“The Other as Oneself Within Judaism: A Catholic Interpretation,” By Peter Admirand

peter-admirandHow does a Christian try to describe the Other within Judaism to a group consisting of mostly Muslims? This was my task recently at an Abrahamic interfaith event inadvertently scheduled on Passover. In what follows, I focus in particular on how the Sages interpret the Egyptians of Exodus in the context of Passover. As a Catholic theologian who knows the great risk in such an endeavor, I also account for my hesitations and purpose. Ultimately, I see attempts like these as a means for Christians to become more Christ-like, here through analyzing Jewish interpretations of the Other while aiming to represent Jewish views justly and candidly.

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