Pat Robertson giggles: Jews are ‘polishing diamonds, not fixing cars’
700 Club host Pat Robertson seemed almost giddy for a moment when discussing wealth in the Jewish community with conservative rabbi Daniel Lapin on Monday, Right Wing Watch reported.
“You correctly said in Jewish neighborhoods you do not find Jews lying under their cars on Sunday afternoons,” Lapin told Roberson. no, I pay one of the best mechanics around to take care of my BMW. That’s what I do. I’d be crazy to take my time doing it myself.”
“Polishing diamonds, not fixing cars,” Robertson replied while apparently trying to contain his laughter.
Lapin described paying for mechanics or for someone to mow his lawn as a way to “taking care of God’s other children.”
“I’m the worst lawnmower in the world,” Lapin said. “But the young man who lives down the street from me, he’s one of the best. And he’s happy to do it [and] I’m happy.”
Later in the interview, Robertson and Lapin agreed that there was no word for “retirement” in Hebrew.
“I’m happy to see that you’ve taken that lesson to heart,” Lapin told Robertson.
“Totally to heart,” Robertson said. “I’m trying to retire, they won’t let me.”
Lapin also told Robertson that the word “fair” is undefined in Hebrew.
“I would think that when many politicians say, ‘We want people to pay their fair [share of] taxes, they probably mean 100 percent,” Lapin said.
“There isn’t anything short of that,” Robertson said in agreement.
“‘Fair’ doesn’t mean anything at all,” Lapin continued. “‘Fair’ [is] whatever I choose to want it to mean.”
Watch part of the discussion, as posted by Right Wing Watch on Monday, below.