A Note on Judaism's Unethical Monotheism


The author of the short essay below describes the Talmud, Judaism's most important religious document, as "the Jews' so-called holy book." He means that the Talmud, by our standards, is not a real holy book and that Judaism is a strangely irreligious religion.

Judaism, like Christianity, is a monotheism, but unlike Christianity it is also the faith of a single people, defined racially and selected by Jehovah to be a special people apart from all others (Deuteronomy 7.1-6). Although the religious logic of monotheism, a logic that Christianity obeys, should entail that the moral rules promulgated by the One God, the sole creator of the universe and the sole divine guarantor of the moral order, be applicable to everyone in all circumstances, Judaism has carefully evaded that logic and has instead evolved special rules permitting and even encouraging lowered moral standards in Jewish interactions with non-Jews, disparagingly labeled the goyim, whose various nations form, for Talmudic Judaism, a large "unrighteous kingdom" hostile to God's true people. Christianity, on the other hand, is a true ethical monotheism: The Christian belief in the existence of one God mandates the existence of universal moral norms governing all mankind. For a good Christian ethical rules are universal; for a good Jew ethical rules are contingent, dependent on religious and ethnic affiliation. It is therefore morally acceptable for pious Jews to deceive and cheat non-Jews. (For some striking examples, see Deceiving the Dumb Goyim on this site.)

Jehovah is the God of all peoples, other gods being false or demonic, but he has a preference for one people, the Jewish people, with whom he formed a unique Covenant. Belief in their divine chosenness could have led Jews to hold themselves to a high moral standard in their dealings with non-Jews; in practice it has generally encouraged the opposite. The monotheism of the Jews belongs, as an indivisible family property handed down over generations, to a single people, the descendants of Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 17.7), who have interpreted their self-proclaimed special relationship with Jehovah as an invitation to waive or attenuate moral rules in their dealings with the goyim, deemed divinely unchosen and thus outside the Covenant binding God to man. Jews are "ontologically exceptional," as Elie Wiesel once opined.

There is another important difference between Christian and Jewish monotheisms, despite their common origin. Judaism, fearful of expanding and diluting the sacred demography of Jehovah's preferred race, has historically been reluctant to proselytize its peculiar religious beliefs among non-Jews, whereas Christianity has always sought to spread its good news of salvation to all peoples, because "God is no respecter of persons" (Acts 10.34) and feels an unbiased love for all mankind. In this, too, Christianity obeys the logic of monotheism: If there is only one God and only one proper way to worship God, then those crucial truths should, as Christians both believe and (unfortunately) practice, be disseminated around the world for the sake of our common humanity. All men share a common human lineage (Acts 17.26) rooted in a single Creator, so God the Father's purposes must be made known to all his children.

The Christian God is a nationless globalist, the Jewish God a racial chauvinist. The followers of the former are susceptible to destructive claims based on broad moral principles (such as "equality" and "anti-racism"); the followers of the latter are wisely indifferent to any principle that conflicts with their own self-interest. For Talmudic Judaism loving one's neighbor means loving other Jews. Judaism is accordingly an ideal religion for ethnic competition within multiracial societies, since it regards Jewish self-interest as a moral good. In the eyes of Judaism's God, what is good for Jews is good in itself, and the welfare of the unrighteous Gentile kingdom is at best immaterial.

The irreligious guile of Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre prayer, which preemptively absolves Jews of any oaths they might swear in the coming year, is a symptom of this divinely sanctioned double standard, which historically has shaped Jewry's attitudes to their host populations.

Yom Kippur & the Kol Nidre Prayer

Tonight [October 6, 2003] Jews around the world will be gathering to celebrate the most holy day on the Jewish calendar. It is called Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.

At synagogues everywhere worshippers will recite the Kol Nidre prayer. Taken from the first two Hebrew words of the prayer, Kol Nidre means "all vows."

The goyim are told that Yom Kippur is an occasion when pious, saintly Jews approach their Maker in a penitential rite to beg his forgiveness for wrongs they have committed during the past year.

That is rubbish. In fact, on their Day of Atonement Jews ask for and receive nothing less than absolution for all the sins and wrongs against Gentiles they are about to commit in the coming year! In so doing, they cut a shrewd lawyer's deal with their God (whom they call YHWH or Yahweh, traditionally anglicized as Jehovah) that gives them an exemption in advance from all wrongdoing.

Here is the actual text of this outrageous Jewish "prayer":

Of all vows, bonds, promises, obligations and oaths wherewith we have avowed, sworn and bound ourselves from this Day of Atonement to the next Day of Atonement, may it come unto us for good; -- of all these vows we hereby repent. They shall be absolved, released, annulled, made void, and of no effect; they shall not be binding, nor shall they have any power. Our vows shall not be vows; our bonds shall not be bonds; and our oaths shall not be oaths.

(High Holy Day Prayer Book, quoted in Judaism, ed. Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg [New York: George Braziller, 1962], p. 145.)

That's pretty clear, unambiguous language. What we have here, in fact, is nothing less than a one-year, renewable license to lie, cheat and steal with impunity, all based on a decree from the Jews' so-called holy book, the Talmud, which says:
And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, "Every vow which I make in the future shall be null." (Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Nedarim 23a & 23b)
Among those reciting the Kol Nidre oath this evening will be many Jewish politicians, lawyers, businessmen, journalists and public officials. It should be noted that any oaths they take to uphold and defend the Constitution or otherwise tell the truth are, as of tonight, "annulled, made void, and of no effect."

Isn't that nice?

Edited from a text circulated by New Order.


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