|The Egyptian Arab Spring: A Revolution in Progress - September 7 in Los Angeles
Professors Mohamed Hawary and Reuven Firestone and Rabbi Ruth Sohn are hosting an open house and panel discussion, “The Egyptian Arab Spring: A Revolution in Progress,” on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The event is sponsored by HUC-JIR and Ikar.
Mohamed Hawary is Professor of Jewish Religious Thought and Comparative Religions in the Department of Hebrew Studies, Ain Shams University, Cairo. Reuven Firestone is Professor of medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and co-director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Relations. Ruth Sohn, Director of the Aronoff Rabbinic Mentoring Program and rabbi of the Lainer Beit Midrash, is completing her new book, Crossing Cairo: A Jewish Woman’s Encounter with Egypt, about her and the family’s experience living on sabbatical in 21st-century Cairo.
To RSVP and receive location information, please contact Professor Firestone at email@example.com.
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