As today's world news banners around the globe show the desecration of the childhood home in Romania of the late Holocaust survivor and renowned Jewish Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, we are abruptly reminded once again that the vile grasp of anti-Semitism crosses the ages, oceans, cultures and generations. Here was a man who after spending time in a Nazi concentration camp, spent the rest of his life preaching against hate and becoming a powerful and eloquent witness of the six million lives lost to hatred. His small home, being preserved to become a historical monument and museum, was splashed with obscene anti-Semitic graffiti that boggles the imagination of those with a conscience.
Elie Wiesel’s own words said it best: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
HEAR PJTN FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE LIVE THIS MORNING ON THE DOVE RADIO NETWORK
Friday, August 3, 2018
Laurie will be discussing PJTN’s latest initiatives in the war on anti-Semitism, including the battle being waged for the minds of our children, grades K-12.
PJTN is this week re-doubling our commitment and efforts to educate and activate Christians, Jews and people of conscience – this in the shadow of recent anti-Semitic incidents as the one seen over the weekend at the small synagogue in Carmel, Indiana. Echoing the sentiments of Vice-President Mike Pence, it’s a sad commentary on the ignorance of Americans who would stand by and tolerate such hatred towards our Jewish brethren.
As we continue our educational series in the role the Hebrew Bible played in U.S. History to counter the revisionism being taught in America's schools, it is important to share the early foundations of the United States with the next generation.
Far too under-reported this week in national news is the atrocity of what happened in Indiana.
The rabid hatred of anti-Semitism went out of its way to find a rural synagogue and paint two gigantic Nazi flags on it during the holy Sabbath day (last Saturday). Vice President Mike Pence, former Governor of Indiana along with both Indiana Senators and Congresswoman Susan Brooks stood with their tiny Jewish community to condemn the "cowardly act of vandalism - these vile acts of anti-Semitism."
At PJTN, we fight anti-Semitism 365/24/7. On behalf of PJTN and our members--Christians, Jews and people of consciousness, we thank the Vice President for using the power of his position to stand against anti-Semitism.
Today, more than ever, your decision to become a PJTN Watchman will allow us to fight on the frontlines alongside Vice President Pence, the Senators and Congresswoman Brooks. Your gift of $20 gives us the vital push we need to educate more Christians to stand up and ensure that Jews in America feel protected by their brethren - us Christians.
At a time when revisionist history orders the content in our children’s textbooks in classrooms throughout America, we are slowly losing our historic connection to the role the Hebrew Bible played in the early foundations of this United States.
In fact, under the new Common Core State Standards, we are no longer teaching our children about our founding.
Edmond Burke stated, “People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."
In Rabbi Ken Spiro’s book, WorldPerfect: The Jewish Impact on Civilization he writes,
“In England, the Puritan identification with the Bible was so strong that some Puritan extremists sought to replace English common law with Biblical laws of the Old Testament, but were prevented from doing so. In America, however, there was far more freedom to experiment with the use of Biblical law in the legal codes of the colonies, and this was exactly what these early colonists set out to do."
I was inspired and encouraged by many of the responses we received last week from our PJTN Watchmen about the correlation of American and Jewish values.
At a time when textbooks and instructional materials being used in classrooms all over America have excluded this important part of history, it is essential for our children to understand the uniqueness of our relationship with our Jewish brethren and the State of Israel.
Gabriel Sivan observes in The Bible and Civilization that the early settlers were being used by The Almighty as instruments in the birth of this nation.
He writes: “No Christian community in history identified more with the People of the Book than did the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony… and saw themselves as instruments of Divine Providence, a people chosen to build their new commonwealth on the Covenant entered into at Mount Sinai.”
It took a bold and courageous woman to condemn her male colleague in the UK Labour Party for their unwillingness to confront the growing threat of anti-Semitism in the UK. It seems the TN House Ed Sub-Committee has something in common with the UK Labour Party. They killed a similar bill the last two years in TN. It's time to remove all of them from office!
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I was so incredibly encouraged by the overwhelmingly supportive response to the Tuesday message with the article link to Rabbi Spiro’s commentary on America’s Judeo-Christian roots.