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Thursday, October 20, 2011

More on the "Toledot Yeshu" of the Jews

Peter von der Osten-Sacken wrote a book titled  "Christian-Jewish Dialogue" in 1982 (translated to English 1986 Fortress Press).  On pages 36 - 39, he addresses the touchy subject of the Jewish book Toledot Yeshu of the Jews against Jesus.  He says this blasphemous book was discarded in the age of the Enlightenment and he dreams that the Jews have softened towards Jesus and gives examples "... of positive Jewish interpretations of Jesus today".  He even calls this softening a "revolution".  But this is all wishful thinking on his part in contrast to the truth that Martin Luther spoke that the "Jews" as a group will never be converted to Christianity and therefore warned against their teaching and sympathizing with them.

Don't be fooled by the article in Wikipedia (and a thousand other places) about the Toledot Yeshu which follows the usual line that it was "a reaction to Christian anti-Judaism".  This reasoning only is intended to fool Christians into thinking their religion is one of hate and murder. No, it was Martin Luther who spoke the truth about this Jewish book in his book "Vom Schem Hamphoras" (see earlier post).  Luther's book is a straightforward analysis of this thoroughly anti-Christian book.

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