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The Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations
Dear Mr Dangoor, I thought the enclosed article which the Centre for Jewish Christian Relations has sent out might be interesting for your magazine. I am Chairman of the Board of Trustees and we have done a great deal of work for improving Christian Jewish understanding at an academic level in Cambridge. more

Consultative Council of Jewish Organisations
The Consultative Council of Jewish Organisations (CCJO) was established as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) at the United Nations in 1946 by Jewish organisations frorn both sides of the Atlantic to encourage the recognition of human rights for all people and to ensure the input of the Jewish ethical tradition in the development of international human rights law. more

Historical society of Jews from Egypt
This organisation shall be known as HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF JEWS FROM EGYPT, and not of Egypt or of Egyptian Jews, but FROM EGYPT for the purpose will be to include all our co-religionists whose lineage have sojourned in the Jewish Communities of Egypt. more

The world in a village
If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: more

The National Front
If members of the National Front want to demonstrate or parade they should be allowed to do so to their hearts content in one of the parks, but should not be allowed to demonstrate or parade in areas where people live or work. more

"The Disputation"
The play is based on a book of the same name by Prof Hyam Maccoby, a distinguished scholar and author on Jewish Christian relations (who was a fellow congregant in Richmond Synagogue until his move to Leeds) and it has received wide acclaim in the United States and here. more

Articles of interest from previous issues
A selection of older articles of current relevance. more

The Ammunition Hill National Memorial Site and Museum
The Information Centre of the Struggle for Jerusalem, established two years ago thanks to a generous donation by the Dangoor family, contains a variety of material on the struggle for Jerusalem from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. more

Questions and Answers
How can we reconcile the Jewish year 5762, said to be "to the Creation", with the claim of scientists that the universe came into being 15 billion years ago? more

In the Footsteps of Adam
The Jewish calendar, Anno Mundi, is supposed to begin from the creation of the world, but it is absurd to pretend any longer that the world was created merely 5753 years ago, and that it will come to a sudden end in the year 6000. more

The Israeli Source of the Pathan Tribes
As children, we heard from our parents, who come from Afghanistan, stories about the Ten Tribes who were lost during the destruction of the Temple, about meetings with the country people with whom they had contact in trade matters … more

Iranian Jewry Celebrates Cyrus
The Jewish Community in Iran is one of the oldest in the the Diaspora, dating back to the destruction of the First Temple at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. It has now been the witness of unique and unprecedented celebrations, of fourfold significance to Iranian Jews. more

The Uniqueness of the Holocaust
Dear Dr Levene, I have gone through your thesis which you kindly sent us. In reply for your quest on the uniqueness of the Holocaust … more

The Unfaithful Wife
There was a middle-aged couple who had two stunningly beautiful teenaged daughters. They decided to try one last time for the son they always wanted. more

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The Israeli Birthrate
At a recent visit to the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon explained the demographic problems facing Israel. more

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