CHRISTIANS ARE EVIL
There is nothing that Jews are more convinced of than
the harm which Christians can do to the children of Israel. Because of
this, the rulers of the Chosen People have always instructed them not to
accept any help from Christians who will always resort to murder, and to
other crimes, whenever they cannot otherwise obtain their evil ends. Thus
a Jew must not employ a Christian as a nurse, or as a teacher for his children,
or as a doctor, a barber or an obstetrician.
1. NOT AS A NURSE
In Iore Dea (81,7, Hagah) it says:
"A child must not be nursed by a Nokhri, if
an Israelite can be had; for the milk of the Nokhrith hardens the
heart of a child and builds up an evil nature in him."
2. NOT AS A TEACHER
In Iore Dea (153,1, Hagah) it says:
"A child must not be given to the Akum to
learn manners, literature or the arts, for they will lead him to heresy."
3. NOT AS A DOCTOR
In Iore Dea (155,1) it says:
"When a Jew is wounded in any way, even so gravely
that he would have to violate the Sabbath in having a doctor, he must not
employ the services of a Christian (Akum) doctor who is not known
to everyone in the neighborhood; for we must guard against the spilling
of blood. Even when it is not known if the patient will live or die, such
a doctor must not be allowed to attend him. If, however, he is sure to
die, then such a doctor may attend him, since an extra hour of life is
not much to lose. If the Akum insists that a certain medicine is
good, you may believe him, but be sure not to buy it from him. There are
some who say that this holds only when the Akum offer help free,
and that it can be accepted every time it is paid for. But it can be taken
for granted that they would not harm a Jew just for the sake of a matter
In Pesachim (25a) it says:
"Rabbi Jochanan says: medical help can be accepted
from all except idolaters, fornicators and murderers."
4. NOT AS A BARBER
In Iore Dea (156,1 ) it says:
"You must not be shaven by an Akum unless
your Jewish friends are with you. There are some who say that it is not
permitted to be shaved by an Akum even when others are present,
unless you can see yourself in a mirror."(10)
(10) This does not refer to the shaving of beards, but
only of the locks of hair on the neck. For, a Jew who shaves his beard
commits five sins, because of its five (star-shaped) pointsócf.
Maimonides in Hilkoth Akum, XII, 5.
5. NOT AS AN OBSTETRICIAN
In Abhodah Zarah (26a) it says:
"Our Rabbis have passed it down to us, that a foreign
woman must never be allowed to act as midwife at the birth of a child of
Israel, because they are given to the shedding of blood. The Elders say,
however, that a foreign woman may perform this task provided there are
other Jewish women present, but never alone. Rabbi Meir, however, says
that it is not allowed even when others are present. For they often crush
the soft head of the child with their hand and kill it; and they can do
this without being noticed by those who are present."