What an old and painful issue are the relations between Christianity and Judaism! In the historical process of humanity, how many joint instances of guilt, hatred, and blood there are! The massacres of Jews on the one hand and cowardly murders on the other; ghettos here and hatred for the goyim there. We would like to speak about the internal roots of this gigantic problem, without an understanding of which we could not hope to understand the processes taking place before our very eyes.
Freedman My Dear Dr. Goldstein, Your very outstanding achievements as a convert to Catholicism impress me as without a comparable parallel in modern history. Your devotion to the doctrine and the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church defy any attempt at description by me only with words.
Words fail me for that.
As a vigorous protagonist preserving so persistently in propagating the principles of the Roman Catholic Church, - its purposes, its policies, its programs, - your dauntless determination is the inspiration for countless others who courageously seek to follow in your footsteps.
In view of this fact it requires great courage for me to write to you as I am about to do. So I pray you receive this communication from me you will try to keep in mind Galatians 4: It is truly a source of great pleasure and genuine gratification to greet you at long last although of necessity by correspondence.
It is quite a disappointment for me to make your acquaintance in this manner. It would now afford me a far greater pleasure and a great privilege also if instead I could greet you on this occasion in person.
Our very good mutual friend has for long been planning a meeting with you in person for me. I still wish to do that. I look forward with pleasant anticipation to doing this in the not too distant future at a time agreeable with you. You will discover in the contents of this long letter valid evidence for the urgency on my part to communicate with you without further delay.
You will further discover this urgency reflected in the present gravity of the crisis which now jeopardizes an uninterrupted continuance of the Christian faith in its long struggle as the world's most effective spiritual and social force in the Divine mission of promoting the welfare of all mankind without regard for their diversified races, religions, and nationalities.
Your most recent article coming to my attention appeared in the September issue of 'The A.
Bulletin', the official publication of the organization calling themselves The Archconfraternity of Prayer for Peace and Goodwill to Israel. The headline of your article, 'News and Views of Jews', and the purpose of the organization stated in the masthead of the publication, "To Promote Interest in the Apostalate to Israel" prompts me to take Father Time by his forelock and promptly offer my comments.
I beg your indulgence accordingly. It is with reluctance that I place my comments in letter form. I hesitate to do so but I find it the only expedient thing to do under the circumstances. I beg to submit them to you now without reservations of any nature for your immediate and earnest consideration.
It is my very sincere wish that you accept them in the friendly spirit in which they are submitted. It is also my hope that you will give your consideration to them and favor me with your early reply in the same friendly spirit for which I thank you in advance.
In the best interests of that worthy objective to which you are continuing to dedicate the years ahead as you have so diligently done for many past decades, I most respectfully and sincerely urge you to analyze and to study carefully the data submitted to you here.
I suggest also that you then take whatever steps you consider appropriate and necessary as a result of your conclusions. In the invisible and intangible ideological war being waged in defense of the great Christian heritage against its dedicated enemies your positive attitude is vital to victory.
Your passive attitude will make a negative contribution to the total effort. You assuredly subscribe fully to that sound and sensible sentiment that "it is better to light one candle than to sit in darkness. In your case I feel rather optimistic at the moment. Although not completely in vain I still live in the hope that one day on of these "candles" will burst into flame like a long smoldering spark and start a conflagration that will sweep across the nation like a prairie fire and illuminate vast new horizons for the first time.
That unyielding hope is the source of the courage which aids me in my struggle against the great odds to which I am subjected for obvious reasons. It has been correctly contended for thousands of years that "In the end Truth always prevails.
But alas Truth has no self-starter. Truth cannot get off dead-center unless a worthy apostle gives Truth a little push to overcome its inertia. Without that start Truth will stand still and will never arrive at its intended destination. Truth has often died aborning for that most logical reason.
Your help in this respect will prove of great value.A great deal of nonsense has been written in the attempt to provide a social or mystical interpretation of Jewry or Judaism 'as a whole'. This cannot be done, for the social structure of the Jewish people and the ideological structure of Judaism have changed profoundly through the ages.
Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz - Founder: Jews for Judaism International. Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz an acknowledged authority on Judaism and Christian polemics, is the founder of Jews for Judaism .
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Bentzion Kravitz, is an acknowledged authority on Judaism, spirituality, and Christian polemics. He founded Jews for Judaism International in , and is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles center of Jews for Judaism.