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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Yad L’Achim encourage vandalism in Beer Sheva

Poster attacked from Jews for Jesus recently

yl beer sheva vandalismMatthew 5:44 – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Other types of vandalism have been done by Yad L’Achim in the past.

https://yadlachimwatch.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/messianic-jews-in-beit-shean-have-their-cars-set-alight-by-antimissionaries/

https://yadlachimwatch.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/binyamin-klugger-confesses-on-facebook/

Yad L’Achim boast of stopping Jews for Jesus at the time of activist’s arrest

yad in the negevYou may have seen in the news about a British Jews for Jesus volunteer arrested in Israel on possible charges of visa violation.

He is being held in a jail in the Negev desert.   You could say the Jews for Jesus is the Yad L’Achim’s biggest enemy, so what was Yad L’Achim doing in the desert at this time?   I’ll refer you to their Facebook group here:-

yad with their big signAs you can see they are competing with J4J for signage from the side of a busy road!!

We hope Barry will be freed as soon as possible, but we see followers of Yeshua get persecuted in Israel just like believers in Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist countries, but the circumstances of this arrest we are sure will bring attention to the Messiah of Israel.
Sources:
http://roshpinaproject.com/2013/11/21/the-jews-for-jesus-negev-1-british-jews-for-jesus-campaigner-arrested-in-israel/http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24262/Default.aspx?hp=article_titlehttp://www.jewsforjesus.org/about-jews-for-jesus/press/jews-for-jesus-campaigner-taken-to-prison-in-israel-without-cause
Matthew 5 : 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Why Jews don’t believe what the ‘Jews for Judaism’ group says

http://messianicdrew.blogspot.co.il/

This is an excellent blog which counters counter-missionaries that twist the important parts of Isaiah and defends the role of Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah.

They take on arguments from Jews for Judaism and Tovia Singer, recommended stuff.

 

Yad Lachim members and supporters jeer at Jews for Jesus leader’s passing

This week was the sad passing of Jhan Moskowitz, head of Jews for Jesus.

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2012/s12090032.htm

Of course, Yad L’Achim  see Jews for Jesus as probably public enemy number one.


Its not nice to speak ill of the dead, (with the possible exception of terrorists that is) even if he has different views from you.  Christians and Messianic Jews believe in Jesus’s teaching on loving your enemy (Matthew 5)

Some Messianic Jews wrote a public message of condolence at the loss of Yad L’Achim’s leader Dov Lifschitz last year, its a shame they don’t have the ability to show respect back.

We pray for Jhan Moskowitz’s family, friends at this time, and that Jews for Jesus will have the right leader to continue their work.

Messianic believers in Jesus in Israel statistics

This is a guest post by Monty

We like sharing the good news of Yeshua to our Jewish brothers and sisters, and we like statistics and graphs.   So we decided to do a bit of both.

Currently its thought there is around 20,000 Jewish believers in Jesus in Israel.   As many people may keep their faith discretely because of persecution.

http://tinyurl.com/bmaa6ns

You can look at this chart here as its created with Google Documents: click at the bottom to switch between “figures | chart”

This contains 20 or so sets of statistics from different sources, and they have been aggregated into a chart.   Any ‘dips’ aren’t people who left the faith, they just show the varying figures we have collated from.

We would like to thank Jewish Israel.com the antimissionary site which gave us the idea.

This text file contains the list of sources we used:- http://tinyurl.com/7khf5gu

Motorcycle countermissionaries for Yad Lachim

Interesting video from some missionaries out in Tel Aviv;

Some colorful language here.

Note: we took a closer look at this dude on the moped which has stickers of the Rebbe Schneerson (thought to be Moshiach by Chabad movement)     Hence forth, another confirmation, that many of Yad Lachim are in fact Missionaries of a rival kind!!

Full article at: http://seantrank.com/2012/05/15/yad-lachim/

Thanks to Sean Trank for this.