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NOVEMBER 2014:

- Jean Duhaime: "Show me the path of life". The 35th Christian Commemoration of the Shoah in Montreal. Article
- Murray Watson: In Memoriam Father Bernard Dupuy, OP (1925-2014). Article
- Scarboro Missions: Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Jules Marx Isaac (1877-1963) Article
- WJC: European rabbis call for law targeting anti-Semitic hate speech. Report
- WJC: Denmark mulls religious circumcision ban. Report
- Albert S. Lindemann: Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. Book review

OCTOBER 2014:

- Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn: Contemporary Ethical and Religious Challenges to Religion. Article
- JCR: Polish City Marks First Rabbinical Ordination since World War II. Report
- JCR: World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve. Report
- JCR: Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine. Study Program. Report
- Ronald Hendel: A Genealogy of Biblical Authority. Book review

SEPTEMBER 2014:

- Reuven Firestone: Perfect Storm. About the violence between Jews and Muslims in Israel/Palestine.
- JCR: British Jews and Muslims issue joint statement for peace. Report
- Murray Watson: ICCJ 2014 Conference: Jewish-Christian Dialogue is Thriving in Latin America, and Worldwide. Report
- World Council of Churches: A community of young Christians, Muslims and Jews works for climate justice. Report
- Diana Popescu: Jews and Suffering: Can This Prevailing Relationship Find an End? Book review

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Jules Marx Isaac (1877-1963)

Scarboro Missions | 02.11.2014

Born in Rennes (Aix-en-Provence), France, Jules Isaac grew up in a largely assimilated Jewish family, and pursued a career as a professional historian and academic. In France, he is perhaps best remembered as the co-author of the series of history textbooks (called “Malet—Isaac”) that was used for decades in French schools. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

"Show me the path of life"

Jean Duhaime | 01.11.2014

The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal has held its 35th annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Church. This event brought together Jews and Christians, on Holocaust Remembrance Day (known as Yom Hashoah in Hebrew), to commemorate the approximately six million Jews and one million others who died in the Holocaust during World War II. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (131)

In Memoriam Father Bernard Dupuy, OP (1925-2014)

Murray Watson* | 01.11.2014

ICCJ's French member organization, the Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France (ACJF), has lost of its honourees. Father Bernard Dupuy, who died on October 3, 2014, had, together with Chief Rabbi René Samuel Sirat, received the ACJF’s Prize in 1998, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Amitié judéo-chrétienne de France. … [more]

Perfect Storm

Reuven Firestone* | 02.09.2014

We are experiencing the perfect storm for violence between Jews and Muslims in Israel/Palestine. It’s the convergence of certain factors in religion, which when combined with the particular political impasse there cause many religious Muslims and Jews to see the conflict as religious, existential and life-threatening. This encourages a high tolerance for brutality in the name of religion, which then heightens the perception of impending destruction – which in turn encourages increased brutality. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (99)

The Fiftieth Day

Chaim Noll | 02.06.2014

Jewish and Christian aspects of Pentecost … [more]

The Challenges of Christian Ecumenism in Israel and Palestine

Paul Parker | 01.05.2014

The following article by Paul Parker about the diversity and vitality of Christians in Palestine and Israel was written for and published in "Sightings", an online journal of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. For further reference please see the editorial remarks down at the end of page. (JCR)[more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (139)

Contemporary Ethical and Religious Challenges to Religion

Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn* | 02.10.2014

The subject of the contemporary ethical and religious challenges to religion haunts me, throwing me into countless days of reflection and causes me many sleepless nights. There is no question that religion is on the defensive in all places where modern values have crept in—values like pluralism, scientific skepticism, this-worldliness, autonomy and individualism. In the contemporary cultures of Europe and America, religion is often seen as incompatible with these pervasive values. As a result, religious institutions seem to be losing the battle culturally in nearly all communities whose members refuse to isolate themselves by retreating to self-imposed ghettos. … [more]

Early Rabbinic Judaism and nascent Christianity – born as twins

Susanne Talabardon | 02.07.2014

1 Avant-Propos
The following essay is meant to be an attempt to summarize in general terms the results of recent religion-historical research on the beginnings of Judaism and Christianity. For this reason, an all-encompassing apparatus of footnotes is dispensed with, as well as quotations in their original languages. … [more]

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]

Articles in other channels

Articles | Observations & Experiences

“Secularity - opportunity or peril for religions?”


What intrigued me was the theme of the Aix-en-Province conference: “Secularity - opportunity or peril for religions?” In the spring of 2013, at a conference on Religion and Canadian Public Discourse at McGill University in Montreal, participants were asked to think about how we’re “Bridging the Secular Divide”. Both themes seemed to be suggesting that the differences between those, who are saying that the public square is no place for religion, and those who are encouraging people to bring their religious values into the public square, might be too great to be reconciled. ... [more]