Jewish learning about Christian beliefs and practices “appears to be on the rise,” reports Jewish Currents (July-August).
The magazine cites a recent meeting of the Catholic-Jewish Liason Committee, where making the history of relations between Catholics and Jews a “core part of the curriculum for new clergy.” The committee noted that Jewish institutions have not “made as great an effort as Catholic ones to revamp their teachings about the other in recent years.”
The report adds that Jews are increasingly incorporating the history of Christianity into their curricula. There are also a growing number of non-Orthodox Jewish day schools that are including Christian history in their curricula, as well as participating in student exchanges with Christian schools.
(Jewish Currents, 22 E. 17th St., Suite 601, New York, NY 10003-1919)