Hi friends! As Christians, it is so important to understand the Jewish roots of our Christian faith. (I wrote of it briefly in A Supreme Gift to the Gentiles and Repaying the Debt of Gratitude.) If not for Judaism, Christianity would not exist! After all, the Jews gave us God’s Word and the Messiah…among other things!
One of the important ways to rightly relate to our Jewish friends is to express our support of Israel and the Jewish people. That may be done in numerous ways, but I want to encourage you to do so in a very tangible way.
Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Israel Lau, will be in Phoenix March 14. Organizers are inviting, and actively encouraging, those of Christian faith to join them in this historic celebration of the Rabbi’s visit. One of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp, Lau ultimately rose to become Chief Rabbi of Israel, despite overcoming the brutal murder of his entire family at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Today, he is Chairman of Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Research Center.
A master storyteller, Rabbi Lau has published a book, Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last, and is an inspiring speaker. His historic visit to Phoenix will be a “Life and Leadership Celebration,” where we will hear about the heroes who helped him go from child survivor to Chief Rabbi. It promises to be an unforgettable evening, and is the perfect opportunity for us as followers of the Jewish Messiah to express support for our Jewish friends.
I plan to be there on Monday, March 14…will you join me? A VIP Reception will be held at 6:00pm, followed by the general program at 7:30pm. The event will be held at the brand new Chateau Luxe, and you will find a short promo video here.
Let’s go support our Jewish friends…see you there!