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Dr. Norman Cohen seminar, "A Rabbinic Portrait of Miriam: Making the Bible Live for Modern Jews Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Information and Registration: 212-824-2296
Photo ID required for entrance. 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway ahd Mercer Street)
New York City 

Join Rabbi Norman Cohen, beloved teacher and inspiring author of Hineini in Our Lives, The Way into Torah, Voices from Genesis, and Self, Struggle, and Change, as he guides us towards an awareness of how the ancient rabbis viewed Miriam, one of the biblical triumvirate of leadership in the desert, and how this understanding can speak to each of us as we search for meaning in our lives. Dr. Norman Cohen is Provost of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he also serves as Professor of Midrash. Renowned for his expertise in Torah study and midrash (finding contemporary meaning from ancient biblical texts), he lectures frequently to audiences of many faiths. Dr. Cohen was a participant in Bill Moyers' Genesis: A Living Conversation series on PBS.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.