Skip to comments.Pope: “True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite”
Posted on 06/25/2013 2:00:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Pope Francis has condemned anti-Semitism, saying that it has no place in the church.
Because of our common roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic, Francis said on Monday at a meeting with a delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC).
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Couldn’t have said it better. Exactly.
I was at work a few days ago (building) and the man who lived next door came wondering in for a look.I asked him about his accent and he replied he was an Israeli.I climbed down off the ladder,walked over to him,shook him by the hand,looked him in the eye and said "shalom".The look on his face was priceless!He was so shocked at first and then was absolutely beaming.
He's actually the first Jew I've ever met AFAIK.For the ten odd minutes he was there he never stopped smiling.He said he'd not had such a greeting from a total stranger before.I don't really care what anyone says,I felt humbling to finally meet one of those from that nation that has been in my thoughts for close to 30 years.I took it as a wonderfull blessing.
BTW,the Pope is spot on here.
Didn’t a previous Pope call the Jews “our beloved elder brethren”?
Yep, the Pope is working the 10 ring hard on this one. I couldn’t agree more.
Case in point...a few weeks ago Mark Steyn spoke at a Synagogue near me that I attended.The audience seems to be mainly members of the Congregation (lots of yulmakers ? spelling).The Rabbi spoke for about 10 minuted before Steyn came to the podium and he was outstanding.He talked about religion,politics,society...and was right on the mark with everything he said.
And I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood (a liberal one to be sure,in a town once represented by Barney Fa...no,can't say that...Barney Frank).
All males must wear a yarmulke in a synagogue (Jewish or not).
That's not what I was told.I specifically asked the guy behind me,who was wearing one,if I was required to and he laughed and said "no,if we were in a different section of the Synagogue you'd be required to but not here (I think the talk took place in an ancillary area where actual worship doesn't occur).
Many of my friends growing up were Jewish, I went to my share of Bar Mitzvahs, even though we were Catholic.
That’s probably why.