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Conversion mania sweeps world-wide churches

Not since the Inquistion has so much concern been focused on "saving" Jewish souls - and it seems that everybody's doin' it from Evangelicals to Anglicans to Catholics.



Here's a one-year conversion timelime for your convenience



February 2008: The Vatican announces that Pope Benedict XVI has penned a new Prayer for the Jews to replace that in the Missal of Blessed John… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on March 11, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

David Rotem new chairman of Knesset Christian Caucus

"Relations on the basis of religious love can attain political support which we so need." - (MK David Rotem)



Is that a pithy statement or what?



The Israel Beiteinu MK is the newly appointed Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. He replaces Benny Elon



As part of the Allies Caucus, Rotem joined missionaries last August in Texas for… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on March 11, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Lack of Facts in Ariel Bombing Investigation

Uvda” means "facts" in Hebrew, and it's the name of a highly popular TV program hosted by investigative reporter Ilana Dayan. The show failed to live up to its brand, as it was sorely lacking in anything of substance on the unresolved case of an explosion which occurred last Purim in the Israeli town of Ariel - seriously wounding a messianic pastor's son.



Dayan began the show by claiming that the attack was most likely carried out…

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Added by Jewish Israel on March 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Missionary U. in the heart of Jerusalem

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On March 24, Southeastern University will hold its grand opening ceremony for the Jerusalem Studies Center - a satellite campus for Ministerial students.



The self-described "Christ-centered University" was founded in 1935 as a Bible Institute to train pastors and missionaries.



The deal for the 13,500 foot five-story building in the heart of…

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Added by Jewish Israel on March 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Olmert apologizes for Jesus and Virgin late night episode

If you can't make a crack about jesus in the Jewish State, in Hebrew, on late night private TV, then we are really in serious trouble. A Vatican statement said a skit, broadcast on a late-night show on Israel's private Channel 10, had "ridiculed -- with blasphemous words and images -- the Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary." Surely Catholic bishops can find something… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Evangelical Blogosphere Blasts Israel's Orthodox Jewry

It seems Cyberspace is not all that conducive to ecumenism. A number of bloggers were distressed over Israel’s refusal to welcome messianic missionaries into the country with open arms. A sampling of excerpts from the evangelical and messianic blog postings of the last few months may cause some Jews to ask, “with friends like these…”…



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Added by Jewish Israel on February 18, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Chairman of Knesset Christian Caucus resigns

After being relegated to an embarrassing 17th spot on the "Jewish Home" Party list, Benny Elon said he would resign from politics, but continue his work with Christian supporters of Israel as chairman of the Israel Allies Caucus Foundation, the international arm of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.…



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Added by Jewish Israel on February 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Rattling Larry Derfner's Cage



A recent Jpost magazine cover story, "Jesus for Jews", was inaccurate on a number of accounts. Columnist Larry Derfner gave the numbers of Jewish messianics at 7000, but we know the current estimates are 10,000- 20,000. Also Derfner doesn't appear to like Yad L'achim or Orthodox Jews very much, whereas he sees the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

14 Israeli Souls Snatched Democratically by Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus is claiming 14 new Israeli converts for this month. And Israeli HOT Cable TV featured the head of the cult’s Israeli branch defending his activities as “democracy…freedom of expression, freedom of religion”, and “completely legal” in the State of Israel.

As Benny, the guest accommodation manager at Kibbutz… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 3, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Preacher and the Devil: some comic relief

In spite of it all, sometimes ya just gotta laugh. So from the heights and the depths of humor, I've called upon Rowan Atkinson to offer up some comic relief...…





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Added by Jewish Israel on February 2, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Vatican-Israel Relations on the Brink

In this new era of Christian-Jewish reconciliation, the Vatican has managed to botch things up but good. Words just don’t do these injustices justice. So a simple listing with links will have to suffice...



a) The Pope reinstates Holocaust-denying bishop and the Chief Rabbinate cuts ties. Be sure to watch this interview of Bishop Richard… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

POMP AND uncomfortable CIRCUMSTANCES



Warren Witnesses at Presidential Invocation

Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren concluded the invocation at President Obama's inauguration in an exclusively evangelical way. He used the opportunity to "witness" to the many millions watching the ceremony: "I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, Isa, Jesus, Jesus (hay-SOOS), who taught us to pray, Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name...." Some critics note that Warren… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Almost "raptured" in Sderot

Evangelical Earl Cox was quite literally knocked off his feet by a Kassam , and Yechiel Eckstein had a remarkable photo op with an incoming missile. He told The Jewish Week he was in an open field with no shelter in sight. “I did the only thing I could do — trembling, I raised by hands to the heavens and prayed to God for protection.” It was also reported that…

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Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

OU withdraws Evangelical resolution

The OU resolution,Working in Coalition with Evangelical Christians, scheduled for approval at last week’s convention in Jerusalem, has been withdrawn and is under reassessment due to new information being brought to light. This decision followed a flurry of activity including several private meetings with key figures from the Orthodox Union, as well as intense lobbying efforts by Jewish Israel.… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kuki immigration pressure swelling

The Bnei Menashe movement is rapidly attracting "messianic" Christians who hope to use Israel's immigration policy toward "lost tribes" to make a new home in the Jewish State. A special report from the Jerusalem Post.

Added by Jewish Israel on January 20, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Messianic Chaplains Must Wear Cross

Messianic Chaplains Must Wear Cross

The US Navy got it right. An order was handed down by Vice Admiral M. E. Ferguson U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations that Messianic Jewish chaplains must wear the cross lapel pin that identifies them as Christian rather than the Ten Commandments pin that signify a Jewish chaplain. That decision was made official last month after a messianic Christian… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Top evangelical, Rev. Richard Cizik, resigns from the NAE:

Reverend Richard Cizik resigned as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals. He did so after an NPR radio interview in which he voiced support for same-sex civil unions . The NAE said in a statement that Cizik had expressed regret, apologized and "affirmed our values." The NAE is an umbrella group for tens of thousands of churches and organizations.



Last year Cizik, who supports a two-state solution, met… Continue

Added by ellen on January 5, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Rabbi Riskin’s new center invites Jesus to Shul

The December 2008 Jerusalem Post Christian Edition has a feature article on Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s new interfaith endeavor - located in Efrat.





According to the article, David Nekrutman the Executive Director of the Ohr Torah Stone's Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation, “assured his guests that he wanted them to feel…

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Added by Jewish Israel on January 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

You would have to be Kuki to immigrate to Israel!

Thousands of evangelical Christian Indians are seeking to make aliyah.



"These are Christian evangelical Kukis, and they want to move to Israel. We have no firm idea of how many of them there are. One of them tells me, when I ask him how many people this group represents, that there are several thousand. But it could be more."



Read more in the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 1, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Monks Gone Wild: Sects Rumble in Jerusalem Holy Site



Professional wrestling prospects? Orthodox monks in Jerusalem's old city (Flash90)



Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre was the scene of a wild melee between Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox monks. The monks went at each other with gusto, throwing punches and throwing each other to the ground, resisting efforts by Israeli police to separate the rioters.



Israeli police had to rush into the church, arresting two clergyman after an…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 12, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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