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Carter at Cardozo: It’s Not the “New-Anti-Semitism” — It’s the Older Kind
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2013 | Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov

Posted on 04/11/2013 5:13:29 AM PDT by SJackson

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Carter at Cardozo: It’s Not the “New-Anti-Semitism” — It’s the Older Kind

Posted By Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov On April 10, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 127 Comments

The Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School is facing a fire storm of protest for honoring former President Jimmy Carter because of Carter’s animus towards Israel. But who they indeed may be about to honor is an old fashioned anti-Semite.

As decades-old tapes from his Church Sunday school lessons reveal, former President Jimmy Carter’s bias against the Jewish state may come more from an old fashioned Christian animus toward Judaism than from concerns over the situation of Palestinians. Carter taught Christian students in Plains Georgia that Judaism teaches Jews to feel superior to non-Jews, that Jewish religious practices are tricks to enhance wealth, and that current Israeli policy toward Palestinians is based on these “Jewish” values and practices.

In a series of sermons Carter recorded between 1999 and 2003 that were published as a CD set by Simon and Schuster called “Sunday Mornings in Plains,” Carter attacks modern Israel by retreading ancient anti-Semitic tropes that go back to the early church fathers and the Judaism/Christianity schism that gave birth to a millennia of Christian persecution of Jews.

(For a thorough discussion of the emergence and analysis of these tapes, see Phyllis Chesler).

Here are salient examples:

[1] Jews hate and feel superior to non-Jews.

In the tapes, one hears — in Southern drawl — his ancient animus: Jews hate non-Jews.:

“…this morning I’m gonna be trying to relate the assigned Bible lesson to us in the Uniformed Series with how that affected Israel and how it affects us through Christ personally…  It’s hard for us to even visualize the prejudice against gentiles when Christ came on earth. If a Jew married a gentile, that person was considered to be dead. …  How would you characterize from a Jew’s point of view the uncircumcised? Non believer? And what? Unclean, what? They called them DOGS! That’s true.  … What was Paul’s feeling toward gentiles in his early life as a Jewish leader? [Paul was not a Jewish leader. Ed.] Anybody? Absolute commitment to persecution! To the imprisonment and even the execution of non-Jews who now professed faith in Jesus Christ. …  … We know the differences in the Middle East. But the differences there are between Jews on the one hand who comprise the dominating force both militarily and also politically and the Palestinians who are both Muslim and Christians. …”

[2] Jewish ritual sacrifice is a dodge that relieves one from taking care of one’s parents, while preserving one’s wealth:

“Corban was a uh prayer that could be performed by usually a man in an endorsed ceremony by the Pharisees that you could say in effect, ‘God, everything that I own all these sheep all these goats this nice house and the money that I have, I dedicate to you, to God.’ And from then on according to the Pharisees law those riches didn’t belong to that person anymore. They were whose? God’s! So as long as those riches were belonged to the person, that person was supposed to share them with needy parents right? But once it was God’s it wasn’t theirs and they didn’t have anything to share with their parents. So with impunity, and approved by the Pharisaic law, they could avoid taking care of their needy parents by a trick that had been evolved by the incorrect and improper interpretation of the law primarily designed by religious leaders to benefit whom? The rich folks! The powerful people! Because the poor man wouldn’t have all of this stuff to give to God. He would probably, in fact he might very well have his parents in the house with him or still be living with his own parents.”

[3] Carter ties this Jewish feelings of superiority and religious malevolence to current Israeli policy:

“One reason is that the Israeli government headed now by Netanyahu has to depend on the ultra-right or fundamentalist Jews to give them a majority in the parliament which they call the Knesset, and the recent resignation of foreign minister Levy has left Netanyahu with only one vote margin in the parliament. So the ultra-conservative Jewish leaders demand always that they have total control over anything that relates to religion inside Israel, in particular in Jerusalem. Well, I’m not here to condemn anyone but to point out that even within ourselves, there is an inclination for, I’d say, a feeling of superiority. Wouldn’t you think so? Would you agree? I know I have it.”

Carter’s beef with the Jews is not simply a disagreement over how Israel should treat the Palestinians. His is a deep theological hatred of the type that most Christians (including the Vatican in the 1960s Nostra Aetate) have long disavowed. This is not the “new anti-Semitism: it’s the old. All the more indefensible for an orthodox Jewish religious institution to give this man an award.

Please take 2 minutes out of your busy schedules to express your concern to the Dean of

Cardozo and President of Yeshiva University and to the Board of Trustees. Contact details:

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cardozolawschool; israel; jimmycarter; yeshivauniversity

1 posted on 04/11/2013 5:13:29 AM PDT by SJackson
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Classic antisemitism, not in anger on the spur of the moment, expounded in Church to inform of the nature of Jews.

2 posted on 04/11/2013 5:15:12 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

the dim wits in the South don’t like Jewish people because of Baptists, largely and stupidity too. Cardozo Law should never have had Jimmah at their school.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 5:16:19 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SJackson

before everybody assumes I have besmirched the entire South, I am only besmirching the dimwits in the South, I love being in the South around conservatives

4 posted on 04/11/2013 5:17:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SJackson

Article ducks question of why Cardozo Law would do this. Jimmah as a Jew hater is not new, and neither is the traditional Christian attitude toward Jews.

5 posted on 04/11/2013 5:27:21 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: yldstrk

Southern man don’t need him around anyhow...

6 posted on 04/11/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: jjotto; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

These “Jews” are of the LEFT and are LIBERAL. They identify as LIBERAL Jews, note the word “liberal” comes first and is the key to understanding who they are.
These are the people who overwhelmingly supported Obama, who find a reason to criticize the USA over anything at all.
These people are the self-loathing individuals who demonstrate their “diversity” by being those most strident in their attitudes against the State of Israel.
These are the people who will have injured shoulders as they patted themselves on the back for demonstrating to the world their “Inclusivity” in honoring a professed anti-Semite.

7 posted on 04/11/2013 6:25:52 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Yeshiva University is a religious, Orthodox Jewish institution. Though leftist bacteria also infects the Modern Orthodox, they are definitely Zionist. They know Carter hates Jews and hates Israel.

Rav Soloveitchik must feel humiliated.

8 posted on 04/11/2013 6:38:27 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SJackson
I was raised in the Southern baptist Church. I was baptized by immersion in this church. From the time I was 5 or so I attended church and Sunday School almost every week, sometimes twice on Sunday, until I was in my twenties. In all that time I never heard any statements akin to these. The most I ever heard was sort of admiring remarks on how Jews stick together to help each other and that their actions were as a result of being a scattered and persecuted people. I am confident, that what ever the shortcomings of the church and congregation were, this sort of hate speech would have been rejected. This is true Judeophobia and i am appalled that carter, as a Baptist, would give voice to it especially as a Bible teacher in his church. This is vile and reprehensible.
9 posted on 04/11/2013 6:52:15 AM PDT by robowombat
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Thanks SJackson.

Interview: Jimmy Carter Encourages Demonizing Israel
INN | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:30 AM | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
Posted on 04/10/2013 11:27:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai

10 posted on 04/11/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SJackson

Here’s my letter:

Dear Dean, President and Trustees of Cordoza Law School:

You people have lost both your collective and individual minds. This man is an enemy of the Jewish People and the State of Israel, in which I happen to reside. Honoring him is akin to honoring Haman. Did they make you sign something while you were drunk? Kindly reconsider—and fast.


My true name, phone number and address

11 posted on 04/13/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: yldstrk

Baptist teach anti-Semitism?

12 posted on 05/12/2013 3:36:35 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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