JPost: By now, we have read countless articles warning of the coming end of the Jewish golden era in America. The dwindling number of Americans identifying as Jews (now around 4.5 million—half of all Americans of Jewish descent), the passing of the Holocaust generation and the fading memory of the Holocaust itself, ideological polarization and illiberalism are just a few of the reasons discussed.
Over the span of Jewish history, across centuries and continents, the Jewish people had many periods of prosperity. Most well-known was the Golden Age in Spain from the mid-12th century until the end of the 14th century. Under the rule of the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate, “Al-Andalus”—modern day Spain—became a haven for Jewish culture in art, literature, philosophy, and theology. This peaceful period ended abruptly in 1492, when all Jews of Spain and Portugal were suddenly and forcefully expelled or converted to Christianity.
Hundreds of years later, around 1950 to the turn of the 21st century, Jewish life experienced another Golden Age, this time in the United States and Israel. During the post-World War II-era, as many survivors, as well as Jews expelled from Arab countries, immigrated to the Israel and the United States, conditions in America improved dramatically for Jewish Americans. Antisemitism rapidly decreased, and the Jewish community became one of the most successful immigrant communities in the United States.
What does Israel have to do with the American Golden Age?
The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948—and Israel’s military victories over larger Arab forces in 1949, 1956, 1967, and 1973, fostered a surge of pride in Jewish Americans. From antiquity until the creation of the Jewish State, Jews were largely people of the book, merchants and scholars. The creation of Israel unified them into one strong peoplehood, with a homeland and with an army committed to defending the Jewish people worldwide. For the first time in centuries, Jews around the world were no longer victims but architects of their own secure haven that they could flee to in crisis.
From the establishment of the Jewish State until the beginning of this century, Zionism came to replace religious observance amongst secular American Jews as a core element of their own Jewish identities. That started changing around the year 2000, when the Palestinians launched a terror campaign against the Jews in Israel known as the Second Intifada. Support for the Jewish state began to wane at the fringes of the American Jewish community.
The “New Antisemitism,” also known as anti-Zionism or hatred of Israel as an acceptable stand-in for the classical hatred of Jews, initially gained currency in universities and in leftist intellectual circles. It has since metastasized to much of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Read More …
Opinion: The call home from God to the Jewish people who had been scattered all over the world after the destruction 2nd temple in 70AD, began in 1890.
The call home is still in the first stage of three:
From our paper: The 1st Regathering of the Jews to the land in unbelief, is nearing an end.
Excerpt: After almost two thousand years of diaspora, or scattering, the Jewish people began making their way back to the land in the early 1890’s as Eliezer Ben Yehuda reconstructed (the only language with no swear words), the Hebrew language, fulfilling Zephaniah 3:9:
“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the Lord, To serve Him with one accord.”
The 2nd Regathering of the Jews to the land will happen after the still future miraculous victory in the Gog Magog war:
“then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.”
If we work backwards for that verse, it would be logical that …
- anti-Semitism would be growing all over the world – check
- Russia’s peaceful relationship with Israel would be deteriorating – check
- Turkey’s relationship with Israel’s enemies would be flaunted – check
- Iran tightening its relationship with Russia by providing troops to fight in Ukraine – check
The stage is being set for Gog Magog daily, and God will show His glory in spectacular fashion:
“I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.” Ezekiel 38:21
Therefore, the 2nd regathering is in belief in God the Father:
“From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God.” Ezekiel 39:22
The last 7 years of the law, Daniel’s 70th week, commences and a new charismatic world leader (Antichrist) will accommodate the Jews’ requests: confirm peace treaties with Israel and her neighbors, build the third temple, and allow animal sacrifice.
See the 3rd Regathering of God’s People in belief in the Son HERE