A Blessing To One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

In October 2004, representatives from Xavier, Hillel of Cincinnati and The Shtetl Foundation met with Pope John Paul II to ask his blessing for an exhibition documenting his life-long relationship with the Jewish people, the first exhibition on the subject ever assembled.

His blessing launched the opening at Xavier of the exhibit, "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," on May 18, 2005, the pope's 85th birthday.  Since then, the exhibit has traveled to 17 venues around the United States and has been seen by more than 800,000 people. Now it is coming back to Cincinnati for a last stop before beginning a European tour in 2013.

"A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" will be the opening exhibit at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which is now completing construction. From there, it travels through Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy and France and possibly to Israel.

The exhibit opens September 10, 2012 at the Skirball Museum on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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