B"H - With reference to the mass xtian assault on Judea & Samaria, here is an open letter from a TRUE friend of the Jews, who unlike the Wallers, is not a xtian any more: In fact (and per definition), one cannot be a friend of the Jews while he is a hater of Hashem, our One and Only G-d, praying to a dead man-god.
I always try to be somewhat moderate in my dealings with xtians. Perhaps the fact of being born into that religion and having lived it as the unique and irreplaceable solution of a life of faith for many years - and for my love of Torah, I am sensitive to the call of those non-Jews who demonstrate a hesitation in their belief in yeshu or have a desire to know more about Judaism, but not yet know how to express themselves: They often err and act in a way that is offensive to the Jews. This puts me in a position of a certain dialogue with them, which I live with a sense of unease. More and more I focus on the Noahide option with them, rather than press for full conversion.
I am fascinated by the rabbinic literature on the Tanach and surprised to read so many “new” things on stories and episodes I knew from my completely and deliberately misrepresented xtian sources and texts. I experience a certain sense of liberation that comes from acquiring of the Truth. I have come to a total turning point in my faith and with my relationship with G-d. The love of Torah, the love of the Truth, has led me to where I am today. I entered into this Gad Eden as it were for the soul (if I may say so) and I am amazed and baffled when I see a Jew leave his birthright, the truth of the Torah, for a bowl of red lentl soup.
Some people engage in what they call “inter-religious dialogue” between the two religions, but I just do not see it that way. The xtians say they have roots in Judaism, but it is not true. In truth they have no roots, so they take the Hebrew Scriptures and use them for their own purposes, to build up their own new religion, which otherwise would not have had a basis: Xtianism and Judaism are two different and separate tracks that never meet! Moreover, even if their aim is to identify among the monotheistic religions, with their trinitarism and worshiping of a dead man, theirs is in fact an intrinsically idolatrous system, no matter what they say. How can a Jew, any Jew, move so far away from Torah not to see this? To fall into this trap?
I think the core problem is in the superficial education of the average Jew, in which he learns to follow his rabbi without ever questioning him. They are taught to read and pray without understanding the complexities: So, they grow into being satisfied with their compromised identity.
When I discovered kashrus, for example, I had a big breakthrough. The kashrus makes you be careful, you have to think twice about what to eat, know what not to eat. After a while you loose the randomness of your actions and intentions and always stay focused on what you do. You learn that every action has a consequence and this becomes a good exercise for everyday life, you learn to do what is pleasing to HaShem and what is not. I believe that losing the observance of kashrus opens the door to risks of contamination, one more readily can "mix" concepts, "associate" thoughts that have no natural link between themselves and to push forbidden arguments that lead directly to sinning.
Another and very serious problem of course is not knowing the opponent's tactics, not distinguishing between friends and enemies, in a mistaken idea of openness to all. Giving everyone a place in our lives, becoming curious and attentive to their way of thinking clearly is a huge mistake one can make and this too can lead dangerously close to deviation: Cancelling, making it unnecessary to heed the Masters leads to disobedience.
Xtianity presents the Jew with the guarantee of "eternal salvation" based on the recognition of yeshu and of what he has done. They hook people by saying to them that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of G-d". They say that it is through faith in what yeshu did 2000 years ago one can have his sins forgiven and be assured of eternal life. I'm shocked that any Jew can allow for such worship on G-d’s Holy Land. It means to undo everything Judaism is about.
Xtianity is a fierce and bloody religion. They believe that there is a hell of flames and eternal fire, where all those who do not believe in yeshu will end up. (It gets even trickier because in my opinion he is not at all a certain figure. Historically one cannot say that someone existed by that name, nothing is known for sure about what he did, he never wrote anything, none of his disciples took notes during his lifetime and all that is written about him is a result of guess-work, word of mouth and copying various texts which surfaced about 40 years after his (hypothetical) death, apart from the lyrics of that Saul / Paul who has invented xtianity, basing himself on a vision of which he was the only witness).
Xtianity hinges on those Jews who doubt that their eternity is strictly in the hands of HaShem, who fear of failing to be faithful to Him in the observance of Torah and the mitzvot and prefer to live a compromised life. Xtianity of course is also easier: You simply have to believe what someone else has done for you, and through this act of credulity all your sins are forgiven, because that certain person was judged and killed in your place and paid the price for you, so you can live in peace. He understands you when you're wrong, what is important is that you ask forgiveness, and you are no longer required to fulfill all 613 mitzvot and rituals that your parents and your rabbi taught you, because of the "salvation". It also says to the Jew: “You can continue to observe your traditions, festivals and what matters to you, as a Jew” In fact you will be blessed twice: As a Jew and as a xtian!
For me, a person who came from this nonsense, it is utterly incomprehensible that some Jews may choose to put up with these xtians. I've done the opposite choice, choose the Torah way: As I mentioned earlier, it is the freedom to be dissolved in the river of Truth, instead of the way of believing in lies and deception.
Practically speaking, in all my adult life I have been in contact with Scripture. Since I was 20 I started to read it and study it. I read and studied and I thought there was nothing else out there. Everything was spinning in a cloud, the texts, the writings, and the people around me. I have always lived in Rome and I never entered the Jewish quarter there. I was taught that the Jews killed god and that now they had no more value. I lived with a wall in front of my eyes, with a fog that prevented me from seeing through.
But at a certain point that mist has dissolved. One day, I was looking for a biblical reference to a note for a book I was writing. I realized that the “Biblical fact” that I was taught and had been teaching to others, was in fact written in an epic novel in the 1400s ... a fairy tale, in short, that had no scriptural basis whatsoever. I wondered, if this is not true, what else is also not true in there? My interest in Jewish commentators started here and the more I studied them, the more I understood that my believe system was in fact a hoax, completely foreign to the Scripture.
Now, why the eldest son, the heir of the promises, the bearer of the light of the Torah, taken by an immediate urge to satisfy his "hunger", sells everything for what for sure amounts to be a bowl of red lentil soup?
When I moved to Judaism, when I told my many friends that I embraced the Jewish faith, I have not received words of encouragement, understanding and friendship. Rather I was judged, cursed and threatened to be taken for eternity in their medieval hell, because they knew full well that it was not possible to be both things at the same time, that the monotheistic Judaism is antithetical to xtian pluralism. The two things cannot be reconciled.
In conclusion, here is my message to you: My Jewish friends, please do not let you be fooled by xtians! They are idolaters, in ALL of their various denominations, in as much as they worship a dead man as god. There is no way around this. By choosing to tolerate these foreign ideas on Hashem’s Holy Land you throw away the precious truth of the Torah. How can you say the Shema?! Israel is the firstborn son, not the imaginary yeshu myth! HaShem is echad, One! Only He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and eternal, He is completely self-sufficient and does not need any help in His Kingship. Do not let yourselves be fooled! Look at what the xtians have done to you over the past 2000 years, the history of suffering that your ancestors had to endure at the hands of vicious popes and common xtians alike for the mere fact of being Jewish! Remember the hundreds of thousands if not millions of victims of torture, murders and deprivation at the hands of the xtians. Did they change? No, they did not change: They only changed their tactics! They only say “We love you” now to make you lower your defenses and allow them closer to you to take your Jewish souls. It would be ironic if you’d let them fool you now, in a time when you are stronger than them, when so many of you are already on the Promised Land! Don’t let yourselves be fooled now! You are the elected nation, chosen amongst all the peoples. You have chosen to receive the Torah, when other nations had rejected it. Remain firmly attached to HaShem and to His Torah without rewriting it! Do not let yourself be misled by a recall of sirens trying to get a grip on your weaknesses! HaShem, our G-d is our strength, not Obama, the EU and the nations! We must remain faithful to Him in the face of our enemies.
Shalom, my friend.
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