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  12/11/2012, Kislev 27, 5773

Missionaries Offer Tallit in Jerusalem

A group of missionaries used a particularly devious tactic this week to try to share their beliefs with Jerusalem Jews. The group set up a stand offering what looked like standard Jewish prayer shawls (tallitot).

However, a Jewish man who stopped to look at a shawl noticed that the Hebrew writing on it said, “Blessed are you, Lord, who fulfilled the Torah in Yeshua the messiah and enveloped us all in his justice.” The man contacted the Yad L’Achim counter-missionary group and asked the group to inform others to be cautious.

“We can see innocent Jews coming to this stand, getting a tallit and taking it home with no idea that it’s a non-kosher, missionary tallit,” he explained.