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  • Some Jews still upset as Pope readies U.S. visit

    By Ben Harris

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When news broke last year that Pope Benedict XVI was reviving an ancient prayer for the conversion of the Jews, the reaction in Jewish circles was outrage tempered by confusion.

    Communal leaders warned that the move would deal a serious blow to the four decades of progress in...

  • Nostra Aetate:

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II, he initiated the process that led to Nostra Aetate, which 40 years ago this year essentially dropped the charge that Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. Nostra Aetate accorded fundamental respect to Judaism, not only...

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