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Israel, Look What They’ve Done to Your Torah: the Ralph Messer Story

 A video of popular Christian messianic missionary and Hebraic roots teacher "Rabbi" Ralph Messer, wrapping mega-church leader Eddie Long in a Torah scroll and crowning him as a king, has become a viral punch in the gut for Jews of all persuasions, and has caused members of…

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Added by Jewish Israel on March 6, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Passion Play to be Performed at the Footsteps of the Temple Mount

UPDATE (March 20): Mention of the Davidson Center and the Old City as the venue for the play has now been removed from the passionjerusalem.com website.  It now appears the play will be performed "...miles from the Temple Mount". 

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Jewish Israel has just learned that a…

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Added by Jewish Israel on February 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Ultimate Desecration of the Torah performed by messianic "Rabbi" Ralph Messer (Warning: Obscene)

Jewish Israel has just posted a video of popular Christian messianic missionary and hebraic roots teacher "Rabbi"Ralph Messer wrapping mega-church leader  Eddie Long in a Torah scroll – which allegedly came from Auschwitz Birkenau - and crowning him as a king. …

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Added by Jewish Israel on February 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Kosher Jesus: judging a book by its cover

UPDATE: Rabbi Boteach has taken an interest in Jewish Israel's report and graphic presentation (see correspondence between Jewish Israel and Rabbi Boteach)

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Added by Jewish Israel on January 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Journalist Giulio Meotti calls for rejection of Judeo-Christian blend

"…Israel’s leaders urgently need to set up a moral platform rejecting the “Judeo-Christian” blend, which theologically fuses Jews and Christians together without protecting the Jewish faith and maintaining Israel as an independent single-faith Jewish community..."

 

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, "The Rav", couldn't have said it better himself. But, in…

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Added by Jewish Israel on January 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

David Ha'ivri responds to reports, and so does Jewish Israel

UPDATE: The Jewish Press has now published a Counterpoint oped piece by Jewish Israel's Content and Research Director, Ellen Horowitz.  Full article…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The "Other Side" of Torah

A regular stream of Israeli and Diaspora rabbis, political, and community leaders are now gracing evangelical and messianic churches and television networks. They diligently sow the seeds of Christian love for the Holy Land and get to reap the benefits from inspired congregants via "offering baskets” and on-air solicitation.

But as various messianic Christian Hebraic…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Messianic Calev Myers and Likud MK Danny Danon form new Knesset Caucus

(the following editorial piece by Ellen Horowitz, Content and Research Director of Jewishisrael.com, appeared in the December 9, 2011 edition of the Jerusalem Observer)

When they hand out the "wise men of Chelm awards" for this year, Likud MK Danny Danon may…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jewish Israel Receives Overwhelming Endorsement from Rabbi Dov Lior

Jewish Israel has received a full endorsement from Rav Dov Lior, the Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

Rav Lior expressed his full confidence in Jewish Israel as a trusted source of information and responsible reporting, and urged Jewish leaders and his rabbinic colleagues to utilize Jewish Israel's services before…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Jewish Israel column appears in new publication, the Jerusalem Observer

The Jerusalem Observer  ("Hamashkif") is a new, free weekly Hebrew - English publication in Israel, which promises to offer "a wide range of observations and voices".

Ellen Horowitz, Content and Research Director for Jewish Israel, has been asked to add her insights in a regular…

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Added by Jewish Israel on December 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Sons of the Foreigners will Plant Strange Worship in Your Land

In the wake of the Waller family's and Hayovel Ministry's continued involvement with a number of communities in Yehuda and Shomron, Jewish Israel has been asked to issue an updated report.  Some of the information presented herein was included in the…

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Added by Jewish Israel on October 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Messianic Attorney Calev Myers' speech nixed at Durban 3 Protest

According to the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA), the September 21st Durban 3 protest in New York City against the United Nations drew a crowd of several hundred pro-Israel supporters, with many of the attendees being "evangelical Christians and…

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Added by Jewish Israel on September 26, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rabbi Sholom Dov Lifshitz, the Founder and Chairman of Yad l'Achim, has passed away.

This is a great loss for Klal Yisrael

The directors of Jewish Israel had the great honor and pleasure of meeting with Rabbi Lifshitz to discuss our work and we remain in regular contact with the staff of Yad l'Achim.

Jewish Israel's Rabbinic Director Rabbi Sholom Gold admired "Rabbi Sholom Dov's immense dedication".  Rabbi…

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Added by Jewish Israel on September 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Rav Lior and Rav Gold address evangelical missionary crisis at Jewish Israel event in Hebron

On September 14th, Jewish Israel gave a presentation to the Hebron community in the presence of Rabbi Dov Lior, the Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba. "Crossing Lines: Profiles in Deception" addressed the general missionary crisis in Israel and focused on specific evangelical personalities who have been active in Hebron and involved with…

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Added by Jewish Israel on September 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The "Restoring Courage" wrap-up: the company Beck keeps

Now that Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage" extravaganza is behind us, Jewish activists and journalists in the national camp are busy assessing the success or failure of what was supposed to be a history-making mega-event.

While many are fingering the press for negative publicity, resulting in a lack of interest among Israelis, others are raving about the speeches and…

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Added by Jewish Israel on September 5, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Letter sent to Rabbis and a Former Missionary Reports on Beck's Caesarea event (UPDATED)

[UPDATE, 2011/08/23: Jewish Israel has received confirmation from the Office of the Chief Rabbinate that Rabbi Metzger will not be attending the 8/24 event. In addition, we received an inquiry from the office of…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Jesus gets Smicha and a Hechsher from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Many Jews are left scratching their heads with regards to what can possibly be wrong with Jews attending CUFI events and basking in the glory of unremitting Christian love and support.

Apart from hobnobbing with missionaries and those advancing a messianic agenda in…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 14, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

David Wilder retracts on CUFI article

Jewish Israel has posted David Wilder's retraction to his CUFI Summit report, Christians and Jews United for Israel

Excerpt:

"In other words, there are those, dressing themselves up as…

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Added by Jewish Israel on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Jewish Israel members weigh-in on Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck and his planned events in Jerusalem for the last week of August continue to inspire debate and to cause unease for many concerned Israelis. The most recent developments include… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on July 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Who Moved My Manuscript?

(The following is a guest post by Jewish Israel member Toby Klein Greenwald)

 

On June 26, 2011, an extremely erudite conference on "Intellectual Property in Jewish Law" was held in Jerusalem, under the auspices of JMB Fa©tor &…

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Added by Jewish Israel on July 19, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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