New Material:

APRIL 2014:

- Maximilian Gottschlich: "Confusion of spirits" - a sequel.
- Reuven Firestone: The Problem of Blasphemy Laws.
- Vatican news: Pope Francis Holy Land Pilgrimage schedule released. Report
- JCR: Pope Pius XII’s Role in Establishing the State of Israel. Report
- Brooke Sherrard: The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel. Book review

MARCH 2014:

- Reuven Firestone: A Confusion of Minds? An Objection.
- Franklin Sherman: Lutheran-Jewish Relations in the United States: A Historical and Personal Retrospect.
- JCR: President Peres met with an interfaith delegation from Argentina. Report
- CCJ: CCJ (UK) Launches Student Presidents Programme. Report
- Pope Francis: Address to Members of the American Jewish Committee. Statement
- David Gifford: Journey through the Old Testament. Book review


- Maximilian Gottschlich: A confusion of minds: Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
- Pew Research Center: A Portrait of Jewish Americans: Findings from a Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews.
- UN News Centre: On Holocaust Memorial Day, UN calls for unflagging vigilance to prevent new genocide. Report
- World Jewish Congress: Holocaust remembrance ceremony at European Parliament in Brussels. Report
- JCR: Summer Program in Jewish-Christian Relations in Israel. Statement
- Adele Reinhartz: The Reclamation of Jesus in Twentieth-Century Jewish Literature. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

"Confusion of spirits" - a sequel.

Maximilian Gottschlich | 01.04.2014

This article is a reply to the article by Reuven Firestone:
A Confusion of Minds? An Objection

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Articles | Observations & Experiences

The Problem of Blasphemy Laws

Rabbi Reuven Firestone | 01.04.2014

Last week I was in Pakistan. What was a Jew doing in Pakistan, you might ask? Many of my own friends begged me not to go. “A Jew in Pakistan?” they asked. “There are no Jews living in Pakistan. Shi`ites and Christians and Baha’is and Ahmadis are all in trouble for their lives in Pakistan. Why do you want to go there? You will be taken hostage. You will be killed!” ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (126)

A Confusion of Minds? An Objection

Reuven Firestone | 03.03.2014

This article is a contradiction to the article by Maximilian Gottschlich:
A Confusion of Minds. Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia


Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (96)

Victims and Sacrifices *

Markus Himmelbauer | 01.01.2014

Alongside Jews and the Sinti and Roma people, the National Socialist regime of violence brought suffering to many others. The persecution of Christians, however, cannot be considered in any sense ‘alongside’ the Shoah. … [more]

Why anti-Zionism is inherently anti-Semitic

Eylon Aslan-Levy | 01.01.2014

Anti-Zionism is an inherently anti-Semitic doctrine. In calling for the fall of the Jewish state, anti-Zionists are engaged in a racist endeavour. Jews should feel no hesitation whatsoever in calling out those who challenge Israel’s right to exist as anti-Semites, with all the attendant implications. … [more]

Male Circumcision in Contradiction to Human Rights?

Friedhelm Pieper | 01.12.2013

Workshop paper, given at the ICCJ Conference, Aix-en-Provence, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. … [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions (137)

Lutheran-Jewish Relations in the United States: A Historical and Personal Retrospect

Franklin Sherman | 01.03.2014

In the following I will offer, first, a brief retrospect on the history of the Lutheran and Jewish communities in the United States, which show some interesting similarities, both having long been "outliers" from the mainstream Anglo-Protestant culture. I will then give a more detailed account of the closer and more dialogical relationships of the two communities during the past forty to fifty years. … [more]

“Promise, Land, and Hope”: An American Perspective on the Theological Project

Peter A. Pettit | 01.12.2013

Recently I had two conversations that will serve well to introduce the challenges we face when we approach the issues that swirl around the Jewish and Palestinian peoples and the land – which both peoples see as home and which Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all regard as holy. … [more]

Attitudes in West German Protetantism towards the State of Israel 1948-1967

Gerhard Gronauer | 01.10.2013

In this study the author presents Protestant individuals, groups, committees, and print media who, between 1948 and 1972, dealt with the significance of the State of Israel in theological (do Jews have a biblical right to the land?), moral (as a result of the Shoah, how much solidarity with Israel is required?), and political perspective (what consequences do these implications have for an evaluation of the Middle East conflict?).* … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

A confusion of minds: Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Please see also the contradiction to this article by Reuven Firestone:
A Confusion of Minds? An Objection

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