A film made by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Nostra aetate.

John Meier, one of the great contemporary American exegetes, has written four volumes on Jesus the Jew, an attempt to gather what we can know historically about the man Jesus of Nazareth.

Helsinki Consultation Statement on Jewish and Christian Tradition - 2014

In the year 2000 (29.12.2000), Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would become Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, published a reflection on Christmas in the "Osservatore Romano," the official Vatican newspaper. The reflection focuses on the important role of the Jewish people in the history of salvation and we publish it here before Christmas to help us prepare for the feast.

In his apostolic exhortation “Joy of the Gospel”, Pope Francis also writes about the relationship with the Jewish people.

On Monday, June 24, 2013, Pope Francis received a delegation from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC). Here is the text of his speech to them:

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 Jerusalem on April 29 and 30, 2013. The delegates issued a joint statement.

Gary Spruch of the American Jewish Committee has written a fascinating article on the great American rabbi and thinker Abraham Joshua Heschel’s contribution to the writing of Nostrae Aetate during the Second Vatican Council.

On October 28, 1965, the Second Vatican Council document on the relations with members of other religions was published. HaAretz marks this anniversary with an article by David Green.

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.