Many of these Baptist pastors “go back home to preach about building bridges with Israel and the Jewish community”

PATHEOS
Building Bridges Between the Black Church and the Israeli People
by Eliana Rudee
March 8, 2017

In addition to citing religious reasons to support Israel, many Baptist leaders appeal to historical ties between Jews and the African American community, citing that Jews were there for them when they needed it during the civil rights movement, and now Jews need their solidarity. They hope to extend solidarity between the two groups by renewing the historical relationship from the 1960s, when Jews marched (two of them killed) in the Selma Civil Rights March with Martin Luther King Jr. Upon returning home, Reverent Tolbert said that he was especially grateful to “strengthen our connection to the Israeli people and most importantly, to G-d.” READ MORE

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