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    Tens of thousands of Israelis are fleeing their homes from raging fires across the country. It is a national crisis and the the victims need your help. We believe that in times like this we have an opportunity to truly show our love and support for the people of Israel.

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    Remembering a Pioneer in Jewish-Christian Relations

    The Center for Jewish- Christian Understanding and Cooperation In partnership with The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center & The Baruch College Department of Philosophy Celebrated the Jewish-Christian Relational legacy of The late Dr. Michael Wyschogrod On October 31st in New York City.

    Dr. Michael Wyschogrod Bio

    Born in Berlin in 1928, Dr. Michael Wyschogrod became a revolutionary Jewish thinker and an activist for Jewish-Christian dialogue. Educated as a child within the Orthodox yeshiva world, Wyschogrod studied philosophy at City College of New York. Influenced by Kierkegaard’s work, he found himself drawn into the study of Christian Theology and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University in 1953.

    His professional career included teaching philosophy at several City University of New York (CUNY) colleges. He served as the head of the Philosophy Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York and was appointed Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Houston. In 2008, Wyschogrod joined the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation’s Institute for Theological Inquiry to produce Covenant and Hope: Christian and Jewish Reflections. His most famous academic works include: The Body of Faith, Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity, and Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations.

    Christian Persecution

    CJCUC believes that it is important to bring awareness to the issue of Christian persecution in the world. We can no longer stand idly by as Christians are physically hurt and killed for their faith. The following video, "Under Caesar’s Sword," sheds light on how Christian communities around the world respond to the severe violation of their religious freedom.

  • Christians are “Discovering the Hebrew Bible” with Orthodox Jewish experts in Israel

    Since 2008, the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) has demonstrated our commitment to dialogue and theological exchange by opening our doors to the Christian world at large to come and study the Hebrew Bible. With hosting over 20,000 Christians at our Efrat headquarters as well as other locations in Israel, CJCUC is now meeting the demand for its bible study sessions with a new site in Jerusalem.

    CJCUC’s renowned staff, faculty and advisors offer the opportunity to learn the Bible and advancements in Jewish-Christian dialogue in either small or large group sessions. Our team of Orthodox rabbis and educators are experts in both Bible study as well as Jewish-Christian relations. Christians are invited to join us for a learning experience that will transform their Israel visit.

    During your next trip to Israel, consider “Discovering the Hebrew Bible” with us. Enhance your Kodak moment of Israel with a deeper understanding of God’s Word, the Land and its people. Make your physical trip to the Land of Israel into a mountain top experience. Join us for in-depth learning of the Hebrew Bible through a Jewish lens. To book a session at CJCUC, email us at info@cjcuc.com.

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  • From Our Scholars

    • Does Esau Always Hate Jacob?

      Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn

      Every young Jewish child learns early in his Torah education that “Esav Soneh l’Yaakov”—Esau hates Yaakov. The original statement is found in Bereishit Rabbah, but it was Rashi who etched it in the minds of Torah Jews, when he quoted it in his commentary on Genesis 33:4. There the Torah tells us Continue Reading

    • The Freedom to be a Holy People

      By Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn

      In synagogues this month, we read the glorious Jewish march from Egyptian slavery to freedom. When the Jewish people emerge triumphantly out of the Red Sea, they are finally emancipated from 210 years of cruel servitude to despotic Pharaohs. The political philosopher Michael Walzer has shown that the Exodus narrative Continue Reading

    • Nurturing Relations with Christians in Israel

      BY DR. FAYDRA L. SHAPIRO

      The Christmas season had newspapers in Israel trotting out the regular seasonal articles about Christians in Bethlehem, about how the Jewish state cares for its Christian minority by distributing free Christmas trees, about how Christians are persecuted around the Middle East, about how NGOs in Europe mobilize the Christmas story Continue Reading