Speaker: Rabbi Arthur Green, Professor and Rector of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
Location: Temple Shalom; Chevy Chase, MD
Rabbi Green will seek to ask how one who accepts the evidence of Darwinism, in its broadest sense, may still speak in religious terms about the natural universe and its evolution.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Brenner, Chair of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich in Germany
Location: Georgetown University; Washington, DC
Professor Michael Brenner examines in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history, beginning with nineteenth-century Germany. History proved to be a uniquely powerful weapon for modern Jewish scholars during a period when they had no nation or army to fight for their ideological and political objectives, whether the goal was Jewish emancipation, diasporic autonomy or the creation of a Jewish state.
Speaker: Hershel Shanks, Founding Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review
Location: JCC of Greater Washington; Rockville, MD
Herschel Shanks will speak about recent developments and controversies regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls..