Along the stormy and sometimes tragic history, positive relations to Jews and Judaism – redefined and called NEW PHILOSEMITISM by André Mozes in this book – also always existed; as witnessed by abundant historic, literary and other sources, and declarations of great thinkers, at their head Christian excellences, from St. Gregory the Great in the 6 th to St. John Paul II in the 20 th century. Recently the Catholic Church initiated (Nostra Aetate, at the Second Vatican Council, 1965), and consistently pursues, followed by Christendom as a whole, a full reconciliation process with Judaism and the Jews. ‘A Christian cannot be an Anti-Semite’, this Council declared. Christianity cannot be separated from Jesus of Nazareth, his land, language and people. As Pope Benedict XVI said, like a plant cannot be separated from its roots, Christianity is firmly tied to its origin of Judaism.Cardinal Péter ERDŐ – Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest,
The complex Non-Jewish–Jewish inter-relationship is studied and presented by the author-editor and the co-authors of this book from plentiful intriguing angles, in
exceptionally multifaceted ways, pointing at our historic responsibility for our deeds. We must work devotedly for a culture of peace, sincere mutual love and solidarity. This book is an imposing milestone of this mission.
Primate of Hungary
This NEW PHILOSEMITISM PARADIGM of André MOZES is a both serious and entertaining book of scientific value about us, Jews, among the Nations. But it’s also aDr. András Heisler – President of the Federation of the Jewish Communities in Hungary;
practical Call for Action: its goal is to bring the moments of good coexistence – he calls ’New Philosemitism’ – from the silent backstage to the limelight of public discourse; thus promoting a culture of understanding, cooperation and friendship. We embrace this New Philosemitism approach – while honour our martyrs and vigilant against antisemitism forever. It’s time for living in friendships and stepping beyond our past dominant role as victims.
Vice President of the European Jewish Congress; VP of the World Jewish Congress