supports the the former Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel and says
to Jewish groups: "Reject Evangelical Funding, Don't Prostitute
Yourselves to Missionaries."
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) stands
side by side with Mordechai Eliyahu the former Chief Sephardi
Rabbi of Israel for speaking out against Jewish groups accepting
funding from evangelical Christian organizations. The former Chief
Rabbi spoke of this problem in public at the Rabbinical College
in Morristown, N.J. Prominent rabbis, including Eliyahu, are speaking
out for the first time against Israel's profitable alliance with
evangelical Christians in the United States who have funneled
tens of millions of dollars to Israel in the past decade. Shelomo
Alfassa, Executive Director of the ISFSP stated:
rabbis fear the Christians' real intent is to convert Jews--and
their fears are true. Unfortunately, non-religious secular Jewish
groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and other self-appointed
Jewish leadership groups care more about appeasing their non-Jewish
friends than standing up for Torah true Jewish issues. In a
storm of ignorance, the secular Jewish groups will always deny
the hidden agenda of the Christian evangelical community."
is an excerpt from Mr.
Alfassa's forthcoming book "Silent Shoah":
Christian perspective is as follows. The Jewish people will
be gathered into Israel, at which time God will deal with them,
and give the Jewish people one last chance to accept Jesus or
they will be destroyed. This is what fundamentalist Christians
believe. They also believe that we are currently near the end
times, that the global jihad launched by fundamentalist Muslims
on both Jews and Christians are in part conflicts which will
lead to final Armageddon. That the violence occurring in the
State Israel is God's way of driving the Jews to Israel.
to the $500,000,000 (half a billion dollars) they spent over the
last decade to target and convert the Jewish people, Christian
organizations give pennies to Israel--but we should not accept
them. From New York to Moscow and Paris to Jerusalem, missionaries
are strategically working to convert Jews--the very same groups
which claim to "love Israel." It
is time the blinders come off, that our voices are no longer mute.
must stand up to attacks on the Jewish nation, whether they be
physical or spiritual. We should never prostitute ourselves or
risk Jewish souls for financial gain.
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) is a Jewish
agency developed to serve the Sephardic community--the descendants
of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the
Levant who share both common religious and cultural bonds. Although
based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy organization
representing Sephardim internationally. The ISFSP also functions
to produce high quality Jewish educational projects which will
educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities, past
ISFSP is a
a non-profit organization.