The Pope's Apology and the Grounds of Forgiveness

By Steve Greenberg

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author discusses Pope John Paul II's apology to the Jewish community, made at Yad Vashem, the The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. He analyzes how the Jewish community found the apology incomplete due to the Pope's avoidance of blaming the Christian church for its antisemitism. With references to the Talmud, there is a further analysis on the nature of atonement, and how the church may attain full forgiveness in the future.

Topic: Jewish-Christian Relations, Antisemitism, Shoah, Holocaust

Name of Publication: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

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Genre: Brief

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Greenberg, Steve. The Pope's Apology and the Grounds of Forgiveness. CLAL Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2465


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