Jewish Holidays

Holidays
(Holy Days)

The Contrast of Christian and Jewish Holy Days

(Excerpt from the book Jewish Supremacism)

The contrasting holidays of Christianity and Judaism illustrate the dichotomy
between the two religions. Christmas and Easter celebrate universal themes
offering hope and salvation for all mankind.

Christmas officially commemorates the birth of the Savior and celebrates the
desire for peace on earth and goodwill toward men.

Easter, a more somber occasion, represents the promise of universal salvation
through the Resurrection of Christ.

While Christians celebrate universal goodwill on their holy days, Jews
celebrate historic military victories against their despised Gentile enemies.

Near the time of Christmas, the Jews celebrate Hanukkah, a celebration of their
military victory in 165 BC over their hated enemy, the Greek-descended King
Antiochus IV of Syria.

The victory finds its remembrance by the miracle of the long-burning oil lamps
in their recaptured temple.

As Christians enter the Lenten Season and prepare for the celebrations of
Christ’s offer of salvation, the Jews celebrate Passover, a holiday that is, again,
based on an ancient conflict between Jew and Gentile.

Passover is an unambiguous reference to the night when the spirit of death
harmlessly passed over Jewish homes and descended into the homes of their
hated Egyptian enemies, killing every firstborn male, from new born to elderly,
in all of Egypt.

It may shock one to realize it, but this is a joyous celebration of mass infanticide
and murder of the strong among the non-Jews.

Another important Jewish holiday is the Feast of Lots, called Purim. The
Random House Dictionary of the English Language describes it as follows:

“Purim A Jewish festival marked chiefly by the reading of the book of Esther
and eating of hamantaschen, that is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar in
commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by
Haman.128”

The festival celebrates the Jewish massacre of thousands of Persians along
with their Prime Minister Haman and his 10 sons. It even includes the symbolic
eating of the supposed anti-Semite ears in the form of three-sided cookies.

Another of the favored Purim foods is Kreplach which are dough pockets again
shaped in a triangle to denote Haman ears, but these are filled with chopped
meat, symbolizing the beaten flesh of Haman.

Another Purim celebration has Jews beating willow branches in the synagogues
as they imagine themselves flogging Haman. The following description of these
practices comes from a Jewish culture organization called “Jewish Art in
Context”, but is found in numerous books about Jewish culture and religious
holy days.

The second description is from a Jewish-cooking guide called Bon Appetite.

c. Special Delicacies

1.   “Haman Taschen” (Oznei Haman, Haman’s Ears).

2. “Kreplach”: chopped meat covered with dough, also triangular in shape.
The name has received a popular etymology:

“Kreplach are eaten only on days on which there is both hitting and eating: Yom
Kippur eve the custom of Kaparot, Hoshanna Rabba the beating the willow
branches, Purim the beating of Haman.

The reason Kreplach are eaten on Purim is interesting. Kreplach is also
traditional for Yom Kippur and for Ho-shannah Rabah (the seventh day of
Sukkot).

“On these days it was traditional for there to be some sort of beating. On Yom
Kippur in ancient times, men would be flogged before Yom Kippur and we beat
the willow branches on Hashanah Rabah. On Purim, we beat out the name of
Haman. So Kreplach became traditional for Purim.”
(Phillip Goldwasser from Bon Appetite).

Upon learning these things, I realized that if any group other than Jews has
similar ceremonies; Jews would label them hateful and barbaric.

Imagine if White Christians were to yearly observe a ritual in which they made
and ate cookies shaped to represent the ears of Martin Luther Kind, and held a
holy ceremony in which they symbolically whipped him!

Purim has been celebrated annually since long before the time of Christ and
has certainly been important in the fomenting of hatred and suspicion of
Gentiles in the heart and minds of Jewish children.

This repulsive ceremony is analogous to Christian churches teaching our
children to symbolically beat the Jewish Pharisees who condemned Jesus and
then eating foods symbolizing the pulverized body parts of the Jewish priests.

Of course such activities would be completely antithetical to the spirit of
Christianity, yet such revengeful attitudes form the very core of Jewish
tradition.

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