Korn, Eugene

Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D., is a lecturer, scholar and educator. He lives in Jerusalem and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) in Jerusalem. He is also co-director of its Institute for Theological Inquiry. In 2006- 2007 he was Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. He is known for his criticism of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. His research interests include Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish ethics and Jewish Law (Halakha), Israel, and Philosophy. In December 2015, Korn helped draft the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity entitled "To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians". Korn was the founding editor of Meorot: A Forum for Modern Orthodox Discourse (successor to The Edah Journal, which he also edited), based at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City. He has published numerous scholarly and popular essays on Jewish thought, ethics and Jewish-Christian relations, and co-edited the volumes Two Faiths, One Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and End of An Exile: Israel, Jews and the Gentile World, by James Parkes (Micah Publications, 2005).