Chief Rabbinate of Israel Delegation and Holy See Commission Issue Joint Declaration

The Delegation for Relations with the Catholic Church of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued a joint Declaration at their Joint Commission meeting in Jerusalem, December 1-3, 2003 (6-8 Kislev 5764). The Chief Rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Yona Metzger, received the delegations at their offices at the completion of the deliberations and warmly endorsed the Declaration. They stated that they were deeply moved by this historic meeting and Declaration, which serves, they said, as a testimony of the Divine power of reconciliation, peace and mutual respect that can and will overcome the violence and hatred that abounds in so many places in the world today.