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JULY 2019:

- Raphael Jospe: Regina Coeli: A Jewish Source? Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Christianity and Judaism: a heightened friendship challenged by the return of anti-Semitism and ignorance. Article
- Pietro Parolin: Commemoration of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. Report
- World Council of Churches: WCC, IJCIC agree to restore formal relations, strengthen communication.Report
- Pope Francis: A theology of welcoming and dialogue. Statement
- Shaul Magid: Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion. Book review

JUNI 2019:

- Barbara U. Meyer: Structures of Violence and the Denigration of Law in Christian Thought. Article
- Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee: People, Ideas and Boundaries on the Move. Report
- Deborah Weissman: Sharing Tragedy Can Bring Hope. Report
- Polish Council of Christians and Jews: Statement on recent alarming incidents in Poland. Report
- Pope Francis: "Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal". Report
- Robert Erlewine: Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent. Book review

MAY 2018:

- Ephraim Meir: Dialogical Theology Moored in Buber’s Dialogical Philosophy. Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Jesus and The Pharisees: an International Interreligious Conference. Article
- Ron Kronish: Approaching Passover and Easter: The Past and Future of Jewish-Christian Relations. Article
- In Memory of: Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009). Article
- "I am Joseph, Your Brother" A documentary film (59 min.) from 2001. Article
- JCR: Religious freedom advocates call on elected leaders to protect the ability to practice faith without fear. Report
- JCR: Parallel Traces: New EU-funded Jewish heritage project aims to promote awareness through digital art. Report
- King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis The specific multi-religious character of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected. Statement

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Regina Coeli: A Jewish Source?

Raphael Jospe* | 03.07.2019

The famous Latin hymn of the Roman Catholic Church, “Regina Coeli” (alt. “Regina Caeli”), which goes back to the 12th century, praises Mary, the mother of Jesus, as “Queen of Heaven.”[1] ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Christianity and Judaism: a heightened friendship challenged by the return of anti-Semitism and ignorance

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 02.07.2019

In recent months, a series of events in Rome highlighted the excellent state of Jewish-Christian relations today, leading many representatives on both sides to exclaim that they have never been so good before. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (178)

Jesus and The Pharisees: an International Interreligious Conference

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 02.05.2019

The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Cardinal Bea Center, Gregorian University Foundation, American Jewish Committee and Italian Bishops Conference unite to reassess history and stereotypes. … [more]

Approaching Passover and Easter: The Past and Future of Jewish-Christian Relations

Ron Kronish | 01.05.2019

As we approach the holidays of Passover and Easter, we are mindful that this used to be a time of great tension historically between Christians and Jews. “Good Friday”–the Friday before Easter– was often a time of anti-Jewish pogroms in medieval Europe, with the blood libel and accompanying violence haunting the Jews all over Europe for centuries. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (127)

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009)

| 01.05.2019

Ten Years ago on January 10, 2009, Rabbi Michael Signer, one of the most outstanding figures of Jewish-Christian relations of recent times, died after a long battle against cancer. He was as one of the four authors of the groundbreaking 2000 statement Dabru Emet, subtitled “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity”. In memory of his person and his work, the following biographical sketch is published.*[more]

"I am Joseph, Your Brother"

| 01.05.2019

A documentary film (59 min.) from 2001, which follows the dramatic changes in the relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people over the past half century. … [more]

Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

Jessica Spencer* | 01.04.2019

“The wisdom of women builds her house.” (Proverbs 14:1). … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (175)

Structures of Violence and the Denigration of Law in Christian Thought[1]

Barbara U. Meyer* | 02.06.2019

This article examines three major patterns of violence in Christian theological thought traditions: supersessionism (the idea that Christianity replaced Judaism), realized eschatology (the presentation of a promised future of reconciliation as basically already present in the world today), and inclusivism (the Christian impulse to integrate others as a universalist aim). Previous scholars have examined these patterns separately, but they have not previously been discussed in a comprehensive effort to analyze Christian thinking habits of degrading others, in particular Judaism.[more]

Dialogical Theology Moored in Buber’s Dialogical Philosophy

Ephraim Meir* | 01.05.2019

A growing interreligious theology is a challenge for any confessional theology. In confessional theology, one reflects first of all upon the own tradition and only in a second step upon the relation with other religions. … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

“The Roots of Jews and Christians are the Same, Our Future lies in recognizing this”

A personal interview with Dr. Etienne Vetö, the priest who directs the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies. ... [more]