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Dutch Christians’ Mega-Menorah Helps Jews Come Out of their Shell

Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, some European Jew still are afraid to be confident enough to be Jewish in public. Christina Zionists are trying to help them, buy aliyah to Israel would be a lot easier.
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The Christians for Israel menorah being mounted in Nijkerk near Amsterdam.

The Christians for Israel menorah being mounted in Nijkerk near Amsterdam.
Photo Credit: Sara van Oordt, Christians for Israel

One elderly man, Henk van Jaarsveld, looked up at the menorah with tears in his eyes. A self-described Messianic Jew, he showed off his Hebrew skills by reading the holiday greeting in Dutch and Hebrew that Christians for Israel had attached to the menorah’s base.

Next year, Christians for Israel says it wants to place the menorah in front of the European Parliament in Brussels to protest legislative proposals that seek to restrict Jewish rights such as circumcising male infants.

“On Hanukkah, the Jewish people remember their rebellion against the Greeks because the Greeks limited the Jews’ freedom of worship,” said Roger van Oordt, director of Christians for Israel’s Dutch branch. “We want to place this menorah there as a warning against repeating that history.”

This article was written for JTA by Cnaan Liphshiz.

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7 Responses to “Dutch Christians’ Mega-Menorah Helps Jews Come Out of their Shell”

  1. @janejord

    If the Jews come out of their shell, does that mean there’s six more weeks of Christmas?

  2. Lynne Marton says:

    Makes me sad that even this long after the Holocaust, there are still Jews that are afraid to be Jewish outside of their homes. :(

  3. It gladdens the heart to read how creative most hidden Jews wearing the garb of Christianity around the world are getting in terms of coming out of their shells , like this Menorah in Amsterdam . On the Horn of Africa ( Ethiopia) , replicas of Ark of the Covenant is a frequent sight in Jewish churches . Among West African Christian Jews especially Eastern Nigeria , you see images of Magen David on most Church buildings . To learn more about Jews of Nigeria , visit any of the following websites to get a copy of the new book , Cow Without :

    1. http://www.dorrancebookstore.com/cowwitabo1.html

    2.http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1434915395/ref=aw_d_img_back_books

    3 . books.google.com/books?id=CBK7REawuoEC&pg=PA254&dq=Odinala&hl=en&sa=X&ei=R6kHUtW-A8SyyAHao4C4AQ&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA

    4.www.tower.com
    5. www. barnessndnoble.com
    6. http://www.bookrenter.com
    7. http://www.junglee.com
    8. Et cetra

  4. Never trust Christians. It’s never straight up.

  5. Maybe today ; early Christians could be trusted . History teaches that conversion to Christianity under Roman Empire was by force . Resistance to this led to the Masada suicides . Most Jews from Spain to various places in the world became reluctant Catholic and Protestant converts but still held on to some of the Zionist symbols ( shofars, menorahs,shields of david, arks of covenant , et cetra ) and other cultural practices like circumcision . So, the Judeo-Christians of south eastern Nigeria can be trusted to a large extent. To them , Judaism is considered their culture while Christianity remains their religion . This explains why most of their Churches bear the shield of David to this day . Those coming out of their shells are now openly returning to and embracing Orthodox Judaism . And they are continuously receiving mentoring from visiting Rabbis like Howard Gorin and Funye Kapers from the U. S .

  6. The problem with trusting Christians is that many who claim to be Christians are pseudo Christians. If you have a Jewish mother you are Jewish but having Christian parents does not make anyone a Christian, nor does going to church. You have to be born again, with a new heart and no life of your own. You have to belong totally to God. Much is given but much is required. Anyone can claim to be a Christian but it means nothing, just as a gentile can wear a kippa and say shalom but that won't them Jewish.

    Also, it should be remembered that when we read the Bible we find that the children of Israel were wrong more often than they were right. God was always rebuking them for their sin but that doesn't mean that you can never trust Jews. If you read the NT you find those who followed Christ also got things wrong and were corrected often. Don't look for perfection in man because you won't find it. The perfection we seek is found only in God and his mercy endures forever.

  7. “My opinion of Christian Zionists? They’re scum. But don’t tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.”
    — Benyamin Netanyahu, at the time a former Israel prime minister

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