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Now displaying: Category: haberman distinguished scholar series

Welcome to The Foundation for Jewish Studies' Podcast. Please visit our website to learn about upcoming events and donate to support our programs and this podcast. We invite you to join our mailing list and subscribe to our blog. Enjoy the lectures!

 
Oct 7, 2009

Speaker: Professor Menachem Kellner, Professor of Jewish Thought at the University of Haifa

Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation; Chevy Chase, MD

This lecture discusses the use, misuse, and possible abuse of this famed Jewish philosopher by such people as Rav Soloveitchik, Yeshayahu and Nechama Leibowitz, R. Abraham Joshua Heschel, R. Kotler, and R. Yizhak Hunter.

Cosponsored by Ohr Kodesh Congregation

Oct 7, 2009

Speaker: Professor Menachem Kellner, Professor of Jewish Thought at the University of Haifa

Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation; Chevy Chase, MD

This lecture discusses the use, misuse, and possible abuse of this famed Jewish philosopher by such people as Rav Soloveitchik, Yeshayahu and Nechama Leibowitz, R. Abraham Joshua Heschel, R. Kotler, and R. Yizhak Hunter.

Cosponsored by Ohr Kodesh Congregation

May 14, 2009

Speaker: Professor Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley

Location: Washington DCJCC

In this lecture, Professor Alter discusses the challenges faced by those who wish to translate the Bible.

Co-sponsored by Adas Israel Congregation; Washington, DC

Mar 31, 2009

Speaker: Dr. Mark N. Ozer, author of "The Litvak Legacy"

Location: Kehilat Shalom Congregation; Gaithersburg, MD

Charges of Nazi collaboration, accusations regarding complicity, defensiveness and mutual mistrust appear to be the hallmarks of Lithuanian Jewish relations, but has it always been this way? What are roots of anti-Semitism in Lithuania and how has anti-Semitism waxed, waned and evolved? What is the state of this relationship today and its outlook for the future? These questions and many others are addressed in the discussion of the progression of Lithuanian Jewish relations.

Sponsored by the Ammerman Foundation in honor of Dorothy G. and Robert H. Rumizen

Mar 19, 2009

Speaker: Hershel Shanks, Founder & Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review

Location: Washington DCJCC

Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls important for understanding the origins of Christianity as a Jewish movement? What does "Son of God" mean in Judaism? In Christianity? To what extent is Christian doctrine anticipated in the scrolls? Part two also examines the so-called "Dead Sea Scroll in Stone" and whether it relates to a messiah. Finally, this lecture explores the mysterious Copper Scroll which describes 64 sites with buried treasure, possibly from the Jerusalem Temple.

Mar 17, 2009

Speaker: Hershel Shanks, Founder & Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review

Location: Washington DCJCC

Part one discusses the ruins of Qumran near the 11 caves in the Judean Desert where more than 900 scrolls were found, comprising what has been called the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This lecture considers whether the people living at Qumran were a strange sect of Jews called Essenes, what the scrolls tell us about the development of the Hebrew Bible, and how the scrolls also help to elucidate Judaism in the crucial period before the Roman destruction of Jerusalem.

Nov 20, 2008

Speaker: Professor Michael Walzer, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation; Chevy Chase, MD

In this lecture, Prof. Walzer discusses how wars have been waged within the Jewish tradition.

Nov 13, 2008

Speaker: Rabbi Dr. William Cutter, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism And Health, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; Washington, DC

Yehudah Amichai was an Israeli poet and is considered by many to be Israel's greatest poet.

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