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A National Prayer Network Special Report
PEDOPHILIA: THE TALMUD'S DIRTY SECRET
By Rev. Ted Pike
28 Sep 10 (Update)
This year, top Israeli Rabbi Moti Elon was indicted by police
for sex crimes against minors. "Far from being the rabbi of an
obscure Hasidic sect, the charismatic Elon is a high-profile
leader, educator and media personality, representing the more
mainstream religious Zionists and former head of the renowned
HaKotel (Western Wall) Yeshiva. He comes from a family of high
achievers in law, politics and academia that has drawn comparisons
with the Kennedy clan."
In 2006, Elon was restricted by an organization of rabbis in his
contact with students, after confessing to sexual relationships
with male students. Yet he continued to act as the president of a
Talmudic academy in Jerusalem and did not fully honor the
agreement. One Ha'aretz commentary says Elon "managed to turn
himself into almost a kind of saint" -a fate certainly to be
envied by American religious figures turned pedophiles.
Dr. Aviad Hacohen, dean of the Sha'arei Mishpat College, in 2007
reported that "95% of sexual offences in Jerusalem were
performed by the religious and haredi." "Several years ago, I began
looking into the issue on a data-based level," said Hacohen. "It
turned out that the law enforcement authorities, both the police
and the prosecutor's office, were aware of the data but refused to
expose it based on sectorial affiliation in order to avoid branding
a certain group in the population..."
Since the following article was written in 2006, cases of Jewish
leadership figures in Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism being
involved in homosexuality or pedophilia scandals continue to mount
not only in Israel, but in New York, where Ultra-Orthodox are
strongest. The reason is simple: some of the very greatest rabbis
who wrote the Talmud were pedophiles.
Read this shocking and timely article for complete documentation.
PEDOPHILIA: THE TALMUD'S DIRTY SECRET
By Rev. Ted Pike
11 Oct 06
For nearly a century, the Jewish-dominated Hollywood film industry
and big media have conspicuously influenced Christian America away
from Biblical morals and values. (See, "Jews Confirm Big Media
Yet, with the hippie rebellion of the early sixties, the Jewish
media found exponential opportunities to hasten America's moral
decline. Encouraging drugs and pornography it persuaded America
that "free love" and living together outside of marriage were
socially acceptable. With astonishing rapidity the movie, TV, and
print media helped produce a generation of sexual libertines. By
the end of the sixties, it hastened the sexual revolution to its
next stage, homosexuality.
Now, more than 40 years later, even homosexuality has lost its
attraction to many children and grandchildren of the hippie
generation. Pedophilia (sex with little boys and girls along with
child pornography) is the latest underground obsession sweeping
America and the world.
Last fall, I alerted the nation to the power of the pedophile lobby
in Congress; Sen. Edward Kennedy, long backed by homosexuals in
support of the federal anti-hate bill, betrayed them to favor the
evidently more powerful and rewarding pedophiles. (See "How
Kennedy and His Pedophiles Weakened the Child Safety Bill")
What kind of moral foundations do Jews of the media rest upon, that
they could consciously ignite and fan the flames of a sexual
inferno that continues to ravage our once Christian society?
Virtually all the media moguls who founded Hollywood and the big
three TV networks were immigrants, or their children, from
predominantly orthodox Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.
In the late 19th century, most European Jews were a people of the
book. But their book wasn't the Bible. It was the Babylonian
Talmud. To this day, the Talmud remains Judaism's highest moral,
ethical and legal authority.
Does the Talmud share Christianity's foundation of wholesome moral
values? Hardly. Instead, the Talmud is the sleazy substrata of a
religious system gone terribly astray; it is that code of Pharisaic
unbelief Christ described as "full of all uncleanness" (Matt.
23:27). Shockingly, Judaism's most revered authority actually
endorses such sins as lying, oath-breaking, and indirect murder.
And it even sanctions one of the greatest sins of all: child
Three Year Old Brides
When Christ accused the Pharisees of His day of being Satan's
spiritual children, He fully realized what they were capable of.
Second century Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, one of Judaism's very
greatest rabbis and a creator of Kabbalah, sanctioned
pedophilia--permitting molestation of baby girls even younger than
three! He proclaimed, "A proselyte who is under the age of three
years and a day is permitted to marry a priest."^ 1 Subsequent
rabbis refer to ben Yohai's endorsement of pedophilia as "halakah,"
or binding Jewish law. ^2 Has ben Yohai, child rape advocate, been
disowned by modern Jews? Hardly. Today, in ben Yohai's hometown of
Meron, Israel, tens of thousands of orthodox and ultra-orthodox
Jews gather annually for days and nights of singing and dancing in
References to pedophilia abound in the Talmud. They occupy
considerable sections of Treatises Kethuboth and Yebamoth and are
enthusiastically endorsed by the Talmud's definitive legal work,
The Pharisees Endorsed Child Sex
The rabbis of the Talmud are notorious for their legal
hairsplitting, and quibbling debates. But they share rare agreement
about their right to molest three year old girls. In contrast to
many hotly debated issues, hardly a hint of dissent rises against
the prevailing opinion (expressed in many clear passages) that
pedophilia is not only normal but scriptural as well! It's as if
the rabbis have found an exalted truth whose majesty silences
Because the Talmudic authorities who sanction pedophilia are so
renowned, and because pedophilia as "halakah" is so explicitly
emphasized, not even the translators of the Soncino edition of the
Talmud (1936) dared insert a footnote suggesting the slightest
criticism. They only comment: "Marriage, of course, was then at a
far earlier age than now." ^3
In fact, footnote 5 to Sanhedrin 60b rejects the right of a
Talmudic rabbi to disagree with ben Yohai's endorsement of
pedophilia: "How could they [the rabbis], contrary to the opinion
of R. Simeon ben Yohai, which has scriptural support, forbid the
marriage of the young proselyte?" ^4
Out of Babylon
It was in Babylon after the exile under Nebuchadnezzar in 597 BC
that Judaism's leading sages probably began to indulge in
pedophilia. Babylon was the staggeringly immoral capitol of the
ancient world. For 1600 years, the world's largest population of
Jews flourished within it.
As an example of their evil, Babylonian priests said a man's
religious duty included regular sex with temple prostitutes.
Bestiality was widely tolerated. So Babylonians hardly cared
whether a rabbi married a three year old girl.
But with expulsion of the Jews in the 11th century AD, mostly to
western Christian lands, Gentile tolerance of Jewish pedophilia
Still, a shocking contradiction lingers: If Jews want to revere the
transcendent wisdom and moral guidance of the Pharisees and their
Talmud, they must accept the right of their greatest ancient sages
to violate children. To this hour, no synod of Judaism has
repudiated their vile practice.
Sex with a "Minor" Permitted
What exactly did these sages say?
The Pharisees justified child rape by explaining that a boy of nine
years was not a "man" (See, "Judaism and Homosexuality: A
Marriage Made in Hell") Thus they exempted him from God's Mosaic
Law: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it
is an abomination" (Lev. 18:22) One passage in the Talmud gives
permission for a woman who molested her young son to marry a high
priest. It concludes, "All agree that the connection of a boy aged
nine years and a day is a real connection; whilst that of one less
than eight years is not." ^5 Because a boy under 9 is sexually
immature, he can't "throw guilt" on the active offender, morally or
A woman could molest a young boy without questions of morality even
being raised: "...the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as
a sexual act." ^7 The Talmud also says, "A male aged nine years and
a day who cohabits with his deceased brother's wife acquires her
(as wife)." ^8 Clearly, the Talmud teaches that a woman is
permitted to marry and have sex with a nine year old boy.
Sex at Three Years and One Day
In contrast to Simeon ben Yohai's dictum that sex with a little
girl is permitted under the age of three years, the general
teaching of the Talmud is that the rabbi must wait until a day
after her third birthday. She could be taken in marriage simply by
the act of rape.
R. Joseph said: Come and hear! A maiden aged three years and a day
may be acquired in marriage by coition and if her deceased
husband's brother cohabits with her, she becomes his. (Sanh. 55b)
A girl who is three years of age and one day may be betrothed by
cohabitation. . . .(Yeb. 57b)
A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by
coition, and if her deceased husband's brother cohabited with her
she becomes his. (Sanh. 69a, 69b, also discussed in Yeb. 60b)
It was taught: R. Simeon b. Yohai stated: A proselyte who is under
the age of three years and one day is permitted to marry a priest,
for it is said, But all the women children that have not known man
by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves, and Phineas (who was
priest, the footnote says) surely was with them. (Yeb. 60b)
[The Talmud says such three year and a day old girls are] . . . fit
for cohabitation. . . But all women children, that have not known
man by lying with him, it must be concluded that Scripture speaks
of one who is fit for cohabitation. (Footnote to Yeb. 60b)
The example of Phineas, a priest, himself marrying an underage
virgin of three years is considered by the Talmud as proof that
such infants are "fit for cohabitation."
The Talmud teaches that an adult woman's molestation of a nine year
old boy is "not a sexual act" and cannot "throw guilt" upon her
because the little boy is not truly a "man." ^9 But they use
opposite logic to sanction rape of little girls aged three years
and one day: Such infants they count as "women," sexually mature
and fully responsible to comply with the requirements of marriage.
The Talmud footnotes 3 and 4 to Sanhedrin 55a clearly tell us when
the rabbis considered a boy and girl sexually mature and thus ready
for marriage. "At nine years a male attains sexual matureness...
The sexual matureness of woman is reached at the age of three."
No Rights for Child Victims
The Pharisees were hardly ignorant of the trauma felt by molested
children. To complicate redress, the Talmud says a rape victim must
wait until she was of age before there would be any possibility of
restitution. She must prove that she lived and would live as a
devoted Jewess, and she must protest the loss of her virginity on
the very hour she comes of age. "As soon as she was of age one hour
and did not protest she cannot protest any more." ^10
The Talmud defends these strict measures as necessary to forestall
the possibility of a Gentile child bride rebelling against Judaism
and spending the damages awarded to her as a heathen - an
unthinkable blasphemy! But the rights of the little girl were
really of no great consequence, for, "When a grown-up man has
intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is
less than this (three years and a day) it is as if one put the
finger into the eye." The footnote says that as "tears come to the
eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl
under three years." ^11
In most cases, the Talmud affirms the innocence of male and female
victims of pedophilia. Defenders of the Talmud claim this proves
the Talmud's amazing moral advancement and benevolence toward
children; they say it contrasts favorably with "primitive"
societies where the child would have been stoned along with the
Actually, the rabbis, from self-protection, were intent on proving
the innocence of both parties involved in pedophilia: the child,
but more importantly, the pedophile. They stripped a little boy of
his right to "throw guilt" on his assailant and demanded complicity
in sex from a little girl. By thus providing no significant moral
or legal recourse for the child, the Talmud clearly reveals whose
side it is on: the raping rabbi.
Child rape was practiced in the highest circles of Judaism. This is
illustrated from Yeb. 60b:
There was a certain town in the land of Israel the legitimacy of
whose inhabitants was disputed, and Rabbi sent R. Romanos who
conducted an inquiry and found in it the daughter of a proselyte
who was under the age of three years and one day, and Rabbi
declared her eligible to live with a priest.
The footnote says that she was "married to a priest" and the rabbi
simply permitted her to live with her husband, thus upholding
"halakah" as well as the dictum of Simeon ben Yohai, "A proselyte
who is under the age of three years and one day is permitted to
marry a priest." ^12
These child brides were expected to submit willingly to sex. Yeb.
12b confirms that under eleven years and one day a little girl is
not permitted to use a contraceptive but "must carry on her marital
intercourse in the usual manner."
In Sanhedrin 76b a blessing is given to the man who marries off his
children before they reach the age of puberty, with a contrasting
curse on anyone who waits longer. In fact, failure to have married
off one's daughter by the time she is 12-1/2, the Talmud says, is
as bad as one who "returns a lost article to a Cuthean" (Gentile) -
a deed for which "the Lord will not spare him." ^13 This passage
says: "... it is meritorious to marry off one's children whilst
The mind reels at the damage to the untold numbers of girls who
were sexually abused within Judaism during the heyday of
pedophilia. Such child abuse, definitely practiced in the second
century, continued, at least in Babylon, for another 900 years.
A Fascination with Sex
Perusing the Talmud, one is overwhelmed with the recurrent
preoccupation with sex, especially by the most eminent rabbis.
Dozens of illustrations could be presented to illustrate the
delight of the Pharisees to discuss sex and quibble over its
The rabbis endorsing child sex undoubtedly practiced what they
preached. Yet to this hour, their words are revered. Simeon ben
Yohai is honored by Orthodox Jews as one of the very greatest sages
and spiritual lights the world has ever known. A member of the
earliest "Tannaim," rabbis most influential in creating the Talmud,
he carries more authority to observant Jews than Moses.
Today, the Talmud's outspoken pedophiles and child-rape advocates
would doubtlessly spend hard time in prison for child molestation.
Yet here is what the eminent Jewish scholar, Dagobert Runes (who is
fully aware of all these passages), says about such "dirty old men"
and their perverted teachings:
There is no truth whatever in Christian and other strictures
against the Pharisees, who represented the finest traditions of
their people and of human morals. ^14
Aren't Christ's words more appropriate?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like
unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but
are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even
so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are
full of hypocrisy and iniquity. (Matthew 23:27, 28.)
(Adapted from Ted Pike's book, Israel: Our Duty, Our Dilemma)
^1 Yebamoth 60b, p. 402.
^2 Yebamoth 60b, p. 403.
^3 Sanhedrin 76a.
^4 In Yebamoth 60b, p. 404, Rabbi Zera disagrees that sex with
girls under three years and one day should be endorsed as halakah.
^5 Sanhedrin 69b.
^6 Sanhedrin 55a.
^7 Footnote 1 to Kethuboth 11b.
^8 Sanhedrin 55b.
^9 Sanhedrin 55a.
^10 Kethuboth 11a.
^11 Kethuboth 11b.
^12 Yebamoth 60b.
^13 Sanhedrin 76b.
^14 Dagobert Runes, A Concise Dictionary of Judaism, New York,
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a
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