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Today.. the political influence of Jewish chauvinism & religious fanaticism is much greater than that of antisemitism.

Israel Shahak, 1994
Nor can one find in the numerous English-language "Jewish histories" the elementary facts about the attitude of Jewish mysticism (so fashionable at present in certain quarters) to non-Jews...

Israel Shahak
..they [non-Jews] are considered to be, literally, limbs of Satan, and..the few non-satanic individuals among them (that is, those who convert to Judaism) are in reality "Jewish souls" who got lost when Satan violated the Holy Lady .. in her heavenly abode.

Israel Shahak
The great authorities, such as Gershom Scholem, have lent their authority to a #system of deceptions in all the "sensitive" areas, the more popular ones being the most dishonest and misleading.

Israel Shahak. #cabala
[W]hat happens when a faction of intellectuals desires to drag a society, which has already opened up to a considerable extent, back to its previous totalitarian, closed condition?
Then the very means of the former progress---philosophy, the sciences, history and especially sociology---become the most effective instruments of the "treason of the intellectuals". They are perverted in order to serve as devices of deception...

Israel Shahak
It is a fact which must be remembered, not least by Jews themselves, that for centuries our totalitarian society has employed barbaric and inhumane customs to poison the minds of its members, and it is still doing so.

Israel Shahak (1994)
These inhumane customs cannot be explained away as mere reaction to antisemitism or persecution of Jews: they are gratuitous barbarities directed against each and every human being.

Israel Shahak
A pious Jew arriving for the first time in Australia, say, and chancing to pass near an Aboriginal graveyard, must---as an act of worship of "God"---curse the mothers of the dead buried there.

Israel Shahak
Without facing this real social fact, we all become parties to the deception and accomplices to the process of poisoning the present and future generations, with all the consequences of this process.

Israel Shahak
Modern scholars of Judaism have not only continued the deception, but have actually improved upon the old rabbinical methods, both in impudence and in mendacity.

Israel Shahak
In 1962, a part of the Maimonidean Code .. the so-called Book of Knowledge, which contains the most basic rules of Jewish faith and practice, was published in Jerusalem in a bilingual edition, with the English translation facing the Hebrew text.
The latter [the Hebrew text] has been restored to its original purity, and the command to exterminate Jewish infidels appears in it in full: "It is a duty to exterminate them with one's own hands."
In the English translation this is somewhat softened to: "It is a duty to take active measures to destroy them."
But then the Hebrew text goes on to specify the prime examples of "infidels" who must be exterminated: "such as Jesus of Nazareth and his pupils.. may the name of the wicked rot."

*Not one word* of this appears in the English text on the facing page.
And even more significant, in spite of the wide circulation of this book among scholars in the English-speaking countries, not one of them has, as far as I know, protested against this glaring deception.

Israel Shahak
My final example is, if possible, even more shocking than the others. It concerns the attitude of the Hassidic movement towards non-Jews.
Hassidism---a continuation (and debasement!) of Jewish mysticism ---is still a *living* movement, with hundreds of thousands of active adherents who are fanatically devoted to their "holy rabbis", some of whom have acquired a very considerable political influence...
What, then, are the views of this movement concerning non-Jews? As an example, let us take the famous *Hatanya*, fundamental book of the Habbad movement, one of the most important branches of Hassidism.

Israel Shahak (1994)
According to this book, all non-Jews are totally satanic creatures "in whom there is absolutely nothing good." Even a non-Jewish embryo is qualitatively different from a Jewish one.

Israel Shahak
The very existence of a non-Jew is "inessential," whereas all of creation was created solely for the sake of the Jews.


In Israel these ideas are widely disseminated among the public at large, in the schools and in the army.

Israel Shahak (1994)
According to the testimony of Shulamite Aloni, Member of the Knesset, this Habbad propaganda was particularly stepped up before Israel's invasion of Lebanon in March 1978, in order to induce military doctors and nurses to withhold medical help from "Gentile wounded."
This Nazi-like advice did not refer specifically to Arabs or Palestinians, but simply to "Gentiles," *goyim*.

Israel Shahak (1994)
The fact that, despite these pragmatic difficulties, Habbad can be publicly supported by so many top political figures owes much to the thoroughly disingenuous and misleading treatment by almost all scholars who have written about the Hassidic movement..

Israel Shahak
They [scholars] suppress the glaring evidence of the old Hassidic texts as well as the latter-day political implications that follow from them .. the Lubavitcher rabbi and other Hassidic leaders constantly publish the most rabid bloodthirsty statements .. against all Arabs.
A chief deceiver in this case, and a good example of the power of deception, was Martin Buber. His numerous works eulogizing the whole Hassidic movement (including Habbad) never so much as hint at the real doctrines of Hassidism concerning non-Jews.
The crime of deception is all the greater in view of the fact that Buber's eulogies of Hassidism were first published in German during the period of the rise of German nationalism and the accession of Nazism to power.

Israel Shahak
But while ostensibly opposing Nazism, Buber glorified a movement holding and actually teaching doctrines about non-Jews not unlike the Nazi doctrines about Jews.

🤔 #doublethink

Israel Shahak
Buber's works were translated into Hebrew, were made a powerful element of the Hebrew education in Israel, have greatly increased the power of the blood-thirsty Hassidic leaders, and have thus been an important factor in the rise of Israeli chauvinism and hate of all non-Jews.
All [pro-Hassidism scholars] were outwardly "dovish," but employed formulas which could be manipulated in the most extreme anti-Arab sense, all had tendencies to that religious mysticism which encourages the propagation of deceptions, and...
..all seemed to be gentle persons who, even when advocating expulsion, racism and genocide, seemed incapable of hurting a fly---and just for this reason the effect of their deceptions was the greater.

Israel Shahak (1994). #cabala #chabad
We must face reality: in our struggle against the racism and fanaticism of the Jewish religion, our greatest enemies will be not only the Jewish racists (& users of racism) but also those non-Jews who in other areas are known--falsely in my opinion--as "progressives."

I. Shahak
All Gentile women are presumed by the Halakhah [Jewish religious laws] to be prostitutes.

Israel Shahak
Historically, Zionism is both a reaction to antisemitism and a conservative alliance with it .. close relations have always existed between Zionists and antisemites .. the Zionists thought they could .. use the antisemites for their own purposes.

Israel Shahak (1994)
Perhaps the most shocking example.. is the delight with which some Zionist leaders in Germany welcomed Hitler's rise to power, because they shared his belief in the primacy of "race" and his hostility to the assimilation of Jews among "Aryans".

Israel Shahak
It seems that Israel and Zionism are a throw-back to the role of classical Judaism -- writ large, on a global scale, and under more dangerous circumstances.

Israel Shahak (1994)
We must confront the Jewish past and those aspects of the present which are based simultaneously on lying about the past and worshiping it.

The prerequisites for this are, first, total honesty about the facts...

Israel Shahak
The Jewish religion in its classical and talmudic form is poisoning minds and hearts.

Israel Shahak
The road to a genuine revolution in Judaism---to making it humane, allowing Jews to understand their own past, thereby re-educating themselves out of its tyranny---lies through an unrelenting critique of the Jewish religion.

Israel Shahak (1994)
The very concept of matrimony does not apply to Gentiles ("There is no matrimony for a heathen"). Therefore, the concept of adultery [capital crime] does not apply to intercourse between a Jewish man and a Gentile woman; rather, the Talmud equates such.. to the sin of bestiality.
This does not imply that sexual intercourse between a Jewish man and a Gentile woman is permitted---quite the contrary. But the main punishment is inflicted on the Gentile woman; she must be executed, even if she was raped by the Jew...

Israel Shahak
"If a Jew has coitus with a Gentile woman, whether she be a child of three or an adult, whether married or unmarried, and even if he is a minor aged only nine years and one day---because he had willful coitus with her, she must be killed, as is the case with a beast..."
Gentiles are presumed to be congenital liars, and are disqualified from testifying in a rabbinical court. In this respect their position is, in theory, the same as that of Jewish women, slaves and minors; but in practice it is actually worse.
Alms [charity] to Gentile beggars are merely permitted for the sake of peace. However there are numerous rabbinical warnings against allowing the Gentile poor to become "accustomed" to receiving alms from Jews...

Israel Shahak
Anti-Gentile discrimination in this matter (#usury) has become largely theoretical, in view of the dispensation.. which in effect allows interest to be exacted even from a Jewish borrower. However it is still the case that granting an Interest-free loan to a Jew is recommended...
...but from a Gentile borrower it is mandatory to exact interest. In fact, many---though not all---rabbinical authorities, including Maimonides, consider it mandatory to exact as much usury as possible on a loan to a Gentile.

Israel Shahak
Robbery (with violence) is strictly forbidden if the victim is Jewish. However, robbery of a Gentile by a Jew is not forbidden outright but only under certain circumstances such as "when the Gentiles are not under our rule," but is permitted "when they are under our rule."
This [^] may explain why so very few rabbis have protested against the robbery of Palestinian property in Israel: it [is] backed by overwhelming Jewish power.

Israel Shahak (1994)
We have mentioned..the rule according to which a pious Jew must utter a curse when passing near a Gentile cemetery.. . A similar rule applies to the living .. upon seeing a large Gentile population he must utter a curse.

Israel Shahak
Nor are buildings exempt: the Talmud lays down that a Jew who passes near an inhabited non-Jewish dwelling must ask God to destroy it, whereas if the building is in ruins he must thank the Lord of Vengeance. (Naturally the rules are reversed for Jewish houses.)
Thus an Orthodox Jew learns from his earliest youth, as part of his sacred studies, that Gentiles are compared to dogs, that it is a sin to praise them, and so on and so forth.

Israel Shahak
[The rabbis] vilify any Jew who raises these matters within earshot of Gentiles, and they issue deceitful denials in which the art of equivocation reaches its summit.

Israel Shahak
Anybody who lives in Israel knows how deep and widespread these attitudes of hatred and cruelty towards all Gentiles are among the majority of Israeli Jews.

Israel Shahak (1994)
While many Zionists reject these positions politically, their standard counter-arguments are based on considerations of expediency and Jewish self-interest, rather than on universally valid principles of humanism and ethics.
In principle .. virtually all Zionists---and in particular "left" Zionists"---share the deep anti-Gentile attitudes which Orthodox Judaism keenly promotes.

Israel Shahak
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