Thursday, February 7, 2019

Vatican endorses Noahide Laws over "individual human freedom"

In March of 2007, Vatican Cardinal Jorge Mejia met with Haifa Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen to note the significance of the number 7, especially in reference to the 7 laws of Noah and indicating "fullness and maturity".  This  "DELEGATION OF THE HOLY SEE'S COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS" signed a scroll stating that there are limits on human freedom and it is the Talmudic Noahide Laws which are incumbent upon all of humanity. Remember, Public Law 102-14 states there will be signings of international scrolls endorsing the Noahide Laws. The Noahides Laws limit freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of sexual expression on pain of death, is this really what the Vatican is endorsing?

Jerusalem, March 11-13, 2007; Adar 21-23, 5767

1. At the seventh meeting of the above commission, held in Jerusalem, the chairmen Cardinal Jorge Mejia and Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen noted the significance of the number seven within the biblical tradition as indicating fullness and maturity. They expressed the hope that the fullness of the relationship between the Catholic and the Jewish members of this commission will be a source of blessing to both faith communities and the world at large.

Cardinal Mejia also noted the recent passing of Cardinal Johannes Willebrands former president of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and a central figure in the historic transformation in Catholic-Jewish relations. May his memory always be for a blessing.

2. The subject of the meeting was the Freedom of Religion and Conscience and its Limits. The human capacity to choose is a manifestation of the Divine Image in which all people are created (cf. Gn 1: 26-27) and is foundational for the Biblical concept of human responsibility and Divine justice (cf. Dt 30: 19).

3. God has created the human person as a social being which by definition places limits on individual human freedom. Moreover freedom of choice is derived from God and therefore is not absolute, but must reflect Divine will and law. Accordingly human beings are called to freely obey the Divine will as manifested in the Creation and in His revealed word.

Jewish tradition emphasizes the Noachide Covenant (cf. Gn 9: 9-12) as containing. the universal moral code which is incumbent on all humanity. This idea is reflected in Christian Scripture in the Book of Acts 15: 28-29.

4. Accordingly the idea of moral relativism is antithetical to this religious world view and poses a serious threat to humanity. Even though the Enlightenment helped bring about a purification from the abuse of religion, secular society still requires religious foundations to sustain lasting moral values. Critical among these is the principal of the sanctity of human life and dignity. Ethical monotheism affirms these as inviolable human rights and therefore can provide inspiration in this regard for society at large.

5. While on principle the state should not at all limit freedom of religion for individuals and communities nor of moral conscience, it has the responsibility to guarantee the wellbeing and security of society. Accordingly it is obliged to intervene wherever and whenever a threat is posed by the promotion, teaching or exercise of violence and specifically terrorism and psychological manipulation in the name of religion.

6. In addition to respecting the freedom of religious choices, the integrity of faith communities should also be guaranteed. Accordingly it is legitimate for a society with a predominant religious identity to preserve its character, as long as this does not limit the freedom of minority communities and individuals to profess their alternative religious commitments, nor to limit their full civil rights and status as citizens, individuals and communities. This obliges us all to safeguard the integrity and dignity of holy sites, places of worship and cemeteries of all religious communities.

7. In the course of history, religious communities have not always been faithful to these values. Therefore there is a special obligation upon religious leaders and communities to prevent the improper use of religion and to educate towards respect for diversity which is essential in order to ensure a healthy, stable and peaceful society.

In this regard, there is a special role for families, schools and the authorities of state and society as well as the media to impart these values to future generations.

In conclusion the bilateral commission having met in the Holy City of Jerusalem, expressed the prayer that the Almighty would bless and inspire both religious and political leaders in the region and beyond, to work determinedly to promote peace, dignity, security and tranquillity in the Holy Land for all its peoples and for the world as a whole.
March 13th, 2007 - Adar 21-23, 5767
Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen 
(Chairman of the Jewish Delegation)
Jorge Cardinal Mejía 
(Chairman of the Catholic Delegation)
Chief Rabbi Ratson ArussiGeorges Cardinal Cottier, O.P.
Chief Rabbi Yossef AzranArchbishop Antonio Franco
Chief Rabbi David BrodmanArchbishop Elias Chacour
Chief Rabbi David RosenBishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo
Mr Oded WienerMons. Pier Francesco Fumagalli
P. Norbert J. Hofmann, S.D.B.

Rabbis and Noahides call non-Jews (Noahides call themselves) racially and spiritually inferior "animals"

Sept 12, 2018, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article entitled "The Messianic Zionist Religion Whose Believers Worship Judaism (But Can't Practice It)". The article speaks of Rabbis who believe Jews are "ethnically" superior and that non-Jews, even those who follow the Noahide Laws, are animalistic in nature.  The article reads of a Jewish delegation which is converting non-Jews in the Philippines, a prominent member of the Filipino Noahide prayer house states that not only are Jews superior because they are "white" and white people rule the world, but that they also have Jewish blood which is chosen blood descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Filipino Noahide proudly proclaims that while Jews have five levels to their souls Noahides only have three levels and cannot escape their animal nature; they can only look to the Jews for guidance in taming this nature within them. It is stated that this project has "colonial" and "racial" aspects. Additionally, former Chief  Rabbi Yosef has equated non-Jews to donkey (livestock) who are only blessed with longevity so that Jews do not lose money (below).

Jews are racially superior colonizers and non-Jews are animalistic 
Feldman quotes one members of the community, who explained to her, “You are very lucky because you are white, and white people are rulers of the earth. But you are also a Jew. You are very gifted because you have blood from the Chosen people, from Abraham and Isaac.” In his sermons, Villegas explains why his community is forbidden to uphold Jewish commandments, and dwells on the essence of the difference between Noahides and Jews. Jews, he says, possess an inner sanctity that draws them close to a divine level: “The Jew has five levels of soul while the Noahide only has three levels and remains on an animalistic level, and this is written in the Kabbalah.”  
Noahides are incapable of reaching the level of the Jews, but they can learn how to improve themselves by way of the seven commandments. The questions-and-answers site also instructs the Children of Noah on how to cope with animal cravings. In the meantime, Chabad is making efforts to spread the word among non-Jews in Israel, too – a project that was introduced by the late Rabbi Boaz Kali, from Haifa.  
Ethnic hierarchy  
Liberal Jewish philosophers of the modern era, such as the German-Jewish thinker Hermann Cohen, viewed the Seven Laws of Noah as the universal basis of the Bible, which prove that Judaism contains a general moral outlook that transcends the question of the fate of the Jewish people. But the interpretation of Rabbi Cherki and the Chabad rabbis uses the Noahide precepts to lay down an ethnic hierarchy between Jews and gentiles. Feldman notes that the Noahide religion constitutes a new form of colonial relations and racial ideology in which the rabbis are shaping a new faith for the inhabitants of the “global south” as an instrument to advance religious and nationalist goals.  
- (Haaretz, "Opinion: The Messianic Zionist Religion Whose Believers Worship Judaism (But Can't Practice It" by Ofri Ilany, Sep 12, 2018, Retrieved From

Chief Rabbi Equates Non-Jews To Donkeys
"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat," he said to some laughter. 
Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas Party and the former chief Sephardi rabbi of Israel, also said that the lives of non-Jews are protected in order to prevent financial loss to Jews. 
"With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” said the rabbi, who recently turned 90.
- (Jewish Telegraph Agency, "Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews" BY MARCY OSTER  OCTOBER 18, 2010, Retrieved From: