A priest in love with Israel

Something really holy is happening in Israel, and I have to see it. I want to witness it.’

May 25, 2017 11:47
Father Erik Ross

Father Erik Ross. (photo credit: DAWID GRZESKOWIAK)

Though he’s an unusually erudite man who has two earned master’s degrees and speaks at least four languages, Father Erik Ross, 40, doesn’t fully understand his own attraction to Israel and to the Jewish people.

One thing is certain. He’s not your typical Christian Zionist. He compares his life in a monastery to being on a religious kibbutz, where members of the community pray together and eat together. He describes the different Catholic orders as being “a little like the different kinds of hassidim.”


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