Evangelical missionary David Herzog stooped to a new low deceiving the Jewish community with ads that intentionally avoided any mention of their Evangelical Christian agenda.
Wednesday afternoon I answered my door in Pico Robertson to discover three young people, ranging from 18 to 22 years old. They wanted to talk to me about “Israel Restoration.” For a moment I thought they were talking about rebuilding Israeli forests. However, the moment I saw their literature, I knew they were Christian missionaries. I welcomed them into my home and proceeded to give them a two-hour lesson about the spiritual beauty and integrity of Judaism. I also answered their questions, including who I thought Jesus was.
On Nov. 2, Jews for Judaism, an organization dedicated to counteracting missionaries, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Some 250 people gathered for a gala dinner at the Sephardic Temple in Westwood to honor the organization’s founder and director, Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, and his wife, Dvora Kravitz.