While the American Jewish community is wringing their hands over the burning of "Christian holy books" - and memories of Kristallnacht, pogroms, and medieval blood libels dance through their heads - we have Messianic lawyer/pastor Calev Myers demanding that the Orthodox Jews be rounded up, arrested and put on trial for their crime of being loyal to G-d and the Torah.
So I can't believe I have to turn to the BBC to shed true light on another very important angle of the issue:
"Proselytizing to Ethiopian Jews is an historically sensitive issue".
Not only is it historically sensitive , but it is downright explosive. As the Jerusalem Post reported over a year ago, the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel was threatening "violent reactions to the missionaries if their activities are not stopped". "People here are threatening to resort to extreme measures, such as blowing up the missionary headquarters with gas tanks."
Maybe the Deputy Mayor should be thanked for acting quickly and doing the right thing.
At the end of this post is a fair and balanced sampling of articles on the Ethiopian Jewish issue.
Rabbis spark wig burning rumpus
Hundreds gathered in the Brooklyn suburb of Williamsburg on Sunday to ignite a bonfire of more than 300 wigs. ..
Well I lashed out at the BBC back then (but today's another day).
Articles: Ethiopian Jews and Christian Missionaries
"Most of the Falashmura are not even Jewish"