The Real Story of Christmas

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By Diane Lee Long on December 10, 2009 -- 11:14am

Shalom Rabbi Keleman,

I am a Noahide and want to thank you for this recording of the “The Real Story of Christmas”!

For almost 15 years I have been trying to explain this very subject to others.  I was never taken seriously, and they claimed I had no truth to it.

I will be using this as a teaching now for others. 

Thank you for all your time and effort put into your teachings!  May HaShem continue to Bless you and all your loved ones!

Yours Truly,

Diane Lee Long

By N.N on July 12, 2010 -- 7:46pm

great lecture!
thank you very much.

By Esther Elnadav on September 19, 2010 -- 11:32am

Thank You!

By John Aywa on November 13, 2010 -- 8:16pm

Shalom Rabbi Kelemen? I have listened to your audio presentation of “the real story of Christmas” and your historic explanation comparing with its activities today can only only be said to be factual and truthful.

However, I have a few queries, and I stand to be corrected. It is wrong to say that Jesus Christ abolished the Old Testament. Please read Mathew 5:17. Jesus and His apostles extensively quoted from the old testament. What Jesus nailed to the cross was the ceremonial laws, the ordinances, Collossians 2:14. The law written by God’s own hand was never, it will never, and it can never be abolished. The old Testament is the foundation of the New Testament, without the Old Testament, the New Testament will crumble down.

Christmas and many other so called “christian holidays were not and have never been christian holidays. The esoteric meaning and purpose of these ceremonies remains pagan as it was before and only innocent, ignorant Christians are duped to believe that it is the birthday of the Messiah.

Be blessed.

By John Aywa on November 13, 2010 -- 8:17pm

Shalom Rabbi Kelemen? I have listened to your audio presentation of “the real story of Christmas” and your historic explanation comparing with its activities today can only only be said to be factual and truthful.

However, I have a few queries, and I stand to be corrected. It is wrong to say that Jesus Christ abolished the Old Testament. Please read Mathew 5:17. Jesus and His apostles extensively quoted from the old testament. What Jesus nailed to the cross was the ceremonial laws, the ordinances, Collossians 2:14. The law written by God’s own hand was never, it will never, and it can never be abolished. The old Testament is the foundation of the New Testament, without the Old Testament, the New Testament will crumble down.

Christmas and many other so called “christian holidays were not and have never been christian holidays. The esoteric meaning and purpose of these ceremonies remains pagan as it was before and only innocent, ignorant Christians are duped to believe that it is the birthday of the Messiah.

Thanks and be blessed.

By nab on December 12, 2010 -- 2:08am

Dear Rabbi K,

You speak so clearly and very well and you kept my interest which is rare for me.  I enjoyed passing info to others although myself an orthodox Jew.

It takes courage to speak about this subject. Well done!

By John on January 9, 2011 -- 2:18pm

That was so sad what I learned about Christmas. I haven’t celebrated this holiday for years now. And I know now I made the right decision.

By Chana Tova on October 9, 2011 -- 3:04am

Hi, I live in Har Nof and have a website project with a mission.  Jews get inspired to keep Torah and gentiles get inspired to keep Noahide codes
    any videos and audio you wish to add to it would be great—reach me, please.

By Steve Farless on October 26, 2011 -- 8:40pm

I enjoyed you lecture of Christmas very much. The only thing I would point out is that there is a difference between the Christian faith and political structures that have used it for power. Just as the Sodom style debauchery of Gibeah, the absorption of the pagan practices of ancient Israel, along with its corrupt kings, were not reflective of the faith that had been established.

It would be unfair of me to use the societal and political failures of ancient Israel as lessons in the Jewish faith. At the risk of appearing as a Catholic basher, using the Catholic Church to teach about the Christian faith itself falls in that category, being that it’s creation was political, with many of its practices and beliefs being in opposition to New Testament Christianity; You are correct about the origin of holidays that Christians celebrate; I celebrate many of them myself, but not as a God prescribed ceremony. Such as the feasts, but just as I do birthdays, of which I don’t know its origin; it’s just fun, and provides a positive experience; turning a negative practice into a positive one has to reflect at least a little merit.

The absence of Jesus’ birth in the Gospel of Mark (or John) does not actually suggest a lack of importance about Jesus’ birth to early Christians, each gospel writer had specifics that they were focusing on.

Jews have suffered a lot under the “name’ of Christianity and it sickens us; we grieve with you, nothing in the Christian faith teaches those practices; they are not Christian at all. In the present day, the same people who want to destroy Jews also want to destroy Biblical Christians.

That’s all I got. I am looking forward to listening to the other lectures. Love your enthusiasm and personality. The people present seem to be responding well to you.

Be blessed,


By Jeff Mindock on April 19, 2012 -- 7:45pm

I greatly disagree (even by your own research) that true Christians in the United States believe that Jesus came to denounce judaism, or that the OT is irrelevant.  Jesus’ followers believe the contrary.  If you keep leading your sheep away from the Truth, than you’re just as guilty as the Catholics.

Jeff Mindock,  Fearless and in G-Ds grace just said that!

ps.  You have my Email address.

By David Lee on October 25, 2012 -- 12:08am

your all totally wrong, noahides are fake, Jesus is the way to go, I hope you see the error of your ways.

By Michaelwhite on November 12, 2012 -- 3:47pm

I like it because christmas is cool

By Salli on November 26, 2012 -- 9:54pm

I’m not Jewish, but thanks for putting this online. Now I know all this stuff and I can share my new found knowledge with people.

By Chris George on November 28, 2012 -- 8:48am

Dear Rabbi,

I respect your time and effort here… Yet I am left to wonder, how, with all you’ve learned have you missed the point?  I would not celebrate Saul but I am blessed to celebrate the life of Paul through his contributions to the New Testament. 

I know you have attempted to dig deeply here but in fact, everything you’ve described can be found in libraries and on the internet, so maybe not as deep as you’d hoped.  The truth is (dig into faith in God’s power and influence) this is an absolute triumph of God and His Christ… that all of these evil things have been transformed into a time of blessing, giving, family and humble worship in Christ’s honor.

Must drive Satan crazy.

None of what you describe is happening in any of the Churches I know of currently.  In fact, it has been my observation that no Christian that I have ever come across celebrates any of these horrible things, in any manner. 

But, I wonder how many of the souls in Heaven today can point to Christians allowing for their families and ancestors to originally keep “Christmas trees” as their reason for being there? 

That victory TRUELY belongs to God. 

Blessings to you!

By kala garcia on November 30, 2012 -- 2:23pm

i think this shit is as fucking fake as it can ever be bullshiting me assholes you can get shit from me ALIENNNNNNSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......................

By Barry Haeger on December 4, 2012 -- 8:40pm

Thank you for the clear and historic explanation of the Christian distortions of Christmas. As a Christian I am horrified by the associations people make with religion through Christmas festivities.

I have heard some of the aspects of Christmas deconstructed by a member of our church many years ago, but i feel it most fortuitous that, while researching “The challenges for believing parents today”, I have come across this website and this recording today some 20 days before I have to write and deliver a public presentation on the “True Meaning of Christmas”.

Would it be at all possible if such a document exists to be sent a list of references used in this talk?

By Donald Hamby on December 14, 2012 -- 12:40am

Christmas a Roman hoilday of death.Most european holidays are about death and destruction. How can people in this day and time of technology be so ignorant about the history of christmas. It has nothing to do with the birth of jesus,because he never existed. He was created during the Roman nicean council. Please do your reseach. Would you want your children to celebrate Hitlerday 200 yrs. from now not knowning that Hitler was a mass murderer? Think about how many people will die xmas.

By JOHN GOMBA on December 14, 2012 -- 9:38am

The world must now wake up to the lies perpetuated by Christianity and its founders the Roman Catholics,thank you for exposing this myth. i am not a practicing Jew but I am for the truth, and most Christians do not know the truth about the historical Jesus ( Yeshua) and the biblical one who is a mirth and a lie. may the creator of all bless you. By the way I am a African traditional religion practitioner.

By Dennis Cast on December 15, 2012 -- 2:38pm

Gospels were written before and were being quoted in other wrttings by 45 AD

By Mathus on December 20, 2012 -- 1:26pm

Thank you for your posting.
I don’t know where you found your facts. Most I find to be accurate. Many I do not. You are misinformed on portions of what you are teaching about this holiday.

A note about myself: I am not a believer in any Judaism, Judea-Christian, or Muslim faiths. There are many issues I have with all of these faiths. My educated opinion is that they all are arrogant, hypocritical, and murderous in text and teachings hiding under a vale of peace. No other religion/belief can measure up to the malice and cruelty these religions have inflicted on man in the name of their god. I have many friends of these faiths and they agree on this as well, but tradition has a strong hold on the human psyche. Enough of me and my educated opinion.

I only wanted to point out 2 minor areas. I know these will sound somewhat traditional in ideal, although they are factual.
1. The tree portion you have wrong “somewhat” (There was some worshiped of trees (natural spirits) in an area.) It is pagan in origin but not added from the ideal you state. It is the evergreen which was placed over the entrances of the home believed to keep out the darkness and death that was believed to come in winter. No worship in this instance. It did not initially meld from the worship. The evergreen was in place prior to the later introduction this tree ideal.
2. The Saint Nicolas portion is not completely as you stated. The stocking portion of the day is a myth of Bishop Nicholas and is about dowries for marriage. Not the myths of the grandmother as you have stated. The time is slightly off for that.

Thank you and happy holidays

By ryan on December 20, 2012 -- 9:10pm

wow thank you that was very informational I do not celebrate Christmas because I knew it had very pagan roots. I needed another way to tell people the truth about Christmas all the holidays have pagan origins and I really wasnt going to do anything consiously that was against God as i know we all sin

By dovid in teaneck on December 24, 2012 -- 7:30pm

suggest this be sent to and for inclusion on their websites if possible.dec25 and jan1 will never be the same for anyone after hearing this drosha.yesha k’oach

By Harvard Rocks on December 25, 2012 -- 6:17am

Harvard grad blogger, who is Jewish, says the winter solstice is the real reason for the season.

By nathaniel km midson on December 25, 2012 -- 8:41am

help me the true about the celebration of Christmas

By friday on December 25, 2012 -- 6:29pm

Thank u for this lecture,please send me more ineed to know more

By Mauricio R. Lozano on December 26, 2012 -- 1:13am

YOUR AWSOME, THIS is the same truth i was taught by the World Wide Church of God Pasadena Ca , this is why the church was taken over because they taught the TRUTH

By Ebenezer Ayim on December 26, 2012 -- 8:22pm

This subject have been on my mind for a very long time,but with this wonderful article,I have learnt enough and will pass it on to others.

By Teacher on December 28, 2012 -- 4:54pm

Yes Christmas is pagan

So is the Judaism of today

Follow Tanach

by way, show me a rabbi in Tanach, no where


By ERIN on December 29, 2012 -- 6:16pm

Being that my childhood was to be a devout believer a Lutheran, I must confess and proclaim that religion is vain BUT NOT The Scripture [OT] is pure religion undefiled. many will debate on the issues therein, however; YHWH Almighty straightens out the crookedness on earth as long as it remains…

All the way through Scripture, He says ‘repent’ no matter what anyone tells you don’t just believe. Take everything to intimate time with Creator. he is coming to judge all and He alone is the interpreter of HIS ETERNAL PLAN. Shalom

By Spikey Apples on January 2, 2013 -- 1:17am

the disparaging stuff he says about Saturnalia and Christmas, or similar to it, has been said about our festivals such as Purim and Pesach; and it’s also been claimed that Mordecai and Esther are actually Babylonian gods Marduk and Ishtar, and that ‘Jewish’ names of months indeed are also Babylonian, while alphabet, Phoenician. thus, or that Moshe’s got an Egyptian name.
as he complains about abuses heaped on our religion historically, it wouldn’t be bad to look into what space exactly is accorded by our own teachings, to other religions as far as existing in our midst. which is, none. i mean, he hates gentiles’ intolerance towards Jews? totally legit; but are we any more tolerant, when in charge?
before bashing other religions, in particular those descendent from our own, it’d make sense to be a bit more self-conscious. after all, we also did missionary activities, long before and for a while even simultaneously with Christians.
it’d make sense to invite a Christian representative, for fairness sake, and discuss this issue with him, for the audience to get full picture. but that’s probably not in the cars, cause clearly the goal here to produce indignation in a listener, at ‘historical slaughters of Jews by Christians’, and imply that Christiniaty is genetically antisemitic.
i suspect there’s no more veracity, but as much venom in what this rabbi says about Christmas’ origins, as in the anti-Thanksgiving blabber of some ‘Native American champions’

By Spikey Apples on January 2, 2013 -- 1:18am

the claim that only in US you get a red-hatted St. Nicholas, is not true: you also get him in Russia; everyone here knows it. also, not true that Jesus necessarily said Torah’s no more: he said “I came to uphold the law, not to violate bit”. this guy needs to read Chaim Jacobi and Shmuley Boteach.
also, Nazis themselves were very hostile to Christianity. this also escapes the ‘lecturer’. as has the fact that the biggest recipients of Christian persecution were not Jews but rather Christian ‘heretics’.
the stuff about ‘people getting drunk and wild on X-mas’ is disgusting. anyone that was there last night out in Manhattan, could see that people behaved well and had great time.
finally, as to the date of Jan. 25th: antisemitic atrocities, just like other violence, have happened on many dates; if one wants to defame 4th of July, for example, i’m pretty sure they’ll find a lot pogroms taking place on that day too.
to sum it up, this rabbi is simply a tight-headed bigot, and a lying one at that. a disgrace to Torah, if one asks me.

By Spikey Apples on January 2, 2013 -- 1:20am

and to the person who left a comment while calling himself a Noachide: you don’t need to be anti-Christian, to be a Noachide and recognize role of Judaism and leadership of Jewish people. actually, it’s this vehement denial of your previous heritage that may turn many potential followers of your movement, off

By Joanne on January 2, 2013 -- 2:28am

Thanks for your knowledge on Christmas, I did a project on this topic but you even added extra information. Yes, you are right that Jesus birth was not on December 25, and was intertwined with pagan holidays and traditions.  My belief is that the date would be the early fall in Israel. I agree the Christian world messed it up bad. The Roman world several years after Jesus death sent Constantine’s Mother to Israel to chose many christian sites also Mt. Sinai, I have to say some of those sites were messed up as well but I will be kind and not mention which ones. Thanks for a wonderful website and hope its o.k for a christian person to comment because I am very supportive of your Nation and people.  Shalom

By abrham adie on January 4, 2013 -- 7:58am

my aim is to preach the gospel for all nation of the world.If you are give for me any kinds of opportunity it is possible to preach the gospel for all of the nation of the world.

By Raymond Louis Garfield on January 7, 2013 -- 8:23pm

Religion is the pilar in society that provides an explanation for what scientific theory believes in the big bang. The thought of an almighty wizard creating everything is hard for me to believe. Darwin and others are easier for me as a freethinker and a person that understands logic rather than wizardry.  A wise person adequately pronounced that religion is the opiate of the people.  What does it really matter after 2012 years when the child that became known as jesus christ when he was born, many so called historic facts have become fiction.

By Patty Coast on January 30, 2013 -- 12:09am

As Jehovah’s Witnesses we have known this for decades and do not celebrate this because it is very easy to see from the Bible how God feels about corrupted worship.  We must worship him with spirit and truth and we want to keep our worship Pure and according to the way HE wants to be worshiped.  Very interesting article and good illustration about Hitler.

By on April 2, 2013 -- 1:47pm

Dear Rabbi,
This is an amazing lecture. However, as you pointed out, not all believers in Yeshua (Jesus) celebrate Christmas or any of those pagan holidays. Please bear this in mind. Also, let me point out that there are many who love the Jewish people.

By BOAKYE STEPHEN on July 6, 2013 -- 3:44pm

I just want to thank for this lecture i hope to let people get to about the real story about christmass

By daas zkainim on September 8, 2013 -- 5:40pm

rabbi becher and kelemen are the bests! could you get rabbi wallerstiens shiurim posted in any way? it would be appreciated by the vast majority of the patrons of your website

By Gail Sanders on October 19, 2013 -- 6:36am

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture. I am a Christian who believes in one God, not a trinity.. I also have understood from the Bible, that christmas is evil and has absolutely nothing to do with God.. I do not believe that catholics and protestants are real Christians…

By Joanne Chute on November 25, 2013 -- 11:46pm

A very informative lesson and I find it so sad how history has been over the centuries and how God’s chosen people have suffered so greatly, I am glad that I have the knowledge and can share the truth to others and pray for peace, I have been keeping watch on the Iran situation and disappointed as well with the US deal. Shalom

By yusuf on November 29, 2013 -- 5:48am

hi thank you this voice massage I lason now I realy bless here thank you lord jesus may loed jesus bless you

By James on December 3, 2013 -- 2:23am

In your presentation “The Real Story of Christmas” when talking about “the Christians” that went around trying to convert the pagan religions to christianity by having them join the celebration on Dec. 25, the winter solstice being its self a pagan celebration day from which it originated, are you referring to “the Christians” as the Roman Catholic Church Christians” that originated from the pagan Roman Conqueror’s or are you referring to the Judaism christians who do not read from the rewritten or translated version of the bible known as the Catholic bible? The pagan Roman Conqueror’s who if my information is correct came to the conclusion after many failed attempts to dominate the known world by brute force decided that, “if you can’t beat them, join them” and then formed the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church/Roman Conqueror’s who made it illegal and punishable by death for a 1000 years for any citizen to own a copy of the bible as well as mandatory that all must attend their sermon every sunday? Is my understanding correct?

By hunsipe ekundayo gabriel on December 13, 2013 -- 7:25pm

I think motives behind the celebration matters as an individual.some might choose to celebrate it as Pagans while some will celebrate it with fear of God, fairness and simplicity.God will judge everyone accordingly.

By Richard Jones on December 21, 2013 -- 7:08am

this cannot be real why is it that this didn’t get fixed years ago.

By Yvonne on December 21, 2013 -- 10:13am

Merry Christmas…you need much prayer

By Patric Kilkenny on December 24, 2013 -- 2:01pm

An interesting investigation concerning Christmas.  I am the product of a Catholic education [Kindergarten through College - St. Joseph Nuns, Franciscans and Jesuits]. For the past twenty years, I am 62 yrs old, I have questioned not only, what i consider to be a pagan holiday of Christmas but Easter as well [a product of Estra, the fertility goddess - eggs etc.].  It amazes me today that most Christians do not have a clue as to what the Bible says or instructs or what it is about…I have read the entire Bible once and the New Testament several times [Psalms and Proverbs several times].
I am now an Agnostic and while I believe the Bible is a book that can be used for instruction in behavior, it has nothing to do with proof of a unique deity; that includes the Old Testament.
I consider myself a syllogistic person - three follows two which follows one; logic at its simplest.  To what movie do you refer by Mel Gibson, I would like to view it.
                    תודה לך על ההוראה שלך

By Daniel Garwe on December 26, 2013 -- 10:05am

I believe

By priscilla osei on December 27, 2013 -- 12:55pm

jw website has always been the best

By Mitchie on January 2, 2014 -- 4:48am

Yet we continue to follow these traditions.

By Kim Lawrence on January 4, 2014 -- 6:55am

I am a monotheist.
I believe, “Hear Oh Israel, the our God is one Lord.”
I believe Jesus is the image of the invisible God but NOT the second person.
I believe He’s returning soon and will stand on Mt. Olivet and prove to His beloved by showing them his nail scarred hands that He was and is their messiah.
I am honored to have a Jewish heritage but am blessed to be able to share the glorious gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, The Lord God Almighty manifested in flesh to be the ultimate sacrifice for sin.
Blessings be with you.

By sirloin869 on March 8, 2014 -- 1:24pm

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”...

still waiting on the zombie apokolypse

By Susan Nicolai on July 26, 2014 -- 7:05pm

Hello, I just read the information you provided on to simple to website regarding Christmas and the origins of it. I have been talking to a friend who is a Nazarene and he basically told me the same information. I am truly shocked by the pagan origins of Christmas. I am a believer in the messiah Yashua. But I reject the pagan aspects of Christianity. I will no longer celebrate Christmas as the birthday of my Savior. I am inclined to believe the Catholic faith is based on self worship and has fostered pagan practices to elicit power for itself. What an abomination this is to Yahweh!

By phillipkwame akoto on August 11, 2014 -- 11:57am

pls i just want to know more about chritmas

By Jill Burk on September 15, 2014 -- 11:20pm

I knew it was very bad to be interested in or to get involved in celebrating Xmas, but this just blew me away and cemented the conviction in me never to have anything to do with that pagan ritual…thank you

By Denise Clairesa Falzoi on November 18, 2014 -- 1:38am

Thank you for this factual documentary. Christmas is pretty much based on Pagan beliefs & is basically,  a “United States Created” holiday in which we MUST spend $ & behave in a hedonistic manner- all a reason to ‘excuse’, the latter! Santa is close to Satan for a reason ... a demon would come for bad children!  Hence,  “...he’s making a list, checking it twice ... gonna find out who’s (been) naughty or nice. ..!” How utterly ridiculous all of our so-called, “holy & sacred” traditions were in fact, the EXACT OPPOSITE!

By Amy Hall on November 19, 2014 -- 5:00pm

How do I get out of Christmas this year? It is so cemented in society! I know all about pagan Roman Catholicism. I’ve ditched the tree and Santa for the last few years. I’ve reduced the decorations down to a traditional center piece that my sister sends me. But the big dinner with all the trimmings is very hard to get out of. I would be pointed and hissed at, called a “party pooper”. Maybe I’ll just run away? Go to Disneyland.

By Summer on December 5, 2014 -- 10:05pm

this is heart touching and true

By jimfuller on December 21, 2014 -- 2:24pm

Jesus true birth September 29th….

By rajan prajapati on December 24, 2014 -- 9:16am

I need christmas celebrate history

By Prashant Kumar Singh on December 25, 2014 -- 7:15am

Life is a long journey.

By Katherine on December 25, 2014 -- 11:26pm

I want to thank you for your time and resources to put these factual events on-line for those present in this time to know what past actions and beliefs were present in the times and areas you discussed. I went online to research the celebration of Christmas. After hearing your factual presentation, I am appalled and deeply saddened to hear of the treatment of Jewish people and the quest for their destruction. I was also very surprised on how the Christmas of today came to be. Again, a heartfelt thank you!

By penny Cervantes on January 2, 2015 -- 8:20am

Im so confused.

By Matt Sullivan on July 17, 2015 -- 2:27am

Me and my family use to celebrate holidays but found they all had pagan symbols and origins. Now as a family we no longer celebrate the pagan traditions. I have heard you take on pagan Christmas and I fully agree with you . I also no longer go to any organized church, there is a group of us who have bible study once a week we as a group do not celebrate holidays. Thanks for sharing your view on these pagan traditions.

By Cynthia Sigers on September 14, 2015 -- 4:41pm

I discovered this wonderful teaching tool many years ago and immediately began using it to spread the truth. Unbelievable to me was how even with the truth told to them, most CHRISTIANS said ,” I do not care about all that, I am still going to celebrate and God knows my heart. Amazingly yes, He does know and see how humans refuse to give up their own desires and fun even when they are shown the truth. Very sad how deep our own desires burn.Thank you so much for this wonderful eye opening information and may God bless you in all your good works.

By Hanna on October 7, 2015 -- 3:20pm

Dear Rabbi Keleman,
I heard this talk with interest, but when I tried to research it, I could not find the Festival you speak of.
Could you please tell me what exactly the name of the festival is and where you get your information from?
Thank you

By Yvonne Beasley on November 10, 2015 -- 10:53pm

Thank you for this post.  I was praying for God to reveal to me the truth in all things and the word Saturnalia dropped in my spirit.  I kept asking God what is naturalist and I felt led to research the subject. Thank you again for your obedience to God. Y posting the unadulterated truth.  It is appreciated.

By John Litchfield on November 28, 2015 -- 7:19pm

Thank you, Rabbi. I am an English/Language Arts teacher at a Catholic school, but I had never heard or read this history of Christmas until now.  It must be a hushed history because of the shame this history carries toward all Gentiles. 
Thank you for your honesty and research into this topic.  I will share it with my high school students.
Sincerely yours,
M J Litchford

By Ozor chijioke mosheh on December 6, 2015 -- 12:46pm

Please i need the origon and the history of chritmas

By frances martin on December 7, 2015 -- 4:37pm

I am a seeker of truth.i want to know the who, what ,when, why, where and how of all matters.
the hatred perpetrated by our philosophical notions of right and wrong has brought the human family to a condition that our creator must mourn.
I have no commitment to any human philosophy…in my search to understand, I see that the divisions among us,
done in the search for God, are really an attempt to perpetrate beliefs that serve political, secular motives, power greed, corruptionetc..
this helps me to see why so many have lost their faith ...confusion, hypocricy, violence, hatred….etc..

I will read more from your material.
are you angry with the christian faith?
I try to read the christian understanding is that jesus practiced his jewish faith and encouraged the same. I thought his concern was about rituals that would be burdensome.
my experience is that faiths have customs that have cultural, ethnic relevance that may not be necessary in our worship.
however, as you show, origin of such customs may be heretical.i do not want to believe that christianity teaches hatred toward jews or extermination of the jewish faith. I have not been given the opportunity to study your culture or faith despite my interest. My understanding again is that jesus and christianity celebrate tht jewish roots.
I write this so that you and your listeners know and believe that our common search for truth needs to be founded in love.



By Melissa on December 8, 2015 -- 11:41pm

Just “Thank you.” Ignorance is one of the reasons for so much religious conflict. I no longer practice any faith, but still appreciate scholarly information on almost any religious topic. Though I am certainly not an atheist, I understand why many have tired of religion . . . so much falsehood - so many lies.

By Davis Kariuki on December 22, 2015 -- 10:04am

This is a very educative lecture,this message need to be preached to the world that has continued to believe in deception. Keep up the good word

By Ebenezer kyere on December 27, 2015 -- 2:52pm

Please I want you to teach me more about Christmas? Many people is speaking against the celebration of Christ is not good

By gerg on October 7, 2016 -- 10:08pm

I agree with this teaching. Many of tradition is has nothing to do with the Messiah. It is truly crazy. Devil does laughter of the Messiah. Dear Jews, we who are born-again Christians are very, very sorry a terrible history to yours fathers. Satan used the unborn-again “Christians” to destroy your fathers. This is terrible.
But your Messiah came on the world and He bourn in Bethlehem more like 2000 year ago and more lake 300 prophecy fulfilled about Him. He died and He rose from the dead and His grave was empty. He soon come back on the clouds. He is Jesus Christ Savior or Judge.

By David S. Collette on December 18, 2016 -- 10:27am

Jesus the Christ complied with & observed all that is in the Tanakh & Torah. In fact, I believe it was He who inspired all of what we know as the Holy Scriptures. He, it is my understanding & belief, is the very embodiment of It. The church he founded (built — he was, after all, a builder by trade) still exists & is refusing, amid a certain groundswell of persecution (repetition of history?), to kowtow to the corrupt diktat of cultural exigency. That organisation, which is known by the name of His Father, has been actively witnessing against these pagan practices since early last century.

By Larry Sterner on December 21, 2016 -- 1:59pm

Christmas! A good day for judgment day! It’s ironic that when God returns for judgment, He comes from the direction of Bozrah, the people ask why his robes are red. He tells them His robes are drenched by the blood of the people He destroyed in His wrath.
It’s ironic that every year on Yom Kippur when the book of life is opened before God, where names are added, and names are taken away. Santa also has a list he’s checking, of those who are naughty and nice.

Thanks for the audio file.

By Judy Browne on December 23, 2016 -- 6:37pm

Great info on this pagan celebration, however I have just published a book entitled Satan has fallen under my feet forever. It addresses false religion and false prophets.  Spiritual meaning of colours in the bible.  I hope you get a copy of the book at  Stay blessed

By E S on January 18, 2017 -- 3:10am

Thanks so much for the shiur - very informative and entertaining!!!

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