A Call To Jews and Jewish Communities
to re-examine Jewish texts and liturgy in the light of these Christian reforms.
- By grappling with Jewish texts that appear xenophobic or racist,
realizing that many religious traditions have uplifting, inspirational texts as well as problematic ones. The emphasis for all religious traditions should be on texts that promote tolerance and openness.
- By placing problematic texts within their historical context, in particular writings from the times when Jews were a powerless, persecuted and humiliated minority.
- By addressing the possible re-interpretation, change or omission of parts of Jewish liturgy that treat others in problematic ways.