Isn't the "Jewish" god the God of the Old Testament? Isn't this why we refer to the popular belief in Christ as the Judeo-Christian religion?
Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser wrote in "Judaism and the Christian Predicament" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967) p. 59:
"This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. Judaism is not the religion of the Bible."
Rabbi Moshe M. Maggal, wrote:
"...you will notice the great difference between the Jewish and Christian religions. But these are not all. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other. ...we emphasized that there is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion. There is not any similarity between the two concepts."[Rabbi Maggal (President, National Jewish Information Service) letter, 21 August 1961.]
So what is the nature of the "Jewish" god?
It is not the God of the Hebrew Bible as we have just seen by their own admission. They have no need of the concept of God as they have "killed off God" a long time ago, as James Yaffe comments:
And so it seems we must agree with Rabbi Richard Israel, who writes in Commentary's symposium on Jewish belief, "[The current discussion on] the Death of God will cause Jews to ask, `So what else is new?' The Jewish funeral was a much more private affair. We buried him quietly and in the middle of the night.'"[James Yaffe, "The American Jews" (New York: Random House, 1968), pg. 161]
James Yaffe's statement was a comment to a statement made by Rabbi Sherwin Wine of the Birmingham Temple:
"_the whole concept of God is outdated; Judaism can function perfectly well without it."
If the self-styled "Jews" have "killed off God", then what sort of "god" do they have? The Jewish God is the "Jew" as the Jewish Cabala (Kabbalah) puts it:
"The Jew is the living God, God incarnate: he is the heavenly man. The other men are earthly, of inferior race. They exist only to serve the Jew. They are the cattle seed."
In the following quote we begin to understand this "Jewish" idea of their "god" a little better as it is applied more directly to today:
"The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this "new world order" the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands."-Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, `La Revue de Paris', p. 574, June 1, 1928
Who are these self-styled "Jews" then if they are not Israelites? One American Jew woke up to the lie after living in the Israeli occupational state in Palestine. He put it this way:
"The American people have been led to believe that Jews are "God's chosen people." This myth was started by a small group of Jews. A few Jewish leaders took excerpts from the Bible and interpreted them to mean that God designated them as "chosen people."
"Leading the cry, `We are God's Chosen People,' are the Zionist/Marxist (Ashkenazi) Jews who for political purposes chose Judaism and who don't have a drop of biblical Jewish blood in them. "The Judeo-Christian ethic we hear so much about in America is a big joke - the result of an intense Zionist propaganda campaign.
"I'll toss in one last thought about the `God's chosen people' myth: God said, `Beware of those who call themselves Jews and are not, for they lie.' Could it be the Ashkenazi Jews are the people to whom God was referring?"_Jack Bernstein, The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel (California: The Noontide Press, 1984)
Are modern Jews Israelites? Are they Hebrews? In their own writings these self-styled "Jews" tell us it is incorrect to call a contemporary "Jew" an "Israelite" or a "Hebrew." Under the heading "A Brief History of the Terms for Jew," in the 1980 Jewish Almanac, is the following:
"Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a "Jew" or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew." 1980 Jewish Almanac, P.3
Judaism or Pharisaism? In "The Pharisees_The Sociological Background of Their Faith," Rabbi Louis Finkelstein describes these self-styled "Jews" and their origins:
"Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating the arguments used in the Palestinian academies."
"_rabbinic Judaism, the first-born child of Pharisaism, remains a unit until this day." (p.XXI of Forward to 1st Edition, "The Pharisees," Vol. 1, Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1938 & Vol. 2, p. 622
Jesus had quite a verbal scathing for the Pharisees in Matthew 23. He exposed them for the sort of people they were:
"Hypocrites," "sons of hell," "blind guides," "fools," "full of robbery and self-indulgence," "whitewashed tombs full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness," "full of hypocrisy and lawlessness," "partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets," and "serpents and brood of vipers."
Not quite an endorsement by the Christian Savior. And some fools have the gall, or should we say "chutzpah," to call Jesus a "Jew!" What blasphemy!
If modern Jews are not descendants of the original Israelites, who are they? Professor of Medieval Jewish History, Abraham N. Poliak of Tel Aviv University, has stated:
"The large majority of world Jewry is descended from the Jews of Khazaria." (The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler (New York: Random House, 1976) p.226)
The people living in Palestine in the 20th century have no racial nor historic connection with Palestine and are, in reality, descendants from a Turko-Mongolian tribal people who created a kingdom called Khazaria which existed until the 10th century. These Khazarian "Jews" could just as easily have practiced Christianity, but for whatever reason they chose Judaism (Talmudic Pharisaism) and there is nothing that can be done about it.
Obviously, if these people have no racial, or historic connection with Palestine they have no claim to the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel or the land known as "Israel" (Palestine) today. If this is true then there should be more evidence to support this position, and there is. The American People's Encyclopedia for 1964 at 15-292 records the following reference to Khazars:
"In the year 740 the Khazars were officially converted to Judaism. A century later they were cursed by the in-coming Slavic- speaking people and were scattered over central Europe where they were known as Jews. It is from this grouping that most German and Polish Jews are descended, and they likewise make up a considerable part of that population now found in America. The term Aschenazim is now applied to this division."
Alfred Lilienthal writes, in "What Price Israel" (Henry Regenery Co., 1953):
"Perhaps the most significant mass conversion to the Judaic Faith occurred in Europe, in the 8th century A.D., and that story of the Khazars (Turko-Finnish people) is quite pertinent to the establishment of the modern state of Israel." Again, "That the Khazars are the lineal ancestors of Eastern European Jewry is a historical fact. Jewish historians and religious textbooks acknowledge the fact, though the propagandists of Jewish nationalism belittle it as pro-Arab propaganda."
Arthur Koestler's book "The Thirteenth Tribe" (New York: Random House, Inc., 1976) blew the lid off this suppressed fact. Koestler notes:
"In the 1960's, the number of the Sephardim was estimated at 500,000. The Ashkenazim, at the same period, numbered about eleven million. Thus in common parlance, Jew is synonymous with Ashkenazi Jew."
He further states:
"For the sake of piquantry it should be mentioned that the Ashkenaz of the Bible refers to a people living somewhere in the vicinity of Mount Ararat and Armenia. The name occurs in Genesis 10:3 and 1 Chronicles 1:6 as one of the sons of Gomer, who was a son of Japheth. Ashkenaz is also a brother of Togarmah (and a nephew of Magog) whom the Khazars, according to King Joseph, claimed as their ancestor."
Koestler further quotes an early source indicating that the Khazars had some connection with Gog of the land of Magog.
"At some date earlier than 864, the Westphalian monk, Christian Druthmar of Acquitania, wrote a Latin treatise `Esposito in Evangelium Mattei,' in which he reported that `there exist people under the sky in regions where no Christian can be found, whose name is Gog and Magog, and who are Huns; among them is one, called the Gazari (Khazars) who are circumcised and observe Judaism in its entirety."
For those interested in Bible prophecy, the implications of this last sentence are staggering. Read Genesis 10:2-3 to see from whom Ashkenaz descended; notice who his relatives are. Then read Ezekiel 38 & 39. Jewish author Alfred Lilienthal further stated:
"These Ashkenazim Jews have little or no trace of Semitic blood."-p. 222, "What Price Israel."
This is now understandable from what Koestler revealed. The Jews fully understand their Khazarian heritage as the third edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia for 1925 records:
"Chazars: a people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews of Russia." The Jewish Encyclopedia, Third Edition, 1925.
There are two main "racial" branches of modern Jewry. The smaller of the two is called the Sephardim, some of whose ancestors fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and spread across North Africa to Spain. This group has been from the outset so small, in terms of a viable gene pool, and has mixed with such regularity over the centuries with the indigenous peoples wherever they lived that Dr. Raphael Patai, a leading Jewish scholar, felt compelled to write a book entitled `The Myth of the Jewish Race' (Scribners, 1975).
In reviewing an earlier work by Dr. Patai, `Israel Between East and West,' Dr. Camille Honig, literary editor for the Voice (Jewish Voice of California, Sept. 25, 1953), stated:
"If you studied Jewish types and communities in five continents, as this writer had the opportunity of doing, you would have realized that it is sheer nonsense, and very dangerous nonsense, as well as unscientific, to speak about a Jewish race."
In a book entitled "Races in Europe", the author, William Z. Ripley, states under ethnology:
"The findings of physical anthropology show that contrary to all popular view, there is no Jewish race. "Our conclusion then is final. It is paradoxical yet true, we affirm. The Jews are not a race, but only a people after all."
Perhaps it can be understood why this is. The World Book Encyclopedia states:
"The Jews were once a sub-type of the Mediterranean race, but they have mixed with other peoples until the name Jew has lost all racial meaning."
Since the majority of people in modern Palestine and the world who call themselves "Jews" are descendants from a "Turko-Mongolian tribal people" known as Khazars, and have "little or no trace of Semitic blood in them," the word anti-Semitic, as applied to Jews, is meaningless.