Read the story on Aish.com and the Akiva Society about a Messianic Jew “rescued” by “counter”-missionary Julius Ciss.
This story is actually believable, unlike Aish’s miserable last attempt.
Last year, Jewcy criticised Aish’s hypocrisy for bashing Messianic missionaries, given that Aish too are a missionary organisation.
Aish’s late founder Noam Weinberg even considers secular Jewish parents as stealing the souls from Jews at infancy, and thinks secular Jewish children must be rescued, asserting Aish’s soul rights over every child.
How is this any different from the accusations Aish level against Messianic missionaries?
Ironically, whilst Aish criticise Messianic Jews for being a “cult”, many secular Jews consider Aish themselves to be a cult.
Interestingly, on the comments on the new Aish article, Ciss writes:
Sometimes, all the arguments in the world cannot compete against the incredible ‘love-bombing’ that one may experience when missionaries are determined to win you over. And that ‘love-bombing’ can be very genuine and refreshing to a lonely Jewish person, like Misha, who may have no connection with Judaism. When depressed, one might easily respond to anyone who shows unconditional love… be it a Missionary, Cult or New Age recruiters. And it happens all the time. We have to exceed in showing love to our fellow Jews, as Olga did, so that missionaries and cults don’t get to them before we do.
Here Ciss is saying that Aish must copy the missionary tactics, so why then does Ciss’ organisation Jews For Judaism routinely complain about missionary tactics?
When it comes to Aish, it’s one rule for them and another rule for everyone else – however I haven’t ever heard of a Messianic missionary accusing Jewish parents of stealing the souls of their own children at birth. Have you?