...Once named: What Does The Rabbi Really Say?
Rabbi Abraham Heschel, interviewed by Geula Cohen
for Ma'ariv, January 4, 1965 as translated by AJC/Paris
We at Call Me Jorge... can just imagine... Rabbi Heschel, Malachi Martin, and Jorge Bergoglio regaling each other with Yiddish jokes. Bergoglio could even tell the his two favorites, one about a misbehaving Jewish boy in school and the other about anti-semitic priests! Rabbi Abraham Heschel might have long since passed away but unfortunately for the world his ideas continue to live on. Two professors, Harold Kasimow and John Merkle, clearly recognize that the ideas Francis verbalizes in his general audiences, sermons, and interviews originated in the mind of one Abraham Joshua Heschel. For those who are not faint of heart, read the article below to see how Francis' Noahide Novus Ordo takes its core teachings from Hasidism. Underlines in the article are ours for emphasis.
America: The National Catholic Review
October 27, 2014 Issue
by Harold Kasimow & John Merkle
For more on the Hasidic rabbi, Abraham Joshua Heschel, who had a knack for always being in the Christian neighborhood when a house was on fire see:
- Rabbi Mordechai Levin, a disciple of Abraham Heschel via Marshall Meyer, on kosher Francis and his relations with the Talmudic Jews
- Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" equivocation was Susannah Heschel's idea