from ONE

An Ethnic & Religious Patchwork
photographs by Petro Didula
with text by Matthew Matuszak
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Crimea’s Jews, Christians and Muslims restore their homeland

The Last Jews of Cochin
by Nathan Katz
(From ONE magazine July 2006)
A once flourishing Jewish community in India is vanishing

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Cover Story

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2010)
Duodecimal Relations

perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
Peaceful Principles

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Theologic

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Anniversary

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Iranian Messiah

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Religious Taxonomy

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2007)
On Behalf of God

Jews
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July – August 2004)
From the Secretary General

Isaac Unbound
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
From the Secretary General

The Heart of the Matter
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
Our time on earth is short. Why labor over differences?

Raising the Anti
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
It’s not easy trying to be a disciple of Jesus in this world.

The Tomb of Our Father Abraham
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1997)
The evolution of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, site of the tomb of Abraham.

The Jahalin Bedouin: A Question of Justice
text by Lynda Brayer
photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1996)
Residents of the deserts of Palestine for thousands of years, the Jahalin Bedouin fight to preserve their ancient way of life.

Dayeinu for the New and Everlasting Pasch
by the Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A Christian’s adaptation on the Jewish Dayeinu hymn, sung at Passover.

Children’s Art for Peace
text by Peg Maron
photos: courtesy, Givat Haviva
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
A children’s art exhibit in New York works toward improving Jewish-Arab relations in the Middle East.

Streams of Jewish Life in Israel Today
by Rabbi David Rosen
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
A profile of Israel’s diverse Jewish community.

The Star in the East
compiled by Catholic Near East staff
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Hard-hit by the intifada, the town of Beit Sahour adds a new angle to the Palestinians’ struggle.

An Unprecedented Homily
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Departing from tradition, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, delivered this homily during Midnight Mass in Bethlehem this past Christmas.

Looking for Justice Between Blood Brothers
by Elias Chacour with David Hazard
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
A Palestinian Catholic priest returns to the ruins of his home in Galilee to discover the meaning of the Beatitudes.

Educating for Justice and Reconciliation
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
Father Elias Chacour continues “the long, slow labor of teaching young people the treasures of the Sermon on the Mount.”

Recognizing the Stranger
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Hospitality is central to following Christ, who is the stranger you meet.

The Palestinian Intifada
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
The challenge of peace in the Holy Land.

Origins of Ethiopia’s Black Jews
by Rev. Thomas W. Goodhue
photos by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
In the mountains of Ethiopia, a group of Ethiopians have celebrated their Jewish heritage for centuries.

A Living Icon of War and Salvation
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
The Holy City: the center of so much holiness and so much strife.

Issues
by Ron Kronish
(From ONE January 2012)
Jewish and non-Jewish identities in Israel

A Joyful Noise: Musical Instruments of the Bible
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
For thousands of years, musical instruments have played an integral role in Jewish worship.

The Samaritans
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
Descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Samaritans still travel to biblical Mount Gerizim to offer their Passover sacrifice.

from News

Bishop Stresses Need to Remember the Holocaust
Catholic News Service (26 April 2011)
In a letter to a leading rabbi, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento stressed the need to “purposefully remember” the Holocaust to ensure that “never again will such dark evil prevail.”

Holocaust Survivor Represents Israel at Pope John Paul’s Beatification
Catholic News Service (2 May 2011)
In an unusual move, the Israeli government sent an official delegate to the beatification of Pope John Paul II, choosing a government official who survived the Holocaust because he was entrusted to a Catholic family.

Pope Says Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Important
Catholic News Service (23 September 2011)
BERLIN (CNS) — The Nazi “reign of terror” clearly demonstrated the depths of evil that men are capable of when they deny God and the dignity of all people he created, Pope Benedict XVI told leaders of Germany’s Jewish community.

Jewish Leaders Denounce Traditionalist’s Remarks
Catholic News Service (21 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jewish groups have called on the Vatican to suspend reconciliation talks with a traditionalist group after one of its bishops argued that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus.

Pope Addresses Jewish Group
Catholic News Service (11 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaffirming the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Christianity’s special relationship with Judaism, Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic-Jewish dialogue is “crucial for the future of our human family.”

Vatican and “Traditionalists” Differ on Anti-Semitism
Catholic News Service (16 May 2012)
MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) — Of all the controversies associated with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, no topic provokes stronger reactions inside or outside the church than the question of the society’s attitude toward Jews.

Yad Vashem Moderates Text Regarding Pope Pius XII’s Actions with Nazis
Catholic News Service (5 July 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — New text in an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial offers a less-critical assessment of the actions of Pope Pius XII in dealing with the Nazi persecution of Jews during World War II.

Author Rebuts Criticism of Popes on Jews
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
Justus George Lawler’s “Were the Popes Against the Jews” effectively rebuts the negative critique of the popes of the 19th and 20th centuries in David Kertzer’s 2001 “The Popes Against the Jews” and in those of even earlier books by Daniel Goldhagen and John Cornwell. In so doing, Lawler makes a significant contribution to what has become an ongoing discussion among scholars and journalists. He carefully analyzes Kertzer’s presentation, showing where he fudges and manipulates historical facts and statements.

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish scholars heard presentations on a book that one bishop called “an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations” and discussed mutual problems of rising school tuition and threats to religious freedom during recent dialogue sessions.

Book Clarifies Vatican Role in WWII
Catholic News Service (13 November 2012)
Gordon Thomas, the author of “The Pope’s Jews,” is a British journalist who has written numerous works, a number of them on the intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States, and a couple on the Vatican.

Jewish Leaders Praise Pope’s Election
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he plans renewed cooperation to further Catholic-Jewish relations and hopes to contribute to a world where all people live in harmony with the “will of the creator.”

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Pope Expresses Gratitude for ‘Deepening Dialogue’ with Jewish Leaders
The pope met with Jewish leaders in Berlin to promote inter-religious unity.

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Yosef Hallegua, brother of Sammy, blows the shofar. (photo: Ellen Goldberg)

Picture of the Day: Bringing Light to Darkness
A girl lights a candle during Christmas night Divine Liturgy at the church of Three Prelates in Moscow. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

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In this image from 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visits Rome's main synagogue on 17 January.

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