The Thorny Path

A Russian in America, a Catholic Jew

In a certain sense, every Christian is Jewish. This is something I could have told you years ago—I’m a scholar of religion, after all. But it’s possible to know a thing without fully comprehending it. While I knew that Christianity started out as a sect of Judaism, I did not realize the depth of their connection until they came together in my one heart.

A Jew by birthright, I am connected to a nation spread around the globe, to a mythos...

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About the Author

Maria Kaplun teaches Catholic Studies at Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.