sabato 18 settembre 2021

A pope, two rabbis and a new concern about supersessionism

(Eric Greenberg and Eugene Fisher, RNS)
Both traditions are still learning how to speak to one another about their self-understandings. -- Keen observers of interfaith dialogue may have recently followed an uneasy exchange between the Vatican and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Rome over sermons by Pope Francis that seemed to suggest that Jewish observance of the Torah today is obsolete. This new tension is significant because the flowering Catholic-Jewish dialogue has since 1965 served as a positive model to other religions around the world, demonstrating how two religions with such a deeply tragic 2,000-year history can successfully reconcile and build a new, productive relationship to benefit humanity. (...)