5-26 July 2020

+++ POSTPONED due to COVID-19 +++

Dear friends, Shalom from Israel!

My hope is that each one of you are in good health, and that despite the current difficulties each one can maintain a certain normality of life with its activities. I wish better days for each one of you and for the whole of humanity.

In this time of pandemic that has affected the whole world and unexpectedly changed most of our plans and projects and caused suffering and pain to many people, a further restructuring of the form of our activities is necessary.

Our study program, which is planned for the month of July, does not seem to be able to be reasonably maintained due to the current difficulties in the world. However, if conditions allow, we plan to carry out this program for the month of December 2020. In the coming months we will be able to definitively confirm the date.

We know that nothing replaces the study of Judaism in its own land, the Land of Israel and being in contact with the Jewish reality, with the Jewish people, with the Hebrew language and getting in touch with the interpretation of Jewish sources, but in the meantime it is not possible, and it is still not certain, when it will be possible to return to normality. Therefore we are planning to prepare some courses in the form of conferences/videos which will be made available on our website so that everyone can access them. We would like to inform you that we intend to initiate this work during the month of June.

I repeat once again that I wish each of you good health and that we can return to normal life and continue our study programs here in Israel as soon as possible.

Happy Feast of Shavuot, where the Jewish people celebrate the gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and Happy Pentecost, where we as Christians celebrate the Word of God (Torah) that comes to all nations through the people of Israel and Sion-Jerusalem, so that even we from the Gentiles are the beneficiaries.

“From Sion shall go forth the Torah, and the Word of God out of Jerusalem” (Is 2,5).

Jerusalem, May 2020.

Br Elio Passeto, nds