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Messianic Jew Wins Bible Contest

I just read a new post about a Messianic girl (her name is Bat-El) who became a finalist in the International Bible Quiz Championship held on Independence Day (May 18). Information about the story can be found here.

Because Bat-El is a Messianic Jew, a number of rabbis are trying to boycott the International Bible Contest.

They say (see The Jerusalem Post):

“Messianics are missionaries who proselytize in very sophisticated ways,” said Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the rabbis calling to boycott the quiz.

“It is forbidden to give [Messianic Jews] legitimacy by allowing them to take part in the quiz.”

This does not surprise me, but it is still sad. Especially since I am sure that there would be no protest if she was an agnostic or an atheist.

In Israel it seems that anybody who has a Jewish mother can be a Jew – even if he/she does not believe in God (as most of them do not). However, if you accept Jesus as the Messiah you are disqualified. The logic escapes me. But then again – who said that there was a logic behind it?

Here is a quote from another Jew (and I feel the same):

Romans 10:1



Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.  Apostle Paul 

7 responses

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  2. yisraelite

    messianic jews are in fact christians who do things in a jewish way. Their organisation was first called to be christian then they changed it to messianic,because they where group trying so hard to preach to the so-called jews at Yisrael and all the world. They think the so-called jews at Yisrael are the chosen people, so they really want to preach to them, so they decided to change from christian to be jewish to they can be accepted by the jewish people as jewish, but that isnt working, they like to summit them self to to the so-called jews, the messianic jews even have Rabbi’s who call them self Rabbi’s, that is again The Messiah , Yahushua, he said not to call anyone ur teacher , because you got only one teacher , the messiah. They keep call on half of the name of a pagan sun-god that is Baal-Gawd. Keep using God , but writing it like G-d wont help because it still sound like it. Then you got JEWS FOR JESUS who I think are the most that go to Yisrael to preach that claim to be messianic jews, but are in fact Christian missionaries. They try so hard to preach to the so-called jews at Yisrael , that if you and see trew history is in fact ASHKANAZIM or EUROPEAMS who converted in 8 century. And then established the State of Israel. And before they converted they had to choose the between , Christian,Yehudim’s,or Muslims, and choosed the Yisraelite Way of Life and converted and made the Religion called Judaism. The funny thing is that these so-called Messianic Judaism go crazy about them, they like all thing about Jews of Israel who are in fact GENTILES. Not the Biblical Yisraelites. Yisraelites are the children of Yacob, GENTILES are the children of Japheth. (Genesis 10 gentiles isles)


    May 29, 2008 at 2:39 am

  3. Yisralite – what exactly is your point? I really do not understand it…Thanks and Shalom.

    I also think that you got some of your info wrong.

    May 30, 2008 at 1:01 am

  4. yisraelite

    My point is really long.

    Like the verse you put there,

    Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. Apostle Paul

    That was in that time, but now the people he was talking about doesnt live anymore in Yisrael, most of them. The people who live in Yisrael not do know everything, about the Messiah and everything , even of the secrets that we still need to know. Just like Catholics Vatican have hidden thing about The Messiah. The Scrolls and Scripts etc.. The Jews have something hidden too. The Rabbi’s know that The Messiah Yahushua is the prophet Yisrael been waiting for.

    In that time of Shaul lived real Yisraelites or Hebrews. Remember the romans came and the Yisraelites went in exile, even Yaacob(James) went in exile, almost all the apostle went in exile. The Truth is many didnt return. Most of The people you see today at The State of Israel and America who call themself Jews and their religion Judaism are people from Europe who converted. Askenazim , the name itself tell you where they came from, The Sephardi Jews also are convert from Europe , they where not Yisraelites and then returned to their land, that is a big lie. All the most popular Rabbi’s even the last ones they believed where the messiah those of america , are all from those land who converted. Askenazim is the big Judaism, and actually is the least who have the right to have the authority. They are the ones who established the state after they made a deal to get the land in time of war. They are the Boss and Leader of Major tv news channel and they own almost all the banks. This is their mindset, to have power and authority and fame. They not far from the way of Roman Catholic. Askenazim Judaism and Roman Catholics can give hands. They all went after the same things.

    They are The Modern pharisees and scribes of this time. They are doing the same things the Messiah warned us about.

    And I really know that Messianic Jews really love this people, I feel bad that they dont know the truth about these people or dont even care or just ignore because of not many evidence or study to show that it is true.

    You dont got to look to the followers of judaism but the leaders the Rabbi’s , they are the ones who know the truth about this, they are the ones who know the lies they have made. The followers of Judaism is innocent, the grew up in the religion, they dont know of the lies. The Leader of Judaism have hidden the knowlegde of Truth from them, They don’t enter nor do they let any who want to enter.

    Peace be with you!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:33 am

  5. Gev

    More on Messianic Jews in Israel here: http://roshpinaproject.wordpress.com/

    December 10, 2009 at 11:08 am

  6. Thanks Gev!

    January 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  7. Gev

    Your a welcome Chris.

    Much of what Yisraelite says is seriously flawed, being a Jew throughout history has never been much of a benifit so why say you are if you are not! In fact Yisraelite sounds like a bogstandard antisemite to me

    Of course Messianic Jews love Jews, Messianic Jews were born Jews and then come to know that Yeshua (Jesus) was the Messiah foretold by the Hebrew prophets!


    January 21, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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