Pope Francis I has only one book in print. It’s a fascinating no-holds-barred discussion with a rabbi about the church’s role in the Holocaust, its ties to Jews and Israel.12
A top Yeshiva University dean bluntly warned against reporting child sex abuse directly to police. Using the derogatory term ‘shvartze,’ he said Jews could wind up jailed with black inmates.191
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has successfully assembled a government. It has 68 seats and excludes ultra-Orthodox parties.13
A panel discussion on whether Israel is a democracy has been moved from one Manhattan synagogue to another, following an objection to the event from the first synagogue’s rabbi.3
The new pope who emerges from the secretive conclave in Rome will send Roman Catholics — and Jews — a potent message without saying a word. It’s all in the name.
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