A PLAGUE UPON BOTH HOUSES – Jared and Ivanka are in Jerusalem for the opening of the new American embassy.
Jared and Ivanka also received a blessing from Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef (photo by Shloimy Cohen) pic.twitter.com/PEvyE9pTM7
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) May 13, 2018
As some have pointed out, the Rabbi comes from a family with some enlightened views:
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.
Ovadia was Yitzchak’s father and predecessor. Yitzchak himself has gotten some bad press for comparing black people to monkeys.
Some American nationalists, needless to say, managed to confuse father and son:
Ivanka and Jared Kushner are in Israel right now to commemorate the embassy move to Jerusalem.
They were blessed by Israel's chief rabbi, a man who teaches that "the goyim exist only to serve jews." pic.twitter.com/ZI2wxWcBXN
— Will Westcott (@westland_will) May 13, 2018
All the Rabbis must look the same in the dark.
But don’t worry, the US is replying in kind:
Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, megachurch Baptist preacher from Dallas, and close Trump ally and surrogate, has been chosen by the Trump administration to lead a prayer at Monday’s opening dedication celebration of the new – and highly controversial – U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The choice of Jeffress makes this highly controversial move all the more problematic, given his views on literally every other religion, including other Christian religions, Judaism, and Islam…
Pastor Jeffress, in a now infamous 2011 interview, also said that “every other religion in the world is wrong: Islam is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell; Mormonism is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell, and, “Judaism, you can’t be saved being a Jew.”
Unsurprisingly, Jeffress also preaches that “homosexuality is an abomination,” “is degrading, is a degenerative practice,” “detestable,” “unclean,” and “a perversion.” Same-sex marriages, according to Jeffress, are “counterfeit” and “cheapen the value” of different-sex marriages.Jeffress has also called Mormonism a “cult,” and says Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are also.