Featured Books about Jewish-Christian Relations

Plowshares into Swords?: Reflections on Religion and ViolencePlowshares into Swords?: Reflections on Religion and Violence – Religion today has proven to be both a blessing and a curse for the human family. The contemporary religious revival in politics, ideology and culture has brought with it extremism and violence, zealotry and conflict.
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RETURNING TO ZION: CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVESRETURNING TO ZION: CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVES – No political ideology in the world today is more controversial than contemporary Zionism. The story of the Jewish people’s rights to Zion, their first entry and their promised return to Zion ancient, rooted in the Bible…
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Covenant & HopeCovenant & Hope – CJCUC’s first academic publication represents a fresh approach to critical issues of interfaith conversation such as covenant, conversion, mission, Messiah, Christian anti-Semitism, sin and human flourishing.
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Koren Sacks SiddurKoren Sacks Siddur – To attain an inner understanding of the Jewish People one must look to this book, The Siddur. Defined by some as the true Jewish catechism, the Siddur holds the secret to Jewish belief.
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Two Faiths, One CovenantTwo Faiths, One Covenant – The age of simply “getting along” has passed. This book discusses our ultimate beliefs: Who is the God to whom we pray? And what covenant binds us to this God and to our co-religionists?
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Jewish Theology and World ReligionsJewish Theology and World Religions – This book explores the critical issues and advances the conversation of Jews and Jewish thought when relating to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
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Judaism and Other Religions: Models of UnderstandingJudaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding – Providing a fresh perspective on Biblical and Rabbinic texts, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill offers new ways of thinking about other faiths.
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The Wisdom in the Hebrew AlphabetThe Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet – Rabbi Munk delves into each individual Hebrew alphabet letter, why it has that particular shape, and the message it communicates to the world. Explore of the power behind the letters.
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Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of IsaacBound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac – Ed Kessler has taken the binding of Isaac and shown how early Jewish and Christian interpretations were closer than once thought. This richly documented study is a landmark in the necessary journey from disputation to dialogue.
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Christians & Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the OtherChristians & Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the Other – This work helps members of different faith traditions to approach each other with openness and respect while confronting the painful conflicts in their history and theological misconceptions.
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Introduction to Jewish-Christian RelationsIntroduction to Jewish-Christian Relations – The authors, representing Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic traditions, introduce the reader to the terms, content, and intricacies of inter-religious dialogue, the quest for better relations among all those who worship the God of Abraham and Sarah.
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The Jewish Annotated New TestamentThe Jewish Annotated New Testament – Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler put the New Testament back into the context of their Jewish background and explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years.
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The Essential TalmudThe Essential Talmud – The Bible constitutes the cornerstone of Judaism and the Talmud is its central pillar. Steinsaltz puts the Talmud into context and charting its development and its importance to the Jewish people and their identity.
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The Pentateuch and Haftorahs: Hebrew Text English Translation and CommentaryThe Pentateuch and Haftorahs: Hebrew Text English Translation and Commentary – The Pentateuch in Judaism is divided into 54 portions, one to be read each Shabbat. This masterpiece is an excellent English translation. It provides great original insights as well as commentary of other Jewish sages.
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An Introduction to Jewish-Christian RelationsAn Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations – This introductory study sheds fresh light on the ongoing encounter between Judaism and Christianity, exploring key writings and themes from the Jewish context of the New Testament to the creation of the state of Israel.
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Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian RelationsAbraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations – This book captures the broad scope of writings by noted Jewish philosopher-theologian Michael Wyschogrod that includes topics on Sin and Atonement, Judaism and the Land, and Paul on Jews and Gentiles.
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The Jewish Connection to IsraelThe Jewish Connection to Israel – This book lays the foundation for continuing dialogue between Jews and Christians by chronicling the biblical roots of Judaism, and situating the hopes, dreams and experiences of contemporary Israel within the context of the Promised Land…
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Christianity in Jewish TermsChristianity in Jewish Terms – This book is a Jewish theological response to the profound changes that have taken place in Christian thought. It is designed to generate new conversations between the Jewish and Christian communities as well as lay the foundation for better understanding…
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