Food for Thought
Here we present thought-provoking essays of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars who seek to overcome conflicts of the past and build bridges of greater mutual understanding and cooperation.
In this article, Dr. Elliot Dorff investigates how Jews, based on their own tradition, are to relate to members of other religious traditions. The essay is excerpted from his book To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics.
In 1965 Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the world’s most prominent Jewish scholars, was appointed Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, a leading Protestant seminary in the United States. In his famous inaugural lecture No Religion is an Island, Dr. Heschel proposes a religious and philosophical framework for constructive inter-religious relations. Due to the specific historical context, Dr. Heschel’s reflections focus primarily on Jewish-Christian relations but lend themselves to a more comprehensive application.