Saturday, August 27, 2005

Prostitute of Jews for Jesus

MANY MANY former Liberated Wailing Wall members who have communicated about their negative experiences in JFJ (called by David Brickner and Moishe Rosen a "microcosm of the larger organization of Jews for Jesus"), refer to the Liberated Wailing Wall as "The Jews for Jesus Prostitute" and themselves as having been "prostitutes" for Jews for Jesus, because of the sleepless and completely spiritually void schedule with one week off in 18 months and one day off a week.

When asked why the Liberated Wailing Wall (LWW) gets so little time off, David Brickner's pat response was always, "It costs too much money to keep the team on the road to give them more than one day off per week."

It is also well known in Jews for Jesus that the LWW makes very little front end money by singing in churches. Most of the income comes in the form of "residual giving," which means people continue to give for years after an initial concert.

The residual income amount is in the millions of dollars per year.

That is why the LWW is called "the Prostitute of Jews for Jesus."

Jews for Jesus leadership doesn't care how spiritually bankrupt the LWW team members become during their 18 months of "Prostitution." They only care about the names, addresses and phone numbers they collect to continue fund raising for JFJ.

Do the research yourself. Interview a few different music professionals or semi-professional bands, booking agents, or managers. Ask them what, in their professional experience, is the longest a music group should be on a tour.

Those I've spoken to about LWW's 18-month tours are disgusted by the unprofessional prostitution of poor young people who don't know they are being used and abused by Jews for Jesus.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


JFJ is simply unbalanced. They insist that their employees focus completely on the organization without regard to the needs of their families or their own personal needs.

For a healthy alternative to this unbalanced approach, see (especially the section on Burnout). If only JFJ would acknowledge that overworking their employees is unhealthy for everyone. Spouses and children often suffer the most in these situations.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


JFJ and those who love JFJ say the following:

"How dare you hold grudges against people who - um - supposedly hurt you?

How could you take non-Biblical actions against folks who treated you - um - in a non-Biblical fashion?

You are doing the same things that you - um - claim JFJ did.

We have no problems. Never did. Damn shame there are so many disgruntled people out there. They need to go to the Lord and ask forgiveness for their unforgiving attitudes towards us."

What was good about JFJ?

What was good about JFJ?
Someone commented somewhere on the Ex-Jews for Jesus Blog that we are not posting anything positive about JFJ.

I have tried hard to remember positive things, and the one thing that I remember that was really good about JFJ was the MONEY we made.

Yes, we were paid well. We also got certain tax breaks; I don't quite remember how they worked: what comes to mind is a housing allowance and a furniture allowance.

Our health and dental insurance was the best.

Usually at Christmas time, we received a bonus. Sometimes the bonus was quite large.

We could reimburse for expensive meals if the meal was ministry related.

Senior staff were given Ministry Vehicles and those that didn't qualify for a Ministry Vehicle, had a chance to get an interest-free loan to buy a car. Come to think of it, I think JFJ also provided those who bought homes with a loan to buy a house!

We could buy computers through JFJ, interest free.

When staff got married, JFJ helped with beautiful JFJ weddings.

Certain staff qualified for JFJ to pay for higher education, such as programs at Fuller Seminary and even educational programs in Israel.

If you stayed with JFJ a long time, you were able to travel to wonderful places at JFJ's expense.

Yes, those things were good......I guess. Or were they?

Friday, August 05, 2005

Parallels Blog

The views expressed are not necessarily the views or opinions of Ex Jews for Jesus, but it's a fun blog nevertheless.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


from this link:

Common Properties of Potentially Destructive and Dangerous Cults

The cult is authoritarian in its power structure.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult's leaders tend to be charismatic, determined, and domineering.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult's leaders are self-appointed, messianic persons who claim to have a special mission in life.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult's leaders center the veneration of members upon themselves.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult tends to be totalitarian in its control of the behavior of its members.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult tends to have a double set of ethics.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult has basically only two purposes, recruiting new members and fund-raising.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.

The cult appears to be innovative and exclusive.

This sounds like Jews for Jesus.