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The TRUTH About the Holy Beautiful Ethical Great Talmud

February 24, 2008

The TRUTH About the Holy Beautiful Ethical Great Talmud

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“Receive – Embrace All Human Beings with Cheer and Joy.” – Talmud — “Do not do unto others that which you dislike.” – Talmud
How interesting it is that Haters from the Islamo Militant Propaganda Camp, that claim to have a ‘beef’ with Zionism only, mix the Old Lies on Talmud (already exposed) with their Political Agenda.

1) (Even if one disagrees with A. Sharon‘s Defense Policies), Sharon and Govt. just as the early and founders of the Zionist movement, are not ‘Talmudists’, nor religious, but rather 100% Secular, all the way!

2) The most Anti Zionist religious Jews are the most fervent Talmud learners and followers.

3) (Today) Only Jihadists Islamic Militants use Religion to Kill, one can Never connect this holy Compassionate Talmud book to anything immoral whatsoever (but on the contrary)!

Note:
Links are not necessarily an endorsement. Neither is this page in any shape or form an expounder of the holy divine Talmud, but unmasking Haters’ bluff.

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Talmud versus the Haters

Haters use the Old Lies on the Talmud
Rebuking the Old Hate Lies, resurfaced lately:
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How statement in the Talmud are manipulated and misquoted by anti-Semites in order to slander the children of Israel .
Download: http://outreachjudaism.org/mp3/Attack%20on%20Talmud.mp3
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Good News from Judaism… You don’t have to become Jewish to go to Heaven

The Saint, The Hero of 9-11-2001

On Nonsense

Of course Pedophilia is PROHIBITED!

OLD CRAP, in a NEW ‘WRAP’,
Recently, With exposing their old lies on the internet, they
desperately try to “justify” their lies with some mambo
jumbo salads of untrue or unrelated or out of context “data”

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Some True Quotes from the Holy Talmud

By Michael Gruda: mgruda@netvision.net.il

The following brief list of quotations from Talmudic literature clarify the attitude of the sages to non-Jews. Many more examples can be adduced but this short list should be sufficient for the purposes of this article.

1. “They said of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai that no man ever greeted him first, even idol worshippers in the market” [i.e., Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai was the first to greet every person, even idol worshippers] (Berachot 17).

At the same location the sage Abaye advocated soft speech and words of peace to everyone, especially including idol worshippers.

2. “[it is proper to] support the idol worshippers during the sabbatical year …. and to inquire after their welfare [commentators: even on the days of the holidays of their idols, even if they do not keep the seven Noahide commandments] because of the ways of peace.” (Shevi’it 4,3)

3. The rabbis taught: ‘We support poor Gentiles with the poor people of Israel, and we visit sick Gentiles as well as the sick of Israel and we bury the dead of the Gentiles as well as the dead of Israel, because of the ways of peace.” (Gitin 61a)

4. The Talmud contains many references to righteous gentiles whose behaviour is held up as a model for all people. The example of Dama ben Netina is known to all Jewish children (Kidushin 31a):

‘They asked R. Eliezer how far one should go in honoring parents. He said to them: Go and see how one idol worshipper in Ashdod honored his father, and Dama ben Netina was his name. The sages wished to purchase gems from him for the Ephod [for a tremendous profit] … but the key [to the box containing the gems] was under his father’s pillow [while his father was sleeping] and he did not trouble his father [by waking him even though he gave up a tremendous profit].’ Dama was rewarded for his virtue the next year when a red heifer [required for the Temple service] was born in his flock. When he sold it to the sages he told them that he knew that they would pay any price he asked for it, but he asked only for the amount he had not earned the previous year when he refrained from waking his father.

5. Another example of righteous gentiles whose behaviour is held up as a model is to be found in the story of the King of Katsia and his subjects.

One of his subjects purchased a ruin from his neighbor and found a treasure in it. He insisted on giving it back to his neighbor, claiming he had purchased only the ruin, and not a treasure. His neighbor refused to take it, insisting that he had sold the ruin and everything in it. The two litigants came to the King to decide the issue. When the King discovered that one neighbor had a son and the other one had a daughter he ruled that the children should marry and share the treasure. It is related that Alexander of Macedonia saw this judgement and was amazed by it. He told the King of Katsia that in his country the two neighbors would be executed (since in his land found treasure had to be delivered to the King at the pain of death). The King of Katsia is reported to have asked Alexander if the rain fell and the sun shone and if there were animals in the land of Alexander. When Alexander answered affirmatively the King of Katsia told him that the sun shone and the rain fell in the merit of the animals, not the people of his land. (Gen R 33 – further sources are referenced at this location).

6. Baba Kama 38a: “But we learned: R. Meir says – whence do we learn that a gentile who is occupied in the Torah [the reference is to those commandments which apply to gentiles] is like the High Priest? As it says [a proof text is given]….”

7. Kidushin 32 contains descriptions of the manner in which our sages honored and respected the elderly. The passage specifically refers to elderly gentiles who were honored in various fashions by the sages.

8. In TY Baba Metzia there are a number of descriptions of sages going out of their way to return lost objects to gentiles (Elu Metziot).

9. Avot 3,14: “He [Rabbi Akiva] was accustomed to say: Beloved is man [commentators: the reference is to all mankind], for he was created in G-d’s image ..”

10. Tosefta BK 10,8: “.. it is more grievous to steal from a gentile because of the desecration of G-d’s name ..”

11. Tosefta BM 2,11: “.. one who sees a lost donkey of an idol worshipper must take care of it exactly the way he takes care of the lost donkey of an Israelite ..”

12. At Avoda Zara 18a the Talmud relates the remarkable story of how a Roman guard of one of the sages who was brutally murdered by the Romans repented. It was made known to the sages that the guard and the sage were welcomed to the World to Come together.

13. At Hullin 7a there is a report of how the sage Pinchas ben Yair miraculously split a river in order to speed his way to carry out the commandment to redeem captives. He went out of his way to split the river again in order to allow a gentile who was accompanying his group to also cross the river to speed his way.

This approach characterized sages throughout all generations. Some examples have been quoted in the earlier parts of this article. Two further examples of interest follow. Many more appear in the literature.

14. Maimonides (over 800 years ago) in Laws of the Sabbatical Year and Jubilee, Chapter 13, Halacha 13, writes .. “and not only the Tribe of Levy [merits special closeness to G-d] but every single person of those who walk the earth who … walks straight in the manner G-d created him … behold this person is sanctified as the Holy of Holies and [he will receive his reward in the World to Come] as the Priests and Levites.”

15. Tiferet Yisrael (Boaz) (approximately 150 years ago) on Avot 3,14 writes, ” … even if our sages had not explicitly taught [that righteous Gentiles have a place in the World to Come as we learn in Sanhedrin 105 and Maimonides Chapter 8 of the Laws of Kings] we would have understood this ourselves since G-d is righteous in all His ways … and we see many of the righteous Gentiles who not only recognize the Creator and believe in the divine origin of the Torah and also act charitably … we will say something which is a commandment to publicize … for behold, some of the them have done tremendous good for all mankind, such as Yenner who invented the … which saves tens of thousands of people from disease and death and deformities … and Draka (?) who brought the potato to Europe thus saving [people] from hunger … and Gutenberg who invented the printing press, and some who never received any reward in this world such as the righteous Reuchlin who risked his life [to prevent the burning of the Talmud] … Can anyone imagine that these great deeds are not repaid in the World to Come? ..”

Above portion by: By Michael Gruda mgruda@netvision.net.il


Live well. It is the greatest revenge. The Talmud

Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you…and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. The Talmud

The Lady ‘Bruria’ interprets (King David’s Psalms 104:35), “Do not (target) say the ‘sinners’ should vanish, but rather the SINS, Should vanish from earth.” The Talmud -Berachot.  More

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever resues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world. The Talmud, Mishna. Sanhedrin.

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‘An Eye for an Eye’ Literally? Not according to the Holy Talmud!

One of the most (Characteristic) noticeable of the Need of Talmud’s interoperation of the Bible -Old Testament, is probably the commonly misconception about the Bible’s text: ‘An eye for an Eye’, it might be very surprising for so many to hear that the Holy Talmud explains that it does not mean –at all– ‘taking someone’s eye out as a ‘retaliation’ or ‘punishment,’ but rather merely a (high) penalty in monetary payments.



FACTS!

The Talmud puts a high emphasis on honoring other human being, Jew or Non Jew, ‘KeVod HaBryot,’ furthermore, the Sages of the Talmud have publicized, revered, the great morals every time they encountered distinguished merits by other human beings, non Jews , and even adopted them as guiding features.

While it is true that all religions do pride themselves as being better than ‘the other’, haters-supremacists can not ‘justify their evilness by lying on the Holy Talmud’ that actually preaches to love every CREATURE, not just mankind. (Ahavat HaBriot).

Jews are not just a race, but a religion, anyone: Black, German, Arab, Indian, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginals, (you name it) etc. can be a Jew.

The term “Jews” refers to all of the children of ancient Israel, as we found already in the book of Esther.

The Sages of the Holy Talmud, when noticing a Woman’s great morality, adapts it immediately and documents it for generations to come, thus becoming part of Torah’s writing. Bruria.

Contrary to other mono ethical religions, Judaism does NOT require one to be Jewish in order to fulfill his duty, or to enter into Paradise, Good News from Judaism… You don’t have to become Jewish to go to Heaven but complying the 7 Noahide Laws, is suffice for non Jews.

Jews are not to proselytize others, [Why Should there be any attack against Jews who merely do not want to change their origins, roots and religion?]. unless approached persistently.

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Noahide


Noahide Laws

C. Bnei Noach

Ask Noah

The 7 Noahide Laws

What are the 7 Noachide Laws?

Noachide Laws

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Ethics

From Talmud, Avot:

Be among the disciples of Aaron:
Love peace and pursue peace;
Love all fellow creatures,
And bring them near to the Torah.
– ”Hillel

Translation note (1:12): This begins: “Hillel and Shamai received from them. Hillel said …”.

“Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.”
“Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.”
“Receive – Embrace All Human Beings with Cheer and Joy.” Talmud – Avot  
Avot d’Rabbi N. (33:4) teaches: “If a person gives his friend all the gifts in the world with a sour face, he has given him nothing. But one who receives his friend with a cheerful face, even if he has given him nothing else, has given him the greatest gift in the world.” Talmud – Avot R.N. (33)  
Civility is, indeed, a Torah value. Derakheha darkhei no’am: pleasantness is the hallmark of the path of Torah Judaism. Hevei mekabel et kol ha-adam be-sever panim yafot: greet each person with a pleasant demeanor. De-alakh sani le-chaverakh la ta’avid: do not do unto others that which you dislike.   Talmud – Avot 1
The Jews are (and obliged to be) Compassionate, Humble and Charitalbe. –   The children of Israel share three traits: they are “bayshanim,” modest, “rachmanim,” merciful, and “gomlei chasadim,” doers of acts of kindness and generosity. By giving willingly, lovingly, the giver provides a sign that he is part of this nation.   Talmud
“Say little and Do Much.” Talmud – Avot 1 

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said: On three things the world is sustained: on truth, on judgment, and on peace, as it is it says (Zechariah 8:16): “Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.”   Talmud – Avot 1
“Pray for the peace of your government (wherever your’e at)”. Talmud – Avot 3

The Talmud’s “signature”, it ends with: (In the last Mishnah in Uktzin)

“G-d found no better receptacle for Blessing than the Peace.”

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More SAMPLE QUOTES

Abundance

— If wine spills like water in one’s house there is blessing and if not-not.
Talmud Bavli Eruvin 65b

— Who is wealthy? One who is happy in their lot.
Pirkie Avot 4:1

Blessings

— Blessing is only found on a thing that is hidden from the eye.
Talmud Bavli Ta’anit 8b

— There is no vessel that holds blessing like Peace.
Talmud Yerushalmi Berachot 2:4

Charity

— A person gives a minimal coin to a poor person and merits to receive the Divine Presence.
Talmud Bavli Bava Batra 10a

— Charity is only made whole by the kindness within it.
Talmud Bavli Sukkah 49b

Children

— The world only exists because of the breath of children learning Torah in school.
Talmud Bavli Shabbat 119b

Danger

— Satan only accuses in a time of danger.
Talmud Bavli Shabbat 32a

— A wild animal does not dominate a person until the person appears to the wild animal as an animal.
Talmud Bavli Shabbat 151b

Death

— A person dies only out of uselessness and boredom.
Avot De’Rabbi Natan 11:1

— The soul does not leave the body until it sees the Divine Presence.
Pirkie DeRebbi Eliezer 34

Divine Providence

— A person does not stub their toe below, unless it is decreed upon them from above.
Talmud Bavli Chullin 7b

Divine Service

— What is Divine Service that is done with joy and goodness of heart? This is song.
Talmud Bavli Arachin 11a— What is a small portion of scripture that all foundations of Torah are dependent on? ‘In all your ways acknowledge God’
Talmud Bavli Berachot 63a

— We do not push off the performance of a commandment. Talmud Bavli Succot 33a

— The Divine Presence rests not amidst depression or laziness, rather amidst the joy of one doing a commandment.
Talmud Bavli Shabbat 30b

— There is no merit like one who makes the public meritorious.
Rokeach 50,1

— One should not innovate stringencies of the law and place them upon Israel if only they would keep what is obligatory for them.
Radbaz Responsum 163

— We do not pass by Commandments.
Talmud Bavli Pesachim 64b & Yoma 33a

Evil — There is no bad that does not have within it good.
Tzror Hamor 24, 2

Exile

— There is no exile that is as difficult for Israel as the exile of Ishmael.
Zohar Shemot 17a

Friendship

— A person without friends is like a right hand without a left.
Talmud Yerushalmi Horayot 3:1

— Either friendship or death.
Talmud Bavli Ta’anit 23a

Healing

— Every herb has some healing element to it, in regards to some kind of condition.
Midrash Hanelam Berieshit 4,2

Source of last portion : integrativetorahstudies.org

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