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International News & Current Affairs

  • Haaretz: an Israeli independent daily newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and on international affairs.
  • The Jerusalem Post: Israel's only English language daily newspaper.
  • The Jerusalem Report: an Israeli bimonthly news magazine in English.
  • JTA: an international news service that provides up-to-the-minute reports, analysis pieces and features on events and issues of concern to the Jewish people.
  • Globes [online]: the English version of Israeli business daily "Globes".

Government Sites

Analysis, Resource and Think Tank Websites

Recommended Reading, Intergroup Relations

Anti-Semitism: The Historical Legacy and the Continuing Challenge for Christians, an Address Given by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, March 23, 1995: Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago received the Honorary fellowship of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on March 23, 1995.

Jewish-Christian Relations after the Holocaust: Toward Post-Holocaust Theological Thought The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Emil L. Fackenheim, Chicago, April 17, 1996

Catholic-Jewish Relations: A New Agenda? The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Edward Cardinal Cassidy, Chicago, April 30, 1997

The Theological Significance of Israel The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Rabbi David Hartman, Chicago, March 17, 1998

Christian Anti-Judaism: The First Century Speaks to the Twenty-First Century The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Professor Anthony J. Saldarini, Chicago, April 14, 1999

“Bethsaida: Home of the Apostles and the Rabbis” The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Dr. Richard A. Freund, Chicago, April 10, 2000

An Ancient and Venerable People The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, Chicago, March 18, 2001

Medieval Christians and Jews: Divergences and Convergences The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Dr. Robert Chazan, Chicago, March 14, 2002

How Jewish and Christian Mystics Read the Bible The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Dr. Bernard McGinn, Chicago, March 3, 2003

Christian-Jewish Relations in the Enlightenment Period The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, An Address Given by Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, Chicago, May 10, 2004.

A limited number of copies of these publications is available to the public. Please contact the JCRC office for more information.