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Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

Jessica Spencer* | 01.04.2019

“The wisdom of women builds her house.” (Proverbs 14:1). … [more]

Catholic-Jewish Relations: Portentous Anniversaries

Lisa Palmieri-Billig | 01.03.2019

2018 was a year of significant anniversaries, conjuring up memories of the past, bearing portentous messages for the present and the future: 100 years since the end of World War One; 80 years since Mussolini’s racist antisemitic laws; 80 years from the German-Nazi Anschluss of Austria; the State of Israel’s 70th birthday; the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – (the last two events democratically determined by the votes of the United Nations.) … [more]

The Life of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels

Rebecca Denova* | 31.12.2018

The only sources for the life of Jesus of Nazareth are in the canonical gospels (or the gospels that were included in the authorised version of the New Testament). We have no contemporary, eyewitness testimony from the time that he lived and preached in Israel. … [more]

On This Passover We Ask: Are We Truly Free?

Ron Kronish | 01.04.2018

One of the most famous passages of the Passover seder is called “Ha Lachma Anya — This is the bread of affliction.” It is sometimes referred to as the “invocation.” It is the moment when the leader of the seder welcomes all the guests at the seder, especially those who are in need, and invites them to celebrate Passover with everyone at the table. It is recited and sung in Aramaic, so unless one pays attention to the translation, one can miss the importance of the passage. … [more]

What Did the Faith Community Stand For? Doctrines and Deeds in Nazi Europe

USHMM | 31.12.2017

Examine how different faith communities, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics, reacted in the face of the challenges then—and the questions the history poses today. … [more]

Economy and Social Justice

David Rosen* | 30.11.2017

Speech given at the International Meeting "PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue" (September 10th to 12th 2017) in the German cities of Münster and Osnabrück. … [more]

Elie Wiesel’s Pedagogy: Making Us More Human

Joseph A. Kanofsky* | 31.10.2017

Key elements in Elie Wiesel’s pedagogical method, as observed in his University Seminars at Boston University in the 1980’s and 1990’s, yield useful insight into how a secular classroom draws on deeply-rooted religious elements to enable students to realize their potential as human beings regardless of the differences in their religious backgrounds and inclinations. … [more]

The Relevance of Tradition and Change for Interreligious Dialogue: A Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 31.08.2017

Address given during the opening event of ICCJ's annual conference, Bonn, Germany, July 2, 2017.[more]

The Seelisberg Legacy and Education

Nike Snijders | 31.08.2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Seelisberg Emergency Conference on Antisemitism. In 1947, much of the initial framework for international interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews was established. … [more]

Commemorating the Seelisberg Conference 1947

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 31.08.2017

Seventy years ago today ICCJ's founding conference ended in Seelisberg with groundbreaking results still applicable in our times. … [more]