New texts:

APRIL 2018:

- Frederick M. Schweitzer: How I Became a Jewish Historian Article
- Ron Kronish: On This Passover We Ask: Are We Truly Free? Article
- Nike Snijders: ICCJ Consultation: Religious Fundamentalism. Report
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2018 Budapest Conference - Registration Open. Report
- Pope Francis: To Participants in the International Conference on the Responsibility of States, Institutions and Individuals to Fight Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes. Statement
- Michael Miller: Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas. Book review

MARCH 2018:

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- Christopher Pramuk: Making Sanctuary for the Divine: Exploring Melissa Raphael’s Holocaust Theology. Article
- Deborah Weissman: Confessions of a Jewish Ecumenist. Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Biblical studies and contemporary anti-Semitism. Report
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2018 Conference: Towards Reconciliation in a Broken World. Report
- Ron Kronish: An American Muslim Looks at the Shoah. Book review

On This Passover We Ask: Are We Truly Free?

Ron Kronish | 02.04.2018

One of the most famous passages of the Passover seder is called “Ha Lachma Anya — This is the bread of affliction.” It is sometimes referred to as the “invocation.” It is the moment when the leader of the seder welcomes all the guests at the seder, especially those who are in need, and invites them to celebrate Passover with everyone at the table. It is recited and sung in Aramaic, so unless one pays attention to the translation, one can miss the importance of the passage. ... [more]

Wider die Angst vor der Differenz

Christian Wiese | 02.04.2018

Religiöse Pluralität, Diversität und Differenz sind Grundkategorien interreligiöser Begegnungen, und unüberhörbar stellen die zahlreichen, nicht selten destruktiven religiösen, kulturellen und ethnischen Gegensätze unserer Zeit die Religionsgemeinschaften vor brisante Fragen: Was sind die Ursachen religiöser Konflikte und Fundamentalismen? Wie lässt sich umgehen mit dem Faktum einander widerstreitender Sinn- und Wahrheitsansprüche, die in Verbindung mit gesellschaftlichen und politischen Verwerfungen vielfach ein explosives Gemisch darstellen? ... [more]


How I Became a Jewish Historian

Frederick M. Schweitzer[1] | 01.04.2018

I have toiled nearly a half century in the Lord’s vineyard of Christian/Catholic-Jewish relations. It has been a productive and satisfying life commitment, decisively inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s Nostra Aetate (“In our day”), the Church’s declaration on its relation to Judaism and other non-Christian religions. … [more]

To Build Trust by Learning about other Religions

Sharon Rosen* | 02.01.2018

It is my great pleasure to once again attend a Sant’Egidio meeting after many years of deep friendship with this magnificent community. And I am especially proud to be representing my organization, Search for Common Ground at this meeting as its first global director for religious engagement. … [more]

The Embrace between Esau and Jacob—Is Reconciliation Possible?

Ron Kronish | 01.01.2018

A few days ago, I was interviewed by Rabbi Harlan Wechsler, a retired Conservative rabbi from New York, who now lives in both Jerusalem and New York. For 10 years, he has hosted a radio program called “Rabbi Wechsler Teaches” for Serius XM Radio, an internet radio station in the USA. … [more]


Как стать миссионером...

Лев Бердников | 01.04.2018

Раввин, уроженец Германии, он стал убеждённым православным христианином и российским подданным, посвятив жизнь миссионерской деятельности и переводу Библии на русский язык. … [more]

Быть евреем в церкви

Юрий Табак | 01.03.2018

В ходе отмеченной драматическими и подчас кровавыми событиями христианско-еврейской истории выковалась стойкая и почти не имеющая исключений традиция отношения друг к другу – а именно резко негативная. … [more]


Réorienter les relations et le dialogue entre juifs et chrétiens

S. Wesley Ariarajah | 01.04.2018

L’auteur soutient qu’en continuant d’affirmer l’existence d’une relation spéciale entre le judaïsme et le christianisme, les chrétiens tombent dans le piège d’avoir à expliquer une religion en fonction de l’autre. À son avis, ils auraient une meilleure base de dialogue en laissant le judaïsme à lui-même et en le traitaient comme toute autre grande religion.[more]

Le féminisme comme point de rencontre

Helene Egnell | 01.03.2018

Le féminisme a été un point de rencontre pour les femmes juives et chrétiennes, même si leur sororité a été aussi ambiguë que toute relation sororale. Depuis ses débuts, le féminisme religieux moderne a été un projet commun pour les juifs et les chrétiens – mais la théologie féministe chrétienne n’a pas toujours réussi à éviter les pièges de l’antijudaïsme chrétien classique. Toutefois, les efforts conjoints des féministes chrétiennes et juives peuvent revitaliser et offrir de nouvelles perspectives au dialogue judéo-chrétien.[more]

Making Sanctuary for the Divine: Exploring Melissa Raphael’s Holocaust Theology

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