JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Morality in the Jewish State–Does it Still Matter?

The return of the Jewish People to its ancestral homeland after 2,000 years has been nothing short of a miracle. Our people retained a dream of…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

41st Christian Commemoration of the Shoah by the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal

MONTREAL, May 1, 2020. In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) has invited Chritian communities of Canada…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Fundamentalism: A Jewish Perspective

PRECIS: In this paper, by comparing a contemporary fundamentalist Jewish concept – Da`at Torah (“the Opinion of the Torah”) – with the Roman Catholic…

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Scholarly Contributions

Bach Passions and Jewish-Christian Relations

Can the Bach Passions do anything for Jewish–Christian relations, not just on the basis of the magnificence of Bach’s music, but taking into account…

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Scholarly Contributions

Why Jews Don't Proselytize

The ancestors of the biblical Israelites, like all the other communities of the ancient Near East, were idol worshippers. We know quite a bit about…

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Scholarly Contributions

Pope Pius XII’s Refusal to Publicly Condemn the Holocaust

In 2007, the beatification process of Pope Pius XII was met with protests by Jewish and Catholic leaders alike. The point of contention was the…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

ICCJ Consultation "Many Meanings of Mission"

The ICCJ Board convened in February 2020 in the ICCJ headquarters, the Martin-Buber-House in Heppenheim, for a two-day consultation on a provocative…

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Reports

Religious leaders in Israel prayed together for salvation from the pandemic

In a unique move, religious leaders in Israel have taken a stand against the corona virus at the end of April. "Hundreds of thousands have died,…

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Reports

COVID-19 - Common Enemy of Humankind

13.03.2020 - The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) wishes to express its solidarity with all the people world-wide who have been…

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Reports

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

(Rome, Friday, 14 February 2020) – In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican today, Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the World Holocaust…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

"Remembrance never ends".

Germany's Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the 75th anniversary of the liberation from National Socialism and the end of the Second World…

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Observations & Experiences

Shalom in the Era of the Coronavirus Crisis

During the last 10 days, I have gone for a walk a few times with some members of my family (while observing the proper “social distance” of 2 meters…

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Observations & Experiences

In time of Coronavirus - Reflections from the Holy Land

JERUSALEM March 26 Thu, 2020 - Not in our wildest dreams would have anyone imagined that by now some 50% of humanity is under lockdown, normal life as…

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Observations & Experiences

No to antisemitism! No to hatred!

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum "Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism" at Yad…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

Religious communities in times of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Pray, but stay away: holding on to faith in the time of coronavirus

Plagues of global proportions might seem biblical, but coronavirus is creating new challenges for faith leaders. Last week in Australia, many…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

What is a bar mitzvah?

It is a common scene on many a Saturday morning in cities and towns across the United States to see seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls, a few…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Has the Way Christians See Themselves Been Affected by Their New Relationship with Jews?

Lecture given at the ICCJ 2019 conference, July 1, Lund, Sweden.

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JCR - Statements - Joint Christian-Jewish

Christian-Jewish

ICCJ Statement on the Global Ecological Crisis

For Christians around the world September 1, the "Day of Prayer for Creation", marks the beginning of the "Season of Creation", an ecumenical…

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Christian-Jewish

The Demands of Our Time

Looking with alarm and revulsion upon the current resurgence of antisemitism in many countries the ICCJ publishes a statement entitled "The Demands of…

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Christian-Jewish

The Dignity of the Human Being. Children in Jewish and Catholic Teaching

16th Bilateral Commission Meeting of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the…

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Christian-Jewish

Joint Reflections on the Declaration “Between Jerusalem and Rome”

Bilateral Commission Meeting of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.…

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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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Jewish

Manifesto for Combating Religious Extremism

The threat posed by religious extremists is global, immediate, violent and deeply rooted in issues of identity, theology and faith. Countless…

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JCR - Statements - Roman-Catholic

Roman Catholic

No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth

Statement from the Council of European Bishops'Conferences (CCEE) and the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) on the…

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Roman Catholic

Once more I firmly condemn every form of antisemitism

Address of his Holiness Pope Francis to a delegation of the "Simon Wiesenthal Center", Consistory Hall, Monday, 20 January 2020.

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Roman Catholic

A theology of welcoming and dialogue

Address of His Holiness at the meeting on the theme "Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the context of the Mediterranean", Naples, 21 June 20109.

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Roman Catholic

"Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal"

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Clementine Hall

Thursday, 9 May 2019.

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

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

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…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

"I am Joseph, Your Brother"

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…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

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

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Catholic-Jewish Relations: Portentous Anniversaries

2018 was a year of significant anniversaries, conjuring up memories of the past, bearing portentous messages for the present and the future: 100 years…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

To speak or not to speak: that was the Question

The forthcoming opening of the Vatican Archives on March 2 is an event of worldwide significance to historians and scholars, especially those…

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Scholarly Contributions

The New Anti-Zionism and the Old Anti-Semitism: Transformations

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Scholarly Contributions

Anti-Eschatology: Maimonides on the Messianic Era and the World to Come

I. PREFACE

Besides various passages in the Tanakh (Hebrew/Jewish Scripture) which deal explicitly or implicitly, or which can be interpreted as…

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Scholarly Contributions

New Clothing, Old Hatred: Changes and Transformations of Antisemitism

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

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JCR - Statements - Interreligious

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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Interreligious

The specific multi-religious character of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected

Appeal by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis regarding Jerusalem / Al-Quds the Holy Citiy and a place of encounter. Issued…

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Interreligious

Israel, Palestinians & Mid-East

Declaration of the Spain Summit for Religious Peace in the Middle East

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