Non-Jews 'were born to serve Jews'
Published 12:43 20.10.10 By Natasha Mozgovaya and
[Bemerkung: Peinlich, wenn offiziell
gesagt wird, was ohnehin fast alle Juden glauben.]
Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef
Photo by: Daniel Bar-On
ADL slams Shas spiritual leader for saying non-Jews 'were born to
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says in Saturday sermon that 'Goyim have no place
in the world - only to serve the People of Israel'; ADL chief calls
Yosef's words 'hateful' and 'divisive'.
The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday condemned comments about
non-Jews made this past weekend by Shas spiritual leader Rabbi
In a sermon given on Saturday on laws concerning what non-Jews are
permitted to do on Shabbat, Yosef said: "Goyim [non-Jews] were born
only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world –
only to serve the People of Israel."
"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will
reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat."
According to Yosef, death has "no dominion" over non-Jews in 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.”
On Tuesday, the ADL said that 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.
In August, Yosef sparked controversy when he called for Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to "perish from this world" and
said that Palestinians were "evil, bitter enemies of Israel."