Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yeshu on the Gentiles

Many Xians misrepresent the Talmud and translate and quote it wrongly and out of context. While it is true that the Talmud does not speak of the gentiles in glowing terms, let's see what Yeshu had to say about gentiles.

The following quotes are from the KJV:

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2:22

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. – Matthew 7:6

But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. – Mark 7:27

Xians can try twist it any way they like, but Yeshu called the gentiles dogs and pigs. He was not referring to people of "little faith". He was talking about the average gentile.

Yeshu made an exception for one particular Canaanite woman, because she was exceptional. This is not unprecedented. Even though Ruth was Mo'aviah, she was accepted as a convert because she was exceptional and even became the progenitor of the Messianic line.

The Talmud is not as extreme as Yeshu in its references to the gentiles. Admittedly, *all* true Jews found, and find, gentile behavior brutish, vulgar, and repulsive for its cruelty in many ways. The refined gentile is the exception. As in the case of the Canaanite woman, and many other cases, we embraced, and continue to embrace, the gentile who shows that he or she has a Soul and is capable of compassion and refinement.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

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