WDTTRS: What Does the Talmud Really Say?

Hermeticism of the Zohar contained in the Talmud

A homily during the worship service of the conciliar religion was recently described as follows. The occasion was Yom Kippur, the Judaic alleged Day of Atonement. The priest apparently explained to the assembly that the actions of the ancient and holy Israelite religion (whose sole heir is the Catholic Church) is mirrored in the goings-on of the synagogues of today.  Although the description I received was rather brief and generalized, the gist was apparent; what the Orthodox Judaic rabbi does today is the equivalent of what the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity did in His exceedingly perfect youth.

Novus Ordo Blasphemy
is one barely adequate means of describing such a homily, yet this shibboleth is ubiquitous in the Catholic mind: the idea that the Orthodox Judaic religion is simply the practice of the Old Testament by very nice, conservative, faith-filled believers in whom we know to be God the Father.

Head and shoulders above many other researchers’ work stand the writings of Michael A. Hoffman II, and though years late to this conversation as I may be, the topic of what principles the Judaic religion really propounds doesn’t consume nearly enough Catholic pixels online.  Approaching the tenth anniversary of Hoffman’s eleven-hundred page Judaism Discovered, the book evinces a painstakingly careful scrutiny and demystification of the doctrines contained in the volumes of the Talmud. Hoffman’s precisely footnoted study uses the most authoritative sources, which is to say that he quotes (in full context) the words of the Talmud itself and the rabbis who interpret and comment upon it. Regarding Judaic beliefs and behaviors, the misconceptions belaboring the thinking of modern-day Catholics are myriad and profoundly convoluted. Unwinding the knot of such misunderstanding could in itself easily comprise a thousand pages. For those pursuing such a purpose Hoffman has provided an excellent foundation in his explaining things such as what the Talmud really says about Christians, about Judaics themselves, and what god(s) they actually worship. Consider that to truly understand the Catholic mind, an outsider is well-advised to read the Gospels, the Fathers, Mystics, Doctors and Popes. The same is true of Orthodox Judaism and the Babylonian Talmud, and Hoffman elucidates the diametric opposition between Christianity and the religion of the rabbis. The author’s doing so lays bare for the reader just how ridiculous an outrage is the above-mentioned novus ordo cleric’s comparing the post-biblical Synagogue of Satan to the authentic faith of the Ancient Hebrews. Also exposed is the laughably inapt conservative descriptor of certain ethics and traditions as being Judeo-Christian. As the reader of Judaism Discovered might come to agree, the self-contradictory term Satano-Christian would match better the reality of the utter incompatibility of these two religions.

Does Christ the King Employ Escape Clauses?
Perish that very thought, that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity could deceive or be deceived! Yet for an ignorant (and apparently servile to his conciliar prelate) novus ordo priest, drawing a comparison to the synagogue’s actions on Yom Kippur to our Blessed Lord’s faithful observances would involve nothing less contradictory than that God is dishonest. Ignorant Catholics (this writer included until recently) know nothing about the Kol Nidrei prayer, a rather mellifluous chant which releases the Judaic adherent from any vow or oath made or taken in the coming year.

kol nidrei
Kol Nidrei Prayer at Chabad.org

This prayer, bereft of any biblical basis whatsoever, absolves the Judaic adherent from going back on his word or perjuring himself (Hoffman 288), meaning he releases himself, in advance, of any vows which he might take in the coming year. It’s a license to lie and cheat without the slightest moral encumbrance, and yet the conciliar religion would have us believe that Our Blessed Lord would have said such a prayer. Fitting and unsurprising is it that the same traitors who have lied all along about what constitutes Catholicism would likewise cover their tracks about the man-made tradition of the rabbis.

Case in Brief
The example of the Kol Nidrei prayer is merely one of countless, provable misdirections given to Catholics about Orthodox Judaism. While the scope and depth of the deception is truly breathtaking, a sense can nonetheless be generalized of the contrast between what the Judaic creed truly asserts and what Catholics are expected to know (and not know) about it.

According to Rabbinic Judaism, at the giving of the Ten Commandments, God gave Moses an oral tradition; this oral tradition is more authoritative than the Decalogue, and is referred to as as the Oral Torah, or Mishnah (Hoffman 134). This Oral Torah abrogates all Ten Commandments and the entire moral order, replacing the rule of God over man with rule by the rabbi. Referred to by Our Lord accusing the Pharisees of replacing Divine mandate with the traditions of men, additional lore of alleged mysticism were aggregated to the Mishnah, such as the Kabbalah’s Zohar. Among these traditions are an accrual of pagan practices encountered by the Israelites in places such as Egypt and Babylon, including worship of Baal, a fertility god propitiated by various, abominable acts of religious prostitution. Following the destruction of the Temple and subsequent rebellions, ensuing centuries had the dispersed descendants of the Pharisees committing the Mishnah to writing. Commentaries were added to the Mishnah which became an additional body of writing known as the Gemara. Sometime around 600 A.D. these two bodies of law and interpretation became the Babylonian Talmud (ibid.) Catholics equate the Torah of the Talmud with the Pentateuch, the first five books of Sacred Scripture, and this false equivalence is well understood by practitioners of Judaism. Few rabbis have ever read the Bible however, and their referring to study of the Torah means oral Torah, by which is meant the above-mentioned Mishnah. Commentaries and interpretations of the Mishnah are contained in the Gemara, the latter to which rabbis specifically refer as Talmud (ibid.)  Together the Mishnah, the Gemara and additional texts such as the occult, Kabbalistic Zohar form collectively what is referred to as the Babylonian Talmud.

Judaism Discovered
Judaism Discovered, by Michael Hoffman

Without exaggeration or sensationalism, Hoffman treats of additional topics, some of which may startle, but again are meticulously documented. Of particular importance in reading the Talmud is an understanding of rabbinical hermeneutics, through which decoy texts can be correctly understood by the initiated Talmud student; yet without such interpretive filters, prying gentile eyes will be deceived in the allaying of any suspicions which may arise when reading the Talmud’s curses against gentiles, or Jesus.  Hoffman himself says that his claims have never been refuted, and based on his diligent cross-referencing and foot-noting, I’m strongly inclined to believe it. Here are a select few topics from his table of contents, with the last three being points mentioned within the text itself.

  1. Genocide Advocated by the Talmud
  2. Goddess Worship in Judaism
  3. The Superiority of the Jews
  4. The Inferiority of the Gentiles
  5. Child Molestation in the Religion of Judaism
  6. Sexual Intercourse with Little Girls is Permissible
  7. Sex Magic
  8. Divine Mandate to Kill Jesus Christ and Christians
  9. Moses Maimonides: Premiere Anti-Black Racist
  10. Sodomy in the Synagogue
  11. Totalitarian Obligation to Obey the Rabbis in All Things
  12. The Kosher Food Racket
  13. Jesus Christ was illegitimate.
  14. The Blessed Virgin was a woman of ill-repute who conceived while menstruating.
  15. Judaics’ Principal role in history’s black slave trade

Neither Biblical, Nor Conservative, Nor Faithful
The image of Judaism held by Catholics is a trifecta of internalized deception. Consider. How could any religion which denies the Trinity, especially with such vicious negation of the Adorable Savior, have any continuity with the Old Testament? Why would Judaism examine Sacred Scripture when that creed denies the culmination in Christ Jesus of all the moral codes, histories and prophecies therein contained?  It is a fact that Catholics are gulled into forgetting that the crime of deicide plunged its perpetrators into an unplumbable state of blind depravity. Nothing of God can be found in a religion that denies Him.

Second, the so-imagined ideological alignments between religiously observant Judaics and Catholics is likewise illusory. Without the least bit of critical outlook or hesitation, Catholics swallow the line that Orthodox Judaics side with gentiles, and against their co-religionists, on matters of cultural degradation. Nothing could be further from the truth. The rabbis oppose abortion, sodomy, and abomination-marriage with respect for themselves and their followers, but not for gentiles. Catholics might ask, how could such a feel-good alliance be fraudulent? Because the Hegelian dialectic and its application in the form of false division/and opposition has its origin in the Talmudic mindset (Hoffman 76-77). We must remember our history, that the destruction of the Catholic Visigoth Kingdom in 711, the disaster which befell the Empire left to Charlemagne’s son Louis the Pious, the murderous regime of Peter the Cruel of 14th Century Spain were all the results of bad and naïve Catholics who failed to understand that some enemies conquer by false friendship, infiltration, co-optation and then overthrow.

Orthodox Judaism sanctions actions taken in bad faith. Lying under oath, cheating and swindling, bringing harm to gentiles (so long as no repercussions are felt by fellow Judaics) are not merely overlooked, they are mitzvah, or pious works (Hoffman 483). What can such a system have in common with a religion of faith? For an example of the object of Orthodox Judaic worship as a theology having nothing in common with the Holy Faith, look no further than the Shekhinah. Hoffman explains

Worship of the Shekhinah in the form of the moon goddess is a formal rite in Orthodox Judaism. Orthodox Judaism is steeped in moon worship and lunar associations… In other words, the rabbinic rite of moon sanctification is analogous to summoning the Divine Presence of the goddess herself (Hoffman 269).

Exactly what continuity exists between a Pharisaical moon goddess cult and the Catholic Faith? Fascinating detail on Judaic moon goddess worship can be found here.

Throwing new light on various topics in addition to the Talmud itself, Judaism Discovered provides bases for the reader’s better apprehending the appropriation of western judicial systems and the degradation of formerly Christian culture for the sake of ulterior ends. Further, an affinity can be detected between the mind of the rabbi and the sometimes inexplicable behavior of novus ordo churchman. Most importantly, Hoffman’s book, while not taking up directly these topics of law, culture and apostate Catholics, nonetheless aids the reader’s apprehending that these three matters may form distinct parts of a larger agenda, centuries in the making, and buried in “holy” books most gentile readers cannot fully grasp. Judaism Discovered is highly recommended to any Catholic interested in a broader understanding of the beliefs adhered to by Judaism, and most especially those readers who seek to ground their understanding in objective facts, rather than the received opinions of this subject’s Catholic gatekeepers.

The book can be ordered in paperback directly from Hoffman’s website, here. My copy arrived in timely fashion, wrapped and packed with great care.

Note on Vocabulary:
Hoffman prefers to use the term Judaic, rather than Jew when referring to the vast majority of people who practice Orthodox Judaism. The author makes this distinction because the number of Jews, or Sephardim having a genetic, racial or historical connection to Palestine is small. The more numerous Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe have no racial, genetic or historical connection whatsoever with Biblical Hebrews or Palestine. Rather, they descend from a Turkic people who converted to the religion of the Pharisees and the Talmud after being evangelized during the middle ages. The term Judaic is likewise used above in this distinguishing sense with which Hoffman has imbued it.

Hoffman, Michael; Judaism Discovered; Independent History and Research; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 2008.

8 thoughts on “WDTTRS: What Does the Talmud Really Say?

    1. Thanks for commenting, Mar. My apologies. The notifications which I am supposed to receive do not operate as advertised. Commenters leave input, and WordPress doesn’t alert me that they are even there. WordPress support is limited, but I will investigate what can be done. The only solution I have is that you email me at ben.quivenit@gmail.com.
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  1. An excellent article, sir. Thank you for writing it. I do hope it reaches many eyes. May I offer a correction to a couple of your sentences? (I teach grammar, so my grammar spidey-sense always tingles at incorrect usage.) In the two sentences in which you use ‘further’, the word should be ‘farther’, which infers ‘distance’, as in “Nothing could be farther from the truth.” May God bless you and Our Lady protect you.


    1. Et cum spiritu tuo! Can it be true? You mean I’m not alone in grammar geekdom? This news is most welcome!

      Now, as to further, as in further from the truth. If I were to use farther, would that not mean that the physical distance from the truth was greater than some other? For example, Flagstaff, Arizona is over 100 miles farther than Kingman. Beyond that, even hundreds of miles farther lies the physical distance of a certain idea from the truth. That’s not the sense I meant to convey.

      The physical distance isn’t the intended meaning, but rather an immaterial degree, or unlikeness of sorts, from the truth, or further.
      God by you!


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