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07-04-2009, 06:13 PM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2009 10:44 PM by Vic.)
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Rico Cortes
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Mat 10:34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
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07-07-2009, 01:00 PM
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RE: Rico Cortez
I haven't been able to really find any biography on this guy, but I suspect he is no Jew at all.
I know he was raised in a church ( I assume Catholic) and despite the fact he calls himself a
Jew, I really really doubt that. He probably has imagined distant Jewish ancestry and
therefore figures that qualifies him as a Jew.

I know it's a big thing among Hispanics to assume they are of Jewish descent if their last
name ends in "ez" or "es" (which of course is very common), but that is a bunch of nonsense.

I think it's people like this, who are not Jews but proclaim they are, that really give the Messianic
movement a bad name.

Of course, if anyone can prove the guy is actually a Jew, by the standards of Jewish law, I will
be happy to retract this. But I don't think I have to worry about doing that......Smile
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07-07-2009, 03:19 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2009 03:20 PM by sheep wrecked.)
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RE: Rico Cortez
(07-07-2009 01:00 PM)SheitlQueen Wrote:  I haven't been able to really find any biography on this guy, but I suspect he is no Jew at all.
I know he was raised in a church ( I assume Catholic) and despite the fact he calls himself a
Jew, I really really doubt that. He probably has imagined distant Jewish ancestry and
therefore figures that qualifies him as a Jew.

I know it's a big thing among Hispanics to assume they are of Jewish descent if their last
name ends in "ez" or "es" (which of course is very common), but that is a bunch of nonsense.

I think it's people like this, who are not Jews but proclaim they are, that really give the Messianic
movement a bad name.

Of course, if anyone can prove the guy is actually a Jew, by the standards of Jewish law, I will
be happy to retract this. But I don't think I have to worry about doing that......Smile

Obviously, he is not a Jew by Jewish Law No

I found this info, including a photo of him - click on the link:


Quote: Rico Cortes is a Sephardic Jew and a believer in Yeshua as the Messiah. He has a ministry in which he travels to Europe, Latin America, Canada and the U.S. teaching the Hebrew Roots of his Faith.

Rico was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the U.S. He speaks Spanish and English and is learning Hebrew. He previously was a minor league baseball player with the Yankees and the Mets as well as a baseball Scout for 10 years with the Chicago White Sox. In his spare time he teaches Martial arts seminars in Greece, Belgium, Israel, Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Police departments, some IDF soldiers, and Swat teams in the west coast of Puerto Rico.

Rico appears on a daily television show on God's Learning Channel in Midland, Texas. The purpose of the ministry is to share the word of YHVH and to bring people to the observance of the Sabbath and biblical Feast Days to honor YHVH.

http://www.biblesabbath.org/currentBoard.html

Please note that his "bio" does not include any kind of Hebrew scholarship Busted
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07-07-2009, 05:33 PM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2009 10:23 PM by Vic.)
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RE: Rico Cortez
Rico Cortes "who am i"

"...We believe that keeping the Torah is Freedom from legalism and Dogma of Man. We Teach ... our brothers in Messiah to Keep the Commandments that YESHUA kept. We believe that the SHABBAT is forever and is the sign between YHVH and His people ISRAEL. We believe in the Restoration of the TWO HOUSES of ISRAEL and the prophetic teachings that go with it.

We believe Israel are the chosen People and that we are to be Grafted to the Tree (Israel) and gentiles are part of the commonwealth of Israel thru Yeshua our Saviour..."
ttp://www.wisdomintorah.com/who.htm..

We are grafted into Jesus Christ--He is the Root and the Vine. We--both Jews and Gentiles who believe Him are grafted into Him. Smiley-happy093 See: http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=276

Rico also calls all people of faith to return to Torah. Apparently that is more important than someone coming to Christ. Smilies-34791

Under his links and friends we see the following--not inclusive
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Brad Scott, Wildbranch Ministries (kabbalist) Two House http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=379

Eddie Chumney, Hebraic Heritage Ministries (kabbalist)Two House http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=377

Greg Killian , The Watchman (kabbalaist), Two House

Bill Cloud, Shoreshim Ministries (kabbalist) Two House http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=381

Avi ben Mordechai, Millenium 7000 Communications (kabbalist), Two House See:> http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=194

Tony Robinson, Restoration of Torah Ministries (kabbalist), Two House http://www.seekgod.ca/nydlenewsflash.htm

Malachi Yosef > One in Messiah >]"My given name is Angelo Joseph, and a made up last name, Bennetti. My relatives that are left say my last name started with a "P". ( who knows by now ). I like using my name in Hebrew, Malachi Yosef..."

Jeff Benner > Ancient Hebrew Research> >denies deity of Christ > see Translational Inconsistencies > He is a member of this forum but has not posted since this thread concerning him and his beliefs > Noooooo Icon_runforhills http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=58

Mordecai Silver > Etz Chayim - Tree of Life - Messianic Congregations of Las Cruces & Alamogordo (kabbalist) Two House

Monte Judah >Lion and Lamb Ministries > (kabbalist) Two House false prophet http://www.seekgod.ca/roodteachings3.htm#2

http://www.seekgod.ca/1roodbreakup.htm

http://www.seekgod.ca/mjaaexecutives.htm

http://www.seekgod.ca/mjaarevisited.htm

http://www.seekgod.ca/roodeverchanges.htm

Rebecca Park Totilo

Bill and Angie Bishop, Project Benjamin, Costa Rica > former employees for Michael Rood.; Two House > http://www.seekgod.ca/roodbreakup.htm

Statement of Angie Bishop in 2007
From a letter posted to the internet, as a resppnse to the Michael Rood organisation split :(Bill and Angie Bishop are based in Costa Rica and direct all Spanish speaking operations for A Rood Awakening Ministries. Angie handles the bulk of the administrative work, including Spanish correspondence, office management, preparation of all print and visual materials, and home schools their two youngest children, ages 16 and 12.)

September 24, 2007 > My name is Angie Bishop and I have worked with A Rood Awakening! Ministries since February of 2003 and I am still serving with A Rood Awakening! Ministries ( Oregon)...In February of 2005, Michael Rood called and extended an invitation for our family to move to Costa Rica and manage a Latin American office as well as the Spanish side of the ministry. He said the invitation was pending A Rood Awakening “board approval” and in April of 2005, our family moved here to Costa Rica with the A Rood Awakening board of advisors' blessings to this opportunity...."

Bill Bishop also released a statement concerning Rood which was also posted on the internet. Storm

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07-07-2009, 07:34 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2009 07:48 PM by SheitlQueen.)
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RE: Rico Cortez
Oy, another Hispanic who fancies himself a Sephardic Jew because his name ends in es....
Quote:He previously was a minor league baseball player with the Yankees and the Mets as well as a baseball Scout for 10 years with the Chicago White Sox.

Now this is an interesting claim. I just googled him and the only thing that shows up is a Rico Cortez who played in 1991
for a Reno minor league team called the Silver Sox.

Nothing about him playing with Yankees or Mets minor leagues (do those even exist?) or being a scout for the White Sox.
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07-07-2009, 07:57 PM
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RE: Rico Cortez
(07-07-2009 07:34 PM)SheitlQueen Wrote:  Oy, another Hispanic who fancies himself a Sephardic Jew because his name ends in es....
Quote:He previously was a minor league baseball player with the Yankees and the Mets as well as a baseball Scout for 10 years with the Chicago White Sox.

Now this is an interesting claim. I just googled him and the only thing that shows up is a Rico Cortez who played in 1991
for a Reno minor league team called the Silver Sox.

Nothing about him playing with Yankees or Mets minor leagues (do those even exist?) or being a scout for the White Sox.

Swoon Tell me it isn't so...

Not another "Hebroots" leader, making claims that might not be the real deal about themselves.... Icon_new_shocked Sign0082

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Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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07-07-2009, 08:11 PM
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(07-07-2009 07:57 PM)Vic Wrote:  Swoon Tell me it isn't so...

Not another "Hebroots" leader, making claims that might not be the real deal about themselves.... Icon_new_shocked Sign0082

Shocking, isn't it? Biggrin

I'll have to ask my husband (who used to be a huge baseball fan)
on how to verify these claims....or prove them false.
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07-07-2009, 08:18 PM
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RE: Rico Cortez
(07-07-2009 08:11 PM)SheitlQueen Wrote:  
(07-07-2009 07:57 PM)Vic Wrote:  Swoon Tell me it isn't so...

Not another "Hebroots" leader, making claims that might not be the real deal about themselves.... Icon_new_shocked Sign0082

Shocking, isn't it? Biggrin

I recovered from the Shock quickly. Coffeebath Tea anyone? Happy0192

Quote:I'll have to ask my husband (who used to be a huge baseball fan) on how to verify these claims....or prove them false.

Oh that would be 15358

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Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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07-07-2009, 11:19 PM
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RE: Rico Cortez
His full name is: Hernan "Rico" Cortes (he is also a Lakan Guro martial arts practitioner).
Youtube: Lakan Guro and a few videos with him in it pops up.

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07-08-2009, 12:28 AM
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Quote:His full name is: Hernan "Rico" Cortes

Yeah, I found that out while googling him....I tried that under his baseball claims
but still couldn't come up with anything connecting to the Yankees or White Sox.
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