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‘Noahide Laws’ Ostensibly Against Theft and Murder Rationalize Theft and Murder

August 13, 2009

Chabad House of Bat Yam is circulating a ‘Noahide Law’ death threat against individuals and nations that oppose Zionism. What’s interesting about this is that the Chabad community of Bat Yam in the Israeli state is wildly messianic, as the language in this “verdict” clearly indicates. So, we can see the dispensational nature of Judaism at work: where Judaism is weak, or in need of non-Judaic assistance in its “hester panim” phase it wears it’s false, benevolent guise. In it’s strong, messianic phase it drops the benevolent guise and reveals its true tyrannical nature.

The head of the new, messianic Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is a Chabad black hat. Supreme Court Justice and “traditional Catholic” Antonin Scalia is a Talmud student of Adin Steinsaltz. Steinsaltz has ‘dialogued’ at the Vatican on at least two occasions HERE and HERE. Chabad was endorsed by Cardinal Lustiger HERE.

Tamuz 5769 (July 2009), “Hakel” Year

VERDICT

In accordance with the writings of the Torah, which was given by the HOLY SUPREME KING OF KINGS, BLESSED BE HE, and which obligates all the Creation:

THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL WAS GIVEN

EXCLUSIVELY TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

All humankind must fulfill the prohibitory ban of “DO NOT STEAL”, one of the SEVEN NOAHIDE LAWS.

All leaders or nations that deny the right of The People of Israel to his Land or that try by words or deeds to prevent The People of Israel to settle and build any part of his entire Land, transgress on the above ban and thus delete the very essence from their right to existence.

The purpose of the nations of the world is to help The People of Israel in the accomplishment of its destiny, as expressed by the Prophet Isaiah (49, 23): “And kings shall be your foster fathers and their queens their nursing mothers”.

And this is precisely how they too will attain the merit to the true and complete Redemption by Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson Shlita, the Rebbe King Moshiach, now immediately “MAMASH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE HAVE APPENDED OUR SIGNATURES:

TRIBUNAL OF TEN FROM ISRAEL

_________________ ________________ ________________

_________________ ________________ ________________

_________________ ________________ _________________

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PLEASE ASK TEN FROM ISRAEL TO SIGN THIS VERDICT

AND DISTRIBUTE BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS

ADDITIONAL COPIES TO BE SIGNED

Please send the duly signed copies to:

CHABAD HOUSE OF BAT YAM,

By Fax: 972-3-657-3816

Alternatively, please mail to:

P.O.Box 3084,

59130 Bat-Yam, Israel

YECHI ADONEINU MOREINU VERABEINU MELECH HAMOSHIACH LEOLAM VAED

http://www.hageula.com/news/moshiach/1465.html

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New Jersey Supreme Court Justices at Talmud Seminar

July 20, 2008

New Jersey Supreme Court Justices at Talmud Seminar

New Jersey Supreme Court Justices at Talmud Seminar

July 20, 2008

New Jersey Supreme Court Justices at Talmud Seminar

"Conservative Catholic" Justice Antonin Scalia to be Keynote Speaker at Meeting Sponsored by Extremist, Ultra-Racist, Talmudic Group

May 23, 2008

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/page1/news.html

Justice Scalia to Address Agudath Israel Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the guest speaker at Agudath Israel of America’s upcoming 86th annual dinner, organizers have announced. The dinner will take place on Sunday evening, June 1 at the New York Hilton.

Justice Scalia, the second most senior Justice on the Supreme Court, was born in New Jersey and schooled in New York before attending Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1960. He married that year, and he and Mrs. Scalia have nine children.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. Scalia to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, four years later, nominated him to replace William Rehnquist as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The nomination was approved by the Senate in a vote of 98-0. He took his seat on September 26, 1986, becoming the first Italian-American Justice on the High Court.

Agudath Israel’s dinner this year will be honoring the 10th yahrtzeit of Agudath Israel of America’s late president, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z”l, with the presentation of a special Sefer Torah written in his memory.

This year’s Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award for lifelong devotion to Klal Yisroel will be presented to Chaim H. Leshkowitz. The HaGaon Rav Aharon Kotler Memorial Award for distinguished service to Torah will be accepted by the Herzka family, in memory of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Herzka, z”l. The Reb Elimelech Tress Award for the preservation of the legacy of the Shearis Hapleitah will be accepted by Nussy Elbogen, in memory of his father, A. Leibish Elbogen, z”l. The Moreinu Yaakov Rosenheim Award for distinguished service to Agudath Israel will be presented to Yitzchok Fuchs. The Wolf Friedman Young Leadership Award will be presented to Raphael Treitel.

Avodas Hakodesh awards will be presented to Simcha B. David, Yaakov Kluger and Rabbi Boruch Saks.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/18066/Justice+Scalia+to+Address+Agudath+Israel+Dinner+++.html

“Bush’s Brain” with Agudath “Israel” in 2007:

Read Bernard-Henri Levy’s account of “Conservative Catholc” Senator Rick Santorum’s sickening prostitution with the rabbis of Agudath “Israel”:

… on the corner of Forty-seventh Street and Sixteenth Avenue… a meeting of the Council of Wise Men of the Torah. Sitting around a long table where an old master with a white beard is enthroned, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rebbe of Novominsk and spiritual leader of the Agudath Israel of America, an assembly of rabbis, very handsome, very poetic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this; it seems to come out of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Two strange characters turn up who have come, to put it bluntly, to negotiate for the support of the Orthodox Jews for President Bush and his camp.

One of them, Norm Coleman, Jewish, a Republican candidate for a Senate seat from Minnesota, is a sort of blond yuppie with exceedingly white teeth and the smile of a wolf.

The other is Rick Santorum, Catholic, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. I would interview him the next day, during a break in the convention, and he would explain to me that as a Catholic he is a fervent supporter of Israel and that traditional Catholics and Orthodox Jews see God and the world in similar ways.

Thank you, Coleman begins, beneath the suspicious and faintly amused gaze of the rabbis. Thank you, not just for being here but for being, for existing … I was born not far from here, but you embody another world … This world is an example … Your world is a model … Vote for me.

Your faith, Santorum adds, even more ingratiating, desperately trying, like a child, to meet the gaze of Rabbi Perlow, who, in the big black satin coat that he won’t remove during the entire meeting, his face sealed off, withdrawn, seems completely absent—your faith is my own. The example of your faith and your belonging is what helps me live and believe. Tomorrow I have to talk to a devout assembly of Christians. Well, I hope you know that when I talk to them about faith, about the power and grandeur of hope, it’s you I’ll be thinking about. It’s your example I’ll bear in mind.

And the rabbis—diffident, ironic, with an air of immense disdain, and the drifting attention of people who have seen everything, heard everything, and who observe this sales pitch from their age-old summit of history and wisdom—are silently bored, ask a few questions, consult one another with a glance, and end up saying, just like that, without insisting, without abandoning their conspicuous detachment from whatever is not, directly or indirectly, linked to their religious concerns: Well, then, since you must know, here is what our community needs for its schools, synagogues, health services, and support for Israel in its struggle against terrorism … (“In the Footsteps of Tocqeville,” Bernard-Henri Levy, Atlantic Monthly, May 2005)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200505/levy/9

In “Revisionist History” newsletter no. 35 Michael A. Hoffman provided photo documentation of the above-referenced meeting between Senator Rick Santorum and the Agudath “Israel” rabbis.

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?p_id=10008

Read more on “Conservative Catholic” Antonin Scalia and the rabbis here:

“Conservative Catholic” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Studies Talmud with Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Disabuse Yourself of Disinformation Surrounding Antonin Scalia

"Conservative Catholic" Justice Antonin Scalia to be Keynote Speaker at Meeting Sponsored by Extremist, Ultra-Racist, Talmudic Group

May 23, 2008

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/page1/news.html

Justice Scalia to Address Agudath Israel Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the guest speaker at Agudath Israel of America’s upcoming 86th annual dinner, organizers have announced. The dinner will take place on Sunday evening, June 1 at the New York Hilton.

Justice Scalia, the second most senior Justice on the Supreme Court, was born in New Jersey and schooled in New York before attending Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1960. He married that year, and he and Mrs. Scalia have nine children.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. Scalia to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, four years later, nominated him to replace William Rehnquist as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The nomination was approved by the Senate in a vote of 98-0. He took his seat on September 26, 1986, becoming the first Italian-American Justice on the High Court.

Agudath Israel’s dinner this year will be honoring the 10th yahrtzeit of Agudath Israel of America’s late president, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z”l, with the presentation of a special Sefer Torah written in his memory.

This year’s Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award for lifelong devotion to Klal Yisroel will be presented to Chaim H. Leshkowitz. The HaGaon Rav Aharon Kotler Memorial Award for distinguished service to Torah will be accepted by the Herzka family, in memory of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Herzka, z”l. The Reb Elimelech Tress Award for the preservation of the legacy of the Shearis Hapleitah will be accepted by Nussy Elbogen, in memory of his father, A. Leibish Elbogen, z”l. The Moreinu Yaakov Rosenheim Award for distinguished service to Agudath Israel will be presented to Yitzchok Fuchs. The Wolf Friedman Young Leadership Award will be presented to Raphael Treitel.

Avodas Hakodesh awards will be presented to Simcha B. David, Yaakov Kluger and Rabbi Boruch Saks.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/18066/Justice+Scalia+to+Address+Agudath+Israel+Dinner+++.html

“Bush’s Brain” with Agudath “Israel” in 2007:

Read Bernard-Henri Levy’s account of “Conservative Catholc” Senator Rick Santorum’s sickening prostitution with the rabbis of Agudath “Israel”:

… on the corner of Forty-seventh Street and Sixteenth Avenue… a meeting of the Council of Wise Men of the Torah. Sitting around a long table where an old master with a white beard is enthroned, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rebbe of Novominsk and spiritual leader of the Agudath Israel of America, an assembly of rabbis, very handsome, very poetic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this; it seems to come out of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Two strange characters turn up who have come, to put it bluntly, to negotiate for the support of the Orthodox Jews for President Bush and his camp.

One of them, Norm Coleman, Jewish, a Republican candidate for a Senate seat from Minnesota, is a sort of blond yuppie with exceedingly white teeth and the smile of a wolf.

The other is Rick Santorum, Catholic, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. I would interview him the next day, during a break in the convention, and he would explain to me that as a Catholic he is a fervent supporter of Israel and that traditional Catholics and Orthodox Jews see God and the world in similar ways.

Thank you, Coleman begins, beneath the suspicious and faintly amused gaze of the rabbis. Thank you, not just for being here but for being, for existing … I was born not far from here, but you embody another world … This world is an example … Your world is a model … Vote for me.

Your faith, Santorum adds, even more ingratiating, desperately trying, like a child, to meet the gaze of Rabbi Perlow, who, in the big black satin coat that he won’t remove during the entire meeting, his face sealed off, withdrawn, seems completely absent—your faith is my own. The example of your faith and your belonging is what helps me live and believe. Tomorrow I have to talk to a devout assembly of Christians. Well, I hope you know that when I talk to them about faith, about the power and grandeur of hope, it’s you I’ll be thinking about. It’s your example I’ll bear in mind.

And the rabbis—diffident, ironic, with an air of immense disdain, and the drifting attention of people who have seen everything, heard everything, and who observe this sales pitch from their age-old summit of history and wisdom—are silently bored, ask a few questions, consult one another with a glance, and end up saying, just like that, without insisting, without abandoning their conspicuous detachment from whatever is not, directly or indirectly, linked to their religious concerns: Well, then, since you must know, here is what our community needs for its schools, synagogues, health services, and support for Israel in its struggle against terrorism … (“In the Footsteps of Tocqeville,” Bernard-Henri Levy, Atlantic Monthly, May 2005)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200505/levy/9

In “Revisionist History” newsletter no. 35 Michael A. Hoffman provided photo documentation of the above-referenced meeting between Senator Rick Santorum and the Agudath “Israel” rabbis.

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?p_id=10008

Read more on “Conservative Catholic” Antonin Scalia and the rabbis here:

“Conservative Catholic” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Studies Talmud with Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Disabuse Yourself of Disinformation Surrounding Antonin Scalia

"Conservative Catholic" Justice Antonin Scalia to be Keynote Speaker at Meeting Sponsored by Extremist, Ultra-Racist, Talmudic Group

May 23, 2008

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/page1/news.html

Justice Scalia to Address Agudath Israel Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the guest speaker at Agudath Israel of America’s upcoming 86th annual dinner, organizers have announced. The dinner will take place on Sunday evening, June 1 at the New York Hilton.

Justice Scalia, the second most senior Justice on the Supreme Court, was born in New Jersey and schooled in New York before attending Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1960. He married that year, and he and Mrs. Scalia have nine children.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. Scalia to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, four years later, nominated him to replace William Rehnquist as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The nomination was approved by the Senate in a vote of 98-0. He took his seat on September 26, 1986, becoming the first Italian-American Justice on the High Court.

Agudath Israel’s dinner this year will be honoring the 10th yahrtzeit of Agudath Israel of America’s late president, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z”l, with the presentation of a special Sefer Torah written in his memory.

This year’s Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award for lifelong devotion to Klal Yisroel will be presented to Chaim H. Leshkowitz. The HaGaon Rav Aharon Kotler Memorial Award for distinguished service to Torah will be accepted by the Herzka family, in memory of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Herzka, z”l. The Reb Elimelech Tress Award for the preservation of the legacy of the Shearis Hapleitah will be accepted by Nussy Elbogen, in memory of his father, A. Leibish Elbogen, z”l. The Moreinu Yaakov Rosenheim Award for distinguished service to Agudath Israel will be presented to Yitzchok Fuchs. The Wolf Friedman Young Leadership Award will be presented to Raphael Treitel.

Avodas Hakodesh awards will be presented to Simcha B. David, Yaakov Kluger and Rabbi Boruch Saks.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/18066/Justice+Scalia+to+Address+Agudath+Israel+Dinner+++.html

“Bush’s Brain” with Agudath “Israel” in 2007:

Read Bernard-Henri Levy’s account of “Conservative Catholc” Senator Rick Santorum’s sickening prostitution with the rabbis of Agudath “Israel”:

… on the corner of Forty-seventh Street and Sixteenth Avenue… a meeting of the Council of Wise Men of the Torah. Sitting around a long table where an old master with a white beard is enthroned, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rebbe of Novominsk and spiritual leader of the Agudath Israel of America, an assembly of rabbis, very handsome, very poetic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this; it seems to come out of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Two strange characters turn up who have come, to put it bluntly, to negotiate for the support of the Orthodox Jews for President Bush and his camp.

One of them, Norm Coleman, Jewish, a Republican candidate for a Senate seat from Minnesota, is a sort of blond yuppie with exceedingly white teeth and the smile of a wolf.

The other is Rick Santorum, Catholic, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. I would interview him the next day, during a break in the convention, and he would explain to me that as a Catholic he is a fervent supporter of Israel and that traditional Catholics and Orthodox Jews see God and the world in similar ways.

Thank you, Coleman begins, beneath the suspicious and faintly amused gaze of the rabbis. Thank you, not just for being here but for being, for existing … I was born not far from here, but you embody another world … This world is an example … Your world is a model … Vote for me.

Your faith, Santorum adds, even more ingratiating, desperately trying, like a child, to meet the gaze of Rabbi Perlow, who, in the big black satin coat that he won’t remove during the entire meeting, his face sealed off, withdrawn, seems completely absent—your faith is my own. The example of your faith and your belonging is what helps me live and believe. Tomorrow I have to talk to a devout assembly of Christians. Well, I hope you know that when I talk to them about faith, about the power and grandeur of hope, it’s you I’ll be thinking about. It’s your example I’ll bear in mind.

And the rabbis—diffident, ironic, with an air of immense disdain, and the drifting attention of people who have seen everything, heard everything, and who observe this sales pitch from their age-old summit of history and wisdom—are silently bored, ask a few questions, consult one another with a glance, and end up saying, just like that, without insisting, without abandoning their conspicuous detachment from whatever is not, directly or indirectly, linked to their religious concerns: Well, then, since you must know, here is what our community needs for its schools, synagogues, health services, and support for Israel in its struggle against terrorism … (“In the Footsteps of Tocqeville,” Bernard-Henri Levy, Atlantic Monthly, May 2005)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200505/levy/9

In “Revisionist History” newsletter no. 35 Michael A. Hoffman provided photo documentation of the above-referenced meeting between Senator Rick Santorum and the Agudath “Israel” rabbis.

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?p_id=10008

Read more on “Conservative Catholic” Antonin Scalia and the rabbis here:

“Conservative Catholic” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Studies Talmud with Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Disabuse Yourself of Disinformation Surrounding Antonin Scalia

"Conservative Catholic" Justice Antonin Scalia to be Keynote Speaker at Meeting Sponsored by Extremist, Ultra-Racist, Talmudic Group

May 23, 2008

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/page1/news.html

Justice Scalia to Address Agudath Israel Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the guest speaker at Agudath Israel of America’s upcoming 86th annual dinner, organizers have announced. The dinner will take place on Sunday evening, June 1 at the New York Hilton.

Justice Scalia, the second most senior Justice on the Supreme Court, was born in New Jersey and schooled in New York before attending Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1960. He married that year, and he and Mrs. Scalia have nine children.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. Scalia to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, four years later, nominated him to replace William Rehnquist as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The nomination was approved by the Senate in a vote of 98-0. He took his seat on September 26, 1986, becoming the first Italian-American Justice on the High Court.

Agudath Israel’s dinner this year will be honoring the 10th yahrtzeit of Agudath Israel of America’s late president, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z”l, with the presentation of a special Sefer Torah written in his memory.

This year’s Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award for lifelong devotion to Klal Yisroel will be presented to Chaim H. Leshkowitz. The HaGaon Rav Aharon Kotler Memorial Award for distinguished service to Torah will be accepted by the Herzka family, in memory of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Herzka, z”l. The Reb Elimelech Tress Award for the preservation of the legacy of the Shearis Hapleitah will be accepted by Nussy Elbogen, in memory of his father, A. Leibish Elbogen, z”l. The Moreinu Yaakov Rosenheim Award for distinguished service to Agudath Israel will be presented to Yitzchok Fuchs. The Wolf Friedman Young Leadership Award will be presented to Raphael Treitel.

Avodas Hakodesh awards will be presented to Simcha B. David, Yaakov Kluger and Rabbi Boruch Saks.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/18066/Justice+Scalia+to+Address+Agudath+Israel+Dinner+++.html

“Bush’s Brain” with Agudath “Israel” in 2007:

Read Bernard-Henri Levy’s account of “Conservative Catholc” Senator Rick Santorum’s sickening prostitution with the rabbis of Agudath “Israel”:

… on the corner of Forty-seventh Street and Sixteenth Avenue… a meeting of the Council of Wise Men of the Torah. Sitting around a long table where an old master with a white beard is enthroned, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rebbe of Novominsk and spiritual leader of the Agudath Israel of America, an assembly of rabbis, very handsome, very poetic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this; it seems to come out of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Two strange characters turn up who have come, to put it bluntly, to negotiate for the support of the Orthodox Jews for President Bush and his camp.

One of them, Norm Coleman, Jewish, a Republican candidate for a Senate seat from Minnesota, is a sort of blond yuppie with exceedingly white teeth and the smile of a wolf.

The other is Rick Santorum, Catholic, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. I would interview him the next day, during a break in the convention, and he would explain to me that as a Catholic he is a fervent supporter of Israel and that traditional Catholics and Orthodox Jews see God and the world in similar ways.

Thank you, Coleman begins, beneath the suspicious and faintly amused gaze of the rabbis. Thank you, not just for being here but for being, for existing … I was born not far from here, but you embody another world … This world is an example … Your world is a model … Vote for me.

Your faith, Santorum adds, even more ingratiating, desperately trying, like a child, to meet the gaze of Rabbi Perlow, who, in the big black satin coat that he won’t remove during the entire meeting, his face sealed off, withdrawn, seems completely absent—your faith is my own. The example of your faith and your belonging is what helps me live and believe. Tomorrow I have to talk to a devout assembly of Christians. Well, I hope you know that when I talk to them about faith, about the power and grandeur of hope, it’s you I’ll be thinking about. It’s your example I’ll bear in mind.

And the rabbis—diffident, ironic, with an air of immense disdain, and the drifting attention of people who have seen everything, heard everything, and who observe this sales pitch from their age-old summit of history and wisdom—are silently bored, ask a few questions, consult one another with a glance, and end up saying, just like that, without insisting, without abandoning their conspicuous detachment from whatever is not, directly or indirectly, linked to their religious concerns: Well, then, since you must know, here is what our community needs for its schools, synagogues, health services, and support for Israel in its struggle against terrorism … (“In the Footsteps of Tocqeville,” Bernard-Henri Levy, Atlantic Monthly, May 2005)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200505/levy/9

In “Revisionist History” newsletter no. 35 Michael A. Hoffman provided photo documentation of the above-referenced meeting between Senator Rick Santorum and the Agudath “Israel” rabbis.

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?p_id=10008

Read more on “Conservative Catholic” Antonin Scalia and the rabbis here:

“Conservative Catholic” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Studies Talmud with Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Disabuse Yourself of Disinformation Surrounding Antonin Scalia

"Elder Brothers" Caught Manufacturing Methamphetamine at their Kosher Slaughterhouse

May 14, 2008

Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse is Chabad Lubavitch-owned–yes, the same Chabad Lubavitch that G.W. Bush praised and celebrated Noahide “education day” with in the Oval Office only a few weeks ago; who also celebrated “education day” with the New York State legislature and NY Governor a week later; who are responsible for those 30′ tall menorahs on government property, whose member, Adin Steinsaltz is the head of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Talmud mentor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and guest speaker at the Vatican in 2002 and in 2005.

Feds cite possible drugs, illegal workers at kosher plant

By Ben Harris 05/13/2008

NEW YORK (JTA) — In laying the legal groundwork for a massive raid of the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, federal authorities cited claims that illegal narcotics production took place at the factory and hundreds of illegal immigrants were employed there, including several of the rabbis responsible for kosher supervision.

The charges were among the most explosive details to emerge following the raid Monday at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa.

Agents arrested 390 workers in what Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the largest raid of its kind in U.S. history.

The raid, which required federal authorities to rent an expansive fairground in nearby Waterloo to house detainees, prompted the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to temporarily relocate judges and court personnel to the site because the facilities in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City were inadequate.

“There have been other operations where more people have been arrested,” Tim Counts, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, told JTA. “But as far as we can determine, this is the largest single-site operation as far as number of arrests go.”

The raid follows a six-month investigation involving more than a dozen federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the departments of labor and agriculture.

Three Israelis and four Ukrainians were among the detainees held on charges of being in the country illegally, Counts said. Officials are expected to bring criminal charges against some of the detainees as well, most of whom are from Guatemala and Mexico.

Agriprocessors said in a statement Tuesday that it “takes the immigration laws seriously” and intended to “continue to cooperate with the government in its investigation.”

“Agriprocessors will also inquire further into the circumstances that led to these events,” the company said. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families whose lives were disrupted and wish them the best. We are deeply committed to meeting the needs of all of our customers and are operating again today.”

In the affidavit filed as part of the 60-page application for a search warrant, additional details were revealed of the government’s investigation of Agriprocessors, a company that has been beset by numerous allegations of health and safety violations, mistreating workers and using controversial slaughter practices.

According to the document, a former supervisor at the plant — identified only as Source #1 — told investigators that some 80 percent of the workforce was illegal.

The source also said he believed rabbis responsible for kosher supervision entered the United States from Canada without proper immigration documents. According to the affidavit, the source did not provide evidence for his suspicions about the rabbis.

Source #1 also claimed to have discovered active production of the drug methamphetamine at the plant and reported incidents of weapons being carried there.

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth, is Illegal in the United States. The popular nightclub drug gives users a sense of energy and euphoria that can last for hours.

Agriprocessors employees told investigators that sometimes they were required to work nighttime shifts of 12 hours or more.

The affidavit says that 697 plant employees are believed to have violated federal laws.

With Agriprocessors producing more than half of the nation’s kosher meat, the raid has prompted fears of a disruption in supply. Though the plant was back in operation Tuesday, it was unclear if Agriprocessors could meet its normal production capacity with hundreds of its workers in federal custody.

Founded by Brooklyn butcher Aaron Rubashkin, Agriprocessors produces kosher meat and poultry marketed under the labels Aaron’s Best and Rubashkin’s.

The firm gained national attention in 2000 with the publication of the book “Postville,” which described the tensions between the company and the local community. The company has attracted a significant population of Orthodox Jews to a rural pocket of northeast Iowa.

Agriprocessors did not respond to requests for comment from JTA. Asked if there was slaughter taking place Tuesday, a woman who answered the phone at the plant said, “We’re trying.”

The Des Moines Register reported that more than 100 cars were in the company lot Tuesday morning, but quoted a nearby business owner who said that foot and vehicular traffic to the plant was much lower than usual.

Rabbi Menachem Genack, the head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher supervision department — the largest outfit certifying the kosher status of Agriprocessors’ meat — told JTA that other companies had assured him that they could make up for any shortfall from the Postville plant.

Genack reiterated the O.U.’s policy of leaving matters of immigration and labor standards to the government.

“No one else has the resources to do what the federal government can do,” he said.

If the company turns out to be criminally liable, Genack said, that could be grounds for losing its kosher certification.

Genack said he was told by the plant’s supervising rabbi that two foreign rabbis working at the plant had failed to renew their work permits when they expired a few weeks ago. He described the issue as a “technical” violation and insisted the two rabbis had not been detained.

Much of the information the government collected appears to have come from former employees of Agriprocessors who were detained by police on unrelated charges. Sources related similar stories of presenting fraudulent documents and Social Security numbers when seeking employment with the company.

Several said they were aware of undocumented workers employed at the plant that were paid by supervisors in cash.

The affidavit says the government has probable cause to believe that an Agriprocessors supervisor assisted workers in acquiring fake documents in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.

Federal investigators provided documentation for a former Agriprocessors employee, identified in the affidavit as Source #7, for the purpose of gaining employment at the plant. Once hired, the source reported on rabbis who insulted the workers and threw meat at them.

In one alleged instance, a “Hasidic Jew” duct-taped a worker’s eyes and then hit him with a meat hook, “apparently not causing serious injuries.”

Agriprocessors has come under fire before for its labor practices, as well as health and safety violations. In March, authorities fined the company $182,000 for violations at the plant.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has clandestinely videotaped a controversial slaughter practice used at the plant.

In addition, an investigation by the Forward weekly newspaper revealed allegations that employees were underpaid and exploited. Agriprocessors officials denied the allegations.

On Tuesday, members of the Conservative movement’s Hekhsher Tzedek Commission condemned the company, saying that keeping kosher requires more than just adherence to ritual matters, but also sensitivity to the environment and respect for workers and animals. The Hekhsher Tzedek initiative is in part a response to past allegations of misconduct at Agriprocessors.

“The actions of this company have brought shame upon the entire Jewish community,” the commission said. “Yesterday’s discovery, along with the other violations of the ethical standards set forth by our Torah and our tradition underscore the need for Hekhsher Tzedek. To be sure, halacha has never limited its concern to the ritual elements of kashrut alone.”

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/2008051320080513agriprocessorsraid.html

"Elder Brothers" Caught Manufacturing Methamphetamine at their Kosher Slaughterhouse

May 14, 2008

Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse is Chabad Lubavitch-owned–yes, the same Chabad Lubavitch that G.W. Bush praised and celebrated Noahide “education day” with in the Oval Office only a few weeks ago; who also celebrated “education day” with the New York State legislature and NY Governor a week later; who are responsible for those 30′ tall menorahs on government property, whose member, Adin Steinsaltz is the head of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Talmud mentor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and guest speaker at the Vatican in 2002 and in 2005.

Feds cite possible drugs, illegal workers at kosher plant

By Ben Harris 05/13/2008

NEW YORK (JTA) — In laying the legal groundwork for a massive raid of the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, federal authorities cited claims that illegal narcotics production took place at the factory and hundreds of illegal immigrants were employed there, including several of the rabbis responsible for kosher supervision.

The charges were among the most explosive details to emerge following the raid Monday at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa.

Agents arrested 390 workers in what Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the largest raid of its kind in U.S. history.

The raid, which required federal authorities to rent an expansive fairground in nearby Waterloo to house detainees, prompted the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to temporarily relocate judges and court personnel to the site because the facilities in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City were inadequate.

“There have been other operations where more people have been arrested,” Tim Counts, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, told JTA. “But as far as we can determine, this is the largest single-site operation as far as number of arrests go.”

The raid follows a six-month investigation involving more than a dozen federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the departments of labor and agriculture.

Three Israelis and four Ukrainians were among the detainees held on charges of being in the country illegally, Counts said. Officials are expected to bring criminal charges against some of the detainees as well, most of whom are from Guatemala and Mexico.

Agriprocessors said in a statement Tuesday that it “takes the immigration laws seriously” and intended to “continue to cooperate with the government in its investigation.”

“Agriprocessors will also inquire further into the circumstances that led to these events,” the company said. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families whose lives were disrupted and wish them the best. We are deeply committed to meeting the needs of all of our customers and are operating again today.”

In the affidavit filed as part of the 60-page application for a search warrant, additional details were revealed of the government’s investigation of Agriprocessors, a company that has been beset by numerous allegations of health and safety violations, mistreating workers and using controversial slaughter practices.

According to the document, a former supervisor at the plant — identified only as Source #1 — told investigators that some 80 percent of the workforce was illegal.

The source also said he believed rabbis responsible for kosher supervision entered the United States from Canada without proper immigration documents. According to the affidavit, the source did not provide evidence for his suspicions about the rabbis.

Source #1 also claimed to have discovered active production of the drug methamphetamine at the plant and reported incidents of weapons being carried there.

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth, is Illegal in the United States. The popular nightclub drug gives users a sense of energy and euphoria that can last for hours.

Agriprocessors employees told investigators that sometimes they were required to work nighttime shifts of 12 hours or more.

The affidavit says that 697 plant employees are believed to have violated federal laws.

With Agriprocessors producing more than half of the nation’s kosher meat, the raid has prompted fears of a disruption in supply. Though the plant was back in operation Tuesday, it was unclear if Agriprocessors could meet its normal production capacity with hundreds of its workers in federal custody.

Founded by Brooklyn butcher Aaron Rubashkin, Agriprocessors produces kosher meat and poultry marketed under the labels Aaron’s Best and Rubashkin’s.

The firm gained national attention in 2000 with the publication of the book “Postville,” which described the tensions between the company and the local community. The company has attracted a significant population of Orthodox Jews to a rural pocket of northeast Iowa.

Agriprocessors did not respond to requests for comment from JTA. Asked if there was slaughter taking place Tuesday, a woman who answered the phone at the plant said, “We’re trying.”

The Des Moines Register reported that more than 100 cars were in the company lot Tuesday morning, but quoted a nearby business owner who said that foot and vehicular traffic to the plant was much lower than usual.

Rabbi Menachem Genack, the head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher supervision department — the largest outfit certifying the kosher status of Agriprocessors’ meat — told JTA that other companies had assured him that they could make up for any shortfall from the Postville plant.

Genack reiterated the O.U.’s policy of leaving matters of immigration and labor standards to the government.

“No one else has the resources to do what the federal government can do,” he said.

If the company turns out to be criminally liable, Genack said, that could be grounds for losing its kosher certification.

Genack said he was told by the plant’s supervising rabbi that two foreign rabbis working at the plant had failed to renew their work permits when they expired a few weeks ago. He described the issue as a “technical” violation and insisted the two rabbis had not been detained.

Much of the information the government collected appears to have come from former employees of Agriprocessors who were detained by police on unrelated charges. Sources related similar stories of presenting fraudulent documents and Social Security numbers when seeking employment with the company.

Several said they were aware of undocumented workers employed at the plant that were paid by supervisors in cash.

The affidavit says the government has probable cause to believe that an Agriprocessors supervisor assisted workers in acquiring fake documents in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.

Federal investigators provided documentation for a former Agriprocessors employee, identified in the affidavit as Source #7, for the purpose of gaining employment at the plant. Once hired, the source reported on rabbis who insulted the workers and threw meat at them.

In one alleged instance, a “Hasidic Jew” duct-taped a worker’s eyes and then hit him with a meat hook, “apparently not causing serious injuries.”

Agriprocessors has come under fire before for its labor practices, as well as health and safety violations. In March, authorities fined the company $182,000 for violations at the plant.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has clandestinely videotaped a controversial slaughter practice used at the plant.

In addition, an investigation by the Forward weekly newspaper revealed allegations that employees were underpaid and exploited. Agriprocessors officials denied the allegations.

On Tuesday, members of the Conservative movement’s Hekhsher Tzedek Commission condemned the company, saying that keeping kosher requires more than just adherence to ritual matters, but also sensitivity to the environment and respect for workers and animals. The Hekhsher Tzedek initiative is in part a response to past allegations of misconduct at Agriprocessors.

“The actions of this company have brought shame upon the entire Jewish community,” the commission said. “Yesterday’s discovery, along with the other violations of the ethical standards set forth by our Torah and our tradition underscore the need for Hekhsher Tzedek. To be sure, halacha has never limited its concern to the ritual elements of kashrut alone.”

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/2008051320080513agriprocessorsraid.html

Scalia "Traditionalism"

December 5, 2007

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s son, Paul is a priest in the D.C. area who apparently offers the Traditional Latin Mass. Bloggers comment on the flawless Latin and rubrics at his Masses, but also attest to something askew, as is to be expected with neoconservatives:

During the course of the Mass, Fr. Scalia gave an excellent and timely homily on Holy Michael the Archangel, and how he, along with Our Lady, will be our patrons in the battles against relativism and Islam.

http://www.latinmassnetwork.net/2007/10/traditional-mass-by-fr-paul-sc.html

Now, I’m as much opposed to relativism as anyone, and I also am concerned with Islam moving into the void that suicidal so-called Christians are leaving for others who do have children and uphold their religion to fill. But if there’s a connection between the scourge of relativism in the West and Islam, I’m afraid someone will have to point that out to me. On the other hand, I would be glad to point out to Fr. Scalia that the transmitter of relativism in the West for centuries has been that tradition which his father, Antonin is so enamored by, the Talmudic tradition of Judaism.

It’s also curious to see Fr. Scalia, in a rather suspect revisionist twist, make St. Michael to be a warrior against Islam. I recall that Leo XIII’s prayer to St. Michael calls him to do battle against:

… principalities and powers, rulers of darkness in this world … most crafty enemies [who] have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered … (Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, Pope Leo XIII 1888, Raccolta 1933)

Quite plainly, it’s not Islam that Leo XIII addresses here. Leo XIII was crystal clear as to who the enemy is, as anyone who has read his many encyclicals against Judeo-Masonry and the perpetual condemnation of Talmud and Kabbalah in his Index Expurgatorius is aware.

Any reader of this blog will know that it is not Imams, crypto-Muslims or philo-Muslims who’ve laid their hands on the possessions of the Church, raising their throne of abominable impiety in the Holy Place itself.

Now, there most certainly is a battle being waged against Islam led by such characters as Wurmser, Ledeen, Perle, Podhoretz, Netanyahu, Cheney, and Bush, but are we to believe that this battle is being fought for the reign of Christ the King and that St. Michael is aiding it, as Fr. Scalia suggests?

Who would stand to benefit from Fr. Paul Scalia’s creative account of who St. Michael’s temporal enemies are?

Frankly, I’ve had enough of this neocon, crusader nonsense. If any so-called Catholic is stupid enough to buy into this garbage, I can’t stop them from going along with it, but I’ll be damned if I’ll let them get away with calling it Catholic.