Both Christianity and Islam are offspring of Judaism. Nevertheless, bitter confrontations have taken place among these three religions throughout history.
It is the aim of this lecture to explore the positive approach of Judaism to the other two faiths, as well as to the non-Jewish world. Those acquainted with the bitter history of inter-faith relations may be surprised to learn that one leading rabbi has referred to both Christian and Muslim communities as “assemblies for the sake of heaven, destined to endure; their intentions are for the sake of heaven and their reward will not be withheld”.
Professor Asher Maoz, founding Dean of the Peres Academic Center Law School, member of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium of Law and Religion Studies, and a former participant of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations’, will take us through the delicate history of the Judaic approach to inter-faith relations.