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‘People of Israel need our prayerful support,’ say US faith leaders from coast to coast as war continues

With some 1,000 Israelis dead as of Monday evening and at least 11 Americans confirmed dead as well, faith leaders from across the U.S. shared their most solemn thoughts and deepest sympathies about the terror attacks over the weekend launched on Israel by Hamas and Islamic jihadists — and the now ongoing war. 

The fighting began on Saturday morning.

Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Fox News Digital, “In Deuteronomy 7:6, God refers to the Jewish people when he says, ‘For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.’”

Ginn added, “This promise is [also] contained in the same Bible as John 3:16 — and I believe that God meant both of them.”

Taylor added that “acts of unity, expressions of goodness and kindness, faith and solidarity play an important role in eradicating darkness from this world. Those who are part of the Jewish people may want to consider taking on an extra mitzvah, as doing something Jewish is not only an act of solidarity, but spiritually uplifts someone on the other side of the world.”

“Those who are not part of the Jewish people,” he also said, “may want to consider reaching out to someone in your life that is Jewish, and letting them know that you’re thinking about them and that they’re not alone.”

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Maureen Mackey is managing editor of lifestyle for Fox News Digital.


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