Dabru Emet - A Reconstructionist Perspective

By Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Fall 2002

In 2000, four prominent scholars composed, and 170 Jewish leaders signed, a documented called "Dabru Emet," which offered a Jewish response to recent Christian efforts to bridge the divide between the two faith communities. Dabru Emet received some sharp criticisms, particularly in its claim that "Nazism was not a Christian phenomenon" and that "Jews and Christians worship the same God." The author offers her own critique, claiming that the conciliatory statements of faith made in Dabru Emet do not reflect the theological beliefs of modern Jews and may actually detract from interfaith efforts with non-Christian religious groups. She applauds the value of cooperation modeled by the authors of Dabru Emet but hopes that such cooperation can be found in less particularistic venues in the future.

Topic: Theology, Jewish-Christian Relations, Reconstructionist Judaism, Community Relations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 65/No. 1

Page Number(s): 32-40

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Fuchs-Kreimer, Nancy. Dabru Emet - A Reconstructionist Perspective. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Fall 2002: 32-40. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5866


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