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(3) Mike, October 13, 2014 7:10 PM

Simon Wiesenthal makes a strong case for Columbus being a Jew

Simon Wiesenthal presents in his book "Sails of Hope" many more arguments. I highly recommend reading it.
Simon Wiesenthal writes (not verbatum but in the sense of) what should lead the reader to believe that what is in the book is true? Only my credibility and integrity of my previous writing.

He was a foremost scholar of the Holocaust and worked to bring many Nazi criminals to justice.

(2) Anonymous, May 22, 2012 7:04 AM

Columbus

What difference does it make whether or not Columbus was a Jew. What REALLY matters is whether Jews are taking advantage of the golden opportunity Hashem has kindly handed us to make Al1yah and populate Our Promised Land NOW while we can still leave.

Anonymous, May 22, 2012 8:38 PM

Aliyah?

What does aliyah to Israel have to do with this article? To state that "What REALLY matters..." is a bit myopic and you've missed the point. Consider that the USA (even with all it's myriad of issues) is a historically kinder and more compassionate country to Jews than any other country EVER. There are many Torah giants of recent times who referred to the USA as a 'Medina Shel Chessed.' Perhaps Hashem sent the solution of the oncoming exile from the Iberian Empire before tragedies unfolded thereby allowing Jews to eventually settle in the USA.

(1) Anonymous, May 22, 2012 12:37 AM

I don't think we want him

I have heard this many times before and every time I hear it I cringe. Let me just say that those who know a bit of the history of this mass murderer want to disassociate themselves from him. There are couple of scholarly books outlining the atrocities committed by Columbus, but for a quick preview, I recommend a Huffinton Post article. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-kasum/columbus-day-a-bad-idea_b_742708.html If he had Jewish blood, I am sure he did not have Jewish morals. I prefer to think that he was not Jewish. Others can keep him.

Ben Aliyah, May 24, 2012 3:28 PM

Thanks for the huffingtonpost link

A real eye opener. I agree - he couldn't have been Jewish. I heard about some of these evil deeds here: http://ethnikoi.org/terror.html

Jole, July 27, 2012 12:18 PM

That link whoa

When I woke up this morning, Columbus was just that cool Italian guy that found the Americas, and opened trade routes for Spain. I didn't think of him at all, but for a chance interview I listened to on the book report radio show. Steve Berry was talking about his new book, The Columbus affair, at which point he made me aware of two things I didn't know: Columbus was most likely a Jew, and the hooked 'X' in his signature that donates the Vikings to have been in America before him...Now I also know of the terror he represented, and that he was responsible for taking syphilis to Europe - not a person I would think we should celebrate.

 

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