From “Judaism’s Strange Gods” by Michael Hoffman (Part 6)

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The issue of false witness conveyed in a pornographic and scurrilous manner has, in the past, often been the dominant trope in studies by Christians critical of what the Talmud teaches.  But the Babylonian Talmud is not simply gratuitously insulting and defaming Christ and His mother…

This became part of the early oral tradition as reflected by Celsus, and eventually it formed the pedagogy of their written texts. Rather than trying to answer the indictment– that they sought to murder their own Messiah– they formulated a rejoinder entirely in racial terms, circumscribed by their access-controlled, semi-secret Talmudic texts: Mary was a lustful adulteress, Jesus was born in fornication.  These insults are more than insults, they are an attempt to build a hedge around the Gospel, to fence Judaics out and away from the appeal of what Jesus promised to the Jews who believed in Him: that they would find truth and freedom (8:32).  The Talmudic insults are intended to immunize Judaics against attraction to the Messiah of Israel…

“The most bizarre of all the Jesus stories (in the Talmud), is the one that tells how Jesus shares his place in the Netherworld (hell) with Titus and Balaam, the notorious arch enemies of the Jewish people.  Whereas the Roman Titus is punished for the destruction of the Temple by being burned to ashes, reassembled, and burned over and over again, and whereas Balaam is castigated by sitting in hot semen, Jesus’ fate consists of sitting forever in boiling excrement”…

Rabbi Moses Maimonides classified Jesus Christ as an idol and the Christian religion as a form of idolatry and he ruled that Christians are subject to all the disabilities place on idolaters by rabbinic law… In the words of Maimonides, any gentile religion is illicit; the only alternatives for gentiles are conversion to Judaism or observance of the rabbinic “Noahide laws,” which by definition exclude any gentile religion…

The Chumash commentary incorporates the famous, authoritative exegesis of Rashi and other high rabbinic authorities and gedolim.  Without resorting to the text of the Kabbalah itself, Orthodox Judaism presents its reincarnation teaching concerning Genesis 38, as promulgated not in the Kabbalah but in Judaism’s exegesis of the Pentateuch (“Chumash”) found in many, if not most, Orthodox Judaic households, having the status of a revered, standard reference work.  Judaism’s belief in reincarnation is taught in this commentary on the Chumash.  The persistent propaganda story– that one encounters magic and superstition only when one crosses over the chasm that separates Kabbalah from Orthodox Judaism– is shown to be a falsehood in consideration of the rabbinic gilgul (reincarnation) doctrine as manifested in non-Kabbalistic text like the Chumash commentaries that are ubiquitous throughout Orthodox Judaism.

The belief in reincarnation is a hallmark of paganism and the eternal pagan psychodrama.  The world– Buddhism, Hinduism, Druidism, the religions of Pharaoh’s Egypt and Babylon of old– all taught and transmitted faith in reincarnation, as does the popular, contemporary “New Age” with its various palm readers, astrologers, magicians and soothsayers.  When Christians promote, support or ally with Orthodox Judaism they are unequally yoking themselves to pagans who spout “Torah” shibboleths as part of a sly and ungodly masquerade…

We are sometimes asked to give a starting date or time-frame for the genesis and rise of the “Oral Law” tradition, or for the spread of Talmudic and Kabbalistic doctrine among the earliest Israelites.  Since we are here entertaining ideas from the mists of antiquity we will leave date-setting to Bishop Ussher.  However, references to the waywardness of Israel and the unclean practices in which it was wont to engage, as proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah, who stated that the Israelites had unclean lips (Isaiah 6:5).  According to the rabbis, Isaiah was justifiably killed for stating this truth!  (BT Yebamoth 49b).  Here the rabbis witness against themselves; cf. Matt. 23:31.  It is assumed by atheists and some Leftists that the Old Testament is a serious of books in unrelenting praise of the Jews.  These assumptions are held by people who mostly have encountered the scriptures second hand rather than from direct study– which reveals Yahweh’s repeated imprecations and threats of wrath hurled upon these wayward people who were forever chasing after strange gods…

It was in the course of the pursuit of strange gods that characteristics of the foreign religions were imported into portions of Judah/Israel, forming the foundation for what would become “Talmud” and “Kabbalah,” the abominable underground gnosis that haunted Israel…

Prof. Gershom Scholem wrote of how, within Judaism: “… amulets and protective charms can be found side by side with the invocation of demons, incantations… and even sexual magic and necromancy… As early as the geonic period the title ba’al shem or ‘master of the name’ signified a master of practical Kabbalah who was an expert at issuing amulets for various purposes, invoking angels or devils…”

This demonic pantheon includes devils know in the Kabbalah as shedim Yehuda’im.  Professor Scholem informs us that these devils are in submission to the Talmud.  Scholem says these devils “submit to the Torah.”  Scholem writes: “… there are also good-natured devils who are prepared to help and do favors to men.  This is supposed to be particularly true of those demons ruled by Ashmedai (Asmodeus) who accept the Torah and are considered ‘Jewish demons.’  Their existence is mentioned by the Hasidei Ashkenaz as well as in the Zohar.”