First, I am Modern Orthodox Jewish, moved here 6 years ago, and I have 100% gratitude for Beck and his followers for showing solidarity with us. First, I have no fear that somehow they will convert me or my family (we know why we are Jews vs most secular Jews - especially American Jews who have such a tenuous tie to our heritage to withstand a evangelical discussion). Second, it is unbelievable, the logical inconsistency of being secular then being against Beck etc because they hope when their Messiah comes Jews will accept him or suffer consequences. If they are secular they should consistently believe it could never happen. Therefore nothing to fear. Third, I sympathise with some of the Orthodox that the risk to non-educated Jews by these groups means maybe we shouldn't stand with them, but I counter that by the example of standing with them and obviously not agreeing with their theology, but supporting their friendship actually sets an example of how to deal with attempts to prosteletize Jews. I will be at Safra Square this afternoon to thank those who came here to stand with us.
Israeli tourist killed after falling off cliff in Jordan (Haaretz)
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