Opinion: A spit of death

I am sickened to hear the recent reports from Israel concerning eight-year-old Naama Margolese who is afraid to go to school because “orthodox” extremists spat on her and called her a whore for dressing “immodestly.” In addition to violating the biblical commandment of Ahavas Israel, and Maimonides warning against extremism, this fanatical behavior can have [Read More]

Don’t be fooled!

Evangelical missionary David Herzog stooped to a new low deceiving the Jewish community with ads which intentionally avoided any mention of their Christian evangelical agenda. The half-page ads ran for several weeks in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. They promoted a Beverly Hills event offering “supernatural healings” based on what the ad termed Jewish mysticism. [Read More]

200 Missionaries Targeting Jewish Neighborhoods

Wednesday afternoon I answered my door in Pico Robertson to discover three young people, ranging from 18 to 22 years old. They wanted to talk to me about “Israel Restoration.” For a moment I thought they were talking about rebuilding Israeli forests. However, the moment I saw their literature, I knew they were Christian missionaries. [Read More]

Rabbi Kravitz Gives Memorial Prayer

  Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, Jews for Judaism director and LASD department Chaplain led the invocation at Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca presided over the 41st Annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, to commemorate the lives of those peace officers who [Read More]

Jews for Jesus Founder Dies, Duplicity Survives

May 25, 2010 Jews for Jesus Founder Dies, Duplicity Survives by Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz   Share17   Moshe Rosen, the Jewish convert to Christianity who founded the Evangelical missionary group Jews for Jesus, died May 19, 2010, in San Francisco after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 78. His passing presents an opportunity to [Read More]

Was the Airplane Terrorist Brainwashed?

Last week’s failed terrorist plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight has police and airline personnel beefing up security, and others wondering how this could happen. Umar Mutallab, the 23-year-old Nigeria born terrorist, was subdued by other passengers while trying to ignite an explosive device attached to his body. To many, Umar’s youthful appearance, [Read More]