|Jerusalem Kosher News
Yad L’Achim Faces Off Against Tnuva
This story begins in Kibbutz Herdoff in the Lower Galil, a community located in the Jezreel Valley Region. The community, which was founded about 30 years ago boasts a profitable organic industry, but Yad L’Achim explains things are not as innocent as they appear, reporting the community follows Anthroposophy, a spiritual philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, which R’ Lifshitz explains is avoda zara (idol worship) by every Torah definition of the word. (Yad L’Achim engages in a wide range of activities aimed at protecting Jews from missionaries and other spiritual threats, such as: "To our great sorrow, the phenomenon of Jewish girls getting involved with Arabs has reached startling proportions.")
Rabbi Lifshitz explains that consumers buying the products, including frum mehadrin-seeking shoppers, are directly funding idol worship and in this case, community efforts to increase their numbers, outreach programs targeting Jewish children. He explains the community has an educational system inculcating children with its philosophy, and is quite active in promoting its agenda.
In their world centre in Dornoch, Switzerland the Anthroposophists blatantly advertize that they are occultists. This is a straight-foreward sitra achra orientation. Self-confessed "do it all" immorality is at their core. They explore and exploit sorcery as well. Thank you Chabad and Yad L'Achim for exposing this situation.
Why are they in Israel at all? Why are we being exposed to them in the market place here, supporting their deceptive, destructive activities by unknowingly buying the product lines with which they are associated? Tnuvah seems so far to have fascilitated their successful circumnavigation of the local rules of Kashrut so that the frum market can be penetrated unawares.
Perhaps Tnuvah can now compensate us for our shock by removing the Anthroposophists from their dairy rosters, our diets, our pocketbooks, our children's lives and perhaps even the Holy Land. Are they Israeli OR international interests?