Lipkin Tours – The Heartland Institute
What is the main focus of your activities today?
Promoting the connection between Jews and Christians and between them and the regions of Judea and Samaria through visits to archaeological sites, lectures in churches and production of bible teachings. + Proving the historicity of the biblical account about the early Israelite settlement (Joshua – Kings) through the publication of archaeological discoveries.
How long have you been doing that?
What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?
4 bible teachings about Bethel, Shiloh, Gilgal and Joshua’s Altar + group tours to Israel with churches from different denominations + tree planting project for the reforestation of Judea and Samaria
How did you get to where you are today?
For the past 30 years I’ve been visiting churches in the U.S with my father, Avi Lipkin. In addition i was part of the Birth Right Israel project bringing young Jews from all over the world to tour Israel and learn more about their identity.
What is your “testimony”?
“I see a special and positive connection forming between Zionist religious Jews and parts of the Christian Evangelical world. The two sides are starting to understand that in order for the prophesied redemption to occur, both sides need each other and need to stand together:
The return of the Jewish people and Jewish sovereignty to the land of Israel is a clear sign to both Jews and the nations that redemption is at hand while the reaching out of the nations to take part in this process shows Jews that redemption is not just for Jews but for the whole world and that the roll of the nations should be acknowledged. “
What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
“I think that Zionist Evangelical Christianity is looking for a stronger connection with the Jewish people. A connection that would give more meaning and a clearer destiny to the Christian faith.
Without believing that Jesus is the Messiah, Jews should not be afraid to teach Christians the Jewish Roots of their faith. This will bring more depth to the connection and will help bring more Christians from different denominations to a closer relationship with Jews and Israel. On the Jewish side, it would be beneficial to start discussing the historic roll of Christianity and Jesus in the spreading of the Torah among the nations and to the ends of the world as Rambam says. It would also be very useful to see what we as Jews can learn from Evangelical Christianity for example: sincerity of prayer, openness to the renewal of prophecy and commandments which we as Jews tend to disregard