Eugene Korn

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Rabbi Eugene Korn
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Rabbi Eugene Korn, Phd.
Position Academic Director
Organisation CJCUC
Personal details
Nationality Israeli
Denomination Religious Zionism
Alma mater Yeshiva University
Columbia University
Semicha Rabbinate of Israel

Rabbi Doctor Eugene B. Korn (1947- ) is a lecturer, scholar and educator. He lives in Jerusalem and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) in Jerusalem. He is also co-director of its Institute for Theological Inquiry. Korn was the founding editor of Meorot: A Forum for Modern Orthodox Discourse (successor to The Edah Journal, which he also edited), based at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City.[1]

In 2003 he was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi by the Israeli rabbinate. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University where he majored in philosophy and mathematics, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy from Columbia University.[2]

In 2006- 2007 he was Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. He is known for his criticism of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ.

His research interests include Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish ethics and Jewish Law (Halakha), Israel, and Philosophy.

In 2009, he was honored by the Catholic-Jewish Commission of Southern New Jersey and the Jewish Community Relations Council with the "Nostra Aetate Award".[3]



  1. ^ Goshen-Gottstein, Alon; Korn, Eugene, eds. (April 5, 2012). Jewish Theology and World Religions. Littman Library. ISBN 978-1-906764-09-8. 
  2. ^ Rosen, Jane Calem. "Local rabbi new head of interfaith center", New Jersey Jewish Standard, August 9, 2007. Accessed July 13, 2012. "As commutes go, his daily trip to and from his home in Bergenfield to his job in Fairfield, Conn. isn't too bad, said Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, the new executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University."
  3. ^ Catholic-Jewish Commission & JCRC honor Cardinal Keeler & Rabbi Korn

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