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Mr. Tovey, How can you be so ignorant of actual Jewish history?

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Hebrew Holy Bible is Truth - Then and Now -Forever

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Oct 21, 2009 at 23:15

Do you know the reasons why the Temple was destroyed? It had absolutely nothing with the unfaithfulness of the people. It was destroyed because the people WERE FAITHFUL. Did you know that the Roman Emporor Caligula during his reign erected a statue of himself in the Holy Temple? This insult led to a general uprising that the Romans put down with brutal force killing many innocent people. This was in the time of Yeshuas childhood so he certainly knew of it. Did you know of the rampant corruption of the priesthood under Herod and the Roman domination, so much so that the ritual of the Temple had become a mockery of the real religious sentiment of the people? Do you know of the murderous enmity between the Sadducees and the Pharisees? Did you know that the money changers gained their place in the temple grounds only by the payment to Caiphas of a substantial bribe? Do you know that no position of importance in the government could be had without prior permission from the Roman procurator? A situation that guaranteed that the holder of a position must be a Roman collaborator?

SO do you still blame the People? Why do you relieve the Romans of their faults and condemn the people? Can you not see that it was not the Jewish people who were at fault in this but the Romans? Did Yeshua speak to condemn the people? Or did he speak to condemn those who were collaborators with the Romans?


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