Elana Shap

‘Jewish Bishop’ Aims To Reconcile Two Religions

Late last year in one of the churches in Abu Gosh — a tranquil Arab village 15 minutes from Jerusalem — Jean-Baptiste Gourion was ordained a Catholic bishop. The event would have been unremarkable were it not for one important detail: Gourion was born a Jew.A native of Algiers, Gourion lived as a Jew until he was 23 years old. (His given