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 Zini, HaRav Tzefanya Drori, HaRav Elchanan Bin Nun, HaRav Yonaton Blass, HaRav Tzvi Kostiner, and HaRav Elisha Vishlitzky. This conference is in Hebrew and the details can be seen here.
Jewish Israel gave presentations at a Rabbinic conference in mid-February on the topic of "Activities of Christian organizations and Evangelicals in Israel”. We are pleased that some of the participants and attendees at that conference took matters seriously and organized this upcoming conference as a follow-up.
As Israel becomes more and more dependent on Christian sources for political, economic and humanitarian support, our relationship and dealings with the evangelical Christian community has become increasingly complex and problematic. Jewish Israel has consistently and persistently urged our rabbinic leaders to establish clear guidelines and redlines which will enable the Torah observant community and Am Yisrael at large to meet the challenge.
Although the Ateret Yerushalayim conference will be in Hebrew, Jewish Israel will be giving an English presentation at the Israel Center in Jerusalem shortly after Pesach. Time and details to be announced.