Judaism in Action, Chapter 8 (p. 332 to 343)




The Most Holy spoke thus to the Israelites: You have recognized me as the only ruler of the world, and for that reason I will recognize you as the only rulers of the world.

Chaniga, 3a, 3b.

Wherever the Hebrews go, they must make themselves the master of their lords. Sanhedrin, 19.

God has given the Jews power over the possessions and blood of all nations. Seph. Jp., 92.

Regarding any Gentile claims to property rights, their possessions are “like unclaimed land in the desert”.

Baba Bathra, 54b.

With respect to robbery – if one stole or robbed or seized a beautiful woman, or committed similar offenses, if these were perpetrated by one Gentile against another, the theft, etc., must not be kept, and likewise the theft from an Israelite by a Gentile, but theft from a Gentile by an Israelite may be retained.

Sanhedrin, 57a.

It is always a meritorious deed to get hold of a Gentile’s possessions.

Schulchan Aruch.

When a Jew has a Gentile in his clutches, another Jew may go to the same Gentile, lend him money and in his turn deceive him, so that the Gentile shall be


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ruined. For the property of a Gentile, according to our law, belongs to no one, and the first Jew that passes has full right to seize it.

Schulchan Aruch,

Choschem Hamischpath, 156.

It is not permitted to rob a brother, but it is permitted to rob a non-Jew, for it is written (Leviticus XIX, 13) “Thou shalt not rob thy neighbor.” But these words, said Jehovah, do not apply to a goy who is not thy brother.

Baba Mezia, 61a.

A Jew may lie and perjure to condemn a Christian. The name of God is not profaned when lying to Christians.

Baba Kama, 113a, 113b.

It is a great sin to make a present to a Gentile. But it is permissible to give alms to the poor of the Gentiles, to visit their sick and to give the last honors to their deceased and to console their relatives because of the peace, so that the Gentile may think the Jews are good friends of theirs in showing them consolation.

Aboda Zarah, page 20.

A thing lost by a goy may not only be kept by the man who found it, but it is even forbidden to give it back to him,

Schulchan Aruch,

Choschen Hamischpath, 266, 1.

Jews must always try to deceive Christians.

Zohar I 160a.

Those who do good to Christians will never rise from the dead.

Zohar I 25b


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At the time of the Cholhamoed the transaction of any kind of business is forbidden. But it is permitted to practice usury on the Gentile, because the practice of usury on a Gentile at any time pleases the Lord.

Schulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 539.

On the Haman-holiday all Jews must say prayer of thanks, called Arur Haman, in which it says: “Cursed be Haman and all Gentiles, blessed be Mardochaeus and all Jews.

Schulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 690.

In case of a deathly sickness a Jew is permitted to consume something unclean (i.e. something that he is by law compelled to regard as unclean and which to touch under other circumstances he is strictly forbidden,) in case he believes that it may assist his recovery. But also in this case he is not permitted to make use of something which belongs to the most unclean of all, namely, the Christian Church.

Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 155.

It is a good deed for every Jew to burn and destroy the non-Jewish church or whatever belongs to it or is done for it, and to throw the ashes into the four winds or to throw them into the water. Furthermore, it is the duty of every Jew to try to uproot every non-Jewish church and to give it a curse name.

Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 143.

The Kadish-prayer shall only be given when ten Jews are together and they must be together in a way that no unclean thing


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separates them, as, for example, excrements or a Gentile.

Schulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 55, 20.

Jews are human beings; the other peoples of the world are not human beings, but beasts.

Baba Mezia.

Although the peoples of the world outwardly resemble Jews, they are actually only as apes in comparison with men.

Schene Lucohoth Ha’berith.

The souls of the non-Jewish people come from the devil and are souls such as the cattle and animals have. The seed of the stranger also is cattle-seed.

Schefla Tal. 4. 2,

Memachem, page 53, F. 221.

The houses of the Goyim are the houses of animals.

Leb. Tob, 46, 1.

Marriages taking place amongst Gentiles have no binding strength: their cohabitation is just as the coupling of horses, therefore, their children do not stand as humanly related to their parents.

Schulchan Aruch.

The seed (child) of a Christian is of no more value than that of a beast. Kethuboth 3b.

All non-Jewesses are whores.

Eben Haezar.

A man may do with his wife whatever he pleases, as with a piece of meat coming from the butcher, which he can eat according to his fancy; salted, roast, boiled, or


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like a fish coming from the market.

Nedarim. 20b.

When one finds that evil appetites are taking hold of his senses, let him repair to some place where he is unknown, let him dress himself in black and follow the impulses of his heart.

Mo’ed Katan 17a.

A Jew is permitted to rape, cheat, and perjure himself; but he must take care that he is not found out, so that Israel may not suffer.

Schulchan Aruch, Jore Deah.

A Jew may misuse the non-Jewess in her state of unbelief.

Maimonides, Jak. Chasaka 2, 2.

A Jew may violate but not marry a non-Jewess.

Gad. Shas. 2, 2.

A Gentile girl who is three years old can be violated.

Aboda Shara 37a.

Inasmuch as a non-Jewish child at three years and a day is suitable for copulation, her raper is only unclean until the evening, when he is clean again after taking a dip in the water.

Choschen Ha’mischpat.

If a Jew has raped a non-Jewish girl, and another who saw it is called as a witness, that Jew must, without compunction, swear falsely.

Jore Deah.

Moses said, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife and he who committeth


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adultery incurs the death penalty.” This means only adultery committed by, or with, Jews. The wife of a Gentile is excluded.


Do not save Christians in danger of death.

Hikkoth Alum X 1.

Extermination of Christians is a necessary sacrifice.

Zohar II 43a.

The Christian birthrate must be materially diminished.

Zohar II 64b.

If a goy kills a goy or a Jew he is responsible; but if a Jew kills a goy he is not responsible.

Tosefta, Aboda Zara 8:5.

Every foreigner (non-Jew) who glorifies Sunday must be killed without asking him.


Even the best among the Gentiles deserves to be killed.

Abodan Zarah 25b.

The best of the Christians must be strangulated.

Rasoni, Exodus 14.

It is permitted to kill a Jewish denunciator everywhere. It is permitted to kill him even before he has denounced.

Schulchan Aruch,

Closchem Hamischpath, 338.

He who sheds the blood of the goyim is offering a sacrifice to God.

Talmud, Jalqut Simeoni.


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If a heathen smite a Jew, he is worthy of death.

Sanhedrin 58b.

A heathen who studies the Torah deserves death.

Sanhedrin 59a.

Every goy who studies the Talmud, and every Jew who helps him in it should die.

Sanhedrin 59a.

It is forbidden to initiate a non-Jew into the secrets of the law. The Jew who concerns himself with this is as guilty as if he laid waste the world and denied the sacred name of God.

Jalkut Chadash.

Proselytes are as injurious to Judaism as ulcers to a sound body.


The criminal (unorthodox Jew) is placed in dirt up to his knees; a hard cloth is then laid in a soft one and wrapped round his neck; the one witness pulls the one end towards himself and the other the other, till the prisoner opens his mouth. In the meantime the lead is heated so that enters his vitals and burns them up.

Sanhedrin 52a.

A Jewish mid-wife is not only permitted, but she is compelled to help a Jewish mother, on Saturday and when so-doing to do anything which otherwise would desecrate the Saturday. But it is forbidden to help a nor-Jewish woman even if it should be possible to help her without desecrating the Saturday, because she is to he considered only as an animal.

Schulchan Aruch,

Orach Chaim, 330.


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A Jewish wet-nurse is forbidden to nurse the child of a Gentile, ,even if she would be paid for that, because in so doing she would assist in raising a Gentile. Only in case she is in great pain because of a surplus of milk and such milk can become dangerous to her, is she permitted to do so The Jew is also forbidden to teach a Gentile a handwork by which he could sustain himself.

Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 154.

An animal which has been slaughtered by a Gentile or by a Jew who has become a non-Jew, is to be considered as a diseased animal.

Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 15.

A Jew is forbidden to drink from a glass of wine which a Gentile has touched, because the touch has made the wine unclean.

Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 122.

The Jews were created to be served by the non-Jews. The latter must plow, sow, weed, dig, mow, bind, sieve and grind, The Jews are created to find all this in readiness.


Work is harmful and brings but little.

Gittin 68a.

Teach your son an. easy vocation and endeavor thereby to acquire estates and riches.

Quid Dusen 89a.

There meaner calling than that of agriculture.



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In case a Jew has the position of a Muchas, i.e. tax collector or customs officer, then he has not the right (namely, to levy taxes, etc.) but exercises it for the government. In such case he is forbidden to exercise force in collecting from another Jew. Why? Because the king (for whom he collects) is a Goy and not to pay him the taxes is the same as not to pay one’s debts, which is permitted as outlined above. Therefore, no Jew is permitted to force another Jew, unless the Muchas is afraid of the king that he might be found out, in which case he may use force.

Schulchan Aruch,

Choschem Hamischpath, 386.

A maiden aged three. years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition. Sanhedrin 55b.

If a woman sported lewdly with her young son and he committed the first stage of cohabitation with her – Beth Shammai says, he thereby renders her unfit to the priesthood – Beth Hillel declared her fit. All agree that the connection of a boy aged nine years and a day is real connection; whilst that of one less than eight years is not; their dispute refers only to one who is eight years old.

Sanhedrin 69b.

When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than three years old it is as if one puts the finger into the eye – tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years. When a small boy has intercourse with a grown-up woman he makes her as “a girl who is injuried by a piece of wood.”

Kethuboth 11b.


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If a woman is an adulteress, her children are legitimate since the majority of the acts of cohabitation are ascribed to the husband.

Sotah 27a.

A woman came before Rabbi Hisda confessing to him that the lightest sin that she committed was that her younger son is the issue of her older son. Since this was her lightest sin she was excused.

Abodah Zarah 17a.

If a man immediately on returning from a journey has marital intercourse, his children will be weaklings, The Rabbis taught: On coming from a privy a man should not have sexual intercourse till be has waited long enough to walk half a mile, because the demon of the privy is with him for that time; if he does, his children will be epileptic. The Rabbis taught: If a man has sexual intercourse standing, he will be liable to convulsions; if sitting, to spasms; if she is above and he below, he will be subject to delaria (diarrhea).

Gittin 70a.

A woman who had intercourse with a beast (i.e., a dog) is eligible to marry a priest.

Yebamoth 59b.

He who strikes his father or his mother is liable only if he wounds them. In this respect cursing is more stringent than smiting, for, he who curses his parents after death is liable while he who smites them after death is not.

Sanhedrin 85b.

Israel is like the lady of the house to whom her husband brings the money. Thus Israel is without the burden of labor and receives the money from the people of the world.

Jalkut Schim., 75. 2.


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What is the meaning of Har Sinai, that is Mount Sinai? It means the mountain from which radiates Sina, that is, hatred against the people of the world.

Sahabbath 89.

And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, “Every vow which I may make in the future shall be null.” His vows are then invalid.1

Nedarim 23b.

1 See “Kol Nidre” on page 282.

He who stands naked before a candle is liable to be seized with epilepsy. Pesachim.

Directions for seeing demons: Burn portions of a black cat and place the ashes in one’s eye: then at once one perceives demons.

Berakhoth 6.

The discomfort endured by those who attend rabbinical conferences comes from the demons mingling with men in these circumstances.

Berakhoth 6.

The eggs of a grasshopper as a remedy for toothache, the tooth of a fox as a remedy for sleep, viz, the tooth of a live fox to prevent sleep and of a dead one to cause sleep, the nail from the gallows where a man was hanged, as a remedy for swelling.


For a chronic heat stroke one should bring a black hen and tear it lengthwise and crosswise and shave the middle of his


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head and put the bird on it and leave it there till it sticks fast, and then he should go down to the river and stand in water up to his neck till he is quite faint, and then he should swim out and sit down.


To make swollen glands burst someone should blow into his throat seeds of unripe dates, through a wheat straw. To make the flesh close he should bring dust from the shadow of a privy and knead it with honey and eat .... For catarrh he can also take the excrement of a white dog and knead it with balsam, but if he can possibly avoid it he should not eat the dog’s excrement as it loosens the limbs. :

Gittin 69a, 69b.

For stone in the bladder he can take a purple thread which has been spun by a woman of ill repute or the daughter of a woman of ill repute and hang it on the membrum of a man or the breasts of a woman. Or he can take a louse from a man and a woman and hang it on the membrum of a man and the corresponding place in a woman; and when he makes water he should do so on dry thorns near the socket of the door, and he should preserve the stone that issues, as it is good for all fevers.

Gittin 70a.

Holy sayings such as these from the Holy Talmud and the Holy Cabala go on and on ad infinitum; but a halt must be called – THE END.


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