EDITED VOLUME TOC: Jews in Dialogue: Jewish Responses to the Challenges of Multicultural Contemporaneity

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I am pleased to announce the publication of an edited volume: Jews in Dialogue: Jewish Responses to the Challenges of Multicultural Contemporaneity (Brill, March 2020), eds. Magdalena Dziaczkowska, Adele Valeria Messina.


Jews in Dialogue discusses Jewish post-Holocaust involvement in interreligious and intercultural dialogue in Israel, Europe, and the United States. The essays within offer a multiplicity of approaches and perspectives (historical, sociological, theological, etc.) on how Jews have  cooperated with non-Jews to respond to the challenges of multicultural contemporaneity. The volume’s first part focuseson the concept of dialogue itself and its potential for effecting change; the second part documents examples of successful interreligious cooperation. The volume includes an appendix designed to provide context for the material presented in the first part, especially with regard to relations between the State of Israel and the Catholic Church.


The book is vailable for purchase (Appendix and Index in open access) https://brill.com/view/title/55904

Notes on contributors and editors are available here:



Table of contents
Part 1: Historical and Sociological Dimension


1. Historical Developments of the Term Ger Toshav and the Halakhic Implications therein for Relating to Non-Jews
Rabbi Raanan Mallek

2. Halakhic Guidelines for Relating to Non-Jews in the State of Israel
Rabbi Raanan Mallek

3. The People, the Land and the Law: Jewish-Israeli Religious Zionists in Dialogue Groups with Palestinians
Carolina Grinsztajn Frimer, Ifat Maoz, and Yiftach Ron

4. Jewish-Christian Relations and Modern Developments: the Role of the Chief Rabbinate in Interreligious Dialogue
Yaron Catane

5. From Jewish Resistance to Intercultural Solidarity: Antiracism and Identity Politics in Immediate Postwar France
Johannes Heuman

6. The Return of the Voice: Holocaust and Jewish Roots in Adrienne Rich’s Testimonial Poems
Tian Zhang

7. Bridge Building in the Polish Jewish Landscape
Leora Tec

Part 2
Book Reviews

8. Mary C. Boys and Sara S. Lee, Christians and Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the Other
Marta Simó Sànchez

9. Jawdat Said, Vie islamiche alla non-violenza (Islamic Paths to Non-Violence)
Valentina Zecca


10. Interview with Rav Haim Cipriani about Open My Lips: The Paths of Jewish Prayer
Simona Stillitano

11. Participants Converse: Rabbi Giuseppe Laras and Monseigneur Giovanni Ferro. The Power of Interreligious Dialogue
Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman and Simona Stillitano

12. Serbia: Equation with Two Knowns 248
Nada Banjanin Đuričić and Marijana Stojčić