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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

Dominique Hoffman

Hi Ariel! I appreciate you sharing, I agree that it is so important to learn about the Abrahamic religions and their history and how that should inform our worldviews and interactions between people of these three religions. I think the absence of Jewish history in European history books is a testament and evidence to the anti-Jewish ideas that were prevalent throughout the Middle Ages. Jews were easy to discriminate against because they were viewed as “the other,” with their own homogenous communities, distinct religion, language, and traditions often residing within their own neighborhoods within larger cities they were easy to target with racist slurs and ideas because they distinctly stood out from larger European cultures. We have a responsibility to love our neighbors, and educating ourselves is a good start.