Rabbi Threatens: Messianic Jewish Evangelists Deserve Death
Last week, I read about the death threat by a Rabbinic leader for two staff members from One for Israel. 3 days ago, I went up to Eitan Bar (who was at St Andrews Cathedral), and said that I am praying for him. He said “Oh, you know?”
I met him again yesterday at a function, and went up to him and asked whether he is afraid, added that he should not be afraid since the Rabbinical leader is based in New York and not Israel. Eitan said that he is not so afraid of the rabbi, it is more of his followers all over Israel. (Dr Erez confirmed that there are regular attacks from the extreme Jews. So the threat is real, very real. Let’s pray for our brethren – the messianic Jews.
And yesterday, Dr Erez surprised Eitan by disclosing that yesterday was Eitan’s birthday. So spontaneously we sang “Happy Birthday” to Eitan. And at the end of the session, sang again when a sister found a candle and put in on a cut-up banana cake (from which half the pieces were already eaten by us during the break) and walked up to Eitan. We sang again. O such a happy day. I went up to Eitan, and said, without anything for his birthday, I shared from my phone the Youtube song “Rejoice O Israel” composed by NCC, and presented at the Southern Steps of the Old City of Jerusalem. Both Dr Erez and Eitan has not heard that song, and would watch that video again in their own time.
In a separate video response to Mizrachi’s threat, Bar and Vaknin asked for prayers for their personal safety, but also expressed forgiveness and love for the wayward rabbi.
“Rabbi Mizrachi, we still love you, forgive your incitement, and refuse to hate you back,” said Vaknin.
Yeshua said “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.” (John 16:2)