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JS Lecture Series – Michael A. Meyer, “Jewish Scholarship and Religious Commitment: The Example of Rabbi Leo Baeck”

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Events, News.

The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series kicks off the year with Michael A. Meyer from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion speaking on “Jewish Scholarship and Religious Commitment: The Example of Rabbi Leo Baeck.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk Description:

Rabbi Leo Baeck is known as the heroic leader of German Jewry during the Nazi years. Less
well known is how he balanced a twofold commitment to Jewish faith and to modern
historical scholarship. The lecture will present Baeck as a significant voice in creating a form
of Judaism that allowed for the critical evaluation of Jewish sources, even as it reached for the
mystery of a transcendent, morally demanding God.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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