Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
People talk of the Jewish question, but essentially the entire matter boils down to one fact, evoking a question not about Jewry but about Christendom. This fact can be expressed and explained briefly. What modern Europe is principally interested in is money;
as the Jews are masters of monetary affairs, they are naturally sovereign in modern Europe. And so it is that after centuries of antagonism, Christendom and Judaism have finally found reconciliation through one common interest, in one common passion for money. But here too a vital difference emerges between them, to the credit of Judaism, but to the shame of pseudo-Christian Europe, the difference thanks to which
money liberates and magnifies the Jews but binds and debases us.
The point is that Jews are not bound to money solely on account of its material benefits but because they regard money as the
main weapon for securing the triumph and glory of Israel,
that is, for the
in their understanding, of
God’s cause on earth.
For besides a passion for money, Jews have another distinction: a firm mutual unity in the name of a common faith and a common law. Only thanks to this does money benefit them, for when wealth and greatness come to this or that Jew, it enriches and exalts all of Judaism, the whole house of Israel. In the meantime, Enlightenment Europe espouses money not as a means to attaining some high
goal but solely for the sake of those material blessings which money brings to each of its
owners. And so we can see that Enlightenment Europe
subordinates to itself
both money and money-serving Europe.
Consequently, progressive European attitudes to Judaism have turned into a parody, as it were, of the prophetic biblical image: ten heathens grasp the hem of one Jew and beg him to lead them into the Temple, not however of YHWH, but of Mammon;
for they have as little interest in YHWH as in Christ.