Thursday, August 12, 2010

In a place where there are no rabbis, try to uphold Jewish tradition

Posted by Jewish Israel

Israeli High Court Defends Jewish Tradition
In a ground-breaking decision it appears that the Israeli secular high court has come to the rescue of Jewish tradition by applying the concept of teshuva to the Law of Return. The Jerusalem Post reports on a stunning case of a Jewish convert to Christianity who apparently will not be allowed into Israel under the Law of Return until she can prove and convince the Interior Ministry of her renewed commitment to the Jewish people...more

Tuesday Night Live for Christians
Reports are coming in that Ari Abramowitz’s and Jeremy Gimpel’s Tuesday Night Live in Texas resembled a Baptist church revival with some token Jews in attendance. Abramowitz and Gimpel are up and coming rabbis, and their interfaith ventures with messianic and church groups appears to represent a severe break with Orthodox Jewish tradition. But there’s something more which Jewish Israel explores and exposes in Part 2 of Now there arose new rabbis in Israel who knew not the Rav ...more

13 comments:

Keli Ata said...

I often download the Arutz Sheva podcasts and noticed the ads for Tuesday Night Live in Texas. It's ironic that Jeremy Gimpel is doing this since on Tovia Singer's show a few months ago he described in detail how "disgusting" it was to be in the US and surrounded by goyim.

So why in the world is a newly ordained Orthodox rabbi doing a show in Texas?

I think of only two reasons:

1. They're being duped, or are flattered by all of the xtian attention and fatal-attraction like "love."

2. Arutz Sheva is starving for money and these mega churches are throwing it at all things Israeli.


If they want to be lights unto the nations, they should be explicit about Judaism and teach the Shema and what the word echad really means. One is one. Not a compound trinity one.

Let that be a litmus test. If they're welcomed back to these church conferences fine. If not, then it exposes these missionaries for what they are.


To clarify about my remark re xtian fatal attraction like love for Israel--recall that group that sent Bibi a barrage of roses. not a symbolic singe rose or a dozen but hundreds.

That's something an obsessed lover/stalker would do.

ellen said...

Keli Ata,
Incredible comments! I think we should put you on the road on behalf of Judaism,the Jewish people and Israel.

Anonymous said...

Bwwwaaah-haha! I smell a Jewish soul. Yummy.

lol. You guys crack me up!

Sorry, but it's time to face the facts. Your self-righteous Rabbinical Judaism is man-made and un-Biblical, kids; the Messianics are the true Remnant of Israel. When you reject Moshiach, you reject Hashem. Boo, Hoo, you're no Jew!

Btw, if you've got the stones, or just really like a good scare, search for "Rabbi Pearlmutter discusses Yeshua the Messiah" on Youtube. You'll never be the same again.

And keep up the comedy--you'll need that keen sense of humor real soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Anon. That was really convincing. Your pom-pom cheerleading for a dead Jew on a stick pagan man-god really has us excited.

Not.

Here. Have some fun:

Jesus was not the messiah

Did the disciples die for a lie?

Try dealing with the above, because, as you know, "the truth will set you free", as ironic as that will turn out to be.

Thanks for the posting opportunity.

Keli Ata said...

Mr. Anonymous messianic heretic:

Moshiach is not the central figure of Judaism, Hashem is; and like it or not echad is the word used in the Shema, not that other Hebrew word which I can't recall which means unity.

It's tragic. Millions of Jews died with that word of Hashem's absolute oneness on their lips. All done to worship Hashem but to light the nations of that truth.

And now young rabbis are avoiding that truth to the nations.


I found it interesting that Ari Abramawitz tried to egg Rabbi Gold into saying it was okay to teach Torah to gentiles.

If the gentiles are devout and committed noachides I say yes. Xtians? No.

Because they reject Hashem's true nature and His soul. I heard from a rabbi that when Moshe asked Hashem His name Hashem didn't use ani but anochi( sp sp). The letters of the word supposedly form an acronym meaning my soul is in this Torah.

It doesn't seem appropriate to share Hashem's soul with people who reject His Torah ie. His soul.

(Don't take it as authoritative, I am just trying to recall what a rabbi said. I might have gotten it wrong).

Keli Ata said...

One last comment and then I'll shut up lol.

That messianic congregation that recited the Amidah with either Jeremy or Ari...

How do they do it with a straight face when it comes to the portion about heretics.

Anonymous said...

Freaky-deaky! I posted a comment here and it disappeared.

Batya, do you have any idea?

Anonymous said...

Keli Ata said...

How do they do it with a straight face when it comes to the portion about heretics.

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"All right, then; I did not make myself a burden to you, but, trickster that I am, I caught you by trickery."
- 2 Corinthians 12:16

Keli Ata said...

Right you are!

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
The court was secular, however I've read that the judges serving on the case in question were religious. Elyakim Rubenstein is definitely a "kippa seruga". In other words, don't get too excited about the situation in the secular courts in Israel.

ellen said...

Hi Hadassa,
We're not getting overly excited, but there was this glimmer of hope and - if reports are accurate - it was a beautiful and profoud decision making process.

Keli Ata said...

Arutz Sheva has posted the Tuesday Night Live in Texas. I'm sure JI will analyze it and hopefully post it here.

I haven't watched it yet.

ellen said...

Jewish Israel heard that the content of TNL show was good pro-Israel hasbara.

The particular problem that Jewish Israel made mention of is with regards to the sponsorship of the TNL show.

But the post also put an emphasis on Ari and Jeremy's tour and whether or not it's appropriate and wise for Torah observant Jews (and in this case up and coming rabbis)to speak at church and messianic christian venues.