According to officials in Yad L’Achim, Israel Police report 5,000 mispallalim took part in the Shabbos tefilla outside the Ra’anan Sports Center where a large baptism event was taking place.
Yad L’Achim filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Friday 12 Iyar in the hope of overruling a district court decision to permit the baptism event. The high court however did not overturn the ruling, permitting the baptism. Therefore, a community tefilla was held outside the sport arena in a symbolic protest and a public outcry to HKBH. Among the participants in the event was Ra’anan Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Peretz.
Yad L’Achim adds there were hundreds of non-religious participants who felt a need to identify with the mispallalim, opposed to the large baptism event.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
The enemies posing an existential threat to the State of Israel are the Islamic nationalists (ISIS, Hamas, etc.), and the seculars. Christians aren’t a problem. They themselves are increasingly a persecuted minority (consider pending laws to close down Christan-owned businesses being supported by the Democrats in many states in the US under the guise of banning “homophobia”). And very few Israelis are going to be tempted to join a religion that serious impairs their secular lifestyle. However support from Christians, especially in America, is critical for the survival of the State of Israel – and if the US stops supporting Israel, Israel will soon be cut off from western funding, western investments, and be subject to crippling embargos.
Oiy, are we lookin for trouble 😢
Democracy has to go in lieu of Jewish Values!!!
Who were the baptizing? If it’s their own, there’s no reason to protest
There is a prohibition against idolatry in Eretz Yisrael, but do we have the standing to enforce that?