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The Church and the Jews: The Struggle at Vatican Council II

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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

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish-Christian Relations; Antisemitism; Tolerance; History

Type: Report


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.