SHAPIRO: When Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Matter


Daily Wire: In October 2018, during Sabbath morning services, a white supremacist attacked the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, murdering 11 people and wounding another six. In April 2019, in the middle of Passover, a white supremacist attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue, murdering one person and seriously wounding another three. Both incidents started absolutely necessary conversations about the prevalence and nature of the white supremacist threat to Jews across the country.

Four people were murdered at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City by self-described Black Hebrew Israelites just weeks ago; five people were stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York; this week alone, New York police are investigating at least nine anti-Semitic attacks. The upsurge of violence against Jews in New York in particular has finally prompted commentary from Democratic politicians ranging from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who just weeks ago expressed shock at anti-Semitism reaching “the doorstep of New York City”; to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who expressed puzzlement at the attacks, noting broadly: “This is an intolerant time in our country. We see anger; we see hatred exploding.”

This isn’t new. Back in 2018, The New York Times admitted there was a massive spike in anti-Semitic attacks in the city — and even acknowledged that the newspaper of record had failed to cover that surging anti-Semitism because “it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy.” But that has always been true of anti-Semitism. It’s possible, as the Times should recognize, to walk and chew gum at the same time in covering anti-Semitism. Read Article …

Opinion: Regular readers know that I have dedicated this blog to exposing anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it happens. God promises in Genesis 12:3 blessings for those who bless Israel and Hebrews 6:10 assures us that “God is not unjust. He will not forget our work and the love we have shown Him as we help His people and continue to help them.”

It is in 2 Chronicles 7:14 where we learn that it is the Jewish people who are called by His name, and as Christian believers, because of the cross of Jesus Christ, we are also a part of Gods’s family (Ephesians 2:19).

The ugly rise of anti-Semitism, not seen since the 1930’s, is taking place not just in the Middle East but on the streets of America and sadly in minority neighborhoods:

(Conservative journalist Ami Horowitz enters African American neighborhoods in Brooklyn)

While there is plenty of blame to go around, it is errant theologies that have so corrupted Christian churches where the Jews and Israel are rarely, if ever preached.

Blame 4th century Replacement Theology and its late-16th-century cousin Covenant/Reformed Theology for a disdain of the Jewish people with labels like “killers of Christ” that originated with early church fathers as Origen, Chrysostom and Augustine.

Only in the 18th century did a group of scholars return to a literal, dispensational, reading of Scripture to rightly divide God’s word (2 Timothy 2:15) in both the OT and NT with absolute proof of God’s plan for both Israel and the Church.

  • See Two Trains: Israel and the Church in Prophecy here.
  • See more on Dispensational Theology here