About five years ago, I received a phone call from one of the local pastors in my adopted hometown, Rolla, MO. She asked me if I would go to her church that Sunday and meet an Israeli Rabbi.
I think Pastor Pat may have felt a small inkling of my skepticism when I did not immediately commit. I told her that Iíd think about it as I was figuring a way out, without hurting her feelings.
We wished each other well and hung up.
A mere five minutes passed.
Pat called again. She said that I probably didnít understand that this was a legitimate and certified RABBI who did not believe Jesus was the savior. She guaranteed that no attempt would be made to convert me. Her suspicions were dead on.
I decided to give it a try.
As I pulled up to the small church, I noticed two flags on high posts. One was Old Glory. Flying next to it was the Israeli pennant, featuring the Star of Davidboth fluttering, side by side, in the Missouri breeze.
The sight of those magnificent pendants of two allies, one representing the ONLY JEWISH STATE IN THE WORLD, the other THE HOPE OF THE WORLD moving in harmony, eased my apprehension. It takes a lot of moxie to put up an Israeli Flag anywhere, much less in front of your church.
After cautiously entering the confines of the Pastorís small church and meeting some of her patrons, I still wasnít quite at ease.
Then Rabbi Moshe Rothchild entered the church, suitcase in hand.
I could tell immediately weíd be fast friends. His sarcastic retorts were almost at my level of dry scorchedness.
Originally from New Jersey, Rabbi Rothchild was voted the funniest Rabbi in the New York Metro areano small accomplishment. The New York area is the capitol of the funniest Jews in the world. He was a standup comic before he decided to make Aliyah to Israel with his wife Yonit and kids in tow.
Moshe was trained as a tour guide in Israel, where he met a few American Christian preachers who took a liking to him.
Be a beacon of light to those seeking a ray of hope
As his turn came to speak to the church, I tapped him on the shoulder from my seat behind and told him, ďDonít worry, Iíve got your back!Ē He laughed all the way to the pulpit.
After Pastor Patís church meeting, Moshe visited other churches in the Midwest. Some pastors had invited him after he gave them the Holy Land tour.
He became a regular on The Dave Weinbaum Show, calling from his home just south of Jerusalem.
My Christian girlfriend, Lisa and I took Mosheís Israeli tour. We were his only clients for ten dayscovering a good portion of the Holy Land. It was the spiritual and historical experience of a lifetime from both our perspectives.
At least five times I was pulled aside by his fellow guides and told that Rabbi Moshe was the best in Israel.
Moshe formed an organization called TeachIsrael.org: whose five beliefs are:
• THE TORAH (BIBLE) IS TRUE, ETERNAL AND BINDING
• G0D GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
• BIBLICAL PROPHECIES ARE BEING FULFILLED IN OUR GENERATION
• JEWS AND CHRISTIANS NEED TO STAND TOGETHER FOR ISRAEL
• THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL WILL BE BLESSED
A few years ago I contributed to TeachIsrael.org:
Just weeks ago, on his recent trip to Pastor Patís church, Moshe did a slide show. The Rabbi displayed ten Midwest pastors experiencing the Holy Land during their bus tour under Mosheís guidance using the money I contributed to pay for the entire trip. Later that night, Rabbi Rothchild explained that the preachers had spread the word. Their parishioners had followed up by reserving tours by Moshe in Israel this summer almost to capacitythis in the face of the current Palestinian Intifada.
Itís one of the best investments Iíve ever made, from a lot of different angles.
It appears Christians and Jews need each other to preserve their future.
We need do more than pray and hope.
Letís make it happen.
Donald J. Trump is stirring up a category five hurricane of politics, social media, entertainment, energy, amazing support and destructive enemies. And now, as if heís already won, Donald preaches unity. He wants to be recognized as the YUUUUUGEST winner of them allno biters yet from the assumed losers. Are they in denial? Two of them are, Rubio and Kasich. Only one seems to have a long shot of overcoming The Donaldís lead, Ted Cruz.
This comes after Trumpís Tuesday victory over the other three and the entire evil establishment of the Republican Party. Pleading the case for the Evil Empire was its most recent loser, failed presidential candidate, Mutt Romney.
Muttís assassination speech was followed by an all-out air attack with vicious slams and exaggerated wrongs against The Donald. The elites spent upwards of $40 million in ads calling Trump everything but a good boy. The bombing of Trump did garner some results as he lost Idaho to Cruz.
And the beat goes on with next weekís critical elections. Up to $70 million anti-Trump ads will be spent to crush him.
Just think, if only Romney had that kind of vehemence against BarackÖ
Donít forget. The Empire hates Cruz almost as much. Apparently, even Cruz canít hurt the ruling class as much as Trump can.
Why is that?
I believe the Elite have decided that they can work with Cruz better than Trump. Like them, heís beholden to corporate or private donors. If self-funded Trump wins, the Party is OVER! Pun intended.
NEWSFLASH! THIS COLUMN HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED FOR AN IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:
It has been revealed that Ted Cruz just alluded to Trump supporters as ďlow information.Ē
Remind you of anyone?
Mutt Romney said he wouldnít waste his time on 47 million American voters in a meeting he held in private. Gee, he lost by five million. You think Donald Trump isnít going to go after them?
Paying attention to those people may have won the election. Romney blew an opportunity to sell the American dream to those who were poor and black.
Donald Trump has not and will not raise his nose against this important segment of the population. Heís too savvy for that. This is an indication that Cruz not only sounds like a snobhe actually is one.
Think itís a coincidence that 40,000 Pennsylvania and 20,000 Massachusetts Democrats just changed from Democrat to Republican? The Republican vote is up 60% thus far and the Dem turnout is very low.
As Rush said, it could be because there are stricter election laws in many states. Looks like the road leading from the graveyards to the polls has been shut down to the Dem candidates.
Hey, this is an opinion piece. I think youíre entitled to my opinion. Iíve been leaning this way for a while. Let me share some Facebook experiences with you first:
I may be the only person thrown out of both a Trump group and Cruz group within a month.
The Trump group dumped me because I called Donald out for ditching the Iowa debate.
I was asked to leave the Texas-centered pro-Cruz group because the administrator suggested I put up with anti-Semitic slurs, my girlfriend being called a whore and Donald Trumpís and my life being threatened.
I wonder if the Jews of Texas know about these business-owning Jew haters or, for that matter, the employer of the administrator. Maybe I should bring this to Cruzís attention and see whether heíll disavow this group as Trump was made to disavow a phony endorsement by David Duke and the KKK.
In any event, I think Cruz just disqualified himself to be president. I donít think heís electable.
Yet, if Cruz and his ethically challenged campaign wins, I would vote for him any day of the week and ten times on Sunday!
That being said, hereís the Tweet I just sent to Trump.
@realDonaldTrump #Cruz just called you backers #lowinformation.Reminds me of #Romney ignoring 47M poor W/Minorities #gamechanger! Use it!
Itís a Tweet. No spelling wisenheimers need apply.