Book Offers Guide to "Your Neighbor's Faith" for Christians and Jews

March 30, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On March 30, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported on "a new book - "Understanding Your Neighbor's Faith: What Christians and Jews Should Know About Each Other" - organized by Rabbi Philip Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor and rabbi emeritus of Beth Hillel Synagogue (a Conservative congregation) in Bloomfield, Conn. [T]he book includes a long explanation of Judaism in all its forms, as well as chapters on a range of Christian sects, written mainly by the clerics of those faiths. When he led an ecumenical journey to the Holy Land in February 2000, Rabbi Lazowski realized that his 75 pilgrims had questions about each other's beliefs - made real by visits to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Temple Mount, and the Western Wall. Lazowski believed that a book about the different faiths could remove 'religious misinformation' and offer an 'invitation to friendship' among the faiths."