The Grexit

What is the Jewish position on the Grexit? Greece remaining in the eurozone? We can tell the Greeks to get stuffed, right?

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R. Abraham Cooper: To defeat ISIS we must convince Twitter, YouTube to ‘unfriend’ terrorists

Rabbi Abraham Cooper writes:

Leveraging social network giants like Twitter and YouTube, the group paints a seductive picture of a heroic movement, sanctioned by Allah himself, to punish and expel the infidels.

ISIS, Al Shabab, Al Qaeda and their ilk have successfully recruited young potential fighters from across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and have used the Internet to lure teenage girls from the United Kingdom—urging them to swap their western lifestyles to join the struggle to establish a global Islamic Caliphate. They have also inspired and trained — online — lone wolf terrorists who are then convinced to murder and maim their neighbors in Western democracies.

Beyond killing or capturing their leaders, the burgeoning threats from ISIS and other terror groups will only subside if their online marketing capabilities are challenged and degraded.

Of course, proactive tweets and websites with positive messages about democracy and tolerance have a role to play in any campaign, but the key challenge is how to best disrupt the online food chain that feeds and abets terrorists.

At this stage the answer does not lie in more government legislation or intervention. No one wants more Big Brothers snooping in our lives.

What the world needs now are for the social networking giants like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to unfriend the terrorist enablers, recruiters, and teachers.

Teenagers in England shouldn’t so easily be able to communicate with a frontline ISIS fighter in Syria.

Muslim kids in France shouldn’t be circulating tweets celebrating the two Charlie Hebdo murderers as “heroes,” a mere two hours after the Islamist terrorists were gunned down by French police.

To date, Facebook has been the strongest in taking the lead against terrorists. Twitter has done the least.

How can online providers make a real difference? By doing the following:
– Publishing and adhering to transparent terms of usage.

– Permanently barring repeat offenders.

– Refusing service to groups that openly tout their affiliation with groups identified by the U.S. State Department as terrorists.

– Refusing to publish terrorist training manuals and videos online.

There are those who argue that such moves will only drive the evildoers underground. “Better to allow them to operate in the open, so that U.S. Homeland Security, MI5, German and French Intelligence can more easily track the activities”, they say. But such policies have only enabled Islamist extremists to impact more and more young Muslims around the corner — and around the world. Intelligence and law enforcement awareness that potential terrorists are out there did not stop the Charlie Hebdo Islamist murderers or extremists from Phoenix bent on shooting up an anti-Islamist gathering in Texas.

In recent months, I have met with senior intelligence and government officials in France, Germany, and in Asia. They fear more lone wolf attacks; they are already being forced to track more young extremists. They all say that to defeat terrorists’ online campaigns short of deploying privacy-killing, draconian “Big Brother” tactics, democracies need help from the ultimate experts in predictive behavior– not the CIA—but Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

There are life and death issues at stake.

During a recent conference in Jerusalem, I heard a remarkable speech from a courageous moderate Muslim leader. Imam Hassen Chalghoumi is the President of the Conference of Imams in France. He is among the very few of 6,000 Imams in France who regularly denounces anti-Semitism. He chose to make his presentation excoriating Islamist extremism in Arabic — a noble, even heroic gesture. But at the end of stirring speech he suddenly switched to French and raised his fist in anger and frustration at the specter of his young constituents increasingly embracing religious extremism: “J’accuse, Twitter! J’accuse, YouTube!”

The Internet did not create hate or terrorism. But it is high time for the collective genius that has given society this powerful tool to help stop terrorists and bigots from hijacking the most powerful marketing and teaching tool the world has ever known before it’s too late.

I wonder what other speech he wants to restrict?

I hate seeing Jewish leaders on the side of censorship.

If Muslims are a threat to turn into terrorists because of speech on Twitter and Youtube, how about we expel all Muslims in Western countries? I’d rather maintain our free speech while expelling those who are our enemies.

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What Are Jewish Ethics?

I converted to Judaism because I was inspired by Dennis Prager’s presentation of the Jewish religion as a step-by-step detailed system for making a better world:

Since Judaism gave the world ethical monotheism, one would expect that Jews would come closest to holding its values. In some important ways, this is true. Jews do hold that God judges everyone, Jew or Gentile, by his or her behavior. This is a major reason that Jews do not proselytize (though it is not an argument against Jews proselytizing; indeed, they ought to): Judaism has never believed that non Jews have to embrace Judaism to attain salvation or any other reward in the afterlife.

But within Jewish religious life, the picture changes. The more observant a Jew is, the more he or she is likely to assume that God considers ritual observances to be at least as important as God’s ethical demands.

This erroneous belief is as old as the Jewish people, and one against which the prophets passionately railed: “Do I [God] need your many sacrifices?” cried out Isaiah (Isaiah 1:11). The question is rhetorical. What God does demand is justice and goodness based on faith in God: “Oh, man,” taught the prophet Micah, “God has told you what is good and what God requires of you only that you act justly, love goodness and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8, emphasis added).

In Judaism, the commandments between human beings and God are extremely significant. But they are not as important as ethical behavior. The prophets, Judaism’s most direct messengers of God, affirmed this view repeatedly, and the Talmudic rabbis later echoed it. “Love your neighbor as yourself is the greatest principle in the Torah,” said Rabbi Akiva (Palestinian Talmud, Nedarim 9:4).

That is why when the great Rabbi Hillel was asked by a pagan to summarize all of Judaism “while standing on one leg, he was able to do so: “What is hateful to you, do not do to others; the rest is commentary now go and study” (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a). Hillel could have said, “Keep the 613 commandments of the Torah; now go and do them,” but he didn’t. In fact, he went further. After enunciating his ethical principle, he concluded, “The rest is commentary.” In other words, the rest of Judaism is essentially a commentary on how to lead an ethical life.

Unfortunately, with no more direct messages from God, and few Hillels, the notion that the laws between man and God and the laws between people are equally important gained ever wider acceptance in religious Jewish life.

Perhaps there are three reasons for this:

1. It is much more difficult to be completely ethical than to completely observe the ritual laws. While one can master the laws between people and God, no one can fully master human decency.

2. While ethical principles are more or less universal, the laws between people and God are uniquely Jewish. Therefore, that which most distinguishes observant Jews from non-observant Jews and from non Jews are Judaism’s ritual laws, not its ethical laws. Thus it was easy for a mind set to develop which held that what ever is most distinctively Jewish—i.e., the laws between people and God—is more Jewishly important than whatever is universal.

3. Observance of many laws between people and God is public and obvious. Other Jews can see how you pray, how diligently you learn Talmud and Torah, and if you dress in the modest manner dictated by Jewish law. Few people know how you conduct your business affairs, how you treat your employees, how you talk behind others’ backs, or how you treat your spouse. Therefore, the easiest way to demonstrate the depth of your religiosity is through observance of the laws between man and God, especially the ones that are most public.

Yet, while observant Jews may overstress the “monotheism” in “ethical “monotheism,” the fact is that they believe the entire doctrine to be true. Secular Jews, on the other hand, believe that ethics can be separated from God and religion. The results have not been positive. The ethical record of Jews and non Jews involved in causes that abandoned ethical monotheism has included involvement in moral relativism, Marxism, and the worship of art, education, law, etc.

The lessons for religious Jews are never to forget the primacy of ethics and not to abandon the ethical monotheist mission of Judaism. The lesson for secular Jews is to realize that ethics cannot long survive the death of monotheism.

From Wikipedia:

Jewish ethics are considered to be at the intersection of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics. Like other types of religious ethics, the diverse literature of Jewish ethics primarily aims to answer a broad range of moral questions and, hence, may be classified as a normative ethics. For two millennia, Jewish thought has also grappled with the dynamic interplay between law and ethics. The tradition of rabbinic religious law (known as halakhah) addresses numerous problems often associated with ethics, including its semi-permeable relation with duties that are usually not punished under law.
Jewish ethics may be said to originate with the Hebrew Bible, its broad legal injunctions, wisdom narratives and prophetic teachings. Most subsequent Jewish ethical claims may be traced back to the texts, themes and teachings of the written Torah.

In early rabbinic Judaism, the oral Torah both interprets the Hebrew Bible and delves afresh into many other ethical topics. Ethics is a key aspect of legal literature, known as the literature of halakhah.

The best known rabbinic text associated with ethics is the non-legal Mishnah tractate of Avot (“forefathers”), popularly translated as “Ethics of the Fathers”. Similar ethical teachings are interspersed throughout the more legally oriented portions of the Mishnah, Talmud and other rabbinic literature. Generally, ethics is a key aspect of non-legal rabbinic literature, known as aggadah. This early Rabbinic ethics shows signs of cross-fertilization and polemical exchange with the Greek (Western philosophical) ethical tradition.

Ron Guhname writes:

WASPs rule! I wrote in a recent post that I was getting the sense that Americans with Protestant European backgrounds were the best behaved. So I decided to sum all my prior post numbers that dealt with ethnicity and moral behavior to assess this idea systematically. I followed the simple strategy of assigning a rank for each behavior for each of the 8 ethnic groups with sufficiently large sample sizes. Jews were often ignored in previous posts since one must turn to the religion rather than the ethnicity variable to get estimates, but I wanted to include them, so I calculated numbers and then ranks for them.

I included all variables that I have posted on–here’s a list of them: okay to cheat on taxes; drinks too much; ethnocentric; dirty house; frequents prostitutes; promiscuous men over 30; feel that infidelity is not wrong; gay; lesbian; husbands and wives who cheat; fathers divorcing mom; women arrested; and promiscuity for men and women and under. I realized that I had not posted on drug abuse so I added that to the rest. I ranked group so high numbers indicate more bad behavior, then I simply summed the 16 rankings for each ethnic group. Here are the totals:

Bad Behavior Index

Blacks 106
Mexicans 85
American Indians 85
Italians 70
Irish 67
Jews 64
Germans 56
English/Welsh 47

My hunch was correct. This pattern coincides with that feeling that goes way back among nativists that the moral quality of the country was slipping with the mass immigration from Catholic, southern and eastern European countries, and more recently in concern over immigration from Mexico.

Kevin MacDonald writes:

This mentality extends beyond the ultra-Orthodox. When a ceiling collapsed at a crowded wedding in Israel due to shoddy construction in 2001, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned the Diaspora mentality of avoiding laws: “It’s shocking to hear boastful and haughty words like: ‘Laws are meant to be circumvented.’ How many times have we heard people who’ve returned from trips abroad, who make fun of the citizens of the countries they visited, because they act like nerds: They stand in line, they make sure to pay.”

Despite the high-flown sentiments one can easily find in standard discussions of Jewish ethics (but see here), there is something basic going on here—the fundamental ethical difference between ingroups and outgroups that has always been central to Jewish behavior if not official Jewish philosophy. Again, it’s not as though this phenomenon is typical of a few bad apples—it pervades the entire community. These communities are the ultimate free riders.

But what does it say about Judaism in general? Michaelson:

I think, deep in the hearts of non-Orthodox Jews there lingers the belief that the Haredim are the real Jews, or the safeguards of our future, or perhaps the sweet, cuddly Tevyes of our imagined Yiddish roots.

Michaelson of course disputes that the Hasids are the real Jews. But it’s worth remembering that the great majority of Eastern European Jews who immigrated to American are the descendants of the Hasidic, Yiddish-speaking culture that dominated in Eastern Europe (see here, p. 20). The Hasids have been the wellspring of the Jewish population for a very long time.

Those who managed to get away from what Michaelson calls a “hierarchy of power and abuse” may not be as extreme, but it’s not surprising that we can see a lot of the same tendencies in muted, less obvious form in the mainstream Jewish community. Indeed, although freed from the traditional hierarchical social structure, mainstream American Jews still exemplify the ingroup-outgroup psychology of traditional Jewish groups. Here we have emphasized ethnic networking and other sequelae of ethnocentrism (e.g., loyalty to their ethnostate, moral particularism and other cognitive biasing mechanisms…

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Are Orthodox Jews Gaming The System?

Jay Michaelson writes in 2013:

Call them what you will — ultra-Orthodox Jews, “fervently Orthodox” Jews, Haredim, black hats. They will soon become the majority of affiliated Jews in the metropolitan New York area, and the religious majority in Israel. The results will be catastrophic.

We’ve read stories recently of Haredim in Israel comparing Israeli politicians to Hitler and throwing stones at women praying at the Kotel; of Haredim in New York fighting to restrict the prosecution of sex abuse claims; of Haredim in Germany threatening the fragile truce on circumcision by defending the practice of adult men sucking blood directly from the penises of infants…

And that is just the tip of the fundamentalist iceberg. In recent months, the Forward has depicted the coercion and ignorance prevalent in American ultra-Orthodox communities: in brilliant essays by Judy Brown and Shulem Deen, in exposés of Hasidic money laundering, and longer ago in its award-winning coverage of the Agriprocessors meat processing plant. And of course, “fervently Orthodox” leaders have defended, justified, covered up and explained away sexual predators in a way that would make a Vatican official blush.

What has emerged from all this is a picture of a subculture that looks more like “The Sopranos” than like “Fiddler on the Roof” — a world in which a small elite maintains power at the expense of thousands of serfs.

What we’ve also learned is that this entire apparatus of fear, manipulation and power mongering has been supported by you and by me.

We’ve learned, for example, that flagship institutions of ultra-Orthodox life are basically on the dole. Seventy-six percent of students at one of the most prominent yeshivas in the country, in Lakewood, New Jersey, are receiving Pell grants. Indeed, the top three institutional recipients of these grants are ultra-Orthodox yeshivas.

The Chabad-affiliated Michigan Jewish Institute scored $25 million in federal aid meant to go to low-income students, despite an appalling academic record and due largely to chicanery involving an online application mill.

And of course, Haredim in Israel put their American brothers to shame, diverting millions of shekels to schools that don’t provide a basic Western education, rabbinates filled with cronyism and a welfare system that keeps an entire sector of the population dependent on government subsidies.

In other words, the entire edifice of ultra-Orthodox power rests on gaming the system.


The Agriprocessors scandal refers to events in Postville, Iowa at a Kosher meat processing plant. The Hasidic Jews working for Agriprocessors had no interest conforming to community norms — even seemingly trivial ones such as taking care of their lawns, shoveling their sidewalks, or raking their leaves. They had no concern about the community as a whole; they treated their neighbors like strangers.

Anthony Hilton makes a similar point in an article on the Hasids in Montreal. There is “a long history of acrimony between the Hassids and their mostly French Quebecois neighbors over complaints that the Hassids generally try to ignore municipal regulations they find inconvenient — building codes, parking regulations, etc. Their massive intercity buses stop illegally on residential streets, their diesel engines waking people at odd hours of the night. And they have a reputation for getting away with a lot thanks to municipal officials allegedly wanting to avoid confrontation.”

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‘Get that White!’: A Gaze into a Coming Nightmare of Non-Prosecution of Hate Crimes Against Whites

Andrew Joyce writes: It started off like any average ‘First Friday’ in Florence, Alabama. It ended with a glimpse into the racial nightmare that awaits the European peoples in the coming racial apocalypse. Earlier this month, the Dawes family participated in the familiar civic event before starting to make their way home as evening descended. A group of Blacks, numbering between 20 and 30, chose this moment to set upon them with fists and weapons. Fourteen year old Brandon was the first to be singled out. He was struck violently from behind with a closed fist. When dad Kevin realized what was happening, he quickly moved to defend his son, positioning himself between Brandon and the attacker. At this point the whole frenzied mob moved in to screams of ‘Get that White!’ The feral crowd only dispersed to the sounds of police sirens, but by then the family’s car windshield had been destroyed, and Kevin had several Taser burns and broken facial bones.

The government and police response in the aftermath of the incident tells us all we need to know about our growing need to organize and educate for adequate racial self-defense. Pressed by the media on whether the incident would be treated as a ‘hate crime,’ Police Chief Ron Tyler has been hesitant in the extreme, stating only that the attack was being looked at “from all possible angles.” There is only one angle from which this incident can be viewed – the angle of ceaseless racial conflict. Unfortunately we happen to live in an age of duplicity on a mass scale. There is no racial conflict, we are told, only very bad ‘racists.’

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REVIEWS: The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise of Global Antisemitism,

Thane Rosenbaum writes: “No other writer has held mass murderers, deniers of truth, and propagators of hate to a higher standard of moral accountability than Daniel Jonah Goldhagen….His latest, The Devil that Never Dies, doubtlessly will shatter the way people think about anti-Semitism—both in its past incarnations and present day existence….When the world’s manmade atrocities, moral failures, and blatant hypocrisies occur, he has proven himself time and again to be a righteous chronicler on behalf of the persecute and the dead.”

“A frightening exposition on how anti-Semitism has become a global phenomenon….Devil is bursting with information and insight.”
—Neal Gendler, American Jewish World

“Former Harvard professor Goldhagen comes out swinging in this frontal assault on anti-Semitism and its practitioners and does not pause for breath until the final page…. A frightening photograph of a mutable demon so many fail to recognize and continue to embrace.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“An important new book….A chilling explication of the explosion of anti-Semitism in the last two decades, fueled by the Internet and other modern means of global communications, as well as a sophisticated analysis of the inter-related international institutions and political trends that underpin it. It is essential reading.”
— Rick Richman, Commentary

“Effective and disturbing….Rhetorically and sometimes physically violent anti-Semitism over the past dozen years or so is shocking in part because it does not seem to shock.”
— Jeffrey Goldberg, New York Times

“Explosive….Goldhagen’s main points are hard to contradict.”
— David Mikics, Tablet Magazine

“Daniel Goldhagen’s new book hits hard. This tour de force makes a chillingly compelling case that global anti-Semitism on the rise….Goldhagen’s material can overwhelm and be tough going for the faint of heart. Yet his passionate compulsion to make his case beyond a shadow of a doubt is understandable, and he does so with brilliance….In The Devil That Never Dies, he does everything within his formidable intellectual power to confront anti-Semitism and make us aware that this devil is real.”
— Sharon Rosen Leib, San Diego Jewish Journal

“Important and timely….The dangers Goldhagen outlines in this brilliant work should sound a clarion call for governmental and societal intervention.”
—Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post

“An in-depth look at anti-Semitism around the world.”
— Vox Tablet

Brenton Sanderson writes:

Goldhagen favors using the term “antisemitism” over the hyphenated “anti-Semitism” — doubtless because the latter implies the existence of a “Semitism” which could (and indeed does) provide the dialectical basis for “anti-Semitism.” Goldhagen, in this way, signals his rejection of the reality that hostility to Jews stems from conflicts of interest between Jews and non-Jews in a Darwinian world. The assertion by Jews of their ethnic interests (Semitism) inevitably leads to resentment from those whose interests are compromised as a result (so-called anti-Semitism). To admit this basic truth is to admit that non-Jews (including Europeans) have interests that are legitimate, and that the desire to resist those opposed to our interests is eminently rational…

While promoting pluralism and diversity and encouraging the dissolution of the racial and ethnic identification of Europeans, Jews have endeavored to maintain precisely the kind of intense group solidarity they decry as immoral in others. They have also initiated and led movements that have attempted to discredit the traditional foundations of Western society: patriotism, the Christian basis for morality, social homogeneity, and sexual restraint. At the same time, within their own communities, they have supported the very institutions they have attacked in Western societies. This is Darwinian group competition played out in the human cultural arena.

Nature knows no pluralistic racial harmony. Nature knows only struggle for position. Even plants fight with each other for physical space and access to sunlight and to water. So it is with human demographic change. The races, just like ants and every other lower form of animal, fight and struggle for room, for sunlight, and for all the things they need to thrive. “White flight” reflects the fact that when living conditions have become unsuitable for Whites to reproduce and to live happily, they exit those conditions and seek better conditions elsewhere; that’s why 85 percent of the time, Whites move to a Whiter area. While some claim that “Whites are suicidal” or “don’t care” about being displaced, their behavior shows that a great majority of them do care. What they are missing is leadership that is willing to stand up to the forces that seek our destruction.

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How Come The Jewish Community Doesn’t Issue Proclamations About Mass Killings By Blacks?

On the front page of the today the main focus is the killing of nine blacks by a white man in South Carolina: “Jewish community reacts to the Charleston shooting

Yet when I search for “Jewish community reacts to” the mass murders by black men, I can’t find anything.

Try the search yourself on these black mass murderers:

* Colin Ferguson (Long Island Rail Road Massacre in 1993)

* Omar Sheriff Thornton (killed eight at Hartford Distributors)

* Maurice Clemons (killed four police)

* Nathan Dunlap killed four at Chuck E Cheese in 1993.

* John Allen Muhammed, the DC sniper who killed ten people.

* Lee Boyd Malvo assisted the DC sniper.

* Christopher Dorner killed four people in 2012.

How come the Jewish community only issues proclamations when whites mass murder but not when blacks mass murder?

A search of, the website of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, makes no mention of any of these black mass murderers, but they are all over the shootings in South Carolina:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is horrified by the apparent hate crime at a historic black church, where nine people attending a Bible class at the Emanuel AME Church were gunned down, reportedly by a young white gunman,” Rabbis Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein, Associate Dean and Director of Interfaith Affairs respectively of the leading Jewish Human Rights NGO.

“We wish to express our solidarity with and deep sorrow for the families who lost loved ones, the members of the historic church and the people of Charlestown. We trust that law enforcement will do everything in its power to apprehend the murderer. All Americans are again confronted with the specter of a house of worship violated and our religious freedoms violently debased,” Center officials concluded.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

How come Jewish organizations such as the SWC have no desire to express solidarity with the victims of black criminals? I can tell you why. Most American Jews come from Eastern Europe, where they lived for centuries in an atmosphere of mutual loathing with the goyim and these Ashkenazi Jews, when not encumbered by Orthodox Judaism’s concentration on miztvot rather than fighting anti-Semitism, have carried on these Eastern European attitudes in America. The goy is dangerous because of the Holocaust, while the shvartze is too stupid to pose much of a threat.

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Rabbinical Council of California v. Jakma, Inc. et al

The RCC has sued Schwartz’s Bakery ( in U.S. District Court. The RCC alleges that Schwartz’s Bakery has fraudulently put RCC hashgacha (kosher) stickers on its product since 2013.

“That’s a blatant fraud on the community,” says one macher. “This is the new face of the RCC. They’re taking their position seriously.”

The RCC is going after all of Schwartz Bakery profits since 2013 based on the illegal trademark infringement.

Trademark infringements are the exclusive domain of U.S. District courts.

Schwartz Bakery
Look who’s got Schwartz’s Cookies for Shabbos!

According to “We are currently certified under Kehilla Kosher, any publication or marketing materials with RCC logo is a mistake and/or misrepresentation. We can now cater in both Shaarei Tefila and Beth Jacob”

Here is a copy of the Complaint with Exhibits.




Plaintiff Rabbinical Council of California (“RCC”) brings this complaint against defendants Jakma, Inc., dba Schwartz Bakery, Elizabeth Hecht dba Schwartz Bakery and Mark Hecht dba Schwartz Bakery (collectively, “Schwartz”) based on Schwartz’s ongoing willful and fraudulent efforts to profit from the use of RCC’s logo by placing its logo on Schwartz’s food packaging and advertisements without RCC’s permission…

11. RCC is the largest body of Orthodox Rabbis in the Western
United States. Its seventy members serve as pulpit Rabbis ministering to congregations and heads of educational institutions. These Rabbis directly serve an estimated six thousand families, and network with a far greater population in both the Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jewish communities.

12. RCC has expended considerable time and effort to build its
reputation for endorsing and certifying certain Kosher products and
purveyors. In order to receive this endorsement and certification, a company must enter into a contract with RCC whereby RCC monitors and inspects the company’s manufacturing facilities for strict compliance with all Kashrus and Halachic regulations. These regulations determine the ingredients and manufacturing processes used in food production to ensure they comply with Jewish religious dietary law, known as Kashrus (Kosher) or Halacha.

RCC also analyzes all records pertaining to the sources of the company’s supplies. A company may not substitute any ingredients without the specific written approval of RCC. All ready-made products sold or used at the company’s place of business must be acceptable as Kosher under reliable supervision as decided upon by the RCC. Finally, the company must observe all Jewish law in its operation.

13. As a food supervisory organization, RCC has created a logo to
signify its efforts and brand (“RCC Logo”)…

14. On or about January 3, 2007, RCC and Schwartz entered into a
contract (“Contract”) for food supervision services. Attached hereto as
Exhibit 2 is a true and correct copy of the Contract… among other things, that RCC would supervise the Kashrus of Schwartz’s products in exchange for a quarterly certification fee. Additionally, the Contract provided that all “food prepared for outside use shall be packaged
in a matter guaranteeing [its] Kashrus and shall bear an insignia of The RCC.” (Contract, ¶ 14.) In the event of termination of the Contract, Schwartz was required to immediately cease using any form of RCC endorsement and either destroy any packaging bearing the RCC Logo or remove the RCC Logo from said packaging. (Contract, ¶ 27.)

15. After January 3, 2007, RCC and Schwartz entered into oral
agreements (“Oral Agreements”) for RCC’s supervision of the “Kashrus” of Schwartz’s other establishments located at 1730 Cordova Street, Los Angeles, California 90007; 7113 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036; 12430 Montague Street, Suite 230, Pacoima, California 91331; 12519 Burbank Boulevard, Valley Village, California 91607 and; 433 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036 (collectively, the “Establishments”).

16. In May 2013, Schwartz terminated the Contract and Oral
Agreements and refused to pay to RCC $825.00 that Schwartz owed from
Invoice Nos. 17306, 17318, 17404, 17416, 17420 and 17663 (“Invoices”) for RCC’s past services rendered.

In May 2013, July 2013 and October 2013, the RCC’s Rabbi Nissim
Davidi repeatedly admonished Schwartz to stop using the RCC Logo;
however, Schwartz failed to comply.

18. On February 13, 2014, RCC demanded that Schwartz cease and
desist Schwartz’s illegal use of the RCC Logo on Schwartz’s products,
advertisements, website and on property signage.

19. On April 7, 2014, RCC for the second time demanded that
Schwartz cease and desist Schwartz’s illegal uses of the RCC Logo on
Schwartz’s products, advertisements, website and on property signage.

On February 12, 2015, RCC again demanded that Schwartz
discontinue any use of the RCC Logo or name on Schwartz’s property, food packaging and advertisements, but Schwartz has refused to comply.
21. Schwartz continues to use the RCC logo on its food packaging
and advertisements and on its property at multiple of its establishments. A true and correct copy of such illegal uses is attached hereto as Exhibit 3…

26. Schwartz continues to reproduce and use the RCC Logo on its
property and as part of its food packaging.

27. Schwartz’s conduct is deceitful, has caused confusion and
continues to pose a likelihood of causing mistake among a substantial
segment of the public because consumers have believed and continue to
believe that Schwartz’s food products are sponsored or approved by RCC.
28. Schwartz’s deception is material, because whether Schwartz’s
food products complied with RCC standards and Kashrus regulations would
be a fact of consequence to consumers.

29. Schwartz caused its false representations about the quality of its
foods to enter commerce through its use of the RCC Logo on its food
packaging and on its property.

30. RCC has been and is likely to be injured as a result of Schwartz’s
false representations by a direct diversion of RCC’s ability to commercially exploit its exclusive trademark in the RCC Logo. RCC’s reputation and goodwill have been compromised by Schwartz’s illegal use of the RCC Logo as it is likely to mislead the public into believing Schwartz’s products are endorsed by the RCC.

31. Schwartz had full knowledge that its uses of the RCC Logo were
illegal and unauthorized, yet proceeded despite several warnings to cease and desist. Schwartz obtained substantial profits through the sales of food products by falsely advertising that RCC endorsed and supervised Schwartz’s products.

32. Accordingly, Schwartz has engaged in trademark infringement in
violation of Section 32 of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1114, and is liable to RCC for all damages related thereto, including but not limited to actual damages, infringing profits and/or statutory damages, as well as costs and attorney’s fees.

33. Schwartz’s egregious conduct in its illegal use of the RCC Logo
was willful and intentional, and this constitutes an exceptional case. Under 15 U.S.C. § 1117, RCC is entitled to its attorney’s fees.

34. RCC has been, and unless enjoined by this Court will continue to
be, damaged and irreparably harmed by Schwartz’s acts of trademark

LA’s Orthodox Jewish community has a lot of tolerance for misbehavior, incuding by its rabbis, but it is very strict with its kosher food.

Are there a significant number of Jews in LA who hold by RCC kosher but not by Kehilla Kosher?

Link: Defendant: Does, Elizabeth Hecht, Mark Hecht and Jakma, Inc.
Plaintiff: Rabbinical Council of California
Case Number: 2:2015cv04620
Filed: June 18, 2015
Court: California Central District Court
Presiding Judge: Manuel L. Real
Referring Judge: Alka Sagar
Nature of Suit: Trademark

The judge in this case, Manuel L. Real, has a bad reputation.

According to

Welcome to Schwartz Bakery & Circa-NY Cafe. Schwartz Bakery is the oldest kosher bakery in Los Angeles. Established in 1954, Schwartz Bakery has consistently served the public with the highest quality baked goods, as well as the highest standards of kashruth. Two and a half years ago, Schwartz Bakery partnered with Circa NY a restaurant chain based in New York to become the premier kosher bakery and cafe concept in Los Angeles. With this addition, came a complete remodel and renovation of all of the retail stores and the greater Los Angeles Jewish Community has benefited greatly from this symbiotic relationship.

On May 29, 2013, the Jewish Journal reported:

Schwartz Bakery, a kosher bakery and caterer with six retail locations across Los Angeles, has dropped the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) as its kosher certifier. The 59-year-old family-owned business announced the news on May 20, posting on its Facebook page a photograph of a Kehilla Kosher sign hanging in the window of one of its shops.
“All Schwartz Bakery locations are now under Kehilla supervision,” the Facebook post stated, referring to Los Angeles’ other prominent Orthodox kosher agency.
According to its Web site, Schwartz is “the first kosher bakery in Los Angeles.” It is the third kosher establishment to leave the RCC in the wake of the recent scandal that has tarnished the certifier’s reputation, and the largest to do so thus far.
The move was announced almost exactly eight weeks after the RCC revoked its certification from Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats, which had been the largest distributor of meat under its supervision. In March, Doheny’s owner was videotaped allegedly bringing unidentified animal products into his store at a time when the RCC’s kosher overseer was absent. The breach was discovered by a private investigator not affiliated with the RCC; the agency revoked its certification on the eve of Passover and has been trying to mitigate the damage to its reputation ever since.
Speaking to the Journal at his store on Pico Boulevard on May 23, Marc Hecht, whose family has owned Schwartz Bakery since 1979, confirmed the change in supervision but declined to comment further about the decision to leave the RCC, which had supervised the bakery for decades.

Here is some background from the Los Angeles Times on the judge in this case:

Critics want to bench Judge Manuel L. Real
He is 85 and has sat on the U.S. District Court bench in L.A. since 1966. He wields his gavel despite complaints about his imperious behavior and frequent reversals by appellate courts.
August 16, 2009|Carol J. Williams

Attorney Gary Dubin was in a Honolulu hospital, sedated and suffering from depression after the death of his son, when U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real had him handcuffed and taken to court — still in his hospital gown — to answer charges of failing to file tax returns.

Real allowed him to send for clothes but refused to postpone the hearing, recalled Dubin, who had to defend himself in a medicated fog without his case files. Judged guilty by Real after a two-day bench trial, Dubin spent 19 1/2 months in federal prison, while his home went into foreclosure and his credit was ruined by identity thieves.

He achieved a measure of vindication years later when the IRS sent him a letter saying he had not violated any tax-filing laws. But he said his encounter with Real caused him professional and economic suffering from which he is still recovering.

Dubin filed a complaint with judicial authorities, one of dozens in which the 85-year-old judge’s behavior has been brought to the attention of judicial disciplinary panels.

The Judicial Council of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals examined 89 cases in which Real’s conduct was challenged, though it is not clear if Dubin’s was among them because the panel does not disclose details of its investigations. In December, the panel said the judge’s behavior was problematic but lacked the “willfulness” required for disciplinary sanctions, adding that in the future, Real should be “especially vigilant concerning the subject matter of these complaints.”

Some judicial analysts predicted then that the Los Angeles-based Real would take the face-saving step of opting for senior status, going into a semi-retirement for which he has been eligible since 1985. But he remains an active judge with a full caseload, stirring fresh complaints of imperious behavior as well as a high number of reversals by appellate courts.

On July 17, the 9th Circuit overturned Real’s acquittal of a state corrections officer who had been convicted by a jury of assaulting two prisoners. The appeals court reinstated the jury verdict and sent the case back for sentencing, ordering that a different judge handle the proceedings. That was at least the 10th time Real has endured that rare form of appeals court reproach.

Still pending is an effort to remove Real from a case involving a trust fund containing seized assets of the late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Real has provided no accounting of how $5 million from the fund was disbursed while it was under his control or of what happened to an additional $20 million in investment proceeds. Real issued a half-page accounting of the fund’s remaining $34.7 million, saying, “That takes care of the matter.”


In 2008, Real received a public reprimand for his handling of a bankruptcy matter.

He is known for his January 22, 1970 decision ordering Pasadena Unified School District to adopt a plan to correct racial imbalance at all levels. “It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the defendants, Pasadena City Board of Education, Mrs. LuVerne LaMotte, Albert C. Lowe, Bradford C. Houser, John T. Welsh, and Joseph J. Engholm, as members of the Pasadena City Board of Education, and Ralph W. Hornbeck, as Superintendent of Schools … are enjoined from discriminating of the basis of race … in the operation of the district.” His decision: “Commencing in September of 1970, there shall be no school in the District elementary or junior high or senior high school, with a majority of any minority students.”[5] The board of education and the superintendent adopted a forced busing plan to meet the new legal mandate. Real did not order forced busing; that was creation of the Pasadena Unified School District.

Real was noted for his judicial behavior in the 2000s. From 2001 to 2009, he had custody of disputed Filipino assets, for which he had to account in 2009. A federal appeals court panel ruled that his accounting “plainly fails to account for all transactions involving the assets during the eight years they were held in the clerk of court’s custody. It doesn’t give the reader even a basic understanding of the path by which $33.8 million worth of assets deposited in September 2000 came to be worth $34.7 million today”.[6]

On January 11, 2012, the Ninth Circuit removed Real from the controversial case of Alexander Sanchez, a former M13 gang leader turned gang interventionist.[7][8]

Real was removed from other cases for behavior [clarification needed] which threatened the impartiality of certain trials, including that of U.S. v Joseph Pritchard.[9][10]

In November 2012 it was reported that Real had shown a pattern of making rulings in favor of companies in which he owned stock.


* By far the worst judge I encountered in 50 years of practice. Goes to Tucson as a visiting judge to visit his wife’s family at taxpayers’ expense.

* Judge Real is a “bully”, he retaliate against litigants and time with attorneys specially the Pro Se who, despite demonstration of good faith and compliance with the court orders, are frequently bullied to advance a court agenda. In some cases, to “FIX” a case, to obstruct justice, to retaliate against a litigant or disfavored party.
Judge Real doesn’t follow the rules of civil procedure of the law, he shouldn’t be allowed to remain on the bench.

* I have spent over 40 years in courts around the word he rates as one of the judge who seems not to know to mush about the law are just does not care.

* He’s still there???? I still shudder at the way in 1970 he ruined a friend’s life by sentencing him to 10 years at Terminal Island for a minor drug possession offense. A vengeful sentence considering the options. Well, my friend did come from a privileged background — that could have motivated this judge given his own background. Not much jurisprudence involved, that’s for sure. Years later I wondered, who was Real? What else did he go on to do? From what I find online now he’s been cruel and less than just to many and not very honest either. My friend became a heroin addict while in prison. Who but guards could have supplied (sold) the drugs? Not the shock to people now that such things were then. We know enough now to guess how cell phones get in to Pelican Island But in 1970, it was probably not unknown to someone in Judge Real’s position just what he was doing to a 24 year old with no idea of the criminal justice system. A fine blow for Nixon’s just initiated war on drugs. Have we won it yet? Why not?

* This judge is an embarrassment to the bench. His clerks are an embarrassment as well, for putting up with him and in fact being accessories to his arbitrary conduct and his flagrant refusal to follow the law.

* He is a horrible judge! My father-in-law was offered a plea deal by the prosecution of 10 years or less, and he took it, thinking that a trial would not be his best option. With little regard and total disrespect, Judge Real sentenced him to 240 months (21 years. A 65-year-old man! This was 15 years ago, and we are still trying to appeal this joke of a sentence. This judge is, hands down, just a bad person in general. I don’t know how he can sleep at night.

* The real problem with this judge is that he is brain-dead.

* I didn’t want to believe the negative comments, until I saw firsthand two weeks ago just how horrible Judge Manuel Real is. He literally does no arguments. What’s the purpose of even showing up? Every single case, he starts with: “Anything to add?” Then he reads the judgement from a paper that his little law clerks presumably drew up. He doesn’t even look you in the eyes. And when you ask a simple question, it’s like he doesn’t even understand you or the case. Judge Real is a disgrace to the bench, a disgrace to the judicial system, and a disgrace to every American citizen. He must be fired immediately.

* I sat in the courtroom as an observer to a trial regarding securities laws. I was appalled at the behavior, conduct, and knowledge of the law (or rather the lack thereof) of this “judge.” He is rude, and sleeps most of the time, only to open his mean eyes occasionally to bark at the lawyers or those who testify. At times he is completely disoriented and does not understand or follow the details of the case. I could tell after a few minutes that he is biased towards one side. It was so obvious. Furthermore, he is prejudiced against women, cuts them short and puts them down. It would be a joke if it were not also a travesty of justice. How could this judge be allowed to sit on the bench one more day? A rating of 1 is a bit high for him. Zero or a negative number would be more fitting.

* I am convinced that this judge has dementia. His law clerks write the opinion on paper, which is given to him, and he reads it out loud. If counsel asks a question or makes a comment, he just sits there with his mouth hanging open and his eyes looking wild. He does not speak. He just looks confused. In my opinion, he needs to be removed from the bench.

* Quite simply the worst judge that I have ever encountered. He either just doesn’t gave a hoot about the rule of law or he’s too stupid to read and follow precedent. In either case, he creates unnecessary work and expense and deprives litigants of their due process rights. He is not fit to wear the robe.

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White Supremacists

I’m reading the New York Times today about white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof.

Heidi Beirich, the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s intelligence project, which tracks the activity of American hate groups, said the gunman’s reported comments reflected a major topic on white supremacist Internet forums, which are preoccupied with the idea that whites are being hugely victimized by blacks and no one is paying attention. The specter of white women being sexually assaulted by black men has a long history as well, she said: “It’s probably the oldest racist trope we have in the U.S.”

A search of for “Jewish supremacist” yields two results. A search for “white supremacist” yields 1903 results. “Black supremacist” gave 28 results. Believing your group is not weird and sick. It is normal.

Loyalty to the group, sacrifice for it, hatred and contempt for
outsiders, brotherhood within, warlikeness without—all grow
together, common products of the same situation. It is sanctified by
connection with religion. Men of an others-group are outsiders with
whose ancestors the ancestors of the we-group waged war…Each
group nourishes its own pride and vanity, boasts itself superior,
exalts its own divinities, and looks with contempt on outsiders. Each
group thinks its own folkways the only right ones, and if it observes
that other groups have other folkways, these excite its scorn.
(Sumner 1906, 13)

In a 2006 lecture, Tom Wolfe said: “Each individual adopts a set of values which, if truly absolute in the world – so ordained by some almighty force – would make not that individual but his group…the best of all possible groups, the best of all inner circles.”

So the “white supremacist” label is simply a slur.

Is black on white rape merely a trope lacking a basis in reality?


Each year the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice, sends out a survey to a massive number of American citizens. They ask if the person has been a victim of a crime. This is called the National Victimization Crime Survey [NVCS]. It is considered the best statistics of crime in the United States. Based on the sample size, the FBI estimates the total number of Americans who were victims of different types of crimes.

There are several misconceptions about the data. Some of which are often repeated on this website.

The victims are male and female victims combined
The total number is an estimate based on extrapolation, not a literal number of victims
Zero, does not mean there were literally zero victims for that year, just zero in the sample
The number does not include victims of multi-offender attacks (gang rape)
If there were no victims of a certain kind of crime in the sample size, this creates a “statistical zero.” This does not mean that there were no victims of this type of crime for that year. To get the most accurate results, you must take an average of several years.

Some years you will get anomalies. For examples. In 2006, the “other” on black rapes are listed as 5,788. This number is not at all typical. For 2005 and 2007, the number of “other” on black rapes is a statistical zero. In 2006 and 2007, 0% of of multi-offender sexual assaults are listed as “mixed race.” In 2005, 44% of multi-offender assaults are listed as “mixed race.” That is because their are too few multi-offender sexual assaults to get consistent results in the sample size.

The percentage of multi-offender sexual assaults, in which the perpetrators are all black, is usually very high. The figure is 64% in 2006, 67% in 2007, 52% in 2008.

The figures are estimates of single offender rape/sexual assault in which the victim is 12 or older.

Presently the FBI appears to have only published the full statistical tables up to year 2008. After that the FBI website only has smaller “bulletins” that do not include the full data.

From this data we find that black commit sexual assault against almost as many whites as blacks. However, white on black rape is an extreme rarity.

Year 2003 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black:0
Black on White: 20,309
Black on Black: 21,104

Year 2004 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 11,610
Black on Black: 35,330

Year 2005 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black : 0
Black on White: 37,460
Black on Black: 36, 620

Year 2006 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 32, 443
Black on Black: 7,705

Year 2007 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 14,092
Black on Black: 12,780

Year 2008 – Rape/Sexual Assault

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 19,292
Black on Black: 34,841

Total over six conservative years:

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 135,206
Black on Black: 148,380

Average over six consecutive years:

White on Black: 0
Black on White: 22,534
Black on Black: 24,730

The Truth of Interracial Rape in the United States

Lawrence Auster, FrontPageMag, May 3, 2007

Like Ahab’s search for the Great White Whale, liberals’ search for the Great White Defendant is relentless and never-ending. When, in 1988, Tawana Brawley’s and Al Sharpton’s then year-old spectacular charge that several white men including prosecutor Steven Pagones (whose name Brawley had picked out of a newspaper article) had abducted and raped the 15 year old was shown to be completely false, the Nation said it didn’t matter, since the charges expressed the essential nature of white men’s treatment of black women in this country. When the Duke University lacrosse players were accused of raping a black stripper last year, liberals everywhere treated the accusation as fact, because, just as with the Nation and Tawana Brawley, the rape charge seemed to the minds of liberals to reflect the true nature of oppressive racial and sexual relations in America.

To see the real truth of the matter, let us take a look at the Department of Justice document Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2005. (Go to the linked document, and under “Victims and Offenders” download the pdf file for 2005.)

In Table 42, entitled “Personal crimes of violence, 2005, percent distribution of single-offender victimizations, based on race of victims, by type of crime and perceived race of offender,” we learn that there were 111,590 white victims and 36,620 black victims of rape or sexual assault in 2005.

(The number of rapes is not distinguished from those of sexual assaults; it is maddening that sexual assault, an ill-defined category that covers various types of criminal acts ranging from penetration to inappropriate touching, is conflated with the more specific crime of rape.) In the 111,590 cases in which the victim of rape or sexual assault was white, 44.5 percent of the offenders were white, and 33.6 percent of the offenders were black. In the 36,620 cases in which the victim of rape or sexual assault was black, 100 percent of the offenders were black, and 0.0 percent of the offenders were white. The table explains that 0.0 percent means that there were under 10 incidents nationally.

The table does not gives statistics for Hispanic victims and offenders. But the bottom line on interracial white/black and black/white rape is clear:

In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black females were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man.

What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.

The Department of Justice statistics refer, of course, to verified reports. According to the Wikipedia article on rape, as many as half of all rape charges nationally are determined by police and prosecutors to be false:
Linda Fairstein, former head of the New York County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit, noted, “There are about 4,000 reports of rape each year in Manhattan. Of these, about half simply did not happen…. It’s my job to bring justice to the man who has been falsely accused by a woman who has a grudge against him, just as it’s my job to prosecute the real thing.”
No wonder there was such absolute belief in the guilt of the Duke students among the leading sectors of liberal America. A drug-addled, half-deranged, promiscuous black stripper accused three young white men of raping her. There are virtually zero rapes of black women by white men in the United States, and half of all rape charges against specific individuals turn out to be false. But in the gnostic, inverted world of liberal demonology, the white students had to be guilty.

Meanwhile, in the real America, week after week, the newspapers report the rapes of white women by black men—though, of course, without ever once using the words, “a white woman was raped by black man.” Just last week in the New York Post there was a story about a serial black rapist who invaded women’s apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; you knew the rapist was black from a police drawing accompanying the story, and you knew the victims were most likely white from the neighborhoods where the attacks occurred. But even when news media’s reports of black on white rape make the race of the perpetrator evident (which the media only does in a minority of instances), no explicit reference is ever made to the racial aspect of the case. Each story of black on white rape is reported in isolation, not presented as part of a larger pattern. There is never the slightest mention of the fact that white women in this country are being targeted by black rapists. In the inverted world of liberalism, the phenomenon does not exist.

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White Man Kills 9 At Black Church

I wonder how many white folks will be attacked in revenge for what this maniac did.
And for decades this will be used as a “rebuttal” of any argument that Blacks disproportionately attack whites.
I also note the near glee with which the race of the attacker has been noted by the NY Times and others. That’ s appropriate, as it is part of the story, but I wish they would do that for all crimes where it is part of the real story.

In Chapter 6 of We Are Doomed, John Derbyshire wrote:

You would be spared the trouble of all those look-ups if news outlets reported demographic factors in criminal events. Of course, they very rarely do, believing these things best left unsaid. The assumption is, that if not told these things, the great slack-jawed, dimwitted, unwashed mass of Americans will make no assumptions of their own. Yet in fact every American can decode the subtext of reports like: “The robber was described as a tall man in his thirties.” Reporters should get out more. I came home from work on the Long Island Railroad one day in December, 1993. My train was right behind the one in which Colin Ferguson went berserk and shot 25 people [6 died]. We were held up for a long time, and there were no cell phones. My poor wife was at home, watching news of the shooting on TV. For all she knew, I might have been among the dead. Kind neighbors came round to keep her company. Telling me about it afterwards, she remarked: “They kept saying the same thing: ‘It must be a black guy. If it was a white guy, they would have told us …’”

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