Q.: Why did God create such a difference between Jew and Gentile, so that the Jew is at once recognized, no matter what race he lives among?
A.: God did not create any essential difference between Jew and Gentile. The difference between Jew and Gentile is a man-made thing entirely. It has arisen from the fact that over the generations the priests, scribes, and rabbis of the Jews have compiled a great mass of racial and religious instruction which the Jewish baby imbibes with its mother’s milk. This racial and religious instruction impresses upon each new Jewish child, from the moment it first begins to understand the Hebrew tongue that it has been born into a race that is “different” from the other races of mankind, that it has been born into a “better” race, and that by comparison with the people of the Jewish race, the people of all the other races are likened to mere cattle and animals. However — unfortunately — while the people of the Jewish race are “better,” at the same time they are fewer in number. So, being the smarter and yet in the minority, the members of the Jewish race suffer “persecution” — which comes from naught else than the jealousy of the more populous races, who are resentful that the “better” and “smarter” Jews best them at every turn. Such is the psychology in which the Jewish child is reared, and after a time he builds a defense mechanism against the results of it. He looks at the members of all other races as his “enemies” and is in a state of subconscious antagonism with them. God has had nothing to do with it. It is a case of race psychology that has gained such a terrific momentum up through the ages that no one Jew can arrest or change it.
Q.: Is there any difference between the Jehovah of the Jews and the Divine Father of Jesus as worshiped by the Christians?
A.: There is a difference so vast as to render them practically two different personages. The word Jehovah is the modern English rendering of the Hebrew term for the Midian tribal deity, Yahvah. Moses, after he had murdered two Egyptians for their treatment of an Israelite, fled to Midian, a district across the Red Sea, south of the Land of Goshen. There he married a Midian wife and became a sheepherder. Jehovah or Yahvah was the neighborhood god of the Midianites whom Moses seized upon, and utilized, in his later politico-racial exploits back among the Egyptians. Moses claimed that this little tribal god, with all his provincial hates and lusts, was the One Lord God of all the universe. This last could only be interviewed by Moses in person, or by Aaron or his Levites when Moses wasn’t around. Christ came, and got Himself hated unto crucifixion, by standing this narrow and fallacious notion of the deity on its head. Christ said that the Lord God was Universal Spirit, and that man needed no paid priest or elaborate temple ceremonials to commune with Him. This threatened the whole basic foundation of Judaism, since it counselled the masses that priests were dispensable.
Furthermore, Christ taught that the Lord God was the Father of all mankind, Jew and Gentile alike. This was insufferable to the Israelites, who had a personal monopoly on the Creator, He being their original tribal deity and they being His particular devotees. In the Ebionitic attempts to reconcile the two identities, however, early church fathers mixed the two deities hopelessly, and filled the Bible full of contradictions and paradoxes. See answer to Question 38: Who were the Ebionites?
Q.: To which branch of Jews did Jesus Christ belong?
A.: Jesus Christ belonged to neither branch! Shocking as it becomes to modern Christians, an examination of the evidence now coming to light reveals that Jesus Christ was not a Jew or any other kind of an Israelite! This, of course, strikes at the very core and heart of present Christian doctrine. Nevertheless, sooner or later, Aryan Christians have got to face the facts. It takes a whole volume in itself to present these facts, but such a volume is available. In the first place, the only true Jews are descendants of the Tribe of Judah, and even if Biblical bases be taken for argument, the New Testament says in a score of places that He emphatically did not come from that tribe. Christ was a Galilean and a Nazarene. Galilee got its name from the Gauls, brought down by the Assyrian king when he denuded, the northern kingdom of Hebrews. The proper spelling of the word should be Gaulilee. Over and over, too, the New Testament writings speak of “Galilee of the Gentiles” … The genealogies of Christ in the two New Testament Gospels do not determine the matter, since they do not agree, and since they do not agree, neither one of them can be established as authentic. Moreover, Jews reckoned genealogies through the father, always. Christians are confronted by the dilemma that if they make a tenet of their faith that Mary conceived Christ by the Holy Ghost, then she did not conceive Christ by Joseph her husband; and if she did not do the latter, then the Hebrew genealogies, tracing Jesus’ ancestry back to David and Abraham, are fabrications. Jesus did not speak the prevalent Jewish tongue of the period; He conversed in what was a Gentile language. At no place did He Himself confirm that He was a Jew, and the words before Pilate, “Thou sayest!” were merely a colloquialism, not of acquiescence to Pilate’s remark but of the thought: “You’re doing the talking, I’m keeping quiet!”
The above are questions raised and answered by William Dudley Pelley in his essay The 45 Questions Most Frequently Asked About the Jews. Pelley was a Hollywood screenwriter, and published a number of political books before he was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for courageously speaking out against America’s involvement in the Second World War.
Pelley explains his take on the Jew’s role in history. Of particular interest is his assertion that Jesus was not an ethnic Jew nor was he an adherent of the religion known as Judaism.
His essay is not without its flaws, however. He asserts, for example that Jews trace descent through the father which is wrong. Descent is traced through the mother – always! That Jesus was not a Jew is almost certainly true although his claim that Galilee got its name from the Gauls brought down by the Assyrian king when he denuded the northern kingdom of Hebrews is rather fanciful. The real etymology of Galilee is the Hebrew designation “galil ha-goyim” where galil means circuit or district and ha-goyim means the Gentiles. Thus Galilee is the “District of the Gentiles”. This lends strong support to the notion of the non-Jewish ethnicity of Jesus.
This pamphlet was published in 1939 but neither its age nor the above-mentioned minor flaws can diminish it or its author!
William Dudley Pelley