Watch: Charlie Kirk Posts Video of Himself Berating a Rabbi on Holocaust Remembrance Day


Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk was criticized on social media after he dug up and shared a 2018 video of him berating a rabbi about Judaism on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day this week.

In the video, titled, “CHARLIE KIRK DESTROYS RADICAL LEFTIST RABBI,” a rabbi in the audience at one of Kirk’s events tells Kirk that “everybody in the United States should be educated regardless of their ability to pay.”

That prompted Kirk to ask, “Do you think that a Jewish day school does a better job of educating an individual than a public school?”


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The rabbi responded, “I don’t believe in orthodoxy. They brainwash their kids, so I don’t like Jewish day schools.”

“Brainwashing their kids? You’re a rabbi!” Kirk replied. “They’re brainwashing them the Torah?”

“Have you ever head of Reform or Reconstructionist Judaism?” the rabbi questioned, noting, “We don’t take the Torah literally.”

Kirk then screamed at the rabbi, “No, you absolutely take the Torah literally! It’s literally the Torah! Moses was given them for a reason,” leading the Rabbi to declare, “You don’t know anything about Judaism.”

“I don’t know anything about Judaism? Well I’m an Evangelical Christian,” Kirk shouted. “I bet you know slightly more in your particular blend…”

“I don’t know slightly more, I know a lot more, because it’s my religion!” the rabbi stated. ” You don’t have the right to tell me…”

Cutting off the rabbi, Kirk screamed, “No, I do have a right, because it’s America and I can say whatever the damn I want,” as his crowd went wild.

“Secondly, don’t act for a second that I have a different book than you. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy is in my Bible just as it’s in yours, so don’t act like I read a different book!” he fumed, adding, “Finally, I would say it’s underneath the moral stature of a rabbi to tell someone like me that I don’t have a right to criticize you.”

“I will tell you that Jewish people have had Christians tells Jews what their religion means for a long time,” the rabbi shot back. “We do not need Christians to tell Jews what Judaism is all about.”

Kirk, however, concluded by telling the rabbi, “You will find no better or bigger defender of the State of Israel or the Jewish people than me. No one! Period. Bar none.”

Despite the fact that the video is from 2018, Kirk’s decision to dig it up clip and post it to his Instagram account on Tuesday raised eyebrows.

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