Saint Jean Chrysostome : le préféré des judéophobes chrétiens

St. John Chrysostom – My Favorite “Anti-Semite”


In a recent debate with some fellow “Christians” involving the usual business about how it is our sacred duty and privelidge to support and protect the Jews by forking over every collective drop of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, the assertion was made that Christians have no business entertaining any ideas contrary to the Jews.

Let us ponder then the writings of one man considered to be one of the greatest minds of the Christian Church, St. John Chrysostom and what he had to say about the very same Chosenites who today are working feverishly to douse the world in violence, bloodshed and suffering.

“The Jews are more savage than any highwaymen and do greater harm to those who have fallen among them. They do not simply strip off their victim’s clothes nor inflict wounds on his body as did those robbers on the road to Jericho. Rather, the Jews mortally hurt their victim’s soul, inflicting ten thousand wounds, and leave it lying in a pit of ungodliness…

Do you not hear what God said to Jeremiah about the Jews? ‘Do not intercede for these people, because even if Moses and Samuel shall stand before my face I will not listen to them.’ That is how far some sins go beyond forgiveness and how incapable of defense they are…

Tell me this. When you stand indicted before God’s tribunal, what reason will you give for considering the Jews’ witchcraft more worthy than what Christ has said? If the devil is a murderer, as Our Lord said over and over, it is clear that the demons who serve him are murderers, too. What need is there for me to say this? Are you not afraid of God? Then, at least stand in some awe and fear of the Jews. Do you not realize how they laugh at you, scoff at you, jeer at you, dishonor you, and reproach you? Even if they do not do it openly, do you not understand that they are doing this deep down in their hearts?”

Tell me this. Do you stray outside the flock and have you no fear of the lion that prowls about outside the fold? “For your enemy, like a lion, goes about seeking whom he may seize.” Here you see a shepherd’s wisdom. He does not let the lion in among the sheep for fear the lion may terrify the flock. Nor does he drive the lion away from outside the fold. Why? So that he may gather all the sheep together inside the fold, because they are afraid of the wild beast outside. Do you have no reverence and respect for your father? Then fear your foe. If you separate yourself from the flock, your enemy will surely catch you.

Do you think the Jews are wiser than the Fathers who came from everywhere in the world?

The Jews are the most miserable and wretched of all men, and therefore we must make secure the flock of Christ. As long as no wild beast disturbs the flock, shepherds, as they stretch out under an oak or pine tree and play their flutes, let their sheep go off to graze with full freedom. But when the shepherds feel that the wolves will raid, they are quick to throw down the flute and pick up their slingshots; they cast aside the pipe of reeds and arm themselves with clubs and stones. They take their stand in front of the flock, raise a loud and piercing shout, and oftentimes the sound of their shout drives the wolf away before he strikes. I too in the past frolicked about in explicating the Scriptures, as if I were sporting in some meadow; I took no part in polemics because there was no one causing me concern. But today the Jews, who are more dangerous than any wolves, are bent on surrounding my sheep; so I must spar with them and fight with them so that no sheep of mine may fall victim to those wolves.

The difference between the Jews and us is not a small one, is it? Is the dispute between us over ordinary, everyday matters? Why are you mixing what cannot be mixed? They crucified the Christ whom you adore as God. Do you see how great the difference is? How is it, then, that you keep running to those who slew Christ when you say that you worship him whom they crucified? You do not think that I am the one who brings up the law on which these charges are based, nor that I make up the form which the accusation takes? Does not Scripture treat the Jews in this way?

Isaiah called the Jews dogs and Jeremiah called them mare-mad horses. This was not because they suddenly changed natures with those beasts but because they pursued the lustful habits of those animals…The martyrs–having poured out their own blood for him whom the Jews had slain–have a special hatred for the Jews since the Jews crucified Him for whom they have a special love. It was the Jews who said: “His blood be on us and on our children”, so the martyrs would be glad to hear this discourse.

Meanwhile, I ask you to rescue your brothers, to set them free from their error and bring them back to the truth. What I said was not for your sakes but for the sake of those who are sick. I want them to free themselves from their wicked association with the Jews. I want them to show themselves sincere and genuine Christians. I want them to shun the evil gatherings of the Jews and their synagogues, both in the city and in the suburbs, because these are robbers’ dens and dwellings of demons…

So, then, do not neglect the salvation of those lost brothers. Be meddlesome, be busybodies, but bring the sick ones to Christ. In this way, we shall receive a far greater reward for our good deeds both in the present life and in the life to come. And we shall receive it by the grace and loving-kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom and with whom be glory to the Father together with the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

(c) 2009 Mark Glenn

More quotes:

“Although such beasts [Jews] are unfit for work, they are fit for killing . . . fit for slaughter.”

“The Synagogue is not merely a lodging place for robbers and cheats but also for demons. This is true not only of the synagogues but also of the souls of the Jews.”

“Shall I tell you of their plundering, their covetousness, their abandonment of the poor, their thefts, their cheating in trade?”

— St. John Chrysostom, Adversus Judaeos (‘Againt the Jews’).

St. Jerome:

“If you call the synagogue a brothel, a den of vice, the devil’s refuge, Satan’s fortress, a place to deprave the soul, an abyss of every conceivable disaster or whatever else you will, you are still saying less than it deserves.”

St. Gregory of Nyssa:

“Jews are murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels against God, God haters, advocates of the devil, race of vipers, slanderers, calumniators, dark-minded people, leaven of the Pharisees, sanhedrin of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners, and haters of righteousness.”

Kevin MacDonald says: “The 4th and 5th centuries were a time of increased anti-Jewish attitudes at all levels of Roman society. Preachers and bishops like Chrysostom portrayed the Jews very negatively and attempted to erect walls between Jews and non-Jews.”

Another early historian notes that “if the Christian populace so many times threw itself into the attack on synagogue after synagogue, it was not because it passively accepted orders given from above. If the anti-Jewish polemic was so successful, it was because it awakened latent hatreds and appealed to feelings that were already there.”

Anti-Seitic Emperor Constantine stated that the Jews were “a people who, having imbrued their hands in a most heinous outrage [i.e., killing Christ], have thus polluted their souls and are deservedly blind.”

Kevin MacDonald goes on to say: “Several of the Church Fathers, including Chrysostom, came from areas where there was a long history of conflict between Jews and non-Jews. He often compared Jews to predatory beasts and accused them of virtually every evil. St. Jerome also refers to Jews as encircling Christians and seeking to tear them apart. Jerome complained about the Jews’ love for money in several passages. And he complained that the Jews were multiplying “like vermin” — a comment that clearly suggests a concern with Jewish reproductive success.”

Noted Anti-Semites of the early Church (on the ADL’s Hate List) are Eusebius, St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose, St. Cyril of Alexandria, and St. Gregory of Nyssa.


A Little Fun With The Bible

Want to have some fun? Go to an online bible (i.e. and type in “Jews”. Oh what fun, here are just a few snippets from just ONE book, the Acts of the Apostles:

151. Acts 9:23
After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him,

152. Acts 9:29
He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him.

153. Acts 10:39
“We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree,

155. Acts 12:3
When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

157. Acts 13:45
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying.

158. Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.

160. Acts 14:2
But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

162. Acts 14:5
There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.

167. Acts 17:5
But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.

169. Acts 17:13
When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.

174. Acts 18:6
But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clear of my responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

175. Acts 18:12
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court.

…And it goes on and on and on


HISTORIA : DOSSIER SAINT LOUIS – Un antisémite notoire
Un dévôt et dur
Un antisémite notoire
Le bourreau des cathares

Au XXIe siècle, Louis IX aurait peu de chance d’être canonisé. Il passerait au contraire pour un intégriste, vu son intolérance. En vrac : chasse aux juifs, extermination des cathares et autres hérétiques, condamnation des prostituées, des femmes adultères, des homosexuels, bref ; de tous ceux qui ne sont pas comme lui…

Staline lucide

Avant qu’Hitler ne fût…

De l’antijudaïsme classique

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Et si nous décidions d’appliquer aux Juifs leur propre « code moral »? Voici ce qui se passerait, selon le livre (pamphlet) de Martin Luther Von den Juden und jren Lügen ( « Des Juifs et leurs mensonges« ):

1) Les synagogues devrait être incendiées, puisque Moïse (Deut. 13: 13 et suiv.) écrit qu’une ville qui pratique l’idolâtrie doit être détruite par le feu.
2) Les maisons des Juifs doivent être rasées, puisque les Juifs pratiquent l’idolâtrie à l’intérieur de celles-ci et dans leurs écoles.
3) Leur ‘livres de prières et écrits talmudiques, dans lesquels l’idolâtrie, le mensonge, la malédiction, et le blasphème sont enseignés’, devraient être confisqués.
4) ‘Sous peine de perdre la vie et des membres’, leurs rabbins devraient être interdits d’enseigner plus longtemps, ils ont perdu leur siège, en raison de leur fausse doctrine.
5) La liberté de mouvement devrait leur être refusée, ‘car ils n’ont rien à faire dans les campagnes, vu qu’ils ne sont pas des seigneurs, fonctionnaires, commerçants, ou autres. Qu’ils restent chez eux.’
6) Leur usure doit être interdite, tout argent liquide et trésor d’argent et d’or doit leur être retiré d’eux et ‘mis de côté pour être bien gardé’, car ils ont gagné leurs richesses par l’usure.
7) Il faut leur donner des outils pour qu’ils deviennent des artisans et gagnent leur salaire à la sueur de leur front.

On comprend aisément pourquoi l’avocat juif sioniste Alan Dershowitz (Chutzpah, 1991) a écrit, à propos de Luther :
« Il est choquant que le nom ignoble de Luther soit encore honoré plutôt que maudit à jamais par les principales églises protestantes. »

(Source: Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered)

Luther’s program as outlined in Von den Juden und jren Lügen (« Of the Jews and Their Lies »):
1) Jewish synagogues should be set afire, since Moses (Deut. 13: 13ff.) wrote that a city which practices idolatry should be destroyed by fire.
2) Houses of the Jews should be razed, since the Jews practice idolatry in them just as in their schools.
3) Their ‘prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taugh,’ should be confiscated.
4)’On pain of loss of life and limb’ their rabbis should be forbidden to teach any longer; they have forfeited their office, due to their false doctrine.
5) Safe conduct should be denied them, ‘for they have no business in the countryside, since they are not lords, officials, tradesmen or the like. Let them stay home.’
6) Their usury should be prohibited, all cash and treasure of silver and gold taken from them and ‘put aside for safe keeping,’ since they have gained their riches through usury.
7) They should be given tools to become craftsmen and earn their pay in the sweat of their brow’.(Source: Judaism Discovered, Michael Hoffman, 2008, p638)

« It is shocking that Luther’s ignoble name is still honored rather than forever cursed by mainstream Protestant churches. »
–Alan Dershowitz (Chutzpah, 1991, p.107)

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La Bible et certains des plus importants Pères de l’Église, contre le judaïsme:

Michael A. Hoffman,

Judaism’s Strange Gods

John Paul II is pretending that Judaism is the Old Testament faith minus Christ. But even if that false proposition were true, the Pharisaic leadership would still be guilty of deicide, as Thomas Aquinas held:
« The rulers of the Jews knew that He was the Messiah: and if there was any ignorance in them it was affected ignorance, which could not excuse them. Therefore their sin was the most grievous, both on account of the kind of sin as well as from the malice of their will. »(note 199. Summa Theologica, Q. 47, Art. 6 Pt. III.)
Moreover, the Bible itself declares unambiguously the guilt of the Jewish leadership and the fact that those who adhere to the dogma of these assassins are under wrath:
« For ye brethren became followers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us; and they please not God and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. » (I Thessalonians 2:14-16).(…)

The hidden hand of Talmud and Kabbalah is revealed wherever the Jewish people are made the objects of veneration and sanctity.Jewish supremacy was opposed from the earliest days of the Church. John Chrysostom wrote: « Jesus said to them, Tf you are children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham, but as it is, you are seeking to kill me.’ Here he repeatedly returned to their murderous design and reminded them of Abraham. He did this because He wanted to detach them from their racial pride and to deflate their excessive conceit, and to persuade them to no longer place their hope of salvation in Abraham or nobility of race, for this was the thing that prevented them from coming to Christ; namely that they taught that the fact of their descent from Abraham sufficed for their salvation. »(note 201. The Fathers of the Church: St. John Chrysostom [New York: Fathers of the Church, Inc., I960], p. 70.)(…)

Augustine, in his Tractatus adversus Judeos (Treaty Against the Jews) declared rabbinic Judaism to be the counterfeit of true Israel. Augustine declared that Judaism was « Israel according to the flesh, » carnal Israel.

John Chrysostom: « The Jews disdained the beauty of virginity, which is not surprising since they heaped ignominy on Christ himself, who was born of a virgin » (Homily On Virginity).

The word « Jew » is a corrupted form of the word Judah. It is a reference to two of the 12 tribes of Israel, Judah and Benjamin, and does not even appear in the Bible until II Kings 16:6 and then again in 25:25 and II Chronicles 32:18.
Paul‘s allusion to the « Jews’ religion » in this context is instructive. Paul’s reference in this regard is negative: « And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. » (Galatians 1:14).
The hallmarks of the « Jews’ religion » according to Paul, are two-fold: persecution of God’s Church (I Thessalonians 2:14-16), and allegiance to the « traditions » of men.
The Pharisees asked Jesus why His followers disobeyed the Talmud (at that time known as the « tradition of the elders » and not yet in written form), by refusing to engage in ritual hand-washing: « Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. »
« But Jesus said unto them, ‘Why do ye transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? » (Matthew 15: 2-3).
How can it be said that « Judaism » (the « Jews’ religion ») is the root of Christianity, when according to Paul, it is a religion of man-made traditions and according to Jesus Christ, Judaism’s traditions of men made the Law of Yahweh of « none effect »? (Matthew 15:9).

« Then came together unto him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes which came from Jerusalem, gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with « unclean » — that is, ceremonially unwashed – hands, and they found fault.
« For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the marketplace, unless they wash, they do not eat. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.
« Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Jesus, ‘Why do your disciples not live according to the traditions of the elders, instead of eating their food with ‘unclean’ hands?
« He answered and said unto them, « Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips but their heart is far from me.’
« How be it in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.
« For laying aside the commandments of God you observe your own traditions. You reject the commandment of God that you may keep your own tradition.
« For Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor thy father and thy mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’ But you say that a man may say to his father or mother, I can’t help you, for I have vowed to give to God what I could have given to you.’ You let him disregard his father or his mother.
« Thus you make the word of God of none effect by your tradition that you have handed down. »

(note 12. Mark 7:1-13. The issue here is not God’s laws of hygiene for prevention of insanitary conditions, but burdensome and useless, ritual purification based on man-made additions to God’s laws. The Talmud extols filth. Being soiled by feces and urine for example, is not regarded as defilement by the Talmud. Cf. Judith R. Wegner, Chattel or Person: The Status of Women in the Mishnah [NY: Oxford U. Press, 1988], f. 251 on p. 242. Jesus alludes to the hypocritical effects of such rituals in Matthew 23:25-26.)

Here, as in Matthew 15: 1-9, is direct and incontrovertible refutation in the Gospel of Jesus Christ of the falsification inherent in the Oral Law and its traditions, which the Pharisees and their heirs mendaciously claimed was a secret teaching from Moses.
Jesus contrasts the Law of God as Moses actually gave it with the nullification of that law by adherence to the tradition of the elders, which would soon be committed to writing, forming the Mishnah and the rest of the Talmud and upon which the religion of Judaism would be based.
Yet Christ’s admonition was not heeded by the Pharisaic leadership and an entire religion of hypocrisy would subsequently arise, founded upon these « traditions of the elders, » and their Talmudic counterfeit of God’s word; all performed in the name of God, His Word and of Israel.
Jewish theologians claim that « …ancient rabbis taught that the revelation granted to Moses had been delivered in two forms, a smaller revelation in writing and the larger one kept oral. This ‘Oral Torah’ had been transmitted faithfully by the leaders of each generation to their successors, by Moses to Joshua, and then to the elders, then to the prophets, to the men of the Great Assembly, to the leaders of the Pharisees, and finally to the earliest rabbis. The earliest rabbis saw themselves, as noted, as heirs to the Pharisees. »(note 13. Robert Goldenberg, op. cit., p. 130.)
This supposed transmission of the « Oral Torah, » the tradition of the elders, from Moses to Joshua, to the prophets, was challenged by Jesus Christ who termed it not Torah, but the commandments of men which nullify the word and doctrine of God, making the tale of the transmission itself a fraud.
It is a lie concocted in hell to claim Moses issued two sets of laws, one written and public, the other an oral tradition that was secret. In all of the Bible there is nothing to support this imposture.
The spurious claim of an oral tradition of the elders bequeathed by God to Moses, is anti-Biblical and it was denounced by Jesus Christ Himself. In the divine brilliance of Jesus upon which the cunning and cleverness of the Pharisees was turned against them time and again, Jesus very simply and forthrightly illuminated the fact that if the Pharisees’ tradition had been from Moses, then the Pharisees would have become Christians:
« For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? » (John 5: 46-47).

Christ has just annihilated, in one paragraph, the basis for the religion of Judaism and its conceit of a tradition given to it by Moses, for had such a tradition existed it would have testified of Jesus.
Instead, He tells them point-blank that they don’t believe Moses. Jesus crushed the whole beguiling system of indoctrination predicated on the Pharisaic myth of a divinely-inspired, oral tradition of the elders.(…)

If Judaism were simply — having rejected Christ — a corrupted variant of the ancient religion of the Israelites, then Judaism would not have, over the centuries, despised, reviled, denounced, persecuted, beaten and murdered the Karaites.
Paul Johnson in his History of the Jews recounts how, in the 1100s, in the walled Jewish ghetto in Constantinople there was an interior wall that separated the thousands of followers of the religion of Judaism and its Talmud from five hundred anti-Talmudic, Bible-only Karaites. (note 18. According to Prof. Albert S. Lindemann of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Karaites are « …an ancient dissident Jewish sect that did not recognize the Talmud. A few thousand of its followers survived in the Caucasus area..the tsarist regime recognized this distinctness and did not apply anti-Jewish legislation to them. » Esau’s Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews [NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997], pp. 430-431)
The Karaites are a tiny Jewish sect which attempts to understand and follow the Old Testament without either the Talmud or Jesus: « …as early as the eighth century of our era the authority of the Talmud was denied in favor of Biblical supremacy by the sect of the Karaites. » (note 19. Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit.)
Yet the Karaites are hated and severely persecuted by the adherents of Judaism. Why?
Because Judaism is Talmudism, not Old Testament, and those who revere the Old Testament teachings outside the prism of Talmud are its hereditary enemies.

Juifs brûlant le Nouveau Testament à Jérusalem

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