Posts Tagged ‘Jews’

Are Messianic Jews descendants of original Jewish Christians? Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013

“Messianic Jews “represent themselves as modern-day counterparts of first-century Jewish-Christian followers of Jesus, who, as it were, went underground for almost two millenia only to resurface recently as today’s Jewish messianics!” says Rabbi Michael J. Cook, the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor in Judeo-Christian Studies at Hebrew Union College, writes in his book, Modern Jews Engage the Read more

How Denmark saved its Jews from the Nazis Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

They left at night, thousands of Jewish families, setting out by car, bicycle, streetcar or train. They left the Danish cities they had long called home and fled to the countryside, which was unfamiliar to many of them. Along the way, they found shelter in the homes of friends or business partners, squatted in abandoned Read more

Pope Francis praises Jews in letter to newspaper Comments 0

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Pope Francis praised Jews in an open letter to Rome’s liberal newspaper “La Repubblica.” The letter was published on the front page of its September 11 edition, and acted as a response to editorials that had addressed the pontiff on issues of religion and faith. The pope’s reply calls for a necessary and open dialogue Read more

Protestants are ‘more creative’ than Catholics and Jews Comments 0

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Researchers from the University of Illinois wanted to test a previously-held theory that introverted people who suppress emotions about sex and depravity are more creative than people who are more open and extroverted. They discovered that Protestants, or people who grow up in a Protestant communities, can channel suppressed emotions more effectively than their Catholic Read more

The Spanish Inquisition in context Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It is difficult for us to understand the Spanish Inquisition because we are so used to the separation of church and state in modern times. During the time in which the Inquisition in Spain was most active (1480-1600s), however, heresy was considered a crime similar to political treason because the monarchies of Europe and the Read more

Christian can’t be anti-Semite, Pope insists Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

“Given our common roots, a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite!” Pope Francis has declared to a delegation from a broad-based coalition of Jewish organisations representing Judaism to other religions. The Pope said Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person. “Humanity needs our joint Read more

Holocaust at sea: the lone survivor of the ‘Struma’ Comments 0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

David Stoliar’s neat house sits atop a hill on the edge of Bend, a small city in central Oregon. A few steps lead up to the front door. Stoliar’s wife, Marda, opens, followed by a happy beagle. “Come in,” she says cheerfully. “Come in.” Her husband is waiting in the living room, surrounded by souvenirs Read more

Bergoglio had good relations with Argentinian Jews Comments 0

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As an Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is said to have a good relationship with Argentinian Jews. Rabbi David Rosen, the director of interfaith affairs for the American Jewish Committee, said that the new pope is a “warm and sweet and modest man” known in Buenos Aires for doing his own cooking and personally answering his phone. Read more

Catholic guilt on sexual sins no longer exists, study shows Comments 1

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Catholic guilt has been laid to rest and even most Mass-going Catholics no longer feel guilty about sexual sins, according to research in the United Kingdom. While a poll of 4437 adults detected no evidence that Catholics feel more guilty about sexual sins than other religious people, it found that religious people in general feel Read more

Author finds new evidence that Pius XII saved Jews Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

New evidence that Venerable Pius XII saved Jews from the Holocaust has been unearthed by a British author who was given access to previously unpublished Vatican documents and tracked down victims, priests and others who had not told their stories before. A report in The Guardian newspaper says Vatican insiders believe this new evidence will Read more