Israël / Israel

Professor Yvonne Friedman,
Department of General History
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 52900,
Tel/fax: +972 35318390 or 972 35318350

Israel report 2014

Report published: 
Wed, 2015-06-10


Report for the Israeli Commission:

The diverse centers for the study of religion had conferences during this year:

1.     Hebrew University, Center for the Study of Christianity

January 13, 2015

Prof. Alexander Evers from Loyola University, Chicago; John Felice Rome Center, Rome )

lectured on:

Game of Thrones - East and West, Constantinople and Rome, Emperor and

Bishop: Imperial Policy and the Authority of the See of Rome


14-17 June, Jerusalem

International Conference: “Journeys in the Roman East: Imagined and Real”


2.     JCJCR- Jerusalem Center for Jewish- Christian Relations is funding a research by Dr. U. Ramon about Christianity in the Galilee



3.     Research: Contemporary Christian Communities in the Holy Land



Academic Directors: Prof. Steven Kaplan and Dr. Merav Mack


 A collaboration of The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Center for the Study of Christianity the Hebrew University, Centre de recherche français de Jérusalem (CRFJ) and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies, Jerusalem.


4.     The Van Leer Institute issues a periodical called Journal of Levantine studies that dedicated a special issue to studies on Christianity



Christian Denominations and Institutions in Jerusalem, some of them institutions of academic studies:


Armenian Patriarchate of St. James, Jerusalem

Christian Information Centre, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem


Custodia Terrae Sanctae


Dormitio-Abtei, Jerusalem

École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem


Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem


Studium Biblicum Franciscanum

Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies

University of the Holy Land