Developments in Jewish/Christian Relations


Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Committee for Catholic Jewish Relations       Holocaust Memorial Day     27th January 2017       “How Can Life Go On?”           “For the survivor death is not the problem. Death was an everyday occurrence. We learned to live with death. The problem is to adjust to life, to living. You must teach us about living.”   Elie Wiesel - author and survivor of the Holocaust           Homily Notes For Sunday 22nd January   The 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time   In the first reading of today...
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THE 23rd INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC-JEWISH LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING THE 23rd INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC-JEWISH LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING

JOINT DECLARATION. Warsaw, April 4-7, 2016 The 23rd meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ILC) took place in Warsaw, 4-7 April 2016. The ILC is the entity, created in 1971, formalizing the establishment of the official relationship between the Holy See and the worldwide Jewish community. The ILC is the official forum for ongoing dialogue between the Holy See´s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC). Jewish and Catholic representatives from five continents attended the gathering. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations wi...
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Scrolls found in secret Warsaw ghetto synagogue Scrolls found in secret Warsaw ghetto synagogue

March 24    POLAND:   The three Books of Esther scrolls survived the liquidation of the ghetto following the 1943 uprising and remained hidden until recently, when the collapse of a wall in an old building revealed the synagogue. Three Books of Esther scrolls that survived the Holocaust and were read on Purim were recently discovered in a hidden synagogue at the Warsaw ghetto, which was found after a wall in an old building in the ghetto collapsed. The scrolls were found by researchers at the Shem Olam Institute, also known as the Faith & Holocaust Institute for Education Documentation and Research in Kfar Haroeh. This week they were transferred to a spec...
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A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING  TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE  50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "NOSTRA AETATE" (NO.4) A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "NOSTRA AETATE" (NO.4)

Please click the link below to read the new Vatican statement on Catholic Jewish Relations.   "THE GIFTS AND THE CALLING  OF GOD ARE IRREVOCABLE"  (Rom 11:29) A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING  TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE  50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "NOSTRA AETATE" (NO.4)   Read more
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Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity

Please find below the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity from December 3, 2015   To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians   After nearly two millennia of mutual hostility and alienation, we Orthodox Rabbis who lead communities, institutions and seminaries in Israel, the United States and Europe recognize the historic opportunity now before us. We seek to do the will of our Father in Heaven by accepting the hand offered to us by our Christian brothers and sisters. Jews and Christians must work together as partners to address the moral challenges of our era. The Shoah ended 70 years ago. It was the warped climax to ...
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