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To Eliminate The Opiate (book)

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To Eliminate the Opiate
Cover artistSylvia Antelman
CountryUnited States
PublisherZionist Book Club
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages185 pp.
ISBN978-1717749512 Search this book on .

To Eliminate the Opiate is a non-fiction book by American (later Israeli) rabbi, dayan, chemist, and inventor Marvin Stuart Antelman. The first volume was published in 1974 by the Zionist Book Club of Jerusalem. The second volume was intended to be printed shortly after, but this did not happen until 2002 due to fierce attacks that beset Antelman after the publication of Volume 1, according to the introduction in Volume 2. It has been called "the first well-presented history of the conspiratorial efforts to subvert and undermine Judaism."[1] The book traces the roots and offshoots of the Sabbateans, Frankists, and the Jesuit priest Adam Weishaupt, and their relationships in regard to for formation of Marxist, Communist and groups set out to subvert and destroy religion, particularly Judaism and Christianity.


In 1974 Antelman published To Eliminate the Opiate, Vol. 1[2] Taking its name from Marx's "Opium of the people" epithet against religion, the book traces the roots and branches of Sabbatean, Frankist, and Illuminati groups that the book claims are loosely aligned and which conspire to eliminate traditional Judaism and Christianity and install a secular, Marxist tyranny a la Plato's Republic. Antelman's stated motivation for writing his book was on account of violent acts against religious Jews that resulted in the destruction of Boston's Jewish community during the years 1968 to 1971. He claimed that when he confronted and investigated these acts and its actors, he found them to be agents of Communist and other conspiratorial Marxist groups. Antelman's stated motivation in forming the JSL was for the defense and survival of the entire Jewry of the United States. His work To Eliminate the Opiate reports rare and obscure elements of Sabbatean and Frankist conspiracies. A second volume was published in 2002.[3][4] The cover of the book was designed by Antelman's wife Sylvia.[5]

Billy Jack Dial, a prominent Noahide leader,[6] featured this book prominently on the front page of his website in 2006 and wrote, "These books are available at [now defunct], and happen to be one of the most powerful resource of truth of all times. Here Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman confronts the evil empire with the revelation of truth, and defies all the conspiracy theories and transforms those theories into reality. These books will leave the reader shocked and awed as the cloak of secrecy is stripped off of the organizations and individuals who actively sought to bring harm to the Torah of G-d, and its followers."[7]

Reception, Notability, and Influences[edit]

Volume 2, published in the midst of the Second Antifada received significant attention, particularly among religious Zionists faced with external battles and perceived internal betrayals from state of Israel leadership and failure of so-called peace processes. Following are some comments on its notability, praise and/or criticism of the book:

  • In 2002 American-Israeli author Barry Chamish wrote in his newsletter, "We all owe a huge debt to Rabbi Marvin Antelman, the first Jew to try to decipher the real conspiracy to destroy Jews and Judaism, which, as we all know, is in full swing today. Way back in 1974, before any of us had heard of the illuminati or the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), Rabbi Antelman published his book To Eliminate The Opiate and exposed their covert war against religion, focusing on their battle plan to extinguish Judaism, but with great implications for Christianity as well. This book is now found on literally all the lists of classic conspiracy literature."[8]
  • A Sep. 15 2009 post urging the book as a must-read for all Jews, posted on, an ultra-nationalist Kahanist forum, received 37 replies in the 32 days of the thread, and has been viewed at least 19,000 times according to the webpage as of Aug. 2022.[9]
  • David Icke's 2019 book about 9/11 "The Trigger," cites Antelman extensively in following the networks of conspirators or antagonists he calls "The Death Cult."[10][11]


  1. Accessed Aug. 2022
  2. Antelman, Marvin S. (July 28, 1974). To eliminate the opiate. Zahavia. OL 5108043M – via The Open Library. Search this book on
  3. Antelman, Marvin S., To Eliminate the Opiate Vol. 2, 2002, Preface
  4. "Zionist Book Club - To Eliminate the Opiate Vol.2".
  5. "I am grateful to ... most important of all to my wife, Sylvia, who also designed the cover of this book and without whose patience and forbearance, this book would have been an impossibility." Acknowledgements in Vol. 1
  6. see High Council of B'nei Noah#cite note-3
  7. "Bnai Noach Friends::Welcome". October 8, 2006. Archived from the original on October 8, 2006.
  8. "Rabbi Antelman is Back," Barry Chamish Newsletter, Mar 10 2002, archived at Accessed Aug 2022
  9.,26184.0.html Accessed Aug. 2022
  10. David Icke, The Trigger, 2019. Chapter "What The Censors Don't Want You To Know."

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