Category Archives: Sassoon

The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

Here are some highlights from this 2022 book by Oxford scholar Joseph Sassoon: * The Sassoons traded with members of seemingly every religion and sect around the globe, traveling extensively not only for business but to explore new horizons, and … Continue reading

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Ben Ish Chai – 19th Century Baghdad Rep For Biggest Drug Dealing Family In History

The Sassoon family profited from the opium trade in the 19th Century more than any drug dealer in history. They made Pablo Escobar look like a pisher. The Ben Ish Chai (R. Yosef Hayyim) was the Sassoon family’s representative in … Continue reading

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Teaching White Nationalism in a Chinese University

Why would the Chinese be anti-Jewish? Perhaps because an Orthodox Jewish family bribed the British into allowing them to dominate the opium trade in China in the 19th Century. According to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia entry on David Sassoon: “his … Continue reading

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The greatest drug kingpin in history was an Orthodox Jew who attributed his business success to his careful observance of Jewish law

According to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia entry on David Sassoon: “his business, which included a monopoly of the opium-trade, extended as far as Yokohama, Nagasaki, and other cities in Japan. Sassoon attributed his great success to the employment of his … Continue reading

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