MembersMessianic Jews in Israel Vote for Commonalities, Not Doctrinal Differences

Tense meeting over problematic doctrinal content ends with vote not to vote on censuring the “guilty” parties

By David Lazarus | | Topics: MESSIANIC JEWS
Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Exactly two years ago we reported on the potential for a breakup within the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel and since then many of our readers have asked “What happened?”

Last Friday, after almost four years of meetings, discussions and accusations, the Hebrew Speaking Leaders Conference (HSLC) voted, sort of. In the end, the leaders voted not to vote on the vote to sanction members of a local ministry called Tikkun. What does that mean?

For the two-thirds majority of around 100 congregational leaders in attendance there was a palpable sigh of relief as the push to vote on adopting doctrinal positions by a Special Committee appointed to investigate Tikkun was rejected. They voted not to vote.

Shimon Amit, the main presenter for the Special Committee, presented a wealth of documentation highlighting “unbiblical” concepts taken from what appears to have been hundreds of video clips, books, blogs and newsletters authored by some of Tikkun’s leadership.

In response, CEO of Tikkun, Ron Cantor, explained that almost all...

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