Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews
By JONAH MANDEL
According to Rabbi, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.
The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shasâ€™s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator.
â€œGoyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world â€“ only to serve the People of Israel,â€ he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.
According to Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.
â€œIn Israel, death has no dominion over them... With gentiles, it will be like any person â€“ they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that oneâ€™s donkey would die, theyâ€™d lose their money.
This is his servant... Thatâ€™s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,â€ Yosef said.
â€œWhy are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.
That is why gentiles were created,â€ he added.
Yosefâ€™s Saturday night sermons have seen many controversial statements from the 90-year-old rabbi. In August, Yosef caused a diplomatic uproar when he wished a plague upon the Palestinian people and their leaders, a curse he retracted a few weeks later, when he blessed them along with all of Israelâ€™s other peace-seeking neighbors.