Yad L'Achim sent an urgent letter to Defense Minister Benny Gantz calling on him to remove active missionaries from the ranks of the army and to stop drafting cult members.
Local residents pressured Australian missionary Andrew Lewis to leave Moshav Otzem in southern Israel a year ago.
“This is apparently a much bigger problem than what we’re aware of. One of the things we want to do is not only clarify this case, but also raise the consciousness of people in Israel.”
“I have switched a lot of, uh, you know, I guess, culturally Jewish people. But being a practicing Jew, like, people who are religious about it, they are very difficult. I’ve had a hard time connecting with them in that way.”
“A channel which seeks to address the Jewish people who dwell in Israel [and present it with] the gospels of Jesus will never be broadcast on HOT."
"Our only mandate to the Jewish people is to love and support them because they are God's chosen people."
Does that sound like the start of a Christian media crusade? Of course. Is it legal? Yes.
"In the past 19 years, more Jews have converted to Christianity than in the 1,900 years before that," the missionaries claimed.
It is likely their efforts to target children and immigrant families will be stepped up at least until the start of the school year.
It's probably safe to say that the August 8 debate will not result in much burning, but the Talmud discourages a voluntary religious debate with gentiles.
An anonymous Pence aide told the AP that Jacobs "was not invited by the VP's office to speak on behalf of the Jewish community."
The missionary campaign is ongoing and is expected to continue through the end of the coming week.
"It was heartwarming to see the Jewish sentiment waking up against the missionaries," the woman said.
This was the first time the Rabbinical Court in Israel was required to deal with the halakhic status—for the purpose of being eligible for a rabbinical marriage—of Jews who believe in Jesus.
The Netanya court discovered that the plaintiff's father was involved in establishing a group called Netzari (Hebrew for Christian), which he currently leads.
Naturally, in a country without a constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, the policeman is king.
It was a rare opportunity to peek into the mind of this missionary who honestly looks at the Jews as raw potential for conversions, and nothing but.
They were furious, left without taking any of the gifts, and reported the incident immediately to Yad L’Achim.
Rabbi Heschel persuaded the bishops to eliminate or modify passages in Church liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to their expected conversion to Christianity.
The IDF has confirmed in a letter to Yad L'Achim that soldiers will not be taken to missionary events.
A book that appeared to be a copy of Psalm camouflaged efforts to convert Jews to Christianity.