February 20, 2010
The Rosh Pina Project
Introducing Alex Artovski, reportedly a former Soviet policeman, former Israeli policemanÂ andÂ current head of YadÂ LâAchimâs anti-Missionary department.
A few years ago ArtovskiÂ once boasted to the Orthodox newspaper HaModiaÂ that he uses all the tricks of his former trade as a policeman in the oppressive Soviet regime. It is a bit odd thenÂ that YadÂ LâAchimÂ are considering taking Calev Myers, a Messianic Jewish lawyer, to court for describing their tactics as similar to such totalitarianÂ regimes when Artovski madeÂ a similarÂ claim himself!
Artovski (Artovsky), in his late forties, early fifties, uses various techniques to wage war against Messianic Jews and missionaries, amongst them included his going undercover and pretending to be interested in Yeshua. He targets the weak inside the congregation and then intensively works on them to âsave their soulsâ.
Artovski boasted that he has paidÂ âinformantsâ in nearly all Israelâs Messianic congregations as well as informants abroad in the upper echelons of the Messianic Â movement.
Yad LâAchimâs Facebook page Â state: The Jewish soul is a precious, all-too-rare resource, and we are not prepared to give up on even a single one. .. There are no âlost causes.â YadÂ LâAchim will continue its rescue activities, together with its efforts at Jewish outreach, as long as the problem of missionaries and Jewish-Arab marriageâ¦âÂ Â Â Yad LâAchim really believes it has soul rights on all Jews and will do anything to bringÂ secular, atheist, Reform, agnostic,Â MessianicÂ Jewish souls to Orthodox Judaism, and the Rebbe!
Yad LâAchim have been linked to the Ami-bomber by TeitelÂ himself who claims he was one of their volunteer activists, a claim YadÂ LâAchim are predictably quick to refute. However such was the case when Yad LâAchim switched stories when a ChabadnikÂ Yad LâAchim volunteerÂ Raphael Miriashvili, 25, of Lod was found murdered in Israel.
Artovski is no stranger to both sides of the law and knows the terrain well.
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