New magazine from Yad L’Achim distributed in an odd way….

Yad L’Achim have released their own Hebrew language magazine for the purposes of stopping Israeli people from finding Yeshua as their savior, which is intended for those they consider Jewish people who have got associated with Messianic Judaism or Christianity.

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back and front of new Hebrew publication ‘מחפשים’ or ‘Looking’

The 16 page publication can be read on their web site, but some local Jerusalem Messianic Jews have found copies suddenly sent to their addresses unsolicited.  Articles include amateurish cartoons of a stereotype of high-pressure missionary group and so called testimonies of Jewish people who have left Yeshua to being Orthodox Jews.    Many people like the Hershfeld family were non religious before they became Messianic, which makes you wonder why Yad L’Achim concentrate on saving secular and atheist Jews.

klugger gives the fingerLike most material with seen from this group, there is no articles on Torah study at all, just one page encouraging regular Jewish beliefs and practices.   Actually there is no mention of the Rebbe, Chabad Lubavitch or 770 which often is associated with this dysfunctional religious-by-image only group.

Visitors to one congregation were greeted by two Yad L’Achim activitists offering magazines to people leaving.   One of them who didn’t look religious replied he didn’t speak English, or maybe he was trained that way, as not comfortable to discuss faith issues with followers of Yeshua keen to ask them questions what they were doing.

As Israeli law prohibits proselytizing of minors without parental consent, we are wondering if Yad L’Achim are also breaking the law giving out religious material of a different sort, as there were young people we spotted.

Meanwhile, whist Yad L’Achim put on a facade of being something of a community spirit eager to give a ‘hand’ out to those in need, one of their operators still shows a disregard for politeness and decency.  Binyamin Klugger, shown is at event this week promoting the work of Yad L’Achim around different parts of Israel.  Wonder what he did to his finger?

The back page shows an offer or coffee and chat, and although the leadership of this group has changed in recent times, violence and threats have been part of the tactics of this organization.

We implore the generic public of Israel, and Jews of the diaspora not to give money or support to this group, nor let your families near their material.   We recognize though, that Israel is a democratic society and that this group runs completely the opposite of what decent Jewish communities are.

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Yad L’Achim endorse the Rebbe as their Messiah

yl started by chabad influenceOk, we’ve spoken about this a lot now,

In case you are new here, the most infamous Jewish anti missionary group we have researched for a year now, which considers itself a leading authority on ‘how cults operate’ in Israel, actually follow a messiah figure from New York antithetical to Israel and Judaism.

Israel is a democratic country so people can chose their own faith system, members of Yad L’Achim should also respect this and let Jewish people worship their own messiah.

This article on the right, shows the Yad L’Achim was set up by members of the Chabad Lubavitch movement on their Russian speaking Facebook group.

Antimissionaries use Facebook to intimidate Messianic Jews in south Bat Yam

Anti-Missionary Activities

Yediot Bat Yam, May 31, 2013 (via Caspari Center)

Residents of south Bat Yam continue to be outraged by the presence of a Messianic Jewish prayer house operating out of the ground floor of a private apartment building. After receiving many complaints, Yad L’Achim decided to investigate and sent Rabbi Meir Tal to check out the apartment. While he was looking around, he found New Testaments on some of the bookshelves inside. The rabbi confronted those who were present, and a verbal confrontation ensued. He then met with Yad L’Achim, and together they launched a campaign on Facebook, which quickly gathered momentum and caused some people to return to the prayer house in an act of protest. They entered the premises and removed what New Testaments they could find, which they later burned on the beach. Eliezer Gal, who belongs to the Messianic prayer house, told the paper, “No one from our group has any problems with other people, whoever they may be. We are a warm and supportive congregation who believe in justice, and we have no desire to confront those who do not share our worldview. This world is open to everyone. We will continue with our activities throughout the city.”

Sadly folks find the very presence of Messianic Jews worshiping in their own building quietly offensive, and Yad L’Achim sending Chassedic self-style religious bullies in to set up a Facebook group to hurt them.  Pray for safety and protection of the believers and the community.