Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally August 24 in Jerusalem

I just read Dovid Efune’s informative Huffington Post blog about Glenn Beck’s visit to Israel. Beck has recently been quoting Ruth from the Old Testament: “Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. … Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.”

Beck has proven to be a great champion of Israel and the Jewish people. “Go know.” With the U.S. government  waffling in it’s support, given President Obama’s suggestion that Israel should go back to 1967 borders, it is refreshing to hear of Beck’s friendship. Looking forward to hearing about the rally on August 24th in Jerusalem.

WILL POPE’S BOOK SWAY ANTI-SEMITES?

In Associated Press article about Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, the writer says that within its pages, the Pope totally and specifically exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ.

“The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who writes frequently about spirituality, said the pope’s new book was a ‘ringing reaffirmation’ of Nostra Aetate, which was passed during the Second Vatican Council, with the pope putting his ‘personal stamp on it in a way that’s irrefutable.'”

It remains to be seen whether the highly regarded intellect of this Pope and his momentous affirmation of the Jewish people’s innocence of deicide will change centuries’ old hate and blame. But it can’t hurt, can it?