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Esau Rising-Part II


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Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.”-Genesis 32:10 (Machon Mamre Online)

“The seal of G-d is truth”- Talmud: Tractate Sanhedrin 64a

“Those who cannot debate, defame.” – Rabbi Meir Kahane (of blessed memory)

I recently authored an article entitled, “Esau Rising: The War Against The Jewish Soul,” for The Jewish Press, where I detailed the growing threat of the Hayovel missionary organization in the Shomron. As I had hoped, I provoked a reaction from two of the pivotal players who have been aiding and working with this organization and its leader, Tommy Waller; namely, David Haivri of the Shomron Liason Office and Yisrael Medad, who responded to my article in the form of a blog post on Arutz Sheva, Fuchs Descending. A not terribly clever title which riffs on my own title, Esau Rising”…. You get the point. (I had to resist the urge to counter with “Medad’s Madness.”) Personally, I am pleased that I evoked such a reaction. It means I got under his skin.

Yisrael Medad’s Arutz Sheva profile notes that he has “served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana’s secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh.” Needless to say, he was not happy with my article and he accused me of “falsehood and misrepresentation.” Not only are Medad and his ilk involved in terrible halachic prohibitions, he has the gall to respond with such brazen falsehood, despite the tremendous documentation which exposes (for those who want to do the research) that the Wallers are evangelical missionaries. This article will respond to Yisrael Medad on a point-by -point basis, his comments being italicized. As I hope to show the reader, there is no doubt that Hayovel is a missionary organization, and that they would not be where they are today, were it not for individuals like David Haivri and Yisrael Medad.

Before I start, I would like to recommend the following websites as excellent sources for information on missionary activity in Israel, including the Waller family and Hayovel. I would be remiss if i did otherwise, since they are the most prominent players exposing this horrific phenomenon. Their work is a tremendous sanctification of The Almighty’s name in the face of an unprecedented desecration. I leave it to the intellectual honesty of the reader to do the research, weigh the evidence, and decide for themselves.

 

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As I see it, any intellectually honest Jew or righteous gentile will be blown away with what is going on in the Shomron. Ignore the carefully crafted statements of the Medads and Haivris of the Jewish community, who try to portray parve images of the Wallers. If you check out these sites and process the damning information, you will see what is going on. To do otherwise would be akin to saying that ISIS is not crucifying and beheading people, despite the plethora of video footage of atrocities.

Point #1: Medad starts by citing a paragraph from my article and then responding:

Donny Fuchs: Our many spiritual foes desire our souls. They wish to convert us. Many religious Jews recognize the danger of the former, but not the latter. They have forgotten centuries of mass slaughter from those who merely wanted us to fall on our knees and kiss the cross.”

Medad responds: Who is the “they”? Is it possible that there are non-Jews who seek to assist the Jewish People, and more specifically the rights of Jews in the Land of Israel? Is Fuchs not capable of distinguishing between those Christians who wish to convert and those who do not engage in missionary activity? Or does he negate all Christians?

About the Author: Donny Fuchs made aliyah in 2006 from Long Island to the Negev, where he resides with his family. He has a keen passion for the flora and fauna of Israel and enjoys hiking the Negev desert. His religious perspective is deeply grounded in the Rambam's rational approach to Judaism.


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12 Responses to “Esau Rising-Part II”

  1. Da Goose says:

    Xtians in Israel
    by Rabbi Meir Kahane
    July 20, 1990

    The halacha concerning non-Jews and their right to live in the Land of Israel is clear, and was rather undisputed, until modern times pushed various rabbis into efforts to soften the "harsh" halacha, lest the gentiles rage. A non-Jew wishing to live in the Land of Israel must take upon himself misim v'avadut(tribute and servitude) as well as the status of ger toshav. Concerning the latter, there are various views among the rishonim, the earlier and greater Commentators, a thing we will discuss, please G-d, in future issues.
    Concerning the former, however, it is clear that any non-Jew wishing to live in the Land must take upon himself the tribute and servitude whose purpose is to declare that the Land is not his; that it belongs to the Jewish people alone; that he merely wishes to live in it as a resident stranger. And that, too, please G-d we will discuss in the future.
    What is at the moment of interest is the status of Xtians and Xianity in the Land of Israel. What is their halachic status? Are they allowed to live in the Land?
    All the Commentators admit that a non-Jew wishing to live in Israel must take upon himself the seven laws of the Children of Noah, of humanity. This, of course. includes the throwing off of pagaism and idolatry. And so, most of the rabbis of our time, in deadly fear of gentile reaction – not so much vis-avis Israel but as it would affect them living in the exile – hastened to give Xianity a hechsher, an approval, and declared that it is not idolatry.
    That there are many Protestant sects that are not idolatrous is clear. Whether some others, and the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches are not, is a much more dubious question. Nevertheless, rabbis have hastily given blanket approval or even more quickly evaded the issue. What most do not realize is that whatever the truth, that is not the major reason to raise the issue of whether Xtians and Xianity are allowed to remain in Israel.
    The Rambam in Hilchot Miachim 10:9 writes: "A non-Jew who studies Torah is guilty of the death penalty. He should not deal with anything except the seven mitzvot(commandments) of his group(non-Jews). And similarly, a non-Jew who rested on any day of the week, if he created it a Sabbath, is guilty of the death penalty. The rule is: We do not allow them to create a new religion or to create a commandment on their own volition. Either the non-Jew will become a convert and accept all the mitzvot of the Torah or he shall remain with his Torah(the seven laws of the Children of Noah as stated in the Torah) and shall neither add to nor subtract from them."
    Concerning this, the Maharatz Hayut, in his Kuntrus Aharon, writes as follows:
    ……Nevertheless, I mention below, in the name of the Ramabm, that we do not allow a gentile to create a new religion. And here, even though in the new religion their are included the seven laws, nevertheless, they include new commandments such as, in the case of Xtians, the eating of the bread and the wine(the sacrament), and in the Ishmaelites(Moslems) forbidding the eating of pork or the drinking of wine, since by the laws of Noah these are not forbidden to do them but only because of the new laws they have created for themselves. And it is forbidden to create a new law for the sons of Noah even though it does not contradict a law of the sons of Noah, therefore the Xtians and Ishmaelites(Moslems) are not within the category of ger toshav, resident stranger(Who is allowed to live in the Land).
    To understand what the Rambam and the Maharatz Hayut mean, it is important that we understand the very purpose of the world.
    The All Mighty created the world so that human beings would recognize Him and Him alone as the One G-d, the only G-d, the One before Whom all tongues shall pay fealty and all knees bend. He demands from all human beings that they accept His kingdom and His yolk of Heaven without question. It is only that which will allow the human being to harness and bridle and limit his egoand his "I." It is this which is the purpose of the world.
    The All Mighty, therefore, created a special people, Israel, to be His unique and chosen and upraised one above all the others, with the perfect Torah. The gentiles would see the perfect society created by Jews in their Land and would seek to emulate them by joining them. But if not, they are obligated to follow the seven minmum laws and to do so because G-d Himself, through Moses, so commanded and not because of their own logic and decision. And thus, the Rambam, again(Hilchot Mlachim 8:11), in dicussing what a son of Noah and what a ger toshav is, writes: "And only when he(the gentile) accpets them(the seven laws) and observes them because the All Mighty commanded them in the Torah through Moses….But if he does them through his intellect he is not considered a ger toshav and is not a righteous gentile nor one of its wise ones."
    The very fact that the gentile now rises to declare a new faith is a declaration that he is the true faith and the Torah is not the truth. He thus goes against the All Mighty and declares that he has changed His Torah and that, in effect, the L-rd we Jews follow is not the true L-rd. He does not bow his knees and bend his neck to the All Mighty, G-d of Israel, and thus cannot be considered ger toshav, resident stranger, whose sole ability to live in Israel is predicated on his accepting the kingship of the L-rd, G-d of Israel.
    Does that mean that a Xtian cannot live in Israel? It would so appear. And Moslems, too.

  2. Donny Fuchs says:

    Da Goose, A classic article from a great Jew. I remember reading his articles on Shabbat in second grade, as I perused The Jewish Press.

  3. Debbie Henderson says:

    So much evidence, so much proof – ALL ignored. Donny, you don't have to say a word to Medad. He makes the case all by himself. Although he appears to be beyond shame, if he could see how petty, foolish and dishonest he appears to others, he might actually feel something akin to shame. That would be a good start for Elul. But, I won't hold my breath.

  4. Donny Fuchs says:

    Yisrael Medad, coming got the conference? You might learn something.
    Shame on you.

  5. Donny Fuchs says:

    And again, let the reader check out the links and read all the data. It is damning! And Medad, did you get around to reading the Rav's article? I thought not. If you have problems digesting it, drop me a line. We can work through it together.

  6. Donny Fuchs learn to spell. "Got"?

  7. Donny Fuchs says:

    You are absolutely right. Ironically, just like the loony missionaries who comment on the site.

  8. Donny Fuchs says:

    You are a really angry man. And so, so wrong.
    And rude. I didn't even comment on the MULTIPLE typos and errors in your article. You know the one you churned out on motzei Shabbat al regel achat, because your blood pressure was racing. The one without any facts. The one which purports to be based on Torah. The one written with ignorance and the desire to mislead the unknowing public. The one which accused responsible anti-missionary experts who have spent years doing research, of making false assertions.

  9. Donny Fuchs says:

    I love how I got under your skin. ;)

  10. Donny Fuchs says:

    To those who may have lost the context of my statement, I am referring to Rabbi Kahane's article, not my own. I'm just a dwarf sitting on the shoulders of a giant.

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