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Hikind Warning Community About Missionary Books Being Distributed To Jewish Homes & Shuls

On June 15th YWN alerted the public in an article about missionary literature that was being mailed to Jewish homes in the NY/NJ area. The literature has continued to arrive in people’s mailboxes prompting NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind to send out the following statement:

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is alerting the community about the dissemination of a missionary paperback book entitled, Ten Amazing Jews: They Thought for Themselves currently being mailed to teenage residents throughout Boro Park. For wider distribution, free copies of the book are also being dropped off at various shuls in Boro Park. According to several reports, the mailings come in an unremarkable white envelope with an accompanying letter.

“To an unsuspecting teenager, this book seems like a very interesting and nicely-presented piece of literature,” Hikind noted. “Who wouldn’t want to read inspiring stories about ten amazing Jews? This kind of misleading propaganda intended to proselytize Jews makes me absolutely sick.”

Ten Amazing Jews features stories called Yiddishkeit, The Survivor, and Bat Shalom: Daughter of Zion intended to deceive innocent teens. The book also uses the term ruach hakodesh and quotes from Tanach and Rambam’s Yud-Gimmel Ikarim.

“If the strategy of utilizing familiar language and referencing our holy texts didn’t work, the missionaries wouldn’t use it,” said Hikind. “We must beat them at their own game by being vigilant and ensuring this book does not fall into the hands of our children.”

(YWN Desk – NYC)

3 Responses

  1. I actually received one of these. I opened it up and saw the title but then just set it aside since we were leaving for the weekend. Thank you for the heads up.

  2. There should be a public burning of this garbage and it should be broadcast everywhere so the world should see

  3. Unfortunately, this schmutz is protected by the first amendment. All you can do is treat as another piece of junk mail and oput it in the garbage where it belongs.

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