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50 Years of Nostra Aetate (November 2015)

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of what some have called the most radical document by the Second Vatican Council. It's called Nostra Aetate, or "In Our Times," and it was a watershed in Catholic-Jewish relations, as it repudiated anti-Semitism and the charge that Jews were collectively guilty for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Following are three sources for your reading or listening pleasure, if you are interested in learning more:

1-An NPR story-

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/01/453448972/nostra-aetate-opened-up-catholic-jewish-relations-50-years-ago

2-An article from Tablet Magazine, (an online news source that covers the Jewish world and Jewish issues), detailing the Pope’s pronouncement equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism-

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/194614/pope-francis-anti-zionism-is-anti-semitism

3-and an article by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of England-

http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/10/nostra-aetate-fifty-years-on

Sun, November 17 2019 19 Cheshvan 5780