The Halakhah, that is the legal system of classical Judaism ― as practiced by virtually all Jews from the 9th century to the end of the l8th and as maintained to this very day in the form of Orthodox Judaism – is based primarily on the Babylonian Talmud. However, because of the unwieldy complexity of the legal disputations recorded in the Talmud, more manageable codifications of Talmudic law became necessary and were indeed compiled by successive generations of rabbinical scholars. Some of these have acquired great authority and are in general use… It is however, correct to assume that the compilation referred to reproduces faithfully the meaning of the Talmudic text and the additions made by later scholars on the basis of that meaning.
The earliest code of Talmudic law which is still of major importance is the Misbneh Tarab written by Moses Maimonides in the late 12th century. The most authoritative code, widely used to date as a handbook, is the Shulhan ‘Arukh composed by R. Yosef Karo in the late 16th century as a popular condensation of his own much more voluminous Beys Yosef which was intended for the advanced scholar. The Shulhan ‘Arukh is much commented upon; in addition to classical commentaries dating from the 17th century, there is an important 20th century one, Mishnab Berurab. Finally, the Talmudic Encyclopedia ― a modern compilation published in Israel from the 1950s and edited by the country’s greatest Orthodox rabbinical scholars ― is a good compendium of the whole Talmudic literature.
Talmud Extracts for skeptics and those who’ve fallen prey to apologetic dialogues
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE between a married Jewish woman and any man other than her husband is a capital offense for both parties, and one of the three most heinous sins. The status of Gentile women is very different. The Halakhah presumes all Gentiles to be utterly promiscuous and the verse ‘whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue [of semen] is like the issue of horses’ is applied to them. Whether a Gentile woman is married or not makes no difference, since as far as Jews are concerned the very concept of matrimony does not apply to Gentiles (‘There is no matrimony for a heathen’). Therefore, the concept of adultery also does not apply to intercourse between a Jewish man and a Gentile woman; rather, the Talmud equates such intercourse to the sin of bestiality. (For the same reason, Gentiles are generally presumed not to have certain paternity.
According to the Talmudic Encyclopedia: ‘He who has carnal knowledge of the wife of a Gentile is not liable to the death penalty, for it is written: “thy fellow’s wife” rather than the alien’s wife; and even the precept that a man “shall cleave unto his wife” which is addressed to the Gentiles does not apply to a Jew, just there is no matrimony for a heathen; and although a married Gentile woman is forbidden to the Gentiles, in any case a Jew is exempted. This does not imply that sexual intercourse between a Jewish man and a Gentile woman is permitted ― quite the contrary. But the main punishment is inflicted on the Gentile woman; she must be executed, even if she was raped by the Jew: ‘If a Jew has coitus with a Gentile woman, whether she be a child of three or an adult, whether married or unmarried, and even if he is a minor aged only nine years and one day – because he had willful coitus with her, she must be killed, as is the case with a beast, because through her a Jew got into trouble’. The Jew, however, must be flogged, and if he is a Kohen (member of the priestly tribe) he must receive double the number of lashes, because he has committed a double offense: a Kohen must not have intercourse with a prostitute, and all Gentile women are presumed to be prostitutes.[i]
These uncivil precepts speak for themselves and I need hardly pontificate. In addition, I wish to caution those who entertain the current histrionic savor for inter-civilizational cum religious dialogues, as these are Trojan-Horse diversions fashioned by Agamemnons of their Hermetic cabals who also manipulate publishing industries and fund the greater part of elitist Occidental Academia via Foundations such as Carnegie, Fulbright, Ford and Rockefeller et. alia.— not to mention the Papal Pit Bulls known as Jesuits or the ‘Society of Jesus’ of Fordham & Georgetown University fame. Since Jesus was never the spoken name of Prophet Isa but was indeed that of several Pagan sun-gods, the appellation ‘Society of Jesus’ speaks clearly to anyone who’s retained the common sense we were all born with! All of these Foundations and Societies are utterly subversive and self-serving institutions that manage to systematically erode authentic monotheist precepts in any religion claiming Abraham as Patriarch—albeit, they do accomplish the task with exquisitely fashionable good taste and diplomatic excellence.
[i] Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, by Professor Israel Shahak, Chapter 5: The Laws Against Non-Jews. Prof. Shahak is a Polish-born Israeli Professor of Chemistry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the former president of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights, and an outspoken critic of the Israeli government. Shahak’s writings on Judaism have been the source of considerable controversy.