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Friday, January 23, 2009

Anti-Semitic Broadcast Corporation

Debbie Schlussel has the appalling story of a blatantly anti-Semitic program shown on ABC in the US this week (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
On today's edition of the anti-male hag-fest, "The View," Barbara Walters and her fellow co-hostesses engaged in a vile, anti-Semitic discussion with actress/comedienne Susie Essman. The stuff they said about Chassidic Jews--calling the women ugly, saying they have bad taste in clothing, have "weird," "bizarre" customs--would never be tolerated if they substituted the word "Muslim" or "Black" for "Chassidic Jew." I am not a Chassidic Jew--but since most Chassidic Jews do not own TVs and don't waste their time watching this mindless garbage, I am the only one who noticed apparently.

Here is the video ("shul" is yiddish for synagogue):
I'm going to put the video below because I hope it will get you riled up enough to click on the link to Debbie's site, which is here. The really appalling stuff runs from about 2:40 to 3:45 in this video.

Perhaps the most odious thing in that entire video is the comparison of Orthodox Judaism with Islam.

For the record, a levirate marriage (yibum in Hebrew) occurs when a husband dies and leaves his wife childless. The Torah says that rather than the wife having no place to go, the husband's brother should marry the wife. But the Torah itself gives another solution with a ceremony called chalitza in which the wife removes her brother in law's shoe if for any reason he does not want to marry her. And the Talmud already said nearly 2000 years ago that the brother in law should not marry her when it is inappropriate and that today it is never appropriate and chalitza should always be practiced.

More details on yibum and chalitza here.


At 8:34 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

No one is forced in Judaism to marry someone against their will - even if its a brother-in-law. The Torah understood human nature long before the rest of the world did. That said, family is important in Israel and when someone dies, great emphasis is attached is attached to remembering their name among the living. Which is why, regardless of whether or not it is a levirate marriage, Jews traditionally name their offspring in honor of a loved one who has passed on, precisely so their name may live on in Israel.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Placeholder said...

Sounds like an internal dispute to me.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What internal dispute? It was on public TV!

Sounds like bigoted ignorance from a self-loathing Jew who isn't aware of her own ugliness as she portrays herself in front of millions of viewers.

Scum of the earth she is.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger sheik yer'mami said...

These b*thces must be amongst the dumbest in the whole USA, pick any out of a hundred females out of a telephone book and you have a better chance to get some sense out of them.

But this is the age of stoopid, and stoopid is as stoopid does. Is Oprah any better? How about doctor Phil or Jerry Springer? All hatched from the same egg.

But hey, we live in a value free society, who are we to judge?

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Alouette said...

It's really, really dumb for these ugly, funny-dressing cows to make fun of anyone else for being "ugly" and "dressing funny." Pot, meet Pyrex.


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