A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, by Zev Chafets

By Zev Chafets

Over the process a rare yr, Zev Chafets—former big apple day-by-day information columnist and onetime director of the Israeli govt press office—traveled the realm to discover the inconceivable confluence of Jews and evangelicals. He spent caliber time with Jerry Falwell, visited Jewish cadets at West element, attended the world's largest Christian retail express, launched into a street journey with the rabbi with the biggest gentile following due to the fact Jesus, journeyed to the Holy Land with a band of repentant Christian pilgrims, and broke bread with George W. Bush and fellow Jewish Republicans. A fit Made in Heaven is the penetrating, enticing, and infrequently hilarious narrative of Chafets's made up our minds quest to get to the foundation of a truly severe query: Why do evangelicals aid Israel so strongly? equivalent elements background, comedy, travelogue, and political tract, it's a shrewdpermanent and adventurous odyssey alongside a speedily altering non secular and political border.

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If they are wrong, what difference does it make? And if it turns out they are right, Gorenberg and I and the rest of the Jews will have some ’splainin’ to do to Jesus. S ta n d i n g i n t h e sun at Armageddon thinking about the end times is thirsty business. I suggested to the Wilsons that we get a cold drink in a nearby town—a little place called Omen. We piled in the Volvo and headed up the road a mile or two. “My goodness,” said Connie, looking at the sign as we turned into a village. “I’ve never noticed this place before.

Still, Greenbaum never converted and Dylan eventually came wandering home. Today, evangelical outreach to the Jews is most likely to come via bad TV. Televangelists like Reverend Sid Roth have all the charisma of certified public accountants, while messianic infomercials intersperse the hawking of Jewish ritual merchandise with scenes of unattractive people dancing the hora. All this enforces a message to American Jews: evangelical Christianity is a major step down the social ladder. Of course, there are Jews who have become born-again Christians, and a few have leadership roles in the evangelical world.

He punctuated the question with a hard swallow. ” said Hunt. “None. Come to my lecture this afternoon. ” “I’ll probably be there,” I said, guiltily; I hated to lie to a man of the cloth. But this evidently satisfied Hunt. “Remember, two hundred and three times,” he called after me as I walked away. I looked back and saw he was waving his empty banana peel at me. ” As I wandered among the booths, I noticed a smattering of blacks, a few Catholic priests and nuns, and an occasional Jewish vendor peddling Holy Land goods (“Most of this schlock is made in China,” one confided to me in Hebrew).

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