Thursday, October 17, 2013

With the Wallers and the HaYovel Volunteers

One of the more positive developments that has happened out here in Judea and Samaria, and for Israel, actually, is the various Christian Zionist efforts to support us in our fields and vineyards.  Of course, there are those who cannot tolerate any of this because they suspect intentions of missionary activity and will seek any and all so-called evidence to thwart this.  That they haven't found any does not deter them.

For those who follow my blog, you know of my ongoing 'battles' but I reject the attempts to distance these volunteers based on insinuations, innuendos, guilt-by-association and simple ignorance as well as a denial of indications in prophetic writings in the Tanakh that this phenomenon is to be expected.

The grape harvesting is almost over.  The 300 HaYovel volunteers, which this year included people from Norway and India, are finishing a 6 week session and they picked 400 tons of wine-producing grapes.  That is a lot of bottles of wine.  They use the "train method":

Tonight, we had a reception of farewell at the Psagot Winery.

Here I am with Sherry and Tommy Waller:

And here is a great T-shirt:

Some of the volunteers:

They do not seek to proselytize but rather wish to fulfill the tasks of the "foreigner".  They provide us with political and public diplomatic assistance.

I thank them and wish them well.



Anonymous said...

I had actually mailed them (in Tennessee)a check for - was it $500? - it never got cashed!!

Another piece of evidence that these are not grasping people.

The Courtyard of the Gentiles ==existed==, Batya. No amount of holding your breath or stamping your feet can change that fact.

Anonymous said...

just noticed THIS statement on the jewishisrael website:

[haYovel's activities stem from]
an agenda which places Judaism's
foundations in jeopardy.

Raise your hand if you believe that ANY activity by Gentiles OR Jews could EVER place the foundations of Judaism in "jeopardy" ?

To make such a statement is akin to saying that the Torah is NOT eternal and is NOT God-given. After all, it is in jeopardy from the ideas of some middle-aged people with a Tennessee accent!!

Nakhone o lo?

So who, indeed, is the preserver of our ancient heritage? The people who want to dress like Polish nobility and make pilgrimages to worship a dead rabbi's gravesite in Ukraine?

Or people who learn Hebrew so they can strengthen the Hebrew sovereignty in Eretz Yisrael?