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Do Jews Suffer from a False Identity?

May 30, 2012

Map of Khazaria

Many Jews are profoundly out of touch with their own truth.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.
(revised from April 2003)

The Jewish people have been deceived (or have deceived themselves) on two counts:

1. Most do not descend from the Biblical Jews. They are Khazars, from southwest Asia.

2. Judaism is not a religion. At best, it is a racial credo, designed to maintain racial cohesion, in this case the Khazar bloodlines.

In the absence of a more satisfying religion, many Jews sublimated their religious idealism into Communist and left-liberal causes designed to undermine host societies. They have been duped and manipulated by Masonic Jewish financiers ("organized Jewry," Zionism) into advancing a totalitarian "New World Order" aka "Globalism" "world government."

Many Jews are witting and unwitting pawns, profoundly out of touch with their own truth. They are foot soldiers and cannon fodder in a diabolical multi-generational plot to destroy Christian Civilization.


As is widely known, East European or Ashkanazi Jews (90% of the total) were descendents of Khazars, a Turkic people who converted to Judaism in the 8th Century.

The empire of Khazaria sat astride the Black and Caspian seas extending from the Urals to Romania. "That the Khazars are the lineal ancestors of Eastern European Jewry is a historical fact," Jewish historian Alfred M. Lilienthal writes in an essay, "Judaism : Religion or Race".

"Many Christians may have much more Hebrew-'Israelite' blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbors," he says.

Jews might visit Kiev instead of Jerusalem. They might learn more about their roots by studying a web site like than the Old Testament. The Torah (the first five books of OT) has helped Jews maintain their identity for millennia. Unfortunately it may have been camouflage for Cabalists and Talmudists who nurture a demented megalomaniac dream.


In "Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti Semitism" (1998) Kevin MacDonald suggests that Jews also use religion as camouflage for race.

He says Judaism becomes viewed as a benign highly permeable non-ethnic group whose differences with other groups are merely ones of personal belief rather than ethnicity. Conflicts of interest between the Jewish community as a strategizing ethnic group and other groups are minimized. (74)

In "The Future of American Jewry," Irving Kristol wrote: "Jews in America may belong to Jewish institutions, send their children to Sunday schools for religious instruction, proudly identify themselves as Jews, but their religion, for the most part, is only Jewish in its externals. At the core it is secular humanist."

Secular humanism is a guise for Satanism. It denies the existence of God and makes man God, i.e. "the man" - Rothschild.

A 1970's survey of American Jews found that less than 50% felt it was necessary to believe in God to be a "good Jew." On the other hand, over 95% agreed that "it is important that there always be a Jewish people" and "every Jew is responsible in some measure for the well being of every other Jew."

Only 33% agreed to the proposition:" The primary loyalty of American Jews must be to the US and their fellow Americans." (MacDonald, p.277)

Orthodox Jews oppose intermarriage and conversion. In 1997, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis declared that Reform and Conservative Judaism (the vast majority of "observant" American Jews) are not Jewish.

In 1996 Rabbi Harold Schulweis told the Los Angeles Times, that conversion to Judaism "is upsetting to some Jews because they feel Judaism is less an ideology than a biology, a matter of chromosomes not choice." (MacDonald 267)

I am not observant but I still consider myself Jewish because my parents and ancestors were Jewish. I don't think race is a bad thing if each race is considered part of the human family with none better than another. I admire other races and like to see them flourish. I am not opposed to intermarriage but I believe it is preferable to maintain racial identity if possible.


In a previous column, I suggest that Judaism is a "flawed religion." I cannot subscribe to the view that Jews are "above all other people that are on the face of the earth" (Deuteronomy 7:6).

Nor do I subscribe to a God who is a merciless judge meting out reward and punishment.

True religion teaches us to become more God-like. "Be ye therefore perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect," said Christ. (Mathew 5:48)

In an email, Rabbi Marvin Antelman referred me to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

"According to him there is no such thing as Judaism. The concept is post Biblical and post Talmudic; and he challenged his disciples (he ordained over 2000 rabbis) to find the term (in Hebrew the words is Yahadut) in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud or Jewish codices."

Antelman, author of "To Eliminate the Opiate" (2002), urged me to find Jewish meaning in the Torah, God and the land.

"The Torah and the land of Israel are Divine gifts of God to the Israelite nation. Any so called Jew who thinks otherwise is not a Jew..."

Since God and Israel are based on the Torah, he is really saying, read the Torah. I did and must agree with Arthur Koestler, a Jewish writer who characterized it as a racial credo "which turns out to be illusory."

"The Old Testament is first and foremost the narrative of a nation's history; it gave monotheism to the world, yet its credo is tribal rather than universal. Every prayer and ritual observance proclaims membership of an ancient race...The Jewish faith, as shown by 2000 years of tragic history, is nationally and socially self-segregating. ...It transformed the Jews of the Diaspora into a pseudo-nation . . . held together loosely by a system of traditional beliefs based on racial and historical premises which turn out to be illusory." (The Thirteenth Tribe, 1976, p.224)

In his Gospel of Love Christ attempted to transform Judaism from a racial credo into a genuine religion. He proclaimed universal brotherhood and a God of Love. But the Pharisees wanted Jews to be "a nation unto itself," an instrument to rule the world.

Down through the centuries, the Jews have remained prisoners and pawns of their Pharisees who answer to the financiers.


In "Esau's Tears: Modern Anti Semitism and the Rise of the Jews" (1997) Albert Lindemann writes: "Jews have been as capable as any other group of provoking hostility." (xvii) They "actually do not want to understand their past, or at least those aspects of their past that have to do with the hatred directed at them, since understanding may threaten other aspects of their complex and often contradictory identities." (535)

Jews imagine they are descendents of the Israelites, irrationally persecuted for the crucifixion, morally superior people and a beacon for humanity. In fact, I suspect they are dangerously out of touch with their own reality.

Since Judaism is mainly a racial credo, Jews are attracted to other religions. One local rabbi tells people he is a Buddhist. Many Jews have made their religion the creation of a secular Golden Age. Unfortunately this humanist utopia is a hoax, sponsored by the Satan-loving financial elites who wish to establish a thinly disguised totalitarian world government.

Why else would Jewish Marxist feminists be permitted to alienate young women from men, motherhood and family? To learn that "the patriarchy" is to blame for everything? To reject and rewrite western culture from the point of view of women?

Throughout history some Jews have aroused enmity by serving as pawns and middlemen for the elites. Unwittingly, many Jews have assumed this role again. They form a core group in the movies, news media, TV, think tanks, universities and government that legitimize the elite and preach contempt for healthy Christian ideals. They are reminiscent of the Jewish core group that engineered the Bolshevik revolution and Communism.

But Jews are individuals and other Jews like myself are opposed to the New World Order. I am inspired by others like Norman Finklestein, Gilad Atzmon and Israel Shamir. I admire Dr. Judith Reisman who blew the whistle on the Rockefeller's campaign to promote homosexuality. and Alan Kors and Harvey Silverglade who fight for academic freedom.

I believe many Jews have a profound sense of justice and truth. We want to know who we really are. I think we are Khazars. "Next year in Kiev!"


Related -- Jews defined by Occult Ideology - Not Nation/ Race

Gilad Atzmon on David Miliband (Labor Leader) Jewish identity

Makow - Is the New World Order Jewish?

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Do Jews Suffer from a False Identity?"

Steven said (May 31, 2012):

God is not based on the Torah, instead the Torah is based on Gods teachings and an attempt to communicate with man through a sellect group of people who were willing to pay attention to what he had to say. It is also an attempt at an historical record.

God exists in his own right and is not the invention of some group of tribalists living in the deserts of the middle east or even central asia. Gods existance does not depend on Israel or any variety of hominid species like Jews or Khazars for example.

If Jews and Khazars became extinct on earth it might reduce ethnic/species diversity but it would not get rid of God. You see after 33AD God decided to reach out to the gentiles and offer salvation and moral teaching to all who would accept it. The so called Jews had first shot at it and after they rejected the messiah and the teachings of the prophets he decided to give every one else a chance.

There is no salvation by race, only by grace through Jesus Christ.... Jews have no preeminence over the gentiles and must repent and accept Jesus as their Lord and savior. It is that or hell fire and eternal damnation for all who will not repent and accept Jesus Christ. There is no third choice and no charging through the middle with a grey hat on. When Jesus said that he was the one Moses wrote of and that his kingdom is not of this world he was literally telling the truth.

Cliff Shackananda said (May 31, 2012):

In my search for ultimate truth, I delved into the mysteries of Judaism. I too, had come to the conclusion that, in truth, Judaism and Jews are simply ideas. If you look closely, there is no foundation to them. But I have also learned that everything else that we hold dear to be true is too, simply ideas. Most will never be able to come to this for it negates even the sense of individuality for who we take ourselves to be is founded upon an idea, a thought, namely the thought, "I."


False Identification is the root of all of our miseries, not just the Jews. We think that we are this or that, something or somebody...but these are also just ideas. If you want to help your readers gain wisdom, why don't you share the wisdom of the wise that have come before us rather than further enmesh them further in confusion.

Rather than worrying about the false identification of the Jews why don't you first tackle your own? Whoever you think you are realize that to be idea only. That is the first step in identifying what is true about who you really are. Identifying with the true was a function of the Christ. So go ahead and embrace the idea that you are a Christian, but after that isn't there an obligation to discover the Kingdom of Heaven or the Christ within? Let's stop beating around the bush. Make Christ proud.


Words of the wise:

The ultimate truth is so simple; it is nothing more than being in one's natural, original state.

It is a great wonder that to teach such a simple truth a number of religions should be necessary, and so many disputes should go on between them as to which is the God-ordained teaching. What a pity!

Because people want something elaborate and mysterious, so many religions have come into existence. Only those who are mature can understand the matter in its naked simplicity.

Because people love mystery and not the truth, religions cater to them

Andrew said (May 31, 2012):

The overwhelming majority of the people who claim Jewish identity today descend from Khazari ancestors and therefore are technically not even Semites.

In fact, according to Shlomo Sand's 2009 book, "The Invention of The Jewish People," even David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Modern Israel openly and in writing acknowledged that most of the original Jews of Palestine voluntarily convert to Islam in the 7th and 8th century never having left their homeland.

According to Ben Gurion, "The fellahin [the people of Palestine] are not descendants of the Arab Conquerors, who captured Eretz Israel [The Land of Israel] and Syria in the seventh century CE. [AD]. The Arab victors did not destroy the agricultural population they found in the country. They expelled only the alien Byzantine rulers, and did not touch the local population." pp. 185-187

So technically, it was not until the 1940s and after the Six Day War in 1967 that that the fellahin, the ancestral 'local population' were not only "touched" but became the victims of wholesale massacres (a/k/a ethnic cleansing) and thereby forcibly removed from their homelands at the hands alien Zionist Khazari Pseudo-Judeo invaders.

So why don't more Jews live in Israel? In his documentary movie, Defamation: Anti-Semitism, The Movie, the Israeli film maker Yoav Shamir interviewed his Israeli grandmother who explains or at least gives her opinion.

So ironically, the home of anti-Semitism today is actually Modern Israel.

David said (May 31, 2012):

I have seen what you posted about the Khazars. I am an Ashkenazi Jew myself being of Eastern European decent. I have never once consider myself to be above anyone else for being a Jew. I have been in the Synagogue many times hearing rabbis speak. Never once did I hear my rabbi preach hatred for anyone and say we are above anyone else.

When God gave the Jewish people the Torah, it was to bring his message to the rest of the world and be a servant of him. It was never to prove to the world that we are special as in the world cannot function without us. I have never believed in this idea because I know no people and religion are superior to one another. I know as long as I listen to God and do his work then I will be blessed. My father is Jewish and he believes in no God.

Since Judaism is based on the existence of God, then one cannot be a a Jew and believe in no God. This is embracing another belief system all together.

As for the Kol Nidre prayer, it does not encourage Jews to lie to God. Rather it ask us to ask God forgiveness of our sins we have done in the past year. I am not without sin myself. We all need God to guide us and make us whole.



Thanks. Alas, the Torah seems to act as camouflage for the Talmud and Kabbalah which truly define Judaism, and deceive Jews & non-Jews alike.


Alexandre said (May 31, 2012):

As regards your latest article (Do Jews Suffer from a False Identity?), I want to thank you for it.

It really helps me to think about some of the riddles of History which so often engage my attention.

Now, once you listed people of Jewish heritage who inspire you, Dr. Makow, allow me to add to your list the great Professor HADLEY ARKES, the noble soul who crafted and battled for the approval of the BAIPA (Born Alive Infants Protection Act), thus entitling babies who survived abortion procedures the full protection of the law, in spite of their mothers (sic, Sic, SIC) and doctors (sic, Sic, SIC), at least under Federal jurisdiction. Hadley Arke s, having seen what he saw all along the way to the coming into force of the BAIPA, converted himself to Catholicism.

By the same token, it is also very important to add, I think, Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D., who underwent a kind of Damascene convertion and turned himself from abortionist-in-chief of the USA medical establishment into its fierce opponent, showing us through video and book the horrors of this satanic practice. Most strikingly, Bernard Nathanson also converted himself to Catholicism (Requiescat in pace, Mr. Nathanson!)

That is it.

KP said (May 31, 2012):

Your most recent article prompted me to write.

Until a few years ago, I was one of the many cowed by the 'JudeoChristian alliance' and I turned my eyes from the Palestinians and others who faced bullets and laws and had only rocks with which to return fire. I, like the majority of Americans, was wholly racist against Muslims.

It was only when I could no longer deny the reality of 911 that I began to explore the idea that all my opinions could be built on sand. Benjamin Freedman's speech in 1961 was the first punch to my gut.

Despite that and other evidence, I always take great pains to distinguish between zionist and Jewish. Especially with my boys, I never explain that Jews are evil or wrong, but that Jewish and Christian zionists together are (many unknowingly) the foot soldiers leading the world down the trail to hell.

But there's something I came across a few years ago, and stumbled upon once or twice since (most recently on Jim Stone's website) and that is the supposed Jewish prayer called Kol Nidre. According to Stone (incidentally, I haven't yet made up my mind about him) he became a convert to Judaism and only after a few years was he introduced to the prayer in a special prayer book as guards made certain no 'uninvited' folk happened upon the synagogue when the prayer was read. Stone, along with others, claims that the prayer is sort of an 'out' for Jews as it allows them to lie and promise with abandon only to clear their name with God once a year by reciting this prayer.

I've never seen an article on your site mentioning Kol Nidre. Is it real? Do all Jews who attend synagogue live by this prayer? Is it true that an average Jew would understand that this prayer gives them an opportunity to lie to outsiders while still staying pure in the eye of God? Did you encounter this prayer as a youngster?

After reading Freedman's speech I came across your website. Your work has been invaluable in helping me come to terms with the truth. Thank you for it.



I did not attend synagogue and I expect this prayer is in Hebrew.
I believe the prayer does permit Jews to lie but I can't assess its impact. I think their participation with Gentiles in Masonic Orders would be more important, since the Masonic Oath demands you lie to protect a Brother.


Dick said (May 30, 2012):

Thanks for another great article.

I think parts of the "truth" community have done a good job
exposing the theological and "tribal" faults of Judaism.

What seems to be lacking, and what I think you provide a glimpse of here, is an escape route for Jews who don't want to be part of an irrational race cult, but don't want to abandon their ethnic and
cultural heritage (and family bonds). I don't think "secular"
Christians like myself can appreciate the difficulty for a Jew to
criticize Judaism or (God forbid) embrace Christianity. Rather than just condemn, we should try to sympathize and build common ground.

In my own experience, most Jews are not in any way religious, but
are basically assimilated whites who do hide a deeply rooted
paranoia and race consciousness of which their non-Jewish friends and neighbors are not usually aware.

Jewish paranoia, and both the Jewish behavior and non-Jewish
prejudice that result, make permanent co-existence impossible. I
think the question is how can a person stay "Jewish" without
Israel, passover, yom kippur, the holocaust, etc? I think your idea
of being proud and interested – rather than ashamed – of the
birthplace of your real ancestors is a good place to start.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at