“They have seen vanity and lying divination that say: Hashem saith; and Hashem hath not sent them yet they hope that the word would be confirmed!” Ezekiel 13:6 (The Israel Bible™)
Francois Ayi, claiming to be the King of Togo, was recently proclaimed by Rabbi Daniel Assur, the rabbi overseeing his conversion, to be a fraud, and his conversion process has been cancelled. This revelation ends the plan to bring hundreds of African kings to Israel for the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, as a gesture of spiritual connection to the God of Israel.
King Francois Ayi, claiming to be the King of Togo in exile, came to Israel as part of his desire to become Jewish. He met with ministers from the Israeli government as well as major rabbinic figures, including Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. He recently announced his plan to bring hundreds of African kings to the Kotel in Jerusalem during the upcoming holiday of Sukkoth in order to sing out the Jewish prayer, “Shema Yisrael”.
When King Ayi first approached Rabbi Assur, the rabbi consulted with other major rabbis, Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach and