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Brooklyn, NY - An outspoken Brooklyn rabbi who has been under fire in recent weeks for controversial statements regarding the Holocaust said that despite the fact that his words were deliberately taken out of context by those who hoped to discredit him, he has apologized for his statements that may have been inadvertently offensive.

As previously reported on VIN News, a video of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi that was posted to YouTube on December 29th shows the well known lecturer saying that only about one million Jews were actually killed in the Holocaust and that the statistic of six million Jews who perished includes a significant percentage of Jews who had intermarried and were not halachically Jewish.

In a VIN News interview tonight, Rabbi Mizrachi said that the clip that has been making the rounds of the media was taken from a lecture given several years ago, with bits and pieces spliced together to distort his words. 

According to Rabbi Mizrachi the video is the work of a group that has been trying to discredit him publicly because he speaks the words of the Torah.

“They have been fighting me years and this time they succeeded,” Rabbi Mizrachi told VIN News.  “This a video that is three to four years old that has been on my website, on Torah Anytime, and maybe 200 YouTube channels and there hasn’t been a single complaint about it.  They cut the front, they cut the back, they put things where they wanted them and after they cut what I said it makes it onto The Jerusalem Post.”

Rabbi Mizrachi said that the original lecture addressed the subject of intermarriage in America something he termed the “Silent Holocaust.”

“There are so many people named Levi, Cohen and Stern and if the wife is not Jewish then the kids are not,” said Rabbi Mizrachi.  “The Jewish nation is being destroyed because of intermarriage.”

The lecture also discussed the rampant assimilation that had been sweeping through Europe prior to World War II and Rabbi Mizrachi noted that there is no way to know how many of the six million who died were actually Jewish, but that suggesting a number of one million was a mistake on his part.

“Even saying that only 3 million would have been far from the truth,” acknowledged Rabbi Mizrachi, who issued a public apology last night.

Rabbi Mizrachi said that he felt it was appropriate to ask forgiveness for his remarks even though he never meant to offend Holocaust survivors or their families.

“I chose to apologize because people got offended and that was not my intention, even if they modified my words,” said Rabbi Mizrachi. “I put my ego aside and apologized.  How could anyone with a Jewish mind and soul think that I had any kind of intention to offend survivors and victims? What normal person would think that a person who gives 18 to 20 hours of his day every day to save Jews would do something like that?”

Rabbi Mizrachi argued that the video that was released was a deliberate attempt to distort his words by those who hope to tarnish his reputation.

“When a person speaks and you cut 90 percent of what they say, does it represent what he said or what he wanted to say?” observed Rabbi Mizrachi.  “This was put out by a group of liars who use the media to confuse the public.  They can’t stand when I say the truth of the Torah.  I speak about modesty, mixed dancing, gay marriage, liberals, things that offend people who are not following the Torah and when they hear me it bothers them.”

Rabbi Mizrachi has multiple presences on Facebook. The Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Community Organization page has over 78,000 followers, with more than 18,000 followers on the Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Public Figure page.

A third Facebook page, titled Exposing “Rabbi” Yosef Mizrachi Comedian, has over 600 likes and is described as a collection of “Outrageous Moments in ‘Rabbi’ Yosef Mizrachi’s career.”  The site, which says that all clips are taken “in context” features a playlist of short YouTube clips with titles including ‘Mixed Dancing weddings lead to Cancer and Tragedies,” and “Secular Israeli Soldiers go to Hell with no Share in the World to Come says the ‘Rabbi,’” as well as a pair of videos encompassing over an hour of fifteen minutes of what are termed “Best Hits.”

Rabbi Mizrachi estimated that with approximately 6 million Facebook views each month, there are many who hope to lessen his influence on his followers.

“Huge organizations don’t get the numbers that I do,” said Rabbi Mizrachi. “Obviously I am the target of all the enemies.”

Below you can watch the Original Video posted online Jan. 11, 2013, that Rabbi Mizrachi claims was taken out of context
His comments about Hitler and 6 Million Jews at at 35:05
https://youtu.be/4ZUl47lZxVE 


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 Jan 03, 2016 at 09:43 PM Moishe Says:

OK.
So let him post a link to the original video and show the world how he never said these things and how they were pieced together by someone out to defame him. And if he won't do it, let the guy behind the highlight videos post a link to the original.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 09:57 PM Curiosity Says:

His numbers were, at his own admission, off, but that grants no right to misconstrue his intention and the main idea behind his speech. He is a good person that is being painted in a bad light by the media and by sonei Yisrael for absolutely no reason. Cut him a break.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 10:20 PM berylyoseph Says:

The first teaching in Pirkei Avos is 'Hevu mesoonim badin', don't jump into conclusions, especially after hearing a detached piece of information, and especially when the target is someone who takes the unpopular stance, of encountering Liberalism, and is coming from an humble past, that leaves many people very envious, and eager to bury him,

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 10:24 PM E Says:

An apology that wasn't an apology. Brevity is the soul of wit: Tzadka meemeni, Chatasi laHashem. The rav made a totally erroneous statement, and should have made an unequivocal retraction.
And incidentally, Howard Stern's mother was Jewish.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 10:45 PM charliehall Says:

He has been making absolutely outrageous statements for years and should not be let off the hook. He distorts true Torah teaching and nobody should pay him any heed.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 11:10 PM Anonymous Says:

If his comment was taken out of context, why did he apologize? The אמת is that anyone who saw the video, heard him clearly say in the context of his talk that only 1,000,000 Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Nothing was taken out of context- nothing. Perhaps, he ought to think much more about חכמים הזהרו בדבריכם, and not make statements for which he will have to apologize afterwards.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 11:24 PM PeaceNow Says:

In no way is he a holocaust denier of any sort. What he said is probably being taken out of context. This rabbi might seem a bit overzealous in his approach but he's should not b judged wrongly.

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 Jan 03, 2016 at 11:25 PM Insider Says:

The man is a charlatan. Was it a "mistake" or was it cut and spliced together?
See his video discussing Jewish women being stripped and forced into gas chambers in the Holocaust. His criticism of those Kedoshim lacking tznius warrants that he be shunned by all Jews everywhere.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 12:21 AM Moishe Says:

Reply to #8  
Insider Says:

The man is a charlatan. Was it a "mistake" or was it cut and spliced together?
See his video discussing Jewish women being stripped and forced into gas chambers in the Holocaust. His criticism of those Kedoshim lacking tznius warrants that he be shunned by all Jews everywhere.

Not only that, but how did he know which women were the frum ones and which were the non-frum? What pictures was he studying in order to figure out who was who? Where did he even get these ideas from?

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 12:27 AM Moishe Says:

Reply to #8  
Insider Says:

The man is a charlatan. Was it a "mistake" or was it cut and spliced together?
See his video discussing Jewish women being stripped and forced into gas chambers in the Holocaust. His criticism of those Kedoshim lacking tznius warrants that he be shunned by all Jews everywhere.

The problem is he just makes things up, in the name of Torah and kiruv. This makes a mockery of both.

And BTW, the thing he said about Herzl is also false, There is no such letter to the Pope and no such letter appears in the book he cited. This particular tidbit he took off the Neteurei Karta website. The truth is that Herzl ONCE made such a suggestion in an essay, BEFORE he changed course and backed a Jewsih homeland. The Zionists (even the secular ones) totally rejected Herzl's letter and made a mockery of it, so whatever he wrote at that point is completely irrelevant.

I'm not defending herzl, just pointing out that this man makes things up and has no sense of speaking factually.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 01:10 AM Vestin Says:

Do people understand what kedosim are? Do you understand that kedoshim are untouchable in the next world (the holiest); Are you aware of what it means to publicly embarrass (even with bad information) and speak loshon hara on a rabbim? Now put the two together, to embarrass and speak loshon hara on kedoshim in public? The Rabbi retracted, wow, how nice (why isn't the rabbi responsible to make absolutely certain that things he's quoting are correct, isn't that incumbent on a rabbi, what kind of rabbi rattles off things like this so callously without being sure, maybe other things he's saying aren't so checked and vetted either). In my Shulchan Aruch it doesn't say; retracting is what's necessary. Rabbi Mizrachi seems like a big Rabbi, he should act like one, and follow what Shulchan Aruch and the poiskim say one should do for embarrassing and speaking loshon hara on a rabbim of kedoshim.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 01:12 AM pbalaw Says:

Lashon Hara gets overlooked on VIN.

Please ask Rabbi M for michila before it's too late

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 01:19 AM Anonymous Says:

Wait a minute, maybe he is right? Start reading books, ask your grandparents, i think he has a point.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 01:28 AM Vestin Says:

Reply to #8  
Insider Says:

The man is a charlatan. Was it a "mistake" or was it cut and spliced together?
See his video discussing Jewish women being stripped and forced into gas chambers in the Holocaust. His criticism of those Kedoshim lacking tznius warrants that he be shunned by all Jews everywhere.

I just saw the video you noted, Im beyond words speechless, and debating whether to show it to my mother (a survivor). How does R' Mizrachi know who was standing where, how and why. Maybe they were forced to pose for the pictures, or their child would be shot in front of them, was he there? Beyond embarrassing, how can someone dare say these things about kedoshim?

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:59 AM HeshyEmes Says:

Reply to #8  
Insider Says:

The man is a charlatan. Was it a "mistake" or was it cut and spliced together?
See his video discussing Jewish women being stripped and forced into gas chambers in the Holocaust. His criticism of those Kedoshim lacking tznius warrants that he be shunned by all Jews everywhere.

The Holocaust is way too recent and way too seminal an event for ANYONE to make any comments as to why G-d made or allowed it to happen; certainly for Sefardim who weren't affected other than peripheally by the Holocaust. Even the outspoken Rabbi Avigdor Miller, who was Ashkenazy met a lot of resistance (and opprobrium) for suggesting that Hashem did us a Chessed by sending Hitler as a response to assimilation and that women who didn't cover their hair merited the shoring of their hair by the Nazis [I personally heard Rabbi Yakov Weinberger, Rav Ruderman's eidem, call Rabbi Miller a "Shoiteh"]. Conclusion? No one, and certainly not the Sephardim (Rabbi Ovadia Yoisef's comments that the Holocaust was only directed at the Ashkenazim because they spoke during davening did not go over well either) should claim that they unequivocally know G-d's reason for the Shoah.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 08:17 AM LionofZion Says:

It is a shame it has taken this long to see that the man is spouting nonsense, not Torah.
It would be refreshing to see a change in the way Torah is taught, especially to those who are not so knowledgeable, so that there might be actual Limud Torah instead of all of the make believe Gedolim stories and the endless drumbeat to enforce old fashion Polish dress codes that have no basis in Halacha.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 08:21 AM ifti99 Says:

I am truly amazed (perhaps I shouldn't be) at some of the comments here. The point is NOT the "mathematical error". The point is that R Mizrachi obviously cares nothing about Jews that he feels are not halachically Jewish. In other words, according to R Mizrachi, if you are not part of his definition of Judaism, your life is meaningless.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 08:44 AM Godol-Hador Says:

Go back and listen to this guy.
He, like his sefardic mentors, constantly say these outrageously ridiculous things

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 10:36 AM Emes Says:

Reply to #15  
HeshyEmes Says:

The Holocaust is way too recent and way too seminal an event for ANYONE to make any comments as to why G-d made or allowed it to happen; certainly for Sefardim who weren't affected other than peripheally by the Holocaust. Even the outspoken Rabbi Avigdor Miller, who was Ashkenazy met a lot of resistance (and opprobrium) for suggesting that Hashem did us a Chessed by sending Hitler as a response to assimilation and that women who didn't cover their hair merited the shoring of their hair by the Nazis [I personally heard Rabbi Yakov Weinberger, Rav Ruderman's eidem, call Rabbi Miller a "Shoiteh"]. Conclusion? No one, and certainly not the Sephardim (Rabbi Ovadia Yoisef's comments that the Holocaust was only directed at the Ashkenazim because they spoke during davening did not go over well either) should claim that they unequivocally know G-d's reason for the Shoah.

"... I personally heard Rabbi Yakov Weinberger ..."
His surname was "Weinberg", not, "Weinberger".
Are you sure that you heard him say this?

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 12:46 PM Texas_Joe Says:

He is lying about the splicing just like he lies about his "facts" and "sources." Some of his biggest detractors are committed mechanchim and mekarvim. We see his distortions of Torah as dangerous and producing much wickedness. His followers have extreme and harmful beliefs that hurt themselves and the people close to them. There is no splicing and lying coming from his detractors. He has the hallmarks of the eruv rav as quoted from the GRA in Even Shelaima.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 01:31 PM Ina Says:

The intent of Rabbi Mizrachi's speech may have been to discourage intermarriage. However, by watching his videos we can all see the offensive things he has said on numerous occasions. Here, he clearly says Howard Stern is not Jewish and not only are both Mr. Stern's parents Jewish but he is also married to a Jewish woman. Rabbi Mizrachi also makes the brazen claim that there were less than 1 mil. Jews killed in the Holocaust. Rabbi Mizrachi is completely ignorant of the facts he espouses as well as obnoxious. Who would want this man as his rabbi?!

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:00 PM favish Says:

Reply to #21  
Ina Says:

The intent of Rabbi Mizrachi's speech may have been to discourage intermarriage. However, by watching his videos we can all see the offensive things he has said on numerous occasions. Here, he clearly says Howard Stern is not Jewish and not only are both Mr. Stern's parents Jewish but he is also married to a Jewish woman. Rabbi Mizrachi also makes the brazen claim that there were less than 1 mil. Jews killed in the Holocaust. Rabbi Mizrachi is completely ignorant of the facts he espouses as well as obnoxious. Who would want this man as his rabbi?!

I would. So would any ehrlicher yid. Its only guys like you, MO and other movements. Because its not the #'s that bothers all of you, its the message that irks all of you. like all other messages that irk your kind like separate seating in busses, women off the wall , kapores, metzitze b'pah. etc etc. one can see who is 'mi l'shem alay' and who is from the eirev rav.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
HeshyEmes Says:

The Holocaust is way too recent and way too seminal an event for ANYONE to make any comments as to why G-d made or allowed it to happen; certainly for Sefardim who weren't affected other than peripheally by the Holocaust. Even the outspoken Rabbi Avigdor Miller, who was Ashkenazy met a lot of resistance (and opprobrium) for suggesting that Hashem did us a Chessed by sending Hitler as a response to assimilation and that women who didn't cover their hair merited the shoring of their hair by the Nazis [I personally heard Rabbi Yakov Weinberger, Rav Ruderman's eidem, call Rabbi Miller a "Shoiteh"]. Conclusion? No one, and certainly not the Sephardim (Rabbi Ovadia Yoisef's comments that the Holocaust was only directed at the Ashkenazim because they spoke during davening did not go over well either) should claim that they unequivocally know G-d's reason for the Shoah.

Listen here, when calamities befall the world we have to contemplate why. 'Man nicks his finger only because decreed in heaven': chulin 7b. 'is g-d suspect to send decrees without judging? brochos 6b. 'When a person see pain comes to him he should examine his deeds' broochos 5a. And you say such calamity is just happenstance, why this churbin came....
Plenty holy tzaddikim said why, also plenty tzaddikum forewarned, yes including the Chafetz Chaim , mesach chocma al hatorah (He wrote in al hatorah..the german Jews substituted Berlin for Yerushulaim and they're in for rude awakening) but enlightened yidden like you don't like to hear why.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:37 PM favish Says:

Reply to #15  
HeshyEmes Says:

The Holocaust is way too recent and way too seminal an event for ANYONE to make any comments as to why G-d made or allowed it to happen; certainly for Sefardim who weren't affected other than peripheally by the Holocaust. Even the outspoken Rabbi Avigdor Miller, who was Ashkenazy met a lot of resistance (and opprobrium) for suggesting that Hashem did us a Chessed by sending Hitler as a response to assimilation and that women who didn't cover their hair merited the shoring of their hair by the Nazis [I personally heard Rabbi Yakov Weinberger, Rav Ruderman's eidem, call Rabbi Miller a "Shoiteh"]. Conclusion? No one, and certainly not the Sephardim (Rabbi Ovadia Yoisef's comments that the Holocaust was only directed at the Ashkenazim because they spoke during davening did not go over well either) should claim that they unequivocally know G-d's reason for the Shoah.

You personally heard nothing. I personally heard the holy skulener rebbe z'tvkl at a kinus musser which was held in the agudah building on 14th ave in boro park about 1972 . He was banging with his pointy finger on the podium and said 'the haskalah (reform, endarkenment etc) started in Germany and that's where the Curben came from..Yes I heard it .I was there

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:41 PM favish Says:

Reply to #17  
ifti99 Says:

I am truly amazed (perhaps I shouldn't be) at some of the comments here. The point is NOT the "mathematical error". The point is that R Mizrachi obviously cares nothing about Jews that he feels are not halachically Jewish. In other words, according to R Mizrachi, if you are not part of his definition of Judaism, your life is meaningless.

mr ignoramus, its not his definition of Jews' This is Jewish law. If yor mother is not Jewish then offspring is also not Jewish Unless your refom etc and you have your own set of laws. Then your not practicing Judaism

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 02:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
PeaceNow Says:

In no way is he a holocaust denier of any sort. What he said is probably being taken out of context. This rabbi might seem a bit overzealous in his approach but he's should not b judged wrongly.

"In no way is he a holocaust denier of any sort. What he said is probably being taken out of context."

You are utilizing the same lie as Mizrachi. Watch the video. Nothing was taken out of context. The mere fact that you can act as an apologist for him, or defend the indefensible marks you as yet another cultist who is 'snake bit' by this charlatan. Tell me, how much money have you given him? The advantage of the Internet is that people can speak anonymously without being worried about reprisals, which translates into so called נביאי שקר being exposed for what they are more quickly. Instead of listening to charlatans, you'd do much better getting a חברותה who could teach you a בלאט גמרא.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 03:17 PM favish Says:

Reply to #23  
Anonymous Says:

Listen here, when calamities befall the world we have to contemplate why. 'Man nicks his finger only because decreed in heaven': chulin 7b. 'is g-d suspect to send decrees without judging? brochos 6b. 'When a person see pain comes to him he should examine his deeds' broochos 5a. And you say such calamity is just happenstance, why this churbin came....
Plenty holy tzaddikim said why, also plenty tzaddikum forewarned, yes including the Chafetz Chaim , mesach chocma al hatorah (He wrote in al hatorah..the german Jews substituted Berlin for Yerushulaim and they're in for rude awakening) but enlightened yidden like you don't like to hear why.

...contd from #23
And what about the torah that keeps on stating that if ' you will not harkin my statues calamity will befall the Jewish nation...' .Bechikosay, Ki Tavo all over tnach. This you guys don't want to hear. Can cite all over the shas but i don't know what you believe in. Even the holy Torah centrist , OO and others don't believe min hashomayim

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 03:39 PM Ina Says:

Reply to #22  
favish Says:

I would. So would any ehrlicher yid. Its only guys like you, MO and other movements. Because its not the #'s that bothers all of you, its the message that irks all of you. like all other messages that irk your kind like separate seating in busses, women off the wall , kapores, metzitze b'pah. etc etc. one can see who is 'mi l'shem alay' and who is from the eirev rav.

I have a terrible problem with anyone who is dishonest. Rabbi Mizrachi's comments are at the very least said in unforgivable ignorance but likely said dishonestly as a means to justify the ends. In my book, it is never acceptable to be dishonest. Nothing good will come from it. In fact, previous commentators have already made this point.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 04:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #25  
favish Says:

mr ignoramus, its not his definition of Jews' This is Jewish law. If yor mother is not Jewish then offspring is also not Jewish Unless your refom etc and you have your own set of laws. Then your not practicing Judaism

Are YOU so positive about ALL of your YICHUS???

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 04:18 PM Ina Says:

Reply to #27  
favish Says:

...contd from #23
And what about the torah that keeps on stating that if ' you will not harkin my statues calamity will befall the Jewish nation...' .Bechikosay, Ki Tavo all over tnach. This you guys don't want to hear. Can cite all over the shas but i don't know what you believe in. Even the holy Torah centrist , OO and others don't believe min hashomayim

What does the holy Torah have to do with the fact that the very ignorant Yosef Mizrachi claims with such conviction that less than 1 mil. Jews were murdered in the Holocaust!

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 04:36 PM mavenmaven Says:

I've been through many of his videos. The quotes are not out of context, and directly translated word for word from the videos. There is so much hate in his videos, he attacks Chabad viciously, for example. His comments about the Shoah, in the now famous video, and in other places, where he states, for example, that "secular Jewish women posed naked for the German soldiers" on the line to the gas chambers. His "shiurim", which almost never contain actual Torah, are full of foreign concepts like autistic/down's syndrome "prophecies", references to goyish "time of death" visions, and of course the absurd hateful Shoah comments. If this is kiruv nowadays, klal yisroel is in trouble.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 04:39 PM mavenmaven Says:

Reply to #17  
ifti99 Says:

I am truly amazed (perhaps I shouldn't be) at some of the comments here. The point is NOT the "mathematical error". The point is that R Mizrachi obviously cares nothing about Jews that he feels are not halachically Jewish. In other words, according to R Mizrachi, if you are not part of his definition of Judaism, your life is meaningless.

plus he's ready to claim that most of the kedoshim were not Jews to him, and that "shamayim doesn't care about them" as he said in the video.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 04:42 PM w Says:

All those who attack Rabbi Mizrachi, should bear in mind, that after all the accusations and profanities they levelled against him, that his words about the assimilation and intermarriages, that caused this calamity to befall the European Jewry, as is supported by Torah and Rabbinical teachings, still stands true, and is a stern warning to today's generation as well,

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 06:11 PM Anonymous Says:

In our synagogue there was a discussion on Sunday morning about the above topic. Only one brute known for being dumb and for having a low IQ spoke against Rav Mizrachi; all others spoke strongly in favor. At one point the president of the shul, a wealthy man, walked into the crowd and was asked what was his opinion of Rav Mizrachi. He responded straight to the point with the words "I pledge to his kiruv organization five thousand dollars".

Rav Mizrachi, ignore the idiots that post here against you. Your doing a wonderful job; please continue.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 06:13 PM Ina Says:

Reply to #33  
w Says:

All those who attack Rabbi Mizrachi, should bear in mind, that after all the accusations and profanities they levelled against him, that his words about the assimilation and intermarriages, that caused this calamity to befall the European Jewry, as is supported by Torah and Rabbinical teachings, still stands true, and is a stern warning to today's generation as well,

Nobody knows why the Holocaust occurred. I believe the Lubavitcher Rebbe took this stance. Yes, the Torah does warn against assimilation. However, we are not discussing this issue here. We are addressing the chutzpah and ignorance of a man who maintains that only 1 mil. Jews were killed in the Holocaust as the rest had intermarried! Jewish history says otherwise as very few had intermarried.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 06:27 PM favish Says:

Reply to #28  
Ina Says:

I have a terrible problem with anyone who is dishonest. Rabbi Mizrachi's comments are at the very least said in unforgivable ignorance but likely said dishonestly as a means to justify the ends. In my book, it is never acceptable to be dishonest. Nothing good will come from it. In fact, previous commentators have already made this point.

tet, tet, what a tzaddik you are. I will stick to the fact that what irks you and the rest of the 'shocked' people is not the #'s, but the message

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 06:28 PM favish Says:

Reply to #29  
Anonymous Says:

Are YOU so positive about ALL of your YICHUS???

'al taneh kesul k'uvalto.....'

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 06:34 PM ber Says:

Reply to #29  
Anonymous Says:

Are YOU so positive about ALL of your YICHUS???

did anybody notice that the ones who always mock ehrlicer yidden those are so l'hashmid u'leharok of what Rav Miizrachi said....why?...Because the truth hurts (about assimilation , not the #'s.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM Yossel Says:

Reply to #33  
w Says:

All those who attack Rabbi Mizrachi, should bear in mind, that after all the accusations and profanities they levelled against him, that his words about the assimilation and intermarriages, that caused this calamity to befall the European Jewry, as is supported by Torah and Rabbinical teachings, still stands true, and is a stern warning to today's generation as well,

You just prove yourself to be as ignorant as he is. Hitler, y'm wrote very clearly that he never understood anti-semitism until the first time he met a hassidic Jew. When he saw how that poor innocent Yid was dressed, it sparked his anti-semitism. So don't think you, Mizrahi or anyone else has all the answers. You don't

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #20  
Texas_Joe Says:

He is lying about the splicing just like he lies about his "facts" and "sources." Some of his biggest detractors are committed mechanchim and mekarvim. We see his distortions of Torah as dangerous and producing much wickedness. His followers have extreme and harmful beliefs that hurt themselves and the people close to them. There is no splicing and lying coming from his detractors. He has the hallmarks of the eruv rav as quoted from the GRA in Even Shelaima.

Why don't u put your money where your mouth is, and name those supposed mechanchim, etc. who are against him....we will be waiting, apikores,

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #22  
favish Says:

I would. So would any ehrlicher yid. Its only guys like you, MO and other movements. Because its not the #'s that bothers all of you, its the message that irks all of you. like all other messages that irk your kind like separate seating in busses, women off the wall , kapores, metzitze b'pah. etc etc. one can see who is 'mi l'shem alay' and who is from the eirev rav.

You're so right! Everyone here who is defaming the Rabbi is an apikores, and is only against his message because they're no doubt guilty of all the sines he lectures against! Anyone who is sincerely frum would be knowledgable (and very fearful!) about how their vile Lashon hara against a Rov is pure Apikorses!

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

"In no way is he a holocaust denier of any sort. What he said is probably being taken out of context."

You are utilizing the same lie as Mizrachi. Watch the video. Nothing was taken out of context. The mere fact that you can act as an apologist for him, or defend the indefensible marks you as yet another cultist who is 'snake bit' by this charlatan. Tell me, how much money have you given him? The advantage of the Internet is that people can speak anonymously without being worried about reprisals, which translates into so called נביאי שקר being exposed for what they are more quickly. Instead of listening to charlatans, you'd do much better getting a חברותה who could teach you a בלאט גמרא.

Lol Naar what you are, you decry those who post anonymously on the Internet,,,,while you do the same! Chacham

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #30  
Ina Says:

What does the holy Torah have to do with the fact that the very ignorant Yosef Mizrachi claims with such conviction that less than 1 mil. Jews were murdered in the Holocaust!

Ina, do yourself a favor, you're way out of your league here. You know nothing about Orthodox Judaism.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #35  
Ina Says:

Nobody knows why the Holocaust occurred. I believe the Lubavitcher Rebbe took this stance. Yes, the Torah does warn against assimilation. However, we are not discussing this issue here. We are addressing the chutzpah and ignorance of a man who maintains that only 1 mil. Jews were killed in the Holocaust as the rest had intermarried! Jewish history says otherwise as very few had intermarried.

Chutzpah, you say? Chutzpah is someone who has no knowledge of the truth, and dares speak against Rabbonim who know MUCH MORE TORAH than they do! And that's you.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:52 PM berylyoseph Says:

Reply to #39  
Yossel Says:

You just prove yourself to be as ignorant as he is. Hitler, y'm wrote very clearly that he never understood anti-semitism until the first time he met a hassidic Jew. When he saw how that poor innocent Yid was dressed, it sparked his anti-semitism. So don't think you, Mizrahi or anyone else has all the answers. You don't

Reb Yossel, This stereotype of the smelly chassidic garbed schnorer, Hitler y'ms had from his comrades, who in turn ,exported it from the Maskilim and reformed,

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 07:58 PM savtat Says:

Perhaps it really is time for our yeshivos to teach the truth of the second world war. Details, battles, history, and an understanding of the catastrophic destruction of our people. If he can say these things now, what will happen in 100 years form now? That a Jewish teacher should be so cavalier with the truth to make a point he wanted is frightening. To criticize the women who were being herded to the gas chambers is unspeakable evil. No one can say why.... no one can judge.... our Neviim always made the point that kindness and honesty are the hallmarks of blessing.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 09:12 PM bubii Says:

Reply to #33  
w Says:

All those who attack Rabbi Mizrachi, should bear in mind, that after all the accusations and profanities they levelled against him, that his words about the assimilation and intermarriages, that caused this calamity to befall the European Jewry, as is supported by Torah and Rabbinical teachings, still stands true, and is a stern warning to today's generation as well,

You are truly mentally ill go get help you havent the foggiest notion of what you are talking about ,assimilation was 15 to 20 per cent and not vice verse.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 11:29 PM Ina Says:

Reply to #43  
Anonymous Says:

Ina, do yourself a favor, you're way out of your league here. You know nothing about Orthodox Judaism.

If one follows this discussion, it is not about Orthodox Judaism. Rather, it is about Yosef Mizrachi having made horrible false statements about our Jewish history which will only fuel Holocaust deniers. Six million Jews were murdered. Never forget.

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 Jan 04, 2016 at 11:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #42  
Anonymous Says:

Lol Naar what you are, you decry those who post anonymously on the Internet,,,,while you do the same! Chacham

Where in my post have I decried anyone who posts anonymously? WHERE? Show me! You are the perfect cultist of that charlatan Mizrachi, aren't you? With the reading comprehension of an ape, you blindly and mindlessly defend your עם הארץ of a cult leader, don't you? Show me in my post where I decry anyone posting anonymously, or shut your cultist mouth!

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 Jan 05, 2016 at 12:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Curiosity Says:

His numbers were, at his own admission, off, but that grants no right to misconstrue his intention and the main idea behind his speech. He is a good person that is being painted in a bad light by the media and by sonei Yisrael for absolutely no reason. Cut him a break.

you're right, trivializing the Holocaust EXACTLY the way Holocaust Deniers do is fine!

In any event, no one is misconstruing his intentions or the main idea behind his speech. both a re being accurately represented.

and you are right, he is being persecuted by the media and sonei yisroel for no reason other than that he's fighting for Torah values. And he's the only one picked because he must be the only person fighting this fight.

no one needs to bother discrediting him. he's doing fine on his own.

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 Jan 05, 2016 at 12:50 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #39  
Yossel Says:

You just prove yourself to be as ignorant as he is. Hitler, y'm wrote very clearly that he never understood anti-semitism until the first time he met a hassidic Jew. When he saw how that poor innocent Yid was dressed, it sparked his anti-semitism. So don't think you, Mizrahi or anyone else has all the answers. You don't

wow, talk about the teapot calling the kettle black!

Hitler was ALWAYS anti-semitic and proud of it. the ridiculous and nonsensical claim you quote is fabricated and illogical.

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 Jan 05, 2016 at 12:52 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #34  
Anonymous Says:

In our synagogue there was a discussion on Sunday morning about the above topic. Only one brute known for being dumb and for having a low IQ spoke against Rav Mizrachi; all others spoke strongly in favor. At one point the president of the shul, a wealthy man, walked into the crowd and was asked what was his opinion of Rav Mizrachi. He responded straight to the point with the words "I pledge to his kiruv organization five thousand dollars".

Rav Mizrachi, ignore the idiots that post here against you. Your doing a wonderful job; please continue.

it is sad that you think the mental health clinic you are at is a synagogue.

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 Jan 05, 2016 at 09:32 AM Realist77 Says:

He has been spewing his hatred and divisive talk for years. Only over the past several years have they been recorded. One cannot back peddle now that it is all caught on camera. His speeches are summed up as, you are either with me or it is not true Judaism. A Rabbi should be a unite people not divide them.

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 Jan 05, 2016 at 11:29 AM favish Says:

Reply to #53  
Realist77 Says:

He has been spewing his hatred and divisive talk for years. Only over the past several years have they been recorded. One cannot back peddle now that it is all caught on camera. His speeches are summed up as, you are either with me or it is not true Judaism. A Rabbi should be a unite people not divide them.

Judaism is if you believe that the Torah was given to Moishe Rabbainu on sini every letter. If you don't believe even 1 letter in torah is not misini, your heretic.Gemmorah Sanhedrin and paskened in SU

So what do you mean by 'either your with me or it is not...'? If your from other movements than those who adhere to the 4 parts of Jewish code of law so your not practicing Judaism. Rav Mizrachi didn't make 'his' brand of Judaism

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 Jan 07, 2016 at 10:28 PM Steinberg Says:

Mizrachi is a prime example of Ma'atim Hadoros. He demonstrates that, like Hashem, and numbers, and the universe, man's stupidity is infinite. He should stop blaming everyone else for what he clearly said, and apologize sincerely to the Kedoshim for the ignorance he demonstrated. My mother, in relating her story of her time in Auschwitz, never indicated that Mengele selected Jews for life and death based on their Halachicness. He never said "Halachic Jews to the right and non-Halachic to the left". In fact, Halachic Jews died as did non_halachic Jews, and Hashem did not preferentially save Halachic Jews.

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