Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok Friedman vents in Brooklyn
Although this “Jewish Tea Party” meeting took place on Purim, apparently it’s not a joke. In a report for the Forward, Gal Beckerman finds a small group, no more than 15 people, gathered in a Brooklyn synagogue basement for an interactive session with Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok Friedman.
The rabbi sticks to some central points in his talk, which was videotaped:
Almost everyone is an antisemite, even most of the “so-called Jews” you know; the “Jewish way” to solve Israel’s problems is mass murder; all blacks in America want to see Jews dead; oh, and a revolution must take place in Israel so that it can fulfill its true promise and become a theocracy. It is his unified theory of Jews and their place in the world.
The modest gathering, in Friedman’s view, amounts to the founding of a “Jewish Tea Party,” an attempt to jump on the bandwagon of the movement that is rattling the Republicans and providing grist for the mainstream press mill.
Here’s a taste of what went on:
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