Sunday, July 23rd | 29 Tammuz 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
December 7, 2015 4:09 pm

Orthodox Rabbis Advocate Christian-Jewish Partnership

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Orthodox Rabbis Advocate Christian-Jewish Partnership" to a friend
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin said “The real importance of this Orthodox statement is that it calls for fraternal partnership between Jewish and Christian religious leaders." Photo: Ohr Torah Stone.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin: “The real importance of this Orthodox statement is that it calls for fraternal partnership between Jewish and Christian religious leaders.” Photo: Ohr Torah Stone.

JNS.org – A group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis is advocating for increased partnership between Christians and Jews.

More than 25 Orthodox rabbis from Israel, the US and Europe released the statement titled “To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians” on the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) website.

“The real importance of this Orthodox statement is that it calls for fraternal partnership between Jewish and Christian religious leaders, while also acknowledging the positive theological status of the Christian faith. Jews and Christians must be in the forefront of teaching basic moral values to the world,” said Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, CJCUC’s founder.

Related coverage

September 16, 2016 2:04 am
1

Were God Merely to ‘Exist,’ Our Prayers Would Be Meaningless

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere,” said Voltaire. Indeed, trying to describe God is like trying to...

The statement addresses the positive shift in Christian attitudes toward Jews, particularly after seeing a new Christian affirmation of the Jewish covenant following the Second Vatican Council and the Catholic Church’s publication of the Nostra Aetate declaration in 1965.

“Both Jews and Christians have a common covenantal mission to perfect the world under the sovereignty of the Almighty, so that all humanity will call on His name and abominations will be removed from the earth. We understand the hesitation of both sides to affirm this truth and we call on our communities to overcome these fears in order to establish a relationship of trust and respect,” the new statement read.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Mike hayes

    Great to see this. Much can be realized through dialogue and mutual respect and understanding. I am sorry to see proselytizing comments posted so often by overly zealous people on many sites. This initiative will bear fruit and mutual support, I have no doubt. Every blessing!

Algemeiner.com