- Name: manuscriptboy
Monday, May 11, 2009
Many of the roads to the Hebrew University campus on Mt Scopus are closed this morning to allow Pope Benedict to travel safely into Jerusalem. It seems like a good opportunity to mention a new book published by Bar Ilan University Press: The Jewish Pope, by Joseph Bamberger. It is about the old legend of a Jewish boy kidnapped from his saintly parents by Christians, who was raised as a Christian and eventually became Pope. His father met him at this later stage, and through a game of chess (if I remember correctly) identified his son.