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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Ultimate Desecration of the Torah (Warning: Obscene)

Posted by Jewish Israel

Jewish Israel has just posted a video of popular Christian messianic missionary and hebraic roots teacher "Rabbi" Ralph Messer wrapping mega-church leader Eddie Long in a Torah scroll – which allegedly came from Auschwitz Birkenau - and crowning him as a king.

This is obscene material and illustrates why Jewish leaders need to temper those evangelical and prophetic flames with strict halachic borders, and to consider who they are teaching our Torah to.

Heads-up Jewish community leaders in Shiloh : Messer, who claims to have "dual citizenship in Israel", will be leading a tour to Israel in March 2012 billed as "The Land of Israel Awaits Your Return" and Jewish communities like Shiloh, with its excavations, are featured on the itinerary...more


Batya said...

Ellen, thanks for the reminder of what we're up against. Tizki limitzvot.

ellen said...

I'm so sorry to have to post about this outrage. Someone just wrote to me that "this clown essentially did what Titus and Antiochus did".

I hope this doesn't, G-d forbid, follow an historic precedent. Something like, "On the day Boteach's book 'Kosher Jesus' was officially launched, a Mega-pastor was wrapped in a Torah scroll and declared king". We all know what happens after that (G-d forbid)

ellen said...

Jewish Israel has just posted excerpts of 4 new videos which have surfaced. Ironically, in one video "Rabbi" Messer declares to his mega church audience,"We [Jews] thought that you would mishandle the Torah."

Messer is hardly a marginal figure in the Christian evangelical world and he frequently appears on Christian missionary networks such as Daystar, Trinity Broadcasting (TBN), and Gods Learning Channel (GLC).

These videos have been posted as part of an upcoming Jewish Israel report which will include a thorough investigation of this disgrace. Again Jewish leaders will be asked to examine their role in encouraging this outrage and in fanning evangelical flames.