Rabbi’s Hate Christians
Many Orthodox Jews hate Christianity (and therefore Jesus) more than any other entity, including Islam. This article, from a leading Israeli publication, illustrates it well.
(Note: A Jew may hate Christians but a true Christian may not hate anyone.)
Ynetnews: Israel at Your Fingertips *
By Kobi Nahshoni
NOV. 11, 2012
'Islamization of Europe a good thing'
Rabbi Baruch Efrati believes Jews should 'rejoice at the fact that Europe is paying for what it did to us for hundreds of years by losing its identity.' He praises Islam for promoting modesty, respect for God
As concerns grow over the increasing number of Muslims in Europe, it appears not everyone is bothered by the issue, including an Israeli rabbi who even welcomes the phenomenon.
Rabbi Baruch Efrati, a yeshiva head and community rabbi in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, believes that the Islamization of Europe is actually a good thing.
"With the help of God, the gentiles there will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt," he explained.
Rabbi Efrati was asked to discuss the issue by an oriental studies student, who inquired on Judaism's stand toward the process Europe has been going through in recent years.
Following the election of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman as the mayor of the Bosnian city of Visoko for the first time in continent's history, the student asked the rabbi on the Kipa website: "How do we fight the Islamization of Europe and return it to the hands of Christians and moderates?"
Efrati wrote in response that the Islamization of Europe was better than a Christian Europe for ethical and theological reasons – as a punishment against Christians for persecuting the Jews and the fact that Christianity, as opposed to Islam, is considered "idolatry" from a halachic point of view.
"Jews should rejoice at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its [Christian] identity as a punishment for what it did to us for the hundreds of years were in exile there," the rabbi explained as the ethical reason for favoring Muslims, quoting shocking descriptions from the Rishonim literature (written by leading rabbis who lived during the 11th to 15th centuries) about pogroms and mass murders committed by Christians against Jews.
"We will never forgive Europe's Christians for slaughtering millions of our children, women and elderly… Not just in the recent Holocaust, but throughout the generations, in a consistent manner which characterizes all factions of hypocritical Christianity…
"A now, Europe is losing its identity in favor of another people and another religion, and there will be no remnants and survivors from the impurity of Christianity, which shed a lot of blood it won't be able to atone for."
'Islam a relatively honest religion'
The theological reason, according to Rabbi Efrati, is that Christianity – which he sees as idolatry – has a tendency to "destroy normal life and abstain from it on the one hand, while losing modesty on the other hand," as it "ranges between radical monasticism to radical Western licentiousness." **
Islam, the rabbi added, is "a religion which misjudges its prophets but is relatively honest. It educates a bit more for a stable life of marriage and creation, where there is certain modesty and respect for God."
Efrati ruled, therefore, that "even if we are in a major war with the region's Arabs over the Land of Israel, Islam is still much better as a gentile culture than Christianity." He added, however, that Jews must pray that the Islamization of most of Europe will not harm the people of Israel.
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** Page editor's notes:
1. This Rabbi's hatred for Christianity & Christians is only exceeded by his hypocrisy.
He praises Islam for promoting modesty and then uses the term "Western licentiousness," while ignoring the Jewish dominated Western porn industry, and the Jewish controlled moral filth and decadent Hollywood perversions, that have increasingly been foisted upon and therefore permeated, the Western culture for over half a century.
None of this predominately Jewish controlled filth, and the licentiousness it breeds, is supported by Bible believing Christians or Christian doctrine.
2. This Rabbi, and others, may hate Christians but we are not allowed to hate them back. ... Many years ago, Mr. Booker T. Washington said it well; “I will permit no one to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate them.”
When we harbor a hatred within our soul, it harms us, not the other person, it is equivalent to drinking spiritual poison and expecting it to harm the other person. That is one reason God commands us to pray for our enemies and not hate them.
If you are a Christian, please take a few minutes to pray for Rabbi Kobi Nashnoni and all other Jesus hating Rabbis. Pray that God will open their eyes as He did with the Biblical Christian hating Jew, Saul, who later changed his name to Paul, authored several books of the Bible, and spread the truth of Jesus the Messiah through the ancient world.