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Extracts From Nesta Webster

for those who wish to know the hidden/forgotten history

In considering the immense problem of the Jewish Power, perhaps the most important problem with which the modern world is confronted, it is necessary to divest oneself of all prejudices and to enquire in a spirit of scientific detachment whether any definite proof exists that a concerted attempt is being made by Jewry to achieve world-domination and to obliterate the Christian faith.  That such a purpose has existed amongst the Jews in the past has been shown throughout the earlier chapters of this book.  The conception of the Jews as the Chosen People who must eventually rule the world forms indeed the basis of Rabbinical Judaism… the Jewish religion now takes its stand on the Talmud rather than on the Bible.  “The modern Jew,” one of its latest Jewish translators observes, “is the product of the Talmud.”  The Talmud itself accords to the Bible only a secondary place.  Thus the Talmudic treatise Soferim says: “The Bible is like water, the Mischna is like wine, and the Gemara is like spiced wine.”[1]

… the Talmud is not a law of righteousness for all mankind, but a meticulous code applying to the Jew alone.  No human being outside the Jewish race could possibly go to the Talmud for help or comfort…  In the Talmud, Drach points out, “the precepts of justice, of equity, of charity towards one’s neighbor, are not only not applicable with regard to the Christian, but constitute a crime in anyone who would act differently…  The Talmud expressly forbids one to save a non-Jew from death… to restore lost goods, etc., to him, to have pity on him.”… [but] even the Jews are not unanimous in supporting the Talmud; indeed, as we have already seen, many Jews have protested against it as a barrier between themselves and the rest of the human race.

… it is in the Cabala, still more than in the Talmud, that the Judaic dream of world-domination recurs with the greatest persistence.  The Zohar indeed refers to this as a fait accompli, explaining that “the Feast of Tabernacles is the period when Israel triumphs over the other people of the world; that is why during this feast we seize the Loulab [branches of trees tied together] and carry it as a trophy to show that we have conquered all the other peoples known as ‘populace’ and that we dominate them.”  God is, however, asked to accord these other peoples a certain share of blessings, “so that occupied with this share they shall not participate nor mingle with the joy of Israel when he calls down blessings from on high.”  The situation may thus be compared with that of a king who, wishing to give a feast to his special friends, finds his house invaded by importunate governors demanding admittance.  “What then does the king do?  He orders the governors to be served with beef and vegetables, which are common food, and then sits down to table with his friends and has the most delicious dishes served.”

But this is nothing to the feasting that is to take place when the Messianic era arrives.  After the return of the Jews from all nations and parts of the world to Palestine, the Messiah, we are told in the Talmud, will entertain them at a gorgeous banquet, where they will be seated at golden tables and regaled with wine from Adam’s wine-cellar.  The first course is to consist of a roasted ox named Behemoth, so immense that every day it eats up the grass upon a thousand hills; the second of a monstrous fish Leviathan; the third of a female Leviathan boiled and pickled; the fourth of a gigantic roast fowl known as Barjuchne, of which the egg alone was so enormous that when it fell out of the nest it crushed three hundred tall cedars and the white overflowed threescore villages.  This course is to be followed up by “the most splendid and pompous Dessert” that can be procured, including fruit from the Tree of Life and “the Pomegranates of Eden which are preserved for the Just.”  At the end of the banquet “God will entertain the company at a ball”; He Himself will sit in the midst of them, and everyone will point Him out with his finger, saying: “Behold, this is our God: we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”[2]

But let us see a little after what manner the Jews are to live in their ancient Country under the Administration of the Messiah. In the First Place, the strange Nations, which they shall suffer to live, shall build them Houses and Cities, till them Ground, and plant them Vineyards; and all this, without so much as looking for any Reward of their Labor. These surviving Nations will likewise voluntarily offer them all their Wealth and Furniture: And Princes and Nobles shall attend them; and be ready at their Nod to pay them all Manner of Obedience; while they themselves shall be surrounded with Grandeur and Pleasure, appearing abroad in Apparel glittering with Jewels like Priests of the Unction, consecrated to God … In a word, the felicity of this Holy Nation in the Times of the Messiah, will be such, that the exalted condition of it cannot enter into the Conception of Man; much less can it be couched in human Expression.  This is what the Rabbis say of it.  But the intelligent reader will doubtless pronounce it the Paradise of Fools.[3]

It is interesting to notice that this conception of the manner in which the return to Palestine is to be carried out has descended to certain of the modern colonists.  Sir George Adam Smith, after watching Zionism at work in 1918, wrote:

  • On visiting a recently established Jewish colony in the north-east of the land, round which a high wall had been built by the munificent patron, I found the colonists sitting in its shade gambling away the morning, while groups of fellahin at a poor wage did the cultivation for them.  I said that this was surely not the intention of their patron in helping them to settle on land of their own.  A Jew replied to me in German: “Is it not written: The sons of the alien shall be your ploughmen and vinedressers?”  I know that such delinquencies have become the exception in Jewish colonization of Palestine, but they are symptomatic of dangers which will have to be guarded against.
  • The fellahin may, however, consider themselves lucky to be allowed to live at all, for, according to several passages in the Cabala, all the goyim are to be swept off the face of the earth when Israel comes into its own.  Thus the Zohar relates that the Messiah will declare war on the whole world and all the kings of the world will end by declaring war on the Messiah.  But “the Holy One, blessed be He, will display His force and exterminate them from the world.”[4] Then:
  • Happy will be the lot of Israel, whom the Holy One, blessed be He, has chosen from amongst the goyim of whom the Scriptures say: “Their work is but vanity, it is an illusion at which we must laugh; they will all perish when God visits them in His wrath.”  At the moment when the Holy One, blessed be He, will exterminate all the goyim of the world, Israel alone will subsist, even as it is written: “The Lord alone will appear great on that day.”

The hope of world-domination is therefore not an idea attributed to the Jews by “anti-Semites,” but a very real and essential part of their traditions.  [This is also true of Lamaism. See Appendix XII – oz]  What then of their attitude to Christianity in the past?  We have already seen that hatred of the person and teaching of Christ did not end at Golgotha, but was kept alive by the Rabbis and perpetuated in the Talmud and the Toledot Yeshu.  The Cabala also contains passages referring both to Christ and to Mohammed so unspeakably foul that it would be impossible to quote them here.

[Kabalism] has contributed to the formation of modern Judaism, for, without the influence of the Kabala, Judaism today might have been one-sided, lacking in warmth and imagination.  Indeed, so deeply has it penetrated into the body of the faith that many ideas and prayers are now immovably rooted in the general body of orthodox doctrine and practice.  This element has not only become incorporated, but it has fixed its hold on the affections of the Jews and cannot be eradicated…  Assuredly sectarian Freethinkers swarm, who flatter themselves on having borrowed nothing from the synagogue and on hating equally Jehovah and Jesus.  But the modern Jewish world is itself also detached from any supernatural belief, and the Messianic tradition, of which it preserves the cult, reduces itself to considering the Jewish race as the veritable Messiah.[5]

… even the Word of God itself is powerless to mitigate the immense megalomania of the Jewish race.  It is doubtful indeed whether by the majority of Jews the Bible is now regarded as divinely inspired.  “The ten commandments which we gave to mankind” is a phrase typical of the manner in which Israel now arrogates to itself the sole authorship of the Scriptures.  The deification of humanity by the Freemasons of the Grand Orient finds its counterpart in the deification of Israel by the modern Jew…  A race that has always considered itself entitled to occupy a privileged position amongst the nations of the world must inevitably meet with resentment, and in a primitive age or population resentment is apt to find a vent in violence shocking to the civilized mind.  Moreover, to represent the Jews as a gentle long-suffering people, always the victims but never the perpetrators of violence, is absolutely contrary to historic fact.  In the dark ages of the past the Jews showed themselves perfectly capable of cruelties not only towards other races but towards each other.  One of the first pogroms recorded in the Christian era was carried out by the Jews themselves.  The Jewish historian Josephus describes the reign of “lawlessness and barbarity” that was inaugurated about the middle of the first century A.D. by the band of assassins known as the Sicarii [also called ‘Zealots’], who infested the country round Jerusalem and, by means of little daggers that they wore concealed beneath their garments, “slew men in the daytime and in the midst of the city, especially at the festivals when they mixed with the multitude.”  During one night raid on the small town of Engaddi they massacred more than seven hundred women and children.  And Josephus goes on to say:

Somehow, indeed, that was a time most fertile in all manner of wicked practices among the Jews, insomuch that no kind of villainy was then left undone; nor could anyone so much as devise any bad thing that was new if he wished.  So deeply were they all infected, both privately and publicly, and vied with one another who should run the greatest lengths in impiety towards God, and in unjust actions towards their neighbors, men in power oppressing the multitude, and the multitude earnestly endeavoring to destroy men in power.

… Judaism has always contained an element of cruelty which finds expression in the Talmud.  It is from the Talmud, not from the Mosaic law, that the inhuman methods of Jewish slaughtering are derived.  The Talmud likewise gives the most horrible directions for carrying out capital punishment, particularly with regard to women, by the methods of stoning, burning, choking, or slaying with the sword.  The victim condemned to be burnt is to have a scarf wound round his neck, the two ends pulled tightly by the executioners whilst his mouth is forced open with pincers and a lighted string thrust into it “so that it flows down through his inwards and shrinks his entrails.”  It will be said that all this belongs to the past.  True, the practice here described may be considered obsolete, but the spirit of cruelty and intolerance that dictated it is still alive.  One has only to study the modern Jewish press to realize the persecution to which Jews are subjected from members of their own race, should they infringe one fraction of the Jewish code…  Isaac Disraeli, the father of Lord Beaconsfield, gave as his reason for with-drawing from the Synagogue that Rabbinical Judaism with its unyielding laws and fettering customs “cuts off the Jews from the great family of mankind.”  Such a system is indeed absolutely incompatible not only with Christian teaching but with the secular ideas of Western civilization.  The attitude it adopts towards women would be in itself sufficient to justify this assertion.  The Jewish daily prayer, “Blessed be Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, that Thou has not made me a woman!”[6]

When therefore we say that we must respect the Jewish religion we cannot, if we know anything about it, mean that we respect that portion of it which is founded on the Rabbinical traditions of the Talmud and the Cabala, but only that ethical law set forth in the Old Testament, to which right-living Jews have faithfully adhered and which is largely in accord with Christian teaching…  Rabbinical Judaism is the declared and implacable enemy of Christianity.  Hatred of Christianity and of the person of Christ is not a matter of remote history, nor can it be regarded as the result of persecution; it forms an integral part of Rabbinical tradition which originated before any persecution of the Jews by Christians had taken place, and has continued in our country long after all such persecution has ended… we cannot fail to detect the origin of much of that virulent anti-Christian teaching that is being disseminated in our midst to-day.  This teaching will be observed to follow three lines, of which the course has been traced throughout this book.  These consist in desecrating the Christian tradition by declaring that Christ was either (a) a myth, (b) a purely human teacher endowed with superior virtue and knowledge of natural laws, (c) a crazy fanatic or a malefactor.  The first two theories are, as we have seen, those held by secret societies; the last is essentially Jewish.

…  Antipathy to the Jew began long before the Christian era; in Egypt, Persia and Rome he became, whether just or not, the object of suspicion to rulers.  The reason given by Pharaoh for oppressing the Israelites was that if they were allowed to grow too powerful they might join themselves to the enemy in time of war; the Emperors of Rome regarded them as a turbulent element; Mohammed declared: “Their aim will be to abet disorder on the earth, but God loveth not the abettors of disorder.”  Meanwhile, the antipathy shown by the “people” in every country was mainly based on economic grounds.  It was not simply the possession of wealth—which according to the Socialist creed should justify any amount of hatred—but the manner in which it was acquired and the arrogance with which it was displayed that roused popular feeling against the Jews.  An Arab Fakih, Abu Ishak of Elvira, thus warned his master of the growing power of the Jews in Spain in the middle of the eleventh century A.D.:

The Jews, contemptible outcasts, have become great lords, and their pride and arrogance know no bounds…  Take not such men for thy ministers, but abandon them to curses, for the whole earth crieth out against them—ere long it will quake and we shall all perish.  Turn thine eyes to other lands and behold how the Jews are treated as dogs, and kept apart…  I came to Granada, and there I beheld the Jews reigning.  They had parceled out the provinces and the capital between them: everywhere one of these accursed ruled.  They collected the taxes, they made good cheer, they were sumptuously clad, while your garments, O Moslems, were old and worn-out.  All the secrets of state were known to them; yet is it folly to put trust in traitors!  While believers ate the bread of poverty, they dined delicately in the palace…  How can we thrive if we live in the shade and the Jews dazzle us with the glory of their pride?

In mediæval France the chief cause for complaint against the Jews is that of not working with their hands but of enriching themselves by “excessive usury.”  In the fifteenth century the Strasbourg preacher Geyler asks: “Are the Jews above the Christians?  Why will they not work with their hands?… practicing usury is not working.  It is exploiting others whilst remaining idle.” Such quotations as these might be multiplied ad infinitum.[7] I would urge, then, that the Jewish problem should be approached neither in the spirit of superstitious pro-Semitism nor in the bitter spirit of “anti-Semitism,” but with the sanity worthy of an enlightened age.  To quote again the words of Bernard Lazare, let us enquire what part “the Jew, considering his spirit, his character, the nature of his philosophy and his religion,” may now be taking “in revolutionary processes and movements.”  Is there, then, any evidence that there exists amongst Jewry today an organized conspiracy having for its objects world-domination and the destruction of Christianity such as the famous Protocols of the Elders of Zion suggest?

The theory of a Jewish world-conspiracy does not, of course, rest on the evidence of Protocols…  [Nevertheless], to suggest that any Hidden Hand has ever been at work in the world is to raise immediately a storm of Jewish protest.  Yet intelligent Jews must be well aware that, whether secret societies have contributed to past revolutions, their existence and their very real influence is not a matter of surmise but of historical fact.  No one ever warned the British public more distinctly of the danger they presented or of the role the Jews were playing in them than Disraeli…  If, then, leading Jews persist in vilifying everyone who reiterates the warnings uttered by so eminent a member of their race, it is inevitable that they should come to be suspected of having some interest in suppressing further revelations… we know for certain that the five powers before referred to—Grand Orient Masonry, Theosophy, Pan-Germanism, International Finance, and Social Revolution—have a very real existence and exercise a very definite influence on the affairs of the world.  Here we are not dealing with hypothesis but with facts based on documentary evidence.  We know in each case the names of many of the leaders, their methods of organization, their centres of direction, and the aims they are pursuing.  But with regard to the Jewish power we cannot proceed with the same certainty…  Investigations into the activities of such groups as the B’nai B’rith, Poale Zion, the Jewish Bund, and the Weltverband (or Jewish International Union of Socialists), might however throw much light on this question.  The custom of printing their pidgin German, known as Yiddish, in Hebrew characters provides the Jews with a more or less secret code by means of which their ideas and aspirations are concealed from the great mass of the Gentiles.

Whether then the Jewish power is unified or not, Jews are to be found co-operating with, if not directing, all the five powers of which the existence is known.  Thus Jews have long played a leading part in Grand Orient Masonry and predominate in the upper degrees…  The preponderance of Jews in the ranks of “Aurora” has already been indicated, as also the influence of the Jewish Cabala in the teaching of Theosophy and Rosicrucianism.  But it is important that the latter point should be further emphasized in connexion with the craze for occultism that is spreading through society.  Ragon has said: “The Cabala is the key of all occult sciences”; therefore in this field of experiment the Gentile must always be at a disadvantage with the Jew.  Indeed Mr. Waite, who certainly cannot be suspected of “anti-Semitism,” goes so far as to suggest that the gift of ceremonial magic was “the answer of Jewry to Christendom as a counter-blast” to “centuries of persecution.”…  The rôle of Jews in social revolution and particularly in Bolshevism hardly needs comment.  Yet since the Jewish press has chosen to deny this last and very obvious fact and still persists in setting down to prejudice or “anti-Semitism” a mere statement of facts, it may be well to quote here a few official statements on the subject which admit of no denial.  First of all, it must be remembered that the founder and patron saint of Bolshevism was the Jew Karl Marx, and that it was the Anarchist Bakunin, not the Duke of Northumberland, who described him and his following in the Internationale as “the German-Jew Company” and the “red bureaucracy.”  It was therefore not surprising that when the “red bureaucracy,” avowedly founded on the doctrines of Marx, came to be set up in Russia, it should have been largely led by Jews.  This is what the official British White Paper has to say on the matter: [8]

Extract from Report from the Netherlands Minister at Petrograd on the 6th of September, 1918, forwarded by Sir M. Findlay, at Christiania, to Mr. Balfour :
[references: see 9]

I consider that the immediate suppression of Bolshevism is the greatest issue now before the world, not even excluding the war which is still raging, and unless, as above stated, Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over Europe and the whole world, as it is organized and worked by Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things.

Mr. Alston to Lord Curzon; statement from British Consul at Ekaterinburg, Jan. 23, 1919:

The Bolsheviks can no longer be described as a political party holding extreme communistic views.  They form a relatively small privileged class which is able to terrorize the rest of the population because it has a monopoly both of arms and of food supplies.  This class consists chiefly of workmen and soldiers, and includes a large non-Russian element, such as Letts and Esthonians and Jews; the latter are especially numerous in higher posts.

Lord Kilmarnock to Lord Curzon, information given by Frenchman from Petrograd, Feb. 3, 1919:

The Bolsheviks comprised chiefly Jews and Germans, who were exceedingly active and enterprising.  The Russians were largely anti-Bolshevik, but were for the most part dreamers, incapable of any sustained action, who now, more than ever before, were unable to throw off the yoke of their oppressors.

Mr. Alston to Lord Curzon, forwarding Report from Consul at Ekaterinburg of February 6, 1919:

From examination of several laborer and peasant witnesses, I have evidence to the effect that the very smallest percentage of this district were pro-Bolshevik or majority of laborers sympathizing with summoning of Constituent Assembly.  Witnesses further stated that Bolshevik leaders did not represent Russian working classes, most of them being Jews.

The Rev. B.S. Lombard to Lord Curzon, March 23, 1919:

I’ve been ten years in Russia, and have been in Petrograd through the whole of the revolution….  [I] had ample opportunity of studying Bolshevik methods.  It originated in German propaganda, and was, and is being, carried out by international Jews.  The Germans initiated disturbances in order to reduce Russia to chaos.  They printed masses of paper money to finance their schemes, the notes, of which I possess specimens, can be easily recognized by a special mark.

As one of the results, the writer adds:

  • All business became paralyzed, shops were closed, Jews became possessors of most of the business houses, and horrible scenes of starvation became common in the country districts.  In Hungary (where, as has been said, Socialism had been propagated by Jews in the Masonic lodges the outbreak of Bolshevism was conducted under the auspices of the same race.

To quote again an official document on this question, the Report on Revolutionary Activities issued by a Committee of the New York Legislature, headed by Senator Lusk:

There was no organized opposition to Bela Kun.  Like Lenin, he surrounded himself with commissars, having absolute authority.  Of the thirty-two principal commissars, twenty-five were Jews, which was about the same proportion as in Russia.  The most prominent of these formed a directorate of five: Bela Kun, Bela Varga, Joseph Pogany, Sigmund Kunfi, and one other.  Other leaders were Alpari and Samuely, who had charge of the Red Terror, and carried out the torturing and executing of the bourgeoisie, especially the groups held as hostages, the so-called counter-revolutionists and peasants.

The same Report publishes a list of seventy-six men prosecuted by the Committee on the charge of criminal anarchy in America at the beginning of 1920, of which the overwhelming majority are seen by their names to be Jewish…  In view of these official data, how is it possible for the Jewish press to pretend that a connexion between Jews and Bolshevism is a malicious invention of the “anti-Semites”?  That all Jews are not Bolsheviks and that all Bolsheviks are not Jews is of course obvious; but that Jews are playing a preponderating part in Bolshevism it is absurd to deny…  But in considering the war on Capitalism it is essential to bear in mind that capitalists are of two kinds: national industrial capitalists—largely Gentiles and usually men of brains and energy who have built up flourishing businesses—and international loan-mongering capitalists, principally, though not exclusively, Jews who live by speculation.  Whilst to the former, social unrest may prove fatal; to the latter any disturbances may provide opportunities for profit.  As M. Georges Batault has well expressed it:

From the strictly financial point of view, the most disastrous events of history, wars or revolutions, never represent catastrophes; the manipulators of money and the wary business men can make profit out of everything, provided they know beforehand and are well-informed…  It is certain that the Jews dispersed over all the surface of the earth… are particularly favorably situated in this respect.     – Le Probléme Juif. pp. 41, 43.


[1] Michael Rodkinson (i.e. Rodkinssohn), in Preface to translation of the Talmud, Vol. I. p. x.

[2] Drach, De l’Harmomie entre l’Église[C] et la Synagogue, I. 167, quoting the treatise Aboda-Zara, folio13 verso, and folio 20 recto; __ also treatise Baba Kamma, folio 29 verso. Drach adds: “We could multiply these quotations almost to infinity” __  Zohar, section Toldoth Noah, folio 63b (de Pauly’s trans., I 373); __ Zohar, section Toldoth Noah, folio 646 (de Pauly’s trans., I. 376); __ J.P. Stehelin, The Traditions of the Jews, II. 215-20, quoting Talmud treatises Baba Bathra folio 74b; Pesachim folio 32, Bekhoroth folio 57, Massektoth Ta’anith folio 31 __ The Zohar also refers to the female Leviathan (section Bô, de Pauly’s trans., III. 167) __ Drach shows that amongst the delights promised by the Talmud after the return to Palestine will be the permission to eat pork and bacon. –De l’Harmonie entre l’Église et la Synagogue, I. 265, 276, quoting treatise Hullin, folio 17, 82.

[3] Stehelin, op. cit., II. 221-4.

[4] The Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith, Syria and the Holy Land, p. 49 (1918); __  Zohar, section Schemoth, folio 7 and 9b; __ section Beschalah, folio 58b (de Pauly’s trans., III. 32, 36, 41, 260); __  Ibid., section Vayschlah, folio 177b (de Pauly’s trans., II. p. 298).

[5] Hastings’ Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, article on the Kabala by H. Loewe; Eugène Tavernier, La Religion Nouvelle, p. 265 (1905).

[6] Josephus, The Jewish War (Eng. trans.), IV. 170, 334. V. 152;  See also, for example, the descriptions of the horrible cruelty practiced in the Jewish schools of Poland in the eighteenth century, given in The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon (Eng. trans., 1888), p. 32; __ Treatise Hullin, folio 27a; Talmud, treatise Sanhedrim (Rodkinson’s trans, p. 156); __ Encyclopædia Britannica (1911 edition), article on Lord Beaconsfield; __ Drach, De l’Harmonie entre l’Église et la Synagogue, II. 336.  This custom is still in force; see the very legitimate complaint of a Jewess in the Jewish World for December 21, 1923, that women are still relegated to the gallery “to be hidden behind the grille, whence they may hear their menfolk bless the Almighty in strident tones that ‘Thou hast not made me a woman.'”

[7] In this connexion see article on “Jesus” in the Jewish Encyclopædia, where the reader is referred to the work of O. Holtzmann (War Jesus Ekstattker?), who “agrees that there must have been abnormal mental processes involved in the utterances and behavior of Jesus.”;  Jewish World for December 22. 1920; Exod. i 10; Sura v. 60 (Everyman’s Library edition, p. 493); Reinhardt Dozy, Spanish Islam (Eng. trans.), p. 651; J. Denais-Darnays, Les Juifs en France, p. 17 (1907).

[8] On the Protocols, see Appendix II.  __  “Jews have been most conspicuous in connexion with Freemasonry in France since the Revolution.” – Jewish Encyclopædia; A.E. Waite, The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry, II. 115.

[9] see also a very interesting pamphlet From Behind the Vail, published by Victor Hornyanszky (Budapest, 1920), also Madame Cécile Tormay, The Diary of an Outlaw (1923); __ Revolutionary Radicalism, its History, Purpose, and Tactics, with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps being taken and required to curb it, being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee investigating Seditious Activities, filed April 24, 1920. in the Senate of the State of New York (Albany, J.B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1920); __ Revolutionary Radicalism, Vol. I. p. 374.