Why the Holocaust? Pt. 2


But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other elohim, and worship them; then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.  And this house, which is so high, every one that pass  by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why has Yahweh done this to this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh, the Elohim of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other elohim, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore has he brought all this evil upon them. 2 Chronicles 7:19-ff


The worst genocides of the 20th Century

Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1934-39) 13,000,000 (the purges)
Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) 12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians WWII)
Mao Tze Dong (China, 1966-69) 11,000,000 (cultural revolution)
Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) 5,000,000 (civilians WWII)
Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79) 1,700,000
Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) 1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)
Menghitsu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000
Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915) 1,200,000
Charles DeGaulle (Algeria, 1954-1962) 1,000,000
Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970) 1,000,000
Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982) 900,000
Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000
Suharto (East Timor, 1976-98) 600,000
Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88) 600,000
Yahya Khan (Pakistan, 1971) vs Bangladesh 500,000
Savimbi (Angola, 1975-2002) 400,000
Mullah Omar - Taliban (Afghanistan, 1986-2001) 400,000
Idi Amin (Uganda, 1969-1979) 300,000
Benito Mussolini (Ethiopia, 1936; Yugoslavia, WWII) 300,000
Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire, 1965-97) ?
Charles Taylor (Liberia, 1989-1996) 220,000
Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone, 1991-2000) 200,000
Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 1992-96) 180,000
Michel Micombero (Burundi, 1972) 150,000
Hassan Turabi (Sudan, 1989-1999) 100,000


I begin this part listing some of the worst genocides in the 20th century.  Most likely, you have never heard of these mass killings (murders).  Why do you hear so much about the Holocaust of WW II?  Perhaps, you hear about this because of who or what controls the media.  The voices of these other atrocities, usually remains silent.  Why?  Because they have no one to speak for them as a rule.  They are not considered as important as are others, or so it seems.  Are we not all created in His image?  Is not Salvation offered to the entire human race?  YHWH  Why The Holocaust?, series is going to the very core and heart of cause! SIN!  Also, why were some spared the Holocaust, while others were destroyed? 


In part one we covered some reasons from Torah as to the why.  Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 are key covenant relationship passages.  It would appear from the historical perception of these passages, only the blessing parts were read and believed.  Nevertheless, I assure you the rest of each chapter (albeit Leviticus or Deuteronomy) are fully applicable where curses were pronounced for sinful behavior!  The covenant believer, whether Jewish or Goyim (Gentile) wants Father (Abba) Yahweh to bless them only.  This includes the point in time when sinful behavior is exhibited by the participants!  Can Father Yahweh walk with sinful people?  Will he be a partaker of their sinful behavior? Read the following passages from Torah and give me your answer!


And Yahweh spoke to Moses, Go, get you down; for your people, that you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are your elohim, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. And Yahweh said to Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff necked people: now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation  Exodus 32:7-10


And Yahweh said to Moses, Depart, and go up from here, you and the people which you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto your seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the middle of you; for you art a stiff necked people: lest I consume you in the way. And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on his ornaments. For Yahweh had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff necked people: I will come up into the middle of you in a moment, and consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do to you. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb. Exodus 33:1-6


And Yahshua said to the people, You cannot serve Yahweh: for he is a holy Elohim; he is a jealous Elohim; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If you forsake Yahweh, and serve strange elohim, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he has done you good. And the people said to Yahshua, No; but we will serve Yahweh. And Yahshua said to the people, You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen Yahweh, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses. Now therefore put away, said he, the strange elohim which are among you, and incline your heart unto Yahweh Elohim of Israel. And the people said unto Yahshua, Yahweh our Elohim will we serve, and his voice will we obey  Yahshua 24:19-25


See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command you this day to love Yahweh your Elohim, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and Yahweh your Elohim shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it. But if your heart turns away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other elohim, and serve them; I declare to you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days upon the land, where you pass over Jordan to go in to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live: That you may love Yahweh your Elohim, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may cleave unto him: for he is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. Deuteronomy 30:15-ff


This is the covenant relationship Israel entered into with Almighty Yahweh!  This relationship is a life and death matter!  He cautions us to choose life!  If we however violate this covenant agreement, then the covenant terms are exacted as written.  SIN brings forth curses and DEATH, if this sin remains un-repented of!  Surely the Jewish people knew of this warning! 



Many years ago there appeared a writer in The Jewish Press that I felt could possibly be headed in the direction of Moshiach!  This writer was bold, unafraid, poignant, even daring!  This would eventually cost him his life!  He was not afraid to place the blame squarely where it belonged concerning the Jewish people.  After all he was a Rabbi, and very well educated individual.  His no nonsense approach was accepted by some, but, rejected by most as being radical.  What was his understanding on the Holocaust? 


Halachic Overview

By Rabbi Meir Kahane

Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat HaRaayoi

In Defense Of G-d:

Confronting The Holocaust

Part 1

The Holocaust has raised its terrible head again and for the uncountable time, we deal with yet another issue that avoids the most important one.
What is the fundamental issue of the Holocaust that we so avoid speaking about and that, when mentioned, is dismissed with a curt and hurried non-sequiteur? Why, surely it is the issue that, unless raised and discussed and answered, will guarantee yet another and another national catastrophe. Surely it is an issue that goes to the very nature of the Jewish people, its meaning and role in life, its direction and fate.

 What is the fundamental issue that must be met and grappled with? Why, surely the one that asks the question: Why? Where was G-d? How could He have permitted it?

Our failure to grapple with this issue (instead we corrupt our souls by the terrible reply: “It is a question no one can answer”) has caused us to be silent accomplices in the worst of all Jewish sins and crimes:

Hirof v'giduf,   blasphemy against the L-rd: open insult and attack on His Name.  Hillul Hashem. We sit by quietly while Jewish ignoramuses and blasphemers speak of the “death of G-d.” and His Name is dragged through the mud of a “theology” and philo- sophy of heresy.  We allow Him to be blasphemed and our children turned down the path of apostasy and atheism because our only reply to the attacks of the blasphemers is:  “No one can answer the question!”

But of course there is an answer that the irreligious Jews, the secularists, the impossible Reformers and Conservatives, and the ‘‘Centrist Moderdox’’ simply can not cope with. It is an answer that can only enter the mind and soul of a Jew who believes fully and completely. And since the non-Orthodox Jew is essentially an atheist (though lacking the courage to admit it) the Jewish answer to the Holocaust is simply impossible for him to accept.

And as for the Orthodox Jew. he is in such great measure responsible (‘or laying the groundwork for the inability of ,Jews to understand or accept the ,Jewish answer to the Holocaust. Let me explain and, you, reader, study the words carefully. They still
pain you. but they can also save you.

(To be continued)



The events of the Holocaust occurred in two main phases:

 1933-1939 and 1939-1945.

I. 1933-1939: On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor, the most powerful position in the German government, by the aged President Hindenburg who hoped Hitler could lead the nation out of its grave political and economic crisis. Hitler was the leader of the right-wing National Socialist German Workers Party (called the Nazi Party for short); it was, by 1933, one of the strongest parties in Germany, even though * reflecting the country's multi-party system * the Nazis had only won a plurality of 33 percent of the votes in the 1932 elections to the German parliament (Reichstag).

Once in power, Hitler moved quickly to end German democracy. He convinced his cabinet to invoke emergency clauses of the Constitution which permitted the suspension of individual freedoms of the press, speech, and assembly. Special security forces * the Special State Police (the Gestapo), the Storm Troopers (S.A.), and the Security Police (S.S.) * murdered or arrested leaders of opposition political parties (communists, socialists, and liberals). The Enabling Act of March 23, 1933, forced through a Reichstag already purged of many political opponents, gave dictatorial powers to Hitler.


What caused these events to happen?  Why were they given power to destroy the Jewish people along with other so-called undesirables?  Please stay tuned...




Yours in Messiah Yahshua,  Hawke



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