A Zoom Book Launch for "Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance" by James Bernauer, S.J.
Zoom registration required: https://bccte.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdOCqqz4uHNPse7y3bzWGH6iH3os4bH5X
While much has been written about the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, little has been published about the hostile role of priests, in particular Jesuits, toward Jews and Judaism. Jesuit Kaddish is a long overdue study that looks at Jesuit hostility toward Judaism before the Shoah, and then examines the development of a new understanding of the Catholic Church’s relation to Judaism that culminated with Vatican II’s landmark decree Nostra Aetate. James Bernauer’s study is historically accurate and spiritually ambitious in its desire to have this story of the Jesuits’ relation to Jews and Judaism contribute to interreligious reconciliation.
James Bernauer, S.J., is the Kraft Family Professor of Philosophy emeritus and former director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of a number of books, including The Tragic Couple: Encounters Between Jews and Jesuits.
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College
Brett McLaughlin, S.J., Ph.D. student in Theology at Boston College
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:15pmVirtual Event