Elkan Spiller on Serge Benhayon, Judaism and Anti-Semitism

Serge Benhayon | Universal Medicine
Serge Benhayon

There is no secret that Serge Benhayon’s family has a Jewish heritage. From his last name alone, which is of Moroccan Jewish origin, one can easily assume that this is the case.

Although he does not practice Judaism, Serge Benhayon has often presented and shared the fact of his Jewish heritage, something that he has never been ashamed of or tried to hide.

To illustrate Serge Benhayon’s openness to people of all cultures and religions and to share that he has no particular affiliation with any one religion Serge has shared on several occasions the personal story that: he was circumcised (brit milah) by a Mohel, baptised by a priest and has heritage in the Islamic faith through his Moroccan descendants. Whilst remaining fully respectful to the core tenets of these principles, he does not practice nor follow any of these religious faiths today, instead living the religion (relationship) of his inner-heart, expressed for all as the Way of the Livingness.

Elkan Spiller, a first generation descendant of Nazi Anti-Semitism testifies on the false accusation about Serge Benhayon being Anti-Semitic:

“Firstly, I write in English and it not being my native tongue but one of the many languages I speak like German, French, Hebrew and Yiddish.

“Secondly, to say or write that Serge Benhayon is Anti-Semitic is totally absurd and ridiculous. It is like saying the pope is cheating on his wife.

“Serge Benhayon himself was born and raised within a very old Jewish family, Moroccan and Russian backgrounds. I never heard him speak pejoratively about his Jewish background.

L'CHAIM! Director Elkan Spiller
L’CHAIM! Director Elkan Spiller

“About me:

Born as a Jew in Germany I was very sensitive about Anti-Semitism all my life. My grandparents were both killed in Auschwitz; as we all know, just because they were Jews. And my father is a survivor of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. I am a direct descendant of the highest and vilest form of Anti-Semitism.


I have a Masters in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts.

At my studies in Berlin I wrote a masters thesis on the subject of unconscious Anti-Semitism in German Media/TV. In order to achieve this very unique study I analyzed a TV documentary and more than 50 newspaper articles and exposed the hidden Anti-Semitic terminology.

Having written a masters that featured and exposed the unconscious Anti-Semitism that was still prevailing up until 1992 in Germany, and with my family’s direct history with the Nazi Concentration Camps, it can be said with very certain authority that I know what I am talking about when it comes to Anti-Semitism, or more colloquially: I can smell it from far away and never hold back when it comes to exposing it.

Michael Benhayon | Music Compuser for L'CHAIM! To Life!
Michael Benhayon | Music Composer for L’CHAIM! To Life!

“In addition, and no less, I am a filmmaker and made the documentary “L’Chaim! – To Life!”, a film about the outcome of the Holocaust and its effects on the ensuing generations. Serge Benhayon supported me in making this documentary and gave a lot of input. I even use a quote of his about the extended impact of war which rightly signatures the end of the film, and his son Michael Benhayon composed the music.

The film has made its mark at various Film Festivals of which Serge Benhayon and his wife Miranda Benhayon and daughter Natalie Benhayon supported by attending the world premiere in Munich.

Most recently, “L’Chaim! – To Life!” won the audience award for best documentary at the Film Festival in Mainz, Germany.

Miranda Benhayon, Simone Delarome, Serge Benhayon & Elkan Spiller | Filmfest, Mainz, Germany 2014
Miranda Benhayon, Simone Delorme, Serge Benhayon & Elkan Spiller at the Filmfest, Munich, Germany 2014


Natalie Benhayon attended the Film Festival in support of porting “L’Chaim! – To Life!”
Natalie Benhayon, supporting “L’Chaim! – To Life!”

“I know Serge Benhayon and his work Universal Medicine for 5 years. I have witnessed and experienced him personally in hundreds of hours of Universal Medicine talks, workshops, courses, and in private sessions.

I have never heard even one word that was Anti-Semitic, racist, sexist or discriminating, and he is never imposing only ever presenting on our right to listen to our inner most and express our truth.

“All Serge Benhayon does (which is a lot) is offering his knowledge about a way of living that helps us counteract our self-inflicted ailments. It is a simple and universal embracing teaching that gets you into your own power by taking responsibility for your choices so that at some point you can be in real service for other people too. (Any government should know about these teachings, they would save billions of dollars for their Health systems).

“I’ve seen many world teachers in my life but Serge Benhayon lives what he talks. You can see and feel the result of his livingness in his family and it is fascinating to see how the self-formed Universal Medicine student body has changed and improved their health, look and entire life to the point that now many are able to help other people.

“The real question here is what is wrong with the person who makes such false accusations and what is the hidden agenda to harm Serge Benhayon?”

698 thoughts on “Elkan Spiller on Serge Benhayon, Judaism and Anti-Semitism

  1. Thank you Elken for such a forthright personal testament to the ridiculousness of accusing Serge Benhayon of Anti-Semitism and the same would apply to any accusation of any form of discrimination.

  2. The accusations of anti-semitism among others against Serge Benhayon, make no sense whatsoever and say more that the accusers than anything … as you share here Elkan, you couldn’t meet someone more inclusive or honouring of others, no matter what their background than Serge Benhayon … he has a level of care for others that is second to none, and that’s the thing you notice about him when you meet him, you are treated with the utmost respect, and held in the greatest understanding, he’s the epitomy of what it is to live in a way that is truly responsible and with utmost integrity.

    1. I absolutely agree with everything you have shared Monica, and I know that so many others would agree too, as Serge Benhayon has touched their lives the same way he has yours and mine. Every day I feel so blessed that I followed the strong impulse to meet Serge many years ago, so blessed as the life I live today is so very wonderfully different than the one I was living before I met him.

  3. Serge is the one man in this world who I know that really sees each and every single human being as an absolute equal human being and holds each in the same amount of love. Talk about a ‘living inspiration that doesn’t take things personally and holds on to old hurts ever.’

    1. Without a doubt there is no greater example or inspiration of a person who holds everyone as equal without judgment of their colour, creed, gender, age, politics, religion, past behaviour or any apparent difference of any kind than Serge Benhayon.

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