I just read a survey completed by a commissioned task force of Holocaust survivors, historians and experts from Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The subjects of the survey were 18-39 year old Americans.
Results? Of those who had heard of the Holocaust, 63% didn’t realize over 6 million Jews were murdered, 36% thought it was less than 2 million, and of the total 18-39 year olds in America who did not know the numbers, 23% said the Holocaust was exaggerated, a myth or they weren’t sure. 12% said they had never heard of the Holocaust. Of all the respondents, 44% had never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Today, I am looking at California AB 2016, current legislation to become law in March. This is “Critical Ethnic Studies”, Critical Race Theory by another name, being proposed as mandatory for California High Schools. In the original Critical Ethnic Studies curriculum proposed in 2019, there was no information concerning Jewish- Americans, and no mention of anti-semitism. However, 20 California school districts adopted this anti-Semitism denial curriculum in their local districts, anyway. Statewide, this curriculum was rejected by Governor Newsom, and the Superintendent of the State Board of Education. Good for them.
Except now, the new curriculum, the final revision being proposed to become policy in March, while including information on anti- Semitism, includes the most racist response possible. Jews are now officially labeled in the racist Critical Race Theory collective categories of “oppressor“, “racially privileged”, and “white”, joining all the other oppressive, racially privileged “white” people.
Yes, Jews, of course, for almost 4000 years, some of the most oppressive and privileged of all people…These are toxic, evil and monstrous teachings which will poison our children, funded by us, as taxpayers.
Lord have mercy…
Jesus comes at a particular time, in a particular place, and in the midst of a particular people to announce God’s Kingdom breakthrough. We will look at the significance of this as we seek to strengthen our knowledge and faith.
Tuesday Nights for 10 weeks-
Beginning Sept. 10th
Cost: Free, including food!
– Cheese or Cheese & Pepperoni pizza
– Soft Drinks
Each session will be self-contained. Bring a Bible and notebook. Pastor Dana is leading these sessions, and they are open to everyone. Of course, they will be especially helpful if you are going on the Holy Land Trip in April 2020.
I invite you to embark upon the journey of a lifetime! Whether it’s the first time or a return trip, to walk in the steps of Jesus will be an inspiring experience. See the stories you’ve read or heard over the years come
alive! Reaffirm your baptism in the waters of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. Visit Bethlehem where Jesus was born, Nazareth where Jesus grew up and worked as a builder and Jerusalem – the holy city that was witness to the death and resurrection of our Lord.
I am excited to be leading this ten day adventure, April 21-30, 2020! Just click on the brochure link here and you can see all the details.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to call me@ 818-427-2086.
I climb the “snake trail” up to the Masada fortress where the last stand of Israel against the Romans took place in 74 AD.
38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
How did the architect subtly share the Gospel on the Mount of Olives at the site where Jesus wept for Jerusalem?