(left to right) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, and CJCUC Executive Director, David Nekrutman,
meet with Francis in St. Peter’s Square, 26 October 2016.
Listening to God by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Francis and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin go way back. When he was but a lowly cardinal in Argentina, Francis would send his best and brightest seminarians and priests to Israel to study with Orthodox rabbis. This program was run by Rabbi Riskin under the auspices of The Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC). Under the tutelage of the CJCUC, the students learn that Christianity has Talmudic roots and get brainwashed with the latest Zionist propaganda.
In the book, Listening to God, Francis can read inspirational stories about the glories of Zionism; Rav Soloveitchik; why Shlomo Riskin decided to become a rabbi; Rav Kahaneman, arguments about Halacha; Talmudic Judaism after the Holocaust; the magick of a mezuzah (Francis probably read this one right away since he is obsessed with the ‘Shema’); Rav Yaakov; the importance of Shabbat; how to fundraise; kosher slaughter; how the Talmud defeated Vladimir Lenin; circumcision stories; paving the way for the Messiah; the time the Lubavitcher Rebbe joined with Begin and Herzl to rescue Efrat; the birth of Ohr Torah Israel; how the Lubavitcher Rebbe still keeps watch; warnings from the Lubavitcher Rebbe; Tikkun Olam; and so much, much more!
Francis inner-Jew must have been doing somersaults when he received this book.