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Robertson: Jews Too Busy ‘Polishing Diamonds’

By: JTA

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores.

Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful.

“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,” Robertson said in introducing the rabbi.

Lapin was on the show to promote his book “Thou Shall Prosper,” which, according to his website, discusses “why Jews throughout the ages flourish economically,” and “how you can benefit from this Jewish wisdom.”

“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,” Lapin said during the interview. Robertson followed Lapin’s explanation with the crack that Jews were polishing diamonds instead of fixing their cars.

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139 Responses to “Robertson: Jews Too Busy ‘Polishing Diamonds’”

  1. I have Never cared for the 700 Club!!!

  2. I have Never cared for the 700 Club!!!

  3. And Robertson rakes it in from the poor fools that actually listen to and believe that hogwash he preaches. I wonder who services his car or cuts his grass in front of his mansion which he really “earned”?

  4. And Robertson rakes it in from the poor fools that actually listen to and believe that hogwash he preaches. I wonder who services his car or cuts his grass in front of his mansion which he really “earned”?

  5. Paula Martin says:

    The same thing that would make anyone successful…HARD WORK!

  6. I’m too busy polishing my diamonds to comment …

  7. Rich Tabron says:

    Crime makes you successful .

  8. Rich Tabron says:

    Crime makes you successful .

  9. Rich Tabron says:

    What he says has some truth .

  10. Rich Tabron says:

    What he says has some truth .

  11. He belongs to a pagan religion and gets PAID to misinterpret our bible. Hmm…talk about polishing diamonds. Dude is a polished big old turd.

  12. Like what, Rich? How many Jews do you think have diamonds to polish? Do you believe that crap also?

  13. He did not mean that statement badly! I watch 700 club and their is no other Christian show that promotes Christians are to help the Jews the way they do! Every week they have several segments on Jewish news and inventions . He meant God is really blessing the Jews! Which I might add he is!

  14. He did not mean that statement badly! I watch 700 club and their is no other Christian show that promotes Christians are to help the Jews the way they do! Every week they have several segments on Jewish news and inventions . He meant God is really blessing the Jews! Which I might add he is!

  15. You ppl are haters! It is sad it really is , probably more then half aren’t Jews ! I know who is and isn’t by their statements! Sad such hateful remarks, I would ask my self do I worship God or the devil.

  16. You ppl are haters! It is sad it really is , probably more then half aren’t Jews ! I know who is and isn’t by their statements! Sad such hateful remarks, I would ask my self do I worship God or the devil.

  17. Lorraine Taylor, I’m not one to be easily offended and all, but I don’t see how this could have possibly been meant as something good. The myth that Jews are loaded with money and control money and don’t do hard work and just take advantage of others to get rich is so old and we’re sick of hearing it. I am Jewish and I clean my own home and take care of my family myself and cook our meals and do my own laundry and work and them find time to volunteer to help others. Enough is enough! I certainly don’t polish any diamonds.

  18. Lorraine Taylor, I’m not one to be easily offended and all, but I don’t see how this could have possibly been meant as something good. The myth that Jews are loaded with money and control money and don’t do hard work and just take advantage of others to get rich is so old and we’re sick of hearing it. I am Jewish and I clean my own home and take care of my family myself and cook our meals and do my own laundry and work and them find time to volunteer to help others. Enough is enough! I certainly don’t polish any diamonds.

  19. Wish I had some diamonds to polish… ;)

  20. Tracy Ramsey says:

    Yeah, except somewhere along the line someone forgot to send me my secret Jewish decoder ring. So instead of polishing diamonds, silly me, I’ve been working hard and paying my taxes. So if any of the Elders of Zion happen to read this, could you slip one in the mail for me? Then maybe I can get in on some of those cool conspiracies and super Jew powers we’re supposed to have, at least according to the Arab press and folks like Mel Gibson.

  21. Tracy Ramsey says:

    Yeah, except somewhere along the line someone forgot to send me my secret Jewish decoder ring. So instead of polishing diamonds, silly me, I’ve been working hard and paying my taxes. So if any of the Elders of Zion happen to read this, could you slip one in the mail for me? Then maybe I can get in on some of those cool conspiracies and super Jew powers we’re supposed to have, at least according to the Arab press and folks like Mel Gibson.

  22. Sue Johnson says:

    Tacky. Tacky. Tacky. Jews were not allowed to do many other professional jobs in years past. Handling money was considered “too dirty” for many people, so the “dirty Jews” were allowed to. Thus, they developed the skills to manage money. It backfired on us squeaky-clean gentiles, didn’t it? Shame on him! And Robert, he misinterprets the Gentile Bible, too.

  23. Sue Johnson says:

    Tacky. Tacky. Tacky. Jews were not allowed to do many other professional jobs in years past. Handling money was considered “too dirty” for many people, so the “dirty Jews” were allowed to. Thus, they developed the skills to manage money. It backfired on us squeaky-clean gentiles, didn’t it? Shame on him! And Robert, he misinterprets the Gentile Bible, too.

  24. Ira Abramson says:

    This man ran for what?

  25. Ira Abramson says:

    This man ran for what?

  26. Scott Jacobs says:

    My interpretation of the story: “Rich televangelists who live inside glass TV-screens should not toss about (gem)stones.”

  27. Share already some diamonds with him, he is soooooo pour! :)

  28. Ira Abramson says:

    We all are not wealthy. Some of us Jews are poor, but there is one thing, we take care of our own and others.

  29. Why are Jewish family are successful they are Gods chosen people so stop putting them down and Bless then God will Bless you

  30. Larraine, we, the Jews are real haters! Crusades, inquisition, pogroms, concentration camps – we did that all to pour good-natured Christians and others. Go now and ask yourself what it is that you worship! :)

  31. Larraine!!! WE DO NOT NEED YOUR “help” and “love”.

  32. Robertson is Christian Zionism’s best supporter of Israel.

  33. How sad that they continue to let him talk on t.v. He seriously has an issue with dimentia setting in. Everything he worked for and stood for is going to fall if they do not take him off the air!

  34. Lorraine!!! I am from Kiev, Ukraine which means: I am an old expert on anti-Semitism! He did mean badly! He did mean to humiliate and diminish us! But he did not achieved his goal – that is why we are not “hating” – we are just joking and laughing! But I agree with you: Hashem the Almighty does bless the Jews. One of our blessing: our enemies are fools.:)

  35. They consider us Goyim. My Grandmother was Jewish. My Grandfather was not. I am a believer in Yahshua…no labels..tags. after 40 years in wilderness…and other hardships..they still dont get it. Chosen only…as the vehicle to bring forth the Messiah..Yashua

  36. Victoria Livshutz…point in case.

  37. Joann Eddy says:

    MAY GOD BLESS US ALL AMEN

  38. I wanted to put some more comments, but I need to go home, to feed my two precious diamonds. After all they need some polishing too, expecialy my 14 year old. :)

  39. Pat robertson has reaped millions as a televangelist. I bet he spends some of his weekends primping and preening.

  40. I will tell you what makes the Jewish people prosper, they are God’s chosen people, and that is all it takes.

  41. Who’s we ? You Victoria Livshutz! I didn’t offer any help! Don’t worry you don’t have my love!

  42. I guess polishing diamonds is a lot better than bowing down to Mecca and planing your next jihad! Use you time wisely!

  43. That’s awful and he a man of God

  44. Allen Miller says:

    Hey Robertson, FU!

  45. It’s time for Pat to throw in the towel. This comment should do it. To bad he didn’t do it before the insulting comment. Jews are blessed by God for a reason.

  46. Also Victoria Livshutz my Dad is Jewish , so I have as much right to be on here and say what ever I want too! So ”The We ” speak for you’re self !

  47. Tany Berman says:

    The guy is old and demented……

  48. lol sorry but come on hes such a joke!

  49. The devil hard at work

  50. So funny how people put all jews in one bag, dont have even one familiar Or close friend That. Is a jew And helloooo there aré a lot of poor people unfortunately in our comunities thats why we have The commandment of Tzedaka, giving money And helping The poor, but in one way Its true we aré busy with our diamonds That aré our children families And The Tora mitzvos…

  51. Gail Morris says:

    He has really been making off the wall comments for a while; needs to be stepping down and letting someone younger take his place. He is not acting right…

  52. Bastard….a man of god…NOT !!

  53. Alvin Glenn says:

    Pat Robertson is just another greedy television figure using religion to make himself a fortune. The jews rejected God’s Son that fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament. The jews in Israel are a strong determined people that I admire, however they are no longer God’s chosen, except in the fact they are free to accept Christ like all the people of the world.

  54. Lisa House says:

    Racist stupid moron

  55. Bailey Karr says:

    hatred poisons the soul!

  56. Jo Torres says:

    Lorraine is a prime example of the type of person who does watch the old fool and his prattling ignorance. He appeals to a segment that want to believe that someone is a biblical and political savant who can reassure them everything is going to be fine according to their belief set. He is vile and greedy.

  57. Don Hansen says:

    I doubt very much that Pat would say this, if he did he meant it in a different text, I’ve watched the 700 club for 30-40 yrs, I know he loves the Jewish people.

  58. nothing wrong with that statement, many jewish people are blessed financially & spiritually!

  59. A sad remark from a sad man. Some people don’t think before speaking. I would love to hear his reaction to the negative remarks. I am sure his writers will pen a nice, sweet apology and explanation.

  60. Clint Wolf says:

    What a worthless moron (always has been). And hey dumbass…wasn’t Jesus a Jew?

  61. Israel has many poor Jewish people but Pat focus on the rich ones, how do you spell jealousy? It burns him to become so vicious?

  62. God does not change his eternal covenant made with the Jews. “Chosen” to give Scriptures to the world, and that the Messiah would come through as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. So says God, still chosen in that sense. Nor is the Church the ‘New Israel’. Israel is the physical land of Israel given to the Jews. If the Jews did not reject Jesus, then his teachings would not have spread to the Gentiles. Further, Jesus said that as it is done to his brethren and those one considers their least, it is done to Him.

  63. Not a nice christian comment

  64. Maria Patti says:

    I dislike the many of the off the cuff and stupid remarks he has said over the years. Please know that there are many Christians who deeply and dearly love the Jewish people. They are to be blessed and are a blessing!!! Please know they will NEVER stop being God’s beloved chosen people. Any Christian who deny’s this has been led astray to being taught and believing wrong doctrine! Shame on them!!! No where in the Bible does it EVER say God turns his back on his people. Bless Israel forever!!

  65. Palin and simple anti-semitism/bigotry, however one wants to dress it up or excuse him for saying it.

  66. They are Adonai’s chosen people!

  67. Nancy Culp says:

    how much time does Pat Robertson spend counting his money. Just another Jim Bakker . Cut off the money and find out how much he believes in our Lord and savior. Jesus. Christ

  68. Can’t this old stupid fossil just retire? he’s long past.

  69. Pedro Acosta says:

    Another ignorant anti-Semite that thinks all Jews are rich.

  70. Nancy Culp says:

    pat roberson needs to be pulled off of the 700 club . shame on you pat. everyone knows the Jewish people are God choosing one. if you know your bible like you proclaim. you would know this . how dare you speak evil towards them. you are nothing but a false prophet in sheep clothing, God warned the people about . so

  71. Nancy Culp says:

    maybe everyone who sees this post will stop sending you money now that we see your true color . may God bless Israel and the people .

  72. There are many Jews who have no diamonds to polish.

  73. Nancy Culp says:

    he spends his days begging for more money to make his wallet.fatter . beware people the false prophet is among us .

  74. Still anti-semitic comment whether or not that is how he meant it. It is that mind-set that led to the Shoah.

  75. I am more ashamed of Rabbi Moron…he was the one putting that out there……Pat just recited back……they are both depraved!! Rabbi Numbnuts should know better….Fat Blobertson is just an idiot…

  76. Rose Martin says:

    Lexi, have you heard that Jewish people are disproportionately blessed by their God. It is a position of thanksgiving.

  77. Pat Robertson is an old com man … And a f”in idiot to boot

  78. Jesse Long says:

    ROFLMAO, Tracy Ramsey, and I’m not even Jewish! That comment was pure epic win.

  79. Pamela Turner says:

    Really? Was that necessary? Think not. Wow.

  80. Patrick Weiss says:

    RUDE! And it stereotypes Jews!

  81. I’m thoroughly disgusted…you do remember what he said about Ariel Sharon

  82. Jim Little says:

    He is a bastard too

  83. and Pat Robertson is too busy polishing his bishop…

  84. He really has no room to talk. He’s in no way poor. This is terrible. Jews regardless of their financial status have been persecuted and always thought of as a lesser person for decades. SMH He should be ashamed of himself! Peace be unto Jerusalem! …and no, I’m not Jewish, a simple Christian in support of Israel!

  85. Jimmy Villa says:

    Polishing diamonds..wow. Evidenced of prosperity!

  86. He had to be joking

  87. Gloria Williams says:

    I purchased Rabbi Lapin's book long ago………and I have never watched/listened to Pat Robertson.

  88. Mandy Jacobs says:

    I would comment but I have to get back to my Diamond Mines in the UK where I come from and I also have to sharpen my Hornes
    On my Head and make shaw my tail is straight . :-))

  89. Why would he say that?!

  90. YOU KNOW IV’E NOTICED THE OLDER HE GETS THE CRAZIER THINGS DROP FROM HIS LIPS. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE ANSWERS QUESTIONS FROM VIEWERS, I HAVE BEEN TRULY STUNNED. TIME TO RETIRE PAT.

  91. Another success gone to his head overtaking common sense.

  92. PAT ROBERTSON SHOULD KNOW THE ANSWER, IF HE’S A CHRISTIAN. GOD IS WHY THE JEWS ARE PROSPERING, GOD SAID THEY WOULD. I DON’T RESPECT THE ROBERTSON FAMILY ANYWAY AFTER WHAT HIS FATHER PULLED.

  93. Jamie Jordan says:

    Pat Robertson has lost his mind and is an embarrassment to real Christians :(

  94. Joy Robinson says:

    He needs to zip his lips. Time for his family to get him out of the public eye.

  95. Shame on you Pat Robertson.

  96. WHY THEY POINT FINGER ON THE JEWS?? ALL OF THEM MORONS!! THERE IS RICH JEWS AND POOR JEWS JUST LIKE RICH CHRISTIANS AND POOR CHRISTIANS RICH MUSLIMS AND POOR MUSLIMS!!

  97. Debbie Kadan says:

    Ignorance. …shame on u
    ..n damn proud to be a jew..

  98. I think he needs to apologise to the Jews for that comment

  99. He deserves a royal kick in the A$$!

  100. Amused to see the true colours of those who claim love or a misconceived “right via heritage” when their efforts are resisted. Pathetic.

  101. that’s is insulting and stupid

  102. Maybe just a very old man and a bad joke, after the Rabbi’s comment. Don’t watch, so don’t know. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t love Jews. I love my family and we joke about each other often. Stupid don’t always= hate.

  103. Unfortunately, Pat has said a lot of wacky things lately.
    I love my Jewish brothers and sisters. May G-d continue to bless and reveal Himself to them.

  104. I wish I had some diamonds to polish!

  105. Stella Webby says:

    Offense, offensive, offended, everyone has become so sensitive. Pat is a good man and has done much to bring to light where our christian roots come from and also has defended our Jewish brethren, and financially supported Israel and her people. He is not senile. He is not rude. He is not arrogant. He who is without sin, throw your stones. I have read all these comments, and seems like all of you have never said anything out of line with your character. Must be great to be so perfect. As for me, I choose to look at Pat’s 50 year service to the poor, the hurting, the homeless, and most of all, his true love for Israel and our jewish brothers and sisters. So my perfect brothers and sisters throw your stones. Go ahead and be the Judge. You all deserve the honor, for being so perfect and without sin. By the way, what was Rabbi Lapin’s comment back to Pat? I didn’t see it in this article. Hmmm…..Shalom

  106. Can i just say he’s an idiot? No more thought needed. He’s a complete idiot. Before today, I had no feelings towards him. What an idiot.

  107. Tim Cook says:

    And robertson is too busy counting the collection plate money for his personal use. By the way robertson, did you forget that Jesus was a Jew ?

  108. James Moden says:

    Pat needs to think, before he speaks such nonsense.

  109. I remember Rabbi Lapin from Venice Beach. Way back when!

  110. Alia Arif says:

    Better than making golf courses in deserts and hotels in sand whilst billions starve like the Arabs .

  111. Yvonne Diamond says:

    It is people like Robertson who encourage anti-semetism and stereotypes of Jews. It is a Sad State of Affairs when people Long on Charisma and Short on Education and Intelligence gain the Ear of an unwitting Public.

  112. Lol…well I am a born Jew who converted to Christianity as a kid and am in ministry now.Pat is in his 80s now and I watch the 700 club. He just sometimes says some off the wall things. I wouldn’t take it too seriously. He loves Israel, the people and is good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu. So I think it was just a misguided attempt of trying to be funny. His co-host…God bless her…is continually riding shotgun for him on the show…cleaning up what he says and politely trying to muzzle him…lol.

  113. I hate when he talks so despective to Jews. Fool! I dont have diamonds, only I can have is faith and wisdom!

  114. Charles Case says:

    Pat Robertson is a horses ass. I had a run in with him personally 20 yrs ago. When he found out I was Jewish, he started condemning me saying that I and the Jewish people were going to hell if we maintained our Jewish faith and not convert to Christianity. He quoted a verse from John 8 stating Jesus condemned the Jewish people calling them the sons of Satan. He got angry when I quoted from his own Bible Matthew 7:1-2. That was one time I wanted to punch him in the mouth, but showed great restraint. I have absolutely no problem with Christianity, in fact most of my friends are Christian and I will defend their right to be Christian with my life if necessary, I swore an oath to protect and defend their right to worship G-d in their own way… Robertson is very antisemitic, he is always taking cheap shots at the Jewish people…

  115. Pat Robertson is the same man that said Haiti was rocked by an earthquake for worshipping satan. When he makes generalizations like these, he's showing a lack of understanding for the individual and whole groups of them. And I've see the 700 Club and the parade of diamond-studded peacocks that beg the poor for money on TBN – it's disgusting. These men are nothing more than servants of the I – the trinity of the me, myself, and I. And he says Jews are too busy polishing diamonds? Let's go through his financials and the financials of organizations like his – let's see who's really polishing the diamonds.

  116. She speaks the truth. Yvonne, you are a polished Diamond. See what I did there?

  117. Alan Kardon says:

    Don't insult a horses ass, it serves a useful purpose.

  118. Charles Case says:

    Alan Kardon You’re right, my sincere apologies to the horses ass… lol

  119. Alan Kardon says:

    Who polishes Robertson's diamonds. I am sure he does not live in poverty.

  120. Alan Kardon says:

    He was demented way before he was old.

  121. Alan Kardon says:

    Not sure if I understand your comment. Please explain?

  122. This Pat Roberson wanted to be the president of the US.? Is he in some sort of medication?

  123. He is often used as a joke, even among Christians.

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