Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spot the Jew

The WJC has an interesting article on a statement from the Pope praising the Jews for maintaining faith after the Shoah.
I thought that the Pope's comments were very interesting, especially the way that he refers to Vatican 2.
I Just finished re-reading Elie Wiesel Legend's of our Time (highly recommended reading) in which he indirectly addresses the issue of faith after the Holocaust. 

What also struck me as ironic was that the accompanying picture shows the Pope and other Catholic leaders meeting the leadership of the World Jewish Congress, but the only people in the room with kipot on were the Catholics; none of the Jewish leaders have their heads covered in the picture.
Doubly ironic in the context of an article in which the Pope praises the Jews for maintaining their faith.