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Eckstein challenges halachic ruling and threatens exposure of religious beneficiaries

Last week in Jerusalem, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, considered the greatest and one of the most respected halachic authorities in the hareidi world, issued a ruling forbidding the acceptance of Christian funding from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ/Keren HaYedidut). Reports on the ruling cite concerns that acceptance of such funds could lead to… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on October 25, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Daystar creeps back into Israel

Two years after being barred due to a public outcry, Israel cable TV provider HOT is once again broadcasting Daystar Television programming in Israel.

Back in August, Jewish Israel,… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on October 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Knesset Member Molla in Messianic Money Jam

In what could be a tale of double deception, it’s been reported that Kadima MK Shlomo Molla - a member of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus - may have pocketed thousands of shekels in funds which were designated for the Ethiopian Jewish community by a very deceptive Christian missionary “rabbi” Jonathan Bernis of… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on October 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Missionaries Rejoice over High Holiday Opportunities in Israel

Well, it’s time for a High Holiday harvesting wrap-up. Evangelical missionaries from the overt to the covert were especially active in Israel over the past few weeks…

Twas the night before Erev Yom Kippur and missionary Ze’ev Porat was in Bnei Brak, disrupting kaparot and… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on October 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guide for Those Perplexed over ICEJ’s Feast

“Israel's largest annual tourism event” may be a virtual “Feast” for Jewish eyes, but it’s a full blown Jesus Fest for its evangelical participants – and that presents the Jewish state with a very real problem.

The International Christian Embassy’s (ICEJ) Feast of the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on September 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A New Year’s Message from Jewish Israel

Jewish Israel would like to end this year by dispelling rumors which were, unfortunately, circulated on a Jewish blog and ended up on a “messianic” site. These rumors are slanderous, erroneous and counterproductive.

Jewish Israel was founded to create public awareness within the Jewish community as to the severity of the missionary problem in Israel, and to warn about an escalation of fundamentalist Christian influence in the political, economic and public… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on September 13, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Evangelical lawyer accuses Jewish rights groups of Gestapo tactics

Pastor John Myers and his wife Dariel ought to wash out the “messianic” mouth of their son, the lawyer, with soap for talkin’ dirty about the State of Israel and its G-d fearing citizens . They best bring in an exorcist to beat the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on September 9, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Riskin: Jewish-Christian Union "Sacred"

Has Rabbi Riskin’s reckless stance on interfaith dialogue and relations with evangelical Christians finally come to the end of the line? His perplexing commentary in his regular Jerusalem Post Parashat Hashavua column would seem to indicate that he is teetering near the edge of no-man’s land – a place where no recognized Torah observant Jew… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on September 6, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heichal Shlomo’s Incomplete Response to Evangelical Deception

The management of Heichal Shlomo has informed Jewish Israel that evangelical missionary Christine Darg and Women on the Walls will not be holding any “worship convocation” in Heichal Shlomo’s Renanim Synagogue. Nor will there be any “Daughter of Israel” banquet held in Heichal Shlomo on October 1, 2009 as was advertised.

The prayer event and banquet sponsored by… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on September 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Evangelical chuzpah hits the Kotel

(Big Hat Tip on the photos to JI member Shannon).

Imagine being immersed in contemplative prayer at the Kotel. - just you and the One and Only Master of the Universe. But you’re not alone. A Hebrew-speaking evangelical missionary and his cameraman are stalking the Jewish Holy Site in search of victims to prey upon. Is nothing sacred anymore?

For six hours , Ze’ev Porat - senior Israeli Hebrew-speaking Evangelist of Bibles For… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 30, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Heichal Shlomo to Host Missionary Group and Christian Worship Service (UPDATED)


Jewish Israel has revised this original posting due to new information received on August 30th. The management at Heichal Shlomo was aghast at reports that their facilities – including their Renanim Synagogue – were to be used by missionary Christine Darg and Women of the Walls for a worship convocation and banquet.… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 28, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Catholic Bishops see Interfaith Dialogue as Invitation to Evangelize Jews

Jewish-Catholic relations have once again hit a stumbling block. It seems Catholic bishops deem interfaith dialogue with Jewish groups as an evangelizing opportunity - a chance to “invite” Jews to become… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

A reply to Isi Leibler from Jewish Israel

This week Jerusalem Post columnist Isi Leibler penned the article, “Evangelicals: an Appreciation”. JewishIsrael’s writer and researcher Ellen Horowitz has a reply which has been published on Israelinsider: Isi, Think Like a Jew.

Yes, the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 19, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Missionary Jim Vineyard shows his true colors

UPDATE: Since this posting we note that Pastor Vineyard's assistant, Pastor David Sloan and his wife, were working as missionaries in Israel. Writings are available on their …


Added by Jewish Israel on August 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

A7 pulls radio segment on Christian missionaries

This week, Israel National Radio (Arutz 7) aired Yehuda HaKohen's show "The Struggle".The point blank title of the segment was "Do NOT Trust the Chri$tians!!!"

JI staff member Ellen Horowitz was interviewed in the first half, followed by an interview with former Christian, Shmuel Amos Mann. The show… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

TBN Christian missionary television to target Russian immigrants

Arutz 7 and Yad L'achim are reporting that the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN)- Russian affiliate “Rodnoy” is planning to launch Russian-language Christian programming in Israel.

Knesset members, the Jerusalem municipality, and private sector leaders in Israel have a grand celebration planned for this…


Added by Jewish Israel on August 13, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Idolatry by Association

Hirhurim Musings posted a very thought-provoking Dvar Torah on Parashat Ekev entitled: The Snare of Idolatry. The concept presented… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 9, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Haaretz finds religion (the wrong one, of course)

Jewish Israel did a double-take at the Haaretz homepage shortly after midnight ( nothing Haaretz can print really surprises us anymore – but this did). On the left-hand column past the rotating Google ads, under the Gilad Shalit captivity counter, and above candle-lighting times, is a red on black paid-for advertisement for Jesus. We looked again in the early morning hours and the eyesore was still there.

The ad links to one of those… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 7, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Death after life: missionary targeting of elderly, disabled, and deceased Jewish souls

According to a recent Jerusalem Post report, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who was suffering from dementia was allegedly “converted” to Christianity shortly before her… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on August 2, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

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