statement of man’s ability to overcome evil is brushed aside by Dr. Brown, and his answer is terrible: “But it is one thing to overcome a particular sin. It is another to be free from the grip of sin in general” (p. 193).

If Cain can free himself from this sin, why can’t he free himself from any sin? Also, what is meant by “the grip of sin in general”? If he means that no one is 51% righteous, this is manifestly not true. Must one be 70% righteous (or 80%, or 90%) to transcend “the grip.” Perhaps Dr. Brown believes that a 99% righteous person is under “the grip of sin”, but would he justify a teacher who failed a student with a 99 average?

This belief that absolute perfection is required is the real backbone of Original Sin, as Dr. Brown admits that people can do much good. What is the Scriptural proof that only perfection earns G-d’s favor? There is none whatsoever. It can be asserted only by a faulty reading of Deuteronomy 27:26. It says, “Cursed is one who does not uphold (yakeem) the words of this Torah to do them.”

Since no one fulfills Torah with total perfection, all are damned and require “salvation.” This missionary interpretation cannot make sense of the eleven curses (applied to eleven specific sins) that appear before this verse. If 27:26 sets a curse for any single violation of Torah, the eleven prior curses are totally superfluous (Samuel Levine).

Missionaries also make a subtle but devastating grammatical error. While y’kayaim means to fulfill, yakeem is a different construct meaning “cause to stand up”, “confirm”, “uphold”. This verse is not saying that unless one fulfills Torah flawlessly, he is cursed. One who does not accept the mitzvot, in whole or in part, fails to “uphold” the Torah, but the commission of a specific sin is not the subject here. This reading is faithful to the grammar and is totally consistent with Torah’s frequent injunctions to choose good and make amends for wrong behavior. The missionary viewpoint paints G-d as an anti-Semite who curses Israel with commandments they cannot obey (Samuel Levine).

At no point does Dr. Brown attempt to integrate the verses he cites with the many hundreds of verses that stress free will, the opportunity to do good and amend wrongs, and descriptions of righteous people who earned G-d’s favor. Let us cite only one of them: “It is not in heaven, to say ‘Who will go up for us to heaven, and acquire it for us, and teach it to us, and we will do it?’ Nor is it across the sea, to say Who will cross the sea, and acquire it for us and teach it to us, and we will do it?’ For the matter is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to do it (Deuteronomy 30:11).”

Dr. Brown provides not a single verse to support Original Sin. There is also no support that one must be a perfect individual to earn G-d’s favor. Original Sin was unknown before Christianity, not because ancient Jews did not read carefully but because Original Sin is not in the Hebrew Bible at all.

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How can the gospel of John be called anti semitic when Jesus and his disciples were all Jews?

How can the gospel of John be called anti semitic when Jesus and his disciples were all Jews?

Originally posted on Jews for Judaism

Answer:

The author of the Gospel of John clearly places himself, and those whom he represents, as separated from the Jews. He speaks of “the Passover of the Jews” (John 2:13, 6:4, 11:55), the religious rules of the Jews about purification (John 2:6), a religious festival of the Jews (John 5:1), the Festival of Tabernacles of the Jews (John 7:2), the Day of Preparation of the Jews (John 19:42), and the way in which Jews prepare a body for burial (John 19:40).

And quite as clearly he regards Jesus as not “a Jew.” In talking to the Jews, Jesus speaks of “your Law” (John 7:19, 8:17, 10:34) and “your circumcision” (John 7:22). Abraham is “your father” (John 8:56). When the Jews say to him, “Our ancestors ate manna in the desert” (John 6:31), Jesus replies, “What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven” (John 6:32), and later on says, “Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert” (John 6:49).

It is true that twice Jesus is called a Jew: by the Samaritan woman (John 4:9) and by Pilate (John 18:35). But in both instances the term is used in its sense of “person of Judah,” contrasted with the Samaritan and the Roman. The same applies in John 4:22, where Jesus says to the Samaritan woman, “You [Samaritans] do not really know whom you worship; we [Jews] know whom we worship, for salvation is from the Jews.” For John’s Jesus, “Salvation is from the Jews” does not refer to the Jewish people per se. “Salvation” is now the inheritance of the true worshiper of God as defined by Jesus (John 4:23).

Apart from those two instances, it is only in John 1:11 that Jesus is identified as a Jew, in the statement that he comes to “his own country,” but “his own people” did not receive him. This passage, however, does not go against the Gospel as a whole, in which Jesus is shown as not being a part of “the Jews.” Jesus appears as no longer a member of the Jewish people or its religion but speaks to the Jews as if he were a non-Jew. The Fourth Gospel is not about a Jew or written for Jews and expresses contempt for Jews and Judaism.

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Christianity, the religion of replacement

Christianity, the religion of replacement

Originally posted on Daily Minyan:

Christianity had sought to replace just about everything that Israel held dear:reality

It replaced the One G-d of Israel with a three-headed god heretofore unknown to the Jewish people (but not so unknown to ancient pagans), violating the Oneness of G-d that permeates the Hebrew Bible from cover to cover

Christianity sought to replace the Torah of G-d with Paul’s “law of Christ” (1 Corinthians 9:21), a law of a dead human being (a fuzzy “law” which NT fails to even define). At the same time, the Torah of G-d was spurned as an outmoded “schoolmaster” (Galatians 3:24) who, while once necessary, had outlived his usefulness. Even the so called “Torah-observant messianic Jews” do not observe Torah but rather put on a thin veneer of Jewishness, with ample lip service to how wonderful Torah is and how it’s still applicable. They believe, again via Paul, that the promised negative consequences for non-observance (a.k.a. the “curses”) were supposedly nullified by Jesus on the cross (but still very much applicable to Jews who don’t believe in Jesus). But hey, the Law is a nice “guide”, if one is into it (and especially if used as a “witness to lost Jewish people”). Do messianics observe Torah? In my experience, even the most observant of them, their “rabbis” and “scholars”, do not truly observe such basics as either laws of kashrut or Shabbat, but do whatever feels right to them (I know, since I was once myself an MJ and have seen the levels of observance of my former coreligionists first hand). Most Jewish-born messianics, even rabbis, are married to non-Jews and do not hesitate to officiate marriage ceremonies for those who are born Jewish with Gentile Christians.

Christianity replaced the Jewish people with the Church. Some messianics (ashamed of the wretched history of Christianity vis-à-vis the Jewish people) play word games and prefer to call it “ekklesia” or “the body of Messiah”. Whatever one calls it, according to the New Testament, the “Church of Christ” is composed of “believing” Jews and Gentiles, per Paul, the “Israel of G-d”. “True Jews”, as Paul would say, are only those Jews who are Jews on the “inside”, by which he no doubt meant that they are those who worship Jesus and didn’t reject his (that is Paul’s) message. They are the “believers”. The rest of the Jews are Jews in name only (they are potentialJews) and according to Paul they are effectively cut off as dead branches to make room for Gentile Christians (Romans 11:17). Two thousand years of “dead branches” of Jews. Unless, of course, the “unbelieving” Jews too join in the idolatry of man-worship – then and only then, as Paul “comforts”, they too will be re-grafted back into the “olive tree”. (Some, but not all, messianics are uncomfortable with the true implications of Paul’s words and choose to seek comfort in various alternate explanations found in latest books, which seem to try to outdo each other with ever more far-fetched theories about what Paul “actually meant”.)

Christianity replaced Israel’s collective sonship and firstborn status (Exodus 4:22) with that of one man Jesus, claiming that all promises are now fulfilled in Jesus, making Jesus the “true Israel”, or “one man Israel”. One frequently hears Christians and Messianics say that Israel wasn’t replaced by the Church, since “Jesus is Israel personified” and the “Church is grafted into Israel” (must be in some alternate universe).

Christianity sought to replace the Jewish Messiah, a normal “non-god” human being expected by the Jewish people to be a future fulfillment of the promise G-d made to King David, with a demigod savior of the world, a “100% god, 100% man” (yet at the same time “G-d’s servant”) who is sacrificed by G-d for sinners. This new god-man messiah fails to deliver on all counts, dies like all other false messiahs before and after him, doesn’t fulfill any of the messianic expectations (including not even being born of David), and to top if all off ends up being worshiped as god. As Maimonides wrote “is there a greater stumbling-block than this one? So that all of the prophets spoke that the Messiah redeems Israel, and saves them, and gathers their banished ones, and strengthens their commandments. And this one caused (nations) to destroy Israel by sword, and to scatter their remnant, and to humiliate them, and to exchange the Torah, and to make the majority of the world err to serve a divinity besides G-d.

Christianity replaced the TaNaKh with the “Old Testament”, or as Paul called it in 2 Corinthians 3:14, “the old covenant”. Few Christians ever studied the Hebrew Bible in its original language (that is the way Jews do daily), historically sticking to Church-authored and authorized Greek and Latin translations. No doubt, most Christians would protest that the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament are the same books. Not so – the Old Testament of the Christians is actually their numerous translations, which are, in essence, theological treatises defending specific Christian agendas (depending on denomination). The “New Testament”, of course, is the true key scripture for Christianity, that is the key to seeing Jesus in the Old Testament. No wonder that virtually all Christians and Messianics read the Hebrew Bible as an afterthought, through the lens of the NT. They read the Jewish scriptures backwards and mostly for the purpose of trying to find Jesus hidden there, somewhere. Nobody tells the potential Christian converts to start with the Genesis!

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Highly Offensive ​by Reb Gutman Locks

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Highly Offensive

​by Reb Gutman Locks

Regarding my article “Stolen Property”, a reader complained:

“Why are you always insulting those who don’t share your beliefs? If you’re not gonna respect christians beliefs, then at least respect them as human beings. And calling them Thieves is highly offensive.”

 

Gutman’s response:

No one ever gave the x-ians permission to take our holy Torah and attach it to their books of idolatry. But that is not our strongest complaint.

As I write this article a large x-ian group is having a convention in Jerusalem, the theme of which is how to convert Jews to their idolatry! Not only did they steal our Torah, they also want to steal our people! There are centers in Israel that teach, to bless Israel you should accept their idol! G-d forbid!

The same week that Muslims in the Mideast murdered 82 x-ian children the U.N. announced that Israel was the only country in the Mideast where x-ians were not being persecuted. That week the presbyterian church in America voted to ban and boycott Israel!

For the past 2,000 years more Jews have been murdered in the name of that idol than any other name. Jews were exiled from x-ian countries and forced to abandon their property only because they were Jews, and the x-ians could not tolerate Jews living in their countries!

The nazi soldiers (Y”S) were referring to that idol when they wrote, “god is with us” on their belt buckles.

And you say that calling x-ians thieves is offensive? Sorry, but your complaint does not even dent your history.

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Paul’s (MIS) use of Isaiah 59:20

Paul’s (MIS) use of Isaiah 59:20

Paul CHANGES the words of Isaiah which in effect changes the role of the Jewish redeemer sent by G-d to Israel.

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Religious truths can be for the good for the evil.

Religion Verses Torah:
Religious truths can be for the good for the evil.

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By the RANBaCH 

There is truth in every religious book written; regardless of what faith it comes from, we can learn from them all.

These truths can be for the good in man, or for the evil in man.

If you want to learn the truth of true evil in man you must read the Quaran. It is the book of the ultimate of evil that one man, or group of men, can impose upon the world.

If you want to learn the truth of perversion of the word of HaShem, you need look no further than the xtian gospels. It is the book of how to twist and pervert truth to make a man an idol as sure as Zeus of the Greeks.

If you want to look at the truth of man centered selfness, look to the writings of the Buddhists. It is a book that disconnects man from his Creator and make gods of men.

However, if you want to learn real truth, the book that explains the good and the bad in man and enjoins hims to seek the good and thereby choose life; you need look no further than the Torah. Written and Oral Torah are the truth of the world that cannot be surpassed by any book of truth ever conceived by men, because it is not of man. HaShem’s truth cannot be improved on for it is perfect in all its ways. It pushes us away as it draws us close. It admonishes us as it consoles us. It shows us dark as it shows us light.

Those who have no compassion for an animal are incapable of having compassion for other humans. Those who show compassion for animals will always be compassionate toward other humans. Remember, Adam gave the animals their names; by doing this, he not only gave them all their attributes, he took responsibility for their well being.

Seek the Truth Always!

Source: http://allfaith.com/ranbach/religions.html

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