Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Founding Director of HUC-JIR's Kalsman Institute on Judaism & Health and Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations, recently had his book Midrash and Medicine: Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition reviewed in the May/June 2011 issue of the Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews. Click here to read the review (page 18).
Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible, has published recently the article "Revisiting Our Pasts and Our Paths: A Jewish Response to Jesper Svartvig and Daniel Harrington," in the volume on Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships (Wm B, Eerdmans, 2011). The groundbreaking volume, edited by P. A. Cunningham, J. Sievers, M.C. Boys, H.H. Henrix and J. Svartik, includes an expanded version of papers delivered at a series of international Jewish-Christian symposia ("consultations") that began in 2006. The symposia and the book were initiated by four professors in Catholic universities as an exploration of the on-going legacy of Nostra Aetate, The purpose of the meetings has been to re-evaluate the relationship between Christian doctrines and Jewish experience and to explore the basic question: "How might Christians in our time reaffirm faith claims that Jesus is the savior of all humanity, even as they affirm Israel's covenantal life with God?" The book is dedicated to the memory of the late Michael Signer, an important member of the group, and a former professor at HUC-JIR and Notre Dame.
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies, will participate in an international symposium, "Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests" in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information.
Dr. Lisa Grant, Associate Professor of Jewish Education, will be part of a plenary session highlighting the groundbreaking International Handbook of Jewish Education at the Network for Research in Jewish Education, which will take place at York University in Toronto from June 12-14. Click here for further information.
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Ritual, will participate in an international symposium, "Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests" in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information.
Rabbi Haim O. Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, will present a paper at the 27th Annual International Conference of the Association for Israel Studies at Brandeis University on June 13-15, 2011. The paper title is "From Honolulu via Mt. Gilboa to Tel-Aviv: the Rise and Fall of Shlonsky's Messianic Halutz." Click here to read the conference program. Click here to read Rechnitzer's abstract.