Rosh Pina Project Promotes Anti-Semitic Video

The Rosh Pina Project, a missionary blog run by a cult member who’s been in trouble with the law in the UK, is promoting a video made by Eddie Beckford‘s Kingsmen Arad.

Eddie Beckford is an African-American Christian missionary who calls himself a messianic Jew, harasses Jewish residents of Arad and just got convicted of assault. The video can be found all over YouTube under the name, “This is Why People Hate the Jews” uploaded by AradIsrael. The Rosh Pina Project is too dishonest to list its real title. Because Yeze Yezekiel is still pretending to be pro-Israel and not anti-Semitic. And running a video like “This is Why People Hate the Jews” would be a tip off.

But blogs like Harry’s Place still insist on giving space to this cult member to smear Israel and civil rights organizations such as Honenu. Some cult and missionary groups pretend to be pro-Israel as a ploy. But they hate Jews. And when given a chance, they show it.

If they didn’t hate Jews, they wouldn’t constantly seek to impersonate Jews in order to attack their religion. Here’s another reminder of what Edwin Beckford stands for and what cult members like the Rosh Pina Project really support when it comes to the Jews of Israel.

What’s the difference between “Messianic Jews” and “Neo-Nazi thugs” again? The former have prayer requests and file civil rights complaints. That’s what.

Was a Violent Messianic Jewish Cult Behind the Murder of Dr. George Tiller?

First a primer, “Messianic Jews” are usually extreme Fundamentalist Christians, often affiliated with Baptist Churches. These groups claim to have gone back to the “Hebrew Roots” of Christianity. Usually they just introduce some Hebrew words, kill a goat on an altar or practice ridiculous rituals they themselves invented such as “Davidic Dancing”.

Many of these groups are basically cults, created to promote the extreme beliefs of their leaders and sponsored by more mainstream Fundamentalist Christian churches in order to convert Jews.

The most famously violent Messianic Jewish group was the Branch Davidians led by David Koresh, who claimed to be a prophet. Such Messianic cult phenomena are not unusual, as Christian Messianic groups attract leaders who think that cloaking themselves behind Judaism, will legitimize their polygamy. Others are outright con artists who fleece their flocks and then head for the hills.

But Scott Roeder, who murdered Dr. George Tiller, not only self-identified as a “Messianic Jew” but was a member of a similar cult.

As the investigation continues into whether Roeder acted alone in Tiller’s May 31 death, members of the Bible study group have found themselves in the spotlight, showing up on the witness list for the prosecution and being interviewed by the FBI.

Those attending the Bible study describe themselves as Messianic Jews who, unlike mainstream Jews, believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Some people who call themselves Messianic Jews, such as Roeder, are not Jewish.

Messianic Jews differ from most Christian churches by observing many Jewish customs, including dietary laws and holidays.

In a recent interview, Roeder said he “had become a believer” around 1992.

“I converted, born again to Christianity,” he said. “I guess you could say Messianic, or turned to Jesus, Yeshua, as my Savior.” He said Messianic believers such as himself had gone “back to our Hebrew roots.”

So while Scott Roeder’s splinter group proved too extreme even for a Messianic Church, but the Or Ha Olam church falsely claims to be a Jewish synagogue and describes itself as a “theocracy” ruled through the “Rabbi (Christian Minister) and his advisers”. The Or Ha Olam site tries to detach its use of theocracy from that of the Taliban, but there’s an obvious reason why normal houses of worship don’t describe their leadership as theocratic.

The Vision Statement further insists that “An effective leadership is not possible unless loyalty to the leader is more important to the workers than loyalty to the organization.” Creepy much? But it gets better.

The Or Ha Olam church’s leader, a “Rabbi Shmuel Wolkenfeld”, real name unknown, reels off a biography that sounds perfect for a cult leader, claiming to have toyed with “Marxist ideology, Eastern Religious Ideas, philosophical meditation under the influence of psychedelic drugs”.

Of course right now the splinter group is disavowing Scott Roeder’s actions while claiming that it was all probably a government conspiracy. Or HaOlam is disavowing the splinter group. But the rising danger from Messianic Jew fundamentalist cults continues to rise.

David Koresh and Scott Roeder are only two examples of the extremes to which these fundamentalist groups are willing to go. And Israel is now dealing with its own problem from some of these imports like Edwin Beckford, an African-American Christian, self-proclaimed “Messianic Jew”, who has violently assaulted Jews in Israel, and whose adherents post anti-semitic videos to YouTube with titles such as “This is Why Everyone Hates Jews”.

Many people are confused by hearing the term “Messianic Jew”, not realizing that it’s a name used by various extremist Christian cults with dangerous beliefs. There are those Jews who call on Jews to “accept them” and Christians who campaign for their rights in Israel, little realizing that their children as the likeliest to be sucked into such cults.

Victor Kalisher: Being the Son of a Holocaust Survivor Doesn’t Mean Squat

I get mad every time I see someone being described as the son of Holocaust survivors. Being a Holocaust survivor might be something to mention IF IT’S RELEVANT.

Being the son of Holocaust survivors isn’t. Being the son of Holocaust survivors doesn’t mean squat. I’m the son of Holocaust survivors. So are half the Jews in America, Israel and Europe.

And when I see some Anti-semitic scumbag who happens to have a few drops of Jewish blood in him described that way to whitewash him… then I get really mad.

Some of the New Testaments burned in Or Yehuda were published by the Bible Society in Israel, part of a worldwide organization of 140 Bible societies that publishes in some 200 countries.

The society’s director in Israel, Victor Kalisher, the son of Holocaust survivors, spoke to the Post about his shock and dismay at the burnings. “As Jews we were raised and taught that were books are burned, worse things can happen. That’s what I think when I see the pictures of what happened in Or Yehuda. What worries me is that nobody has stood up against this. It seems there is a war against messianic Jews in Israel. Nobody cares about many, what I believe to be cults, in Israel. These cults, which are not based on the Bible, don’t pose a threat to the establishment. But God forbid a Jew learns about the messiah from the [Christian] Bible,” Kalisher said.

Yes Victor exactly. God Forbid. Because God does forbid the worship of idols.

Victor Kalisher is as Jewish as Torquemada and just as devious and his claim to be a son of Holocaust survivors (which the Fundie whoring Jerusalem Post makes for him) means rabbi jack diddly squat.

Norman Finkelstein constantly gets described as the Son of a Holocaust survivor. Never mind that he’s built his career on mocking the Holocaust and supports Hizbullah.

Peter Singer of PETA gets called the son of a Holocaust survivor even though he’s on record as favoring eugenics of the old and the sick.

It is beyond disgusting that modern day Nazis like Norman Finkelstein, Peter Singer or Victor Kalisher are whitewashed with the meaningless SON OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS brand. Being the Son of Holocaust Survivors does not enable or entitle you to get a blank check when you try to perpetuate the work of the Nazis.

Now back to Victor Kalisher and Or Yehuda. The Bible Society was a missionary organization created directly to target Jews. One of its high points came in Holland when its members demanded that arriving hungry Jews from Russia accept New Testaments if they wanted food back in the good old 20th.

The only war in Israel involving Missionary Christians or Messianic Jews is the one they’re fighting against Jews on a daily basis. And Or Yehuda is just one of those cases where the Jews have had enough.

The missionaries posing as Messianic Jews are a cult, they are not based on the Bible which says THOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME… and they’re given a blank check by the establishment because they’re backed by Baptist churches in the US which Israel’s idiot government seriously believes will protect them against Iran, when it’s their messiah George W. Bush himself who’s squeezing the last drops of life out of Israel.

No Deal Dude!

Responding to a comment on the Burn That New Testament post.

“Destroying jews and turning them into Christians” is a very simple, but very vauge phrase. It would be clear enough if there was a simple difference between Christian and Jew.”

Being members of two different religions with incompatible belief systems and separate deities seems pretty simple to me.

“The question is, does it destroy the jew? Isn’t a jew always a jew no matter his beliefs? And which jew is better? The secular who smokes on Shabat and eats pork, or the messianic who keeps kosher and shabat and believes in Jesus?”

You’re setting up a bunch of strawmen. Keeping Kosher and the Sabbath is not a Christian Baptist belief, Christian Baptist Messianics may practice these to some limited extent purely to get closer to Jews. It has no roots in the past and no long term future. Nor do Messianics as a distinct group. There isn’t even a distinct group of Messianics but hundreds of scattered groups most of whom aren’t Jewish anyway.

And yes it destroys the Jew. Your question is like asking, who’s a better American. The apathetic American or the one who gives up his American citizenship and moves to France.

The answer is readily apparent.

“If Messianic Jews were to receive scientology, j’s witness or mormon literature, they would most probably throw them awat discreetly and not collect them from people, burn them publicly and make unecessary headlines.”

Do you really want me to list the cases of Christians burning materials they find offensive in recent years, because it doesn’t just end with Harry Potter.

“The more exposed the Messianic Jews are in the media, the greater the interest. More people will read the New Testament saying “Let’s see what all the fuss is about”. More people will turn against orthodox and haredi judaism.”

More people aren’t going to read the NT, though I know you guys insist on believing that if you shove it enough in our faces you’ll make it an issue and a Win-Win for you.

You’re right that the goal of the Baptist sponsored Messianic groups is to get public exposure, but more to promote anti-semitism and solicit donations in the US and Europe and intimidate the Israeli government.

All because they’re a shell game with very few Jewish converts racked up.

“Besides, it’s the same hate, and the same wish to “burn away the evil among us” that is behind both book burnings. Where they start to burn books, they will soon enough burn people.”

So are the Christians who burn CD’s going to burn musicians too?

“You talk about hypocrisy, referring to book burnings of Harry Potter. Guess what? No one considers Harry Potter holy. Besides, it’s really not the same people. You can’t refer to “christians” as one single entity.”

Actually it’s many of the same Baptist churches who form the Messianic groups who do the burnings. They also burn CD’s and anything they consider Satanic or Pagan. With some that includes the Talmud and Kabbalah as well. While I haven’t heard of them organizing such burnings, that’s probably because they don’t have access to the materials in sufficient number.

The ravings of messianics like Aviah Cohen when it comes to the Talmud and Kabbalah make clear their hatred for it.

“I might as well just say that it’s the hight of hypocrisy of orthodox jews to be against Messianic missionaries when the Chabad-Lubavitch movement give out literature and promote their beliefs just as much.”

You guys keep pushing this one too and it goes nowhere. Chabad is a Jewish possible heresy which for now has not crossed the line into worshiping another god. From your perspective it would be like comparing Baptists to Catholics to Muslims.

“Last but not least, the outrage of Calev Myers and Victor Kalisher is not phony. The Christian support of Israel is not phony. There’s no game plan and no extermination of judaism.”

Sure it’s phony. And yes the extermination of Judaism is the game plan. That’s behind the Witnessing campaigns targeting “every Jew in the world”. Their words not mine.

Some grass roots level support for Israel among Christians is genuine. At the human level there are plenty of Christians who support Israel for genuinely biblical reasons. But the leadership has a cynical agenda and it’s either Anti-Jewish or financial.

“You are wrong. The pro-israeli christian community is opposing the creation of a palestinian state. Van Der Hoeven openly support Netanyahu and contributes to the building of settlements.”

And what has that “opposition” actually accomplished? Zippo. That same community has forcefully made its voice heard on issues it really cares about like abortion or gay marriage. Pro-Israel is something Conservative Christians do on the back burner to build a consensus with Conservative Jews.

” The CFI (Christian Friends of Israel) have donated to the building of a dining room and daily food for a jewish religious school in a settlement. In what way is that missionary? Contributing to a religious school is rather encouraging judaism, don’t you think?”

Maybe or maybe it’s buying influence. I have no idea. But I suspect in a few years more and more of those donations are going to be funneled toward missionary and messianic groups in Israel, even more so than they are already. And just enough will remain to keep anyone in authority in Israel from protesting.

“Finally, I encourage the phrase of “I respect your beliefs and ideas if you respect mine. Deal?” And rather than forbidding missionary work I encourage the idea of freedom of expression. You give me some missionary tractates of yours, I’ll give you some of mine. We’ll both learn something.”

No deal. I’m not interested in your beliefs and if you generally have faith in yours, you have no interest in mine. We’re not interesting in conducting a religious via missionaries. We want to be left alone to practice our beliefs. We want to do that without multibillion dollar campaigns being aimed at breaking us.

Respecting my beliefs means leaving them alone. Attacking those beliefs is the exact opposite of respect. Preying on the weak, the poor and children is downright vile and evil. Disguising yourselves as Jews is beneath contempt.

So no deal. Peace for peace is the only deal and peace means non-interference.

But if you’re serious, then consider the consequences of Jews opening up Churches, pretending to be Christians and creating their own cults aimed at Christians along with phony teen centers aimed at converting your kids. And then decide if it’s such a bargain.

Burn that New Testament, Baby!

Christians in Israel and around the world are pissed because when Christian missionaries dumped thousands of New Testaments and other missionary pamphlets on Or Yehuda’s Ethiopian Jews, Deputy Mayor Uzi Ahron and some students gathered them up and burned them.

Well they should be pissed. Ahron and a bunch of kids thwarted their plan to convert a bunch of people from a third world Christian country who made great sacrifices to come to Israel. I’m sure the New Testament Bibles they burned represent probably 0.01 percent of the money that Christian missionary groups spend a year trying to destroy a few Jews and turn them into Christians.

What we need is an Uzi Ahron in every town in Israel.

But the Christians are still outraged. Who does Uzi Ahron think he is acting like Elijah the Prophet. But if those same Christians had a few hundred Mormon bibles or J’s Witnesses tracts or Scientology books dumped on their parishioners in order to convert them, WOULD THEY HESITATE ONE MINUTE BEFORE BURNING THEM?

It is the height of hypocrisy for the people who burned mass copies of Harry Potter and who are obsessed with the idea that Jewish Hollywood is trying to secularize them to whine when the people of Or Yehuda stood up for their religion.

The comparisons made by Christian missionary leaders in Israel, such as Messianic Spokeswhore Calev Myers are a load of crap. What happened in Or Yehuda was nothing like the burning of the Talmud in the middle ages. Do you know why? Because the Talmud was confiscated from Jews and burned.

If I went door to door dumping the Talmud on Christians in order to teach them to stop being Christians, they would have every damn right to burn it and I would be the one at fault for disrespecting the Talmud by using it as cheap giveaway ammo in a religious war.

Christians need to hold themselves accountable for treating their own New Testament Bible with such little respect and treating Jews with such contempt. It is their missionary activity that is repulsive and disgusting. It is they who have disrespected their own religion and their own teachings. It is they who have disrespected even their own New Testament which clearly says to leave people alone who don’t want to be evangelized. But what was good enough for Jesus, isn’t good enough for Christian missionaries who harass Jews and then whine when the books they dumped by the ton on them get burned.

Well I’ve got something to say about that. Go to hell. Literally.

Stop your posturing, stop sending in your phony stooges like Calev Myers or Victor Kalisher to express your phony outrage. You’re following a game plan and your endgame is the extermination of Judaism. We know it and you know it. And you know what, you won’t succeed. Because God said so.

What happened in Or Yehuda is what should be happening all over Israel where Christian missionaries under the guise of Messianic Jews are boring through every hole and hunting for Jews like their spiritual Nazi ancestors did.

The way to stop terrorism isn’t to kiss Christian ass. What has all that ass kissing and the sacrifice of souls gotten Israel except a Conservative Christian Republican administration doing its best to create a Palestinian terrorist state carved out of Israel’s living flesh?

You don’t stop terrorism through appeasement, either Muslim or Christian terrorism. You stop it by getting up and saying no more. We aren’t going to put up with it anymore. Light a fire and throw it all in there. The Nakba. Benny Morris. Yassir Arafat. Peace Now. And all the Missionary tracts being dumped on Israel.

If we want to survive as Jews then it’s time to fight for what we believe in 8 BCE style. Bring back Elijah and light that fire high. Burn baby, burn.

Who is Edwin Beckford, Arad Messianic Jewish Cult Leader

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.