January 2010 Blog Posts (9)

New Testament Codes Stricken From “Jesus Guns”

What would have made for brilliant satire turned out to be a real news story. Last week ABC News covered, or rather uncovered secret (or not so secret), “bible codes “ which are embedded in U.S. army rifle scopes produced by the Trijicon company. These scopes are used by the U.S military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and apparently the manufacturer has a $660… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Bed, Breakfast, and Jesus for Israeli Backpackers

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Haifa's Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation, some 2000 Israeli backpackers are being hosted annually by missionaries in New Zealand.

The Messianic Christian organization HIT (Hosting Israeli Travelers) offers accommodations at a token… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

The ugly side of interfaith beatification politics

Two years ago this writer expressed great reservations over the significant role the Ohr Torah Stone's Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat was playing in the Vatican’s attempts to rehabilitate and canonize Pope Pius XII.



Added by Jewish Israel on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf joins the Jewish Israel Team

Jewish Israel is pleased to announce that Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf has joined the Jewish Israel board as an academic and religious advisor.

Dr. Woolf is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Talmud at Bar Ilan University, where he specializes in Jewish Intellectual History and the History of Jewish Law. Dr. Woolf has a PhD in Medieval Jewish History from Harvard University, and has served as a… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 17, 2010 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

Pat Robertson’s “satanic verses” cause media tremors

When it comes to commenting on both man-made and natural disasters, televangelist Pat Robertson takes the golden globe for impropriety. Following last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Robertson remarked that the Haitians had made a "pact with the devil" and have been "cursed" ever since.

A spokesman for… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Not waiting for Armageddon

"With Orthodox Judaism, deep down inside," says Ray Sanders, the director of Christian Friends of Israel, "there's no love, there's no hope. There's no future." ---JPost Review of Waiting for Armageddon

Well, that rather dismal view of Torah Judaism sounds downright weird coming from folks who look forward to the end of the world and… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 10, 2010 at 8:37pm — 3 Comments

Post by JI member Zahava Pasternak

Excluding my very very short stay with a nonJewish Messianic congregation in North Carolina, I would like to share with JI why it is that I have joined their site and am active in counter-mission groups.

Around 5 years ago, I began my own kiruv website zahavapasternak.blogspot.com, [which I have since deleted and created 2 other sites.] As I was browsing the web for messianics to see… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 10, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Shannon Orand receives conversion to Judaism in Israel

Jewish Israel would like to wish a heartfelt Mazal Tov to JI member Shannon Orand upon her conversion to Judaism which she received in Israel earlier this week. Welcome to the Jewish people, Rachel (Shannon’s Hebrew name)!

Members of the Beit Din were Chief Rabbi Dov Lior of Hevron, Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed, and a respected rabbi who requested that his name be withheld. In addition, another recognized Chief Rabbi facilitated in the conversion…


Added by Jewish Israel on January 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Daniel Ayalon: Israel’s Ambassador for Christendom

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is sponsoring a bid to upgrade the status of evangelicals in Israel and recognize them as a sovereign group or an independent church. The Interior Ministry is opposing the move on the grounds that, “it would open the flood gates and similar requests from other religious groups would come pouring in.” But it’s likely that the Interior… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on January 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

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