From a reader in Israel:

I read with interest your article on the early Christian teachings on tolerance.   Unfortunately most of these words were not heeded.  Nor were the primary teachings of Christianity -- “Love thy neighbor” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”  One thousand years of Christian antisemitism in Europe prepared the way for Hitler's Final Solution.  Indeed I must agree with one Spanish Christian writer that Jesus died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.  All the best and much future success.


Thank you for writing.  I mourn desecrations of Christ’s love among some who have laid claim to His name, as I hate the abominations of the beasts of Auschwitz who despised the very thought of that love.  In my house we remember the words of God to Abraham:  “I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.”  Peace be with you and your family.