Monday, June 26, 2017

Missionary Portrait: Meet Ephraim Frank

Meet Ephraim Frank, the messianic missionary who built the bridge between Tommy Waller (Hayovel) and the religious yishuv of Har Bracha.

Ephraim and Rimona Frank are messianic missionaries living in Israel. They push an "Ephraimite" replacement theology that encourages christian gentiles to see themselves as "lost tribes of Israel," and to see the land of Israel as their inheritance.
In a 2016 interview with "Hebrew Nations Radio" involving Ephraim, Rimona, and Tommy Waller (Hayovel), Ephraim described how the first donations to Nir Lavie's (now of Har Bracha Winery) vineyards came from "Ephraimites" he was bringing to Har Bracha in Shechem. Below are some revealing excerpts from that interview about the relationship that existed between messianic missionary Ephraim Frank and Nir Lavie, which enabled Ephraim to be able to hook Tommy Waller up with Nir Lavie, and enabled Hayovel to come to fruition. EPHRAIM FRANK: "I'll give you an example that we'll probably be talking about with Tommy [Waller], because when I first met Nir [Lavie], and he is a farmer on Har Bracha, Mount of Blessing, that Tommy knows very intimately, he's been working with him now for many many years. But in the beginning of our time together with Nir, when he told us he had this vision of a vineyard, and that he was going to go and really start pursuing that vision, I was bringing some Ephraimite groups up to the Mount of Blessing, Har Bracha. And we would be standing there looking at these rocky fields, and I would, and he would be telling them about the vision, and periodically he would, Nir would actually stand there, and he would start saying, and looking around and up in the air, and he would say, 'I feel the Mashiach, I feel the Mashiach, I feel the spirit of Mashiach.' And so these Ephraimites that were coming up there would seed money into the first plants that were going to be planted up there..." INTERVIEWER TO TOMMY WALLER: "How did you meet Nir Lavie, and how did you end up at Har Bracha, working year after year with his family?" TOMMY WALLER: "Well, and that's the beauty of this show, because Ephraim and Rimona were the instruments in introducing us. I can tell you, and Ephraim can jump in here, but neither Ephraim or myself had any idea at the moment when we met what was going to materialize out of that. There were certainly some other things going on that looked far more promising... Ephraim was the one who brought me for the first time to Mount Gerizim"
Written by Nathaniel Feingold See Tomer Devorah's article on this interview here:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Harvesters of Souls

With the growth of Har Bracha's christian missionary population, they might want to consider new slogans to cater to their growing demographic. Here are a few of my own. Top Ten Reasons to come to Har Bracha:

"So come to Har Bracha....

  • because its not just for Jews anymore! (Focuses on the changing neighborhood.)
  • because the father is coming and there are too many Jews here! (Emphasizes a call to action, letting the neighbors know that there are opportunities for more lebensraum, and a chance to add diversity to the yishuv.)
  • because the Don Finto wing to the yeshiva is almost completed! (State of the art modern renovations.)
  • its a nice place to work on your "Jew skills". (Emphasizes communal respect for adopting Jewish customs without looking like an absolute extra from "The Life of Brian".)
  • because our greedy vintner Pharisees need you. (More controversial tactic, using anti-Semitic motifs to give the harvesters some colorful villains)
  • because Tommy Waller spoke to Rabbi Melamed and he said that he wasn't a missionary anymore. (Very convincing as long as you don't read Hayovel's Facebook page or go touring with them in America.)
  • because David Haivri Axelrod, that renowned expert on christian theology assures us that Hayovel aren't missionaries,and that we should ignore the evidence. (As long as one is a committed hasbarite, and  one accepts the assurance that a man whose claim to fame is his christian following on Twitter knows anything about evangelism; this might work.)
  • where you can ogle pretty shiksa volunteers, and know one is the wiser. You are merely supervising the harvest. (Downside: The wives may not like it.)
  • a happy community for believers of the prophecies. (See what I did there? A universal message.)
  • because it's not just about the money! (Assurances that its not just a call for free labor.)
In the interest of accuracy, I cannot confirm whether this is a photograph from Har Bracha or Sumerisle. An argument can be made for both. 

What the hell is going on in the Shomron? And how in G-d's name did Rabbi Melamed allow missionaries to move into cottages in his yishuv? An unpardonable sin, the likes we have never seen before. A stumbling block with his official hechsher on it. 

Daati Leumi messianism run amuck. No other way to sugarcoat it. The result of abandoning rational halacha and running with mysticism. Today they read the holy words of the Neviim, through the corrupt pagan lens of the evangelical.


Behold, Har Bracha!

Har Bracha, 2017- Where pagans roam the fields and Jews enjoy forbidden fruit. Consider this. A Torah Jew who opposes avodah zara's incursion in a Jewish community would be refused admission. On the other hand, Tommy Waller and his team of idolatrous missionaries can set up shop with the blessing of the yishuv's rabbi.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The World's Smallest Violin: Plight of the Greedy Vintner

Those greedy, self-absorbed,Jewish vintners who use Hayovel's "free" labor in the vineyards (it costs Am Yisrael more than it does these self-absorbed quislings), get zero sympathy from me when they whine about the hardships of running a vineyard, or the fact that Jews 'won't do the labor'. 

Several points come to mind: 

  1. First of all, if you cannot afford the cost of running such an enterprise, don't do it. For example, I don't own the Jeep company I may believe I deserve in the Negev Highlands, nor have I started a bear-watching enterprise in Alaska. (Even though I would be so good at it!) Those are the breaks.
  2. More importantly, their hardship, whether real or imagined, doesn't give them a heter to use missionary labor. Now of course they vociferously deny that Hayovel are missionaries. But Hayovel's own words and actions disprove this lunatic assertion. The evidence is abundant unless one is a fool or a liar.
  3. As far as the oft mentioned claim that Jews won't work the fields, it is all nonsense. Plenty of Jews need employment. Plenty of Jews enjoy physical labor. The fact that many Jews don't want to, doesn't change the fact that the generalization is false. In truth, these owners don't want to pay Jewish workers an honest wage, and free labor is something these unprincipled types cannot refuse. Many of them would use Arab labor, but the security issues make this a non-option. And even the Thais want to get paid SOMETHING.
  4. Furthermore, there are all sorts of creative programs that could be created to offset costs, including using college-age Jewish volunteers. What a novel idea! Singles who might actually meet another Jewish single and start a family! All could be done within the framework of a dignified, responsible, halachic program. Sure beats the reality of attractive and affable christian singles roaming the fields of Jewish yishuvim.
But such things would require effort, initiative, and some money, and the evangelical missionaries give it for free. Or so they say. The leaders of Hayovel are actually making a pretty penny off of their scam, it is the foolish pilgrim volunteer who gets nothing save the delusions of his lunatic beliefs. How else could Hayovel afford a new million dollar plus compound in the U.S?

In any event, the price of such forbidden "help" costs a lot more than money, but these vintners and the other unscrupulous Jewish activists, advocates, tour guides, and general hasbara shills, don't really give a damn. In their eyes it is profitable and they can cloak it within the ideology of a skewed Jewish notion of the end-game. By selling their souls for shekels, they set a fire to the greater nation of Israel. 

These egotistical types don't give a damn, no matter what evidence you show them. The forbidden fruit is just too damn sweet. And strange wines are intoxicating.

Let them rant and defame us. Let them lie and spread their poison. A handful of us are committed to exposing this horror, no matter the cost. And as I've noted before, when you let asps into the house, we are going to raise hell. You better believe it. 

The vipers have to go, and those moral defectives who let them in our house, need to be outed, tarred, and feathered. Metaphorically speaking, or otherwise.

"Af all pi"-nevertheless, despite the never ending vitriol, it is an honor to fight for Torah. 

Ask yourself: 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Demon Within (audio)

An audio post from two years ago. Still as relevant today. Actually I am wrong. It is more relevant, because the problem is more pervasive. Hayovel has a degree of respectability that even two years ago they couldn't have fathomed. Such is the nature of this savvy enemy, who waits for the prey to undo itself.

Brother Esau is a true menace. And he roams the vineyards of Samaria with an arrogance and a brazenness. The evangelicals are ecstatic with today's reality. Doors have been opened that seemed hopelessly shut to then for centuries.

"Hayovel" is: The Demon Within (audio)-by Donny Fuchs

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Esau Rising!


The Shomron: "Hayovel" Country


The spiritual ghouls of "Hayovel" didn't just set up shop in Israel by themselves. They had many "religious" Jews aiding them. It took time, it took effort, and it took creativity. And today, we have a missionary nightmare in the Shomron. Educate yourselves. Find out who brought them in?

"Hayovel" and the Wallers