11/10/11

Is either Jerry Sandusky or Joe Paterno Jewish?

No, neither Jerry Sandusky nor Joe Paterno is a Jew. We won't report any other details of their religion.

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld wrote an excellent essay with a Jewish view on the obligations of an individual to act when they see wrongdoing, such as the crimes that are reported in connection with the awful scandal at Penn State.
...In the Jewish tradition it is an absolute sin to stand by while another person is being hurt. The Torah states, “Do not stand by the blood of your neighbor” (Leviticus 19:16). The great medieval commentator, Rashi (d. 1105), explains that this means: “To see his death while you were capable of saving him, like, for example, if he was drowning in the sea or bandits were coming upon him.”...
See the rabbi's whole article in the Washington Post, "Joe Paterno had to go: a religious argument".

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandusky deffo is, this blog is either wrong or deliberately denying their religion.

Anonymous said...

But the fired President of Penn Sate was Jewish.

Anonymous said...

Joe Paterno is a Republican. Isn't that a religion these days?

Anonymous said...

Nice try but....Sandusky is a lithuanian Jew and his wife dottie gross is also a jew. (check out the names nose and ears -duh)Why are they hiding? because they can. These coaches Catholics and Jews have brought shame to every religion. Going to a catholic Church does not remove your Jewish heritage.

vic said...

Sandusky is not Jewish. Wiki says he goes to a Methodist church. He is Slavic and comes from the heavily Slavic area of Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

Like Jews have never been known to hide their jewishness. Wiki also said Paul Revere warned the british after Sarah Palin Changed it. So in conclusion...still a jew.... own it

Anonymous said...

Oy! He and his wife are Jews!

Gerry the Jew said...

Who named "Jerry" isn't Jewish? Sandusky's wife is Dottie "Gross" ... so how many hints do you need?

tzvee said...

Again, just to clarify, Sandusky is not a Jew.

Nostradamus said...
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teresa said...

To the anonymous coward poster go post your antisemetic bull crap elsewhere. Many people of Jewish origin converted long ago. He may have had a russian last name, but maybe his ancestors in russia converted?

We were all Jews at one time you idiot. The sandusky's are methodist. I know b/c i have many friends who attended their church. You are a complete moron and hateful antisemite. Who knows maybe it happened to you and you are looking for someone to blame it on. go get help for your own issues you sick piece of crap

MONICA said...

GROSS IS A GERMAN NAME AND IT CAN GO EITHER WAY. SHE GREW UP IN CHATANOOGA TN AS AN EVANGELICAL. THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD NAMED GROSS WHO ARE GERMAN CATHOLIC OR CHRISTIANS YOU REALLY DO NEED HELP WITH YOUR OWN MOLESTATION ISSUES "ANONYMOUS" I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT AN ISRAELI WOULD EVEN KEEP YOUR ASSININE POSTS UP

Anonymous posters are cowards said...

I agree. This anonymous poster is very twisted. And it does sound like he is indeed a child of molestation looking for someone to blame it on. the sad part is that tzvee keeps his post on. Israeli's are the last people i the world that need to put up with some former alter boy and his gripes.

Actor Jerry O'Donnell said...

To Gerry the clown...

Who named Jerry isn't Jewish??

How bout Jerry Fallwell to begin with???

What a stupid a** you are!!

Anonymous said...

Well, we Christians derive our Christianity from Jewish roots, but broke away from them when they rejected Jesus. Therefore, the remaining Jews must convert and accept Christ for salvation. Even Sandusky, who must face punishmnet here on earth, can gain salvation through true repentance.Even a righteous Jew will suffer eternal flame absent acceptance of Christ.

Anonymous said...

The question was not "what are the religions of Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno " and yet the response reads .. "We won't report any other details of their religion.".

The suggestion is that being a Jew somehow correlates to a religion. That in some bizarre grammatical sense the words Jew and Religion are interchangeable.

This is grammatically ridiculous and makes no sense. Judaism is a religion. Being Jewish is not synonymous with practicing a religion called Judaism.

The Jews are a race of people and like any other race they have biological traits and characteristics. The manifestation of these traits are easily identifiable.

Judaism is a religion. The vast majority of Jews do not practice Judaism.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous the coward, Sandusky is not a Jew, he is a Christian. But it does not matter. Good Christians around the world are not affected by this because sick perverts come in all races, colors and religions. Now go climb back under the rock you came from you worm.

Anonymous said...

The local talk is that he attended the Hillel on-campus (Jewish metings/Synague), along with the Jewish President who was just ousted, and that he was raised in a Jewish household, although his mother (Lee surname) converted to Judaism due to her husband’s wishes.
He is of Polish-Jewish descent, from local sources. He did attend the local church but that was to bring his young boys to “mass”/service and to fit in to the football world.

Anonymous said...

Jew or not, he's gonna burn. Repent or burn evildoers!

Avner Levy said...

First time I visit this forum. Am writing a book about Jews, how they are subject to hatred (not when, as the answer is: at all times), and is there a link between jews (quantum, chaos, coincidences.
I found here few people with an ability to think logically.
Instead, I found: "His name is Jerry, who in the world named Jerry is not a jew".
Nice try. Do better, please.