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Are Jews an ethnic minority? The BBC doesn’t think so – Jewish Chronicle


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Are Jews an ethnic minority? The BBC doesn't think so
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Alternatively, Jews are often considered a religious, as distinct from an ethnic, minority. In the last Census, the vast majority of Jews who chose to identify as such did so by answering the (voluntary) question on religion; only a few thousand

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Brazilian Jews call for boycott of anti-Israel Islamic cleric speaking on fighting terrorism – Cleveland Jewish News

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils leading Jewish organizations have called for a boycott of a Muslim cleric who openly preaches the destruction of Israel slated to lecture in Sao Paulo.

Shiite Ayatollah Mohsen Araki was announced as keynote speaker at an Arab-led event titled Muslims and the fight against radical terrorism to be held onJuly 29in South Americas largest city.

We cannot allow the import of the conflict to our lands, as well as the speech of hatred and discrimination, taking into account the harmony between our Arab and Jewish communities, read a Bnai Brithsnotereleasedon Wednesday, pointing out Arakis alleged involvement in the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Argentina in 1994 and his close ties to the terrorist Hezbollah organization.

The international Jewish human rights group, which has been working in Brazil for 85 years, also stressed the fact that Latin Americas largest nation defends the two-state solution and called for Brazilian government to speak up.

In a moment where polarization takes over society, hate speeches only ignite worrisome sparks in our country. We cannot allow dangerous manifestations of discrimination, destruction and wrath to be sown in our country, importing here a conflict that we do not want to see in our land,said Bruno Laskowsky, president of the Sao Paulo Jewish Federation.

Congressman Jean Wyllys, an openly gay activist who has positioned himself against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS movementagainst Israel since he recently visited the Jewish state, posted a comment about the cleric titled No to fundamentalism on his Facebook page liked by nearly 1.3 million followers.

He is a key figure in the Iranian dictatorship, a regime of terror that persecutes and executes homosexuals, oppresses women, persecutes opponents, curtails freedom of expression and thought, supports international terrorism and has links to murderous organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah, Wyllys wrote.

Mohsen has also made absurd and anti-Semitic statements by preaching hatred against the Jews and characterizing the State of Israel as a cancer that should be expelled from the Middle East. I regret that our country welcomes such a harmful character. Fundamentalism and hate speech as something normal: they have already led humanity into the worst tragedies of its history.

Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen Araki, who was born in Iraq, is an Iranian scholar and politician. He is a member of the Assembly of Experts in Iran and a prominent Iranian cleric. He was the personal representative of Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in London and also the Head of the Islamic Center of England until 2004.

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Jenna Weissman Joselit – Tablet Magazine

Are you looking for something to do with the kids on a summer afternoon? If you lived in northern Kentucky, you could make a beeline for Noahs Ark, which recently washed up in the Bluegrass State. A football-field-and-a-half in length and a striking five stories tall, this latest iteration of the fabled wooden boat is breathtaking, or, as its promoters would have it, mind-blowing.

If a biblical nautical adventure doesnt suit your fancy or pocketbook (adults pay a whopping $40 admission fee), how about the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida? You could easily while away an entire weekend at this living biblical history museum, taking in Herods Temple and the Qumran caves; poring over facsimiles of ancient texts in the Scriptorium; encountering a laser show in which the Ten Commandments are etched in fire; seeking refuge from the crowds in the Oasis Palm Caf; or shopping for souvenirs in the old Scroll Shop.

For all their razzle-dazzle, these two sites stand on the shoulders of and take their cue from earlier generations of biblically inspired attractions, from Palestine Park in upstate New York to Fields of the Wood in North Carolina.

Situated on the shores of Lake Chautauqua, Palestine Park was established in the late 19th century to heighten visitors relationship to the Bible. Dotted with miniature plaster models of Jerusalem and other cities mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, the parks contours echoed the topography of the promised land. Strolling the grounds of Palestine Park, it was said, was almost equivalent to an actual tour of the Holy Land.

Much farther south, several miles outside the town of Murphy, North Carolina, lies what many believe to be the worlds largest Ten Commandments. Since the 1940s, concrete letters, each measuring a whopping 5feet tall and 4feet wide, spell out every word of the ancient text in English. Nestled in a grassy slope, they beckon visitors, challenging them to climb 350 steps to reach the top. Fields of the Wood renders the Ten Commandments an exercise in both spiritual faith and physical stamina.

Then, as now, the audiences for these exemplars of religious tourism didnt seem to find it the least bit odd or in any way disjunctive that Lake Chautauqua stood in for the Mediterranean or that Noahs Ark came to rest in the American heartland. Immersive environments all, these latter-day biblical redoubts aligned literalness with scale. Whatever doubts one might have brought along for the ride were dispelled, or, better yet, subsumed, by the spectacular nature of the experience.

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Religious theme parks such as Noahs Ark and the Holy Land Experience draw hefty crowds, but American Jews are usually not among them. Perhaps theyre too keenly aware of the Christological agenda that subtly but unmistakably fuels these venturesor, in the case of Noahs Ark, of its sponsors commitment to creationismand stay far, far away. I suspect, too, that something in the cultural makeup of Americas Jewsa kind of built-in skepticism, a penchant for eye-rollingpresupposes them to be wary of extravagantly scaled historical fabrications, whose recherch appeal eludes them.

How else, then, to account for the absence of a Jewish version of the Holy Land Experience or of a Jewish counterpart to Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg? Yes, the American Jewish landscape abounds in museums (thats another story), but outdoor Jewish living-history facilities, equal parts amusement park and heritage site, are nowhere to be found in the United States, at least not in real life.

Where they do exist is on the printed page: In Dara Horns short story, Shtetl World, the protagonist, Leah, a graduate student in Yiddish literature, earns her keep during the summer working in an unnamed ersatz shtetl situated in a woody area of western Massachusetts. Clad in a woolen ankle-length skirt, long sleeves and enormous plastic-pearl-brocaded headscarf, she presides over a dry-goods store where the overture to is piped in continuously. In the absence of much foot traffic, Leah contemplates her fellow citizens: a milkman, a crippled beggar, a fiddler on the roof, a bride and her groom, and Mendel the bookseller who, every afternoon at 4:30, doubles as a pogromchik. Leah doesnt take kindly to any of them, but what really bothered her was that there were rides.

Horn might have drawn inspiration for her sly take-down from Israels Shtetl Museum, a project that has been in the works for more than a decade but has yet to be realizedand probably never will be. I dont believe any provision was made in the plans for rides, but just about every other feature of East European small town life of the early 20th century has been accounted for: a yeshiva and a shul, a market square, and a mikveh. Why, theres even a castle, home to the local nobleman.

The inspiration of Brooklyn College professor and Holocaust scholar Yaffa Eliach, the Shtetl Museum was intended as an open-air museum of East-European Jewish history and culture in the form of a life-size shtetl. More simply put, the site aspired to be a Jewish Williamsburg. (No, not the one in Brooklyn.)

Collapsing time and spacea Lithuanian village in contemporary Rishon Le-Zion?!the Shtetl Museum hoped both to recreate the town of Eyshishok, from which Eliach hailed, and to represent the shtetl as a quintessential Jewish phenomenon. Much like the folk villages that populated Worlds Fairs in the late 19th and early 20th centuriesbut betterit was designed to underscore, and celebrate, the vitality of prewar Jewish life.

The conceit behind the Shtetl Museum was for visitors not just to observe the goings-on, but to throw themselves wholeheartedly into the experience: shopping in the market square, taking a dunk in the mikveh, seeking out the sage counsel of the shtetl rabbi, and celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah on the premises. The Shtetl Museum planned to take the notions of virtuality and reproducibility, the underpinning of living-history museums everywhere, and run with them. (See Jeffrey Shandlers essay The Shtetl Subjunctive, in Culture Front .)

Since it broke ground in 2003, the project has raised several million dollars in funding and generated considerable public and scholarly interest, but since then, and most especially in the wake of Eliachs prolonged illness and subsequent death in 2016, it stalled and then came to a halt. Did the Shtetl Museum set its sights too high? Founder on the shoals of politics? Cost too much? It might have, but the proximate cause of its abbreviated shelf life had more to do with the cruelties of fate than with any of these factors. The viability of the Shtetl Museum rested entirely with Yaffa Eliach, and when her health declined, so, too, did its prospects.

These days, the only feature of the Shtetl Museum that remains alive is its website, which is independently maintained and, more curiously still, written in Thai.

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Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University, is the author of Set in Stone: Americas Embrace of the Ten Commandments.

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Decrying ‘betrayal,’ Hungary Jews say Netanyahu ignoring them – The Times of Israel

BUDAPEST, Hungary Members of Hungarys Jewish community expressed deep disappointment with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday evening, saying a speech by the Israeli premier at a Budapest Jewish center catered mainly to the Hungarian government and entirely ignored their concerns.

Wrapping up his three-day trip to Hungary, Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday delivered addresses in the headquarters of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, also know as Mazsihisz, which is located adjacent to the world-famous Dohany Street Synagogue.

In a markedly dry event attended by some 200 Jewish officials free of the childrens choirs and other celebratory rites usually showered upon Netanyahu by Diaspora communities he visits both prime ministers focused their remarks on bilateral ties, neglecting to directly address the community.

One senior rabbi said Netanyahu failed to respond to the communitys questions. Another community member spoke of a betrayal.

The chilly reception for the prime minister including scathing criticism from the Jewish communitys president underlined Hungarian Jewrys unhappiness with Netanyahus decision to embrace Orban despite accusations of anti-Semitism. While Netanyahu is often criticized by Diaspora Jews for placing realpolitik over community concerns, such as his defense of President Donald Trump amid concerns over growing anti-Semitism in the US, he is normally welcomed warmly by Jewish leaders abroad.

PM Netanyahu and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban visit the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest before speaking at an event at the adjacent JCC, July 19, 2017 (Haim Tzach/GPO)

The speech came a day after Orban acknowledged Hungarys sin in not protecting the countrys Jews during World War II, seeking to quell a controversy over his recent praise for Hungarys wartime leader and Hitler ally Miklos Horthy. (Hungarys Nazi-allied regime instituted anti-Semitic laws modeled on Germanys Nuremberg laws beginning in 1938. After German tanks rolled into Budapest in 1944, Nazi-installed Hungarian leaders ordered the mass deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the war, through deportation to death camps or in massacres on Hungarian soil.)

This time, neither Netanyahu nor Orban dwelled on Horthy or an anti-immigration billboard campaign targeting the Jewish billionaire George Soros, which many Jews saw as encouraging anti-Semitism.

Highlighting the communitys angst over the issues, Mazsihisz President Andras Heisler delivered a speech ahead of the two leaders, lambasting Orban for the Horthy and Soros controversies, and Netanyahu for the non-recognition of non-Orthodox Jewish streams in Israel.

An anti-Soros billboard with a swastika and Soross name replaced by Viktor Orbans seen in Budapest on July 17, 2017. (Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel)

It was possible to launch in Hungary a total propaganda campaign, whose language and visual tools revived in our minds the bad memories of the past, Heisler said, clearly referencing the anti-Soros posters. One can argue about the intent of the campaign but it became unacceptable for me for one thing: the Jews of Hungary started to live in fear. And a responsible Jewish leader cannot keep silent about that. Neither can a responsible head of government.

Echoing criticism of Netanyahus government in the US and other Western Diaspora communities over decisions relating to the Western Wall pluralistic prayer plaza and recognition of conversions that favor Orthodox Judaism, Heisler said it was painful for Hungarian Jews when the religious recognition of the Diaspora is attempted to be narrowed in the Jewish state.

Our community survived the Holocaust, remained faithful to its roots through the repressive Communist regime, and we are not recognized as Jews? Can you disregard all the conversions, brit milahs [circumcisions], weddings, rabbinical decisions taking place in our Neolog-majority communities?

Neolog is a distinctly Hungarian stream of Judaism, which could be compared to the Conservative movement.

We, who are labeled as stinking Jews in Europe; we, who support Israels efforts; we, who dream about Israel why couldnt we be good enough Jews any more for Israel, Heisler asked.

He also slammed the Israeli Foreign Ministrys response to the anti-Soros billboard campaign as a cold shower for our community.

Initially, Israels ambassador in Budapest, Yossi Amrani, denounced the posters, but apparently at the behest of Netanyahu, who also serves as foreign minister, the Foreign Ministry appeared to backtrack, saying criticizing Soros was legitimate.

This declaration of the Foreign Ministry caused sorrow in our community, many felt have been abandoned, Heisler said. Prime Minister Netanyahu, I ask you respectfully to foster higher respect for the Diaspora, he added.

Orban, in his speech, mostly focused on Hungary-Israel relations, though he added that he was proud of the Jewish renaissance occurring in this country. He also reiterated his commitment to fight any form of anti-Semitism and spoke at length about Theodor Herzl, the Zionist visionary who was born in Budapest.

Netanyahus remarks, likewise, touched heavily on bilateral issues and on Herzls legacy. He brought a people seemingly dead back to life, and he said the solution to the problem, the Jewish problem as they called it, is to have a Jewish state, he said.

The prime minister also spoke about Israeli innovation and the countrys ties with Africa and China.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his speech in the Goldmark Room of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Office in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)

Addressing modern anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, he praised Orban for opposing the delegitimization of Israel.

You spoke yesterday very strongly against anti-Semitism in Hungary. You spoke about it in its current forms, and you spoke about it also in its previous forms the sins, as you say, performed by previous governments, Netanyahu said.

You were very open it, including in our conversation. I think this is important. I think this is something that the world has heard. And its very clear to me that this something that the world should hear continuously, Netanyahu said.

Many present at the event said they were underwhelmed by the Israeli premiers words.

Netanyahu fulfilled his duty but failed to reply to any of the questions raised by Heisler, said Rabbi Zoltn Radnti, who heads Mazsihiszs rabbinical council. He did not give a clear message or support to the Jewish community, but [only] to the Hungarian government, Radnti told The Times of Israel.

One community member, asking to remain unnamed, went as far as calling Netanyahus speech a betrayal.

Andrs Bchler, a member of World Jewish Congress from Budapest, said Hungarys Jews were looking forward to Netanyahus visit because they hoped to hear words of encouragement in difficult times.

Though we are very happy and honored that the prime minister dropped by, we didnt really hear any message formulated directly toward the community, Bchler said. He was rather focusing his speech on sharing his appreciation for the PM of Hungary. But he was very much avoiding answering any challenges Hungarian Jewry is facing.

Bchler added that he was nonplussed by Netanyahus lack of urging for community members to immigrate to Israel or even visit.

There were Holocaust survivors and members of Zionist youth groups in the hall, but there was no message for them, he charged. This speech was aimed at the Hungarian government.

Some others had no complaints about Netanyahus speech, however. It was fantastic, an elderly member of the community said as he left the community center.

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which had defended Orban throughout the recent controversies, did not attend Wednesdays event.

According to two sources, the Chabad rabbis were offended that they were only offered four tickets, and decided to skip it altogether.

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‘A Bunch Of Jews’ Is An Actual Panel At Comic-Con This Year – Forward

This right here, folks, is your guide to the Jewish highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

True, there are a number of exciting panels on offer, from a series celebrating the centenary of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby to Gal Gadot talking about her next appearance as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Justice League.

But we doubt anything will live up to the beautifully titled A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn), during which a panel will reflect on the recently-released graphic novel of the same name.

Read on for more information, as well as the rest of our top picks for the weekend.

1) A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn)

The titular graphic novel has a great name and presumably tells a great story; this panel will undoubtedly bring great joy to each and every Comic-Con-going Yiddishist, of whom we assume there are many.

2) Barry Ira Geller remembers Jack Kirby

Geller and Kirbys never-completed film Lord of Light, ended up forming a cover for the CIA rescue of American diplomats from Tehran during the Iranian hostage crisis. (The expedition was the subject of Ben Afflecks 2012 film Argo.) In an early highlight of Comic-Cons weekend-long celebration of Kirby, Geller and Mike Royer relate the story of the unmade film.

3) Ghostbusters goes biblical

The top guns in the Ghostbuster franchise, including its co-creator, Ivan Reitman, discuss where the shtick-filled series of films, comic books and more has been, and where its going. Why the panel is billed as biblical remains unclear, but if that doesnt entice you, what will?

4) Immerse yourself in the espionage of Kingsman

2014s Kingsman: The Secret Service won hearts with its depiction of stylish espionage. Its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle arrives this fall, and this panel sees its googly-eye-worthy stars (Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, oh my) in conversation with the films screenwriter, Jane Goldman, as well as the seriess co-creator Dave Gibbons.

5) Celebrate Will Eisner, again

Eisner-mania continues with Why Will Eisner Still Matters at 100, a panel conversation with comics-industry greats like former DC Comics president Paul Levitz and comics historian Maggie Thompson.

6) And celebrate Will Eisner, some more

Thursday closes out with yet another Eisner-fest: A screening of the documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, which includes interviews with the likes of Art Spiegelman and Michael Chabon.

1) Tired of celebrating Will Eisner? Take a break and celebrate Stan Lee

We need hardly tell you that Stan Lee, born Stanley Lieber, is a comics-world titan. This is your chance to hear celebrities like Felicia Day and Adam Savage wax poetic about one of the minds behind Spider-Man, Thor, and more.

2) Get psyched for Marvels The Defenders

Marvel won acclaim for its Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and we wont mention Iron Fist. (Whoops.) The four titular superheroes will join forces in the upcoming Marvels The Defenders, also on Netflix; in this panel, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb talks about the show with Mystery Guests. (Theyll probably be famous.)

3) And get the inside scoop on Seth Rogens Future Man

Could a superhero have a more generic name than Future Man? Inconceivable! Still, if Seth Rogen is involved, were tentatively on board. Hes directing the upcoming Hulu series, which stars that cute man-child from The Hunger Games (a.k.a. Josh Hutcherson); at this panel the duo, plus other members of the shows cast and creative team, will discuss the series.

4) Get high on Broad City

We mean that strictly metaphorically, and since Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of the Comedy Central hit, are patently hilarious, euphoria shouldnt be hard to come by. The two give a preview of the shows upcoming fourth season; based on the trailer, it should be unmissable.

1) Imagine a depressing future

Sold, right? This panel of dystopians includes Cory Doctorow, author of the novel Walkaway and journalist and author Annalee Newitz. Just remember, none of it is real yet.

2) Celebrate Jack Kirby, for the last time

The last Jack Kirby item on our list is illustrator and comic book historian Arlen Schumers reflection on how Yaakov Kurtzberger, a scion of the Lower East Sides immigrant Jewish community, turned into a comic book legend. Go forth and kvell.

3) Freak out over Gal Gadot

If you left Wonder Woman with a burning need for more stories about Diana Prince, Warner Bross take-over of Comic-Cons Hall H is the event for you. Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa and more will talk about this falls Justice League, which will see them presumably fighting for justice. And as a side benefit, youll get to see Steven Spielberg discuss his upcoming film Ready Player One.

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Jewry and Judaism in Nevada | ONE

Jews were among the first to provide the essential mercantile infrastructure for Nevada’s mining towns and camps. Their numbers grew to nearly a thousand by the late 1870s. Even as the state’s population declined from 1880 to 1910, small numbers of Jews or a single Jewish-owned store could be found in nearly every town and mining camp. The first permanent synagogue was erected in Reno in 1921 and the second in Las Vegas in 1963. The Jewish population of Southern Nevada greatly increased in the last quarter of the twentieth century and supported nineteen synagogues.

Jewish merchants were early arrivals in Genoa (1858), Virginia City (1859), Austin (1862), Hamilton (1865), and in the small towns along the rail lines from Reno to Elko after 1869. They led the dry goods and clothing business in the nineteenth century and thereafter were found in every line of work. Although only a small minority were physically engaged in mining, Adolph Sutro was one made famous by his daring four-mile tunnel from the Carson River to the Comstock (1878).

Where they had at least ten male worshipers, Jews routinely formed a Hebrew Benevolent Society to aid the needy, and they regularly observed High Holidays. Jews secured burial grounds in Austin, Eureka, Reno, and sections of the municipal cemeteries in Carson City, and later in Las Vegas. Eureka’s one hundred Jews formed the first official Reform congregation in 1876. Despite larger numbers in Virginia City, the next congregation did not coalesce until 1914 in Reno.

Nevada Jews rarely exceeded one percent of the total population until modern times, but they exercised positions of civic leadership and business. When Nevada achieved statehood in 1864, Rabbi Herman Bien, rancher Henry Epstein and Austin merchant Meyer Rosenblatt were among the state’s first assemblymen. Jews continued to be well represented in the state legislature and court systems into the twenty-first century. Quite commonly Jews were among the charter members and officers of fraternal organizations, from which they were often excluded in other parts of the country. They also made their mark in the railroad towns of northern Nevada. In Reno in 1871, Jacob W. Davis invented the copper-riveted work pants that became Levi’s 501 jeans. The Reinhart families established the largest mercantile stores from Winnemucca to Elko, and the Morris Badt and Gabriel Cohn families were substantial merchants and ranchers in northeastern Nevada. In southeastern Nevada at Pioche, Dr. Henry Bergstein was elected assemblyman from Lincoln County. He became author of Nevada’s first laws on medical practice and co-founder of the state’s medical society.

Jewish women were more likely to be independent business entrepreneurs than their percentage of the population would predict. Sarah Loryea had her own millinery shop at Carson City in 1861 and, in Virginia City, she opened the Loryea House Hotel. Sarah Levanthal, Regina Moch, and Matilda A. Ashim were operators of their own dining establishments at Eureka in 1879. In the twentieth century, Las Vegas women also were in business for themselves. Fanny Soss owned and operated two fashion shops and Ethyl Rappaport operated a liquor store in the 1940s. Southern Nevada Jewish women became organizers of Holocaust education in the schools and major philanthropists in their own right. Women also taught Hebrew and religious practices at Sabbath schools statewide.

After the precipitous decline in ore production and population, public officials searched for ways to diversify the economy and attract tourists and new citizens. An attempt to colonize eastern European Jews at Wellington between 1897 and 1902 failed due to treachery and bad weather. Adolph Livingston organized tourist-attracting boxing matches. Legal gambling came to an end in Nevada in 1911, but enforcement was spotty and loopholes abounded. Nathan “Jew Nick” Abelman, who had followed the rush to Goldfield in 1906, ran saloons with a legal gambling club for anyone prepared to pay the token membership fee at the door. Abelman, Abe Zetooney, and the Bulasky brothers were among the first managers and owners of casinos at Reno, when the legislature legalized gambling in 1931. By then, Reno’s Jewish population of several hundred had its own synagogue Temple Emanu-El (1921) and its first resident rabbi, Hirsch Opoczynski (1932), who changed his name to Harry Tarlow. He and his wife opened the first of two kosher boarding houses for Jewish divorce seekers.

The involvement of Reno Jews in the hotel and gambling industry soon paled to that of their fellows in Las Vegas. Between 1947 and 1967 Jewish Americanssome with storied connections to organized crimebuilt or were the major owners of the Caesars Palace, Desert Inn, Dunes, Flamingo, Sahara, Aladdin, Riviera, Sands, and Tropicana hotel/casinos. More recently, Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian and Steve Wynn’s resort named after him were the only major Jewish casino holdings in Las Vegas. Many others, like the Mack, Wollman, Katz, and Greenspun families, contributed heavily to the development of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. Jews, statewide, also provided leadership in the civil rights movement.

Donations from the Jewish-owned hotels and casinos accounted for a significant portion of funds raised to build Las Vegas’ first synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom, in 1963. At about the same time, its Reno counterpart experienced a schism resulting in the Reform Temple Sinai. A similar fate befell Beth Sholom, leading to the new Reform congregation, Temple Ner Tamid, in 1974. One of its most prominent donors was the controversial, but increasingly revered, Moe Dalitz.

Over the next quarter century Las Vegas Jewry grew to nearly 100,000. Although less than ten percent of the population was affiliated with a Jewish organization, by 2007 the city had nineteen congregations across the spectrum of Judaism. The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada and the local Jewish federation sponsored hundreds of programs on Jewish culture and tradition, as did thirty-six independent organizations. Kosher food options abounded. The area also boasted three Jewish day schools and construction on the first Jewish high school had begun, which was made possible by a $25 million donation from Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson. Northern Nevada’s population had five growing congregations but no cultural support system to match that of Las Vegas.

Jewish settlement and leadership in Nevada’s early history contributed to a climate virtually devoid of anti-Semitism. In the 1990s, however, Reno’s Temple Emanu-El was twice the object of Molotov cocktail vandalism.

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As Temple Mount Flares, Jewish Movement Sees Opportunity To Reclaim Holy Site – Forward

Tensions are high in Jerusalem after a Palestinian attack left two Israeli police officers dead on the holy Temple Mount.

For many, the attack and subsequent security lockdown are cause for alarm since protests over the sacred site at the center of the Old City could mushroom into a wider conflict between Isreal and the Palestinians.

One controversial Jewish religious movement, however, sees the crisis as a big opportunity.

Leaders in the Temple Mount movement are celebrating the unrest and urging Jews to visit the deeply contested site which is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

People in these Temple Mount circles are very excited, said Tomer Persico, a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and religion professor at Tel-Aviv University.

The Temple Institute, a group which seeks to rebuild the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, cheered as Jews arrived to the Temple Mount on Wednesday. Some of them reportedly carrying prayer books and they were forced to leave by Israeli troops.

Yehudah Glick, a former leader of the Temple Institute who now campaigns for Jewish access to the Temple Mount as a member of the Israeli Knesset, also voiced his support for Jews gathering the site on Twitter. He called the act of going to the Temple Mount a peaceful mitzvah and invited other Jews to join.

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Jews are visiting the Temple Mount amidst rising tensions in Jerusalem.

Jews are prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram esh-Sharif, and the Israeli security establishment believes that any change in that status quo could cause a major rift with the Palestinians.

But a growing movement of religious Jews is calling for the rules to change. According to the Jewish tradition, both Jewish Temples stood at this site. In Islamic tradition, the prophet Muhammad also visited the site.

This week marks a rare opportunity for members of this movement Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount are not under scrutiny by guards from the Waqf, the Muslim body normally overseeing the site.

The Waqf called for a total Muslim boycott of the site in protest of new Israeli checkpoints in Jerusalems Old City in the aftermath of a Palestinian attack last week. That has left the large stone plaza that is home to the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque relatively deserted.

Activists ascended the mount and were quite elated that there were no Muslims there, Persico said.

While there is a range of beliefs within the broader Temple Mount movement, some bodies actively call for the removal of the Muslim sacred sites and view the spaces as an essentially Jewish site.

The website of a group called the Temple Mount Faithful, for example, cites liberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation, among its core goals.

The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque were placed on this Jewish or biblical holy site as a specific sign of Islamic conquest and domination. The Temple Mount can never be consecrated to the Name of Gd without removing these pagan shrines, the site reads.

The Old City has become a flashpoint in recent days, with Muslim protesters holding demonstrations in protest of the new security measures. The Palestinian political party Fatah called for a Day of Rage on Wednesday in protest.

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Attacking Prenups Is Bad For Jews Everywhere – Forward

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Last week by Rabbi Zvi Tau added his signature to a yellowing letter, originally published in the 1980s, opposing the use of pre-nuptial agreements. In doing so Rabbi Tau, a leader of the ultra-conservation faction within Zionist Orthodoxy, added his name to a list of 44 rabbis similarly opposed.

The timing is no coincidence. The Israeli public and world Jewry are still shaking from the shameful decisions of the Israeli Government relating to the Western Wall and conversion in Israel. These decisions, driven by the Ultra Orthodox factions within the ruling coalition, are bad for Jews everywhere. They divide rather than include, they hurt rather than heal.

Rabbi Taus signature is a dog-whistle to the Zionist Orthodox public. By rejecting the growing consensus within Zionist Orthodoxy toward pre-nuptial agreements, Tau is trying to draw his public further toward the uncompromising, rejectionist stance of the Ultra Orthodox in Israel. By delegitimizing the more liberal leaning voices in the Zionist Orthodox world, represented by brave leaders like Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi David Stav, Tau is by extension rejecting all compromise whatsoever on religious social issues in Israel. No pre-nups, no space at the Kotel for non-Orthodox denominations and no flexibility on conversion.

Kolech, as the leading Orthodox feminist voice in Israel, will continue to fight for rights of women in Israel, greater understanding, and increasing religious tolerance. We hope that Rabbi Tau will realize the damage his narrow attitudes are doing to the Jewish people and reverse his course.

Attorney Yael Rockman is the Executive Director of Kolech.

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Masters of Deceit — A Short History of the Jews – Ben …

Excerpt from: Natures Eternal Religion by Ben Klassen (1973)

Masters of Deceit A Short History of the Jews

Nature in her infinite wisdom has put the highest premium on survival of the species. In her profuse variety Nature has brought forth creatures of all kinds, fish and fowl, animal and vegetable, insect and bacteria. Some creatures like the cardinal and bluebird are beautiful to behold. Others like the scorpion fish and the lizard are not. Some creatures are flesh eating. Others are herbivorous. Some animals, like cows, forage on the grass of the meadows. Others like the coyote, the wolf and the tiger are predatory. Other creatures like cockroaches, mosquitoes and maggots are parasitic. Each creature has its means of existence and survival and its means of perpetuating its species. In all, the will to live and perpetuate its own kind is intensely strong. If it were not, the species would soon have died out.

In the human species there is one race that stands out above all others in the intensity and fierceness in its will to survive that is the Jewish race. How this one race has survived and stayed intact through all the convulsions and upheavals of history for 5,000 years is something remarkable to behold.

Whereas some of the ancient races of recorded history such as the Babylonians, the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, as a race, have all gone down the sinkhole of history the Jew has survived. Not only has he survived, but he has become the slave- master of all the other races of the world, although he only numbers a small percentage of the worlds population.

Whereas the glorious White Race has been a builder, explorer and creator of civilizations, of governments and nations, the Jew has been none of these. On the contrary, he has been the very antithesis of the noble White Man. Throughout his history, which goes back more than 5,000 years, during which he has remained united as a race, the Jew has been the parasite and predator on the backs of those nations who have been his unwilling hosts. The Jew has never been a creator, nor a builder, nor a producer, like the members of the White Race. On the contrary, he has been a destroyer of civilizations, a plunderer of nations, and a killer who invented the very idea of genocide in the earliest stages of his own history. All we have to do is read their own Old Testament to find that in page after page after page they slew, killed and plundered one tribe after another. One nation after another was put to the sword, man, woman and child.

Yes, indeed, the Jews are a blood-thirsty race. They have survived over a long period of time, although they have been scattered throughout the other nations of the world. They have been a plague on the body of mankind from the earliest dawn of recorded history. Nor has that plague abated in modern times. In fact, today it is more deadly than ever, and since we, the White Race, are the chief target and the chief victims marked for destruction, it behooves us to take a close look, and study our destroyer.

It is a fascinating and horror-filled history. It is an ugly story. But study it we must, and understand it we must, if we are to extricate ourselves from our plight and fulfill the obligation that Nature has placed upon us: namely, the survival of our very own species, the noblest creation on the face of the earth: the White Race.

The history of mankind is filled with wars and conflict, but of all the conflicts that have ensued between the different nations and the different races, there is only one race that has aroused the most violent antagonisms no matter where they settled that race is the Jewish race.

Throughout all the turmoil of history and all the wars, conflicts and massacres, sooner or later the two conflicting parties settled down and either reconciled their differences, and lived peacefully together, or they went elsewhere to live. Not so with the Jews, however. The Jew has never been reconciled with the host nation upon whose back he feeds. Nor have the Jews peacefully migrated to other countries. The history of the Jews demonstrates two things: first, that there has never been a reconciliation between them and their hosts, and second, that no nation has ever succeeded in barring them permanently. Furthermore, as the Jews bored into their host nations and became more and more reprehensible and intolerable, the host nation generally has turned on them and tried to expel them from their national body. However, in no case has a victimized nation been successful in expelling them permanently. In fact, it is surprising that in every case where Jews were expelled from a nation, often under conditions of humiliation and suffering, within a few years the Jews have returned. Not only have they usually returned, but they then set about with increased viciousness to destroy the host nation upon whom they had previously fed like a parasite. The Jews have since time immemorial been culture destroyers and civilization destroyers. The Jewish problem has been on the back of all nations for at least the past 5,000 years.

Whereas the White Race, with its creativity and restless energy, has moved to the various areas of the world and created civilizations, the Jew invariably followed, bored into their very vitals and sooner or later destroyed those civilizations. They helped to destroy the Egyptian civilization, the Greek civilization, and were the prime cause in the destruction of the great Roman civilization. When Europe slowly again picked up the threads of civilization from Rome, the Jew was already there and has lain like a cancer upon the body of Europe from the time of the Romans.

However, the main center of power of the Jewish world-wide conspiracy now resides in the New World. In fact, in New York is the largest center of Jewish population in the world, and New York is the central financial powerhouse, not only of the United States, but also the rest of the world. Since the United States is now also the last great stronghold of the White Race, it is the untiring and current goal of the Jew to not only destroy the United States as a country, but to destroy White America, mongrelize it, and pump the black blood of Africa into the veins of White America.

Why is it that the Jewish Race has survived through all the upheavals of over 5,000 years of history, whereas more powerful races like the Romans have perished? Is it because the Jew is tough? We find that the Jew is tough, but other races, such as the Romans, have been even tougher and they have not survived. Is it because he is a good fighter? No, he is, in fact, a physical coward and in open combat he is certainly one of the lesser and more cowardly warriors. Is it because he is more treacherous and deceitful? Perhaps, since in this characteristic he undoubtedly excels all other peoples. But this is not the sole reason why he has survived either. The reason for his survival lies in his unique religion.

Early in their history the Jews realized the tremendous potency of religion as a weapon a weapon to either unite their own race, or a weapon to disintegrate and destroy their enemies. For thousands of years they have capitalized upon this knowledge to the hilt. In a masterful fashion, they have manipulated religion to their advantage with a devilish cunning that no other people seems to have even suspected least of all the White Race.

If we could briefly look at the wars between Rome and Carthage, and the brief siege and destruction of Jerusalem during the rise and expansion of the Roman Empire, I think we can find the answer to the Jews survival.

As Roman power increased and expanded, it was inevitable that it should soon come into conflict with the increasing power of Carthage. For over 100 years these two great rival powers fought battles of attrition and annihilation. Finally Rome emerged the victor, and when they had Carthage at its mercy, they leveled the city, killed all the male population and sold the women and children into slavery. Carthage was no more. It was gone forever.

Now let us contrast this with what happened to Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D.

During the rule of Emperor Vespasian, the Jews in Judea became rebellious. Emperor Vespasian sent General Titus down there and after a 139-day siege of Jerusalem, the city was sacked, leveled to the ground, and the Jews were either killed or dispersed. It would seem that in a fate similar to that of Carthage, this would be the end of the Jews, But not so.

The Jews had one extraordinary thing going for them: and that was the unique religion that bound their race together. Far from being destroyed, the Jews in their cunning and resourcefulness, with their religion uniting and binding them together, planned revenge on the Romans. And revenge they did get. They inflected on the Romans a religion that undermined the will of the Romans to survive as a race and as a nation.

With tremendous zeal the Jews propagated among the Romans a new religion with such suicidal ideas as turn the other cheek, love your enemies, resist not evil and other self- destructive philosophies that sapped the strength of the Romans and left them naked and defenseless before their enemies. In a few centuries the great Roman civilization completely disintegrated and was defenseless against the marauding vandals who finally sacked Rome in the year 476 A.D. and Rome was no more.

However, with his tenacity and zeal for preserving the Jewish race as embodied in his fanatic religion, the Jew did not go down with Rome. No, on the contrary, he fed on the corpse and went from the Roman corpse to scatter and infect the incipient and growing new cultures that were emerging in Western Europe, cultures and civilizations that were blighted from the very beginning with the handicap of the new religion with which the Jew had destroyed Rome.

It is true that the Jew is tough. He is cunning and he is treacherous. He is also tenacious and he is persistent. All these qualities fit him well to be the foremost predator and parasite on the body of mankind. But even with all these qualities he would not have survived had it not been for his Mosaic religion. It is the basic ingredients of his religion that bind him together in a holy brotherhood hostile to all mankind, striving, pushing, clawing, always and forever for the good of his race, for the survival of his race, and exhibiting in its raw form one of the strongest laws of Nature: the propagation and survival of its own species.

The Jews learned one other significant fact early in their history: There is nothing as powerful in uniting a group (any group) as having a common enemy. Based on this premise, they have seen to it that they have always been at war with other races. In fact, all other peoples are their enemies at all times. It is only a matter of strategy as to who is the prime enemy at any given time.

This theory has worked wonders. It has kept the Jews united and fighting. Their solidarity has destroyed all enemies before them. It is destroying the White Race today.

The central theme of the Jewish religion is hatred, hatred for the Gentiles, that is all other races. The other overwhelmingly powerful facet of the Jewish religion is racial loyalty, loyalty to its own kind. Whereas to the average White Gentile, sadly enough, it matters very little with whom he does business, whether it is another White Man or not. Nor is the average White Gentile too interested in whether the person next door or the person he meets is one of his own kind. But to a Jew, whether he is doing business with a Jew, living next door to a Jew, or meets a Jew, this means everything. Let us keep this in mind, this factor of racial loyalty, as we go about searching for a better religion for the White Race.

That the Judaic religion has been the rock of strength around which the Jewish race has rallied for the last 5,000 years is without question. The Jews do not believe in God nor are they foolish enough to put their efforts or beliefs centered in a hereafter. Golda Meir, the present Prime Minister of Israel, stated succinctly when she said in her speech from the Knesset, the Israel Parliament in Yiddish, I am a non-believer, yet no one will be able to root from the heart and mind the conviction that without the Jewish religion we would have been like all other nations, who once existed and disappeared. From the earliest glimmerings of childhood the Jewish parents inculcate into their offspring the idea of racial loyalty, the idea that the survival of the Jewish race is everything, the idea that all other peoples are their enemies to be either exploited or destroyed.

The Jewish Old Testament is crammed full of make-believe of Jewish history, very little of it true. But interwoven through all this fantasy the idea of racial survival is driven into their brains, advice on how to survive. It and the Talmud are full of advice and wisdom binding the Jewish race together in an indestructible unit of purpose.

In Prov. 29:18 is spelled out the idea of a long term program, where there is no vision, a people perish. If we contrast this with the advice the Jews foisted on the White Race in the New Testament, for instance: Matt. 6:34 where it says, take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Here we see clearly spelled out that it is essential for the Jews to have vision for the long term, a long-term plan. In reality, their religion is a perpetual conspiracy which is essential for their survival as a parasitic race. But in order to weaken and soften their victims for aggression, conquest and slavery, the White Race has had its brains polluted with all kinds of bad Jewish advice of which, take no thought for tomorrow is one of the many, and that is exactly the position of the white Race today. The Jews have laid their long-term plans, going back thousands of years, for the mastery and enslavement of the world.

The White Race, in contrast has no plan, no program for survival. It has no religion to rally around or to unite its White Brothers. It is just fumbling, bumbling and stumbling along with absolutely no defense against the Jew, whose historical mission it has been over thousands of years to destroy or enslave the White Race.

Whereas the noble White Race is creative, productive and self-sustaining, the Jews instinctively decided far back in their early history that the best means of survival was to choose the role of a parasite on the bodies of other productive nations. Over the thousands of years this decision has hardened and has become so permanently ingrained and inbred into the Jewish character that he could not now do otherwise, no more than a maggot could fend for itself without devouring the body of its host. This being so, the Jew has planned and planned and prepared.

He has a far-reaching and all-encompassing program for the control, domination and exploitation of his host, for whom he nurtures a terrible, pathological hatred. The driving force of his whole religion is hatred for his host. He has always hated his host nation with a terrible passion. How many times have we heard the expression ingrained in Jewish controlled books about the whore of Babylon. The fact is that the Babylonian people were a good White people, a productive people, a creative people, who were finally destroyed by the Jews in their midst. Throughout history the Jews have propagated a vicious lying propaganda about degeneracy of the Babylonian people; a monstrous lie.

When the Jews poured into the Roman civilization and finally destroyed it with the new suicidal religion they foisted upon the Romans, they then pictured the Romans as being cruel, degenerate and immoral. Even to this day, the Jewish movies coming out of Hollywood depict the Romans as a debauched and degenerate people. Even lying Jewish propagandists like Billy Graham perpetually denounce the Romans as cruel, debauched and tyrannical. Another terrible Jewish lie.

Having chosen to play the role of a parasite far back in their history, the die is now long cast and they can do no other than to roam the civilized world seeking any spot where they can settle down in the midst of an established community, where they can remain and prosper at the expense of others. As a parasitic people the Jews can only survive by living on that which others produce. When they come into a community they bring nothing with them but their cunning and their treachery. The Jew knows when he enters the Gentile community that sooner or later he will be discovered and there will be violence and retribution. The thing the Jew fears more than anything else is open detection and the ensuing physical violence. One of his phrases throughout the centuries has been Oy, gewalt! This old Yiddish phrase translates Oh, violence.

Knowing that his parasitic activities of fleecing, robbing and plundering the Gentile community will eventually result in violence against his person, he prepares for it in advance. We go back to the quotation from Proverbs in which the Jews are advised where there is no vision, a people perish. So as he sinks his tentacles deeply into the body of the community that he is about to ravish, he prepares in advance to nullify, neutralize and minimize the opposition from the Gentile community that he knows sooner or later will develop into hostility against him. In this respect the Jew is very similar to other parasitic creatures of Nature. When a wood tick crawls up the leg of an individual he does so very stealthily and usually completely unnoticed. The wood tick is searching for an appropriate place on the body of the host he can dig into and suck its blood for its own nourishment. The wood tick knows that when he digs in, normally it would be painful to the host, therefore attract its attention and result in its being picked off and destroyed. But the wood tick has a remedy for this. Before digging in he carefully anesthetizes the skin surface of the victim host. Having done this, it then carefully begins to chew and suck, all this time anesthetizing the area so that the host will feel no pain. Meanwhile, the head bores in deeper and deeper and the parasite begins to bloat itself on the blood of its victim without the host having felt any pain whatsoever, or even being aware of its presence. By the time the victim finally discovers the tick, it is thoroughly rooted into its flesh. The host is no longer in a position to remove it without causing pain and infection to himself and the death and destruction of the parasitic tick. Even though the victim now tries to remove the parasite, he cannot do so. He can pull off the bloated body and destroy part of the tick but the head will remain imbedded and cause infection and perhaps blood poisoning. At this stage it becomes a major operation to remove the infectious tick, which he could have easily flicked off with a finger at the beginning, had he realized that the parasite had designs upon his blood. The parasitic operation of the Jew upon the body of his unfortunate host is very similar.

Being a non-productive parasite, the Jew has less than nothing to offer to the host community or nation which he enters and into which forthwith he beings to sink deep his tentacles. Remember the title of this chapter that the Jews are masters of deceit. His main commodity is deceit and lies on a massive scale. Having chosen to be a professional parasite this characteristic is now so deeply and instinctively ingrained in his very nature that he knows by instinct what he must do to protect himself and what the weaknesses of his Gentile host are. He therefore chooses to concentrate on all the nerve centers of power in his productive and creative host. In short order, he has control of the main functions that determine the destiny and welfare of a people and a nation. The Jew does not farm, he does not labor in the fields, he does not work in the factories. He concentrates on placing himself in control of the money of a nation, of the news media of that country, of its educational facilities, and of its government. He labors diligently and skillfully to manipulate, confuse and confound the minds of his victims. Like the wood tick, he anesthetizes the brain of the Gentile nation in whose midst he has settled. He sinks his tentacles deep and prepares to counter any efforts to dislodge him.

Today, throughout the world in general, and in America in particular, we therefore find the Jew in charge of the nations finances. He has complete control of the Federal Reserve System about which most Americans understand nothing, but believe that it is a department of the Federal Government. Many books have been written about Jewish ownership of the Federal Reserve System and we do not have space here to treat this subject in detail. But suffice it to say here that the Federal Reserve Board is not a government function, but a completely private system of banks owned, controlled and manipulated by the international Jewish bankers and completely beyond the reach and control of the Federal Government. Not that this would make much difference in any case, because the Federal Government also is controlled by the Jews, but it is significant to make this distinction.

Through manipulation, through the floating of Government bonds, the Federal Reserve can have billions printed for its own aggrandizement and pay nothing more for the billions of dollars that go into its coffers than the cost of the paper and ink involved. This usually costs about 7/10 of a cent per paper note, whether that note is a $10.00 bill or a $1000.00 bill. The actual printing is done by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, but the notes are then transferred to the international Jewish bankers under the guise of the Federal Reserve System. The only expense to the bankers is the cost of the paper and ink.

Not only do the Jewish bankers get the money virtually free, but the U.S. Government is then obligated to issue U.S. Government Bonds as security for the loan involved. The American people are then shackled with not only paying off the principal of the Government Bonds over a period of years but also the interest thereon. These debts are never paid off, but on the contrary, as the history of the last 40 years shows, they increase from year to year. And so the American taxpayer is increasingly enslaved in debts, paying interest in this generation and the next and the next to the international Jewish bankers, who, by and large, acquired the loan money free of charge from the Government Printing Office itself.

The Jews have been manipulators of money and usurpers of the nations treasuries of the world from time immemorial. Their Bible speaks of the money changers in their temples. They were all, of course, Jews. The Jewish monopoly of money goes back as far as the history of money itself. The fraud of the Federal Reserve System is by no means new and it has evolved over the thousands of years from the ancient practice of the goldsmiths being safe keepers of the gold of wealthy individuals.

Gold has had a special and fascinating attraction to the Jews in particular from the earliest of times. From the early beginnings of money, gold has been used as a means of exchange and from the earliest beginnings, the Jews have gravitated around the occupation of being safe keepers of other peoples gold. They soon found that as they had a number of clients who kept gold in their vaults, that at no time did they all withdraw their gold at the same time. They then hit upon the secondary idea of loaning out some of the gold that belonged to somebody else at a rate of interest, which means they could loan out somebody elses gold and have the borrower use it for a limited period of time with an additional amount of gold coming back as a premium. As the number of clients increased they found out that they could loan out practically 90 percent of all the gold they held and still have enough reserve on hand to cover any withdrawals. This then developed into the business of banking and this became a tremendously powerful tool for the benefit of the Jew in accumulating the wealth of the productive traders and merchants in whose midst they operated.

From this basic beginning all foundations of banking have evolved. Today the Jews have added to this tricky arrangement thousands of further embellishments, and through the payments of interest, through the Federal Reserve System, through international loans and manipulations, they now exclusively control the money of the world.

Not only do they control the banking systems but they also control the stock markets of the world. Anyone examining the roster of those who own seats on the N.Y. Stock Exchange, or the other stock exchanges throughout the nation, will find that by and large theyre all Jews, and a few associates of Jews. By also controlling the stock market, which they can manipulate up or down at will, they can and do skim all the benefits of the hard working, productive and creative White Americans off the top into their own coffers. Not only that, but by withholding credit at any time they choose, they can throw this nation (or any other nation) or the whole world economy, into a depression. Since these are planned and the Jews know in advance when they are going to do these things, they can, of course, again reap tremendous benefits and fleece the unsuspecting goyim forever and endlessly.

The Jew could never maintain such a stranglehold and such vicious control over his victims for any period of time were it not for the fact that he is also completely in control of the means of communications, the means of information, and the means of propaganda. Few people realize how powerful a tool propaganda is. Adolf Hitler has said correctly that by the use of propaganda the Jews can make heaven look like hell, and hell look like heaven. This is only too true, and the Jews have done this skillfully and artistically. Because they control the money, they have the means wherewith to acquire control of all newspapers, all radio networks, all television networks, all television stations, all leading national magazines, and moreover, the news wires themselves, such as United Press International, the Associated Press, and every other news wire network. Thus they can control every piece of news that goes nationwide, or worldwide for that matter. They can just as easily also suppress and reject any story that comes into their news gathering headquarters and withhold it from the world, and this is even more important.

Also in their arsenal of propaganda, and a very important one, is the movie industry again completely controlled by the Jews. In fact, so thoroughly is Hollywood and the movie industry controlled by the Jews that Hollywood has often been referred to as Kosher Valley. The movie industry in the last 50 years has undoubtedly developed into one of the most powerful means of propaganda and brain pollution to the White Race the world has ever seen. It is only in recent years that it has been equaled, and perhaps excelled by the Jewish controlled television industry. You can be sure that the movie industry was not left unexploited in promoting the interests of the Jews and in promoting their program for the destruction of the White Race.

During the war years the Jewish movie industry in Hollywood was busy cranking out one anti-German, anti-Hitler, anti-Nazi propaganda film after another. Being naive and gullible as we are, many of our white brothers swallowed this poisonous bait and was enlisted in the Jewish snare of having the White Americans join in the vicious Jewish program of having White brothers kill White brothers in order to save the neck of the perfidious Jew. At the same time the communist countries were lauded to the skies. By treacherous lying propaganda it was made to seem plausible that we, the United States of America, could join forces with Jewish controlled communist Russia in waging a suicidal war of destruction against the heroic defenders of the White Race, namely the German people.

Not only have the movies been used as instruments for getting us involved in suicidal wars, but they have also been used as a means of setting the tone of our morals and our mores. Basically they have been used to undermine and degenerate the moral climate of our youth and of our country as a whole. During the 1920s the movies had become debauched and degenerate to the point where they were threatening their own survival. Strangely enough, during the 30 s the moral tone improved somewhat. Many of the best stories that have been put out by Hollywood originated during the 1930 s and people were lured back into the movie theatres in large numbers. Then the Jew cleverly began to interject the anti-German, anti-Nazi propaganda into his revitalized movie industry and began to inflame and pollute the minds of the White people of America towards hatred and a willingness to accept the idea of war against their own White brothers.

During the war itself the movies went into high gear. Nearly every production was viciously slanted to enhance the war effort in destroying Germany. At the same time, injected into the theme was the idea of racial integration. When the war was over the idea of co-existence and collaboration with Russia was promoted along with an intensification of the idea of one world, one-world government, and the United Nations.

By the 1950 s the idea of racial tolerance for the Jews broadened towards acceptance of the nigger as an equal in our society and as being the down-trodden victim of the White Mans greed and cruelty. The suicidal idea of the nigger being a permanent and vital equal part in our American society has been progressively promoted ever since. To find a movie today that doesnt in one way or another promote racial mongrelization is hard to come by. The Jew today in movies, the press and in television, is driving at a vicious and frightening pace for full mongrelization of the American people. All opposition has been effectively clobbered and destroyed.

In the 1950 s and the 1960s two new elements were injected into the movie propaganda campaign. One is the use of drugs as an ever-increasing problem. It is made to seem that the people themselves are promoting drugs without any inside or outside influence. To the young people it is made to seem like everybody is doing it, and why shouldnt they try it, too. The other factor is the ever-increasing outright filth and pornography being injected into our movies, thereby undermining our morals and polluting the thinking of all the people, especially our up-and-coming younger generation.

The television industry, which went into high gear shortly after the end of World War II, now rivals, and undoubtedly excels, the effectiveness and the viciousness of the movie industry itself in polluting the minds of the American people.

So thoroughly polluted have the minds of the American viewing audience become with the obsession of watching television that in many families, if their television set were taken away, they would be left absolutely helpless in knowing what to do with their time. Some mothers shunt their youngsters off into a room with the television set on, full blast, using the Jewish idiot box as a babysitter for their youngsters. Little do they realize that while these impressionable young minds sit in front of these Jewish boob-tubes, they are absorbing degenerate Jewish ideas. Nor do they realize that they are allowing their most precious possessions to become polluted with poison that will be hard to eliminate from the minds of their offspring for the rest of their lives.

And so with the Jews in full control of all the propaganda networks, the news wires, the newspapers, the radio networks, television networks, the movies, magazines and every other form of propaganda, America and the world is being deluged with the Jewish poison. It is being deluged and overwhelmed with the idea of intermarriage with the blacks, with the idea that Jews are sacred, immune and untouchable; with the idea that filth and pornography are the normal state of things in entertainment; with the idea that drugs are the coming thing and that everybody should try to go on a trip.

Above all, the idea of racial loyalty is being portrayed as the most heinous crime a person could ever entertain in his thoughts. Not one constructive idea comes out of all these hours and days and months and years of brain pollution that the Jew is promoting. But everything that is destructive for the White Race is being pushed and promoted: everything that is good for the niggers, the blacks, the coloreds and the Jews is being highlighted and promoted. The list of the confusing, destructive and suicidal ideas that are being slopped upon the American people, like so much garbage, is endless. In another chapter entitled, False Ideas Disseminated by the Jews we will discuss a few dozen more ideas with which the American peoples minds are being polluted. However, these are only a few dozen out of thousands that are continuously, forever, perpetually, and unendingly being rained upon the American people.

In their propaganda tactics the Jews are fond of always labeling something just the opposite to what it is and one of the labels they use for mind contamination is brain washing. I reject this term, and throughout this book I prefer to use the term brain pollution instead, because I believe it more correctly portrays what is actually being done. To wash ones brain would mean to cleanse it of all impurities and pollutants. But this is not what the Jews are doing. They are actually taking normal healthy brains, that is the brains of the Gentiles, and infecting them with a lot of filth, pornography and pollutants of wrong ideas. Hence, I believe that the term brain pollution much more correctly signifies what the Jew is doing than does the term brain washing.

In aggressive pursuit of his vicious program of brain pollution, the minds of our young people are the initial and main target. In order to capture the brains of our youth, the field of education is of vital importance and the Jews have completely monopolized our educational facilities for many, many decades.

Henry Ford wrote his excellent book The International Jew over 50 years ago. Here is what he says about the Jewry in schools and colleges: Colleges are being constantly invaded by the Jewish idea. The sons of the Anglo-Saxons are being attacked in their very heredity. The sons of the builders, the makers, are being subverted to the philosophy of the destroyers.

Young men in the first exhilarating months of intellectual freedom are being seized with promissory doctrines, the source and consequences of which they do not see. The central group of Red philosophers in every university is a Jewish group, with often enough a Gentile front in the shape of a deluded professor. Some of these professors are in the pay of outside Red organizations. There are Intercollegiate Socialist Societies, swarming with Jews and Jewish influences, and toting Jewish professors around the country, addressing fraternities under the patronage of the best civic and university auspices.

In suggesting what to do about it, Henry Ford said, Simply identify the source and nature of the influence which has overrun our schools and universities. Let the students know that their choice is between the Anglo-Saxon and the Tribe of Judah. The only absolute antidote to the Jewish influence is to call college students back to a pride of race.

Remember Henry Ford, the great American, wrote these lines back in 1921, over 50 years ago. Since then the Jewish avalanche in our educational systems, starting with kindergarten, running through grade school, high school, and through the colleges, has turned these institutions for learning into absolute insane asylums in which the young, fertile, creative mind of the White child is polluted and perverted into an instrument for its own destruction and for the destruction of its country, nation and race. What with compulsory laws compelling the parents to send their impressionable young children to school through the age of 16 today, it invariably amounts to becoming the inmate of a penitentiary for five days a week during school hours, and, whether they like it or not, then having the young brains polluted with Jewish trash and garbage for the destruction of their race.

Henry Fords idea of merely identifying the source today is no longer possible or practical. Much more fundamental and drastic measures must be taken. The White Man as a whole needs a completely new outlook on life and religion. He needs a completely new philosophy and, in fact, he needs a new religion that will give him goal and purpose, an identity and ideology that are his own. The fact is the White Race needs a new religion polarized around the value of his race, the greatest value on the face of the earth. This idea and this ideology must be impregnated into the minds of our young offspring from the time they begin to talk.

There is hardly a phase in any sphere of activity that controls the destiny of this nation that the Jews dont directly or indirectly control. With two powerful segments in their hands, namely control of the means of propaganda, and control of the money, the government of the United States is a captive puppet going through the motions of being a democracy representing all the people. But in truth, it is a powerful instrument in the hands of the Jews used to exploit, tyrannize and destroy the White Race, whose government it only seems to be.

There is hardly a public official in office of any importance today who is a free man. Almost every one of them has been placed in office or has obtained his position through Jewish manipulation and Jewish design. Having arrived where they are through the beneficence of the Jews, they then in turn must answer to the Jewish conspiracy. Behind a man like President Nixon is a Jewish boss like Henry Kissinger, born in Germany of a Jewish Rabbi. Not only does Nixon have one Jewish advisor, but two. The other is the Jew Arthur Burns, born Bernstein, in Austria, also the son of a Rabbi. In fact, Nixons whole political career was originally launched back in 1946 by a Jew named Murray Chotiner. He has continuously guided Nixons career and been the pimp between the Jewish community and Nixon.

President Lyndon B. Johnson had the notorious Abe Fortas and Walter Rostoff, both Jews. President Kennedy had Walter Rostoff and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. President Roosevelt had as his real boss the head of the Kehilla, the tough, no-nonsense Jew, Bernard Baruch, as well as several lesser Jewish advisors. And, so it goes.

The same kind of Jewish control, of Jewish background, of advising and controlling, is found all the way down to the local municipal level. Many Jews themselves are elected to office, but preferably they like to have some White Gentile stooge fronting for them with the Jews pulling the strings in the background, directing, manipulating, giving orders.

Should any honest, natural leader of the White Race try to run for office and make it on his own, the gigantic propaganda machines that the Jews have at their disposal are immediately set in motion. Such a man is then smeared and attacked and vilified. Or sometimes the reverse tactic is used and he is completely blacked out so that the voters hardly know that he is even running. Should such a natural White leader make it despite all these handicaps, then the full power of the propaganda apparatus is brought into play to smear, besmirch and slander him, and downgrade him before the gullible public. The full resources of their money power is also brought into play and in the next election his opponent is well financed, given a tremendous build-up by the news media.

Usually the Jews like to select as their front stooges, men who have a fatal weakness in their character and a shameful episode in their past, one not generally known to the public. Because of their weakness of character in general and their vulnerability to blackmail, such people are easy to manipulate. What with bribery and financial assistance, they are easily enticed into becoming traitors to their own race and doing the bidding of the Jews. They are easily kept in line by threat of exposure of their disgraceful past.

I have mentioned the means of communications as being in the hands of the Jews. I have mentioned control of money and international banking, control of education and control of government as all being in the hands of the Jews. By no means does this cover the whole territory. In fact, there is hardly an activity of any significance in this country that is not directly or indirectly controlled by the chosen race. This also includes the law enforcement agencies, the courts and even the White Mans religions. Of the latter we will have more to say in another chapter. I do want to mention here, however, the fact that most of the businesses, especially the significant big businesses, are all in the hands of the Jews.

Over 50 years ago Henry Ford wrote the following: To make a list of the lines of businesses controlled by the Jews of the United States would be to touch most of the vital industries of the country those which are really vital, and those which cultivated habits have been made to seem vital. The theatrical business is exclusively Jewish: play producing, booking, theatre operations are all in the hands of the Jews. This accounts for the fact that in almost every production today can be detected propaganda, sometimes glaringly commercial advertisement, sometimes direct political construction.

The motion picture industry; the sugar industry; the tobacco industry; 50 percent or more of the meat packing industry; over 60 percent of the shoe making industry; most of the musical purveying done in the country; jewelry; grain; cotton, oil; steel; magazine authorship; news distribution; liquor business; the loan business; these, to name only the industries with national and international sweep, are in control of the Jews of the United States, either alone or in association with Jews overseas.

This is what Henry Ford observed over 50 years ago. This great, creative and productive genius of the White Race, who built one of the worlds biggest empires with his bare hands from the ground up, should know a little something about who controlled the business of the United States during his time.

Having built the mighty Ford empire he found that some mysterious forces were trying to steal it from him through trickery and cunning. He suspected that these manipulators were being engineered by powerful Jewish financiers. Being an intelligent and resourceful man, Mr. Ford set about to find the culprits back of this maneuver. He called into his office the most intelligent research men within his acquaintance. He commissioned them to make a thorough study of the International Jew and published their findings in The Dearborn Independent which, at that time, was the official organ of the Ford Motor Company. The results of those findings, published in 1921, were a bombshell, not only to the White Gentiles, but to the Jewish conspiracy itself, because it exposed their nefarious tactics in their world-wide conspiracy. The information compiled was a valuable contribution to the White Gentiles of America and is recommended reading for everyone who wishes to learn more about the background of the International Jewish Conspiracy.

Since the Jews have had such a deadly impact upon the White civilizations over the last several thousand years, it behooves us to study intensely the nature of our Nemesis. It is also fundamental to our survival to develop a cure for this plague. This we are endeavoring to do throughout this book.

Who are these strange, peculiar people who have been able to survive longer than any other race in recorded history? Who are these people that have been destroyers of such great civilizations as Rome, Babylon and Egypt? What peculiarities in their make-up is it that has enabled them to destroy a highly wealthy country such as Russia in modern times and turn it into a Jewish slave labor camp? How, in fact, have they been able to capture the wealth of the world into their hands and turn the world into a Jewish dictatorship? How have they been able to do all this without us, the great White Race of America, even being able to discuss the question intelligently without fear and trembling?

It is of utmost importance that we study this creature biologically, psychologically, economically and also from a standpoint of race and religion.

Most White people are terribly confused about the Jewish race. One of the sorriest notions most Gentiles have fallen for is the mistaken idea that Jews are members of the White Race. This is a most treacherous deception the Jews themselves have promoted among our people, but to their own they have made it abundantly clear that they have nothing in common with the White Race.

The Jews are forever Semitics, originating out of Asia from prehistoric times.

Jewish Professor Leonard J. Fine, makes the racial point crystal clear to his own people: We are not White symbolically, and we are not White literally. We should not permit ourselves to be lumped together with White America, for that is not where we belong.

Much time is wasted among the White Gentiles in arguing whether the Jews are a race, or whether they are a religion, or whether they are a nation. The fact is they are all three, and it matters little in what proportion you want to attribute the importance of any of these three factors.

From ancient times, they have constituted a race that has been the plague of the civilized world. This they have been able to do because of the uniqueness of their religion. It was primarily designed to perpetuate and preserve the race by being a parasite on the body of productive nations. They are a world-wide nation and form a nation within a nation in each country on which they have fastened their tentacles. This includes just about every country in the world. If there is one factor that has bound the Jews together and made them the most tenacious, persistent race in the world it is their Mosaic religion, and the resultant racial loyalty that it has imbued upon every Jew member. It is this racial-religious unity that makes them powerful and it is something that we should take heed of in thinking about the preservation of the White Race.

The early origins of the Jewish race are lost in antiquity. The Jewish shibboleths as set forth in the story about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are, of course, so many Jewish lies which make a good story around which they can rally their ideology, but it has absolutely no basis in fact or history.

The Jews themselves have never bothered about really tracing their origins in history, which origins remain shrouded in mystery. They simply come out with a claim that they are the chosen people of God, a very special people, and they also claim the longest historical record of any people of earth. Whereas the former claim about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a basic tenet in their religion, one that has built the Jewish race, the second claim about having the longest historical record is hard to dispute.

The Jews appear and reappear in histories of other nations for 5,000 years. Being basically a predator and a parasite, they were either never able to, nor have they ever been willing to establish a nation in their own right. This is rather a sorry record for such a strange and virulent race, and incredible when one considers that they claim to be the favorite chosen of God.

The word Jew is of fairly modern usage and derives from the word Judah and Judaic. In ancient history the Jews were known as Hebrews which derives from the Aramaic word Ebri, which in turn derives from the Hebrew word Ibhri meaning one who is from across the river. Hebrew in all ancient literature was written as Habiru and appears as such frequently in the Bible and in Egyptian literature. In the Bible, Habiru is used interchangeably with Sagaz meaning cutthroat. Thus the Egyptians always wrote of the Jews as the cut-throat bandits from across the river.

Since Palestine was the crossroads of the ancient world, most of the wealthy trade routes crossed in this area. This, of course, made it a natural habitat for bands of cutthroats and robbers. The fact that deserts and mountains were part of the natural landscape further attributed to making this area the natural habitat for the development of a nation of bandits, cutthroats, robbers and parasites. This is exactly what developed, and this is as far as historical facts can show the early origin of the Jewish race.

A German Jew, Kastein, who shortened his name from Katzenstein, is recognized as an outstanding scholar of Jewish and Biblical history. In his History of the Jews, Kastein identifies many of the great names in Jewish history as bandits. He mentions Jepthah as one of the saviors of the Jewish people and identifies him as the robber chief of Gilead. Of the great Jewish hero David, he says, At the time of Sauls death, we find David the leader of a band of free-booters, living in Ziklag On hearing that the throne was vacant, David immediately hastened to Hebron in Judea. Nobody had summoned him, but he put forward his claim to the kingship, declaring that Samuel had secretly appointed him. About the great and wise Solomon, Kastein has this to say, Shelmo, Solomon the Peaceable, inaugurated his rule by committing three murders which cleared his path and got rid of his only brother, and did so without the slightest qualms of conscience.

The fact that Solomon, David and Jepthah were all blood-thirsty bandits is typical of all Jewish leaders. Whereas the Jews have been a part of history since the dawn of civilization, theirs has always been a history of treachery, of bloodshed, murder, robbery and crime.

Despite the fact that this peculiar race has persisted longer than any other on the face of the earth, two rather strange facts stand out. One is that over these thousands of years they never tried to form a country or nation of their own, and even todays bandit state of Israel is no exception to that statement. Israel is intended only to become the headquarters for the Jewish dictatorship of the world, not a gathering place for all the Jews of the world. The second strange fact is that this tough and persistent people has never developed a civilization or a culture of their own, all their claims to the contrary notwithstanding.

One of the outstanding fortes of the Jews is the skillful manipulation of propaganda. However, the record of the Hebrews and their history shows that all the Jewish claims of culture are entirely without foundation. The Horizon Book of Christianity, a standard reference work, says The Jews began as an agglomeration of small tribes who later attained independence only in the interlude between the rise and fall of great empires. They have bequeathed no monuments testifying to magnificence. There are no tombs of Hebrew kings with chaplets of gold and chariots studded with jewels. Palestine archeology has unearthed no statues of David or Solomon, but only water pots like the one from which Rebecca watered the camels of Abrahams servants.

The Oriental Institute of Chicago contains one of the worlds most outstanding collections of the fine arts, specializing in Egyptian, Syrian and other cultures of the Near East, in the area which the Jews claim as that of their origin. One would expect to find the Jewish contribution to civilization well represented there. After walking through vast halls filled with great works of art, splendid statues, exquisite j ewels, and other artifacts from the tombs of Egyptian and Assyrian conquerors, we come to the Jewish exhibit. Here we find a glass case filled with broken bits of clay pots, crude, undecorated, and unglazed utensils which might have come down to us from the Stone Age. This is the great Jewish culture about which the Jews brag so flagrantly and it is about all they have to offer.

The fact is that the Jews were known throughout ancient history only as destroyers. They produced no art, founded no dynasties, built no great cities, and, alone of all the ancient peoples, had no talent for the finer things of culture or civilized life. Yet today we will hear the Jews boast loud and long about how they are the sole torchbearers of civilization.

The noted historian, Arnold Toynbee, defined the Jews for all time a few years ago, when he described them as a fossil people. By this he meant that they were a people who had failed to develop since the Stone Age, as their primitive clay pots prove to us. They were never able to master agriculture, animal husbandry, architecture, or any of the civilized arts. Even as a bandit nation the Jews were not too successful, and eked out a precarious living in Palestine where they were often on the verge of starvation.

Kastein says further of the Jews: Some remained within the confines of Canaan, others settled down along the great military highway of the East, and in the neighboring deserts and wildernesses, where they led a nomadic existence, while a smaller section, driven by hunger, finally succeeded in reaching Egypt, where the Pharaohs took them under their protection. The Egyptians, who built one of the earliest and one of the great civilizations of all time, failed to recognize their own greatest asset: the innate, inborn value of their racial lines which produced the civilization in their midst. We have already discussed how one of their greatest mistakes was to allow the entry of the blacks from the lower Nile to come into their country and intermingle, defile and bastardize their bloodlines. Of all the races in ancient Egypt that intermingled, the Jews alone held themselves apart.

The Pharaohs, having allowed the Jews to come in through sheer sympathy for their starved and miserable existence, were soon to learn the virulent and destructive nature of the parasite that they had allowed to enter. The Jews soon rose to high positions in the land of the Pharaohs, and, simultaneously, as was to happen in so many other countries, the Empire began to disintegrate. The parasites the Egyptians had taken in through sympathy, in short order began to manifest their outstanding characteristics, namely that of tearing down a civilization from within. Gangs of bandits soon sprang up and began to harass and plunder the trade routes.

They became bolder in the outposts of the Empire. They seemed to know just when to strike and which of the towns were poorly guarded.

With the Jews acting as leaders and catalysts, the process of trading in black slaves was increased and the mongrelization of the White Egyptian nation was hastened. The Empire began to decay from within. Its leadership became apathetic, the race became more and more tinged with black blood and the morale of the people was undermined. Here is what Alan H. Gardiner translates from an ancient papyrus in Leiden: Egypt was in distress, the social system had become disorganized; violence filled the land. Invaders preyed upon the defenseless population; the rich were stripped of everything and slept in the open, and the poor took their possessions. It is no merely local disturbance that is here described, but a great and overwhelming national disaster. The Pharaoh was strangely inactive.

Here we have a typical description of the Jewish virulence in spreading disintegration, and destroying a great nation upon which they had fastened their tentacles. We saw the same thing happen in the downfall of Babylon. In studying the French Revolution and the Russian communist revolution we find a similar and parallel occurrence.

By 2,100 B.C. the Egyptian nation was so demoralized and divided that they were unable to resist conquest from outside. And as usual the Jews paved the way for the conquerors. They paved the way for the Hyksos, or Shepherd Kings, who won Egypt without a battle and maintained an iron dictatorship over the people for 511 years. The Hyksos were known as the protectors of the Jews. During this period of five centuries the Jews were princes in Egypt, taking what they wanted from the enslaved Egyptians, and incurring their enmity by their vicious arrogance over the betrayed population. Finally, the native leaders of the Egyptians led a successful revolt, and expelled the Hyksos forever. After the Egyptians regained control of their own country and their own destiny they punished the Jews for their treachery, and enslaved them for a life of hard labor.

This brings us to the period of Moses, when the Jews complained about their hard lot in Egypt. Before they betrayed the nation to the Hyksos, they had enjoyed every freedom in Egypt, and it was only natural that they should now be punished for their treason.

Rather than endure this slavery, they petitioned the Pharaoh to let them return to Palestine, and resume their life of nomadic banditry. But the outraged Egyptian people demanded that they serve out their punishment, and the Pharaoh was forced to agree. Now the Jews used every device to obtain their freedom, bringing plagues upon the Egyptian people through the use of poisons and contaminating the water.

They were finally allowed to depart from Egypt. It is during this period that their religion became more solidified and the bandit race began to develop a more distinct character.

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Are Jews an ethnic minority? The BBC doesn’t think so – Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle Are Jews an ethnic minority? The BBC doesn't think so Jewish Chronicle Alternatively, Jews are often considered a religious, as distinct from an ethnic, minority. In the last Census, the vast majority of Jews who chose to identify as such did so by answering the (voluntary) question on religion; only a few thousand …

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Brazilian Jews call for boycott of anti-Israel Islamic cleric speaking on fighting terrorism – Cleveland Jewish News

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils leading Jewish organizations have called for a boycott of a Muslim cleric who openly preaches the destruction of Israel slated to lecture in Sao Paulo. Shiite Ayatollah Mohsen Araki was announced as keynote speaker at an Arab-led event titled Muslims and the fight against radical terrorism to be held onJuly 29in South Americas largest city. We cannot allow the import of the conflict to our lands, as well as the speech of hatred and discrimination, taking into account the harmony between our Arab and Jewish communities, read a Bnai Brithsnotereleasedon Wednesday, pointing out Arakis alleged involvement in the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Argentina in 1994 and his close ties to the terrorist Hezbollah organization. The international Jewish human rights group, which has been working in Brazil for 85 years, also stressed the fact that Latin Americas largest nation defends the two-state solution and called for Brazilian government to speak up. In a moment where polarization takes over society, hate speeches only ignite worrisome sparks in our country. We cannot allow dangerous manifestations of discrimination, destruction and wrath to be sown in our country, importing here a conflict that we do not want to see in our land,said Bruno Laskowsky, president of the Sao Paulo Jewish Federation. Congressman Jean Wyllys, an openly gay activist who has positioned himself against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS movementagainst Israel since he recently visited the Jewish state, posted a comment about the cleric titled No to fundamentalism on his Facebook page liked by nearly 1.3 million followers. He is a key figure in the Iranian dictatorship, a regime of terror that persecutes and executes homosexuals, oppresses women, persecutes opponents, curtails freedom of expression and thought, supports international terrorism and has links to murderous organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah, Wyllys wrote. Mohsen has also made absurd and anti-Semitic statements by preaching hatred against the Jews and characterizing the State of Israel as a cancer that should be expelled from the Middle East. I regret that our country welcomes such a harmful character. Fundamentalism and hate speech as something normal: they have already led humanity into the worst tragedies of its history. Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen Araki, who was born in Iraq, is an Iranian scholar and politician. He is a member of the Assembly of Experts in Iran and a prominent Iranian cleric. He was the personal representative of Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in London and also the Head of the Islamic Center of England until 2004.

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Jenna Weissman Joselit – Tablet Magazine

Are you looking for something to do with the kids on a summer afternoon? If you lived in northern Kentucky, you could make a beeline for Noahs Ark, which recently washed up in the Bluegrass State. A football-field-and-a-half in length and a striking five stories tall, this latest iteration of the fabled wooden boat is breathtaking, or, as its promoters would have it, mind-blowing. If a biblical nautical adventure doesnt suit your fancy or pocketbook (adults pay a whopping $40 admission fee), how about the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida? You could easily while away an entire weekend at this living biblical history museum, taking in Herods Temple and the Qumran caves; poring over facsimiles of ancient texts in the Scriptorium; encountering a laser show in which the Ten Commandments are etched in fire; seeking refuge from the crowds in the Oasis Palm Caf; or shopping for souvenirs in the old Scroll Shop. For all their razzle-dazzle, these two sites stand on the shoulders of and take their cue from earlier generations of biblically inspired attractions, from Palestine Park in upstate New York to Fields of the Wood in North Carolina. Situated on the shores of Lake Chautauqua, Palestine Park was established in the late 19th century to heighten visitors relationship to the Bible. Dotted with miniature plaster models of Jerusalem and other cities mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, the parks contours echoed the topography of the promised land. Strolling the grounds of Palestine Park, it was said, was almost equivalent to an actual tour of the Holy Land. Much farther south, several miles outside the town of Murphy, North Carolina, lies what many believe to be the worlds largest Ten Commandments. Since the 1940s, concrete letters, each measuring a whopping 5feet tall and 4feet wide, spell out every word of the ancient text in English. Nestled in a grassy slope, they beckon visitors, challenging them to climb 350 steps to reach the top. Fields of the Wood renders the Ten Commandments an exercise in both spiritual faith and physical stamina. Then, as now, the audiences for these exemplars of religious tourism didnt seem to find it the least bit odd or in any way disjunctive that Lake Chautauqua stood in for the Mediterranean or that Noahs Ark came to rest in the American heartland. Immersive environments all, these latter-day biblical redoubts aligned literalness with scale. Whatever doubts one might have brought along for the ride were dispelled, or, better yet, subsumed, by the spectacular nature of the experience. *** Religious theme parks such as Noahs Ark and the Holy Land Experience draw hefty crowds, but American Jews are usually not among them. Perhaps theyre too keenly aware of the Christological agenda that subtly but unmistakably fuels these venturesor, in the case of Noahs Ark, of its sponsors commitment to creationismand stay far, far away. I suspect, too, that something in the cultural makeup of Americas Jewsa kind of built-in skepticism, a penchant for eye-rollingpresupposes them to be wary of extravagantly scaled historical fabrications, whose recherch appeal eludes them. How else, then, to account for the absence of a Jewish version of the Holy Land Experience or of a Jewish counterpart to Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg? Yes, the American Jewish landscape abounds in museums (thats another story), but outdoor Jewish living-history facilities, equal parts amusement park and heritage site, are nowhere to be found in the United States, at least not in real life. Where they do exist is on the printed page: In Dara Horns short story, Shtetl World, the protagonist, Leah, a graduate student in Yiddish literature, earns her keep during the summer working in an unnamed ersatz shtetl situated in a woody area of western Massachusetts. Clad in a woolen ankle-length skirt, long sleeves and enormous plastic-pearl-brocaded headscarf, she presides over a dry-goods store where the overture to is piped in continuously. In the absence of much foot traffic, Leah contemplates her fellow citizens: a milkman, a crippled beggar, a fiddler on the roof, a bride and her groom, and Mendel the bookseller who, every afternoon at 4:30, doubles as a pogromchik. Leah doesnt take kindly to any of them, but what really bothered her was that there were rides. Horn might have drawn inspiration for her sly take-down from Israels Shtetl Museum, a project that has been in the works for more than a decade but has yet to be realizedand probably never will be. I dont believe any provision was made in the plans for rides, but just about every other feature of East European small town life of the early 20th century has been accounted for: a yeshiva and a shul, a market square, and a mikveh. Why, theres even a castle, home to the local nobleman. The inspiration of Brooklyn College professor and Holocaust scholar Yaffa Eliach, the Shtetl Museum was intended as an open-air museum of East-European Jewish history and culture in the form of a life-size shtetl. More simply put, the site aspired to be a Jewish Williamsburg. (No, not the one in Brooklyn.) Collapsing time and spacea Lithuanian village in contemporary Rishon Le-Zion?!the Shtetl Museum hoped both to recreate the town of Eyshishok, from which Eliach hailed, and to represent the shtetl as a quintessential Jewish phenomenon. Much like the folk villages that populated Worlds Fairs in the late 19th and early 20th centuriesbut betterit was designed to underscore, and celebrate, the vitality of prewar Jewish life. The conceit behind the Shtetl Museum was for visitors not just to observe the goings-on, but to throw themselves wholeheartedly into the experience: shopping in the market square, taking a dunk in the mikveh, seeking out the sage counsel of the shtetl rabbi, and celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah on the premises. The Shtetl Museum planned to take the notions of virtuality and reproducibility, the underpinning of living-history museums everywhere, and run with them. (See Jeffrey Shandlers essay The Shtetl Subjunctive, in Culture Front .) Since it broke ground in 2003, the project has raised several million dollars in funding and generated considerable public and scholarly interest, but since then, and most especially in the wake of Eliachs prolonged illness and subsequent death in 2016, it stalled and then came to a halt. Did the Shtetl Museum set its sights too high? Founder on the shoals of politics? Cost too much? It might have, but the proximate cause of its abbreviated shelf life had more to do with the cruelties of fate than with any of these factors. The viability of the Shtetl Museum rested entirely with Yaffa Eliach, and when her health declined, so, too, did its prospects. These days, the only feature of the Shtetl Museum that remains alive is its website, which is independently maintained and, more curiously still, written in Thai. *** Like this article? Sign up for our Daily Digest to get Tablet Magazines new content in your inbox each morning. Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University, is the author of Set in Stone: Americas Embrace of the Ten Commandments.

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Decrying ‘betrayal,’ Hungary Jews say Netanyahu ignoring them – The Times of Israel

BUDAPEST, Hungary Members of Hungarys Jewish community expressed deep disappointment with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday evening, saying a speech by the Israeli premier at a Budapest Jewish center catered mainly to the Hungarian government and entirely ignored their concerns. Wrapping up his three-day trip to Hungary, Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday delivered addresses in the headquarters of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, also know as Mazsihisz, which is located adjacent to the world-famous Dohany Street Synagogue. In a markedly dry event attended by some 200 Jewish officials free of the childrens choirs and other celebratory rites usually showered upon Netanyahu by Diaspora communities he visits both prime ministers focused their remarks on bilateral ties, neglecting to directly address the community. One senior rabbi said Netanyahu failed to respond to the communitys questions. Another community member spoke of a betrayal. The chilly reception for the prime minister including scathing criticism from the Jewish communitys president underlined Hungarian Jewrys unhappiness with Netanyahus decision to embrace Orban despite accusations of anti-Semitism. While Netanyahu is often criticized by Diaspora Jews for placing realpolitik over community concerns, such as his defense of President Donald Trump amid concerns over growing anti-Semitism in the US, he is normally welcomed warmly by Jewish leaders abroad. PM Netanyahu and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban visit the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest before speaking at an event at the adjacent JCC, July 19, 2017 (Haim Tzach/GPO) The speech came a day after Orban acknowledged Hungarys sin in not protecting the countrys Jews during World War II, seeking to quell a controversy over his recent praise for Hungarys wartime leader and Hitler ally Miklos Horthy. (Hungarys Nazi-allied regime instituted anti-Semitic laws modeled on Germanys Nuremberg laws beginning in 1938. After German tanks rolled into Budapest in 1944, Nazi-installed Hungarian leaders ordered the mass deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the war, through deportation to death camps or in massacres on Hungarian soil.) This time, neither Netanyahu nor Orban dwelled on Horthy or an anti-immigration billboard campaign targeting the Jewish billionaire George Soros, which many Jews saw as encouraging anti-Semitism. Highlighting the communitys angst over the issues, Mazsihisz President Andras Heisler delivered a speech ahead of the two leaders, lambasting Orban for the Horthy and Soros controversies, and Netanyahu for the non-recognition of non-Orthodox Jewish streams in Israel. An anti-Soros billboard with a swastika and Soross name replaced by Viktor Orbans seen in Budapest on July 17, 2017. (Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel) It was possible to launch in Hungary a total propaganda campaign, whose language and visual tools revived in our minds the bad memories of the past, Heisler said, clearly referencing the anti-Soros posters. One can argue about the intent of the campaign but it became unacceptable for me for one thing: the Jews of Hungary started to live in fear. And a responsible Jewish leader cannot keep silent about that. Neither can a responsible head of government. Echoing criticism of Netanyahus government in the US and other Western Diaspora communities over decisions relating to the Western Wall pluralistic prayer plaza and recognition of conversions that favor Orthodox Judaism, Heisler said it was painful for Hungarian Jews when the religious recognition of the Diaspora is attempted to be narrowed in the Jewish state. Our community survived the Holocaust, remained faithful to its roots through the repressive Communist regime, and we are not recognized as Jews? Can you disregard all the conversions, brit milahs [circumcisions], weddings, rabbinical decisions taking place in our Neolog-majority communities? Neolog is a distinctly Hungarian stream of Judaism, which could be compared to the Conservative movement. We, who are labeled as stinking Jews in Europe; we, who support Israels efforts; we, who dream about Israel why couldnt we be good enough Jews any more for Israel, Heisler asked. He also slammed the Israeli Foreign Ministrys response to the anti-Soros billboard campaign as a cold shower for our community. Initially, Israels ambassador in Budapest, Yossi Amrani, denounced the posters, but apparently at the behest of Netanyahu, who also serves as foreign minister, the Foreign Ministry appeared to backtrack, saying criticizing Soros was legitimate. This declaration of the Foreign Ministry caused sorrow in our community, many felt have been abandoned, Heisler said. Prime Minister Netanyahu, I ask you respectfully to foster higher respect for the Diaspora, he added. Orban, in his speech, mostly focused on Hungary-Israel relations, though he added that he was proud of the Jewish renaissance occurring in this country. He also reiterated his commitment to fight any form of anti-Semitism and spoke at length about Theodor Herzl, the Zionist visionary who was born in Budapest. Netanyahus remarks, likewise, touched heavily on bilateral issues and on Herzls legacy. He brought a people seemingly dead back to life, and he said the solution to the problem, the Jewish problem as they called it, is to have a Jewish state, he said. The prime minister also spoke about Israeli innovation and the countrys ties with Africa and China. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his speech in the Goldmark Room of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Office in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP) Addressing modern anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, he praised Orban for opposing the delegitimization of Israel. You spoke yesterday very strongly against anti-Semitism in Hungary. You spoke about it in its current forms, and you spoke about it also in its previous forms the sins, as you say, performed by previous governments, Netanyahu said. You were very open it, including in our conversation. I think this is important. I think this is something that the world has heard. And its very clear to me that this something that the world should hear continuously, Netanyahu said. Many present at the event said they were underwhelmed by the Israeli premiers words. Netanyahu fulfilled his duty but failed to reply to any of the questions raised by Heisler, said Rabbi Zoltn Radnti, who heads Mazsihiszs rabbinical council. He did not give a clear message or support to the Jewish community, but [only] to the Hungarian government, Radnti told The Times of Israel. One community member, asking to remain unnamed, went as far as calling Netanyahus speech a betrayal. Andrs Bchler, a member of World Jewish Congress from Budapest, said Hungarys Jews were looking forward to Netanyahus visit because they hoped to hear words of encouragement in difficult times. Though we are very happy and honored that the prime minister dropped by, we didnt really hear any message formulated directly toward the community, Bchler said. He was rather focusing his speech on sharing his appreciation for the PM of Hungary. But he was very much avoiding answering any challenges Hungarian Jewry is facing. Bchler added that he was nonplussed by Netanyahus lack of urging for community members to immigrate to Israel or even visit. There were Holocaust survivors and members of Zionist youth groups in the hall, but there was no message for them, he charged. This speech was aimed at the Hungarian government. Some others had no complaints about Netanyahus speech, however. It was fantastic, an elderly member of the community said as he left the community center. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which had defended Orban throughout the recent controversies, did not attend Wednesdays event. According to two sources, the Chabad rabbis were offended that they were only offered four tickets, and decided to skip it altogether.

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‘A Bunch Of Jews’ Is An Actual Panel At Comic-Con This Year – Forward

This right here, folks, is your guide to the Jewish highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2017. True, there are a number of exciting panels on offer, from a series celebrating the centenary of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby to Gal Gadot talking about her next appearance as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Justice League. But we doubt anything will live up to the beautifully titled A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn), during which a panel will reflect on the recently-released graphic novel of the same name. Read on for more information, as well as the rest of our top picks for the weekend. 1) A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn) The titular graphic novel has a great name and presumably tells a great story; this panel will undoubtedly bring great joy to each and every Comic-Con-going Yiddishist, of whom we assume there are many. 2) Barry Ira Geller remembers Jack Kirby Geller and Kirbys never-completed film Lord of Light, ended up forming a cover for the CIA rescue of American diplomats from Tehran during the Iranian hostage crisis. (The expedition was the subject of Ben Afflecks 2012 film Argo.) In an early highlight of Comic-Cons weekend-long celebration of Kirby, Geller and Mike Royer relate the story of the unmade film. 3) Ghostbusters goes biblical The top guns in the Ghostbuster franchise, including its co-creator, Ivan Reitman, discuss where the shtick-filled series of films, comic books and more has been, and where its going. Why the panel is billed as biblical remains unclear, but if that doesnt entice you, what will? 4) Immerse yourself in the espionage of Kingsman 2014s Kingsman: The Secret Service won hearts with its depiction of stylish espionage. Its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle arrives this fall, and this panel sees its googly-eye-worthy stars (Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, oh my) in conversation with the films screenwriter, Jane Goldman, as well as the seriess co-creator Dave Gibbons. 5) Celebrate Will Eisner, again Eisner-mania continues with Why Will Eisner Still Matters at 100, a panel conversation with comics-industry greats like former DC Comics president Paul Levitz and comics historian Maggie Thompson. 6) And celebrate Will Eisner, some more Thursday closes out with yet another Eisner-fest: A screening of the documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, which includes interviews with the likes of Art Spiegelman and Michael Chabon. 1) Tired of celebrating Will Eisner? Take a break and celebrate Stan Lee We need hardly tell you that Stan Lee, born Stanley Lieber, is a comics-world titan. This is your chance to hear celebrities like Felicia Day and Adam Savage wax poetic about one of the minds behind Spider-Man, Thor, and more. 2) Get psyched for Marvels The Defenders Marvel won acclaim for its Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and we wont mention Iron Fist. (Whoops.) The four titular superheroes will join forces in the upcoming Marvels The Defenders, also on Netflix; in this panel, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb talks about the show with Mystery Guests. (Theyll probably be famous.) 3) And get the inside scoop on Seth Rogens Future Man Could a superhero have a more generic name than Future Man? Inconceivable! Still, if Seth Rogen is involved, were tentatively on board. Hes directing the upcoming Hulu series, which stars that cute man-child from The Hunger Games (a.k.a. Josh Hutcherson); at this panel the duo, plus other members of the shows cast and creative team, will discuss the series. 4) Get high on Broad City We mean that strictly metaphorically, and since Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of the Comedy Central hit, are patently hilarious, euphoria shouldnt be hard to come by. The two give a preview of the shows upcoming fourth season; based on the trailer, it should be unmissable. 1) Imagine a depressing future Sold, right? This panel of dystopians includes Cory Doctorow, author of the novel Walkaway and journalist and author Annalee Newitz. Just remember, none of it is real yet. 2) Celebrate Jack Kirby, for the last time The last Jack Kirby item on our list is illustrator and comic book historian Arlen Schumers reflection on how Yaakov Kurtzberger, a scion of the Lower East Sides immigrant Jewish community, turned into a comic book legend. Go forth and kvell. 3) Freak out over Gal Gadot If you left Wonder Woman with a burning need for more stories about Diana Prince, Warner Bross take-over of Comic-Cons Hall H is the event for you. Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa and more will talk about this falls Justice League, which will see them presumably fighting for justice. And as a side benefit, youll get to see Steven Spielberg discuss his upcoming film Ready Player One.

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Jewry and Judaism in Nevada | ONE

Jews were among the first to provide the essential mercantile infrastructure for Nevada’s mining towns and camps. Their numbers grew to nearly a thousand by the late 1870s. Even as the state’s population declined from 1880 to 1910, small numbers of Jews or a single Jewish-owned store could be found in nearly every town and mining camp. The first permanent synagogue was erected in Reno in 1921 and the second in Las Vegas in 1963. The Jewish population of Southern Nevada greatly increased in the last quarter of the twentieth century and supported nineteen synagogues. Jewish merchants were early arrivals in Genoa (1858), Virginia City (1859), Austin (1862), Hamilton (1865), and in the small towns along the rail lines from Reno to Elko after 1869. They led the dry goods and clothing business in the nineteenth century and thereafter were found in every line of work. Although only a small minority were physically engaged in mining, Adolph Sutro was one made famous by his daring four-mile tunnel from the Carson River to the Comstock (1878). Where they had at least ten male worshipers, Jews routinely formed a Hebrew Benevolent Society to aid the needy, and they regularly observed High Holidays. Jews secured burial grounds in Austin, Eureka, Reno, and sections of the municipal cemeteries in Carson City, and later in Las Vegas. Eureka’s one hundred Jews formed the first official Reform congregation in 1876. Despite larger numbers in Virginia City, the next congregation did not coalesce until 1914 in Reno. Nevada Jews rarely exceeded one percent of the total population until modern times, but they exercised positions of civic leadership and business. When Nevada achieved statehood in 1864, Rabbi Herman Bien, rancher Henry Epstein and Austin merchant Meyer Rosenblatt were among the state’s first assemblymen. Jews continued to be well represented in the state legislature and court systems into the twenty-first century. Quite commonly Jews were among the charter members and officers of fraternal organizations, from which they were often excluded in other parts of the country. They also made their mark in the railroad towns of northern Nevada. In Reno in 1871, Jacob W. Davis invented the copper-riveted work pants that became Levi’s 501 jeans. The Reinhart families established the largest mercantile stores from Winnemucca to Elko, and the Morris Badt and Gabriel Cohn families were substantial merchants and ranchers in northeastern Nevada. In southeastern Nevada at Pioche, Dr. Henry Bergstein was elected assemblyman from Lincoln County. He became author of Nevada’s first laws on medical practice and co-founder of the state’s medical society. Jewish women were more likely to be independent business entrepreneurs than their percentage of the population would predict. Sarah Loryea had her own millinery shop at Carson City in 1861 and, in Virginia City, she opened the Loryea House Hotel. Sarah Levanthal, Regina Moch, and Matilda A. Ashim were operators of their own dining establishments at Eureka in 1879. In the twentieth century, Las Vegas women also were in business for themselves. Fanny Soss owned and operated two fashion shops and Ethyl Rappaport operated a liquor store in the 1940s. Southern Nevada Jewish women became organizers of Holocaust education in the schools and major philanthropists in their own right. Women also taught Hebrew and religious practices at Sabbath schools statewide. After the precipitous decline in ore production and population, public officials searched for ways to diversify the economy and attract tourists and new citizens. An attempt to colonize eastern European Jews at Wellington between 1897 and 1902 failed due to treachery and bad weather. Adolph Livingston organized tourist-attracting boxing matches. Legal gambling came to an end in Nevada in 1911, but enforcement was spotty and loopholes abounded. Nathan “Jew Nick” Abelman, who had followed the rush to Goldfield in 1906, ran saloons with a legal gambling club for anyone prepared to pay the token membership fee at the door. Abelman, Abe Zetooney, and the Bulasky brothers were among the first managers and owners of casinos at Reno, when the legislature legalized gambling in 1931. By then, Reno’s Jewish population of several hundred had its own synagogue Temple Emanu-El (1921) and its first resident rabbi, Hirsch Opoczynski (1932), who changed his name to Harry Tarlow. He and his wife opened the first of two kosher boarding houses for Jewish divorce seekers. The involvement of Reno Jews in the hotel and gambling industry soon paled to that of their fellows in Las Vegas. Between 1947 and 1967 Jewish Americanssome with storied connections to organized crimebuilt or were the major owners of the Caesars Palace, Desert Inn, Dunes, Flamingo, Sahara, Aladdin, Riviera, Sands, and Tropicana hotel/casinos. More recently, Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian and Steve Wynn’s resort named after him were the only major Jewish casino holdings in Las Vegas. Many others, like the Mack, Wollman, Katz, and Greenspun families, contributed heavily to the development of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. Jews, statewide, also provided leadership in the civil rights movement. Donations from the Jewish-owned hotels and casinos accounted for a significant portion of funds raised to build Las Vegas’ first synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom, in 1963. At about the same time, its Reno counterpart experienced a schism resulting in the Reform Temple Sinai. A similar fate befell Beth Sholom, leading to the new Reform congregation, Temple Ner Tamid, in 1974. One of its most prominent donors was the controversial, but increasingly revered, Moe Dalitz. Over the next quarter century Las Vegas Jewry grew to nearly 100,000. Although less than ten percent of the population was affiliated with a Jewish organization, by 2007 the city had nineteen congregations across the spectrum of Judaism. The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada and the local Jewish federation sponsored hundreds of programs on Jewish culture and tradition, as did thirty-six independent organizations. Kosher food options abounded. The area also boasted three Jewish day schools and construction on the first Jewish high school had begun, which was made possible by a $25 million donation from Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson. Northern Nevada’s population had five growing congregations but no cultural support system to match that of Las Vegas. Jewish settlement and leadership in Nevada’s early history contributed to a climate virtually devoid of anti-Semitism. In the 1990s, however, Reno’s Temple Emanu-El was twice the object of Molotov cocktail vandalism.

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As Temple Mount Flares, Jewish Movement Sees Opportunity To Reclaim Holy Site – Forward

Tensions are high in Jerusalem after a Palestinian attack left two Israeli police officers dead on the holy Temple Mount. For many, the attack and subsequent security lockdown are cause for alarm since protests over the sacred site at the center of the Old City could mushroom into a wider conflict between Isreal and the Palestinians. One controversial Jewish religious movement, however, sees the crisis as a big opportunity. Leaders in the Temple Mount movement are celebrating the unrest and urging Jews to visit the deeply contested site which is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. People in these Temple Mount circles are very excited, said Tomer Persico, a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and religion professor at Tel-Aviv University. The Temple Institute, a group which seeks to rebuild the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, cheered as Jews arrived to the Temple Mount on Wednesday. Some of them reportedly carrying prayer books and they were forced to leave by Israeli troops. Yehudah Glick, a former leader of the Temple Institute who now campaigns for Jewish access to the Temple Mount as a member of the Israeli Knesset, also voiced his support for Jews gathering the site on Twitter. He called the act of going to the Temple Mount a peaceful mitzvah and invited other Jews to join. Facebook Jews are visiting the Temple Mount amidst rising tensions in Jerusalem. Jews are prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram esh-Sharif, and the Israeli security establishment believes that any change in that status quo could cause a major rift with the Palestinians. But a growing movement of religious Jews is calling for the rules to change. According to the Jewish tradition, both Jewish Temples stood at this site. In Islamic tradition, the prophet Muhammad also visited the site. This week marks a rare opportunity for members of this movement Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount are not under scrutiny by guards from the Waqf, the Muslim body normally overseeing the site. The Waqf called for a total Muslim boycott of the site in protest of new Israeli checkpoints in Jerusalems Old City in the aftermath of a Palestinian attack last week. That has left the large stone plaza that is home to the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque relatively deserted. Activists ascended the mount and were quite elated that there were no Muslims there, Persico said. While there is a range of beliefs within the broader Temple Mount movement, some bodies actively call for the removal of the Muslim sacred sites and view the spaces as an essentially Jewish site. The website of a group called the Temple Mount Faithful, for example, cites liberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation, among its core goals. The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque were placed on this Jewish or biblical holy site as a specific sign of Islamic conquest and domination. The Temple Mount can never be consecrated to the Name of Gd without removing these pagan shrines, the site reads. The Old City has become a flashpoint in recent days, with Muslim protesters holding demonstrations in protest of the new security measures. The Palestinian political party Fatah called for a Day of Rage on Wednesday in protest. Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum

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Attacking Prenups Is Bad For Jews Everywhere – Forward

Screenshot Last week by Rabbi Zvi Tau added his signature to a yellowing letter, originally published in the 1980s, opposing the use of pre-nuptial agreements. In doing so Rabbi Tau, a leader of the ultra-conservation faction within Zionist Orthodoxy, added his name to a list of 44 rabbis similarly opposed. The timing is no coincidence. The Israeli public and world Jewry are still shaking from the shameful decisions of the Israeli Government relating to the Western Wall and conversion in Israel. These decisions, driven by the Ultra Orthodox factions within the ruling coalition, are bad for Jews everywhere. They divide rather than include, they hurt rather than heal. Rabbi Taus signature is a dog-whistle to the Zionist Orthodox public. By rejecting the growing consensus within Zionist Orthodoxy toward pre-nuptial agreements, Tau is trying to draw his public further toward the uncompromising, rejectionist stance of the Ultra Orthodox in Israel. By delegitimizing the more liberal leaning voices in the Zionist Orthodox world, represented by brave leaders like Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi David Stav, Tau is by extension rejecting all compromise whatsoever on religious social issues in Israel. No pre-nups, no space at the Kotel for non-Orthodox denominations and no flexibility on conversion. Kolech, as the leading Orthodox feminist voice in Israel, will continue to fight for rights of women in Israel, greater understanding, and increasing religious tolerance. We hope that Rabbi Tau will realize the damage his narrow attitudes are doing to the Jewish people and reverse his course. Attorney Yael Rockman is the Executive Director of Kolech.

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Masters of Deceit — A Short History of the Jews – Ben …

Excerpt from: Natures Eternal Religion by Ben Klassen (1973) Masters of Deceit A Short History of the Jews Nature in her infinite wisdom has put the highest premium on survival of the species. In her profuse variety Nature has brought forth creatures of all kinds, fish and fowl, animal and vegetable, insect and bacteria. Some creatures like the cardinal and bluebird are beautiful to behold. Others like the scorpion fish and the lizard are not. Some creatures are flesh eating. Others are herbivorous. Some animals, like cows, forage on the grass of the meadows. Others like the coyote, the wolf and the tiger are predatory. Other creatures like cockroaches, mosquitoes and maggots are parasitic. Each creature has its means of existence and survival and its means of perpetuating its species. In all, the will to live and perpetuate its own kind is intensely strong. If it were not, the species would soon have died out. In the human species there is one race that stands out above all others in the intensity and fierceness in its will to survive that is the Jewish race. How this one race has survived and stayed intact through all the convulsions and upheavals of history for 5,000 years is something remarkable to behold. Whereas some of the ancient races of recorded history such as the Babylonians, the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, as a race, have all gone down the sinkhole of history the Jew has survived. Not only has he survived, but he has become the slave- master of all the other races of the world, although he only numbers a small percentage of the worlds population. Whereas the glorious White Race has been a builder, explorer and creator of civilizations, of governments and nations, the Jew has been none of these. On the contrary, he has been the very antithesis of the noble White Man. Throughout his history, which goes back more than 5,000 years, during which he has remained united as a race, the Jew has been the parasite and predator on the backs of those nations who have been his unwilling hosts. The Jew has never been a creator, nor a builder, nor a producer, like the members of the White Race. On the contrary, he has been a destroyer of civilizations, a plunderer of nations, and a killer who invented the very idea of genocide in the earliest stages of his own history. All we have to do is read their own Old Testament to find that in page after page after page they slew, killed and plundered one tribe after another. One nation after another was put to the sword, man, woman and child. Yes, indeed, the Jews are a blood-thirsty race. They have survived over a long period of time, although they have been scattered throughout the other nations of the world. They have been a plague on the body of mankind from the earliest dawn of recorded history. Nor has that plague abated in modern times. In fact, today it is more deadly than ever, and since we, the White Race, are the chief target and the chief victims marked for destruction, it behooves us to take a close look, and study our destroyer. It is a fascinating and horror-filled history. It is an ugly story. But study it we must, and understand it we must, if we are to extricate ourselves from our plight and fulfill the obligation that Nature has placed upon us: namely, the survival of our very own species, the noblest creation on the face of the earth: the White Race. The history of mankind is filled with wars and conflict, but of all the conflicts that have ensued between the different nations and the different races, there is only one race that has aroused the most violent antagonisms no matter where they settled that race is the Jewish race. Throughout all the turmoil of history and all the wars, conflicts and massacres, sooner or later the two conflicting parties settled down and either reconciled their differences, and lived peacefully together, or they went elsewhere to live. Not so with the Jews, however. The Jew has never been reconciled with the host nation upon whose back he feeds. Nor have the Jews peacefully migrated to other countries. The history of the Jews demonstrates two things: first, that there has never been a reconciliation between them and their hosts, and second, that no nation has ever succeeded in barring them permanently. Furthermore, as the Jews bored into their host nations and became more and more reprehensible and intolerable, the host nation generally has turned on them and tried to expel them from their national body. However, in no case has a victimized nation been successful in expelling them permanently. In fact, it is surprising that in every case where Jews were expelled from a nation, often under conditions of humiliation and suffering, within a few years the Jews have returned. Not only have they usually returned, but they then set about with increased viciousness to destroy the host nation upon whom they had previously fed like a parasite. The Jews have since time immemorial been culture destroyers and civilization destroyers. The Jewish problem has been on the back of all nations for at least the past 5,000 years. Whereas the White Race, with its creativity and restless energy, has moved to the various areas of the world and created civilizations, the Jew invariably followed, bored into their very vitals and sooner or later destroyed those civilizations. They helped to destroy the Egyptian civilization, the Greek civilization, and were the prime cause in the destruction of the great Roman civilization. When Europe slowly again picked up the threads of civilization from Rome, the Jew was already there and has lain like a cancer upon the body of Europe from the time of the Romans. However, the main center of power of the Jewish world-wide conspiracy now resides in the New World. In fact, in New York is the largest center of Jewish population in the world, and New York is the central financial powerhouse, not only of the United States, but also the rest of the world. Since the United States is now also the last great stronghold of the White Race, it is the untiring and current goal of the Jew to not only destroy the United States as a country, but to destroy White America, mongrelize it, and pump the black blood of Africa into the veins of White America. Why is it that the Jewish Race has survived through all the upheavals of over 5,000 years of history, whereas more powerful races like the Romans have perished? Is it because the Jew is tough? We find that the Jew is tough, but other races, such as the Romans, have been even tougher and they have not survived. Is it because he is a good fighter? No, he is, in fact, a physical coward and in open combat he is certainly one of the lesser and more cowardly warriors. Is it because he is more treacherous and deceitful? Perhaps, since in this characteristic he undoubtedly excels all other peoples. But this is not the sole reason why he has survived either. The reason for his survival lies in his unique religion. Early in their history the Jews realized the tremendous potency of religion as a weapon a weapon to either unite their own race, or a weapon to disintegrate and destroy their enemies. For thousands of years they have capitalized upon this knowledge to the hilt. In a masterful fashion, they have manipulated religion to their advantage with a devilish cunning that no other people seems to have even suspected least of all the White Race. If we could briefly look at the wars between Rome and Carthage, and the brief siege and destruction of Jerusalem during the rise and expansion of the Roman Empire, I think we can find the answer to the Jews survival. As Roman power increased and expanded, it was inevitable that it should soon come into conflict with the increasing power of Carthage. For over 100 years these two great rival powers fought battles of attrition and annihilation. Finally Rome emerged the victor, and when they had Carthage at its mercy, they leveled the city, killed all the male population and sold the women and children into slavery. Carthage was no more. It was gone forever. Now let us contrast this with what happened to Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D. During the rule of Emperor Vespasian, the Jews in Judea became rebellious. Emperor Vespasian sent General Titus down there and after a 139-day siege of Jerusalem, the city was sacked, leveled to the ground, and the Jews were either killed or dispersed. It would seem that in a fate similar to that of Carthage, this would be the end of the Jews, But not so. The Jews had one extraordinary thing going for them: and that was the unique religion that bound their race together. Far from being destroyed, the Jews in their cunning and resourcefulness, with their religion uniting and binding them together, planned revenge on the Romans. And revenge they did get. They inflected on the Romans a religion that undermined the will of the Romans to survive as a race and as a nation. With tremendous zeal the Jews propagated among the Romans a new religion with such suicidal ideas as turn the other cheek, love your enemies, resist not evil and other self- destructive philosophies that sapped the strength of the Romans and left them naked and defenseless before their enemies. In a few centuries the great Roman civilization completely disintegrated and was defenseless against the marauding vandals who finally sacked Rome in the year 476 A.D. and Rome was no more. However, with his tenacity and zeal for preserving the Jewish race as embodied in his fanatic religion, the Jew did not go down with Rome. No, on the contrary, he fed on the corpse and went from the Roman corpse to scatter and infect the incipient and growing new cultures that were emerging in Western Europe, cultures and civilizations that were blighted from the very beginning with the handicap of the new religion with which the Jew had destroyed Rome. It is true that the Jew is tough. He is cunning and he is treacherous. He is also tenacious and he is persistent. All these qualities fit him well to be the foremost predator and parasite on the body of mankind. But even with all these qualities he would not have survived had it not been for his Mosaic religion. It is the basic ingredients of his religion that bind him together in a holy brotherhood hostile to all mankind, striving, pushing, clawing, always and forever for the good of his race, for the survival of his race, and exhibiting in its raw form one of the strongest laws of Nature: the propagation and survival of its own species. The Jews learned one other significant fact early in their history: There is nothing as powerful in uniting a group (any group) as having a common enemy. Based on this premise, they have seen to it that they have always been at war with other races. In fact, all other peoples are their enemies at all times. It is only a matter of strategy as to who is the prime enemy at any given time. This theory has worked wonders. It has kept the Jews united and fighting. Their solidarity has destroyed all enemies before them. It is destroying the White Race today. The central theme of the Jewish religion is hatred, hatred for the Gentiles, that is all other races. The other overwhelmingly powerful facet of the Jewish religion is racial loyalty, loyalty to its own kind. Whereas to the average White Gentile, sadly enough, it matters very little with whom he does business, whether it is another White Man or not. Nor is the average White Gentile too interested in whether the person next door or the person he meets is one of his own kind. But to a Jew, whether he is doing business with a Jew, living next door to a Jew, or meets a Jew, this means everything. Let us keep this in mind, this factor of racial loyalty, as we go about searching for a better religion for the White Race. That the Judaic religion has been the rock of strength around which the Jewish race has rallied for the last 5,000 years is without question. The Jews do not believe in God nor are they foolish enough to put their efforts or beliefs centered in a hereafter. Golda Meir, the present Prime Minister of Israel, stated succinctly when she said in her speech from the Knesset, the Israel Parliament in Yiddish, I am a non-believer, yet no one will be able to root from the heart and mind the conviction that without the Jewish religion we would have been like all other nations, who once existed and disappeared. From the earliest glimmerings of childhood the Jewish parents inculcate into their offspring the idea of racial loyalty, the idea that the survival of the Jewish race is everything, the idea that all other peoples are their enemies to be either exploited or destroyed. The Jewish Old Testament is crammed full of make-believe of Jewish history, very little of it true. But interwoven through all this fantasy the idea of racial survival is driven into their brains, advice on how to survive. It and the Talmud are full of advice and wisdom binding the Jewish race together in an indestructible unit of purpose. In Prov. 29:18 is spelled out the idea of a long term program, where there is no vision, a people perish. If we contrast this with the advice the Jews foisted on the White Race in the New Testament, for instance: Matt. 6:34 where it says, take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Here we see clearly spelled out that it is essential for the Jews to have vision for the long term, a long-term plan. In reality, their religion is a perpetual conspiracy which is essential for their survival as a parasitic race. But in order to weaken and soften their victims for aggression, conquest and slavery, the White Race has had its brains polluted with all kinds of bad Jewish advice of which, take no thought for tomorrow is one of the many, and that is exactly the position of the white Race today. The Jews have laid their long-term plans, going back thousands of years, for the mastery and enslavement of the world. The White Race, in contrast has no plan, no program for survival. It has no religion to rally around or to unite its White Brothers. It is just fumbling, bumbling and stumbling along with absolutely no defense against the Jew, whose historical mission it has been over thousands of years to destroy or enslave the White Race. Whereas the noble White Race is creative, productive and self-sustaining, the Jews instinctively decided far back in their early history that the best means of survival was to choose the role of a parasite on the bodies of other productive nations. Over the thousands of years this decision has hardened and has become so permanently ingrained and inbred into the Jewish character that he could not now do otherwise, no more than a maggot could fend for itself without devouring the body of its host. This being so, the Jew has planned and planned and prepared. He has a far-reaching and all-encompassing program for the control, domination and exploitation of his host, for whom he nurtures a terrible, pathological hatred. The driving force of his whole religion is hatred for his host. He has always hated his host nation with a terrible passion. How many times have we heard the expression ingrained in Jewish controlled books about the whore of Babylon. The fact is that the Babylonian people were a good White people, a productive people, a creative people, who were finally destroyed by the Jews in their midst. Throughout history the Jews have propagated a vicious lying propaganda about degeneracy of the Babylonian people; a monstrous lie. When the Jews poured into the Roman civilization and finally destroyed it with the new suicidal religion they foisted upon the Romans, they then pictured the Romans as being cruel, degenerate and immoral. Even to this day, the Jewish movies coming out of Hollywood depict the Romans as a debauched and degenerate people. Even lying Jewish propagandists like Billy Graham perpetually denounce the Romans as cruel, debauched and tyrannical. Another terrible Jewish lie. Having chosen to play the role of a parasite far back in their history, the die is now long cast and they can do no other than to roam the civilized world seeking any spot where they can settle down in the midst of an established community, where they can remain and prosper at the expense of others. As a parasitic people the Jews can only survive by living on that which others produce. When they come into a community they bring nothing with them but their cunning and their treachery. The Jew knows when he enters the Gentile community that sooner or later he will be discovered and there will be violence and retribution. The thing the Jew fears more than anything else is open detection and the ensuing physical violence. One of his phrases throughout the centuries has been Oy, gewalt! This old Yiddish phrase translates Oh, violence. Knowing that his parasitic activities of fleecing, robbing and plundering the Gentile community will eventually result in violence against his person, he prepares for it in advance. We go back to the quotation from Proverbs in which the Jews are advised where there is no vision, a people perish. So as he sinks his tentacles deeply into the body of the community that he is about to ravish, he prepares in advance to nullify, neutralize and minimize the opposition from the Gentile community that he knows sooner or later will develop into hostility against him. In this respect the Jew is very similar to other parasitic creatures of Nature. When a wood tick crawls up the leg of an individual he does so very stealthily and usually completely unnoticed. The wood tick is searching for an appropriate place on the body of the host he can dig into and suck its blood for its own nourishment. The wood tick knows that when he digs in, normally it would be painful to the host, therefore attract its attention and result in its being picked off and destroyed. But the wood tick has a remedy for this. Before digging in he carefully anesthetizes the skin surface of the victim host. Having done this, it then carefully begins to chew and suck, all this time anesthetizing the area so that the host will feel no pain. Meanwhile, the head bores in deeper and deeper and the parasite begins to bloat itself on the blood of its victim without the host having felt any pain whatsoever, or even being aware of its presence. By the time the victim finally discovers the tick, it is thoroughly rooted into its flesh. The host is no longer in a position to remove it without causing pain and infection to himself and the death and destruction of the parasitic tick. Even though the victim now tries to remove the parasite, he cannot do so. He can pull off the bloated body and destroy part of the tick but the head will remain imbedded and cause infection and perhaps blood poisoning. At this stage it becomes a major operation to remove the infectious tick, which he could have easily flicked off with a finger at the beginning, had he realized that the parasite had designs upon his blood. The parasitic operation of the Jew upon the body of his unfortunate host is very similar. Being a non-productive parasite, the Jew has less than nothing to offer to the host community or nation which he enters and into which forthwith he beings to sink deep his tentacles. Remember the title of this chapter that the Jews are masters of deceit. His main commodity is deceit and lies on a massive scale. Having chosen to be a professional parasite this characteristic is now so deeply and instinctively ingrained in his very nature that he knows by instinct what he must do to protect himself and what the weaknesses of his Gentile host are. He therefore chooses to concentrate on all the nerve centers of power in his productive and creative host. In short order, he has control of the main functions that determine the destiny and welfare of a people and a nation. The Jew does not farm, he does not labor in the fields, he does not work in the factories. He concentrates on placing himself in control of the money of a nation, of the news media of that country, of its educational facilities, and of its government. He labors diligently and skillfully to manipulate, confuse and confound the minds of his victims. Like the wood tick, he anesthetizes the brain of the Gentile nation in whose midst he has settled. He sinks his tentacles deep and prepares to counter any efforts to dislodge him. Today, throughout the world in general, and in America in particular, we therefore find the Jew in charge of the nations finances. He has complete control of the Federal Reserve System about which most Americans understand nothing, but believe that it is a department of the Federal Government. Many books have been written about Jewish ownership of the Federal Reserve System and we do not have space here to treat this subject in detail. But suffice it to say here that the Federal Reserve Board is not a government function, but a completely private system of banks owned, controlled and manipulated by the international Jewish bankers and completely beyond the reach and control of the Federal Government. Not that this would make much difference in any case, because the Federal Government also is controlled by the Jews, but it is significant to make this distinction. Through manipulation, through the floating of Government bonds, the Federal Reserve can have billions printed for its own aggrandizement and pay nothing more for the billions of dollars that go into its coffers than the cost of the paper and ink involved. This usually costs about 7/10 of a cent per paper note, whether that note is a $10.00 bill or a $1000.00 bill. The actual printing is done by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, but the notes are then transferred to the international Jewish bankers under the guise of the Federal Reserve System. The only expense to the bankers is the cost of the paper and ink. Not only do the Jewish bankers get the money virtually free, but the U.S. Government is then obligated to issue U.S. Government Bonds as security for the loan involved. The American people are then shackled with not only paying off the principal of the Government Bonds over a period of years but also the interest thereon. These debts are never paid off, but on the contrary, as the history of the last 40 years shows, they increase from year to year. And so the American taxpayer is increasingly enslaved in debts, paying interest in this generation and the next and the next to the international Jewish bankers, who, by and large, acquired the loan money free of charge from the Government Printing Office itself. The Jews have been manipulators of money and usurpers of the nations treasuries of the world from time immemorial. Their Bible speaks of the money changers in their temples. They were all, of course, Jews. The Jewish monopoly of money goes back as far as the history of money itself. The fraud of the Federal Reserve System is by no means new and it has evolved over the thousands of years from the ancient practice of the goldsmiths being safe keepers of the gold of wealthy individuals. Gold has had a special and fascinating attraction to the Jews in particular from the earliest of times. From the early beginnings of money, gold has been used as a means of exchange and from the earliest beginnings, the Jews have gravitated around the occupation of being safe keepers of other peoples gold. They soon found that as they had a number of clients who kept gold in their vaults, that at no time did they all withdraw their gold at the same time. They then hit upon the secondary idea of loaning out some of the gold that belonged to somebody else at a rate of interest, which means they could loan out somebody elses gold and have the borrower use it for a limited period of time with an additional amount of gold coming back as a premium. As the number of clients increased they found out that they could loan out practically 90 percent of all the gold they held and still have enough reserve on hand to cover any withdrawals. This then developed into the business of banking and this became a tremendously powerful tool for the benefit of the Jew in accumulating the wealth of the productive traders and merchants in whose midst they operated. From this basic beginning all foundations of banking have evolved. Today the Jews have added to this tricky arrangement thousands of further embellishments, and through the payments of interest, through the Federal Reserve System, through international loans and manipulations, they now exclusively control the money of the world. Not only do they control the banking systems but they also control the stock markets of the world. Anyone examining the roster of those who own seats on the N.Y. Stock Exchange, or the other stock exchanges throughout the nation, will find that by and large theyre all Jews, and a few associates of Jews. By also controlling the stock market, which they can manipulate up or down at will, they can and do skim all the benefits of the hard working, productive and creative White Americans off the top into their own coffers. Not only that, but by withholding credit at any time they choose, they can throw this nation (or any other nation) or the whole world economy, into a depression. Since these are planned and the Jews know in advance when they are going to do these things, they can, of course, again reap tremendous benefits and fleece the unsuspecting goyim forever and endlessly. The Jew could never maintain such a stranglehold and such vicious control over his victims for any period of time were it not for the fact that he is also completely in control of the means of communications, the means of information, and the means of propaganda. Few people realize how powerful a tool propaganda is. Adolf Hitler has said correctly that by the use of propaganda the Jews can make heaven look like hell, and hell look like heaven. This is only too true, and the Jews have done this skillfully and artistically. Because they control the money, they have the means wherewith to acquire control of all newspapers, all radio networks, all television networks, all television stations, all leading national magazines, and moreover, the news wires themselves, such as United Press International, the Associated Press, and every other news wire network. Thus they can control every piece of news that goes nationwide, or worldwide for that matter. They can just as easily also suppress and reject any story that comes into their news gathering headquarters and withhold it from the world, and this is even more important. Also in their arsenal of propaganda, and a very important one, is the movie industry again completely controlled by the Jews. In fact, so thoroughly is Hollywood and the movie industry controlled by the Jews that Hollywood has often been referred to as Kosher Valley. The movie industry in the last 50 years has undoubtedly developed into one of the most powerful means of propaganda and brain pollution to the White Race the world has ever seen. It is only in recent years that it has been equaled, and perhaps excelled by the Jewish controlled television industry. You can be sure that the movie industry was not left unexploited in promoting the interests of the Jews and in promoting their program for the destruction of the White Race. During the war years the Jewish movie industry in Hollywood was busy cranking out one anti-German, anti-Hitler, anti-Nazi propaganda film after another. Being naive and gullible as we are, many of our white brothers swallowed this poisonous bait and was enlisted in the Jewish snare of having the White Americans join in the vicious Jewish program of having White brothers kill White brothers in order to save the neck of the perfidious Jew. At the same time the communist countries were lauded to the skies. By treacherous lying propaganda it was made to seem plausible that we, the United States of America, could join forces with Jewish controlled communist Russia in waging a suicidal war of destruction against the heroic defenders of the White Race, namely the German people. Not only have the movies been used as instruments for getting us involved in suicidal wars, but they have also been used as a means of setting the tone of our morals and our mores. Basically they have been used to undermine and degenerate the moral climate of our youth and of our country as a whole. During the 1920s the movies had become debauched and degenerate to the point where they were threatening their own survival. Strangely enough, during the 30 s the moral tone improved somewhat. Many of the best stories that have been put out by Hollywood originated during the 1930 s and people were lured back into the movie theatres in large numbers. Then the Jew cleverly began to interject the anti-German, anti-Nazi propaganda into his revitalized movie industry and began to inflame and pollute the minds of the White people of America towards hatred and a willingness to accept the idea of war against their own White brothers. During the war itself the movies went into high gear. Nearly every production was viciously slanted to enhance the war effort in destroying Germany. At the same time, injected into the theme was the idea of racial integration. When the war was over the idea of co-existence and collaboration with Russia was promoted along with an intensification of the idea of one world, one-world government, and the United Nations. By the 1950 s the idea of racial tolerance for the Jews broadened towards acceptance of the nigger as an equal in our society and as being the down-trodden victim of the White Mans greed and cruelty. The suicidal idea of the nigger being a permanent and vital equal part in our American society has been progressively promoted ever since. To find a movie today that doesnt in one way or another promote racial mongrelization is hard to come by. The Jew today in movies, the press and in television, is driving at a vicious and frightening pace for full mongrelization of the American people. All opposition has been effectively clobbered and destroyed. In the 1950 s and the 1960s two new elements were injected into the movie propaganda campaign. One is the use of drugs as an ever-increasing problem. It is made to seem that the people themselves are promoting drugs without any inside or outside influence. To the young people it is made to seem like everybody is doing it, and why shouldnt they try it, too. The other factor is the ever-increasing outright filth and pornography being injected into our movies, thereby undermining our morals and polluting the thinking of all the people, especially our up-and-coming younger generation. The television industry, which went into high gear shortly after the end of World War II, now rivals, and undoubtedly excels, the effectiveness and the viciousness of the movie industry itself in polluting the minds of the American people. So thoroughly polluted have the minds of the American viewing audience become with the obsession of watching television that in many families, if their television set were taken away, they would be left absolutely helpless in knowing what to do with their time. Some mothers shunt their youngsters off into a room with the television set on, full blast, using the Jewish idiot box as a babysitter for their youngsters. Little do they realize that while these impressionable young minds sit in front of these Jewish boob-tubes, they are absorbing degenerate Jewish ideas. Nor do they realize that they are allowing their most precious possessions to become polluted with poison that will be hard to eliminate from the minds of their offspring for the rest of their lives. And so with the Jews in full control of all the propaganda networks, the news wires, the newspapers, the radio networks, television networks, the movies, magazines and every other form of propaganda, America and the world is being deluged with the Jewish poison. It is being deluged and overwhelmed with the idea of intermarriage with the blacks, with the idea that Jews are sacred, immune and untouchable; with the idea that filth and pornography are the normal state of things in entertainment; with the idea that drugs are the coming thing and that everybody should try to go on a trip. Above all, the idea of racial loyalty is being portrayed as the most heinous crime a person could ever entertain in his thoughts. Not one constructive idea comes out of all these hours and days and months and years of brain pollution that the Jew is promoting. But everything that is destructive for the White Race is being pushed and promoted: everything that is good for the niggers, the blacks, the coloreds and the Jews is being highlighted and promoted. The list of the confusing, destructive and suicidal ideas that are being slopped upon the American people, like so much garbage, is endless. In another chapter entitled, False Ideas Disseminated by the Jews we will discuss a few dozen more ideas with which the American peoples minds are being polluted. However, these are only a few dozen out of thousands that are continuously, forever, perpetually, and unendingly being rained upon the American people. In their propaganda tactics the Jews are fond of always labeling something just the opposite to what it is and one of the labels they use for mind contamination is brain washing. I reject this term, and throughout this book I prefer to use the term brain pollution instead, because I believe it more correctly portrays what is actually being done. To wash ones brain would mean to cleanse it of all impurities and pollutants. But this is not what the Jews are doing. They are actually taking normal healthy brains, that is the brains of the Gentiles, and infecting them with a lot of filth, pornography and pollutants of wrong ideas. Hence, I believe that the term brain pollution much more correctly signifies what the Jew is doing than does the term brain washing. In aggressive pursuit of his vicious program of brain pollution, the minds of our young people are the initial and main target. In order to capture the brains of our youth, the field of education is of vital importance and the Jews have completely monopolized our educational facilities for many, many decades. Henry Ford wrote his excellent book The International Jew over 50 years ago. Here is what he says about the Jewry in schools and colleges: Colleges are being constantly invaded by the Jewish idea. The sons of the Anglo-Saxons are being attacked in their very heredity. The sons of the builders, the makers, are being subverted to the philosophy of the destroyers. Young men in the first exhilarating months of intellectual freedom are being seized with promissory doctrines, the source and consequences of which they do not see. The central group of Red philosophers in every university is a Jewish group, with often enough a Gentile front in the shape of a deluded professor. Some of these professors are in the pay of outside Red organizations. There are Intercollegiate Socialist Societies, swarming with Jews and Jewish influences, and toting Jewish professors around the country, addressing fraternities under the patronage of the best civic and university auspices. In suggesting what to do about it, Henry Ford said, Simply identify the source and nature of the influence which has overrun our schools and universities. Let the students know that their choice is between the Anglo-Saxon and the Tribe of Judah. The only absolute antidote to the Jewish influence is to call college students back to a pride of race. Remember Henry Ford, the great American, wrote these lines back in 1921, over 50 years ago. Since then the Jewish avalanche in our educational systems, starting with kindergarten, running through grade school, high school, and through the colleges, has turned these institutions for learning into absolute insane asylums in which the young, fertile, creative mind of the White child is polluted and perverted into an instrument for its own destruction and for the destruction of its country, nation and race. What with compulsory laws compelling the parents to send their impressionable young children to school through the age of 16 today, it invariably amounts to becoming the inmate of a penitentiary for five days a week during school hours, and, whether they like it or not, then having the young brains polluted with Jewish trash and garbage for the destruction of their race. Henry Fords idea of merely identifying the source today is no longer possible or practical. Much more fundamental and drastic measures must be taken. The White Man as a whole needs a completely new outlook on life and religion. He needs a completely new philosophy and, in fact, he needs a new religion that will give him goal and purpose, an identity and ideology that are his own. The fact is the White Race needs a new religion polarized around the value of his race, the greatest value on the face of the earth. This idea and this ideology must be impregnated into the minds of our young offspring from the time they begin to talk. There is hardly a phase in any sphere of activity that controls the destiny of this nation that the Jews dont directly or indirectly control. With two powerful segments in their hands, namely control of the means of propaganda, and control of the money, the government of the United States is a captive puppet going through the motions of being a democracy representing all the people. But in truth, it is a powerful instrument in the hands of the Jews used to exploit, tyrannize and destroy the White Race, whose government it only seems to be. There is hardly a public official in office of any importance today who is a free man. Almost every one of them has been placed in office or has obtained his position through Jewish manipulation and Jewish design. Having arrived where they are through the beneficence of the Jews, they then in turn must answer to the Jewish conspiracy. Behind a man like President Nixon is a Jewish boss like Henry Kissinger, born in Germany of a Jewish Rabbi. Not only does Nixon have one Jewish advisor, but two. The other is the Jew Arthur Burns, born Bernstein, in Austria, also the son of a Rabbi. In fact, Nixons whole political career was originally launched back in 1946 by a Jew named Murray Chotiner. He has continuously guided Nixons career and been the pimp between the Jewish community and Nixon. President Lyndon B. Johnson had the notorious Abe Fortas and Walter Rostoff, both Jews. President Kennedy had Walter Rostoff and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. President Roosevelt had as his real boss the head of the Kehilla, the tough, no-nonsense Jew, Bernard Baruch, as well as several lesser Jewish advisors. And, so it goes. The same kind of Jewish control, of Jewish background, of advising and controlling, is found all the way down to the local municipal level. Many Jews themselves are elected to office, but preferably they like to have some White Gentile stooge fronting for them with the Jews pulling the strings in the background, directing, manipulating, giving orders. Should any honest, natural leader of the White Race try to run for office and make it on his own, the gigantic propaganda machines that the Jews have at their disposal are immediately set in motion. Such a man is then smeared and attacked and vilified. Or sometimes the reverse tactic is used and he is completely blacked out so that the voters hardly know that he is even running. Should such a natural White leader make it despite all these handicaps, then the full power of the propaganda apparatus is brought into play to smear, besmirch and slander him, and downgrade him before the gullible public. The full resources of their money power is also brought into play and in the next election his opponent is well financed, given a tremendous build-up by the news media. Usually the Jews like to select as their front stooges, men who have a fatal weakness in their character and a shameful episode in their past, one not generally known to the public. Because of their weakness of character in general and their vulnerability to blackmail, such people are easy to manipulate. What with bribery and financial assistance, they are easily enticed into becoming traitors to their own race and doing the bidding of the Jews. They are easily kept in line by threat of exposure of their disgraceful past. I have mentioned the means of communications as being in the hands of the Jews. I have mentioned control of money and international banking, control of education and control of government as all being in the hands of the Jews. By no means does this cover the whole territory. In fact, there is hardly an activity of any significance in this country that is not directly or indirectly controlled by the chosen race. This also includes the law enforcement agencies, the courts and even the White Mans religions. Of the latter we will have more to say in another chapter. I do want to mention here, however, the fact that most of the businesses, especially the significant big businesses, are all in the hands of the Jews. Over 50 years ago Henry Ford wrote the following: To make a list of the lines of businesses controlled by the Jews of the United States would be to touch most of the vital industries of the country those which are really vital, and those which cultivated habits have been made to seem vital. The theatrical business is exclusively Jewish: play producing, booking, theatre operations are all in the hands of the Jews. This accounts for the fact that in almost every production today can be detected propaganda, sometimes glaringly commercial advertisement, sometimes direct political construction. The motion picture industry; the sugar industry; the tobacco industry; 50 percent or more of the meat packing industry; over 60 percent of the shoe making industry; most of the musical purveying done in the country; jewelry; grain; cotton, oil; steel; magazine authorship; news distribution; liquor business; the loan business; these, to name only the industries with national and international sweep, are in control of the Jews of the United States, either alone or in association with Jews overseas. This is what Henry Ford observed over 50 years ago. This great, creative and productive genius of the White Race, who built one of the worlds biggest empires with his bare hands from the ground up, should know a little something about who controlled the business of the United States during his time. Having built the mighty Ford empire he found that some mysterious forces were trying to steal it from him through trickery and cunning. He suspected that these manipulators were being engineered by powerful Jewish financiers. Being an intelligent and resourceful man, Mr. Ford set about to find the culprits back of this maneuver. He called into his office the most intelligent research men within his acquaintance. He commissioned them to make a thorough study of the International Jew and published their findings in The Dearborn Independent which, at that time, was the official organ of the Ford Motor Company. The results of those findings, published in 1921, were a bombshell, not only to the White Gentiles, but to the Jewish conspiracy itself, because it exposed their nefarious tactics in their world-wide conspiracy. The information compiled was a valuable contribution to the White Gentiles of America and is recommended reading for everyone who wishes to learn more about the background of the International Jewish Conspiracy. Since the Jews have had such a deadly impact upon the White civilizations over the last several thousand years, it behooves us to study intensely the nature of our Nemesis. It is also fundamental to our survival to develop a cure for this plague. This we are endeavoring to do throughout this book. Who are these strange, peculiar people who have been able to survive longer than any other race in recorded history? Who are these people that have been destroyers of such great civilizations as Rome, Babylon and Egypt? What peculiarities in their make-up is it that has enabled them to destroy a highly wealthy country such as Russia in modern times and turn it into a Jewish slave labor camp? How, in fact, have they been able to capture the wealth of the world into their hands and turn the world into a Jewish dictatorship? How have they been able to do all this without us, the great White Race of America, even being able to discuss the question intelligently without fear and trembling? It is of utmost importance that we study this creature biologically, psychologically, economically and also from a standpoint of race and religion. Most White people are terribly confused about the Jewish race. One of the sorriest notions most Gentiles have fallen for is the mistaken idea that Jews are members of the White Race. This is a most treacherous deception the Jews themselves have promoted among our people, but to their own they have made it abundantly clear that they have nothing in common with the White Race. The Jews are forever Semitics, originating out of Asia from prehistoric times. Jewish Professor Leonard J. Fine, makes the racial point crystal clear to his own people: We are not White symbolically, and we are not White literally. We should not permit ourselves to be lumped together with White America, for that is not where we belong. Much time is wasted among the White Gentiles in arguing whether the Jews are a race, or whether they are a religion, or whether they are a nation. The fact is they are all three, and it matters little in what proportion you want to attribute the importance of any of these three factors. From ancient times, they have constituted a race that has been the plague of the civilized world. This they have been able to do because of the uniqueness of their religion. It was primarily designed to perpetuate and preserve the race by being a parasite on the body of productive nations. They are a world-wide nation and form a nation within a nation in each country on which they have fastened their tentacles. This includes just about every country in the world. If there is one factor that has bound the Jews together and made them the most tenacious, persistent race in the world it is their Mosaic religion, and the resultant racial loyalty that it has imbued upon every Jew member. It is this racial-religious unity that makes them powerful and it is something that we should take heed of in thinking about the preservation of the White Race. The early origins of the Jewish race are lost in antiquity. The Jewish shibboleths as set forth in the story about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are, of course, so many Jewish lies which make a good story around which they can rally their ideology, but it has absolutely no basis in fact or history. The Jews themselves have never bothered about really tracing their origins in history, which origins remain shrouded in mystery. They simply come out with a claim that they are the chosen people of God, a very special people, and they also claim the longest historical record of any people of earth. Whereas the former claim about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a basic tenet in their religion, one that has built the Jewish race, the second claim about having the longest historical record is hard to dispute. The Jews appear and reappear in histories of other nations for 5,000 years. Being basically a predator and a parasite, they were either never able to, nor have they ever been willing to establish a nation in their own right. This is rather a sorry record for such a strange and virulent race, and incredible when one considers that they claim to be the favorite chosen of God. The word Jew is of fairly modern usage and derives from the word Judah and Judaic. In ancient history the Jews were known as Hebrews which derives from the Aramaic word Ebri, which in turn derives from the Hebrew word Ibhri meaning one who is from across the river. Hebrew in all ancient literature was written as Habiru and appears as such frequently in the Bible and in Egyptian literature. In the Bible, Habiru is used interchangeably with Sagaz meaning cutthroat. Thus the Egyptians always wrote of the Jews as the cut-throat bandits from across the river. Since Palestine was the crossroads of the ancient world, most of the wealthy trade routes crossed in this area. This, of course, made it a natural habitat for bands of cutthroats and robbers. The fact that deserts and mountains were part of the natural landscape further attributed to making this area the natural habitat for the development of a nation of bandits, cutthroats, robbers and parasites. This is exactly what developed, and this is as far as historical facts can show the early origin of the Jewish race. A German Jew, Kastein, who shortened his name from Katzenstein, is recognized as an outstanding scholar of Jewish and Biblical history. In his History of the Jews, Kastein identifies many of the great names in Jewish history as bandits. He mentions Jepthah as one of the saviors of the Jewish people and identifies him as the robber chief of Gilead. Of the great Jewish hero David, he says, At the time of Sauls death, we find David the leader of a band of free-booters, living in Ziklag On hearing that the throne was vacant, David immediately hastened to Hebron in Judea. Nobody had summoned him, but he put forward his claim to the kingship, declaring that Samuel had secretly appointed him. About the great and wise Solomon, Kastein has this to say, Shelmo, Solomon the Peaceable, inaugurated his rule by committing three murders which cleared his path and got rid of his only brother, and did so without the slightest qualms of conscience. The fact that Solomon, David and Jepthah were all blood-thirsty bandits is typical of all Jewish leaders. Whereas the Jews have been a part of history since the dawn of civilization, theirs has always been a history of treachery, of bloodshed, murder, robbery and crime. Despite the fact that this peculiar race has persisted longer than any other on the face of the earth, two rather strange facts stand out. One is that over these thousands of years they never tried to form a country or nation of their own, and even todays bandit state of Israel is no exception to that statement. Israel is intended only to become the headquarters for the Jewish dictatorship of the world, not a gathering place for all the Jews of the world. The second strange fact is that this tough and persistent people has never developed a civilization or a culture of their own, all their claims to the contrary notwithstanding. One of the outstanding fortes of the Jews is the skillful manipulation of propaganda. However, the record of the Hebrews and their history shows that all the Jewish claims of culture are entirely without foundation. The Horizon Book of Christianity, a standard reference work, says The Jews began as an agglomeration of small tribes who later attained independence only in the interlude between the rise and fall of great empires. They have bequeathed no monuments testifying to magnificence. There are no tombs of Hebrew kings with chaplets of gold and chariots studded with jewels. Palestine archeology has unearthed no statues of David or Solomon, but only water pots like the one from which Rebecca watered the camels of Abrahams servants. The Oriental Institute of Chicago contains one of the worlds most outstanding collections of the fine arts, specializing in Egyptian, Syrian and other cultures of the Near East, in the area which the Jews claim as that of their origin. One would expect to find the Jewish contribution to civilization well represented there. After walking through vast halls filled with great works of art, splendid statues, exquisite j ewels, and other artifacts from the tombs of Egyptian and Assyrian conquerors, we come to the Jewish exhibit. Here we find a glass case filled with broken bits of clay pots, crude, undecorated, and unglazed utensils which might have come down to us from the Stone Age. This is the great Jewish culture about which the Jews brag so flagrantly and it is about all they have to offer. The fact is that the Jews were known throughout ancient history only as destroyers. They produced no art, founded no dynasties, built no great cities, and, alone of all the ancient peoples, had no talent for the finer things of culture or civilized life. Yet today we will hear the Jews boast loud and long about how they are the sole torchbearers of civilization. The noted historian, Arnold Toynbee, defined the Jews for all time a few years ago, when he described them as a fossil people. By this he meant that they were a people who had failed to develop since the Stone Age, as their primitive clay pots prove to us. They were never able to master agriculture, animal husbandry, architecture, or any of the civilized arts. Even as a bandit nation the Jews were not too successful, and eked out a precarious living in Palestine where they were often on the verge of starvation. Kastein says further of the Jews: Some remained within the confines of Canaan, others settled down along the great military highway of the East, and in the neighboring deserts and wildernesses, where they led a nomadic existence, while a smaller section, driven by hunger, finally succeeded in reaching Egypt, where the Pharaohs took them under their protection. The Egyptians, who built one of the earliest and one of the great civilizations of all time, failed to recognize their own greatest asset: the innate, inborn value of their racial lines which produced the civilization in their midst. We have already discussed how one of their greatest mistakes was to allow the entry of the blacks from the lower Nile to come into their country and intermingle, defile and bastardize their bloodlines. Of all the races in ancient Egypt that intermingled, the Jews alone held themselves apart. The Pharaohs, having allowed the Jews to come in through sheer sympathy for their starved and miserable existence, were soon to learn the virulent and destructive nature of the parasite that they had allowed to enter. The Jews soon rose to high positions in the land of the Pharaohs, and, simultaneously, as was to happen in so many other countries, the Empire began to disintegrate. The parasites the Egyptians had taken in through sympathy, in short order began to manifest their outstanding characteristics, namely that of tearing down a civilization from within. Gangs of bandits soon sprang up and began to harass and plunder the trade routes. They became bolder in the outposts of the Empire. They seemed to know just when to strike and which of the towns were poorly guarded. With the Jews acting as leaders and catalysts, the process of trading in black slaves was increased and the mongrelization of the White Egyptian nation was hastened. The Empire began to decay from within. Its leadership became apathetic, the race became more and more tinged with black blood and the morale of the people was undermined. Here is what Alan H. Gardiner translates from an ancient papyrus in Leiden: Egypt was in distress, the social system had become disorganized; violence filled the land. Invaders preyed upon the defenseless population; the rich were stripped of everything and slept in the open, and the poor took their possessions. It is no merely local disturbance that is here described, but a great and overwhelming national disaster. The Pharaoh was strangely inactive. Here we have a typical description of the Jewish virulence in spreading disintegration, and destroying a great nation upon which they had fastened their tentacles. We saw the same thing happen in the downfall of Babylon. In studying the French Revolution and the Russian communist revolution we find a similar and parallel occurrence. By 2,100 B.C. the Egyptian nation was so demoralized and divided that they were unable to resist conquest from outside. And as usual the Jews paved the way for the conquerors. They paved the way for the Hyksos, or Shepherd Kings, who won Egypt without a battle and maintained an iron dictatorship over the people for 511 years. The Hyksos were known as the protectors of the Jews. During this period of five centuries the Jews were princes in Egypt, taking what they wanted from the enslaved Egyptians, and incurring their enmity by their vicious arrogance over the betrayed population. Finally, the native leaders of the Egyptians led a successful revolt, and expelled the Hyksos forever. After the Egyptians regained control of their own country and their own destiny they punished the Jews for their treachery, and enslaved them for a life of hard labor. This brings us to the period of Moses, when the Jews complained about their hard lot in Egypt. Before they betrayed the nation to the Hyksos, they had enjoyed every freedom in Egypt, and it was only natural that they should now be punished for their treason. Rather than endure this slavery, they petitioned the Pharaoh to let them return to Palestine, and resume their life of nomadic banditry. But the outraged Egyptian people demanded that they serve out their punishment, and the Pharaoh was forced to agree. Now the Jews used every device to obtain their freedom, bringing plagues upon the Egyptian people through the use of poisons and contaminating the water. They were finally allowed to depart from Egypt. It is during this period that their religion became more solidified and the bandit race began to develop a more distinct character.

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