"The "Christian love for the Jew", of which so much is heard these days, turns out to
be conditional in an overwhelming majority of cases. Christians, evangelical
Christian missionaries in particular, view the Jews as a blind people in need of being
made into "believers". When their missionary efforts fail, or when their deceptions
are exposed, their professed love for the Jew quickly turns into hatred and contempt.
Today's hand-clapping Jew-loving "new Christians" are evangelical Christian
fundamentalists in disguise, some of whom even profess to be "Torah Observant".
They teach the same anti-Semitic doctrines as have been taught by "The Church"
throughout the Common Era. And while their tactics may have changed, their
agenda and message remain the same."
In my occasional conversation with the Rabbinic communities on Facebook mostly, Though I address their points, another point is raised. Maybe there were cases with individuals where they have hatred and contempt for the Jews, but this is not so with me. I can't speak on behalf of every Christian but I can say that there are Christians who are willing to pray for a Jew despite how good or bad the interaction has been.
There are Messianics that do profess to be Torah Observant, but this is hardly teaching anti-semitism of any kind, nor is it a "new tactic or agenda". Perhaps Yosef has had an unfortunate run with Christians in the past, it is quite possible I don't know, but that doesn't mean every Christian he has met was a genuine believer in Jesus.
I dare and challenge any Jew to go through my writings and see where I have spoken hatefully of Jews. When I say challenge I don't mean in a nasty way obviously. Obviously Yosef is not making the claim that I am anti-semitic.
"The number of Jewish people who have been adversely affected, maimed, and murdered in the name of Jesus throughout the history of Christianity significantly exceeds the six million who were massacred by the Nazis during the Holocaust."
No question about this at all, there have been those who called themselves Christians who have killed in the name of Christ, which I find strange, considering Jesus himself was Jewish. For that matter, I would seriously question the testimony of those "Christians" who have such venomous hatred towards Jews. As for the quotes recently presented to me by the Church Fathers, I would need to look at the quotations before commenting.
"Yet, there are Jews who, for various reasons, have chosen to overlook this fact and
have joined themselves to "The Church" with its built-in anti-Semitism. Shmuel
Golding, who founded the Jerusalem Institute of Biblical Polemics and directed it for
many years, summarized his opinion on this in the following way “Any Jew who can pay homage to the New Testament or allow himself to believe in it, is, in my opinion in the same category as a Jew who tries to justify Hitler's Mein Kampf or, as one who covers up for the deeds of the Nazis.”"
Jews who join themselves with the church do not overlook Anti-Semitism, that's garbage, People like Fruchtenbaum and Brown have spoken out against Anti-Semitism quite frequently. Jacob Prasch of Moriel Ministries, while not considered to be Jewish according to a Rabbinic standpoint but that's besides the point, has spoken out against Anti-Semitism as vocal critic of Stephen Sizer, of whom I think is on dangerous ground in his kind of work.
There is no comparison between Mein Kampf and the NT at all and those who try to establish a connection are engaging in red herrings and not reading the context of the NT. Not to mention some fail to mention that Hitler gave LIP SERVICE to Christianity.
"Jews who are approached by Christian missionaries should realize that, in order to
be "loved" by these Christians, they will have to embrace and accept the New
Testament as part of their Bible. Therefore, whether still a member of the Jewish
community or one who has already joined a Hebrew-Christian organization, a Jew
must consider the following two important questions:
Can the New Testament, which has led to the persecution and murder of millions
of my Jewish ancestors throughout the Common Era, truly be the breathed word
of G-d, or be inspired by Him?
Am I ready to embrace this New Testament, which spouts hatred and lies against
the Jewish people and, therefore, against me as a Jewish person, and accept it as
part of my Bible?"
1. Yes, you can be Jewish and be faithful to Jesus, DON'T LET ANY PERSON tell you otherwise. Ask your self when reading the NT, Are the claims about the NT being Anti-Semitic true? or is it a form of propaganda that is being spread?
2. The choice of embracing the NT is up to you, but should you choose to accept it, you are not supporting any "Jew Hatred" of any kind.
"The desired outcome is, of course, that the honest and objective answers to these
questions will motivate the affected individuals to return to traditional Judaism.
The analysis presented above, for which only Christian scholarly sources were used,
can be summarized in terms of the following question and answer:
Question: What is the source of the common thread of anti-Semitism that
connects the historical acts of persecution of the Jewish people?
Answer: The New Testament."
Lectionaries are not scholarly sources. AS for this Roy Eckhardt, I am curious to know as to whether he is a recognised authority or liberal or something like that, although Yosef's article does tell me what he is and what qualifications he has.
"Professor A. Roy Eckhardt [former Professor of Religion at both Lehigh
University (PA) and Oxford University (UK), and an ordained minister] "
This is what was said about him. There are other authorities such as Frank G Kilpatrick and Norman A Beck but I don't have any further comments on these men for the time being.
That's all in this article I have to say.