A Comment . . . by Ungenius
If Jews are not a “race”, what are they?
It is simple. If being jewish is genetic, there can be no jews outside the genetic commonality. If being jewish is just religious, there can be wide varieties of genetics involved. Obviously, you cannot have it both ways.
Below is what I wrote to a friend a few years ago on the topic of what a jew is which proves the paragraph above.
To know that Jesus was not a Jew, being Jewish must be defined for what it really is, a religion called Judaism, not a race or a place of origin as indoctrination would lead us to believe.
One of the characteristics of indoctrination is that the obvious goes unnoticed such as is the case with Jews today. If being Jewish has to do with being a race with genetic commonality, why are there millions of black Jews in eastern Africa when those claiming to be Jews in Palestine are rather white? At least you would expect there to be tons of mixed brown (black plus white equals brown) Jews all over this area, but there are only a few. Obviously, Jewish is not genetic based on existing conditions today.
Additionally, those black Jews in eastern Africa are not located in Palestine in the proximity of old Judaea so they can’t even be Judaeans.
Let’s go back to the time of the Babylonian captivity as described in the book of Ester. Ester 8:17 – “And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.” By the Jews’ own admission, becoming Jewish had nothing to do with genetics or location, just fear, so the Babylonians became practitioners of the religion of Judaism.
What did Jesus have to say concerning the lack of genetics/race involving Judaism? Matthew 23:15 – Jesus said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass (travel) sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” The Pharisees were the public mouth pieces of Judaism and the scribes were the record keepers and teachers of Judaism. They spread the doctrine of Judaism well outside of Judea. Becoming a convert to Judaism did not require genetic modification, heredity, or location.
Along those same lines of genetics/heredity, Jesus indicated that genetics/heredity did not apply to him in Matthew 22:41-46 concerning him being called the Son of David, “While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”
The Apostle Paul is an excellent example for the lack of genetics/heredity/race concerning being Jewish. In Acts 9:1-2, On the road to Damascus, Saul, as a Jew, was persecuting Christians for the Jewish high priests in Jerusalem . In 2 Corinthians 11:22-23, speaking of the Apostles, Paul said “Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more …” Paul called the other Apostles and himself everything but a Jew. Don’t you think that he would have mentioned being a Jew if it were applicable? On the road to Damascus Paul experienced only a conversion to the teachings of Jesus (Christianity), not a genetic modification.
With this evidence from the scriptures, it is apparent that being a Jew has nothing to do with a race, heredity, genetics, or location.
Being a Jew only indicates that a person is a practitioner of the religion of Judaism.
LD: So what was Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky? Were they “non-Jews” because they were atheists? The word is full of secular Jews, with no belief whatsoever in Judaism. Israel is full of such atheistical, non-religious Jews. According to your logic, none of these Israelis can be called “Jews” because none of them practice Judaism. Correct?
Frankly, I don’t think calling them “false Jews” or “Khazars” will solve the problem.
This is because there are many atheistical Sephardic Jews all over the world. These are genetically related to the original inhabitants of Palestine. According to your logic, these “proto-Jews” (the remote descendants of Moses and Abraham) are not really Jews either because they do not practice Judaism.
I think most people ruled by common sense would reject your narrow definition of what a Jew is. Kevin MacDonald certainly would. There are dozens of learned articles about genetics on the Occidental Observer which take the view, accepted also by most Jews, that Jews are a race.
The Khazarian thesis of Koestler has been rejected by many notable scholars with a knowledge of genetics. Prof. Kevin MacDonald is one of these. He states categorically: “Modern population genetic studies show conclusively that Jews are indeed an ethnic entity and that widely dispersed Jewish groups are more similar to each other than to the peoples they have lived among for hundreds or thousands of years.” (See here).
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Today, unfortunately, the indoctrinated lie accepted as a fact that being Jewish is a race based on heredity serves as an almost inescapable trap that keeps the common Jews from finding salvation and acts as a severe stumbling block for millions of Judeo-Christians (an oxymoron) from understanding the true simplicity of Jesus’ teachings.
In addition to what I wrote to my friend, recent genetic analysis proves that at least 85% of jews have genetic commonality as Kharzars who converted to judaism back in the 7th or 8th century (don’t remember exactly). That is the source of the noses, mouths, and diseases characteristic of the jews today.
Again, you cannot have it both ways. Either being jewish is genetic or it’s obviously just a religion.
Consequently, Jesus did not teach Judaism which is why he was crucified so Jesus was not Jewish.