Anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel

“Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite. Antisemitism is generally considered to be a form of racism.”[1] Continue reading

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And Ransom Captive Israel

Our second carol, like O Come all ye faithful, was originally written in Latin.   Our version of O Come O Come Immanuel dates back to 1861 when the Hymns Ancient and Modern hymnbook was produced. The original words were used as a plainchant probably going back to the 12th Century.  The earliest surviving copy of the Latin text was published in Cologne, Germany  in 1710. Continue reading