Fanatic Rabbi Teaches "Goyim Slavery" ???
In its 30 years of existence, Shas has evolved from a marginal ethnic political group to Israel's fourth largest party in the Knesset, and is today the unchallenged kingmaker of Israeli politics. Its leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, as quoted in Israel's Jerusalem Post, teaches: The sole purpose of non-Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas's Council of Tarah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator: "Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world, only to serve the People of Israel," he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat. Now, Shas, or in its full name, the Sephardic Torah Guardians Movement, is attempting to establish a beachhead among American Sephardic Jews and, it hopes, replicate its success in Israel. On December 4, the group launched its United States affiliate, American Friends of Shas, based in Brooklyn. The new organization's goals are still in flux and, while activists agree its main mission should be raising the profile of Shas in America, some are also calling for active fundraising to support the party's operations in Israel.