Once terribly divided, Jews and Christians are finding the walls between them coming down and a new unity, primarily for two reasons.
Number one because Christians, mostly conservative, seem to be the only ones standing with
Number two because of the mutually held concern over the violation of religious freedom that is increasing in
Rabbi Aryeh Spero, of Caucus for America and a guest on my show, talked about what's at stake in the battle over Christmas, and why Jews need to speak up for Christmas. His articles on the subject are worthy reads, such as "This Christmas Don't Let Them Turn Off the Lights," "Once Upon a Time When American Had Christmas" and "Our Battle for the Soul of America." Ted Belman Editor of Israpundit is another Jew speaking up for Christmas.
Barry Farber's article Jews for Christmas had a surprising effect on me. He is so bold in his advocacy for "a vigorous movement of American Jews rising up to make sure nobody pushes around those Christians whose ancestors decided, for the first time in history, to make a unique wonderland like America, where nobody gets pushed around because of his God-loving ways," that it made me realize, on an emotional level, that not only has it become open season on Christians, but that we have been standing alone, until recently.
Farber went on to write, "Never in history, not until
In a growing supposedly 'tolerance-led' society, people are concerned about offending everyone from homosexuals to illegal aliens as you know, but how many are concerned about offending Christians? What are we, chopped liver?
Happily not to a growing number of Jews, such as Don Feder, President of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, which was organized earlier this year because, as Don Feder said, "We understand that Christians are the last remaining obstacle to the moral deconstruction of
Christmas for Christians is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, "who has broken down every wall" so that peace on earth and goodwill to all men may become a reality. Now, what can be so offensive about that?
© Sharon Hughes 2005.
If you are interested in hearing my interview with Rabbi Aryeh Spero you can do so here: Hear today's show (See 12/5/05)
Related: Sharon's Christmas Offensive Links