Jewish-Catholic ties: Positive impact of Pope Benedict XVI – opinion A significant example of Benedict’s positive impact on Jewish-Christian relations is evident in his position on the issue of proselytizing.  by Rabbi Pesach Wolicki  | January 4, 2023 With the passing a few days ago of Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger, reaction from the Jewish …

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Why persecution of Christians is a Jewish concern Over the past few years, while the world has been understandably distracted by other headline-grabbing problems, there has been a dramatic rise in the persecution of Christians. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki | April 13, 2022  As Passover approaches, I am reminded of the Passover seasons of my youth growing up …

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Who’s afraid of a Christmas market? Israel has always included and will always include minorities of other nations and faiths. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki, 24.12.21 It was recently reported that Jewish students at Tel Aviv University are up in arms over a “Christmas Market” event held on Dec. 15 on the university campus. The Christmas Market …

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In light of the arson attack over the weekend at the Church of All Nations – Garden of Gethsemane, an OTS delegation met with the Custos of the Holy Land, Francesco Patton, in a visit of solidarity.

“When a religious Jew sets fire to a church, it our duty to condemn this chilul Hashem,” said OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander. “Religious intolerance has no place in the State of Israel, which champions the right to religious freedom and belief.”

In addition to Rabbi Brander, the delegation included Director of OTS’s Center for Jewish Christian Understanding and Cooperation David Nekrutman, Director of OTS’s Blickle Center for Interfaith Dialogue Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, and others.

“This togetherness allows light to illuminate even in the darkest of moments,” Rabbi Brander said.


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  Thank You, Rabbi Scheinberg All of us who work in the sacred space of Jewish-Christian relations owe a supreme debt of honor and gratitude to Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg By David Nekrutman and Pesach Wolicki –  Jerusalem Post Oped, 12/6/2018 On Sunday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation …

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Rabbi Scheinberg receives an award

OTS’s Hertog Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) & Israel’s Foreign Ministry presented Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg with an award on Sunday, in recognition of his decades of work toward strengthening Jewish-Christian ties.  Left to right:  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely, David Nekrutman, Pastor John Hagee, Rabbi Scheinberg, Diana Hagee …

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