John Paul II

Assessing His Legacy

One of the more remarkable expressions of the openness and the atmosphere of universal communication in Western society is that religious figures are judged by their impact on other religious communities as well as their own.

The legacy of Pope John Paul II that had the greatest impact on Jewry may well be one that he left to all of humanity—his role in inspiring and sustaining the Solidarity movement. Poland’s breakaway was a major factor...

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About the Author

Rabbi Irving Greenberg is president of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation and the author of For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity.