Purim's Message

BY JPOST STAFF— It has been falsely claimed of the late educator Ernst Simon (1899-1988) that he would intentionally avoid celebrating Purim. Uncomfortable with the idea that the Purim miracle included the killing of 75,000 enemies of the Jews, the traditional-minded Israel Prize laureate and co-founder of Brit Shalom purportedly would remain in Jerusalem on…

Christian Palestinianism and the anti-Israel crusade

BY PAUL WILKINSON– For many years we have been concerned about the growing opposition within the Evangelical Church towards the modern state of Israel. This opposition is rooted in an interpretation of the Bible which views the Church as having replaced (or ‘fulfilled’) Israel in God’s prophetic purposes. In recent years this theology of replacement…