Posted on April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Jews and their lies

By Carolyn Yeager

Just recently, the Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, has admitted to plagiary and lying about it.

He is a 60 year-old “trained philosopher” who was elected in 2008 as the religious leader of the third-largest Jewish community in the world, numbering approximately 600,000. (Note the two symbolic sixes in the foregoing.) At issue were several parts of his book Forty Jewish Meditations that were found to be taken from other sources.

Right: The Great Rabbi of France Gilles Bernheim attends the UMP party‘s debate on secularism in Paris, France, April 5, 2011. No, he’s not blind, maybe just exhibiting his affinity for denial.

The plagiarizing is one thing; the trail of lies this flawed man came up with to deny it is the real scandal. Just last December, Pope Benedict XVI quoted from a recent essay by Bernheim on same-sex marriage; now there are charges that parts of that essay, too, were similar to the work of others. On Monday, a French Web site, Archeology of Cut and Paste, accused the rabbi of using passages in his essay that were close to those in a book by a priest, the Rev. Joseph-Marie Verlinde. No wonder the Pope liked it!

The exposure of the plagiarism started in March (last month) when a website named Strass de la philosophie discovered similarities between Bernheim’s work and an interview of the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard in the 1996 book Questioning Judaism by Elizabeth Weber.

A few days later, in a childish, yet cynical attempt to cover for himself, Bernheim answered by saying that some of the meditations in the books were transcripts of lessons he gave in the 1980s, as a chaplain for Jewish students, and that these lessons were often recorded while copies of his personal notes were handed to pupils – thus implying that Lyotard, who died in 1998, plagiarized him, and not the opposite.

But Elizabeth Weber subsequently refuted Bernheim’s version, saying that Lyotard had answered her questions without any notes. Also, Jean-Noel Darde, a senior lecturer at Paris 8 University, who runs a website that specializes in academic plagiarizing, suggested that the Chief Rabbi might have also used fragments of other books, written well before the 1980s, by authors such as Elie Wiesel, Jean-Marie Domenach and Charles Dobzynski.

Faced with this, the rabbi then blamed inadequate oversight of a student who did some of the writing. He said he had hired the student because of a busy schedule and had not informed his publisher of the arrangement. “It is the one and only time I made such an arrangement,” he wrote in a statement. “It was a terrible mistake. I have been fooled. However, I am responsible.” He also apologized for initially denying the accusation, calling his reaction “emotional, hasty and clumsy.” He said. “I retrospectively analyze it as denial.”

However, further proof of the man’s lying nature emerged when it was shown that Rabbi Bernheim had claimed an academic achievement that he had not earned. His Who’s Who entry, based on information he provided, says he was awarded from the Sorbonne an “agrégation de philosophie,” an elite and highly competitive academic distinction. But there is no record that he won such an honor. (Who does that remind you of?)

Left: Bernheim with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, also a Jew, who awarded him the Legion of Honor in 2010. Sarkozy said twice that Bernheim is an “agrégé de philosophie,” a very competitive academic distinction in France. Bernheim did not contradict him.

There is growing pressure for Rabbi Bernheim to resign, but in a radio interview Tuesday night, he said he would not step down, adding that although he had made mistakes, “I have not committed fault in the exercise of my functions” as France’s chief rabbi. [UPDATE: On Thursday, the rabbi-in-denial  faced reality and resigned. See here.]

At the same time, some fellow Jews  rush to defend him. Richard Prasquier, a friend of the rabbi and president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France, appealed to him to set the record straight and spoke movingly of the “torment” the rabbi must feel.  Oy vey.

“Gilles Bernheim is my friend,” Dr. Prasquier said in an editorial on Tuesday in the organization’s newsletter. “A life like his cannot be hostage to a few failures in an area of intellectual or academic qualification related to his activity as a rabbi.” Dr. Prasquier said Rabbi Bernheim ought to be able to continue in his job, “where he has presented, in an eloquent voice, a Judaism open to the city and rigorous in its principles.”

The position of Chief Rabbi of France comes via the Centrale Consistoire, which was created in 1808 by Napoleon to oversee Jews in France. It was intended to make sure the unruly Jews followed the laws of France concerning military service, especially,  and  should take up mechanical trades; but that was lost sight of long ago.

Nobody ever said that Jews held high standards for themselves. The fact that Bernheim told pathetic lies implicating innocent persons in wrong-doing that he knew was his own doing,  is inexcusable in a religious leader of any rank, let alone the highest rank. However, lying about his record at the Sorbonne, giving himself high academic distinctions that were never his, is actually typical Jewish behavior. We see it with Elie Wiesel, too.

How does this relate to Elie Wiesel, or to Kenneth Waltzer?

It relates to Jews who hold respectable, responsible positions in society, who are not really qualified, in spite of degrees from the Sorbonne or Harvard. These men WILL make mistakes and will cheat. In the case of Wiesel, every degree he has is honorary, and not much is expected of him. But in the case of Waltzer, he’s expected to demonstrate serious academic ability which, so far, he has not. I will be returning to this theme, and to three photographs which have been claimed to be Elie Wiesel, that are tied to key elements in the story of Elie in Buchenwald. These three photographs can be seen here, here and here. All three have been mislabeled, and there is no effort at all to correct the record. Just as there has been no effort to answer to Verena Dobnik’s false claim that she saw Elie Wiesel’s “death camp” tattoo during her interview of him in October 2012.

All of this will be tied together under the banner of perpetual lies by people in high places.  But to what degree is Elie Wiesel the source of them? Who is running the show?

Note: The information about Bernheim for this article came mostly from The New York Times and Worldcrunch.com.

 

27 Comments to Jews and their lies

  1. by Greg Bacon

    On April 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    With that kind of track record, he should go into politics.

  2. by Robert Schmidt

    On April 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I always find it amazing that the Jews always defend their lies, with lies . It is not surprising that the “GOOD RABBI” wont step down .France and the WORLD will know that they are represented by A LIAR .Enough said .

  3. by Nick

    On April 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

    THIS is what you do with your spare time?
    I won’t get into any type of argument with you (you’ve obviously thought about this WAY more than I have), but may I ask:
    How does Elie Wiesel affect your life at all?

  4. by Carolyn

    On April 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Well, he did step down, Robert, right after I published it. I added an update in the story. The Jewish community forced him (although they pretend it was his idea, lol) because every day it went on more damage was being done to the Jews’ image. They wanted to get it out of the newspapers as soon as possible, knowing that it was NOT going to “blow over.” With every new excuse dreamed up by Bernheim, he made it worse! Plus new plagiarisms and lies by him were being found every day. I do hope those researchers keep hunting. :-)

  5. by Carolyn

    On April 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

    How does Elie Wiesel affect your life, Nick, that you are bothering to write to this website about him?

    The holohoax affects my life very much. It is a lie and a libel against the German nation, and has twisted, distorted the course of politics since 1945 in a disastrous way for all White people, whether they know it or not. E-lie Wiesel has played an integral part in this disaster; he has become an institution in himself, representing the sacrosanct ‘holohoax survivor’ as a religious icon to be worshiped into the foreseeable future. It’s very strange, since almost all concentration camp survivors are huge liars; how can they be religious icons? This must be stopped, in order to allow our political discourse to be normalized and become more healthy.

    E-lie cares nothing for what he’s done to the German nation, which is far, far greater than any Jewish nation can ever be. Jealousy plays a big role in it, but economics is the major thing.

  6. by Robert Schmidt

    On April 15, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I notice there is NO rhetoric from Nick, Carolyn . Which is typical , most hollowco$t believers cannot BEGIN a debate, they do NOT have the any “ammunition “as most “survivors ” testimony are blatant and highly provable lies … Hence the Jewish (lobby ) worldwide ! , to make hollowco$t denial a CRIME !!! . I WONDER WHY THE “TRUTH “NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED BY LAWS ! ?
    Truth does NOT fear investigation .

  7. by Pamela

    On June 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

    What a bunch of inbred ignoramuses you all are. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

  8. by Carolyn

    On June 11, 2013 at 1:27 am

    This continues to be the quality of the comments I get from those who call others ignoramuses. Really Pamela, can’t you do better than this?

  9. by Samantha

    On October 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Please don’t reproduce. Ever. It makes me sick that people like you deny the Holocaust even happened. Do you seriously believe that it would’ve been kept quiet if it was hoax? You are a shame to society, and should stop wasting your time. I’m just here to tell the truth.

  10. by Carolyn

    On October 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Wait a minute.

    “Do you seriously believe that it would’ve been kept quiet if it was (sic) hoax? “

    Are you saying what you intend to say? “Do I believe that it (holohoax) would have been kept quiet ‘if’ it were a hoax?” But has it (holohoax) been “kept quiet?” What are you saying? Do you, Samantha, believe the holohoax would have been kept quiet if it were true? Fact is, it was not kept quiet, ever. So you don’t make any sense.
    No wonder you don’t want your comments reproduced. But if that’s really the case, don’t write and post them.

  11. by Samantha

    On November 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’m honestly asking, just wondering ; Do you think you are more intelligent than I am?

  12. by Carolyn

    On November 5, 2013 at 1:51 am

    :-D Another stupid comment. I don’t know you at all, do I? I have 100 articles on this site that you can judge me by. You have written a few short opinionated comments under a false name that don’t make you appear very bright. So, yes I do.

  13. by Samantha

    On November 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    “That don’t make you appear very bright”? It’s “that doesn’t”. If you’re going to prove me wrong, at least do it using proper grammar. And as for the fact that you think you are smarter than me, ignorant people are dangerous. You think so highly of yourself, but years from now then “organization” will be nothing. You’re just afraid. Everything you’re doing will be a waste.

  14. by Carolyn

    On November 6, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Haha. “Jews and their lies” is the right place for you to post your silly attack comments. You took only part of my sentence, which was in total:

    You have written a few short opinionated comments under a false name that don’t make you appear very bright.

    My reference was to your comments, thus it’s “comment’s don’t”, not “comments doesn’t.” Are you by any chance one of the Five Plagiarist Bloggers from Holocaust Controversies that I have been doing some programs about? This is exactly the tactic they use against the three brilliant revisionists who wrote The “Extermination Camps” of “Aktion Reinhardt” — that is, to take only part of a quote in order to claim it says something it doesn’t say. It’s extremely dishonest – and I think you’re being dishonest rather than stupid. Although you’re that too. It might be that you’re just not used to reading a sentence longer than 10 words.

  15. by John

    On November 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I am disgusted by your ignorance. The holocaust is a well documented event that should be remembered as one of humanity’s darkest times. You conspiracy theorists’ arguments are born of hatred and antisemitism, not logic.

  16. by Carolyn

    On November 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    To John at afadfsdcgscfg@gmail.com:
    Your email address doesn’t exist. I am disgusted by your cowardice and your inability to come up with a worthy defense of your cause … all you have is childish self-righteousness, hatred and blind tribal belief. I have said many times that the holocaust is NOT well documented, and that is why you cannot speak of any documentation! You know absolutely nothing and it’s quite obvious.

  17. by Leslie

    On February 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I stumbled upon your white supremacist websites and podcasts inadvertently during a web search.

    I can only surmise that your unbridled loathing of the Jews, and insistence in denying the well-documented murder of over 11 million people in total during the Holocaust, must have originated from a racist upbringing in a small town in Texas. I would pity you but what happened during your childhood is no excuse for the choices you’ve made as an adult. Which is to spew hatred and racism.

    What would you do? Gas all the Jews again, and this time find a real “final Solution” to “the Jewish question”?

    And while you are at it, why don’t you nuke all the Hispanics, Blacks, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Arabs, Indians, Philipinos, Thais, etc who live in the U.S.?

    The U.S. is no longer a WHITE nation dominated by WHITE men. In case you hadn’t noticed, whites NEVER made up a majority of the world’s population, and they are much in the minority now.

    —by an American Caucasian female

  18. by Carolyn

    On February 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Leslie – You surmise wrong! YOUR arrogant attitude of superiority is based on what? — only your own hatred OR your own racist upbringing. LOL. I did not grow up in a small town in Texas, or any town in Texas (so much for your put-down of Texas), nor did I have a “racist upbringing.” I gained my current knowledge from independent reading and study, plus communication with many other adults.

    What is it about Jews that you like so much, and why are you so happy that WHITE men are a tiny minority of the world’s population? Of course you won’t answer. Your type only wants to vent to me but not to engage in any discussion.

    Since it is “Jews and their lies” that got you so angry, I have to surmise that you are Jewish, but think that entitles you to call yourself an American Caucasian.

  19. by Wattahe

    On March 11, 2014 at 1:34 am

    What the hell man the whole holocaust cant be a hoax I mean come on its like saying world war two never happened

  20. by Carolyn

    On March 11, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Wattahe – The holohoax is not of the magnitude of WWII! It is the result of atrocity propaganda from WWII “gone wild” and developing a life (and purpose) of it’s own. If you actually study it from the revisionist point of view, part by part, this truth can be grasped. If you only listen to the mainstream media, whose job it is to keep the official narrative alive, you get the impression it was a gigantic thing impossible to deny.

    In actual fact, nothing about the “Holocaust” has been proved by forensic (real) evidence. It’s all hearsay. Don’t confuse the deportation of the Jews to detainment and work camps, and later into Russia, with the so-called “extermination” of the Jews. And don’t believe that a few photographs at German-run camps at the end of the war represent the life of the inmates during all the prior time. Those horrible conditions in Bergen-Belsen were the result of Allied bombing and refusal to come to any terms whatsoever with the Germans, 100%. Put the fault where it belongs.

  21. by Drew

    On March 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Another great site Carolyn. It’s really amazing that we have such overwhelming evidence that the holohoax is just as the name indicates, yet the myth persists. One would be wise to look at the tragic events of the Nuremberg trials and actually review the quote “evidence” used against the Germans. These “trials” were a tragic event, and one must remember it was a military tribunal where anything goes, and anything except the truth went. If the world does not come to grips with the actual events of WWI and WWII, then we will not understand the events of today and the causes. Thanks for being part of the solution. Do you collaborate with Wayne at Justic4Germans.com?

  22. by Carolyn

    On March 13, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Do you collaborate with Wayne at Justic4Germans.com?

    No, I don’t. It looks like he went out of business. Hasn’t posted anything since Sept. ’13 — over 5 months.

    Yes, as we notice from some of the believers who write to this site, they don’t pay attention to whether there is evidence or not,. They just accept the whole package blindly, telling themselves that it’s all been proven, and people [Jewish survivors] wouldn’t lie about such things.

  23. by #Trendit

    On April 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    This is just too hilarious. People actually believe in the holohoax? It’s not as if there’s a huge wealth of evidence supporting the fact as well as the mysterious disappearance of twelve million people, six million of whom were classified as Jewish. Wait… I think I’m on to something. Lord Xenu planned the whole setup, he actually abducted all twelve million forcefully, after putting them in ghettos. He then placed them in camps in which inmates were either gassed or worked to death. He was unable to kill them all though since another invading alien species managed to liberate the camps and destroy his empire. This narrative seems to have an odd similarity to the holohoax conspiracy… it’s almost as if the holohoax was a real event.

  24. by Omar

    On May 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Is everyone this ignorant. Especially this Carolyn chick, do you really believe that the Holocaust is fake. How can you explain the millions of people that just “disappeared” from the Earth. Carolyn are you kidding me there is too much evidence for us to even handle that the Holocaust handle. How can you be any more clueless. And one more thing, why do you like denying the fact that there was a Holocaust so much. Every time I read your comments, Carolyn, it just agitates me more.

  25. by winston

    On June 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    @ Omar. Dont get agitated, get even. Break out some facts. Address the points raised.
    How do millions of people just disappear? They don’t and they didn’t. Arguing against your own straw men is not going to convince anyone. Try addressing the contradictory facts raised by people like Arthur Butz, David Cole, Carlo Mottogno, Germar Rudolf, Dean Irebodd (aka ‘denierbud’), and many others.

    If you go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum website you read that hundreds of Jewish children under the age of 15 (including infants) were found at the camp when it was liberated. This is completely at odds with the story that anyone unable to work was gassed on arrival. I dont put any atrocity past the Nazis. That said, we need to go where the evidence leads. Adding fantasy and war time propaganda to it belittles the actual suffering that took place.

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