If some wealthy Catholics were to donate millions of dollars (yeah, right!) to Yeshiva University earmarked for the construction of a center for remembrance of the Bolshevik/Soviet Holocaust against Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Armenian and other Christian ethnic groups and how the rabbis’ genocidal, racist teachings paved the road to that Holocaust via Moses Hess and Freemasonry, they would surely build it in the spirit of reciprocity and fairness … wouldn’t they?
In truth, even that wouldn’t bring parity which isn’t even desirable to begin with. ‘Jewish’-Catholic relations is completely irredeemable. A total fraud.
“Tikkun Olam” indeed.
Seton Hill President JoAnne Boyle calls Ethel LeFrak and her family “cherished friends” of the university.
Mrs. LeFrak, of New York City, has donated $750,000 to Seton Hill’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education.
The money will go toward endowing the Greensburg center’s Ethel LeFrak Holocaust Education Conference and creating The Ethel LeFrak Student Scholars of the Holocaust Fund.
The conference, held every three years, is for teachers and faculty members, mainly at Catholic schools. The intent is to enhance Catholic-Jewish understanding.
The fund will provide annual scholarships for students studying the Holocaust and related subjects.
The National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education is the only center of its kind. It was established in 1987.
One of the founders was Sister Gemma Del Duca, a Greensburg native and a Sister of Charity who now lives in Israel. She said in a statement from the university: “Ethel LeFrak’s generosity will help with the challenge that remains before us — to join our Jewish sisters and brothers in the great task of ‘Tikkun Olam,’ the mending of the world through reconciliation, understanding and education.”
Mrs. LeFrak and her family are involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors. Seton Hill granted her an honorary doctorate in 1996. (“Good Morning: East,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 04, 2008)
… Year-round, Catholic and Jewish high schools in the [Western Pennsylvania] region have an exchange program in which rabbis visit Catholic schools and priests visit Jewish schools to educate students about their religious differences and similarities. They’ve shared in holiday traditions, such as the Catholic students taking part in a Passover Seder meal.
“Because we share a common history with Judaism, it was thought that we should try to honor that by getting together,” said Don Teti, assistant superintendent for secondary schools in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Near the holidays, Linda Pricer, principal and teacher at St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Penn Hills, incorporates a lesson about the Holocaust into her eighth-grade literature class.
“It’s mostly for tolerance,” she said. “To teach the students that we have to step up and that if there’s ever going to be a change in this world, we have to do it. When better to teach that lesson than now, during the holidays, when there is so much love and giving?” (“Season gives teachers chance to teach cultural differences,” Allison M. Heinrichs, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, December 4, 2008)