What Christians See in Jews and Israel in 2020 of the Common Era

Christians are today closer to the Jewish people than they’ve been in thousands of years. What are the sources of this momentous rapprochement, and how likely is it to hold?

A man dressed up as Santa Claus gestures as he rides a camel before an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 19, 2019.  AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images.

A man dressed up as Santa Claus gestures as he rides a camel before an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 19, 2019.  AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images.

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July 6 2020
About the author

Wilfred McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship chair in the history of liberty at the University of Oklahoma and the author most recently of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the American Story.


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