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MARCH 2020:

- Raphael Jospe: The New Anti-Zionism and the Old Anti-Semitism: Transformations. Article
- Jonathan D. Sarna: What is a bar mitzvah? Article
- European Jewish Congress: r. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis. Report
- JCR: Cardinal Bea Centre Scholarships. Report
- Matthew LaGrone:Levinas and the Torah. Book review

FEBRUARY 2020:

- Frank-Walter Steinmeier: No to antisemitism! No to hatred! Article
- Mohammad Al-Issa and David Harris: How Auschwitz Has United Muslims and Jews. Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Abrahamic Faiths called to cooperate for peace. Report
- Anti-Defamation League (ADL): Anti-Semitic Stereotypes Persist in America, Survey Shows. Report
- Abraham Geiger College: Launch of Encyclopedia of Jewish-Christian Relations (EJCR) Online Database.Report
- Abraham Geiger College: Director of the Passion Play in Oberammergau is honored for his work against anti-Semitism. Report
- Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE): No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth. Statement
- Pope Francis : Once more I firmly condemn every form of antisemitism. Statement


JANUARY 2020:

- Raphael Jospe: Anti-Eschatology: Maimonides on the Messianic Era and the World to Come. Article
- Philip A. Cunningham: Has the Way Christians See Themselves Been Affected by Their New Relationship with Jews? Article
- JCR: Obituaries for Martin Stöhr. Report
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2020 Conference: Stories We Live By. Report
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops : U.S. Bishops Chairman on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on Antisemitism. Report
- JCR: Confronting Difficult Issues around Religion and the Holocaust. Report
- Religions for Peace: Religions for Peace, a Coalition of Millions of Believers, Sets Global Peace Priorities. Report
- Simon J. Joseph: How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus. Book review

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

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

Raphael Jospe* | 01.03.2020

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Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

What is a bar mitzvah?

Jonathan D. Sarna* | 01.03.2020

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 not Jewish at all, gather in synagogues and temples to watch a classmate’s bar mitzvah. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (185)

No to antisemitism! No to hatred!

Frank-Walter Steinmeier | 01.02.2020

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum "Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism" at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem/Israel, on 23 January 2020. … [more]

How Auschwitz Has United Muslims and Jews

Mohammad Al-Issa and David Harris* | 01.02.2020

We come from very different backgrounds. One of us is a Muslim, born and raised in Saudi Arabia, a country where Islam is the official religion and the vast majority of the population shares the same faith. There is no local Jewish community and no direct connection to World War II. … [more]

Can the Descendants of Isaac and Ishmael learn to live together?

Ron Kronish | 01.12.2019

In recent weeks, in synagogue we have read the stories of the birth of Ishmael—a son of Abraham– who becomes the father of the Muslim people—and that of Isaac, another son of Abraham, who becomes one of the patriarchs of the Jewish People—in chapters 21 and 22 of Genesis, as part of the Torah portion known as “Vayeire”. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (129)

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

Philip A. Cunningham* | 01.01.2020

Lecture given at the ICCJ 2019 conference, July 1, Lund, Sweden. … [more]

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

| 01.05.2019

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 a long battle against cancer. He was as one of the four authors of the groundbreaking 2000 statement Dabru Emet, subtitled “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity”. In memory of his person and his work, the following biographical sketch is published.*[more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (180)

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

Raphael Jospe* | 02.01.2020

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New Clothing, Old Hatred: Changes and Transformations of Antisemitism

Alan Berger | 01.12.2019

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

Articles | Observations & Experiences

My Uncle, Rabbi Herman Hailperin, of Tree of Life Congregation: American Jewry in Mid-Twentieth Century and Now

On the occasion of the anniversary of the murderous attack a year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniel J. Lasker, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University, wrote the following article on his uncle, Rabbi Dr. Herman Hailperin, who many years ago served as rabbi of that congregation for 49 years. ... [more]