Tuesday, March 16, 2010

עיני הרנטגן - Rabbi Yaakov Ifergan


In Israel, the so - called "Roentgen Rabbi (X - Ray Rabbi)" YAAKOV IFERGAN is extremely famous. The Rabbi lives in Netivot, he is Morroccan and used to be, as far as I know, a student of the famous "Baba Sali" until he discovered that he can get famous as well when becoming a "freelancer". When you visit the southern Israeli town of Netivot today, you may find more Jews running to Rabbi Yaakov Ifergan than going to the grave of the Baba Sali. There has been a long dispute between Ifergan and the Baba Sali Abuchatzeira family due to competition.

Personally I am very much against money business any Rabbi does. Donations for Mosdot, okay, why not but money and political let alone economical influence and power ?
Influence and money, this is what Rabbi Ifergan stands for. Israel's famous and rich love him and donate. He would inspire them religiously or whatever.

Here is a report about Rabbi Yaakov Ifergan broadcasted on Israeli TV a few days ago. The report is in Hebrew and those of you who understand the language can watch it here:



  1. Eliyahoo William DwekApril 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    When ‘dayanim’, ‘rabbis’ and false ‘mekubalim’ use the Torah for their own power and commercial profit, this behaviour is utterly abhorrent.

    No other ‘rabbi’ will ever act against another ‘rabbi’ - even when he knows his colleague is clearly desecrating the Torah. Each rabbi is only worried about losing his own position.

    Therefore, the ‘rabbi’, ‘dayyan’ or false ‘mekubal’ will never effect justice. And he will never truly stand for the Torah or the Honour of Hashem. His pocket will always prevail.

    The Torah must never be used for commercial gain and profit. Am Yisrael can only be lead by those who have the necessary love and respect of Hashem and the Torah.

  2. B"H

    Ifergan will not go to any court, as he has too many friends in really high power positions.:-)

  3. Eliyahoo William DwekApril 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    1. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may use lies. They turn the innocent into the guilty, and the guilty, become the innocent. They will not hesitate to tell lies in the Synagogue.

    2. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may knowingly and willingly, deliberately deceive a Jew or Jewess. e.g. in the area of shidduchim, or offering to perform a ‘pidyon nefesh’.

    This abhorrent and deceptive behaviour has caused tremendous harm to people who are innocent and trusting.

    3. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may steal. They steal and siphon off money for themselves, from the community and individuals.

    4. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ will not hesitate to use Lashon Hara - the ‘Evil Tongue’ - to suit his own ends. Slander and gossip. This is one of the worst acts of murder in Jewish Law. Their slander is never challenged by the community, because they hold positions of power. And the slander may begin with the Rebbetzin herself.

    5. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may shame and humiliate a Jew in public, even repeatedly. This is one of the most vile acts of murder in Jewish law – and they know this.

    6. The ‘dayanim’, ‘rabbis’ and false ‘mekubalim’ worship idols and other gods. Their only god is Money. Especially the ‘Dayyanim’ – the ‘Judges’ who sit on a Beit Din. They only care about their high incomes and retirement packages. They have little or no love for the Torah or Hashem.

    In the case of Lubavitch/Chabad, all their rabbis are carrying out a form of Avodah Zarah – strange worship. They are using mediation and intercession. This is completely forbidden, and against the Torah. We are only allowed to pray to Hashem, directly ourselves.

    7. When the NAME of Hashem has been taken in Vain – repeatedly - by reshaim, the ‘rabbi’ ‘dayan’ or false ‘mekubal’ will turn a deaf ear and blind eye to the


    This behaviour by so-called ‘leaders’, is utterly abhorent.

    This is an extremely severe and dangerous situation.

    There is NO forgiveness for this evil sin and aveirah.

    8. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may also offer large bribes, tell lies and bring False Witnesses – when he in fact has committed the crime. These are heinous acts of the most despicable kind. This is especially vile when the ‘dayan’ is sitting on a ‘Bet Din.’

    9. The ‘rabbi’ may commit adultery. And when he gets divorced, he may spread slander about his own ex-wife, blackening her name – when in fact he was at fault.

    10. The ‘dayan’ and ‘rabbi’ may also desecrate Shabbat – if it suits him. He will use physical violence to assault another Jew or Jewess at any time. This evil and venomous behaviour is 100% against the Torah.

  4. Eliyahoo William DwekApril 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    A further word of advice regarding those who masquerade as a ‘dayan’ ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’:

    1. Do not ever ‘kiss the hands’ of these men (which they might offer to you in public).

    2. And do not be duped into queuing and waiting, to see them for their ‘brachot’(‘blessings’). They peddle ‘brachot’ purely for their own selfish gratification and ‘kavod’ (‘honour’).

    Their duplicitous behaviour is nothing short of deception and cunning. In short they are abhorant and causing so much harm to amm israel. They prey on the vulnerable, and those who are naïve, unsuspecting and trusting of these pedlars.

  5. B"H

    There are some Rabbis behaving in a negative sense indeed but I wouldn't see everything that pessimistic, as there are plenty of great Torah fearing Rabbis.

    Concerning Chabad:

    Meditation is a very common practise among Chassidim. Just look at Breslov.

    However, Breslov and Chabad, for instance, follow very different meditation methods. Chabad meditates on concepts whereas Breslov prefers things or Hashem's names.

    Meditation before prayer is already mentioned in Talmud Berachot !

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctgFfrNuV5A&feature=youtu.be

  7. Eliyahoo said Chabad engage in 'mediation' not meditation. Meaning taking holy people as intermediaries in prayer, praying to them, or asking them to intercede on your behalf.

    1. That is a really dumb lie about Chabad engaging in (GD Forbid) mediation. Eliyahoo is obviously ignorant of a massive body of talmusic and halachic literature supporting what Chabad (and others) do when they pray at graves of tzadikim. A quick look at the actual text of the 'maaneh lashon' commonly recited at Chabad (and other) gravesites makes VERY clear that mediation is NOT what they do at all. Not to confuse you any further with the facts, but Rambam in hil. teshuva ch.4 has some very severe things to say about people like Eliyahoo, and the near impossibility of their ever doing a complete teshuva....