“It’s a love story about Israel. I was trying to tell this story so [even] an American high school student, Christian or Jew, can learn something.”
Christians for Israel
The candle-lighting ceremony highlights the challenges faced by the Hebrew-speaking Christian community. The community of about 1000 people was born at the tail end of the 1950s, when interfaith couples arrived in Israel, as did Christians who moved to Israel, integrated into the secular life of Israel and spoke Hebrew, all the while retaining their Catholicism.
An important event has just concluded in Jerusalem: the first “Christian Media Summit.” Coordinated with significant help from the Israeli government, it was a positive development, after many years of networking by pro-Israel groups. Among the attendees were CAMERA’s Dexter Van Zile and the Jerusalem Journal’s Brian Schrauger, perhaps my two favorite reporters. If Dex… Read more »
A call for Christians to take on a difficult three-day fast in order to identify with Israel is receiving a powerful response, perhaps because of its precedent. The fast mirrors the one described in the Book of Esther, read Saturday night for the holiday of Purim, which overturned Israel’s enemies and saved the Jewish people.