Last June tens of millions of evangelicals
unquestioningly accepted Israel’s account of its attack on the
Free Gaza flotilla. The “ Israel can do no wrong” mentality is
so ingrained in the religious right that Christians reflexively
believe that, in any dispute with the Arabs, doubting Israel is
out of the question.
Yet Orthodox Judaism, the official position of
the State of Israel, makes an astounding provision for observant
Jews: They may, by reciting the Kol Nidre prayer on the eve of
Yom Kippur, receive pre-forgiveness for all the lies, deceit,
broken contracts, etc. they may indulge in for the next year.
Is Israel telling the truth when it claims its
commandoes were innocently surprised by knife and baton-wielding
resisters, forcing Israeli soldiers to shoot more than 50
activists, some with up to four gunshot wounds each?
International investigations are attempting to
answer that. Meanwhile, Israel’s leaders, including Netanyahu,
have clear consciences. As Orthodox Jews, a little over a year
ago they undoubtedly prayed the Kol Nidre prayer, absolving them
from having to tell the truth about the flotilla affair.
Read this reprint of my November 2008 article
which reveals an ominous reality: The group Christian Americans
trust is a nation led by Orthodox Jews.
NIDRE: JUDAISM'S LICENSE TO LIE
By Rev. Ted Pike
Seventy-eight percent of American Jews voted for
Obama and there are now a record 46 Jews in Congress (nearly six
times their proportion to Jews in the American population). As
never before, Americans can expect Jewish influence in
government. During the Clinton and Bush administrations, Jews
attained saturation-level presence in government and cabinet
positions.1 Undoubtedly Obama will be surrounded by
powerful Jews; he already appointed an Orthodox Jew as his chief
of staff. Will these powerful Jews legislate and judge justly?
Will they reflect what is regarded as a common Judeo-Christian
tradition of high moral values?
It's highly unlikely. In fact, the more
religiously observant a Jewish congressman, federal judge, or
attorney general is, the more at variance he will probably be
with Christian values. Let me explain.
Every year through the fall session of Congress, relatively
little is accomplished because of lengthy interruptions from
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Today, though Jews
constitute only 1.5 percent of the US population, Congress also
frequently shuts down so Jewish members may debark, some flying
home, for the Jewish holidays. First comes Rosh Hashanah, then
Yom Kippur, and finally Sukkoth. (See, "
Does Congress Always Take Off for Rosh Hashanah?", "Congress
quiet on Jewish New Year") The more religious a Jewish
legislator, the more important he attends synagogue on the eve
of the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. This highest Jewish holiday
is preceded with rites and collective recitation of the Kol
The Kol Nidre says, "All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas
[curses]…which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we
may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next…we do
repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and
void, and made of no effect: they shall not bind us nor have any
power over us. The vows shall not be reckoned vows; the
obligations shall not be obligations; nor the oaths be oaths."
What is the meaning of this strange and disturbing prayer
recited by millions of Jews every fall? Surely, you may say, it
cannot literally mean what it says: that Jews invalidate all
their promises, contracts, agreements, and even curses
throughout the coming year? If that were true, the word of a
religious Jew would be meaningless. No rational person could
trust anything he said, not to mention elect him to high office.
To understand the Kol Nidre prayer, let’s first consider the
opposite: God’s ancient command to His chosen people to fulfill
all their oaths and promises. "When thou shalt vow a vow unto
the Lord thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the Lord
thy God will surely require it of thee...that which is gone out
of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform…" (Deuteronomy 24:21,
Yet the Jewish Encyclopedia
tells us God’s requirement of promise-keeping ultimately became
so burdensome to Jews that, as a result of "their longing for a
clear conscience," compassionate rabbinic authorities overturned
God's law around the 8th century AD. They collectively absolved
entire congregations, instructing them to recite what has became
known as the Kol Nidre prayer. 3 At first, the prayer
allowed forgiveness for broken promises and curses of the
previous year; later, in the twelfth century, it granted
pre-forgiveness for sins of unfaithfulness for the following
year. Both forms are observed today. Kol Nidre, from its
beginnings, was controversial and "aroused bitter controversy"
among rabbinical authorities. 4
Dissident, non-Talmudic Karaites also proclaimed it a sham and
said it made the word of a Jew worthless. Christian critics
leveled the same charge (but are now called "anti-Semitic" for
doing so). Such criticism provoked more than a millennium of
suspicion, persecution and discrimination against Jews (i.e.
much of the "senseless anti-Semitism" with which historical
Christianity has been charged).
Yet the Jewish people were willing to suffer unspeakable
persecutions rather than give up the intoxicating moral release
of Kol Nidre. It "became the most beloved ritual of the Day of
Atonement." 5 Today synagogues are packed worldwide on the eve
of Yom Kippur as millions of Jews, deeply moved by the high
drama, pageantry and haunting melodies of Kol Nidre, affirm that
their "vows, obligations, and oaths" or curses are forgiven and
forgotten by God.
All Jewish encyclopedias and authoritative works on Kol Nidre
include a powerful disclaimer. They say Gentiles should not feel
threatened by Kol Nidre! The prayer's Kol Nidre, we are told,
applies only to breaking vows to oneself or to God. It may not
be employed to justify breaches of confidence, curses of
Gentiles, or lies under oath in civil courts.
Testimony from a
I posed the question to a Christian Jew, Milton (Brother
"What is the reason behind the mass appeal of Kol Nidre," I
asked. "Do millions of Jews seek absolution from Kol Nidre
because they are tormented with guilt for violating oaths to
themselves and God?"
Until age 21, Kapner, now 57, was a convinced Jew involved in
conservative, Orthodox, and ultra-Orthodox Judaism. At 21, even
after finding Christ, he spent a year of intense study with
ultra-Orthodox Lubavitcher rabbis and scholars.
"Kol Nidre," he said, "is a big show. The Jews get worked up by
the high drama and cantor singing the haunting Kol Nidre melody.
They persuade themselves that every lie they have told over the
past year is forgiven. They’re off the hook!"
"Are they repenting of lies to God, or also to the Gentiles?" I
" All lies and
broken vows to everyone are covered," he replied, "except for
legal contracts that are enforced by law." He said most Jews
consider Gentiles inferior. Most ultra-Orthodox consider them
sub-human. Kapner said just as promises made to animals are
worthless, so the Talmud (even without Kol Nidre) teaches that
promises to the goyim are meaningless.
The Talmud frequently says Gentiles may be deceived and
defrauded. Jews are above "barbaric" Gentile laws and courts.
6 Also the Jewish Zohar (Kabbalah) repeatedly
describes Gentiles as beasts and even demons. (This is
substantiated in detail in my 354-page book,
Israel: Our Duty…Our Dilemma,
available at www.truthtellers.org.) (See, "Have
You Read the Talmud Lately?", "The
Jewish Kabbalah: Root of Mideast Violence")
What about the testimony of Jewish authorities that Kol Nidre
does not apply to contracts between Jews and Gentiles? "That’s
all for Gentile consumption," Kapner said.
Can You Trust
Your Jewish Congressman?
Of course, especially in the US, many Jews are so assimilated
and secularized that, though usually liberal, they have shed any
high regard for Kol Nidre or the Talmud. Yet according to
Kapner's personal experience, a religious, Kol Nidre-reciting,
Jewish businessman can cheat you without guilt for the next
year. Henry Ford, a businessman who dealt with many Jews,
comments: "It requires no argument to show that if this prayer
be really the rule of faith and conduct for the Jews who utter
it, ordinary social and business relations are impossible to
maintain with them." (The
Dearborn Independent, Nov. 5, 1921)
We should also keep in mind Kol Nidre's permission to Jewish
survivors of the Holocaust to lie under oath (as in the
Nuremberg trials). Can we continue to accept as fact their
testimony of seeing countless Jews destroyed in gas chambers and
It also means an observant Jew in Congress can renege on any
promises he makes his constituents in the past or coming year.
Gone also is any duty of federal or Supreme Court justices to be
loyal to their oath to the Constitution and the United States of
Do I have this wrong? Incredibly, I don’t. Despite the suspicion
and revenge Kol Nidre has aroused, modern Judaism still
considers its recitation one of the most sacred duties of Jewish
life, liturgy, and tradition. It is so important that as
Congress evolves into the "American Knesset," congressional
leaders, under control of the all-powerful Zionist lobby, are
eager to please Jewish members by sending them home to take
advantage of this moral loophole in Judaism.
Perhaps, with Jewish activists flooding Congress as never
before, promoting perverse Jewish "hate crime laws" and
"workplace bias" legislation, as well as bills that persecute
Christian/conservative activism, (See,
Lobby Reform Bill Cripples Free Speech) we can understand
why many Jewish members of Congress need the moral absolution
provided by Kol Nidre. There will be a lot of lies to
constituents and breaking oaths to uphold the constitution by
First Amendment-destroying Jews this session of Congress. Such
treachery could really strain anyone’s conscience. But Jewish
members of Congress return after reciting Kol Nidre with
consciences cleansed. After all, who cares about governing
according to the will of the lowly goyim?
For them, ruling according to Kol Nidre is the will of God.
Michael Collins Piper's books such as
The New Jerusalem
extensively document the preponderance of Jews in the
highest echelons of American government. They are available
Article on "Kol Nidre,"
The Jewish Encyclopedia,
New York, London : Funk & Wagnalls, 1906.
Article on "Kol Nidre,"
The Encyclopedia Judaica,
Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem, LTD. Israel, 1996.
The Talmud says Gentiles can be deprived of
justice (Baba Kama, 113a), can be cheated (BK, 113b), are
animals (Iore Deah 148, 12 Hagah), may be killed (Sanhedrin
59a, Choschen Hamischpat 425.5, Abodah Zarah 26b), can be
led to death or not saved from death (Choschen Ham. 425.5,
Iore Deah 158).
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