Daniel Rossing

Daniel Rossing

Daniel Rossing was one of Israel’s leading interfaith activists. For nearly four decades he worked tirelessly to build bridges of compassion between the different religions and cultures in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem, held sacred by the three Abrahamic faiths.
An authority on the Christian communities in the Holy Land, he was Founder and first Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR), especially promoting understanding between the various Jewish communities in Israel and the diverse strands of indigenous Christians.

Daniel taught, researched and lectured in numerous educational contexts, and was recipient of the 2009 Mount Zion Award for his outstanding contribution to dialogue. He published extensively on Christian minorities in the Middle East, on interfaith relations in the Holy Land, and on Jerusalem.

Before his untimely death in 2010, Daniel completed the writing of Between Heaven and Earth – on the Christian shrines of the Holy Land. This volume comes now to light as a tribute to Daniel’s life and work.



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