Traces of the Holocaust

Michael Ipgrave* | 01.02.2017

Lecture given at Lichfield Cathedral, 27.01.17 (Holocaust Memorial Day). … [more]

Social Cohesion Must Be Strengthened to Make Diversity ‘a Plus, Not a Threat

António Guterres | 01.02.2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the observance ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in New York, 27 January, 2017: … [more]

Our hope ist not lost

Shimon Peres | 01.11.2016

Shimon Peres, israeli statesman, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and tireless warrior for peace, died on September 28, 2016. To remember his character and to honour his legacy JCR republishes his speech, given on January 27, 2010, at the German Parliament on the occasion of Holocaust remembrance day.[more]

The Mutating Virus: Understanding Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 02.10.2016

Key note speech by former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Lord Jonathan Sacks during a conference about anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe, hosted by the European Parliament on September 27, 2016.[more]

Will the world ever learn?

Elie Wiesel | 01.09.2016

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel, the Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, died July 2 this year, 2016. He was the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. To remember his extraordinary character and to honour his legacy JCR republishes his speech, given on June 5, 2009, when he visited together with US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where his father once was murdered.[more]

Briefing on the Release of the 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF)

David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom | 01.09.2016

Special Briefing, Washington, DC, August 10, 2016. … [more]

Introducing Jewish Students to Christians and Christianity in Jerusalem

Ron Kronish | 02.06.2016

Why don’t most Jews who come to visit or study in Israel meet local Christians or Muslims or visit their holy sites or educational institutions when they are here? Why do they persist in seeing only “Jewish “ Israel, and ignore so much more that Israel has to offer in its cultural and religious landscape? … [more]

New Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel

Ron Kronish | 01.05.2016

Recently, one of my friends sent me an email, saying that his daughter just returned from a high school study tour to Poland and was shocked by the overly nationalistic messages that were propagated during that trip. … [more]

Reflections for Easter

Philip A. Cunningham | 01.04.2016

Dear Members of the ICCJ Family, The year 2016 presents the somewhat unusual situation of almost a month interposing itself between the Christian celebration of Pascha/Easter (in the West on March 27) and the Jewish commemoration of Pesach (April 22). … [more]

50 Years of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue -- The Way Forward

Ron Kronish | 02.03.2016

At recent conferences in Toronto, Canada (sponsored by several local groups), and in Utrecht, the Netherlands, (sponsored by the Catholic Council for Church and Judaism) I was asked to offer a response to 50 years of "The Dialogue" since Nostra Aetate, not the response of the Jewish community but just my response, as a rabbi, Jewish educator and activist who has been involved in dialogue and action for the past quarter century. … [more]