For those unaware, the term ‘goy’ (singular, plural ‘goyim’) is a Jewish term for ‘soulless beast,’ ‘chattel’ and is specifically used as a pejorative for Gentiles of all races, religions and colours. In the semi-theocracy of Israel, racism and bigotry are not only pervasive socially but also institutionally.
During the Holy Father’s visit to Palestine and Israel this year, there were carefully stated insults made by Israel’s chief rabbis during a reception. While not surprising it is indicative of the hubris and Gentile-hatred so common in not only Israel but Jewry, though Jews outside of Israel are more careful to hide it when amongst Gentiles. Yizhar Hess took a look at “the speeches made by the chief rabbis. Now there is respect. The MC called ‘His honor, the chief rabbi of Israel, the Rishon LeZion and president of the High Rabbinical Court, the rabbi, the gaon (gifted person), Yitzhak Yosef, Shlita (may he live a good long life, Amen)!’
“His honor the rabbi walked ceremoniously to the podium, greeted the pope laconically (‘Your grace, the pope’ – nothing more), and then turned to munificently welcome the rabbi serving alongside him: ‘His honor, my esteemed colleague, the chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, Shlita.’
“After that he acknowledged ‘the esteemed rabbis, members of the Chief Rabbinate Council; his honor, the minister of religious affairs and his deputy minister; honored guests, each according to their distinction and rank…’
“It must be understood that greetings of this sort are like codes. The rabbi was codifying his thoughts about the guest to the assembled rabbis: The goy dressed in his white robe doesn’t really impress me; he is, after all, a goy.
“It is common practice to greet a guest, to mention his good qualities, his deeds. Not in this case. The Rabbi ended his sermon with one lone reference to his guest: ‘I commend the pope’s words of condemnation about what occurred yesterday in Brussels. The Church should always denounce acts of terror and violence against innocent people.’
“After Rabbi Yosef concluded his address, ‘His honor, the gaon, president of the Chief Rabbinate Council, Rabbi David Lau, Shlita’ was called to the podium. Rabbi Lau did not bat an eye when he opened his remarks by addressing his esteemed colleague rather than showing respect to his guest: ‘His honor, my esteemed colleague, the gaon, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Shlita, the Rishon LeZion.’
“Only after that did he acknowledge ‘our honored guest, his eminence, the pope,” and then immediately turned to “my colleagues of the Chief Rabbinate Council and, above all, my father and teacher, Shlita…’
“He went on to list more and more people, until everyone’s name was mentioned; well, not quite everyone. The clerical leadership present in the hall – the senior Church officials who were accompanying the pope – were not recognized even once by name or by position; pure arrogance cloaked in clearly understood codes by the initiated few.
“Rabbi Lau also sought to teach the guest how good we are: ‘You came to Israel today and witnessed freedom of religion. Jews, Muslims, and Christians are able to follow their beliefs because we are concerned about each and every being created by the Creator of the Universe.’
“Unbelievable! Of all the things to say, Lau chose to speak about freedom of religion. He just forgot to mention that Jews don’t enjoy this freedom. Like his predecessor, he did not speak about the guest, and only thanked him for his ‘important outcry against anti-Semitism.’ He didn’t say one word about the ‘price tag’ graffiti (‘Jesus is a monkey‘), or about the spitting incidents experienced by Christian clerics on a daily basis in Jerusalem.
“What an historic blunder. What provincialism. This meeting could have brought us to new heights of conciliation and brotherhood, given our long history with Christianity.
“Yet the pope comes to Jerusalem, prays at the Western Well, visits Mount Herzl, and even goes to the seat of the Chief Rabbinate to pay his respects to the chief rabbis, in their official residence, and they respond to him with hypocritical, scornful, artificial sophistication.
“Surprising? Perhaps not. By the way, ‘Shlita’ is an acronym for “he should enjoy a long and good life.” What would it have cost them to bestow just one ‘Shlita’ to their guest?”To some in Israel, the Pope is nothing but a ‘goy’ Yediot Ahronot 12 June, 2014.