Christians & Jews: Learning from the Chosen

CHRISTIANS & JEWS

The problem hit Father William McFadden two years ago. As head of the theology department at Washington's Roman Catholic Georgetown University, he was supposed to inaugurate a program in Judaism — and no teachers could be found. "There is a rabbi gap," Father McFadden complained wryly. Finally last summer, two Jewish scholars, including Rabbi Saul Kraft of New York City's Queens College, signed up to teach at Georgetown. But across the country other educators still echo McFadden's complaint. The scramble is on to find Jewish teachers—not only of theology but of Jewish history, literature and culture.

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