A Nearness in Difference

Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Since Vatican II

More than forty years ago, I was present at what I believe was the first formal Jewish-Catholic colloquy ever held in the United States. Sponsored by the American Benedictine Academy, it took place at the oldest Benedictine monastery in America, St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from January 25 to 28, 1965. I remember vividly my sense of trepidation.

When I traveled to St. Vincent’s, I could not shake the...

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Eugene B. Borowitz is Distinguished University Professor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.