Skip to comments.Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
Posted on 10/23/2010 7:00:47 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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 ones donkey would die, theyd lose their money. This is his servant. Thats 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.
The American Jewish Committee condemned the rabbi's remarks in a statement issued Monday.
"Rabbi Yosefs 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."
I will forgive him only if he has a genuine Jackie Mason dialect.
Sounds like they need to put some duct tape around this guy’s mouth.
He does not! And he gets about in fancy dress, with lots of bobbles and decorations on his silk robe ... So you don’t have to take him seriously unless you want to.
It goes to prove that even jews have retards among them..
Dude, you can’t let the secret out.
This must be the strain that Muhammad stole to invent Islam.
Chicago Hebrew said words to that effect ages ago (when I was posting earlier ravings ... er, I mean sermons) of the esteemed Rabbi Yosef. He said that Rabbi Yosef was too old, and not mentally fit. However, he does have great influence and a high position.
Roses are red, violets are bluish, if not for Jesus, we’d all be Jewish.
Shame on him. He should know better than to preach slavery, even in jest (of which this odious remark was not).
It is an attitude of long standing in some small circles of Judaism.*
It is the attitude of just about every secular elitist, with a bit of tinkering as to the definition of ‘goyim’ or ‘gentile’.
*I will bet the Sephardic communities in places like Morocco or Libya do not put this on their homepage, lol!
This sure ought to help the ‘peace’ process.
You would be dust without us.........period.
“Roses are red, violets are bluish, if not for Jesus, wed all be Jewish.”
In all truth, I would be torn between Odin and Ahura Mazda.
But I _do_ like the little poem!
“Shame on him. He should know better than to preach slavery, even in jest.”
As I understand the doctrine, it is not of slavery per se, so much as it is of servitude and second class status. More like apartheid or Jim Crowe with diminished and inferior rights rather than chattel slavery where one is property.
Theologically, I wonder how this school of thought deals with jubilee?
This guy is horrible, he is only giving ammo to the anti-semites. I can practically hear the Neo-nazi’s saying “I told ya so!” from here.
He’s getting up there in age. He probably means every bit of it ~ but the question is does he remember?