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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of Judaic Theocracy
Week of 14 Adar, 5767 / March 4, 2007
Editor: Boruch (Bryan) Ellison
"Issues of World War III" Survey
Does Jewish prophetic tradition warn of a false Messiah, a "beast" whose identifying number is 666? Readers were either bewildered by this question or held sharply divided views. The result was that responses were more or less evenly divided between thoroughly accepting the warnings of a "beast," thoroughly rejecting them, and suggesting it's a partly true concept. In other words, there wasn't any trend at all in reader opinions. Comments tended to be longer than usual; here are a couple of brief excerpts:
It is not hard to find numerous references in the Hebrew Scriptures to events of the "end of days," the generation in which Moshiach (the Messiah) is anointed king over the Jewish people and rebuilds the Jerusalem Temple permanently. Immediately preceding his rule, a War of Gog and Magog takes place, involving all the nations of the world in a cataclysmic, final struggle between good and evil before evil is defeated and purged from the world.
What you won't find are any references to a "Beast" or the number 666. Those concepts are only to be found in the Christian "New Testament," particularly in its book of Revelation. And even Christians have been sharply divided on the meaning of those passages.
For many centuries, the traditional view of virtually all Christians, including both Roman Catholics and Protestants, was that the "Beast" passages in Revelation were a reference to past events referring to the Roman Emperor Nero and his alleged persecution of Christians.
But in the twentieth century, a new view emerged among fundamentalist and evangelical Christian leaders, one that reinterpreted the Revelation passages as referring to the end of days, in our immediate future. According to this notion, the prophetic War of Gog and Magog will not immediately be followed by the Messiah, but rather by an impostor, a false "messiah" who would end the war, institute world peace, and build a (false) temple in Jerusalem; in other words, he would appear to fulfill all the prophecies of the true Messiah (even causing Jews to become orthodox and to wear tefillin, or prayer phylacteries, referred to as a "sign" on the hand and head). But this world ruler would instead be a front for the forces of evil, leading the masses away from Christianity for seven years until the Christian "messiah" (Jesus) would come to defeat him.
Any Torah-educated Jew who knows something of the prophecies of Moshiach can immediately see that the "Beast" story of the "New Testament" is exactly opposite to the prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures (re-dubbed the "Old Testament" by the Christian church). Moreoever, it sounds very much like an attempt to discredit the true Messiah, to cause Christians to fear and hate the true Messiah (who, of course, won't be Jesus). And it's an obvious attempt to invalidate the Jerusalem Temple, which Christianity claims will no longer be needed.
This new interpretation of the book of Revelation sounds very much like the influence of Amalek, the hidden nation of evil that seeks to pit the entire world in a war against the Jews and their influence, including against the true Messiah.
Indeed, the Christian leaders who have most aggressively pushed this "Beast" story have used this revised notion of prophecy as cover to promote various Marxist revolutionary goals, including labor union radicalism, class warfare, environmentalism, and the confusion over the mythical "Al Qaeda threat" as a diversion from fighting Communism. Or, at the very least, to paralyze conservative Christians with the un-Biblical notion that evil is immensely powerful, unstoppable, and in control of the physical world leaving no possibility of repairing the world through fulfilling the commandments of Torah Law.
Among the most prominent forces in pushing this new "Beast" story have been the following:
Beyond the modern Communist use of the "Beast" story, the original Greek text of Revelation raises other questions. Its authorship, attributed to "James," has been debated, and there was apparently some dispute among Christian leaders whether to include the book in the Roman-formulated "New Testament." It didn't seem to fit the general tenor of the rest of the "New Testament," and it was seemingly rejected by a major faction of early Christians. According to the traditional understanding, it was written during the reign of Emperor Nero with the intention of stirring up Christians against the ruler, rather than contributing anything philosophically to Christianity itself.
As we shall see, there was a hidden reason for such rabble-rousing disguised as a religious text.
Relevant Torah Principles:
1) Although Christian evangelicals now try to re-interpret various passages in Daniel and other prophetic books of the Hebrew Scriptures to fit the "Beast" story, a straight-forward reading of the Hebrew text easily shows that those passages directly contradict the assertions of the Greek-language Revelation. The Hebrew Scriptures, and Jewish traditions generally, clearly teach there will be absolutely no "false messiah," no "false temple," no seven-year "tribulation period," and no "false peace." The War of Gog and Magog will be won only by the true Messiah, who will defeat the forces of evil, exterminate the hidden Amaleki conspiracy, institute world peace, build the permanent Temple in Jerusalem in which animal sacrifices will be forever restored, and will bring all Jews and the entire human race back to the observance of
2) The older Christian tradition that says the number 666 refers to Emperor Nero is correct. The Hebrew language uniquely represents numerical values, with each letter of the Hebrew alphabet signifying a particular number; the gematria, or numerical equivalent, of a word is determined by adding up the values of its letters. In Roman times, the Jews referred to Nero as "Nero Caesar," or "Neiron Kaesar" in Hebrew (see the Babylonian edition of the Talmud, Gittin 56a). The Hebrew letters spelling that title, using the shorter, more common spelling, give us "NRON QSR" in transliteration (vowels aren't spelled in Hebrew), the value of which is precisely 666 ("Nero" = 306, "Caesar" = 360). Thus when Revelation tells us that the name of the "Beast" is the equivalent of the number 666, it is using coded language to refer to his name in Hebrew and that is exactly Nero's name as it was used at that time.
3) Jewish tradition gives new insight into the Christian hatred of Nero. According to the Talmud (Gittin 56a), Nero converted to become a Jew, and he subsequently lived a righteous life. This was at the same time that the early Christian movement was struggling for power in the Roman empire, and it was fighting tooth and nail against the Jewish people and their influence including the vast movement of Hasidic Gentiles at the time. Eventually, Christianity won the fight, crushed the Hasidic Gentile movement, and scattered the Jews out of Israel. But during Nero's earlier reign, he favored his fellow Jews against Christians. Thus the Christian Church invented vicious libels against Nero for defecting to their Jewish enemy, accusing him of horrible persecutions and of allowing Rome to burn. Most historians now acknowledge those anti-Nero stories were false, but lacking Jewish traditions, they haven't been able to explain why such stories would be fabricated.
The book of Revelation reads very much like a demagogical attempt to stir up hatred and rebellion against Jewish influence in Rome. As such, it mirrors the endless work of the underground Amaleki conspiracy, which for thousands of years has labored to pit the world against Jews and against the influence of Jewish and Noahide Law. Undoubtedly, the author(s) of Revelation were agents of Amalek, seeking to stoke the fires of revolutionary hatred against their Jewish enemy.
And once again, that same Amaleki conspiracy is reviving and re-adapting Revelation to the modern context, hoping to stir an uprising against the true Messiah. So the modern version of the "Beast" story describes (in twisted form) everything the true Messiah will accomplish, and then declares those very Messianic achievements to be the description of the mythical "Beast." It's a perfect formula for stirring up fear and hatred against the wrong target.
But soon the true Messiah will win the War of Gog and Magog and will expose and annihilate the Amaleki underground once and for all. Then Christians will realize they were deceived by their own leaders, and will finally embrace
And now for this week's survey question:
|Accusations have flown back and forth in the fight in Chechniya. Russia accuses Chechen rebels of terrorism, while Chechens and their supporters allege severe Russian oppression. Which side should we take?
(1) We should support Russia in fighting terrorism.
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Interfaith Subversion Update, Part 2 Uri Lupolianski
As noted in our previous issue, the Communist drive for interfaith merger into a "New World Order" religion is quickly rising to the top of their agenda. The Kremlin's agents in all of the major religions are coming forward, on cue, to make the coordinated push appear to be "spontaneous" and "unstoppable."
The current Pope, Benedict XVI, has been involved in this interfaith movement since long before occupying the Pontiff's office. As Cardinal Ratzinger, he was for years a leader in the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue; just weeks ago at that same foundation, now as pope, he issued another public call for ecumenical merger between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, to "develop the bonds that unite us" the bonds of subversive, Marxist political activism, of course. After all, the pope himself has been involved in Marxist radicalism, while working together with Communist agents, for decades.
Among Jews, it isn't just the "Reform" and (Leftist) "Conservative" movement leadership that pushes for interfaith dialogue and merger. The Communist-front Root and Branch Association
The work of
A few years ago, the increasingly religious population of Jerusalem elected a supposedly strict, orthodox mayor for the first time. But behind his black hat and beard, Mayor Uri Lupolianski is revealing some very different, un-Jewish colors.
In January, Mayor Lupolianski announced that he will soon establish an official "Sages Council" for Jerusalem, an interfaith advisory body composed of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders together as equals. The new council will promote "peaceful co-existence" (a term invented by Soviet dictator Khrushchev) through ecumenical "dialogue."
As a presumably yeshiva-educated, religious Jew, Lupolianski knows very well the severe Torah prohibitions against participating in any such council. He also knows what tremendous holiness the Torah attaches to the city of Jerusalem. The fact that he would create such a council, and in Jerusalem, is more than subversive; it's a direct slap in the face of over 3,000 years of Jewish martyrdom, with millions of Jewish lives having been sacrificed rather than compromise the Torah's sanctity from false religious beliefs.
The fact that
Orthodox rabbis in Jerusalem should boycott the council. They should lead an immediate drive to recall Lupolianski and elect a different mayor. And they should speak out against any interfaith move by anyone, anywhere. They should.
But you might hear very little protest against Lupolianski's subversive "Sages Council." That's because Communist agents, posing as orthodox Jews and even rabbis, have already heavily infiltrated the religious Jewish world. Some of those "rabbis" are themselves pushing the interfaith drive. And the remaining rabbis generally lack enough spine to resist "going with the flow."
To be continued
(Note: The underground Communist apparatus and its aboveground tentacles are actively engaged in subversion in all sectors and institutions of society today. Its agents would dearly love to know the full extent of our information, which would assist their disinformation efforts. Consequently, we do not divulge all our facts or sources. These profiles are intended only as a warning to the wise to monitor the individuals and groups exposed here, and to avoid their influence.)
Summary of PLO-related terror attacks these last two weeks, Wednesday (February 21) through Tuesday (March 6): Most of the attacks, ranging from deadly stone-throwings to bombings and Kassam missiles, took place with no claims of responsibility attached (of course, it's already been publicized that the PLO's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine/PFLP carries out the stone-throwings and firebombings against civilian cars on the highway). But a number of terrorist assaults were publicly credited to specific PLO-connected groups.
Here's the rundown:
It's now a matter of public record that the PLO received more than $700 million in direct foreign aid during 2006, in addition to its extensive funding through the United Nations (UN) (historically at least $500 million per year). That makes the PLO one of the world's leading recipients of foreign aid, and, bar none, the absolute largest recipient of UN aid. Most of that money, directly or indirectly, comes from Uncle Sam. It also means the Bush Administration has managed to keep the flow of money for PLO terrorism at nearly the same levels as before the mythical "boycott" of the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Now the PA, controlled entirely by the PLO and nominally headed by its ally Hamas, is bringing several PLO-connected factions into its official ruling structure. Just in case you thought Hamas was a "religious" or "Muslim" group, think again; Hamas is eagerly extending invitations to the Marxist-Leninist PFLP, the Maoist-Marxist-Leninist DFLP (which took credit for the 9/11 attacks on the United States), and the Palestinian People's Party (PPP, the new name of the Palestinian Communist Party) to join the PA cabinet as official leaders. All three groups, together with Fatah (which is also joining the official cabinet) are member organizations of the PLO.
That's the kind of terrorist assembly that's making more and more U.S. Congressmen nervous about continuing to send money to the PLO, never mind restoring direct funding to the PA. But it isn't bothering George Bush in the least. After all, it just came out in the news that Bush's State Department has been sending portions of that PLO aid directly to the Islamic University in Gaza, a Hamas front in other words, directly to Hamas itself! (When confronted with the damning evidence, Bush Administration officials were quick to throw out a storm of evasive replies while keeping up the push for negotiations to restore direct funding to the PA and Hamas. Yes, Bush is really that brazenly pro-PLO and pro-Hamas!)
While Bush has succeeded in circumventing Congressional bans on aid to terrorists and that's allowed the daily wave of attacks to continue unabated this entire last year it's not enough for what the PLO and its Communist masters are planning. For the PLO to build a massive conventional army, complete with many divisions of army, navy, and air forces, it needs the U.S. aid to spiral upward faster and faster. That's why Soviet Russia has recently dropped all pretenses of opposing Hamas and is now fighting to have direct aid to the PA restored by America and Europe.
The Soviet Red Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army can't very well hope to move hundreds of divisions into the West Bank and Gaza without a drastic expansion of the PLO at your expense. Bush stands ready to help the Soviet Russians, as soon as he can twist a few more arms of Congressmen.
It's up to you to help build the PLO-defunding momentum before the PLO, and its Communist Bloc sponsors, can launch the final World War. Visit our PLO-defunding site, at www.attacreport.com/plo/volunteer.php, to volunteer your time in JAHG-USA's campaign.
Casualty count for these last two weeks (not counting dead & injured terrorists):
(Sources: various Israeli and American news agencies)
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