Author and blogger. former creator and host, Christian talk radio programs, including St. Gabriel Catholic Radio in Columbus, Ohio. Founder of Haverim, nonprofit org. created by joint effort of Christians & Jews to encourage friendship and understanding between faiths and to bless Israel. Convened the Ohio's Appointed Time, a day of remembrance and repentance by Christians towards the Jewish people. Past member National Religious Broadcasters, served on leadership teams for Aglow International; as Past-President of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and other organizations throughout the years. Proud to be a breast cancer survivor, having lost a son who endured a seven-year struggle with a rare form of Melanoma cancer.
THE SACRED SCRIPTURES OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE
It is above all by virtue of its historical origin that the Christian community discovers its links with the Jewish people. Indeed, the person in whom it puts its faith, Jesus of Nazareth, is himself a son of this people. So too are the Twelve whom he chose “to be with him and to be sent out to proclaim the message” (Mark 3:14). In the beginning, the apostolic preaching was addressed only to the Jews and proselytes, pagans associated with the Jewish community (cf. Acts 2:11). Christianity, then, came to birth in the bosom of first century Judaism. Although it gradually detached itself from Judaism, the Church could never forget its Jewish roots, something clearly attested in the New Testament; it even recognised a certain priority for Jews, for the Gospel is the “power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
(Taken from the Introduction of The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in The Christian Bible, THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION, 2001. The entire document can be found online at the Vatican – here is your LINK!)