Holocaust Tales: A Prototype?
DURING THE TIME OF THE ROMAN Empire, the Jews wanted to foment hatred against the Romans, and they concocted “Holocaust” stories every bit as absurd and lurid as the ones they have concocted more recently about Germans and Iraqis. One such tale can be found in their holy book, the Talmud, in the Midrash Rabbah, though I think it likely that the story had a wide circulation at the time. (ILLUSTRATION: Were Roman soldiers ancient “Nazis”?)
According to the Talmud, in the year 132 AD the Romans slaughtered the Jews in the town of Bethar. Bethar was a small town about ten miles southwest of Jerusalem, and it had an area of approximately five city blocks — one source gives its area as about 600 meters by 200 meters. Not only did the Romans kill every Jew in Bethar, but according to the named and “authoritative” rabbis writing in the Talmud, the number of Jews killed there was 800,000,000. Just in case such a number might seem a tad exaggerated, the Talmud makes it all clear by informing us that the blood of the holocausted Jews ran to the sea in a huge tidal wave that swept boulders in its path and was so deep that it reached the nostrils of the Romans’ horses. The crimson tide of Jewish blood, we are told, roared over 35 miles to the sea, where it stained the waters red four miles from the shore.
Not only did 800,000,000 Jews live in Bethar, but they lived in luxurious ease, and within those 600 by 200 meters were 64,000,000 Jewish schoolchildren who attended schools operated by the 400 synagogues. We are additionally informed that the evil Romans wrapped each of the schoolchildren in his scroll and burned all of them, and that the bodies of the Jews were then used to build a wall enclosing Hadrian’s vineyard, which was 18 miles square, and the Jewish blood that was salvaged from the tidal wave was used as fertilizer for seven years.
Wicked persons who doubt that Jews always tell the truth will claim that these figures are impossible, but they forget that Jewish truthfulness is a constant, like the “c” in E=mc2. So, the 800,000,000 Jews of Bethar, if arranged in a square with no space between them, must have numbered 28,284 on a side. And since the area of Bethar is equal to a square 346 meters or 13,638 inches on a side, we can easily reason that each Jew must have been, at the most, one half inch in width.
It could be argued that all of Bethar might have consisted of three-storey buildings, which would allow us Jews an inch and a half in width, but if we posit two Jews’ width between each Jew to permit some movement, we are back where we started, with Jews that could not possibly have been larger than horseflies.
Since Jews always tell the truth, this poses a challenge to the evolutionary biologists to show us how today’s Jews rapidly evolved from insect-size creatures in only 2,000 years. And historians will be hard-pressed to account for the fact that the diminutive size of the Jews was not noted by any contemporary writer.
Just to be clear on my personal feelings, since they are bound to be misrepresented: I have no animus against Jews or any other race or people. I do believe that Jews have suffered — as have many other peoples, but I think that lying by their leaders, and exploiting others, and promoting multiracial societies as a form of genocidal warfare, is going to cause further suffering and destruction beyond anything experienced before. And I believe that someone must put a stop to those behaviors by their leaders, for the good of all races and peoples.
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