Children of Yad vaShem and impatience with non-transparent dialogue

I will persist. My impatience is growing. Long time readers know that I made this simple video at Yad vaShem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. The sound track consists of a recording of the names of the children put to death during those years of the Shoah. Children. What enabled this?

emmanuel celestine suhardThe more I find out about my Jewish ancestry, the more impatient I am to get my hands on a letter dating from the 1940s in the Private Correspondence archives of Supreme Pontiff. It’s what prompted the wonderfully, incisively, terribly utterly sarcastic letter not to the original letter’s authors, but instead to Emmanuel Célestin Cardinal Suhard in 1948. This is ever more significant to an essay I would like to write which I think will go a long way to promote dialogue between Jews and Catholics. Two months ago I asked you readers to wish me luck as I look for some preliminary forays about this, some correspondence, back and forth, to the Prefect of the Holy Office and then to the Secretary of State. I have not quite moved into the “new” (1952) rectory in Andrews, things not being in order, so, the task is nigh impossible. Pray my impatience becomes so great I will turn my little world upside-down to find these preliminaries. Time is short. Always.

Update: This video, sent in by the widow of this gentleman, is queued to a most incisive section of seven interviews spliced together, is a statement of history presented to the ages…

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Filed under Genesis 2-4 to 3-24, Holy See, Jewish-Catholic dialogue

2 responses to “Children of Yad vaShem and impatience with non-transparent dialogue

  1. elizdelphi

    I have a friend here who is an Israeli Jewish young man whom I have loved talking to because I just continually get the idea that we have the same religion, that what I believe is simply that his hopes have been fulfilled.

    It would not be unreasonable to say that Jewish belief in the bodily resurrection of the dead is a belief in what the Messiah has in fact made possible through His Resurrection.

  2. Father George David Byers

    Jesus speaks of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob being therefore the God of the living.

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