Is Christian-Jewish Theological Dialogue Permitted? A Postscript to Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s article, “Confrontation”

Is Christian-Jewish Theological Dialogue Permitted? A Postscript to Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s article, “Confrontation”

BY RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN My revered teacher and mentor, Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik, published an essay entitled “Confrontation,” dealing with the subject of Jewish-Christian dialogue; it appeared in the Spring 1964 edition of Tradition, the official journal of the (Orthodox) Rabbinical Council of America.  What follows is an analysis of and commentary on my mentor’s […]

Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ and the Jews

Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ and the Jews

The second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth” has already created a splash. Even before the book’s release, numerous Jewish leaders lavished effusive praise on Benedict for the volume’s exculpation of the Jews in Jesus’ crucifixion. But is anything new here? Has Benedict broken any ground regarding how Catholics need to understand their […]