07 September 2016

The Palestinian Talmud

Jerusalem, September 6 – Advanced Jewish scholars have been studying and claiming as their own an ancient work called the Palestinian Talmud, in what Palestinian activists say is yet another theft by Jews of everything Palestinian.

The Palestinian Talmud, compiled in the fourth century CE from earlier sources, has been studied and analyzed for many centuries in yeshivas, though much less than its later Babylonian counterpart. Pro-Palestinian advocates are railing against this prolonged act of appropriation, which they claim is an attempt to negate Palestinian culture and recast it as Jewish in the ongoing Zionist effort to displace the indigenous Palestinian people.

The Palestinian Talmud

“They even call it the ‘Jerusalem’ Talmud, as if that somehow makes it Jewish,” charged Ali Abunimah, who runs the web site Electronic Intifada. “It’s not even written in Hebrew,” he noted, but Aramaic, the vernacular in the Holy Land when the Palestinian Talmud was developed.

Scholars note that even the content of the Palestinian Talmud has been Judaized. “It looks like all obvious references to indigenous Palestinian culture have been scrubbed from the text, and replaced with discussions of Jewish ritual and legal matters,” argued Dr. David Duke. “Under normal circumstances I would steer clear of anything called ‘Talmud,’ which everyone who’s anyone knows is the source of so much mendacity and violence, but here we’re talking about something we call ‘Palestinian,’ so it can’t be as bad as the other kind.”

The dawning recognition of the Palestinian Talmud as Palestinian is but the latest element in increasing awareness of the existence of a distinct Palestinian culture that preceded the mass Jewish immigration to Palestine that began in the late nineteenth century. The land, then under Ottoman control, followed by British as of 1917, was referred to internationally as Palestine, not Israel, including such contexts as postage stamps, sports teams, pavilions at the World’s Fair, maps, and tourism promotions, among others, the predominantly Jewish content and participants of those institutions notwithstanding.

Duke also noted that the Palestinian Talmud, as Judaized as it has become, still does not receive the pride of place it deserves in Jewish study. Jewish scholars claim that the Babylonian Talmud was redacted later and accounted for the Palestinian Talmud’s content, and is therefore considered more authoritative, but that does not convince him. “There’s clear racism in practice here – yeshivas spend lots and lots of time on the Babylonian Talmud, and not nearly as much on the Palestinian, and that has to be because they know it’s someone else’s that they’ve stolen,” he added.

Source: PreOccupied Territory

7 comments:

yaak said...

Cute.

Neshama said...

Well, I see you’re not asleep!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Have always known the Jerusalem Talmud to be called Talmud Yerushalmi. That's what it is. Now calling it Palestinian (and we all know that means Jews, as always been since the wicked Romans gave that name to Judea and the Jews to disassociate us with our heritage) takes away from its kedusha and it should only be known as the Talmud Yerushami!

BTW, no reason to care what our haters call it all to demonize and erase our history so they can steal it. We have to live our Torah lives and that will bring Moshiach and bye, bye haters.

Mr. Cohen said...

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/boo-hoo-palestine-by-pat-condell.html

Mr. Cohen said...

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/patronising-palestinians.html

אורנה ניצבת. דוד מלך ישראל חי וקיים said...

Ok, this is so funny...

Neshama said...

Anonymous, please go to the source page at bottom of article.