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Israeli Rabbi: 'Non-Jews are brainless thieves'

Rabbi Shteinman,
leader of Lithuanian branch of ultra orthodox Jewry claims world was
created for righteous, says nations have no principles

Eli Senyor

Published: 05.22.12, 14:53 / Israel News

Speaking in Beit Shemesh ahead of the Shavuot
holiday, Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman,
one of the leaders of the Lithuanian branch of haredi Judaism
discussed the importance of the torah and said that the world was
created for the righteous that learn and follow its teachings.

Yet he also issues some more controversial statements. The
rabbi's speech which was published in full in the haredi newspaper Yated
Ne'eman, included statements on non-Jews:

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"There are eight billion people in
the world. And what are they? Murderers, thieves, brainless people… But
who is the essence of this world? Has God created the world for these
murderers? For these evil-doers? "

The rabbi, who has replaced Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv as the
Lithuanian branch of Judaism's spiritual leader, reiterated his
statements and went on to say: "Non-Jews have no connection to torah.
The nations have nothing, no confidence (=faith) and no good

The majority of Rabbi Shteinman's statements focused on the
importance of torah and its influence on the day to day life and on the
education of the next generation. The rabbi stressed that "those who
don't study torah, are not fulfilling the mitzvoth. If he doesn't study
torah it leads to devastation, his devastation, and the world's

"This is what we need to aspire to, to see all the children, all
our generations, make sure the sons study torah…anyone and everyone who
wants to see "nachas" (joy) from their children needs to make sure they
study torah.

"If not torah they will be illiterates and no joy will come of
them. Even if he has money, is that the goal (in life)? Can you take
money to the grave with you? There is no such thing. What do you have in
the grave (afterlife)? Torah."

Chairman of Hiddush (for Religious Freedom and Equality), Rabbi Uri
Regev said in response to Rabbi Shteinman's statements: "It is
incredible and outrageous to hear these hate filled statements against
almost the entire human race.

"Rabbi Shteinman once again exposes the fact that his fable of
moderateness was at best groundless and at worst an act of deceit.",7340,L-4232004,00.html

Added: May-22-2012 Occurred On: May-22-2012
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