Some have likened the terrorist attacks on October 7 which killed some 1400 Israelis to that nation’s September 11. There is something to that reference on the surface. The brazenness of the attacks with Hamas terrorists overrunning barriers, and using paragliders and drones to attack civilians can remind Americans of planes hitting the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But the stories of slaughter, rapes, and beheadings because they were Jewish harkens more to the Holocaust.
How should we as Christians respond? What can we learn from this experience? Where can hope be found?
I had the honor of speaking with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield last week to get his views on the Israel-Gaza Crisis. He is the President of the CLAL -The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the Executive Editor for Wisdom Daily. While this subject matter is incredibly grim, Brad exudes hope which is something that I think is in very short supply in our culture today.
Hope and Rage: A Rabbi Reflects on the Hamas Incursion by Rabbi Hirschfield
On Moral Atrocity by David Watson
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