Orthodox Jews and Israeli political leaders join missionaries at Christian worship festival in Jerusalem (excerpts, October 5, 2014)

Israeli political, academic and community leaders, as well as Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, participated in Rev. Robert Stearns' "Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem", a Christian worship festival organized by Eagle's Wings Ministry, and televised by GODTV. Keynote speakers included known missionary and messianic leaders such as Rick Ridings who has called for a jesus revolution in Israel among young people.

Jewish Orthodox leaders and Israeli diplomats peppered their speeches with shouts of "Hallelujah" and talk of jesus. Just prior to the event, Israel's Chief Rabbinate issued a statement prohibiting Jews from participating in an ICEJ prayer vigil and expressed concern about the nature and evangelical message of these type of "interfaith" events.

This event closely coincided with the ICEJ Feast of the Tabernacles, in which Robert Stearns was a keynote speaker, and seems to validate the Rabbinate’s concerns.

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