"..there are some powerful ironies in Habad's new messianic universalism, in its mission to the gentiles; and surely the most unpleasant of them concerns Habad's otherwise undisguised and even racial contempt for the 'goyim.'
"...medieval Jewish theologians--most notably the poet and philosopher Judah Ha-Levi in twelfth-century Spain and the mystic Judah Loewe in sixteenth-century Prague--sought to define the Jewish distinction racially rather than spiritually...this...view, according to which there is something innately superior about the Jews, was rehabilitated in its most extreme form by Shneur Zalman of Lyady. The founder of Lubavitcher Hasidism taught that there is a difference of essence between the souls of Jews and the souls of gentiles, that only in the Jewish soul does there reside a spark of divine vitality. As for the goyim... Zalman's attitude (was): 'Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
"Consequently, references to gentiles in Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings are invariably invidious. Their (non-Jews') material abundance derives from supernal refuse. Indeed, they themselves derive from refuse, which is why they are more numerous than the Jews, as the pieces of chaff outnumber the kernels. . . . All Jews were innately good, all gentiles innately evil.
"...Moreover, this characterization of gentiles as being inherently evil, as being spiritually as well as biologically inferior to Jews, has not in any way been revised in later Habad writing."
The New Republic, May 4, 1992
Editor's note: The organization today that teaches and distributes Zalman's writings is Chabad ("Habad") a.k.a. the "Lubavitch" orthodox Zionists. They declared their late chief rabbi, Menachem Schneerson, the messiah. Schneerson's birthday has been proclaimed "Education Day U.S.A." by Pres. Ronald Reagan. Schneerson was the chief exponent of the beliefs of Shneur Zalman of Lyady.
While documentation of the strain of hate-mongering in Judaism occasionally appears in the mass media , as above, it is almost always fleeting; seldom repeated or emphasized. Only the opponents of Zionism bear the contumely in any sustained or institutionalized form; hence the canard of Pharisaic blamelessness and non-Pharisaic perpetual guilt and criminality.
In truth, there are saints and sinners, haters and lovers among all sects, races and nations, including the self-Chosen.
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