Open letter from an ex-Rabbi

Open letter of Paul Photius, ex-Rabbi from Arta, to the Rabbis and Leaders of Israel.


     "Those of you who left will pine away in their iniquity in your enemies lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them. If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me (Lev 26:39-40)

Dear Jews 

     Here is the puzzle of our destruction even by the Germans who unfortunately they took us and annihilated us thanks to the sins of our fathers who perverted the meaning of the Holy Scripture and crucified without reason Christ the Messiah and the sin of the Crucifixion they brought upon us, when the maniacal Pharisees said in front of Pilate "Let his blood be upon us and on our children (Matt 27:25), and the rest of the mob added saying "Amen" and since then we are persecuted.
Why, my dear, you do not acknowledge the existence of the Saviour, before all ages, as it is written in the third word of Gennesis, in plural, namely "Beresith bara Elohim" where God said "let us make man in our image, after our likeness?" (Gen 1:26). Have you ever studied the blessing which the Patriarch Jacob gave his son Judas? Didn't he say, "The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes and into him shall the gathering of the people be" (Gen 49:10). Who was Shiloh?
Study my dear and acknowledge the adoption of our Lord Jesus Christ by God because the psalm says, "..... You are My son; this day I have begotten you" (psalm 2:7). Acknowledge the prayer by which David prophesies saying : "My God, My God why have you forsaken me (psalm22:1), which the evangelists report  it was said by Christ on the Cross, "....... Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34-35). Acknowledge the "...... they pierced my hands and my feet (psalm22:16), they "parted my garments among them and cast lots on my cloths" (psalm 22:18), the "they gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink (psalm 69:21) which were realized in the person of our Saviour Christ as was written by the holy evangelists: "And they came upon a place called Golgotha that is to say, a place of a skull, they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall and when he tasted it he would not drink. And they crucified Him and parted his garments casting lots (Matt 27: 33-34; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19: 23-37).
Acknowledge my dear the selling of the Lord by Judas for 30 silver coins as prophesied by Zechariah, saying, "........So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.  And the Lord said to me. Cast it unto the potter a goodly price that I was priced out of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord". (Zechariah 11: 12-13) And which the holy evangelists say that it was fulfilled in the person of Jesus, thus: "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said unto them, What will you give me and I will deliver him to you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver and from that time he sought opportunity to betray him". (Matt 26:14-16 and Acts 1:15-20).
Acknowledge the "........ Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14) that was said by the Prophet Isaiah and which was realized by Christ as we see in reference Mat 1: 18-23. Why then you remain hard hearted, unrepentant and deniers of the Holy Bible, the book of truth and of eternal life?
Finally study about our last destruction by the Germans in the last chapter of Malachi which says briefly: "My people will say, what benefit is there for us that turn to God? We look at the nations in awe." Let the zealous one awaken his spirit in Christ and study this chapter and he will see that this is what we had said when in 1938 a world council of the Jewish Communities was convened during which it was decided that they will finally not be working five days a week but six, thus dropping the Sabbath.
What was the result? A declaration of war by Germany, taking us to their country and turning us to ashes.
Finally my dear, we see in the Hebrew language a written word greater than all the others screaming loudly in a melodic tone. "Remember the Law of Moses as I proclaimed on Mount Horeb" etc. It is important for everyone to study meticulously  this chapter as well as chapter 26 of Leviticus that records all the calamities that have befallen the Jews due to their disobedience of the Law of God, to becoming a numbered few. And in the end it writes that those remaining must repent of their sins and the sins of their fathers. I do not believe that anyone among us will deny that we are only about 10% left, namely one or two from every family.
Return us Lord that we may return. Restore our days as before.
My dear, I do not address you out of material interest but I talk to you through the grace of the Holy Spirit which I received through our Lord Jesus Christ on the day of my baptism. I talk to you about repentance not only  yours but of all humanity to our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Messiah and the Saviour of the repentant sinners, so that we may all become one flock under one shepherd, Christ. Amen.

With love in Christ,
Paul Photius

Magazine "The Saint Philotheus of Paros"  7 January -April 2003 Issue," Orthodox Kypseli"  Publication.   

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