Hopelessness, not fear and uncertainty from the war activates them
Christianity says beautiful things, almost all direct quotes from the Talmud. But in any case, it inspires countless people to be good.
I don’t hate rank-and-file, sweet Messianic Jews, only active proselytizers.
Missionaries only have one problem. How to help Jews accept Christianity as their religion? Sullying the religion of the billions who do respect Jews.
Of course, that is of no help at all. You can’t claim you helped an old woman cross the street if she didn’t want to cross it (pardon the pun).
Missionaries like us hopeless. They play victim when confronted by people who say they do the Devil’s work, try to complete Hitler’s work. They know victimhood. They think the essence of Jesus was that he was victimized.
They go to hospitals, looking for crying Jews, who, with a Book of Psalms in hand, read Psalm after Psalm to ‘force’ G^d’s Hand. When we’re weak or vulnerable, they attack. Like our archenemy Amalek, they target the frail.
And then they bring false hope. Just give your heart to Jesus, and all will be fine. It’s fraud. Jews need Jesus like a vegetarian needs a stake. Betraying our Traditions won’t erase Antisemitism, or make all Gentiles love Jews.
They pretend to be Jews or that Jews can serve G^d and Jesus together.
Misusing Jesus is not charming at all, pushing him upon anyone, especially through deceit and trickery, and upon Jews. A glass of water can be a real lifesaver, but not when forcing it down someone’s throat who’s not thirsty.
Of course, they will claim they act out of love. Maybe outside of love. Don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you. They wouldn’t want someone to cheat them into giving up on their faith and calling.
But what if they have the ‘medicine’ that can ‘save’ people, but they don’t know they need it? Then you talk about it, openly and honestly. If QAnon nonsense can spread like wildfire, why could theirs not? And you talk to the biggest, real Rabbis—see who has the best arguments. May the best win. But not to Jews in pain or those mostly ignorant of Judaism.
My Jewish Hope
Hopelessness is a terrible feeling. ‘Once again, we are victims of powers greater than us? What to do?’ It’s not the first time, so we have answers.
Jews try to be realists. We don’t always succeed. Sometimes we run on false hope, naivety because we lack real positivity. Only, when confronted by harsh reality, to flip to the reverse, universal suspicion.
There is no official Jewish way to do it, so merely, I’ll give an example.
1. Prepare for the worst; hope for the best. In that order.
2. Talk to G^d: I did my fair share, I need more from You. Be honest.
3. Understand G^d is good and loves us. It will end well and is not my call.
When you spot or suspect missionary activity among Jews, call Yad L’Achim for help. Their emergency hotline is (Israel) *9234, 24 hours a day.