Rabbi lauds continued progress in Jewish-Catholic relations
CWN - June 14, 2012
A rabbi active in Jewish-Christian dialogue has written an op-ed piece for The Jerusalem Post lauding continued progress in Jewish-Catholic relations.
“Most Jews in Israel and around the world remain ignorant and unaware of the revolutionary changes which have taken place between Christian groups and Jews and Judaism since the end of World War II,” writes Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Inter-religious Coordinating Council in Israel.
“Many, if not most of the Jews in Israel and abroad simply know virtually nothing about these theological and religious changes,” he added. “Instead, they continue to hold negative attitudes toward Catholics and other Christians, which are based on a very unfortunate negative history of Church persecutions of Jews throughout the Middle Ages, and even in the 20th century.”
Rabbi Kronish praised a recent lecture by Cardinal Kurt Koch as “another positive step in the deepening of relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people and the State of Israel that has been going on for many years now.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($21,923 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!