Here is the latest of these interminable papal /Vatican-mainstream media conjunctions, wherein some patently ridiculous “justice and mercy" fuzziness is attributed to the merciless haters who comprise Talmudic Judaism.
The media nincompoops who uncritically regurgitate this malarkey and the readers who believe it, know nothing — zero, nada — about the Babylonian Talmud, yet they present the spiel as the undoubted truth out of a pathetically credulous faith in all things rabbinic.
Here’s the latest Establishment media hokum about Talmudic Judaism:
Here is a quote from the article cited above:
For Jews, he (Rabbi Naftali Brawer) said, God’s justice and mercy go together. “There is a passage of Jewish teaching in the Talmud that states that if someone is merciful to the cruel, they will end up being cruel to the merciful. In other words, justice is important in Judaism; it is not just unadulterated mercy.” (end quote)
Here’s our brief, two-fold response, which has yet to appear in any mainstream newspaper or other news medium in the West:
Where is the “justice and mercy" in Judaism?
Rabbi Ila’i said: If a person is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known, dress in black clothes, cover his head in black, and do what his heart desires so that G-d’s name will not be desecrated.
— Babylonian Talmud: Moed Katan 17a
“In his Avodah Zarah laws, the Avodat Kochavim, (Rabbi Moses) Maimonides issued formal halakhot concerning saving the lives of non-Judaics, that Judaics are not to save the life of a non-Judaic under the following conditions: ‘Show no mercy to a non-Jew. If we see a non-Jew being swept away or drowning in the river, we should not help him. If we see that his life is in danger, we should not save him.”
— Quoted from Judaism’s Strange Gods
by Michael Hoffman, p. 272.
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