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Franciscans, EU to Open Yeshiva in Poland

July 21, 2009

Recall that Opus Dei supports rabbinic seminarians HERE.

Catholic friars to open Hebrew academy in Poland

(AFP) July 21, 2009

WARSAW — Roman Catholic Franciscan friars are to open Poland’s first privately-run Hebrew academy in October with the approval of the country’s chief rabbi and a Polish cardinal, its rector said Tuesday.

“We’ve started recruiting and there’s a lot of interest. We’re thinking of accepting 45 students for a start,” academy rector Father Maksymin Tandek told AFP.

“During my studies in Israel, I discovered its rich and beautiful history. Jews lived in Poland for a thousand years. My dream is to preserve the wealth and beauty of their society here,” he said.

The three-year-long programme at the academy located in Torun, north-east Poland, will focus on Hebrew literature, linguistics, Israeli history, Poland’s Jews, and modern, rabbinical and biblical Hebrew as well as Syrian and Aramaic.

“Polish archives and libraries contain a large number of documents with an an enormous wealth of Jewish thought, but now no one is examining them. We need specialists to catalogue them and make them public,” Tandek said.

European Union funds will cover half of the operation costs of the academy, open to high school graduates. Students will have to pay 2,000 zloty (470 euros, 670 dollars) in tuition fees per semester, Tandek said.

The project has been endorsed by Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich and Roman Catholic Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former private secretary of the late Polish-born pope John Paul II.

The academy is to be based in Torun, a university town of 200,000 residents, also home to Radio Maryja, a Catholic fundamentalist broadcaster run by Father Tadeusz Rydzyk criticised for nationalist and anti-Semitic programming

full article:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jgwr5z2EBhIYVpYh19xv8M5x9vcQ

Related to this story is the rabbis’ golem who calls herself ‘Madonna’ and her handlers scheduling a performance in the same area of Poland on the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother:

Poland Catholics oppose Madonna’s concert

For some background on the history of antipathy between Catholics and the rabbis in Poland see Judaism Discovered pp 110-111 and Benedict XIV’s encyclical A Quo Primum.

And it is worth recalling this moment in ‘Jewish’-Catholic relations:

Pope John Paul II disciplined by his elder brother in the faith, Poland Chief Rabbi Menachem Joskowicz June 11, 2009. (AP File Photo / June 11, 1999)

In the past, traditionalists, seemingly unable to face the reality of the Judeo-Catholic relations racket, have dismissed this image as being photoshopped. I assure readers that it is authentic and the details of the incident it captures are documented here:

The Crosses of Auschwitz, Geneviève Zubrzycki

Franciscans, EU to Open Yeshiva in Poland

July 21, 2009

Recall that Opus Dei supports rabbinic seminarians HERE.

Catholic friars to open Hebrew academy in Poland

(AFP) July 21, 2009

WARSAW — Roman Catholic Franciscan friars are to open Poland’s first privately-run Hebrew academy in October with the approval of the country’s chief rabbi and a Polish cardinal, its rector said Tuesday.

“We’ve started recruiting and there’s a lot of interest. We’re thinking of accepting 45 students for a start,” academy rector Father Maksymin Tandek told AFP.

“During my studies in Israel, I discovered its rich and beautiful history. Jews lived in Poland for a thousand years. My dream is to preserve the wealth and beauty of their society here,” he said.

The three-year-long programme at the academy located in Torun, north-east Poland, will focus on Hebrew literature, linguistics, Israeli history, Poland’s Jews, and modern, rabbinical and biblical Hebrew as well as Syrian and Aramaic.

“Polish archives and libraries contain a large number of documents with an an enormous wealth of Jewish thought, but now no one is examining them. We need specialists to catalogue them and make them public,” Tandek said.

European Union funds will cover half of the operation costs of the academy, open to high school graduates. Students will have to pay 2,000 zloty (470 euros, 670 dollars) in tuition fees per semester, Tandek said.

The project has been endorsed by Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich and Roman Catholic Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former private secretary of the late Polish-born pope John Paul II.

The academy is to be based in Torun, a university town of 200,000 residents, also home to Radio Maryja, a Catholic fundamentalist broadcaster run by Father Tadeusz Rydzyk criticised for nationalist and anti-Semitic programming

full article:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jgwr5z2EBhIYVpYh19xv8M5x9vcQ

Related to this story is the rabbis’ golem who calls herself ‘Madonna’ and her handlers scheduling a performance in the same area of Poland on the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother:

Poland Catholics oppose Madonna’s concert

For some background on the history of antipathy between Catholics and the rabbis in Poland see Judaism Discovered pp 110-111 and Benedict XIV’s encyclical A Quo Primum.

And it is worth recalling this moment in ‘Jewish’-Catholic relations:

Pope John Paul II disciplined by his elder brother in the faith, Poland Chief Rabbi Menachem Joskowicz June 11, 2009. (AP File Photo / June 11, 1999)

In the past, traditionalists, seemingly unable to face the reality of the Judeo-Catholic relations racket, have dismissed this image as being photoshopped. I assure readers that it is authentic and the details of the incident it captures are documented here:

The Crosses of Auschwitz, Geneviève Zubrzycki

"Elder Brothers" Burning the Bible Again

May 21, 2008

This is how Orthodox Judaic “elder brothers” treat Christians when they believe there will be no repercussions, in accordance with rabbinic ruling.

Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments in Or Yehuda

The Associated Press

May 20, 2008

Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land.

Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries recently entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary material.

After receiving complaints, Aharon said, he got into a loudspeaker car last Thursday and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material to Jewish religious students who went door to door to collect it.

“The books were dumped into a pile and set afire in a lot near a synagogue,” he said.

The newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that hundreds of yeshiva students took part in the book-burning. But Aharon told The Associated Press that only a few students were present, and that he was not there when the books were torched.

“Not all of the New Testaments that were collected were burned, but hundreds were,” he said.

He said he regretted the burning of the books, but called it a commandment to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.

“I certainly don’t denounce the burning of the booklets, he said. I denounce those who distributed the booklets.”

Jews worship from the Old Testament, including the Five Books of Moses and the writings of the ancient prophets. Christians revere the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, which contains the ministry of Jesus.

Calev Myers, an attorney who represents Messianic Jews, or Jews who accept Jesus as their savior, demanded in an interview with Army Radio that all those involved be put on trial. He estimated there were 10,000 Messianic Jews, who are also known as Jews for Jesus, in Israel.

Police had no immediate comment.

Israeli authorities and Orthodox Jews frown on missionary activity aimed at Jews, though in most cases it is not illegal. Still, the concept of a Jew burning books is abhorrent to many in Israel because of the association with Nazis torching piles of Jewish books during the Holocaust of World War II.

Earlier this year, the teenage son of a prominent Christian missionary was seriously wounded when a package bomb delivered to the family’s West Bank home went off in his hands.

Last year, arsonists burst into a Jerusalem church used by Messianic Jews and set the building on fire, raising suspicions that Jewish extremists were behind the attack. No one claimed responsibility, but the same church was burned down 25 years ago by ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/985362.html

"Elder Brothers" Burning the Bible Again

May 21, 2008

This is how Orthodox Judaic “elder brothers” treat Christians when they believe there will be no repercussions, in accordance with rabbinic ruling.

Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments in Or Yehuda

The Associated Press

May 20, 2008

Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land.

Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries recently entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary material.

After receiving complaints, Aharon said, he got into a loudspeaker car last Thursday and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material to Jewish religious students who went door to door to collect it.

“The books were dumped into a pile and set afire in a lot near a synagogue,” he said.

The newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that hundreds of yeshiva students took part in the book-burning. But Aharon told The Associated Press that only a few students were present, and that he was not there when the books were torched.

“Not all of the New Testaments that were collected were burned, but hundreds were,” he said.

He said he regretted the burning of the books, but called it a commandment to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.

“I certainly don’t denounce the burning of the booklets, he said. I denounce those who distributed the booklets.”

Jews worship from the Old Testament, including the Five Books of Moses and the writings of the ancient prophets. Christians revere the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, which contains the ministry of Jesus.

Calev Myers, an attorney who represents Messianic Jews, or Jews who accept Jesus as their savior, demanded in an interview with Army Radio that all those involved be put on trial. He estimated there were 10,000 Messianic Jews, who are also known as Jews for Jesus, in Israel.

Police had no immediate comment.

Israeli authorities and Orthodox Jews frown on missionary activity aimed at Jews, though in most cases it is not illegal. Still, the concept of a Jew burning books is abhorrent to many in Israel because of the association with Nazis torching piles of Jewish books during the Holocaust of World War II.

Earlier this year, the teenage son of a prominent Christian missionary was seriously wounded when a package bomb delivered to the family’s West Bank home went off in his hands.

Last year, arsonists burst into a Jerusalem church used by Messianic Jews and set the building on fire, raising suspicions that Jewish extremists were behind the attack. No one claimed responsibility, but the same church was burned down 25 years ago by ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/985362.html

The Attack on the Yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6

March 7, 2008

See:

The Attack on the Yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6

THE HIDDEN DIMENSIONS

By Michael A. Hoffman II

http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2008/03/attack-on-yeshiva-in-jerusalem-on-march.html

The Attack on the Yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6

March 7, 2008

See:

The Attack on the Yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6

THE HIDDEN DIMENSIONS

By Michael A. Hoffman II

http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2008/03/attack-on-yeshiva-in-jerusalem-on-march.html

Lustiger’s NY Yeshiva Tour, Endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as Religious Model

June 25, 2007

The cardinal [Jean-Marie Lustiger] cited three New York Jewish communities he visited last year “homogeneous in their spiritual and practical choices” as models for how religion can successfully integrate modernity …

Asked later by The Jewish Week to which communities he was referring, Cardinal Lustiger said “Yeshiva University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Lubavitch.” (Eric J. Greenberg, The Jewish Week, Feb. 14, 2003)


Jean-Marie Lustiger and Rabbi Israel Singer


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Jean-Marie Lustiger in the library of Yeshiva University


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Walter Kasper with Talmud


Jean-Pierre Ricard of the Ecclesia Dei Commission which oversees all things related to the traditional Latin Mass and his elder brothers

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Archbishop of Paris, recently organized an expedition that brought twelve Catholic scholars who were well versed in Hebrew and Judaic subjects to New York City. Hoping to gain an appreciation for Jewish institutes of advanced learning, Lustiger and his delegation visited several schools around the city, including the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and Yeshiva University.

The Commentator

Also see:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7406&print=yes

http://www.lefigaro.fr/reportage/20060406.FIG000000009_calotte_et_kippa_ensemble_a_manhattan.html

http://www.yahadinunum.org/newyork.html

Lustiger’s NY Yeshiva Tour, Endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as Religious Model

June 25, 2007

The cardinal [Jean-Marie Lustiger] cited three New York Jewish communities he visited last year “homogeneous in their spiritual and practical choices” as models for how religion can successfully integrate modernity …

Asked later by The Jewish Week to which communities he was referring, Cardinal Lustiger said “Yeshiva University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Lubavitch.” (Eric J. Greenberg, The Jewish Week, Feb. 14, 2003)


Jean-Marie Lustiger and Rabbi Israel Singer


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Jean-Marie Lustiger in the library of Yeshiva University


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Walter Kasper with Talmud


Jean-Pierre Ricard of the Ecclesia Dei Commission which oversees all things related to the traditional Latin Mass and his elder brothers

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Archbishop of Paris, recently organized an expedition that brought twelve Catholic scholars who were well versed in Hebrew and Judaic subjects to New York City. Hoping to gain an appreciation for Jewish institutes of advanced learning, Lustiger and his delegation visited several schools around the city, including the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and Yeshiva University.

The Commentator

Also see:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7406&print=yes

http://www.lefigaro.fr/reportage/20060406.FIG000000009_calotte_et_kippa_ensemble_a_manhattan.html

http://www.yahadinunum.org/newyork.html

Lustiger’s NY Yeshiva Tour, Endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as Religious Model

June 25, 2007

The cardinal [Jean-Marie Lustiger] cited three New York Jewish communities he visited last year “homogeneous in their spiritual and practical choices” as models for how religion can successfully integrate modernity …

Asked later by The Jewish Week to which communities he was referring, Cardinal Lustiger said “Yeshiva University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Lubavitch.” (Eric J. Greenberg, The Jewish Week, Feb. 14, 2003)


Jean-Marie Lustiger and Rabbi Israel Singer


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Jean-Marie Lustiger in the library of Yeshiva University


Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Walter Kasper with Talmud


Jean-Pierre Ricard of the Ecclesia Dei Commission which oversees all things related to the traditional Latin Mass and his elder brothers

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Archbishop of Paris, recently organized an expedition that brought twelve Catholic scholars who were well versed in Hebrew and Judaic subjects to New York City. Hoping to gain an appreciation for Jewish institutes of advanced learning, Lustiger and his delegation visited several schools around the city, including the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and Yeshiva University.

The Commentator

Also see:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7406&print=yes

http://www.lefigaro.fr/reportage/20060406.FIG000000009_calotte_et_kippa_ensemble_a_manhattan.html

http://www.yahadinunum.org/newyork.html