'This is real idol-worship'

Anti-missionary group blasts Herzliya 6th-grader presentation glorifying Jesus as part of studies about Christianity.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Jesus in the classroom
Jesus in the classroom

The anti-missionary group Yad L’Achim reacted strongly to the incident reported recently at an elementary school in Herzliya in central Israel, where a 6th grade presentation about Christianity and Jesus was found.

As part of the class studies, the students drew pictures of Jesus, which they hung on the walls of the classroom as decorations.

Yad L’Achim sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, calling on them to intervene against the content being taught at the school.

The organization called for them “not to allow the blurring of the Jewish identity of the students at the school. Content, as it was conveyed this week at the Herzliya school, can be destructive to the Jewish identity of those students. We’re talking about real idol-worship.”

The “Ilanot” school, where the incident took place, said in response that “the presentation was prepared as part of the Education Ministry’s history program for 6th graders. It is a requirement of the Education Ministry to study this.” It did not state whether the ministry insisted on drawing pictures of Jesus and hanging them around the classroom as part of the curriculum on other faiths.