itchik's famous essay, "Confrontation" to be extraordinary.
Rav Gold's position at this time is welcome, as it bolsters Rav Soloveitchik's position which was written in the 1960's and Rav Gold introduces an ironclad Rambam. Perhaps Rav Gold meant either
a) Christians have not come to terms with our not accepting Jesus
b) those churches which purportedly recognize G-d's eternal covenant with Israel seem to be at the forefront of rejecting and challenging the modern State of Israel's right to exist as a secure Jewish State in our traditional and biblical homeland . So one wonders if their recognition of our eternal covenant is lip service, and if they sublimated their inability to forgive us into the political realm?
Jewish Israel will clarify this with Rav Gold…
loveitchik's position on interfaith matters goes beyond any specific historic contest of Vatican ll, as evidenced by his personal letters and by the testimony of those who were his closest advisors. But "Confrontation" is a worthwhile read and very timely, if not timeless.
With regards to prophecy, Jewish Israel acknowledges that there are certain rabbinic and community leaders in Israel and America who attribute the current outpouring of fundamentalist Christian support for Israel to a prophetic era of apocalyptic change. We feel a need to remind them that, regardless of one’s worldview, we Jews are obligated to hold our spiritual and physical ground and there is no rationale for breaking halachic fences, blurring lines, and jeopardizing or compromising the Jewish faith by openly embracing and encouraging evangelical designs for Israel.
An open mind with "proper frameworks" may be the name of game…but nobody seems to want to play – lest they alienate and stifle friends with uncomfortable frameworks.…