The Pro-Islamic Policies of Barack Obama

The Pro-Islamic Policies of Barack Obama


Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, Jr. (Ret.), the former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, noted the following in regards to President Obama’s pro-Islamic policies during the Defeat Jihad Summit sponsored by the Center for Security Policy. The Admiral stated that Obama’s policies are “very simple, and any thinking American should be able to grasp it. It’s anti-American, anti-Western, pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood.” Bold as these comments may seem today, one only needs to look at Obama’s underlying belief that America has played a malign role in the world as our sins have been both of omission and commission.

Thomas Sowell writes “Obama, in his citizen-of-the world conception of himself, thinks that the United States already has too much power and needs to be deflated.” In viewing Obama’s repeated sacrifices of American national interests as deliberate, one can begin to understand the administrations’ anti-American foreign policy. No one defined Obama better than Dinesh D’Souza when he wrote that Obama’s view of America is one which we are apart of a “multi-polar world.” This is a world in which, “the American era is over as we become just one power in the great dining table of nations.” Seen through this lens, Obama’s “successes” become just as dangerous, if not more-so, than his failures.

In the early months of Obama’s administration he made sure that people in foreign capitals throughout the world knew he believed much was wrong with America as he went on an apology tour beginning on April 3, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. In his remarks to the people of France, Obama stated that, “America has shown arrogance and been dismissive even derisive” throughout our nations existence. He then explained that the detention facility atGuantanamo Bay, Cuba was a “sacrifice of [our values] for expedience sake” while announcing that this was the reason he would be closing it. “In dealing with terrorism, we can’t lose sight of our values, and who we are. That’s why iv’e ordered the closing of Guantanamo,” stated Obama, further claiming that enhanced interrogation techniques like those used at Abu Ghraib, “wasn’t good for our security — it was a recruitment tool for terrorism.”

During the Question and Answer session afterword, Obama then went on to explain his view that if America would cut the size of its nuclear arsenal, Iran and North Korea would be convinced to abandon their ambitions. This was a very telling statement for early on in his administration the President had always intended to bring Iran to the negotiation table with the skewed view that if we cut our own nuclear arsenal, then Iran wouldn’t pursue their own. Obama stated that America needed to “take serious steps to actually reduce our nuclear stockpiles” because doing so “would give us greatermoral authority to say to Iran, don’t develop a nuclear weapon; to say to North Korea, don’t proliferate nuclear weapons.” The obstacle to diplomacy for Obama was in fact, and has always been, America’s own strength. If our strength could be reduced, then we would have the “moral authority” to bring murderous regimes such as Iran into the “community of nations” by pursuing diplomacy backed by no actual hard power.

Obama’s next stop in his apology tour was in Cairo, Egypt in June of 2009 as he gave his infamous speech to the “Muslim world.” Acknowledging a strain between the United States and the Muslim world, Obama explained that the tension had been “fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.” He then provided his perspective on a world order that was not based upon America’s own interest nor our strength as he noted that “any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership: progress must be shared.”

This “partnership” was exemplified in Egypt with the Obama administrations support of the terrorist organization known as theMuslim Brotherhood as they overthrew Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak and put in place a member of the Brotherhood inMohamed Morsi. It is important to note that Murbark had upheld the Egypt-Israel peace treaty for over four decades until Obama came into office and supported his overthrow. In 2013 though, Egypt’s military ousted Morsi in the wake of massive protests by the Egyptian people, who regard the Muslim Brotherhood as the terrorists that they are and despise Obama for his support of their plight. To show just how far Obama is willing to support the Brotherhood, on New Years eve of this year Morsi’s successor, former defense ministerAbdel Fattah el-Sisi, actually stood before the same podium that Obama once did in Cairo and called for an “Islamic reformation” throughout the world in response to the violence committed in the name of Islam. Sisi then went on to attend a Coptic Christmas mass in a symbolic show of unity with the Christian world as he was the first Egyptian leader to ever appear at a Cairo cathedral. Obama’s response to this was silence, the president never even mentioned this monumental breakthrough within the Muslim world for he to this day stands in solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama supported Morsi and didn’t support the people of Egypt when the people themselves wanted to combat the terrorism that Obama himself had help facilitate into a position of leadership. This was also the case in Iran in 2009 when the leaders of the Green Revolution, an uprising by the Iranian people against the rigged election that brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back into office, plead for help to the Obama administration. In November 2009, leaders of the Green party, which had staged a revolt on the streets of Tehran in June of that year, sent a long memo through channels to the Obama administration in documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. According to the memo obtained by the Examiner, the Green party stated on November 30, 2009, that “at this pivotal point in time, it is up to the countries of the free world to make up their mind. Will they continue on the track of wishful thinking and push every decision to the future until it is too late, or will they reward the brave people of Iran and simultaneously advance the Western interests and world peace.”

The eight-page memo described the current regime under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a “brutal, apocalyptic theocratic dictatorship”. The memo warns that Iran “with its apocalyptic constitution will never give up the atomic bomb, nor will it give up its terror network, because it needs these instruments to maintain its power and enhance its own economic and financial wealth.” The administration claimed in 2009 that the Green party in Iran did not want American help, a lie that was perpetrated in order to secure the nuclear deal with Iran that Obama officially “secured” last month. The point that cannot be underscored enough in this instance is Obama’s willingness to ignore the opportunity to overthrow the radical Mullah’s in Iran for the sake of securing a nuclear deal with said Mullah’s in the future.

This finally brings us to the Iranian ally in Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. When chemical weapons were used in Syria by Assad and Obama’s infamous red line was crossed, the president’s response was hollow and empty with a lack of resolve and conviction to back up the claim of holding Assad responsible. Little did we know the reason for this at the time was due to keeping the Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran alive. The repercussions of this also had the effect of opening a new found door for Russia to play conciliator and chief.

Vladimir Putin was able to protect his mutual ally in both Syria and Iran while also presenting himself as a “peacemaker” to the world by proposing a “diplomatic solution” in announcing Russia’s support for helping and brokering the plan for Assad to turn over his chemical weapons. The presidents stupefying walk-back from that red line, as well as his retreat from his earlier statements that Assad must go, “has sent an unmistakable message of American weakness to our foes,” states Melik Kaylan in The Russia-China Axis.

Playing on the belief that the international community feared Assad could target chemical weapons inspectors acting in Syria, Russia was able to assert a deal in which Moscow says it was provided with significant responsibility over the skies of Syria, purportedly to insure against Assad’s air force acting against the international disarmament effort. An effort that in fact was brokered by Putin himself which has allowed him to “threaten retaliation against the U.S.” under the pretense that Syrian airspace is under Russian control. The vacuum that has been created in not only Syria but also Iraq is precisely due to Obama lacking the conviction and the fortitude to assert American power.

Leon Panetta, the president’s former CIA director and defense secretary, confirmed that due to Obama’s announcement of withdrawing U.S. troops in Iraq without securing a status of forces agreement, he “created a vacuum in terms of the ability of that country to better protect itself, and it’s out of that vacuum that ISIS began to breed.” The terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS, was in fact created because of both the actions and inaction’s of Obama himself.

In fact a recently released Defense Intelligence Agency memoaffirms that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset. The DIA report makes the following summary points concerning the general situation in an excerpt of the report which can be viewed in full by clicking here.





In an interview with retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), given to Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, Flynn dismissed Al Jazeera’s supposition that the US administration “turned a blind eye” to the DIA’s analysis and affirmed his belief that the US government didn’t listen to his agency on purpose. Flynn claimed that he thought “it was a willful decision,” on behalf of the Obama administration to basically create the Islamic State under the auspices of supporting the “Syrian rebels” in their fight against Assad.

On the surface this may seem complicating but underneath all the spin what this means is that Obama is indirectly supporting al-Qaeda and the Islamic State by arming and training what he labels “moderate Syrian rebels” in their fight against Assad, who is supported by both Russia and Iran. Now that Obama has guaranteed that Iran will retain the ability to create a nuclear weapon while he hands over more than $150 billion in frozen assets, we see that the culmination of his anti-American, pro-Islamic foreign policy has created a tinder box in the Middle East. And unfortunately for us here in the United States, Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost as tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” are about to be welcomed and resettled throughout our country.

Yet, if you’re still not convinced at this point that Obama’s polices are not only pro-Islamic but outright threatening to the safety of our country, consider what Obama has been working on in the background under his Foreign Fighter Task Force established by the Department of Homeland Security. This Task Force was created under the direction of Obama and according to the May 2015 Interim Report it’s goals are to rehabilitate and reintegrate into American society individuals who have returned home after having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist organizations such as ISIS. For example, one of the tasks outlined in the report states, “If ideologically-motivated individuals cannot be stopped from engaging in foreign fighter activity, what can the Department of Homeland Security do to ensure these individuals do not engage in violence within their communities upon re-entry into American communities?”

The report further notes “incidents involving returning foreign fighters will require a comprehensive holistic community approach, to include families, educators, faith-based organizations and networks, civic groups, health and social professionals.” In short, this “Task Force” will be used as a justification by Obama to not only succeed in fulfilling his goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, but also in bringing in tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” who cannot be properly vetted.

As Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag writes, “more Muslim refugees mean more terrorist attacks. It is an inescapable fact of history. We would not have Muslim terrorism without Muslim immigration. And the Muslim refugee terror wave of the past is even more likely to be repeated by groups of Muslim migrants coming from a war zone.”

The question that we need to be asking is not will Obama’s pro-Islamic policies kill Americans, but how many will they kill until the American people begin to wake up and realize that our government, our politicians, and our own president represent the greatest threat to our nations very survival?

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 Originally posted on A Jew With A View:

Let’s start by making a basic point:

Jews don’t read the ‘old testament’.

The OT is a Christian text. It was produced by the Church and it’s a reorganised, mistranslated, altered version of the Jewish Tanakh.  The Tanakh represents the original Hebrew, Jewish texts. Jews follow the Tanakh and only the Tanakh.

Think about it this way: why would we, as Jews, describe our own texts as ‘old’…? There is no ‘new’ scripture for us. There is only the Tanakh.

Right, now we’ve got that out the way….!

This is a brief guide for both Jews and Gentiles, and hopefully it answers basic queries on the Jewish texts. Please feel very welcome to submit any questions.

The Torah

The Jewish holy text is the Torah. This comprises the five books of Moses:

Bereshit (Genesis)

Shemot (Exodus)

Vayikra (Leviticus)

Bamidbar (Numbers)

Devarim (Deuteronomy)

In every Synagogue across the world, the Torah appears in scroll form. For Jews, it is the direct word of G-d. Traditional Jewish belief is that G-d spoke to a huge gathering of Jews at Mount Sinai, and all present heard his voice. G-d dictated the Torah to Moses, who wrote it down.

This is the view of Orthodox Jews. Less religious Jews, members of Conservative and Reform Judaism, may not agree that the Torah comes from G-d, literally. Rather, they may argue that the Torah was compiled over a long period of time, with several authors. Some support for this idea comes from the different writing styles apparent throughout the five books.

Either way, all Jews recognise the Torah as their holy text, and all Jewish boys, and many Jewish girls, learn a portion of the Torah, in Hebrew, for their bar/bat mitzvahs.

The Torah is not something which can be taken literally, nor understood at face value. Jews believe that every single letter is full of meaning. In short, we view the Torah as a message written by G-d to us as Jews. The word ‘Torah’ means ‘instruction’. Thus the Torah is G-d’s instructions to us, for Within the Torah are the commandments and teachings of Judaism.

But the Torah is also a history book. It contains within it the earliest history of the Jews. So although we might not always take it literally, we hold that much of the Torah is essentially true.

The Oral Torah or Talmud

The actual word ‘Torah’ refers also to the Oral Torah, which was given along with the written Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai.

The Oral Torah comprises  explanations of the written Torah, as well as extra bits of advice and wisdom offered by Moses.

Originally, Jews did not commit the Oral Torah to written form. Instead, it was taught by fathers to their sons, generation after generation. But eventually, the Jewish leaders realised that there was a risk of all the knowledge being lost, because Jews were being attacked and killed with increasing frequency.

So in the second century CE, the Jewish leader at that time, Judah HaNasi, wrote down a basic outline of the fundamental aspects of Oral Torah. This was then divided into six parts – known as the Mishnah (‘repetition’). This ratified the Oral tradition.

After this, over several generations, Rabbis and sages met to discuss and debate the Mishnah, to clarify its principles and to add other oral teachings that had been part of Judaism since Mount Sinai. These additions are known as the Gemara (‘completion’).

Together, the Mishnah and Gemara make up the TALMUD.

The Talmud, then, illuminates and clarifies the written Torah, the five books of Moses. The Talmud comprises a series of volumes, full of discussions and debates, rulings and proverbs, with some folklore and humour in addition. Almost every topic under the sun is covered, for the Talmud shows us how to apply Torah to life.

As one Jewish author puts it:

‘The Torah is G-d speaking to us. The Talmud is us answering!’

Frequently asked questions about Jewish texts:

Q: Is it true that there are insultings things written about Gentiles in the Talmud?

A: Sadly, this rumour appears to be a popular one. There is no truth whatsoever to it. The Talmud is primarily concerned with Jewish religious law and how to apply it. Where non Jews are mentioned, it is certainly not in a negative light at all. Judaism holds all humans as being equal. It makes no difference which faith a person follows. ‘Love thy neighbour’ is a Jewish teaching, found in the Torah thousands of years before Christianity also began using it.

Q: Is the ‘old testament’ the same thing as the Tanakh?

A: No. The ‘old testament’ is a purely Christian text.  It was produced by the Church, thousands of years after the Tanakh.  Some versions of the OT are very accurate and reliable. But some are not, and in these we find significant mistranslations and misinterpretations of the original Hebrew. In addition, the OT is organised differently to the Tanakh, with ‘chapter breaks’ inserted that do not appear in the original Jewish text.

Jews don’t study the OT at all. In fact, the very name ‘old’ testament illustrates it is a Christian document. Why would Judaism label its own scriptures as ‘old’?!

It is rather frustrating for Jews; our scriptures have been taken on by another faith, changed, and then, historically, used by Christianity to ‘prove’ that Jews are ‘wrong’ and that Jesus is ‘foreshadowed’ in the Jewish scriptures!

*Some* Christians argue that they understand the Jewish texts better than Jews themselves.  Yet Jews study the Tanakh, for the most part, in the original Hebrew. Most (not all) Christians  study the OT, which is a translation OF a translation OF the Tanakh.

But what about the Septuagint?

The Septuagint refers to the Greek version of the Tanakh. But what many people don’t realise is that only the Torah part (five books of Moses) was actually translated by Jews.

All the rest was translated by non Jews. And if we compare, for example, Isaiah in the Tanakh, with Isaiah in the Septuagint, it is clear that the Septuagint does not reflect the original Hebrew at all.

Ultimately, the entire Septuagint was revised by the Church, and ceased to have any link to Judaism.

Here is a particularly interesting comment on the Septuagint, by Rabbi Tovia Singer, from the excellent website Outreach Judaism.

“… the Septuagint in our hands is not a Jewish document, but rather a Christian one. The original Septuagint, created 2,200 years ago by 72 Jewish translators, was a Greek translation of the Five Books of Moses alone.

It therefore did not contain prophetic Books of the Bible such as Isaiah. The Septuagint as we have it today, which includes the Prophets and Writings as well, is a product of the Church, not the Jewish people. In fact, the Septuagint remains the official Old Testament of the Greek Orthodox Church, and the manuscripts that consist of our Septuagint today date to the third century C.E. The fact that additional books known as the Apocrypha, which are uniquely sacred to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church, are found in the Septuagint should raise a red flag to those inquiring into the Jewishness of the Septuagint.

Christians such as Origin and Lucian (third and fourth century C.E.) had an enormous impact on creating and shaping the Septuagint that missionaries use to advance their untenable arguments against Judaism. In essence, the present Septuagint is largely a post-second century Christian translation of the Bible, used zealously by the Church throughout the centuries as an indispensable apologetic instrument to defend and sustain Christological alterations of the Jewish scriptures.

The fact that the original Septuagint translated by rabbis more than 22 centuries ago was only of the Pentateuch and not of prophetic books of the Bible such as Isaiah is confirmed by countless sources including the ancient Letter of Aristeas, which is the earliest attestation to the existence of the Septuagint. The Talmud also states this explicitly in Tractate Megillah (9a), and Josephus as well affirms that the Septuagint was a translation only of the Law of Moses in his preface to Antiquities of the Jews.1 Moreover, Jerome, a church father and Bible translator who could hardly be construed as friendly to Judaism, affirms Josephus’ statement regarding the authorship of the Septuagint in his preface to The Book of Hebrew Questions.2 Likewise, the Anchor Bible Dictionary reports precisely this point in the opening sentence of its article on the Septuagint which states, “The word ‘Septuagint,’ (from Lat septuaginta = 70; hence the abbreviation LXX) derives from a story that 72 elders translated the Pentateuch into Greek; the term therefore applied originally only to those five books.”

In fact, Dr. F.F. Bruce, the preeminent professor of Biblical exegesis, keenly points out that, strictly speaking, the Septuagint deals only with the Pentateuch and not the whole Old Testament. Bruce writes:

“The Jews might have gone on at a later time to authorize a standard text of the rest of the Septuagint, but . . . lost interest in the Septuagint altogether. With but few exceptions, every manuscript of the Septuagint which has come down to our day was copied and preserved in Christian, not Jewish, circles.”

Q: What are some of the specific differences between the Christian  Old Testament, and the Jewish Tanakh?

A: Below I provide a partial list. I’d like to first reiterate: some versions of the OT have been revised and are pretty accurate and reliable. Others are not. Below are some of the discrepancies which appear in some versions of the OT:

1. Zechariah 12:10 − The Hebrew Tanakh: “and they shall look upon me whom they have stabbed/ thrust through [with swords”)

The King James Version of Zechariah changes one word [stabbed] to “pierced.”

BUT John 19:37 (New Testament) misquotes Zechariah to change the entire meaning by saying, “They shall look on him (instead of ME) whom they pierced.”

2. Isaiah 7:14 − The Hebrew Tanakh says “Therefore, the Lord, of His own, shall give you a sign; behold, the young woman (alma) is with child, and she will bear a son and she shall call his name Immanuel.”

**Take note, this was written in the present tense.

But the Greek Septuagint changed “alma,” saying “Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (Matthew 1:22-23). The church changed the entire verse from present to FUTURE tense and then went further to change the Hebrew alma, meaning a young woman to virgin.

3. Isaiah 53:10 − The Hebrew Tanakh says “And the Lord wished to crush him, He made him ill; if his soul makes itself restitution (acknowledge guilt) he shall see children, he shall prolong his days and God’s purpose shall prosper in his hand.”

But the KJV says:: “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he had put him to grief: when thou shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand”..

4. Psalm 16:9-10 − (KJV) “Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. (10) For thou will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer thine Holy One to see corruption”. Why not continue to the next verse? Christians can not because David wasn’t talking about Jesus; David was talking about himself. (Psalm 16:11) “You will show me the path of life, in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Psalm 16:9-10 in the Hebrew Tanakh says “Therefore, my heart rejoiced and my soul was glad; even my flesh shall dwell in safety. (10) For You shall not forsake my soul to the grave; You shall not allow Your pious one to see the pit.”

Where is ‘Hell’, and ‘Corruption’ as the New Testament stated? It did not exist! .

The Hebrew translation of Psalm 16:10 tells of David again talking to God, rejoicing that God will not forsake his soul to the grave. While David is alive he will dwell in safety because God will protect his flesh from injury, and G-d will show him the way. Does verse 11 relate to Jesus? If Jesus is part of the godhead, as Christians say, how can G-d show him the way?

5. Isaiah 9:5 − The Hebrew Tanakh reads: “For a child has been born to us, a son has been given us and authority has settled on his shoulders. He has been named “The Mighty G-d” Isaiah was referring to King Hezekiah, son of Ahaz.

Again, in an attempt to insert a Jesus prophecy, the KJV changed the tense from the present to the future, making it, “A child is born, a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty G-d”. [In Hebrew Hezekiah means “the mighty G-d.”]

6. In John, the New Testament author tries to make Jesus as the perfect sacrificial lamb of God (who then supposedly takes away the sins of the world) and relate this to the Jewish Passover. [John’s writings have Jesus die on Passover, while the other Gospel authors say he died the day after.] John 19:32-36 tells of soldiers breaking the legs of the crucifixion victims to hasten their deaths, yet sparing Jesus because he was already dead. To this end the author of John supposedly quotes Hebrew Scripture saying, “For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, a bone of him shall not be broken.” The New Testament “fulfilled prophecy” supposedly refers to Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12 and to Psalms 34:20.

Notice how conveniently John changed the entire meaning by simply changing of Exodus 12:46 by changing one word: “it” to “him.” Exodus 12:46 refers to the PASSOVER-offering, “…and you shall not break a bone in it (the animal).”

Numbers 9:12 again refer to the PASSOVER-offering, “…nor shall they break a bone of it”. Again, by changing one word, the original message is lost.

Psalms 34:20 refers to David saying no one becomes truly righteous and great without his share of mishaps,

CONTINUATION: He guards all his bones, even one of them was not broken.” Nothing ever shows that this Psalm was intended as prophetic, certainly not applying to the future fictitious character of Jesus.

(NOTE: Jesus would have been disqualified as a Passover ‘sacrifice’ because the female lamb had to be “without blemish.” Jesus was wounded, whipped and mutilated.)

7. Psalm 2: 11-12. By simply leaving off one Aramaic word, Christians altered the entire verse. The KJV reads, “Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you perish from the way”

The original Hebrew Tanakh records the verses as “Do homage in purity (nash-ku bar) lest He be angry and you perish”. The meaning of the Hebrew word “bar” is pure or clear. Yes, in Aramaic, the word “bar” does mean son, but it is used only as a combination of two words – SON OF. If in Aramaic, the author wanted to mean just the son, he would have used the phrase “ber’a with the letter alef at the end. (Psalm 2:11-12).

8. Matthew 2:23 − “And he (Jesus) came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets”

Which prophets said that?

According to scholars, rabbis and historians, the city of Nazareth did not exist during the writings of Hebrew Scriptures.

The word “Nazareth” does not appear anywhere in Hebrew Scriptures. This is even verified by the New Testament Concordance!

Therefore, Nazareth and Nazarene are Christian words, not Hebrew words. Nazareth is not mentioned in non-Christian sources until the third or fourth century.

Nazarites are not a sect. but rather it is an individual oath taken by a person to be in effect for a time period. During this time the person is not allowed to cut their hair, go near a corpse, eat grapes or drink wine. Afterward he must bring special offerings to the Beith Hamikdash and shave his hair.

9. Psalm 22:16 from the Hebrew Tanakh when correctly translated reads “They surrounded my hands and feet like a lion” (the word “ka’ari clearly means like a lion, as evident from its use in Isaiah 38:13 and other writings, even in the KJV).

David was pursued by his enemies and often referred to them as “lions” (see Psalms 7 & 17).

Yet, when read out of context the KJV dmistranslates: “They pierced my hands and feet.” The passage was altered to indicate Jesus.

10. Using Isaiah 59:20, Christians again misquote Hebrew Scripture. The New Testament in Romans 11:26, has Paul supposedly saying, “And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written. There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”

The Tanakh recorded a different event. Isaiah:“A redeemer will come to Zion, and to those of Jacob who repent from willful sin. Is it in or out of Jerusalem? Just change “to Zion” to “out of Zion.”

11. Hosea 6:2 − The Christian Bible has the authoress of Luke (24:46-47) telling that Jesus rose on the Third Day: “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” This could have only been designed to satisfy a prophecy in Hosea 6:2. The New Testament has Paul writing in I Corinthians, “and Jesus was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” Further 1 Corinthians 15:4.says “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up and we shall live in his sight.” Which Hebrew Scriptures are these authors talking about?

As usual, the source documents, The Hebrew Scriptures, say something entirely different:

Hosea 6:1-2 “They will say, Come let us return to God for He (God) has mangled us and He (God) will heal us; He (God) has smitten and He (God) will bandage us. He (God) will heal us after two days; on the third day He (God) will raise us up and we will live before Him. ‘We’ refers to the nation of Israel.

The last verse in Chapter 5 sets the scene and explains the situation very clearly: “I (God) will go, I will return to My place until they will acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; in their distress they will seek Me (Hosea 5:15). Hosea explains in verse 5 that God sent a clear-cut message to Israel through My prophets; you heard and refused to repent, so My offer resulted in your death sentence. How could I vindicate you after such defiance? Then Hosea explains: “Come let us return to God”!

Does this refer to Jesus?

Answer: No.

And a few more…

Psalm 2:11-12. This passage is cited often by Christians seeking to prove the Trinity. In the King James Bible, it reads:

“Serve the L-rd with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

But the verse is mistranslated. The word rendered “the Son” is “bar”. In Hebrew, the word means “pure” and is correctly translated in Psalm 24 (“clean hands and a pure heart”). The Hebrew word for “son” is “ben”.

Confusion results from the fact that the word does mean “son” in Aramaic; but there is no Aramaic in any of the Psalms. In fact, verse 2:7, just a few verses before this passage, reads, “I will declare the decree: the L-rd hath said unto me, Thou art my Son [beni]; this day have I begotten thee”, proving that the word “ben” was known and used by the composer of Psalm 2. Verses 11 and 12 should read, “Serve the L-rd with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Desire what is pure, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

This rendering makes it clear that the pronouns in verse 12 all refer to the L-rd, with no hint of a Trinity.

Even if we assume that “bar” means “son” here, that still doesn’t give us a Trinity. G-d has many sons. Israel is G-d’s firstborn son (Exodus 4:22; see also Hosea 11:1). The sons of G-d took wives from among the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1-2). The sons of G-d appeared before His throne, and Satan was among them (Job 1:6; 2:1).

Even Jesus says, “Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of G-d” (Matthew 5:9). There is nothing in Psalm 2 which makes the “bar” any more G-d’s son than the sons mentioned above.

Isaiah 53:8 in the Christian bible reads “…for the transgression of my people he was stricken.”

Is this the correct translation from the Hebrew bible?

No. The correct translation of Isaiah 53:8 (from the Hebrew bible) is: “as a result of the transgression of my people, they were afflicted.”

The correct translation is THEY, not He! This Hebrew word for “they” appears over 40 times in the Hebrew bible – always translated as “they”!


As all of my fellow Jews will no doubt agree, if there is one part of the Tanakh that many Christians use to ‘prove’ to us that Jesus is mentioned/referenced, it is this!

The problem is, they are not only mistranslating but also misinterpreting it.

Isaiah 53 actually starts with Chapter 52:13. In Hebrew, the scripture portions are divided by “stumas.” A space of several letters can be found at the closing of a passage before the next passage begins.

This can ***only*** be found in a Hebrew Bible. A Torah scribe has to strictly follow these rules. By reading the passage in its entirety, you learn that God is speaking to his servant and that the servant shall prosper and be exalted and be very high (Isaiah 52:13).

And who is the ‘suffering servant’?

Christianity claims it is Jesus.

But in fact, it is Israel, as clearly shown in Isaiah 41:8 & 44:1-2 & 45:4. These verses continue to describe the amazement of the world when they see the Jewish people redeemed. In particular, they are written in an exclamatory fashion to describe how the nations “despised” the Jewish people and gave “no regard” for them. The reason it is written in the singular is because the Jews are regarded as one body, called “Israel.” There are many instances of the Jewish people being referred to with a singular pronoun throughout the Torah.


It’s also interesting to compare what is said in the Christian bible, *about* the Tanakh, to what is actually written in the Tanakh.

We find things that contradict the Tanakh:

Matthew 1:2-15 – His list of generations does not agree with Torah l Chronicles Ch. 1-3

Matthew 1:16 – he forgot Jewish law. The Jewish Scriptures state that a person’s genealogy and tribal membership is transmitted exclusively through the **biological** father (Numbers 1:18 Jeremiah 33:17)

Matthew 5:43 – Jesus says: “thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy which You have heard that it hath been said”.

But in the Tanakh, Leviticus 19:18 does not mention any ‘enemy’.

Matthew 1511 – ‘Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.’ Contradicted by all the dietary laws in the Tanakh.

Matthew on Isaiah:

Matt 1:23 – Mistakenly uses the Septuagint word for virgin instead of Hebrew “Almah” (young woman)

Matthew 1:23 – Misquotes Isaiah 7:14, “they” will call Jesus Immanuel, whereas Isaiah wrote “his mother” would call him Immanuel – not “they”.

Matthew 3:3 – Misinterprets and alters Isaiah 40:3 – “Prepare the way of the Lord”. Not so.

Matt 4:15 – Added “Galilee of the Gentiles” to Isaiah 9:1-2. Not in the Hebrew Tanakh.

Matt 8:17 – Took Isaiah 53:4 out of context – Isaiah was relating to a leper (nagua).

Matt 12:17-21 – Taking Isaiah 42:1-4 out of context – the Servant was Israel 4 times

Matt. 13.14-15 – Took out of context Isaiah 6:9-10 of people being “blind”

Matthew also misinterprets the Jewish Prophets:

Matthew 2:5-6 – Misinterprets Micah 5:2 – the Messiah coming from Bethlehem. It was David a Bethlemite, born in Bethlehem and from his seed would come the messiah.

Matthew 2:15 –Taking Hosea 11:1 out of context, Jesus being called out of Egypt

Matthew 2:17-18 – Distorts meaning of Jeremiah 31:1-17 of Rachel weeping.

Matthew 11.10: By changing the pronoun in Malachi 3.1 “before me” or “before you”?

Matthew 13:35 – The Christ will speak in parables – distorting Psalm 78:2

Matthew 21:1-7 – Jesus riding on two donkeys at the same time – ???????? – (Zechariah 9:9)

Matthew 22:43-44 – Capitalizes the second lord – altering the meaning of Psalm 110:1

Matthew 23:35 Mistakenly gave Zechariah’ father the wrong son. Zechariah was the son of Jehoiada, not Barachiah. II Chronicles 24:20–21

Matthew 27:9 – Quoted the wrong prophet – was not Jeremiah but Zechariah

Matthew 27:9 – Book of Zechariah was never about any “potter’s field”

Are the ‘covenant’ and the ‘testament’ synonymous? Remember that Jeremiah wrote in Hebrew. So when Greeks–not fully understanding the correct Hebrew definition of the word “Bereeth–interpreted the Hebrew word “Bereeth”, they interpreted it as Covenant and also Testament,” They failed to realize that “Bereeth” also means a “promise.”

The Hebrew word “BEREETH” or covenant signifies a promise between God and the Jewish people. It may be made official by any number of symbolic acts such as circumcision (bris), offerings (sacrifice), etc. Bereeth binds living persons to certain behaviour. In the case of the ‘new’ Contract (Covenant), the parties involved were God, Israel, and Judah. The New Covenant is to be made with both Israel and Judah (Jeremiah 31:31).

‘Bereeth’ is a promise from God that he will never abandon the Jews as is revealed over and over again in His Torah and Tanakh.

Christianity statesJeremiah says that God replaced the old covenant with a new one. “Behold the days are coming says the Lord when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the House of Judah”.(Jer 31:30-31 quoted in Heb 8:8-12, 10:16).

Christians claim this clearly proves that the old covenant will be abolished for the new one of Jesus. Well, maybe, if you stop right there with verse 32. But continue: The very next verse 33 says,

“I will put my Torah within them.”

It does not say new Torah – instead, it is the same Torah which will become a permanent part and will not be forgotten as in the past. Verse 32 in the Jewish Bible says;

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord, I will put My Torah in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”


Originally posted on A Jew With A View:

Let’s start by making a basic point:

Jews don’t read the ‘old testament’.

The OT is a Christian text. It was produced by the Church and it’s a reorganised, mistranslated, altered version of the Jewish Tanakh.  The Tanakh represents the original Hebrew, Jewish texts. Jews follow the Tanakh and only the Tanakh.

Think about it this way: why would we, as Jews, describe our own texts as ‘old’…? There is no ‘new’ scripture for us. There is only the Tanakh.

Right, now we’ve got that out the way….!

This is a brief guide for both Jews and Gentiles, and hopefully it answers basic queries on the Jewish texts. Please feel very welcome to submit any questions.

The Torah

The Jewish holy text is the Torah. This comprises the five books of Moses:

Bereshit (Genesis)

Shemot (Exodus)

Vayikra (Leviticus)

Bamidbar (Numbers)

Devarim (Deuteronomy)

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How The Suffering Servant Could Be Jesus the Nazarene – And What The Consequences Would Be…

by Amos Wittenberg
August 20, 2015

In this note I want to explore how the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 could actually be Jesus the Nazarene – and what this would mean.

We will see that we need to separate reason from emotion, very carefully. So, reader, if you have already made up your mind that you are not going to be interested in reason but will rely on your emotional attachment to the worship of Jesus the Nazarene, my advice to you is to just stop reading. If on the other hand you believe that texts need to make sense in the interpretation you use to understand those texts, please do read on. I am pretty sure that you will see a few things that you never even thought about – and that you will discover in the process that those very same things underlie the view of Jews that is ubiquitous among Christians, the more evangelical, “Israel-loving”, “messianic” or “Hebrew Roots”, the stronger.

We will begin with quoting the text in Hebrew and then give a translation that may not be the most elegant but will stick to the Hebrew original as much as I can muster.

הִנֵּה יַשְׂכִּיל עַבְדִּי יָרוּם וְנִשָּׂא וְגָבַהּ מְאֹד׃ כַּאֲשֶׁר שָׁמְמוּ עָלֶיךָ רַבִּים כֵּן־מִשְׁחַת מֵאִישׁ מַרְאֵהוּ וְתֹאֲרוֹ מִבְּנֵי אָדָם׃ כֵּן יַזֶּה גּוֹיִם רַבִּים עָלָיו יִקְפְּצוּ מְלָכִים פִּיהֶם כִּי אֲשֶׁר לֹא־סֻפַּר לָהֶם רָאוּ וַאֲשֶׁר לֹא־שָׁמְעוּ הִתְבּוֹנָנוּ׃ מִי הֶאֱמִין לִשְׁמֻעָתֵנוּ וּזְרוֹעַ ה’ עַל־מִי נִגְלָתָה׃ וַיַּעַל כַּיּוֹנֵק לְפָנָיו וְכַשֹּׁרֶשׁ מֵאֶרֶץ צִיָּה לֹא־תֹאַר לוֹ וְלֹא הָדָר וְנִרְאֵהוּ וְלֹא־מַרְאֶה וְנֶחְמְדֵהוּ׃ נִבְזֶה וַחֲדַל אִישִׁים אִישׁ מַכְאֹבוֹת וִידוּעַ חֹלִי וּכְמַסְתֵּר פָּנִים מִמֶּנּוּ נִבְזֶה וְלֹא חֲשַׁבְנֻהוּ׃ אָכֵן חֳלָיֵנוּ הוּא נָשָׂא וּמַכְאֹבֵינוּ סְבָלָם וַאֲנַחְנוּ חֲשַׁבְנֻהוּ נָגוּעַ מֻכֵּה אֱלֹקִים וּמְעֻנֶּה׃ וְהוּא מְחֹלָל מִפְּשָׁעֵנוּ מְדֻכָּא מֵעֲו‍ֹנֹתֵינוּ מוּסַר שְׁלוֹמֵנוּ עָלָיו וּבַחֲבֻרָתוֹ נִרְפָּא־לָנוּ׃ כֻּלָּנוּ כַּצֹּאן תָּעִינוּ אִישׁ לְדַרְכּוֹ פָּנִינוּ וַה’ הִפְגִּיעַ בּוֹ אֵת עֲו‍ֹן כֻּלָּנוּ׃ נִגַּשׂ וְהוּא נַעֲנֶה וְלֹא יִפְתַּח־פִּיו כַּשֶּׂה לַטֶּבַח יוּבָל וּכְרָחֵל לִפְנֵי גֹזְזֶיהָ נֶאֱלָמָה וְלֹא יִפְתַּח פִּיו׃ מֵעֹצֶר וּמִמִּשְׁפָּט לֻקָּח וְאֶת־דּוֹרוֹ מִי יְשׂוֹחֵחַ כִּי נִגְזַר מֵאֶרֶץ חַיִּים מִפֶּשַׁע עַמִּי נֶגַע לָמוֹ׃ וַיִּתֵּן אֶת־רְשָׁעִים קִבְרוֹ וְאֶת־עָשִׁיר בְּמֹתָיו עַל לֹא־חָמָס עָשָׂה וְלֹא מִרְמָה בְּפִיו׃ וַה’ חָפֵץ דַּכְּאוֹ הֶחֱלִי אִם־תָּשִׂים אָשָׁם נַפְשׁוֹ יִרְאֶה זֶרַע יַאֲרִיךְ יָמִים וְחֵפֶץ ה’ בְּיָדוֹ יִצְלָח׃ מֵעֲמַל נַפְשׁוֹ יִרְאֶה יִשְׂבָּע בְּדַעְתּוֹ יַצְדִּיק צַדִּיק עַבְדִּי לָרַבִּים וַעֲו‍ֹנֹתָם הוּא יִסְבֹּל׃ לָכֵן אֲחַלֶּק־לוֹ בָרַבִּים וְאֶת־עֲצוּמִים יְחַלֵּק שָׁלָל תַּחַת אֲשֶׁר הֶעֱרָה לַמָּוֶת נַפְשׁוֹ וְאֶת־פֹּשְׁעִים נִמְנָה וְהוּא חֵטְא־רַבִּים נָשָׂא וְלַפֹּשְׁעִים יַפְגִּיעַ׃

See, My servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and he shall be very high. As many wondered about you, “How marred his appearance is from that of a man, and his features from that of people!” So shall he cast down many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for, what had not been told them they saw, and what they had not heard they understood.
Who would have believed what we heard, and to whom was the arm of Hashem revealed? And he came up like a sapling before it, and like a root from dry ground, he had neither form nor comeliness; and we saw him that he had no appearance. Now shall we desire him? Despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and accustomed to illness, and as one who hides his face from us, despised and we held him of no account. Indeed, he bore our illnesses, and our pains – he carried them, yet we accounted him as plagued, smitten by G­d and oppressed. But he was pained because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement of our welfare was upon him, and with his wound we were healed. We all went astray like sheep, we have turned, each one on his way, and Hashem accepted his prayers for the iniquity of all of us. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he would not open his mouth; like a lamb to the slaughter he would be brought, and like a ewe that is mute before her shearers, and he would not open his mouth. From imprisonment and from judgment he is taken, and his generation who shall tell? For he was cut off from the land of the living; because of the transgression of my people, a plague befell them. And he gave his grave to the wicked, and to the wealthy with his kinds of death, because he committed no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
And Hashem wished to crush him, He made him ill; if his soul makes itself restitution, he shall see children, he shall prolong his days, and G-d’s purpose shall prosper in his hand.
From the toil of his soul he would see, he would be satisfied; with his knowledge My servant would vindicate the just for many, and their iniquities he would bear. Therefore, I will allot him a portion in public, and with the strong he shall share plunder, because he poured out his soul to death, and with transgressors he was counted; and he bore the sin of many (or mighty ones), and interceded for the transgressors.

Now, I can totally understand why Jesus worshippers recognise the Nazarene in these words. They have a mental image of him, hanging on a cross, sad face, pain pouring out of every orifice of his body, blood streaming down his chest, the image of total degradation of a human being. And not just any human being: this is the man about whom their scripture says: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” (John 1:11)

So, when you, Jesus worshipper, read in Isaiah “Despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and accustomed to illness, and as one who hides his face from us, despised and we held him of no account.” (Isaiah 53:3), you cannot help yourself. You immediately think “Yes! That is true! He was rejected by his own! They held him of no account! And they still do…”

Oh, I know that you will add immediately that the whole of humanity has “rejected” the Nazarene because “he bore the sins of the world” but all the water in the sea cannot wash away the simple truth that when you think about the crucified messiah of Christianity, you associate that image with his rejection by his own people. Or by the corrupt leaders of his own people, if you belong to a slightly more sophisticated branch of Jesus worshippers. But then in your own mind you identify those corrupt leaders with “the rabbis” and go on to accuse “the rabbis” of rejecting your saviour even today and hiding “the truth” from the misguided Jews.

And then you get into discussions with Jews or, more likely, ex-Christians about Isaiah 53 and you cite “Jewish sources” that “clearly show” that the “real original Jewish understanding” of Isaiah 53 was totally messianic and that the real Jews in the time of the Nazarene did expect a suffering saviour who would atone for all the sins of mankind by pouring out his blood unto death.

Have you ever thought about that? Not emotionally, but logically?

Let us assume that these claims are correct, that in the first century of the common era the Jews expected someone to come and die for not only their sins but for the sins of all of mankind.

How do you explain that the closest disciples of the Nazarene, according to your scriptures, were completely clueless about this? Had never heard such a thing?

And how rejected and despised was your Nazarene saviour precisely? He died on a Roman cross which must have earned him the sympathy of many of his fellow Jews. He had a relatively easy death, hanging on that cross for barely six hours where death by crucifixion normally takes days of almost unimaginable suffering. And, according to you, he knew very well that he was a divine being and would rise from the dead in a matter of maximally 72 hours. Is that called “despised and rejected”?

Was he abandoned “by his own” in the hour of his death? Not according to Luke 23:48 “And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.”

Oh, I know. Your thoughts go immediately “Those were the disciples and the followers; the Jews rejoiced in his death because they plotted against him.” But are you so sure? That is not what “Luke” is saying. At all.

“Matthew” and “Mark” have different stories with mocking priests but there is none of that in “Luke”.

And “a man of pains and accustomed to illness” (Isaiah 53:3)? Which illnesses did the Nazarene suffer? What pain did he experience in his life, apart from those six hours on that Roman cross?

Reading your Christian scriptures I see a man who did not go hungry, could conjure up food and wine at will, and seemed in rude health. He was immensely popular and was followed by huge crowds wherever he went. He had a hiccup in his home town but otherwise he seemed to have been the bee’s knees, the cat’s whiskers and the zebra’s pyjamas all rolled in one.

So where does your mental image of the suffering saviour come from? It does not come from the Christian scriptures. They do not paint such a man. Who paints this image? Your Christian tradition does, that’s who. Your church fathers, reformers and passion play writers and directors do. Mel Gibson does. And you do, in your mind.

Because all you can think of are those haunting words “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” (John 1:11) and that is the poison you have swallowed.

Think about this, logically and not emotionally. Turn this statement around! Let’s say that “the Jews” had “received him”. According to your beliefs the Nazarene had to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Now, in our hypothetical scenario “the Jews” enthusiastically embraced their “saviour”, in the full understanding that he was to suffer and die in order to atone for the sins of the world. After all, their “scribes and Pharisees and high priests” in this scenario are all on Jesus’ side.

What next? Are they going to go to Pilate and say “Pilate, do us a favour! We have here our Messiah who is god in the flesh, sent by his heavenly father to die for our and your sins. Can you please crucify him for us?” Or were they to bring the sacrifice themselves? How exactly, in your interpretation of Isaiah 53, could “the Jews” ever “receive him”?

And if “the Jews” were somehow predestined to reject their own king, what kind of god do you believe in who plays such dirty tricks on the people he covenanted to be his witnesses in this world?

Please note that I do not offer an alternative interpretation of Isaiah 53. If you are curious how Jews read this chapter, there are plenty of resources to inform you. And, yes, although the plain meaning is that it speaks about the faithful remnant of Israel which is called the servant of Hashem all through the book of Isaiah, it has been applied by some homiletically to the King Messiah or to Messiah ben Yosef. This is neither here nor there.

It just cannot consistently be applied to the Nazarene without demonising “the Jews” in the same breath.

Think about this.


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If Jesus Was Not The Messiah Then Who Will Be? – Short Answer: Who Cares?

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

by Amos Wittenberg
24 June 2015

When Christians or Messianics discover that all the purported “messianic prophecies” in the Christian writings are without exception based on distortions, misreadings, mistranslations and passages taken out of context, they are often left with a burning question: if Jesus/Yeshua was not the promised Messiah, who will be?

Obviously this is not just a matter of curiosity. Leaving the Jesus religion leaves behind a Jesus-shaped hole.

This is the result of a terrible misunderstanding, brought about by centuries of Christian theology – or better Jesulatry.

You see, in Christian thinking the Messiah is a Saviour, a Redeemer, the Light of the World, the Bread of Life, the Source of Living Water, the Alpha and Omega.

So, even when a God-fearing Christian or messianic comes to the (inevitable) conclusion that:
a) Jesus did not die for anyone’s sins,
b) no one dies for the sins of…

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A New/ Old/ Oft Repeated Milestone

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

Will this shut up the messianic / christian missionaries………….sadly not but its a wonderful testimony>

The dynamic duo have reached the epic journey through 365 Messianic Prophecies! The original list of the 365 Messianic Prophecies as per Carmen Welker with a tongue in cheek comment by Amos Wittenburg:

A great series! We owe a debt of gratitude to @Carmen Welker of for compiling this compelling and compulsive concoction, together with her husband, Bill. Where would we be without her list that shows so clearly the rock solid foundations of her authentic Netzari neo-religion? One of the most knowledgeable modern rabbis, the orthodox scholar Rabbi Michael Skobac, could not find one single fault in this long list of crystal-clear incontrovertible prophecies, unambiguously fulfilled to the tiniest detail by Jesus of Nazareth. Every Christian and Messianic Believer MUST watch EVERY EPISODE of this series and hear with their own ears how time and again…

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Hell…it is not what the KJV tells you it is

Hell…it is not what the KJV tells you it is

by David John Husband


Is teaching children about hell akin to child abuse?

I was reading Psalm 78 this morning and this verse stood out and started a train of thought that ended up in this note:

“Nevertheless, He, the Merciful One, is forgiving of iniquity and does not destroy: frequently He withdraws His anger, not rousing His entire wrath.”

As I read  this verse came to mind ‘but Thou wilt not leave his (it’s ‘my’ too many years of listening to Handel’s Messiah) soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.”

As I read that, I was prompted to begin searching out what the KJV had to say and what the TaNaK had to say.   So, out came the Strong’s Concordance and the KJV (I don’t use it anymore)  and out came the TaNak and I began to check out the references to ‘hell’ and after only checking about half a dozen and finding that none of them were anything like how they are recorded in the TaNaK, I knew it was time to do some further study and also to write a note…so here we are.

As I was raised on a diet of ‘hell fire and damnation’,  writing this will hopefully prove to be a purgative.  I was raised in the same fear of hel that my late mother was.   When she had ‘sinned’,  she was taken to the open fire in the lounge and told ‘see that…that’s ice cream in hell’.  She grew up with an overt fear of fire, and often told me that she would have nightmares about it, waking up in the middle of the night screaming after some vivid nightmare; after which she would wake her father and get him to check the house to make sure it was safe.

This horrid ‘nt’ doctrine of hell  amongst many other ‘sacred cows’ of xtianity and messyanics needs to be slain, and I do trust that this will in some way be the means of helping some people realise that these cows can be slain for they are the product of deceivers. I came back to this paragraph to add this..>> Even typing these references out I can feel the old fear, and while I now believe so differently, these ‘feelings’ serve to measure how deep  the depths really are to which the fear has been deposited and laid down over decades of false teaching.
I will quote the KJV text first.  I wrestled with this for a while and knew it was the way to go, so we you can see the error first and then the truth. In some instances the preceding verse is quoted to give the correct context of the word ‘hell’ and accordingly the TaNaK is extended to give the truest picture possible. I will highlight the word ‘hell’ in the KJV.

There are twenty eight references in the KJV  Old Testament to ‘hell’ and it is Strong’s H7585 in every usage.  It means:

שְׁאֹל שְׁאוֹל
she’ôl   she’ôl
sheh-ole’, sheh-ole’
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: – grave, hell, pit.

As you will see, ‘hell’ is not the first choice of the translator, whereas hell, the second choice is!  Why?  To deceive, that is why.  Grave is word that is used in the TaNaK.  So, with ‘grave’ being the first choice word, why did they not use it?  To instill fear into the hearts of the readers, that is why;  fears that if people do not not accept the false messiah of christianity and messianics, then they are going to roast in hell!!  Roast in hell because they refuse to accept a demi-god?    There are of course references in the nt to ‘hell’, however, because it is not Scripture there is no point in using them.

So, let us commence.

1: KJV Deuteronomy  32:22 “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”

TaNaK   “For fire will have been kindled in My nostrils and blazed to the lowest depths.  It shall consume the earth and it’s produce, and set ablaze what is founded on the mountains.

NO mention of hell.

2: 2 Samuel  22:5-7   “When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;  22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;  22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.”

TaNaK  “When the pains of death encircled me and torrents of godless men would frighten me, the pains of the grave surrounded me, the snares of death confronted me – in my distress I would call upon HASHEM, and to my God I would call.”

NO mention of hell.

3:  Job 11:7 – 8   “Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?   11:8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?”

TaNaK  “Can you achieve an understanding of God?  Can you fathom the extent of the Almighty?  It is like the heights of heaven; what can you do [to understand]? It is deeper than the Pit; what can you know?”

NO mention of hell.

4: Job 26:6 “Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.”

TaNaK “The grave is naked, and there is no covering for doom;….”

NO mention of hell.

5: Psalm  9:17  “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

TaNaK Psalm 9:18  “The wicked will return to the depths of the grave, all the nations that forget God.”

NO mention of hell

6: Psalm 16:10 “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

TaNaK “Because You will not abandon my soul to the grave, You will not allow Your devout one to witness destruction.”

NO mention of hell.

7: Psalm 18:5  “The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.”

TaNaK   “The pains of death encircled me, and torrents of godless men would frighten me.”

NO mention of hell.

8: Psalm 55:15  “Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”

TaNaK Psalm 55:16 “May He incite death against them, may they descend to the grave alive; for evil is in their dwelling with them.”

NO mention of hell.

9 :Psalm 86:13 “For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.”

TaNaK  “For Your kindness towards me is great, and You have rescued my soul from the nethermost depth..”

10: Psalm 116:3 “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.”

TaNaK  “The pains of death encircled me; the confines of the grave have found me; distress and grief I would find.”

NO mention of hell.

11:  Psalm 139:8  “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”

TaNaK  “If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in the lowest depths, behold, You are there…..”

NO mention of hell.

12: Proverbs  5:5  “Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

TaNaK  “Her feet lead to death; her footsteps support her to the grave”

No mention of hell.

 13:  Proverbs  7:27  “Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”   

TaNaK   “Her house is the way to the grave, descending to the chambers of death.” 

NO mention of hell.

14:  Proverbs  9:18 “But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.”

TaNaK  “But he does not know that dead men are there, those that she invites are in the deepest grave.”

NO mention of hell.

15:  Proverbs  15:11  Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?”

TaNaK  “The grave and perdition are exposed to HASHEM, surely the hearts of men”

16:  Proverbs  15:24  The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hellbeneath.”

TaNaK   “A path of life [waits] above for the intelligent one, so that his soul will turn away from the grave below.”

NO mention of hell.

17:   Proverbs 23:14   Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul fromhell

TaNaK  “You should strike him with the rod and you will rescue his soul from the grave.”

NO mention of hell.

18: Proverbs  27:20   “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

TaNaK  “[As] the grave and Gehinnom are not sated [so]the eyes of man are not sated.”

NO mention of hell.

19: Isaiah  5:14  “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”

TaNaK  “Therefore, the nether-world has enlarged it’s appetite and opened its mouth wide without limit; and [into it] will descend her glory and the multitude and her horde, and whosoever revels within her.”

NO mention of hell.

20:  Isaiah  14:9    “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.”

TaNaK   “The nether-world from below trembles for you to greet your arrival; it has awakened the giants for you, all the leaders of the world, it has raised all the kings of the land out of their thrones.”

NO mention of hell. 

21:  Isaiah  14:15   “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

TaNaK   “But to the nether-world have you been lowered, to the bottom of the pit.”

NO mention of hell.

22:  Isaiah  28:15   “Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and withhell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:”

TaNaK  “For you say, “We have sealed a covenant with death, and made a compact with the Grave; when the surging staff [of punishment] passes through it will not come to us, for we have made Deceit our shelter and taken refuge in Falsehood.”

NO mention of hell.

23: Isaiah  57:9   “And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell. ”

TaNaK   “You sent a tribute of oil to the king and prepared numerous spice mixtures [for him]; you dispatched your agents afar, and you demeaned yourself as low as the grave.”

NO mention of hell.

24:  Ezekiel 31:16    “I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.”

TaNaK   “I made the nations tremble at the sound of his fall, when I brought him down to the grave with those who descend to the pit; then all the trees of Eden were comforted in the nethermost earth, the choicest and best of the Lebanon, all those that drink water.”

NO mention of hell.

25:   Ezekiel  32:27   “And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.”

TaNaK  “They will not lie with the mighty, for they are inferior to those uncircumcised who have descended to the grave with their weapons of war, and they placed their swords under their heads; for their iniquities remain upon them, for the terror of [these] was in the Land of Life.”

NO mention of hell.

26: Amos 9:1-2  ” I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.  9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:”

TaNaK  “I saw the Lord standing upon the Altar, and He said: Strike the lintel and the side posts will quake ; and shatter the head of them all, and the rest of them I will slay by the sword; no fugitive among them will flee and no refugee among them will escape.  If they did down into the grave, from there My hand will take the; and if they ascend to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.”

NO mention of hell.

27:  Jonah  2:1-2  ” Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,  “And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.”

TaNaK  Jonah 2:2-3  “Jonah prayed to HASHEM, his God, from the fish’s innards, and said: I called in my distress, to HASHEM, and He answered m: from the belly of the grave I cried out – You heard my voice.

NO mention of hell.

28:  Habbakuk  2:5   “Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:”

TaNaK   “The [man of] wine also acts treacherously; he is an arrogant man and does not stay at home.  He has widened his soul like the grave and, like death, he is not satisfied  He gathered unto himself all nations and assembled unto himself all the peoples.”

NO mention of hell.

So, why all this scaremongering by the nt authors??? Fear fear fear to keep us in bondage and to get us to accept the false messiah of either the christians or the messianics.

So without the kjv et al and of course the funny supplement (the nt) we would not have the fear of death that it has sown into the hearts of billions and caused just as many to believe in a fake messiah be that jesus or yeshua and dependent on whether you believe in a demi-god or not depends where you go at death!!   It matters not which one, for both are idolatrous and the idea of a god-man is rooted in mythology and has nothing at all to do with belief in the G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…NOTHING at all.

It is because of the centuries of nt conditioning that xtians and messyanics have sat through that we have this immense foundation of fear rooted deception that needs  to be broken up, and the only way that it can be broken up is to digest and digest the TaNaK, that is the antidote and good solid teaching by the likes of Rabbi Michael Skobac, Rabbi Tovia Singer  Rabbi Stuart Federow….If I have left your favorite RAbbi off, then it was not by design, so please forgive me.

The nt ‘hell’ is known as Gehinnom in the TaNaK and is a place of cleansing, nothing at all like what centuries of Sunday preaching has taught it to be.

If any christian or messianic reads this then I pray that HaShem will open your heart and your eyes to see that your fathers, like mine and many before me have been lied to.  Please read Jeremiah 16:19 from the TaNaK.

“HASHEM, my Strength, my Stronghold and my Refuge on the day of distress!  To You nations will come from the ends  of the earth and say:  “It was all falsehood that our ancestors inherited, futility that has no purpose.  Can a man make gods for himself? – they are not gods.”!

So,  what to do?  Buy a TaNaK and a TaNaK is not a kjv/et minus the nt, it is the Hebrew Scriptures, and see what our Scriptures say.  As you read. pray and pray and pray again, and you will be surprised at the truth that comes to light.   I know I was.

To the glory of HASHEM is this set forth, and with the prayer that many will be caused to question their belief in what they have been told hell is, because the truth is very different from the lies that we have been told.

All TaNaK Scriptures are from the Artscroll Stone edition of the TaNaK.

I want to thank HASHEM!  Blessed be His Set-Apart Name for inspiring me to write this.

I also want to thank a very good friend of mine in Arizona for prompting me to add some personal details to this article..Thank you.



Most Nicene Christians are quick to point out that Hell is not something “God does to us,” it is something we do to ourselves (although how one might do that even before conception in the case of the Calvinists is difficult to grasp given their firm rejection of reincarnation!).

Friends, there is nothing just nor loving about this doctrine nor about a god who would create billions of beings solely to torture them throughout eternity. This is NOT the God of the Bible!

Know The Facts

  • There is no biblical basis for this teaching.
  • HaShem can do anything and He could easily make another option for those who do not accept His alleged way of salvation. Therefore if Hell existed it would be God sending people there (God forbid). Such a thing violates everything we know about Him.
  • There is no evidence that anyone from the Abrahamic traditions living in the first century C.E. conceived of such a post-life horror.
  • Many Pagans did believe in such horrors then and now and the Jews rightly viewed them as savages because of it.
  • Not a single person in the Gospel accounts ever challenged Jesus as to the origins of this non-Jewish teaching he allegedly taught. Surely some rabbi would have questioned it had Jesus actually taught it.
  • The doctrine directly challenges the biblical assurances that God is Loving and Just (examples: Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 2:24).
  • Most “Bible believing Christians” believe many unbiblical and even anti-biblical teachings. Constantine outlawed the Sabbath and replaced it with the day of the sun god. The wide acceptance of beliefs within Christendom do not make them biblical.

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Sometimes people apologize to me, ‘I’m sorry I called you names’


From my friend Jason SpiritualBabies

“Sometimes people apologize to me, ‘I’m sorry I called you names’, ‘I’ve changed my mind about jesus, I’m sorry I blocked you’, ‘I feel so bad about praying to jesus now that I know he is not who I thought’.

No one needs to apologize to me, I’ve been down that road, I know what it’s like. I’m delighted when people lose the idol. Another heart turned to the Creator alone. Wonderful.. and in the Tanakh we read that the King of the Universe feels the same way.

(I advise reading the whole of Isaiah 42)

Here is a teaser.

6 “I, YHVH, have called You (Israel) in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles,
7 To open blind eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the prison,
Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
8 I am YHVH, that is My name;
And My glory I will not give to another,
Nor My praise to carved images.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

17 They shall be turned back,
They shall be greatly ashamed,
Who trust in carved images,
Who say to the molded images,
‘You are our gods.’

Some of us have been turned back and ashamed.. but now we are home.

Have a wonderful week.”

Ada’s awesome comment: (see video below)

This is an AMAZING section of the Tanakh. It almost says EVERYTHING.
1. Who is speaking
2. Personal – He holds your hand

3. He will protect His children
4. He thinks of others and cares for them in their blindness
5. He wants to bestow goodness and light
6. He alone is Gd
7. His chesed is new every morning
8. He forgives
9. He gives hope
10. He gives security and is trustworthy
11. He is just but merciful

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Messianic Leader Makes Astonishing Discovery*


“Allow room for the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit.”?

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

*Thanks to Ronnie for the inspiration.

In a bizarre sequence of mystical events we have the story of Lionel [his friends call him Richie], a man who came to know Jesus through divine inspiration and for him to rediscover the depth of his Jewish upbringing. In this exclusive interview Lionel told us how he was brought up in a secular Jewish family and how suddenly realised the Messianic Christian outlook to:

“Allow room for the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit.”

Lionel’s journey illuminated by the Holy Spirit all started as a result of an investigation under the hood of his family car. Lionel realized that a part was missing from the family vehicle. Luckily for Lionel who did not know much about cars, this was one part of the family vehicle which was very distinctive. Unlike other parts of the engine the part had a part number. Armed…

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Jesus is in my soup and now in my Prayer BOOK TOO!!


“We removed (Yeshua/ Jesus) noodles and added crutons!”

Originally posted on Menashe's Blog:

by Menashe Dovid

26 July 2015

Yeshua Revealed as Sar Hapanim in Rosh Hashanah prayer A typical propaganda poster to advertrise that Jews have been praying to Yeshua (Jesus) all along. And now even more devious  jews have removed the name Yeshua altogether in modern-day prayer books.

A devious plan by modern-day Jewish prayer books to deny that Jews have always prayed to Yeshua by deletion of the word Yeshua? Or is it simply that a word in old Rosh Hoshana Machzor (prayer-book for Rosh Hoshana) has been subject to Christian censorship and is now indeterminable? Perhaps there is another explanation?

They the messianics pushing their Yeshua agenda will say:

“Go to a Jewish bookstore today and look in contemporary Rosh HaShanah machzor and you’ll very likely see that the name Yeshua is gone from the prayer.”

That numerous Jewish books have been censored is no secret to Jews over the centuries is plainly outlined in the following:


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Why Jews Are Not Impressed By The ‘Miracle’ Of Jesus’ Resurrection


Why Jews Are Not Impressed By The “Miracle” Of Jesus’ Resurrection

Originally posted on Jewish Concerns Forum:

“Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.…” (1 Corinthians 15:13)

Many Christians claim that of all the arguments for Jesus being the Messiah, of all the proofs, through ‘fulfilled’ Messianic ‘prophesies’ in the Hebrew Bible, or the miracles that he allegedly performed, the nail on the head for them that convinces them is the miracle of his resurrection from the dead after three days.

Some Christians will even go so far as to claim that this event was the greatest miracle of all time and what their faith is based on. Up until the point of his crucifixion…

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