At the request of Cardinal Agustin Bea, president of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, who also has as his area of responsibility relations with Judaism, the American Jewish Committee has already submitted two memoranda regarding the treatment of Jews and Judaism in theology and liturgy, intended to guide the development of conciliar documents. The AJC asked the eminent theologian Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to prepare this third memorandum on Catholic-Jewish relations, submitted today from New York.
A Memorandum to His Eminence Agostino Cardinal Bea,
President, The Secretariat for Christian Unity,
Submitted by Abraham Joshua Heschel, New York, May 22, 1962
With humility and in the spirit of commitment to the living message of the prophets of Israel, let us consider the grave problems that confront us all as the children of God. Continue reading