Christians fight anti-Semitism the right way that I have discovered in Israel

Yes, that is true – some Christians fight the anti-Semites the right way that I have discovered in Israel. The right way is rooted in understanding that in the Western Judeo-Christian world many anti-Semites are Christians. Therefore, the right way is by dispelling the wrong perception of the Jewish faith and its influence on Christianity and the entire world, and by strengthening mutual spiritual foundation of Jews and Christians – not by just proclaiming that the anti-Semitism is wrong. Unfortunately, most rabbis are not prepared to follow.

This year I have visited many spiritual Jewish and Christian places in Israel. The most amazing among them was Domus Galilaeae International Center which is situated above the Sanctuary of Beatitudes, towards the top of the mountain known as the Beatitudes. It is directly in front of Lake Tiberias, above Tabgha, the place of the first multiplication of the bread, and Capernaum.

That is how the Domus Galilaeae International Center describes itself:

The center “Domus Galilaeae” is a place where Christians are able to have a direct contact with the living tradition of Israel, following the footsteps of St. Justin, Origen, and St. Jerome as well as many other Fathers of Church who returned to their Hebrew roots to understand the meaning of prayer, of feasts, and Hebrew liturgies, which were the daily food of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The presence in Israel of many of the best scriptures scholars and prestigious biblical schools, allows “Domus Galilaeae” to be the ideal place to promote a recovery of scriptural studies as the witness of the living presence of God.

This is a channel of communication, which helps Christians to deepen the roots of their faith; a place to build peace and to see God. John Paul II, very familiar with the Hebrew world, on many occasions has reiterated the need to return to our Hebrew roots in order to understand and live Christianity.

In the payer hall, they have the place for the Bible like the synagogue’s Aron Kodesh (the Ark) and the Bible includes both the Old Testament (the Torah) and the New Testament, and their prayers include ones based directly on the Torah.

In one of their halls for spiritual discussions, they gather the spiritual experts on Judaism and Christianity who work together on expounding the mutual spiritual fundamentals of Judaism and Christianity, which are at the roots of social cohesiveness of the nations of the Western Judeo-Christian civilization, and the role of Judaism in all that.

In many my writings, I have appealed to the rabbis to do something like what Pope John Paul II had done – to work together with the Christians on fighting anti-Semitism and creating a better Bible-guided world for everybody. Unfortunately, most rabbis are not prepared to follow.

About the Author
Vladimir Minkov graduated from the Naval Engineering Academy in the former Soviet Union, served in the Soviet Navy and there received his Ph.D. At the end of 1970s he immigrated to America where democracy and the Judeo-Christian spirituality of this country made it possible for him to actively defend both his scientific and spiritual ideas. In the USA he has found the place for his scientific public work in the spiritual realm of One God and Torah.