Developments in Jewish/Christian Relations

Westminster Abbey to honour music of the Nazi camps

A service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz will feature music composed by death camp inmates, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations Read full article
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Remembering the Har Nof victims

A message from the Sisters of Sion On the morning of Tuesday, 18th November 2014, four people were murdered in Har Nof, Jerusalem whilst at prayer: Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Moshe Twersky, and Rabbi Kalman Levine. A policeman, Zidan Saif, was murdered trying to protect them. The dreadful images of people slain in the act of worship have been awful to see.   The Sisters of Sion offer prayer and sincere sympathy to the bereaved families and those injured – and the Jewish community worldwide.  We remain determined to work and pray “for the peace of Jerusalem”. ________________________________________________________________...
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Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:49 am (EST) . Posted by: "Murray Watson" murraykwatson From BBC News; *Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack* The BBC's Yolande Knell says there were chaotic scenes in the aftermath of the attack At least four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol, knives and axes attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say. The attackers - Palestinians from East Jerusalem - were shot dead, police say. There have been several deadly attacks and clashes in Jerusalem recently amid tension over a disputed holy site. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to respond "wit...
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On the seam of still-divided Jerusalem, faith leaders ‘Imagine’ peace

Dialogue ‘on many levels’ as Jewish, Christian, and Muslim participants combine prayer with art and music to help bridge gaps Jerusalem feels tense right now but for some, the unease in the capital can offer an opportunity to think about coexistence. That’s the approach of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim participants in “Imagine,” an event that took place Wednesday afternoon and evening at the city’s Museum on the Seam as part of the current Manofim art season festival. Read the full article
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ENCOUNTERING PEACE: Jerusalem of peace, Jerusalem of war

ENCOUNTERING PEACE: Jerusalem of peace, Jerusalem of war By GERSHON BASKIN 11/05/2014 The separation wall that was built around the city in the south, east and north, was constructed to keep Palestinians out of the city.   In August 1989 I launched the first Israeli-Palestinian working group of experts on the future of Jerusalem. It was quite evident even then that Jerusalem would be a focal point of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Without finding a peaceful solution for Jerusalem which would enable both sides to have their national capital in the city there could be no peace. That has not changed. In 1992, after three years of intensive monthly meetings and...
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