Rabbi Daniel F. Polish is the author of Bringing The Psalms to Life, Keeping Faith with the Psalms and Talking About God, all published by Jewish Lights Publishing. In October, 2008 Rabbi Polish was part of a delegation of Jewish leaders who met with Pope Benedict XVI to discuss current issues between the Jewish community and the Catholic Church. In 2013, he participated in similar conversations with Pope Francis.
After this letter, all of us must contend with the implications of the fact that he knew about the death camps—and he did nothing.
The catechesis that Pope Francis offered in August is in direct and explicit contradiction to the idea that supersessionism has itself been superseded.
How do we find happiness? The answer to this question is very much a scriptural one, though we do not usually think of the Bible as concerned with happiness. We imagine it to be devoted to a whole different set of issues. And yet happiness—our happiness—is very much a part of what the Bi