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Reports of the Talmud being a national classic in South Korea have been floating around for several years, but it’s now official: The country’s ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-Sam, told the “Culture Today” TV show that Talmud study is now a mandatory part of the country’s school curriculum.
In addition, it is said, almost every home in South Korea boasts a Korean version of the Talmud, and mothers commonly teach it to their children, who call it the "Light of Knowledge."
Why? "We were very curious about the high academic achievements of the Jews," Young-Sam explained, according to a Ynet report. "Jews have a high percentage of Nobel laureates in all fields - literature, science and economics. This is a remarkable achievement. We tried to understand: What is the secret of the Jewish people? How are they, more than other people, able to reach those impressive accomplishments? Why are Jews so intelligent? The conclusion we arrived at is that one of your secrets is that you study the Talmud… We believe that if we teach our children Talmud, they will also become geniuses. This is what stands behind the rationale of introducing Talmud study to our school curriculum."
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by mayabong
Jews are not allowed to steal from ANYONE - its one of the ten commandments.
And yes it is propaganda. Wouldnt be the first time either. See Simon of Trent (blood libels), well poisoning, protocols of the elders of zion
Now that is not to say that some Jews do steal from Gentiles thinking its ok... But its not a Talmudic belief, nor is it mentioned in the Shulchan Aruch, and even the Maharash criticizes those irreligious Jews who do those things...
Nobody can justify theft, period. Judiasm doesnt, and there is nothing more that needs to be said to prove that this very basic moral is a tenet of the belief system that made it universally incumbent on all men to honor the property of all people - Jew or non Jew.
Originally posted by dontreally
This is pretty amazing.
Has it not been taught: 'With respect to robbery — if one stole or robbed30 or [seized] a beautiful woman,31 or [committed] similar offences,32 if [these were perpetrated] by one Cuthean33 against another, [the theft, etc.] must not be kept, and likewise [the theft] of an Israelite by a Cuthean, but that of a Cuthean by an Israelite may be retained'?34
But R. Aha, the son of R. Ika answered; It applies to the withholding of a labourer's wage.44 One Cuthean from another, or a Cuthean from an Israelite is forbidden, but an Israelite from a Cuthean is permitted.45
In the printed edition of the Talmud, words like "goy" or "nokhri", two terms meaning non-Jew, were changed by censors to the word “Cuthean” that came to refer to any idolaters, without relation to the original Cutheans.
Why are Jews so intelligent? The conclusion we arrived at is that one of your secrets is that you study the Talmud… We believe that if we teach our children Talmud, they will also become geniuses. This is what stands behind the rationale of introducing Talmud study to our school curriculum."