Arabs to Israel: Juden Raus

By Victor Sharpe In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled, The Ugly Premise of Settlement Opponents, James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence under President Clinton, pointed out that the charter of the Fatah party – which is that of Palestinian Authority Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas – foresees a “Palestine free of Jews.”…

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Martin Luther and Supersessionism

By Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. Martin Luther’s views concerning the Jews and Judaism have been the subject of much debate. According to Hans J. Hillerbrand, “There is scholarly agreement that the early Luther spoke thoughtfully and positively about Jews.”  Luther (1483–1546) prayed for the Jews and called for their friendly treatment.  He said, “We ought,…

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Symbols of covenant: The stateless Jew and the Jewish state

by Shelley Neese “The Wandering Jew”— a popular figure in medieval Christian folklore—walks the earth alone until Judgment Day, cursed for offending Jesus on his way to the cross. In some variants of the story, he is a Jewish shoemaker named Cartaphilus, who, when Jesus stopped to rest on the road to Calvary, taunted him…

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