Of Concern…

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)  called out the “raw, full-throated and unadulterated anti-Semitism” in a Facebook posting by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Appearing on the eve of Iran’s June 14 presidential elections, the Iranian leader’s Facebook profile featured a visual representation the classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory of Jewish control of the United States government.

Moving Forward…

Vatican City from the wall street journal

Nearly half a century ago, the Second Vatican Council corrected the Roman Catholic Church’s historical attitude toward Jews with the document “Nostra Aetate,” which exonerated the Jewish people of any collective guilt for the killing of Jesus and affirmed that God’s covenant with them had never been abrogated.

The document remains a source of controversy among Catholics, particularly over the question of whether they should ever seek to convert Jews, or merely, as “Nostra Aetate” says, await “that day, known to God alone, on which all peoples will address the Lord with a single voice.” Yet the 1965 document unquestionably opened a period of unprecedented dialogue and dramatic overtures by Catholic leaders—a movement that promises to continue, and even rise to another level, under Pope Francis.