The Forward reports Rabbi Saadya Grama of the ultra-orthodox Beth Medrash Govoha Yeshiva here in Lakewood New Jersey is a Jewish Supremecist.
The difference between the people of Israel and the nations of the world is an essential one. The Jew by his source and in his very essence is entirely good. The goy, by his source and in his very essence is completely evil. This is not simply a matter of religious distinction, but rather of two completely different species."
The book has endorsements from people at the yeshiva, including it's religious leader. Those endorsements have been recalled as the the book, written in Hebrew, becomes more widely known. Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, the highest authority of the yeshiva wrote this as it's reccomendation
"on the subjects of the Exile, the Election of Israel and her exaltation above and superiority to all of the other nations, all in accordance with the viewpoint of the Torah, based on the solid instruction he has received from his teachers."
Interesting what the light of truth can cause:
...the Anti-Defamation League and the chancellor of Yeshiva University condemned the book, and several ultra-Orthodox communal spokesmen tried to convince the Forward not to report its existence.
The Forward should be applauded for helping truth become common knowledge. Please read the whole article. Do you think Rabbi Saadya Grama is interested in justice, in peace for the Isreali and Palestinian people?
Go on over to Orcinus to see that extremism is getting pretty mainstream in America. Hard to imagine a white supremecist can be on TV (MSNBC) with no bio offered, as if he was just another professor type. Another jounalist.
On Tuesday's Joe Scarborough show, national audiences were treated to a good ol' fashioned anti-immigrant hatefest, replete with standup performances by Pat Buchanan and a famous white supremacist named Jared Taylor.
Just a quick clip of Taylor:
But, more to the point as far as this evening’s debate is concerned, what we had until about 1960 was a homogeneously European population, with a small black population. Now we have and increasingly Third World population. Diversity, the very thing we are supposed to be celebrating, is in fact for any country a terrible weakness and a reason for conflict and dissension.
Give the Scarborough show link a read. Is it just me or are the non-rascists more fact based, the "white America' folks more vague and polemic? That Taylor speaks well for a hate pusher. But a moments thought show him to be the same misguided critter as the folks that spew racial epithets.
At least the anti-Torah rascist Rabbi was repudiated when the general public found out about the fellows views. The Joe Scarborough is put out for general consumption...