Brotherhood Breakfast/Scholar in Residence

Date: April 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

FOUR DEBATES THAT SHAPED JUDAISM: HOFFBERGER SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

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Be a part of the Reform Synagogues of Baltimore’s Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Study Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David B. Ruderman, Ph.D., Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rabbi Ruderman will take us on a journey through time, introducing us to debates that have shaped Jewish thinking and continue to have contemporary significance. These debates both challenged and enriched Judaism and offer us a deeper understanding of the legacy we now inherit.

Rabbi Ruderman, Ph.D, was the Ella Darivoff Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1994-2014. He is a well-published scholar in the areas of early modern and modern Jewish History and the recipient of many honors, including a lifetime achievement award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture for his work in Jewish history. He was recently awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, which allows him to pursue research in Frankfort, Germany for several months each year.

Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am: Breakfast and Speaker at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Presented by BHC Brotherhood. Debate: What Israel Stands For. Three Zionist thinkers and their differing visions of a Jewish State: Achad Ha-Am. Jacob Klatzkin and Louis Brandeis. This topic is especially relevant with April 22 being the 70th Anniversary of Israel.

This Scholar-in-Residence is made possible by the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Study. Whether or not you like arguing, come and learn about some crucial historic Jewish debates. More information to follow in the coming weeks.




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