Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says non-Orthodox Jews are supposed to suffer, Orthodox women who were murdered in the Holocaust honored God while non-Orthodox women murdered in the Holocaust did not, and claims that the Holocaust was "five years of punishment to many wicked people that Hashem [God] give [sic]." He also extols Yemen because its inhabitants, including the Jews, are "primitive" and claims no Yemenite Jew ever broke Shabbat until Yemenite Jews fled Yemen for modern Israel.
Originally posted at 10:55 pm CST 2-11-2014
Don't make the mistake of thinking Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi is simply making up this stuff – he isn't. This is actual, real, authentic – if sometimes concealed – haredi theology.
Sure, many of his facts are wrong and he makes declarative statements that are wildly exaggerated.
Sure, many (if not most) Rishonim (important rabbis from the Middle Ages) – especially the Rambam (Maimonides) – would find a lot of what Mizrahi says to be crazy.
But this is what haredi Judaism – and, increasingly, right wing Zionist Orthodox Judaism – often believes: