Rabbi Yehuda Levin Blames Gay Marriage for Murder of 8-Year Old Boy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Please meet Rabbi Yehuda Levin. This filthy piece of shit says the gruesome and senseless murder of 8-year old Leiby Kletzky occurred because the Jewish Orthodox community did not stop marriage equality from becoming law in New York. Rabbi Yehuda Levin is the Rabbi du jour of the National Organization of Marriage.

New York became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage on June 25th, 2011.

On July 11th, a lunatic named Levi Aron lured 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky into his car as the boy walked home from school in Brooklyn. Aron took Kletzky to his home where he proceeded to drug, kill and dismember the poor boy. But according to Rabbi Yehuda Levin, it’s the gays and the passage of marriage equality are to blame.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin stokes the flames at 7:00 minute mark.

“They wanted rights, then they wanted to adopt, they wanted special protections, and ultimately they wanted marriage and we all know that we did precious little. If those three or four thousand people, at the direction of their leaders and their common sense, would have come out against marriage, against this final nail in the coffin of morality, maybe we wouldn’t have had to had this episode replay itself. This came in the very aftermath of the marriage bill, my dear friends, and not doing anything.”

Listen:

As I stated earlier, the National Organization for Marriage invited Rabbi Yehuda Levin to join them at a protest rally against New York marriage equality shortly before the vote. Dear Rabbi proudly accepted their invitation.

I’m waiting for the National Organization for Marriage to denounce Rabbi Yehuda Levin’s vile comments but, so far only crickets from Maggie Gallagher and the gang.

You really have to wonder what kind of person or group exploits the murder of an innocent 8-year old boy to further their agenda of hatred and bigotry?

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21 Responses to Rabbi Yehuda Levin Blames Gay Marriage for Murder of 8-Year Old Boy

  1. Rachel says:

    The world view of the Orthodox Jews is extreme and very dangerous. They scare the crap out of me and when I lived in New York many moons ago, I went out of my way to avoid them. What this Rabbi said is about as appalling a thing as I’ve ever heard. He’s belongs with Michele Bachmann and all the other religious extremists in this country. He’s shameless.

  2. DMason says:

    Rabbi Yehuda Levin needs his ass kicked and then dropped in the Hudson River.

  3. ajihani says:

    Rabbi Yehuda Levin is a nasty hater.

  4. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    What an Asshole……….. This only goes to prove….There is no difference at all between Islamic, Christian or Judaic Fundamentalists! They’re all out of the f-u-c-k-ing minds!!!!!!!!!

  5. Torahtrue says:

    Rabbi Yehuda Levin is a sweet sweet person who would go out of his way to help anyone. Years ago, when I was 25, I called him out of the blue with a pressing personal problem. He did not know me at all, yet he was willing to travel upstate that very night with my family to meet an important person who could help. Yes, he has strong views and is politically incorrect. Thus, he is the perfect punching bag for the liberal left. Rabbi Levin is not about bigotry or hatred. He does not ask what anyone does in the privacy of their own home. But when G-d’s laws are flaunted and stamped upon by society, look at history and in the bible to see the reprecussions. No one is gloating or saying “I told you so” quite the opposite is true. Rabbi Levin expresses his deep pain and sorrow over the tragic event. It has become politically correct to bash anyone with strong views and especially religious views. When a society declares war on G-d; When religion and those who uphold it become the laughing stock of a society, then that society by definition and by the laws of nature is doomed. I hope and pray that NY remains a safe and vibrant place. I really do. But that is apparently not what the mockers and the G-dless desire.

  6. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Hitler missed one. Too bad. The world would be a better place w/o Rabbi Yehuda Levin.

  7. No, you be advised Torah-Wrong. You get one, not two.

    Flush.

  8. Randy Arroyo says:

    I admit near total ignorance about Judaism. I don’t recall any Jewish folks in my neighborhood when I was a kid in San Diego. I think I knew a few Jewish kids in high school. They were no different from anyone else. This Rabbi is obviously some kind of radical extremist. He’s a Jewish Osama bin Laden. Someone who perverts Judaism and makes it ugly. Still, it’s no excuse for what he said.

  9. JollyRoger says:

    I have said, to a lot of howling, that I find all of the Abrahamic religions to be vile. And this is why. It seems that it is a feature of Abrahamic sects that you can deem yourself to be the only one who is “Godly” enough, and that any and all others either measure up to your standards…. or else.

  10. Adirondacky says:

    How can a purported man of God use the craven slaughter of a little boy to push his homophobic agenda? This Rabbi ranks as one of the most despicable people I’ve ever had the misfortune to encounter. Shame on him. A pox on his house.

  11. feminazi says:

    If Rabbi Levin is saying “those 4000 Jews”, to describe the orthodox Jewish people and calling all other Jewish people (it’s difficult to understand him), as in reformed Jews then he’s calling for a religious war. His message is political. He’s a stupid demagogue. Most orthodox Jews I’ve known keep to themselves preferring to live apart from mainstream of the culture. I think Randy Arroyo described the Rabbi well; he’s a Jewish Osama bin Laden. A perversion of Judaism as I’ve known it for 67 years.

  12. Big Hank says:

    As soon as I read, “Rabbi Yehuda Levin is the Rabbi du jour of the National Organization of Marriage,” I knew this guy would be trouble and worthy of an ass-wupping.

  13. lea-lea says:

    Has the Orthodox Jewish community in New York spoken out against this Rabbi?

    If not, why not? He’s diseased and his views are wrong and dangerous.

  14. Saul Braun says:

    Many of these comments are troubling, especially the poster who claims Hitler Missed one and the Poster who abhores all the Abrahamic religions (never actually heard of that term before). Are you referring to the western Religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam? That is just as narrow minded as any comments made by The Rabbi you are condeming. The problem with Rabbi Levin’s comments is that they are insensitive to the family of Leiby Kletsky and quite devisive. He seems to be blaming the Orthodox Jewish Community for this horrible tragedy because we failed to do enough to protest the passing of Legislation legalizing gay marriage in the State of New York. How he connects the two is mystifying. Gay rights has nothing to do with this tragedy. I just hope the family hasn’t heard his most recent message as I sincerely doubt his extreme position qualifies as words of Comfort. I do not know Rabbi Levin and actually never heard of him until recently, but it seems that that he is using this tragedy to press an extereme political and religious agenda. The real problem is that his comments are inappropriate. However for others (such as the posters on this blog) to condemn all Orthodox Jews for the Rabbis comments is absolutely wrong. Although many within the Orthodox community probably would identify with his open stance against the legalization of gay marriage, I doubt those same people would support his comments concerning this horrible tragedy. In fact, most religious Jews that I have spoken too feel strongly that the Rabbi’s comments are completely inappropriate and that he should not have made them. However, he has a right to speak his mind like anyone else. Again, I just hope the family has not heard them because more than anything else I just find Rabbi Levin’s comments to be insensitive.

  15. Saul Braun,

    There is no Rabbi Yehuda Levin “seems to be blaming the Orthodox Jewish Community for this horrible tragedy because we failed to do enough to protest the passing of Legislation legalizing gay marriage.”

    This is PRECISELY what he said. No parsing, and no reading between the lines.

    What is “mystifying” to me is, why hasn’t the Jewish Orthodox community in Brooklyn spoken out denouncing Rabbi Yehuda Levin’s vile, bigoted, homophobic, hate-filled remarks?

  16. Saul Braun says:

    Mr. Di Sprito, what do you want them to say? You want them to come out and trash Levin. I had brought Levin’s comments to the attention of several “Orthodox jews” in New Jersey and they had never even heard of Levin and were quite shocked that he made the comments. Rabbi Levin seems to post all his comments on the internet like you and everyone else. However, many religious Jews, especially the extremely religious do not even go on the internet and probably do not listen to his weekly messages. I have a feeling that many of them are not aware of his comments and have no interest in hearing them. He does not represent the entire Community. I agree that his comments are outrageous, but he should never have made them because they show a complete lack of sensitivity to the Family (especially during their time of grieving). He also said a while back that any jew who votes for a politician who supports Gay rights is violating Torah law. I generally vote for Democratic Candidates, I am sure everyone of them has or would be in support of gay rights. Although I do not agree with that life style, I would not seek to oppose legislation legalizing gay marriage and do not seek to define a candidate on one issue. Levins main issue is opposing gay rights. he can post and say whatever the hell he wants, If you are bothered by them do not listen to him. All the best Bro

  17. Saul Braun,

    Just because several of your Orthodox pals in New Jersey (another state) have never heard of this radical, rightwing bigot, is completely meaningless. The fact of the matter is, Rabbi Yehuda Levin is the Rabbi and founder of Congregation Mevakshei Hashem Synagogue in Brooklyn, NY. He is well known in the Orthodox Rabbinical community.

    Linking the senseless and horrific murder of poor, little Leiby Kletzky to New York legalizing gay marriage is just one of Rabbi Yehuda Levin’s acts of insanity. Rabbi Yehuda Levin aligned himself with New York Republican gubernatorial candidate, Carl Paladino — who was unfaithful with his wife and fathered a child with his mistress. Rabbi Yehuda Levin also penned the text Paladino delivered at a rally that was laced with vile, homophobic rhetoric.

    Of course, not all members of the Orthodox Rabbinical community are bigots. Case in point, Rabbi Avi Weiss is an Orthodox Rabbi, of an Orthodox Congregation in Riverdale NYC. He is a Graduate of Yeshiva University Rabbinical Smicha under Rabbi YD Soleveitchic, and is the current President of Yeshiva Chovevie Torah, an Orthodox Rabbinical Training program in NYC. He is also a leader and Jewish activist, helping many Jews all over the world. He is also ardently opposed to all forms of homophobia.

  18. Saul Braun says:

    Dude, who cares what State Levin is from, when he makes a broad based statement linking legalizing gay marriage to Murder he makes it seem as if he is speaking for all Orthodox Jews or as he defines it True “Torah Observant” Jews. He doesn’t, as he has always crticized the Aguda, a major Orthodox Rabbinical Organization for not supposedly supporting his protests or taking a stronger stance against the whole issue of gay marriage and or how the gay/lesbian life style is according to him destroying the very fabric of our society. I actually saw one Jewish News Paper today by the way which contains a joint letter from two Rabbis, one from the West Coast and one from New Jersey who came out expressing outrage over Rabbi Levin’s comments. My point to you is that most Rabbi’s or Leaders within the Orthodox community probably feel that his coments were wholly inappropriate, but are not interested in criticising him publicly because they have no interest in open Public discussion about this Horrible Tragedy. As a supposed “Activist”, is not Rabbi Levin looking for headlines? Maybe there are other Rabbi(s) and I will confine it to Orthodox Rabbis who have made a Public Statements regarding his comments. Do you want me to keep my eyes open for Public comment and bring it to your attention if anyone else addresses it or specifically expresses outrage or attachs Levin? Just Rabbis in New York have not offered comment does not mean Rabbis from other areas have remained silent.

  19. Saul Braun says:

    Dude, who cares what State Levin is from, when he makes a broad based statement linking legalizing gay marriage to Murder he makes it seem as if he is speaking for all Orthodox Jews or as he defines it True “Torah Observant” Jews. He doesn’t, as he has always crticized the Aguda, a major Orthodox Rabbinical Organization for not supposedly supporting his protests or taking a stronger stance against the whole issue of gay marriage and or how the gay/lesbian life style is according to him destroying the very fabric of our society. I actually saw one Jewish News Paper today by the way which contains a joint letter from two Rabbis, one from the West Coast and one from New Jersey who came out expressing outrage over Rabbi Levin’s comments. My point to you is that most Rabbi’s or Leaders within the Orthodox community probably feel that his coments were wholly inappropriate, but are not interested in criticising him publicly because they have no interest in open Public discussion about this Horrible Tragedy. As a supposed “Activist”, is not Rabbi Levin looking for headlines? Maybe there are other Rabbi(s) and I will confine it to Orthodox Rabbis who have made a Public Statements regarding his comments. Do you want me to keep my eyes open for Public comment and bring it to your attention if anyone else addresses it or specifically expresses outrage or attachs Levin? Just because Rabbis in New York have not offered comment does not mean Rabbis from other areas have remained silent.

  20. Saul,

    If you happen to see news sources citing Rabbis denouncing Rabbi Yehuda Levin’s vile comments and feel like posting links to the sources, that would be great.

    Thanks.

  21. Saul Braun says:

    I will need to fugure out how to do it but I if I see anything I will try, all the best

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