interfaith relations

Advancing Interfaith Bonds

12/08/2015 - 19:00

This week a group of liberal Modern Orthodox rabbis distanced itself from more conservative members of their community and drew closer to parts of the Christian world.

Modern Orthodox Leaders Bless Interfaith Dialogue

Move is a re-examination of ban on such talks; common enemy in ‘extremist Islam.’

12/07/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For much of the last half-century, interfaith discussions between Christian churches and the Jewish community have been largely the province of non-Orthodox Jews. Influenced by prohibitions on Jewish-Christian dialogue activities issued by prominent charedi and Modern Orthodox rabbinic leaders, most Orthodox Jews have been reluctant to engage with Catholic and Protestant counterparts in an official, public way.

Clockwise from top left, Rabbis Shlomo Riskin, Irving Greenberg and Marc Angel and AJC’s David Rosen.

Pope Benedict Is Principled, Frustrating

02/11/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation, effective the end of February, and there are many ways to think about the significance of the event, including both the challenges and the opportunities in Catholic-Jewish relations that may come in the wake of his resignation.

In the Mix: An Orthodox Rabbi Takes A Humanist Turn

06/14/2010 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Google the words interfaith, wedding and rabbi together and you get a whopping 1.1 million hits.

Perched atop this list (most are about the issues, rather than sites actually offering rabbis who do interfaith weddings) you will find Rabbi David S. Gruber, an Orthodox-ordained rabbi who has performed 60 weddings since he started doing interfaith ceremonies two years ago.

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