WAR AT SUKKOT! (Part 1 – Introduction)

Article by Palm Tree of Devorah

12 Tishrei 5778

In a way it has already started and in a way it has been going on already for a very long time. But, we Jews tend to forget. That’s why “remembering” is a mitzvah.

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Tommy Waller (right) with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. 

Call it a “love” invasion, but it is an invasion nonetheless. Hordes of invaders flooding across the borders of Eretz Yisrael seeking to murder Jewish souls with hugs and kisses (and $$$). The invaders themselves find this idea laughable, as do many who identify themselves as Jews, but let me assure you, in the eyes of our Creator, it is no laughing matter.

…If your brother, the son of your mother, tempts you in secret or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your embrace, or your friend, who is as your own soul saying, “Let us go and worship other gods, which neither you, nor your forefathers have known.”

Of the gods of the peoples around you, whether near to you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; you shall not desire him, and you shall not hearken to him; neither shall you pity him, have mercy upon him, nor shield him.

But you shall surely kill him, your hand shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

And you shall stone him with stones so that he dies, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (Devarim 13:7-11)

If this is how we are commanded to respond to those who are dearest to our hearts and fellow Jews, how much more so to those foreigners among the nations! And if this is how we are commanded to respond to one who simply entices us to go stray, how much more so one who actually accomplishes it!

Tommy Waller’s Hayovel Ministry is the tip of the spear in this war because it has managed to do what no other Christian ministry has done. They have infiltratedYehudah and Shomron; practically establishing Christian yishuvim right next to the Jews and have the backing of prominent so-called “Orthodox” rabbis.

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In the beginning, we were told that Tommy Waller, his family and his volunteers were Bnei Noach, that they had left Christianity. When we proved they were still Christians, their vociferous Jewish supporters said, “Yes, they are Christians, but they don’t proselytize.” Then, when we brought proof that they were indeed proselytizing, they came back with, “Well, what do you expect, they are just doing what Christians do, but not one Jew has been led astray by them.”

The Torah does not tell us to wait until the Jewish soul is caught in the trap before acting to prevent it. Enticement itself is a criminal act.

This is so much more than just Christians being Christians and wanting Jews to be “saved” by faith in their man-god Yeshu. This is a tactic of Gog uMagog and it always has been. It has always been the Satan’s best plan for assimilating Jews out of existence. He has been working on it and perfecting it over time and if the degree of support they command within the Jewish community is any indication, Hayovel is succeeding beyond imagining.

Gentiles and Jews coming together to form “one new man” has been the stated goal of Christianity since its beginnings. Whereas before the founding of modern Israel, Jews were pressured to cross over to the Christian side and give up their Jewish identity, today, the Christians are crossing over to the Jewish side claiming to be restoring the “Jewish roots” of their faith. Gentile believers in Yeshu are now calling themselves “Messianic Ephraimites” and Jewish believers in Yeshu are called “Messianic Jews.” Together, they are proclaimed to be “one new man” in relationship with the Christian man-god-messiah.

But, this is the same “one new man” the Apostle Paul lauded…

“For [Yeshu] is our peace,…who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two,….” i.e.Jews and Gentiles. (Source: The False Testament)

This is the goal of all attempts to proselytize Jews. Were this ever to be accomplished, it would be the end of Am Yisrael and the end of Judaism. So, yes,this is a war – a war for the hearts and minds of Jews and Hayovel is the tip of the sword at our necks.

The claim that Tommy Waller personally has never proselytized Jews might be true. But, there is ample proof that while he keeps his hands clean in order to make this claim true, others are doing his dirty work for him. (This tactic has worked for many other Christian ministries in Israel as their leadership stays apart from the actual proselytizing, knowing all the while that those under their leadership are doing it for them.) It apparently never occurs to them that they would not have to revert to such subterfuge if their religion were true.

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A Question you Should not Ask

LOSHON5A relationship akin to sleeping with the enemies of the Jewish people is already operating here in Israel. The relationship includes a collusion between Jewish organizations who supposedly support Jews in Israel and the whole missionary industry which covers a wide spectrum of various brands of Christianity. An ongoing unholy alliance between Roman Catholics, Evangelical Protestant groups and the so-called ‘Messianic Judaism” they support is presently becoming more brazen in its efforts to convert Jews to Christianity. The collusion sees a huge chunk of cash being proffered to the money/ power/ prestige hungry leaders of certain Jewish Organizations all under the guise of mutual respect, support of Israel and love of the Jewish people.

Any attempt to address concerns is immediately branded by the recipients of the huge chunk of cash as promoters of Loshon Hara. But the question still remains.

When will we Jews, our politicians, rabbis, business and community leaders snap out of their hallucinations that this relationship, as we ourselves have allowed it to unfold, is anything but poison to our people and country?

The recipients use every means at their disposal to quash any concerns raised about the cash cow they are currently drawings huge sums of money from, after all its not easy living here in Israel!

loshon 2In an appeal by a Rabbi Melamed concerning Rabbi Riskin to judge the Rabbi fairly. Rabbi Melamed quotes the most moderate responses to Rabbi Riskins enthusiam for Christianity:

The most moderate responder wrote: “I was shocked and embarrassed. I really admire you, Rabbi Melamed, and your books, etc … I simply think that you are unaware of Rabbi Riskin’s sympathetic views of Christianity and oto ha’ish (literally ‘that man’, or a euphemism for the Jewish founder of Christianity) … God have mercy … Rabbi, I suggest you have a look at the videos on YouTube where Rabbi Riskin speaks the praises of Christianity and oto ha’ish. The videos are in English. With this in mind, I’d be happy to understand how you could defend Rabbi Riskin.”

Rabbi Melamed supports Rabbi Riskin and discusses debatable details of the video without a broader enquiry. The broader enquiry would ask why in the world would an organization founded and directed by the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Shlomo Riskin, and staffed by Orthodox Jews enter into the church-building business? Surely it is not a mitzvah incumbent upon the Jewish people to facilitate the spreading of the gospel of jesus christ anywhere in the world, let alone in Israel! But then again, Rabbi Riskin and his rabbinic partners have proclaimed that Christians and Jews jointly share Abraham’s covenant with G-d. Riskin and the CJCUC have also sanctioned everything from Jews engaging in theological dialogue with Christians to Jews entering churches to granting jesus rabbinic “smicha”.

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Now at this stage you may hear the cries of Loshon Hara go up to silence the opposition?

However, according to the laws of Loshon Hara, JewishIsrael has sought through various channels to meet with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, the Rabbi of the Har Bracha community in the Shomron, with regard to his halachic and hashkafic pronouncements pertaining to the deployment of Hayovel Ministry volunteers in the fields of Yehuda and Shomron (and now in the Golan Heights as well), a service Rabbi Melamed deems as a “fulfillment of prophecy”.  These volunteers are recruited from a number of messianic Christian sects and cults, which are missionary in nature.

On Thursday, October 10th, 2013, JewishIsrael board members met in Har Bracha with Avraham Hermon, whom Rabbi

Collusion between Gidon Ariel and evangelical missionary Christine Darg is readliy verifyable on the internet.

Collusion between Gidon Ariel and evangelical missionary Christine Darg is readliy verifyable on the internet.

Melamed assigned the task of meeting with JewishIsrael and listening to what they had to say. The meeting lasted for over an hour, during which time JewishIsrael gave a presentation of what they viewed as the problems caused by the deployment of Hayovel Ministries’ volunteers in Israel. Some of the topics the presentation covered included:

  • The missionary nature of Tommy Waller’s and Hayovel’s past and present agenda
  • Problematic activities and missionary associations, both past and present
  • Contradictory statements relayed to Rav Melamed and Har Bracha representatives
  • Problematic venues of recruitment
  • HaYovel’s present theology and vision

At the end of the presentation, JewishIsrael staff informed Hermon that they planned to go ahead in the near future with publication of the information presented, and that JewishIsrael hoped Rav Melamed would review the material shortly and respond with his opinion.

Stand with usOn Sunday, October 13, 2013, Avraham Hermon conveyed Rav Melamed’s response to the materials they conveyed to him, saying that Rav Melamed retained his position regarding Hayovel Ministries.

Following their meeting in Har Bracha, other prominent rabbis viewed the very same presentation. These rabbis have concluded that the material presented is of great concern, very serious in nature, and requires follow-up.  One rabbi from the Shomron added that he doesn’t understand how Rav Melamed could possibly ignore such vital information.”

Ignoring such vital information is part and parcel of the poison that some of the Jewish people have swallowed in subscribing to the doublespeak currently being banded around and accepted on both sides of the Christian / Jewish equation.

The weird effects of the term follow the money certainly seems to apply with respect to Diane Weber Bederman’s enquiry for a review of one of the funders of the organization StandWithUs; the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ). The weird effects of trying to follow the money also possibly opens up to the rational inquirer the world of doublespeak. Doublespeak with its love of Jews/ Israel and mutual respect promoted by the likes of StandWithUs, perhaps? Kind of like the doublespeak of the left-wing BBC with their mantra that Islam is a religion of peace contrasted with the reality of bombs going off all over the place and hey presto: a piece of you here and a piece of you there, perhaps?

What is really important in the world of doublespeak is the ability to lie, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and to get away with it; and the ability to use lies and choose and shape facts selectively, blocking out those that do not fit an agenda or program.

At this stage in the game we see a gaping dissonance between the doublespeak of not proselytizing and in reality aggressively proselytizing by various Christian organisations. Worst still, some of our Jewish leaders choosing to remain silent, which is the same as consenting to the conversion of Jews. Sadly also that some of our Jewish leaders are more than happy to see the spiritual suicide of their fellow Jews for the sake of financial gain.

Its time for all Jews to make Havdalah using the correct criteria specified by the clear and widely accepted rulings from modern Torah authorities prohibiting interfaith theological encounters which blur the lines between religious faiths. In other words stop taking the money and do the right thing!!