We publish here a brief extract from John Connelly's "From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965" in order to commemorate the Second Vatican Council, initiated on October 11, 1962, fifty years ago.

We present here the section of the Apostolic Exhortation that discusses relations with Jews and with Muslims.

An article published in the American Jewish weekly, “Forward”, written by the researcher, John Connelly, reveals the influence of a number of Jewish Catholics in the formulation of the teaching of the Church on the Jewish people at the Council.

We publish here an important part of the document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, "The Jewish People and their Scriptures in the Christian Bible", published in 2001.

The third Helsinki Consultation met in Berlin from June 29 until July 3, 2012 and the participants published the following statement.

On July 1, 2012, Yad VaShem published the following statement about the revision of the wording of the panel that deals with the attitude of the Pope and the Vatican to the Shoah.

The Helsinki Consultation is a groundbreaking collaboration which brings together respected scholars – all of them Jewish – from a wide range of Jesus-believing traditions. They will hold their annual meeting in Berlin from June 29 until July 1, 2012.

On May 16, 2012, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews, spoke at a conference hosted by the Pontifical Angelicum University in collaboration with the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, directed by Rabbi Jack Bemporad. His address was the fifth "Berrie Lecture," a series promoted by the Russel Berrie Foundation of New York. We present here the text of the talk.

We publish here the speech of Pope Benedict XVI in the synagogue of Rome on Sunday, January 17, 2010. The speech appears on our site in Hebrew.

On March 2, 2011, the Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee published a joint declaration after its meeting in Paris. This body brings together the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) and the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews.

In 2010, the Catholic Church published a version of the Catechism suitable for young people and titled YouCat. This volume was widely distributed during the 2011 World Youth Day. We publish here the teaching of this volume on the relation between the Church and the Jews.

In 2000, the National Jewish Scholar's Project published an important statement, signed by hundreds of Jewish rabbis, scholars and community leaders that sought to respond to the positive statements of the Christian churches with regard to Judaism and the Jewish people. We publish this important statement here.

Although the Synod for the Catholic Church in the Middle East, which was held in Rome in October, predominantly addressed internal Church issues, the Christians in the Middle East live as a minority among Muslim brothers in most countries of the Middle East and among Jewish brothers in the State of Israel. Here we publish the parts of the final message that address Jews and Muslims.

The Helsinki Consultation on Jewish Continuity in the Body of the Messiah met for a second time, this year in Paris. Among the participants was Father David Neuhaus, Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

The Bilateral Commission Meeting of the delegations of the Chief Rabbinate and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews took place in Rome from March 27 to 30, 2012. The delegates issued a joint statement.

 We publish here the statement released on January 20, 2010 upon the conclusion of a four-day meeting of the Bilateral Commission of the Holy See and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, which ended in the Vatican.

In the post-Synodal Exhortation, Verbum Domini, published by Pope Benedict XVI, he also refers to the relations between Jews and Christians. Due to the importance of this subject, we publish here this paragraph (number 43).

A Canadian website ("Scarboro Missions") has published a list of milestones in recent Catholic-Jewish relations. The list compiled by Sr. Lucy Thorson, nds helps understand the dramatic changes in the relationship between the Church and the Jewish people.

On Wednesday afternoon, October 13, 2010, on the thitrd day of the Synod for the Catholic Church in the Middle East, Rabbi David Rosen addressed the Synod. We publish here the text of his speech.

Here is the statement issued at the conclusion of a three-day meeting in Jerusalem of the Bilateral Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, which was devoted to the theme: "Challenges of Faith and Religious Leadership in Secular Society".