Monday, March 01, 2004

The Passion — "pro-Israel"

So, says Zev Chafets, in yesterday's NY Daily News. About those Jews who are infuriated by The Passion he says:
these Jews need to relax. Gibson is telling a 2,000-year-old story. Most Christians are smart enough and reasonable enough to understand the distinction between Caiaphas and Jerry Seinfeld.
And, of course, he's right. Anyone who has a pathological hatred of the Jews is still going to hate after seeing this film. But, for most Christians, seeing this film will have absolutely no bearing on how they perceive modern Jews or the state of Israel.