Calls papers to speak out against antisemitism - Catholic Courier

Calls papers to speak out against antisemitism

To the editor:

Jesus was born a Jew and lived his life as a Jew. In fact on his cross … according to The Jerusalem Bible, Matthew 27-37, “above his head was placed the charge against him; it read: this is Jesus the King of the Jews.”

Jesus taught love (agape) not hate. And I think that the Catholic newspapers throughout the country should be speaking out against hate wherever it may be, especially against hatred against the Jewish people who have suffered greatly in the 20th century during WWII and in today’s world with the current rise of hatred of the Jews…

I find it interesting that some people claim to be Christians and love Christ but hate Jews. In my mind those people are hypocrites because they can’t love Christ but hate Jews because Jesus Christ was born and died a Jew.

I think we all should stop judging others especially as a group. None of us are perfect and therefore no group is perfect, in fact, the only person that I know of who was generally accepted as being perfect was not accepted as being perfect by his own time or else he would not have been hung on a cross just about 2,000 years ago. I trust that God is capable of judging us all by what we do and what we fail to do. After all God has all the facts and we humans have only some of the facts.

Evelyn Esch

East Main Street, Victor

Tags: Antisemitism
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