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Missionaries Try to Convert Jerusalem Kashrut Supervisor – Lose Certification

It's never a good idea to try to convert the Rabbi.

Letter about Kashrut Revocation for Cafe Porta

Letter about Kashrut Revocation for Cafe Porta
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Following an investigation by the anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim into ‘Cafe Porta’, located in the Clal building in Jerusalem, the organization reported to the Kashrut division of Jerusalem’s Religious Authority that the cafe appears to be a missionary center.

Missionary activity is frowned upon in Israel, and illegal in certain circumstances.

At first, the Kashrut division had no proof, nor any legal steps they could take against the cafe.

But when the Kashrut division sent its own inspectors to check on the report, they were taken by surprise when the owners gave missionary material, including a New Testament, to the Kashrut supervisor, apparently in an attempt to begin the proselytization process on the Rabbi.

Needless to say, the Kashrut certification for the cafe was immediately revoked.

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200 Responses to “Missionaries Try to Convert Jerusalem Kashrut Supervisor – Lose Certification”

  1. Jamie Nachinson says:

    גירש אותם

  2. Frank Bright says:

    It is not a good idea to try and convert any Jewish person let along a Rabbi.

  3. Frank Bright says:

    It is not a good idea to try and convert any Jewish person let along a Rabbi.

  4. Melinda Kay Rhodes Godwin says:

    Yeshua is the Messiah

  5. Some messiah… A complete failure in prophecy.

  6. Some messiah… A complete failure in prophecy.

  7. Andrew Hurwitz says:

    Some messiah… A complete failure in prophecy.

  8. It evidently is a very rewarding effort for Christian missionaries in Israel (and elsewhere). Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytization_and_counter-proselytization_of_Jews

  9. It evidently is a very rewarding effort for Christian missionaries in Israel (and elsewhere). Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytization_and_counter-proselytization_of_Jews

  10. Shemaya Shiloh says:

    It evidently is a very rewarding effort for Christian missionaries in Israel (and elsewhere). Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytization_and_counter-proselytization_of_Jews and Israel’s missionary laws are too lenient. I am working on some guy named Sid Roth and in his book he tells messianics that Israel ‘is their heritage’ i.e., make aliya as Christians posing as Jews under Law of Return with walking orders safely funded and programmed in the US and I imagine fill Israel with Christianized Jews. Taking a kashrut certificate seems a little anti-climactic. Christians out of Israel by any means.

  11. I was a Christian. Jesus is not the messiah, and Christianity is not even related to him anyway.

  12. Shemaya Shiloh says:

    I was a Christian. Jesus is not the messiah, and Christianity is not even related to him anyway.

  13. Joyce Myers says:

    Funny Jewish people do not have missionaries..who needs them???

  14. Joyce Myers says:

    Funny Jewish people do not have missionaries..who needs them???

  15. Cindy Zemel says:

    born jewish, will die jewish and am a proud zionist

  16. Cindy Zemel says:

    born jewish, will die jewish and am a proud zionist

  17. This is beyond ridiculous – it’s ludicrous – I never cease to be dismayed.

  18. Shirley Gruenhut says:

    This is beyond ridiculous – it’s ludicrous – I never cease to be dismayed.

  19. John Newman says:

    They target Jews and ignore fellow Christians.

  20. John Newman says:

    They target Jews and ignore fellow Christians.

  21. Judy Lash Balint says:

    Not a huge surprise. The Clal building is the headquarters of the King of Kings Messianic group. http://www.kkcj.org/. They have all their events in the Pavilion, downstairs on the P1 level of the building…

  22. Missionary activity isn't illegal in Israel, although offering inducements for conversion is illegal. And I'd say it's not very sporting to revoke the place's license without actually finding that the food was being irradiated by Christian prayers or something.

  23. Missionary activity isn't illegal in Israel, although offering inducements for conversion is illegal. And I'd say it's not very sporting to revoke the place's license without actually finding that the food was being irradiated by Christian prayers or something.

  24. Dave Bender says:

    Which one is this cafe – is it the one on the middle, at the bottom level?

  25. Anonymous says:

    Wrong decision! It reminds same principle and agenda of Sharia. Lack of Reciprocity worldwide and especially with Islam produced 1Million Christian martyrs in last decade. Mainstream Judaism and Israel is sending the wrong message to Christianity. Let me anyway tell the plain truth about this matter: Biblical Conservative Christianity has been the backbone of freedom in the West from the time of the Mayflower. If the Rabbinical authority believes it is in the Truth freedom is the beast symptoms and strategy… otherwise you are another Sharia stronghold = most successful bunch of looser in History.

  26. What's wrong with politely saying, "No thank you. I'm not interested" when handed literature or a New Testament?

  27. Laura Anddavid says:

    Sickening.

  28. Malkah Sorel says:

    as xtians believe that eating kosher is not valid for the Jews i should think that the food is imbued with the essence of port, squid and strip to say the least

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