Nun Who Fought Church-Inspired Antisemitism Passed Away

Sister Rose Thering, the nun who worked her entire adult life to stamp out antisemitism, has passed away at age 85. Israel Insider reports:

Thering put her concerns over anti-Semitism into action when she arrived at St. Louis University in 1957 to pursue her doctorate. For her dissertation, she examined how Catholic teaching materials contained numerous passages disparaging of Jews.

The work was eventually used by the Vatican as it issued a declaration in 1965 that the events of Jesus’ death could not be held against “all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews today.”

Thering came to Seton Hall in 1968 to start an educational outreach program in Jewish-Christian studies. She spent her life advocating tolerance between Christians and Jews, traveling across the United States and around the world.

[Hat Tip: Brooklyn Cowboy.]

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  1. Neo-Conservaguy

    Baruch dayan haEmeth. If the Jews of Rashi’s time said qaddesh for the passing of a local bishop that protected them, doesn’t this woman also deserve the same respect?

    (If only I could see the minds melting out of the ears of some readers at the moment they read this…)

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