SHOCK: Jew-Hater Al Sharpton Given Podium On Rosh Hashanah At East Side Jewish “Synagogue”


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The “Reverend” Al Sharpton, the vile anti-semite, who fueled the Crown Heights riots more than two decades ago, was honored with delivering a speech at a NYC “synagogue” on Rosh Hashanah.

Sharpton posted the attached photo on his Facebook page, and wrote “Being presented to speak at the Rosh Hashanah Services of the East Side Synagogue by Rabbi Perry Berkowitz and Rabbi Leah Berkowitz”.

YWN will remind our readers that Al Sharpton wasn’t always an unrepentant MSNBC star, and first-in-line to agitate a racial situation anywhere in the country. Twenty-seven years ago a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people. The media usually gives it a politically correct description: “violence between the area’s Blacks and Jews.” But the violence was not two-sided. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood’s Caribbean community, fueled in large part by Al Sharpton, the “Reverend” who does not believe in the commandment about “bearing false witness.”

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Sharpton called Jews “diamond merchants” during the aftermath of the Crown Heights riots, which took place in Brooklyn in 1991. Sharpton, who led protests that led to the riots, said at the time “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

On the third day following the tragic Crown Heights car accident, Sharpton joined Sonny Carson and led a march. The marchers proceeded through Crown Heights, carrying anti-semitic signs and an Israeli flag was burned. Rioters threw bricks and bottles at police; shots were fired at police and police cars were pelted and overturned, including the Police Commissioner’s car.

Riots escalated to the extent that a detachment of 200 police officers was overwhelmed and had to retreat for their safety. On August 22, over 1,800 police officers, including mounted and motorcycle units, had been dispatched to stop the attacks on people and property.

Last year, Sharpton was given the podium alongside Mayor DeBlasio at an interfaith rally to Honor Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre victims.

A petition was started online to have the Synagogue apology to the family of Yankel Rosenbaum HY”D.

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  1. these people are NOT in the category of a tinok shenishba they are in the category of a meshumad, their religion being “social justice”.

  2. What do you expect from reformi? Most of them are failures not only as jews but as human beings too. Traitors. Afra l’pumei.

  3. The gemara says that if a person shows indifference to the rest of the tzibbur during a time of distress, that is a sign he is not a descendent of Avraham yitzchak and yaakov, and the fact that this is happening in a reform “synagogue” where at least half of the congregants there probably aren’t even jewish proves this gemara’s timeless truth even more.

  4. He never killed any “Reform” or “Conservative” Jews. And most of the Reform were quite pleased when he organized a pogrom against frum Jews.

  5. This article is totally inappropriate for Yeshiva World News! I don’t want to see any pictures of that menuval Sharpton, and I don’t want to see pcitures of “Rabbi Leah”!

  6. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews “by the neighborhood’s Caribbean community,” fueled in large part by Al Sharpton … By SEGMENTS of the neighborhood’s Caribbean community. As the days wore on, many of the pogromists the agitators bussed in from other areas because not enough locals would participate.

  7. YWN, thanks for the lashon hara about our fellow Jews. I really needed a juicy one today, especially for the aseres yemai teshuva, and you came through. Much appreciated.

  8. The following from their web site says it all:

    “This year, our worship space of many years, the All Souls Sanctuary, is undergoing extensive renovation and is not available for our use. We are blessed that services will be held instead at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church at corner of 73rd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. This is a beautiful and awe-inspiring space that will deepen our High Holyday experience.”

  9. Also from their web site re Rosh Hashana service:

    “You don’t want to miss famed singing sensation and Jewish gospel singer, Joshua Nelson, rock the house on Rosh Hashanah – you won’t believe it! Be thrilled and moved by the music of award-winning Broadway composer, Gary William Friedman, whose compositions give wings to the words of prayer.”