“Israel Team” fights burgeoning antisemitism on college campuses
When churches reject Israel, nations fall in line
Aaron Früh is, among other things, an author, an Evangelical pastor and a Jew. For the past two years, Früh has employed his unique combination of talent, vocation and heritage to oppose growing antisemitism in the United States, particularly among millennial Evangelicals, by “helping them to discover their authentic Hebraic root system” and to become supporters of the Jewish people.
Früh’s vehicle of enlightenment is Israel Team Advocates International, a non-profit corporation launched in 2017 to support Israel and the Jewish people in accord with their mission of sharing truth, standing for justice and showing mercy. “My burden is for the Gentile Church,” Früh, President and CEO of Israel Team, told The Messianic Times, “because, historically, whenever Jews are persecuted, it’s always been The Church that has led the charge… When churches foment rejection of Israel, it seems like nations politically fall in line.”
The need for defense and support of Israel and the Jewish people is greater now than at any time since the Holocaust and its aftermath. And though the Anti-Defamation League has reported that antisemitic hate crimes in America rose 57 percent in 2017 from 2016, the largest single-year jump on record, other recent, “non-violent” manifestations of growing antisemitism are even more disturbing.[Read more…]