Several pro-Israel Jewish groups lead by Abraham Foxman have urged Jordanian government to take action to ensure that the recent Arabic translation of Jewish Talmud is not used to teach hatred of Jews and Israel among the Arabs.
A group of some 90 Jordanian Muslim and Christian scholars and researchers spent six years to translate Babylonian Jewish Talmud from Aramaic to Arabic. The project was sponsored by Amman-based academic group ‘Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). The 20-volume set is being sold for $750.
So why pro-Israel Jewish groups are upset with Arabic translation of Jewish Talmud? Abraham Foxman, national director of ADL says the introduction to the 20-volume set claims that Talmud teaches hatred toward non-Jews (Goyim) which is the basis of Israel’s discrimination against Arabs and the native Muslims and Christian Palestinians.
“These texts confirm the racist and hostile perception toward the non-Jews, especially those who threaten the ‘chosen nation’ and stand in the way of its ambitions and hopes. There is no doubt that Israel is the best example of this racist position, both in the level of its daily crimes against the Palestinians and the level of its rejection and contempt for international resolutions and laws. For what applies to other countries in the world does not apply to contemporary Israel, as it is unique. Jews, according to this racist position of the Talmud, are permitted to do what is not permitted for non-Jews,” says the ADL translation of the introduction in Arabic, May 21, 2012. ADL also claims: “Elsewhere in the introduction, the reader is informed that the Talmud claims that non-Jews are inhuman, may be tricked or cheated, that it is permissible to kill them, and so on“.
In February 2003, Abe Foxman had made a similar claim, saying: “It has become a common refrain among the anti-Semites that the Talmud is the ‘smoking gun’ that confirms their belief about Jews being stingy, malevolent and intent on world domination. They create this myth about Jewish practices and tradition, which helps to further justify and promote their anti-Semitism“. Christian historian, Michael A. Hoffman II exposed Abe Foxman’s lies about Talmud here.
Let us listen to Israeli rabbis, historian, academic, Jewish writers and Christian scholar to find out what they have to say about the teachings of Babylonian Talmud which is considered holier than the Old Testament among a great majority of Jews.
Rev. I. B. Pranaitis, profeesor of Hebrew language at the Imperial Ecciesiastical Academy of Roman Catholic Church in Old St. Peterburg in his book ‘The Talmud Unmasked‘ documents the Jewish hatred toward Jesus, his mother Mary and Christians.
Israeli author and historian, professor Israel Shahak in his famous book, ‘Jewish History, Jewish Religion‘, documents the ugly faces of both Judaism and Jewish history against non-Jews.
And finally, Roy Tov, an Israeli citizen, author and blogger on run – explains why pro-Israel Jews consider quoting Talmud as ‘anti-Semitism’.
“The Talmud is a blasphemous and criminal text by all accounts. Technically it is a compilation of excuses allowing the commitment of crimes; non-Jews are considered by it as non-humans, thus every conceivable crime against them is allowed,” wrote Roy.