When someone attacks the messenger instead of the message it is indeed a sad thing. I was upset and passionate about the presence of Jews for Jesus, Messianic Jews—also known as Hebrew Christians— and other missionaries at the Celebrate Israel Festival.
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Every school year Jews for Judaism receives numerous calls from concerned parents and professionals regarding the growing and alarming phenomenon of Jewish public school students being pursued by individuals and groups targeting them for conversion.
I have proudly attended Jewish/Israeli Festivals in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. What I witnessed this year was unprecedented. Dozens of missionaries descended on – or invaded – the Celebrate Israel Festival in ways that I never thought possible. Based on the number of complaints I received, three major groups disrupted the event for [Read More]
From Arutz Sheva Following a large-scale baptism ceremony in Raanana this past Sabbath, missionaries are now set to hold a major event in Jerusalem on the upcoming Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) holiday. The event will be a four-day extravaganza in the newly-built Orna Hall in the Malha complex in southern Jerusalem. The giant hall seats [Read More]
This fall, Jews for Judaism’s SMARTalks initiative was launched on the USC campus. The pilot event was a tremendous success, drawing more than 100 students and community leaders. Four renowned experts — publisher and columnist David Suissa, community activist Julie Bram, screenwriter David N. Weiss, and marketing and branding guru Sasha Strauss — gave concise [Read More]
Q. With Israel in the news so much, and Yom Ha’atzmaut (67th Anniversary of the Creation of Modern Israel) being celebrated this week, how DO we know that the Land of Israel truly is the Jewish people’s homeland? A) Eretz Yisroel, the Land of Israel, is the Jewish homeland promised to us by G-d, and [Read More]
On February 22nd Jeremy Gimpel an educator, radio host, and Deputy Director of the World Mizrachi Movement was the featured speaker at an event in Nashville sponsored by HaYovel, a ministry founded by Tommy Waller. Hayovel brings hundreds of messianic and fundamentalist Christian volunteers to work with farmers, especially vintners, in Judea and Samaria. Since [Read More]
More than 250 friends and supporters filled the room at Jews for Judaism’s annual Gala. The evening was launched with a cocktail reception where guests had a chance to mingle and bid in the silent auction. Highlights from the evening included the award presentations and inspiring talks. While attendees enjoyed a magnificent dinner they were [Read More]
These are the types of activities that we specifically have a problem with. It is the deceptive practices of these groups that has to stop. Anti-assimilation NPO Yad L’Achim says it has received hundreds of complaints regarding missionaries taking advantage of the election campaign in Israel to try and convert Jews out of their religion. [Read More]
As the controversy over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to both houses of Congress continues to swirl unabated, one of the key players in the fight shouldn’t go unnoticed. It’s televangelist John Hagee, senior pastor of the San Antonio-based Cornerstone megachurch, and leader of the 2 million-strong Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The pastor and [Read More]