I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and great happiness on the holiday.
One of the real joys for me, as a Jew, has been to better understand from your comments on this website the genuine and fervent support for Israel of so many devout conservative Christians. Sometimes I think your support for Israel is more intense and unequivocal than that of many of my own faith.
I believe there is a genuine empathy for a small, beleaguered nation standing strong – with the type of clear-eyed toughness that many conservatives admire – against countries that harbor and support terrorists who threaten not only Israel, but the United States. And I think there is sympathy for brethren who share a portion of the Bible and hold many of the same values that form the Judeo-Christian ethic.
I wish more Jews, most of whom are moderate or liberal Democrats, understood that they have genuine friends among conservative Christians. And I wish they understood that the true allies of Israel are on the Right, and those on the Left are far more likely to support, out of concern for “social justice,” the agenda of many Arabs and others in the Middle East whose goal is not peace with Israel, but its destruction.
So a very Merry Christmas to my Christian brothers and sisters. May you have a joyous and fulfilling holiday, and may those of you who are suffering in the tough times in which we live gain a holy day of respite from life’s burdens.