Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 30
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au 16 The Arizona Republic , FH., im Stories to be featured Widening of Chandler 9 * main street expected More about View of Crucifixion Continued from Page 15 overthrow of the occupiers) while Jesus of Nazareth was vigorous in his approach but nonmilitaristic, like Martin Luther King. "Both had demonstrations that week wfdch disturbed both religious and civil Authorities because of the unseemly display of emotion and politics in a tinderbox situation." Dr. Nelson noted that the story of Barabbes was suppressed by the early chufch, although some very early church documents do make reference to him. Dr. Nelson said that the biblical reference (Matt. 27:25) that the blood of Jesus would be on all the people "and on our children" is "a later addendum of the church to show why there was so much trouble for Jews in the 70's, 80's and 90's." Rabbi Moshe Tutnauer, Beth El Synagogue, said that pinning the crucifixion on the Jews was part of an antisemitism already existing. "The Jews, after all, were an isolated Island of monotheism (belief in one God) in the midst of many polytheistic peoples." But even if it were true that the Jews as a people were guilty of bringing about the crucifixion, said the rabbi, "the thrust of Jesus' mission was that he must die on the cross, according to Christians. So the people who brought him to the cross were fulfilling his destiny." Much of the blame for the accusation of deicide against the Jews has been laid to the seeming antisemitism of the Gospel of John. But Dr. Nelson points out that unlike the first three synoptic Gospels, John was written as late as 110 A.D., for a gentile audience, probably by a Greek, and not to tell the historic story of Jesus of Nazareth. "Every word, phrase and character is a symbol of something else," he declared. "The book reflects the feelings and attitudes of 110 A.D., not 33 A.D., when the new church was trying to disengage itself from the religion of the Jews. Also, the church was seeking favor in Rome and it seemed expedient to pin the blame for the crucifixion on the Jews, not on Rome." Actually, he said, the Gospel of John is not anti-Semitic at all, if viewed as a symbolic work. He cited Chapter 19:26, 27; "When Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he said unto his mother, Woman behold thy son! Then he said to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home." "In this symbolic story," said Dr. Nelson, "Mary is Israel; the beloved disciple is the new church, not John, as is commonly believed. So, when Jesus saw Israel, he said in essence, 'I am your gift to the world, Israel, fulfilling the whole tradition of the suffering servant. You are my mother.' "When he turned to the new church and said in effect, 'Don't ever forget Israel is your mother.' "It seems to me," Dr. Nelson continued, "that this is anything but anti- Semitic. And to me it is the justification for the existence of Judaism apart from, but mother to, Christianity." Sister Christine Athans, theology teacher at Xavier High School, declared emphatically that Catholic parochial schools do not blame the Jews for dei- cide (killing of God). "The ultimate responsibility is the sin of the world," she said. "Why did anybody kill Martin Luther King or John or Robert Kennedy? Somehow, we always stone our prophets to death." But, the nun added, "That's not the Easter message, not who was responsible or how many nails they used. The message is Jesus himself and what he preached." Easter stories will be featured at the Phoenix Public Library, li E. McDowell, and its five branches during story hour tomorrow. The programs are free to school-age children. At the main library, Mrs. Ann Maczuga will tell "Sixty at a Blow," a story from Turkey, and "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" by Du Bose Heyward at 10:30 a.m. Sharon Manning will tell "The Egg Tree" by Kathleen Milhous at the Acacia branch, 750 E. Townley, at 10:30 a.m. Story time at the Harmon branch, 411 W. Yavapia, will be 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Edwina Riva will tell "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" and "The Bunny Who Found Easter" by Zolotow. Mrs. Carrie Brock will tell "The Sugar Egg" by Bailey, "The Meaning of Easter" by Burnett and "The Whiskers of Ho Ho" by Littlefleld at the Ocotillo branch, 102 W. Southern, at 10:30 a.m. At the Palo Verde branch, 4402 N. 51st Ave., Darlene Letnes will tell "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" and "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present" by Zolo- tow at 10:30 a.m. The Saguaro branch, 2808 N. 46th St., will also have stories at 10:30 a.m. Ruth Gordon will tell "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" and "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present." CHANDLER - Mayor George Nader said the widening of the main street through Chandler, Arizona Avenue, may soon be initiated after a 14-year effort. In a letter to Nader, Justin OPERATIONS RENEWED MANILA (UPI) - Military operations agains Communist Huk guerrillas i n Tarlac Province, 70 miles north of Manila, have been ordered resumed, it was disclosed yesterday. Herman, state highway department director, said he had ordered a survey started immediately for the improvement. 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