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DECEMBER 2019:

- Alan Berger: New Clothing, Old Hatred: Changes and Transformations of Antisemitism. Article
- Ron Kronish: Can the Descendants of Isaac and Ishmael learn to live together? Article
- Church of England: Church of England teaching document calls for repentance over role of Christians in centuries of antisemitism. Report
- Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ): CCJ Statement on ‘God’s Unfailing Word’. Report
- Board of Deputies of British Jews:Board of Deputies of British Jews launches updated Jewish Manifesto ahead of General Election. Report
- JCR: Germany: Hetty Berg Named New Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Report
- Church of England: God’s Unfailing Word. Theological and Practical Perspectives on Christian–Jewish Relations. Statement

NOVEMBER 2019:

- Daniel J. Lasker: My Uncle, Rabbi Herman Hailperin, of Tree of Life Congregation: American Jewry in Mid-Twentieth Century and Now Article
- Raphael Jospe: Mysteries of Judaism. Review essay
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Catholic Jewish Relations in Pescara: a dream linking the past to the future. Article
- JCR: Antisemitic Attack in Halle, Germany. Report
- Robin Gomes: Jews, Christians, and Muslims: No to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.Report
- Ahmed Shaheed:Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Report

OCTOBER 2019:

- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue as a Mission. Article
- Rabbi Ute Steyer: From Apologetics to Self-confidence. A New Form of Interreligious Dialogue. Article
- Sant'Egidio: Peace with no borders. Religions and Cultures in Dialogue. Report
- Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council: Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council’s General Assembly in Matera, Italy. Report
- ICCJ: ICCJ Statement on the Global Ecological Crisis. Statement
- Gary Gilberg: The Gospel of Luke. Book review

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

New Clothing, Old Hatred: Changes and Transformations of Antisemitism

Alan Berger | 01.12.2019

Lecture given at the 2019 ICCJ International Conference, Lund, Sweden. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Can the Descendants of Isaac and Ishmael learn to live together?

Ron Kronish | 01.12.2019

In recent weeks, in synagogue we have read the stories of the birth of Ishmael—a son of Abraham– who becomes the father of the Muslim people—and that of Isaac, another son of Abraham, who becomes one of the patriarchs of the Jewish People—in chapters 21 and 22 of Genesis, as part of the Torah portion known as “Vayeire”. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (183)

My Uncle, Rabbi Herman Hailperin, of Tree of Life Congregation: American Jewry in Mid-Twentieth Century and Now

Daniel J. Lasker* | 02.11.2019

On the occasion of the anniversary of the murderous attack a year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniel J. Lasker, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University, wrote the following article on his uncle, Rabbi Dr. Herman Hailperin, who many years ago served as rabbi of that congregation for 49 years.[more]

Catholic Jewish Relations in Pescara: a dream linking the past to the future

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 01.11.2019

The European Day of Dialogue for Judaism observed this year in 88 Italian cities, in 15 regions all over the country had as its theme “Dreams: A ladder to heaven”, based on Jacob’s dream, in Genesis, of a ladder connecting heaven to earth, man to God, with angels walking up and down its steps … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (127)

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009)

| 01.05.2019

Ten Years ago on January 10, 2009, Rabbi Michael Signer, one of the most outstanding figures of Jewish-Christian relations of recent times, died after a long battle against cancer. He was as one of the four authors of the groundbreaking 2000 statement Dabru Emet, subtitled “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity”. In memory of his person and his work, the following biographical sketch is published.*[more]

"I am Joseph, Your Brother"

| 01.05.2019

A documentary film (59 min.) from 2001, which follows the dramatic changes in the relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people over the past half century. … [more]

Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

Jessica Spencer* | 01.04.2019

“The wisdom of women builds her house.” (Proverbs 14:1). … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (178)

From Apologetics to Self-confidence. A New Form of Interreligious Dialogue.

Rabbi Ute Steyer* | 01.10.2019

Lecture given at the ICCJ conference 2019 in Lund/Sweden, June 30.[more]

Jewish Views of Christianity: Some Reflections

Raphael Jospe* | 01.09.2019

Much has been written in recent years on Jewish-Christian relations, including developments in Jewish attitudes towards Christianity. … [more]

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Articles | Observations & Experiences

Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue as a Mission

Don Giuliano Savina, named nearly one year ago by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) as Director of its National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue (UNEDI) seems to have been born for this job – which for him is actually more of a calling than a job. ... [more]