The Church and the Jews: The Struggle at Vatican Council II
Publication Date: January 1965
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Judith Hershcopf
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.66 (1965), pp.99-136
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish-Christian Relations; Antisemitism; Tolerance; History
The author discusses the background, passage, and effects of Vatican II: a statement on the attitude of the Roman Catholic church toward the Jews and Judaism, adopted in 1964. The declaration acknowledges the shared history of Jews and Christians and condemns all persecution of Jews.