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Contemporary Philosophical and Ethical Fights over Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel

In recent decades, Jews in Europe could hardly complain about a lack of public attention regarding Jewish history, culture, and especially Israel. In…

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Observations & Experiences

“O mortal, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37,3)

Address given on the occasion of the 35th Day of Dialogue between Catholics and Jews, 17 January 2024, Rome, Pontifical Gregorian University.

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Observations & Experiences

“The Lord gave strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.”

In Februar 2018 approximately 1,000 scholars, activists, decision makers and influencers met in Vienna at the conference “An End to Antisemitism!” The…

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Reports

Call for Workshop Proposals: ICCJ Conference 2024

The ICCJ invites proposals for workshops for its 2024 annual conference to be held in Salzburg/Austria, June 23-26 on the topic "'Be holy, because I,…

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Reports

ICCJ 2024 Conference in Salzburg / Austria

Preparations for ICCJ's 2024 annual conference to be held in Salzburg/Austria, June 23-26, are under way. The theme of the conference is "'Be holy,…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

“O mortal, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37,3)

Address given on the occasion of the 35th Day of Dialogue between Catholics and Jews, 17 January 2024, Rome, Pontifical Gregorian University.

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JCR - Reports

Reports

Call for Workshop Proposals: ICCJ Conference 2024

The ICCJ invites proposals for workshops for its 2024 annual conference to be held in Salzburg/Austria, June 23-26 on the topic "'Be holy, because I,…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Contemporary Philosophical and Ethical Fights over Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel

In recent decades, Jews in Europe could hardly complain about a lack of public attention regarding Jewish history, culture, and especially Israel. In…

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Scholarly Contributions

The Catholic Church, Jews, the Shoah and the State of Israel.

Interpretations and responses.

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Scholarly Contributions

The People of Israel, the Land of Israel and the State of Israel: A Constructive Response

It is indeed a personal pleasure to respond to Fr. Neuhaus’ excellent lecture; our acquaintance goes back many years. I always have appreciated the…

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Scholarly Contributions

The People of Israel, the Land of Israel, and the State of Israel

In 1994, the Holy See signed an agreement with the State of Israel, establishing diplomatic relations. What is the position of the Catholic Church…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

French President Emmanuel Macron received the Rabbi Lord Jakobovits Prize of European Jewry

7 December 2023. The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) bestowed its highest award, the Rabbi Lord Jakobovits Prize of European Jewry, upon French…

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Reports

Pope Francis meets with delegation from US Holocaust Museum

25 Oct. 2023 - A representative of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC says that Pope Francis’ decision to open the Vatican Archives is…

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Reports

Discovery shines light on Church's protection of Jews during Nazi persecution

September 7, 2023 - The Pontifical Biblical Institute announces the discovery of documents listing the names of people, mostly Jews, who were given…

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Reports

The Ulma family: a remarkable beatification of martyrdom

August 31, 2023 - Killed for having hidden eight Jews in their home in 1944, the Ulma family is due to be beatified on 10 September 2023, making it…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Dialogue must go on

This message is for all of you who have been active in Jewish Christian dialogue and in Three Faiths initiatives for many years.

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Observations & Experiences

My Jewish Connections

Joseph Epstein recently gave himself the sobriquet of pious Jewish agnostic and explained his pride as a member of a “club… whose members have…

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Observations & Experiences

On the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy

A Jewish Perspective.

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Observations & Experiences

A Rabbi and an Imam: Living in a time of religious illiteracy

2023-02-23. Schlomo Hofmeister has been the municipal rabbi of Vienna since 2008. Tarafa Baghajati is the imam and chairman of the “Initiative of…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

Who wrote the Bible?

The Bible tells an overall story about the history of the world: creation, fall, redemption and God’s Last Judgement of the living and the dead.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Broken Roots. What Happens When We Don’t Know Jesus’s Jewish Context

On the 16th of October, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, the highest-ranking Catholic Church clergyman in the Israel region, made an offer that shocked the…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Hope for the Future - A Study Document for Renewing Jewish-Christian Relations

This study document is intended as an educational resource and reflection tool to stimulate a renewal of Jewish-Christian relations in the various LWF…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Jews and Christians; becoming friends: A five-week scripture study course

This booklet is a five-week scripture study course. It is based on a course on Christianity and Judaism given alongside Stan Keller, the chairman of…

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JCR - Statements - Joint Christian-Jewish

Christian-Jewish

ICCJ-Statement: In Solidarity With Israel

10.10.2023 - A few days ago, on Shabbat morning and on the onset of Simchat Torah which was supposed to be a day of peace and joy, Israel experienced…

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Christian-Jewish

Jewish and Catholic Approaches to the terminally ill: The Prohibited, the Permitted and the Obligatory

12.05.2023 - Joint Statement of the 17th Bilateral Commission of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for…

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Christian-Jewish

A National Reckoning of the Soul

A Call to the Churches of the United States to Confront the Crisis of Antisemitism

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Christian-Jewish

Fight Antisemitism, Protect Jewish Life - Declaration on the 80th Anniversary of the Wannsee Conference

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, influential representatives of Protestant churches and Jewish associations from…

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JCR - Statements - Jewish

Jewish

Between Jerusalem and Rome - כלל ופרט בין ירושלים לרומי

The Shared Universal and the Respected Particular. Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate.

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Jewish

To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians

After nearly two millennia of mutual hostility and alienation, we Orthodox Rabbis who lead communities, institutions and seminaries in Israel, the…

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Jewish

Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood

On November 23, 2015 at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the "Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood," signed by various persons of…

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JCR - Statements - Roman-Catholic

Roman Catholic

"Not weapons, not terrorism, not war, but compassion, justice and dialogue are the fitting means for building peace"

Address of His Holiness to a Delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, 6 November 2023.

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Roman Catholic

Walking Together: Catholics with Jews in the Australian Context

Launched by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, March 2023.

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Roman Catholic

Helping Jews and Christians to rediscover themselves as brothers, children of the same Father

Address of His Holiness to Members of "Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France", Consistory Hall, Monday, 12 December 2022.

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Roman Catholic

U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Emphasizes Recommitment to Relationship with Jewish Community

November 28, 2022. WASHINGTON - In 1965, Pope Paul VI issued the Vatican Council’s declaration about other world religions, Nostra Aetate (“In our…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

"Caring for the world between us" - Greetings for the ICCJ 2023 Conference

In her welcome address, Rabbi Anisfeld hoped that the ICCJ 2023 Conference would inspire us to renew our commitment to caring for the "world between…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Understanding Jesus means understanding Judaism

In 2021, the Deutsche Bibel Gesellschaft published Das Neue Testament - jüdisch Erklärt,[1]  the German translation of The Jewish Annotated New…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

‘They Beheld God, and They Ate and Drank’

A Theological Reflection on Exodus 24:11 from the Perspective of the Dialogue between Judaism and Christianity.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

The Importance of the Jewishness of Jesus for Interpreting the Gospels

In the first part of the paper, we will address certain theological and historical reasons for the exclusion of the Jewishness of Jesus from both…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

The Non-Violent Liberation Theologies of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mahatma Gandhi

This article explores how Gandhi and Heschel developed a liberation theology that was rooted in their religious praxis, which implied an active,…

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Scholarly Contributions

Salvation and the Jews

In Jesus’s exchange with the Samaritan woman in the Gospel of John, he tells her that “salvation is from the Jews” (John 4:22). Scripture affirms that…

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Scholarly Contributions

Looking for a new framework

According to the authors, the Catholic Church needs to rethink its relationship with Israel according to a paradigm that makes it possible to believe…

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Scholarly Contributions

Jewish-Christian Identities in Conflict: The Cases of Fr. Daniel Rufeisen and Fr. Elias Friedman

The status of Jewish identity in cases of conversion to another religion is a contentious issue and was brought to the forefront of public attention…

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JCR - Statements - Interreligious

Interreligious

The elderly in contemporary society and their protection

Declaration of the Abrahamic Religions, Buenos Aires, Monday, August 28, 2023.

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Interreligious

No one is saved alone

Final communique at the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace between the large world religions, October 20, 2020, Rome.

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Interreligious

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID-19

March 25th, 2020. The COVID-19 virus presents the entire world with a series of humanitarian, financial, social and political challenges, which do not…

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Interreligious

Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Lindau, Germany, 23 August 2019

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