By Michael Hoffman — Revisionist History Oct 7, 2013
In a speech on June 24, 1984 upon his return to America from Libya, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, referred to Judaism as a “dirty religion.” (The media often claim that he said Judaism was a “gutter religion”). His statement is from 29 years ago, but if Farrakhan were to visit your town tomorrow and deliver a speech — or plant a tree or donate a check to a charitable organization — the Associated Press, the New York Times, FOX News, CBS etc. would remind the world that Farrakhan was tainted and reprehensible because he once said that Judaism was a dirty religion.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the “Torah sage” of the extremist Israeli political party Shas, has died at age 93. Isabel Kershner, foreign correspondent for the New York Times writes: “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a fiery figure in Israeli politics who, as the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, fought for the interests of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin, died Monday in Jerusalem…Clad in his distinctive uniform of turban, gold-embroidered robe and dark glasses, Rabbi Yosef embodied a particular blend of religion, tradition, populism and ethnicity. As the leader of a Sephardic council of Torah sages that founded Shas in the early 1980s, he harnessed the underdog sentiment of many non-European Israeli Jews, restored their pride and turned them into a potent political force… Awarded the prestigious Israel Prize in 1970 for Torah literature, he wrote Talmudic commentaries and volumes of answers to questions on religious law.”
The October 7 Associated Press obituary: “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, died on Monday… Yosef was often called the outstanding Sephardic rabbinical authority of the century. His prominence helped boost the confidence of his community, which makes up roughly half of Israel’s population…”
The New York Times tells us that Rabbi Yosef stood for the “underdog” and restored the pride of “non-European Israeli Jews.” The AP says he “transformed his downtrodden community” and was “the outstanding Sephardic rabbinical authority of the century.” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu heaped lavish praise on Rabbi Yosef as “one of the great halachic authorities of our generation. Rav Ovadia was a giant in Torah and halacha (Talmudic law) and a spiritual leader for tens of thousands,” Netanyahu said. “He worked hard to glorify the heritage of Israel.”
While Farrakhan and others like him are hounded for the rest of their lives by any comment about “Jews” or Judaism seen to be derogatory, one would never know from reading these media reports that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was anything other than a humanitarian campaigner for the “underdog” and the “downtrodden,” and a brilliant scholar.
What the hypocrites in the establishment media have concealed is that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hated women. He hated gentiles. He hated Judaics who rejected the Talmud. He called publicly for the extermination of the Palestinians. He didn’t hate all gentiles, however. Rabbi Ovadia made an exception for Adolf Hitler. When he wasn’t busy fabricating magic amulets to give to superstitious Israeli voters who promised to vote for his Shas party, Ovadia’s kabbalistic Judaism revealed to him that the liberal Judaics who were killed by Hitler’s armed forces were “reincarnated sinners” and for this reason he declared Hitler to be an avenging angel sent by heaven. This is apparently how Ovadia Yosef “glorified” the “heritage of Israel.”
The New York Times, the Associated Press and the rest of the corporate media have accorded widespread publicity to stories of Muslim clerics and heads of state in the Middle East allegedly referring to Judaic people as “pigs and dogs.” But when an “illustrious” Israeli rabbi’s career is examined after his death — a career dedicated to denigrating women, Palestinians, gentiles and even his own people if they rejected the Talmud, there is hardly a whisper about the teachings of this depraved hate monger, which he imparted to the Sephardic nation in the Israeli state, and to Judaics around the world via satellite broadcasts.
The documented teachings of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Women are equivalent to dogs and pigs:
“A man must take care not to walk between two women or between two dogs or two pigs, and men should also not allow a woman or a dog or a pig to walk between them.” [Sermon, 2006. cf. Haaretz, Dec. 30, 2011]
Judaic persons killed under the Third Reich were reincarnated sinners:
“An eminent rabbi who heads Israel’s third biggest political party sparked an uproar in Israel for saying that 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust because they were reincarnations of sinners. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was speaking in his weekly Saturday night sermon that is broadcast over the party’s radio stations and is beamed overseas by satellite. He said the six million Holocaust victims ‘were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.’ [Associated Press, Aug. 6, 2000]. Yehoshua Mashav told Israel Radio that “in plain language (Rabbi) Yosef was saying that Hitler…‘was simply the messenger of God sent to give the Jewish people their just desserts.” [The Independent (UK), Aug. 6, 2000].
The Arab people should be exterminated:
“May the Holy Name visit retribution on the Arab heads, and cause their seed to be lost, and annihilate them. It is forbidden to have pity on them. We must give them missiles with relish, annihilate them. Evil ones, damnable ones.” [2001 Passover sermon. Cf. Haaretz, April 12, 2001].
Gentiles likened to donkeys; they exist only 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…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.” [Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010].
The mainstream media cannot recall what Rabbi Ovadia Yosef taught in the past few years as formal halachic doctrine, but they will never forget two words that Louis Farrakhan uttered in 1984. An infantilized American public are brainwashed by a thoroughly rotten and corrupt media that presume to lecture Russia, Iran and China on journalistic ethics.
The media would never publish an obituary for Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without emphatically stating that he allegedly “denied the Holocaust” and “pledged the destruction of Israel.” But prominent Israeli haters get a free pass.
Hoffman is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the author of Judaism’s Strange Gods and Judaism Discovered. This column is made possible through donations from truth-seekers and the sale of his books, newsletters and recordings.