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13. A Sign of Great Hope: The Beginning of the Dialogue between the Holy See and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Norbert J. Hofmann

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228058
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237111 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0013

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

13. A Sign of Great Hope: The Beginning of the Dialogue between the Holy See and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel

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The official dialogue recently established between the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is a recent development in the relationship between Jews and Christians. For the first time in history, the two chief rabbis of Israel were received in private audience by the Holy Father on January 16, 2004. The highest representatives of Orthodox Judaism of Israel met with the head of the Catholic Church in Rome, during their visit for the Concert of Reconciliation among Jews, Christians, and Muslims organized at the Vatican on January 17, 2004. The second meeting took place, February 24–6, 2003, at Grottaferrata, near Rome. The third meeting was held in Jerusalem, December 1–3, 2003 while the fourth meeting was held in Rome/Grottaferrata, October 17–19, 2004.

Keywords: Holy See; Israel; dialogue; rabbis; Christians; Jews; Catholic Church; Rome; Orthodox Judaism

Chapter.  3617 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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