10:37 03Sep17 Anne Chick -
This article opened my eyes about something I was not aware of
... which obviously is vitally important to bringing the Good
News of Yeshua to Jews in Israel. It is really frightening to
think of all non-orthodox Jews being excluded from making Aliyah,
not to mention the issue of not being formally considered Jews.
It is really a surprise to think Netanyahu considered this
policy. Just another example of how believers must focus on the
truth that God's plan will not be thwarted by any insidious
attack of the enemy.
-- Dr Juster replies: Secular Jews are allowed to come but the Orthodox rabbinates are
trying to not recognize conversions from Reform or Conservative.
Even some Orthodox conversions are rejected.
15:16 03Sep17 Uta Schmidt -
Being a German out of the land of Reformation, I believe that we
need a ReformaZION, because the fruit of Reformation where really
not good. And if a tree does not bear good fruit we have to ask
for a tree with good fruits. Good fruits come when the root of
the tree is holy. Teaching must come out of Zion. We need to
learn from the original Messiah and his disciples. We do not need
a double made in the West which is a copy which is faked by
antisemitism. To correct it, we need not diplomats but
truthtellers. We have lost our soul, and need to get her back.
This will only work by repentance. Repentance brings joy and life
and soul together in unity in our hearts. We can not buy it.
Jeshu has paid for it, but he wantes to see true love to him and
Israel. So the overcomers have to overcome by his costly blood
because satan can not fake the BLOOD. Blood and spirit are
16:07 03Sep17 HO -
Most of the issues raised in your footnote are about what degree
of respect should we pay to religious beliefs we dont agree with
and where are we up to on the journey towards the eschaton ie "in
15:20 04Sep17 Rev. Elijah Peters -
I agree with you that the Prime Minister's submission to the
Ultra Orthodox is very troubling. I think the country is ready
for an alternative to the almost tyrannical oppression of the
-- Dr Juster replies: My view as well
15:23 04Sep17 Ruth -
My two cents worth: There is a reason (God's reason) for
this. It's keeping faith and history on the table. Are you
Jewish by parentage? or by an individuals faith? If everything
is acceptable, then no one will contend for the faith. Remember,
God is much bigger than us. He loves the orthodox too.
I'll keep praying for you all.
-- Dr Juster replies: The narrowness of the Ultra Orthodox is much more than that.
They have rejected many conversions from famous Orthodox Rabbis
in the U.S.
03:34 05Sep17 Witheld -
Thanks for your candid assessment. My family is among those
blocked from aliyah, so my frustration with the tyrannical
oppression of the Ultra Orthodox at least matches your own.
However, I would note that every coalition government in recent
history has caved in to Shas, and Netanyahu is one who
didn't when it wasn't absolutely necessary. Give him
some credit for showing spine in past coalitions. In my opinion,
this is not his fault. US meddling busted up his previous
gov't, forcing an election and Netanyahu HAD to cave to Shas
to cobble together a razor thin and fragile gov't ever
since. Were I a citizen, I would still support Netanyahu -
despite this grave disappointment.
-- Dr Juster replies: I don' think he was justified in ending the last coalition
he had. He said he did not like people talking against his
direction in the cabinet. He still has plenty of that!
03:53 05Sep17 Hannah Weiss -
The problem is not just with Shas (ultra-orthodox) policy. The
Jewish Agency, under the leadership of South African oleh Alan
Hoffmann, has also tried to prevent MJs from making aliyah. And
the ultra-secular Supreme Court under humanist Aharon Barak made
the landmark decision all the way back in 1989 that MJs were not
to be considered Jews (which BTW negates rabbinic teaching).
Bottom Line: The opposition is not political or even religious.
-- Dr Juster replies: Yes, we are aware of that, but it has gotten worse. Now even
those who qualify are stonewalled indefinitely. This is
expensive. They have put out the word that anyone who is a
Christian, even if of legal status for citizenship by the law of
descent is to be resisted.
03:57 05Sep17 Luisa Manzano -
Wow, I can see it is really urgent to pray for these important
points. Thank you for sharing it with us. The spiritual battle
is huge in Israel. May the Lord brings special solutions to
those problems. We love you and will stand in prayer with you.
YESHUA KING OF ISRAEL!
00:50 06Sep17 Uta Schmidt -
I believe that it is a privilege to be persecuted with Jeshua.
This is painful on the way but is eternal life. Israel is the
only country with true hope. Unity comes on the way home. People
learn that there is only the God of Israel. He is worthy to be
praised in all situations we do not understand. But when he comes
we will understand. He is our only hope. He loves those who are
rejected ... so what are we hoping for?
20:19 06Sep17 Peter Hartgerink -
Thank you for this enlightening commentary. I will pray. But as I
begin to consider this, I sense that G-d may be allowing the
pressure to increase until something shifts in the spiritual
climate as a cry rises up (even among the Orthodox) for greater
liberty. Praying that the eyes of many be opened, that the
injustice of this situation become evident to all, and that the
throne of the ultra orthodox be cast down, that they might be
humbled and many of them might find redemption in Yeshua as their
political power is broken.
14:10 16Sep17 Gregory Sparks -
It is difficult for those of us in the U.S. and particularly
those who are not involved in the Jewish Church to get good real
time information about the happenings in Israel. Your news
articles help to fill that void to a degree.