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Anita Tucker to Receive Moskowitz Prize for Zionism

Jewish Israel is pleased to report that Anita Tucker, one of our active board members, is to receive the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism.

The prize was…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rabbinic Conference on Christian funding to be held during Chol Hamoed Pesach

On the second day of Chol Hamoed Pesach, Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim will be sponsoring a rabbinic conference entitled “The Missionary Enemy”. The subject under discussion is the problems inherent in accepting funds from Christian sources. Featured speakers include HaRav Shlomo Aviner, HaRav Eliyahu Rachamim…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 22, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Invoking Melchizedek - or Jesus - in Jerusalem?

A former Southern Baptist, who has since converted to Judaism, contacted Jewish Israel after hearing the opening invocation given by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin at CUFI’s Night to Honor Israel, which was held in Jerusalem on March 8th.…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 16, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Rapture-ready atheists form alliance with evangelicals

This is both a heart-breaking and heart-warming post about an unlikely alliance between atheists and evangelicals.

Regardless of how good and loyal a pet has been, come Rapture time, evangelicals just can’t take Fido with them. The good news is that an…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 14, 2010 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

Messianics launch asinine crusade to close Yad l’Achim

Honestly, this should have been a Purim Post and will best go down with a good shot of whiskey.

In the name of democracy and religious freedom, the messianic Christian website the Rosh Pina Project is…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 9, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Catholic father baptizes Jewish daughter and defies court order

Joseph Reyes and Rebecca Shapiro Reyes of Chicago are embroiled in a highly charged and visible divorce and custody battle which has opened the ultimate interfaith can of worms. The media spotlight is focused on a plethora of divisive issues such as faith, freedom of religion, religious tolerance, separation of church and state, assimilation, conversion, and parental rights. The entire…


Added by Jewish Israel on March 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

CUFI’s Robert Stearns warns of Evangelical shift to the Left

In response to Rev. Robert Stearns’ scheduled appearance as a panelist at the 7th Annual Jerusalem Conference, Jewish Israel recently released a report on some of Stearns’ missionary…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Yad l‘Achim Considers Suing Messianic Attorney Calev Myers

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Added by Jewish Israel on February 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Ambassador Oren cautions against messianics and proselytizing

Following an address at a church in Irvine California in which he thanked Christians for their support, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, granted an interview to journalist Dan Wooding and…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 18, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tovia Singer Authors Response to Christian Missionaries

Rabbi Tovia Singer’s new book “Let’s Get Biblical!” is hot off the presses.

The ambitious 472-page volume addresses the fundamental question of “why doesn't Judaism accept the Christian messiah?"…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Missionary Stearns to participate in 7th Annual Jerusalem Conference

The Seventh Annual Jerusalem Conference – which takes place February 15-17th - “provides a unique forum for the discussion of Israel's national priorities, social values, and aspirations, as well as the challenges and external threats faced by Israel and the…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jewish Israel gives presentation at Jerusalem Rabbinic Conference

On February 11th, Jewish Israel participated in a rabbinic conference held in Jerusalem on the topic of “Activities of Christian organizations and Evangelicals in Israel”.

The conference was organized by Rabbis Elchanan Bin Nun of…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 14, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

COMING SOON: Jewish Israel Reviews Rabbi Riskin’s Lecture

Last week Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of Efrat gave lectures in both English and Hebrew in Jerusalem and Efrat respectively on the topic of "Jewish-Christian Dialogue, is it permissible? If so, is it…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 9, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Knesset Christian Caucus MKs attend missionary-sponsored conference in Rome

When in Rome…

Knesset MKs representing the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus attended a conference held in Rome from January 27 -29th which was dedicated to “Advancing United Judeo-Christian Strategy”.

The Summit was co-sponsored by missionaries Christine and Peter Darg of Exploits Ministries and CBN’s Italian 700 Club. Italy for Christ and the Michael…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 3, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

“messianic Jew” convicted of murdering doctor

Christian fundamentalist Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist described as a “messianic Jew”, was convicted last Friday of first-degree premeditated murder. The victim, Dr. George R.Tiller, was the medical director of a clinic which performed late term abortions. He was shot in his church at point blank range by Roeder. In addition, Roeder was convicted on two counts of aggravated assault for threatening to shoot two individuals as he fled Tiller's Reformation Lutheran Church in… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

New Testament Codes Stricken From “Jesus Guns”

What would have made for brilliant satire turned out to be a real news story. Last week ABC News covered, or rather uncovered secret (or not so secret), “bible codes “ which are embedded in U.S. army rifle scopes produced by the Trijicon company. These scopes are used by the U.S military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and apparently the manufacturer has a $660… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Bed, Breakfast, and Jesus for Israeli Backpackers

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Haifa's Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation, some 2000 Israeli backpackers are being hosted annually by missionaries in New Zealand.

The Messianic Christian organization HIT (Hosting Israeli Travelers) offers accommodations at a token… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

The ugly side of interfaith beatification politics

Two years ago this writer expressed great reservations over the significant role the Ohr Torah Stone's Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat was playing in the Vatican’s attempts to rehabilitate and canonize Pope Pius XII.



Added by Jewish Israel on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf joins the Jewish Israel Team

Jewish Israel is pleased to announce that Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf has joined the Jewish Israel board as an academic and religious advisor.

Dr. Woolf is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Talmud at Bar Ilan University, where he specializes in Jewish Intellectual History and the History of Jewish Law. Dr. Woolf has a PhD in Medieval Jewish History from Harvard University, and has served as a… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 17, 2010 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

Pat Robertson’s “satanic verses” cause media tremors

When it comes to commenting on both man-made and natural disasters, televangelist Pat Robertson takes the golden globe for impropriety. Following last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Robertson remarked that the Haitians had made a "pact with the devil" and have been "cursed" ever since.

A spokesman for… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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