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The B’nai B’rith Finances Russell by

by Fritz Springmeier (Bloodlines of the Illuminati)

The B’nai B’rith (Jewish Masonic Lodge in the U.S. and Canada) was behind Russell’s start. Before explaining whom the B’nai B’rith is and why they supported Russell let’s see some of the evidence of the cooperation.

Edith Starr Miller, a researcher into international politics and the causes of social unrest, managed to position herself amongst various important people. By rubbing shoulders with the right people she came upon “irrefutable evidence” of a bewildering drama of a conspiracy between various organizations. She found out that the B’nai B’rith was responsible for getting Russell started.

Frank Goldman, both a member of the Order (as B’nai B’rith is known) and a Mason, escorted Pastor Russell by car to the Hippodrome for Russell’s two hour talk. Jewish financiers had by the way rented the Hippodrome for Russell. After Russell finished his talk, the Zionist anthem “Rosh Hashanah” was played. Frank Goldman went on to become president of the B’nai B’rith.

Interestingly, the B’nai B’rith points out in their Los Angeles B’nai B’rith Messenger their close affinity. “The Jews themselves are Jehovah’s Witnesses. In due time, according to prophecy, Jerusalem will be the capital of the world and Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and other ‘Ancient Worthies’ will be resurrected and form the nucleus of God’s Kingdom on earth. This was the understanding of Pastor Russell from his studies of the prophecies, and he so taught during his long ministry.”

Zionism actually encompasses Russell’s vision for the establishment of a universal Israel, with Jerusalem as world capital. For instance, Yigal Aldon at the United Nations on Sept. 30, 1975 speaking for the nation of Israel (and therefore in a sense Zionism and Jews worldwide) defines Zionism, “Zionism is, in sum, the constant and unrelenting effort to realize the national and universal vision of the Prophets of Israel.” A national homeland is not enough, the universal kingdom the Talmud says is to be Israel’s millennial kingdom is their goal.

The Watchtower Society distributed a Yiddish periodical Di Stimme (The Voice) all over the world. They especially attempted to place it Russia, to motivate Russian Jews to emigrate to Palestine. Because the paper was ostensibly Christian its distribution came under less restrictions than Jewish literature.

The Watchtower Society offered to supply the Di Stimme periodical to anyone “in any quantity—free.” There seems to have been no bottom line to the financial backing of the WT Society.

The same year that the offer was made to supply the Yiddish paper to anyone “in any quantity—free,” the WT Society’s account books claimed a $22,415.93 deficit. “We doubt not this indebtedness will soon be cancelled; nevertheless the fact that it is nearly double the shortage of last year cautions us that we must to some extent put on the ‘brakes.’ “

So how does the Society show caution and put on the brakes? Does it stop printing and distributing millions of pieces of free Zionist literature? No. They have subtly bilked their readers for more donations, but the pace of the free giveaway of Zionist literature worldwide doesn’t abate. The reason for this is given away in the WT of Jan. 1, 1911 p.4, which quietly reveals that funding came from Jewish sources. The distribution of Di Stimme was aided “…by Jewish Journals interested in the message…”

Secret backers have always been the secret to Russell’s success. In 1882, Russell tells readers, “…a brother who has already contributed largely guarantees any debts incurred, to the amount of one thousand dollars in excess of receipts.”

Although there are reports of anonymous donations every now and then of amounts like $9,000 and $1,000, the real underwriting must have been almost a blank check when one examines the WT Society’s activities.

Further, the ease with which Russell visits, works with, and writes Jewish leaders indicates a close relationship.

Evidence of Russell’s Jewish Help Stand In Court

Isn’t the evidence that the B’nai B’rith helped Russell’s Watchtower Society circumstantial? It wouldn’t hold up in court would it?

Indeed, it has held up in court.

A Swiss physician, Dr. Fehrmann, at a public meeting on Jan. 21, 1924 upset some people by asserting the B’nai B’rith and the International Jews had contributed large financial sums to the “Ernst Bibel Forscher” (that is in Swiss German the Earnest Bible Students, the followers of the Watchtower Society—were know as.) R.G. Binkele of Zurich charged Dr. Fehrmann with slander on this particular point, and the Dr, in a libel court of law successfully defended his statement.

Dr. Fehrmann brought forth a number of proofs. One letter entered as evidence was a Masonic letter from high Masonic sources dated 27 December, 1922. The letter was of unquestionable genuineness and stated, “We give them (the Earnest Bible Students), in the usual indirect ways, much money through a number of brothers, who during the war made a pile. It won’t hurt their fat pocket books. They are Jews.”