Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Welcome to Jerusalem's Christian Café!

י' לחודש התשעי תשע"ד

Well, one of them, anyway. Yes. There are more.

YNET: Kosher permit lost for 'missionary activity'
Jerusalem Rabbinate revokes kashrut of local café, claiming visitors encouraged to convert to Christianity. Manager says although restaurant owned by Evangelical Christian businessman, no missionary activity taking place there

Moshe Heller, November 10, 2013

The Jerusalem Rabbinate has informed a café in the city center that its kashrut certificate is being revoked following a complaint about activities preaching Christianity.

According to the Rabbinate, the Forte café stands to lose its kosher permit due to "a serious incident of preaching and attempting to hand the New Testament to the kashrut supervisor."

The Rabbinate's decision follows a complaint from the Yad L'Achim organization, which fights missionary activity in the State of Israel. According to the organization members, the café hosted activities preaching Christianity and visitors were served with Christian propaganda material in a bid to persuade them to convert. (cont.)

(Tip Credit: Jews News)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Good news, right? Well, of course, it is!

However, we cannot get complacent. Israeli, secular courts have been invading the Rabbanuth's territory for years, chipping away at the boundaries between the two further and further, even ordering the Rabbanuth to certify establishments kosher, even after its investigations and subsequent conclusions that they are not.

Let us not forget the "messianic"-owned bakery in Ashdod. Whatever did happen to its status??

The not so new buzz phrase "freedom of religious expression" is the key here. This is also why the Left is only lukewarm, if that, against Western Christians' shenanigans in Israel.

The left has been successfully convinced that once Christians and messianic pseudo-Jews have their secular, Israeli "rights" eroded, then they're next. I say secular, Israeli rights, because under the Torah, these anti-Jewish groups have absolutely no rights.

Yad leAchim: Café Owners Try to Give Mashgiach Missionary Material
October 15, 2013

Yad L'Achim flyers warn Jerusalem residents to stay away from Café Forte

The letter from the head of the kashrus department in the Jerusalem Religious Council notifying Yad L'Achim that the kashrus certification is being removed from Café Forte

Evangelical Christian owned Café Forte
Café Forte, located in the Clal Building on 97Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, doesn't bill itself as a missionary center, but, according to Yad L'Achim, that's exactly what it is.

The café belongs to a large missionary cult of the "Messianic Jews" that is active in the heart of Jerusalem, Yad L'Achim charges, adding that it had obtained an internal missionary notice announcing that "Café Forte has opened its gates." The same notice made it clear that the goal was to acquaint Jewish students with "that man" and encourage them to go in his ways, R"l (cont.).

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Well, no surprises here. Three months ago, I wrote about the Klal Building turning into the Jerusalem Christian Center. On the same floor as this Café is an auditorium, used as a church,...excuse me, "worship center" (Saturday nights), and youth activity center (Thursdays), and "messianic" art school.

As I said, we cannot become complacent, and continue to fight against avodah zarah,...a positive misswah, incidentally.

It ain't over until the fat Christian lady sings. Actually, it's only over when she stops singing, and finally runs away.


Eitan said...

Interesting find! "Find" as in seek and destroy...wish that was how things really worked here...

Batya said...

Isn't it still there? I'm sure I saw it last week.

Esser Agaroth said...


It is still very much there,...just without a heksher.

Hopefully, the Rabbanuth with not cave in.

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