Have you seen the headlines lately? Things are happening which seemed unheard of just a few years ago.
Today I saw the article about the Swiss hotel which posted a sign that requested Jewish guests to shower before entering the swimming pool, but did not mention other guests. The Swiss tourism spokesman said, “It’s just this one lady at this one hotel who was not on top of the situation,” Berger said. “It’s an isolated incident that doesn’t need for greater action to be taken.” I think he is missing the point. He was responding to the fact that many Orthodox Jews have started frequenting the area in recent years for vacation and is just saying that the one lady didn’t know that. But the deeper issue is that what she said was highly offensive, totally anti-Semitic. It is not just the matter of she may hurt business, or doesn’t understand her clientele! It is the evil of her beliefs.
In other news today, we see that a Holocaust Memorial and a synagogue in the U.S. were vandalized and urinated upon. These types of occurrences are more and more common.
Baruch and I were discussing this today and he made a very good point. Anti-Semitism, racism, and other hateful beliefs are now being lumped together with beliefs such as pro-life, disagreeing with same-sex marriage, and believing that the homosexual lifestyle is against G-d’s Word. What will happen soon is that we, who believe in the Bible and G-d’s Laws, will be called racist and intolerant.
It will become more and more difficult for us to defend ourselves, as we will be lumped in with haters, white supremacists and evildoers. When we do not compromise, and hold to the belief that there are absolute truths, we will become hated. And this should not be a surprise. We need to be in the Word and pray for wisdom.