I have already written two recent articles about this specific threat. Esau Rising, followed by Esau Rising: Part II, as a response to a detractor’s written tirade. I generally received positive feedback from many Jews, including professionals who have been addressing this problem for years. Even the negative feedback was positive, since it allowed me to reach an audience that might not have read my articles. Not surprisingly, most of the negative feedback came from those who are involved with these evangelicals. Their reaction is typical of all timid non-thinkers who refuse to engage in discussion. A histrionic amalgam of name-calling, tirades, insults, and a consistent refusal to address the issues, or respond to mountains of evidence.
These two articles contained numerous links and references which will clarify the issue for those who want to see it. I urge the reader to read and share these articles with their friends, and even more, to follow the actual links and conduct a bit of research. Get the word out. What is happening in the Shomron is not exclusive to the region, and those who wish to convince themselves otherwise are living in a vacuum. It will have repercussions that will reverberate throughout the country.
Why won’t Rabbi Eliezer Melamed sit down with committed religious Jews, who are experts in anti-missionary work, without the obvious impediment of a biased intermediary? (It may interest the reader to know that the Jewish representative who sat down with Hayovel in Rabbi Melamed’s stead, is Facebook friends with the notorious Ken Groat.) See #4 below.
By his own admission, Rabbi Melamed noted that he asked the evangelical head of Hayovel about his intentions, and was satisfied with his answer. As an evangelical ideologically committed to bring the idolatry of Jesus to Jews, Waller has precedent from his gospels to adopt deceptive tactics to achieve his agenda. Waller is undeserving of us being “dan lkaf zchut!” Why did Rabbi Melamed give a known evangelical the benefit of the doubt?
Why are Hayovel’s stated goals of “grafting themselves on to the Jewish people” not of any concern to those who support their volunteer efforts? Do they not see the theological danger of their platform of “restoration” which wants to co-opt our exclusive Divine covenant with Hashem? Are they so obtuse that they don’t foresee the many halachic /hashkafic problems of gentiles interacting and living among their community?
Are they unaware of the many messianic Christians in their midst who are adopting the dress of religious Jews, and partaking of distorted versions of our holy mitzvoth, so as to appear as halachically observant Jews? Check out Esav Exposed for a disturbing look at the Hayovel affiliated Groat family. Why are they not bothered by Hayovel’s numerous alliances and connections with renowned messianic groups and personalities such as messianic messianic Michael Clayton, missionary Dean Bye , missionary Myles Weiss, and a host of others unsavory sorts, too numerous to list.
Why have many of these same religious Jewish leaders sat down themselves with known apostate Jews and messianics who aggressively target Jews for conversion? Why did members of the Shomron Liaison Office sit at a dinner with the infamous Yakov Damkani a notorious street missionary? Why are there photographs of this wicked apostate speaking with Jewish children in religious yishuvim?
Why are there so many photos of religious Jews and their evangelical friends, credited to known messianic photographer Heather Meyers, whose webpage betrays her messianic beliefs? Why are so many of these same religious Jews Facebook friends with Heather, and a host of other messianics?
Why is the name of Heaven being disgraced in Eretz Yisroel while Jewish souls are in danger?