"An Eye For An Eye:" Sharia Law, is without the benefit of the Talmudic explanation.
Genesis 20:16,14-15 After the kidnapping (it may be likened to stealing) of Sarah, Abimelech said to her: "Behold I have given a thousand pieces of silver to your brother; behold it is to you a covering of the eyes for all who are with you, and with all you shall contend." Monetary compensation is like a plaster on a wound. The king of Gerar filled with remorse and repentance; " took flocks and cattle and menservants and maidservants, and he gave [them] to Abraham, and he restored to him his wife Sarah. And Abimelech said, "Here is my land before you; wherever it pleases you, you may dwell."


In the words of Rabbi Kalman Packouz, Aish HaTorah: ”It is important to understand that the Torah we received at Mt. Sinai included both the Written Torah (The Five Books of Moses) and the Oral Torah (the explanation of the Written Torah -- which was eventually redacted into the Talmud). 

The Talmud tells us how to understand each verse of the Torah and fills in the details alluded to in the Torah. For instance, the Torah writes to "put a sign between your eyes."  It is the Talmud which explains that this means Tefillin (phylacteries) and details how to make them.


The Talmud (Baba Kama 83b-84a) presents 7 proofs that "an eye for an eye" refers to monetary compensation -- the money that an individual is entitled to receive when he is injured by another person. For example, the Talmud asks "If we are looking for ultimate justice --what justice can there be if a blind person destroys the eye of a seeing person?" What would one do to benefit the blind person? 

The Torah uses the Hebrew word "tachat" which literally means "under" though it is translated as "for"; the Talmud proves that it means payment because of the verse "You shall surely pay for an ox 'tachat' an ox" (Exodus 21:36). By the ox, it clearly means payment when it uses the word "tachat."  Therefore, the Talmud concludes that "tachat" always refer to payment.  If one thinks that an "eye for an eye" (eye "tachat" eye; Exodus 21:24, Leviticus 24:20) is literal, it is because of reading the Torah in translation without the benefit of the Talmudic explanation.” –
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Negative Commandment 300: Flogging a Defendant more than He can Bear: The 300th prohibition is that a judge is forbidden [to order] to lash a transgressor so severely as to threaten his physical integrity. The explanation of this is as follows: one who is to be punished by lashing receives a maximum of 40 lashes [i.e. 39,] as explained in the Oral Tradition (ChaBaD).


Attack Iran's Moral Foundations, Peres Tells CNN: Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres tells CNN. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed” (INN, 11/15/2011). Iran's moral foundation is Islam and Shariah Law.

Public Amputations: New Punishment in Iran: According to the semi-official Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA), the amputation took place on January 24, 2013 in the city of Shiraz. The news agency also showed images of the device used to carry out the amputation, while the official state controlled news agency went one step further and released gruesome photographs detailing the actual implementation of the sentence.

In addition, the criminal was sentenced to three years in prison along with 99 lashes. This public display of amputation as a punishment for criminals is in line with recent court rulings aimed at reducing the country's theft rate (Radical Islam, February 10, 2013).

Human Rights in Islamic Republic of Iran: Amnesty International shine light on ongoing degradation of human rights in  Iran. The 2011 Annual Report on Iran is now live at amnesty.org

Iran Human Rights: Children watching public executions in Iran. Iran Human Rights urges the international community to act immediately. Oct. 13: Following public execution of four young men, state run Fars news agency published more than 20 pictures showing the hangings and the spectators. In one of the pictures a small child is seen watching the executions. Nov. 3: One man was hanged in public in western Iran- A young girl carried out the execution. Nov. 13 Five people were executed in Iran-three lashed 60 times before execution... (iranhr.net/).

Did You Know That Islamic Law Commands Death for Apostasy?  In Iran, a Christian pastor named Yusef Nadarkhani sits on death row, condemned to hang because he converted to Christianity from Islam. From around the world, indignation and pleas for clemency pour in. The Iranian regime is excoriated for its barbarism. And indeed, the Iranian legal code is barbaric.


It is also firmly grounded in Islamic law, known as shariah. Shariah commands that any Muslim male who is mature and sane and willingly apostatizes from Islam must be executed. The Islamic scholars reached a consensus (ijma) on this point when shariah was immutably codified in the early centuries after the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad (Radical Islam.org).


1 Samuel 17:49 "And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone (knowledge of God), and slung it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead; and the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the earth." See also Daniel 2:35, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:11-14. The most remarkable prophecy is the ”Universal Knowledge of God.”  Jeremiah says 31:32-33 ”...I will place My law (Torah) in their midst and I will inscribe it upon their hearts,..for they shall all know Me from their smallest to their greatest.”

 

When the Mashiach comes, the whole world will know the truth and come to the Jews (Zechariah 8:20-23). T he nations of the world will stream to the Temple in Jerusalem and seek out God and His Torah (Michah 4:1-3, Isaiah 2:2-4).

SIGN THE PETITION: Save Yousef Nadarkhani from being executed for Apostasy:    On October 29, 2010, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom asked President Barack Obama to press Iran to release Yousef Nadarkhani who is currently sitting on death row in Iran for the crime of converting to Christianity.


Please help this man from being executed for having converted from Islam to Christianity - two religions of the same coin.
"Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world" (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Babylonian Talmud Tractate Sanhedrin 37a).


Proverbs 11:1 EVEN SHELEMAH RETZONO "a perfect stone [is] His will". Proverbs 16:11 "all the weights (stones) of the bag are His work."


Hosea
6:3,6 "And let us know, let us strive to know the Lord:* like the dawn (the morning of Redemption of Israel from the wicked nations) WHOSE GOING FORTH IS SURE, and He will come to us like rain, like the latter rain which satisfies the earth (See Deuteronomy 32:1-2). For I desire loving-kindness, and not sacrifices, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings."

Eye for an eye: Iranian man sentenced to be blinded for acid attack   A man who blinded a woman in an acid attack after she spurned his marriage proposals has been sentenced to the same punishment, in a literal application of Iran's sharia eye-for-an-eye laws. In a highly unusual judgment, Tehran province criminal court ordered Majid Movahedi, 27, to be blinded in both eyes from drops of acid in response to a plea from his victim, Ameneh Bahrami. The punishment is legal under the sharia code of qisas, which allows retribution for violent crimes. The court also ordered Movahedi to pay compensation to the victim.

Tehran's deputy public prosecutor, Mahmoud Salarkia, said the publicity surrounding the case would deter future acid attacks. "If this sentence is properly publicised in the media, it will stop the repetition of such incidents," he told the news website Tabnak. "Awareness of the punishment has a huge deterrent effect in stopping social crimes."

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS: A man will be punished by dripping acid into his eyes in Tehran on Saturday May 14- Norway condemns the punishment: According to reports from the Iranian media Majid Movahedi who was sentenced to retribution by blindness in both eyes after he in 2004 blinded Ameneh Bahrami, the woman who spurned his marriage proposals, will be punished at Dadgostari hospital of Tehran on Saturday. According to these reports Ameneh herself is going to drip acid into Majid’s eyes and there will be specialists present to conduct the punishment if Ameneh denies doing so (May 12, 2011).


The "eye for an eye" punishment of a man in Tehran has been postponed (Iran Human Rights, Saturday 14 May 2011): According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA the decision of postponing the punishment was issued late Friday night by the authorities. The reason for the postponement was not clear but the report underlined that the "punishment" has only been postponed and not stopped.


Report: Iran woman wants 2 million euros to pardon acid attacker: Tehran - An Iranian woman will pardon her acid attacker and abandon implementing an eye-for-eye verdict in return of two million euros, a local newspaper reported Tuesday (m&c news, May 17, 2011).

Forgivenness is Better than Punishment: Ameneh Bahrami

Instead of pouring acid in the eyes of the man, Bahrami said that she had forgiven him. She forgave the attacker, because God talks about qesas (’eye for an eye’ - punishment), but also says that it is better to forgive. Bahrami got financial compensation (ABC Nyheter, 31.07.2011). 

"...an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot,.." (Exodus 21:24). It is clear from the Talmud (Bava Kamma 83b-84a) and the Mechilta that this term was always known to mean, as the Oral Law explains it, that the responsible party must pay the monetary value for an eye, in restitution for the eye that he blinded. Never was there a Jewish court that ever blinded or otherwise inflicted a physical inury in revenge or retribution, the only corporal punishments ever imposed are the death penalty and lashes (BUT NEVER MORE THAN 40, Deut. 25:1-3) where provided by the Torah. 

Deuteronomy 25:1-3 "When there will be a grievance between people and they approach the court, and they judge them, and they vindicate the righteous one and find the wicked one guilty: it will be that if the wicked one is liable to lashes, the judge shall cast him down and strike him, before him, according to his wickedness, by a count. Forty shall he strike him, he shall not add, lest he strike him an additional blow beyond these, AND YOUR BROTHER WILL BE DEGRADED IN YOUR EYES."


Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh: A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl allegedly raped by a much older cousin has died after being publicly flogged for adultery, media reports said. Hena Begum was sentenced to receive 100 lashes by a village council made up of elders and Muslim clerics in the district of Shariatpur, about 35 miles from the capital, Dhaka, the BBC said today. She endured about 80 lashes before collapsing Monday, according to The Daily Star , a Bangladeshi newspaper. Her family took her to a hospital, where she died. "What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice. If it had been a proper court then my daughter would not have died," Dorbesh Khan, the girl's father, told the BBC... (AOL News, 3 Feb. 2011).


In a serious violation of the Law of the Torah, under the Islamic Republic Regime a woman was given 50 lashes for being present at a family gathering, where men other than her father and brother were present, now imagine  200 lashes for a woman for being gang raped in Saudi Arabia
(following the book of God and the techings of Muhammed), or 1000 lashes as we also have seen Saudis been sentenced to. Even Mohammed urged his followers to adhere to the Taurat (Surah 5:5-7), which was given to the Jews by the hand of Moses, dictated by God. It was in no way meant to be violated, added to or diminished ( Deuteronomy Chs. 4, 13 ).

Saudi Arabia to Give Australian 500 Lashes, Jail for Blasphemy: Insulting the friends of the founder of Islam earned an Australian national 500 lashes and a year in jail in Saudi Arabia last month.

The maximum number of lashes ever allowed to be used as a sentence under Jewish law during the time of the Holy Temples was 39, and that was to be delivered under the supervision of a medical doctor, in sets of three, so as to ensure the convicted person did not die as a result. A sentence of 500 lashes is considered equivalent to a death sentence (INN, 12/7/2011).

"Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar" (Proverbs 30:6). "Remove from me the way of falsehood, and favor me with Your Torah.

You shall rebuke cursed willful sinners who stray from Your commandments" (Psalm 119:29,21).

Surah 62:5 "The similitude of those who were charged with the (obligations of the) Mosaic Law, but who subsequently failed in those (obligations), is that of a donkey which carries huge tomes (but understands them not)..." Genesis 16:12 "And he (Ishmael, the father of the Arabs) will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be upon all, and everyone's hand upon him, and before all his brothers he will dwell." Read more: 'Yoke of Iron'

Australian Free After Saudi Lashing: Saudi Arabia has commuted the prison term of an Australian Muslim sentenced to a year in prison. Mansour Almaribe, 45, was released from a Saudi Arabian prison after his jail term and punishment for blasphemy was reduced to 75 lashes. However, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's office said he had been granted a pardon from his prison sentence, and was on his way home.

 

"His corporal punishment was also greatly reduced and administered in a way that did not cause physical harm," a spokeswoman for Rudd said. Some reports say Almaribe was allowed to wear a coat while he was being whipped  (INN, 1/12/2012 ).


Report: 'Iran Hanging One Person Every 12 hours'  
The Teheran regime has hanged 66 individuals since the end of 2010, according to France 24 International News. Among them was a 46-year-old Iranian-born, Dutch national Sahra Bahrami, who was hung on January 29 on drug-smuggling charges. Holland's Foreign Ministry said it was "shocked, shattered by this act by a barbaric regime," according to Agence France Presse. Bahrami's sister dismissed the Iranian charges, which she contended were fabricated (INN, 02/06/11 ).

Jewish Woman Executed in Iran: Iran has executed an Israeli-born Jewish woman along with her Armenian Christian husband, according to reports. The Human Rights Activists News Agency reported that Adiva Mirza Soleyman Kalimia and her husband Varjan Petrosian were hung back on March 14 at Evin Prison. According to the report, three other people, including one woman and two men, were also executed at the same time. The official cause of Kalimia’s arrest was reportedly adultery (INN, 05/17/11).


Christians think that Deuteronomy 21:22-23 that speaks about “hanging and burial” in the Torah is the number one proof text that: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law (Torah), having become a curse for us-for it is written, "cursed is everyone who  hangs on a tree" (Galatians 3:13).

Jesus is regarded as a true prophet in both Islam and Christianity, he is supposed to have said: Matthew 18:8 "If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire." Matthew 5:30 "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell." Mark 9:43 "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched--"

However, "hell" as it is set forth in both the Quran and the New Testament does not exist.
Read more: "Is There A Hell? 1-2"

 

The Torah says: Deuteronomy 4:2 "Do not add to the word which I command you, nor diminish from it, to observe the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you." Deuteronomy 13:1 "Everything I command you that you shall be careful to do it. You shall neither add to it, nor subtract from it..." False prophets "...lead you astray from the way in which the Lord, your God, commanded you to go,.." As it is written (Isaiah 40:8) “But the word of our God shall stand forever.” That is; His words live and endure eternally -  He will never alter or exchange His law for another one.


As in all the cases where the Torah speaks of punishment in the terms of "an eye for an eye," it refers to financial compensation (Deuteronomy 19:21). 

The question that remains, however, is why the Torah expressed this monetary punishment in terms that could be taken literally to mean that Jewish courts routinely mutilate people. Rambam and other commentaries explain that in the Heavenly scales, the perpetrator deserves to lose his own eye - and for this reason cannot find atonement for his sin merely by making the required monetary payments; he must also beg his victims forgiveness - but the human courts have no authority to do more than require the responsible party to make monetary restitution.

 

Exodus 21:25 "a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise." This verse involves injuries that does not decrease the value of the victim (a slave), there is no damage only pain. By including such instances among the list that require payment, the Torah indicates that an assailant must make restitution for inflicting pain. We have now (Exodus 21:22-25) five types of payment for bodily harm; loss of value, pain, medical costs, loss of income and humiliation (Deuteronomy 25:11-12).

 

Likewise, Laws of murder and damage (Leviticus 24:17-22): This passage contains perhaps the most misunderstood phrase in the Torah: "an eye for an eye. The unlearned maintain that it is originally meant literally, but was later reinterpreted by the Sages to mean monetary compensation. This is wrong. The Torah never required other than anything than monetary damages. In addition to the Oral Tradition from Sinai, the Talmud proves on logical grounds  and through Scriptural exegesis that the verses cannot be understood in any other way. (Bava Kamma 83b-84a).

 

Leviticus 24:17-22 "And a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just as he did, so shall be done to him [namely,] fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. Just as he inflicted an injury upon a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him."

Scripture uses the expression "giving" alluding to something which is "handed over - from hand to hand." The Sages expounded that these penalties are to be understood as monetary payment for the damages.
For example, a singer with a mangled finger, would lose little of his value, but a pianist would lose a considerable part of his value if he had lost the use of his hand. 

Listen for Free: The Oral Law – part 1-2 by Rabbi Tovia Singer:  More than 3,300 years ago, God transmitted to Moses both the Written and Oral Law. What is the Oral Law and why was it transmitted that way? Missionaries claim that although the Written Law is the word of God, the Oral Law was a mischievous invention of the rabbis! Is this claim really true or is the Oral Law divinely inspired? 

Iranian Chocolate thief to lose hand: An Iranian court has condemned a man convicted of stealing chocolates and cocoa from a Tehran pastry shop to have a hand chopped off, Fars news agency says. Judge Mohammad Reza Giyuki, quoted in the report, also sentenced the 21-year-old man, whose identity was not revealed, to six months in prison for damaging the shop and another six months for "disobeying police".

Fars said police arrested him on May 29 and found in his possession $US900 ($A908) in cash, three pairs of gloves, chocolate and cocoa. The Islamic sharia laws of Iran lay down amputation as punishment for repeated thefts. Cases of amputation have been increasing due to a rise in robberies on the back of growing poverty in Iran. Last week, Tehran amputated a hand of a man found guilty of two robberies in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad.

Exodus Chs. 21:37-22 deals with laws of thieves and their penalties. Generally, the thief must return the object he stole or pay for the theft as well as for the damage he caused. It says  nothing about cutting off the hand of the thief. The Prohibition of Theft: Exodus 20:13, Leviticus 19:11 saying, "You shall not steal." It includes within it both outright robbery as well as various forms of theft by deception and unethical business practices. It also includes kidnapping, which is essentially "stealing" a person.

Stoning Execution of Iranian Woman Delayed: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old widow and mother of two convicted of adultery, was also charged for allegedly conspiring in the death of her husband, but said she was subsequently acquitted of the murder. “The man who actually killed my husband was identified and imprisoned, but he is not sentenced to death,” she observed in a conversation with The Guardian in August. After a confession obtained under torture, Ashtiani was lashed 99 times in the presence of her 17-year-old son. Her torturous prison term continued for four years, and she was subsequently sentenced to death by stoning.


Iran May Back Off Stoning Woman to Death: If the latest reports are indeed correct, then Ashtiani will not be stoned to death at all.

Recommended: The Stone Edition Chumash The Torah, Haftaros, and Five Megillos with a commentary anthologized from Rabbinic writings under the editorship of Rabbi Nosson Scherman.

Horrific Stories of Iranian Militia Tell of Murders, Stonings: Horrific stories are now being released of the crushing hand of Iran's state militia, used against citizens opposed to the rule of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and especially against women (INN, 07/20/09).


Murder and manslaughter (Deut. 21:12-14): Only premeditated murder incurs the death penalty, in which case it is forbidden to spare the murderer. Even if he is a Kohen, about to perform the service of the Altar, he must be removed to suffer his penalty. However, if someone killed through carelessness, but unintentionally - for example, he had not lain in ambush - he is not deserving of death. Such an offender is exiled in special designed cities. The nature of the crime that incurs exile and other related laws are found in Numbers 35 and Deut. Ch. 19.

'We don't have any gays in Iran,' Iranian president tells Ivy League audience" In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there. "In Iran we do not have this phenomenon," he continued. "I do not know who has told you we have it."
"This is a sick joke," said Scott Long of Human Rights Watch, saying Iran tortures gays under a penal code that punishes homosexuality between men with the death penalty.

New York Says ‘I Do’ to Same Sex ‘Marriage’: New York became the sixth and largest state in the United States Friday to legalize same-sex “marriage.” The marriage of homosexuals was legalized by the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York becomes the sixth state where same-gender couples can “wed,” and the third state, after Vermont and New Hampshire, to legalize marriage through legislation without being forced to do so by a court. “We made a powerful statement,” Cuomo said.  “This state is at its finest when it is a beacon of social justice.”

 

The leading opponent to the measure, Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, said in the Senate debate that “G-d, not Albany, settled the issue of marriage a long time ago.” Diaz, a Bronx minister, was not allowed to make a full-length speech. “I’m sorry you are trying to take away my right to speak,” he protested. “Why are you ashamed of what I have to say?” The Catholic Bishops of New York said the law alters “radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage.”

 

The Bible strictly forbids sexual union between two men. Since the 1960s, the forces that refer to themselves as the "New Left" or "political correctness" have been mountaining a propaganda, political and legislative assault on normal sexuality and the traditional idea of family in Western countries (INN, 06/26/11).


Israel's Supreme Court approves same-sex marriages performed abroad (Israelinsider, Nov 21, 2006). Moshe Negbi, a legal expert, said the court's decision is mostly symbolic because gay couples in Israel already had many of the rights of heterosexual partnerships. The significant changes are that they will now get the same tax breaks as a married couple and be able to adopt children, Negbi said. Civil marriages cannot be performed in Israel because of the rabbinate's monopoly on family law. But couples married in civil ceremonies abroad have all the rights of a married couple, and their marriages are registered here. The court uses the term "register" instead of "recognition" to ward off religious criticism of the ruling, Negbi said. "The court says that now, not only heterosexuals, but homosexuals, too, can have civil marriages,.."

Common Law Marriage ID Card: "New Family has issued ID Cards since Dec 2007. Picture identification cards that entitle couples to legal status and rights equal to married couples on the basis of a legal affidavit that its holders are common-law spouses. Because the only recognized marriages in Israel are Orthodox religious unions by a man and a woman of the same religion and nationality, or foreign civil marriages, Common-Law Marriage ID Cards are not recognized as marriage... 

New Family will issue Common-Law Marriage ID Cards to two adult partners of any gender, religion or nationality that meet the legal definition of common-law spouses in Israel. The couple must live together and share financial responsibilities as a family unit. They must declare their exclusive commitment to one another..."(New Family). Same-Sex Marriage in Tel Aviv (Tabletmag, June 2009): “It’s a chance to have our own rights:.. just like everyone else,”

"The hidden sins are for HaShem, our God, but the revealed sins are for us and for our children forever, to carry out all the words of this Torah" (Deut. 29:28). Everyone is obligated to safeguard the integrity of Israel against openly committed sins (Rashi).

On the last day of his life, Moses gathered together the Jewish people, and initiated them into the covenant of God. What was new; was the concept of 'responsibility for one another,' under which every Jew is obligated to help others observe the Torah and to restrain them from violating it.
Moses said that God would not hold them responsible for sins that had been done secretly, but that they would be liable for transgressions committed openly (Or HaChaim).
Public desecrations of the Torah should be of great concern for every Jew. Moses gave the people a chilling prophecy of the horrors that would befall them if they spurned God and the Torah (See Deut. Ch. 28).

Tel Aviv's Gay Pride parade draws thousands to the city - Liberal, hedonistic and secular Israeli metropolis has ambitions to be world's most gay-friendly place. On Friday, thousands of people poured on to Tel Aviv's Gordon beach at the end of the annual Gay Pride parade in celebration of sexual freedom, tolerance and their city's ambition to be the most gay-friendly place on Earth. "The weather is hot, the guys are hot, it's a hot city," said 28-year-old Amit Margalit, wearing turquoise shades and matching beads over his bare chest.


Lonely Planet named it one of its top three cities in the world for 2011, describing it as "the flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill" and adding: "There are more bars than synagogues, God is a DJ and everyone's body is a temple." Homosexuality is unacceptable to both ultra-orthodox Jews and Muslims.Gay Palestinians come to Tel Aviv – many illegally – to enjoy its liberal atmosphere
(The Guardian, 10 June, 2011).

Isaiah 3:9 "The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have wrought evil unto themselves."

Kosher Sex: Male homosexual relations are clearly forbidden by the Torah ( Leviticus 18,22 ).  Such acts are condemned in the strongest possible terms, as abhorrent, and are punishable by death ( Leviticus 20,13 ), as are the sins of adultery, incest, and bestiality.

It is important to note, however, that it is homosexual acts that are forbidden, not homosexual orientation.  The Torah focuses on a person's actions rather than a person's desires.  A man's desire to have sex with another man is no more a sin than his desire to have sex with another man's wife, so long as he does not act upon that desire. 

JONAH:  Jews offering new alternatives to Homosexuality. "Anything that the Torah forbids, the human being is able to control" (Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky). "Who is called strong? The person who controls his inclination" (Avot 4:1)."

Between 5,000 to 15,000 homosexuals were persecuted, tortured and executed in concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Who Were the Five Million Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims?   

Genesis 4:6-7 ”And the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it."
Job 11:12-20”...if there is iniquity in your hand, distance it, and do not allow injustice to dwell in your tents. For then you will lift your face without a blemish, and you shall be strong and shall not fear,..”

Jeremiah 3:13 ”Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every leafy tree, and ye have not hearkened to My voice, saith the LORD.” Proverbs 28:13 ”He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.” Michah 7:18-19 ”Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth the iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will again have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

Khomeini's Teachings on sex with infants and animals "A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl's sister."

Ayatollah Khomeini's Religious Teachings on Marriage, Divorce and Relationships "A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual act such as forplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not comitted a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister."

THE OPPOSITE OF ABRAHAM: VAYEIRA, Gen. 18:1-22:24 The weekly Torah portion and its lessons for all people by Avraham ben Yaakov . Our present Torah portion continues the story of the life of Abraham, who was the epitome of faith in God, humility, charity and kindness. Woven in with this story and in counterpoint to it, a central part of our portion describes the overthrow of Sodom and its neighboring cities, which went to the opposite extreme in denial of God, arrogance, selfishness and cruelty. For "the men of Sodom were very wicked and sinful to God" (Gen. 13:13).

Arabs Stone Israel Ambulances Trying to Save Arab Boy: Jerusalem area Arabs once again have stoned two Israeli Magen David ambulances trying to help neighbors. This time, the medical rescue vehicles were trying to save an Arab boy who fell five floors from his home in El Azaria, a village between the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill and nearby Maaleh Adumim.

 

Lessons for Humanity from the Weekly Parshah VAYEIRA, Gen. 18:1-22:24 by Rabbi Avraham GreenbaumThe inhabitants of Sodom, were so enslaved to human perversity that there was no remedy except to destroy them. Sodomy degrades both the passive partner, who is subjugated and used, and the active partner, who is turned into a selfish, lustful animal.

Iranian Child Brides Get Younger — And More Numerous:  Iranian lawmakers now seek to lower the legal age of marriage for girls to nine-years-old, the number of Iranian brides already under 10 years of age is sharply rising.

The Iranian decision to allow nine-year-old girls the legal opportunity to be married to fully grown men was announced by Mohammad Ali Isfenani, chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee.

Isfenani called Iran’s current civil legislation, which sets the minimum legal age of marriage for girls at 13-years-old, “un-Islamic and illegal,” saying, “We must regard nine as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law” (Front Page Magazine).

There must be something fundamentally, mentally wrong, when a culture exhorts pedophilia and legalize men's abuse of little girls, the most abdominable of all sexual crimes.

LISTEN FOR FREE: Does the Talmud Condone Murder, Pedophilia, and Idolatry? In a shocking assault on Judaism, anti-Semitic groups make a forceful argument that the Talmud,the sacred compendium of the Oral Torah, advocates the vilest crimes known to man. Tragically, these despicable allegations are made by both Christian and Moslem anti-Semites.


How is it possible to slander this revered tome which contains the sacred moral foundation of the Jewish faith? In this eye-opening presentation, Rabbi Singer steps forward to expose some of the most vicious and deceptive charges made against the sages of Israel . He demonstrates how statement in the Talmud are manipulated and misquoted by anti-Semites in order to slander the children of Israel.

 

Genesis 16:12 "And he (Ishmael) will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be upon all (he will be a bandit), and everyone's hand upon him (everyone will hate him and attack him (Rashi), and before all his brothers he will dwell." Because his seed will be numerous!
 
Job 11:12 "But an empty man will gain understanding, and [from] a wild donkey a man will be born." Even an empty, foolish man can gain himself a heart and subject himself self-reckoning and return to his Creator. Man starts life as a wild ass's colt, but he has the power to teach himself to be a new man and follow a good path (Rashi, Metzudas David).

As for Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah; their evil is very great, there is no remedy except to destroy them. Either we have to submit to their evil religion and be like them or "destroy the evil in our midst."

Psalm 55:16,20,24 ”May He incite death against them, let them go down alive into the nether-world (grave); for evil is in their dwelling, and within them (in their midst).” In Numbers Ch. 16 God creates a phenomenon when the earth opens its mouth and Korah and the men that provoked the Lord, ”descended alive into the grave;.. and they perished from among the assembly

 

”God shall hear, and humble them (the wicked), even He that is enthroned of old, Selah such as have no changes, and fear not God.” They persist in their evil ways, and never repent and return to God (Meiri). ”But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the nethermost pit (Well of Destruction); men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days; but as for me, I will trust in Thee.”

 

Psalm 37:17,22 ”The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off their remembrance from the earth. Evil will kill the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall be accounted guilty.” The evil that the wicked man does will kill him. See Psalms 34 and 37.

 

Job 31:2-3 ” For what would be the portion of God from above, and the heritage of the Almighty from on high? Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?”


Deuteronomy 17:2,5 "If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil (worship idols) in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant,.. then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, who have done this evil thing, unto thy gates, even the man or the woman; and thou shalt stone them with stones, that they die. The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So thou shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee."

The "evil in our midst"  can also refer to the Evil Inclination, "the spirit of contamination," "unclean spirit" (Zech. 11:1-2) , "stony heart" (Ezekiel 36:26). "He has many names: yetzer hara, Satan, the “great deceiver,” and others. It makes no difference, for the name is not the issue; it’s knowing he is there and working him out of your life that counts" (Rabbi Yitzchok Rubin Tehillim Ch. 55).

Sura 3:54 says: "...Allah is the best of deceivers"  (see also 8:30) Surah 10:21 says Allah is the fastest in planning/deceit. How can Allah in Surah 3:54 be called the greatest deceiver when the Bible says that God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19)? Moreover, Jesus of Nazareth said the greatest deceiver was the Satan "...for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44).

"We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob) ... and what was given to Musa (Moses), 'Iesa (Jesus) and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between oneanother among them and to Him (Allah) we have submitted (in Islam)." (Surat 'Ali `Imran, 3:84).

Matthew 27:62-64 "Sir, we remember that when He (Jesus) was still alive that deceiver said, `After three days I am to rise again.' Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, `He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."

(Both the virginbirth, the crucifiction, and Jesus' Second Coming, etc., are only deceptions made by the Catholic Church, the authors of the Christian Bible-all the 333 socalled proof-texts from the Christian Old Testament - alluding to Jesus - can be proven as DECEPTIONS)."

One sign would be given as proof to this generation, for just as Yonah spent 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale, so Jesus said he would spend 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth(Matthew 12:39). However, according to John 20:1, he spends only 2 days and 2 nights in the grave, and 3 days – 2 nights according to Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2 and Luke 24:1.

MITHRAS=CHRISTIANITY? Hundreds of years before Jesus, according to the Mithraic religion, three Wise Men of Persia came to visit the baby savior-god Mithra, bring him gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. Doesn't this sound familiar to you? The Catholic Encyclopedia as well as the early Church Fathers found this religion of Mithras very disturbing, as there are so many similarities between the two religions.

Says G-d: "I have created the inclination for evil, and I have created the Torah as its antidote" (Talmud Kiddushin 30b). In the future era of Moshiach G-d will slaughter the inclination for evil (Talmud, Sukah 52a). The spiritual remedy is the study of the Torah. Proverbs 7:5 Say to wisdom, "you are my sister," and call understanding a friend, that they may safeguard you from a forbidden woman, from a strange woman who makes her words glib." The forbidden woman is the Evil inclination personified. When Solomon speaks of a good woman, he is alluding to the Torah, and when he speaks of a promiscuous woman, he is alluding to idolatry. Only Torah and chastisement can protect one from these dangers.

"But the heart of the penitent can be fickle - how theYETZER RA ("evil inclination") fights in the heart of one struggling to separate from a bad past and live a better future" (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum). Proverbs 5:3-5 "For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her palate is smoother than oil, but her end is as bitter as wormwood, as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet lead to death: her footsteps support her to the grave." The forbidden woman is a metaphor for heresy (Rashi). Falling prey to heresy leads to a double death: loss of both This World and the World to Come (Midrash Mishlei).

"The purpose of charity is not only to satisfy people's physical needs for food and drink, clothing, housing and the like, but also to satisfy the spiritual needs of hungry souls through supporting the study and teaching of the Torah. When we are confronted with a needy person stretching out his hand for help, the evil inclination often reacts with stonehearted indifference and even cruelty, saying: "Why should I give my precious, hard-earned money (or knowledge) to this offensive individual?" We have to break this instinctive selfishness and force ourselves to open our hearts and our hands: "You shall surely open your hand." Those who force themselves to do this are truly strong" (Rabbi A. Greenbaum).

Isaiah 26:13 "O Lord, our God, masters other than You have possessed us (to transgress Your Torah, 2:6-8). Only concerning You will we mention Your name." Isaiah 63:7 "The kind acts of the Lord I will mention, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord bestowed upon us, and much good to the house of Israel, which He bestowed upon them according to His mercies and according to His many kind acts..."

Job 22:30 "He shall deliver one who is (not) innocent, and he will be delivered because of the purity of your hands." God delivers the humble and innocent. In order to be redeemed Israel must repent (Jeremiah 16:14-21, 23:7-8, 31:7-13). See "Yoke of Iron."

 

Islamists Set Up 'Sharia Neighborhoods' in London: Islamic hate preacher bombards neighborhoods in London with signs stating that they have become a 'a Sharia-controlled zone' (INN, 08/08/11).


Europe: "You Are Entering a Sharia Controlled Zone:" Hezbollah Pitches Tent in Denmark: A Muslim group in Denmark has launched a campaign to turn parts of Copenhagen and other Danish cities into "Sharia Law Zones" that would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic law. Call to Islam in Denmark is emulating similar movements in other parts of Europe  (Stonegate Institute, Oct. 24, 2011).

Take action to save the young Christian girl, Rimsha Misah (11), who has Downs syndrome and who is being held in a maximum-security jail, and in hours, she will face the court under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws, which carries the death sentence.

SIGN THE PETITION: Rimsha Misah is arrested and accused for blasphemy, for burning the Quran, ostensibly pages from a children's book with Quranic verses. Please sign and add your name; and the petition will be delivered to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari.

Imam held in Pakistan blasphemy case: Pakistani police have arrested an imam accused of planting burnt pages of the Koran in the bag of a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, officials say (BBC, 2 September 2012).


It wouldn't surprise me if the entire Muslim world, within limited time, found the entire Quran, which is built upon the false Christian Bible as blasphemy.

Without the virginbirth of Jesus as its cornerstone, Christianity and Islam will not survive.

Does the Hebrew Word Alma Really Mean "Virgin"?

http://www.outreachjudaism.org/articles/alma-virgin.html

Should Jews and other peoples continue to be stoned, terrorized, maimed, raped and killed because of Muslims' spiritual shortcomings, lack of moral conscience and knowledge?

Muslim Brotherhood Thugs Beat, Torture Copts: When Egypt’s Christian Copts resist Sharia—as religious minorities (dhimmis), they stand to suffer the most under it.

Pro-Sharia Muslims retaliate with extreme vengeance, portraying them as infidels who reject the law of Allah (Radical Islam).

The Rape and Murder of Pakistan's Christian Children:The West sighed in relief when Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian girl framed for blasphemy, was released, yet remains clueless concerning the horrific abuses Christian children in Pakistan routinely suffer (Radical Islam).

Muslim Persecution of Christians: December 2012: In Syria, near Christmas, Islamic rebels beheaded Andrei Arbashe, a 38-year-old Christian man, and fed his body to dogs. In Nigeria, Christmas mass celebrations in several churches, were, once again, turned into scenes of carnage; and in Pakistan, Christians spent yet another "Dark Christmas” (Radical islam, February 10, 2013).

Rape is Major Tactic Being Used in Syrian Civil War: The report says that rape of women and girls has reached “horrific levels,” even though because of the social stigma, the report assumes that many more rapes have occurred than have been reported. IRC based its finding on interviews with Syrian refugees, who described sexual violence as a prominent part of the war.

The report also says they were told of a significant number of cases where women and girls were kidnapped, tortured and killed (Radical islam, January 17, 2013).

Sharia Threatens Genocide in Egypt: The current tensions in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood-led government and a fragmented populace that includes large segments of people who oppose the Islamization of Egypt—the moderates, secularists, and Christians who recently demonstrated in mass at Tahrir Square and even besieged the presidential palace—is all too familiar.  One need only look to Egypt’s immediate neighbor, Sudan, and its bloody history, to know where the former may be headed.

The civil war in Sudan, which saw the deaths of millions, was fundamentally a byproduct of an Islamist regime trying to push Sharia law on large groups of Sudanese—Muslim, Christian, and polytheist—who refused to be governed by Allah’s law, who refused to be Islamized (Radical Islam, January 8, 2013).