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Michael Stepakoff biography: 13 things about rabbi from Palm Harbor, Florida

Michael Stepakoff is a white man from Florida, United States. He and his wife Tara Stepakoff have four children namely Ruth Stepakoff, Joseph Stepakoff, David Stepakoff and Rachel Stepakoff.

Raised in a conservative Jewish home, Michael is a rabbi and messianic Jewish songwriter. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is the middle child of three sons. (a)
  2. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he studied creative writing. (a)
  3. He describes himself as a pro-Bible, pro-America, pro-life, pro-Israel and conservative Jewish American patriot. (b)
  4. He lives in Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida. (b)
  5. In 1978, he had his bar mitzvah. (a)
  6. He was 26 years old when he started reading the New Testament in 1992. (a)
  7. A member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) executive committee, he has served on the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) steering committee. He is the founder and senior rabbi of the messianic synagogue called The Temple New Jerusalem, which was been located in Pinellas County since 2002. (a) (c)
  8. He is a published author. He released “One God” on September 27, 2016, “The iPath” on March 26, 2017 and “The Greatest Wisdom: The Astonishing Message of the Tree of Sacrifice” on December 10, 2019. (d)
  9. Wearing a dark-colored hat with white lettering on the front, a green-colored jacket, blue jeans and brown boots, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (d)
  10. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 26, 2021. (d)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (e)
  12. On the morning of January 29, 2021, he was arrested at his home in Palm Harbor. In the afternoon, he had a first appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli in federal court in Tampa, Florida. He was released on a $25,000 bond. Porcelli required him to surrender his passport and all firearms in his possession and prohibited him from travelling outside Florida unless he is going to Washington, D.C. for court. (c) (f)
  13. He is represented by Rick Terrana. The lawyer described him as a family man and a strong Republican. (f)

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  1. Peacefully walking into the Capitol building is not the same as storming, breaching, or rioting. Rabbi & his wife are excellent citizens, and arresting them is just criminal. So many people have actually done storming, breaching, and rioting; why are they left at large? Seems our USA is no longer OURS any longer; more and more like a totalitarian country where those who are supposed to be protecting our Constitutional rights are simply the ones infringing our liberties. The covid shots are not vaccines and so the manufacturers cannot be protected from liability as provided by the 1986 law; however, if the nation is supposedly in a state of national emergency, they can get their immunity.

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    • Try “Peacefully Walking” into any federal building, airport terminal, or even the NRA National Headquarters building – without invitation nor background checks and intentionally bypass all security nor screened by metal detectors – YOU WILL BE DETAINED and ARRESTED!
      Being an “Excellent Citizen” does not dismiss established laws because you feel differently!

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      • Said the messenger from CCP – land of hell where human beings are chopped up and used for spare parts, where human beings are enslaved, where freedom is something they’ve never known, and where people are punished for speaking truth.

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  2. By the way, the wife was not arrested; she did not enter the building but there were others were other US Citizens who did not enter the building but were even so hunted down and arrested or harassed for just being in DC on Jan 6.

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