How is it possible that any Jew would enter in here at this Vatican-owned "Guesthouse" called "Our Lady" with an actual statue of Mary and Baby Jee-zeus on top of it??? (Not to mention what is inside!!)
On Wed/Thurs, July 12th and 13th, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Yuval Cherlow will be the Jewish speakers at the Catholic-sponsored Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for the Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities. Peta Pellach of the Elijah Interfaith Institute is billed as the "Master of Ceremonies." (See the brochure.)
At least Rabbi Sacks' appearance is to be via video.
One of the stated objectives is to "to better understand what forgiveness is from the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
Is there anyone out there with a connection to Rabbi Cherlow who can verify his participation at this venue? Maybe you can talk him out of it!
It'll be a few more months yet, but in December 2017, this same venue, the Pontifical Institute - Notre Dame - of Jerusalem Center, in partnership with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) will also host "A Celebration of The Life And Legacy of Pope Saint John XXIII" under the heading "I am Joseph, your brother."
An all-day celebration of learning and fellowship for Jews and Christians of all backgrounds to honor the achievements of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who later became Pope John XXIII. The son of poor sharecroppers, Roncalli became a Vatican envoy who secretly saved countless lives during the Shoah and as Pope John XXIII revolutionized the Catholic Church and its relations with the Jews. If not for him, Jewish-Catholic reconciliation might not have been possible.There is no reasoning with them. They just won't stop this chillul Hashem!