Rabbis Spend $100K to Slam Beck for Slamming Soros


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Rabbis Spend $100K to Slam Beck for Slamming Soros
January 27, 2011 - by Roger L Simon
Pajamas Media

Four-hundred lib rabbis … have banded together to slam Glenn Beck with a $100K ad in the Wall Street Journal. According to the clerics, Beck has been unfairly attacking George Soros for collaborating with the Nazis in WWII when the billionaire was a fourteen-year old — something that Soros himself admits and, incredibly, doesn’t feel guilty about.

Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes interviewed Soros about his “youth.” Given the rabbis’ WSJ ad, it seems worth reprinting a transcript of a significant part of that interview here:

Simon includes a partial transcript of the 60 Minutes interview - Soros’s own words - which is a key source for what Glenn beck said. Like it or not, what beck said was true and these Rabbis are condemning Glenn Beck for telling a truth they don’t want heard. IMO, Soros lostr a part of his humanity in taking a (very) small part in looting Jewish Holocaust victims and not repenting of it.


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Latest Attack on Glenn Beck Shames The Rabbinical Profession and Desecrates God’s Name
Posted by Jeff Dunetz at 1/27/2011 06:01:00 PM
YID With LID blog

As the Torah says Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy people (Lev. 19:16). The ancient Jewish Sages took that passage and said that there are three transgressions that would cause a man to lose his place in the world to come: murder, adultery, and idol worship, and that loshon hora (evil speech) is equivalent to all three (Bab. Erchin 15b). Jews believe that the harm done by telling tales about people is worse than the harm done by something like theft because one can repay stolen money, but harm done by speech can never be repaired.

In today’s Wall Street Journal, four-hundred Rabbis joined with a socialist Jewish organization called Jewish Funds for Justice (JFJ) to bring shame upon themselves, their holy profession and the entire Jewish people, and even worse have committed a Chillul Hashem (desecration of God’s name) with an open letter to Fox News against Glenn Beck … .

… I invite any of the Rabbis who signed this letter did you watch the three day Soros series or did you just read the partial transcript sent to you? Did you know that almost everything that Beck said in those three days came directly out of the mouth of George Soros?

If any of these 400 rabbis has any proof for the charges you signed, contact me and show me the proof if you can–but they can’t. Even worse, they didn’t even ask for the proof before they lent their names to organized loshen hora.
This brings to mind something I learned as a teenager regarding what is commonly called the Ten Commandments, specifically, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Martin Luther explained it succinctly:

We should fear and love God that we may not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, or defame our neighbor, but defend him, [think and] speak well of him, and put the best construction on everything.
As a teen, it was too easy to memorize this - as each in my Confirmation was required to do - without thinking too deeply on it. But it echoes in my heart and (imperfectly, to be sure) it affects how I speak and write to this day.

Being careful with facts and in speaking the conclusions we draw from them is a duty that should be familiar to every Christian and Jew. And the basis for diligence in this duty that Luther adduced - I’m not saying he was or was not original in this - “We should fear and love God that …” - cuts to the core, of our relationship with God and of our nature.


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Just goes to show that the common thread amongst Liberals is a willingness to lie without conscience, regardless of whether the Liberal is a Rabbi, a Priest, a Judge or anyone else does not seem to matter.


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Glad they have the extra money laying around to do this. Wouldn’t want to, well I don’t know, help Israel, feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless or anything nutty.


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Objectivity test:

Facts: Soros, as a 14-year old Jewish boy placed into hiding with Christian parents by his father in order to escape the holocaust, was with his step-father on an occasion when his step-father was confiscating property from Jewish victims.

Soros claimed that he did not feel guilty because it was “not his fault”.

On the basis of these facts, Beck claimed that Soros had been “helping send the Jews to the death camps.”

Now, I suppose if someone wanted to be very harsh, one could blame the young teenager for not showing heroic-level courage. Personally, I think that even basic empathy for the child’s situation would prevent such (unreasonable) criticism. But going from this to the claim that Soros had been “helping send the Jews to the death camps” is just obvious and extreme immoral defamation. Anyone defending Beck over these comments has some serious moral soul-searching to do.