Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, celebrated We Remember as "a step forward."  These sentiments were echoed in substance by France's Grand Rabbi Joseph Sitruk, who observed that his disappointment was blunted b y his excellent rapport with the bishops of France and their courageous statement.
Lord Janner, of Britain's Holocaust Educational Trust, confessed that he was "deeply disappointed" and denounced We Remember as an "unworthy document."  Ignatz Bubis, chairman of Germany's Central Council of Jews, likewise condemned the document as "completely unsatisfactory."  Many Jewish commentators expressed frustration that the document as a whole was so nebulous, so equivocal, so partial, and so euphemistically formulated that it amounted to a lower-order sort of denial.
Virtually no Jewish commentator, even those who responded favorably to We Remember as a whole, applauded the document for its representation of Pius, and very, very few spoke favorably of his activities on behalf of menaced Jews during the war.
Typical of this latter view was the opinion of Meir Lau, who commented of the pope that, "[h]is silence cost millions of human lives."  Zuroff described We Remember as "a total cop-out" on the role of Pope Pius XII and also adds he "could have saved millions."  B'nai Brith international president Tommy Baer remarked that the document "sadly attempts to varnish the controversial wartime conduct of Pope Pius XII."  If the American Jewish Congress does not go that far, it certainly was not alone in finding the portrait of Pius as a tireless and heroic laborer on behalf of menaced Jews wildly exaggerated and even false.