New magazine responds to antimissionary campaign from Yad L’Achim

response to Yad magThis year groups of Israeli believers have stood up to religious bully group.  After magazines anonymously sent to intimidate Messianic believers, a new Hebrew magazine has been launched to ask all those awkward questions Jewish people ask about Jesus.

You can read this here:-

http://www.messianic.co.il/

(we are not connected with One for Israel but like their work)

Visit our sister blog “BadHebrewRoots”

You may want to visit our sister blog BadHebrewRoots

Many Christians (especially some with Jewish background) get excited about Israel and the Jewish roots of our faith, however its easy to get caught up in just anything, especially when there is weird teaching about.

From our research we have discovered so called ministries like Truth2U, SpiritualBabies and Pathways which aim to give Christians teaching on Hebraic foundations.    It would appear these started of as folks who followed Yeshua then become apostates and promote anti-Yeshua (against Jesus) material from anti missionary people like Rabbi Tovia Singer, Ira Michaelson and Michael Skobac.    We have found these people have had means of brain washing people just like Daniel Asor has from Yad L’Achim.

https://badhebrewroots.wordpress.com/

If you know people into this stuff, tell them to get away from it, and get properly understanding scripture in it’s real context.

Blessings

Peter

Israeli believers respond to Yad L’Achim’s Magazine

yad mag front coverSome Israeli believers talk about Yad L’Achim’s magazine which sent unsolicited to various Messianic Jews houses around Israel.

count yad videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK0G4MuEXzU&feature=youtu.be

Where as when religious Jews get offended with unsolicited material gets mailed to them just as a matter of routine like pizza menus, real estate businesses, or religious stuff which is sent to all houses.

Yad L’Achim have databases of people they don’t like which they harass and send their magazine to mailboxes of decent hardworking, army-serving Israeli Messianic Jews (who in a lot of cases don’t do missionary work but practice their faith without interfering with anyone) with the message ‘we know where you live’.

Messianic Jews respond to Yad L’Achim’s $10,000 bet

yad 10grandArticle here in Hebrew from igod.co.il with answers to challenges Yad L’Achim offered.

http://www.igod.co.il/rabbis-objections/1065-yad-leachim

They then cancelled their offer of 10 grand to someone who could answer them, funny that.

vulcan with 10000 bookSorry Benny Vulcan, you need some new material dude!

Klugger writes about us on xmessianic web site

Today we were surprised to see an open letter to us from Yad L’Achim anti missionary activist Binyamin Klugger.

The comes from the Hebrew ‘xmessianic’ web site, that writes nasty things about believers in Israel.

klugger on xmessianicThis has been translated from Hebrew, original article here:- http://www.xmessianic.co.il/?CategoryID=175&ArticleID=475

klugger arrested salute

never quite got to the bottom, why Klugger put this pose on Facebook. He thinks hes a badass secret agent.

We have written about Mr Klugger a lot, and we have no doubt hes quite upset with us.

We think that Yad L’Achim actually likes the lime light and enjoys seeing themselves as a religious moral police.   You don’t actually say much about God and his love and mercy, or Torah.  You don’t say much about the highly motivated drive to make Jewish people follow Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson as the Messiah, that we’ve got your group doing again and again and again.

Are we paranoid?  Not really, we have uncovered enough stuff from your own material and from Chabad Lubavitch sources.   We know that from day 1 of Yad L’Achim’s launch in 1950 there was a strong connection between Yad and Chabad Lubavitch.   There is a copy of the page from the ‘Beis Moshiach’ magazine where founder Dov Lipschtiz boasts of his ability to track down missionaries and that he could be arrested.

HELLOMOTO HELLOMOTOBy the way, Beis Moshiach is a paid for monthly English magazine in newspaper shops for worshipers of Schneerson.  For all you people not familiar with these people, or think that Schneerson worship is just a minority, this magazine is on sale all over Jerusalem.  Schneerson is an ordinary Rabbi who died in 1994 and lived in Ukraine and New York, and NEVER visited Israel once.  The Torah says that the Messiah must live in Israel.

yad mag front coverYou have sent unsolicited free copies of this Hebrew language anti missionary magazine to Israeli believer’s homes who follow Yeshua as their saviour discretely and don’t draw attention to themselves.   Where did you get their address?  That’s called harassment. Why do you have people hanging around  outside King of Kings congregation Jerusalem and Tifferet Yeshua and Tel Aviv?   That’s trespassing.

Its well known for believers to know the Yad L’Achim is out to watch believers and get people fired or kicked out of their apartments, because you openly admit you contact people’s employers and landlords (sources from well known mainstream Jewish press, not from Messianics), and going to Messianic congregations undercover for 7 years as you were exposed by a journalist at Jerusalem Post.   You then tried to trap me getting someone to make a dummy Facebook page of an attractive Asian young woman.

You say that anti missionaries have no connection to influence Jerusalem’s municipality workers.   Ok, check out our article about Mina Fention who is being sued for defamation.   Finally you say that people use different names, thats exactly what happened while YOU worked for the Chinese Embassy in Tel Aviv and used this to share anti missionary advise from the communist Chinese government to interfere with the workings of the democratic state of Israel.   That’s very serious.

We know anti missionary groups are there to harass and intimidate Jewish people who desire to follow the Messiah of Israel.    THIS WILL NOT DO.   We will continue to print and expose anything unpleasantness until your effort to upset Messianic believers stop.

sincerely, Peter Johnson

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Jews for Judaism’s questionable financial accountability

ok, so we have covered quite a bit of Yad L’Achim accounting practices which has not a great deal of honesty.

What about Jews for Judaism?

On their web page, they boast that their figures are audited by some arbitrators.

j4j supportSo, do their claims live up?   ok, first of all, it seems that their Baltimore and Los Angeles operations are quite different.

First, lets look at ‘Independent charities of America’ figures who offer them some kind of accolade:-

independant charities on j4j

http://www.independentcharities.org/search/findset.asp?Title=Title=View+Our+National+And+International+Members&c=n

Doesn’t really show any figures which is quite convenient.

j4j baltimoreHere’s a screenshot of research from another organization that does scrutinize non-profits: http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/52-1324729/jews-judaism.aspx

The last 990 forms were done 17 years ago!   there is a lot of holes in their recent figures.

j4j laFrom Los Angeles office:- http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/95-4040781/jews-judaism-international.aspx
This looks a bit better, but no figures in the last two years.  But to be honest, its kind of odd making claims about how great they are ‘Best in America’ when there isn’t anything to support this.

Looking at Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) shows no figures at all.
So, when looking to get information on Torah and who the Messiah is, we think Jews for Judaism aren’t much more trustworthy then their claims to their accounts either.
The best way to check a charities’ figures is to look up these for yourself like we have done.   Free registration is required for more indepth views.  We think the same applies to Torah and the Jewish Messiah too.

Here’s another regulatory body that we prefer on Jews for Judaism.   Good Shabbos friends.

j4j charity navigator
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=521324729#.UpyvmxAQQSN