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Rabbi Papal Knight David Rosen Honored at Boston Neocatechumenal Way Seminary Event

June 29, 2012

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular].

Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, addresses guests at the 3rd annual Redemptoris Mater Seminary Gala, held the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood June 24

NORWOOD — The work of bringing Catholics and Jews together remains incomplete but is progressing, according to Rabbi David Rosen, guest of honor at the Third Annual Gala Dinner supporting the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Boston on June 24.

Boston’s Redemptoris Mater Seminary was erected by Cardinal O’Malley is 2006. The vocations of the Redemptoris Mater arise from the Neocatechumenal Way …

Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is also the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland [and former leader of the Orthodox Judaic community of apartheid South Africa].

He is a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations and is also Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He serves on its Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, and represents the Chief Rabbinate on the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land …

In November 2005 he was made a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

“In Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the synagogue in Rome, and in his visit to the Holy Land, in showing respect to Israel’s highest elected officials as well as its religious representatives, Benedict has in fact internalized the structure or the form of these events into the very body of the institution of the papacy itself, and therefore has in fact taken John Paul’s [Judeo-Catholic] initiative to another level,” Rabbi Rosen said. He also pointed to unique opportunities to forward Jewish-Catholic reconciliation in the historical and social context of the United States …

But he said the traditions must be continued for younger generations.

“It is here that the role of educational and formation structures is so important, and where the work of the movements — in particular the Neocatechumenal Way — has become so critical,” he said.

The rabbi stressed the importance of the work of the movements and people that embraced “Nostra Aetate” beyond the importance of the declaration itself.

“As one of the most powerful of these Catholic movements, especially in the Spanish-speaking world, but indeed across the globe, the profound commitment of the Neocatechumenal Way to ensuring that the pathway of ‘Nostra Aetate’ becomes the highway of the Church is of inestimable importance,” Rabbi Rosen said.

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular], to honor the speaker and the message [that being David Rosen’s stated mission to change what Christians believe about the Pharisees who Jesus Christ called called “hypocrites; like whited sepulchers filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleaness” whose doctrines we should beware of] …(

Full article:

http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article2.asp?ID=14847

Also see:

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic “Fathers in the Faith”

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Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic "Fathers in the Faith"

May 3, 2012
Literally every religious claim below is rubbish intended to create false commonality between Jesus, the Bible, the Israelites and today’s talmudic ‘Jews’ where there is in fact complete opposition. Jesus never prayed to “Hashem,” a ridiculous, tribal, exclusivist contrivance which translates as “The Name.”  But this is the kind of madness that one would expect from ‘Catholics’ who call the rabbis of Talmud and Kabbalah “fathers in the faith.”

‘Traditional Catholics’ are wont to criticize the Neocatechumenal Way for its liturgical absurdities. Let us see what they have to say (nothing?) about this theologically and symbolically loaded symphony of race exultation in which Jesus’ mother is made to cry with ‘Jews’ of the Talmud (which teaches that her Son deserved to be executed) and “affirm” the “Shema Yisrael” which for centuries has connotated rejection of Christianity in general and specifically the Christian doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ.

Dear traditionalist reader, what we have here, consistent with the modern Catholic mockery of Auschwitz replacing Calvary, is Mary crying with ‘The Jews’ at the foot of the ‘gas chambers’ instead of crying for Jesus at the foot of the cross. Are you in ‘full communion’ with this outrageous mockery?

A Concert of Reconciliation


Catholic Group Honors Jews in Free Lincoln Center Event

Jonathan Mark – The Jewish Week

May 1, 2012

… The Neocatechumenal Way was founded in Spain, in large part, to further Catholic spiritual renewal and solidify the relationship with Jews. The group, now with more than 80 seminaries around the world and a major center in Israel’s Galilee, is presenting a free symphonic concert in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall (May 8 at 8 p.m.), billed as a “musical gift to the Jewish people.” (Advance registration required, by calling [201] 998-9469).

The symphony, entitled “The Suffering of the Innocents,” is being presented as an homage and prayer to Holocaust victims in particular, viewed through a Catholic prism of Mary crying and united with Jewish mothers in the concentration camps, affirming “Shema Yisrael.” The elaborate piece — for 100 musicians and 80 choral singers — was composed by the movement’s founder, Kiko Arguello, a painter and theologian, who has stated that his symphony is being offered “as a bridge of love and reconciliation.

“We act according to the last wishes for Pope John Paul II. We remember that the roots of Christianity are in Judaism and that since the beginning, God made Israel the chosen people.”

The concert has been endorsed by representatives of numerous Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League [of B’nai B’rith], the New York Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Community Relations Council, as well as Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and Haim Gutin of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. After the performance of the symphony, [Papal Knight] Rabbi David Rosen, the AJC’s director of interreligious relations, is scheduled to lead a memorial prayer for the victims of the Shoah, prior to a collective recitation of “Shema.”

[‘Holocaust’ Dispensationalist Theologian] Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg told The Jewish Week that The Neocatechumenal Way is “primarily a lay inspiration group that has done no missionary work and has no missionary interest. They speak about Israel like the Evangelicals do, that the Jews are ‘God’s people.’ And Israel is ‘God’s Promised Land.’ They specialize in a respectful attempt to help Catholics better appreciate the Jewish people and the Jewish religion, as well as raising an awareness of how much the Jews have suffered, including from Christians.

“In fact, one of the highlights of their programs, including the one they’re about to have in New York, is to get people to chant ‘Shema Yisroel, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad,’ in Hebrew. Partially it is, for them, the chanting of the prayer that Jesus said, and in part it is a powerful emotional statement about the Jews.”

Rabbi Greenberg added, “’The Suffering of the Innocents’ addresses the theological problem of suffering, often using Christian imagery, but also refers to the fact that the Jews are the classic example of innocent suffering. And just as God has a special love for the suffering innocent, so should Christians have a love for the Jewish people.

“It would be both impressive and a positive Jewish experience for Jews to be” at the Lincoln Center event, said Rabbi Greenberg. “And it is important for [the Neocatechumanals] to see that at least the Jewish establishment respects their work.”

Giuseppe Gennarini, of the Neocatechumenal leaders in the United States, told The Jewish Week that his movement aims at “rediscovery, and the first thing we discover in the faith is the Jewish roots, we discover the word of God, we discover Abraham, we discover the Exodus and the Passover. With rediscovery comes love. We are grateful to the Jews for what they have given to us, to help us know God.”

He prefers to think of Jews, not as an “elder brother,” as some Christians say, but as a “parent,” because in the Bible “there were so often difficulties between brothers, such as with Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers. So we say, not brothers, but you are our parent, our father in the faith.”

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new_york/concert_reconciliation