'What Our Church Has Inflicted on Judaism'

An Exchange on Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

I recall an evening I once spent in the company of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the late archbishop of Paris. A convert from Judaism (he was born Aaron Lustiger), the cardinal took his original faith as seriously as he took his acquired one. That evening, exiting an exhausting discussion with a group of rabbis in New York City, he told me with a sigh that one had half-jokingly expressed the...

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Steven Englund, a longtime Commonweal contributor, is currently writing a study, From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism, and Back Again.