Influential SHU professor remembered

St. Louis Dispatch

Oct. 28, marked the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the Nostra aetate—an important milestone in Jewish-Christian relations.

Seton Hall’s very own Sister Rose Thering was the driving force behind the declaration, and fought to eradicate Anti-Semitism from within the Catholic Church. Luna Kaufman, chair of the Sister Rose Thering Endowment for Jewish-Christian Studies, said “Sister Rose was a champion of opening doors between Christians and Jews,” as seen on the Seton Hall website.

“She reached out to Jews in a way that nobody else could have, and she opened the eyes of her Catholic brothers and sisters to the importance of Jewish-Christian relations.” Kaufman said.

Reverend Lawrence Frizzell, director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and the Jewish-Christian graduate program and associate professor at Seton Hall, is attending an international congress in Rome from Oct. 26-28, in light of the anniversary of the Nostra aetate.

Megan O’Malley can be reached at

Author: Staff Writer

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