Again proving that Israelis do not really understand America, Shlomo Shamir of Ha’aretz has this one-sided foolish article about the ‘threat’ Evangelicals pose to America and Jews. Shamir’s piece is based on the new book by Rabbi James Rudin, formerly of the American Jewish Committe. I knew Rabbi Rudin years ago from our work on the NYC Jewish Community Relations Council’s Taskforce on Missionaries and Cults. My experience with Rabbi Rudin is positive. I found him to be a kind, caring compassionate man of high ethical standards. Although an ordained Reform Rabbi, he had affection for Orthodoxy, including Chabad. I think his fears in this case are overblown, perhaps because of his years combatting Christian missionaries, but I do not doubt his sincerity.