Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical seminary, called for the creation of panels to evaluate the veracity of abuse claims before they are forwarded to the authorities.
Two rabbis affiliated with Yeshiva University are in the news this week, one delivering the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention in Tampa that will send a devout Mormon and devout Catholic off on the campaign trail, and the other criticized for expressing views that appear to be unaware or dismissive of the major positive changes toward Judaism within the Catholic Church of recent decades.
A coalition of 35 American institutions engaged in Jewish-Christian relations responded sharply this week to a recent article by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University, that suggests the Catholic Church is missionizing in Israel and that Israeli rabbis who engage in dialogue with the Church are guilty of idolatry.
The Board of Directors of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations
The Board of Directors of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (www.ccjr.us), an association of thirty-five academic centers and institutes in the United States and Canada devoted to enhancing understanding between Jews and Christians, objects to Rabbi Herschel Schachter's recent polemical claims and blatant inaccuracies, published in a d’var Torah for Parshat Re’eh on torahweb.org.
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