Jewish Journal

Jumping for Jesus in a house filled with Jews

by Brad A. Greenberg

May 30, 2008 | 12:05 pm

Karen Lyons kept smacking my leg and acting as if she was going to jump out of her seat. She’s a church-going Christian from Pacific Palisades, married to a

temple-attending Jew, and she’s prone to such reactions when asked why she loves Israel and what she thinks of those who criticize its actions.

“It makes me physically ill, because that is not the Word of God. God have mercy on their souls because they are ignorant,” she said. “He says pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! That is where he is coming back!”

That is the beginning of a column I wrote this week about a large interfaith celebration of Israel, organized by the Israel Christian Nexus and sponsored by the Jewish Federation and Israeli consulate, at L.A.‘s Forum last week. You can read the rest here.

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