(Israel My Glory) According to a “messianic” Jew named Steve Herzig, there is a legend passed in many Jewish families that Christmas was traditionally a day of dread and terror for European Jews — a holiday that Christians would take time out from their festivities — egged on by their “anti-Semitic” priests and pastors — to go out with torches and pitchforks, looking for innocent Jews to “brutally” rape and murder — for no reason whatsoever:
…For hundreds of years, Christmas was a day of misery and terror for my people. “Christians” vented their anti-Semitism through persecution and pogroms—barbaric raping and killing sprees that began in Russia and lasted through World War II in Central and Eastern Europe.
The pogroms intensified on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Catholic and Protestant clergy commonly preached hate-filled messages directed against the Jewish “Christ Killers.”
Though the Gospel of Luke records that Jesus’ birth brought a heavenly host to proclaim, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men” (2:14), Jesus’ kinsmen according to the flesh received little or no goodwill on Christmas from people professing to be Christians.
My grandparents lived in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s. They spent Christmas secluded inside their homes because they feared for their safety. My Polish grandmother knew Christmas as Vay Nahcht, (Yiddish for “Woe Night”), parodying the German Wei Nahchten (Holy Night). My Hungarian grandmother knew it as Goyim Nahcht (Gentile Night). Other names Jewish people used for Christmas were Finstere Nahcht (Dark Night) and Moyredike Nahcht (Fearful Night).
The pogroms drove my grandparents to immigrate to what Jewish people the world over referred to in Yiddish as the Goldene Medina (Golden Land) of the United States of America. Sadly, but understandably, they brought with them a healthy dose of negativity for the goyishe (Gentile) day of Christmas. My parents, first-generation Jews in America, knew Christmas was not a holiday for their people…
And what made Jews think that immigrating to America — a nation founded by and for Christians — would make them safe from future pogroms — after continually having had experiencing them “for hundreds of years”?
In fact, why has there not been one single “Christmas pogrom” — or any pogrom for that matter — in America since its first settlement by “anti-Semitic” Christians 400 years ago?
If “brutally” raping and killing Jews was such a deeply ingrained Christmas “tradition” among Christians, why would they all of a sudden abandon this violent habit upon coming to the often lawless land of America?
Did Christian immigrants from Europe just forget this “traditional” Christmas “anti-Semitism” — did they no longer see Jews as “Christ killers”?
Keep in mind, these allegations of “Christmas Day” violence come from the very same people who claim that Germans — while trying to win a two-front World War, still diverted their valuable time and limited resources to murder Six Million™ Jews In Gas Chambers™ For No Reason Whatsoever™ — but leaving no physical evidence behind in the process.
The vast majority of alleged “pogroms” took place in Russia — and no doubt, these well-worn allegations gave rise to the Russian proverb, “The Jew will always tell you what happened to him but will never tell you why.”
We do know, however, that the Jews exacted vengeance on the Russians for these alleged pogroms — by murdering 60 million Christians after they wrested control of that nation away from the Christian Czar whom they ritually murdered along with his family in 1917.
Based on their track record, it would seem that perhaps it is Christians who should dread Jewish violence on Christmas — not the other way around.
As the German theologian, Martin Luther, observed in his book, The Jews And Their Lies,
“If they had the power to do to us what we are able to do to them, not one of us would live for an hour. But since they lack the power to do this publicly, they remain our daily murderers and bloodthirsty foes in their hearts.”