First the Jews

Combating the World’s Longest-Running Hate Campaign

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First the Jews
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Published January 2019

Are we in danger of experiencing another Holocaust?

News reports of and statistics about defaced synagogues and death threats against community centers are on the rise around the world. A rise in anti-Semitism from the right side of the political spectrum has been accompanied by a different kind of anti-Semitism from parts of the left revolving around the state of Israel.

Rabbi Evan Moffic provides a compelling discussion to help Christians understand this dangerous rise by working to address tough questions including:

  • Why have Jews been the object of the most enduring and universal hatred in history?
  • What is different between anti-Semitism in the past versus today’s culture?
  • How, and in what forms, may it be carried out in the future?

Focusing on the events since September 11, 2001, Rabbi Evan Moffic considers the twenty-first century anti-Semitism and the historical pattern of discrimination to other groups that often follows new waves of discrimination against Jewish communities. With a hopeful and collaborative tone, he suggests actions for all people of faith to combat words and actions of hate while lifting up practical ways Christians and Jews can work together.

First the Jews offers new insights and unparalleled perspectives on some of the most recent, pressing developments in the contemporary world.

About the Author

Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rabbi Evan Moffic is a guide to Jewish wisdom for people of all faiths. A graduate of Stanford University, he is the spiritual leader of Congregation Solel on the North Shore of Chicago. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Forward and Christianity Today, and appears regularly as a religious commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is an active blogger/vlogger who has contributed to sites such as Beliefnet.com, Huffingtonpost.com, andMichaelHyatt.com. Through his speaking events, he brings new understanding of the Jewish heritage to churches of varied denominations and beliefs. Moffic is the author of several books including What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of Jesus, What Every Christian Needs to Know About Passover, and Shalom for the Heart. You can learn more and see dozens of videos unpacking biblical texts and Jewish insight at www.rabbi.me.