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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-07-01

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Jewish-Catholic Scholarly Dialogue Views Faiths' Past, Present Relations

Distinguished Catholic and Jew-
ish theologians, in a dialogue on
theologic issues, cover much ground
in a most impressive work, "Torah
and Gospel," published by Sheed
and Ward. Noted scholars repre-
senting both faiths have aired basic
ideas in this collection of essays,
an outgrowth of a symposium that
was held in January, 1965, at St.
Vincent's Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa.
The scholarly papers indicate
that it was an unusual gathering.
In an afterword in which he sum-
marizes the proceedings, Rabbi
Arthur Gilbert points out that the
krchabbey had made provisions
or kosher foods. He puns about
it: "The Benedictines, in fact,
were most sensitive to every need
of the Jewish participants. I jok-
ingly told one of the priests be-
fore we had our first meal, 'After
four days of this Kosher food,
you'll understand why there is a
Reform Judaism.' But I must now
confess that the food was so good
that the course of Reform Judaism
has been set back 50 years." But
there were no other such puns.
The discussions were on a very

high level.

As a matter of facts. Rabbi
Gilbert's guidance in the Latrobe
deliberations has constructively,
led the discussions towards eval-
uative and exploratory themes
that tended to strengthen the
aim of establishing an atmo-
sphere of common interests.
"Torah and Gospel" contains
many challenges. There is frank-
ness in it. At the same time, there
is a measure of doubt and the
reader will be concerned to know
whether there has arisen a cer-
tainty in the belief that dialogue is
possible.
The fact that Jewish Orthodoxy
was not represented will create a
puzzle — but perhaps it is under-
standable, in view of the recent
differences of opinion on the sub-
ject of the type of dialogue to be
pursued.
Rabbis Jacob B. Agus, Solo-
mon B. Freehof, Robert Gordis,
Solomon Grayzel, Samuel Sand-
mel and Marc H. Tanenbaum;
and the Catholic dignitaries,
Bishop John J. Wright and the
Reverends John F. Cronin, Aidan
Kavanagh, Roland E. Murphy,
John B. Sheerin and Gerald S.
Sloyan were the other partici-
pants.
The varied discussions included
a declaration that there is no anti-
Semitism in the Gospel of St. John.
There were differing views on
many issues, and there was an
evaluation of the past in Catho-
lic-Jewish relations with a lesson
for today, the Rev. Sheerin hav-
ing stated: "The ecumenical tone
is a lesson we have learned from
the pain in the past and I feel that
it will be an immense help in re-
moving the anti-Semitism that
casts a dark cloud over the future."
Dr. Freehof expressed the
view that "the spiritual bond of
prayer and preachment became
in Judaism and in Christianity
an unbroken, daily communion
between man and God—between
EVERY man and God?'
The Rev. Kavanagh, too, stated
that "the unifying keel of the
Judaeo-Christian tradition is the
worshipping community."
There is a most enlightening ac-
count, by Prof. Sandmel, of "Jew-
ish and Catholic Biblical Scholar-
ship." Such scholarship is treated
as "a bond of understanding" by
Rev. Murphy.
Dr. Gordis, dealing with the Jew-
ish perspective of freedom of
conscience, summed it up as fol-
lows:
"Judaism insists on total free-
dom of religious belief and prac-
tice for itself; accepts the exis-

Gift Builds Eliat Library

NEW YORK (JTA)—Mrs. Myer
Feinstein of Philadelphia has es-
tablished the Myer and Rosaline
Feinstein Public Library in Eilat,
Israel, with a gift from the Myer
and Rosaline Foundation to the
Israel Education Fund of the

United Jewish Appeal, it was . an-
nounced here by Joseph Meyerhoff,
IEF chairman.

tense of differences within the
Jewish community and accords to
dissidents the right to their own
viewpoint and practice; recognizes
the existence of other religions
among men and their inherent
rights."
In the Catholic reflections on
freedom of conscience, Bishop
Wright's view was that Dr. Gor-
dis was "generous beyond war-
rant to secular and political au-
thorities in his estimation of
their role in the development of

the right of conscience."
Rabbi Agus' "The Concept of
Israel" is such an extensive thesis,
it is considered such a scholarly
work, that it has been suggested
that he extend it into a full-sized
book.
A valuable contribution to the
discussion was Dr. Grayzel's re-
view of the past in Judaeo-Chris-
tian relations.
Bishop William G. Conner of

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Greensburg, in his introduction,
resorts to a Hebrew greeting-
"elef kabalor paneem l'kulhem"—
"a thousand welcomes to all of
you'—which concludes with "Sha-
lom, Shalom.'
Thus, '7orah and Gospel" is a
positive approach to good rela-
tions. It is a collection of scholar-
ly speeches which, in their totality,
serve the cause of good will at its
best.

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