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JANUARY 2018:

- Ron Kronish: The Embrace between Esau and Jacob—Is Reconciliation Possible? Article
- Sharon Rosen: To Build Trust by Learning about other Religions. Article
- USHMM: What Did the Faith Community Stand For? Doctrines and Deeds in Nazi Europe. Article/Video
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Jewish-Catholic Celebration of Hannukah inside Vatican Walls. Report
- JCR: Remains of a 1,500 year old monastery and church uncovered in Beit Shemesh. Report
- Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem: "Jerusalem is a treasure of all humanity that cannot be reduced to a territorial dispute and political sovereignty". Statement
- David Fox Sandmel: Jesus the Central Jew. Book review

DECEMBER 2017:

- Eeuwout van der Linden: Bridge over Troubled Water: Towards a Journey of Friendship. Article
- Cardinal Kurt Koch: Presentation of the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award to Cardinal Kurt Koch. Article
- David Rosen: Economy and Social Justice. Article
- Board of Deputies: Supreme Court President Lady Hale launches Board of Deputies Family Life and Customs booklet. Report
- CCJ: Liturgical and Homiletic Material for Christians on Holocaust Memorial Day. Report
- Bilateral Commission: Joint Reflections on the Declaration “Between Jerusalem and Rome”. Statement
- Michael Miller: Out of Control: Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

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]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

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]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (166)

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 (121)

What Did the Faith Community Stand For? Doctrines and Deeds in Nazi Europe

USHMM | 01.01.2018

Examine how different faith communities, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics, reacted in the face of the challenges then—and the questions the history poses today. … [more]

Economy and Social Justice

David Rosen* | 01.12.2017

Speech given at the International Meeting "PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue" (September 10th to 12th 2017) in the German cities of Münster and Osnabrück. … [more]

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 | Scholarly Contributions (158)

Bridge over Troubled Water: Towards a Journey of Friendship

Eeuwout van der Linden | 01.12.2017

Subsequent another contribution of a series of articles (see: part one, part two, part three, part four) 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]

Presentation of the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award to Cardinal Kurt Koch

Cardinal Kurt Koch | 01.12.2017

Ben Gurion University of the Negev – Beer-Sheva, 6 November, 2017.[more]

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.
JCR … [more]

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Articles | Observations & Experiences

The Man from Nazareth: Yeshu or Yeshu’a

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]