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Statement on Catholic Jewish Relations Statement on Catholic Jewish Relations

A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "NOSTRA AETATE" (NO.4)   Read full article...
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Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood

A New Jewish View of Jewish-Christian Relations On November 23, 2015 at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the "Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood," signed by various persons of the French Jewish world (Jean-François Bensahel, Rabbi Philippe Haddad, Rabbi Rivon Krygier, Raphy Marciano, Franklin Rausky), was presented by the Chief Rabbi of France, Haim Korsia to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the Archbishop of Paris.  An unofficial English translation of the statement follows. For the French original, visit the website of the Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France (AJCF)..  
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Leading Jewish figures pay homage to the declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’ Leading Jewish figures pay homage to the declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’

From the Times of Israel's French edition On the occasion of the ceremony, Haïm Korsia will hand a text entitled “A Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood” to the archbishop of Paris October 25, 2015 The conciliar declaration ‘Nostra Aetate” is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. On the occasion of this event, five leading figures of French Judaism have drafted a text entitled “A Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood,” which reflects the desire for a renewal of the brotherhood between Jews and Christians. The authors of this declaration come from the various movements of French Judaism: Jean-Fran&...
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Marking Fifty Years Of Nostra Aetate

The year 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, a remarkable document produced by the Second Vatican Council in 1965, during the papacy of Pope John XXIII. In a relatively few brief words, Nostra Aetate addressed– and began to heal– the legacy of centuries of Catholic anti-Semitism, and a larger process of Catholic reconciliation with Judaism. The traditional language of the Good Friday liturgy that had explicitly blamed the Jews for the crucifixion of Jesus was removed, along with the condemnation and rejection of Judaism that went with it. Nostra Aetate proclaimed clearly and unambivalently that, while some Jews had sought the crucifixion of J...
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THE ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

20 candles to mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, were lit during a a solemn commemorative service in Westminster Abbey on Monday 6 July 2015.   Read the full article
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