Reuven Firestone, Medieval Jewish and Islamic Studies professor at HUC-JIR, discusses his new book, “Who Are the Chosen People? The Meaning of Chosenness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” which analyzes the covenant established in the Torah as well as the relationship between the religions’ scriptures. Thursday, March 25, 7:30-9 pm. Free. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354, ext. 215. For more info, please visit tbala.org.
Haim O. Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, was invited by Eastern Michigan University - Honors College to give a lecture on Hebrew Poetry and Mysticism on Monday, March 22. He discussed how modern Hebrew poets meld allusions to classical, canonical religious sources into mystical texts. Please click here for further information about the lecture.