11-04-2009, 04:00 PM
RE: Rico Cortes
It seems to me the Hargis' claimed their grandmother was a Sephardic Jew from Spain....it would appear that not only are they Jewish but have longevity well beyond other mere humans.
I did look up the quote I was thinking of> regarding David Hargis> http://www.seekgod.ca/dondavidhargis.htm
...His grandmother (Cordova) was a Sephardic Jew from Spain and her husband, his grandfather, was an Ukrainian Jew. A second cousins grandfather, Avraham Hargis, was an Orthodox Jewish Rebbe. The origin of Hargis, concerning his clan, is Yiddish taken from the Hebrew har-gil, meaning "mountain of rejoicing;" and there is some legendary belief that it is Levite, or even Kohen..." ...
On David Hargis's 1996 and 1998 resume, he states,
Grandfather (father's side): Askenazi Jew (Ukraine)
Grandmother (father's side): Sephardic Jew (Spain)
Grandfather (mother's side): Origin unknown / Methodist minister, then Assemblies of God minister
Grandmother (mother's side): English, possibly Jewish origin ...
The Hargis claim of being Jewish is through their paternal grandmother and grandfather. The claim is that the paternal grandmother had the Sephardic Jewish name of Cordova. They also claim that David qualifies as a rabbi through a second cousins grandfather....That would be like saying you have Irish heritage because you married someone who had second cousin's who married someone who was Irish.
...this article was found. Called, "RON's rabbi off topic and humorous, but long," it shows that David Hargis pastored four AOG churches, not simply "churches" as shown in his MBI biography. The article also addresses the Jewish claims of the Hargis clan.
Sat, 01 Aug 1998 ...
"....Ron was trying to show me some of many rabbis that believe that there can be Christian Jews. He referred me to: http://www.messianic.com./ Which is the web site of Messianic Bureau International. It is according to it's own FAQ an international mission to bring Jews to Jesus. It states, "Membership is offered equally to Jewish and non-Jewish believers, as one Body of Messiah and one blessing for Israel." So mere membership in this organization does not indicated that the member is of Jewish heritage...
The MSB as it calls itself does list it's board of directors which is enlightening to say the least...
Now this is a claim to be a rabbi. His second cousin's grandfather was a rebbe, therefore he's a rabbi. He is not Jewish and even though he may call himself a rabbi he is not a rabbi in a Jewish sense, since he was not ordain as this by ordained rabbis of a recognized Yeshiva.
This guy is terribly ignorant of Jewish history. The Sephardic Jews did/do speak a combination of Spanish and Hebrew called Ladino, and therefore are sometimes called, "Spanish Jews", but the Jews were thrown out of Spain in 1492, and there have been very few Jews in Spain since then.
It is highly unlikely if there were any Jews in Fascist Spain, so unless his granny was very old, like 500 years old, she was a not a Sephardic Jew from Spain. He was probably told some times that she was a "Spanish" Jew and at other times that she was a "Sephardic Jew" and doesn't know enough to know that it just two ways of saying the same thing.
All his religious training was as a "A of G" minister. He took some Hebrew courses at the local synagogue. I bet the synagogue didn't know why he wanted to study Hebrew. Now, this liar and fake has started his own Yeshiva.
It claims we should enroll because it's, "It is the only college-level Messianic correspondence school in the world!"
Now there will have a bunch of fake rabbis running around claiming to have attended an accredited Yeshiva. Of course, it not Jewish and they are not rabbis in any Jewish sense of the word. Remember a rabbi is supposed to be an expert in teaching the Talmud which is written in Hebrew. Here is a list of the faculty at this "Yeshiva". I can't see anyone that reasonable qualified to teach Hebrew or the Talmud, can you? ("Rabbi" David above, apparently teaches Hebrew, remember he took a course in Hebrew at the local synagogue.) I also can't find anyone who is actually Jewish. ..."
I saw a Jewish site refute the Hargis geneological claims some time after I did these articles but didn't add that in. Probably should. But this is just some of the wacky claims that are bought hook line and sinker.
So I can't wait to see if Rico's apparently good friend Victor, will enlighten us with the geneological information concerning Rico.
I can't help but wonder if Rico thinks he's a Cohen because his last name starts with Co...rather than the ending letters...just a thought. I wonder if his claim of being of the levitical priesthood lineage, added with his martials arts, makes him a "warrior priest"...can there be such a thing?
I believe Avi ben Mordecai, aka Bradley Marcus, also claims to be an "Orthodox Sephardic Jew"...
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
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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