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  • Vatican: Catholic Church must not try to convert Jews

    December 10, 2015 | 8:39 am

    The Vatican says the Catholic Church must not try to convert Jews to Christianity.

    Instead, the Catholic Church must work with Jews and Jewish institutions to further dialogue and mutually understand and fight anti-Semitism, according to the Vatican, which pledged “to do all that...

  • More than four decades on, Jewish dialogue with Orthodox Christians still fragile

    November 13, 2015 | 12:32 pm

    For two days, 38 leading Jewish and Orthodox Christian clerics and scholars sat in a hotel outside the Greek capital for a rare dialogue on relations between the two ancient faiths.

    The talks, held last month, were only the eighth round since formal interfaith dialogue...

  • Islamic radicalism poses dilemma for Jews in interfaith dialogue

    February 3, 2015 | 10:39 am

    After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last month, Kari Alterman heard from every one of her Detroit-area Muslim dialogue partners, all of them calling to express their sadness and concern.

    They just didn’t do so publicly.

    Statements condemning violence are normally made...

  • Christian donors to give more than $1M in crisis aid to Ukraine Jews

    March 14, 2014 | 11:25 am

    A charity organization funded by Christians has pledged over $1 million in emergency funding for Ukrainian Jews.

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, made the announcement about the extra funding for Ukraine during a trip he...

  • Rabbi reverses interfaith marriage policy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 27, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    It’s not often that a rabbi’s High Holy Days sermon is interrupted by a standing ovation. But that is what happened — twice — when Rabbi John Rosove, senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood, dedicated his sermon on the first day of Rosh Hashanah to explaining why he was changing...