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

Aarin Kim

As a College Student, I have seen antisemitism and supersessionism on my campus at the University of Florida with the “YeisRight” movement promoting Kanye West’s antisemitic comments in his interview with Alex Jones. Ye, also known as Kanye West, has been embroiled in controversy since October for repeated antisemitic remarks on television and social media, which include him saying that he “loves” Adolf Hitler and denying the Holocaust happened. Also, his attack on the Jewish community resulted in Adidas − maker of his popular Yeezy shoe brand − ending the pair’s seven-year relationship. What I saw was that there was UF Hillel passing around “chomp hate” stickers and blared music while one of the Ye group’s leaders spoke.

As Christians, the way we fight against antisemitism and supersessionism in our own community is through a few simple things.

Firstly, we need to educate ourselves about Judaism and Jewish history so that we can better understand and appreciate the Jewish people and their culture. We should also try to make friends with Jewish people and get to know them better.

Another thing we can do is speak out against antisemitism whenever we see it. Do not just stand around and if we hear someone commenting something mean about Jewish people, we can speak up and educate them that it is not right to do that.

We can also make an effort to celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions in our own communities such as attending a Shabbat dinner. This can help to promote understanding and respect between Christians and Jews.

Lastly, we should pray and ask God for peace and understanding between the Christians and the Jewish people, regardless of their religion or background.