YNET: US Christian Leaders In Israel To Study Judaism
Shalom Hartman Institute VP says initiative aimed at 'deepening American Christian leaders' understanding of Jewish people.' Reverend: Studies making me a better thinker, teacher, preacher, and pastor
July 26, 2012
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI), co-sponsors of the 13-month Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI), welcomed this week a cohort of prominent American Christian leaders to the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel for an opportunity to gain a more profound understanding of Judaism and the Jewish people. (cont.)
Am I really one of the only sane, "right-wing," religious Jews in Israel who knows how dangerous these people are?
Am I really one of the only Jews out there at all who knows that these is no such thing as Judeo-Christian Values?
The Shalom Hartman Institute is the antithesis of ", not to mention constantly pushing the limits of what it means to be called "religious." But, that's not the point.
Although, there certainly seems to be a parallel between the Shalom Hartman Institute's watering down of the boundaries set up for the Jewish People in the Torah, and the melting down of boundaries between Jews and Christians.
Fortunately, the Left has mostly got it right about both the Christians and their right-wing puppets: money, manipulation, etc. Hartman is hardly right, let alone "right-wing."
Unfortunately, some on the left are beginning to cry "freedom of religious expression," worrying that if Christians are limited at all in their activities, then they might be next?
Please don't be taken in by this.
The Christians don't just want to attack us spiritually; they want our Land, believing that they are its rightful inheritors.
The irony of this event is that these Christians wanted to learn about Judaism, and they ended up at the Shalom Hartman Institute. (giggle)
One of the goals of all true Christians is to convince non-Christians that Christianity is correct, so to speak. To accomplish this goal, they employ a variety of strategies, such as building a bridge between a group or individual's already established beliefs and Christianity.
The Catholics did this in Africa, and in other places, matching the deities of the indigenous peoples with their "saints," who appeared to shared similar attributes or legends. One African goddess of war was replaced by S. Barbara, etc.
The current strategy, of those who adamantly distinguish themselves from Catholics, has been Hebraicizing Christianity, getting "back to their roots," so to speak. They prey on Jews who know nothing of their own heritage, as well quote pesuqim (verses) in Hebrew, in order to connect with Jews who are knowledgeable.
Actually, thanks to Jewish Israel, I found out that the Shalom Hartman Institute already jumped on the Christian bandwagon, along with the American "Jewish" Committee (Yeah, right! More like the American NON-Jewish Committee...), at least two years ago.