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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chief Rabbis Vindicated for Asking Jews to Avoid ICEJ’s 2015 Jesus Worship Feast

Posted by JewishIsrael.com

The annual ICEJ Feast of the Tabernacles, which took place last month, is not a "pro-Israel summit". It is a christ-centered pilgrimage and ICEJ does much to empower and legitimize the messianic movement in Israel and its evangelical missionary network.
The religious nature and agenda of ICEJ's Feast is frequently dismissed or reinterpreted by Israeli government officials and the press and therefore misunderstood by the Israeli public. The result is that many Israeli Jews are perplexed as to why the Chief Rabbinate needs to issue warnings with regards to participation in ICEJ Feast related events.JewishIsrael reports on the agenda and the personalities behind Israel's largest tourism event...more


Anonymous said...

B'H that the Rabbinate sent out warnings against this chilul H'. The Jews of Israel must understand that this is not only part of their religious intentions, but they are really planning to take the place of the Jews in Israel. This is a very serious matter and real Jews who are distant to Yiddishkeit might easily fall prey to this scam and must be awakened to the truth! The Erev Rav in control, in the meantime, are allied with them and doing all they can to help, thus taking care of the "Jewish Torah" problem.

Batya Medad said...

Ellen again I wish to thank and praise you and the rest of Jewish Israel for all of your valuable work.

Batya Medad said...

Ellen again I wish to thank and praise you and the rest of Jewish Israel for all of your valuable work.

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Batya Medad said...

That isn't a blog; it won't show. And it's off topic here.

Mr. Cohen said...


Keli Ata said...

Thank you and all the members of Jewish Israel, Ellen. You're advice to respect but suspect when it comes to xtian groups and Israel is correct. For some reason "Christian Zionists" seem most attracted to religious Jews, Orthodox that is. I've yet to see a fundamentalist xtian group become involved in anything involving Israel the Reform Judaism.

Much to their credit Reform Jews are tolerant of other faiths and intolerant when it comes to missionaries trying to convert people.

ellen said...

Keli Ata,

I think certain members of the religious Zionist camp are attracted to evangelical Christians because they relate to them as bible literate, devout individuals who value the land of Israel and who share common politically conservative views.

Our immediate need for "friends" during this time of existential threat to our physical existence unfortunately seems to trump the struggle to uphold the Torah and to ensure Jewish continuity and the spiritual integrity of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.

The obvious problem for Jewish activists and political leadership is to find a way to encourage and nurture an ethical alliance with evangelicals which offers political, philanthropic and popular support without sanctioning of missionary endeavors in the Jewish State. Unfortunately, for the last forty years Israel’s leadership has categorically failed – if not totally ignored – to address this crisis.

While Reform leadership has a zero-tolerance policy regarding missionaries, they frequently mix their disdain for evangelizing Christian fundamentalists with their liberal political views and rejection of the rights of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. So its hard to know if their unease over a growing evangelical Christian foothold in Israel is out of concern for Jewish spiritual continuity or out of political considerations and ideology.

Although I am now Torah Observant, I write this as someone who spent years as a dedicated and involved Reform Jew and who values much of the education I received in that movement.

Batya Medad said...

Good points