Yael Eckstein on The Terrifying Increase in Anti-Semitism

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As we begin the new year, I am deeply concerned about the dramatic increase in anti-Semitism that we are witnessing in America. The month of December began with a shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City and ended with a terrible stabbing attack at a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony in Monsey, New York.

These are just two instances that signal a terrifying uptick in anti-Semitism in the US and around the world. Make no mistake about it; attacks against Jews are becoming more violent and more frequent. Aside from what we see in the media, there are tens, if not hundreds, of incidents that go unreported on a weekly basis.

What We Are Doing to Fight Anti-Semitism

Yet, while the situation is quickly escalating, we need not feel helpless. Just as we — Christians and Jews — have come together in the past to help Jews in need, we will stand together now in the face of this new challenge. Together we can save lives and let the Jewish people know that they are not alone — that there are millions of Christians around the world who care about them and will help them through this latest surge of terror.

I want to share with you how we, at The Fellowship, will combat the growing danger of anti-Semitism. First, as always, we will continue to strengthen Israel in the areas of security and by providing humanitarian aid. As the only haven for Jews around the world, by keeping Israel strong, we help all Jews seeking refuge.

Second, we will continue and grow our aliyah program, which brings Jews home to Israel from countries where their safety is threatened. In Israel, we help them begin life anew. We bring new immigrants to Israel every single day “from the four corners of the earth,” just as the prophets saw, and we will not stop until every Jew in danger is safe at home.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Yael Eckstein