Top Jewish Scholars and Rabbis Labeled Bigots by IHRA Definition of “Anti-Semitism”
by the Nation of Islam Research Group
“If the majority knew of the root of this evil,
Then the road to its cure would not be long.”
It sounds innocuous enough—to establish once and for all a firm definition of “anti-Semitism.” At first glance it appears to be a minor issue between the Jews and Mr. Webster, something that concerns librarians and academicians.
But not so fast. Jewish leaders have inconspicuously pushed this single “tweaking” of the definition of “anti-Semitism” to White House level. And it is about to become the driving force that will clear the shelves of the world’s libraries of classic works of scholarship, literature, and history. And what is particularly astounding is that the most censored and depleted section of every library will be in the realm of Jewish history. Nearly ALL the world’s most celebrated Jewish scholars and their most lionized works will immediately be hurled into the fire wherever this thoroughly deceptive “definition” is adopted.
In 1242, historians tell us that 24 wagon loads of Jewish books were seized in France for public burning. Subsequent burnings were purportedly held throughout the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, several at the direction of the popes. Today the new book-burning “popes” have names like Greenblatt, Foxman, Stern, and Lipstadt, and they represent Jewish organizations like the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, and B’nai B’rith.
It started in 2016 with the Germany-based International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA’s) so-called “working definition”:
“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
The first seven words are immediately troublesome because of their eye-of-the-beholder, subjective nature—“certain perception”?—but then the IHRA provides eleven of what it calls “contemporary examples of antisemitism,” including this one:
“Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.”
And this is where the IHRA Jews, in their zeal to have absolute control over everyone and everything, have committed a colossal blunder—against themselves. They seem oblivious to the fact that this new interpretation of “antisemitic” hate and bigotry would render the most prominent Jewish scholars as cultural pariahs, vulnerable to having the totality of their life’s work condemned to the bonfires of olde. Let us review the language that has made these scholars abhorrent to their own Jewish “leaders.”
The African slave trade represented a massive 500-year human holocaust and it was carried out by a multitude of nations, religions, private corporations, and individuals. As with the Jewish Holocaust no one could possibly argue that it was not “real wrongdoing,” as described in the IHRA example. But notice that each of the Jewish scholars writes of “Jews” as a collective, a distinct communal group, “a people” committing wrongdoing in a cooperative way that is distinguishable from others.
By the 17th century nine out of ten Africans were enslaved and shipped to Brazil to work the sugar plantations. Jewish scholar Dr. Arnold Wiznitzer described the early Jewish presence there:
“Besides their important position in the sugar industry and in tax farming, they dominated the slave trade….The buyers who appeared at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of this lack of competitors they could buy slaves at low prices.”
As president of the Brazilian-Jewish Institute of Historical Research, Dr. Wiznitzer is no minor figure, yet under the IHRA definition his writing is a bigoted act of pure anti-Jewish hatred. His groundbreaking work, Jews in Colonial Brazil, has been revered as “a major contribution to Jewish history,” but not anymore. It goes directly into the IHRA bonfire. Wiznitzer was backed by Professor Anita Novinsky, of the University of Sao Paulo, who wrote in the Jewish Virtual Library that “Brazil was made by the Jews.” Yes, she wrote that Jews collectively were the very “makers” of Brazil—the most massive slave-based nation in “New World” history—an egregious violation of IHRA “law”!
Dr. Abraham J. Peck spent more than two decades in top positions with the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati and the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, the two leading institutions chronicling American Jewish life and history—even though he had no idea he was a “raving anti-Semite.” He wrote accusingly: “The first two centuries of the Black–Jewish encounter in America were highlighted by a fairly extensive record of Jewish slave-holding.”
In a recent study, Robert N. Rosen compiled 517 pages of evidence of Jewish participation in the Confederate army, describing the thousands of Jews willing to die to keep the Black man and woman enslaved. Just the volume’s title, The Jewish Confederates—connecting Jews “as a people” to that notorious army of violent white supremacists—runs afoul of the Jewish IHRA inquisition and thus Rosen and his book must be eradicated from the more than 1,000 libraries where it is currently shelved.
The venerable scholar Dr. Harold Brackman spent his professional life at the Simon Wiesenthal Center calling every Black person with a typewriter a “black anti-Semite.” Yet, though he held a PhD in history, his work will be purged from the shelves too. He wrote that during the 1600s “slave trading in Brazil became a ‘Jewish’ mercantile specialty in much the same way it had been in early medieval Europe,” and that in America “Jews were about twice as likely to be slave owners as the average white Southerner.” Further, he revealed that “the Jews” invented and promoted racism through the Babylonian Talmud, asserting it was the racist source for the “Curse of Ham” myth. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a strong advocate for the IHRA “antisemitism” definition, thereby relegating the work of its most notable scholar to IHRA’s antisemitism ash can.
Dr. Jonathan Schorsch of Columbia and Dartmouth currently holds the Chair in Jewish Religious and Intellectual History at Universität Potsdam even though he wrote that in Brazil “Jewish merchants routinely possessed enormous numbers of slaves temporarily before selling them off.” Dr. Schorsch now possesses the title “IHRA anti-Semite.”
As does Dr. Lee M. Friedman, a one-time president of the American Jewish Historical Society, who concurred that in Brazil “the bulk of the slave trade was in the hands of Jewish settlers.” In his Jewish Pioneers and Patriots (p. 283) he actually boasted that “Many of the great Jewish merchants eagerly sent the cadets of their family out to America to seek their fortunes there as sugar planters and traders.” Sugar, of course, was the very foundation and economic driver of the African Holocaust.
883 libraries will have to jettison all 12 hefty volumes of the century-old formerly revered but now Jew-hating Jewish Encyclopedia. It accuses Jews as a group of real “wrongdoing” when it wrote that “Jewish commercial activity” in Brazil included a “monopoly of the slave trade.” Writing of Jews as a people—as a distinct group—it said they had become the “chief traders” in Black human beings! It said that Jews “suppl[ied] Moslem slaves to the Christian world, and Christian slaves to that of Islam.” Further, “Spanish Jews owed their wealth to the trade in Slavonian slaves…” The Encyclopedia’s entry on Jewish commercial activity in the United States contains this IHRA transgression: “[T]he cotton-plantations in many parts of the South were wholly in the hands of the Jews, and as a consequence slavery found its advocates among them.”
According to Dr. Marcus Arkin, once the Head of the Dept. of Economic History at Rhodes University, the Jews in Surinam used “many thousands” of African slaves. In his 1975 book Aspects of Jewish Economic History he wrote that “Jews” were “prominent” and “important” in establishing mining in the notorious apartheid state of South Africa. Arkin is newly established—by the IHRA—as an “anti-Semite.”
IHRA’s Rabbinical Anti-Semites
Many of the IHRA-condemned Jews are actually rabbis. Rabbi Herbert I. Bloom wrote that the “slave trade was one of the most important Jewish activities…” His major works, The Jews of Dutch Brazil (1936) and The Economic Activities of the Jews of Amsterdam (1937), both are thrown into the IHRA bonfire.
Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael is Professor of Religious Studies and Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at The College of William and Mary, but not for long. He wrote that in the Caribbean “Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French, British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated.” Rabbi Raphael wrote this while serving a twenty-year term as editor of the premier journal of American Judaica, American Jewish History. Now he is an IHRA-condemned hatemonger.
Rabbi and historian Dr. Bertram W. Korn, the acknowledged expert on 19th-century American Jewry, but now IHRA bigot wrote that “We should not be surprised to discover that there was not a single abolitionist among the Jews of the South.” Further:
“It would seem to be realistic to conclude that any Jew who could afford to own slaves and had need for their services would do so….Jews participated in every aspect and process of the exploitation of the defenseless blacks.”
His classic works on American Jews of the Civil War era are all deemed hate literature by the IHRA, the honored scholar now classified as an “anti-Semite.”
The multi-term president of the Jewish Historical Society of England, Dr. Cecil Roth, is now destined for antisemitism infamy. He is—or was—so revered that there is a bronze bust of him in the Society’s headquarters. He wrote that the African slave revolts in parts of South America “were largely directed against [Jews], as being the greatest slave-holders of the region.” Roth edited the Encyclopedia Judaica, wherein it referred to the Caribbean Jews’ wrongdoing as a group enterprise: They “acquired large sugarcane plantations and became the leading entrepreneurs in the sugar trade,” the very basis of the slave trade. IHRA’s “working definition” now decries Dr. Roth as an anti-Semite.
B’nai B’rith president Simon Wolf—a friend and advisor to presidents—is also an IHRA anti-Semite. He wrote with pride about the Jews who set up militias with the sole purpose of fighting the Blacks who escaped from Jewish plantations in South America. Wolf wrote that when Jewish militias murdered the ex-slaves, they cut off their hands to award as trophies.
Jewish scholars Isaac and Susan Emmanuel reported that in Curacao, which was a major slave-trading depot, “the shipping business was mainly a Jewish enterprise.” Their book—once a classic—is now done for.
By far, the Jewish scholar whose reputation will have suffered the most profoundly is a man considered to be the father of Jewish historians, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus. Dr. Marcus founded the American Jewish Archives in 1947 and taught at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati for 75 years. His multitudinous works of scholarship are housed at Brandeis University. But the IHRA has deemed him a hateful bigot for “accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing.” Probably not believing himself to be that, Marcus wrote:
“Jews in all parts of the country, particularly in the South, frequently purchased blacks to serve as domestic servants….[A] number of Jewish merchants throughout the South specialized in slave trading….In 1820, over 75 percent of all Jewish families in Charleston, Richmond, and Savannah owned slaves [and] almost 40 percent of all Jewish householders in the United States owned one slave or more….[V]ery few Jews anywhere in the United States protested against chattel slavery on moral grounds.”
The esteemed rabbi cum antisemitic Jew-hater declared in one of his many books: “Slavery? On the whole Jews accepted this institution without question….After 1840, large scale [slave] wholesalers began to make their appearance. In the North before 1800 and in the South all through this period, slaves were stocked as a commodity by Jewish shopkeepers and merchants.”
Rabbi Marcus died at the age of 99 never having any idea that his name would be resurrected only to be excoriated as an anti-Semite and his life’s work judged as antisemitic.
Lest the Black scholars think they are immune from the IHRA literary bonfire, they should gather up the books of none other than the greatest of all Black scholars, W.E.B. Du Bois. Though he was a vocal opponent of “anti-Semitism,” he nonetheless spoke of Jews as a collective in this extraordinary breach of IHRA “guidance”: “The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty….Here and there are tales of projects for money-getting, born in the swift days of Reconstruction— ‘improvement’ companies, wine companies, mills and factories; nearly all failed, and the Jew fell heir.”
“The Jew fell heir,” says Du Bois, whose rebuke of the “shrewd and unscrupulous Jews” was one of the first eyewitness testimonies describing the true nature of the Black–Jewish relationship. All 37 editions of Du Bois’s 1903 classic The Souls of Black Folk are now deemed “hate literature.” Into the fire they go.
The reality is that all honest scholarship by the foremost Jewish scholars and rabbis is on the IHRA-ADL chopping block in this insidious anti-intellectual pogrom—led by Jews and Jews alone. Their ultimate target is Black America: their aim is to thwart the Black awakening that threatens the fantasies, mythologies, and lies that uphold the iniquity of “this world”—Satan’s world—the very world that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad calls “the Jew’s civilization” (Our Saviour Has Arrived, p. 166). But the Jews’ impulse to conceal their own historical wrongdoing and immoral authority, has caused them to set on fire their own intellectual treasury.
As shown above, Jewish historical literature is filled with boastful recountings of the Jewish role in African slavery. But that is not all. When they believed it witnessed their brilliance and industry—indeed their mastery—Jewish scholars have reveled in and written about the Jewish role in the wars against the native Americans; in Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan and lynching; in the eugenics movement; in the mining industry of apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia; in illicit finance and trade; in narcotics, gambling, prostitution, and organized crime; in the multitudinous crimes in the Middle East; in international terrorism (9/11, for instance); in arming and training oppressive police; in illegal spying and espionage—all wrongdoing that Jews acknowledge as “Jewish” or “Israeli” enterprises. Truth-seekers—Black, white, and Jewish—should lead the IHRA crusade to scour our libraries and archives to find these confessional publications and expose them to the public light. That is not an act of “antisemitism”—it is exactly what the IHRA and Jewish leaders have asked for. Let’s see which one of those tiki-torch-bearing IHRA “popes” will set that massive pile of Jewish books on fire.
In that same book by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad (p. 186), He references the Bible’s Book of Matthew (25:32) and the Holy Quran (45:28) as He describes how the long awaited and dreaded divine judgment—“the judgment of the Jews”—will occur: “they shall be judged out of their own books.”
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) sees the writing on the wall and is working desperately to see that the inevitable never happens.
[All quotes and references are in The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews Series: https://noirg.org/store/]