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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]

Victims and Sacrifices *

Markus Himmelbauer | 01.01.2014

Alongside Jews and the Sinti and Roma people, the National Socialist regime of violence brought suffering to many others. The persecution of Christians, however, cannot be considered in any sense ‘alongside’ the Shoah. … [more]

Why anti-Zionism is inherently anti-Semitic

Eylon Aslan-Levy | 01.01.2014

Anti-Zionism is an inherently anti-Semitic doctrine. In calling for the fall of the Jewish state, anti-Zionists are engaged in a racist endeavour. Jews should feel no hesitation whatsoever in calling out those who challenge Israel’s right to exist as anti-Semites, with all the attendant implications. … [more]

Male Circumcision in Contradiction to Human Rights?

Friedhelm Pieper | 01.12.2013

Workshop paper, given at the ICCJ Conference, Aix-en-Provence, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. … [more]

Adventures in Dialogue. The Jerusalem Rainbow Group

Adventures in Dialogue. The Jerusalem Rainbow Group

Peter E. Janssen | 01.09.2013

Impressions of 45 years of Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Exclusively on JCR: Preface by Rabbi Raphael Jospe and full chapter 2, "An Example of Dialogue" … [more]

Christians and Christianity in the Jewish State

Amnon Ramon * | 02.06.2013

The relationship between Judaism and Christianity is unique, with Jews and Christians having a mutual affinity not seen in other religions. Christianity emerged during the 1st century CE from within the Jewish world and,– like Judaism,– sanctifies the Hebrew Bible, regarding it as the firs part of the Holy Scriptures. Among other consequences, this shared foundation has resulted in a perception of the land of Israel as the Holy Land and of Jerusalem as a holy city and thus a major pilgrimage destination. … [more]

Dialogue Decalogue

Leonard Swidler | 01.05.2013

These principles of dialogue were formulated by Professor Leonard Swidler of Temple University. The text is printed in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies 20:1 (1984). … [more]

Fasting and Feasting in Contemporary Judaism and Christianity

Debbie Young-Somers; Patrick Morrow | 01.04.2013

Rabbi Young-Somers and Rev'd P Morrow are reflecting in a short and informative way about the use and meaning of feasting and fasting in Judaism and Christianity. … [more]

Repentance and Forgiveness

David R. Blumenthal | 02.09.2012

During the spring of 1996, with the support of the American Jewish Committee, I was privileged to be in Rome to teach Jewish Studies at the Gregorian Pontifical University. The entire Rome experience was amazing (see my "Letter from Rome," Cross Currents, fall 1996, pp. 388-393). This paper is part of a continuing conversation with colleagues and friends in Rome as well as elsewhere in the Catholic world. … [more]