Rabbi Tovia Singer is the Daddy of antimissionaries. Hes written books and cassette tapes on helping Jewish people who have accepted Jesus to go back to traditional Judaism.
Generally Judaism has always been thought to not proselytize, ie: motivated to get new people join. This can happen but considered not common.
Tovia wants you to realise what a horrible thing it is for someone to witness to a Jew and that this never happens the other way round. Right?!?! As far our research goes, Tovia is not part of Chabad Lubavitch or worship of Rabbi Schneerson.
It did in early Christianity. Judaism gained new converts from another background also, here in the book of Acts we have a wonderful moment, where there was agreement between all different types of believers in Jesus.
Acts 2 : 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
So what’s the difference between Jewish antimissionaries, counter missionaries and erm, missionaries? Not a lot.
These days R.Singer is out in Indonesia, at a bible college. It seems this bible college had a massive lapse in discernment and hired this guy. Indonesia doesn’t have native Jewish population.
That’s right folks. The legendary Rabbi Tovia Singer is preaching Judaism to Christians.
Tovia also helps out with a Jewish/Christian tours of Israel. This I documented on another blog here. When going on tours to Israel, I have noticed there can be two different types of deception; 1) tours run by nasty people like serial antisemite vicar Rev Dr Stephen Sizer who wants to bring Christians in to hear a Palestinian narrative and trash Israel’s biblical sovereignty, or, 2) tours run by ex-Messianic Jew radio speaker/blogger Jono Vandor who is a massive fan of Tovia and re-blogs everything he does, and brings him on tour and want you to drop your faith in Jesus.
Folks, do get a chance to see Israel once in a lifetime, I recommend going with professional groups run by well known Christians groups or native Israeli Messianic believers.
Rabbi Tovia Singer also works for Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 and Israel radio station) and Outreachjudaism. He once debated Messianic scholar Dr Michael Brown in 1992 (2.5 hours on Youtube) but refuses to debate now.
Please join me in praying for Tovia’s salvation, for him to repent and find Yeshua, and to block the work he is doing in hindering and reversing the gospel.