Jewish Israel's Blog – December 2009 Archive (11)

Statement from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Reaction by Rabbi Sholom Gold

BREAKING NEWS : A response by Rabbi Riskin now on YouTube



Earlier today Jewish Israel received an email from Elie Klein of the public relations agency Ruder Finn Israel.



The email entitled: STATEMENT FROM RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN REGARDING YOUTUBE VIDEO - DECEMBER 30, 2009 can be read here.…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Rabbi Riskin video “gone viral” among Orthodox Jews and messianic Christians

In our Christmas war post of December 26th we made mention of and posted excerpts from yet another controversial video of Rabbi Riskin. That video is now making the rounds among Jewish online news services and blog sites like… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Joel Bell opens new WBZ missionary center in Sha’ar Binyamin

(For backgound information on Joel and Pamela Bell, please read this earlier report and see relevant links at the end of this post)



At the beginning of this month Jewish Israel reported on missionary building developments in Jerusalem. We, unfortunately, will wrap this month up by informing our readership that missionary Joel… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

No Christmas War in Israel

Bill O’Reilly eat your heart out, because while “the War on Christmas” rages in America, secular Israelis –on a government level – have no problem stepping on Jewish sensitivities in the Jewish State. Official declarations of “Merry Christmas”, “Season’s Greetings”, and “Happy New Year “ are ringing forth from Jerusalem, and all of the state’s apparatchiks seem to be getting into… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 26, 2009 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Messianics use “American Idol” to promote missionary activity in Ethiopia

In mid-October we reported on a scandal involving Kadima Knesset Member Shlomo Molla and a well-known messianic missionary organization. It had been reported that Molla may have pocketed many thousands of shekels in funds which were designated for the Ethiopian Jewish community by Christian missionary “rabbi”… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Torah Judaism challenged by secular court and Christians in Israel

Well, another Hanukah has gone by, but it seems the forces of Hellenism, Christianity and secularism have forged an unholy alliance against Torah Judaism in the modern state of Israel. One secular journalist described it as nothing less than a “modern-day… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Tell it to the Vatican: Christianity is not land or shrine bound

When it comes to Vatican negotiations and property issues, Jewish Israel sort of feels like we’ve been there and done that here, here, here, here... wait, simply… Continue

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

Missionaries Exploit Chabad

(special thanks, to Jewish Israel member, Shannon)



On November 27th Zev Isaacs of the Messianic Prophecy Bible Project sent out a newsletter update featuring his infiltration of a Chabad Yeshiva. This mailing entitled, “Lubavitcher Jews in Israel SECRETLY BELIEVE in Yeshua as their Messiah!”,is purportedly used to raise funds for the production of missionary literature.



It appears that Isaacs… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 10, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Evangelical Missionary Building Boon in Jerusalem

Jewish settlements in Judea and Shomron may be frozen, but Christian missionaries are enjoying a real building boon in and around Jerusalem.



Prime property has recently been leased, sold, and permits for expansion granted, to evangelizing ministries and institutions. It should be understood that these buildings are not standard churches used strictly for private worship services. These are evangelistic institutions which place an emphasis on “outreach activities” and… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 6, 2009 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Christian Fundamentalist Fringe Group Hijacks Hatikvah

Westboro Baptist Church is a way-over-the-top independent church group, and people of all faiths - as well as those without faith - rightfully love to hate this hate group.



There’s a dilemma as to whether or not it’s wise to give these small, fringe, cultish sects the publicity they so crave. But lately they’ve been targeting Jews, and last month USA Today saw fit to publish these headlines:… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

New book by ex- Christian missionary: "Coming Full Circle"

Penina Taylor of Shomrei Emet has written a book entitled “Coming Full Circle” which promises to take readers on a powerful and uplifting journey.



Description:

What happens when a Jewish girl raised in a secular home discovers Christianity on her search for spirituality and then after 17 years in Christian leadership realizes that most of… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on December 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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