Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Slave Trade - Quotes From Jewish Historians

In addition to what is written below, please see this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this

Now, of course, I am not saying that "every Jew was involved in slavery" or something ridiculous like that.  But, I do want to get at the root of what caused this. Why were Jews overrepresented in the slave trade? I honestly believe that it comes back to the Talmud and their interpretation of the Old Testament. To learn more about this see here and here. Most people do not understand what the New Testament is about, nor what it means in the Gospel of John when Jesus is "modifying the law." Even in the Quran, (not the Hadith,) they talk about "freeing the slaves" and the problems of usury. The historical fact is less than 4% of non-Jewish whites in the South of the United States owned slaves. Less than 2% of the whites in all of pre-civil war America, while 40% of Jewish households owned slaves.  Notice how guilt is only ascribed to "white people" - while Jews were 2000% more likely to own slaves than Gentile whites. Why are black and white Americans not allowed to know who the primary slave traders were?

Here are Some Quotes from Jewish Historians:

American Jewish Historical Society - New World Jewry- 1493-1825: Requiem for the Forgotten - Seymour B.  Liebman

"They came with ships carrying African blacks to be sold as slaves. The traffic in slaves was a royal monopoly, and the Jews were often appointed as agents for the Crown in their sale."

"The Jews were the largest ship chandlers in the entire Caribbean region, where the shipping business was mainly a Jewish enterprise."

"The ships were not only owned by Jews, but were manned by Jewish crews and sailed under the command of Jewish captains."

Jews and Judaism in the United States: A Documentary History - Marc Lee Raphael

"Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique,) British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated."

"This was no less true on the North American mainland, where during the eighteenth century Jews participated in the "triangular trade" that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and exchanged them for molasses, which in turn was taken to New England and converted into rum for sale in Africa."

"Isaac Da Costa of Charleston in the 1750's, David Franks of Philadelphia in the 1760's and Aaron Lopez of Newport in the late 1760's and early 1770's dominated Jewish slave trading on the American continent."  

Jews in Colonial Brazil: Arnold Wiznitzer- Pages 72 & 73: 

"The buyers that appeared at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of their lack of competitors they could buy slaves at low prices." "If it happened that the date of such an auction fell on a Jewish holiday the auction had to be postponed."

The Jewish Encyclopedia: Vol. 10, Page 48: 

"The trade in slaves constituted the main source of livlihood for the Roman Jews"
A History of the Jews: From Babylonian Exile to the end of World War II - Solomon Grayzel: 

"Jews were among the most important slave dealers in European society."

Jacob Marcus, the author of United States Jewry: 1776-1985 wrote in the Encyclopedia Britanica: 

" In the dark ages the commerce of western Europe was largely in the Jews hand, in particular, the slave trade."

United States Jewry: 1776-1985  Jacob Marcus - pg 586 

"All through the eighteenth century, into the early nineteenth, Jews in the North were to own black servants" 

"In 1820, over 75% of all Jewish families in Charleston, Richmond, and Savannah owned slaves" 
"Almost 40% of all Jewish householders in the United States owned on slave or more"

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