The violent attacks by Eddie Beckford, a Messianic Jewish cult leader have been getting a lot of attention lately in the Israeli media as videos showing him attempting to run down a Jewish man and violently attacking him with his fists.
While Eddie Beckford, his wife Lura Beckford, aka Lura Maiman (her husband’s last name, not her own) have been conducting a hateful campaign against Jews in Arad and throughout Israel. YouTube accounts show a multipart video titled “This is Why People Hate Jews”. Many of these videos blatantly involve scenes staged by Beckford’s own followers in order to solicit sympathy and money as they perform for the camera.
Messianic cults like Eddie Beckford’s call themselves Messianic Jews but they are typically not Jewish. They use deceit and any means they can to suck someone into their group. The Branch Davidians at Waco were the most famous example of a Messianic cult.
Eddie Beckford himself grew up as a black Catholic in Harlem, based on his own biography.
As a kid, I grew up in NYC; I was born Catholic, and my mother made me attend mass each Sunday. In those days, mass was performed in Latin, and the service was strictly orthodox. I was later permitted to join the East Harlem Protestant Parish on E.104th Street. The Parish was youth oriented.
There goes the whole Edwin Beckford Messianic Jew scam right there. Edwin Beckford is not Jewish and never was. He’s a black Catholic. His wife Lura Beckford was previously married to a man who may have been Jewish.
But it gets much worse. Edwin Beckford’s group in Israel and the name of his site is Kings Men Arad at kingsmenarad.com. Some people might think that Kings Men has a religious meaning. The truth however is quite different.
Let’s take another look at Eddie Beckford’s biography.
Man, I came across this website while, just for the heck of it, keying in ‘the East River Projects’. Wow! Man, I was reading all the entries and was getting overwhelmed. Man, I made it through two whole pages and just had to stop and put in my 2 cents.
Dig it, I was born in Metropolitan Hosp. in 1947, went to P.S. 168 (2nd grade teach Ms. ‘D’, 3rd grade Ms. Wolf), went to Otis Jr. High ( / Ben Franklin), moved to the Island (Roosevelt High), and did a stretch in Nam.My older brother graduated from Ben Frank and Food Trade (where he got his nickname ‘Cook’), my younger sister P.S. 99 (nickname Ting Ting). We lived in the E. River Projects (400 E. 103rd St. [1st Ave.]).
Fond memories: Use to walk to school (103rd to 116th) along the E. River Dive (Pleasant Ave.) to avoid confrontations with the Red Wings (an Italian gang that hanged around 115th and 1st). Other gangs during the day were the Viceroys, Vikings, Chancellors, Baldies, and the King’s Men (my brother belonged to).
And that’s the real origin of King’s Men Arad. The King’s Men were a brutal and violent gang responsible for numerous crimes and murders. Eddie Beckford, true to his roots, came to Israel and named his center after his brother’s gang. For all we know he was a member too. And in Israel he used his Kings Men Arad to act just like the original Kings Men did.
Eddie Beckford’s Arad Messianic cult may call itself Israeli and Jewish, but it’s neither. And Edwin Beckford tries to call himself an Israeli while stating that he won’t celebrate Israeli Independence Day, that Zionism is evil, that Orthodox Jews are with the Anti-Christ. So why is he in Israel? To recruit members for his cult of course. Even while despising and hating the country he lives in and the people he lives among.
Using his Messianic Hebrew Christian Fellowship (MHCF) forum Edwin Beckford writes blatant lies about Jews and Israel and issues constant solicitations for money. With articles like “Holocaust – Just Another Excuse?”,
Some say “Yes! I’m for Israel being a democracy” but they fail to tell you “A democracy for Jews only” which brings you back to a sugar-coated Jewish State.
Except that Edwin Beckford lives in Israel and is free to run his cult and websites out of there. Arabs sit in the Knesset and vote in elections. So do Russian Non-Jews, Armenians, etc
Who’s A Jew? And then you have the issue of ‘Who’s A Jew? ‘. This is determined by the Rabbinical (Sanhedrin) Court of ultra-Orthodox (Pharisees).
Here’s a hint for Eddie Beckford. A Catholic from Harlem who went to run his own cult is not a Jew. Just as I’m not a Catholic.
In essence, the Jewish National Fund appears to be procuring land for the ultra-Orthodox Jews (Pharisees) only!
What a load of crap. Most JNF land is not used by Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Most Ultra-Orthodox Jews actually live inside major cities. And even Messianics have been able to set up a theme park on JNF land. Eddie Beckford’s lies know no shame.
I doubt if Jews from Ethiopia, Russia, Argentina, Morocco, etc. are included in this land deal.
That would be news to the more than a million and a half Russian and Middle Eastern and South American Jews who live all across Israel.
To break it down Edwin Beckford aka Eddie Beckford and Lura Beckford aka Lura Maimon are running an Anti-Jewish cult that calls itself Messianic Jewish and lashing out violently at Jews. They spread lies and hate toward Israel and Jews.