Well folks its time to update this section of the blog. The backlash continues amidst the staggering revelation that Menashe is a convert to Judaism. As one Facebook commentator notes:
What is wrong with people? Why don’t they criticize those who weren’t raised Christian but then later converted to Christianity? Oh, wait… that’s because according to them the convert would be joining the “good” side…… Whatever.
That Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and tradition is labelled as excrement by the NT [Phil 3:8] and believed ‘secretly’ by Christians and Messianics is readily apparent in the screen shots that follow.
I am also climbing on the anti-missionary Gravy train apparently. Simultaneously I am a convert but still a gentile apparently:
Apparently responding to the machinations of missionaries are vicious attacks:
Now all of the above is posted by Gev of Rosh Pina Project. The identity of Gev is uncertain since he/she anonymously hides & posts but insists on knowing about everybody else. The rules of openness obviously do not apply to him/her. Perhaps there is something more sinister about Gev? Perhaps he/she has a questionable identity which he/she has not resolved yet?
In the case of the hastily constructed, anonymous and & ill informed blog and the equally shoddy Rosh Pina Blog, the best person to respond is the person who knows Menashe himself. The last time I checked with him:
- He was born and raised as an Anglican, so just how he got named after John T Walsh [Adventist] is a bit of a mystery. The last time Menashe checked with his parents they were still Anglican and his grandparents were a mixed bag of two Anglicans, one Methodist and one Roman Catholic.
- He also remains happily married for 23 years to the same woman despite rumors to the contrary and efforts by some on Facebook to add him to groups like Israeli divorced singles etc… I mean really the lengths to which people go to sometimes!
- The Manchester Beis Din did not do a conversion of Menashe Walsh. In fact Manchester Beis Din does not do any conversions; they leave this up to the Beis Din in London. Manchester only acts in a supervisory role for folks going through conversion who are living in the Jewish community located around the Bury, Salford and Manchester boundaries.
- My family and I have been living in Israel close to 9 years now. Aliyah is a risky venture even for those who have extensive extended family support here in Israel. Our story is no less remarkable than any other Jews who make Aliyah and the recent marriage of our oldest daughter is a source of great joy to us and the Jewish community which we live in. We are also fortunate unlike some converts in maintaining our close familial ties and associations.
As to Mark van Niekirk, who at least has the courage to be identified unlike Gev: Mark, you are deceptive to the core and cannot be trusted, may your sins find you out.
There is an attack, apparently a cyber attack. Which is interesting since we may have a case of playing with semantics in a recent plea for funds, woops…we mean blog article! You see a cyber attack is defined as:
A deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises and networks. Cyber attacks use malicious code to alter computer code, logic or data, resulting in disruptive consequences that can compromise data and lead to cybercrimes, such as information and identity theft.
A cyber attack however, according to some is the writing of articles which question the authenticity of the use of rabbinical material and to come up with the idea that a divine messiah is a pig which becomes kosher to Jews. Apparently by just accepting what they say and getting those donations in as soon as possible to support the ministry, will help those hell bound Jews avoid the eternal BBQ! In the new definition of terms it appears those who have a brain to think for themselves and express those thoughts are evil, slanderous and who go about using malicious code to alter computer code, logic or data too.
You may compare and edify yourselves with respect to what construes a malicious cyber/ slander attack and here in what follows below.
Menashe hits the (P/ B)ig Time
Well it has finally happened I cannot say I was not warned: “Writing reasoned articles will only get you into trouble and notoriety”. It would appear that articles on my blog have irked somebody in the messianic masses somewhat! They have created a spoof Facebook Pages of myself, how nice!! The cover photo has been Photoshop’d very well but the other stuff a bit rushed!
How sad that in the face of reasoned arguments somebody has to go to these low down levels (to even include my wife’s picture) to get their message across. Worst of all that the folks who are presenting themselves as Rabbis would possibly befriend such nonsense. As ever I let my real friends and those who wish to search truth for themselves and my blog to speak for itself.
and so it continues:
Now just waiting to see how long it will take for accusations to start to flow that the stuff above has all been done by the “anti-missionaries”. I am now getting a bit of an all too familiar concept: Gentiles / apostate Jews put poison down well and Jews get blamed for poison in well because of their religious practices and expressing what they think.