The celebration of Jubilee 2000 reached beyond the boundaries of the Catholic community, leading to dramatic steps toward reconciliation with other religious communities. In particular, Pope John Paul II focused his efforts on putting an end to the enmity that has existed between Jews and Christians over much of the past two thousand years. In his reflections on the jubilee, he often referred to the penitential actions of Christians...
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Rabbi Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and co-chair of the Joint Commission on Interreligious Affairs of Reform Judaism.