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When first coming into our way of faith; (ie. honoring the Shabbat, celebrating the Feast Days, eating according to the dietary restrictions in Lev 10, following the Moral Laws of the Torah, and the belief of the Messiah, Yahushua along with the knowledge of the Sacred Names, etc) one automatically thinks trying to be as much Jewish as possible is best and will bring us closer to the Father. To many, simply following the Torah is not good enough for them. They feel the need to go deeper into Judaism, the adorning with the Tallit, the Kippah, the head tefillin, and other traditions and customs that are not mentioned in the Bible. Inevitably, one thing leads to another and the Talmud is brought into the picture. Line by line it is read, memorized and practiced so precisely that as each day passes, it becomes elevated more and more; greatly than the very Torah itself.
+Here is what Rabbis have to say about the Talmud:
“The teachings of the Talmud stand above all other laws. They are more important than the laws of Moses.” -Rabbi Issael, Rabbi Chasbar, et. al.
“The decisions of the Talmud are words of the living God. God Himself asks the opinion of the earthly rabbis when there are difficult affairs in heaven.” -Rabbi Menechen Commentary on Fifth Book
The Talmud, (pronounced as ˈtälˌmo͝od) is a collection of arguments and formal statements regarding religious rulings and consists of the Mishna and Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud. One written in Roman Palestine called the Jerusalem Talmud and the other written in Mesopotamia called the Babylonian Talmud. According to Judaism, the Talmud is more suitable for a code of law than the Torah. The Talmud preceded the Torah and was passed down from generation to generation, orally. It is known to be THE ORIGINAL law given to Adam. The Talmud is considered to be the only form of law before the Commands were given to Mosheh (Moses) on Mount Sinai. While reading through the Scriptures one can find numerous mentions of other books mentioned that are not in the Bible, (ie. Jasher, Book of the Covenant, Wars of Yahuwah, Book of Statues, Book of Samuel the Seer, Book of Nathan the Prophet, Book of Gad the Seer, Acts of Solomon, Book of Shemaiah the Prophet, Prophesy of Abijah, and many more). Apparently, Yahuwah wanted these mentioned books to be known. If the Talmud is so special and has more authority and is more suitable for code of law than the Torah, where is the mentioning of the Talmud or even of an ‘Oral Law’ in the Scriptures? It cannot be found endorsed, not once! In fact, Yahushua spoke against the Oral Law and Traditions when He was here on earth!
“But He answering, said to them, “Why do you also transgress the command of Elohim because of your tradition?”
“And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men. Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men.” -Mark 7:7-8
“NULLIFYING THE WORD OF ELOHIM which you have handed down. And MANY such traditions you do.” -Mark 7:3
The majority today believe the Torah was first established on Mount Sinai. While the Scriptures are not clear as to which laws existed before the time of Mosheh (Moses) and the official giving of the Torah, there are definite examples of at least some laws in existence before Mosheh (Moses). From Scripture, we can tell the Torah first began ‘In the Beginning’:
“And on the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the Seventh Day from all His work which He had made. And Elohim blessed the Seventh Day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.” -Bereshith (Genesis) 2:2-3
In Bereshith 7:2 Noah knew the definition of both clean and unclean animals, he was instructed to take certain numbers of each kind onto the ark. Clean animals were yet to be defined until Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 11, another two books away. The clean animals were used for eating and also for sacrifices unto Yahuwah.
We can see that from the beginning of it all, Yahuwah blessed the seventh day and rested on it. Shemoth (Exodus) 20:11 also refers to the creation of the earth and the blessing of the Sabbath.
“For in six days YAHUWAH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore YAHUWAH blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.” -Shemoth 20:11
The Israelites were rebuked for collecting manna on the Sabbath day before the Ten Words/ Ten Commandments were officially given. Also consider how Yahuwah rebuked the people for not keeping His commandments and laws concerning gathering the manna on the Sabbath day! (Shemoth 16:27-29)
It is quite clear that the law of the Sabbath was in existence from the beginning. It is also clear that there were Commands, at least to an extent. Consider the following verse:
“But the men of Sedom (Sodom) were evil and sinned before YAHUWAH exceedingly so.” -Bereshith 13:13
In order to sin there needs to be a law or command of instruction. The men of Sedom sinned before Yahuwah, they must have known what sin means in order to be sinning. The only way for Sedom to be wicked is that they must have been breaking some sort of law. As seen from the following texts in the Bible.
“Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”
-1 Yohanan (John) 3:4
“For law works wrath; but where no law is neither is there transgression.” -Romans 4:15 (Darby)
Another example of the Torah before Mount Sinai is during Abraham, of who it is said that he kept the commandments and laws of Yahuwah.
“Abraham obeyed My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and My Torot.” -Torot is the plural form of Torah.
It is very clear to see that before the Torah was given by Mosheh on Mount Sinai that to a degree many laws already existed. Just to name a few; there was the Law against murder (when Cain killed Abel), the law of clean and unclean animals (during Noah’s time) and the law of the Sabbath (after creation). Even though the Scriptures does not give precise detail into many other laws before Sinai, Biblical history does reveal that there was some sort of legal standard and it does not mention the Talmud or an ‘Oral Law’.
And so, we must conclude with the six things you don’t know about the Talmud:
1. Sex with 3 year old girls and 9 year old boys is allowed and girls under 11 must continue sex without a contraceptive (birth control), a girl under 3 years old can marry a priest.
“When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this, (footnote: that is, less thanthree years old.) it is as if one puts the finger into the eye. (footnote: ie. tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.) [ img4 ]
“The intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act.” [ img4 ]
“Footnotes: because at nine years a male attains sexual maturness, thus the comparison is the sexual matureness of woman, which is reached at the age of three.” [ img6 ]
“From the age of eleven years and one day until the age of twelve years and one day. One who is under (footnote: When no conception is possible) or over this age (footnote: When pregnancy involves no fatal consequences.)” [ img8 ]
“A girl who is three years of age and one day may be betrothed by cohabitation (not married but living together with sexual intercourse.” [ img9 ]
2. “Goyim” deserve no respect. A “Goyim” is a gentile. It is of the same nature as beasts.
“Goyim” is plural, “Goy” is singular.
“When it comes to a Gentile in peace times, one may harm him indirectly, for instance, by removing a ladder after he had fallen into a crevice.” (Shulkan Arukh, Yoreh De ‘ah, 158).
+Gentiles, (Goyim, Goy) were created solely as slaves for the Jews:
“God created them in the form of men for the glory of Israel. But Akum [Gentiles] were created for the sole end of ministering unto them [the Jews] day and night. Nor can they ever be relieved from this service. It is becoming to the son of a king [an Israelite] that animals in their natural form and animals in the form of human beings should minister unto him.” (Midrash Talpioth 225a) Rumor has it that this quote is from the Talmud, but others say it is not. Historical library sources in NYC label this in a Category of ‘Talmud’. It has been written by Elijah ben Solomon Abraham ha-Kohen.
+The word “Goyim” is a jokingly term used to describe the animal nature of the gentiles. Here are a few texts relegating (downgrade) Goyim/Goy/Gentiles as animals.
~“All children of the ‘goyim’ (Gentiles) are animals.” (Yebamoth 98a)
~“The sexual intercourse of a Goy is like to that of a beast.” (Sanhedrin 74b Tosephoth)
~“The seed of a Goy is worth the same of that of a beast.” (Kethoboth 36)
~“The ‘goyim’ are not humans. They are beasts.” (Baba Mezia 114b)
~“The Nokhrim [Gentiles] are not rendered unclean by a burial, for it is said: Ye are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture; ye are men. You are thus called men but not the Nokhrim [Gentiles].” ( Yebamoth 61a)
~“a Jew, despite the sins he may commit, is nevertheless always good—just as the dirt on a nut only contaminates the shell while the kernel remains pure. Thus, Gentiles, as Rabbi Yosef contends, as “animals which have the form of men,” exist to serve the exalted Jew.” Chagigah 15b
~“all things pertaining to the Goyim are like a desert; the first person [Jew] to come along and take them can claim them as his own.” Babba Bathra 54b
~“Just as a livestock owner has the right to slaughter his animals, so the Talmud decrees to Jews the right to kill Gentiles.”
~“If you eat with a ‘goy’ it is the same as eating with a dog.”
(Tosapoth, Jebamoth 94b)
~“On the house of the non-Jew one looks as on the fold of cattle.”
-Tosefta, Erebin, 1
~“Animals must not be allowed to go near the Goim, because they are suspected of having intercourse with them. Nor must women cohabit with them because they are over-sexed.” Abhodah Zarah 22a
~“…because when Gentile men come to their neighbors’ houses to commit adultery with their wives and do not find them at home, they fornicate with the sheep in the barns instead. And sometimes even when their neighbors’ wives are at home, they prefer to fornicate with the animals; for they love the sheep of the Israelites more than their own women.” Abhodah Zarah 22b
~“God created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night.” -Midrasch Talpioth, p. 225-L
+Other quotes from the Talmud about Goyim (Gentiles):
~“If a Gentile robs a Jew, he must pay him back. But if a Jew robs a Gentile,
the Jew may keep the loot. Likewise, if a Gentile kills a Jew, the Gentile is to be killed. But if a Jew kills a Gentile, the Jew is to go free.” Sanhedrin 57a
~“How to interpret the word ‘robbery.’ A non-Jew is forbidden to steal, rob, or take women slaves, etc., from a non-Jew or from a Jew. But a Jew is NOT forbidden to do all this to a non-Jew.” -Tosefta, Qbda Zara, 5
~“Gentiles are outside the legal protection of the Law of Israel.”
Baba Kamma 38a
~“Gentile girls are in a state of uncleanness from birth, and marriage with them is prohibited.” Baba Mezia 114b
~“Girls born of the ‘goyim’ are in a state of ‘niddah’ (menstrual uncleanness!) from birth.” (Abodah Zarah 36b)
~“Even the best of the ‘goyim’ should all be killed.” (Soferim 15)
~“Sexual intercourse between the ‘goyim’ is like intercourse between animals.” (Sanhedrin 74b)
~“Thou shalt not do injury to thy neighbor, but it is not said, ‘Thou shalt not do injury to a non-Jew.'” -Mishna Sanhedryn 57
~”A Jewish man is obligated to say the following prayer every day: Thank you God for not making me a gentile, a woman or a slave.” -Menahoth 43b-44a.
~“If a non-Jew wants a Jew to stand witness against a Jew in a Court of Law, and if the Jew could give fair evidence, he is forbidden to do it; but if a Jew wants a Jew to be a witness in a similar case against a non-Jew, he may do it.”
-Schulchan Qruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 28, Art. 3 and 4 Page 41 of 44
~“At the time of the Cholhamoed the transaction of any kind of business is forbidden. But it is permitted to cheat a non-Jew, because cheating of non-Jew at any time pleases the Lord.” -Schulchan Qruch, Orach Chaim 539
If you are not born Jewish (are a non-Jew) you are considered a gentile and your only hope for salvation is to salute your allegiance to the Noahide Laws… according to the Talmud.
3. Blasphemy against Messiah and His Mother, Miryiam & Messiah will kill all non-Jews:
~“‘Yeshu’ is in Hell being boiled in hot excrement.” (Gittin 57a)
[’Yeshu’ is an acronym for the Jewish curse, ‘May his (Yahushua’s) name be wiped out forevermore.’]
~“Yeshu was sexually immoral and worshipped a brick.” (Sanhedrin 107b)
~“Yeshu was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness and refused to repent.” (Sotah 47a)
~“Miriam the hairdresser had sex with many men.” (Shabbath 104b, Hebrew Edition only)
~“She who was the descendant of princes and governors (the virgin Mary) played the harlot with carpenters.” (Sanhedrin 106a)
~“Christians who reject the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations.” (Rosh Hashanah 17a)
~“As soon as the King Messiah will declare himself, He will destroy Rome and make a wilderness of it. Thorns and weeds will grow in the Pope’s palace. Then He will start a merciless war on non-Jews and will overpower them. He will slay them in masses, kill their kings and lay waste the whole Roman land. He will say to the Jews: ‘I am the King Messiah for whom you have been waiting. Take the silver and gold from the non-Jew.’ ” -Josiah 60, 6. Rabbi Abarbanel to Daniel 7, 13
You can read more quotes about Messiah in the Talmud here: http://www.noahide.com/yeshu.htm
4. Adam had intercourse and sexual relations with every animal in the Garden of Eden:
“R. Eleazar further stated: What is meant by the Scriptural text, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh? This teaches that Adam had intercourse with every beast and animal but found no satisfaction until he cohabited with Eve.”
5. There is a Conspiracy against Yahuwah’s Name:
+ Yahuwah’s Name was replaced with Adonai:
“And thenceforth priests ceased to bless Israel with the name of Yahuwah, but used “Adonai” (the Lord).”
-Babylonian Talmud – TRACT YOMAH (DAY OF ATONEMENT). CHAPTER IV. Pg. 60
+ It is forbidden to speak the ‘Divine Name’ during prayer for mealtime:
“nor may the persons who join to say grace after meals mention the Divine name.”
Babylonian Talmud – TRACT MEGILLA. CHAPTER III. Pg. 64
+ The Name of Yahuwah is not to be spoken outside the Temple:
“Yahuwah” must not be pronounced outside of the Temple.”
-Babylonian Talmud – TRACT YOMAH. CHAPTER VII. Pg. 100
+ Anyone who speaks the ‘Divine Name’ is guilty of blasphemy:
“MISHNA VI.: A blasphemer is not guilty, unless he mentioned the proper name of God (Yahuwah).”
-TRACT SANHEDRIN (SUPREME COUNCIL). CHAPTER VII. Pg. 166 – RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING HOW THE EXAMINATION CONCERNING BLASPHEMY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED.
+ Whoever speaks the ‘Divine Name’ is guilty and the punishment is death:
“To what purpose is this written? It reads earlier [ibid. 16]: “But he that pronounced the name of the Lord shall be put to death”… So is the decree of R. Mair. The sages, however, maintain: For the unique proper Name death is the punishment; and for the ‘pseudonyms’ (Elohim, Eloah, El, Shadai, ETC.) it is only a warning by a negative commandment, and the punishment is as for the transgression of a negative commandment.”
-Babylonian Talmud – CHAPTER VII. Pg. 166. HOW THE EXAMINATION CONCERNING BLASPHEMY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED.
+ According to the Talmud, if you are not a Jew, you are the ‘children of Noah’. Children of Noah are not permitted to speak the ‘Divine Name’ or the pseudonyms of Yahuwah, this includes, Elohim, Eloah, El, Shadai; just to name a few:
“(Says the Gemara:) Itz’hak of Navha differs with R. Maisha, who said: One of the children of Noah, who blasphemed God by any of His pseudonyms (Elohim, Eloah, El, Shaddai, ETC.) whatsoever is guilty, and is put to death, even according to the rabbis.”
-Babylonian Talmud – CHAPTER VII. Pg. 167. HOW THE EXAMINATION CONCERNING BLASPHEMY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED.
+Prohibition of speaking the name of Yahuwah even when written in Scripture:
“265:1 It is PROHIBITED TO MENTION THE NAME OF Yahuwah as it is written, and we read it with the expression “Adonay.” see a footnote in Chapter VII. We have to add thereto, that none of the Jews –not even the reformers of that time– dared to mention this Holy Name as it is written, and wherever it was mentioned they read it “Adonay.”
-Babylonian Talmud – Footnotes: END OF TRACT SANHEDRIN, PART II. (HAGGADA), AND OF VOLUME XVI.
+ The guilty to be burned, and their family punished because the Name of Yahuwah is expressed instead of Adonai:
“Hanina b. Tradian was then brought before them and questioned why he occupied himself with the Torah, and he answered: Because I am so commanded by the Lord my God. The decree was then rendered that he should be burned, his wife killed, and his daughter to be taken to the house of prostitutes. [He to be burned, because he used to express the name Yahuwah as it is written (and not Adonai as it is to be read instead),”
-Babylonian Talmud – TRACT ABUDA ZARA (IDOLATRY). CHAPTER I. Pg. 31 a lesson taught by the rabbis.
6. Forbidden to eat any food from a non-Jew whatever a non-Jew cooks, even wine:
This makes you understand why food that does abide by the dietary laws of Leviticus does not have the Kosher certificate.
“It is forbidden to eat bread (made from any of the five species of grain: wheat, barley, oats, rye, and spelt) that was baked by a non-Jew for his own consumption, unless comparable Jewish bread is not available or a Jew was involved in the baking or in making or maintaining the fire.”
Part II: Yoreh De’ah – Chapter 10a
“It is forbidden to eat food that was cooked intentionally by a non-Jew if the food is of a type that is not usually eaten raw and is sometimes served at state dinners, unless a Jew contributed to the cooking or the fire.”
Part II: Yoreh De’ah – Chapter 10a
“It is forbidden to drink common types of intoxicating beverages, except for those made from grain or honey, if they were made by a non-Jew and are being drunk at a place where people meet to drink”
Part II: Yoreh De’ah – Chapter 10a
“It is forbidden to drink wine (made from grapes; see 123:8) that was touched by a non-Jew.” Part II: Yoreh De’ah – Chapter 10b
For more resources of things you didn’t know about the Talmud, go here: http://www.aishdas.org/avodah/faxes/mmOnNachriim.pdf
If you want to read the Talmud yourself here you can read it online:
The point of this article is not anti-Semitism. Because in fact, we here at the FOY Ministy are Hebrew Israelites. We are against the Talmud. Not for personal reasons, but for moral/ethical reasons and especially because Yahushua, our Messiah was against the Talmud (the traditions of men). We love ALL people, including those that are of the state of Israel, the Jewish people. And as we have mentioned in our other publications. Our ethnicity does not matter! It doesn’t matter if you are white or black, Jewish, or Non-Jewish. Stop the hate, stop the division. We are all equal and created in the image of Elohim (Gen./Ber. 1:26). A mixed multitude came out of Egypt with Mosheh (Moses). It was not just descendants of Abraham. The Ten Commandments, Torah, Feast Days and Messiah is for EVERYONE, male AND female.
“There is not Jew nor Greek, there is not slave nor free, there is not male and female, for you are all one in Messiah Yahushua.”
“where there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, foreigner, Scythian, slave, free, but Messiah is all, and in all.”