Swami Dayananda Saraswati organised the first Hindu-Jewish meet in February 2007 at New Delhi. Facilitated by “The World Council of Religious Leaders” This Hindu-Jewish dialogue was aimed at highlighting common cultural features and common philosophies behind the two religions while gladly accepting the differences
Dayanand Saraswati was born in an Iyer Brahmin family His birth name is Natrajan Iyer The good Swami is well travelled and went to the US in 1979 returning to India in 82 He has 2 ashrams in the US More importantly he is not a Shankarachrya The World Council of Religious Leaders seems to be controlled by an Indian named Bawa Jain who is the “Founding Secretary ” of the The World Council of Religious Leaders Jain The Incredible Mr Jain besides founding the WCORL has also Launched Religion One on One, initiative,brought together two of the World’s Oldest Religions, Jews and Hindus which has resulted in a signed “Declaration of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation” and the creation of A Standing Committee for Hindu-Jewish Relations. Over and above it all he runs a multi million-dollar corporation of diversified construction and development firm with countrywide operations Headquartered in Delhi, India. Source
Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger and other leading rabbis from around the world signed a declaration Tuesday with leading Hindu leaders in New Delhi that denounces terrorism and violence. “Although, Muslim extremism was not singled out, it was at the forefront of many participants’ minds,” said Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee
The good Rebbe Rosen fooled no one Common Muslim hatred is the only glue binding these two disparate groups Chief Askenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger was arrested in Israel for fraud ,bribery and moneylaundering running into millions of shekels In 2003 he was also accused of sexually molesting four men All in all a Sweet Man “Rancid pickle” Advani hosted a diner for his Jewish heros RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Suresh Soni was also present at the dinner. The Chief Rabbi of Israel was joined by several senior Rabbis from European countries and Israeli Ambassador David Danieli. Muslim scholars from India included Prof. Akhtar-ul-Wasey , director, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sirajuddin Qureshi, President of India Islamic Cultural Centre, Wasi Ahmed Nomani, Jurist, Jameeluddin Iiyasi president of All India Imams Organisation and Umer Ilyasi, president, Sufi Sant Sangam. Leaders of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha including Swami Dayananda Saraswati was also present on the occasion.
The Jewish delegation included Chief Rabbi Yona “Moneylaunding Sodder” Metzger, Shri Oded Wiener, Chief Rabbi David Rosen, Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber, Rabbi Dr Israel Singer, Rabbi Moshe Garelik, Chief Rabbi Albert Guigui, Chief Rabbi Isak Haleve and Chief Rabbi Benito Garcon-Serfaty.
The representatives of the Jewish community in India included Shri Solomon Sopher, Rabbi Abraham Benjamin, Shri Benjamin Reuben, Shri Ezra Moses, Shri Issac Samson, Rabbi Joshua Kolet, Lt. Gen. (retd) JFR Jacob described here by another General as being “full of himself”, Shri Ezekial Malekar, Shri Nissim Moses.
The prominent Indian Hindu leaders associated with the conference included Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati, Swami Chidanand, Dr Pranav Pandya, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar , Swami Maheshwaranand , Swami Vishwesh Teertha, and a bunch of lessor known Swamys . New Jersey based Sangh Activist and businessman author Rajiv Malhotra also played a part in the first meeting Noted jurist Shri L.M. Singhvi and columnist and BJP leader Shri Balbir Punj also participated in the summit. Late L M Sanghvi is the father of former Congress Minister Abhishek Singhvi _____________________________________________________________ THE SECOND INTERFAITH MEET 2008 The “Second Summit” of Molesting Money Laundering Rabbis and Hindu Babas with terrorist disciples took place the next year in Jerusalem in February 2008 This time the ORGANIZERS HAD CHANGED .The Government of Israel supported the meet and the entire Rabbinate and Jewish scholars participated in the dialogue.
The Hindu delegation consisted of members of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha , including representatives of Shankaracharyas. The Jerusalem meet concluded with a landmark declaration that Hindus worship “One Supreme Being” and are not really idolatrous. The program began in Jerusalem on the evening of the 17th February. On the 18th, they joined a discussion between Hindu leaders and Jewish leaders at the Mt. Zion Hotel in Jerusalem. Important issues such as icon worship, calendars, the meaning of the swastika and many others were discussed with great understanding and mutual respect Also affirmed the following declaration on the sensitive issue of the svastika this symbol is, and has been for millennia, sacred to Hindus, long before its misappropriation The importance of this affirmation may be understood from the fact that a Hindu temple in Detroit was vandalised a few years ago by the Jewish community offended by a huge svastika rangoli at the entrance of the temple
In the evening, the group was hosted by the Israeli Parliament On the 19th February, they had a meeting with His Excellency, the President of Israel. In that evening they were hosted for a special dinner by the American Jewish Committee, headed by Rabbi David Rosen.
The Hindu delegation, which arrived in Jerusalem on February 17, consisted of several prominent Hindu leaders including Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Swami Paramatmananda Saraswati, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, and Swami Madhavpriyadas. Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the convener of the Dharma Acharya Sabha, was unable to attend the Summit due to health concerns.
The Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha seems to be another Sangh Front and its meeting was even used as an ocassion to patch up a intra Sangh feud between the BJP and VHP with Modi (when still CM of Gujarat) RSS head Bhagwat VHP Singhal all in attendance ___________________________________________________________________ THE THIRD INTERFAITH MEET 2009 NEW YORK By the third Hindu Jewish meeting the American Jewish Council had entered the Fray even thought the AJC has no religious connections and is a pure Lobbying Group The Hindu American Foundation like the AJC too got involved .Neither seems remotely connected to INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
The 3rd Hindu-Jewish meeting was held in 2009 in the US. Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2009) – Several of Hinduism’s most senior spiritual and religious leaders traveled from India to come together with Jewish leaders at Capitol Hill here yesterday in a rare meeting jointly organized by the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (convened by Swami Dayananda Saraswati), American Jewish Committee (AJC), Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL).
Two days of intense dialogue hosted at AJC offices and visits to synagogues and temples spanning New York City and Washington, D.C. culminated yesterday with a briefing held in the Rayburn Building on the Hill. Attendees were addressed by Hindu and Jewish leaders, officials from the Obama Administration and Ambassador Bahij Mansour, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Religious Affairs Department.
Swami Avdeshananda Giri, Trustee of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, an apex unifying body of many of the most prominent Hindu religious sampradayas (traditions), led the Hindu Sabha delegation.
Who is Swami Avdheshanand Giri the leader of the Hindu Delegation ? He is the “spiritual guru” of Pragya Singh Thakur – the female Sanghi terrorist arrested in connection with September 29 Malegaon blast . Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya’s ‘guru’ ready for probe ______________________________________________________________ Very little seems available online about the Fourth Hindu Jew “Interfaith ” Meet in 2010 ______________________________________________________________ FIFTH HINDU JEW “SUMMIT” May 24-26, 2011 Initiative of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha and World Council of Religions Leaders
Pujya Swamiji(Chidanand Saraswati) headed the fifth dialogue between the Hindu and Jewish religious leadership, May 24-26, 2011, at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi. Two introductory summits, the first in Delhi in 2007 and the second in Jerusalem in 2008, resulted in significant Declarations of understanding, and the constitution of a scholars’ group to explore issues in greater depth. Of particular interest for both groups was the question of idolatry in Hinduism.
There does not seem to be any more PUBLIC meetings held after 2011 Maybe the actual purposes for the meetings having been served they were wound up . Maybe the Avdheshanand Giri, Pragya Thakur links after 2009 woke up people as to what was going on and the “organizers” decided to tone down the events
TRUTH IS FOLLOWING THE POLITICAL THAW BETWEEN INDIA AND ISRAEL THE “INTERFAITH INITIATIVE” WAS USED AS COVER BY REACTIONARY RIGHT WING HINDUS AND RACIST REACTIONARY RIGHT WING JEWS TO REACH SOME “UNDERSTANDING” .THE “FRUITS” OF THIS UNDERSTANDING WILL BE FELT FOR YEARS TO COME IN INDIA