January 16: Christian Anti-Semitism – Oath More Judaico

Oath More Judaico

The Oath More Judaico was rooted in anti-Semitism and accompanied by certain ceremonies, deliberately humiliating, painful or dangerous, that Jews were required to take in European courts of law until the 20th century. [1]

In view of the Biblical mandate for Jews not to touch anything dead and considering swine an unclean animal, these ceremonies were designed to be especially hateful. This is one example:

The Jewish man had to stand on a pig’s skin or on the hide of an animal that had just given birth within two weeks. 

“The skin shall be cut open along the back, spread open to show the teats. On it the Jew shall stand barefoot and wearing nothing but trousers and a haircloth.

Renounce the lie

“Burning a synagogue is an act pleasing to God.”  (Bishop of Milan 380 AD)


Replace with truth

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the Lord of hosts:

“He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you;

for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_More_Judaico



Cutting the beards of Jewish men was a great humiliation.

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