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Groundbreaking Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity

JCR | 31.12.2015

December 7, 2015. For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity. … [more]

New Director of The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)

JCR | 31.05.2015

The International Interreligious Council in Israel (ICCJ), a department of Rabbis for Human Rights, ist happy to welcome Yonatan Shefa as the new director of ICCI. … [more]

The First Ever Hindi Play on the Holocaust

JCR | 31.01.2015

As an intern of the Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE), Rajat Prajapati, a final year student of BTech+MBA dual degree programme, staged a play set in the backdrop of the Holocaust, written and directed by him, at his institution, Gautam Buddha University, on 15th January, 2015, under the auspices of the SSRE’s Holocaust Education Project. … [more]

Polish City Marks First Rabbinical Ordination since World War II

JCR | 30.09.2014

On September 2, in the city’s first rabbinic ordination since before World War II, four rabbis and three cantors were ordained at a ceremony in the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. … [more]

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

JCR | 30.09.2014

Pope Francis on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, received a delegation of 40 international Jewish leaders at his residence, ahead of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins next week. The presidents of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, and of the Latin American Jewish Congress, Jack Terpins, presented the head of the Catholic Church with a number of gifts, including a traditional honey cake. … [more]

Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine

JCR | 30.09.2014

The winter programme focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islam religions their roots and relations in Israel and also on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, background and current situation. The Programme, was developed, due to the ever growing interest of faculty and graduate students from around the world, in the Middle East region, its influence and importance globaly, with religion playing a significant part in it. … [more]

British Jews and Muslims issue joint statement for peace

JCR | 31.08.2014

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the UK’s EJC affiliate, and the Muslim Council of Britain issued a joint statement calling for continuing to work for good community relations. … [more]

US Rabbis welcome Pope’s visit

JCR | 31.05.2014

About 430 US rabbis and Jewish leaders have addressed a letter to Pope Francis, welcoming his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The text says: … [more]

Pope Pius XII’s Role in Establishing the State of Israel

JCR | 31.03.2014

NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) has posted on its website surprising documents showing that Pope Pius XII was instrumental in the establishment of the modern state of Israel. This new documented evidence proves that this pope, who has been largely vilified by the Jewish community, actually helped the Zionist Organization (ZO) beginning in 1917 to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. … [more]

President Peres met with an interfaith delegation from Argentina which included Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith leaders

JCR | 28.02.2014

"The leaders of all religions should stand against the killing of innocents, against terrorism." … [more]