The Mafia are Jews

The Mafia are Jews


  • Jews don’t play by the rules.
  • Jews kill or destroy their opponents.
  • Jews defame their opponents, in the media.
  • Jews support other Jews
  • Jews lie cheat and steal.
  • Jews monopolize all industries.
  • Jews do things by team work.
  • If you don’t serve the Jews, you die.
If you think Jews are a smarter race for it, then your delusional… it’s called Organized Crime… the $38 billion every year that just Jewmerica alone gives to israel, to buy up more and more corporations and industries across the globe, so the Jews can look like legitimate business men, instead of gangsters..
Everything is rigged, so the zionists can keep being prosperous, while they keep the non-jews under control, and unable to accumulate any wealth.
Zionist Governments hate competition!
Little thieves get hung, bigger thieves rule the kingdom!

By Staś

Back on Aug 4th 2016 the headlines read “Feds indict 46 in mob sweep, including reputed Philly boss.”Glad the FBI is bringing down the bad guys to be sure. However, the group of about 39 men that were busted by the Feds seem to be a bunch of old men. Just not what they used to be.
As journalist Hank Messick and Michel Collins Piper taught us. That it is a myth that the underworld is completely Italian or Sicilian. This is a very important myth that is kept alive by the Jewish controlled media.. Both Piper and Messick did a lot to dispel this myth, but because of Hollywood popular culture and the controlled media people think that the mafia is “Italian “or  “Russian”. Just do a brief Google search and you find how many sites attempt to vilify the work of Piper. Because he was right. With a little common sense and a little research you will find that the book Final Judgmentis not only correct about the Mossad connection to the JFK hit, but also about how major organized crime works in the real world.
The reality is that what we has become to be understood as “The mafia” in popular culture today was controlled by Meyer Lansky. Hollywood paints a picture of him as a kind of sideman who kept track of the money. The biographer of Lansky tries to down play his role in the “Organization”. Downplay the astounding power of Meyer Lansky.
“However, his biographer Robert Lacey describes Lansky’s financially strained circumstances in the last two decades of his life and his inability to pay for health care for his handicapped son, who eventually died in poverty. For Lacey, there was no evidence “to sustain the notion of Lansky as king of all evil, the brains, the secret mover, the inspirer and controller of American organized crime.”[15] He concludes from evidence including interviews with the surviving members of the family that Lansky’s wealth and influence had been grossly exaggerated, and that it would be more accurate to think of him as an accountant for gangsters rather than as a gangster himself. His second wife’s granddaughter told author T.J. English that at the time of his death in 1983, Lansky left only $37,000 in cash.When asked in his later years what went wrong in Cuba, the gangster offered no excuses. “I crapped out,” he said. Lansky even went so far as to tell people he had lost almost every penny in Cuba and that he was barely scraping by.”
Lansky’s wealth and influence had been grossly exaggerated, and that it would be more accurate to think of him as an accountant for gangsters rather than as a gangster himself.”
Yeah right.
This account of the life of Lansky is nonsense. Michel Piper and Hank Messick demonstrated through their detailed writings that Lansky was the real boss of the crime world. Common sense will tell you this due to the simple fact that all other key figures in organized crime were murdered or in exile. Not to mention Las Vegas itself. The gambling capital of the world was a construct of the Jewish mobsters Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel. Mike Piper showed us that the dirty money coming out of Vegas was, and still is laundered by ‘nice’ Mormons in Salt Lake City Utah (See the book The Money and the Power by S. Denton and Roger Morris). Las Vegas of course was created by Jews, as well as Hollywood which was also a creation of the Jewish mafia, specially Jewish Mafia lawyer Sidney Korshak  whom the FBI once refered to as “the most powerful lawyer in the world”(See the book Supermob by Gus Russo).
The underworld can consist of men who are of any race or religion, but by far the most powerful men in the underworld are in fact Jewish or Israeli. Some of the absolute kings of the international criminal world hold duel Israeli citizenship.This is very important because if things get out of hand they can always flee to Israel because Israel’s extradition policy makes it impossible to bring criminals back to the host country where the alleged crimes were committed in. They can simply disappear. Read any of the countless biographies of major criminals. So-and-so became a drug king pin, but it is okay because their family  experienced some kind of anti-semetism. .
Many astute “researchers” have pointed out that there is a considerable amount of energy put into making the public focus on the Italian connection to organized crime. That is why they play The Godfather and Analyze This every night on cable TV. But the Italian Mafia is fading away and has been for some time.For the most part their perceived power is now the product of Jewish Hollywood fantasy. The media pins the blame on the dreaded “Russian Mafia”. There is always a false name to hide behind. It is “The Oligarchs” who looted Russia. It is the “neoconservatives” who attacked Iraq and so on. But  it is simply the Jews.
But it goes way beyond this, who is the real power behind any of the world’s nationalist sounding “Mafias” “The Colombian Cartels.” “The French Connection”. Obtain photos of the “Columbia crime lords” who are they? Who control the sex slave trade? Who is most involved in organ trafficking? Who runs gambling and prostitution? Who owns and distributes all the alcohol? The insider stock trading. Who has the information? Weapons trade of all kinds. Pornography? All of the media and news content is now under the control of about five or six old Jewish men. Is that even an exaggeration at this point?
If the “researcher” digs deeply they will find that international crime is almost solely dependent on Jewish Money power to run. It is impossible to run any large size criminal organization without the air of the Jewish Money power to launder the money. If you dig deep enough you will find that many countries that are well known money-laundering tax havens, such as Vaduz Liechtenstein or Cayman Islands for example, are somehow controlled by the Rothschild’s, and now their successors.
The massive savings and loan scandal, the major stock market scams, the white-collar crime so complex the news reporters can’t understand it. Who controls it all? Everyone knows but they dare not say.
Even on a local crime level, thieves need to take stolen items to a “fence” and money needs to be laundered. All crime, from the highest forms to the lowest forms, is more tightly controlled than the public will ever come to realize.
Crime and false identity.
In the book The Jewish Mafia,  Hervé Ryssen reveals the extent of how powerful the Jewish Mafia really is, and who really are mafias by other names are in actuality the Jewish Mafia, the most important being the “Russia Mafia”. When people say the Russian mafia they of course mean the Jewish Mafia. The term “Russia Mafia” is code for Jewish Mafia. But the term Jewish Mafia seems to seldom be used. And again, as basic rule because of the media power, most Americas think of the mafia as being exclusively Italian.
But it doesn’t stop there. Rent the documentary series Cocaine Cowboys and look at the faces of the cartel leaders. Are they really Colombian? Was the infamous Pablo Escobar, once considered the richest criminal in the world, of “Basqueand Sephardi Jewish blood? Pablo is said to be a “lapsed Catholic”. Who really knows?
Is Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, who was given a secret interview with the Jewish actor Sean Penn, Mexican? For that matter, is President Obama a Muslim or a Christian Baptist? Google a picture of the grandparents. His first name Barak is Jewish. His mother’s name is “Stanley”. Is his mother a Christian? No way. The President is Jewish. Yes he is. I bring this point up to demonstrate the fact that unending deception is part of the Jewish culture as as well as criminality, or if you go deeper, it is  Talmudic rules that instruct the Jewish people to commit crimes against the “goy”. As well as trap their own people. Jews also suffer under the rule of  the Talmud.
In any case, all the money from the cocaine sales via Columbia is laundered through the Diamond District in Manhattan on 57th street.The movie Blood Diamond is also a cover for the trade of diamonds resulting in untold suffering in Africa. The diamond trading business is important not only for profit but for the laundering aspect. The movie barely touches on the harsh reality of the diamond trade that is almost exclusively Jewish.
Again, take any nationalistic sounding mafia or organization. If you dig deep enough, you will find that it is controlled by the Jews.
If the Italians did have a hold on the “Organization”, they lost it when a symbolic 5 man hit team wiped out the Italian leadership symbolically during the so-called St. Valentine’s Day massacre. (People think the Italian mafia is “tough looking”, take a look at the photo below of the real mafia. Murder Inc. was very Jewish and very tough.)
Also recall how Mike Piper pointed out that Lucky Luciano realized he was stuck in exile in the Old Country, and that Lansky was able to remain in America with control of the organization.
Again, still few Americans realize this and continue to think of organized crime as being Italian.
The Irish built considerable power in the early 1900’s in New York as part of the Tammany Hall but as Henry Ford pointed out, this was penetrated and co-opted by the Jewish Power. This was not strictly a mafia, more of the boss Tweed political ward boss power. Still it was an ethnic group trying to maintain a power base.
The “Irish power” died with the Kennedy family. They killed all of his sons and pinned a crime on Ted Kennedy, one I believe he didn’t commit. They’ve seemed to suppress or make fools out of the remaining family members who can’t seem to get it together.
In any case, my point here is dreadfully simple. The only mafia is the “Jewish Mafia”.
If this is the case, then one may ask who is the boss; The most powerful mob boss in the world. Who is he?
Anyone who has done a good study of international crime and espionage will come to realize without a doubt that “Mr. Big”, if you will, is The Billion Dollar Don Semion Mogilevich.
Writer Gordon Thomas, who is sometimes a bit dramatic, says things like even the CIA can’t touch him.  I think that is true based on the information that is available about him.
Mr. Mogliveich is still the most powerful mobster in the world today and he is no longer on the FBI’s most wanted list.
 Semion Mogilevich is Mr. Big
The most powerful criminal boss in the world today is a man named Semion Moglevich. He has been called “the most dangerous mobster in the world” by the FBI. I find it interesting to note that Mr Mogilevich had been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list but he was removed in December 2015. The FBI indicated he no longer met list criteria, for reasons relating to living in a country with which the United States does not maintain an extradition treaty”.
It is interesting to note that often, men who reach such fame such as Mr. Moglevich reach such a level of fame they get arrested even such super powerful criminal such as El Chapo and before him Pablo Escobar of Columbia.
All of these super criminals eventually get taken down, killed or arrested but Mogilevich it seems is just too big for the authorities to take down.
He is not alone. Billionaire Marc Rich, a friend of former President Bill Clinton, avoided jail time for massive tax violations, and was completely pardoned by President Bill Clinton
There are many king pins like Mr. Marc Rich out there, and new ones on the way. They are not all Italian. Not by a long shot. The mob is Jewish and they are very proud of this fact. See the book Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Ganter Dreams by Richard Cohen.
Jewish mob men are heroes, just as spies, assassins, and prostitutes, so long as they advance the goal of bringing their Messiah into power.


An Interview with Hervé Ryssen

Posted By Hervé Ryssen On November 10, 2010 @ 12:01 am In North American New Right

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Translated by Greg Johnson

Translations: Czech [1], German [2]


Editor’s Note:

In the following interview, from Réfléchir et Agir, September 2008, Hervé Ryssen talks about his book La mafia juive (The Jewish Mafia) (Levallois-Perret: Éditions Baskerville, 2008). We hope eventually to run a full-length review of the book. To read other translations from Ryssen and Michael O’Meara’s reviews of Ryssen’s books Les Espérances planétariennes and Psychanalyse du judaïsme, click here [3].

Réfléchir et Agir:

You have published a fourth book on Judaism, a volume of 400 pages. Why another? Haven’t you said all there is to say?

Hervé Ryssen:

I thought so too! But Judaism is a very closed world, very secret, thus after all these years of study, one still learns new things. This time, I explored the criminal world operating within the international Jewish community, and what one discovers there is, strictly speaking, incredible. The fact is that the Jewish Mafia is the main Mafia that exists today on this planet: racketeering, prostitution, drug trafficking, arms trading, contraband diamond smuggling, traffic in works of art, murder for hire, organized swindles, armed robberies, etc. Pornography, casinos, and discotheques are also largely held by Jewish gangsters.


You claim that international drug trafficking is mainly in the hands of the Jewish Mafia. Are you quite certain you are not overstating your case?

  1. R.:

I do not claim that the Jewish mafia controls most of the international illegal drug trade, since there are no statistics on the subject, but it does not appear incredible to me, judging by all information I could gather. The fact is that from the Chinese opium traffic of the nineteenth century to the present day, this mafia has been quite active in this field. In the traffic of ecstasy, one can say for certain that the Jewish mafia holds a monopoly. Today, ecstasy is the drug that is most harmful to European young people. A pill of ecstasy gives a feeling of strength and well-being for a few hours, but it is above all a veritable chemical garbage bin. Its long-term effects are alarming because irreversible: memory loss; behavioral, sleep, and concentration problems; brain lesions in the children of druggie mother.

The premier producer is Holland, but the big traffickers who were arrested ten years ago in France, Belgium, the United States, or Australia, all have Israeli passports. The business of ecstasy is 100% in the hands of Jewish gangsters, not all of whom come from Russia, since there are Sephardic traffickers as well. If you buy a pill of ecstasy, in every instance, you can be certain you are financing the Jewish mafia. Certain big ecstasy traffickers are also deeply involved in the heroin and cocaine trade.


Is the Jewish mafia connected with the famous Colombian drug cartels?

  1. R.:

There is no doubt. Here is just one example: on February 16th, 1993, the Russian police of Viborg, close to the Russo-Finnish border, near Saint Petersburg, seized more than a ton of Colombian cocaine disguised as cans of corned beef. It was an Israeli resident in Bogota, Elias Cohen, married to a Colombian in cahoots with one of the clans related to the Cali cartel, who managed the network along with one Yuval Shemesh. The final destination of the cocaine was a group of Israeli traffickers established in the Netherlands, headed by one Jacob Korakin, a kippa-wearing religious Jew from the diamond district of Antwerp.


Certain diamond traders of Antwerp, New York, and Tel-Aviv play a large role in the Jewish mafia, particularly in money laundering.

  1. R.:

Diamond traders are at the heart of money-laundering operations for the Colombian cartels. In Manhattan, 47th Street, which is the heart of their activity, is also the largest drug money laundry. A Rabbi Yosef Crozer was arrested in February 1990 while going to Brooklyn with suitcases and bags stuffed with small-denomination banknotes. He carried $300,000 every day. His co-operation with police made it possible the following month to arrest around 30 people in the Orthodox Jewish community. One of them was Avraham Sharir, another pious Jew who owned a gold shop on 47th Street and who proved to be one of the key characters in drug money laundering in New York. Sharir, an Israeli citizen of 45 years, confessed to laundering $200 million on behalf of the Cali cartel. His employees, who counted banknotes, were regularly obliged to go our for fresh air, because so many of the small bills had been rolled for use in snorting cocaine.


Certain religious Jews do not seem to have too many scruples, one might say . . .

  1. R.:

Even Hassidic Jews are deeply implicated in drug trafficking. In 2001, the police broke up a ring directed by Sean Erez, a Hassidic Jew who trafficked in ecstasy. The drug had been smuggled in the hats and prayer scrolls of these pious Jews, whom customs officers were not supposed to suspect.

In July 1998, the small diamond cutting community of Antwerp was strongly shaken by a series of arrests of Lubavitchers. It had been discovered that the diamond business in the Flemish city was a cover for the international heroin traffic. Fifteen kilos had been seized. An Orthodox Jew, Dror Hazenfratz, was the head of the network. Born in Haïfa, Hazenfratz had an Israeli passport as well as a Belgian identity card. Before the court, he appeared in traditional black garb—caftan, cap, and curls—which did not prevent him from being condemned to eleven years in prison. There are many other examples.


You go back to the “American” gangsters of the Thirties . . .

  1. R.:

Yes, I was also interested in these mythical gangsters who had worked with the Sicilian mafia. The Jewish gangsters were particularly involved in “Murder Incorporated,” a kind of mutual insurance company of assassination thanks to which a local leader could profit from the services of killers coming from another locality and thus avoid blame. Murder Incorporated was a gang made up of mainly Jewish gangsters, who took care of the crime syndicate’s dirty work. It is estimated that from 1933 to 1940 the organization was responsible of more than 700 assassinations, but some speak of 2000. Because firearms are too easily traceable, they preferred to kill their victims with drowning, knives, bats, piano wire, and especially ice picks. All this is also part of the history of the Jewish people.


Why don’t people talk about this?

  1. R.:

It is always the famous reflex of “projection” about which I spoke in my two preceding books. Jewish intellectuals always project on others that about which they feel guilty. They say they were victims of Communism, for example, when in fact they were the main instigators. In the same way, Freud projected a problem specific to the Jewish people—rampant incest—on a universal level, and everyone fell into the trap.

In the 1990s, the media spoke about the terrible “Russian Mafia.” But truth to tell, all the “Russian” gangsters who were arrested had Israeli passports. The biggest one, Semion Mogilevitch, a major trafficker of weapons who also prostituted hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian girls in Prague and Budapest, was stopped in Moscow in January 2008.

In France, the Courrierinternational was the only newspaper that reported it, but obviously his Jewishness was not mentioned: he was “Russian”!

Likewise, in Hollywood cinema, the drug traffickers, gangsters, “bad guys,” if they are not Sicilian, are very often Nordic white men: never Jews! The cosmopolitan directors undoubtedly have something to do with this sleight of hand.

TOQ Online, March 24, 2010

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Jake “Greasy Thumb” GuzikYears active: 1910s-1950s

John FactorEnglandYears active: 1920s-1960sJohn Factor, born Iakov Faktorowicz, was a Prohibition-era gangster and con artist affiliated with the Chicago Outfit. He later became a prominent businessman and Las Vegas casino proprietor, owner of …more  on Wikipedia

Johnny SpanishNew York City, New York, United States of AmericaYears active: 1900s-1910sJohnny Spanish was an American gangster who was a rival of former partner “Kid Dropper” Nathan Kaplan during a garment workers’ strike which later become known as the Second Labor Sluggers War in 1919 …more on Wikipedia

Joseph “Doc” StacherYears active: 1920s-1960s

Joseph “Joe the Greaser” RosenzweigYears active: 1910s

Joseph AmbergYears active: 1919-1935

Joseph LinseyYears active: 1920s-1970sJoseph Linsey was an organized crime figure in Boston’s underworld during the Prohibition era, associated with Joseph Kennedy and Meyer Lansky, and later became a prominent businessman and philanthrop …more


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Joseph Reinfeld

Joseph ToblinskyYears active: 1900s-1930sJoseph “Yosky” Toblinsky, better known as “Yesky Nigger”, was a New York City racketeer who, as head of an independent gang on East Side Manhattan, was involved in extortion and poisoning horses with …more on Wikipedia

Kid Dropper Nathan KaplanLower East Side, New York City, New YorkYears active: 1910s-1920s”Kid Dropper” Nathan Caplin or Kaplan, also known as Jack the Dropper, was an American gangster controlling labor racketeering and extortion in New York City during the post-World War I period into th …more


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Leonard Patrick Years active: 1920s-1990sLeonard “Lenny” Patrick was an American mobster, a member of the Chicago Outfit involved in bookmaking and extortion and later a government informant. Emigrating with his family from England. Patrick …more on Wikipedia

Lou RothkopfYears active: 1920s-1930s

Louis “Lepke” BuchalterNew York City, New York, United States of AmericaYears active: 1910s-1940sLouis “Lepke” Buchalter was an American mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s. Buchalter was one of the premier labor racketeers in New York City during that era. Bucha …more


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Louis “Pretty” AmbergYears active: 1919-1935

Louis CohenEnglandYears active: 1910s-1930sLouis Cohen was an English violinist and conductor. After playing for many years with the Hallé Orchestra, he formed the Merseyside Symphony Orchestra. Cohen presented free concerts for the armed forc …more  on Wikipedia

Lou KravitzYears active: 1930sLou Kravitz was a New York labor racketeer during the early 1930s. On July 12, 1929, Kravitz, along with Louis Buchalter, Jacob Shapiro and two other gangsters, broke into the M. L. Rosenblatt clothin …more


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Ludwig “Tarzan” FainbergOdessa, UkraineYears active: 1980-1999Leonid “Tarzan” Fainberg also known as Ludwig Lyosha Fainberg is an Israeli mobster. Born in Odessa, Fainberg left the Soviet Union in the early 1980s for Israel, and moved to the United States follow …more   on Wikipedia

Marat BalagulaSoviet UnionYears active: 1977-1986Marat Balagula is a Russian Jewish immigrant, former mob boss, and associate of the Lucchese crime family.

Martin GoldsteinUnited States of AmericaYears active: 1920s-1930sMartin “Bugsy” Goldstein was a member of a gang of hitmen, operating out of Brooklyn, New York in the 1930s, known as Murder, Inc.. Born Meyer Goldstein, Goldstein grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, …more    on Wikipedia

Martin KrugmanYears active: 1970s

Max “Big Maxie” Greenberg

Max “Kid Twist” ZwerbachYears active: 1890s-1900s

Maxie EisenYears active: 1910s-1920s

Meyer LanskyGrodno, BelarusYears active: 1910s-1970sMeyer Lansky, known as the “Mob’s Accountant”, was a major organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles “Lucky” Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the “National Crime Synd …more on Wikipedia    

Mickey CohenNew York City, New York, United States of America Years active: 1923-1961Meyer Harris “Mickey” Cohen was a gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia, and also had strong ties to the Italian American Mafia from the 1930s through 1960s.

Moe DalitzBoston, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaYears active: 1920s-1960sMorris Barney Dalitz, known as Moe Dalitz, was an American businessman and casino owner. He was one of the major figures who shaped Las Vegas, Nevada in the 20th century. He was often referred to as “ …more   on Wikipedia 

Moe Sedway Years active: 1920s-1950sMoe Sedway was a Polish-American businessman. He was an associate of Bugsy Siegel and a faithful lieutenant of organized crime czar Meyer Lansky. He had his own police record dating as far back as the …more   on Wikipedia 

Monk EastmanWilliamsburg, New York City, New YorkYears active: 1898-1920Edward “Monk” Eastman was a New York City gangster who founded and led the Eastman Gang, which became one of the most powerful street gangs in New York City at the turn of the 19th/20th century. His a …more  on Wikipedia  

Morris RudenskyLower East Side, New York City, New YorkYears active: 1920sMorris “Red” Rudensky was an American prohibition-era gangster, prominent cat burglar and safe-cracker. Later in his life he became an author as well as a spokesman a security consultant for several c …more   on Wikipedia

Moses AnnenbergYears active: 1904-1936Moses “Moe” Louis Annenberg was a Jewish American newspaper publisher, who purchased The Philadelphia Inquirer, the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. in 1936. The Inquirer h …more   on Wikipedia

Otto “Abbadabba” BermanNew York City, New York, United States of AmericaYears active: 1920s-1930sOtto Biederman, known as Otto “Abbadabba” Berman, was an accountant for American organized crime. He is known for coining the phrase “Nothing personal, it’s just business.” Berman was born in a Jewish …more   on Wikipedia 

Philip “Pinchy” Paul Years active: 1900s-1910s

Philip KovolickYears active: 1920s-1970sPhilip “Little Farvel” Kovolick [Kovalick] was a New York mobster and, a longtime associate of labor racketeer Louis “Lepke” Buchalter. He was arrested at a restaurant in Little Italy and charged with …more   on Wikipedia 

Phillip KastelYears active: 1900s-1950sPhillip “Dandy Phil” Kastel was an American mobster, gambler, and longtime associate of the Genovese crime family.

Samuel “Nails” MortonYears active: 1910s-1920s

Samuel “Red” LevineYears active: 1920s-1930s

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Seymour MagoonYears active: 1920s-1930sSeymour “Blue Jaw” Magoon was an American hitman in New York’s Murder Inc gang, one of many members who were implicated by the testimony of former member and government informant Abe “Kid Twist” Reles …more


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Spanish LouieNew York City, New York, United States of AmericaYears active: 1900sJohn Lewis, better known by his alias Indian or Spanish Louie, was an American criminal and member of the Humpty Jackson Gang, serving as the gang leader’s longtime lieutenant from around the turn of …more      on Wikipedia          

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Vach “Cyclone Louie” LewisYears active: 1900s

Waxey GordonNew York City, New York, United States of AmericaYears active: 1900s-1950sWaxey Gordon was an American gangster who specialized in bootlegging and illegal gambling. An associate of Arnold Rothstein during prohibition, he was caught up in a power struggle following Rothstein …more   on Wikipedia                

Whitey KrakowYears active: 1920s-1930sWhitey Krakow or Krakower was a New York mobster who, during the 1930s, served as a hitman for Murder, Inc. His sister, Esta, was married to fellow Murder, Inc. member Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. Whitey …more  on Wikipedia                   

William LipshitzYears active: 1910s-1920s

William Morris BioffYears active: 1920s-1930sWilliam Morris Bioff was an American organized crime figure who operated as a labor leader in the movie production business from the 1920s through the 1940s. During this time, Bioff extorted millions




Jewish-American organized crime

Jewish-American organized crime emerged within the American Jewish community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has been referred to variously in media and popular culture as the Jewish Mob, Jewish Mafia, Kosher Mafia, Kosher Nostra,[1][2] or Undzer Shtik (Yiddish: אונדזער שטיק‎).[a][2] The last two of these terms are direct references to the Italian Cosa Nostra; the former is a play on the word kosher, referring to Jewish dietary laws, while the latter is a direct translation of the Italian phrase Cosa Nostra (Italian for “our thing”) into Yiddish, which was at the time the predominant language of the Jewish diaspora in the United States.

Jewish American mafia
Bugsy Siegel.jpg

Bugsy Siegel was instrumental in the creation of Las Vegas
Founded Late 19th century
Founded by Arnold Rothstein
Founding location New York City and various towns of the East Coast of the United States
Years active Late 19th century–Present
Territory United States; active mostly in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Florida
Ethnicity Jewish-American, Italian-American and Jewish-Italian
Criminal activities Narcotics trafficking, racketeering, gambling, loan sharking, murder, accounting, diamond trafficking, extortion, weapons trafficking, fraud, prostitution, smuggling and money laundering
Allies Italian American Mafia
Israeli mafia
Russian mafia
various criminal organizations in the U.S., in Australia and Canada

In the late 19th century in New York City, Monk Eastman operated a powerful Jewish gang that competed with Italian and Irish gangs, notably Paul Kelly‘s Five Points Gang, for control of New York City’s underworld. Another notorious gang, known as the Lenox Avenue Gang, led by Harry “Gyp the Blood” Horowitz, consisted of mostly Jewish members and some Italian members (such as Francesco Cirofisi). It was one of the most violent gangs of the early 20th century and became famous for the murder of gambler and gangster Herman Rosenthal.

In the early 1920s, stimulated by the economic opportunities of the roaring twenties, and later prohibition, Jewish organized crime figures such as Arnold Rothstein were controlling a wide range of criminal enterprises, including bootlegging, loansharking, gambling, and bookmaking. According to crime writer Leo Katcher, Rothstein “transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top.”[3][page needed] Rothstein was allegedly responsible for fixing the 1919 World Series.[4][page needed] At the same time, the Jewish bootlegging mob known as The Purple Gang dominated the Detroit underworld during prohibition, while the Jewish Bugs and Meyer Mob operated in the Lower East Side of New York City before being absorbed into Murder, Inc. and becoming affiliates of the Italian-American Mafia.

The largely Jewish-American and Italian-American gang known as Murder, Inc. and Jewish mobsters such as Meyer Lansky, Mickey Cohen, Harold “Hooky” Rothman, Dutch Schultz, and Bugsy Siegel developed close ties with and gained significant influence within the Italian-American Mafia, eventually forming a loosely organized, mostly Jewish and Italian criminal syndicate known in the press as the “National Crime Syndicate.” Jewish and Italian crime groups became increasingly interconnected in the 1920s and 1930s, as they often occupied the same neighborhoods and social statuses of the time. The two ethnic crime groups became especially close in New York City following the establishment of the close relationship between partners Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky and their subsequent elimination of many of the so-called “Mustache Pete“, or the Sicilian-born gangsters that often refused to work with non-Italians and even non-Sicilians. The Cohen crime family of Los Angeles and Las Vegas was notably part of both the Jewish Mafia and Italian-American Mafia, and lines between the two ethnic criminal organizations often blurred throughout the 20th century. For decades after, Jewish-American mobsters would continue to work closely and at times compete with Italian-American organized crime.[5]



Origins and characteristicsEdit

The Siegel family’s memorial plaque in the Bialystoker Synagogue.[6]

Jewish-American gangsters were involved in many different criminal activities, including murder, racketeering, bootlegging, prostitution[7][page needed] and narcotics. Their role was also significant in New York’s burgeoning labor movement, especially the garment and trucking unions, as well as the poultry industry. Jewish organized crime fueled antisemitism and deeply concerned the Jewish community.[8] Jewish organized crime was used by antisemites and anti-immigration supporters as arguments to bolster their agenda. Jewish gangs controlled portions of the Lower East Side and Brownsville in New York City,[9] and were also present in other major American cities. American Jewish mafia boss Kid Cann held sway over Minneapolis for over four decades and remains the most notorious mobster in the history of Minnesota.

Jewish-American organized crime was a reflection of the ethnic succession among gangsters, which has tended to follow the immigrant waves in the United States: English, German, Irish, Jewish, Italian, Asian and Latino. Ethnic involvement in organized crime gave rise to alien conspiracy theories in the US law enforcement community, in which the conception of organized crime as an alien and united entity was vital. The involvement of a small percentage of recent immigrants in organized crime created a lasting stereotype of devious immigrants corrupting the morality of native-born Americans. Organized crime was a complex set of relations between the recently arrived Jewish and Italian criminals and groups like the Irish-American organized crime networks, which had been established before the 1920s and which the newer groups were sometimes subordinate to.[10]

Although never receiving close to the level of cultural attention of the Italian-American Mafia, from the late 1960s, Jewish-American gangsters would figure as characters in Jewish American literature. For some writers, Jewish gangsters and boxers in the post-World War II era were seen as tougher, more aggressive literary role models, freeing the community from the stigma of defenselessness and powerlessness, compared with the physical aggressiveness and lawlessness more associated with the Irish and Italian immigrants.[11][12][13] According to Rich Cohen, author of Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons and Gangster Dreams: “If Jewish gangsters still thrived today, if they hadn’t gone legit, if Jews of my generation didn’t regard them as figments, creatures to be classed with Big Foot and the Loch Ness monster, I think the Jewish community would be better off”.[12] However, Cohen’s description of Jewish gangsters ignores their criminality and immorality. These tough characters were still gangsters who extorted, exploited and murdered other members of the Jewish-American community for profit. They forced Jewish women into prostitution,[7][page needed] and were generally considered a scourge within their own community.[14] The Yiddish press and literature of the 1920s and 1930s were resolute in their condemnation of Jewish mobsters.[citation needed]


19th century to early 20th centuryEdit

A large wave of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries produced Jewish mobsters such as Max “Kid Twist” Zwerbach, “Big” Jack Zelig, and Vach “Cyclone Louie” Lewis, who competed with and were acknowledged by Italian and Irish gangs.

Just as with their Italian counterparts, gangs specializing in extortion began operating in the heavily Jewish neighborhoods of New York’s Lower East Side, most prominently the so-called Yiddish Black Hand headed by Jacob Levinsky, Charles “Charlie the Cripple” Litoffsky, and Joseph Toplinsky during the early 20th century. A significant Jewish underworld already existed in New York at the start of the 20th century, with Jewish mobsters conversing in a jargon with Yiddish origins. A pimp was known as a “simcha,” a detective as a “shamus“, and a loafer as a “trombenik.”[15] Jewish-American organized crime arose among slum kids who as prepubescents stole from pushcarts, who as adolescents extorted money from store owners, who as young adults practiced schlamming (wielding an iron pipe, wrapped in newspaper, against striking workers or against scabs) – until as adults they joined well-organized gangs involved in a wide variety of criminal enterprises boosted by prohibition.[16]

The lure of quick money, power, and the romance of the criminal lifestyle was attractive to both second-generation Jewish and Italian immigrants. There was a supposed Jewish “crime wave” in early 20th century New York. In disturbing numbers, young Jews had joined crime “rackets,” it was said, along with children of Irish, Italian and other immigrants.[17] However, the supposed Jewish-immigrant crime wave may have been exaggerated by the press and law enforcement.[citation needed] Crime and population figures show that Jews in New York committed crimes at a rate far below the average for the wider society. As described by sociologist Stephen Steinberg, less than a sixth of the city’s felony arrests were Jews during the 1920s, when Jews constituted nearly a third of the city’s population.[18]

As the 20th century progressed, Jewish-American mobsters such as “Dopey” Benny Fein and Joe “The Greaser” Rosenzweig entered labor racketeering, hiring out to both businesses and labor unions as strong arm men. Labor racketeering or “labor slugging” as it was known, would become a source of conflict as it came under the domination of several racketeers including former Five Points Gang members Nathan “Kid Dropper” Kaplan and Johnny Spanish during the Labor slugger wars until its eventual takeover by Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro in 1927. Other Jewish organized crime figures involved in controlling labor unions include Moses Annenberg and Arnold Rothstein, the latter reportedly responsible for fixing the 1919 World Series.[4][page needed]


According to crime writer Leo Katcher, Rothstein “transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top.”[3][page needed] According to Rich Cohen, Rothstein was the person to see during prohibition (1920–1933) if one had an idea for a tremendous business opportunity, legal or not. Rothstein “understood the truths of early 20th century capitalism (hypocrisy, exclusion, greed) and came to dominate them”. According to Cohen, Rothstein was the ‘Moses of Jewish gangsters’, a rich man’s son, who showed the young and uneducated hoodlums of the Bowery how to have style. Lucky Luciano, who would become a prominent boss within the Italian-American Mafia and organize New York’s Five Families, once claimed that Arnold Rothstein “taught me how to dress”. The stereotypical attire of the American mobster portrayed in movies can partially trace its roots directly to Rothstein.[19][20][page needed]

During prohibition, Jewish gangsters became major operatives in the American underworld and played prominent roles in the distribution of illegal alcohol and the spread of organized crime throughout the United States. At the time, Jewish gangs operated primarily in America’s largest cities, including Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Newark, New York City, and Philadelphia. Numerous bootlegging gangs such as the Bug and Meyer Mob headed by Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel and Abe Bernstein‘s Purple Gang[21][page needed] would see the rise of Jewish-American organized crime to its height. Other Jewish mobsters, including Dutch Schultz of New York,[22][page needed] Moe Dalitz of Michigan, Kid Cann of Minneapolis, Charles “King” Solomon of Boston and Abner “Longy” Zwillman (the “Al Capone of New Jersey”) became wealthy during prohibition.

During this time, Luciano successfully eliminated the Old World Sicilian Mafia bosses like Joe Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano in the 1931 Castellammarese War and took control of the New York Italian Mafia. Luciano did not discriminate against Jews and valued longtime associates such as Meyer Lansky and Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel. Several Jewish gangsters such as Red Levine and Bo Weinberg were used in the war as unsuspected non-Italian hitmen.[16] After Masseria and Maranzano were murdered, a conference was held at New York’s Franconia Hotel on November 11, 1931 which included Jewish mobsters such as Jacob Shapiro, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, Joseph “Doc” Stacher, Hyman “Curly” Holtz, Louis “Shadows” Kravitz, Harry Tietlebaum, Philip “Little Farvel” Kovolick and Harry “Big Greenie” Greenberg. During this meeting, Luciano and Lansky convinced the Jewish-American mobsters of the benefits of cooperating with the Italian-American Mafia in a newly created consortium called the National Crime Syndicate by the press. At the meeting’s conclusion, “Bugsy” Siegel supposedly declared “The yids and the dagos will no longer fight each other.”[23][page needed]

Those Jewish gangsters hostile to the idea of cooperation with non-Jewish rivals gradually receded, most notably Philadelphia bootlegger Waxey Gordon, who was convicted and imprisoned for tax evasion based on evidence provided to United States Attorney Thomas E. Dewey by Lansky.[24] Following Gordon’s imprisonment, his operations were assumed by Nig Rosen and Max “Boo Hoo” Hoff.

Meyer Lansky in 1958

Under Lansky, Jewish mobsters became involved in syndicate gambling interests in Cuba, Miami, and Las Vegas.[25][page needed] Buchalter would also lead the predominantly Jewish Murder, Inc. as the Luciano-Meyer syndicate’s exclusive hitmen.[26][page needed]

After World War IIEdit

For several decades after World War II, the dominant figures in organized crime were second-generation Jews and Italians, often working in concert. As late as the 1960s, Jewish presence in organized crime was still acknowledged as Los Angeles mobster Jack Dragna explained to hitman and later government informant Jimmy Fratianno:

Meyer’s got a Jewish family built along the same lines as our thing. But his family’s all over the country. He’s got guys like Lou Rhody and Dalitz, Doc Stacher, Gus Greenbaum, sharp fucking guys, good businessmen, and they know better than try to fuck us.[23][page needed][27][28]

Jewish mobsters, such as Meyer Lansky and the Los Angeles-based Mickey Cohen, along with Harold “Hooky” Rothman, continued to hold significant power and control organized crime groups in New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas, while the Jewish-American presence remained strong in Italian-American criminal rackets.

Jewish-American organized crime derived from dislocation and poverty, where language and custom made the community vulnerable to undesirables, the sort of thing that fosters criminality among any other ethnicity in a similar situation.[17] As American Jews improved their conditions, the Jewish thug and racketeer either disappeared or merged into a more assimilated American crime environment. American Jews quietly buried the public memory of the gangster past; unlike the Mafia, famous Jewish American gangsters like Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel founded no crime families.[19]

Much like Irish-Americans and other ethnicities (with the exception of Italian-American criminal organizations), Jewish-American presence in organized crime began to decline after World War II. Jewish-American individuals remain closely associated with organized crime, especially Italian-American and Israeli organized crime,[29][page needed] but the Jewish-American criminal organizations and gangs which once rivaled the Italian and Irish-American mobsters during the first half of the 20th century have largely faded.

Late 20th century to presentEdit

In more recent years, Jewish-American organized crime has reappeared in the form of Orthodox Jewish, Israeli and Jewish-Russian mafia criminal groups.

From the 1990s until 2013, an Orthodox ring run by Mendel Epstein and Martin Wolmark kidnapped and tortured Jewish men in troubled marriages in order to coerce them into granting religious divorces to their wives, in some cases extorting money from them. Described by prosecutors as a “criminal syndicate” that was “akin to the Bloods, the Crips, or the Mafia,” the organization, which charged up to $100,000 for their ‘services,’ was shut down after a string of arrests, particularly those stemming from the Edison divorce torture plot, a sting operation orchestrated by the FBI.[30] While some tried to draw a distinction between the actions of the “well-organized operation” described by prosecutors and traditional kidnapping cases coming before judges that involved murder, terrorism or child abduction, Judge Freda Wolfson said she didn’t see any difference.[31] Epstein was sentenced in 2015 to 10 years in prison,[31] and Wolmark was sentenced to more than 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.[32] In another development, a 2016 sting collared Aharon Goldberg and Shimen Liebowitz, two Satmar Hasidic Jews who were part of what The Forward described as the “Orthodox divorce underworld.”[33] The pair had colluded with a third man to perform a contract killing on an estranged husband.[34]

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was sued by former Sands China CEO Steven Jacobs for wrongful termination. Jacobs, who was fired in 2010, alleged that instead of Adelson losing confidence in his ability to run the Macau-based casinos, the true reason for his termination was his attempt to distance the company from ties to the Triads, the Chinese mafia, involving activities such as in-casino loan sharking, prostitution, drug dealing, using the Triads to blackmail and/or bribe various corrupt Chinese lawmakers (in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and using accounts used by large-money gamblers (known as whales) to transfer money from one casino to another as money laundering transactions.[35] The suit, which was filed in late 2010, was set to go to trial in September 2016, though nine months earlier, Adelson purchased the Las Vegas Review Journal in a controversial and ill-fated attempt to turn public opinion against the presiding judge.[36] On 31 May 2016, the two sides reached a confidential settlement.[37]

Jewish-American organized crime and IsraelEdit

Several notable Jewish-American mobsters provided financial support for Israel through donations to Jewish organizations since the country’s creation in 1948. Jewish-American gangsters used Israel’s Law of Return to flee criminal charges or face deportation. Notables include Joseph “Doc” Stacher, who built up Las Vegas by pairing the Jewish and Italian Mafia into a national organized crime syndicate. Prime Minister Golda Meir set out to reverse this trend in 1970, when she denied entrance to Meyer Lansky.[38] He was the mob’s accountant, thought to be among the most powerful people in the country, with a gambling empire stretching throughout the United States.[citation needed]

In 2010, it was reported by Wikileaks that the United States Embassy in Israel, in a cable titled “Israel: The Promised Land of Organized Crime?”, had expressed grave concern about the activities of Israeli organized crime figures, and was taking measures to prevent members of crime families from being issued visas to the United States. American diplomats expressed concern that Inbal Gavrieli, the niece of one of Israel’s most powerful mafia bosses, had been elected to the Knesset as a MK for Likud.[39]

Russian and Israeli mafia in the United StatesEdit

The Soviet and Russian émigré community in New York’s Brighton Beach contains a large Jewish presence. Some of these newer American-based Jewish gangsters, such as Ludwig Fainberg (who has lived in Ukraine, Israel and the United States, but never in Russia), share more in common culturally with Russia and the Soviet republics than their predecessors, such as Meyer Lansky.[40][page needed]

Russian Jewish mafia figures, such as Semion Mogilevich, have attempted to penetrate the United States, including participating in a US$10 billion money laundering scheme through the Bank of New York in 1998.

Israeli mobsters also have had a presence in the United States. The Israeli mafia (such as the Abergil crime family) is heavily involved in ecstasy trafficking in America.[41]

Notable members and associatesEdit

In popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit



  1. Related to Middle High German: unser stück – literally ‘our piece,’ ‘our share,’ ‘our thing.’ Also compare to Dutch: onze stuk, Afrikaans: ons stuk, West Frisian: ús stik.





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  2. Lori says:

    The mafia are a bunch of pansy cowards. I was mind controlled by them. It was ugly…like them. One of the businesses they had me work in on brain fragmenting was feeding the Jews for free. They are a laughable joke.

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