America’s challenge, as violent anti-Semitism swells

The measure of a healthy society is the degree to which it firmly and effectively banishes its extremists to the ostracized margins As the oldest hatred increasingly rears its head in the United States, it’s hard to resist the sense of helplessness. Anti-Semitism from the extreme left, anti-Semitism from the extreme right, Jews demonized, synagogues shot up, and now a man with a machete breaking into a rabbi’s home and wreaking carnage on Hanukkah… and all this in what we liked to think was the uniquely tolerant United States of America. The temptation is to slip toward despair — to wonder impotently why the Jews are loathed, and why every golden age and every “Goldene Medina” sooner or late

Five injured in mass-stabbing attack at New York Hanukkah party

NCLCI Urges Christians to Stand in Solidarity with the Jewish Community Following Monsey, NY Stabbing Attack December 29, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — The National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel (NCLCI) urges Christians to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in the United States and around the world in the wake of the most recent antisemitic attack in Monsey, NY. On the evening of December 28th, an intruder entered Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home and carried out a horrific stabbing attack that injured at least five people who were gathered to celebrate the seventh night of Chanukah. This attack was the latest in what has been a particularly difficult year for Jews in the United Sta

NCLCI wishes all our Jewish friends a very Happy Chanukah!!

The Light of Chanukah A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears no different. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they would be a people with their own faith and history, or the colony of another empire, with its history and beliefs. Jerusalem's wealthy elites threw in their lot with the empire and its ways. But out in the rural heartland where the old ways

Palestinian Authority Usurping Church of Nativity Property in Bethlehem

“Thus Rachel died. She was buried on the road to Efrat—now Beit Lechem.” Genesis 35:19 (The Israel Bible™) Tazpit Press published a report on Sunday stating that eleven institutions associated with the Greek-Orthodox Church signed a statement protesting the ongoing attempt by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take control of the plaza in front of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Church of the Nativity is located in Bethlehem and holds a prominent religious significance to Christians of various denominations as the purported birthplace of Jesus. The original basilica was likely built around 330 CE but was destroyed around 529 CE. The current structure is believed to have been buil

Trump to sign executive order addressing anti-Semitism in US education, namely on campus

"A strong message domestically and around the world against history’s oldest hate at a time of surging anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic" Executive order to label Judaism as a nationality, so that it would fall under Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs and activities that receive federally financial assistance. (December 11, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred towards Jews in education in the United States, announced the White House in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening. The measure is particularly focused on

Giving Tuesday

For over four decades, NCLCI has been educating Christian leaders on the history of antisemitism so that they can be equipped to effectively fight modern-day antisemitism. With antisemitism on the rise around the globe, NCLCI is more determined than ever to ensure Christian leaders are equipped by learning the lessons of history to make certain that our Jewish brethren are never again alone in combating antisemitism and standing up to antisemites. From rocket fire targeting Israeli citizens to the growing potential of attacks from multiple borders, threats to Israel’s safety and security continue to mount. As 2019 comes to a close, it is imperative that Israel’s friends demonstrate their sup

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