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NOM Rabbi Blames Murder of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky on Evil Arising from NY Marriage Equality Passage: VIDEO

Via Good As You comes this stunning video of Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a NOM ally, blaming the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky on the passage of same-sex marriage, and the Jewish Orthodox community's refusal to stand up against it. Kletzky was murdered last week by Levi Aron, a supply-store clerk and former security guard who lives in the Brooklyn community.

Levin Says Levin in the video (translation via Good As You):

Why was this [death of Kletzky] allowed to happen? Let's think about it. If we go back to the cause, the effect was he was the victim, but the cause was a Jew [Yiddish] that the evil will come to destroy you within your midst. If it would have been a Gentile, people would be able to say, 'oh this is from the secular society.' But this is not from the secular society. This is, for too long we have been turning our cheek, we have been turning away and ignoring the agenda of the [Yiddish] -- first [gays] wanted rights, then they wanted adoption, they wanted special protections, and ultimately they wanted marriage -- and we all know that we did precious little. If those three or four thousand people, at the direction of their leaders and their common sense, would have come out...against the marriage, against this final nail in the coffin of morality...maybe we wouldn't have had to had this episode...replay itself. 
"This came in the very aftermath of the marriage bill, my dear friends, and not doing anything. 
"The problem with Anthony Weiner wasn't that he inter-married in the last few years -- far worse than his inter-marrying is the fact that he was pushing same-gender marriage and all the shmutz."

Levin stood with the National Organization for Marriage at its press conference in Albany before the marriage equality bill was passed. You may also remember him for defending NY Tea Party candidate Carl Paladino's remarks about "dysfunctional" homosexuals "brainwashing" children.


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  1. Didn't some other group vilify a minority by smearing them as child murderers? He should be ashamed of himself.

    Posted by: gaylib | Jul 20, 2011 1:41:12 PM

  2. Exactly Gaylib, that would be the infamous "blood libel" against the Jews. And this extremist scumbag of a moron is committing the same libel against us.

    Posted by: ant | Jul 20, 2011 1:48:30 PM

  3. In Germany, during poor economic times, it was easy to target the minority, Jewish population as the cause of the woes of society. In addition to selling Jews as evil, that society promoted a certain ideal and to reject variation from that ideal.

    To hear a Jewish leader, in essence, paraphrase Hitler, is disturbing.

    Posted by: dms | Jul 20, 2011 1:51:10 PM

  4. Ah the classy route, I wonder if when he was reading about a boy in his community being dismembered and mutilated, he was thinking "How can I make this about ME."

    Stay scummy!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 20, 2011 1:51:35 PM

  5. Didn't think it would be possible, but he makes the Christians seem not so bad.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 20, 2011 1:58:37 PM

  6. As if I did not have enough guilt! I was already aware a small child dies every time I masturbate, which is why I try to limit it to once a week - now this!

    Posted by: tikihead | Jul 20, 2011 2:02:46 PM

  7. oy veh.

    Posted by: alguien | Jul 20, 2011 2:03:25 PM

  8. He needs a shower, haircut and good dentist.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 20, 2011 2:07:19 PM

  9. Perhaps he should try to clean up his own neighborhood before speaking out against others. Child abuse and molestation in the Orthodox Jewish community is now a not so well kept secret.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 20, 2011 2:07:41 PM

  10. Every religion has its odious right-wing...

    Posted by: tranquilo | Jul 20, 2011 2:08:30 PM

  11. .זאל עס זיין אויף זיין קאָפּ

    Posted by: Russell | Jul 20, 2011 2:09:53 PM

  12. SHAME SHAME SHAME! The Memory of every Jew ever murdered throughout history by the insinuation of "Blood Libel" has been forever violated! This man should be stripped of every Rabbinical faculty afforded him. The Jewish Communities of greater NYC need to rise up and Repudiate his shameful desecration of the dead! And Yahshua Wept!!!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jul 20, 2011 2:10:49 PM

  13. Oy gevalt, what a terrible, terrible man. He'd probably be really ticked that the grandson of Rabbi Jerome Unger--one of the key shapers of the state of Israel--is my partner.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 20, 2011 2:11:45 PM

  14. As the bigotry of society recedes, these extremist fanatics feel the need to make more and more outlandish charges to justify their prejudice. I was on a cruise ship with a Jewish friend recently. There was a group of these bozos there who evidently had a separate set of tables. They told my friend he wasn't Jewish enough to eat with them. They are even bigoted about other Jews!

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jul 20, 2011 2:12:51 PM

  15. i hate this man. as anita said in west side story, if i saw him lying on the street, bleeding, id walk by and spit on him. its disturbing hearing a jew channel hitler. i think someone should hit him with a car or lock him up with levi aron and throw away tHe damn key. what a waste of human flesh. same with michelle bachman and her husband. lock them all up and throw away thE key. or better yet, ship them all to some island in the pacific. i hope they all ROT!

    Posted by: MICHAEL | Jul 20, 2011 2:14:28 PM

  16. This man is an extremist even among the Ultra-Orthodox and Chassids. He is not widely followed or respected, so don't think he's representative of Jews or Judaism. He's a nut case. The fact is that most Jews and Jewish religious leaders are supportive of LBGT rights and fully include LBGT people in the community. It is only the most extreme stuck in the 17th century that don't.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jul 20, 2011 2:20:46 PM

  17. I don't want to be presumptuous, but I bet about 95% of Jewish people (around the world)would never take this nut seriously...make that 98 percent.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 20, 2011 2:22:35 PM

  18. He probably doesn't get out in the real world much.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 20, 2011 2:25:38 PM

  19. Isn't it time for the gay community - ALL of us - once and for all fess up? We are the root cause of everything bad. Every murder. Every disease. Every natural disaster. Every war. Every sin. It's me. It's we.
    Geez. Isn't it obvious?

    Posted by: mrmnyc | Jul 20, 2011 2:25:39 PM

  20. Indeed the roots of hate generally grow in the putrid soil of self-hating guilt (what the orthodox community could have been doing to stem the epidemic of child abuse amongst their own) and an immediately identifiable scapegoat that society has fostered for years (those marrying gays).

    Monotheism in the hands of humankind naturally tends toward oppression.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Jul 20, 2011 2:30:06 PM

  21. I cannot begin to imagine how badly he must smell particularly in 95 degree NYC weather!!

    Posted by: Justin | Jul 20, 2011 2:32:46 PM

  22. I am so sick of these filthy, lice-infected 'rabbis' being given special treatment. It's time to stand up against these disgusting people. First they need to be forced to take a shower and then drop off those disgusting coats to a dry cleaner! They stink up the city more than any dumpster!

    Posted by: Zeitgeist | Jul 20, 2011 2:40:07 PM

  23. Civil equality is to blame for the death of that boy? WOW that guy is really in need of some professional help. What a freak.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jul 20, 2011 2:41:54 PM

  24. This guy has a very casual relationship with reality. He doesn't have much to do with it, and it doesn't have much to do with him.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jul 20, 2011 2:45:12 PM

  25. Disgusting.

    Posted by: Rex | Jul 20, 2011 2:55:07 PM

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