Amazon pulls ad for money-flashing rabbi costume

Following complaints, Amazon Germany pulls picture of a model holding money while wearing a rabbi costume from website.

Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA ,


Amazon Germany has pulled from its website a picture of a model holding money while wearing a rabbi costume following complaints, JTA reported Thursday.

The ads for the costume — a black hat with synthetic sidelocks that costs up to $20 — appeared on the German-language version of Amazon up until last week, according to the report. The retailer who sells the costumes also sells fake beards, it added.

Separately, a Thailand-based online retailer was selling yellow stars emblazoned with the word “Jude” — German for Jew – as a fashion accessory. “Looks perfect on Jeans, jackets, clothes, vests, hats and bags,” the retailer wrote on

Last year, the Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in France sent a letter of protest to Amazon following the site's promotion of a German book which spreads anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

In December, the online retailer came under fire for selling toys based on Nazi-era German army units.

The news about the items on sale on Amazon’s German edition and on eBay coincide with several statements by leaders in Europe against anti-Semitism.

French President Emanuel Macron and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel both said Thursday that Jews are an integral part of their respective societies and they that they as leaders would act tough on hate crimes against Jews.