Everyone gets too much mail and we all make frequent use of the delete button, but I implore you to take four minutes to read this note to the end in the hope that it might speak to your heart.
Let me start with good news: in spite of the Coronavirus this year, the work of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians (AAJC) has been blessed. We change the politico-cultural landscape by changing hearts and providing good people with spiritual ammunition to fight the good fight. Requests for our resources and interactions with our ‘Happy Warriors’ reveal that during 2020 we encouraged nearly twice as many people as last year. “What’s the bad news?” you’re asking.
The bad news is how extensively socialism has been appealing to young people this year. The fact is that most of the beauty, affluence, freedom, and compassion of civilization is due to its Judeo-Christian foundation. Few of us would prefer to live under any other cultural system in the world. The idea of living in a post-Biblical, socialistic society is frightening. Yet that is just what progressivism promises. We must increasingly offer the alternative, the antidote.
People around the world are responding to the seductive calls of far-left politicians, many not embarrassed to identify as socialists. Sadly, many consider Christianity the greatest threat to their views. They have weaponized Covid-lockdowns to harm churches and synagogues. Their attempt to vilify Christians is succeeding. We are now at the next stage where the most basic traditional values dear to both Jews and Christians are under actual assault.
Clearly the future of civilized freedom rests upon our ability to defeat the forces of secular, socialist, progressive tyranny. This can be greatly assisted by combining the resources, energies, and conviction of both Jews and Christians. There is much work to be done, much of it within the world’s Jewish communities, to help bring about a full and effective alliance.
We intend to keep on doing this and much more during the coming year, and with your help, our efforts will be blessed. The American Alliance of Jews and Christians continues to change the hearts that will change the culture by consistently publishing three weekly resources, Thought Tools, Susan’s Musings, and Ask the Rabbi. We put out a weekly audio podcast carried on The Blaze, iTunes, YouTube and now, many other platforms. We also put out a daily television show, Ancient Jewish Wisdom with Rabbi Daniel & Susan Lapin produced by the TCT Television Network and which we make available online. We republished America’s Real War, the book that presents the AAJC manifesto and so it is again available. In the fall, we launched a new website to encourage our Happy Warriors to connect. This allows those who share our values a place to “meet up” and strengthen one another’s resolve. It is a forum for discussion and fellowship.
During this year it has been almost impossible to hold live events, however, unexpectedly, Zoom has allowed us to reach large new audiences both domestic and foreign. We have provided programs for audiences of over 600 at a time not only in the USA but also in the UK, Switzerland, and several Caribbean countries. We have made available a new Hebrew/English Bible and an in-depth Bible study program called Scrolling Through Scripture to disseminate the fuel that drives us.
Our organization’s reach continues to grow. Our resources are now becoming available in Hungarian, Chinese, Croatian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Korean. It is important that we make common cause with like-minded friends all over the world. Even before the world reopens, we are planning more events and appearances, more outreach, more persuasion, friendships and alliances, and more effectiveness as we focus on our commonality—the Bible.
Working together, you and I are making a difference in protecting that vital set of foundational values, and I appreciate your partnering with the American Alliance of Jews and Christians.
With your help, which is your personal decision, we will make all this and more come to pass in 2021. We are planning activities that will require a budget of $750,000.
I greatly appreciate your spectacular generosity in the past and I humbly enlist your support for what lies ahead. Any amount that your heart and prayers lead you to devote to this work will be a sacred element of our efforts and I thank you. If right now is not the best time for you to partner with me in the American Alliance of Jews and Christians, your prayers and good wishes are also so very needed.
Whatever support you can give to our work will be very much appreciated. American Alliance of Jews and Christians (AAJC) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. We have several different ways that you can make your tax-deductible donation:
- By mail (send Check or Cash in enclosed envelope) to: AAJC, 110 W. 6th Ave, #267, Ellensburg, WA 98926. (note this is a new address)
- Through our website (Credit Card, PayPal and other online donation options).
- Amazon Smile (a small portion of your Amazon shopping purchases will go to AAJC).
May God bless you and protect you and may we all be privileged to do our part in protecting the legacy He entrusted to humanity on Mount Sinai over three thousand years ago.
Thank you for helping make my life work possible.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President
American Alliance of Jews and Christians