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Michael Hoffman - Judaism is Satanism

June 15, 2016

"Judaism Discovered," Michael Hoffman's monumental 2009 study of Judaism is subtitled, "A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit."  

But, what does Hoffman really think of Judaism?

Michael Hoffman writes: "The core of Judaism, like the core of Gnosticism and Egyptian Hermeticism, is magic, the manipulation of the universe, contra God's creation; i.e. against nature.

from Jan 19, 2009
by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

We are in crisis. It's time we listened to plainspoken pariahs like Michael Hoffman. Anti-Semitism is on the rise and Hoffman's book explains why this is not irrational "hate." It's more important for Jews than anyone to learn that they are associated with a "religion" they don't really understand.

Two polls, one on August 9, 2007 and one on January 3, 2009, indicated a sharp growth of anti-Semitism in America. The August poll, conducted for the CIA-controlled RAND Corporation of Santa Monica showed 35% of the American public polled displayed moderate to strong anti-Semitic feelings while a similar poll in January of 2009 showed that percentage had jumped to 62%! This corresponded to the progress of the financial crisis. No doubt, Israel's genocidal attacks on Gaza contributed more.

Many people serve as witting and unwitting agents of the central bankers' plan for world tyranny (the New World Order.) Collaboration is a criterion for "success" today. Increasingly, the NWO is called the "Jew World Order" because of the out-sized role Jews play. Most Jews are just trying to please their mother ("be successful dear") but it's time they learned they are part of a sinister force, and they may end up holding the bag.

Is the NWO driven primarily by the bankers' megalomania or by their adherence to a Jewish corporate agenda? Since many of the bankers are Cabalist Jews, the answer is probably both. The Jewish bankers have expanded their power base by co-opting the decadent gentile elite through intermarriage and Freemasonry (which is based on Jewish Cabalism.) This entity is a Satanic secret society called "The Illuminati Order."

Illuminati bankers are behind the recent financial collapse which is designed to facilitate political change. "Economic crises have been produced by us for the goyim by no other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation." -- (Protocols of Zion, 20) As Pastor Lindsey Williams said recently, long term, "these people are out to own and control everything...they are out to break us." 


Hoffman's book is required reading for understanding the Satanic mindset driving both the Illuminati and New World Order.
Normally, a 1100-page book would be daunting. But not in this case.  "Judaism Discovered"  is an encyclopedia in one volume consisting of more than 140 readable articles. The 10 x 7 inch format, large type and generous spacing make the book approachable. Consider it an opulent banquet. I haven't read it all yet.

Hoffman is a Talmudic adepts' worst nightmare. The goyim aren't supposed to learn this stuff. Ordinary Jews aren't supposed to know either. Hoffman has research assistants, some of whom are Jews, who read Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic and German. He is a brilliant scholar and an eloquent, courageous writer. He is clearly not motivated by "hate" but rather by a desire to disabuse both Jews and non-Jews. He sees them as victims of an ongoing scam.

A sample of article titles suggests the provocative theme and range:

The Superiority of the Jews
The Inferiority of the Gentiles
Sexual Intercourse with Little Girls is Permissible
Immanuel Kant
The X-Rated Talmud
Sex Magic
Ritual Murder
Hasidic Paganism
Modern Protestant View of Judaism
From Kaballah to Aggadah: A Sexual Progression
No "Judeo-Christian" Tradition
The Rabbinic World in the Pre-Modern Age
The Talmud in the Toilet
The Attire of the Pharisaic Male
Who are the Jews Today?
Rabbi Judah Loew and Queen Elizabeth's Dr. John Dee
US Gov't. Lays the Groundwork for Talmudic Courts


Judaism is a secret Satanic cult posing as a religion.  Hoffman's main point is that Judaism represents the 
Pharisees' repudiation of both the Old Testament and the Mosaic Code. Judaism is not  Monotheistic but Luciferian. Its goal is the replacement of God with the secret Jewish leadership. Both the Talmud and the Cabala are dedicated to the proposition that only Jews are human. 

"The raison d'etre of the Talmud and Orthodox Judaism is the essential spiritual and racial superiority of the Judaic over the non-Judaic," Hoffman writes. This template has been transferred to the Illuminati elite.

 I don't know why this information would offend Jews, most of whom consider themselves  "secular humanists." Their Jewishness is cultural. They have contempt and even hatred for Orthodox Jews who return the compliment. However, a larger question is, to what extent is the pagan materialist "secular" culture dominant today a form of Judaism? Especially, when you consider the widespread acceptance of Cabala-based New Age beliefs (i.e. human divinity, pantheism, goddess & sex worship and the vogue of many other occult practices.)

There is so much in Hoffman's book I can only provide a taste. An essay on Moses Hess (1812-1875) suggests modern history and culture have been contrived by Cabalists to overthrow Christian civilization and enslave society. Hoffman shows how Hess' ideology was at the nexus of Communism, Nazism and Zionism and nurtured all three.  

In other words, Cabalists control mankind by controlling the Hegelian thesis and antithesis. With Communism, the Cabalist bankers attempted to take our country, property, family, race, religion and liberty (still the goals of the NWO.) The reaction to Communism was Nazism, and the reaction to Nazism was Zionism. All three Frankensteins were built in the same occult laboratory using common parts.

Tellingly, the Nazis did the rabbis' work by killing "unauthorized" opponents of Judaism like Edith Stein, Irene Nemirovsky and Maximilian Kolbe. (Hoffman, p. 650)

A true Christian, Hoffman says the way to stop the Hegelian dialectic is to stop fighting. In a timely reference to Zionist colonizers and Palestinian resisters, he writes that both groups "are mutually draining their enemy and themselves of blood, treasure and most damaging of all, their humanity, since this killing entails the dehumanization of the opposing force and the brutalization of one's own...No authentic Christian engages in this pagan, uroboros, victim-into-executioner cycle. Peace pays the greatest dividends. All you live by the sword die by the sword. (Mathew 26:52)." (86)   


We will eventually pay the price for our complacence, for allowing the Illuminati  to seduce us and subvert all our institutions.

While Christian civilization was dedicated to the revelation of the Creator by obeying natural and spiritual (moral) laws governing human life, the New World Order replaces God's Will with  the Illuminati bankers'. What is presented to us as "progressive" (e.g. sexual "liberation," the breakdown of gender identity, marriage and family) refers to progress toward Luciferian tyranny.   

Michael Hoffman writes: "The core of Judaism, like the core of Gnosticism and Egyptian Hermeticism, is magic, the manipulation of the universe, contra God's creation; i.e. against nature. Gershom Scholem, Professor of Kabbalah at Hebrew University wrote that Kaballah embraced a great deal of "black magic, ...a wide realm of demonology and various forms of sorcery that were designed to disrupt the natural order of things..." (Hoffman, p.779.)
Babylonian and Egyptian paganism is the progenitor of Judaism, Hoffman writes. "The rabbis hold Egypt in awe as a magical powerhouse. Pharonic Egypt is the model, root and source for Talmudic and Kabalistic priestcraft." (780) This may explain the pyramid on the US dollar and in the logos of so many corporations.

Hoffman seems mindful of the Illuminati when he writes on his website that , "the evil should NOT be assigned to a particular people denominated as "Jewish," but rather to the spirituality and ideology of Pharisaic/rabbinic origin which can, and does, afflict any people who adhere to its tenets, be they Khazars or Sephardim, WASPs such as George W. Bush, or Germans such as the current Pope of Rome."  

Modern history and culture reflect a Cabalistic (Satanic) spell and curse on the human race. It is dedicated to the fulfillment of prophecy, the eventual enslavement of mankind by the "Jews" who in practice will be the crazed Illuminati Order. But Jews who have no clue about this demented plan will take the blame. That's why it is essential for Jews and non-Jews alike to understand the true nature of Judaism and oppose the NWO.

In a spirit of Christian mercy and love, Michael Hoffman has performed an invaluable service for mankind.


Related- My "Jews Must face 'Dark' Side of Judaism"

Hoffman's Blog 

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Michael Hoffman - Judaism is Satanism"

Jim said (January 28, 2009):

I am delighted to see you review Michael Hoffman's new book, Judaism Discovered. I got my copy a couple months ago and so have had time to read major parts of it. Hoffman confirms and pulls together in a coherent whole a number of threads that I have found in many years of research. And he does it with love and compassion for all people; Jews, Christians, Moslems, etc., who are caught in a web of deceit which leads them to wrong assumptions and sometimes wrong behavior.

One thing I love about Michael Hoffman's writing is his fearlessness in speaking the truth as he sees it. In a world where political correctness equates the slightest criticism of Jews or Israel with so called "anti-Semitism", Hoffman speaks clearly and forcefully. No beating around the bush with Hoffman!

Hoffman backs up what he says with specific detailed research.

Speaking of "anti-Semitism", check out Hoffman's revelations, on pages 321-2, concerning the definition of the term according to some branch of the U S State Department...In essence almost ANY statement that can be taken as the slightest criticism of Judaism, Israel, Jews in history, and a host of other ideas and institutions, including any degree of "Holocaust denial", is considered "anti-Semitic".

Amazingly, when you think of it, this definition does to the so called "anti-Semite" exactly the same thing it purports to prevent happening to Jews! It smears them with a handy label which ignores individual differences.

Anyone using this definition of the term could find lots of positive feedback. It's as if any criticism of any government policy could be called "being an anti-government terrorist", then instantly we could find a high percentage of "terrorists". Simple disagreement with any policy would be enough to get one so classified.

One last point. I know of only two books which are effectively banned by Amazon (there may be many for all I know) One is Hoffman's book. The other is Stephen Zarlenga's The Lost Science of Money, available from the American Monetary Institute, Like Hoffman's book, this volume contains a vast wealth of knowledge backed by a huge amount of research, yet it too is very readable. Zarlenga discovered that our ideas about money have been twisted by the Money Power people so that they can continue to control things. Zarlenga takes you through history with the help of hundreds of historical writers. I urge all your readers to check this out. No one else even comes close to his insights on money and economics.

Patrick said (January 24, 2009):

I just finished reading your latest post on Mr. Hoffman’s book. Your work remains consistently good, but once again I urge you to look back at the whole story from a wider angle.

There is no such thing as Jewish Cabalism. The Kaballah is much older than the Jewish religion, just as Hebrews are an older race than the Jews. Both Judaism and modern Cabalism are derived from the Hebrew Culture, which takes us back to the pages of pre-history, which are not so much pages as they are stone and clay tablets.

In those early days before recorded civilization, man slaved away in toil for the Gods, known by various names throughout all cultures. These Gods were not of this world (planet Earth). Only when the Gods decided they were leaving the planet en masse (possibly for good), did they decide to gift us with the knowledge of civilization. Those in the higher elite that are so fascinated with bloodlines trace their preoccupation to these times, where some of the Gods slept with mankind (their own genetic creation) and created a hybrid race. Those in the hybrid race were given faculties to rule effectively.

Remember, so far in earth’s history, “ruling effectively” has always been the maintenance of a slave society in one degree or another….perhaps to serve the one or two gods that may still be here after being left behind…perhaps as a genetically or psychologically induced sense of superiority.

Since that time, there has always been a two-tiered society….the Hybrid race with a more “pure” and godly gene pool….and the rest of us.

Hebrew was a powerful language at one point in the world’s history. It may not have even originated on this planet. That today’s Jewish religion is connected to the Hebrew language is one of the chief reasons for Jewish notions of superiority and separateness ( like the kind displayed by many Hasidic Jews). The push for Jews to stay married within their religion and not mix with the “goyim”, and gentile notions of European Nobility having a “divine right” to rule, are also related to this phenomenon.

That being said, occult knowledge is not bad knowledge. It is hidden knowledge. The knowledge is hidden because there is power in scarcity.

You and I are a threat to that kind of system because we don’t believe in scarcity and seek to empower the “bottom feeders” so that they can choose a life of non-slavery.

But if you keep dragging this thing back to Satanism, you’re missing a big part of the picture.

Stretch a little more. Happy Frey-Day!



We disagree. I think Satanism IS a big part of the picture. Can't you see that human history is the product of an undeclared war on humanity by Satanists? Do you think human ritual sacrifice is benign?


Lynda said (January 23, 2009):

There are not too many people who are able to review Michael Hoffman's work - it is that cutting edge, but I think your comment is really gets to grips.

You have spotlighted the identity of the Luciferian Elite in terms of their Great Work (against God and nature) - their religious, ethnic, racial, national 'identities' serve largely as camouflage. They are a Dynasty with many ethnic branches. The Talmud is their law, Ca' ballah is their practice, Masonry is their army and MO, earth is where they have staked their claim, nations are their harvests, all people are designated the cattle of their pastures and so must be re-created as cattle shorn of human identity. Not for the cattle the visions splendid that appear before the eyes of faith. For the cattle, the horizon must be uniformly low.

Most people in the modern, materialistic West are fully compliant with this designation. They are not religious and have no interest in the Spiritual dimensions of life.

The Luciferian Elite, however, is extremely religious and they are spiritual; they know and understand the operation of spiritual laws: the laws that in fact operate throughout the cosmic Temple of the universe created by God. Lucifer belongs to that order of creation - an archangel. They have to understand this dimension if they are going to attempt to subvert it by the anti-spiritual practices of magik. In other words, if you are going to subvert the rules - you have to know the rules. And this gives them every advantage over the sheeple who operate upon the material planes.

For this reason, the Luciferian Elite are largely responsible - acting through their proxies - for the war upon religious faiths they have been conducting by all means and resources at their disposal since the appropriately named Elightenment. Above all upon the Christian faith of the Western nations. The latter, not because they believe it to be untrue, but because alone of all the world's religions, Christianity uniquely has their number: calls their bloodline by name. Speaking to the Idumean (Edomite) elite of Jerusalem (or Jewry) of Jerusalem which had usurped the Chair of Moses, the Kingship (Herod was Idumean), the Temple etc - Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, tells them bluntly: "You are of your father the Devil and the works of your father you will do." He made it very plain that this Kabal is not of the Abrahamic, Mosaic or Davidic Covenants, rather they have usurped and nullified these Covenants with a view to denying those who are the heirs by descent and by faith.

And in the fallout with Rome (a foundation of Illium) - controlled by the same bloodlines that controlled Jerusalem, it was the descendents of Jacob faithful to their Covenants and the Christians who entered the new Covenant with the Messiah who were warred upon.

Since Lucifer never gets any new ideas, this act will be restaged again (and again).

As an American and a Christian it makes me angry that the backlash brewing in this country is shaping up - not against the Luciferian Elite - but against their camouflages. Of course, they want, Americans and Canadians to fight each other in the confusions Double Mind they have craftily worked upon mass populations. If there is one thing that can prevent this dire scenario, it is Judaism Discovered, but only if we 'GET IT'. This profoundly Spiritual text breaks the spells of Ca' ballah and sheds the true Christic Light upon its subject matter.

Thank you, Henry, for helping us to GET IT.

Charles said (January 21, 2009):

Re. the "Poll" you cite: Just how does one measure "anti-Semitic feelings"? What were the questions, the parameters? Seems, conveniently, that no-one knows. But it must be true. I am so personally offended that any person could take this seriously. This is patent hate speech with a pseudo-scientific veneer. It's purpose seems to be to herd Jews into a siege mentality. And it obviously works.

It was not until I was in my forties that I saw, heard or witnessed an anti-Semitic act, then a minor remark from an intoxicated jerk from the American East Coast. That is it. One event in sixty years. Yet, I am told non-stop by the media and popular culture that I am a probable anti-Semite seething, just under the surface, with malice towards Jews. This is hatred. Towards me! And I am so sick of it. So here is something far closer to the truth than any poll.

The actual incidence of American anti-Semitism is probably 2-3% or less. The propagation of phony figures such as "35%" and "62%" is mere manipulative hate speech which has a far more damaging role on relationships between Jews and non-Jews than all the extremist right-wing hate groups combined.

Catherine said (January 21, 2009):

There was a TV mini series titled Shaka Zulu. In one scene Shaka asks the British officer “how do you trap a monkey?”

The officer replies; “You secure a gourd to a tree and drop some ‘shiny things’ into it. The monkey spots the gourd, peers into it, sees the ‘shiny things’ and sticks his hand into the gourd and grabs the ‘shiny things’ with his fist, but the narrow neck of the gourd prevents him from pulling his fistful of ‘shiny things’ out. So he is trapped.”

Alas, the poor little primate does not have the intelligence to simply LET GO of those “shiny things” and FREE himself.

But here we are, such an intelligent species we humans; do we know enough to LET GO of those “shiny things?”

Ouspensky said; “The most difficult thing is to truly know what we think we know, and what we do not know.”

To cling to delusional, unrealistic beliefs is just as futile as the little primate clutching the “shiny things” in the gourd.

To know and understand “God” is to know and totally understand the Universe; since we do not, it is very presumptuous and arrogant of any person/group to claim such knowledge, let alone Divine selection by this Entity.

Since humans are the only creatures on this planet (as far as I know) which have the Divine gift of morality, reason and justice; it is INCUMBENT upon us to exercise these gifts, to build a just society and fulfill our Humanity. TO FULFILL OUR HUMANITY IS OUR PURPOSE HERE; we cannot achieve it if we waste our time and resources on stupid, asinine sibling rivalry. We are playing with nuclear matches now, good grief, isn’t it time we gave our heads a good shake and LET GO OF THOSE “SHINY THINGS” and got on with PROJECT CIVILIZATION!?! Time is running out,….

Jerry said (January 21, 2009):

Hello Mr. Makow,
First of all, I don't pretend to know Judaism at all. As a Christian, I don't really know Christianity too well either, except for the usual basics.."Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," etc. But I think it should be clarified that people get a negative view of Jews, ie. "anti-semitism", from the behavior of some Jews, not the ordinary Jew. The average Jew
walks around with as much ignorance of the Talmud, as the average Christian walks around in ignorance of what Christianity is. Just today, my car battery died. I went to a house and asked for help in jump starting my car. A young lady answered the door, and immediately helped me. Since I work for the post office, and was on my usual route, I asked her name. She said her name was Blatt! She didn't seem to think I was an awful goy!! So I believe, as you do, that the majority of Jews are not aware of whats being done in their name! Anyway, to make this short, I'm glad you believe in Love..truly the only answer when you get down to it. With Love comes understanding too. So, lets all try to understand!

Kevin said (January 20, 2009):

I have studied Kaballah, and it's not the evil you and Hoffman assert.
Spiritual knowledge can be used for either good or evil. Historically, teachers
strove with great care to select their students due to this factor. Indeed,
spiritual knowledge in the hands of the pure of heart and mind can
bring a blessing for all mankind, including the Kabbalah. It's not
so simple as Hoffman would have us believe. As for Levay,
if he was once Jewish, or born unto Jewish patents, then
this is the same as many who were "once" Jewish.

There are many writers and websites about the Kaballah. Gershom
Sholem is only one. Historically, Kaballah was not recommended for
study by the rank and file, but only by those with pure motive, true
knowledge and self-discipline. Essentially, man fears what he
doesn't understand, or he understands it and strives to
keep others away through fear. The Kaballah is the
study of the Tree of Life and the esoteric insights
of G-d's Torah. What's to fear, other than if you
seek to use spiritual knowledge for corrupt
purposes and the pursuit of power?

A wise man learns from everyone and everything. Indeed, if you also
were to learn and apply the lessons of Kaballah in a positive way, this
would be a good thing. A pursuit of power and control over others is not,
a "good thing," that is, unless they seek to do evil to you. Do no harm,
and go where truth and understanding takes you.


How do you account for Freemasonry being based on cabala?


Stephen said (January 20, 2009):

Makow, it takes courage to put this up and it looks like you got some when this subject is broached. The Spanish found out nearly 800 years ago how to keep the country Roman Catholic.
The Rev. Maximilian Kolbe took the place of a jew that was scheduled to be executed.
Jesus words ring true,forever; "Without me you can do nothing." Finally, the holocausting of the Palestinians is ultimately about the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple.
So much for the Judeo-Christain myth, a lie to the core. Jesus did not believe nor did he preach Judaism.

Robert said (January 20, 2009):

Thought this might be interesting to you. Recently, I had my eyes examined by a racially jewish optometrist who practices judaism. May I quote hime directly? He said, "that the true, first commandment of Judaism is to love the land of Israel with all thy heart... and that loving Israel '1st and foremost' is 'loving God'."

So I asked him, "Isn't that idolatry? Putting patriotism ahead of one's love for God?". He said, "no, they are the same."

So I related to him that one of the reason's God gave the Israelites into the hands of the Assyrians (and Babylonians) is their patriotic idolatry (they loved themselves and their land more than their creator and land-giver). He shrugged his shoulders and said, "huh".

The first commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength" (Deut. 6). I guess St. Paul understood their theology when he wrote in Romans
Rom 1:24
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Just thought you may find the conversation interesting...

Keep seeking God,

Milton said (January 20, 2009):

I have responded to a letter by my MP and took the opportunity to inform him that he was part of a Cabbalistic agenda called Olam Tikkun or the perfection of the world or N.W.O because the creator left it imperfect according to the Cabbalists. They were going to redeem and perfect Israel in the coming paradisaical order but that this would suck the holiness out of the other nations.

I told him this was the reason for the mass immigration of which the immigrants knew nothing in order to create the rootless cosmopotitan slave population for it.

He can not now claim ignorace of it.
I have read a good portion of it and i beleive the quotes about Olam Tikkin can be found of Hoffman pages 774-5.

Peter said (January 20, 2009):

Your reader Kurt [below] claims that the Babylonian Talmud ... is not alone among faiths in advocating inhumane behaviors.
I challenge Kurt to name another faith, a single one, that has it officially in its holy books that only its adherents are human and all others mere cattle. That sexual intercourse with little girls is permissible... or anything else in the long litany of hideous perversions that make up the so called Talmud, which condenses 2000 years of sick utterings by the "blessed sages" of Judaism.
When it comes to the ideological underpinning of evil, Judaism stands far out and is spectacularly alone in our age. Historical atrocities, including the Inquisition, may not be cited as excuse for the Talmud's justifying of evil committed today. The Talmud is an abomination in every regard, democracy, philosophy, spirituality or simple human decency, and as such it represents the single greatest repository of evil on our planet. This is not to say that no other evil could exist if there were no Talmud. But as of today the Talmud holds the title, hands down.

And to Tony B, about what we can do.
Fully agree with what you say. But you are not going far enough. Mere debt cancellation and they keep what they have stolen during the last 100 years? If ever there was reason for countries to have land reform to right ancient feudal wrongs... man is there ever a reason today for the world to have wealth reform... by taking away from the bastards what they have stolen; then spread it and use it for good, not create a new set of SOB's. Then use honest money everywhere. Only then and not before would good have a chance to spread in this world. In the meantime evil rules.

Oscar said (January 20, 2009):

You’re exactly on point. Your concise style of writing is refreshing. When asked do you believe in God? I say yes because Satins works occur all around us everyday. Keep writing as there are many with blind spirits that refuse to see. They are purposely made ignorant of their own reality let alone the evil in the world. Confusion and ignorance is the devils workshop. Education through God words are our only salvation. God has blessed you; the truth is unshakable so continue to spread the word. There are many that can see the truth so don’t every give up you are not alone.

Elaine said (January 19, 2009):

This was an excellent article and I thank you for writing about Michael Hoffman's book on Judaism and Anti-Semitism and the irrational hate that
is the religion of racism and deceit.

He has done a great service not only for the Jewish people, but all people so they will understand that it "isn't all Jews" who even know or understand this themselves.

You mentioned the names of Edith Stein, Maximilian Kolbe, who were killed in the camps during WW11. Both have been made Saints of the Catholic Church for their unwavering Christian faith in the face of atrocities beyond description and in Kolbe's case, having given his life in place of another man who had been chosen to die.

Edith was a Jew who converted to Christianity after getting doctorates in Philosophy, Psychology and then became a nun (St. Maria Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). Kolbe was a Catholic Priest, I believe from Poland. (I believe Edith had a maternal sister who also converted to Christianity and became a nun.) The Stein family were friends of my Mother's family in Germany and lived in the same area.

What people need to understand is one is bound to repeat history if one is ignorant of it, and our secular educational system has made sure that no one learns the lessons of history especially the truth, and not revised history which is what is being taught today.

Thanks again Henry.

Kurt said (January 19, 2009):

I was stimulated by your "Judaism Discovered" article. While the Babylonian Talmud condones lying, cheating, stealing, killing and other evil, it is not alone among faiths in advocating inhumane behaviors.

Religion is the core of both good and evil. One would think that missionaries, as purveyors of God's word, would behave in kind ways. This is the paradoxical dichotomy. Evil is displayed in the history of faith based atrocities. The Inquisition, Crusades, Salem Witch Trials, are Christianity, gone wrong, examples. Judaism is not unlike other religions in the demonstration of man's inhumanity to others.

Jews do not have a monopoly on religious supremacism, racism, or hatred. All absolutist faith in scripture is potentially dangerous because it ignores the basic need for evidence or proof. Human desires for power, greed, politics or other wants are perceived as having God's backing. Religious beliefs are based on faith, when it is proof that justifies action. For example, torture is used to extract a confession while truth becomes of secondary importance.

The desire to believe in what cannot be proven causes the fervor of absolutism. The only truth that we can be certain of is that man must treat each other, and nature, with dignity and respect. People must behave humanely. When religious indoctrination or scripture is inhumane; when people are treated with racism and hatred, man has lost perspective of the most important aspect of religion. When faith is evil, it must be acknowledged and denounced. Perhaps this is the most relevant contribution of Michael Hoffman's book.

The Jewish scripture of the Babylonian Talmud that is racist must be openly acknowledged and denounced. Inhumane absolutist mentality must be abolished in all religions. Individual and cultural dysfunction result from the dishonesty of ignoring discrimination and hatred. Killing, racism, supremacist behavior, and the resultant backlash is too glaring to claim ignorance. One can only hope that, in the future, evil is acknowledged so that history does not continually repeat. Only then will humanity prevail.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at