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'Jewish Indiana Jones' is a Big Fake !

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:52 AM
The joke's on us I guess?

Menachem Youlus was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday on charges of wire and mail fraud. If you've never heard of Youlus, consider yourself lucky, because fans of the man who called himself "the Jewish Indiana Jones" are in for some major disillusionment.

Apparently, the rabbi and bookstore owner made $1.2 million over the years by convincing people to fund what he claimed were expeditions to locate and restore Torahs taken from European Jewish communities during the Holocaust. These supposed journeys, which he said ran on money donated to his Save a Torah Foundation, were characterized by both swashbuckling adventure and grave personal risk: Youlus said that he'd been beaten and jailed during his journeys, and that he was $175,000 in debt over his attempts to finance them himself. But, as Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara put it, "His alleged exploits were no more real than those of the movie character he claimed to resemble":

one of Youlus's claims was that he had Torahs that had been at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

In April 2008, just before the rededication of a Torah in a ceremony at Central Synagogue in Manhattan on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Youlus said he had dug it out of the ground after finding it with a metal detector. He also said a sexton in Poland had buried most of the scroll before the Germans got there and that Jewish prisoners in the concentration camp had given the rest — four panels, he said — to a Roman Catholic priest before they were put to death.

When historians questioned that story, Youlus said he could not remember the priest's full name and that it didn't matter anyway, since he'd died right after his visit. The scroll was subsequently sold to billionaire financier David Rubenstein for $32,000.

Talk about fish stories !
This guy REALLY got a big one !
AND, He got some big bucks too !

WELL, is there more to this?
Is this the tip of the "phony archeology iceburg" ?

WELL ... What do ya got to say for yourself Menachem ?

The articles expose a lot more ....

'Jewish Indiana Jones'

Rabbi Fabricated Swashbuckling Tales of Saving Holocaust Torahs

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 07:12 AM
Interesting way to make money, scamming people,isn't that what the government do?
Topic aside i'm pretty sure Harrison Ford his half jewish on his mother's side, and according to those religious hebrew nuts, if your born from a jewish mother, your still jewish.
Another thing which is a big fake, is the holocaust, so in this circumstance, it would be a double fake amirite?


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