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Jewish Christian Relations

Affirming Brotherhood and Partnership - Jewish Celebration of Christian Transformation

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

It is a remarkable achievement that Jewish authorities have finally been able to issue a response to Nostra Aetate in their own terms, based on half a century of positive relations and a recognition of the enduring changes in Catholic teaching

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel

Ron Kronish | Posted 12.06.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

What does the future for interreligious dialogue look like in Israel? At a time when stabbings on the street have become almost a daily occurrence and...

Fifty Years of Interreligious Dialogue--the Way Forward

Ron Kronish | Posted 11.01.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

In this blog post, the second in a series, I want to broaden our perspective. In the years ahead, The Dialogue needs to not only occur between Christians and Jews, but it must include leaders and followers from other religions, especially Muslims.

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

Ron Kronish | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

There is no question that the document Nostra Aetate ("In our Time") -- promulgated by the Second Vatican Council in October 1965 -- changed the discourse in the field of Jewish-Christian dialogue in particular, and interreligious dialogue in general, in the contemporary period.

Confronting Religious Hatred in the Holy Land

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Over the past 4 years, 42 Churches, mosques and monasteries were vandalized, attacked or torched in the Holy Land. A very narrow section of the Orthodox Zionist world has engaged in what is in fact religious terrorism.

Is It Offensive to Say 'Old Testament'?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.28.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

In a recent article, I referred frequently to the "Old Testament." Someone immediately wrote and asked why I was using that "offensive" phrase. "Old Testament," he said, "implies that a New Testament supersedes and surpasses it."

How a Rabbi Found a Methodist Publisher

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.31.2015 | Books
Rabbi Evan Moffic

I began to receive invitations to speak at local churches about Passover. I realized a book was needed. What was written was either overly-simplistic, unnecessarily complex or just plain wrong.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Make A Move Against Controversial Zionism Booklet | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed a controversial publication from its website that was targeted by prominent Jewish organizations and church ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church Makes Controversial Move Against Israel | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products th...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church's Next Move Could Be A Tipping Point In The Israeli Divestment Debate | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

When thousands of leaders of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination meet this week for the church's biennial General Assembly, they'll pore th...

Jesus, Baptists And Jews -- Oy Vey!

Bert Montgomery | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

True friendship requires a lot of hard work, not to mention trust and respect. Sometimes it's just easier to fall back on easy-to-spout doctrinal judgments rather than to invest in learning and understanding others.

A Rabbi's Perspective On 'A New New Testament'

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

I took part in the February 2012 council that selected the 10 documents that ultimately made it into "A New New Testament." The texts we examined are far from perfect, just like the ones in the New Testament itself, or the Hebrew Bible for that matter.

Pope Francis and the Argentine Rabbi

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

One of the first things Argentinian native Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio did after being elected pope on March 13 was to send a message of friendship to Ro...

The German Pope and the Jewish People

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, which officially takes effect on February 28, brings to a sudden and unexpected close a remarkable eight-year period of very positive relations between the Vatican and the Jewish people.

Jesus 'Used To Be Jewish'? That's Not What The Gospels Say

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

With the goal of healing antagonisms and closing the longstanding divide between Christianity and Judaism, I set out to restore the Jewish foundation of Christianity -- a foundation that Christianity stands on.

The Inspiration Of Chagall's Mystical Stained Glass

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

I walked out of the church into a warm and breezy afternoon feeling lighter. The experience reminded me that reconciliation and healing between peoples is possible.

Jews Must Demand A Relationship Of Full Equality With Christianity

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Jews and Christians have come far enough to now engage in a mature relationship of mutual affection where we both respect the G-dly calling that each faith possesses without engaging in games of one-upmanship.

Be Careful, Christians: The 'Hypocrites' Are Us

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

How many Christians misunderstood the meaning of Jesus's teaching today? They may have walked home thinking that as long as they were not like those hypocritical other people, they would be OK before God.