Religion: Passion Revised

Is the Christian Passion play at Oberammergau unChristian? In the March issue of the Jewish monthly Commentary, Robert Gorham Davis, professor of English at Columbia University, declares that it is. Writes Davis, a Unitarian: "In a period of reviving antiSemitism, brought finally to public attention by the defacing of synagogues, the visitors to Oberammergau will see, under highly emotional circumstances, a play in which the synagogue is a rallying point for evil and in which the Jewish people accept gleefully for themselves and their children bloodguilt for the murder of the Christian...

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