Free Extract Download of Return of the Kosher Pig

LB81Download a free extract of Tzachi Shapira’s Return of the Kosher Pig – The Divine Messiah in Jewish Thought  here

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Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel. After years of studying Rabbinic Jewish texts, he found the Messiah within the Hebrew writings. Holding full Rabbinic ordination from the IAMCS, he serves as the founding rabbi of Ahavat Ammi Ministries, an international Jewish organization that is focused on reconciliation between Jews and Yeshua. For more information, and

Bill granting rabbis immunity for incitement charges shot down

Ha’aretz  reports

“The ministerial committee on legislation yesterday unanimously voted down a bill that would grant rabbis immunity to prosecution for incitement based on their published opinions on religious matters…

The bill follows such recent publications as “Torat Hamelech” (The King’s Torah ) by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, which discusses Jewish law in terms of permitting the killing of non-Jews.”

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Anti-Messianic boycotter Yaakov Yosef endorses anti-Gentile hate book

Lubavitch messianist and former Israeli MK Yaakov Yosef is now notorious around the world for his bigotry, and not just towards Israeli believers in Yeshua. 

Portrait of Yaakov Yosef 

ArutzSheva reported last year that Rabbi Yaakov Yosef called for a boycott of a Bible quiz in Jerusalem because a Messianic Jewish teenage contestant had entered:

The family of Bat-El Levy, 17, the winner of the Jerusalem District Bible contest for secular public schools, is known to be active in a group whose members call themselves “Messianic Jews.” Her success in the regional competition earned Bat-El a place among four students representing Israel in the Bible Contest finals on Independence Day, this Thursday. Dozens of Jewish youth come to Israel each year for the last leg of the Bible Contest.

In reaction to the participation of a worshiper of Jesus in the Bible Contest, the head of the anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim sent a letter to rabbinical and lay leaders in the religious community last week calling for efforts to get Levy disqualified. Several rabbis agreed to call for a boycott of the contest if Levy was allowed to compete. Among the rabbis supporting the idea of a boycott are Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who is the son of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, son of the Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Rabbi Meir Mazuz, dean of Kissei Rachamim Yeshiva, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin Rabbi Meir Druckman, and Har Hamor Yeshiva dean Rabbi Tzvi Tau.

Yaakov Yosef has now endorsed a book which says it is okay for Jews to kill Gentile children, written by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira:

Rabbi Shapira’s book argues that revenge is a necessity under Jewish law.

“To defeat the wicked one should be vengeful, tit for tat,” the book reads. “Revenge is a necessity… and sometimes doing savage things intended to create a true balance of terror.”

The book further states that Jews are permitted to kill children “If it is clear they will grow up to harm us.”

“If hurting an evil leader’s children will pressure him to stop acting maliciously,” Rabbi Shapira wrote, “you can hurt them.”

The book discusses the laws regarding such killings in theological terms, never specifically mentioning Palestinians, Arabs or Israeli soldiers sent to remove Jewish settlements. Its release comes weeks after the arrest of Yaakov Teitel, a Jewish Israeli settler of American origin who is understood to have admitted to killing Palestinians and attacking progressive and messianic Jews.

Rabbi Shapira is head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva, a religious school for Jewish boys based in the Yitzhar Jewish settlement a few miles southwest of the Palestinian city of Nablus. Rabbi Shapira’s followers adhere to a radical form of Jewish religious nationalism and call for a Torah-based theocracy to replace the State of Israel, which they see as having abandoned core Jewish principals.

The school is best known for its former leader, American-born Rabbi Yitzhak Ginzburg, seen as the spiritual heir to the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, the American-Israeli founder of the extreme-right political party Kach, classified by both Israel and the U.S. as a terrorist organization. Rabbi Ginzburg was imprisoned for an article praising Baruch Goldstein, an American-born Israeli physician who killed dozens of Muslim worshipers in Hebron and injured 150 others in 1994.

Both Rabbi Ginzburg and Rabbi Ya’akov Yosef, another prominent leader of the radical Jewish religious nationalist movement, have recommended Rabbi Shapira’s new book, which was first released over the weekend at a Jerusalem memorial for Rabbi Kahane.

What is the source of Rabbi Yosef’s hatred for Gentiles and Messianic Jews?

Is he motivated by his warped interpretation of Judaism to hatred, or is he using religion as a vehicle for his hatred?

Posted by Yeze.