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American ‘Frum’ Family in Jerusalem Revealed as Christian Missionaries

Shock in Jerusalem: An American 'Frum' man posing as a sofer and kohen and his family living in Jerusalem have been revealed as Christian missionaries. Full Story

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Sue him
April 25, 2021 10:43 am

All of his work as a sofer, cohen and rabbi were invalid. Has to be hundreds of thousands in damages.
Pain and suffering hundreds of millions.

Burn it.
Reply to  Sue him
April 25, 2021 12:35 pm

IIRC it’s all to be burned.

be suspicious of everyone
Reply to  Sue him
April 25, 2021 10:30 pm

I don’t understand why they don’t leave us alone. Jews never proselytize…just leave us alone…

How did misrad hapnim mess up?
April 25, 2021 11:54 am

I am more upset for genuine converts whose lives are made a misery by the rabbanut.

misery by the rabbanut
Reply to  How did misrad hapnim mess up?
April 25, 2021 5:36 pm

and it is with good reason, there are many frauds. We must suspect all converts and many so-called Baalei teshuva till they prove themselves genuine

Perek echad Rambam a week ago
Reply to  How did misrad hapnim mess up?
April 26, 2021 6:14 am

You mean the rabbanut now in modern day Israel or the rabbanut in the time of the bais hamikdash?

אָמְרוּ חֲכָמִים קָשִׁים לָהֶם גֵּרִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּנֶגַע צָרַעַת שֶׁרֻבָּן חוֹזְרִין בִּשְׁבִיל דָּבָר וּמַטְעִין אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל. וְקָשֶׁה הַדָּבָר לִפְרשׁ מֵהֶם אַחַר שֶׁנִּתְגַּיְּרוּ. צֵא וּלְמַד מָה אֵרַע בַּמִּדְבָּר בְּמַעֲשֵׂה הָעֵגֶל וּבְקִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה וְכֵן רֹב הַנִּסְיוֹנוֹת הָאֲסַפְסוּף הָיוּ בָּהֶן

Reply to  How did misrad hapnim mess up?
April 29, 2021 9:04 pm

My wife is a gioret. The truth is that Israel is the easiest country to convert in, America perhaps second. Even Modern Orthodox rabbis in the US won’t let you convert if you have any connection that might appear to be for purposes of marriage. And other countries are harder.

This is an unfair comment about the Rabbanut.

what name he had? Both as a Jew and as a Christian
April 25, 2021 12:20 pm

what name he had? Both as a Jew and as a Christian to keep an eye on our communities!

aza a shnuck
Reply to  what name he had? Both as a Jew and as a Christian
April 26, 2021 10:10 pm

gotta make sure this is a 1 time thing

Where were they sold?
April 25, 2021 12:24 pm

Where were the mezuzos and sifrei Torah sold?

Despite these facts
April 25, 2021 1:21 pm

It would be miraculous to find out that maybe he was a Jew anyway. I wonder if there is the possibility if his mezuzahs and STaM that he wrote may be kosher if he was actually a Yid and he could have had the right kavanah. But there are nearly 5000 laws. How could he know enough to make a kosher mezuza even if that was true? Scary. How to prevent this??

Reply to  Despite these facts
April 25, 2021 5:39 pm

That’s not how it works. Even if he was born Jewish (seems he wasn’t), as a koifer and meshumad, anything he wrote would certainly be invalid.

Oh no
April 25, 2021 1:34 pm

Check you Teffillin Mezuzos and Sifrei Torah

Be sure it’s not coming from him via other Sofrim (not knowing)!

This is how far they are going to deceive!
April 25, 2021 2:47 pm

Welcome to the new Christianity wrapped in a tallit! This is the freshly painted deceptive face of the messianic Jews so-called. In the name of their truth, they lie. I feel bad for the five children of this family, already in pain for the loss of their mother. They were coopted into this web of deceit by parents justifying their actions by their misguided zeal to “reach Jews”. I hope this sets the Israeli messianic community (now some 30k strong by recent estimates) on their backsides. And I hope the Ministry of Interior revokes their citizenship.

Reply to  This is how far they are going to deceive!
April 25, 2021 7:37 pm

AKA Open Orthodox rabbis

Pidyon Haben
April 25, 2021 3:45 pm

All the firstborns who were redeemed by him now hve to find another Cohen- it must be pubicized far and wide so that the parents discover this fraud

April 25, 2021 5:41 pm

The stam is a major problem. They could have been sold to wholesalers, r”l. Every effort must be made to trace and recall these fraudulent items.

More investigation needed
April 25, 2021 6:53 pm

Were these people acting alone? Where did the man learn to write Stam? How were documents forged to allow them to make aliya – if this was through nefesh b’nefesh, they should be contacted and scrutinize documents more. Is there an Israeli commission or something to certify soferim – if not there should be.
Why isn’t the man’s name being publicized so stores can review the sources of their mezuzos and tefillin?
How long did this go on for?

More investigation needed
Reply to  More investigation needed
April 26, 2021 12:43 am

It must be traced whoever sent him and to weed out similar missionaries in disguise

April 25, 2021 7:39 pm

I now appreciate even more the directive of the Rebbe for one to check Teffillin and Mezuzos

Even if checked by computer check one must check where the Mezuzah or Teffillin is coming from

Far from a joke!

April 25, 2021 8:08 pm

Shocking that he was up to where he could integrate into an Israeli frum community and practice as a soifer.

That must be really rare.

April 25, 2021 11:03 pm

He was also mesader kiddishin at alot of chasunos

My opinion
April 26, 2021 7:05 pm

Is that he should be asked to say all the truth and give information who and how he got there
Who taught him. Who sponsored who payed him and his familiy
If only there was a genuine interest on this type of ‘religious’ things coming from the people in charge (governors instituitions askanim etc) like there is with terroristss or tax scammers etc this thing shouldnt even happened and avoid for the future

April 29, 2021 5:43 pm

Why isn’t his name being published??

What is his name??