Freemasonry and Judaism - Leon de Poncins

Introduction to the Jewish Question

The study of revolutionary movements has brought us to Free Masonry; the study of Free Masonry has led us to the Jews.

The Jewish question is very complex: we shall deal with it as follows:

  1. The statement of the problem.
  2. The revolutionary part played by the Jews in the world.
  3. The organisation of Judaism.
  4. Conclusion.

The Statement of the Problem.

Judaism is intimately connected with the international revolutionary movement which shows itself in various forms throughout the world.

Let us examine then the part of Jewish influence in the modern world in general and particularly in the revolutions of our time.

"Insoluble enigma more than two thousand years old the Jewish problem is one of the most formidable which the future lays before us. In order to attempt to solve it, and perhaps again in vain, it is necessary at least to try to become acquainted with its rudiments.

Words corroborated by those of a Jew, Mr. Oscar Levy:

"There is no race in the world more enigmatic, more fatal, and therefore more interesting than the Jews.

"Every writer, who, like yourself, is oppressed by the aspect of the present and embarrassed by his anxiety for the future, must try to elucidate the Jewish question and its bearing upon our Age.

"For the question of the Jews and their influence on the world past and present, cuts to the root of all things and should be discussed by every honest thinker, however bristling with difficulties it is, however complex the subject as well as the individuals of this Race may be."