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Christian – Jewish Dialogue

Under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee, I recently attended an ongoing dialogue group that I am a part of with Lutheran clergy and lay leaders, as well as rabbis and lay leaders of the Jewish community.

 

The particular issue before us is a document highly offensive to those of us who are lovers and supporters of Israel. The “Kairos Document” purports to represent the voice of Christian Palestinians. It is a highly charged diatribe filled with invective against Israel. We met with our Christian counterparts in the spirit of cooperation and concern. Our colleagues were as disturbed by the hostility expressed against Israel as were the Jews in the room.

 

We are fortunate to have friends in the Christian community, and must never forget how important it is to continue to nurture these relationships.


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Stuart Weinblatt

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt is the President of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America. From 2009 - 2014 he served as Director of Israel Policy and Advocacy for the Rabbinical Assembly.
Rabbi Weinblatt is the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland, a vibrant Conservative synagogue of 650 families he founded in 1988, along with his wife and a handful of families.