The Introduction of Talmud
Like all the other religions in the world, Judaism has been corrupted by the human trend of distorting God's words in the scripture. Judaism as practiced by the majority of the Jews today is not the religion authorized by God in the Torah , but a newly formalized belief system based on man-made innovations and corruptions recorded in the "man-made" Talmud. Similar corruptions by man-made books and laws can be seen in Today's Christianity (e.g. Trinity) and traditional Islam (e.g. Hadith and Sunna).
In Quran, God's Final Testament, God teaches us:
[5:44] We have sent down the Torah, containing guidance and light. Ruling in accordance with it were the Jewish prophets, as well as the rabbis and priests, as dictated to them in God's scripture, and as witnessed by them. Therefore, do not reverence human beings; you shall reverence Me instead. And DO NOT TRADE AWAY MY REVELATIONS for a cheap price. Those who do not rule in accordance with God's REVELATIONS (Torah, Gospel, & Quran) are the DISBELIEVERS.
As it turned out, the Torah has been disregarded in favor of the man-made books of the Talmud and other similar rabbinic books, the Torah has been traded for the Talmud.
The Talmud (Hebrew for teaching or study) is described in the Encyclopedia as a vast compendium of Jewish law and lore, a sequel to the Hebrew Bible, and the basis of Jewish religious life. Talmud for all practical reasons has became the number one source of Jewish religious laws . It consists of the MISHNA and Gemara . The MISHNA recorded the teachings, sayings, interpretations , explanations of many rabbis. The GEMARA (Aramaic for tradition or learning) recorded the description of actions as done , recommended, shown or represented by the Rabbis.. There are two Gemaras, the Palestinian Gemara , a product of the 3d and 4th centuries AD, and the Babylonian Gemara, completed about 499, with some later additions. From the 5th century, the Babylonian Talmud was generally accepted as the authoritative source of law (instead of the book of God, the Torah, that should have been the authoritative source of everything).
We are at the era of the TRUTH. God promised to produce for the people a creature that speaks the truth, (Quran 72:28) and He gave us the computer and the World Wide Web connections to give the truth to the whole world. Falsehood have no place to hide anymore. The truth will be given to everyone to ponder on, and with it our responsibilities will markedly increase.
We have selected for you this article that presents the unknown side of the Talmud. It is a clear example of the human trend of corruption of a great religion of God, Judaism. This site, by no means, supports hatred towards the Jews or any religious group and is not anti- anything except the falsehood. We only mean to give the truth. We are to live in peace in this world with all the people who have different beliefs and understanding of their religions as long as they respect this peace and other people's beliefs as well. It is mandatory on all the truth seekers to verify the information given to them on this site or any other sites per the Quran, 17:36.
Important: This article contains the personal opinion of its authors. This opinion does not necessarily represent the opinion of the editors of submission.org. We do know, from Quran, that they are not all the same, and that righteous Jews and Christians do exist among the majority of others who do not follow the true guidance of Almighty God in His scriptures.
[Quran, 3:113] They are not all the same; among the followers of the scripture, there are those who are righteous. They recite GOD's revelations through the night, and they fall prostrate.
[Quran, 3:114] They believe in GOD and the Last Day, they advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and they hasten to do righteous works. These are the righteous.
[Quran, 3:115] Any good they do will not go unrewarded. GOD is fully aware of the righteous.
[Quran, 3:199] Surely, some followers of the previous scriptures do believe in GOD, and in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed to them. They reverence GOD, and they never trade away GOD's revelations for a cheap price. These will receive their recompense from their Lord. GOD is the most efficient in reckoning.
See also (Quran 2:62, 5:69)
Two comments about the above article from two Jewish readers
I write you concerning your latest article, showing that today's Judaism is not the religion of the Bible, and that much of modern Jewish practice is not biblical--but rather rabbinical--in origin.
Indeed, you are correct in these facts, but your articles do not mention the very important fact that not all Jews are thoroughly rabbinical in tradition and belief. Indeed, there are some--called Karaites--who reject all rabbinical inventions, especially the Talmud (so-called "Oral Law"). And there are others, known as Samaritans, who do not even accept the entire Hebrew Bible, but only the Torah (first five books of the Bible). I am neither a Karaite nor a Samaritan, but I do not accept the so-called "Oral Law" as having any origin other than the evident one--human (i.e. the rabbis) or many other ideas propagated and promulgated in the Talmud. Most, if not all, of the members of my synagogue do not accept the Talmud as being divinely inspired. We generally follow only the Tanakh (the Torah, the Nevi'im [Prophets], and the Kesuvim [Writings]), which is known as the Hebrew Bible.
Also, the latest article seems to be rather anti-semitic in nature, and seems to wish to destroy the credibility of Judaism. While I do not agree with the rabbinic authorities nor accept their positions and views as binding upon myself or those around me, nevertheless I resist anti-semitism and anti-Judaism in all its forms.
You are very right to point out that the Jews did once pray in a very similar fashion to the Muslims. The Karaites pray in the ancient manner still today, as do the Samaritans. I myself will often prostrate myself during prayers, as a sign of submission to the Almighty. I wear a beard and a fringed garment, as commanded in the Torah. I do wear a yarmulke or kippah (scullcap) like the Orthodox Jews, as I find this custom to be entirely in harmony with my Judaic way of life, and as a means to publicly identify myself as a Jew. I keep kosher, but do mix milk and meat, as the prohibition against this has no real basis in the Tanakh.
In short, I am what your website designates as a "Jewish submitter to God alone"...
I would ask you to put me in contact--if you can--with any other Jewish submitters who you know of. I would appreciate having the chance to speak with them.
Thank you very much...
Z. B. A.
P.S. You may post as much of this as you like on your website, provided that you do not include my name or e-mail address...
"I have come to promote three loves: love of God, love of Torah, and love of the Jewish people..." (The Ba'al Shem Tov)
I was reading the following article, and thought that I should comment. And you can post this email on your site .
Corruption of Judaism, the Human Trend
I am of a movement of Judaism known as Qaraim. We reject the Mishnah and Gemarah of our Rabbinical counterparts.
The T"NK (Torah, Navim, and Ketuvim) to our knowledge is the sole word of our Creator, blessed be He, YHWH the Only True God. We base all of our beliefs, and customs upon what is found in written in the T"NK. Like unto you we prostrate ourselves in prayer before our God, blessed be He, YHWH the Only True God.
In many ways we look Muslim, however we are not Muslim, nor could we ever be Muslim. The reason being is that the T"NK being the true word of God to us shows many things that do not agree with the words of the Qu'ran. I could list these, but it would be a long list, and you would probably become bored with the list after a while.
In short, I have to agree with you that Rabbinical Judaism has corrupted the culture of our fathers, and the teachings of our God, blessed be He, YHWH the Only True God, through their creation of the Talmud, but the written word of our God, known as the T"NK has still preserved this culture. And if it does not agree with the T"NK to me, then it is wrong. Nothing against Muslims, and all, but this is just the way that Qaraim think.
May YHWH bless and keep you!