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Major Israeli Newspaper Runs Missionary Ad by David Lev

In Anti-Semitism, Christian/Messianic Disgrace, Israel, Missionaries on 25/04/2012 at 11:43

For the first time, a major Israeli newspaper has accepted an ad from an open missionary group.

The economic daily Calcalist on Wednesday featured a large ad placed by Jews for Jesus offering readers an app that leads them to the organization’s website, where there is a “hard sell” in Hebrew on why Jews should believe in Jesus.

The ad is printed on a background of the flag of Israel, clearly associating the ad, and the organization, with Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen IDF soldiers, being commemorated on Wednesday.

While the ad does not appear to directly proselytize Calcalist readers, it does feature a mnemonic based on the Hebrew word for Jesus, “Yesh > Yeshu > Yeshua,” modeled after the popular mnemonic used by followers of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, “Na Nach Nachma Nachman Me’Uman.”

The word “Yeshua” in Hebrew means “salvation,” and is used by Christian missionaries to justify their position that Jesus was the promised Jewish Messiah. Jews, of course, reject this position, using as proof the fact that the prophecies in the Hebrew Bible associated with the Messiah, such as the arrival of an era of world peace, have not been fulfilled.

Early Christians changed the commandments, a further halakhic proof of a falseprophet.

Direct proselytization with the promise of a material benefit is against the law in Israel. However, there is no law against urging people to adopt a new belief or religion based on spiritual or philosophical principles.

The ad includes a QR code that readers can scan with their smartphones that installs an app produced by the group. The app directs users to the group’s web site, where “issues of the day,” including politics and Jewish history, are discussed from a Christologic viewpoint. Among the claims made on the web site is that the Jews are to blame for the persecution they have experience over the generations, and especially for the Holocaust, because of their rejection of Jesus.

Anti-missionary groups slammed Calcalist for running the ad, with one activist saying they planned to sue Calcalist for printing an ad that was clearly misleading. “The ad implies that it is in memory of fallen IDF soldiers, but its real purpose is something else entirely. They should be ashamed of themselves.”

Calcalist is a part of the Yediot Achronot publishing group, which is headed by Arnon Mozes

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Pat Robertson: Without Jesus, Jews Lack Understanding of the Cosmos

In Anti-Semitism, Christian/Messianic Disgrace, Missionaries on 22/04/2012 at 02:21

Pat Robertson believes that there is a G-d and a Devil and that they are at war. This concept within Christian cosmology was borrowed from pagan ideas of good vs. evil and Judaism rejects it just as it does any notion that claims there is a power outside of G-d Himself.

In a pathetic attempt at solidarity with the Jews, Robertson declared this past Thursday that Satan is the cause of anti-semitism but “the poor Jews don’t understand that, it’s too cosmic for most of them to grasp, especially because they don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah.” See it for yourself:

 

Mailmen Refuse to Deliver ‘New Testament’

In Missionaries on 05/03/2012 at 15:45
First Published: 3/5/2012, 2:11 PM
Missionary James Joseph, aka 'the Jesus guy'

Missionary James Joseph, a.k.a 'the Jesus guy'

Dozens of mail deliverers who were supposed to deliver copies of the Christian “New Testament” Bible to homes in Ramat Gan refused to do so, arguing that the deliveries constituted “missionary material.”

The mail deliverers said that distributing missionary material is forbidden by Jewish law (Halakha) and may also be against state law. They therefore asked that a legal inquiry be held before taking a decision on whether to hand out the Bibles.

The postal workers contacted MK Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) and asked him to assist them vis-à-vis the Postal Authority, which they say demands that they “do their job” and distribute the material that was sent.

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Their Own Worst Enemy

In Counter-Missionaries, Missionaries on 03/03/2012 at 19:23

‘Surprisingly, it is the Jews of Sefardic origin who are the most vulnerable to the missionaries. “The Sefardim are innocent,” says Rabbi Artovski. “They never had contact with the Christian world in their countries of origin – they don’t understand the mentality. And they are warm and hospitable. Someone knocks at the door and they say, ‘Come in, drink something … ’ They get taken in.”

Yad L’Achim’s top anti-missionary official reveals that an ‘army of informers’ keeps him posted on upcoming events. To missionaries operating in Israel, Rabbi Alex Artovski is public enemy No. 1 – and the feeling is mutual. 
As head of Yad L’Achim’s anti-missionary department, Rabbi Artovksi monitors the activities of the more than 100 Messianic congregations in Israel. But it isn’t enough to know what they’re doing today – which neighborhoods they are canvassing or which workplaces they have infiltrated. He makes it his business to know what they are planning for tomorrow.
“You’ve got to know what the enemy has in store for you,” Rabbi Artovski tells an interviewer in his office at Yad L’Achim’s headquarters in Bnei Brak. “When and where they plan to distribute missionary material, when and where they plan to hold baptism ceremonies, when and where they intend to hold seminars for the unsuspecting public.”

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In Christian/Messianic Disgrace, Israel, Missionaries on 03/03/2012 at 17:52

Don't Count Him In A Minyan!

Online predators, pornography, identity theft…and Jesus?

In Missionaries on 29/02/2012 at 15:35

There is no difference between a sexual predator on the Internet and a spiritual predator.

Passion Play to be Performed at the Footsteps of the Temple Mount

In Christian/Messianic Disgrace, Missionaries on 29/02/2012 at 13:58
Posted by Jewish Israel on February 29, 2012 at 10:10am

Jewish Israel has just learned that a Passion Play produced by JBS Theatricals, a production company under the auspices of Stivale Ministries, is scheduled to be performed at the Kotel’sDavidson Center in the spring of 2012. Titled “The Kingdom”, and billed as “the Passion in the Heart of Jerusalem”, this production puts the nature and dignity of Jewish Jerusalem to shame.

Read about this shameful event here.

The “Other Side” of Torah

In Hebraic Roots, Missionaries on 29/02/2012 at 13:23
Posted by Jewish Israel on December 18, 2011 at 1:00pm

A regular stream of Israeli and Diaspora rabbis, political, and community leaders are now gracing evangelical and messianic churches and television networks. They diligently sow the seeds of Christian love for the Holy Land and get to reap the benefits from inspired congregants via “offering baskets” and on-air solicitation.

But as various messianic Christian Hebraic Roots sects endeavor to implant themselves as an integral part of normative Judaism, Jewish leadership continues to be both mesmerized by the overtures and oblivious to the damage being done to the Torah, the land of Israel and its people.

Intentional Turmoil

Pastor Mark Biltz, leader of the messianic El Shaddai Ministries of Tacoma Washington, has the kind of christ-driven “pro-Israel” approach, which should cause responsible Jewish community leaders to abruptly about-face and pave a clear detour to ensure that the Jewish collective avoid stumbling off the path. And yet, one can find a hefty sampling of Israel’s best “Land-of-Israel” spokespersons on the guest speaker line-up of that thriving messianic congregation.

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