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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship

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Seventy years after the Holocaust, and fifty years after Vatican II, Jewish-Christian relations are flourishing around the world. These biographies highlight some of those who are prominent leaders in that dialogue today, who are helping Jews and Christians to learn more about each other, and to work together in friendship and mutual appreciation.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Lucy Thorson, NDS (1943 -    )

Lucy Thorson, NDS
1943 -  

Sister Lucy was born and raised in the city of Saskatoon, and it was there that she first encountered the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion (Notre-Dame de Sion), a religious congregation of Catholic women established in the nineteenth century in France and originally devoted to educating young women, which had founded a girls’ school, Sion Academy, in Saskatoon.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Eileen M. Schuller, OSU (1946-   )

Eileen M. Schuller, OSU
1946 - 

The world of biblical scholarship has been one of the most fruitful and creative areas of Jewish-Christian interaction in the last half-century—and Dr Eileen Schuller, one of Canada’s most respected Scripture scholars, has been right at the forefront of some of those scholarly developments.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Lisa Palmieri-Billig

Lisa Palmieri-Billig

The Italian term “Vaticanista” is often used to describe journalists who have dedicated their careers to analyzing and writing about the papacy and Vatican affairs.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009)

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer
1945 - 2009

Learning to “speak the truth” about each other is, in many ways, the foundation of modern interreligious dialogue, and especially the dialogue between contemporary Jews and Christians.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Rabbi David Rosen (1951- )

Rabbi David Rosen
1951 - 

If you look at photos from the Assisi Day of Prayer called by Pope Benedict XVI in October 2011, you’ll notice Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (representing the Eastern Orthodox churches) on the Pope’s right, and a bearded man in a kippah and glasses on the Pope’s left.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer (1960- )

Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer
1960 - 

One of the important insights that has emerged from more than a half-century of Jewish-Christian dialogue has been how deeply rooted significant elements of traditional Christian liturgy are in their Jewish origins.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Dr. Deborah Weissman (1947-   )

Dr. Deborah Weissman
1947 - 

For many people, “Orthodox Jewish,” “feminist” and “interfaith pioneer” are not words that they would necessarily think to put together in a sentence.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Eugene J. Fisher (1943 - )

Eugene J. Fisher
1943 - 

For the better part of the last 40 years, Dr. Eugene Fisher has been one of the most consistent, visible and articulate presences in Jewish-Christian dialogue in the English-speaking world.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Dr. Lea Scazzocchio Sestieri (1913 - )

Dr. Lea Scazzocchio Sestieri
1913 - 

Dr. Sestieri, one of Italy’s most respected and prolific scholars in the modern Jewish-Christian dialogue, turns 102 this year and, until very recently, was still very involved in the community.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM

A native of Chicago, born in 1940, Pawlikowski is one of the most prolific and respected contemporary writers and speakers on the Holocaust, and on the dramatic change in Christian attitudes toward Jews in the decades since the Second World War.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Rabbi León Klenicki (1930-2009)

Rabbi León Klenicki
1930-2009

Rabbi León Klenicki, one of the most passionate and prolific modern Jewish voices in interreligious dialogue, was born on September 7, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents who had emigrated from Poland in the previous decade.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Judith Hershcopf Banki (1928- )

Judith Hershcopf Banki
1928 - 

Today, there is only a small handful of people who can say that they had a firsthand involvement in the process that led to the publication of Vatican II’s declaration Nostra Aetate in 1965.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Dr. Edward Kessler (1963- )

Dr. Edward Kessler
1963 -

Described as “probably the most prolific interfaith figure in British academia,” Edward Kessler has been a pioneering figure in Jewish-Christian (and Jewish-Christian-Muslim) relations in Great Britain for much of the last two decades.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Dr Levine’s scholarly publications are extensive, and include feminist commentaries on most of the New Testament, on the early Christian apocrypha, and studies on the figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Contemporary Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship - Dr. Mary Boys, SNJM

Dr. Mary Boys, SNJM

Dr. Mary Boys is a native of Seattle and has been, since 1965, a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (a religious congregation of Roman Catholic women).

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