Churches see new Jew-love and old and new Jew-hatred? – The Times of Israel

Posted By on December 3, 2019

Things are changing though not always as much as we would want already and sometimes not for the better even.

Antisemitism is not an opinion, says German bishop (October 28). Antisemitic statements are not views protected by free speech. [They are] rather an attack on the fundamental value of our democracy. He called for a joint voice to oppose antisemitism. But he didnt address the BDS-support in the German RC Church.

The Anglican Church of Canada Prays for Reconciliation with the Jews (November 6). By the next General Synod in 2022 (we should only live that long), they want to replace a prayer calling for the conversion of Jews by a Prayer for Reconciliation with the Jews.

Church of England report admits Christian anti-Semitism helped lead to Holocaust (November 22). However, five days later we read:

While Acknowledging Past Antisemitism, Church of England Fails to Right Historical Wrongs (November 27). The author suggests that the widely reported qualifications as historic, a long-overdue call to repentance for antisemitism, and acknowledgment of Christianitys role in the Holocaust, are based on the documents Preface. The Church has never before tried to formally redefine post-Holocaust relations with Jews like the Roman Catholic Church did in 1965 with theNostra Aetatedeclaration. Yet, he writes, that the rest of the text is still implicitly and disturbingly antisemitic. It teaches anti-Zionism, and offers links to numerous anti-Zionist resources. So, maybe a good start though not perfect?

A rabbi in the Jerusalem Post has signaled a new type of antisemitism. He found it in the framework of the Presbyterian Christians but its not clear to me how widespread it is there and if this mutation is only found there. But let that be for what may and look at the new venom.

It goes like this: Not has the Church replaced the Synagogue, the notorious Replacement Theology: Look how the Jews are in the gutter never mind that we threw them there. Now that they miraculously returned from their dispersion, as predicted, to their original homeland, were going to say: Those are not the Jews that G^d has abandoned for us.

Its like theyre saying: Remember all those centuries that we hated, slandered, stole from, oppressed, expelled, and mass murdered the Jews? They were not the People of Israel. They were imposters. (So Jewish to trick you. O, no, they were not, we said.)

Here are ideas how to respond to such a lie.

Living well is the best revenge. Be a happy Jew!

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