Daniel Lapin’s Farcical Hebrew Claims

I was flipping channels the other day and I came across the end of a Benny Hinn show with Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who is simply bugnutty. And this video starts at almost the exact point that I stopped on the channel. It’s a hilarious discussion of the human hand and how it adds up to 14 (What? Yeah, just watch). It’s all Hebrew numerology bullshit and it’s really quite absurd.


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  • John Pieret

    Heh! When I first read that I thought you said “the end of a Benny Hill show with Rabbi Daniel Lapin.”

    It would have been a more appropriate forum for Lapin.

  • I always think of Benny Hill whenever Benny Hinn comes up. Hill is more dignified.

  • John Pieret & Bronze Dog, plus Yakkity Sax.

  • gertzedek

    Oy. Per Wikipedia, ‘Lapin was one of the Jewish voices in support of Mel Gibson’s controversial film The Passion of the Christ, and was a strong supporter of the efforts by Terri Schiavo’s parents to keep their daughter alive. He is also a strong supporter of Pope Pius XII as a righteous gentile, a term he believes should be renamed “righteous Christian”.’ This man is a disgrace to Judaism and a defender of anti-semites.

    (For those who don’t know, Pius XII =” Hitler’s pope”, who turned a blind eye to the Holocaust.)

    Sadly, though, this type of numerology (called gematria) is altogether to common among Jewish mystics and fundamentalists.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    I loves me some magickal thinking.

  • raven

    (For those who don’t know, Pius XII =” Hitler’s pope”, who turned a blind eye to the Holocaust.)

    Oh great Cthulhu, Pacelli, Hitler’s Pope.

    Pius XII negotiated a deal with the Nazis, the Reichskonkordat, that greatly aided their rise to power.

    Oddly enough, the Reichskonkordat survived WWII and is still the law in Germany.

    Pacelli probably wasn’t a raving antisemite but he was indifferent to the Jews at best and more likely mildly disliked them.

  • evilDoug

    Of course he doesn’t count any of the carpometacarpal joints, and most notably omits that of the thumb – the one joint whose freedom contributes hugely to the opposability of the human thumb.

  • Randomfactor

    See, now, Ed, you’ve fallen for a hoax. Benny Hinn is actually a Jon Lovitz character. It explains the whols schtick.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  • brianwestley

    Lapin is the same chucklehead who said all atheists are “parasites”.

  • unemployedphilosopher

    I made it three minutes in before my left eye started twitching and, for some reason, I tasted key lime pie.

    While I generally enjoy key lime pie, I don’t think I’ll watch any more of that.