"In response to the letters from Peter Iveson ('Leave the BCP alone', Nov. 2016, p. 5) and Ian Poole ('Prayer not anti-Semitic', Nov. 2016, p. 5), Iveson's comment that the Jews killed Jesus because they wouldn't accept him as the Messiah is a sorry misstatement". "To Poole's question, 'should we not also pray that Jews might have life in the name of Jesus ?', I'd ask: are you saying that Jews might otherwise have no life ? This was not St. Paul's position. has God rejected his people ? By no means !" "It is assuredly time we moved above the old, ignorant 'Christian good, Jew bad' hate language and ideas that sustain it".