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FEBRUARY 2016:

- Ron Kronish: The Future of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel. Article
- Beate Klarsfeld: A collective responsibility and a moral and historic commitment. Article
- Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk: A continuous call to reject anti-Semitism. Holy See on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016. Article
- Vatican Information Service: Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome. Report
- Address of His Holiness Pope Francis: Visit to the synagoogue of Rome. Statement
- Rebecca Clifford: Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945–1955. Book review

JANUARY 2016:

- JCR: Groundbreaking Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity. Report
- Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity: To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians. Statement
- Vatican Information Service: Presentation of the document “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable”. Report
- Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews: "The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable" (Rom 11:29). Statement

DECEMBER 2015:

- David Sandmel: Spiritual Patrimony. 50 Years after Nostra Aetate. Article
- Clare Amos: A living question mark. Protestants and Jews after Nostra Aetate. Article
- Bensahel/Haddad/Krygier/Marciano/Rausky: Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood. A New Jewish View of Jewish-Christian Relations. Statement
- “…in our time…”: A statement on relations between the Presbytery of Chicago and the Jewish community in metropolitan Chicago. Statement
- Peter Kenny: “Religion, Peace and Violence” is theme for Christian-Muslim meeting in Geneva. Report
- Dvora E. Weisberg: A Thousand and One Sasanian Nights. Book review

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel

Ron Kronish | 02.02.2016

What does the future for interreligious dialogue look like in Israel? At a time when stabbings on the street have become almost a daily occurrence and tension is high, can Jews, Muslims and Christians -- all citizens of the state of Israel -- envision a better future for the followers of their religion in this country? How we bring the reality closer to the ideal? In which areas, and with which target groups, should we focus? ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

A collective responsibility and a moral and historic commitment

Beate Klarsfeld | 01.02.2016

Remarks given on the occasion of the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, Wednesday, 27 January 2016, International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (146)

A continuous call to reject anti-Semitism

Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk | 01.02.2016

Statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2016) of Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk, Permanent Representative of the Holy See at the 1086th meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, delivered on January 21, 2016. … [more]

A living question mark

Clare Amos | 01.12.2015

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, one of the shortest but conceivably among the most influential of the major documents to come out of the Second Vatican Council. Its promulgation in October 1965 was controversial, and its appearance was therefore delayed. When it was finally published, its scope had been enlarged. It was no longer a document focused solely on Judaism and Jewish-Catholic relations; it also included brief reflection on other non-Christian faiths, especially Islam. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (109)

Updating Nostra Aetate today

Markus Himmelbauer | 02.11.2015

I am very happy to have the opportunity to join this discussion among such reputable speakers at this podium. Naturally this topic is especially close to my heart as being the Catholic in this setting and the responsibility for my words bears down on me. … [more]

Nostra Aetate, past and future

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 01.10.2015

Lecture given at the opening session of ICCJ's annual conference 2015, June 28, Pontifical University Urbaniana, Rome. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (144)

Spiritual Patrimony. 50 Years after Nostra Aetate

David Sandmel | 02.12.2015

Statement given at ICCJ's 2015 International Conference: "The 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate: The Past, Present, and Future of the Christian-Jewish Relationship". … [more]

Anti-semitism: A wound to be healed

Cardinal Walter Kasper | 01.05.2015

Together with the faith of the Fathers and of the Torah, the Temple of Jerusalem - at least until Titus destroyed it in the year 70 - was the heart of Judaism, with the exception of certain groups such as the Essenes and the Samaritans. … [more]

Towards a Renewed Theology of Christianity's Bond with Judaism

John T. Pawlikowski, OSM | 01.04.2015

Presented to the Annual Conference of the International Council of Christians & Jews Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2014* … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Why We Read from Isaiah on Yom Kippur

In synagogues all over the world, we Jews will read a very important chapter from Isaiah in a few days, on the morning of Yom Kippur, on the purpose of fasting, which reminds us quite clearly that the goal of fasting is not just the ritual itself but "to lock the fetters of wickedness, and untie the cords of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, to break off every yoke, to share your bread with the hungry, and to take the poor into your home, when you see the naked, to clothe him and not to ignore your own kin." (Isaiah 58; 6-7). ... [more]