JUDAISM'S STRANGE GODS
to be published December 1, 2011
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In Pursuit of First Principles
Judaism's Strange Gods and the Struggle for the Soul of the West
by Michael Hoffman
In the summer of 2008 Judaism Discovered was published in high quality smyth-sewn (stitched) hardcover, a massive, nearly indestructible textbook-sized 1102 pages, profusely illustrated, with numerous photographic reproductions from the Talmud and cognate rabbinic texts. Despite receiving only one review (a libelous farrago), and being boycotted by people and groups who purport to be Christian activists contra the Talmud, in three years this encyclopedia-like reference work went through three printings and sold nearly 4,000 copies.
Since 2008 I have been approached by numerous persons asking us to reprint my original, slender groundwork study, Judaism's Strange Gods, which was first published in 2000 and was superseded by Judaism Discovered. Their plea was that only a small, elite group of specialists would have the time or inclination to digest a work as large as Judaism Discovered and that I should not neglect a book for general readers, for the masses.
At first I rejected the idea. I bristled at the proposition of a "dumbed down" edition. I felt that with the intensity and prolixity of propaganda for Judaism and rabbis in western society, that 1100 pages was the bare minimum necessary to provide the reader with a sufficiently persuasive and documented antidote, and that one didn't have to be "elite" in order to study and benefit from a textbook. High school and college students do it everyday.
Over time however, it dawned on me that while my proposition was correct, I was wrong to neglect the ordinary person with limited time who would otherwise be left to their own devices if a book refuting and debunking Judaism was not offered for their benefit.
Reprinting Judaism's Strange Gods in its original 2000 form, "as-is," was out of the question. Too much additional material had been unearthed to stick with the first edition. I decided instead to condense Judaism Discovered and issue the "reader's digest"version as Judaism's Strange Gods. This is the work that has consumed me these past several weeks - distilling the contents of Judaism Discovered to a manageable paperback that would nonetheless constitute a solid case for the prosecution, and contain some new research that has come my way since 2008.
(We did not raise the funds for reprinting Judaism Discovered which is, sadly, out of print, but we are working with a technician to produce a digital version for the Amazon Kindle, and the Kindle app for iPad, and perhaps other digital platforms as well).
Voila: Judaism's Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded Edition is now at the printer, thanks to donors and investors who wanted a pithy guidebook to Judaism that could be read and understood by non-specialists. At 381 pages it represents just slightly more than one-third of the contents of Judaism Discovered. But the gist of the larger book is in the condensed volume and if I do say so myself, the material in Judaism's Strange Gods is better organized and more tightly and cogently presented than in Judaism Discovered.
Judaism's Strange Gods is set in easy-to-read type. A professional graphic designer and artist combined to produce the cover. The contents have been reorganized to be more contiguous. I have included new material. If it were possible to get tens of thousands of copies of this book into the hands of American Christians of good will and an open mind we could undercut and correct the current mad direction our nation has embarked upon (our goal is to distribute 75,000 copies of Judaism's Strange Gods in 2012).
Americans are living a lie, or rather a series of lies, among them that the 9/11 terror attacks were committed by a handful of Arabs; that we can spend trillions of dollars on foreign wars and 700 military bases around the world and still maintain quality of life for our own people; and that we can sell Communist China the rope to hang us with and we'll still have a viable economy (General Electric recently announced a deal that will result in the transfer of advanced avionics technology to China's military!).
What does all this have to do with Judaism?
Traditional western education was always based on inculcating first principles, not symptoms. I have never been interested in attacking symptoms because it is a path to defeat, and like most Americans I detest defeat. Let us have the victory by proceeding from a first principle: our woes all have the same root: the defiance and overthrow of God's law.
First principles: I knew the homosexual lobby would not be stopped because most of the campaigners against homosexuality believe that birth control is permissible. Contraception is the root of sodomy. That's crazy, you say? Then you don't know your Christian history. As Charles D. Provan demonstrated in his book The Bible and Birth Control, not just the pope, but all the reformers, including Luther and Calvin, regarded birth control as sodomy. Why? The answer is found in first principles. Sodomy and contraception share the same toxic root: the destruction of the seed of the male. Once you have one, the other will inevitably follow.
First principles: I knew America's economy would fall because even the majority of campaigners for "honest money" (as opposed to fractional reserve banking), such as Rep. Ron Paul, believe that usury (interest on money above the rate of inflation) is permissible. The root of the Federal Reserve Bank and all financial fraud is in the love of money as expressed by usury, which was condemned as a mortal sin ( a sin leading to eternal damnation for the impenitent practitioner) by the Bible, the early church and all the saints, for fifteen hundred years, until the Fugger banking dynasty found a Roman Catholic theologian to commence the process of nullification of God's law. America has a usury-based economy that violates the Bible and the foundation of western Christian civilization. This is the first principle which is our compass that indicates that the fall of our economy is inevitable. God hates the bondage of perpetual indebtedness! One of the first things the Pharisees did when they got control over Israel was to nullify the seven year release from debt that God has instituted (see p. 370 of Judaism's Strange Gods). Ron Paul, Paul Ryan, the libertarians, the Austrian School, Ayn Rand are all followers of the ancient Jewish Pharisees, whether they know it or not, because they all consent to the nullification of God's laws on usury and indebtedness.
First principles teach me that we will never restore America's Christian roots, its Constitution or its Republic as long as Judaism can masquerade on the Right as a family values partner with patriots against the forces of evil. Judaism is a religion founded upon the defiance and nullification of God's law. If you truly are a scholar of Judaism then you know that the rabbis consider themselves superior to God; they instruct God; He admits they are right and He is wrong; and they make the law, not God. God is only a prop in rabbinic Judaism. Judaism's gods are the strange ones that Yahweh commanded us not to have in Exodus 20:2-3. If you lay down with dogs you will get up with fleas. If the Republican Right wing continues to ally with Judaism, then sodomy and the money power will rule over us, until America is little more than an effeminate colony of Red China and counterfeit-Israel.
Whom God would destroy He first makes mad. In I Samuel 23:7 the insane King Saul, after committing all kinds of crimes against God, still thinks he has God on his side! The Republican Right, the Tea Party and the modern Protestant and Catholic churches are all like King Saul. They think they can make common cause with rabbinic Pharisees, Kabbalists and Christ-haters and still be accounted followers of Christ and receive a blessing on themselves and our nation!
How can we sit by and allow this madness to continue? Where is a truth weapon we can wield to cut through the delusions? Judaism's Strange Gods, being easy-to-read, fully indexed, equipped with a glossary of terms and packing the same basic irrefutable documentary facts as my bigger book, can and will make a huge difference in correcting this madness if people who understand what is at stake will overcome their inertia and ennui and get behind it.
One aspect of my writing which differs from that of others and which renders it lethal for the proponents of Talmudic Judaism, is the fact that I will not write an anti-Judaic book, and I refuse to allow my books to be misperceived as such, as far as I can help it.
The missionary societies of England in the 19th century had tremendous success converting thousands of elite Judaics to Christianity. This wondrous act of charity, mercy and true evangelism bore significant good fruit: first, by retarding the Judaizing of the Church for about a hundred years.
The other impact of the missionary zeal of the 19th century Christians was the Judaic reaction - the rabbis were to forced to create a watered-down version of Judaism in response ("Reform Judaism"), that was advertised as eschewing the Talmud and repudiating the Kol Nidrei liars' festival of Yom Kippur. The rabbis had to concoct Reform Judaism in order to present a philanthropic, liberal front.
Growing up in New York, my boyhood Judaic friends were all from agnostic homes or were involved in Reform Judaism. Modern Judaics did not want to be viewed as rabbinic and Talmudic. Art Levine even had a Christmas tree. Judaic writers like Rod Serling of "Twilight Zone" fame had genuine respect for Christianity. That would change as Holocaustianity infiltrated Christianity, the modern popes and Protestant TV preachers insinuated that Judaics were saved by their race, and Zionism became the de facto religion of Reform Judaism from 1967 onward. But it mainly changed because the Church lost its savor and indeed its first principle of being -- to convert the "Jews" (Matthew 15:24).
I pray for the conversion of one brilliant and articulate Orthodox rabbi, completely fluent in Aramaic, Hebrew and Yiddish, learned in the Mishnah, Gemara, Rashi's Chumash, Rambam's Mishneh Torah, Karo's Shulchan Aruch, the Y.D. and O.C., Zohar, etc., and who would be willing to give speeches and write books exposing Judaism from the inside. I would do all I could for such a Christian convert. If this hypothetical ex-rabbi wasn't shot or intimidated into silence, he could turn the American Right wing upside down and help return millions of Christians to the bedrock first principles of Scripture.
Judaism's Strange Gods is written to appeal to just such a potential convert and less eminent persons whose souls matter just as much to God. "You're a dreamer, Hoffman, no oberjuden is going to step forth and cry mea maxima culpa because of you or your books."
No doubt that's true. On my own merits my scholarship is nothing. But a rabbi might heed Christ's call by means of God using my book to shower a Judaic with His grace. On that basis I am duty bound to write the best book I possibly can and to be certain that nothing in it contains anything hateful or prejudicial that would blind a Judaic to truths and facts that could lead to his or her conversion.
The first part of Judaism's Strange Gods establishes its credentials as a Christian book of love and only after having provided that fairly substantial groundwork do I venture into the main corpus of the exposé itself.
In respect to the latter, there is new material here, including on reincarnation, which I have crafted as an outreach to the fairly substantial body of Christians who are convinced that the Kabbalah is black evil but who have been persuaded that mainstream Orthodox Judaism is antithetical to Kabbalah. To prove Orthodox Judaism's pagan doctrine I had to approach one of its occult dogmas using non-Kabbalistic sources. Judaism's belief in reincarnation ("gilgul") served this objective perfectly, thanks be to God. I used the derush and sod-levels of their own Pardes exegesis to unlock a famous Biblical story which mainstream Orthodox Judaism elucidates specifically in terms of reincarnation, and I did this without using a Kabbalistic text. As a result, Orthodox Judaism stands convicted of inculcating the most basic dogma of the universal pagan psychodrama: belief in reincarnation.
Many people claim to have a knowledge of Judaism. I wonder. One of the most bitter critics of Judaism Discovered claims that there is no reincarnation dogma in Judaism. Others who are allegedly knowledgeable about Judaism scratch their heads in wonder over why Israeli leaders won't cut a just peace deal with the Palestinians. The reason is --and I have never heard this articulated - the Talmud won't let them.
More specifically, the "religious Zionist" rabbis among the Israeli "settlers" -- the ones who enjoy the most support from conservative American "Christians" -- will order the equivalent of a fatwa on Binyamin Netanyahu or any Israeli who would exchange land for peace. All it would take is for a posek or "council of Torah sages" (gedolim) to rule that Netanyahu is a din rodef and he's a dead man; the last Israeli Prime Minister who tried to actually make peace with Palestinians, Yitzhak Rabin, was gunned down by a Talmudist.
Even the Zionist Wall Street Journal in today's edition (Oct. 4, p. A12) notes that, "In recent years, several Orthodox Jewish religious figures who receive government support have published increasingly incendiary writings...radical rabbis...preach that the Israeli government and army don't have the authority to make concessions to Palestinians."
These "incendiary writings" are books such as Torat Hamelech, authored by two Israeli rabbis and published in 2009 by a prestigious religious school. This book decrees that non-Judaic infants should be killed by the Israeli army as well as even "righteous gentiles." These decrees are not new. Books of this tenor were issued after Baruch Goldstein slaughtered 40 Palestinians in 1994. In 2003 a distinguished rabbi of the famed Lakewood Yeshiva of New Jersey published Jewish Superiority and the Question of Exile. The rabbis of the Israeli political party Shas regularly call for the extermination of the Palestinians. These bigoted, homicidal, anti-goyimitic teachings have always been at the core of Judaism, as far back as the time of the first century A.D. Rabbi Shimon ben Yohai. Why are we learning more about them now? Because they have always been wielded with cunning: timed for assertion or suppression depending on whether gentiles or Judaics were supreme in the world. Care to guess as to what time we are in now?
Judaism's Strange Gods in its handy and accessible 381 pages is meant to function as a compass for millions of people who are at present mystified and to a certain extent, bamboozled by the huge propaganda apparatus that at most times conceals Judaism's true face.
This week I am returning to writing a book on the roots of the legalization of usury in Christendom. I wish I could say I also have the time to promote from the housetops and cajole and canalize book wholesalers to distribute Judaism's Strange Gods and to rally the 'troops' to get behind it, the boycotters to cease their boycott and mention it, and so forth. But I cannot. I'm one man and this is a lone ranger who is primarily a writer and researcher, not an impresario.
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