Rome, Apr. 8, 2008 (CWNews.com) – The chief rabbi of Rome has explained his call for a pause in Catholic-Jewish dialogue by saying that the question of conversion– raised anew by the revised version of the Good Friday prayer in the traditional liturgy– is an issue that Jews cannot discuss.
“The moment we recognized Jesus Christ, we would no longer be Jews,” Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni said in an interview with the Italian monthly magazine 30 Giorni. “There is no room for discussion of these subjects, because inevitably this would end in essential futility, at least in our view.”
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