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Karma Ben Johanan teaches modern Christianity and Jewish-Christian Relations at the Department of Comparative Religion, The Hebrew University Jerusalem. Having held research and teaching positions at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII in Bologna, and the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg, she was appointed the first chair of Jewish–Christian relations in the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 2019 to2022. Ben-Johanan’s book, A Pottage of Lentils: Mutual Perceptions of Christians and Jews in the Age of Reconciliation (Tel Aviv University Press, 2020), won the Shazar Prize for Research in Jewish History in 2021. The updated and revised English version, Jacob's Younger Brother (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022) was awarded the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines, and was a finalist of both the National Jewish Book Award and  the Association of American Publishers Prose Awards in 2023. Her recent publications include: “Uncensored: Recovering Anti-Christian Animosity in Contemporary Rabbinic Literature,” Harvard Theological Review, 114, 3 (2021): 393-416, and “From the State of Israel to the Election of Pope John Paul II, 1948–1978,” in Edward Kessler and Neil Wenborn, eds., A Documentary History of Jewish-Christian Relations: From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Cambridge University Press, 2024, forthcoming). She is an associate editor for the journal Political Theology.

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