August 2018

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New texts:

JULY 2018:

- Tatha Wiley: Christianity’s Original Sin? Article
- Casey Strine: What the Bible’s Romans 13 says about asylum – and what Jeff Sessions omitted. Article
- Marcus Braybrooke: Naming, Growing, and Collaborating. Article
- Conference of European Rabbis: EU leader tells Europe’s Jews: “I will always be there for you”. Report
- Conference of European Rabbis: “Dialogue Prize of Swiss Jews” awarded to the rabbi Noam Hertig und imam Muris Begovic. Report
- The Council of Christians and Jews: Statement on the intended Canonisation of Pope Paul VI. Report
- David H. Price: Protestantism’s "Gretchenfrage": What to Do With Martin Luther and the Jews. Book review

JUNE 2018:

- Helene Egnell: Feminism as Meeting Point Article
- Ron Kronish: Rabbi Michael Melchior and his Religious Peace Initiative Article
- Daniel Rosenberg: Song of Songs. Book review

MAY 2018:

- David Neuhaus: Jerusalem: The Catholic Church and the Holy City. Article
- Jeremy Worthen: Not the Same, Not the Other in the Same Way as Any Other: Praying the Psalms and the Jewish-Christian Relationship. Article
- JCR: The Present and Future of Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Historical and Theological Perspectives. Report
- JCR: Kantor Center Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2017. Report
- JCR: KAICIID International Fellows Programme. Report
- Ron Kronish: A Life of Dialogue. Book review

Rabbi Jesus im Johannesevangelium

Adele Reinhartz* | 02.07.2018

Im November 2009 wurde Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, der Chefrabbiner der Stadt Efrat in Israel, heftig kritisiert. Denn er hatte sich in einem Interview, das anschließend auf YouTube geladen wurde, auf den „Rabbi Jesus“ bezogen.[1] Rabbi Riskin versuchte den Sturm zu stillen, indem er später die Stellungnahme zurückzog und sich wie folgt erklärte: ... [more]

«Страсти евреев Праги»: погром 1389 года и уроки средневековой пародии

Барбара Ньюман | 02.07.2018

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What the Bible’s Romans 13 says about asylum – and what Jeff Sessions omitted

Casey Strine* | 01.07.2018

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, kicked up a storm when he invoked a line from the Bible to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating thousands of parents and children during immigration investigations. … [more]

Naming, Growing, and Collaborating

Marcus Braybrooke* | 01.07.2018

What’s in a name? In June, the Three Faiths Forum, founded 21 years ago in the UK, is changing its name to the Faith & Belief Forum. This reflects the way its work has expanded to include people of all faiths and beliefs, both religious and non-religious. Increasingly, the original name was seen as exclusive, and for a time the difficulty was evaded by using the initials ‘3FF.’ … [more]

Rabbi Michael Melchior and his Religious Peace Initiative

Ron Kronish | 01.06.2018

Rabbi Michael Melchior is without doubt the leading interreligious peacebuilder in Israel. For many years now, he has been bringing religious leaders together from within Israel and the region, as well as internationally, and in recent years he has been witness to significant results and much positive progress. … [more]


„Angst überwinden – Brücken bauen“

Nikolaus Schneider | 01.06.2018

Festrede zur Schlussversammlung der Woche der Brüderlichkeit 2018 von Dr. Nikolaus Schneider, Präses a. D. der EKD, am Sonntag, 18. März 2018 um 17.00 Uhr im Goldenen Saal des Rathauses der Stadt Augsburg.[more]

Jerusalem, die Heilige

Simone Paganini* | 01.06.2018

"Warum sollten die Araber Frieden machen? Wenn ich ein arabischer Anführer wäre, ich würde mich niemals mit Israel einigen. Das ist klar: wir haben ihr Land genommen. Sicher, Gott hat es uns versprochen, aber was kümmert das sie? Unser Gott ist nicht der ihrige. Wir kommen aus Israel, aber das ist zweitausend Jahre her, und was schert das sie?"[1][more]

On This Passover We Ask: Are We Truly Free?

Ron Kronish | 02.04.2018

One of the most famous passages of the Passover seder is called “Ha Lachma Anya — This is the bread of affliction.” It is sometimes referred to as the “invocation.” It is the moment when the leader of the seder welcomes all the guests at the seder, especially those who are in need, and invites them to celebrate Passover with everyone at the table. It is recited and sung in Aramaic, so unless one pays attention to the translation, one can miss the importance of the passage. … [more]


¿El pecado original del cristianismo?

Tatha Wiley | 01.07.2018

El antisemitismo cristiano es el pecado original cometido no solo por los individuos, sino también por las instituciones cristianas, sus tradiciones y sus prácticas. A pesar del cambio logrado por Nostra Aetate, aún quedan por erradicar vestigios de la teología de la sustitución de la vida de la Iglesia Católica.[more]

Christianity’s Original Sin?

Can the church itself be guilty of sin? In 1994, Pope John Paul II addressed that question.[1] He distinguished between the sins of individuals and that of the church. The church as such does not sin, according to John Paul. Individuals do, and repentance is essential for forgiveness. ... [more]