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Christian Jewish Relations

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.

Jewish And Christian Leaders Try To Revive Israel-Palestine Talks

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As a coalition of mostly Christian groups gathered here Thursday (Nov. 29) to support church leaders who have publicly questioned U.S...

Historic Christian-Jewish Relationships At The Brink

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

The recent flap over the letter signed by the 15 mainline Christian leaders asking for a Congressional investigation into military aid to Israel and the response by many of the Jewish groups engaged in interfaith relations have raised some questions.

Let's Be Hones About Interfaith Dialogue

Jon D. Levenson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Jon D. Levenson

At a time when conflict is already lethal and interreligious understanding is more urgently needed than ever, some might argue that we should gloss over the points of difference. I agree about the need for interreligious understanding; I disagree about the recipe for achieving it.

The 'Lost' Wittenburg Door Interview With Baptist Heretic/Legend E. Glenn Hinson

Bert Montgomery | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

In late summer 2007, I interviewed Dr. Hinson for the religious satire magazine The Wittenburg Door. Contract signed and article sold, it was to appear in a spring 2008 issue; instead, the legendary magazine vanished into the night.

Jesus, We Can Finally Talk About Jesus

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The only times Jewish people mention Jesus are when they stub their toe, miss the bus or tell you about their theater tickets to a certain Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera. Two new books will change that.

Catholic-Jewish Relations Still Have Far To Go

Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion

By Philip A. Cunningham and Eric J. Greenberg Religion News Service (RNS) A fascinating exchange recently took place in the pages of the Vatican's...