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The Terrifying Trend of Rising Anti-Semitism

January 7, 2020

Dear Friend of The Fellowship,

As we begin the new year, I am deeply concerned about the dramatic increase in anti-Semitism that we are witnessing in the U.S. and around the world. The month of December began with a shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City and ended with a terrible stabbing attack at a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony in Monsey, New York.

These are just two instances that signal a frightening uptick in anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world. Make no mistake about it; attacks against Jews are becoming more violent and more frequent. Aside from what we see in the media, there are many more incidents that go unreported on a weekly basis.

What We Are Doing to Fight Anti-Semitism

Yet, while the situation is quickly escalating, we need not feel helpless. Just as we — Christians and Jews — have come together in the past to help Jews in need, we will stand together now in the face of this new challenge. Together we can save lives and let the Jewish people know that they are not alone — that there are millions of Christians around the world who care about them and will help them through this latest surge of terror.

I want to share with you how we, at The Fellowship, will combat the growing danger of anti-Semitism. First, as always, we will continue to strengthen Israel and Jews around the world by providing humanitarian aid to help those in need.

Second, we will continue and grow our aliyah program, which brings Jews home to Israel from countries where their safety is threatened. In Israel, we help them begin life anew. We bring new immigrants to Israel every single day “from the four corners of the earth,” just as the prophets saw, and we will not stop until every Jew in danger is safe at home.

Third, we have begun an innovative Israel awareness program on Christian college campuses across America. We know that the Jewish people need future generations of Christian friends at our side, but studies have shown that Christian support for Israel among the next generation is on the decline. Our program educates students about the Christian connection to Israel and the Jewish people, and inspires them to support Israel.

God Is Doing a New Thing

Finally, as always, we will continue to pray and ask that you pray with us — for the safety and well-being of Jewish people around the world and for the peace of Jerusalem. We know that no matter how bad things may seem, God is in control. He hears our prayers and brings salvation to His people. No one can stand in His way and nothing will stop His plan!

In spite of the growing threat to the safety of Jews around the world, I declare that 2020 will be a year of blessing for the Jewish people. By strengthening Israel, bringing Jewish people home to Israel, and ensuring the continued support of Christian friends of Israel, we can overcome the challenges facing us today. In the past, rising anti-Semitism has always led to tragic destruction. But now, God is doing a new thing, and through His miraculous power, what was meant to harm us will only make us stronger than ever before.

With blessings from the Holy Land,

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Yael Eckstein


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