Jews, Catholics, Parley

Much Accomplished in a Convivial Atmosphere

Jews, Catholics, ParleyFor three days, from May 13-16, about 50 Jewish and Catholic clergy, scholars and lay leaders gathered in Rome for  the 24th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee in an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation. As a result of these meetings and many other positive developments, the Catholic Church has indeed become a friend of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

The Jewish side in the dialogue is represented by the unique International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), which represents Jews from all over the world and includes rabbinic and synagogue organizations and defense agencies. It is my privilege to represent the  Orthodox Union on this committee. The group is a paragon of Jewish unity, working together
seamlessly to represent the Jewish people to international religious bodies, including some much less positively disposed to Jews than the Catholic Church.

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