Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, has had his book, Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims (Ktav) translated into Arabic as Dhuriyyat Ibrahim: Muqaddama `an al-Yahudiyya lil-Muslimin. To view the free online version, please click here.
Nili S. Fox, Professor of Bible, Director of the Archaeology Center in Cincinnati, and incoming Director of the School of Graduate Studies at HUC-JIR, will be scholar in residence on the Princess Cruise from New York to Nova Scotia, August 14-21, 2010. The theme of Dr. Fox’s presentations is “Bible and Archaeology: Wedded Bliss or Estranged Bedfellows.” Topics covered in her slide lectures will include:
1. How Does Archaeology Elucidate Biblical Texts – Or Does It?
2. Israelite Slavery in Egypt and the Exodus – Textual and Archaeological Evidence
3. Israelite Religious Practices – From Polytheism to Monotheism
4. HUC’s Excavations at Tel Dan – the House of David Stele and Other Key Finds
5. Unearthing the United Monarchy of David and Solomon
6. Jerusalem the Royal Judean Capital – How It Survived the Assyrians but Succumbed to the Babylonians.
The mini-course at sea is organized by the American Institute of Archaeology/Long Island Society for its members. Friends of HUC-JIR are welcome to join the group. For further information please contact Nili Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi David Wilfond, Regional Director of Admissions at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, led a recruitment program on April 18, 2010. He spent the afternoon with twenty-five 8th graders from the Temple Sinai North Dade Reform Day School learning about the role of HUC-JIR in Reform Judaism in Israel and around the world. Rabbi David Wilfond said, "Our hope is that these meaningful experiences on an HUC-JIR campus might spark a young leader to begin the path to the rabbinate, cantorate and a life of Jewish leadership."