A great Sabbath gift.......this. :-)
Rabbis Want Boycott of Bible Quiz Due to Messianic Jew Participant
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - A group of rabbis is calling for a boycott
of Israel's International Bible Quiz because one of the finalists is a Messianic Jew - a Jew who believes that Jesus is the Messiah, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. The annual Bible Quiz, held each year on Independence Day, tests the knowledge of Jewish youth from around the world. Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the rabbis calling for the
boycott, accused Messianic Jews of proselytizing in "very sophisticated ways."
Aviner was quoted as saying that it is forbidden to give "legitimacy" to Messianic Jews by allowing their participation in the quiz. Bat-El
Levi, an 11th grader from the Jerusalem area, is one of four finalists from Israel and is a Messianic Jew. Calev Myers, founder and chief counsel of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a group that represents Messianic Jews, wondered why the rabbis should have a problem with a young woman who can quote the Bible. "It is about time that they stop having a monopoly over determining who is a Jew,"