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Jews Killed Nobody


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With the erection of a replica of Israel’s security barrier wall at a London Church, when a Holland based Roman Catholic Church Association television station airs a video clip titled “Jews kill Jesus”, when a Sydney based Anglican priest, in one of his recent sermons states that “Jews killed Jesus” I say enough is enough. The time has come for a full frontal assault on the basis of the Christian gospels from where all antisemitism emerged.

The unbridled persecution of Jews throughout the centuries should have taught us that in order to legitimize the gospels, Christianity needs to perpetuate the same deception of Jews as the eternal scapegoats. I find it unfortunate that I need to respond in the manner I do, but rest assured this dialogue needs to take place. A tidal wave of antisemitism is currently engulfing the world and the past docile, politically correct and ill-informed posture of world Jewry has been proven to be an abysmal failure.

To address the issue of antisemitism head on, I offer the following.

The Republic of Rome 2,000 years ago would never have tolerated anyone in its midst being proclaimed as the Messiah or King of the Jews. Simply put, under Roman law, calls for a monarchy within the Republic would have been a treasonable offense punishable by death.

It was not an issue for the Sanhedrin, as Christian theology would want us to believe.

The birth of antisemitism would no doubt have come from the Christian narrative of the actions of Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor at the time. Christianity teaches that at Passover there was a Roman custom whereby one prisoner scheduled for crucifixion would be pardoned. This same narrative goes on to say that when given the choice of who to free, the Jewish mob cried out for Barabbas. Then followed the hand washing scene where Pontius Pilate freed Barabbas and exonerated himself for the death of the Christ (literally the “anointed one”) and so started the beginnings of antisemitism spread so successfully by the Church down the centuries to the present day.

Unfortunately, according the writings of the noted Roman historian Josephus, there was never any Roman custom to pardon anyone scheduled for crucifixion. If this is so, then the whole story is a myth fabricated by the early Church to blame someone (but not the Roman authorities) for the death of their Christ. Who better to blame than Jews?

I offer the following for the benefit of those Jews who find themselves engaged in theological debate, subjected to anti-Semitic vilification or Evangelical Christian attempts to convert them to Christianity. Additionally, never again do we need the spectacle as reported some years back where a guide at the Sydney Holocaust Museum was asked “Why don’t Jews just accept Jesus?” (implying the horror of the holocaust would never have taken place if Jews would only have forsaken the Torah for the New Testament). According to news reports, the guide’s only response was to stand there totally bewildered and unable to answer. Hopefully the following, if absorbed, will ensure this deplorable episode will never occur again.

The psalms were Jewish and written before the birth of Christianity. All references to “Lord” were to the Lord God of Israel. Christian clergy often quote the psalms and the average Christian thinks the references to “Lord” (e.g. Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd”) refer to Jesus. No Christian clergy to my knowledge has ever seen fit to enlighten his flock. So the propaganda goes on and on from one generation to the other. Even the regularly quoted: “The meek shall inherit the earth” often quoted by Christians as a profound and original statement by their Saviour is nothing more than his quoting from the Psalms (Psalm 37 Verse 11).

The gospels state that Jesus said the profound “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. However, this is not original. It is a slight alteration of the Talmud’s words which states: “Do not do unto others as you would not want them to do unto you.”

Before entering into any religious dialogue, all Jews need to be aware of the following five inconsistencies related to the gospels. 1. Jews gave the world through the Torah the concept of the Messiah and the Christian idea of divinity taking human form is considered idolatrous by the Torah.

2. When the Messiah arrives there is supposed to be peace on earth. As there has been no peace for over 2,000 years, the early Christian Church developed the concept of the “Second Coming”. That is, Jesus will come again and fix what he didn’t do the first time, that is, bring peace. Unfortunately there is nothing in the biblical prophecy of the Torah that someone will turn up and fail but will have a second chance to come and get it right.

3. Jews wherever possible bury their dead before Shabbat, so when Christ’s followers (all Jews at the time) appealed to the Romans to have him brought down for burial before sunset, the New Testament states that to make sure he was dead, “the centurion speared him in the side and out gushed blood & water”. The interesting word here is “gushed”. This word implies that the heart is pumping. If this is so, the individual is alive. If someone was in fact crucified during the day and brought down alive before sunset, it is more than likely he could have recovered sufficiently from this ordeal within 3 days in order to make an appearance. This in my mind should cast grave doubts in respect to the entire concept of the resurrection, which is a fundamental tenet of Christian doctrine.

4. Jews are commanded to eat only Kosher. That is, the blood is drained from slaughtered animals and forbidden. It is a mind boggling stretch of the imagination that an orthodox Jew could say to his followers: “Drink this wine which represents my blood”. This would have been an abomination.

5. The New Testament states that one of the last words of The Christ on the cross was: “Father, why has thou forsaken me?” This does not sound like the words the Messiah of all mankind would make. Additionally, as Catholicism believes in the trinity (Father, Son & Holy Ghost – all wrapped up into one) who are the comments being directed at?

Finally, antisemitism has its origins firmly based in Christianity and until this religion comes to grips with the lies and persecution it has perpetrated throughout the centuries and continues to perpetrate by the false accusation of deicide, this scourge will exist for all time.

About the Author: Gil Solomon is a retired finance manager and author.


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127 Responses to “Jews Killed Nobody”

  1. It was the sin of the human race.

  2. The Gospels were written by Jews who followed Jesus. The followers of Jesus called him Rabbi. They were angry at the Jewish high priest who had Jesus handed over to the Romans. In later centuries Christians misunderstood the writers of the Gospel and blamed the Jews. As an Irish American Catholic with Jewish friends I can tell you that us Catholics and most Christians are your friends and we do not blame you for anything that happened to Jesus, and if anyone does, have no fear. Rabbi Jesus said: "This world shall pass away, but my words shall never pass away"

  3. Pedro Acosta says:

    I am tired of hearing Jews explicate themselves. There is nothing that some of their ancestors did that they need to apologize for, over and over.

    The Romans crucified Jesus and even his followers admit that his death is part of their messianic message. IE it was preordained to be. Case closed, move on.

  4. Pedro Acosta says:

    I am tired of hearing Jews explicate themselves. There is nothing that some of their ancestors did that they need to apologize for, over and over.

    The Romans crucified Jesus and even his followers admit that his death is part of their messianic message. IE it was preordained to be. Case closed, move on.

  5. Pedro Acosta says:

    I am tired of hearing Jews explicate themselves. There is nothing that some of their ancestors did that they need to apologize for, over and over.

    The Romans crucified Jesus and even his followers admit that his death is part of their messianic message. IE it was preordained to be. Case closed, move on.

  6. Pedro Acosta says:

    Even the Catholics have come to that realization. It’s time for Jews to do the same and stop explaining ourselves.

  7. Judas killed no one either..

  8. Jorgi Reus says:

    Did Jesus ever exist? please answer this with real evidences and then start with that issue

  9. Interesting article

  10. Les Le Gear says:

    You and your friends are a tiny minority. The church inculcated Jew hatred in their followers for around 1800 years. It was only in 1963 that they magnanimously proclaimed that the decendents of Jews from jesus's time are not to be blamed for his murder. Hard to change peoples minds after 1800 years of church lies. Too little,too late.

  11. Karen Bryant says:

    Pedro the difference between the catholics and Jews is that catholics haven’t been murdered in the name of Jesus …Jews have. A little compassion would be a good thing.

  12. If it is real evidence you seek then ask the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

  13. Les Le Gear never too late to make reconciliation. Fundamentalist Christians who truly love and respect the Jewish people need to demonstrate this through self sacrifice the way Messiah did for us.

  14. Margaret Salmond there is no such thing as a divided G*dhead in Judaism. That's a Pagan idea that infiltrated the early Church. G*d is ONE, UNDIVIDED, and that's the basic foundation of Judaism – every day we say "Hear O Israel, the LORD G*d is ONE." NOT three. ONE.

  15. Les Le Gear We are not a tiny minority. Most Catholic Irish here in NY where I live have Jewish friends, we often are married to Jewish people. You need to get your mind out of the past.

  16. I have had this discussion with a Catholic online. His response to my explanation about why it was the Romans who killed Jesus was, “Roberta, I don’t know what bible YOU’VE been reading, but…”. Now, not all Catholics, nor all Christians are scriptural fundamentalists, but it is fundamentalism that is dangerous, of all makes and models. Fundamentalism renders reason and fact inoperative. Explanations such as this are ineffective for this reason. I am a Jew by choice. Almost no Christians know Judaism, as they are only taught what Judaism teaches by other Christians. I agree, Jews need to respectfully and confidently leave behind the PC, and the laying low to call no attention to ourselves for fear we may call down another pogrom. But the audience should be carefully chosen.

  17. Walter Richards says:

    There is not one contemperaneous account of what happened, if anything at all did happen. It's all hearsay written decades after and who is to now how much
    was distorted to fil a particular agenda

  18. Les Le Gear In my picture here you see me playing guitar on the left. The drummer is my friend Eric, he is Jewish. I was best man at his wedding. Us Irish have been persecuted just as bad as the Jews, God made everyone, we are all his children.

  19. Is he? How do you know that? Why go on perpetuating a myth, a set of myths that has caused untold suffering to the Jewish people for more than 2,000 years. Why?

  20. And I have a good Catholic friend who recently told me that the Church tells you that all of the Old Testament are just stories. Now why would the Old Testament be 'just stories', but the New Testament be 'the truth'. Perhaps you could consider that it was man/the Church's need for power and control that begun this sorry state of affairs that has resulted in Jewish suffering?

  21. David Brownfield By 'self-sacrifice', do you mean crucify ourselves?

  22. Sylvie Schapira we know that because it is taught to us through our Torah, and through our Sages, and through our Theology. I'm sorry that you have accepted a religion that to us is anathema, you worship a man-god and that to us is idolatry, pure and simple. Any religion that deifies a human is automatically forbidden to us. It's obnoxious for you to try to convince us otherwise. We don't believe in hell the way you do, we don't believe in personal salvation of the soul, in fact we, unlike you, believe the soul is PURE from before birth, and that it isn't full of "original sin" (we don't believe that either). Your religion is an amalgam of 1st-Century Judaism and Paganism. I could give you a hundred examples but let's just start with the basics of your theology – a trinity, a 3-part godhead. What could be MORE pagan than that, or less Jewish???

  23. True! It was the Romans, but at the instigation of the Pharisees and Sadducees leaders. However Jesus forgave all who had a part to play in His murder! The root of anti-Semitism was in anti-Christian Roman Catholic doctrine. That church was not and is not Christian!

  24. Sylvie Schapira The mistake many Jewish people make, is to think they are all Jesus on that cross, to think their ancestors suffered more than everyone else in the world. In reality, most of you are making good money, and people in the world today who suffer real violence and poverty could care less about your stupid whining and complaining. Go see a therapist and stop bitching and moaning, you have the money. Most people in the world don't even have clean water.

  25. Ron Smith says:

    "Unfortunately, according the writings of the noted Roman historian Josephus, there was never any Roman custom to pardon anyone scheduled for crucifixion."

    If Josephus really said this, where is the citation? If this claim is made simply on the basis that Josephus never mentions the custom, that would be an invalid argument from silence.

    There is nothing anti-semetic in the Gospels. Wicked men, like that Serpent of old, will take what God has said and twist it in order to drive their own wicked agenda. "Hath God really said…?" Jesus is the Savior of the World. This includes all people, the first of which were Jews.

  26. Point to two additional facts. First Duet. 13; which by GOD’s law would have required the blood of Jesus. Second, Jesus says 88 times he is the son of man. How can he be the son of man and the son of GOD. He was the Messiah, look up the definition. Also, children can NOT be held responsible for the sins, if it were, of their parents.

  27. The Jews did not murder Christ. Jesus laid down His Life and took it back up again. Judas betrayed Christ. It was the love of God that held Him on the cross and His love raised Him up again. The perfect sacrifice given in love for us all.

  28. One more thing. That picture you have there is totally sacrilegious. Why do you hate Jesus so much?

  29. Alex Rivera says:

    Christopher that picture is in no way Jesus Himself on the cross. But I have to admit this article is a little flawed. His thesis on what gushed meant is inaccurate.

  30. A true Christian does not hate nor blame the Jew. He laid his life down as a perfect sacrifice,(the ultimate red heifer/lamb). We understand who Hashem is. Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the G-dhead bodily. He was not just a man, he was a clean man, in whom, all of the Spirit dwelt. He did not just die, he rose! Even in Christianity there are many false prophets, but truly there is only ONE. Sh'ma Yis'ra'eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad.

  31. Aldo Mimoun says:

    Jesus was an ordinary jew during the Roman occupation of Judea. The idea that he was turned over to the roman authorities on a Friday night (Shabbat) and on the eve of Passover is so ridiculous that it does not even require an explanation. Jesus the Christ is an invention of another Jew called Paul (Saul of Tarsus). I think that instead of 2000 years of Jewish persecution from the Vatican , the Vatican owes the Jews 2000 years of royalties for using one of ours as their God.

  32. The Jews said "let His blood be on us and our children", JESUS said "I lay my life down and I will take it up again. The Jews are in Their Land now forever and I'm sure Rabbi Yitsak Kaduri got it right.

  33. Christopher Norton, you are the person I was speaking about above. The gospels are not historical. There are so many reasons and proofs against historicity I couldn’t begin to expound on it. To this person, none of these arguments in the article will avail. Why do the Jews hate Jesus? They don’t. They fear Christians.

  34. The reasons why the Jews reject Jesus is that Christian beliefs about Jesus are UnBiblical. Christians claim Jesus died for the sins of humanity, but the Bible states, "Eesh b'chet-o yu-ma-tu, every man shall be put to death for his own sin," in Deuteronomy 24:16, among other places. Christians claim that Jesus was Gd, but Gd tell us, "For I am Gd and not a man," in Hosea 11:9, among other places. Christians claim that Jesus was a part of a trinity, but the the Bible states, "Thus saith the Etrnl the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Etrnl of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no Gd," in Isaiah 44:6, but if Gd is the first, then Gd has no Father, and if Gd is the last, then Gd has no son, and if besides Gd there is no other, then Gd does not share being Gd with another entity. Christians claim that Jesus was the necessary blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin, but who did the dying in order to be that blood sacrifice? Was it Jesus-the-god, or was it Jesus-the-man who did the dying? Gd cannot die, so it was Jesus-the-human, so Christianity is based on a human sacrifice, and the Bible tells us that Gd calls human sacrifice an abomination and something Gd hates in Deuteronomy 12:31, "..for every abomination to the Etrnl, which He hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods." This assumes that Gd requires a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin, which the book of Jonah, among other places, shows is untrue. The Christian beliefs about Jesus have more in common with the dying/saving pagan man/gods of the ancient world, than with anything in the TaNaCH or in Judaism over the last 4,000 years, give or take. The statement, "his mother was human, his father was god,' sounds like Jesus, but it also sounds like Hercules, Dionysus (a savior god) and Perseus (whose human mother did not become pregnant from the sex act, like a virgin birth). For more on all this, see http://WhatJewsBelieve.org .

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