Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.”-Genesis 32:10 (Machon Mamre Online)
“The seal of G-d is truth”- Talmud: Tractate Sanhedrin 64a
“Those who cannot debate, defame.” - Rabbi Meir Kahane (of blessed memory)
I recently authored an article entitled, “Esau Rising: The War Against The Jewish Soul”, for The Jewish Press, where I detailed the growing threat of the Hayovel missionary organization in the Shomron. As I had hoped, I provoked a reaction from two of the pivotal players who have been aiding and working with this organization and its leader, Tommy Waller; namely, David Haivri of the Shomron Liason Office and Yisrael Medad, who responded to my article in the form of a blog post on Arutz Sheva, Fuchs Descending. A not terribly clever title which riffs on my own title, Esau Rising”.... You get the point. (I had to resist the urge to counter with “Medad's Madness.”) Personally, I am pleased that I evoked such a reaction. It means I got under his skin.
Yisrael Medad's Arutz Sheva profile notes that he has “served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh.” Needless to say, he was not happy with my article and he accused me of “falsehood and misrepresentation.” Not only are Medad and his ilk involved in terrible halachic prohibitions, he has the gall to respond with such brazen falshood, despite the tremendous documentation which exposes (for those who want to do the research) that the Waller's are evangelical missionaries. This article will respond to Yisrael Medad on a point-by -point basis, his comments being italicized. As I hope to show the reader, there is no doubt that Hayovel is a missionary organization, and that they would not be where they are today, were it not for individuals like David Haivri and Yisrael Medad.
Before I start, I would like to recommend the following websites as excellent sources for information on missionary activity in Israel, including the Waller family and Hayovel. I would be remiss if i did otherwise, since they are the most prominent players exposing this horrific phenomenon. Their work is a tremndous sanctification of The Almighty's name in the face of an unprecedented desecration. I leave it to the intellectual honesty of the reader to do the research, weigh the evidence, and decide for themselves:
As I see it, any intellectually honest Jew or righteous gentile will be blown away with what is going on in the Shomron. Ignore the carefully crafted statements of the Medads and Haivris of the Jewish community, who try to portray parve images of the Wallers. If you check out these sites and process the damning information, you will see what is going on. To do otherwise would be akin to saying that ISIS is not crucifying and beheading people, despite the plethora of video footage of atrocities.
Point #1: Medad starts by citing a paragraph from my article and then responding:
Donny Fuchs: Our many spiritual foes desire our souls. They wish to convert us. Many religious Jews recognize the danger of the former, but not the latter. They have forgotten centuries of mass slaughter from those who merely wanted us to fall on our knees and kiss the cross.”
- Medad responds: Who is the “they”? Is it possible that there are non-Jews who seek to assist the Jewish People, and more specifically the rights of Jews in the Land of Israel? Is Fuchs not capable of distinguishing between those Christians who wish to convert and those who do not engage in missionary activity? Or does he negate all Christians?
My response: Naturally, the “THEY” are evangelical missionaries. And yes, THEY are the enemy. The very definition of an evangelical means they want to bring Jews to the cross. The willingness to wear any mask, to change tactics to accomadate the challenge is right out of the gospels (Corinthians). Are there righteous gentiles who wish to help Israel without converting them? Perhaps yes. But the Wallers do not fall in this theoretical category, although Medad would like to delude the reader into believing that they do. All this, despite the plethora of information, written and visual which documents that the Wallers are missionaries. I ask the reader to check out this video link, where Tommy Waller talks about showing Jews this “Jesus that we know.” http://jewishisrael.ning.com/video/waller-family-and-hayovel
For those who lack the patience to check the link, here is what Tommy Waller said. I don't know how anyone with functional ears and eyes can misunderstand his message.
“As we're working with these people [the Jews], we'll be able to share with them this Jesus, that we know… “
One of Waller's sons continues:
“Our family has begun a ministry called Hayovel. The vision of Hayovel is to develop a network of individuals, families and congregations who are ready to labor side by side with the people of Israel. To bless them, to stand with them, to share with them a passion for the soon coming jubilee in yeshua messiah."
Thank you Tommy, for your honesty. And this is merely one of many clips that expose the Wallers.
Halachah: Gentiles in the Land
But all this this begs a question which cannot be overlooked. One who subscribes to Halacha must adhere to the full parameters of Jewish law. And so we cannot ignore the real question of the permissibility of any gentile helping out in the land, even those genuinely friendly to the Jewish people without any agendas whatsoever. Here we enter the very complicated discussion regarding which gentiles are allowed to be in the land, either permanently or even temporarily. This is a purely halachic issue, and while I am not a posek (halachic decisor), I will cite some of the most prominent positions.
Rambam: Despite Medad's spurious assault on my commitment to the Rambam, I would suggest that he point out where I misunderstand the Rambam rather than hurl insults. The insults don't hurt me, but Medad doesn't address the points I raise. The Rambam would generally be viewed as one of the stricter (perhaps strictest) Rishonim when it comes to the halachic criteria for gentiles residing in the land. Assuming that the situation is one where Jews are stronger than the gentiles, only those gentiles who follow the 7 laws of Noah, accept “tribute and servitude” and accept the status of ger toshav (resident stranger) in front of a Jewish court during a time of yovel (jubilee), can attain this status.
ט[ו] אֵין כָּל הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלּוּ אֲמוּרִים, אֵלָא בִּזְמָן שֶׁגָּלוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל לְבֵין הָאֻמּוֹת, אוֹ בִּזְמָן שֶׁיַּד הַגּוֹיִים תַּקִּיפָה. אֲבָל בִּזְמָן שֶׁיַּד יִשְׂרָאֵל תַּקִּיפָה עַל אֻמּוֹת הָעוֹלָם, אָסוּר לָנוּ לְהַנִּיחַ גּוֹי עוֹבֵד עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה בֵּינֵינוּ; אַפִלּוּ יוֹשֵׁב יְשִׁיבַת עֲרַאי, אוֹ עוֹבֵר מִמָּקוֹם לְמָקוֹם לִסְחוֹרָה, לֹא יַעֲבֹר בְּאַרְצֵנוּ, עַד שֶׁיְּקַבַּל עָלָיו שֶׁבַע מִצְווֹת שֶׁנִּצְטַוּוּ בְּנֵי נוֹחַ--שֶׁנֶּאֱמָר "לֹא יֵשְׁבוּ בְּאַרְצְךָ" (שמות כג,לג), אַפִלּוּ לְפִי שָׁעָה. וְאִם קִבַּל עָלָיו שֶׁבַע מִצְווֹת, הֲרֵי זֶה גֵּר תּוֹשָׁב. וְאֵין מְקַבְּלִין גֵּר תּוֹשָׁב, אֵלָא בִּזְמָן שֶׁהַיּוֹבֵל נוֹהֵג; אֲבָל שֶׁלֹּא בִּזְמָן הַיּוֹבֵל, אֵין מְקַבְּלִין אֵלָא גֵּר צֶדֶק בִּלְבָד. (Machon Mamre Online Mishne Torah)
“All the above is only applicable when we are in exile or among the nations.pr when the nations are mightier than Israel, but when Israel is mightier than they, we are forbidden to leave non-Jews among us. Even for a non-Jew to live temporarily in eretx Yisroel or just to pass through on business is forbidden unless he understakes the seven Noachide Laws......Anf if he undertakes them he is a ger toshav (resident stranger). We do not acept a ger toshav rxcept when the Jubilee year is operative. At other times, we accept only real converts.” (Hilchot Avodah Zara V'chukot Hagoyim) “Uncensored Versions” of the Rambam.
The Rambam adds that they must also accept “tribute and servitude.” One without the other is insufficient. Other great commentators that agreed with this are the Sifri, Redak, and Sefer Hachinuch.
א-אֵין עוֹשִׂין מִלְחָמָה עִם אָדָם בָּעוֹלָם, עַד שֶׁקּוֹרְאִין לוֹ לְשָׁלוֹם--אֶחָד מִלְחֶמֶת הָרְשׁוּת, וְאֶחָד מִלְחֶמֶת מִצְוָה: שֶׁנֶּאֱמָר "כִּי-תִקְרַב אֶל-עִיר, לְהִלָּחֵם עָלֶיהָ--וְקָרָאתָ אֵלֶיהָ, לְשָׁלוֹם" (דברים כ,י). אִם הִשְׁלִימוּ, וְקִבְּלוּ שֶׁבַע מִצְווֹת שֶׁנִּצְטַוּוּ בְּנֵי נוֹחַ עֲלֵיהֶן--אֵין הוֹרְגִין מֵהֶן נְשָׁמָה; וַהֲרֵי הֶן לַמַּס, שֶׁנֶּאֱמָר "יִהְיוּ לְךָ לָמַס--וַעֲבָדוּךָ" דברים כ,יא).(Machon Mamre Online Mishne Torah)
This is the Rambam. Yisrael Medad may not like it, but that's his problem not mine. Certain positions take a lenient reading of the Rambam in a time without Yovel and the Jewish court. But that is beyond the scope of this article.
The Raavad takes a more lenient position. In a nutshell, he essentially agrees with the Rambam that we don't accept resident strangers in our age, but parts ways from Rambam regarding foreigners residing in the land who are not idolators. Even in the absence of accepting the Laws of Noah in the presence of a court of Israel, the Raavad would permit their presence.
This is a very complicated Halachic topic that has many nuances, and this is not a full treatment of the subject. It is merely to inform the reader that there is a range of discussion which precedes the issue of using the services of evangelicals in the land. And I have not even broached the Halachic subject of what constitues idolatry. Medad would surely deem Rambam a fanatic.
Point #2: Medad continues: As for his information, which is not at all first-hand, if he has depended mainly on what he describes as the “excellent website Jewish Israel…another goldmine of meticulously researched, documented information…”, that is most unfortunate. They have a record of guilt-by-association, misunderstanding basics, getting details wrong, and, in a personal note, besmirching Jews in conducting sucrrilous [sic] attacks ("It seems that Yisrael Medad found Jesus in Shiloh.").
My response: I ask the reader to check the websites referenced above, which I reiterate, are tremendous repositories of well documented information. Let the intellectually honest reader check these websites and decide for themselves if they have done their homework. Esav Exposed has documented and detailed the complex web of relationships the Wallers have with missionaries, apostate Jews, and various religious Jews who work with them. And far from the zealots that he would portray them as, Jewish Israel keeps the discussion very cerebral. As referenced above, Medad was the topic of one of their posts and he seems to not have gotten over it. The invectives he hurls at them will not be found in any of their counter-responses.
Point #3: Medad: His language is hateful: ‘These soul snatchers are planting a parasitic vine that will ultimately strangle those within the religious camp. This foe…is as patient as an adder.” And he uses the cover of metaphor as in “Jews who go to minyan thrice daily and learn Torah have allowed the cross to be put up in their homes, metaphorically speaking of course.’ This is quite an unfortunate display of childish semantics.
My response: So you don't like my prose? That is how I respond to genuine “soul snatchers planting a parasitic vine.” Medad may not be convinced. But I am. And the same way I could care less about referring to a nazi or Hamasnik in ugly terms, a spiritual virus deserves nothing but vitriol. As King David said, “O L-rd, You know I hate those who hate You, and loath Your enemies” (Psalms 139:21).
Point # 4: In claiming we are "easy prey", if so, how successful has Hayovel been? How many Jews converted over the last decade? He paints the possibility of mixed marriages and asks, "Unlikely scenario? I think not. I think that it is more unlikely that this won’t happen, if things persist as they are. Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if such “meetings” are already occurring." Well, is he in for a surprise.
My response: It depends on how we judge success. If Tommy Waller has chosen to take the covert clever path as he has, then his efforts to this point have been a success, since he has accomplished what no other missionaries have been able to do until now. Plant a base in the heart of a religious community. Clearly the danger with Hayovel is not that they run over to a Jew and ask them to embrace Jesus. The danger is more insidious and calculating.They are planting roots in Israel, and usurping our Divine claim to the land as a “co-covenant,” if you will, which hides their true belief that the covenant is ultimately theirs. They are succeeding in blurring the distinction between gentile and jew, and the very basic tenets of the faith. Hayovel forges open alliances in Israel and abroad with overt missionaries and Jewish apostates. This is the danger. Never in history have we seen such a thing happening under the noses of religious Jews.
For those who don't know, many of the women from Hayovel wear the religious head-covering mitpachot, of the daati-leumi world. Why? The men often cover their heads. These are subtle ways to blur the external, while working on the more difficult task of exposing Jewish beliefs to christian perspectives.
The informative site, Esav Exposed, provides a thourough analysis into the ideology of “restoration.” Check the following link, since I cannot do justice to her entire article:
In “ What Do Xian Zionists Mean When They Talk About Restoration”, Geulah Girl notes: Z
When asked by missionary Dean Bye about his motivation, Tommy Waller says "what we desire to do is to see Israel fully restored in every aspect of scripture".
She elaborates upon the term “restoration”:
While this sounds harmless, most Jews do not know or understand that there is a whole theology behind this word. According to this theology there are two parts to the restoration, a physical part and a spiritual part.
ONIS1.The physical restoration is the uniting of Jew and Gentile into "one new man" or one "House of Israel" in the land of Israel. They believe that yeshu came to break down the wall of separation between Jew and gentile and that they must continue this work in preparation for his return. They have taken on Hebrew names, customs, dress, speech, and claim to be coming to "learn from Jews". All of this is to get closer to Jews in order to unite as one people.
Activities that promote this goal are "building bridges",cultivating relationships with Jews, volunteering or "serving", donating money to Israeli groups and working towards xian/ephraimite aliyah.
- The spiritual restoration is when when the Jewish people are "restored" to their messiah yeshu, who is also G-d and the son of G-d, according to these xians. Then a "restored" Israel, Jew and gentile worshipers [sic] of yeshu, will be prepared for redemption, which they believe is yeshu's return and reign from Jerusalem.
-if they are ever allowed to make aliyah or even to live in the yishuvim on a permanent basis, then they will devote all efforts toward this goal.TS
David Haivri, Hayovel, And Messianic Jews.
Let's not forget David Haivri of the Shomron Liason Office. In response to my article, Haivri posted the following:
Donny Fuchs- Sorry that you published this unwarranted attack on the Waller family and their HaYovel volunteer program. I have monitored their activity very closely over the past six years and can responsibly vouch for them as they are sincere friends of Israel and are not part of a missionary agenda. (BTW, you are also mislead regrading [sic] their own theological position on their own believes and faith). They deserve our respect and appreciation. You should look into this further and apologize to them for this post.
He hasn't monitored their activity. He has been partners with them. Nor would he be qualified to “monitor “ them, whatever that means. (Stop saying Jesus so much?) He then proceeded to apologize to an evangelical who was upset at my article, and noted that he was ashamed as an Israeli. Fortunately, Esav Exposed has already put the microscope on Haivri. In her article (which includes several screenshots), “Hayovel and the Israel Advocacy Conference in New York”, Geula Girl reports:
Aaron Murphy spoke at Ha'Ivri's Israel Advocacy Conference, as the representative of Hayovel. Here are a few things you should know about Murphy.
Before he removed his online footprint, as all people who are publicly associated with Hayovel do, Aaron Murphy had a facebook page in which he referred to himself as a "bond-servant of Yahshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)" and in another place he listed his religion as "Hebrew Israelite".
Perhaps Haivri and Medad need to get rid of their online footprints?
Point # 5: Medad: He quites from a "trusted inside source". That, I admittedly, am guessing is some former Kach people who were wrong in the past.
My response: I don't know precisely what Medad means. He certainly has no idea where I received my info. I can't really comment except to say that it is a trusted expert source. As far as Kach, I don't know what Medad's problem is. Again we have his fantastical assumptions that the expert or experts are “some former Kach people.” Evidently Medad had a problem with Rabbi Meir Kahane. It makes sense, since he would have been repulsed by these events, and were he alive today, would be raising his righteous voice. So I'm in good company.
Point #6: Medad: He describes the leader of Hayovel as the "infamous Tommy Waller (of the notorious missionizing Waller family)". Really now.
My response: Huh? This is a response? Defend the Wallers. Explain to me why the videos of them talking about Yeshua (missionary for Jesus) don't expose their beliefs. Explain to me why the Wallers and their friends are featured in video after video with known “messianic Jews.” But it gets better. Ironically, these same people would show you scores of videos of Arafat and Abbas (yemach sh'mam v'zichram) expressing their true intentions, and wonder why the anti-semitic world doesn't take them at their word. Correctly so, but the same applies to matters of the soul.
Point # 7: Medad: He advocates violence, that we “smash their altars…”. That is not too smart.
My response: I never advocated violence. I'm sorry for quoting from the Tanach. I didn't know it would offend you. What can I say? I'm a “pharisee.” Still committed to that stubborn halachic system. In case the reader is confused, I cited the following biblical passages. Evidently, this caused Medad to see red:
Deuteronomy 12:3: "And you shall destroy their name from this place."
Judges 2:1-2: "'The angel of the L-rd came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, "I made you go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the Land which I swore unto to your fathers, and I said....'You shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land. You shall smash their altars..."
Point # 8: Medad: He totally misrepresents Rav Soloveitchik's 'psak Halacha' that Jews should not be "engaged in one form or another of “interfaith-dialogue". It specifically referred to the Vatican II period and, in any case, there is no inter-faith dialoguing.
My response: Judging from his response, it is evident that either Medad never read Rav Soloveitchik's seminal essay “Confrontation” or he failed to understand it. Anyone who has read the Rav's numerous writings on this issue know that he was rigidly opposed to any such dialogue before or after Vatican II. What transpired in Vatican II has no relevance on the core points of the Rav's essay. Please refer to Dr. David Berger's essay, Revisiting “Confrontation” After Forty Years: A Response to Rabbi Eugene Korn, for a comprehensive analysis of this issue, which is actually not a rigid treatment of the subject. Although, I doubt that Medad will read this essay, considering that he never understood the original. As far as whether Medad and others are actually engaging in dialogue, they have gone even further. They have opened the door for a blurring of the two faith communities.
My referencing the Rav's classic article serves merely as a fundamental ideological approach that cannot be ignored when discussing this issue. At the core of the article is the necessity of respectively maintaining a distance between the two faith communities, not trying to merge them. And this was written in the context of the American Jewish experience, where Jew and gentile shared commmunal concerns. In Eretz Yisroel, we have biblical prohibitions which make many of the points of the article less relevant or perhaps irrelevant, since the halachah clearly defines which gentiles may even enter the land.
Point # 9 Medad: He insists "there is no definitive evidence that a specific historical Jesus existed… based upon two different figures in the Gemara" but as we know from the booklet חסרונות הש"ס and from any good historical research as "Jesus in the Talmud" by Peter Schäfer; Scattered throughout the Talmud can be found quite a few references to Jesus. The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus' birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. They subvert the Christian idea of Jesus' resurrection and insist he got the punishment he deserved in hell--and that a similar fate awaits his followers. Schäfer contends that these stories betray a remarkable familiarity with the Gospels--especially Matthew and John.
My response: I don't really understand his point. Despite Schafer's assertions, this is a historical debate that is also addressed by Jewish authorities. Believing in an historical Jesus is not a fundamental tenet of Judaism. Medad almost seems offended.
In 26 Reasons Jews Don't believe in Jesus, Asher Norman notes the following:
“The works of 41 historians who lived during the first century and early second century and wrote about Judea and Rome have survived. Significantly, none of them mentioned Jesus, his alleged disciples, his apostles,or any of the so-called “miraculous” events described in the gospels. It is difficult to understand how this is possible, if the gospel stories about Jesus described historical events.” (page 182)
In addressing the alleged two “Josephus” sources in the xtian edited “Antiquities of the Jews,” Norman explains that scholars widely believe that these alleged references were put in later by christians. His reasons are as follows:
- the passage doesn't fit into the context of the surrounding text
- the perspective appears to be from a Christian viewpoint, despite the fact that Josephus is the writer. Norman notes that “it speaks naively and devotionally of Jesus, and declares him to have been the christ.” This seems a fair charge, since whatever Josephus may have been (traitor, opportunist, Romanized), he would surely not have touted Jesus as the messiah.
- the church father Origen, despite having referenced “Antiquities of the Jews,” did not cite these two sources. (183-4).
Talmud: Despite common perception, the talmud never references “Jesus of Nazareth.” The Tosefta and Baraita reference two different men that people mistakenly associate with Jesus.
Yeishu Ben Pandira-Problem:
- He was never crucified, but was stoned to death for sorcery and then hung from a tree.
- This occurred one hundred years before Jesus during Alexander Jannaeus's reign in Jerusalem.
Yeshu Ben Stada-Problem:
- Lived one hundred years after Jesus.
- While his manner of death and subsequent hanging for sorcery on the eve of Passover are the same, he was killed in the town of Lydda.
- Two different personalities.
- Neither of these men were killed by Romans.
- Different towns of execution.
- Neither were crucified.
- Their dates don't correspond to the dates of Jesus that christians accept.
Did Jesus exist according to Rabbinical sources? Here we have a machloket (halachic disagreement.) Rabbi Jehiel ben Joseph said that the Yeshu referenced in rabbinic literature was a disciple of Joshua Ben Perachai, and NOT Jesus the Nazarene. Nachmanides rejected the notion that the Talmud references Jesus. Maimonides maintained that it did. (Norman, 186-187). Ultimately, the historicity of Jesus is irrelevant for the believing Jew.
- Point # 10- Medad references my statement: “Righteous gentiles who want to assist the nation of Israel may have opportunities to do so, but it must always be in accordance with Jewish law. This is where proper poskim need to come into the equation, since it is purely an halachic matter. But those who are evangelical cannot have any foothold in the country!”
Medad's Response: Medad rejects the notion that Hayovel volunteers are mingling and spending considerable time in the vineyards. The problem is that videos of Hayovel feature multiple scenarios of interactions between “The Harvesters” and Jews. There are videos of people dancing, talking in the fields, singing, interacting in the home, etc. The pure segregation between the groups is a myth. By his own acknowledgement, Medad has spoken before hundreds of the volunteers.
Here are several examples of Jews mingling and interacting with Hayovel:
- Hayovel volunteers dancing with Jews in the vineyards of Ofra. (Notice that Waller and a kipah wearing Avi Lipkind are featured on an overt “messianic site” that targets Jews. That Lipkind would ever talk to these people is outrageous. Pray tell me, why would Waller ever appear on such an overt missionary porgram? This is the last program a righteous, non-missionizing gentile would ever appear on!)
If you are going to call me a liar, Yisrael, at least have the sense to destroy any or all video documentation on the web which proves that I am correct. Baruch Hashem for our age of social media! The Almighty truly sends the antidote before the plague.
Point #11: Medad concludes by citing my statement: “A spiritual contagion is growing in the Shomron. They are aided by religious Jews who, for economic and political reasons, have eagerly taken Brother Esau’s hand.”
Medad's response: If there is any 'contagion,' it is the type of argumentation and lack of facts displayed. Luckily, there is an antidote: the truth.Those who seek to proselytize need be combated. Those who seek to aid are to be welcomed, with all due supervision.
My concluding remarks: True to form, Medad doesn't like facts. His emotional response is not to respond with intellectual points of his own to counter the evidence, but rather to shout the “facts” down as falsehoods without responding. This is not the manner of one who is capable of having a rational discussion. I stand by my statement. There is a contagion in Israel and it is being aided by religious Jews.
Unfortunately, Hayovel has managed to dupe the esteemed Rav Eliezer Melamed, shlita, of Har Brachah. Try as he might, Medad will not goad me into attacking Rav Melamed. As little as I can understand it given the weight of evidence, I will be dan lkaf z'chut that such a gadol would never give approval to such a venture if he truly knew what was going on. Those of us committed to ending this insanity will certainly welcome the opportunity to speak with Rav Melamed. So with respect, and despite the imperative to combat a chillul Hashem, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. But that is where it ends. Since Rav Melamed is currently unaware of the danger, we must speak out in his stead and expose Hayovel. Furthermore, the self-appointed Jewish leaders who have brought this mess upon us are not so innocent. They have exposed Am Yisroel to a tremendous spiritual danger. And so they too must be exposed.
Consider the following hypothetical scenario: Evangelicals in America approach the principals of Jewish yeshivot and summer camps to profess their love for the Jewish people. They merely want to volunteer by taking care of school property or camp grounds and thus assist the Jewish people. I can assure you with absolute certainlty there is not one mainstream yeshiva in America that would accept such an offer. No one would subject their children to even such a limited interaction. The irony is that only in Israel, where a respect for divine miracles has eroded into a peculiar bizarre form of forbidden messianism, can such a thing occur. Generally, for the most part, the Jewish communities in Israel and abroad are unaware of what is happening. Fortunately, efforts are underway to finally expose the Wallers and those who aid them. That day is coming. And the Yisrael Medads of the world will have to answer for their sins.
Those in Israel who are interested in learning more, should join the upcoming conference in Ariel, which will feature various speakers and a comprehensive presentation. Another opportunity for the reader to open his mind and weigh the evidence. Ask questions. Have discussions. Draw your own conclusions: https://www.facebook.com/events/345987672231359/?source=1
Incidentally, Waller and his minions are pressuring the hotel where the conference is scheduled, to cancel the event. Now why would they do that? Sounds like someone is scared.
Yisrael Medad, you can hurl your vitriol at me, and sugar coat this nightmare any way you like. I and many others will continue to fight this insidious infection that threatens the Jewish people. You and yours will have to answer to The Almighty for this despicable betrayal. In the meantime, we will continue to fight for the integrity of the Jewish soul, as readily as we would for a physical attack on the Jewish people.
It is tragic that the fight for truth and the battle to maintain Yahadut's spiritual isloation exposes us to attack from religious Jews, who respond like bloodthirsty lions. Fortunately, I derive strength from the attribute of my biblical namesake (Donny really being Daniel). I am comfortable in the lion's den.
Yisrael Medad speaks of truth. But whose truth? Tommy Waller's? The messianic congregations alligned with him in Israel and abroad? The Talmud teaches us that “the seal of G-d is truth” (Sanhedrin 64a). And so it is. And all Torah committed Jews should fight for it, regardless of the consequences, or the pathological wrath of those who cannot tolerate that we are finally pulling up the shades and letting the sunlight shine on the darkness. And we are just getting started.
May The Almighty bless all Jews and righteous gentiles who pursue the truth of His Name.