Over the past several years, I have spent a greater amount of time discussing antisemitism with my Jewish friends. It seems to me that a bulk of the attacks come from individuals that do not deeply engage with a Judeo-Christian faith. The values shared by Christian and Jewish denominations profoundly share the value of respect and love for one another. So, when I encounter someone who shares antisemitism sentiments that claim to be Christian, I quickly find myself saying, “That’s not true.”
I found that addressing the issue when it arises lets those around me know what I do and don’t agree with. As relationships with friends and coworkers grow, I try my best to use transparency as a middle ground for conversations around topics like this to happen. It’s my hope that respect is found regardless of the points of views that are expressed in the said conversations with others.