Will Pope Benedict XVI’s successor forget the mutually enriching relationship of Jews and Christians?
The future of Jewish-Catholic relations is at a crossroads; its future rests upon the new pope.
There is a popular Jewish folktale that opens with a young boy and his rabbinic father playing chess together. One day, the boy is kidnapped from his home and taken to live among the gentiles. He is told that his father is dead, and over time the boy forgets about his past, becomes a parish priest, and, recognized for his superior learning acumen, rises through the ranks and becomes the pope.