Mr. Halakhah, tear down this prayer!
” target = “_blank”>Some Jews want the Catholics to remove from their liturgy a prayer that calls for the conversion of the Jews.
The over-hyped and ” tARGET = “_BLANK”>Missing from most contemporary recitations of the Aleinu prayer are these lines, thanking God because he didn’t make us like the other Nations . . .
. . . for they bow to vanity and emptiness
and pray to a god which helps not
This was considered anti-Christian by European religious authorities and Jews themselves removed the offending lines.
Later, —The Web Guy