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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. I knew someone would blame the gays for this one.

    Posted by: Kathleen | Jul 20, 2011 2:57:29 PM

  2. is he related to the "child catcher" from chitty chitty bang bang? Seems that guy was a stylized version of a rabbi whose mission was to round up all of those pesky kids for his bavarian-esque rulers and throw them in a dugeon. Gosh stereotypes....

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jul 20, 2011 3:14:54 PM

  3. Tell him what you think - let's tie up his phone lines.

    Contact Rabbi Levin: (718) 569-8438

    Posted by: Jay Phillips | Jul 20, 2011 3:53:31 PM

  4. Just remember, for every creep like this, the Jewish community - which has a historically progressive voting record - has three Al Frankens.

    Posted by: Hank | Jul 20, 2011 3:56:08 PM

  5. I always have mixed emotions when reading posts that draw attention to nutjobs, but I've concluded it's better to show them to the world, rather than pretending that they don't exist, because they do, and unfortunately, people of like mind follow them. That being said, this guy can go piss up a damn rope.

    Posted by: DeeVee | Jul 20, 2011 4:09:44 PM

  6. Now, there's the case FOR abortion - right there! And scratching his beard & his ass & all the while rocking back & forth like a deranged skittle! All horror aside, though, I couldn't resist a chuckle now & again "If it woulda bin ah GENN-toil ..." How does anyone take this buffoon seriously?

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Jul 20, 2011 4:52:04 PM

  7. Lets just be happy it's one of their own that did this horrable killing. Don't forget if this was a black man or hispanic man we would have an all out race war. This happens every now in then in the summer in this jewish neighborhood. I'm sure they are pissed its not so they would have someone else to blame.

    Look at the racial history here

    Posted by: bryan | Jul 20, 2011 5:10:22 PM

  8. Pathetic exploiting the tragic death on an innocent child.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 20, 2011 5:55:02 PM

  9. Underneath all that hair and costume this is just another screwed up man with a head full of senseless twaddle. Forget him.

    Posted by: uffda | Jul 20, 2011 6:57:38 PM

  10. What kind of God punishes an 8 year old (and his parents and community) so brutally for not obeying his commandments?

    Posted by: Big Homo | Jul 20, 2011 9:55:06 PM

  11. can't you see the bed bugs crawling through his hair? if anyone else had made comments even implied nazis thoughts this asshat would have thousands marching in the streets why do the people who have persecuted through hystory because the persecutors when they get the chance? you would think they would know better. besides the murderer was a straight hasidic man. sorry about that rabbi must be the inbreeding.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 20, 2011 10:36:48 PM

  12. Thank God it wasn't an African American who said this. These comments would have been far WORSE!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Jul 21, 2011 1:09:52 AM

  13. The extreme of religion or politics thankfully do not speak for anybody other than themselves.
    As a Jew, I am disappointed and point out to everyone. That is all that Rabbi speaks for only himself and his followers and do not represent moderate Jewish believers.

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacher | Jul 21, 2011 2:07:35 AM

  14. if this slob only speaks for a small group of jews other jewish organizations better take swift action condemning his bull. beside he probably one the hassidic cruising plum beach in brooklyn. i know been there done that but they cry so well after sex.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 21, 2011 2:34:04 AM

  15. Agreed that religious fundamentalism is dangerous nonsense in all its forms - Taliban, Catholic Church (NOM), Jerry Falwell- and now we have this whack job to round out the picture. I'm sure there are Hindu fundamentalists somewhere who are just as extreme.

    Gays and Jews need to hang together and not let a sideshow like this separate us.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 21, 2011 6:06:55 AM

  16. I'm sending him a bar of soap.

    Posted by: wimsy | Jul 21, 2011 8:59:34 AM

  17. All I would like to say is; Just like every group has it's extremists that make the rest of the group look bad (i'm sure the gay community is no different) the same is true of the Jewish community.
    I myself am a religious Jew and I think that his comments are disgusting and inexcusable. I can also say with confidence that most Jews believe the same. Regardless of whether or not they believe in gay rights, there is no excuse for placing the blame for this terrible tragedy at the feet of anyone except for the murderer himself.
    As far as I am concerned these are merely the words of a raving lunatic who needs to put in a home.
    Please do not allow him to tarnish the name of Jews worldwide.

    Posted by: TrueJew | Jul 21, 2011 10:29:29 AM

  18. Um, whatever this surely despicable man has said, some of the comments here do not, shall we say, rise to the occasion. Sorry, folks, but the vitriol and the incredibly hateful remarks I read here are as bad as they come. Thanks for not keeping it classy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 21, 2011 11:02:59 AM

  19. Blaming all Jews for the ridiculous libel perpetrated by this odious pig would just be another wrong. We shouldn't lower ourselves to his level by doing that. But I do blame his extremist Hasidic sect for the way he thinks - not much difference between them and Taliban.

    Posted by: ant | Jul 21, 2011 11:10:53 AM

  20. A jackass hater, no different than those who've hated his kind

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Jul 21, 2011 12:10:51 PM

  21. HMMMMMMMM what we're not seeing here is the rebbes teenage nephew under the desk sucking his cheesy schlong!

    Posted by: brian | Jul 21, 2011 6:22:55 PM

  22. Perhaps he's afraid of admitting someone from the Jewish community could do something like this. Well they did. Take responsibility buddy. It's not the gays, it's one of your own.

    Posted by: Paul | Jul 23, 2011 9:48:55 AM

  23. As a Jewish gay man,I am appalled at this so-called rabbi's moronic remarks. For a member of a minority that has been villified and discriminated against for centuries, he should understand that hate, ignorance and bigotry have no place in modern day society.
    Shame on this nauseating nudnick!

    Posted by: David Marlow | Jul 23, 2011 1:42:02 PM

  24. The rabbi's speaking Hebrew, not Yiddish.

    Posted by: Linds | Jul 24, 2011 10:21:44 PM

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