Oops! Israeli Store Sells New Testaments In Place Of Sifrei Tehillim

The Sifrei Tehillim that actually were English-language copies of the New Testament. (Photo: Yad L'Achim)

Max Stock, an Israeli chain of stores similar to Amazing Savings, recently received a barrage of customer complaints when the “Tehillim” they were selling turned out to be miniature English-language copies of the New Testament

The Yad L’Achim organization was informed about the matter and volunteers discovered that the “mistake” was not just in a single store.

“In Israel, there is a broad consensus against attempts by the Christian cult ‘Jews for Jesus’ to preach Christianity,” Yad L’Achim warned. “The missionaries are once again trying to get into Israeli homes through the back door, through trickery, and we are calling on the public to keep their eyes open.”

“We are certain that the owners of Max Stock were misled and were unaware of what was inside the Sifrei Tehillim, and we thank them for quickly taking action to remove the missionary threat,” Yad L’Achim said.

Max Stock stated: “This is a problem that originated with our supplier, which can happen with mass production. The moment we received the complaint, we took the books off the shelves. The traditional public is important to us.”

The chain has a number of branches in Chareidi neighborhoods.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. I wouldn’t worry as much about those in Chareidi or Dati Leumi neighborhoods. I’d be more concerned in chiloni neighborhoods, where people are mire likely to be influenced.

  2. I have an even better story The person who takes care of the children’s chevra tehilim / avos uvonim in my shul is a “head in the sand” type of person One year he got for free a laminated Haggadah printed on one page. He gave this out to the children on Pesach after davening. The only problem was the one picture on the front of the Haggadah. The picture of the three wise men. This is a very famous xristin picture