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Monday, March 22, 2010

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




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.







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 leaders to serve 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.