from The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today
by Elizabeth Dilling


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he commonest statements of all Jewish authorities attribute many customs and doctrines of “Judaism” to Persian, Babylonian, Assyrian sources. The leading paganisms of all the centuries have been gathered up and treasured by Pharisaic Talmudism. The long stay of Pythagoras in Babylon, his number and letter magic; the transmigration of souls out and back into the “En Sof;” procreation being the hub and center of the universe, a man’s first duty being to get souls out of “guf” and if this is impossible to keep on copulating in honor of the procreative powers; the selflessness of the universe; the multitude of spirits in charge of all functions; Sun-worship; veneration of the Moon; man as a spark of the divine capable of pushing the universe with his own illuminated inflated “knowing” self (Lucifer means “light-bearer”) — all this forms the old Nature religions of paganism, seeking power through abracadabra, invocations, fasting and ecstasies to attract the spirits of the unseen world. It is all as old as the Old Testament, and as current.

So-called “Judaism” is nothing but Babylonian Talmudic Pharisaism, which at base is crass paganism, pantheistic atheism, a conglomeration of all the forms of paganism concocted through the centuries. New descriptions concocted for this very old satanism, such as “immanence” (Spinoza); “emanation” (Talmudic Cabala); “dialectical materialism” (Marx) merely dress up old pagan concepts.


What the Cross means to Christianity, “Babylon the Great” means to the cult of Judaistic Pharasaism.

Babylon was the “Vatican,” center, and spiritual homeland of Pharasaic Babylonian Talmudism, as Chief Rabbi Hertz has put it, from 586 B.C. to 1040 A.D., when the last of the Talmud “academies” moved out into Europe, Asia and Africa from Babylonia. (Exhibits 33-34) The “glory” of Babylon is referred to in the Talmud. (Rodkinson introduction, Exhibit 18).

And from Babylon, to Africa, Europe and all over the world, Pharisaism and its Traditions (Talmud) went, so that the Jew today repeats Pharisaic arguments when he studies Talmud, says Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, of the Jewish Theological Seminary, one of Jewry ‘s world top Jews. (Exhibit 2)

From Talmud “academies” in Babylon, at Sura, Hehardea, Nisibis, Pumbeditha, Talmudic ideas and decisions went out and were accepted by the “Jews” of the world. The Jewish Encyclopedia, considering “the general influence of Babylonia upon European Judaism,” states: “The West received both the written and the oral Law from Babylonia,” and even after the close of the Talmudic “glories” in Babylon (1040 A.D.): “Babylonia, however still continued to be regarded with reverence by the Jews in all parts … in the Ninth Century … Jews of Abyssinia placed ‘the sages of Babylon’ first in their prayers … a similar prayer, although it has quite lost its application, is extant today in many congregations. Rabbi Paltiel of Cairo contributed one thousand gold pieces to the schools of Babylonia … in accordance … with a custom prevalent in all places where Jews dwelt … . Toward the end of the Twelfth Century Benjamin of Tudela … relates that the ‘nasi’ of Damascus received his ordination from the academic head of Babylonia so that this country was still predominant in the minds of the Jews of the Moslem world.” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Babylonia,” Exhibits 295-296)

Nasi (prince), is a head of the Sanhedrin, or ruler of temporal affairs of Jewry; the Ab Beth Din is the religious head and joint ruler with the Nasi in Pharisaism. There were five of these “pairs” before 70 A.D.

A Babylonian Talmud passage on Babylon, exalts it as the “centre of religion and learning.” (Kethuboth 11 1a, Exhibit 146)

The complete devotion to Babylon of the Pharisee Jewish religion may be seen if only by reading the Jewish Encyclopedia. Reproduced herein are two pages of the Jewish Encyclopedia section on “Babylonia.” (Exhibit 295-296) These illustrate the proud and devoted attitude of Pharisaism toward Babylonia, which is the glory and source of their Pharisee tradition, the Talmud. Until 1040 A.D., we read, the Talmud-Cabala academies in Babylonia shone — then finally closed to spread Talmudic “learning” to the rest of the world, moving up through Spain and across Europe. We also read that “the Academy of Sura … reached a point of unprecedented splendor … Pumbedita … in 1040 also passed away after an existence of 800 years … Babylonian learning should be transplanted to Europe … This forms an appropriate point at which to consider the general influence of Babylonia upon European Judaism … the West received both the written and the Oral Law from Babylonia.”

The supreme place in Judaism given the Babylonian Talmud and the word Babylonian used on the title page of its every volume, are other indications of the Babylonian character of “Judaism” so-called.

The “Foreword” to the Soncino English translation of the Babylonian Talmud by the late Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, J.H. Hertz, is another indication. (See Exhibit 34, etc.) Also consider the tribute paid to Babylon in the History of the Talmud accompanying the first (1903) English translation of the Babylonian Talmud by “Rodkinson” (M. Levi Frumkin). (See Exhibit 34, etc.)

[page 39] Contrast the so-called Palestinian Talmud, which, says Chief Rabbi J.H. Hertz, one of “Jewry’s 120 world leading Jews,” was for many centuries almost forgotten by Jewry. Its legal decisions were at no time deemed to possess validity, if opposed by the Babylonian Talmud.” (See Exhibit 33)

Babylon the Symbol

Babylon is the very symbol of moral filth in the whole Old Testament. But those who call themselves “People of the Book” exalt it in every way. Pharisaism today lives by the Babylonian calendar, keeps the Babylonian festivals and Fast of Tammuz, and enshrines its anti-Biblical immorality, including sodomy and burning children to Molech, necromancy, and other execrable practices.

The Talmud cites as the word of “the Masters” that, “All countries are like dough [inferior] toward the Land of Israel, and the Land of Israel is like dough toward Babylon.” (See Exhibit 146) Continuing: “We have a tradition that Babel [Babylon] will not witness the suffering that will precede the coming of the Messiah.” A footnote states that a more correct reading of this is that the “suffering” frequent in modern Christian books is fictitious. These are the throes of mother Zion which is in labor to bring forth the Messiah — without metaphor the Jewish people.” (Exhibit 147)

Talmudic Jewish Months Are Babylonian

The lunar Babylonian calendar was adopted by the Judaites from the time of the deportation to Babylon of the Judah Kingdom (586 B.C.). Pharisaic Talmudists to this day have adopted the Babylonian calendar and the pagan names of the months, with rites to match. These month names coincide roughly with the signs of the Zodiac as follows: Nisan (Babylonian month) corresponds with Aries; Iyyar with Taurus; Siwan with Gemini; Tammuz with Cancer; Ab with Leo; Elul with Virgo; Tishri with Libra; Heshwan with Scorpio; Kislev with Sagitarius; Tebet with Capricorn; Shebat with Aquarius; Adar with Pisces.

Judaism — Tree Worship

Tree worship, one of the oldest forms of paganism, is based on the belief that trees are inhabited by spirits of fecundity.

Another of the regular Babylonian Talmudic synagogue festivals today is “New Year for Trees.” Its Talmudic name is “Hamishshah-‘asar bi-shevat,” under which title it is listed in the Babylonian, or synagogue calendar, given in the American Jewish Year Books. It fell, for example, on the 15th of Shevat, 1964, which in our calendar was January 29th.

In his work, The Golden Bough A Study in Magic and Religion, Sir James George Frazer devotes much space, even in the abridged edition (MacMillan, 1951), to “Tree Worship,” which he traces through different countries as a pagan observance. He says of Buddhist monks who, believing that trees have souls, “will not break a branch of a tree ‘as they will not break the arm of an innocent person.’ These monks are Buddhists. But Buddhist animism is not a philosophical theory. It is simply a common savage dogma incorporated in the system of an historical religion. To suppose, with Benfrey and others, that the theories of animism and transmigration current among rude peoples of Asia are derived from Buddhism, is to reverse the facts.”

What Frazer writes about the animistic, transmigration doctrines of Buddhism applies with equal force to so-called “Judaism,” which is poles apart from basic Bible beliefs.

Looking upon the individual tree as a soul, or merely the abode of a soul, says Frazer, marks the line between animism, the simplest nature-worship, and Polytheism, or tribute to many gods. He says: “When a tree comes to be viewed, no longer as the body of the Tree-Spirit, but simply as its abode which it can quit at pleasure, an important advance has been made in religious thought. Animism is passing into Polytheism. In other words, instead of regarding each tree as a living and conscious being, man now sees in it merely a lifeless, inert mass, tenanted for a longer or shorter time by a supernatural being … [who] enjoys a certain right of possession or lordship over the trees, and, ceasing to be a tree-soul, becomes a forest ‘god.’ “(pp. 129, 135)

The Christian reader may be perplexed at Biblical excoriations against trees. The fact was that owing to the fertility myth, individual and mass harlotry was carried on under trees, and these were planted for that purpose in groves.

Two kings of Judah, Hezekiah and Josiah, were commended because they “cut down the groves.” (II Kings 18:4 and 23:14) God promised Moses He would bless the people he was leading into Palestine providing they drove out the pagan abominators, the Canaanites, saying:

“Take heed lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare … But ye shall destroy their altars … and cut down their groves.” (Exodus 34:12-13) “Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods … under every green tree. And ye shall … burn their groves with fire.” (Deut. 12:2-3) Deuteronomy 7:5, etc., repeat the same command. This was about 1450 B.C.

Read the varying, equivocating, hedging variety of reasons given by the Jewish authorities as to why some of their holidays are celebrated. “What goes on here?” is the natural reaction to all this evasiveness, or to direct contradictions by top sources.

Under “New Year for Trees” in the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1943) we are told that Shammai set this holiday for the 1st of Shebat (around February) and Hillel, the most popular of these two 1st Century Pharisees set it for the 15th of Shebat — and, of course, Hillel won. The “eating of many species of fruits” is cited for this occasion and: “No special liturgy … is prescribed for the day.”

Under “New Year for Trees” in the Jewish Encyclopedia, (1905), however, we read that “it is celebrated by eating various kinds of fruits and by a special liturgy arranged for the Day.” Take your choice. Then this older source cites that “the custom was to plant a cedar-tree for every new-born [page 40] male and a cypress-tree for every female. When a marriage was about to take place the trees were cut down and used as posts for the nuptial canopy. (Gittin 57b)”

The Gittin 57b passage of the Jewish Talmud referred to as the source of trees in connection with weddings, follows the Talmud [Gittin] 57a passage about Christians being in hell under boiling “excrement,” and every foul blasphemy of Christ. This followed by a “dainty” tale about David: “He went into a privy and a snake came, and he dropped his gut from fright and died.” (page 252 Soncino edition, not reproduced) Then, Gittin 57b:

“It was the custom when a boy was born to plant a cedar tree and when a girl was born to plant a pine tree, and when they married, the tree was cut down and a canopy made of the branches.”

The article in the Jewish Encyclopedia tells how the Cabalists, when they settled in Palestine in the 16th Century, instituted the custom of eating fruits on that day, instead of planting trees.

Zohar and Talmud readings about fruits are also mentioned, and customs in various countries such as Russia described. There “The children are granted absence from school and join in eating the fruits.”

That the trees around the Canaanite altars to the procreative powers and gods were not only symbols of fertility but were used as whoring places in their honor, is cited throughout the Old Testament. Each reform King cut down the “groves” which are denounced as a heathen abomination. Deuteronomy 12:2-3; 16:21; II Kings 18:4; 23:6, 15, are typical. Jeremiah, thundering at the Judaites, accuses them thus: “Under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.” (Jeremiah 2:20)

The posts, or “asherah,” marked “the high places” for sex degeneracy, in the name of “fruitfulness.” “Asherah” is defined as:

“a wooden post or tree-trunk with the branches lopped off … a seemingly indispensible part of the sanctuary in the ancient Canaanitish cult … a symbol of the fruitfulness of nature.” (Universal Jewish Encyclopedia)

“Tree Worship,” says the same source, is the belief “that trees are inhabited by spirits who exert good or evil influences and must therefore be revered … such a belief existed among the ancient Canaanites and … was adopted by the invading Israelites along with other elements of their religion and culture.” Referring to the “Sacred character of these trees:” “This corresponds to … the Asherah … and to what the prophets tell us of the worship ‘upon every high hill and under every leafy tree’ … . The Deuteronomic law prohibited the Asherah (Deuteronomy 16:21) and ordered the destruction of those already in existence. (Deuteronomy 12:3) But tree-worship was a custom difficult to eradicate and it has survived in many parts of the world down to the present day.”

This is followed by the typical cover-up that it disappeared after the Babylonian Exile “among the Israelites.” But the older source (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1905) states:

“The extent of its worship [the tree] is indicated also by the denunciations of the Prophets. A favorite phrase of theirs in describing idolatrous [sex] practices as ‘upon every hill and under every green tree’ (Deuteronomy 12:2, Jeremiah 1:20) … As has been pointed out, the Prophets were unable completely to suppress tree-worship, which has survived in Palestine through all religious changes to the present day.”

Trees Today

Since the Babylonian Talmudists acquired Palestine in 1948, formal tree planting has gone on at a feverish pace. Groves are being planted in “honor” of various people. President Kennedy is slated to have a grove of 50,000 trees in his honor, around Jerusalem. “Tree Planting to be a Holiday Event” headed the report:

“Jewish people the world over will celebrate the New Year for Trees, Tu B‘Shvat … As has been the custom for many years, the Jewish National Fund will observe the holiday by planting trees in Israel.” (California Jewish Press, 1/31/58)

In view of the millions upon millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money given to “Israel,” it is suitable that a forest in honor of the U.S.A. Government, “American Freedom Forest,” was proposed: “It is to serve as a living monument to the friendship and close cooperation existing between the citizens and governments of the United States and Israel.” (B’nai B’rith Messenger 7/8/60).

Now that the Anti-Christ Talmudists possess Palestine, as predicted by Scripture, there promises to be, if current reports are any indication, more groves in Palestine than Moses and the Prophets ever ordered to be cut down or burned.


Each year the old Babylonian Fast of Tammuz is celebrated by Jews from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Ab. The Fast of Tammuz fell in 1963, for example, on July 9th and the 9th of Ab (or “Av”) on July 30th.

To cite again The Golden Bough A Study in Magic and Religion, by Sir James George Frazer:

“The worship of Adonis was practiced by the Semitic peoples of Babylonia and Syria, and the Greeks borrowed it from them as early as the 7th Century before Christ. The true name of the deity was Tammuz [Adonis was merely the Semitic word for “lord”].” … [I]n the religious literature of Babylonia Tammuz appears as the youthful spouse or lover of Ishtar, the great mother goddess, the embodiment of the reproductive energies of nature … every year Tammuz was believed to die … every year his divine mistress journeyed in quest of him … During her absence the passion of love ceased to operate; men and beasts alike forgot to reproduce their kinds: all life was threatened with extinction . . His death appears to have been annually mourned . . by men and women about midsummer in the month named after him, the month of Tammuz.

A Babylonian dirge of lament for Tammuz is quoted (pp.1179-80), one line after another starting with the words:

[page 41] “Her lament is for … [Reproductive proclivity is the object. Unnatural as well as “Sacred Prostitution” acts were part of the tribute to Tammuz.] So intimately bound up with the goddess were the sexual functions of the whole animal kingdom that without her presence they could not be discharged … His death appears to have been annually mourned, to the shrill music of flutes, by men and women about midsummer in the month named after him, the month of Tammuz. The dirges were seemingly changed over the effigy of the dead god.” (The Golden Bough, Frazer, pages 378-9).

Harvest time in Palestine is in the Summer, not the Fall. Frazer treats of the Tammuz rites in connection with the cutting of the harvest as symbolical of the wounding of the procreative god (by a wild boar, in one place), and the insuring of the harvests to come, by wailing over his demise. To quote him:

“Nowhere, apparently, have these rites been more widely and solemnly celebrated than in the lands which border the Eastern Mediterranean. Under the names of Osiris, Tammuz, Adonis, Attis, the peoples of Egypt and Western Asia represented the yearly decay of life, especially of vegetable life … The supposed death and resurrection of this oriental deity, a god of many names but of essentially one nature … We begin with Tammuz or Adonis.”

Female Procreative Goddess

“Istar,” or Astarte, writes another authority, was “the principal goddess of Mesopotamia and perhaps the most popular deity in the Babylonian pantheon … [she] so it was related in Nineveh and Babylon, had chosen Tammuz, ‘son of light’ (Dumuzu in Sumeria), to be the lover of her youth … He is wounded by a wild boar and she goes to the nether world in search of him. “In the meantime the world of the living is wearing mourning on account of Istar’s death. In the absence of the goddess the rites of love are no longer performed.” (Man and His Gods, H.W. Smith, page 84).

This mourning and the cessation of intercourse, the whole doctrine is right here today in honor of the procreative powers to which so much adoration is devoted in the Talmud. Explanations are profuse, and silly. In what is represented to Gentiles to be a “monotheistic” religion, there can be no reason to wail and mourn and keep a Fast of Tammuz today, or was there ever, for that matter.

Ezekiel on Jerusalem Abominations and Tammuz

Between the first and the last big deportation of Jews from Jerusalem to Babylonia (606-588 B.C.) — where the Jews were treated as colonists, Ezekiel the Prophet was carried away to Babylonia. Ezekiel, who with Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel, is one of the four major prophets, and had been deported to Babylon with the faithless King Jehoachin in 597 B.C., in a vision of the Jerusalem Temple about 594 B.C., was told by an angel:

“Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here?

“Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here … Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the North and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz … And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord … were about five and twenty men … their faces toward the East and they worshipped the sun toward the East. Then he said unto me; Hast thou seen this, 0 son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? For they filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me with anger.” (Ezekiel 8:9-17; 9:14-17)

Today, celebration of the Fast of Tammuz, together with Sun and Moon veneration, prevails in the Jewish “synagogue of Satan” (Rev. 2:9) just as in the time of Ezekiel.

With that awareness characteristic of Talmudism, the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia cites Ezekiel’s denunciation of the weepings for Tammuz who “was held to descend to the netherworld every year in the month of June or July and then, after lamentations and various offerings, to be restored to life through the intermediation of his wife or mother, Ishtar [Astarte]. This is a vegetation myth very similar to that of Adonis in Syria. The share of the women in the rite was due to the fact that the myth was connected with the idea of fertility … The fourth month of the Babylonian year (July-August) was named after Tammuz, and this has been taken over into the Jewish calendar.”

The authority for the fact of Tammuz in Judaism is Talmudic, and it is particularly observed by the Orthodox Jews (see Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, “Fasting”). It is one of two main fasts of the synagogue year. The other is in connection with the High Holidays when all vows and obligations to be made during the coming year are annulled in advance, through the “Kol Nidre.” During the three weeks between the Ninth of Ab and the preceding Fast of Tammuz no marriages may be performed.

Today’s “Wailings for Tammuz”

In “The Code of Jewish Law” (Shulhan Aruch) we find, under “Laws Concerning the Interval Between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Ab, Chapter CXXII:”

“… One should not cut his hair during these days, paring of the nails is forbidden only during the week in which the ninth of Ab occurs; … concerning the goblet of wine for Habdallah on the conclusion of the Sabbath, if there be a child who is able to drink the greater part of the goblet it should be given him …; it is permissible to have [new garments] made by a non-Jewish workman, but not by an Israelite; … it is the custom to call up to Maftir the Rabbi who knows how to lament …”

“Laws Concerning the Ninth of Ab … all enter the synagogue and take off their boots … but one light is lit in front of the Reader … prayers are said in a low voice, with a weeping intonation, mourning like … All should be seated on the ground … Lamentations and the special lamentations should be prolonged until close to noon … Bathing [page 42] is forbidden, whether in hot or in cold water, even to put one’s finger in water is forbidden … one may wash his hands in the morning, but should be careful not to wash more than the fingers, for this is what constitutes the main morning wash as an evil spirit rests on the fingers in the morning.

“Cohabitation is forbidden… It is proper not to have conjugal intercourse on the night of the tenth day, unless it be the night of the ritual immersion, or if he is about to go on a journey, or has come back from a journey.” (End of chapter CXXIV)

The “Sacred” Star of David

Non-Jews have been drenched with propaganda that the six-pointed “Star of David” is a sacred symbol of Jewry, dating from David and Solomon, in Biblical times, and signifying the pure “monotheism” of the Jewish religion.

In actuality, the six-pointed star, called “David’s Shield,” or “Mogen David,” was only adopted as a Jewish device in 1873, by the American Jewish Publication Society, is not even being mentioned in rabbinical literature. (See Exhibit 282)

However, the six-pointed star has been used for centuries for magic amulets and cabalistic sorcery. (See Exhibits 282, 285, 286).

Judaism — Star Worship

Under “Star Worship” the Jewish Encyclopedia states:

“Star Worship … is perhaps the oldest form of idolatry practiced by the ancients. The observation of the stars in the East very early led the people to regard the planets and the fixed stars as gods. The religion of the ancient Egyptians is known to have consisted preeminently of Sun-worship. Moses sternly warned the Israelites against worshipping the Sun, Moon, stars, and all the hosts of heaven (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3) … The Israelites fell into this kind of idolatry and as early as the time of Amos they had the images of Siccuth and Chium, ‘the stars of their god’ (Amos 5:26); the latter name is generally supposed to denote the planet Saturn. That the Kingdom of Israel fell earlier than that of Judah is stated (II Kings 17:16) to have been due, among other causes, to its worshipping the host of heaven. But the Kingdom of Judah in its later period seems to have outdone the Northern Kingdom [Israel] in star-worship.” Of Manasseh it is related that he built altars to all the hosts of heaven in the two courts of the house of YHWY, and it seems it was the practice of even Kings before him to appoint priests who offered sacrifices to the Sun, the Moon, the planets, and all the hosts of heaven. Altars for star-worship were built on the roofs of the houses, and horses and chariots were dedicated to the worship of the Sun. (II Kings 21:5; 23:4-5, 11-12) Star-worship continued in Judah until the 18th year of Josiah’s reign (621 B.C.) when the King took measures to abolish all kinds of idolatry. But although star-worship was then abolished as a public cult, it was practiced privately by individuals who worshipped the heavenly bodies, and poured out libations to them on the roofs of their houses (Zephaniah 1:5; Jeremiah 8:2; 19:13) … Jeremiah, who prophesied in the sixth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin (591 B.C.) describes the worship of the Sun as practiced in the court of the Temple (Ezekiel 8:16) and that even after the destruction of the Temple the women insisted on continuing to worship the Queen of Heaven …

“The ancient Hebrews, being nomads like the Arabs, favored the Moon, while the Babylonians, who were an agricultural nation, preferred the Sun. But, as appears from Ezekiel 20:7-8 the Moon-worship of the Israelites, even while they were still in Egypt was combined with Sun-worship.”

Stars in Talmudic Idolatry

The Zodiac is “an imaginary broad belt in the heavens, containing twelve constellations or signs which the Sun traverses annually.” And a “constellation” is a group or cluster of fixed stars designated by some name … (Webster)

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia (“Zodiac”) the findings of the ancient astronomer Hipparchus (160-125 B.C.) concerning the position of the constellations, in the cases of “those which bore the same name, coincided approximately with the signs according to Talmudic tradition.” In the case of the “choice of symbolic signs … All may be traced to Assyrian mythology and influence. The Jews during the Babylonian exile adopted … Assyrian names of the months and constellations.”

To continue this Jewish Encyclopedia account:

“Since each of the planets was supposed to rule a certain hour of the day, while every constellation governed a certain month of the year, the fate of an infant was predicted according to the heavenly bodies that presided over the hour and the month of its birth. The conjunction of the planets and constellations was accordingly manipulated to determine the fortunes of the person whose horoscope was thus drawn. A ‘good’ planet might synchronize with a ‘bad’ constellation to some extent. Both planets and constellations indicated certain characteristics in the person born at that time, and care had likewise to be taken to marry only such a mate as had been born under a harmonizing planet and constellation, since otherwise the marriage would be a failure.”

Supposedly, the sun enters the section called: Aries about March 21; Taurus, about April 21; Gemini, about May 22; Cancer, about June 22; Leo, about July 23; Virgo, about August 24; Libra, about September 24, Scorpio, about October 24, Sagitarius, about November 23; Capricorn, about December 22, Aquarius about January 20; Pices, about February 19.

Star-Worship in the Jewish Calendar

“During the Exile the Babylonian system was adopted, the names of the months being derived from the common Babylonian calendar … Thus Tammuz is the month dedicated to the worship of the fertility spirit of that name [page 43] [Note: the male sex-god] Elul is the month when he was bewailed [Here, ‘alal’ is given as the Hebrew for ‘wail’].”

But this does not explain why the current Code of Jewish Law (Shulhan Aruch) suggests lamenters, wailers for the current Fast of Tammuz which is in each yearly synagogue calendar!

“Tebeth is the month he sank into the Netherworld, and so forth … The following list gives the names of the Jewish months.

“Tishri (Sept.-Oct.) … The New Moon of Tishri is not blessed, as are those of other months … The zodiacal sign of Tishri is the Scales …”

“Marheshwan or Heshvan (Oct.-Nov) …New Moon is reckoned as two days … . The zodiacal sign is Scorpion …”

“Kislev (Nov -Dec.) … New Moon is irregular, being either one or two days … The zodiacal sign is the Archer …”

‘‘Tebeth (Dec.-Jan.) … It is customary to refrain from slaughtering geese during Tebeth … The zodiacal sign is Capricorn …”

“Shebat (Jan.-Feb.) … Thirty days. New Moon is reckoned as one day. 15: ‘New Year For Trees.’ It is believed that demons are abroad in this month. The zodiacal sign is the Waterman (Aquarius) …”

“Adar (Feb-Mar ) …The Zodiacal sign is Pisces (The Fishes).”

“Second Adar … Occurs only in leap year …”

“Nisan (March-April) … The entire month is regarded as a prolonged festival and one in which it is blessed to die. Every twenty-five years the sun is especially blessed in Nisan. The zodiacal sign is the Ram …”

“Iyar (April-May) … The zodiacal sign is the Bull …”

“Sivan (May-June) … The zodiacal sign is the Twins …”

“Tammuz … New Moon is two days. 17: Fast of Tammuz.”

Here two fictitious reasons for celebrating this fast are cited, followed by this admission:

“Actually the fast is a reinterpretation of a Babylonian festival. The zodiacal sign is the Crab.

“Ab (July-August) … 9: Fast of Ab” (with a fictitious reason) … The zodiacal sign is the Lion …

“Elul (Aug-Sept.) …The zodiacal sign is the Virgin …”

(Quotations are from the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, under “Months.”)

Astrology and Moon-Worship

“Astrology … the belief that the Sun, planets and star-groups (constellations) possess an influence over human destiny and the attempt to discover and to predict the nature of such influence. There are two main schools of interpretation: one based on the day of the year on which the individual was born, and classifying him by one of the twelve signs of the zodiac; the other, deriving its conclusions from the exact time of day at which the birth took place and making use of the horoscope, or the study of the position of the sun and the planets in various heavenly ‘houses.’

“Babylonia and Egypt … were the centers of astrology in the ancient Orient. Hebrews shared such beliefs … . [The prophets,] believing as they did in an all-powerful God who ruled the world on a basis of just reward and punishment, they had no room for a sidereal fatalism which made human lives helplessly subject to the influence of the heavenly bodies. Hence their repeated insistence that God was supreme over the Sun, Moon and stars, and their scorn for those who attempted to predict human fate by such means.”

Note: Here Isaiah 44:24-5; Jeremiah 10:2; and Isaiah 47:13 are quoted, the latter quotation being attributed to an imaginary “Deutero-Isaiah.” All Scriptures with Messianic prophecies which Christ fulfilled, thus hard to explain away, are attributed to some nebulous late-comer.

Continuing: “The Talmudic Rabbis, however, found no difficulty in reconciling the belief in astrology with the principles of Judaism.” This is followed by a half-column of fine print citing the Talmudic Rabbinical pillars’ support of astrology, such as:

“Joshua ben Levi held that a man’s character was determined by the day of the week on which he was born … Rabba ben Joseph made the statement that a man’s fate, including the number of years he would live, the children he would have, and his fortune, was determined not by his piety, but by his horoscope … Rabbi Hanina …held the determining influence was the star under which one was born …… Those born under Venus will be rich …” and so on, and on.

“As a result of this widespread belief … The Hebrew term ‘mazal’ which originally meant ‘constellation,’ was given the additional meaning of ‘luck’ or ‘fortune’ … astrology made its way into the Cabala … Its sole survival is the congratulatory formula ‘mazal tob,’ which means literally, ‘may you have a fortunate constellation.’

Above quotations are from the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, under “Astrology.”

The statement in the above sentence about the current greeting of “Mazal Tob” being the “sole” survival is merely whitewash for the alien eye. One or two New Moon Days are actually kept monthly. And, under, “New Moon, Blessings of the,” the Jewish Encylopedia carries a full-page picture of a Street in 1748, full of Jews out paying their respects to the Moon. The text of the above article cites the custom of raising the “body on the tips of the toes three times addressing the moon with the ancient formula: ‘As I dance toward thee, but cannot touch thee, so shall none of my evil-inclined enemies be about to touch me.’ Then those assembled greet one another with ‘Shalom alekem’ (‘Peace be to you’) … and say: ‘Good luck to us and to all Israel.”’ [page 44]

“Father of Lies”

In looking into the mess of paganism and criminality which is whited over under the stolen name of “Judaism,” be prepared to first read one subterfuge, or one “red herring,” after another before truth even then shines through the cloud.

Under “Superstition, Jewish,” the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1943) cites Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg, and his book, Jewish Magic and Superstition as authoritative. His sketch also appeared in the 1955 Who’s Who in World Jewry, with that work cited.

Typically, Trachtenberg first says concerning New Moon Day rites in the synagogue that “the pagan veneration of the New Moon’ is not directly connected with the Talmudic ceremony observed today;” then he goes on to admit:

“But certain superstitious practices have been associated with the rite, pointing to its continued occult importance in human affairs … [such as] addressing the Moon three times: ‘As I skip before you and do not reach you, so, if others jump before me may they not strike me,’ and then thrice bidding one’s neighbor ‘Peace be unto you.’ The ceremony as well as the three fold repetitions, are typical of magical acts … and the belief that one who has performed the full rite need not fear death during the ensuing month.” (page 256)

Invoking the Sun along with the Moon is cited on page 201 of the Trachtenberg book.

Isaiah and New Moon Days

Isaiah, the saintly prophet of Christ (760-698 B.C.), started right off in chapter 1 with his fulminations against Judah and Jerusalem:

‘Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity … children that are corrupters … Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom … like unto Gomorrah … Bring no more vain oblations … the New Moons and sabbaths … it is iniquity … Your New Moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth … I am weary to bear them.” (Isaiah 1:4, 1:9, 1:13-14)

They were given then, as their followers are now, a choice, and “if ye refuse and rebel [against the teachings of God] ye shall be devoured with the sword.” (Verse 20)

In the Cabala the Talmudists represent themselves as the Divine Presence, or Shekinah, and when the Female Shekinah is copulating with her male, then “Israel” will be ruling the world.

Says the Jewish Encyclopedia (under “Moon”):

“The reason why the Jews count the days of the year by the Moon is that, like the Moon, which reigns both in the daytime and night, the Jews have both this world and the future one … The Moon on account of its monthly reappearance is considered as the emblem of Israel … Therefore the reappearance of the Moon is sanctified … by the recitation of benedictions.

Blessing of the Sun

The Sun, universally, in paganism, represented the male procreative spirit, the Moon the female. The weeping for Tammuz, and his powers of human and agricultural fertility, was a Babylonian ceremonial. Tammuz was also called Adonis, and the female counterpart Astarte, Mylitta, or Venus, according to location.

Honoring all of these pagan idols has been incorporated into Judaism.

The Babylonian Talmudic ceremony of Blessing the Sun, says the Jewish Encyclopedia (1905) occurs “on the first Wednesday of Nisan every twenty-eight years … This is calculated by the calendar of Samuel Yarbina’ah, which allots to the solar year 365 days, and asserts that each of the seven planets rules over one hour of the day in the following sequence: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon … the blessing is concluded with ‘Alenu’ and ‘Kaddish Yatom.’ The Blessing of the Sun was celebrated by the Jews in New York City in 1897 in Tompkins Square.”

The completion of the cycle occurred during the 20th century on April 1, 1925 and March 18, 1953. April 8, 1981 is the date of the next observance.

“Once in 28 Years”
“Sun At Point of Creation This Year
Talmud Tells”

This appeared in the California Jewish Voice (October 24, 1952) over an article by Rabbi Samuel Rubin. A long-winded hairsplitting article uses the old number and letter juggling to make an appearance of “scholarship.” Leap years of 13 months fall on Wednesday in Nissan, the Rabbis add 19 and 28 making 47. Now rest your brain — you will need it. The Jewish Voice article continues:

“Our Rabbis told us that this total of 47 (19 plus 28) comes from the following passage: ‘And God saw that the light was good — ‘Ki Tov.’ For these Hebrew words in turn, amount to 47. Moreover, the Sun has three names, Shemesh, Chamah, Charas. If we take the last letter of these three names and sum them, we get 365 — the number of the days within the Sun year! … We say the following prayer: ‘The luminaries are good which our God has created; he: [Note: small “h”] formed them with knowledge, understanding, and discernment [Note: some soulful attributes for hunks of matter!]; he gave them power and might to rule in the midst of the world …’”

Actually, these paganists dumbly follow the laws of gravity, with one mass of matter pulling on the other in mathematical preciseness, they without any more “knowledge” or “understanding” than the dirt in your garden.

I well remember an exultant Jewish press report of a Sun blessing service conducted from a U.S. Government airplane when the great day came!

Vociferous chanting and carrying on is typical of the Chasidists, whose Baal Shems are supposed to be experts at summoning up spirits by voodoo combinations of the Tetragrammaton (or name of Jehova in skeleton, Y-H-W-H in 12, [page 45] 42, 72 letter combinations known to the “elect”). This was described by the Brooklyn Jewish Examiner of May 1, 1953.

All of the tributes to the Moon, monthly, and to the Sun, are specifically forbidden by the Bible. Veneration of the Sun, Moon and Stars is the oldest idolatry.

That the ancients were condemned for the same things wrapped up in Judaism today, and practiced now, is seen in the Bible; Duet. 4:19; II Kings 17:16; 21:3, 5; II Chron. 33:3, 5; Punishments: Deut. 17:2-5; II Chron. 28:23; Job 31:26-8; Jer. 7:17-20; 8:2; Ezek. 8:15-6; Zeph. 1:4-5, Acts 7:42. For Warnings Against and Punishments: Deut. 17:2-5; II Chron. 28:23; Isa. 2:6-12; Jer. 8:1219; 19:13 (On star-worship and drink offerings, see “Habdalah”); Eze. 8:14-16; Micah 5:12 (on soothsayers, or astrologists, and witchcraft) — Plus the Bible from beginning to end — Zephaniah on the host of heaven, and so on. Jewish Encyclopedias will tell you that Astrology or star-worship, was so well entrenched in Talmudism that only Maimonides, of their “sages” ever opposed it.

“Other gods” is veritably the middle name of this Jewish religion based upon a non-anthropomorphic “god” and a pantheistic world of spirits. These are invoked virtually from the time of awakening to sleep at night.

Guests are people we invite, but uninvited, [we do not have to allow them to stay]. The same of the dark spirits in Talmudism.

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