New texts:

APRIL 2017:

- David Neuhaus: Who are the Christians in Israel today? Article
- Alon Goshen-Gottstein: Is there a Special Relationship between Christianity and Judaism? Part One. Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Italy’s Rabbis protest – controversy over title and program of Italian biblical association colloquium. Article
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2017 Conference: Registration is open. Report
- JCR: "We need to face up to common challenges". Report
- JCR: German Chancellor Angela Merkel to receive United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2017 Elie Wiesel Award Report
- JCR: Interfaith Tu'Bishvat Celebration in Berlin. Report
- Nike Snijders: Memoirs of a Hopeful Pessimist: A Life of Activism Through Dialogue. Book review

MARCH 2017:

- David Neuhaus: Towards the Ends of the Earth. Land in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Article
- JCR: Rededication of the Tabgha monastery. Report
- Pope Francis: Anti-Semitism contrary to Christian principles. Statement
- Pope Francis: The Torah as the Lord’s gift, his revelation, his word. Statement
- Zev Eleff: Bringing Zion Home: Israel in American Jewish Culture. Book review

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Is there a Special Relationship between Christianity and Judaism?

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | 02.04.2017

During the next couple of months JCR presents a series of articles 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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Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Who are the Christians in Israel today?

Fr. David Neuhaus | 01.04.2017

JERUSALEM – On Tuesday December 6, 2016, a conference entitled “Who are the Christians in Israel today?” was held and presided by Fr. David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel, at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute. Please find below his intervention. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (157)

Italy’s Rabbis protest – controversy over title and program of Italian biblical association colloquium

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 01.04.2017

The original title and presentation of a colloquium organized by the Associazione Biblica Italiana (ABI - with membership of c. 800 Biblical scholars and professors, recognized by CEI - Italy’s Episcopal Conference) scheduled for September has caused indignant comments amongst the Italian rabbinate. … [more]

Traces of the Holocaust

Michael Ipgrave* | 01.02.2017

Lecture given at Lichfield Cathedral, 27.01.17 (Holocaust Memorial Day). … [more]

Social Cohesion Must Be Strengthened to Make Diversity ‘a Plus, Not a Threat

António Guterres | 01.02.2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the observance ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in New York, 27 January, 2017: … [more]

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (115)

Interreligious Dialogue As An Antidote To Radical Religious Violence

Ron Kronish | 01.01.2017

How can interreligious and intercultural dialogue be used positively to reverse the destruction created by radical extremist fundamentalist movements? … [more]

The Jewish-Christian Dialogue – its Universal Significance

Rabbi David Rosen | 01.11.2016

There is nothing comparable to the transformation of the Jewish-Christian relationship “in our times”. A people presented by the Church in the past as condemned, rejected by God, in league with the devil, is today viewed in the words of Saint John Paul II as the “dearly beloved elder brother of the Church of the Eternal Covenant” with whom the Church has a unique “intrinsic” relationship. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Cardinal Augustin Bea (1881-1968)

Scarboro Missions | 01.11.2016

At an age when many people have long since retired, Augustin Bea found himself thrust into the heart of some of the most controversial debates in modern Catholic history—and became one of the quiet heroes of modern Jewish-Catholic relations. … [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions (153)

Towards the Ends of the Earth. Land in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue

David Neuhaus | 01.03.2017

The Fifth Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Boston College, (30.10.2016)* … [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

The Understanding of Paul’s Theology and Christian Anti-Judaism

In Rom. 9.4-5, Paul writes this about his kindred “according to the flesh:” “They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship [that is, the temple services]. And from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah.” ... [more]