Not so "Jewish" Chronicle
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-10-16
Is the Jewish Chronicle aiming to tempt its readers to sway towards messianic Judaism?
Messianic Jews, for those who don't know, believe that Jesus is the messiah, which of course is a million miles away from being Jewish.
Twice in the last few months, features have appeared in the Jewish Chronicle in which readers are invited to visit websites that promote messianic Judaism.
The first time it was to visit a podcast aimed at converting Jews to Christianity and this week, it's saying that Messianic "Jewish" rapper 50 Shekel is a top 10 Jewish interest on You Tube.
Maybe, the JC could have first visited the home page of 50 Shekel who these days uses his name Aviad Cohen and discovered that for the last couple of years he has become a messianic Jew keen to spread the word that Jesus is the messiah.
Next time the Jewish Chronicle decides to write something about the internet, it should really do some proper research on subjects it is writing about.
As the so-called "organ" of anglo-Jewry, one would have thought the Jewish Chronicle would make sure that any external links it provides whether in paper or indeed online are checked before being published.
Today it's messianic, what could it be tomorrow?