• Rabbi David Fox Sandmel

    Chair, International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Relations

    Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Ph.D. is chair of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Relations (www.ijcic.net), the consortium of Jewish organizations that is the official Jewish dialogue partner of the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox churches.

    From 2014 to 2022, he served as Director Interreligious Engagement at ADL (Anti-Defamation League), and continues to represent ADL to IJCIC. He held the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (2002-2014). He was the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore (1998-2001) where he directed the publication of “Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity." He lectures and publishes issues in Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations, and the foundations of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. His commentary on First Thessalonians appears in the Jewish Annotated New Testament.

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

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Contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue has been defined, by and large, by the post-Holocaust, Western, American/European setting in which it emerged and by the predominance of Catholics and (liberal) Protestants, who have been the primary Christian interlocutors. And Orthodox Christians?  According to Sandrine Caneri: … the Orthodox at this time were simply not in any condition to...
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