Rabbi Eugene Korn's New Book Aims to Help Christians Understand Judaism

News Story: December 21, 2007

A new book by Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University, guides readers, and more specifically Christians, through the essential meanings of Israel for the Jewish People and for the world. The book aims to help Christians understand their faith better through this literary exploration.

The Jewish Connection to Israel, The Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians details the achievements and disappointments, joys and tragedies, dreams and realities of Israel today while addressing topics of particular importance to Christians, such as:

• How the existence of Israel is critically important to modern Christian identity and the possibilities it creates between the Church and the Jewish People.

• How the return of the Jewish People to their biblical homeland can be viewed as a strengthening of Christian sacred history and the Jewish covenant on which the Christian faith rests.

“The book lays the foundation for continuing dialogue between Jews and Christians by chronicling the biblical roots of Judaism, and situating the hopes, dreams and experiences of contemporary Israel within the context of the Promised Land,” said Dr. Anthony J. Cernera, president of Sacred Heart University.

Rabbi Korn is executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University and editor of Meorot—A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse. He has written widely on Israel, Jewish thought, and interfaith relations, and co-edited End of an Exile: Israel, the Jews and the Gentile World and Two Faiths, One Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other.

About the Book:

TITLE: The Jewish Connection to Israel, The Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians
AUTHOR: Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D.
PUB DATE: February 2008
PRICE: $14.99
PAGES: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-58023-317-7 / ISBN-10: 1-58023-318-X
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