Shit dead rabbis say about gentiles

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From the Israeli apartheid page on Facebook, a photo of a bus in Jerusalem and this caption:

Israel’s bus company Egged has accepted this ad in Jerusalem:

“Statement of the kingdom. From the teachings=instructions of the [Lubavitcher] rabbi

The Gentile does not want anything. He waits to be told what the Jew wants!”

The Lubavitcher rabbi was Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994). Schneerson died in NY and is buried there. If this ad were on a bus in NY, people would say it was anti-Semitic. But then, it couldn’t be on a bus in NY, could it?

P.S. Egged subsidiary EBS, had just lost a 320M euro 10-year contract in Haarlem district, Netherlands (Pop 155,000), after some demonstrations against its complicity in apartheid.

Thanks to Ofer Neiman.

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  1. pabelmont
    January 29, 2015, 11:43 am

    “Statement of the kingdom. ” All that matters is “What the Jew wants”. (The Jew’s voice as heard by the ear of the Lubavitcher rabbi.)

    Compare and contrast:

    ISIS which seems to see itself creating a kingdom where all that matters is what the Muslim wants (what the Muslim wants being here determined by the leaders of ISIS).

    Or some of the USA’s white supremacists?

    • Giles
      January 30, 2015, 3:04 pm

      I don’t even understand what this guy is saying. That’s how whacked out he was.

      Is he saying that the 99.75% of the world that is not Jewish are waiting around to see what the 0.25% of the world that is Jewish tells them to do or to want or something. Even the billions of people on the planet who have no contact with any Jews?

  2. Laurent Weppe
    January 29, 2015, 12:35 pm

    Compare and contrast:

    That’s the whole points: Theocrats’ goal is, has always been and will always be to become serfs-owning aristocrats, regardless the holy book they hide behind.

    • bilal a
      January 29, 2015, 6:38 pm

      Maxwell, Epstein, olmert, and Dershowitz are/were not religious or hiding behind a holy book– quite the opposite:

      After his conviction, Epstein’s story grew even more bizarre, with anonymous women accusing him in federal court of conspiring with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late British media baron Robert Maxwell, to operate an international underage sex ring.

      “Epstein’s purpose in ‘lending’ Jane Doe [along with other young girls] to such powerful people [was] to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political and financial gain, as well as to obtain blackmail information,” the filing alleges.

      sun sentinel, New accuser in Epstein sex case claims financier ‘loaned’ her to Prince Andrew, foreign leaders

      ———————

      in this well-researched book from best-selling author Gordon Thomas and terrorism expert Martin Dillon tells the other, long-secret half of Maxwell’s story. We are shown how Maxwell achieved his topmost objective as a superspy for Israel’s Mossad; sold PROMIS—America’s state-of-the-art surveillance software stolen by Mossad—to the USSR and many other countries; recruited foremost Republican Senator John Tower to acquire for Israel top-secret, cutting-edge U.S. technology being developed at Los Alamos; cultivated his vast KGB connections and strove to involve Israel in a coup to oust Mikhail Gorbachev; and how Maxwell ultimately became Mossad’s target in an elaborately prepared assassination plot. For in November 1991, as his yacht cruised offshore of the Canary Islands, the life of Robert Maxwell ended—officially, by drowning.
      Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul , amazon

      • Oscar
        February 3, 2015, 8:53 am

        bilal a – yes, the Thomas-Dillon book was a stunningly good read, a page-turner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  3. David Doppler
    January 29, 2015, 12:44 pm

    So, who pays to run such an ad?

  4. seanmcbride
    January 29, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Actually, perhaps Menachem Schneerson got it right:

    “The Gentile does not want anything. He waits to be told what the Jew wants!”

    Doesn’t that sound exactly like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, Robert Menendez, Bill de Blasio and most other American politicians? (Just substitute the word “Israeli” for “Jew” — think Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson or Haim Saban.)

    Donkeys, beasts of burden, Israeli guided missiles, Mossad Manchurian Candidates.

    When you’re right, you’re right.

    • Chu
      January 31, 2015, 10:32 am

      Isn’t that kind of like ‘blaming the troops’ for the Neocon’s American foreign policy?

  5. Whizdom
    January 29, 2015, 12:56 pm

    Mild stuff compared to shit Dov Lior is saying.

  6. OyVey00
    January 29, 2015, 1:31 pm

    And this rabbi is revered like a saint in Israel and the US alike.

    • amigo
      January 29, 2015, 2:39 pm

      And this rabbi is revered like a saint in Israel and the US alike. ” oyvey

      Well revered enough to plaster his bigotry all over buses in the so called land of equality for all–if you are Jewish that is.

  7. flyod
    January 29, 2015, 1:37 pm

    president obama honored schneerson back in 2011 with “education and sharing day” ironic that…

  8. amigo
    January 29, 2015, 1:57 pm

    He is not alone in this racist bigotry.

    “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews ”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4xMHVSZLyU

    And they ask , why do they hate us so.

  9. Boomer
    January 29, 2015, 2:26 pm

    It doesn’t make sense to me, but I guess the Gentile doesn’t need to understand anything either. Of course, I don’t know the context. I can imagine a slave owner saying that of his slaves in the ante-bellum South. I can imagine that he might also say the same thing about women. I can imagine some grandiose, narcissistic Aryan who had overdosed on Nietzsche saying something like that about mankind in general vis-a-vis the Ubermensch. Perhaps that is more relevant. Some of the 19th century Zionists seemed to be much influenced by 19th century German ideas about race. I wouldn’t have assumed that was true of Schneerson, but I know nothing about him. As I said, absent some context, I find it hard to make sense of it.

  10. hophmi
    January 29, 2015, 2:29 pm

    The ad is for a pamphlet of supposed writing by the Rebbe from 1991 and 1992, when he was about 90 years old. You can be fairly sure he didn’t write them on his own. In any event, since Schneerson was quite well-known for receiving people of all walks of life and for the creation of a worldwide organization that serves Jews and non-Jews alike (whatever the views of the Chabadniks, they tend to be happy guys who treat everyone with respect and good cheer), the quote, which I can find no direct source for, is most likely not reflective of his actual views. Like many religious men, the Rebbe tended to analyze the world in binary terms, a Jewish one, and a non-Jewish one, and his focus was on the Jewish one. This makes him no different from many clerics. In practice, he was clearly a welcoming guy, and if you want to learn more about him, you can peruse Chabad’s website, where I do not see very much reflecting this view.

    In any case, Phil, you join a long line of mostly neo-Nazis, and a few far-leftists who have taken Schneerson’s very long career and corpus of works and emphasized a few quotes like this, almost certainly taken out of context, much in the manner that bigots like Pamela Geller take the statements of prominent Imams out of context to bash Muslims. I hope, for your sake, that no one uses this particular post as justification for violent attacks on Jews.

    • Keith
      January 29, 2015, 4:24 pm

      “The Gentile does not want anything. He waits to be told what the Jew wants!”

      Compare this to Hophmi’s never ending assertion that Gentiles want to hurt Jews. Compared to Hophmi, Schneerson is positively pro-Gentile!

    • Cliff
      January 29, 2015, 5:51 pm

      Hey coward,

      You blame Phil for hypothetical, future attacks on Jews due to a post on Mondoweiss, but you absolve Zionism and Israel of any blame for attacks on Jews.

      In fact, psychopathic racist monsters like you continually try to turn the tables on those accusations.

      People will inevitably hate Jews in general because of Jews like you, hoppy.

      You are an evil little troll and embody the worst stereotypes about Jews. A mini-Dershowitz.

      • Mooser
        January 30, 2015, 12:43 pm

        “People will inevitably hate Jews in general because of Jews like you, hoppy.”

        And Hophmi sneers: ‘Let them hate, as long as they fear!’

    • tree
      January 29, 2015, 7:18 pm

      Another case of hophmi attempting to kill the messenger.
      The quote, even if indeed taken out of the original context, was not Phil’s but the ad on the Israeli government subsidized Egged bus. So, hophmi, you should probably amend your statement to say that the Israeli Egged bus company “joins a long line of mostly neo-Nazis…”.

      I hope, for your sake, that no one uses this particular post as justification for violent attacks on Jews.

      Phil’s reporting on a true quote plastered on an Israeli bus. He didn’t plaster it there. He’s only reporting on the truth. I hope that no one uses that quote as a justification for violent attacks on Jews. I likewise hope that no one uses that quote as a justification for violent attacks on non-Jews, something that is much more liable to happen in Israel, where this dreck is quoted favorably, not that you give a rat’s ass about that kind of violence.

      • oldgeezer
        January 29, 2015, 7:26 pm

        hopknee is probably upset that Phil spoke outside the tribe as that’s treason or something.

        All is light and happiness in Israel and they just want to live in peace. If only there was a partner. Choke.

      • Mooser
        January 30, 2015, 1:59 pm

        “hopknee is probably upset that Phil spoke outside the tribe as that’s treason or something”

        Well, considering how many times Hophmi (and others) has cast Phil Weiss adrift on an ice floe, or sent him out into a Plains snowstorm to die of exposure, or just plain excommunicated him, I hardly see why Mr. Weiss should be expected to keep tribal confidences.

    • Annie Robbins
      January 29, 2015, 7:58 pm

      much in the manner that bigots like Pamela Geller take the statements of prominent Imams out of context to bash Muslims.

      and please note we also report on the gellar ads (actually we have not yet reported on her latest ones in SF, alas), i’ll have to check and see if you complained/condemned our reporting on her racist ads over your concern/hope for “for your sake, that no one uses this particular post as justification for violent attacks on Muslims,” because of our coverage. somehow i doubt it.

    • Citizen
      January 30, 2015, 10:39 am

      @ hophmi

      Re :”whatever the views of the Chabadniks, they tend to be happy guys who treat everyone with respect and good cheer”

      Read: Postville, Iowa–A Clash Of Cultures in the Heartland, by Stephen Bloom.

      Read: http://www.chabad-mafia.com/usa

      • Chu
        January 30, 2015, 3:13 pm

        Citizen, I remember not only the abuse of animals at Agriprocessors, but the overworked immigrants who would lose their arms in machines, there were even cases of rape of the employees by the management (knowing they were illegal they sure took advantage). Good Cheer, until the Feds came and busted it all up.

    • Mooser
      January 30, 2015, 11:55 am

      . “I hope, for your sake, that no one uses this particular post as justification for violent attacks on Jews.”

      Oh yes, with links and everything! Each blow struck in the name of Mondoweiss! (with links to this post)
      Hophmi, if you can’t accomplish that, now that you told us how much you want it, and how destructive it would be to Mondo, (‘for your sake”) you’re not half the Zionist I think you are!

    • Chu
      January 30, 2015, 3:09 pm

      This embarrassing comment feels like someone who could make apologies for slavery. ‘Ya know, those slave owners weren’t so bad really. It was the situation and all that which made them sometimes cruel…they saw the world in black & white…’ -12 years a Gentile…

    • Mooser
      January 30, 2015, 4:19 pm

      “Schneerson’s very long career and corpus of works and emphasized a few quotes like this, almost certainly taken out of context…”

      C’mon, Hophmi, hit all those far-leftists and neo-Nazis back right square in the kisser by posting all the hail-fellow-well-met and all-men-are-brothers quotes from Schneerson!
      And don’t forget the context!

    • eljay
      January 30, 2015, 9:05 pm

      >> hophmi: Like many religious men, the Rebbe tended to analyze the world in binary terms …

      What? No “nuances”? Why would a learnèd* man not analyze the nuances?

      (*”‘Learned’, son. It’s pronounced ‘learned’.”)

    • miriam6
      January 31, 2015, 12:42 am

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      Excellent comment Hophmi!

      The quote, which I can find no direct source for, is most likely not reflective of his actual views. Like many religious men, the Rebbe tended to analyze the world in binary terms, a Jewish one, and a non-Jewish one, and his focus was on the Jewish one. This makes him no different from many clerics. In practice, he was clearly a welcoming guy, and if you want to learn more about him, you can peruse Chabad’s website, where I do not see very much reflecting this view.

      Thank god that you have a sense of perspective and proportion – unlike Weiss!

      • seanmcbride
        January 31, 2015, 1:41 pm

        miriam6,

        What were the views of Menachem Schneerson on non-Jews? Do you have pointers to specific texts and passages?

        Googling “chabad racism” turns up a flood of fascinating hits:

        [Google; chabad racism http://www.google.com/#q=chabad+racism ]

        Readers here can sift through the material for themselves and draw their own conclusions.

        A phrase that leaps off the page: “supernal refuse” — used to describe non-Jews.

    • ziusudra
      January 31, 2015, 3:13 am

      Greetings hophmi,
      you’ be’ just as confused as this Rebbe. It is from the ‘Code of Ethics’ after 536BC in Babylon which later became Genesis after 456BC in Jerusalem that Yahweh destroyed Mankind except the bogus Noah, Noah in 2700BC. The bogus Noah & his Family replenished the world. we are all Shem Semites. There are no Gentiles. Mankind is Jewish or your Genesis is fairy taling.
      ziusudra

    • lyn117
      January 31, 2015, 1:50 pm

      In fact, it was though perusing the Chabad web site I discovered that Chabad officially values all human souls. Then it went on to qualify that, by saying only Jews are fully human. Everyone thinks they’re cute.

      I suppose they’ve scrubbed that from their web site, and are putting on a benign face.

  11. OyVey00
    January 29, 2015, 5:32 pm

    Another quote from Schneerson:

    We do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather we have a case of . . . a totally different species. . . . The body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world . . . The difference of the inner quality [of the body] . . . is so great that the bodies would be considered as completely different species. This is the reason why the Talmud states that there is an halachic difference in attitude about the bodies of non-Jews [as opposed to the bodies of Jews]: “their bodies are in vain”. . . . An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.

  12. RoHa
    January 29, 2015, 5:55 pm

    How do we get these messages from dead rabbis? Channelling? Ouija boards?

    • Mooser
      January 30, 2015, 11:38 am

      “How do we get these messages from dead rabbis? Channelling? Ouija boards?”

      Exactly! He wrote all that stuff when he was, well, extant. Since he demised, he may have changed his opinion.

      • RoHa
        January 30, 2015, 7:38 pm

        I would hope so. Being dead should give one a new perspective on things.

      • RoHa
        January 30, 2015, 7:54 pm

        If it doesn’t, what’s the point of dying?

  13. Scott
    January 29, 2015, 5:58 pm

    Hop, it isn’t Phil who selected out and highlighted the quote, it was whoever put together the bus ad– meant as an ad for all Israelis to see.

  14. Pixel
    January 29, 2015, 6:09 pm

    .
    Shit dead rabbits say about gentiles

    I read it too quickly.

    • just
      January 29, 2015, 6:17 pm

      omg!!! I read it exactly the same way @ my first glance! lololol…

      then I re- read it and still couldn’t believe it! Then I read the article and was, quite frankly, stunned.

      This is the company that employs Palestinians who have been threatened and one that was found hanged…discriminates against women…practices bad stuff

      • Mooser
        January 30, 2015, 11:42 am

        “Shit dead rabbits say about gentiles”

        If Steven Tyler can be believed, “they can’t catch me, cause the rabbit done died”. But it’s been a long time, hasn’t it, since a dead rabbit was required for a pregnancy test?

        Of course, I have no idea about his religious persuasion. Anyway, further research indicates the sacrifice of the rabbit can only reveal if the Gentile is pregnant of not, not the ethnicity or religion or even identity of the father.

      • Mooser
        January 30, 2015, 12:15 pm

        Or the mother, as I discovered on further reading. No wonder the Friedman test has been superseded. Besides, the rabbits probably hated it.

  15. MHughes976
    January 29, 2015, 6:29 pm

    What does the remark mean? Taken literally, wouldn’t the English translation mean that non-Jews are always contented with their lot in life and only wish to make Jewish people happy? To me that is not so much insulting as ridiculous in an odd sort of way and I can’t imagine that any Jewish person of any political persuasion would be believe it.

  16. tree
    January 29, 2015, 7:06 pm

    Taken literally, wouldn’t the English translation mean that non-Jews are always contented with their lot in life and only wish to make Jewish people happy?To me that is not so much insulting as ridiculous in an odd sort of way…

    Its a two-fer. Ridiculous AND insulting. If you can’t fathom the insulting part, imagine a white slaveholder saying the same thing about blacks. “They don’t want anything. They wait to be told what the white person wants.” I’m quite sure that many a white slaveholder thought that and some even said it. And it was highly bigoted and insulting.

  17. Qualtrough
    January 29, 2015, 11:15 pm

    Note to Hopfmi. 10+ for your marvelous mental gymnastics in absolving the rabbi. In the interests of even-handedness I hope you will next attempt the equivalent of a triple axle by schooling us on how we should take into consideration the age, context, binary outlook, good works, and all round bonhomie of the next Islamic figure who says or writes something offensive.

    • Mooser
      January 30, 2015, 12:19 pm

      Note to Hopfmi. 10+ for your marvelous mental gymnastics in absolving the rabbi.”

      And heeeeere’s Hophmi: “The ad is for a pamphlet of supposed writing by the Rebbe from 1991 and 1992, when he was about 90 years old. You can be fairly sure he didn’t write them on his own.”

      By implying the Rabbi’s closest followers and confidants committed a literary and religious fraud, twisting the senescent, but egalitarian Rabbi’s words to their own political or religious agenda?

      Maybe Hophmi wanted to get in a little smear at the Lubavitchers. Who knows why.

  18. Marnie
    January 30, 2015, 1:20 am

    Schneerson didn’t have the market on supremacist beliefs and divine rights – a sample of Rabbi Ovadia’s “5 most controversial” statements from the Times of Israel (what were the less controversial statements like – yikes)

    “1) The ‘guilt’ of Jewish victims of the Holocaust:

    “The six million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things which should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.”

    — Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000

    2) Hurricane Katrina as divine punishment for godlessness and American support for the disengagement from Gaza:

    “There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, because there isn’t enough Torah study… Black people reside there [New Orleans]. Blacks will study the Torah? [God said] let’s bring a tsunami and drown them.”

    “Hundreds of thousands remained homeless. Tens of thousands have been killed. All of this because they have no God.”

    “Bush was behind Gush Katif [the Gaza settlement bloc]. He encouraged Sharon to expel Gush Katif… We had 15,000 people expelled here, and there 150,000. It was God’s retribution… God does not short-change anyone.”

    – Weekly Saturday night sermon in July 2005

    3) The purpose of Gentiles — to serve Jews:

    “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”

    “In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.

    “This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew.”

    “Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat… That is why gentiles were created.”

    – Weekly Saturday night sermon in October 2010

    4) On making peace with Arabs:

    “How can you make peace with a snake?”

    “Those evildoers, the Arabs — it says in the Gemara [Talmud] that God is sorry he ever created those sons of Ishmael.”

    – Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000

    5) On Muslims:

    “They’re stupid. Their religion is as ugly as they are.”

    – Weekly Saturday night sermon in December 2009. (Yosef was discussing the law that a Jewish woman may remarry her husband after they divorced only if she has not slept another man in the interim. However, said Yosef, in Muslim religious law, the condition for a woman to remarry her husband is that she marry another man first.)

    The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3QHam9SJk

  19. JLewisDickerson
    January 30, 2015, 2:50 am

    RE: “Statement of the kingdom. From the teachings=instructions of the [Lubavitcher] rabbi
    The Gentile does not want anything. He waits to be told what the Jew wants!”
    ~ ad on Egged buses in Israel

    MY COMMENT: I read something a while back that contained a brief reference to the CIA’s having surreptitiously supported the growth of Chabad-Lubavitch in the Soviet Union as part of it’s Cold War strategy aimed at undermining communism during the Cold War.

    ALSO SEE: “Why is the US Honoring a Racist Rabbi?”, by Alison Weir, counterpunch.org, 4/07/14

    [EXCERPTS] If things proceed normally, President Barak Obama will soon proclaim April 11, 2014 “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.” Despite the innocuous name, this day honors the memory of a religious leader whose lesser-known teachings help fuel some of the most violent attacks against Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers and soldiers.
    The leader being honored on this day is Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, charismatic head of a mystical/fundamentalist version of Judaism [namely, Chabad-Lubavitch]. . .
    . . . Congress first passed a Resolution honoring Schneerson in 1975. . .
    . . . Schneerson and his movement are an extremely mixed bag.
    Schneerson has been praised widely for a public persona and organization that emphasized “deep compassion and insight,” worked to bring many secular Jews “back” into the fold, created numerous schools around the world, and had offered, in the words of the Jewish Virtual Library, “social-service programs and humanitarian aid to all people, regardless of religious affiliation or background.”
    However, there is also a less attractive underside often at odds with such public perceptions. And some of the more extreme parts of Schneerson’s teachings – such as that Jews are a completely different species than non-Jews, and that non-Jews exist only to serve Jews – have been largely hidden, it appears, even from many who consider themselves his followers.
    As we will see, such views profoundly impact the lives of Palestinians living – and dying – under Israeli occupation and military invasions. . .
    . . . Another such rabbi is Manis Friedman, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi inspired by Schneerson who served as the simultaneous translator for a series of Schneerson’s talks. (Friedman is currently dean of a Jewish Studies institute in Minnesota.)
    A 2009 article in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports, “Like the best Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis, Manis Friedman has won the hearts of many unaffiliated Jews with his charismatic talks about love and God; it was Friedman who helped lead Bob Dylan into a relationship with Chabad.
    “But Friedman, who today travels the country as a Chabad speaker, showed a less warm and cuddly side when he was asked how he thinks Jews should treat their Arab neighbors.”

    In ‘Moment; magazine’s article, “Ask the Rabbis // How Should Jews Treat Their Arab Neighbors?” Friedman answered: “I don’t believe in western morality, i.e. don’t kill civilians or children, don’t destroy holy sites, don’t fight during holiday seasons, don’t bomb cemeteries, don’t shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral. “The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).” . . .

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/07/why-is-the-us-honoring-a-racist-rabbi/

    • JLewisDickerson
      January 30, 2015, 2:53 am

      P.S. ALSO SEE: “Israel’s sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson”, by Brad A. Greenberg, JewishJournal.com, June 27, 2008

      [EXCERPT] . . . But what really shocked me was a portion a little closer to home for Adelson, whose non-union Venetian was in 1999 being picketed by the Culinary Union:

      Las Vegas’s Temple Beth Sholom was holding a dinner to fête the new mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman. Adelson, a member of Beth Sholom, had recently pledged two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the temple’s new-building fund. The dinner was to be held at the Venetian, but Mayor Goodman said that he would not cross the picket line, and synagogue officials decided to go elsewhere. Adelson excoriated Beth Sholom’s rabbi, Felipe Goodman. Rabbi Goodman told the Review-Journal that Adelson had been “so verbally abusive. I was very upset because no one had ever talked to me like he talked to me.” After the dinner took place at the Four Seasons, Adelson withdrew his pledge to Beth Sholom. He gave large sums to the local Chabad, a branch of the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitchers, for the construction of a new center. . .

      ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.jewishjournal.com/thegodblog/item/israels_sugar_daddy_sheldon_adelson_20080627

  20. CigarGod
    January 30, 2015, 8:32 am

    It immediately reminded me of Earl Butts. Ex-u.s. agriculture secretary…who famously said: “all those %=$# want is, loose shoes, a tight #&$a and a warm place to sleep.”
    That wasn’t racist either…right, Hop?

  21. Mooser
    January 30, 2015, 11:35 am

    I think we need to hear from Yonah, who may know more about Rebbe Schneerson than Hophmi. Or maybe not.

  22. Chu
    January 30, 2015, 2:52 pm

    I never understood this grudge that Rabbis seem to often exhibit. Is it the vengeance of the shtetl mindset, sitting in the Pale Settlement, wishing they were being serviced by their gentile servant.

    I guess every religion loves to fantasize, but why do people like say Senator Corey Booker, fall in love with Chabad when the leaders speak this way?

  23. Elliot
    January 30, 2015, 11:24 pm

    1) Not sure whether the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s statement was descriptive or prescriptive.
    2) ‘Gentile’ does not communicate the pejorative “goy.” After all, gentiles call themselves gentiles but no goy would call himself a goy. Re Hophmi’s defense of Schneersohn, he would not have called any of the non-Jewish people he met “goyim.” I’ve always thought that “goy” is also a classist snub. Distinguished, affluent, generous and refined non-Jews are not goyim. It’s the poor, rough types who get slammed with that: the drunks, villains and crass anti-Semites.

    • oldgeezer
      January 31, 2015, 12:29 am

      “After all, gentiles call themselves gentiles”

      We do? I think you will find that to be, in the main, not true. There are billions of people on this planet. I’ve never met one who calls themself a gentile. It’s use on English bibles resulted from translations including the translation of words such as goy and goyim.

    • Citizen
      January 31, 2015, 3:23 am

      goy |goi|
      noun ( pl. goyim |ˈgoi-im| or goys ) informal, derogatory
      a Jewish name for a non-Jew.
      DERIVATIVES
      goyish adjective
      ORIGIN from Hebrew gōy ‘people, nation.’

  24. michelle
    January 31, 2015, 12:26 am

    .
    “The Gentile does not want anything. He waits to be told what the Jew wants”
    .
    The Jew The Christ Jesus
    .
    He’s so tight with G-d that by faith He walks on water
    i want what He’s having
    .
    G-d Bless
    .

  25. atime forpeace
    January 31, 2015, 9:43 am

    Here is a long list of some old dead Rabbis, these guys redeemable quality was their anti zionism.

    http://www.truetorahjews.org/rabbinic_quotations

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