Not surprisingly, the interview with Tobsha Learner in
Witchcraft #34, dealing with her novel, The Witch of
Cologne, accepts the eternal victimhood of Jews without
question. A bit of independent reflection away from
Semitophilic clichés would I suppose be too much to
expect from generations bombarded with leftovers from World
War II propaganda designed to laud all things Jewish at the
expense of the European.
Ruth as a respected Jewish woman would indeed be an
'anomaly'. If you consult The Hole in the Sheet: A Modern
Woman Looks at Orthodox and Hasidic Judaism, Evelyn Kaye
states that the Orthodox Jewish male recites every morning,
"Thank you Lord for not making me a non-Jew, for not making
me a slave, for not making me a woman." Kaye, an eminent
author and journalist, was brought up in an Orthodox
community and relates the considerable effort in breaking
free from repression and bigotry.
The statement by Ms Learner that "anti-Semitism was almost
entrenched in the DNA of Europe" is a simplistic response.
Although Ms Learner does mention that Jews were welcomed by
many nations only to have that benevolence turn to animosity
several centuries hence, her reductionist approach assumes
that Jews are at all times innocent. If every action has an
opposite and equal reaction, perhaps we might wonder whether
anti-Semitism is a reaction to a pervasive anti-Gentilism
that is one of the foundations of Orthodox Judaism. As
Evelyn Kaye states "The mark of a truly devout Hasidic or
Orthodox Jew, as well as many other Jews, is an unquestioned
hatred of non-Jews".
As for the Kabbala, while there is no shortage of books
especially written for naïve Gentiles lacking their own
sense of self-worth, few mention that Kabbalism, which is
the basis of the influential Hasidim, teaches that non-Jews
are emanations from the 'Satanic sphere'. The late rebbe
Schneerson, honoured by US presidents, Congress and Senate
as a great humanitarian and educator, whom the Lubavitch
Hasidim expect to return to rule the world, stated, "A
non-Jew's entire reality is only vanity" The entire creation
exists only for the sake of the Jews?
Such sentiments are openly expressed on the websites of
the Lubavitch Hasidim for anyone to confirm. As for the
application of these teachings, Dr Baruch Goldstein, lauded
as a ?saint? by many Orthodox Jews, killed 19 Arabs and
wounded a hundred others at prayer in their Mosque, on 25
February 1994. Dr Baruch, as an army medic, had refused to
treat non-Jews, even Druze serving in the Israeli Army,
based on the Talmudic dictum against saving the lives of
Gentiles. He chose the day of Purim to gain his 'sainthood'
(sic), the Feast that celebrates the 'holocaust' of 75,000
I challenge ?Witchcraft? to publish this letter, and for
anyone to contradict the facts.
K R Bolton
P. O. Box 1627
28 Aug 03
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