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May 5, 2011 | 10:31 am
Passover is over and Shavuot is weeks away. It’s a season when Jews traditionally take time for contemplation and reflection.
This year, I’ve been reflecting on Catholicism. Rather on the complicated interfaith nexuses between Catholics and Jews.
In large part, of course, this is...
May 3, 2011 | 6:46 pm
On April 29, two days before Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome, the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced plans to establish a new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles dedicated to the late pontiff.
A native of Poland, during his papacy John Paul worked to...
May 1, 2011 | 3:13 pm
Pope John Paul II, who made fostering Catholic-Jewish relations and remembering the Holocaust cornerstones of his papacy, was beatified at the Vatican.
John Paul’s successor, Pope Benedict XVI, officiated at Sunday’s ceremony—the last step before canonization, or sainthood—before an...
October 10, 2008 | 1:18 amConsul General Dayan
I have been around long enough now to see many Israeli consuls general come and go ("Death to Fanatistan," Oct. 3).
Some made a big difference; some had almost no discernible impact. But on a warm September day on Wilshire Boulevard, Consul General Yaakov...
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May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm
A Real Rabbi
We can't speak for our entire congregation, but Rabbi Karen Deitch's article ("SWF Rabbi," April 1) did not embarrass us (Letters, April 29). We invite you to attend one of our erev Shabbat services when Deitch is officiating. She is a well-spoken, insightful and...
April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
During his papacy, Pope John Paul II repeatedly condemned anti-Semitism and met frequently with Jewish religious and lay leaders. He also took certain steps that Jews criticized. Following are some of the milestones in his relations with Jews and Israel:
1920s-1930s -- Karol...
April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Wiesenthal Delegation Asks Pope to Condemn Terror
In a 40-minute private audience Monday, Dec. 1 with Pope John Paul II, a Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation appealed to the pontiff to condemn suicide bombings and international terrorism as "crimes against God and crimes...
April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pmChinese President Jiang Zemin donned his black kippah and followed in Pope John Paul II's footsteps to the Western Wall last week, confident that the world's biggest atheistic state would soon receive a $250 million airborne surveillance system from Israel Aircraft Industries on...
March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pmPope John Paul II will act this month on two prominent themes that have colored his papacy: seeking forgiveness for past Catholic errors, including the treatment of Jews, and his intense personal dream of making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
But his actions on these issues are coming...
March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pmThough the agreement signed by the Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) last week was aimed at strengthening Arab-Catholic ties, it will probably go down as having a greater influence on Catholic-Jewish ties.
Signed on the eve of Pope John Paul II's trip to Israel...
October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pmAccording to Rabbi Harold Schulweis, the present pope, John Paul II, has reached out to the Jews of the world in ways that far exceed any acts of his predecessors. He has begun a re-examination of the church's treatment of Jews, long overdue, but hitherto unacknowledged. Moreover, he...
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn a High Holiday letter to Jewish friends, New York's Roman Catholic cardinal has expressed "abject sorrow" for centuries of anti-Semitism, and called for a new era of respect and love between Christians and Jews.
The powerfully worded letter from Cardinal John O'Connor echoed...
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmThere is a haunting image in the early part of the PBS "Frontline" documentary on Pope John Paul II. As the Warsaw ghetto goes up in flames, just outside the wall and within sight and sound of the remaining Jewish resistance fighters, a carousel goes round and round, full of...
September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pmI begin by expressing my admiration and respect for Monsignor Vadakin whom I have known for close to three decades. I have reason to know of his integrity and moral courage, his deep respect for Judaism and his love for the Jewish people.
It is not with anyone that I would broach the...
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