Monday, August 10, 2015

Rabbi hops on Papal bandwagon without embarassing us

Lots of people - Catholics for the most part - are recording welcome greetings to Pope Frank and posting them on Catholic Charities' website. Participants include ordinary folks and Catholic celebrities like the noted secular, atheist hero Stephen Colbert.

The list of participants also includes at least one Rabbi: Peter J. Rubinstein of the Central Synagogue in NYC.

Now, I mightily dislike it when Jews fall over themselves to pay homage to Jesus's earthly embodiment, but even I must admit that Rabbi Peter did a good job. He successfully promoted Judaism, and broke with the requirement that all participants quote Mathew 25:35 in their welcome videos. Instead the Rabbi quoted Hillel. Good on him!

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