"The World's Most Kosher MC" turned Jesus freak
, who made aliyah last fall, is reportedly leaving the country (thank G-d).
had informed the Interior Ministry and alerted Yad L’achim
about his activities. In addition we had posted videos clearly displaying his contempt for Orthodox Judaism
and his overt missionary intentions
Cohen’s own site posts
MAY 31, 2009
“Aviad Cohen has chosen to move back to the USA soon. Where will he live?..."I should have stayed in the USA to share the Good News with the Gentiles and even some Jews." Aviad will also be seeking discipleship in the USA. Your prayers are appreciated during this challenging time.”
A Messianic blogger has posted a letter from Aviad
Hi, it's Aviad Cohen. I will keep this note as brief as possible. After consulting legit professional therapists and counselors here in Israel (more than 1) who are believers who did an assessment on me and my situation, it has been made clear that I need to move back to the USA for many different reasons that I prefer not to disclose since some are of a sensitive nature… “
JI feels that Aviad Cohen is indeed a troubled and lost Jewish soul. In addition to his video and television rants against rabbinic Judaism, he would ramble in email about “rabbinic Pharisaic Judaism demons”
, “the devil
, and “the occult”
Numerous rabbis and counter-missionary specialists have reached out and tried to assist him. We feel it is deplorable that premier Christian Television networks
ranging from the established
to the overtly messianic missionary
to the occult
have taken gross advantage of his talent and internal turmoil in order to promote their agenda to convert Jews.
JI notes that one of Aviad’s projects that he did while in Israel was to design a website in cooperation with his messianic attorney Calev Myers, and the messianic Ortiz family. The site features an “R’ rated documentary film reportedly commissioned by Calev Myer’s Jerusalem Institute of Justic
e. The site’s banner states:
“Ami Ortiz is probably the Israeli who has been injured the worst by Jewish terror
” – Ilan Dayan (Reporter on Israel’s Uvda program on channel 2 TV).
has already expressed its opinion of Ilana Dayan’s report
, and of Calev Myer’s opportunistic agenda.
There is a complete media black-out and court-ordered gag on this case. Neither messianic attorney Calev Myers, nor the Ortiz family, nor Ilana Dayan are privy to the facts. At this point, any accusations leveled are nothing more than speculation bordering on a blood libel against the Orthodox Jewish community in Israel.
And there is much, much more to come from JI on this issue.
In the meantime, good riddance, Mr. Cohen. We hope and pray that you get proper help through truly Jewish channels, and that one day you will return to your people.