Abraham Foxman and ADL Have Chutzpah to Denigrate Chacham Ovadiah Yosef

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rav-ovadiah-yosefThe Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday “condemned” comments about aino Yehudim made this past weekend by Chacham Ovadia Yosef, head of Shas’ Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah.

In a drasha given on the halachos of what aino Yehudim are permitted to do on Shabbos, Rav Yosef said: “Aino Yehudim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”

“Why are [aino Yehudim] needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.”

Rav Yosef said that death has “no dominion” over aino Yehudim  in Israel.

“With aino Yehudim, 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 [Yehudi].”

On Tuesday, the ADL said that Rav Yosef’s comments contributed “to an atmosphere of hatred and a global trend of intolerance.”

“It is disturbing to see any religious leader, and particularly Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, use their podium to preach such hateful and divisive ideas,” ADL chief Abraham H. Foxman said.

“In a world where bigotry and prejudice are prevalent, it is especially important for religious leaders to use their influence to teach respect and acceptance,” he continued.

Many are perplexed by the comments made by Foxman, who is neither a religious nor community leader, but the head of a group, and not a bar plugtah of a gadol baTorah in Rav Yosef.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

25 COMMENTS

  1. The problem with the ADL is that they are only concerned with the fact that it was said in a public manor.

    The truth is that we should all do Teshuvah, and never even have such ‘Thoughts’.

    HKBH hears everything, and He is a Dayan Tzedek, who will stick up for any wrong that is committed against any member of the Human race.

    Didn’t we see enough of Hashem’s Pironious in the early 1940’s?

  2. Shame on you Abe – your father learned by the great R Elchonon Wasserman ZL and lived in the same town as him – and this is what you say about gedolim?

  3. Rabbonim who speak to their kehilla are not suppose to be broadcasted and translated into English for the entire world to digest. Many of our halachos are for specific situations and not for public consumption.

  4. Dear Mr. Ben Torah,

    Just because something may or may not be emess
    does not mean that it is wise to verbalize your
    thoughts. Sometimes syag Lechochma shtika. This goes for you aswell.

  5. The ADL Has been condemning Orthodox Jews and rabbis for years. I have been reporting and documenting their condemnation of R’ Yosef for at least 17 years now.

  6. Chazal say that in the time of Moshiach, goyim will grap hold of the four corners of a Jew’s tzizis and serve us. This does not apply nowadays. What about goyim who live where there are no Yidden? Are they put in Equatorial Africa to serve us as well? They are human beings, after all created b’tzelem E-lokim.

  7. RAV AVIGDOR ZATZAL SAID THE SAME AS A PREPARATION FOR MASHIAH TIMES WHEN EVERYONE WILL BE MAKIR HAEMES AND WOULD RUN TO SERVE HASHEM’S CHOSEN NATION

  8. If the ADL is going to comment, let them comment on everything.
    I even heard on a Toronto news station on the radio, they reported in the news that, “Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Ovadia Yosef spoke to his followers via sattelite telling them it was permissable to pick their noses on the Sabbath”.
    I was like, “Do they even know who Rav Ovadia is? How is it that they are reporting this little crum?”
    ADL, please do listen to Rav Ovadia, and listen to everything he says! Nincumpoops!

  9. May Hashem continue to provide the Hacham with the strength to continue standing up for the truth and give ‘just reward’ to those who denigrate him. (Denigrate is such a great word!)

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    one corresoponding to water (hessed ?) and the other to fire (gevurah).
    the word Adam indicates a combination of male (hochma) and female (binah). the dust from which he was formed was that of eretz isroel , of the sancturay ( beit hamikdash)….
    „and man became a living soul „ he was provided with a holy soul from the supernal „living being“.
    now, as long as that holy soul is attached to man, he is guarded on all sides…
    –But if he perverts his ways the devine presence leaves him , the supernal soul (neshama) doesn`t cling to him and from the other side ( evil serpent or also yetzer ha-ra) a spirit arises which can abide only in a place whence the heavenly holiness has departed , and so a man becomes defiled and his flesh , his facial appearance and his whole being is distorted.

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    Sohar Bereshit , Haye Sarah 131 a-b , pg 23
    goym/ akum ….they carry defilement during their life as their souls are derived from the side of defilement !

    Sohar Bereshit 47a, pg 147
    …living soul designates israel because they are children to Hashem and their souls which are holy come from Him!
    From whence come the souls of the non-jews?
    Rav Elieser said: they obtain souls from those sides of the left which convey impurety and therefore they are all impure and defile those who have contact with them!
    ….living soul refers to israel , who have holy living souls from above, and beast of the earth to the non-jews who are not living soul !

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    the akum are attached to the schuma of the nachash and belong entirely to the sitra achra.
    it is abou them when it says that rashayim won`t make teshuvah even before gehinnom.
    but if a goy changes his ways , is shomer the 7 laws of noach and lives in eretz israel he will be able to serve the zaddikim.
    the onliest way goym can be considered adam is when they convert.

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