Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn

RABBI EUGNE KORN is currently the Israel Jewish Council for Interreligious Relations (IJCIR) representative to IJCIC.  Formerly he was the Academic Director of The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel, which he helped found, and National Director of Interfaith Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League in NY. He was ordained in Israel as an Orthodox rabbi and holds a PhD. in moral philosophy from Columbia University. Dr. Korn taught Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Seton Hall, Yeshiva and Columbia Universities. His expertise is in Jewish ethics and law, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Dr. Korn new book A Holy People: Jewish Tradition and Ethical Values examines the challenges contemporary ethics pose for Jewish tradition and classic Jewish texts. He has co-edited and contributed to 7 books, including From Confrontation to Covenantal Partnership; Returning to Zion: Christian and Jewish Perspectives; Plowshares into Swords? Reflections on Religion and Violence; Jewish Theology and World Religions; Covenant and Hope; and Two Faiths, One Covenant?, as  well as the author of the popular The Jewish Connection to the Land of Israel—A Brief Introduction for Christians.

Dr. Korn has published more than 40 scholarly and popular essays on Jewish ethics and law, interfaith relations, Jewish attitudes toward gentile cultures, and religious extremism. His articles, reviews of theological works and op-eds have appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Jerusalem Post, Makor Rishon, America Magazine, First Things, Religion News Service, The Jewish Week, The Forward, National Catholic Reporter, The Edah Journal and Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. His writings have been translated into Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and German. Dr. Korn lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Lila Magnus Korn. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren who live in the United States and Israel.