Pat Robertson Says Jews ‘Polishing Diamonds, Not Fixing Cars,’ Rabbi Daniel Lapin Agrees (VIDEO)
Conservative minister and media mogul Pat Robertson conveyed anti-Jewish stereotypes in Monday’s episode of the ‘700 Club’ in an interview with Rabbi Daniel Lapin about his new book on the “ancient Jewish wisdom” of “making money,” according to Right Wing Watch.
Robertson introduced Lapin by asking: “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the weekends or mowing their lawns. That’s what Daniel Lapin says and there’s a very good reason for that, and it lies within the business secrets of the Bible.”
Later in the interview, Right Wing Watch reported that Robertson said that Jews are “polishing diamonds, not fixing cars.”
Lapin said, “When you correctly said in Jewish neighborhoods you do not find Jews lying under their cars on Sunday afternoons, no, I pay one of the best mechanics around to take care of my BMW… I’d be crazy to take my time doing it myself.”
“Or for me to mow my lawn, I’m the worse lawnmower in the world, but the young man who lives down the street from me, he’s one of the best and he’s happy to do it and I’m happy,” the rabbi said, adding that paying for such services is all about “taking care of God’s other children.”
Lapin also repeated his claim that God doesn’t want people to retire, and commended Robertson for still hosting the 700 Club.
“There’s no Hebrew word for retirement; the general rule is when there’s no Hebrew word for something, it’s a bad idea,” Lapin said. “For instance, there’s no Hebrew word for adolescent, because when you think about it an adolescent is just somebody who wants all the privileges of adulthood with none of the responsibilities. No word for adolescent, no word for retire and I’m very happy that you’ve taken that lesson to heart.”
Robertson agreed that retirement is a violation of God’s law. Lapin added that there is also no Hebrew word for “fair.”
At the end of the interview, Lapin said that the United States has embraced a Marxist government that “turns people into slaves.”
Watch a video of the exchange below: