It’s time for Christians to Consider Anti-Semitism
Many Christians don’t know that anti-Semitism was once central to Church teachings and so many people who called themselves Christians were responsible for some of the most evil and violent expressions of hatred against Jews throughout the ages. On the 9th of Av, Jews fast and mourn the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem, seminal events which produced the long exile from the Land of Israel. It is a time when Jews consider the terrible consequences of that exile — the persecution and murder of Jews during the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Pogroms, and the Holocaust. While you, our trusted friends of Israel and the Jewish people, could not be further from this terrible history, it is important for all Christians to understand the terrible beginnings of Christian – Jewish relations.
Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, presents a Jewish perspective on Christian Anti-Semitism. Tommy Waller, a Christian Zionist, explains how he gradually became aware of this terrible history and relates his commitment to educating Christians and creating a new relationship between Christians and Jews. Watch this video and pass it on to your friends!
Today, Anti-Semitism takes different forms. Some of Israel’s greatest detractors and her most dangerous enemies insist that their anti-Israel stand has nothing to do with Anti-Semitism. But they are wrong. Those who try to destroy Israel today, whether through the UN or through weapons and terrorism, are merely the newest expressions of an age-old hatred of Jews. You, our dear Christian friends, are our most important allies in today’s fight against anti-Semitism. And that fight includes ensuring that the vulnerable communities in Judea and Samaria can protect themselves from terrorists. Click here to provide vital security equipment to Naaran.