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Public events

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News and Updates

Dialogue and Identity meeting
Dialogue, not diatribe

Earlier this week far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich (leader of the Religious Zionism party) attacked the Arab members of Knesset and by inference at least, all Arab citizens of Israel saying, “You’re here by mistake, it’s a mistake that Ben-Gurion didn’t finish the job and didn’t throw you out in 1948.” The appalling cultural resonance of that remark makes the lack of condemnation by mainstream Jewish leaders all the more shameful.

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The Rossing Report September 2021

At the beginning of the school year, both parents and children are eager to find out who their homeroom teacher will be, particularly in grade school. This year, one appointment reached the national news……

The Rossing Newsletter – April 2020

If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it is that we are all equally human and vulnerable. Let us learn from this lesson to not …

The Balfour Declaration: From Imagining a State to Re-imagining Majority-Minority Relations in Jewish Thought and the Jewish State

By Ophir Yarden, ADAShA program director Read the full article at Academia.edu To the full book: Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World, …

Why Should Jews Learn About Christianity?

By Hana Bendcowsky, JCJCR Program Director   In order to create an inclusive society, it is important for everyone to have some basic knowledge about …

Cynicism is the Name of the Game in Jerusalem

By Maayan Raveh*   The Jerusalem Municipality and the State of Israel recently took action against the Churches in the capital. In response, the Churches …

Why Was the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Closed?

What is the background to the crisis in the relations between Israel and the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem? Dr. Amnon Ramon, Jerusalem Institute …

Chaplaincy, the Holy Land and Multi-Narrative Tours

By Lorne Anderson   I thought I had a comprehensive handle on interfaith relationships. I had established the Interfaith Project with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy center …

Healing Hatred panel with Lapsley
2nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Spiritual Care: Healing Hatred

Summary and videos of the 2nd International Conference of Spiritual Care on Healing Hatred, held in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Bet Jala in July 2017

Annual reports

The Rossing Center 2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version

The Rossing Center 2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version, …

The Rossing Center 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual report is now available Click here to see what we’ve been up to in the last year (PDF, 1.8 MB), or click …

The Rossing Center 2017 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version, …

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