Mar 23

this-is-not-jewish:

““The idea of Christians as ‘true Israel’ goes back earlier than even the term ‘Christian’ does,” he told me. As Christianity began to separate from Judaism, this conviction was accompanied by a view that the Jews erred not merely in failing to recognize Jesus as the Messiah but also in interpreting their Scripture too literally. So the literal approach of contemporary fundamentalists like John Hagee “is a relative latecomer in the long history of Christianity,” even though it sells itself as “the one authentic form of Christianity.”
The real problem is that, fundamentally, this fetishistic view of Judaism and the role of Israel in the advent of the end times sees Jews as a people to be herded together so that another group can achieve its eternal reward. To me that’s a troubling catechism. It’s ultimately not so far from the “Christ-killers” narrative of yore, just with an Israel-friendly varnish.”

Maud Newton, Oy Vey, Christian Soldiers

Look at that—a New York Times op-ed about the disgusting trend of Christian cultural appropriation of Judaism. It’s depressing as hell, but check it out.

My latest for the New York Times Magazine, on the rise of the “Christian bar mitzvah,” and related rituals.

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