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The Awakening of Martin Luther Luther was no longer sympathetic with the Jews. How could he be? He was dismayed, knowing of their deceit and dishonesty. “We do not curse them,” he wrote, “but wish them all manner of bodily and spiritual good; (We) permit them to lodge with us.” Having also become aware of the terrible past deeds of the Jews, Luther wrote, “We do not steal and mutilate their children; do not poison their water, do not thirst after their blood…” No matter how much kindness…
The house where Luther died
Luther's tombstone in the Castle Church in Wittenberg
The Talmud (formally, the Babylonian Talmud), Luther realized, cut like a dagger into the heart of Christianity. It claimed that Jesus did his miracles through sexual magic, that he was a blasphemer. Luther also read how the Jews taught that Jesus is in hell, suffering the burning fires of unholy excrement and being boiled in human semen.
Luther was encouraged by a wise Jew who had converted to Christianity to read and study carefully the Babylonian Talmud. When he did so, he was horrified to learn what was in this awful, man-made text that is the most holy book of the Judaic religion. This was what the rabbis actually were teaching to their people.
March 415- Followers of Saint Cyril strip, torture, & murder Hypatia, the leading intellectual of Alexandria, when she speaks out against Cyril's banishment of the city's Jews.