Thursday, March 30, 2006

Kiddush Hashem

Steven Weiss posts about YCT's 'Catholic shindig.' Cardinals came to the YCT Beit Midrash to study Talmud with students. This goes further than the RIETS incident two years ago.

Predictably, this offends people.

I disagree strongly.

If one considers the historical relationship of the Catholic Church and the Talmud, “the burnt book,” as one author put it, one would realize that this is an ENORMOUS kiddush Hashem of epic historical proportion. Roman Catholic Cardinals paying homage to the Talmud and covering up their crosses, coming to Jews to respectfully hear what they have to say.

Don’t be knee-jerk. Look at the grand sweep of history.

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