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A Portrait of Jewish Americans: Findings from a Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews

Pew Research Center | 01.02.2014

American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, but Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion. … [more]

Greetings from International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel | 01.12.2013

Shalom. It is my honour and privilege to bring greetings on behalf of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations to this Plenary Session of the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches. … [more]

World Council of Churches interviews ICCJ President

Ecumenical Newsservice; World Council of Churches | 01.12.2013

The Ecumenical Newsservice of the World Council of Churches interviewed ICCJ President Dr. Deborah Weissman. … [more]

Everyday anti-Semitism

Andreas R. Batlogg SJ | 01.11.2013

Ambiguous jokes about Jews, anti-Semitic stereotypes, racial clichés and mockery - all that still belongs to everyday life in Germany - often in unenlightened as well as bizarre mixtures. Is it really impossible to learn from history? … [more]

Observations on the Christian-Jewish dialogue

Günther B. Ginzel* | 01.05.2013

The 27th January, known as the Holocaust Memorial Day: For me this is a time of emotional stress – just like Yom Hashoa, the Jewish day of mourning in memory of the Shoah, the Holocaust. The past has not passed – as much as one may yearn for it to pass. It has not passed for me either, who was born only after the liberation of 1945. … [more]

The challenges of Multiculturalism and Social Responsibility

Clive Lawton * | 01.04.2013

I start as is usual with me with a few digressions! … [more]

The Dabru Emet’s Sister

Mary Ann Kaiser | 01.02.2013

Having grown up in a fundamentalist religious background, I long thought that other religions were dangerous. I was taught that any involvement with another religion toes the line of idolatry. As a “faithful Christian,” I was fearful of affirming too much of another religion and disobeying “God.” Now, this makes me not only want to go back into the past and hug my little self out of sadness that I believed in such a closed-minded, punishing, and grumpy divine being but also to go back and shake myself for buying into and living such a mindset. … [more]

After Auschwitz a culture of listening

Manfred Deselaers | 01.02.2013

We are in Oswiecim, not in Auschwitz. Oswiecim is a Polish city but from 1939 to 1945 it was occupied and incorporated into the German Reich and called Auschwitz. In that city the concentration camp system and the mass murder was organised. Auschwitz therefore was in Germany, not in Poland. … [more]

Media missed the point with Palestinian’s Auschwitz visit

Natalia Simanovsky | 01.09.2012

Tel Aviv, Israel - In late July, Ziad al-Bandak, an advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, made an official visit to the Auschwitz Holocaust memorial to pay respect to the million-and-a-half victims of the camp, most of whom were Jewish. … [more]

Judaism: Freedom of Religion and Tolerance in Europe

Rabbi Professor Walter Homolka | 02.07.2012

Keynote speech held at the Biennial Conference der European Union for Progressive Judaism, 15-18 March 2012, in Amsterdam.[more]