(2/2) beliefs, and that if a Jewish value contradicts a Christian value or vice-versa, the Jewish value will always be tossed aside, rather than a discussion or a compromise. It makes me feel like I’m being used as a way to hide religious fanaticism in broad daylight, but I don’t know if this is just me being knee-jerk or if what I’m saying is valid. What do you guys think about the term?
I personally absolutely resonate with your disgruntled feelings here. I apologize for being so blunt to such a thoughtful question, but you absolutely have every right to feel this way.
As Jews, our values often intersect with those of Christians. But as often as they do, there are far too many areas where they do not intersect.
And yes, this often comes with contemporary antisemitism. And yes, it can (and should) make you feel uncomfortable.
Let us hope and pray for a world filled with goodness, light, love, and hope where issues of antisemitism, and bigotry aimed at other religious, racial, and social minorities, is nonexistent.
Have a great night, friend.