Letter of congratulations to Rabbi Roy D. Tanenbaum on the occasion of the inauguration of Canada’s first yeshiva and rabbinical school in TorontoMonday, November 28 2011
November 18, 2011
Rabbi Roy D. Tanenbaum
Canadian Yeshiva and Rabbinical School
Dear Rabbi Tanenbaum:
As Chairman of the Canadian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, I am most happy to congratulate you and your colleagues as you mark the inaugural convocation of
This November 27 indeed marks an historic day in the life of
What makes this celebration doubly special is that the new yeshiva and rabbinical school is being housed in facilities that have been offered to it by the
Inspired by the examples of recent Popes such as Blessed John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Catholics today treasure the heritage common to Jews and Christians, share in dialogues and shared action on many levels, and seek together to pursue that “repairing of the world” (tikkun olam) which is part of the common task entrusted to us by the Creator. As well, it is a moment also to honour and remember those scholars of the past – Jewish, Christian, and Muslim – who contributed the fruit of their scholarship to a common search for wisdom over the centuries.
As the Canadian Yeshiva and
May the Wisdom of the Most High bless and strengthen this endeavour.
With my prayers and best wishes,
Yours sincerely in the One God,
The Most Reverend Daniel Bohan
Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops