Elder of Ziyon: “Jews place sorcery papers in Al Aqsa Mosque”

The website of the Waqf is now accusing Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount of practicing sorcery on the Temple Mount…


  • Waffle

    Hmmm. . . could that have been Victor Espinoza’s note asking for a win for American Pharaoh?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The champion horse is owned by an Orthodox Jew.

      • Waffle

        Apparently so. When I first heard this story, which is fascinating, it immediately occurred that the jockey’s name was Jewish, so I did some research. Espinoza is indeed a Jewish name and probably goes back to when the Jews arrived in Iberia with the Romans. I found several references, but here is a an excerpt from Cecil Roth, who was once the preiminent Jewish historian: “There are many indicators that the name Espinoza may be of Jewish origin, emanating from the Jewish communities of Spain and Portugal. When the Romans conquered the Jewish nation in 70 CE, much of the Jewish population was sent into exile throughout the Roman Empire. Many were sent to the Iberian Peninsula. Around the 12th century, surnames started to become common in Iberia. In Spain, where Arab-Jewish influence was significant, these new names retained their old original structure, so that many of the Jewish surnames were of Hebrew derivation. ” It was not uncommon to use names from nature. Espinoza refers to the hawthorn bush. But please keep in mind that Victor is not Jewish, although through his extended family, there is a probable link to Baruch Spinoza, the 1th century philosopher. I have speculated that Victor’s family converted way, way back, probably at or prior to the reconquista. There is a coat of arms for the Espinozas which features the head-piece from a suit of armour. Also, the records show that his family started to emigrate to New Spain in the 1500’s, so they couldn’t have been among the exiles of 1492 because there were no unbaptized Jews left in Spain after the 9th of Av in 1492. Also, Jews were banned from New Spain. This means they were already Christians. Were they anusim (the forced ones) who converted after the massacres of 1392? Probably not, because of the heraldry and probable high positions in the community (Burgos, then the capital of Castile). My research is somewhat superficial, but at some point, it will be more thorough. What I find especially interesting is that there are lots of people like Victor (with Sephardic Jewish roots) who have started to explore them. Ha Shem works in mysterious ways.Subject: Re: Comment on Elder of Ziyon: “ Jews place sorcery papers in Al Aqsa Mosque”

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Actually, I was referring to Ahmed Zayat, one of the last Jews to leave Egypt. Far from being an oil baron, he made his fortune in the soft drink business. He sold it to Heineken for nearly $300 million and invested the proceeds in his racing stable. As for American Pharaoh, he has trainer Bob Baffert instead of Joseph interpreting his dreams.

          • Waffle

            I read that Zayat is shomer shabbat and since the race took place on Saturday, Zayat spent the weekend in a luxury RV on location.

  • ontario john

    They must have mixed up visitors from the united church with the Jews. Its the united church that loves the voodoo religion.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Do they believe in the evil eye, too?

  • Jay Currie

    I love that joovoo that you do