Lo-ta'aneh vere'acha ed shaker.

Exodus 20:13

(Note: This is Exodus 20:16 in non-Jewish translations of the Bible.)

(Do not testify as a false witness against your neighbor.)

Response to anti-Semites' posting of Talmud "Quotes"
and other anti-Semitic fabrications and distortions

Author: David S. Maddison maddison@connexus.net.au

Project started: 1998CE/07/29
This site started 1999CE/03/15

Much of anti-Semitism appears to have its origins in the supposed belief that Jews must intrinsically hate Christianity and humanity in general. Of course, this is not true, but it does not stop the production of vast amounts of anti-Semitic propaganda to this effect. This belief is often combined with the idea that Jews are somehow not human, but must have access to various subterfuges or even magic to give, at least, the appearance of being human and thus be able to "infiltrate" and "corrupt" normal society. Indeed, many societies have blamed "the Jews" for all their problems. It follows from these beliefs that Jews must therefore be exterminated in order for society to function normally, and sadly, this has been tried on more than one occasion. The types of fears and misconceptions at work in these cases are among the most ancient and primordial in existence. Perhaps if those that blamed "the Jews" for their problems had the same devotion to education, learning and personal advancement that Jews typically do, they wouldn't have whatever problems they are blaming Jews for.

This is a project to provide responses to the anti-Semites who post alleged quotes from the Talmud and other anti-Jewish propaganda in a way intended to promote hatred of Jews. These "Talmud quotes" and other material are either entire fabrications, mistranslations or out of context. This is a sample of the first small completed section. If you have any comments I would be happy to hear them. I would like to thank all the people who have contributed answers. Each contribution includes the author's name or initials. I would also like to thank Frances for starting this site and for ongoing support. There are also several other documents that I am working on. Most of the "Talmud quotes" come from the Russian anti-Semite Rev. I. B. Pranaitis, who had a criminal record and was "Master of Theology and Professor of the Hebrew Language at the Imperial Ecclesiastical Academy of the Roman Catholic Church" in Old St. Petersburg, Russia. He wrote this material around the turn of the century in a booklet in Latin with the English title of "The Talmud Unmasked". He was a self-identified Talmudic "scholar" who testified at the B. Mendel Beilis "Blood Libel" case and was laughed out of court when asked some very basic questions on the Talmud which he couldn't answer. Nevertheless, his legacy survives and it is about time there was a response to it. So here is the first part.

Note: This site will not attempt to deal with Holocaust denial. For those requiring proof that the Holocaust did occur, please visit http://www.nizkor.org or http://www.holocaust-history.org Please also visit Hatewatch http://hatewatch.org "An educational resource combatting online bigotry". Some of this material is also mirrored there. For Holocaust-denial resources in French please visit http://www.anti-rev.org/ and http://rafale.worldnet.net/~gilkarm/

Some falsified or mistranslated Talmud quotes and accusations that are cited here or elsewhere are discussed in great detail, complete with the original Aramaic or Hebrew at http://talmud.faithweb.com

Please let me know if there is specific material you would like me to address that is not already answered on these pages. Also, I still have a large amount of material that I have not yet put up. I may have already dealt with the claims. Please let me know if you are interested in translating any of this material into other languages, especially Eastern European ones...

David S. Maddison

Response to:
"Why Jews are Persecuted - Some Insight from Jewish Writings"
"The Code of the Jews - From the Talmud"
"Why jews Are Persecuted For Their Religion - The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!"

Response to: The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"

Response to:
Aren't a majority of modern Jews descended from the Khazars?
If so, Jews should have no claim on Israel.

Some true quotes from the Talmud by Michael Gruda

(In two parts.)

A brief chronology of anti-Semitism

Who was "Reverend" Pranaitis and what did he do?

The supposed quote of Rabbi Wise purporting that Communism=Judaism

The supposed quotes of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and others

The "Kosher Food Tax"

A self-proclaimed "Aryan's" view of "non-Aryans"

A comment on "strange and bizzarre" problems discussed in the Talmud

also titled as "Why Are Jews Persecuted For Their Religion?" (not to be confused with document with similar title above).

Also known as
"Non-Jews as seen in the Jewish Talmud"
"Jewish Racism towards Non-Jews as expressed in the Talmud"

A response to "Know your enemy - 1000 quotes by and about Jews"

Coming soon: The Blood Libel (claims of "Jewish Ritual Murder")

Coming soon: The Kol Nidre prayer libel

Coming soon: The false claim that Jews were responsible for the slave trade

Coming soon: The false claim that Jews believe non-Jews don't have souls

Coming soon: Is communism a Jewish plot?

More of the "1000 Quotes" analysed or refuted

Coming soon: More on the Khazars

This web site in the news

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