For years, the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS) has played a leading role in fostering Jewish-Christian understanding. We are deeply grateful to the ICJS for helping sponsor this book project and the activities of publication and discussion that accompany it. We are indebted, in particular, to Charles Obrecht, board chairman of ICJS; Rev. Dr. Christopher Leighton, executive director of the ICJS; Dr. Rosann Catalano, ICJS Roman Catholic scholar; and Rabbi Joel Zaiman, ICJS board member and spiritual leader of Congregation Chizuk Amuno. We wish to thank the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc.; the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, Inc.; the Hoffberger Family Fund; the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund; and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for their ongoing support of this project. This book was also made possible, in part, by funds granted by the Charles H. Revson Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed, however, are solely the responsibility of the authors. Finally, we want to thank all of our editors and support staff at Westview Press, in particular Sarah Warner, the editor for this book. We owe a particular debt of gratitude to David Toole, whose editorial work was above and beyond the call of duty.
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