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The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel

with Emma Polyakov, Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies, Merrimack College


November 9, 2021, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor].

In person event, no registration required.


In the wake of the Holocaust, a religious phenomenon arose in Israel fueled by survivors who had converted to Catholicism as well as by Catholics determined to address the anti-Judaism inherent in their religious tradition. This talk examines this “Judeocentric Catholicism” as a case study in Catholic perceptions of Jews, Judaism, and the state of Israel.



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