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JANUARY 2015:

- Rabbi David Blumenthal: Tselem: Toward an Anthropopathic Theology of Image. Article
- Scarboro Missions: Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). Article
- TIO News: Dalai Lama and Karen Armstrong to Keynote 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Report
- Jessica M. Parr: American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War. Book review

DECEMBER 2014:

- George Deek: "We should stand together – Jews, Muslims and Christians". Article
- Sr. Lucy Thorson, NDS and Murray Watson: Milestones in Modern Catholic-Jewish Relations. Article
- JW Windland: The Language of Interfaith Conversation. Article
- Eva Schulz-Jander: 8th Rabbi Brandt Lecture. Report
- Daniel Rosenberg: "A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales" Book review

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

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Tselem: Toward an Anthropopathic Theology of Image

David Blumenthal | 02.01.2015

"If we are created in God's image (tselem), what is God like?" Theologians and psychologists alike ask this question, but their answers couldn't be more different. ... [more]

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

Scarboro Missions | 01.01.2015

Arguably one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Warsaw on January 11, 1907, the descendant of two prominent rabbinic dynasties. He grew up in a traditional Hasidic family, and studied in a rabbinic seminary before receiving his ordination (smikha) as a rabbi in 1927. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (133)

"We should stand together – Jews, Muslims and Christians"

George Deek* | 02.12.2014

When I walk in the streets of my home town Jaffa, I am often reminded of the year 1948. The Alleys of the old city, the houses in Ajami neighborhood, the fishing nets at the port – they all seem to tell different stories about the year that has changed my city forever. One of those stories is about one of the oldest families in this ancient city – the Deek family – my own. … [more]

The Language of Interfaith Conversation

JW Windland* | 01.12.2014

Mindful interfaith language expresses our common humanity, builds relationships of respect and trust, and pursues peace. … [more]

"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]




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Milestones in Modern Catholic-Jewish Relations

Compiled by Sr. Lucy Thorson, NDS and Murray Watson | 01.12.2014

Beginning in the wake of the Second World War and the Shoah (Holocaust), Christians around the world have been engaged in a dramatic re-thinking of their relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people. The result has been a wonderful flourishing of dialogue and interfaith activity between these two ancient faith traditions, on the local, national and international levels. … [more]

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 | Scholarly Contributions (140)

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]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

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

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]