Jews Torch Church in Northern Israel

The most disturbing thing for me here is the presence of a line from the Aleinu, a prayer read multiple times a day calling for “false gods” to be “utterly destroyed” found in Graffiti outside the burned church. This Church is a sacred place, a place where God is found. These Yeshiva students have done nothing other than profaned the name of God.


Author: Matthew Zachary Gindin

Freelance journalist and teacher. I write regularly for the Forward, All That In Interesting, and the Jewish Independent, and have been published in Religion Dispatches, Situate Magazine, Elephant Journal, and elsewhere.

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