Monday, October 18, 2010

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: “Gentiles were born only to serve the Jews"

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist 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,” he said during a public discussion of what kind of work non-Jews are allowed to perform on Shabbat.
"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat," he said to some laughter.
Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas Party and the former chief Sephardi rabbi of Israel, also said that the lives of non-Jews are protected in order to prevent financial loss to Jews.
"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,” said the rabbi, who recently turned 90.
An audio recording of some of the rabbi's remarks was broadcast on Israel's Channel 10.
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12 comments:

  1. The rabbi is not the only one with such extreme views of fellow human beings; we've heard them from Christian and Muslim clerics too but on this one, I also read the following condemnation of them in the linked Jewish Telegraph article:

    "... Rabbi Yosef’s remarks -- suggesting outrageously that Jewish scripture asserts non-Jews exist to serve Jews -- are abhorrent and an offense to human dignity and human equality,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Judaism first taught the world that all individuals are created in the divine image, which helped form the basis of our moral code. A rabbi should be the first, not the last, to reflect that bedrock teaching of our tradition."


    Muslims and Christians must also react quickly to aberrations that occasionally creep up from their side. We saw a reaction to the Koran-burning project when and only when it became apparent that it was on its way to becoming another worldwide "cartoon" incident. There was a time when some of the Friday mosque sermons were very spooky. Wrong is wrong in any religion.

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  2. <span>Wrong is wrong in any religion.</span>

    I surely agree..but what spooks me is that those people are king makers in Israel..Shas' Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef, has a very large following among the settlers who are now dictating the agenda on settlement policy..They have the ability to throw out Netanyahu if he doesn't go by what they want..Also in the IDF now as we have seen in Gaza and elsewhere..When they do war they "go biblical" meaning civilians big and small are kosher to burn...
    As far as other religions are concerned I've had the opportunity to be appalled by many Muslim crackheads' Friday sermons but, correct me if I'm wrong, I don't remember anything that extreme...As for Christians, they occasionally say objectionable nonsense but never heard anything similar..not even close..

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  3. <span>I surely agree..but what spooks me is that those people are king makers in Israel..Shas' Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef, has a very large following among the settlers who are now dictating the agenda on settlement policy..They have the ability to throw out Netanyahu if he doesn't go by what they want..Also in the IDF now as we have seen in Gaza and elsewhere..When they do war they "go biblical" meaning civilians big and small are kosher to burn...  
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  4. Another point of importance..Muslim clerics are well advertised everwhere when they say ridiculous things but how Israel is perceived from the West is one of enlightment and education with a westernised, polished look, so when a Jewish boofhead utter such insanities it always comes as a surprise when there should be none...Maybe it's time to get out the word that indeed they're no better or anymore delicate in nature.

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  5. This however is a lot more dangerous than all the nonsense claims that occasionally comes from various religious groups. These rabbis are setting the religious /moral standards by which IOF, Police and settlers are abusing the Palestinians , it really is no different to the Untermensch in Nazi Germany , ironically the Untermensch then were Jews and other groups which were considered sub humans .

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  6. "... Rabbi Yosef’s remarks ... are abhorrent and an offense to human dignity and human equality,” but are they contrary to Jewish doctrine?

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  7. I think they are but they are definitely in line with the Zionist one and with the majority of Israelis polled as having been in favour of what Israel did and continues doing to Gaza, I'd say those remarks are in line with what most Israelis think. But not the Jews in general. I may have lost all hope for the Israelis but not for all the Jews.

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  8. I think they are but they are definitely in line with the Zionist one and with the majority of Israelis polled as having been in favour of what Israel did and continues doing to Gaza, I'd say those remarks are in line with what most Israelis think. But not the Jews in general. I may have lost all hope for the Israelis but not for all the Jews.

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  9. <span>"but are they contrary to Jewish doctrine?"</span>

    Not a specialist, far from it but I believe there's a pattern in what I observe of some (not all) religious ones..The religious settlers certainly adhere to that monstrous belief..I've heard it time and time again and when Israel Shahak wrote his famous book revealing some of those beliefs that are meant to stay concealed (by selective translations from the Talmud) he was targeted and some say that his death was not accidental. My reservation is that as in Islam, one can find whatever he wants to believe literally in but a majority tend to think that it's outdated and hyperbolic..Now the Zionists supremacism is not religion based but simple racism no different from white supremacism..They're one and same..

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  10. The reason I asked is because I heard a Jewish story in which it was said that Goyim will be servants of the Jews in the next world. Maybe folklore rather than doctrine, and it was the next world.

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  11. There are a lot of sects of Judiasm that are often bitterly enemies. Some of them are obviously pretty crazy. This is the first time I heard anything like this, though I don't follow these theological disputes very closely.

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  12. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinneyOctober 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    The five dancing Mossad Agents arrested
    on 9/11 in NYC love Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. 

    By deception ye shall wage war

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