web analytics
November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Revolting Lie that Michael Jackson was a Nazi Sympathizer


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
Photo Credit: Screenshot

Above everything else in our relationship, Michael was immensely sensitive to my family’s Jewish observance and did everything to respect it at all times. When we would visit him at his homes and hotel suites he would always order kosher food from local restaurants for us. He developed a taste for the cuisine of some well-known kosher restaurants and would often go there on his own after getting to know the restaurant through me.

The speech I composed for him, based on our conversations, that was delivered at the Oxford Union in March, 2001 – one of his crowning achievements where he received a standing ovation and which, unfortunately, has yet to be released by his estate – was filled with Jewish references and wisdom. Michael told me to leave it all in. As a Jehovah’s Witness he felt an immediate kinship and bond with the Jewish people and their teachings.

Michael was an African-American male who told me that he and his family had experienced a great deal of discrimination in their lives. Surely it is adding insult to injury to accuse Michael of a racism that was never expressed through his actions and never felt in his heart.

About the Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is the international best-selling author of 29 books, including The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

8 Responses to “Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Revolting Lie that Michael Jackson was a Nazi Sympathizer”

  1. Tzvi Fishman says:

    I'm confused. Was Michael Jackson Jewish that he had a rabbi? Didn't he embrace Islam? Didn't he have legal problems surrounding accusations of pedophilia? Wasn't his death due to an overdose of hard drugs? Is he a positive role model to praised? This is very confusing. Soon people will be saying that Jesus was a friend of the Jews!

  2. Sandra Mc says:

    good points, Tzvi

  3. Sarah Dreyfuss says:

    I think he was a Jehovah's witness.I guess in his petty mind he thought if he was a Nazi sympathizer that is ultimate whiteness.But he did speak against Jews my mom would know better.She told me when he died because I was sad and she said he hated us.I do not know what he was doing with Rabbi Shmuley?I see the Rabbi on here(FB)everyday.He talks politics:).

  4. Lynn Mathis says:

    Michael Jackson was a practicing Jehovah's Witness until he was about 30, when he broke officially with them over his work. He embraced people of all religions- among them Islam, Buddhism and other Christian religions (his second wife was Jewish). I am unaware of him ever speaking out against Jews or sympathizing with Nazis (as Rabbi Boteach pointed out) and propofol is hardly a "hard drug".
    This "story" among others is being passed about by a man named Matt Fiddes who worked once for him as a security man and is now hunting some attention. He never spent much time around Jackson but is trying to use the few existing pictures of them together to publicize his "martial arts empire". It's sad, really.
    Thinking people should never confuse accusations with facts.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Shmuley Boteach go sell your lies to some other stupids…. you are one of those vampires running for money! luckily many still remember how you betrayed MJ!

  6. Anonymous says:

    once you slammed him for all his child-likeness, now you are pushing to stick his name to your ideals. next time try harder… and make up a new mask.

    you are truely one of those who hold the name of God as a way paver to hide their greed and ambitions. obviously you will keep selling your brief time with him. that I know michael would regret the way he regreted his time with martin bashir.

  7. Bo Green says:

    Sarah, this is media-driven untruth. MJ most certainly did not want to be white; he had terrible vitiligo, as confirmed by the L.A. coroner and photos. And this article clearly shows that MJ felt close to the Jewish people.

  8. Bo Green says:

    Tzvi, it's not good to spread untrue rumors. The rumor that MJ embracing Islam has been thoroughly debunked. He was found innocent of ALL allegations; recent information such as newly released FBI files continue to exonerate him and prove the accusers were extortionists. His death was NOT due to "hard drugs," or any illicit drugs, but incompetence by his physician attending him for insomnia.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
F-16 fighter jet.
ISIS ‘Prince’ of Iraq’s Anbar Province Killed
Latest Indepth Stories
Looters in Ferguson wore masks to avoid being identified -- but the kafiyehs worn by some provided a clue to possible identities.

Cries of justice for Michael Brown drowned out any call for justice for Police Officer Daryl Wilson.

got your back

Cloistered captain Obama, touts his talents and has the temerity to taunt Bibi,his besieged ally

Gush-Katif-082412

Former PM Ariel Sharon succinctly said, “the fate of Netzarim (Gush Katif) is the fate of Tel-Aviv.”

Red Line Obama

“What’s a line between friends?”

Unrest in YESHA and J’m helps Abbas and Abdullah defuse anger, gain politically and appear moderates

A “Shliach” means to do acts with complete devotion and dedication in order to help bring Moshiach.

Here, things seem to get a little hazy, why should a Jewish State “based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel” confine itself to ensuring “complete equality… irrespective of religion, race, etc.”, especially when this includes “Arab inhabitants” who launched an “onslaught” against the State, months before it even existed? […]

“We don’t just care for the children; we make sure they have the best quality of life.”

“Why do people get complacent with the things they’re told?”

Arab opposition to a Jewish State of any size was made known by word and deed in the form of terror

Operation Moses: First time in history that non-blacks came to Africa to free blacks from oppression

As Arabs murder and maim Jews, Jordan’s leaders bark the blood libel of “Israeli aggression.”

Perhaps attacking a terrorist’s legacy broadly and publicly would dissuade others from terrorism?

R’ Aryeh yelled “Run, I’ll fight!” Using a chair against terrorists to buy time so others could flee

Riot started when Muslim students wore the Pal. kaffiyeh and Druze students demanded them removed

The “Media” didn’t want us to know what a kind, giving, loving young woman Dalia was.

More Articles from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meet in the Kremlin, Nov. 20, 2013.

On the one hand, Putin has been a friend to Chabad and to Israel. On the other hand, Putin is a brutal dictator.

The gradual trickle of self-hatred into the Jewish soul is evidencing itself in the American Jewish public.

Rabbi Schochet wrote the Johannesburg Beis Din: It is totally prohibited and unacceptable to hear someone like Boteach.

If you’re feeling down, stop reading right now. You’re only going to be more depressed.

The world and the United State continue to give Rouhani a pass.

American Jews – especially those working on campus – don’t accept that we have a battle on our hands.

But the most painful part of an otherwise illuminating and extraordinary Forum was Iranian President Rouhani’s speech.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/rabbi-shmuley-boteach-the-revolting-lie-that-michael-jackson-was-a-nazi-sympathizer/2012/05/10/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: