The JewishIsrael site was set up to ‘protect’ Israel from ‘religious destruction’. It insists on ‘exposing’ something which everyone already knows - Christian and Messianic Jewish beliefs include a ‘go-and-tell’ message. But where are JewishIsrael coming from?
Interestingly, the Truth About Moshiach blogger ‘Bar Kochba’ (ironically named after a false Jewish Messiah) and Key to Redemption‘s GeulaGirl do not link to each other as GeulaGirl is offended by Bar Kochba’s friendships with non-Jews (see this thread).
To the airport officials: GREAT JOB! KOL HAKAVOD!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
We learn on Tomer Devorah that Devash is the mother of GeulaGirl. GeulaGirl is opposed to taking Gentiles as friends, claiming that relations with non-Jews are prohibited. GeulaGirl speaks of “the prohibition against social contact with the non-Jew”. GeulaGirl identifies Christians and the West as ‘Esav’, and predicts Esav’s destruction:
Esav represented by western civilization is coming down. Hashem is bringing them down. This must happen for Ya’aqov (Israel) to rise up and take his rightful place. Anyone “attached” to Esav (America, Europe, western values and philosophy, etc.) will go down also. It’s just a fact. Detach yourselves, financially, physically and spiritually before it is too late. Our only hope is in Eretz Yisrael and Hashem.
GeulaGirl identifies ‘Esav’ with Christianity:
I want to focus on the separation from Esav (the christian world) particularly the ones who claim to “love Israel”. Not only is our connection to them the most dangerous, because most Jews do not recognize them as a threat, but it is completely in our power to sever, as opposed to Yishmael which is much more complicated. When we left galut, that should have been the end of our connection to Esav but instead we brought them, along with their foreign culture, ideas and idolatry with us.
JewishIsrael have also identified ‘Esav’ with Christianity:
“And Esav spurned the birthright.” (25:34)
Well, Parashat Toldot is this week, so Jewish Israel is rightfully dedicating some posts to the “Birthright Parsha” – a story of youths and deception – unfolding right here and now in Israel.
Geula Girl believes that religious Jews must separate themselves from Westerners, Muslims and secular Jews in order for Messiah to come:
We must separate ourselves from Esav, from Yishmael and from the Erev Rav [lit.: mixed multitude], this is our mission.
Regarding the ‘Erev Rav’, JewishIsrael-linked blog Esser Agaroth pushed a conspiracy theory about the arrest of Jack Teitel, writing:
No matter how much apologizing the mamachtim do, the Erev Rav-controled, Israeli government still sees this as the primary, impending threat to its control over Israel.
This, I say, is the real story. Ya’akov Teitel is only a distraction, allowing the Erev Rav to continue its anti-Torah, anti-Eretz Yisrael operations, or an excuse for incitement (wag the dog), desperately trying to maintain its un-Jewish control. Look at it either way you choose.
On GeulaGirl’s mother’s Tomer Devorah blog, Devash boasts of a new website against Jews who believe in Yeshua (“Yeshu”), using disturbing terminology:
The Jewish neshama comes humbly and submissively, requesting. The Erev Rav come haughtily and arrogantly, demanding. While the Jewish neshamas convert back into the family, these refuse and insist that they be “recognized” and “accepted” as they are. They intend to come to Eretz Yisrael and “reclaim” their “rightful heritage.” They promote a new religion called Judeo-xianity. They use this symbol …
Most unfortunately, many good Jews and others, maybe not so good, are joining with these people, whether in a misguided attempt to rectify them I cannot say, but it is playing with fire in a room full of gas fumes.
…there is a fourth kind: `and they have mingled (in Hebrew, Vayitarvu, related to the term Erev Rav) with the nations and learned from their deeds’ – these are themselves Jews who adhered to the `erev rav and became like them…and this fourth kind is the most difficult of them all, and they are our brothers who have soured“ – (Imre No`am, his commentary to B’rakhot 54)
This is as far as I can go with this subject for now. B’ezrat Hashem, I am working on a major project with regard to this, an expose of sorts, which will require its own website with many references and resources. I am available by email for any specific questions you may have and as the material becomes available online, I will make mention of it here.
JewishIsrael is endorsed by Rabbi Emanuel Feldman of Beth Jacob, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Rabbi Sholom Gold – the Rabbi Emeritus of Kehilat Zichron Yosef in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Gold is also the Dean of the Avrom Silver Jerusalem College for Adults.
Why are these men endorsing a site which promotes the blogs of anti-Gentile racists?
Messianic Jews can take comfort from the fact that they are not hated because of what they do or what they say, but because of how they are perceived within JewishIsrael‘s own ideology and assumptions.
So what are JewishIsrael aiming for exactly? Do JewishIsrael‘s eager contributors hate all non-Orthodox Jews, or just ones who believe in Jesus?
The same blogs linked to by JewishIsrael promote the idea that the Moshiach is coming soon, and through ‘separation’, redemption (geula) will be achieved. The Key to Redemption links to the site of Aish HaTorah rabbi Rabbi Pinchas Winston, who thinks 4/5ths of Jews will die in an apocalyptic holocaust – an even higher estimate than the 2/3rds proposed by Christian fundamentalists whom JewishIsrael oppose so much.
Tomer Devorah links to Jewish End of Days and Dreaming of Moshiach. The latter blog has previously claimed that the Jewish year 5769 ( a year which ended in September 2009) was the guaranteed year of geula. Tomer Devorah also links to the Jewish Fist, a website which describes itself thus:
The Jewish Fist is also a warning to the enemies of the Almighty, whether it be the Arab Amalakites, or the mixed multitude within the Jewish community. The Jewish Fist has risen, and when it descends, G-d help you!
TheJewishFist advocates the death penalty in certain circumstances for missionaries, proposing:
Missionaries & cults will be forbidden to enter the country. Prosletyzing will result in long term imprisonment and/or state sanctioned death in extenuating circumstances.
The newspapers report, and journalists have told us, about an Orthodox group who hold to the doctrine of what is called “Redemption” which claims that the reason the coming of the Messiah has been delayed is because of the tolerance of the State of Israel for Christians, left wingers and Homosexuals. All of these groups are classified as false prophets that have to be dealt with.
Leah Ortiz has also commented:
We’ve been asked if anti-human rights groups like Yad L’ achim and http://www.jewishisrael.com/, which are dedicated to demonizing and harassing Messianic Jews, were involved. I will say that Teitel is a perfect example of a man that has taken their ideology and message of hate and suspicion, and has taken it to the next level of acting out that message.
Yet JewishIsrael have been afforded the oxygen of publicity by Arutz Sheva journalist Hillel Fendel.
In the light of the Teitel’s arrest and indictment, law-abiding citizens should be very concerned by those who see a conspiracy in his arrest or perpetuate an ideology which made his terrorism possible.
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