|ABOVE: Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman with the Lubavitcher Rebbe (on our right in the photo).
LEFT: Ukrainian-born Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1902-1994.
November 1, 2000
The United States Congress and the six most recent presidents (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton) have been proclaiming an "Education Day USA" each spring. Having read a few of these proclamations, however, I wonder if a better name for the day would not be "Happy Birthday Rabbi Schneerson Day." Here, to take one of many similar examples, is the Proclamation of President Ronald Reagan in 1985:
The 1991 proclamation by the U.S. Congress — similarly paying tribute to the Seven Noahide Laws, the Lubavitcher movement, and Rabbi Schneerson — can be found online at:
Bill Clinton paying tribute to Rabbi Schneerson and the Lubavitchers in 1995 can be found on a White House site:
and in the year 2000 can be found both an a Habad Hasid site, and on a White House site:
Those not inhibited by false modesty are able to paint Rabbi Schneerson in less muted tones:
Returning to reality, we may say that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was born in the Southern-Ukrainian town of Nikolayiv on 14-Apr-1902 (though different accounts give different dates, 28-March and 18-April being two leading contenders, on top of President Reagan's 02-April "this year" above; and of course most reports have him being born in the Russian town of Nikolaev). After spending time in Germany and France, Rabbi Schneerson emigrated to the United States in 1941. Having married the daughter of the previous Lubavitcher Rabbi (head of the Habad, or Chabad, Hasidic sect known as the Lubavitchers), Rabbi Schneerson in his turn assumed that post. Rabbi Schneerson suffered a stroke in 1992, died in 1994, and was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal shortly thereafter by unanimous consent of both houses for his "outstanding and lasting contributions toward improvements in world education, morality, and acts of charity."
About Rabbi Schneerson
However, evaluations of Rabbi Schneerson's contribution are not always as overwhelmingly positive as we have seen above, as is exemplified in the writings of Israel Shahak:
In Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky's book Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto Press, 1999, pp. 58-62), Rabbi Schneerson is cited as teaching that:
Skimming through the writings of Rabbi Schneerson that have been made available on the Internet readily confirms that he perceives a radical superiority of Jews over non-Jews, a confirmation that is surprising in view of the expectation that his Internet writings would have been sanitized. Rabbi Schneerson below is commenting on the strategy of getting non-Jews to submit to the Seven Noahide Laws that we saw President Reagan commending above:
Frequently commended in Presidential proclamations of Education Day are the Seven Noahide (in some of the quoted material below, spelled "Noachide") Laws, as instanced in President Reagan's proclamation above. That the average American has never heard of these laws is not surprising — they originate in the Babylonian Talmud, and make no appearance in the old or new testaments of the Bible.
A question that arises upon hearing of these Noahide laws is why — given that he feels compelled to interject religious injunctions on Education Day — the American President does not prefer to urge Americans to follow the Ten Commandments, which are a later and more comprehensive version of the earlier Seven Noahide Laws, and which Ten Commandments bring the advantage of being widely known and broadly accessible?
The explanation of this puzzle is startling. In fact, it could not be more startling. The explanation is that the Habad Hasids have a goal, and the puzzling things that we see happening are the signs of their progress toward that goal. The goal of the Habad Hasids, as announced by themselves, and as I will demonstrate below through direct quotations, and as can be verified by anyone who has access to the Internet, is as follows — and I advise you to hold on to your seat before reading on.
The Habad Hasids have a plan to conquer the world and to set up rabbinical rule in every country. They recognize that by themselves they do not have the manpower to execute this plan, and so are in the process of conscripting a vast army of non-Jews to help them. The members of this non-Jewish army of helpers are called the Noahides, or the Children of Noah. They consist mainly of disaffected and apostate Christians searching for religious guidance in an age of disintegrating Christianity. The Noahide Laws are the laws that the Habad Hasids ask these helpers to obey. Foremost among these Seven Noahide Laws is the renunciation of Christianity, and indeed of any religion other than Orthodox Judaism. The educational activities of the Lubavitchers which are annually commemorated by American Presidents consist mainly in luring non-Jews into playing the role of Noahide helpers, which requires as an initial step their renunciation of Christianity.
Below follows the Noahide program in greater detail, and from the mouths of the Habad Hasids themselves:
The Seven Noahide Laws are in reality seven topic headings
One might expect that the Seven Noahide laws would go something like, "Honor thy father and thy mother, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal," and so on. However, I have been unable to locate any such listing. All I can find is listings of topic headings of Talmudic subjects, as for example:
Every society in existence places limits on sexual activity, and in this sense provides its own definition of "sexual sin," so that merely being told that the Noahide Laws forbid sexual sin tells us nothing. Undoubtedly there are extensive Talmudic definitions of sexual sin that are being referred to, which is why I consider the two words "sexual sin" to be a topic heading and not a law. The same goes for "instruction to establish a legal system" — these six words are not a law that any Noahide initiate will find himself able to obey; rather, they make reference to hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of Talmudic writing as to the nature of the legal system that should be established. Similar observations can be made on all items in Wigoder's list of seven above.
Alternative depictions of the Seven Noahide Laws (as at www.noahide.com/7laws.htm) similarly lead to the conclusion that we are being supplied with no more than topic headings, and any elaborative statements that may be made under each topic heading are vague, and hint at more concrete original Talmudic writings which are not being disclosed.
Seven occasionally proliferates into 30, or even 66
As might be expected when dealing with broad topic headings, these can be subdivided so that sometimes the number of Noahide Laws is considered to be not merely seven, but 30, or even 66, as can be seen on the Noahide web site at www.noahide.com/lawslist.htm.
Scanning these more extensive lists, the typical American must be seized with unease, and occasionally with outright trepidation. (Square-bracketed material below was in the original.)
The Noahide Laws may have to be imposed by force
The only way such laws could be imposed on the American people is by force, perhaps the sort of brute force that one sees Israelis applying today to Palestinians, a prospect that the Lubavitcher Rabbi has already anticipated, with the softening afterthoughts being added, as below, to public versions of his anticipation so as to avoid causing alarm:
Idolatry is the greatest sin
One thing that is abundantly clear about the Noahide Laws is their emphasis on the prohibition of idolatry — an emphasis which is evident in the idolatry law being placed in first position, and in the idolatry law being related to the blasphemy law which is accorded second position. It is on the question of idolatry that the Noahide Laws are most revealing.
What is the idolatry that the Noahide helpers must avoid? The answer is that idolatry is primarily Christianity, but also every religion other than Judaism.
Jesus Christ is regarded as a false prophet whose execution was justified under Talmudic law for reasons like the following:
It follows that when President Reagan in his 1985 proclamation above refers to "the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-five," he is — according to the very Noahide Laws that he has just recommended to the nation — uttering a sacrilege and revealing himself as an idolater. He pays respect to the Jesus Christ whom — were he alive today — the Lubavitchers would execute, had they the power.
The Noahide Laws are formulated for the non-Jewish Noahide helpers to follow
We are given our first glimpse at the end of the second-last block quote above that the Judaism practiced by the Noahide helpers is not the same as the Judaism practiced by Jews, and here follows a more explicit statement to the same effect:
The conclusion that the evidence examined so far points to, perhaps, is that the Seven Noahide Laws are the laws that Hasidic rabbis direct non-Jews to obey, and that these Seven Noahide Laws are in reality a collection of topic headings. Anyone committing himself to follow such laws, then, is in effect putting his signature to a contract that he has not read; or, perhaps a more accurate analogy, putting his signature to the bottom of a blank sheet of paper, the top of which will be filled in by Hasidic rabbis at a later time. The Noahide helper can expect that the laws which he will be asked to follow will be largely Judaic, but in the end only quasi-Judaic. Although the Noahide helpers are expected to completely renounce Christianity, they are at the same time expected to incompletely embrace Judaism. They are expected to be satisfied with the status of almost-Jews. They are expected to take service in a pro-Jewish auxiliary commanded by Jews, manned by almost-Jews, expected to participate in some Jewish rituals, but expected to live separately from Jews and not intermarry with them. In consequence, what such Noahide helpers might reasonably expect is that they will be accorded a status that is subordinate to Jews, will not share in the full rights and privileges of Jews, may be commanded to do things that Jews themselves are not commanded to do, and perhaps most importantly may find themselves being used to serve Jews while being represented to the public as non-Jews.
The plan for world conquest
The background of the Habad Hasidic plan having been outlined above, we are now ready for the gist — the world conquest part.
It will help in understanding the following excerpt to be reminded that: Moshiach is the Messiah; Amalek is a hidden nation that for thirty-three continuous centuries has conspired to rid the world of Jewish influence and of Jews, and that is so thoroughly evil that it is beyond redemption and must be destroyed; and a legal code which conforms to halacha is one that conforms to Talmudic writing on legal matters. The appearance of "be" below — which I have written in red — where we would expect "the" was in the original.
Rabbi Schneerson's idea of education is to chain children to the Lubavitcher movement by making them unfit for life in the modern world:
From the above acknowledgement, one might wonder whether there is anyone in the United States less suited to be honored on Education Day than Rabbi Schneerson. One may go on to ask how it comes to pass that the single person who does more to pervert education in the United States than perhaps anyone else is chosen by successive American Presidents to be honored year after year on Education Day? To "drastically minimize" the study of mathematics, science, history, English, social studies, computers and other technical subjects has the effect of making a student of small use to his fellow man (which is to say unemployable), of removing him from participation in the intellectual life of the nation, and of crippling his capacity to resist manipulation by charlatans, mountebanks, impostors, demagogues, and quacks.
To not a few Americans, the intellectual starvation to which Lubavitchers subject children might seem more like child abuse than education, and might appear to call more for intervention on the part of child-welfare agencies, or even prosecutors, than for Presidential commendation.
One yearns to dismiss the Lubavitchers as a fringe group of fanatics lacking the power to do harm. However, such a dismissal would not do justice to their accomplishments. The Lubavitchers have somehow managed to get a series of presidents to pay homage to them. They somehow get their Lubavitcher Rebbe a Congressional Gold Medal. They somehow get Jewish scholars to write sympathetic accounts of them. They somehow get Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel to say of Rabbi Schneerson, "We are your disciples, we are your followers," rebbe.chabadonline.com/life/tributes/5.html). They somehow are influential in Israel, where they succeed in inciting Israeli barbarism. They are participants in the kosher industry which parasitizes the Canadian and American economies. They are shielded from truthful reporting by Jewish influence over the media and the news services. For such reasons as these, they cannot be dismissed as an impotent fringe group.
Rabbi Schneerson gives the appearance of having never forgotten the exhilerating Jewish Conquest of the Slavs — popularly known as the Russian Revolution — which transpired during his teen years, and appears to have dedicated his life to plotting a similar Jewish conquest of the United States — and indeed of the whole world — in which he expected to play a pre-eminent — one might say messianic — role. (The Noahide web site leaves little doubt that Rabbi Schneerson's ambition aimed precisely that high: "In our day, the Messiah has finally arrived. For the first time in history, there is a growing consensus of rabbis willing to name the Messiah, and they are agreeing that he is the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson," www.noahide.com/yeshu.htm) The annual Education Day tributes paid by successive presidents to Rabbi Schneerson may have done the harm of encouraging him to an inflated estimate of his powers, and to the delusion that the Jewish conquest he had witnessed in his youth in his place of birth verged on being repeated under his leadership, in his old age, in the land of his final domicile.
My question to you is — in the event that you become President — will you continue the tradition of using Education Day as an opportunity to pay tribute to Rabbi Schneerson and to his Lubavitchers and to the Seven Noahide Laws (with their beheadings and animal sacrifices and prohibition of Christianity and separate courts for Jews) that they hope to impose upon the United States? I put this question to you rather than to George Bush because it is you who have chosen an Orthodox Jew as a running mate, and so that it is your future administration that Americans can justifiably fear as intending to not only continue but to strengthen the support of the Lubavitchers.
In arriving at your answer, it might be well to keep in mind that by honoring the Lubavitchers, you do not gain their loyalty or affection. They remain wrathful, vengeful, conspiratorial, and paranoid. They have a long enemies list, and you can be sure that the members of your future administration will be on it, just as the members of your past administration have been:
Despite annual proclamations of admiration for the Lubavitchers, in the event of their seizure of power, the President and his family might enjoy a safety no greater than that enjoyed by Czar Nicholas II and his family following the seizure of power by Lubavitcher coreligionists in the Slavic lands during Rabbi Schneerson's youth.