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FaithShort Take
Guy Alaluf
Catholics and Jews must be very careful not to reduce our relations with one another to politics or diplomacy. Instead, we should seek friendship and interreligious dialogue that can thrive beyond all political considerations.
Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pope Francis embrace after visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 26, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
David Meyer
The Second Vatican Council helped establish a bond of friendship between Catholics and Jews. What is the state of that unity after the Oct. 7 terrorist massacre?
"The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" (1862) by the 19th century German Jewish painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
“Rapito” is a compelling and often infuriating tale of church power that will likely never be shown at the Vatican.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
How will the Catholic response to a rise in antisemitism around the world, following the deadliest day for the Jews since the Holocaust, be viewed in 50 years? Will it have been enough?
People mourn at the graveside of Eden Guez during her funeral in Ashkelon, Israel, Oct. 10, 2023. She was killed while attending a festival that was attacked by Hamas gunmen from Gaza. (OSV News photo/Violeta Santos Moura, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Maggie Phillips
Let me help you, Jews and gentiles alike, bridge the gap that’s keeping us from really being there for each other.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Many Catholics overcame their antisemitic prejudices to rescue and save Jewish people in danger, “sometimes at the cost of their lives,” some Jewish and Catholic historians said at an international conference.