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5000 Russian Leaders Oppose Jewish Supremacism!

Organized crime figure and former head of the Jewish community in Russia, Vladimir Gusinsky
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5000 Russian Leaders Oppose Jewish Supremacism!
A month ago 500 Russian leaders signed a letter opposing Jewish supremacism, now 5000 leaders of Russian society have joined in!

Commentary by David Duke –

Israel has repeatedly demanded that the Russian government ban a number of organizations that seek to defend Russian interests from the (organized crime) Jewish Oligarchs who have stolen approximately 65 percent of the natural wealth of Russia. These courageous Russians simply dare to point out the irrefutable fact that many of these criminal Jews are loyal to Israel rather than to Russia and to the Jewish people rather than to the Russian people.

Jewish supremacists have have gained enormous power in post-Soviet Russia through an international , financial-criminal network and a litany of criminal acts including bribery, forgery, extortion, theft, and murder. There is no effective refutation of this assertion, and this fact is common knowledge not only in Russia but all over the world. Most of the officers of the embattled Yukos Oil company which obtained hundreds of billions of dollars of Russian oil resources through bribery and criminal enterprise — are now ensconced in Israel under the protection of the Israeli government.

Incredibly, 10 of the 11 immensely powerful oligarchs in Russia are Jews. There is even a very popular television program in Israel called the Oligarchs, which smugly entertains the Israeli people with the stories of the Oligarchs immense power over Russia. Every Israeli knows these facts, but if any non-Jew in Russia or America dares to speak about it and object to this massive thievery he is condemned as anti-Semite.

The theft of 65 percent of the natural wealth of Russia by this gang of Jewish criminals certainly has to be the greatest robbery in the history of mankind. Yet, instead of urging the strongest condemnation and prosecution of these criminals, the Jewish-dominated media in many Western nations instead condemns the Russian people and despises Putin for attempting to prosecute some of these thieves and murderers. Jewish organizations though their disproportionate political influence in Europe and America have even sheltered these criminals from prosecution. Two of the worst criminals are the billionaires Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky, two active Zionists with the latter the former head of the Jewish community in Russia. In Russia, a firestorm of indignation rightly arose when it was revealed that Berezovsky, while head of Russia’s National Security, was a citizen of Israel.

Only in the Alice in Wonderland world of Jewish supremacist power will one find a nation’s National Security Chief be a citizen of a foreign country!

Recently, Berezovsky’s leading journalist critic, Paul Klebnikov, a man who exposed the Berezovsky’s record of murder and theft, was shot to death in front of his family on the streets of Moscow.

Shockingly, even President Bush has gotten into the act by inviting one of the Jewish oligarch criminals to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. !

Israel’s Jewish fifth column in Russia demanded unsuccessfully that my book, Jewish Supremacism be banned. They have also sought the prosecution of Boris Mironov, the former press secretary to Boris Yeltsin, for fostering ethnic hatred (a criminal offense in Russia from the bygone Soviet era). His crime? He simply pointed out the identity and the hateful anti-Russian sentiments of the Jewish oligarchs. Mironov also wrote the Russian introduction to Jewish Supremacism.

In a nation where millions of Russian children are malnourished and cannot receive adequate medical care, Mironov says it is tantamount to murder of these children to permit this gigantic, ongoing theft of Russia’s natural resources which could be used to alleviate the suffering of millions.

Now, 5000 intellectuals, sports and entertainment figures, editors and journalist, elected political figures and even the former Russian world chess champion — have decided to fight fire with fire. They say if the government must prosecute and ban Russian organizations that “stir ethnic hatred” toward Jews, then it must also ban Jewish organizations that “stir ethnic hatred” toward Russians and Gentiles!

What the courageous 5000 did was to directly quote from the Judaism’s most holy books. It is impossible to list here the many hateful Quotes from the Jewish Talmud. You can read a number of them (completely sourced and footnoted) in my book Jewish Supremacism. Much of their scripture equates Gentiles with animals, and promotes murder, deceit, slavery and theft against Gentiles. This may sound fantastic for those learning about this for the first time, but the facts are easily proven by anyone who cares to check them out.

The fact is that Judaism’s driving force is teaching hatred and distrust of Gentiles. It is the primary reason that they have been able to resist assimilation with Gentiles in Gentile nations for 2000 years. From an early age Jews are taught to distrust and hate Gentiles for real or imagined crimes against them. Their most holy days center around Gentile persecutions and Jewish aggression against their enemies. They relentlessly speak of the Holocaust and the guilt of all Christians for it. The constant presentation to Jews of Christian and Russian persecution of Jews certainly stirs up solidarity among Jews and ethnic hatred toward Gentiles.

You see, to relentlessly talk about crimes committed against the Jewish people by Gentiles in the Holocaust is desirable according to the mass media, but if one talks about the preeminent Jewish role in early Bolshevism and their direction of the greatest killing machine in world history, or the Jewish Oligarch theft of most of the resources of Russia with the help of the worldwide Jewish community — then you are stirring up “ethnic hatred”.

The 5000 real leaders of Russia don’t really think they will succeed in getting the hateful Jewish organizations banned, and that is not what they really seek. Because the government would not dare prosecute Jewish organizations for hate crimes, they hope they will expose the hypocritical nature of prosecuting Russian patriots.

What they want is that the Russian people are free. That they are free to speak openly about what they believe to be true, that they are free to politically organize for those beliefs and to take their message to the people. They demand that the persecution of Mironov and other Russian patriots ceases immediately.

And of course, they want Russia leadership in both the economic and political life of Russia. That the government and media be of the Russians, by the Russians and for the Russians.
Jerusalem Post
Apr. 3, 2005 17:30 | Updated Apr. 3, 2005 19:52
Mass call to outlaw Jewish groups

Over 5,000 known public activists and members of the clergy in Russia have sent a petition to the state prosecutor’s office in which they demand to outlaw Jewish groups.

In the petition, the signatories use quotes from Kitzur Shulhan Aruch, which they argue prove their claim that Judaism is a fanatic and racist religion that hates gentiles.

Among those who signed the letter, according to Army Radio, are ex-generals, artists and the former world champion in chess.
Israel’s Ambassador to Russia, Arkadi Milman, called the new affair severe and said that Israel will contact Russian authorities in an attempt to prosecute those responsible for the petition.

The recent anti-Semitic petition comes two months after about 20 members of the lower Russian parliament house, the State Duma, asked Prosecutor- General Vladimir Ustinov to investigate their claims that Jews are fomenting ethnic hatred and provoking anti-Semitism.
Arguing that Jews were to blame for anti-Semitism, the authors of the letter demanded that Jewish groups be outlawed, based on legislation against extremism and fomenting ethnic discord…

Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar, said the lawmakers were either insane or ‘quite sane but limitlessly cynical’ and were hoping to win support ‘by playing the anti-Semitic card.’ …

Echoing anti-Semitic tracts of the Czarist era, the letter’s authors accuse Jews of working against the interests of the countries where they live and of monopolizing power worldwide. They say the United States ‘has become an instrument for achieving the global aims of Judaism.’

‘It is possible to say that the entire democratic world today is under the monetary and political control of international Judaism, which high-profile bankers are openly proud of,’ the letter says.

Along with outlawing Jewish organizations, the lawmakers called for the prosecution of ‘individuals responsible for providing these groups with state and municipal property, privileges and state financing.’

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Petitions in Russia to ban Judaism and Jewish groups

50,000 public figures ask Russia to ban Jewish groups

By Haaretz Service
Sun., April 03, 2005 Adar2 23, 5765

Some 50,000 well known public figures and church officials in Russia have signed a petition asking the country's state prosecution to ban Jewish groups, Army Radio reported Sunday.

The petition uses quotations from an abridged guide to Jewish law, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, to support its contention that Judaism is "an extremist and racist ethnicity that hates non-Jews," the radio station reported.
The signatories - including former army generals, artists and an unnamed former international chess champion - argue that this definition of Judaism makes the activity of Jewish groups illegal, according to the radio.

A similar petition was signed by 20 Russian lawmakers about two months ago, the radio said.

Foreign Ministry official Nimrod Barkan warned Sunday that Russians were effectively getting the message that anti-Semitism would be tolerated.

"There's the expansion of the number of anti-Semitic incidents, including violent incidents [in Russia]; the enforcement institutions avoid taking effective steps," said Barkan, who heads the Diaspora and religion department in the ministry.
"This sends a message, also to those sitting on the fence," he told Army Radio, "that it's comfortable and secure to be anti-Semitic in Russia."

The Letter in English

Russophobia in action.
Jewish good fortune, Russian tears.
Translated from Russian by Muhammad Abu Nasr

 Representatives of Russian society demand from the Procurator General of the Russian Federation the suppression of illegal propagation of Jewish national and religious extremism. 

Dear Mr. Procurator General: 
On 18 December 2003 the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir V. Putin, brought up the following statistics in the course of a televised address: in 1999 there were four convictions under article 282 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code on inciting inter-ethnic hatred. In 2000 there were 10. And in 2003 “more than 60 criminal investigations were made into cases of inciting inter-ethnic discord. Of these, 20 cases went to court and guilty verdicts were handed down in 17-20 cases.” (President’s live television dialogue with the Russian people, 18 December 2003, excerpts available at:

Who is shouting “stop, thief!”?

The overwhelming majority of these cases are initiated by Jewish activists or organizations, who charge their defendants with “anti-Semitism.” But the overwhelming majority of those accused and convicted are Russian patriots. Now they have been joined by the well-known independent politician and pamphleteer, the former head of Goskompechat’ (the State Publishing Commission) B. S. Mironov.

We recognize that the statements of Russian patriots regarding Jews frequently have a sharply negative and excessively emotional character, unacceptable in public discussion, and constitute what the law regards as extremism. None of the above-mentioned trials, however, ever examined the reason for this sharpness, the original source of this extremism in the given inter-ethnic conflict.

Indeed the chief problem that must be elucidated in investigations and trials is: do the sharply negative assessments of the Jews by Russian patriots correspond in essence to the truth about the Jews (against whom they are directed) or do they not? If they do not correspond to the truth about the Jews, then the discussion can deal with the defamation of Jews and with the incitement of religious and inter-ethnic discord. But if they do correspond to the truth, then such assessments, apart from and independent of their emotionalism, cannot be qualified as defamatory, as incitement to discord, and the like. (For example, to say a decent person is a criminal is defamatory to him; but to name someone who has committed a crime a criminal - this is a truthful statement of facts.)

Furthermore, since there are two sides in this inter-ethnic conflict (the accuser and the accused), it follows that one must clear up: which of the sides actually started this conflict in the first place and was responsible for it, and whether the actions of the accused might not be acts of self-defense in response to acts of aggression by the accusing side?

We ask you to verify, Mr. Procurator General, that on these matters there is a large quantity of universally recognized facts and sources from around the world, on the basis of which it is possible to draw the indisputable conclusion that: the Russian patriots’ negative assessments of typical Jewish qualities and actions with respect to non-Jews correspond to truth; since it is known that these actions are not chance occurrences, but are prescribed in Judaism and have been practiced for two millenia. Thus, the incriminating statements and publications made by patriots against the Jews constitute self-defense, which may not always be correct in terms of style, but remains nevertheless justified in essence.

The Morality of Jewish Fascism.

To corroborate this, we draw your attention to the book Kitsur Shulkhan Arukh officially published in Moscow in 2001 by the Congress of Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia (KEROOR). This is a condensed version of the Jewish law code, the Sulkhan Arukh, compiled several centuries ago on the basis of the Talmud and required in practice to this day. In the introduction to the book the head of KEROOR, Rabbi Zinoviy Kogan, makes the frank acknowledgement (the italics are ours) that:

“The editorial council of KEROOR considered it necessary in this translation to omit some instructions of the halakha [Jewish law] . . . whose inclusion in the publication in the Russian language would be perceived by the population of Russia, which does not adhere to Judaism, as an unprovoked insult. The reader who wishes to read the Kitsur Shulkhan Arukh in the ideally complete volume, is invited to come to a yeshiva in order to study this and many other holy books in the original.”

That is, one of the leaders of Russian Jewry himself recognized that some regulations of the Judaic code of behavior were insulting to the non-Jewish population of Russia, but considers it possible to invite his fellow tribesmen to yeshivas – the Jewish schools, which are financed from the state and local budgets – to study these insults. Yet, even in this expurgated publication we find the following provisions:

-In the “Laws about the idolatry” it is stated that “it is forbidden to use the figure of two crossed sticks, which they worship.” That is to say, Christianity is considered a variety of idolatry and all regulations regarding relations with idolaters (“akum”) imply in Russia (a country where the Orthodox religion predominates), first of all, the orthodox Christians (page. 389).

-The instruction on seeing a “house of idolatry” (i.e., place of worship) is to pronounce this curse upon it: “G-d will uproot the house of the proud,” and at the sight of a destroyed temple one is to exclaim: “The G-d of retribution has appeared!” Moreover, this opinion on the instruction is also advanced: “some maintain that this pertains to the houses of the non-Jews, who live in the world, calm and wealthy” (pp. 389-390).

-Non-Jews are equated with excrement. (pp. 47 and 48).
-It is prohibited to train non-Jews in a craft. (p. 390).
-“The Jewess ought not to help non-Jews with childbirth.” (p. 390).
-“If a man took a loan from a non-Jew who then died, the man has the right to refuse to pay back the loan to the deceased’s son, who does not know accurately whether or not this Jew was in debt to his father.” (p. 405).
-In money calculations “If a non-Jew made a mistake against himself, it is permitted to use his error.” (p. 406).
- “It is forbidden to betray a Jew into the hands of a non-Jew, whether the matter has to do with the Jew’s life or his property; and it does not matter whether this is done by some action or by words; and it is forbidden to report him or to point out the places where he has hidden his property.” (p. 408) - we imperatively request that it be noted that this concerns the behavior prescribed for Jews in the context of investigations and trials.

Of course, among the thirteen major principles of Judaism is the requirement that they must await a Jewish world ruler who will appoint Jews to rule above other peoples of the world: “Unconditionally do I believe in the arrival of the mashiakh [messiah], and, although his coming may be delayed, nevertheless each day I will await him.” (p. 485). -

In the teachings of the Orthodox Church this expected ruler of the world is identified with the antichrist, about whom Jesus Christ warned (John 5:43), as did the Apostle Paul (2 Thess. 2), and the holy fathers of the Church. This is an important and integral part of Orthodox teachings.

In the introduction to this book the head of KEROOR writes that “the Talmud is the unsurpassed monument of Jewish genius,” and this distillation of its morality, “the Kitsur Sulkhan Arukh is the anthology of the Jewish civilization of our time. . . . This book is completely necessary for you. You can act in the manner that it prescribes and be confident that you have carried out the will of the Ex-lted.
And the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Adolf Shayevich, notes in the preface: “Interest in this book exceeded our most daring expectations. A huge quantity of grateful responses from the most different people has continued all this time to come in to our address. An even larger quantity of letters contain imperative requests for help in acquiring this publication.”

We would suppose that already on the basis of this one official Jewish publication the law-enforcement agencies should, in accordance with article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, suppress the propagation of a religion that kindles hatred among the Jews for the rest of the “population of Russia.” All the more, if we take a glance at “the ideally complete volume of the unsurpassed monument of Judaic morals” – the Shulkhan Arukh that is studied in the yeshivas.

We will use translations of it from the Amsterdam Judaic publication, made by a judicial expert, the Hebrew scholar Dr. K. Ecker, for a legal case heard in Germany in 1883 (Dr. K Ecker. Der “Judenspiegel” im Lichte der Wahrheit, eine wissenschaftliche Untersuchung. Paderborn. 1884; Russian translation: Dr. K. Ekker. Yevreyskoe zertsalo v svete istiny. Nauchnoe issledovanie. Moskva, 1906).
This legal case was brought to court by Jews who were upset because one of their tribesmen, Justus Brieman, converted to Christianity and published the anti-human laws of the Shulkhan Arukh and of the Talmud. The law court ruled that the man who published the work was in the right, after finding that his translation corresponded to the original text. Dr. Ekker only corrected small inaccuracies. We will cite below characteristic extracts from the text as corrected by him, together with the references to specific Jewish sources (drawing confidence from both the qualifications of the German Hebrew scholar and the authority of the German court of law).

-“His [the non-Jew’s] seed is considered to be like the seed of cattle” (Tosefta – an addition to the Talmud. Ketubot, 3 b). “For [dead] servants and maids . . . words of comfort should not be said to their relatives, but it is necessary to say to him [the Jewish master]: ‘may God compensate you for your loss’, just as one says to a man whose bull or donkey has died.” (Iore de’a 377-1).

-“It is forbidden to save them [non-Jews, akums] when they are close to death. For example, when you see that one of them has fallen into the sea, do not rescue him, even if he wants to pay. . . . It is permitted to test medicine on an akum to see whether or not it is effective.” (Iore de’a 158-1).

-“The money of akums is essentially like goods with no owner, and the one who arrives first may take possession of it.” “With respect to an akum there is no fraud.” (Khoshen ha-mishpat 156-5, Khaga; 227-26; 348-2, Khaga).

-“When a Jew has robbed an akum and they force him [the Jew] to take an oath., then he must in his heart proclaim his oath invalid, because he has been forced to take it.” (Iore de’a 329-1, Khaga). Note: this again concerns the behavior of Jews during investigations and trials!

-“When it has been established about someone that he has betrayed a Jew or his money three times to an akum, then it is necessary to seek out ways and means to squeeze him out of the world.” “As to expenditures needed for squeezing a traitor from the world, all the inhabitants of a locality are obliged to contribute.” (Khoshen ha-mishpat 388-15 and -16).

-“It is permitted to kill a traitor in any place, even in our time. It is permissible to kill him early, before he manages to make a denunciation [powerful enough to cause ‘bodily or monetary loss, no matter how small’] . . . and everyone who is the first to kill acquires merit.” (Khoshen ha-mishpat 388-10).

-“The free-thinking Jew, i.e., he who carries out the divine service of akums . . . to kill all such people is a good deed. When there is authority to kill them publicly by the sword, then let this be carried out; but if there is not, then they must be entangled in every way possible in order to bring about their death. For example, when you see that one of them has fallen into a well and in the well there is a ladder, then hurry to take out it, saying: ‘I have a major concern; I need to get my son down from the roof, and I will bring it right back to you,’ or something like that.” (Khoshen ha-mishpat 425-5).

Provocateurs and Haters of Humanity.

It should be noted that even the last prescriptions for killing remain today not only theory, but also practice. Thus, the former chairman of Kharkov Jewish community E. Khodos published proofs (“Topor nad pravoslaviem, ili Kto ybil otsa Menya,” [“An Axe above Orthodoxy, or who killed my father.”] Kharkov, 1999) showing that members of the Jewish Chabad movement carried out the 1990 murder of priest-Jew Father Aleksandr Men’ (who “carried out the divine service of the Akums” and dreamed about the creation of a “Jewish Orthodox Church,” something that is considered a criminal offense according to the laws of the state of Israel). But the authorities in the Russian Federation have not been interested in such evidence. Criminals are supposed to be sought only among “Russian anti-Semites”.

We would like to emphasize that the majority of anti-Jewish actions throughout the world are constantly arranged by Jews themselves with the purpose of provoking punitive measures against patriots. The best-known case in Russia is that of Arkady Norinsky, who in 1988 sent out anti-Semitic leaflets in the name of the organization “Pamyat’” in order to impel authorities to suppress it. In this he had the help of his fellow tribesman, the editor in chief of the journal Znamya, G. Baklanov, who published the leaflet in a print run of several millions. It was only after this that the provocation was uncovered. (“Znamya” No. 10, 1988; “Pravda”, 19 November1988; “Komsomol’skaya Pravda”, 24 November1988; “Ogonyok” No. 9, 1989).
From recent cases it is possible to mention a strange series of reports of vandalism that took place in 1998 and 1999. On the night of 13 May 1998, an explosion occurred at a synagogue in the Mar’inaya grove in Moscow damaging a wall. During the same day “a burning canister of gasoline” was placed not far from the synagogue in Otradny. In Irkutsk “a Jewish cemetery was desecrated” – of course the uproar in the international media was loud and all of them put the blame, without any evidence, on some sort of Russian Nazis (“Nezavisimaya Gazeta,” 15 May 1998).

But when shortly after that, in 1999, a synagogue in Birobidzhan was destroyed, it was established in court that the Jews themselves hired a man to do this. (“Radonezh”, 1999, No. 15-16), but the democratic mass media were silent about this.

On the basis of the rules and practices of Jewish behavior that have been cited above, it is not difficult to understand why a constant companion of Jews among all peoples has been notorious “anti-Semitism”, i.e., the non-acceptance of Judaic morality. For this very reason Jews did not have an equality of rights in the Christian states and attained it only as a result of anti-monarchist bourgeois revolutions.

Thus in the Russian Empire, the Jews, after unsuccessful attempts by the Tsarist government to give them the status “of everybody else,” lost their equality in the 19th Century, not because they were Jewish by blood – since the empire was multinational; nor because they were not Christian – since the Muslims and Buddhists and others were not Christians either; but because the Jewish religion is anti-Christian and misanthropic to the point of ritual murder. Many examples of this ritual extremism were documented in courts. (For example, see the study of the well-known scholar V. I. Dal’, Rozyskanie o ubinenii yevreyami khristianskikh mladentsev i upotreblenii krovi ikh [“Criminal investigation into the murder by Jews of Christian infants and the use of their blood.”] St. Petersburg, 1884).

To all this it is possible also to add the words of the Prayer of Shefokh, in which the Jews on the eve of their Passover issue a call to their “god” “to exterminate from the universe” all other peoples.

Jewish Agressiveness as a Form of Satanism

The spiritual reason for this hatred of humanity is explained in the Gospels in the words of Christ regarding the Jewish spiritual leaders who rejected the Son of the God: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning . . .” (John 8:19-44).
This elucidation of Judaic aggressiveness as a form of Satanism is generally accepted in Orthodoxy. Well-known philosopher-intellectuals who cannot be suspected of anti-Semitism expressed it. For example, A.F. Losev (in “Istochnik” Moscow, 1996, No. 4. pp. 117-122), Father Pavel Florensky (in the book “Sakharna”, by V. V. Rozanov. Moscow. Izdatel’stvo “Respublika”, 1998, p. 360), and Father Sergiy Bulgakov: “the Jews who were rejecting Christ became the “laboratory for all sorts of spiritual diseases, poisoning the world and particularly Christian humanity.” (“Vestnik RKhD”, Paris, 1973 No. 108-110. p. 72). Even the Judeo-Christian Father Aleksandr Men’, who was struggling against “anti-Semitism”, asserted that the Jew who rejects Christianity, “betrays himself and easily falls under the power of dark forces.” (the journal “Yevrei v SSSR”, 1975, No. 11).

This, unfortunately is what happened with the larger part of the Jewish people (in contrast to its smaller part, which accepted Christianity). But they do not want to recognize this and believe that that statement of the truth by Christ and after Him by Orthodox Christians is “insulting” to the Jews. Jewish plaintiffs frequently direct their charge of “anti-Semitism” against this essential part of Orthodox doctrine itself, demanding that it actually be banned (as in the case with the textbook “Osnov pravoslavnoy kul’tury” [“Bases of Orthodox Culture”]).
But we cannot agree with banning the Orthodox doctrine about the idea of history as the struggle of the forces of good (on the side of the Church) against the forces of evil (the side opposed to religion, that prepares for the reign of the antichrist).

Following the precepts of the Orthodox Fathers of the Church, we also cannot follow the false understanding that is spreading according to which tolerance is humbleness before the sin, evil, heresies, and in this case Satanism. The Christian must precisely from the respect for the image of God placed in each person, and for the sake of saving his soul, frankly indicate to Jews their dangerous deviation from the truth into Satanism. It is in this that, from a Christian point of view, the manifestation of authentic love for people consists. “Tolerant” indulgence of heresies and Satanism only contributes to their spiritual loss – and under their strong pressure – to that of their many victims.

One should also immediately answer the possible objection that the Russian patriots, who level charges at the Jews, do not always distinguish between religious and non-religious Jews, particularly since the majority of Jews do not consider themselves believers in Judaism and do not study the “Shulkhan Arukh.” But many generations of the self-contained life of Jews among other peoples (in this context there developed the idea of the Jewish kahal as a “state within a state” - see the books by Jewish authors: “Antisemitizm v drevnem mire” [“Antisemitism in the ancient world”] by S. Lur’e and the “Kniga Kagala” [“The Book of the Kahal”] by Yakov Brafman) led to the situation where the morality of the “Shulkhan Arukh” became a part of Jewish national self-consciousness even in its secular form. This conclusion was drawn by the well-known Jewish writer and sociologist Hannah Arendt:

“Precisely in the process of secularization was borne completely real Jewish chauvinism. . . . The idea of the chosenness of the Jews became . . . the idea that Jews supposedly were the salt of the earth. From now on, the old religious concept of chosenness was no longer the essence of Judaism; it became instead the essence of Jewishness.” (“Antisemitism”//”Sintaksis”Paris, No. 26, 1989) [English readers see Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, New York: Schocken, 2004. p. 99.]

This “real Jewish chauvinism” and the unceremonious spirit of the “Shulkhan Arukh” were clearly visible in the course of the destruction the USSR and the post-communistic reforms in our country and were expressed in the illegal appropriation of state property as “goods with no owner,” and also in the composition of the new ruling stratum. “The government is full of Jews,” acknowledged the Rabbi Adolf Shayevich ("NG-Figury i litsa”, 1998, No. 16.). Thus, their corresponding influence on the life of the country proved to be completely disproportionate to their numbers (0,16 % according to the data of last census) to the detriment of the interests of all the other peoples of the country and especially the Russian people who formed the country.

The Jewish Revolution

The well-known Jewish publicist L. Radzikhovsky calls this a ‘democratic-capitalist revolution’ and says: “The Jewish and Jewish-oriented intelligentsia, which constitutes in Russia one of the chief carriers of western-liberal ideology, became the ideologist of this revolution.’ Therefore ‘Jews have a larger specific weight in Russian politics and business than in the politics and business of any other Christian country.” This he calls the “good luck of the Jews” which was also the title of his article (“Yevreyskoe schast’e” in “Novoe Russkoe Slovo,” 17 January 1996.)”

The Jewish oligarchs themselves frankly described on Israeli television (2nd program, 3 October 1996) the sources of their “good luck” in the revolution that they perfected (the italics are ours):

“The degree of corruption in Russia completely corresponds to the degree of transformations in Russia. I do not think that in the hands of the officials of Israel . . . there is the possibility to redistribute wealth worth tens, hundreds of millions and billions . . . this was – no one’s, this was – the state’s, this was everyone’s! So here, an official had the capability to determine by drawing up a list: this belongs to you, or to someone else. . . . A good fight, which led to the result that we have today.” (Boris Berezovsky).

“Incomes like this and profits like this, which could be earned in Russia, could not be earned anywhere else. . . . A big share of capital there, 50 percent, belongs to Jewish business.” (Vitaly Malkin, now a member of the presidium of Russian Jewish Congress).

Vladimir Gusinsky, the first chairman of Russian Jewish Congress, said in that broadcast that one of the reasons for Jewish luck is their “harshness.” “It is not so much the rules; it is more the rule of force, it is more the rule of aggression.”
“For the first time in thousands of years, since the moment the Jews settled in Russia, we have obtained real authority in this country,” states another Jewish writer, E. Topol’, in an “Open letter to Berezovsky, Gusinsky, Smolensky, Khodorkovsky and the rest of the oligarchs” (“Otkrytoe pis’mo Berezovskomu, Gusinskomu, Smolenskomu, Khodorkovskomu i ostal’nym oligarkham,” in “Argumenty i Fakty”, 1998, No 38). In this connection, Topol’ and other sensitive Jews (for example, Yu. Nudel'man in "Sovyetskaya Rossiya", 20 June 2002) emphasize that the destructive and self-interested policy of Jewish oligarchs, which degrades the Russian people, provokes the hostility of the Russian people to the Jews. This obvious fact was noted even by the ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Russian Federation, André Mernier, in his final report on his work, sent out to all foreign embassies and to his colleagues in the diplomatic corps in September 2004, before his departure from Moscow.

We request that the Procurator General’s office regard this opinion of Topol’ and Nudel’man as an acknowledgement that it is the accusing (Jewish) side that is responsible for the contemporary aggravation of the Russo-Jewish conflict.
This is especially true, given the fact that in order to keep their authority and their illegally seized “un-owned” state property, this ruling stratum conducts a policy designed to bring about the decay of the people’s morals and the removal of spiritual values, attempting to turn the people into an animal mass without faith and tradition – the more easily to govern them and the more easily to suppress their resistance.

In particular, it was precisely the Jews who put up furious resistance to teaching “Osnov pravoslavnoy kyl’tury” [“The Bases of Orthodox Culture”] in the schools, and it is precisely on the initiative of Jews that we, the Russian people who formed the country, are forbidden to indicate our nationality in our passports. The Chef Rabbi of the Russian Federation, Adolf Shayevich, in an interview with the “Los Angeles Times” (1 October 1997) confirmed that precisely the Jews insisted on eliminating the entry for “nationality” [in passports], and he explained the reason for this by citing the fact that “Jews have taken high posts in the administration.” That is, even they themselves realize what kind of idea non-Jews have formed about their nationality, and therefore they attempt to hide their nationality. This also says a lot.

Among the other numerous examples of the removal of spiritual values we cannot but draw your attention, Mr. Procurator General, to the policy of the Minister of Culture Mikhail Shvydkoy (who now leads a government agency for the matters of culture) and its television program “Kul’turnaya revolyutsiya” [“Cultural Revolution”], in which Russian patriotism and Orthodox traditions are regularly degraded. It propagandizes obscenity and the idea that “sex is the engine of culture” (7 March 2002). All protests of the Russian community against the scandalous and, in essence, provocative activity of this “chief man of culture in the country” have proven futile.

Moreover Shvydkoy and his associates have the central channels of Russian television at their disposal for their attacks, while the Orthodox patriot defendants have the tiny print runs [of publications], for which they are investigated and brought to trial. This inequality of opportunity can also lead them involuntarily to excessive emotionalism, especially when they are rebuffing the blasphemous and insolent anti-Russian actions of persons of Jewish origin.
But this emotionalism of defendants driven into a corner should not be mixed up with aggressive, offensive emotionalism. The Orthodox person is not allowed to be aggressive, but he is called on to protect its people and their sacred things. The example of this was given by Christ Himself, who by the whip was banished from the temple by the merchants who had profaned it.

What is permissible to whom?

In comparison with the statements of the accused Russian patriots, much more aggressive statements by Jews regarding non-Jews are printed in Jewish newspapers published in the Russian Federation. For example, in the organ of the Russian Jewish Congress, ‘Yevreyskie novosti’ (2002, No. 16, page 9) the Knesset deputy A. Lieberman called for the forcible expulsion of the Palestinians from Israel. Accordingly the Palestinians – in violation of UN Security Council resolutions! – are not only thrown out of their homeland (4 million refugees), but their activists are murdered along with their families. Thus does the Shulkhan Arukh show up in the state policy of Israel.

And the Jews of the Russian Federation support it. The Russian Jewish Congress states that one of its aims is “to conduct actions of solidarity with the people of Israel, carrying out political lobbying for the interests of Israel” (Yevreyskie novosti, 2002 No. 15, p. 5). The same goal is also pursued by the state Institute for the Study of Israel and the Near East, the leader of which, Yevgeny Satanovsky, simultaneously headed the Russian Jewish Congress.

Jewish communities all over the world carry out similar “political lobbying” for the interests of international Jewry to the detriment of the interests of the countries in which they live, and particularly in the USA. That state has become an instrument for the attainment of the global aims of Jewry. And they try to mask the racism of their Shulkhan Arukh by slapping the charge of anti-Semitism (i.e., allegedly racial hatred) on all those who do not agree with their morality, their activities, their wars.

But such a reversal of concepts is a crude forgery, as should be clear to any impartial judge. One can say that the whole democratic world today has fallen under the financial and political control of international Jewry, of which eminent bankers (Jacques Attali and others) are openly proud. And we do not see it as desirable that our Russia, against whose revival a permanent preventive war without rules is being conducted, should wind up among such unfree countries.

Therefore we, both in order to protect our fatherland and for personal self-defense, are forced to turn to you, Mr. Procurator General, with the imperative request that within the shortest period you verify the scandalous facts presented above and, if they are confirmed, on the basis of the corresponding articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation’s Law “on opposing extremist activity” (2002) and article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (“the creation and activity of public associations, the aim of which is directed towards kindling social, racial, national, and religious discord are prohibited”) to officially institute proceedings for the prohibition in our country of all religious and national Jewish associations as extremist.

We also request that persons responsible for assigning to these associations state and municipal property, privileges, and state financing, be called to account, regardless of the posts they occupy.

V. M. Klykov, people’s artist of Russia,

A. N. Krutov, Deputy to the State Duma, editor in chief of the magazine Russkiy Dom,

A. A. Senin, editor in chief of Russkiy vestnik,

M. V. Nazarov, publications chief of Russkaya ideya,

K. Yu. Dushenov, editor in chief of the newspaper Rus’ pravoslavnaya,

V. V. Khatyushin, deputy editor in chief of Molodaya gvardia,

A.V. Dzikovitsky, editor in chief of the newspaper Kazachiy vzglyad,

T. G. Basova, editor in chief of the newspaper Marsh Slavyanki,

V. F. Kalent’ev, editor in chief of the newspaper Otchizna,

And others (in all more than 500 signatories, among them 19 deputies to the State Duma).


This letter was drawn up by the Moscow representatives of Orthodox-Patriotic Association and is open for signing by all Russian patriots. (We in “Rus’ Pravoslavnaya” only gave to it a title and broke it into sections subtitles). Signatures on the circular are being collected by Vladimir Nikolayevich Krygin. Tel. (095) 355-00-85 (Moscow).

For complete Russian text see:


Russians call for ban on Jewish groups

Russian Christain Orthodox activists say Jewish books promote religious hatred; among those who had signed the petition are former Chess World Champion Boris Spassky, author Vasily Belov
By Ronen Bodoni
Latest Update: 04.04.05, 01:32 / Israel News

Anti-Semitism in Russia:

Some 5,000 Christian Orthodox activists in Russia have signed a petition that calls for outlawing Jewish organizations in the country.

The petition calls for a ban on Jewish groups and argues that Jewish literature, such as the book Shulchan Aruch (a repository of Jewish Law written originally by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the 1560's,) foments religious hatred.

Photo: Uri Porat
Foreign Minister Shalom to raise matter in meeting with Putin (Photo: Uri Porat)
The petition was sent to the State Prosecutor's Office, but at this time it is unclear whether the state prosecutor received the petition or how he will act on the matter.

Among those who signed the petition are several prominent Russian public figures, such as former Chess World Champion Boris Spassky, author Vasily Belov, and mathematician Igor Shafarevich.

Russian Parliament Member Alexander Krutov told the Moscow Times "the public raises such questions (regarding the banning of Jewish organizations), and they should be discussed."
He said those who signed the petition are members of a religious Orthodox group.

In January some 500 Russians, among them 20 members of the State Duma (the lower house of parliament,) presented a similar letter to the Prosecutor's Office. The letter said Jewish organizations were "anti-Christian and inhumane, and their customs go as far as ceremonial murder."

Shalom to discuss issue with Putin

Boris Gorin of the Jewish Communities Federation of Russia told Interfax an official investigation should be launched against those who express blatant anti-Semitism.

Regarding Boris Spassky, he said "people who have achieved success in life and hold certain status in society must understand they are putting their name to shame when they sign such petitions."

Israeli Foreign Ministry official Nimrod Barkan said "we are very concerned about the events that are taking place in Russia."
"The situation in Russia is the best it has been in recent years as far as anti-Semitism is concerned, but it is still worrying," he said. "What is particularly troubling is that the Russian authorities are not doing all they can to launch a vigorous campaign against anti-Semitic activity."

Barkan added that in 2004 some 155 anti-Semitic incidents occurred in Russia, compared to 83 in 2003.
"There are only 300,000 Jews in Russia; this is a small minority numerically speaking, but they hold a mythical role in the Russian perception," he said. Barkan said Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom will discuss the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is scheduled to visit Israel at the end of the month.
First Published: 04.03.05, 19:14

Monday, June 27, 2005

Russian move to examine Jewish text is serious anti-Semitism

Part 1:

Russians to "investigate" the Code of Jewish Law - The Shulchan Aruch (Shulkhan Arukh)
By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service
Mon., June 27, 2005 Sivan 20, 5765

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin opened Monday's plenum session by condemning a Russian decision to examine a code of Jewish halakhic law to ascertain whether it constitutes racist incitement and anti-Russian material.

Rivlin said "we in the Knesset are following the matter closely, due to both worry and zero tolerance of serious expressions of anti-Semitism such as this."

According to Israel Radio, a senior Foreign Ministry figure on Monday evening said Israel will view gravely any Russian decision to examine the Shulhan Arukh - a code of Jewish halakhic law compiled in the 16th century.

Russia's state prosecutor has ordered an examination of the Shulhan Arukh and the probe against a Jewish umbrella organization in Russia for distributing a Russian translation of an abbreviation of the Shulhan Arukh.
Last Thursday, attorneys from the Russian State Prosecutor's Office questioned Rabbi Zinovy Kogan, chairman of the Congress of Jewish Organizations - one of the two large Jewish umbrella organizations in Russia. Kogan was asked to explain the contents of Shulhan Arukh, especially regarding its treatment of non-Jews.

Jerusalem sources following the affair said this is the first time since Stalin's regime that Russian officials have described holy Jewish scriptures as prohibited incitement. The affair has been covered widely by the Russian news media, eliciting sharp reactions from Jewish organizations in Russia.

The state prosecutor's last move has increased Israel's concern for the Jews in Russia, following the recent increase in anti-Semitic incidents there. These incidents include attacks on Jews and damage to Jewish property.

The inquiry was launched following a letter signed by 500 public figures, including some 20 members of the nationalist Rodina party, urging the state prosecutor to outlaw the Jewish religion and all the Jewish organizations operating in Russia.

The prosecutor rejected requests of Jewish organizations to open an investigation into those who had initiated the letter.

Rodina's leader, Dimitri Rogozin, sent a letter to Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinhas Goldschmidt over the weekend, criticizing the anti-Semitic displays in his party. "Theological sources cannot be subjected to judiciary procedures," he wrote.

Goldschmidt told Haaretz that he welcomed Rogozin's statement, but called on Rogozin to take firm steps against his party members who signed the letter.

Alexander Boroda, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities told a Russian news agency: "We are shocked by the very examination. The fact that books from the 16th century, which have become part of Jewish heritage, are subject to investigation shows the short-sightedness of the state prosecutor's people."

Part 2:
Russia ends probe into claims of incitement in Jewish text

By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Itim
Wed., June 29, 2005 Sivan 22, 5765

Russia's state prosecutor announced Tuesday afternoon that he is canceling an investigation into claims that a 19th century abridged code of Jewish law (halakha) contains incitement against non-Jews.

The preliminary investigation of the Jewish umbrella organization for distributing a Russian translation of the text has also been dropped. The lawyer for Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar was informed of the decision.

"There's no reason to persecute a whole sector of society because of religious texts held sacred to them. The decision to launch an investigation was a mistake," said a source at the attorney general's office.
The report of the investigations, first revealed Monday in Haaretz, sparked widespread expressions of concern from Israel as well as Jewish and human rights groups worldwide.

The decision to cancel the probe came following a meeting Tuesday morning between Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.
Olmert, who is on an official state visit to Russia, told Fradkov that Israel expects Moscow to take substantial steps to combat anti-Semitism in the country, and not suffice with verbal condemnations.

In a personal letter to Putin, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman, wrote Tuesday that the probe evoked the anti-Semitic persecution of the Stalin era.

Israeli and Jewish officials, human rights activists and Russian journalists have spent the last few days trying to understand what has caused the prosecutor to order the preliminary investigation of the Jewish umbrella organization for distributing a Russian translation of the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh.

They want to know whether it is an expression of anti-Semitism in the Russian prosecution or an investigation ordered by the Kremlin.
The Shulhan Arukh was compiled by Sephardi Rabbi Joseph Caro in the mid-16th century and is considered to be the authoritative text on Jewish law.

On Thursday, attorneys from the Moscow prosecutor's office questioned Rabbi Zinovy Kogan, the chairman of the Congress of Jewish Organizations. The prosecution, which is subordinate to Russia's state prosecution, said it summoned him to discuss the text, and the meeting was described as a preliminary investigation of the congress and its leaders, who are suspected of racist incitement, a criminal violation.

Prosecution officials asked Kogan questions regarding the identities of those responsible for translating, printing and distributing the book in Russia. They also asked him about his editing considerations.

Jewish groups in Russia were angered and shocked by Kogan's interrogation.

"We're trying to clarify what is behind the decision," Rabbi Lazar said.

Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinhas Goldschmidt said he was "astonished" by the prosecution's actions.

Israeli government officials believe that Kogan's interrogation cannot pass unquestioned. They said that for state officials to question a Jewish religious leader on the content of religious writings is "an event the likes of which have not occurred for decades, not in Russia and not in other countries with which Israel has diplomatic ties."

What makes the case even worse in Israel's view is that the Russian Foreign Ministry has until now ignored requests for an explanation of the interrogation. Political officials in Israel said Monday they think "the Kremlin expects gestures from Israel in exchange for the elimination of the affair."

Some Russian analysts support this interpretation. Anton Nosik, a well-known independent Russian journalist, said the current situation is comfortable for the Kremlin. He expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase the price he plans to extract from Israel the worse the problem is depicted.

"When you ask the Kremlin for a favor, it can be assumed that the Kremlin will ask favors in return," said Nosik. However, he thinks that in this case the investigation does not come from the top. "The assumption that the prosecution got instructions from above cannot be reconciled with the inconsistent behavior it has shown throughout the affair," he said.

In January, the Russian state prosecution was asked in a petition to open an investigation into the Jewish organizations in Russia suspected of spreading hate via their sacred texts. Some 500 people signed the petition, about 20 of whom are members of the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament.

Those who submitted the petition retracted it and submitted a second one about a month later, this time with 5,000 signatures. On June 10, the prosecution said the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh is injurious to the feelings of non-Jews, but that there was no reason to open a criminal investigation against the Jewish group that distributed the book. But Wednesday the chief prosecutor of Moscow called for a renewed assessment of the case.
Part 3:
A dark reminder of the Dark Ages
By Yair Sheleg
Wed., June 29, 2005 Sivan 22, 5765

Russia's examination of the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh - the abbreviated codex of Jewish law - to ascertain whether it constitutes racist incitement gave Prof. Yisrael Yaakov Yuval, who researches Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages, the feeling of a "return to the 13th century."

Like Yuval, others who know Jewish history could only be astounded by the sensation that the Dark Ages are making a comeback. The probe of a Jewish umbrella organization in Russia for distributing a Russian translation of the book, reported in yesterday's Haaretz, is only the latest incident in a history rife with investigations of Jewish religious books containing phrases thought to be "against non-Jews." These have generally ended with mass book burnings, pogroms and anti-Semitic decrees.

The best-known such incident took place in Paris, in 1240, when Jewish apostate Nicolas Donin complained of anti-gentile comments in the Talmud. Apostates often figured in the troubles afflicting the Jews, as they were able to tell the Christians all about the Talmud. The Roman Catholic Church ordered a religious "disputation," a type of public trial in which the Jews had to defend their texts against the Christians. A short time later, the pope ordered copies of the Talmud to be captured and handed over to Dominican monks for examination.

In the decade following this edict, many copies of the Talmud were publicly burned across Europe. In 1241 the tempest led to Jewish riots in Frankfurt.

But in 1247 the Jews managed to extract an agreement from Pope Innocent IV that the Talmud, which was agreed to be essential to the Jewish faith, would no longer be burned.

In 1413 another Jewish apostate, Joshua Halorki from Spain, brought charges that the Talmud contained anti-gentile texts. Once again the Jews were summoned to a public trial in the city of Tortosa. The trial, which lasted for two years, dealt with the Talmud's purported "mistakes and heresy and insults to the Christian religion." The trial ended with decrees discriminating against Jews.

In 1509 Johanne Pfefferkorn, who had also converted from Judaism, came out against the Talmud in Germany. But this time the Jews were defended by a Christian scholar, Johannes Reuchlin, who argued that the Talmud was full of evidence that validated the truth of Christian beliefs, and this time the Talmud was not burned.

There is no doubt that Jewish law (halakha), especially that which is expressed in the Talmud, relates to Jews differently from non-Jews. This contrast is particularly evident in the Mishne Torah written by Maimonides, in which he organized all the halakhic rulings of the Talmud. For instance, it's forbidden for non-Jews to study Torah or keep the Sabbath, since these are sacred elements created for the Jews; the sentence for non-Jews who violate these injunctions is death. According to other rulings, Jews must not return lost objects belonging to non-Jews, or at most should return them only to maintain good relations.

Kabbalistic works and the writings of those influenced by the kabbala contain even more essential distinctions between Jews and gentiles. In the 20th century Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook wrote that "the difference between the Israelite soul... and the souls of all non-Jews, no matter what their level, is bigger and deeper than the difference between the human soul and the animal soul."

The Shulhan Arukh, a code of halakha compiled in the 16th century, is actually considered fairly free of these kinds of comments and rulings. Here and there some remnants exist, like the ruling (on which the Russians are apparently basing their claim) that the baby of "a non-Jewish woman should not be delivered on the Sabbath," since doing so would entail the violation of the Sabbath, and it must not be violated for the sake of a non-Jew.

Yuval, the professor of Jewish-Christian relations, said the Shulhan Arukh has been edited by Jews and by Christian censors, which was made possible by the printing press, which allowed for greater supervision of content before books were published.

The internal and external censorship has increased since the publication of the code of Jewish law, said Yuval, with the 19th-century Kitzur ["Abridged"] Shulhan Arukh, the subject of the Russian probe, even freer of anti-gentile comments than its predecessor.

"This is the first time I have come across polemic against the Shulhan Arukh," he said.

Jewish commentators have tried to remove the sting from rulings against non-Jews. In the 13th century, Rabbi Menachem Hame'iri wrote that such rulings don't apply to monotheistic religions such as Christianity or Islam, only to idol worshipers.

In any case, the discussion of Jewish law should be left to Jews, without the involvement of Russia's state prosecutor. The issue that requires reaction is the return of the darkest kind of anti-Semitism.