How misreadings of the Christian Gospels fuel anti-Judaism and Ignore Jesus’ Jewishness

This however does not suggest that opposition to the State of Israel is  anti- Semitic or anti-Judaic

Many Christians of varying denominations regard their faith as having developed from Jesus’s rejection of Judaism. But Jesus was a faithful Jew who respected and protected Jewish traditions, practices and laws. The belief that Christianity replaced or supplanted Judaism is known as Christian supersessionism. Christian supersessionism has not only fed into negative perceptions of Jews and Judaism since antiquity, but has also incited violence against Jews. Historically, Christian anti-Jewish sentiment often became especially pronounced when Christians observed Holy Week, the week commemorating the time leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. As Amy-Jill Levine, a leading professor of New Testament and Jewish studies, writes, “every time the Passion narratives are read, the threat of anti-Judaism reappears.”

Source: How misreadings of the Christian Gospels fuel anti-Judaism and Ignore Jesus’ Jewishness

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