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New texts:

NOVEMBER 2017:

- Joseph A. Kanofsky: Elie Wiesel’s Pedagogy: Making Us More Human. Article
- Jean Duhaime: Gregory Baum and Jewish-Christian relations. Article
- David Neuhaus: The Man from Nazareth: Yeshu or Yeshu’a. Article
- JCR: Amos Oz received Mount Zion Award 2017. Report
- John Borelli: Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews. Book review

OCTOBER 2017:

- Reuven Firestone: A Phenomenology of Monotheism in Relationship: Jews, Christians and Muslims. Article
- Ron Kronish: Fasting on Yom Kippur for Social Justice and Peace. Article
- JCR: TThe European Muslim Jewish Leadership Council about Parliamentary elections in Germany, 24th September 2017. Report
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Orthodox Judaism and the Catholic Church, celebrating a new milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations. Report
- Pope Francis: "We have a special responsibility to be and to live as people of peace". Statement
- Joseph Tabory: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Gregory Baum and Jewish-Christian relations

Jean Duhaime* | 01.11.2017

Gregory Baum, a well-known theologian, has passed away in Montreal on December 18, 2017. As a member of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), he made a major contribution to the preparation of the Declaration Nostra Aetate. The following text briefly looks back at this page of history in Jewish-Christian relations.[1] ... [more]

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Elie Wiesel’s Pedagogy: Making Us More Human

Joseph A. Kanofsky* | 01.11.2017

Key elements in Elie Wiesel’s pedagogical method, as observed in his University Seminars at Boston University in the 1980’s and 1990’s, yield useful insight into how a secular classroom draws on deeply-rooted religious elements to enable students to realize their potential as human beings regardless of the differences in their religious backgrounds and inclinations. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (164)

The Man from Nazareth: Yeshu or Yeshu’a

David Neuhaus | 01.11.2017

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar until his resignation in August 2017, published an open letter to the Israeli newspaper "HaAretz" about the use of the name Jesus in Hebrew. "HaAretz" published the letter on March 24, 2017. The letter reads as follows. … [more]

Fasting on Yom Kippur for Social Justice and Peace

Ron Kronish | 01.10.2017

Fasting on Yom Kippur is widespread for Jews in Israel and around the world, even for those who are not necessarily generally observant. Yet, it is often done out of habit or from a sense of Jewish solidarity, since millions of Jews gather in synagogues around the world on this day to express their identification with the Jewish people, in ways that are often inexplicable and even somewhat irrational. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (119)

The Relevance of Tradition and Change for Interreligious Dialogue: A Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 01.09.2017

Address given during the opening event of ICCJ's annual conference, Bonn, Germany, July 2, 2017.[more]

The Seelisberg Legacy and Education

Nike Snijders | 01.09.2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Seelisberg Emergency Conference on Antisemitism. In 1947, much of the initial framework for international interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews was established. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (156)

A Phenomenology of Monotheism in Relationship: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Reuven Firestone | 01.10.2017

Subsequent another contribution of a series of articles (see: part one, part two , part three) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
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The Return of the Wandering Jew: The State of Israel as a Theological Challenge for Jewish-Christian Relations

Peter Colwell* | 01.06.2017

Subsequent the third contribution of a series of articles (for part one see here, and part two here) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR … [more]

Judaism as Sui Generis for Christians and Part of the Wider Dialogue

Patrick Morrow* | 01.05.2017

Subsequent the second contribution of a series of articles (for part one see here) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

“Make Friends Across Religions”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 * The most prominent leaders of the world’s major religions released a joint appeal today calling on the people of the world to unify and make friends across religions. ... [more]