Since the mid-1980s, interfaith issues have been arguably the major theme of European Judaism. Public events reflected in these pages have been commented on from an interfaith perspective. President Ronald Reagan's visit to German war graves in 1985 provoked a bitter Jewish-Christian argument about forgiveness after the Holocaust. The humanitarian crisis in Bosnia in 1993, the massacre in Hebron in 1994, Rabin's assassination in 1996, the millennium and the 9/11 terrorist attacks all provoked much comment. The back issues of this journal must be regarded as a major resource for the modern history of dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Few of the articles were written specially; nearly all are conference papers, recorded speeches or reprinted from other publications. In spite of that, the editors have managed to capture all the big events and issues.
Rabbi Michael Hilton
2000, 5760, 1420?
Michael Hilton, Ruth Scott, and Amira Shamma Abdin
The Annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Student conference, jointly organised by the Leo Baeck College, the Hedwig Dransfeld Haus and the Deutsche Muslim Liga (Bonn), celebrated its twenty-seventh anniversary with a reflection on the theme of the Millennium – or rather the different 'ages' of the three monotheistic religions. The speakers were asked to reflect on where their religions were in terms of their historic development and where they were personally in their own religious lives.