Ask the Rabbi - Basic Concepts

Kabbalah and Non-Jews

Q: Does Kaballah teach that the Jews should seek to exterminate non-Jews from the Earth?

Q: It is said that the Kaballah teaches that the Jews should seek to exterminate non-Jews from the Earth because they are inherently evil. The non-Jews would therefore be foolish to align themselves with the children of Israel. Can you please explain these things which are mentioned in the Kabbalah?



A: The Kabbalah doesn’t teach any such absurd idea. One of the greatest kabbalists in all generations, Rav Chaim Vital, writes in Shaarei Kedushah that one of the conditions necessary for prophesy is to love every human being.


Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center. He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

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