Archive for the ‘Abraham Heschel’ Category

The Precedent Was Set Long Ago

February 18, 2008

An excerpt from the “Resolution on the revised Latin text on the Jews” from the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism:

Whereas our teacher, Professor Abraham Joshua Heschel, met in the Vatican with Cardinal Bea and Pope Paul VI and convinced the [Second Vatican] Council to remove a proposed passage in Nostra Aetate calling for the conversion of the Jews … http://www.sidic.org/en/docOnLineView.asp?class=Doc00559

Background on this virtually unknown matter here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

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The Puff Version of Kabbalist, Abraham Heschel’s Involvement in Vatican II

January 14, 2008

The Beginning of the Beginning

How Vatican II Changed Jewish-Christian Relations

by John Wilkins

read the article here:

http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/article.php3?id_article=2101

Somehow, it seems, Heschel’s professed desire to attack Christian souls was not noteworthy enough to make it into Commonweal’s record. It’s documented here, however:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

The Puff Version of Kabbalist, Abraham Heschel’s Involvement in Vatican II

January 14, 2008

The Beginning of the Beginning

How Vatican II Changed Jewish-Christian Relations

by John Wilkins

read the article here:

http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/article.php3?id_article=2101

Somehow, it seems, Heschel’s professed desire to attack Christian souls was not noteworthy enough to make it into Commonweal’s record. It’s documented here, however:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

December 4, 2007

The following is from the book, Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America by Edward K. Kaplan. This is an important book for those interested in the machinations of the American Jewish Committee in the Second Vatican Council. It recreates this history, presumably from copious AJC notes, documents, transcripts, interviews and cataloged letters. Rabbi Abraham Heschel was the primary AJC player in the authoring of and shepherding of the document Nostra Aetate through the council. I will be returning to him later. But for now we offer further documentation of what has already been revealed of Malachi Martin’s role in this matter:

“Less overtly, [AJC European director, Zachariah] Shuster found other ways to obtain restricted information, and even copies of secret documents. He developed a clandestine source of information, a “mole” within Cardinal Bea’s Secretariat. The secret agent was an Irish Jesuit, Malachi Martin, a voluble, larger-than-life figure variously referred to as “Forest,” “Pushkin,” and Heschel’s “young friend” in Schuster’s confidential reports and transcripts of transatlantic phone conversations. Martin … was sympathetic to the Jewish position …

“With a mixture of motives, lofty and ignoble, Martin became close to Heschel and Schuster. He enjoyed their company immensely, especially when they vied with each other in telling jokes in Yiddish … Martin primarily advised the AJC on theological issues, but he also provided logistical intelligence and copies of restricted documents.” (Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, Edward K. Kaplan, Yale University Press, p.243)

Cited sources for this information are an interview with Malachi Martin, a letter from Martin to the author, and a file on Zachariah Schuster at AJC/NY.

Documentation of AJC payments to Malachi Martin for his services and more here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/06/malachi-martin-american-jewish.html

On Rabbi Abraham Heschel who Martin as “Heschel’s young friend” refers to:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

December 4, 2007

The following is from the book, Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America by Edward K. Kaplan. This is an important book for those interested in the machinations of the American Jewish Committee in the Second Vatican Council. It recreates this history, presumably from copious AJC notes, documents, transcripts, interviews and cataloged letters. Rabbi Abraham Heschel was the primary AJC player in the authoring of and shepherding of the document Nostra Aetate through the council. I will be returning to him later. But for now we offer further documentation of what has already been revealed of Malachi Martin’s role in this matter:

“Less overtly, [AJC European director, Zachariah] Shuster found other ways to obtain restricted information, and even copies of secret documents. He developed a clandestine source of information, a “mole” within Cardinal Bea’s Secretariat. The secret agent was an Irish Jesuit, Malachi Martin, a voluble, larger-than-life figure variously referred to as “Forest,” “Pushkin,” and Heschel’s “young friend” in Schuster’s confidential reports and transcripts of transatlantic phone conversations. Martin … was sympathetic to the Jewish position …

“With a mixture of motives, lofty and ignoble, Martin became close to Heschel and Schuster. He enjoyed their company immensely, especially when they vied with each other in telling jokes in Yiddish … Martin primarily advised the AJC on theological issues, but he also provided logistical intelligence and copies of restricted documents.” (Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, Edward K. Kaplan, Yale University Press, p.243)

Cited sources for this information are an interview with Malachi Martin, a letter from Martin to the author, and a file on Zachariah Schuster at AJC/NY.

Documentation of AJC payments to Malachi Martin for his services and more here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/06/malachi-martin-american-jewish.html

On Rabbi Abraham Heschel who Martin as “Heschel’s young friend” refers to:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/12/vatican-ii-kabbalist-sage-rabbi-abraham.html

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

December 4, 2007

The following is from the book, Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America by Edward K. Kaplan. This is an important book for those interested in the machinations of the American Jewish Committee in the Second Vatican Council. It recreates this history, presumably from copious AJC notes, documents, transcripts, interviews and cataloged letters. Rabbi Abraham Heschel was the primary AJC player in the authoring of and shepherding of the document Nostra Aetate through the council. I will be returning to him later. But for now we offer further documentation of what has already been revealed of Malachi Martin’s role in this matter:

“Less overtly, [AJC European director, Zachariah] Shuster found other ways to obtain restricted information, and even copies of secret documents. He developed a clandestine source of information, a “mole” within Cardinal Bea’s Secretariat. The secret agent was an Irish Jesuit, Malachi Martin, a voluble, larger-than-life figure variously referred to as “Forest,” “Pushkin,” and Heschel’s “young friend” in Schuster’s confidential reports and transcripts of transatlantic phone conversations. Martin … was sympathetic to the Jewish position …

“With a mixture of motives, lofty and ignoble, Martin became close to Heschel and Schuster. He enjoyed their company immensely, especially when they vied with each other in telling jokes in Yiddish … Martin primarily advised the AJC on theological issues, but he also provided logistical intelligence and copies of restricted documents.” (Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, Edward K. Kaplan, Yale University Press, p.243)

Cited sources for this information are an interview with Malachi Martin, a letter from Martin to the author, and a file on Zachariah Schuster at AJC/NY.

Documentation of AJC payments to Malachi Martin for his services and more here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/06/malachi-martin-american-jewish.html