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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
Photo Credit: HaKol HaYehudi

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

  29. Malkah Sorel says:

    aka pig, squid and prawns

  30. This is makes me sad considering the history of Jews and Christians. We are all God's children thanks to Y'shua Messiah. Messiah came before the destruction of the second temple.
    Dani'el 9:24-27
    24 Shivi’im heptads is decreed upon thy people and upon thy Ir Kodesh (Holy City), to restrain the peysha (transgression), and to make an end of chattat (sin), and to make kapporah for avon, and to bring in Tzedek Olamim (Everlasting Righteousness), and to seal up the chazon and navi, and to anoint the Kodesh HaKodashim.
    25 Have da’as, therefore, and get seichel, that from the going forth of the decree to restore and to rebuild Yerushalayim unto Moshiach Nagid shall be shivah heptads, and threescore and two heptads; the rechov shall be built again, and the charutz, even in troublous times.
    26 And after threescore and two heptads, yikaret (will be cut off) Moshiach [Yeshayah 53:8], but not for himself [Yeshayah 53:4-6,8]; and the troops of the coming nagid shall destroy the Ir and the Kodesh (Beis Hamikdash, i.e., 70.C.E.); and the end thereof shall come with a flood, and unto the end there shall be war. Desolations are determined.
    27 And he shall confirm brit (covenant) with rabbim for one heptad; and in the midst of the heptad he shall cause the zevach and the minchah to cease, and on the kenaf (wing) of the abominations is one making desolate, even until the complete destruction, a destruction that is decreed, shall be poured out upon the Shomem (Desolator, Destroyer).

  31. Israel is bigoted just like Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia! It does not tolerate religious freedom or diversity.

  32. aryehsax says:

    The Rabbi’s were right to revoke the Kashrut certification, and to compare it with Sharia law is comparing Abe Lincoln to Jefferson Davis. Under Sharia law there would be  more then losing certification. Maybe imprisonment or losing your life.

  33. JayIsaac says:

    For many people the kashrut certificate is an indication the eatery is not just kosher, but an acceptable environment. The removal of the certificate, under these circumstances is perfectly legitimate. Spare us the comparisons with Sharia law. No one is forcing them to do anything. There is no “constitutional right” to a kashrut certificate. On the contrary, to force the rabbinate to grant certification to a place that promotes conversion would be a violation of its religious conscience!

  34. truthseekr says:

    I beg to differ with comments above. To my understanding, missionaries have to have a license to proselytize, or it is illegal. King of Kings probably has one, but maybe the cafe doesn’t. Regardless, to compare Israel’s regulations of missionaries to Sharia is way off base. Jews get very tired of being harassed by Christians trying to push a false faith down our throats. By regulating who can proselytize and how, the Israeli govt is protecting its citizens from continual subterfuge and misleading enticements of Christian missionaries. We’ve all been approached by those who pretend to be Jewish, only to spring a false messiah on us later on. We no longer will tolerate that, and I’m one citizen who’s glad for that.

  35. pinspire says:

    Christians need to understand that it is disrespectful to the Jewish religion to try to convert Jews to Christianity. Just as Jews respect the Christian faith and never attempt to convert them, they should respect the Jewish faith as well. The Bnei Noah Christians get this and even encourage Jews who lost their faith to return to their faith-very commendable!

  36. David Negley says:

    Malkah Sorel, your response reflects ignorance of the Messianic community. While there are Christians who teach that kashrut is no longer necessary, there are many Jewish followers of Messiah who are quite Torah observant. And this idea that "essence of" traif would be deliberately added to food in order to make it unclean is just silly–even anti-Torah Christians simply don't care enough to bother going to such lengths.

  37. These bull****ers realy have no measure!? If some of them come to my place they would swallow that 'testament' for sure! *******s. Go and prozelyte the Pope along with his Vatican gangsters :)

  38. Ray Watson says:

    I must let you know NOBODY can "covert" someone else. ONLY GOD can covert the soul of man. I can can not convert anybody. If you are Jewish you can convert and become a Christian, buy the good news is that you will still be a JEW.

  39. To the best of my knowledge, Israel doesn't behead missionaries. They just revoke their Kosher certification, which is not quite as serious.

  40. We were Jews before Jesus, and we don't need any newfangled religion. When God comes back to Sinai and says "I changed my mind" we'll talk.

  41. Not remotely true. You can be whatever religion you want but you don't get to push it on others. The rest of the middle east has one religion and all others are illegal. The world headquarters of the Bahai faith is in Israel, just as an example.

  42. Yeah, like being a Buddhist Muslim. A Christian is not a Jew and a Jew is not a Christian.

  43. In theory, you're right. But when your history is one of forced conversion or death, being polite is not the first thing that comes to your mind.

  44. Luana Fabri Goriss says:

    Very good. Will missionary chutzpah never end?

  45. Lisa Liel says:

    What a bunch of idiots.

  46. Jennifer Badani says:

    I just found out that there's 9 palestinian news wires in Israel. Some are funded by Hamas & Saudi Arabia. There's only 1 jewish news wire in Israel.

  47. Robin Schwartz says:

    A Jew always remains a Jew. A Jew who converts to another religion is a Jew who is in the wrong–but still and always a Jew.

  48. Malkah Sorel says:

    Because xtianity lacks spirituality essence is automatically assumed to be a physical essence. Very interesting. If they were Torah observant they certainly would be idolators even if it is a Jewish Human they are seeking to Idolise

  49. Robin Schwartz says:

    This is an example of knee-jerk moral relativism. The fact that you can make ANY comparison between sharia and Israeli law automatically invalidates your argument, IMHO

  50. Malkah Sorel says:

    WHy is it that Jews don't want to convert and Christians do??? Truth is a soul is what it is, Chsitianity is clipper (cloak of negativity) that people wear. The soul is what it is either Jewish or from the nations. Xtianity is just a covering and it comes from the side of impurity, end of story

  51. Malkah Sorel says:

    WHy is it that Jews don't want to convert and Christians do??? Truth is a soul is what it is, Chsitianity is clipper (cloak of negativity) that people wear. The soul is what it is either Jewish or from the nations. Xtianity is just a covering and it comes from the side of impurity, end of story

  52. Joseph Colen says:

    Jews have to learn to say no without going into political correctness and all the junk that is used by them in our society. We have to be able to discuss religion where necessary without using the political system and without using violence.

    W

  53. Joseph Colen says:

    Jews have to learn to say no without going into political correctness and all the junk that is used by them in our society. We have to be able to discuss religion where necessary without using the political system and without using violence.

    W

  54. Must be a big feather on their hat if they succeed to convert a Jew. After all that's what they trying to do in the last two thousand years, with a zero result.

  55. Malkah Sorel says:

    What a load of twaddle Mr Watts

  56. Malkah Sorel says:

    Georgia, What is wrong with allowing pornography to be handed to your husband on his way to work, or a brothel next to your children's school.

  57. How ironic I'm reading this today. I converted from Catholicism to Orthodox Judaism 34 years ago on 14 Chesvan. This is definitely a message

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