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Yaakov Ariel

Professor of Religious Studies and Co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yaakov Ariel, Professor of Religious Studies and Co-driector of the Center for Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Dr. Yaakov Ariel will be presenting The Complicated Road to Mutual Recognition: Interfaith Dialogue and the changing realities of Christian-Jewish relations in America.

The presentation will follow Christian-Jewish relations in America since the turn of the twentieth century in relation to the movement for interfaith dialogue, which began its hesitant course in the 1920s. Dr. Ariel will explore the rampant bigotry of the 1920s-1930s, the change towards more accepting attitudes during and after WWII and the flowering of interfaith reconciliation in the wake of Vatican II.  It will look at the Jewish reaction, culminating in Dabru Emet, and will look at the different trends in our generation.