Thursday, 15 November 2012

"What is 'an animal'? That is a heathen woman"

Extract from the Zohar Chadash ("New Zohar", c.1587AD) quoted in British rabbi Alan Unterman's 2008 book The Kabbalistic Tradition (London: Penguin), where we learn:
  • Jews refer to their circumcised members as "the holy covenant"
  • A non-Jewish female is "an animal"
  • Placing your "holy covenant" in "an animal" causes the Jews famines and other woes
  • The Christian and Islamic gods came from the dregs of Jewish demons

Zohar Chadash, Ruth 78c-d, Maamar Kmo Sheyesh Shem Bikdushah
Just as there is a name of holiness so there is also a name of uncleanness, which is impure. Concerning this it is written: 'You shall have no other gods before me.'1 Anyone who desecrates any of his organs below, it is as if he commits a desecration above. Because of this the sword, famine and death come into the world, as the verse says, 'My anger shall be kindled and I will kill you by the sword. Your wives shall become widows and your children orphans.'2 This refers to a person who places the holy covenant3 in another domain. Similarly it says, ... 'Cursed be he who lies with an animal.'4 What is 'an animal'? That is a heathen woman, a body which is from the impure animal dimension, the other side above. That is why it says, 'See I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.'5 'Life and good' refers to the Tetragrammaton, YHVH, while 'death and evil' is the name of Samael, the soul of the soul [neshamah of the neshamah] of the left side. When the soul, spirit and life force of the left side are in a body, this is not called a human.6 What does the verse say? 'You shall choose life.'7 Because of this [we can understand that] there are Jewish demons.8
While the verse, 'You shall have no other gods', refers to [the deities of] Ishmael and Esau. From what place do these other gods of Ishmael and Esau come? They come from the dregs of the Jewish demons.9 Concerning this it is written, 'For from the root of the Serpent went forth a viper.'10 Therefore, if your evil inclination [yetzer hara] tells you to sin and lie with an animal, do not listen to it.
  1. Exodus 20:3.
  2. Exodus 22:23.
  3. The circumcised male genital organ, circumcision being a sign of the covenant between Jews, the children of the Patiarch Abraham, and God. Sexual impropriety here refers specifically to illicit sexual relations with Gentile women.
  4. Deuteronomy 27:21
  5. Deuteronomy  30:15.
  6. When they are in the body of a heathen.
  7. Deuteronomy 30:19
  8. Neither holy nor impure, but profane who do not chose the good.
  9. The religions of Ishmael and Esau, usually symbolizing Islam and Christianity, are obviously based on Jewish teaching but do not have the holiness of the latter.
  10. Isaiah 14:29.

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