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Reply To: How can you work to combat antisemitism and supersessionism in your own Christian community?

Joseph Danaher

Thanks for mentioning the politics side of things, Connie. You’re right that this dimension is crucial. I’m extremely alarmed today by people like the Charlottesville protesters who chanted the Nazi slogan of “blood and soil” and the Jan. 6 terrorists who included a man with a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie. The fact that people can be both stupid enough and evil enough to embrace Nazi ideology at any time, let alone in the 2020s, is horrifying. What’s even more disturbing is that the leader of the Republican Party, in which I spent years of public service, and President, disgustingly could not genuinely and unequivocally condemn either of these evil groups. Excuses are made for this, and all of them are propagandistic or unaware sugarcoating of a tragic moral failure. That and the things said by some on the far Left, like Rep. Omar or British former MP Jeremy Corbyn, are so dangerous to the safety of Jews everywhere and to the goodness of any governmental regime. We MUST denounce these things from extremists regardless of party or position.