A customary ritual during the month of Nissan is the blessing of trees. Addressing the halachic (Halakha is the collective body of Jewish religious laws) question whether to bless one or two trees, Rabbi Yosef offers examples of other blessings, such as the blessing of “strange creatures” that evoke attention or repulsion, rather than aesthetic pleasure. He says:
“Someone who sees strange creatures blesses them. You see a negro, bless him as an exceptional creature. Which negro? When his father and mother are white and he comes out black.”
In other words, “not every negro needs to be blessed”; only a black person who was born to white parents should be blessed. Yosef continues:
“You go around in the streets of America, every five minutes you will see a negro. Do you bless him as an ‘exceptional creature?’ However, he should be a negro whose father and mother are white. We don’t say a blessing for every negro … He needs to be a negro whose father and mother are white … if you know, they had a monkey for a son, they had a son like that.”
A statement issued on Rabbi Yosef’s behalf reads:
“The words of the rabbi are quoted from the Babylonian Talmud in Berakhot. R. Joshua b. Levi said: ‘On seeing pockmarked persons one says: Blessed be He who makes strange creatures. An objection was raised: If one sees a negro … he says: Blessed be He who makes strange creatures…. Our Rabbis taught: On seeing an elephant, an ape, or a long-tailed ape, one says: Blessed is He who makes strange creatures.’”
According to Callum Paton of Newsweek, Yosef is the most senior representative of the Sephardic Jews, who trace their origins to the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa and the Middle East. Ashkenazi Jews, originally from Europe, are led by Chief Rabbi David Lau.
It is not the first time Yosef has caused controversy with his sermons:
- In May 2017, Yosef compared secular women to animals because they dressed immodestly.
- In March 2016, Yosef was forced to retract a comment that non-Jews should not live in Israel. He said he was speaking theoretically and in practice non-Jews could live in Israel if they kept religious laws such as not committing idolatry and not eating the limbs from a live animal. He also said non-Jews in Israel should serve Jews.
Actually, it’s not just blacks who are monkeys. According to the Talmud, aka Babylonian Talmud, which supercedes the Torah (or the Old Testament) in authority for Jews:
“All children of the ‘goyim’ (Gentiles or non-Jews) are animals.” -Yebamoth 98a
The Talmud is a collection of books written in Hebrew between the 3rd and 6th centuries as a codification of the oral law that Jewish rabbis claim had been handed down from Moses. The Talmud is blasphemous (Jesus is called a fool, bastard, trickster, who is boiling in excrement in Hell; his mother Mary is called a whore and bestialist), Jewish supremacist, racist (all Christians and non-Jews are sub-human animals), hateful, and many times worse than the Koran. See:
- Truth About the Talmud
- Rev. I. B. Pranaitis, The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians, first published in St. Petersburg in 1892.
- Michael Hoffman, Judaism’s Strange Gods.
- Martin Luther, On the Jews and Their Lies: His Classic Warning About the Jews and Their Hatred of Jesus.
- French rabbi Rav Touitou applauds Muslim invasion of Europe
- Israeli art museum exhibition mocks Jesus Christ’s crucifixion
- Israeli TV mocks Jesus Christ as a monkey nailed to a cross
- Racism: Sen. Chuck Schumer won’t vote for judge because he’s white
- Congressional Resolutions (HRes 257, SR 118) will sic law enforcement on you for ‘hating’ Muslims, Jews, or blacks
- Threat to free speech: Unconstitutional S720/HR1697 will make it a felony to support anti-Israel boycott
- Jewish LA Times columnist proudly admits Jews run Hollywood