Today I remember the Tree of Life synagogue and the devastating outcome unnamed racist and ethno-cultural superiority like antisemitism can create. In a society where people are weary of hearing about it, there are neighbors who are weary of living in the face of it.
It seems to me that Christ-followers should be compelled to name it, confess it, dismantle it, and eradicate it, first from our lives and the Church, and then as a community of witnesses, do the same in society. It’s what Christ-shaped love does if we are to take seriously the command to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves” and “do to others as we would want done to us.”
P.S. As an aside, I find it astounding how Christian’s want to “stand with Israel” with such great passion and commitment to ideology, but dial it down when it comes to standing with those living among us whose roots are in Israel.