The fruits of the intellectual and artistic exchange among Christians, Jews, and Muslims that constituted Christian Hebraism’s modus operandi are displayed in abundance throughout this small but splendid exhibit.
When Israel wins its campaign to create a single, unchallenged Jewish state on all of the land given by the U.N. in 1948 to make parallel Jewish and Arab homelands, what happens to the Palestinian people left in the country?
Diplomacy Still the Least Bad Option
Is the Ban on Contraception Just an Identity Marker?
Modernity and Jewish Self-understanding
Boyhood Memories of an Ordinary Bigotry
Lisa Sowle Cahill’s middle way
‘Three Faiths’ at New York’s Public Library
What was Pius XII's opinion of the Jews?
A selection of articles from Commonweal on Benedict XVI.
An interview with filmmaker Woody Allen
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians & the Bible in Nazi Germany
A review of John Meier's landmark A Marginal Jew: Volume 4
The lasting influence of Augustine’s arguments on behalf of the Jews
From Nostra aetate to Richard Williamson
Why Rome’s turning inward does not serve the best interests of the church
Does the pope’s updated pre-Vatican II Good Friday prayer for the Jews go far enough?
From Nostra aetate to Regensburg.
Remembering the achievement and grace of Cardinal Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger
Remembering Islam’s long history of peaceful coexistence with non-Muslim cultures
Forty years after Nostra aetate, "much still remains to be done."
Remembering Sr. Rose Thering, OP, a theological force to be reckoned with.
The pope’s perplexing statement on the Holocaust left much to be desired.
Forty years ago, Eugene B. Borowitz attended the first formal Jewish-Catholic colloquy, where “a new spirit of possibility,” ushered in by Vatican II, “hung in the air.” Borowitz remembers that moment, and reports on the state of Jewish-Catholic dialogue today.
How did Pope Pius XII handle the issue of Jewish children orphaned during the Holocaust? Some argued that Pius’s dealings with Jewish leaders were “cold and impersonal.” Others claim that Pius was in fact a great benefactor of the Jews. Which was it? Holocaust scholar Michael R. Marrus provides the historical context.
So far, Pope Benedict XVI has shown a surprising openness to interfaith dialogue. The Editors.
How is Benedict XVI, long a defender of orthodoxy and famous critic of the “dictatorship of relativism,” likely to approach interreligious dialogue? Does he see religious pluralism and tolerance as little more than an enticement to indifferentism or as something potentially more spiritually and intellectually fruitful?