Anti-Semitism in 2017

It’s 2017, I can’t believe that anti-Semitism in the United States is still a thing. (Of course, I’m white, male, heterosexual, and Protestant, so I lead a pretty sheltered life.) More than 100 tombstones in a Jewish Cemetery were toppled yesterday (Monday, February 20, 2017). This is wrong, and we should be ashamed that such a thing (and countless others like it) could happen in our country. I am firmly convinced that although God has grafted the church onto Israel (Romans 11), God has not forgotten nor forsaken the Jewish people. To quote Romans 11.1-2a (CEB): “So I ask you, has God rejected his people? Absolutely not! I’m an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God hasn’t rejected his people, whom he knew in advance.” Moving from general human decency into specifically Christian ethics, if God has not rejected them, then we dare not reject them either.