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How can enjoying a good wine help combat antisemitism? When that wine is purchased through our December fundraiser, you are helping! We have partnered with One Hope Wine, a premier vineyard in California whose mission is to give back.
This month, you can contribute to the mission of The Jerusalem Connection, to inform, educate and activate support for Jews and Israel by purchasing One Hope wine via this special link, which means proceeds of the wine sales goes directly back to our non-profit organization and into our outreaches and ministries.
I have personally tasted these wines, and they are superb.
What else can you do?
How about some holiday shopping on our website? Our books, The Casualty of Contempt and The Auschwitz Album Revisited are available as a gift with suggested donations.
As well, consider our co-founders, Pat Mercer Hutchens’ artwork as prints that are available for sale. Prints from her Jerusalem Collection as well as from the Auschwitz Album Revisited collection. Other inspiring books such as Beyond Combat and Guilty are available. Click here for the full shop.
We are living in time were economic pressures are great and the BDS movement specifically uses financial (and PR) weapons to hurt, crush or otherwise Stifel and suffocate Israelis and Jews. The Boycott Divest and Sanction movement, particularly active on college campuses and within political and economic systems and even the entertainment industries, seeks to rally the world into isolating Israel in various ways. They seek to boycott Israeli goods, services, business ventures, educational and other partnerships. Divest means they seek to withdraw investment funds from Israeli companies and rally the world to refuse to trade with or sell to Israelis—in the private sector as well as in governmental trade deals. And Sanction. Isolate Israel from the world markets and resources, thus attempting to choke it off the map—including isolating Israel from engagement in purchasing security resources from the US and other nations.
While these sinister efforts often have few actual outcomes the BDS movement can claim as financial victories, what it can claim as victory is a smearing of Israel and Jews on the world stage that young people will fall pray to and thus, antisemitism both passive and active, grows exponentially. This growing cancer shows up on college campuses, on social media, in the entertainment and political fields, and more. The drumbeat of lies and twisted histories, biased, skewed and even faked news reports out of the Middle East puts Israel at the source of all the region’s ills, and this is fomenting the next generation’s gullibility into normalizing and even practicing antisemitism. Moreover, Jews worldwide, on college campuses, in the workplace, and more, are subject to a hostility that BDS proponents claim is against Israel but not Jews.
Let us be clear, anti-Semites or antizionists are not against Jews because of Israel, they are against Israel because it is Jewish.
You can help combat it—right where you are, doing exactly what you need to do anyway—preparing for the holidays. Your own sphere of influence can contribute to advocating for Jews and Israel and fighting antisemitism.
Share the gift of information and education through our books and art. Share the gift of wine and while doing so, contribute to the fight against sinister forces. Glorify the name of Yahweh (Psalm 34:30) and comfort His people (Isaiah 40:1) with your continued prayer, your personal outreaches in your fields of influence, and through participating with The Jerusalem Connection.
Hurry, get any orders from our website in by Dec. 15 to help ensure delivery by Dec. 24. But, feel free to order any time. The wine link expires Dec. 22. Wine will be delivered quickly to your address.
Shavua tov, have a great week!