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Politicians miss the mark and the truth about the Jeremy Gimpel video

The staff and board members at JewishIsrael are Torah observant Zionists with a number of political views and preferences. We strive to address complex issues in an honest and forthright manner, which will appeal to all Jews regardless of political persuasion.

Although we regularly run critical reports on Knesset members across the political…

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Added by Jewish Israel on January 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Israel and the Christmas Spirit

C'mon, let's face it. Christmas season was not a bad time of year for most committed Jews growing up in America. We sincerely wished friends and neighbours "happy holidays", took in the sights and sounds, and enjoyed witnessing the generous spirit of the season. Most importantly, we learned, as Jews, to walk and draw defined lines between faiths with dignity. Yet even with…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

JewishIsrael Cited in Article on Messianics Published in "the Atlantic"

Kosher Jesus: Messianic Jews in the Holy Land is the title of an in-depth article by Sarah Posner, which has just been published in the American magazine, The Atlantic.

Posner is a…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Loved to Death: the Fatal Embrace of Ignorance

The following is a guest post by JewishIsrael member Mordechai Yaakov Allen

I remember Donnie. He was one of the kindest, most gentle souls in our small town. And though he was…some say “slow”…he was also one of the strongest boys in high school. No one, including Donnie,…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Rabbinic Committee Formulates Policy Regarding the Acceptance of Assistance from Christian Sources

A document of principles regarding the acceptance of monetary and manpower assistance from Christian organizations or individuals has been formulated by the Committee of Binyamin Region Rabbis. Members of the committee include Rabbis Yechezkiel Kupfeld,…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

JewishIsrael Responds to Rabbi Riskin's Reinterpretation of Rav Soloveitchik's Position

In May 2012, the Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon ran a seven-page feature article in their "Shabbat HaGadol" supplement, penned by Chief Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin. The subject matter was whether or not Jewish-Christian theological dialogue is permissible. Rabbi Riskin,…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 21, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Dr. David Berger Responds to Rabbi Riskin in Makor Rishon

In May 2012 the Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon ran a lengthy feature article by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin in their "Shabbat HaGadol" supplement. The subject matter was whether or not Jewish-Christian theological dialogue is permissible. In that article Rabbi Riskin appeared to have inverted the long-standing position…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 21, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hospital History in the Holy Land: a Proactive Jewish Response to Christian Missionary Activity

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is celebrating their centennial anniversary. Hadassah and other Jewish medical foundations and facilities were founded, in part, as a proactive response to Christian missionary hospitals which during Turkish and British rule were fiercely dedicated to converting Jews in Eretz…

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Added by Jewish Israel on November 13, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

JewishIsrael's New Year Update 5773

JewishIsrael finished the year with unfinished business in the form of an excess of ongoing and developing reports on an increasingly complex Israel-evangelical relationship.  This new year we plan to complete those reports and to continue our honest exploration of the goals and intent of the…

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Added by Jewish Israel on October 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

JewishIsrael interviewed by LA Times about missionary television in Israel

Just before Rosh Hashanah, Edmund Sanders, Jerusalem bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, sat down with JewishIsrael to discuss the physical and spiritual inroads that major Christian missionary television networks are making in Israel. 

Sanders article, "…

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Added by Jewish Israel on October 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

JewishIsrael Discusses Rampant Missionary Situation in Israel on Arutz 7 Radio

Last week Rabbi Elan Adler of Arutz 7's Derech Eretz Show interviewed Ellen Horowitz, content and research director for Jewishisrael.com. The lengthy discussion covered growing evangelical missionary influence in Israel in all sectors of society, and the failure of Israel's…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Open Wide and Say "Jesus"

Reverend Dr. Jonathan Hansen of World Ministries International is an end-times "prophet" and an in-your-face missionary. Hansen has been actively proselytizing in Sderot, Israel. He hopes to set up a…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Rabbi Riskin's Parasha commentary finds unity in the Shema, the trinity, and buddhism

How (“Eicha” – Lamentations 1:1) can an Orthodox rabbi possibly twist Parashat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy ch. 4-6)? The Torah portion from the book of Devarim deals with such subjects as the prohibition of idolatry and…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 14, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Israel's Ministry of Education provides license for Christian missionary camp

JewishIsrael.com understands that non-Jewish children residing in the Jewish state are entitled to a fruitful and fun summer experience that may or may not include private, religious worship. What's incomprehensible, however, is that the Ministry of Education…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Hey, where's the beef?

Jewish Israel is still here and working hard to keep our readership informed of some very disturbing developments on the Israel-Evangelical front.  We are in the midst of preparing Hebrew and English publications and video materials, as we continue to meet with rabbinic and community leaders. Because of the length of the new reports and gravity of the situation, all…

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Added by Jewish Israel on June 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Losing Judaism in the Pursuit of Commonality

When societies strive to create conditions for integration and assimilation, first and foremost on the list is the search for "shared aspirations and values, and a focus on what we have in…

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Added by Jewish Israel on April 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How To Serve Your Grandchildren

A guest post by Jewish Israel member Mordechai Yaakov Allen

There is a kind of naiveté that comes with cleverness. For instance, Jews have historically enjoyed running intellectual circles around the Greeks, the Christians and the Romans, but when the contest turns ugly, as in the case of the “lowbrow” Edomites…

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Added by Jewish Israel on April 17, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Pastor Hagee on the Roof - Update

Just days before Pesach, Jewish Israel posted a video of Pastor John Hagee hailing Jesus from the rooftop of Aish HaTorah’s World Center, overlooking the Kotel and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. The video was filmed when Pastor Hagee was in…

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Added by Jewish Israel on April 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Hagee Preaches the Gospel from the Aish HaTorah Rooftop

Last week, Pastor John Hagee used the rooftop of one of the most respected Torah institutions in the world, which overlooks the Kotel and Har Habayit, to declare that jesus is lord and king and to assert that "every knee shall bow and every tongue shall…

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Added by Jewish Israel on March 28, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Israeli Postal Service workers refusing to distribute missionary new testaments

It appears missionaries in Israel are stepping up campaigns to deliver the new testament and other Christian evangelizing materials into Jewish homes. Israeli postal service workers are in a bind, with many refusing to distribute the materials.

 

Last summer a Knesset faction leader informed us that Knesset members had received Hebrew and Russian new testaments…

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Added by Jewish Israel on March 6, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

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