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American Jews: Embrace your inner Evangelical!

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American Jews need to imitate their Israeli cousins. Or is it brothers, sisters, or the more politically correct, U.S. university-certified noun, the gender-neutral ‘zeiders’ (not to be confused with Zeiders of Lebanon hospitals in Miami and Los Angeles).

But I digress. Israeli Jews are remarkable in their embrace of evangelical Christians. A quick search online yields hundreds of groups staging thousands of tours and, I’m sure, countless other evangelicals arranging personal tour guides. Israelis love their visiting evangelicals, who are hugely supportive of Israel, its culture and worldview.

But American Jews? Not so much. There are so many misconceptions of evangelicals by U.S. Jews, who often view evangelicals — who have traditionally hailed from the south—with both suspicion and distaste. Much of this is cultural: American Jews are........

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