The foundation of the heritage shared by the Jewish people and the Church is in the Scriptures of the Jewish people dating from before the coming of Jesus Christ. However, one can note that there are certain books that are to be found in the collection of Christian Scriptures that are not within the Jewish TaNaKh.

 We publish here two sites that are very useful for easy access to the Scriptures.

The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) initiated a new epoch in Biblical interpretation. An important series of official documents have redefined the importance of the Bible in the Church. Of particular interest is the insistence of the Church on the unity of the Scriptures the Church calls the Bible – composed of the writings shared with the Jewish people with the those written by the early believers in Jesus. Biblical interpretation in the Church has always implied a relationship with Jews and their reading of the Scriptures Jews and Christians share.

On August 29, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, wrote a letter to the members of the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities regarding the resignation of Father David.

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar, responsible for the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel, has published a pastoral letter on the occasion of the 60th anniversary since the founding of the Work of Saint James. The letter was published on the Feast of Edith Stein, August 9, 2015.

For many years the Israel Broadcasting Authority has broadcast a short radio program entitled “A moment of Hebrew”. Twice during the festive period, an interview was broadcast with Father David Neuhaus about the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities. Father David was helped by Brother Yohanan Elihai in composing the content of the broadcast.

“One”, the journal of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), has a feature article in its Spring 2013 edition on the Hebrew speaking Catholic kehillot in Israel.

The Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel, constituting the Saint James Vicariate, sent a letter to Pope Francis on the day of the inaugural mass in the Vatican, March 19, 2013. We publish the text here:

A small group of Israeli tour guides met with some Church people in order to formulate a page with some simple instructions for the Israelis who visit churches on Christmas eve. We publish here the page:

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchal Vicar, celebrated mass at the Jerusalem kehilla. We publish here his homily on this happy occasion.

We publish here the text of the homily of Father Charles Gallichet, Abbot of the Benedictine monastery in Abu Ghosh, for the feast of Saint James at the Saint James Vicariate.

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal celebrated the mass of the Feast of the Presentation in the Jerusalem kehilla on Sunday, February 5, 2012. We publish here his homily.

The Hebrew speaking Vicariate in Israel publishes a statement on the recent declaration of the virtues of Pope Pius XII. The statement is signed by the Vicar and priests of the Vicariate.

On the morning of October 12, 2010, Father David Neuhaus SJ, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel, addressed the Holy Father and the Synod in Rome. Following is the text of his address.

(by Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa) An address given at a conference organized by the Vatican Embassy to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council held at Notre Dame de Jerusalem. 

On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Roman Kaminsky was ordained by His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the Church of the Resurrection in Abu Ghosh. His Beatitude's homily is published here.

"HaAretz" newspaper republished an article from the Jewish New York newspaper "Forward" from April 15, 2009 that includes a description of life in the kehilla and interviews with the Vicar, Father David Neuhaus, and Father Gregor from Jaffa. Despite a certain number of inaccuracies in the article we republish it here because of its wide circulation.

 In 2002, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris, published a book based on retreats he had preached to Benedictine nuns of Bec Hellouin. The book, La promesse, was later published in other languages (including English) and includes a few pages about the Hebrew-speaking Catholic community in Israel. Lustiger, who died in 2007, was a great friend of our communities and we publish here the English version of his reflections.

On June 8, the Zenit news agency published an interview with Father David Neuhaus SJ, Secretary-General of the Hebrew-speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel and responsible for the community in Haifa, about the Vicariate. We post here the full text of the interview.

"Jerusalem", the review of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, published a feature article on the Hebrew-speaking parish in Beer Sheba, including an interview with the parish priest, Father Paul Collin. It appeared in the issue number 11-12/73 (November-December 2007).