Local missionaries are operating a $5 million, 14,000 sq. ft. building in the heart of Jewish Brooklyn to convert Jews. The missionaries prey on Jews who may not know the difference between Judaism and “Messianic Judaism” (i.e. the Christian version). The missionaries often dress like religious Jews and converse in traditional Jewish language in order to deceive Jews who may not know any better.
Unfortunately, many Jews are being lost to the missionaries. A shocking study recently showed that 34% of American Jews think that “a person can be Jewish if they believe that “J” was the messiah.” In other words, a full third of Jewish Americans think that followers of J.C. (i.e. Christians) can also be Jews.
We are now expanding to include an additional Jewish outreach center to stop the missionaries. Our newest center -now under construction- is located directly across from the train and bus stations, just blocks away from the missionary center. Thousands of Jews pass by daily. BJX’s newest center is committed to reach unaffiliated Jews who otherwise will be entrapped by the missionaries.
Our mission is to educate and empower young Jewish men and women who may not have had the benefit of a Jewish education. Our loving and tolerant faculty gives young men and women the ability to question, challenge, explore and grow as Jews.
1) I love the dramatic music in this video.
2) I love how orthodox jews are freaking out that others have different opinions. “They think passover is about jesus!” **cue dramatic music!!**
3) I personally credit my time arguing with missionaries as being a crucial step in my eventually seeing the problems with religion and deism altogether. Can’t wait to see what effects this place has on the neighborhood.
4) I love how they’re basically saying, “They’re missionizing the non-religious jews!…. how terrible!.. those people are ours to missionize!” (Quote: “BJX’s newest center is committed to reach unaffiliated Jews who otherwise will be entrapped by the missionaries.”)
5) I also like how they have to point out that they’re faculty are “loving and tolerant”… as opposed to what these kids are used to? Probably.
6) Oh, I also love how these orthodox jews are freaking out that anyone could even think that you could be jewish and christian. They quote a study (source?) about it the same way I would a study about evolution or climate change… except their quoted study just comes down to opinion. But no, they can’t stand that opinion. ‘That opinion is wrong!’
p.s. looks like BJX doesn’t like atheists either: ” BJX believes that the Torah must be the first address where people turn to with their questions and not secular sources or organizations such as Footsteps [the organization that helps haredim who want to leave what are often closed haredi communities and live in secular or non-haredi communities] that are rabidly anti Yiddishkeit” (x)