(AJNews) – On October 27-28, Temple B’nai Tikvah is pleased to be hosting the Moshe Yedlin Scholarship in Residence Weekend with Dr. Susannah Heschel as the featured guest.
Dr. Heschel is a leading scholar of Judaism, culture and religion in European history. She is the Eli Black Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Following in the footsteps of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel, the biblical scholar is at the forefront of the march toward social justice and reframing Judaism in the tradition of the prophets.
The weekend will start with an address at 10:30 am on Friday October 27. The topic is “Arabs and Jews and the construction of modernity: Shared problems, similar responses.”
A deli lunch with scholar in residence Susannah Heschel will follow, catered by Grumans. Click here to register for the lunch.
That night at 7:30 pm, as part of the Friday night Shabbat service, Dr. Heschel will deliver a dvar on “A Palace in Time: Abraham Joshua Heschel and the meaning of Sabbath.”
On Saturday, following Shabbat services, Dr. Heschel will provide reflections on ‘Human Dignity in Judaism: Religious inspiration and political reality.”
Dr. Heschel is one of the leading scholars in Judaism of our time. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, and her numerous publications include a prize-winning monograph, Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and a forthcoming book, The Aryan Jesus: Christianity, Nazis and the Bible (Princeton University Press).
She has also edited several volumes, starting with On Being a Jewish Feminist, published in 1983, and more recently, Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust, with Robert P. Ericksen, and Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism, with David Biale and Michael Galchinsky. Several years ago, she published a volume of her father’s essays, Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays of Abraham Joshua Heschel, with a biographical introduction.
For more information about the Moshe Yedlin Scholarship in Residence weekend contact Temple B’nai Tikvah at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit templebnaitikvah.org.