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Rabi Yehudah And Antoninus


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Rabi Shimon remained silent but his wife rushed forward and said, “O Caesar, here is the child. I ask you to inspect him before you pass judgment on us.”

The Emperor took the child in his hands and looked at him.

“What is this?” he exclaimed. “This child is not circumcised! Is this a joke?”

The Romans who had accompanied the group were thunderstruck. How was it possible?

“The governor will hear from me,” the Emperor roared, ”You Jews may leave and return to your homeland.”

Once again the family stopped off at the hotel, this time to return the babies to their rightful mothers. They exchanged lasting vows of friendship and the friendship passed over to the two young children.

When the Roman baby, Antonius, grew up and assume the throne he never forgot his mother’s friend and son.

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3 Responses to “Rabi Yehudah And Antoninus”

  1. Mike Roloff says:

    Unfortunately it is / has been circumcision that has MADE for no end of anti-semitic sentiments. Freud found that it was the chief reason for unconscious anti-Semitism. And the myths surrounding it are at the core of the “blood libel.” Thus, It's time to eliminate the Brit Milah because if that is the chief reason.
    for being anti-Semitic or anti-Abrahamic [Islam too practices the rite] then why hang on to this left-over of human sacrifice? that traumatizesthe child, cutting off 5,000 nerves, that is the equivalent of female circumcision in the sense that it eliminates everything but the clitoris, and only serves the UltraOrthodox to maintain their power? After all, reform Judaism sought to eliminate the rite in the 19th century, and Jewish identity depends on being born by a Jewish mother, or converting. Here a link to an archive of the entire German.
    and then some debate, note especially Michael Wolffsohn's two pieces. Circumcision has been controversial also within Jewry forever.

    Making it a taboo to compare male with female sexual mutilation is the.

    Die Tabuisierung jeglichen Vergleichs von männlicher mit weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung ist there große Skandal there Debatte. In beiden Fällen wird there empfindsamste und erogenste Teil des menschlichen Körpers amputiert oder schwer beschädigt. In beiden Fällen geht es in erster Linie um die Beschneidung menschlicher Sexualität. AND DOn't FORGET THE ARCHIVE! http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-circumcision-debate-links-and.html

    http://evidentist.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/beschneidung-ignoranz-und-sexismus/

    http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-circumcision-debate-links-and.html

    Eine Diskussion ueber das Thema, mit drei Deutschen + einem Amerikanischen Psychologen.

    http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/psychotherapeutenyahoogroupsde.html

    http://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/debatte/article108847257/Die-Vorhaut-des-Herzens.html

    http://www.tagesspiegel.de/meinung/andere-meinung/gastkommentar-zur-beschneidungsdebatte-danke-deutschland/7160872.html

    http://www.facebook.com/mike.roloff1?ref=name

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    Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.

  2. Mike Roloff says:

    Unfortunately it is / has been circumcision that has MADE for no end of anti-semitic sentiments. Freud found that it was the chief reason for unconscious anti-Semitism. And the myths surrounding it are at the core of the “blood libel.” Thus, It's time to eliminate the Brit Milah because if that is the chief reason.
    for being anti-Semitic or anti-Abrahamic [Islam too practices the rite] then why hang on to this left-over of human sacrifice? that traumatizesthe child, cutting off 5,000 nerves, that is the equivalent of female circumcision in the sense that it eliminates everything but the clitoris, and only serves the UltraOrthodox to maintain their power? After all, reform Judaism sought to eliminate the rite in the 19th century, and Jewish identity depends on being born by a Jewish mother, or converting. Here a link to an archive of the entire German.
    and then some debate, note especially Michael Wolffsohn's two pieces. Circumcision has been controversial also within Jewry forever.

    Making it a taboo to compare male with female sexual mutilation is the.

    Die Tabuisierung jeglichen Vergleichs von männlicher mit weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung ist there große Skandal there Debatte. In beiden Fällen wird there empfindsamste und erogenste Teil des menschlichen Körpers amputiert oder schwer beschädigt. In beiden Fällen geht es in erster Linie um die Beschneidung menschlicher Sexualität. AND DOn't FORGET THE ARCHIVE! http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-circumcision-debate-links-and.html

    http://evidentist.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/beschneidung-ignoranz-und-sexismus/

    http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-circumcision-debate-links-and.html

    Eine Diskussion ueber das Thema, mit drei Deutschen + einem Amerikanischen Psychologen.

    http://analytic-comments.blogspot.com/2012/08/psychotherapeutenyahoogroupsde.html

    http://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/debatte/article108847257/Die-Vorhaut-des-Herzens.html

    http://www.tagesspiegel.de/meinung/andere-meinung/gastkommentar-zur-beschneidungsdebatte-danke-deutschland/7160872.html

    http://www.facebook.com/mike.roloff1?ref=name

    http://www.roloff.freehosting.net/index.html

    Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.

  3. Jews have a proud history of being on the front lines of every fight for equality, justice, and human rights. This generation of Jews needs to stop and ask themselves if they want to continue that estimable legacy or abandon it; to continue to evolve or to regress. Just as in the past, devout Jews have given up the practices of owning slaves, murdering those who work on the Sabbath, murdering adulterers, and murdering rebellious children, it is time for Jews to cease the sexual mutilation of baby boys. Such human sacrifice to an angry God is passé. Forced sexual mutilation is a human rights issue and it is time for modern Jews to continue to lead civilization away from cruelty and darkness, not into it.

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“I’ll pay you whether you cure her or kill her,” shouted the loyal husband.

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When the soldiers heard this they exclaimed happily: “You mean this is the sacred Jewish fruit? Hurry, get on the horse. You are coming with us to the palace.”

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