Monday, January 04, 2016

Mizrahi Madness

Yosef Mizrachi is an idiot for more reasons than I can count... but the recent outrage he committed does, inadvertently, raise an interesting academic question: How many of the 6M* holocaust victims were non-Jews according to Orthodox halacha? 100K? 500K?

[In a video, Mizrachi was caught saying that 5 million holocaust victims were "not Jews" according to Orthodox halacha - but that is insane.]

What's your best guess?

PLEASE NOTE: Like most academic questions, this is not a matter of life or death. In fact, it doesn't "matter" at all. It's as trivial an issue as anything else you see on Facebook. But I'm curious...

*6 million is just a round number. According to Holocaust scholars the actual number is somewhere around 5.85. This also doesn't "matter" Its just something to keep in mind if you're going to try to math out the answer to my trivial question.

Not that I wish to defend him, but he hasn't denied the holocaust. He agrees there were 6 million victims.

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