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Armed with Scripture: Qur’an and Torah as Weapons in the War of Ideas

We tend to call on the authority of religious texts to validate our own views. When those views, however, get adversarial, sacred texts also become militant ones. 

Sarah Bassin, Rabbi

Associate Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D., Rabbi

The Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Joshua David Holo, Ph.D.

Dean, Jack H. Skirball Campus; Associate Professor of Jewish History, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Edina Lekovic

Public Affairs Consultant, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Challenges of Faith in Our Time: The Unfinished Tasks of Liberal Theology

"Challenges of Faith in Our Time" offers the special opportunity to study with Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz, Ph.D., and HUC-JIR scholars. In this session, Dr. Borowitz and Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., discuss "The Unfinished Tasks of Liberal Theology".

Eugene B. Borowitz, z"l, Rabbi, D.H.L., Ed.D

Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Jewish Religious Thought, HUC-JIR/New York

Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Rabbi, Ph.D.

National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President's Scholar; Director, Office of Community Engagement, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Latest Scholarship about the Exodus – Did it Happen?

Join Christine Neal Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible & Cognate Languages; and Angela Roskop Erisman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Hebrew Union College Press; as they discuss "Latest Scholarship about the Exodus – Did it Happen?"

Christine Neal Thomas, Ph.D., M.Div., B.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible & Cognate Languages, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Angela Roskop Erisman, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Hebrew Union College Press, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati