On the Jewish Question in Europe

2001 Italian-English translation of the three-part series originally published in

La Civilt… Cattolica

Beatus populus cuius Dominus Deus eius. Psalm CXLIII, 18

Volume VII.
Alessandrio Befani
Via Celsa, 8
La Plaza de Gesú
1890 A.D.

Preface & 11 Roman numeral notations by anonymous contemporary author added in 2001. Footnote added by Bible Believers' Church in 2002

English edition, 2001

Two segments:
Segment 1: Preface. . . . . . . pages i--viii
Segment 2: The 3 Parts. . . .pages 1--38

Italian-English and Italian-German translator: Mag. theol. Johannes Rothkranz [Germany]
(edited for grammar & style deficiencies by F. Kramer [USA]

Because the integrity of the source of this 3-part series on The Jewish Question may be unknown to some, the following comments are given here


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On the Jewish Question in Europe (1890)

Pages ii--viii were not part of the original Italian 3-part series from La Civiltà Cattolica

Preface (2001)

Anonymous author's note

This Preface provides an historical background for the La Civiltà Cattolica thesis and contributes to an understanding of the Talmudic terms used by the Jesuits in that 1890 3-part series. [The same contemporary anonymous author has added 11 Roman numeral end-notes]

Many do not realize that most Jews who live among us are not the people of the Old Testament. While most Jews living in the United States would identify themselves as Reformed or Conservative Jews (which erroneously implies an amending of earlier errors of interpretation), these two Jewish branches essentially follow the Talmudic psychology of applying human inventions to replace divine Scripture. Therefore, these two branches—most of whose constituents favor abortion, birth control, and homosexual rights—have little to do with the Old Testament.

Orthodox (Talmudic) Jews, referred to as Pharisaic Jews in the New Testament, ostensibly recognize the Divine authenticity of the Old Testament but add to and subtract from these laws, as their so-called oral law dictates. When they organized this oral law in the written Talmud (if this maze can be called "organized"), they asserted that this lengthy legal addition was given by God to Moses at Mt. Sinai at the same time the written Pentateuch was dictated.

While it would be highly questionable that such a lengthy 2,700-page small print treatise could be remembered over that 1,700 year period merely through oral transmission, it is also highly illogical, as this oral tradition contradicts the written Law, adding at will to or subtracting from Biblical laws. It is impossible for a student to study this amalgam and be able to make head or tail of it.

The Talmud - which consists of the 6th Century Mishna, or repetition, and the 6th Century Gemara, or completion—follows Justinian's format in that the Mishna would be the Institutes, or elements, or first principles of a no longer oral law, while the Gemara would be the Pandects or digests, containing the opinion of learned Rabbinical doctors, except that the Gemara is not digested in a systematic method. Using the ostensible style of the Socratic dialectic, questions are asked in one part and can be answered hundreds of pages later. It is largely incoherent and often vile and obscene.

Even learned Rabbis tell us that without the commentary of Rashi, the Talmud cannot be understood. Rashi is an acronym for Rabbi Solomon, son of Isaac of Troyes (1040-1105), who is sometimes also found under the name of Yarchi or Jarchi, meaning "moon" in Hebrew, having been connected by some to a French city named Lunes, or moon in English.

Other Rabbis, relying on Rashi and others, wrote the code books interpreting the interpretations of the Talmud, and so the so-called people of the book present us with untold millions of words of their own opinions, most of which have nothing to do with the Old Testament. This incessant insectile noise drowns out the true words of the Bible that are of divine origin.

The part of the Talmud called the Gemara contains tractates such as Bava Metzia, or middle gate. This deals with the laws of moveable property and wages. Bava Kama, or first gate, deals with laws regarding torts or damages. And Bava Bathra, or final gate, deals with laws involving real property.

Berakhot, or blessings, is a tractate treating prayers and blessings. Rosh Hashana, or head of the year, or new year, deals with the New Year (a holiday described in the Pentateuch as the first day of the seventh month, and in Ezekiel 40:1 as Rosh Hashana) and the calendar. Sanhedrin, or great council, deals with the judiciary system.

The code books seek to classify this stupendous amalgam of laws numbering over 11,000 statutes. The Pentateuch has only 613, over half of which cannot be observed by them and apply to the non-existent Temple. It is important to note that less than 300 apply today, on an Old Testament basis, in contrast to the Talmud's over 11,000.

To master these codes requires endless study. The main one is entitled, Shulchan Aruch (spread on the table). The Schulchan Aruch is the standard code of Jewish law, written by Rabbi Joseph Caro (1488-1575), and has, as one of its four parts, Chochen Mishput, meaning the breastplate of judgment worn by the high priest.

The reference to Kol Nidre refers to a prayer said by Jews on the evening of the holiest day of the year, the Day of Atonement -- and which means the voice of vowing. It asks God to forgive the Jews for vows that they may make in the coming year and then break. This is asking forgiveness in advance.

These codes teach lay Jews many things not found in Scripture. Examples: (1) unemployed Jews must have sexual intercourse with their wives every night except during the roughly twelve days of menstruation, which we find in the Bible as seven days, even though the Bible not only requires but limits sexual intercourse for procreation (see St. Augustine's, On the Good of Marriage); (Notation in 2002: This is a wicked and absurd statement contrary to the Word of God. Augustine of Hippo was no saint and is credited with initiating the persecution and martyrdom of Christians). (2) how to illegally get around the laws of debt release required at the end of every Sabbatical year; (3) that milk and meat cannot be eaten together, although the Bible only forbids boiling a kid in his mother's milk; and (4) the treating of all non-Jews under the severe disabilities of Canaanites, though this obviously has no basis in the Bible.

The Canaanite treatment is found in Deuteronomy 7:2-5, whereby these seven nations were condemned to death for unnatural sexual vice, incest, and other abominations found in Leviticus 20. While this misapplication of the law to apply to descendants of Japheth (Western Europeans) is found throughout the Talmud, it is brought forward in the code book of Maimonides, under The Book of Knowledge 78a, translated as follows:

But as regards the Minoans (heretics) and Epicureans (heretics), it is a commandment to destroy them with your own hand and throw them into the pit of destruction for they persecute Israel and seek to turn them away from their God, as Jesus the Nazarite and his followers, as well as Zodok (Sadducees) and Boethus (Sadducees) and their followers, may their name rot.

It is noteworthy that not only Christians are to be treated as Canaanites but also Sadducees and Boethians. These latter are called today Karaites, who try to adhere only to the written law of the Bible. For this they have earned the undying hatred of the Talmudists, but have generally been recognized as good citizens in the countries of western Europe. The German government, during 1933-1945, exempted the Karaites from persecution, showing how Providence delivers the good from the flames of punishment as Shadrach, Mesdach, and Abed-nego in Daniel 3. (See Encyclopedia Judaica Jerusalem, Vol. 10, page 775.)

These erroneous interpretations have filled history with blood. The Jewish rebellion against Rome, put down in 70AD by Titus, and the so-called Bar Kokbba (son of the star rebellion or the Messianic rebellion according to Rabbi Akiba) put down by Hadrian in 132AD, stem from this implacable Rabbinical hostility to all mankind. We find in Epitome, by Dion Cassius, Book 68:32:

Meanwhile the Jews in the region of Cyrene had put a certain Andreas at their head, and were destroying both the Romans and the Greeks. . . .They would eat the flesh of their victims, make belts for themselves of their entrails, anoint themselves with their blood, and wear their skins for clothing; many they sawed in two, from the head downwards; others they gave to wild beasts, and still others they forced to fight as gladiators. In all, 220,000 persons perished. In Egypt, too, they perpetrated many similar outrages, and in Cyprus, under the leadership of a certain Aremion. There, also, 240,000 perished, and for this no Jew may set forth on that island, but even if one of them is driven upon its shores by a storm, he is put to death.

This Talmudic spirit has been carried forward in our century where the Jewish Bolsheviks, such as Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich, between 1928-1932, carried out the liquidation through starvation of 10 million men, women and children during the Kulak extermination in the Ukraine. We have similarly found the American Jewish Anti-Defamation League promoting abortion rights in the U.S., leading to the killing of 40 million unborn babies.

What happened in Germany during the 1933-1945 may now be more understandable to the reader as the Providential punishment the Jews suffered, as predicted in Deuteronomy 28. (Notation in 2002: This is not to suggest that there was ever a holocaust of six million "Jews" by Germany in World War I or again in World War II as is falsely claimed. Such a gassing and cremation of six million is a technical impossibility, even in 2002. These two wars were both planned, financed, executed and controlled by Jewry, and a third world war and major revolution are planned to accomplish their quest for world hegemony). While we pray for the repentance of the Jews, we can only see the repeat performance of the 1930's if they pursue their present course. May God grant them the wisdom to understand the consequences of their actions and the strength to act accordingly.


About this Translation

Because the original 3-part series of this paper by the Jesuits was published in the Italian language of La Civiltà Cattolica, it was a singular project to obtain a meticulously trustworthy translation into English, particularly because so few American scholars have adequate linguistic skills.

The translator and editor of this English edition was a European scholar who has authored a number of books, one of which is a German edition translation of this paper, in booklet format, obtainable from

Italian Original 1890 and German edition 2001
Copies from: rmalfus@hotmail.com
German booklet available from:

Verlag Anton A. Schmid
Postfach 22
D-87467 Durach

Because of the gravity and importance of this treatise, it was deemed especially necessary that the translation adhered rigidly to the original text for both its literal precise meaning and for the older literary style of its 1890 Jesuit authors. It is a most revealing historical document.

This is also the reason why a copy of the original Italian may appear as an addendum. There will be some readers who are conversant enough in Italian to examine the translation of this or that part of the original Italian edition. The Italian-English translation work of this paper has already been edited by one of the finest linguists in Europe & found to be without flaw. Readers can make their own judgment in the matter. jq1.htm

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