No, Not So...
The Jews I know respect the different religions around our neighborhood, and that includes the Christian Sabbath on Sundays. On Saturday, September 17, 2011, a man stood across the street from EDOS (East Denver Orthodox Synagogue) with a sign. The sign was a piece of plywood with white paint “shouting, JESUS DIED 4U, JESUS LOVES U, JESUS IS MESSIAH.” He shouted those words and other words “YOU ARE GOING TO HELL,” as people came and left the synagogue on the Jewish Sabbath.
Majority of people coming and going into the synagogue ignored the act of hate. One lady shouted back, “Amen, and Thank You.” The Sabbath a day I respect for both Jews and Christians alike, and going to Synagogue or Church is personal. It’s a day to connect with G-D and empty a heavy heart, a day to see fellow congregants, and catch up on gossip. The joys of religion, the sad part is the violation of the sacred Sabbath by an Anti-Semite, on the day of rest, but hate never rests or sleeps.
Sunday September 18, 2011, in Lakeland, Florida, a man opened fire in a church filled with parishioners and three people where shot, one is dead, one is in critical condition, and the other has non-life threatening injuries. The synagogue is lucky that the man standing with the sign did not open fire or storm the synagogue.
All this religious hatred it’s horrible when the world is in need of unity.