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Question 17.6:
How can these missionaries be countered?


Numerous books have been written on the subject, see the Antisemitism portion of the reading list. Above all else, be prepared. Support Jews for Judaism® and other counter-missionary organizations. Jews for Judaism® is a Jewish organization worldwide (with branches in Canada, South Africa, and soon-to-be branches in Australia and Israel) which opposes cults and missionary efforts directed at Jews. Jews for Judaism® is North America's only full-time educational, outreach and counseling organization dedicated to countering the multi-million dollar efforts of groups such as Jews for Jesus. Their offices serves as Crisis Intervention Centers to help those in need and promote Jewish continutity. They are not specific to a single movement in Judaism; they unite Jews of diverse backgrounds, and have earned the endorsement of a wide sectrum of Jewish community agencies, leaders, and rabbis. Their contact information can be found below:



In general, missionaries are closed-minded, obstinate, and illogical, relying upon memorization rather than reason. Debate with missionaries takes place on the alt.messianic newsgroup, not soc.culture.judaism or any s.c.j newsgroup.

Other Resources

There are a number of other resources available. First, consult your local federation council, and see if they have a Task Force on Missionaries and Cults. Some other organizations that have a web presence include:

Lastly, the Being Jewish web page ( maintains a list of Anti-Missionary Web Sites at Dafna Yee also maintains a list of over 80 anti-missionary sites at

Note: Jews for Judaism® is a registered trademark of Jews for Judaism International, Inc.

The FAQ is a collection of documents that is an attempt to answer questions that are continually asked on the soc.culture.jewish family of newsgroups. It was written by cooperating laypeople from the various Judaic movements. You should not make any assumption as to accuracy and/or authoritativeness of the answers provided herein. In all cases, it is always best to consult a competent authority--your local rabbi is a good place to start.

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