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Friday, September 7, 2012

Rachel Ben-Dov, Archaeologist in the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology,published "The Mycenaean Pottery from the Occupation Levels at Tel Dan" in Gruber et. al (Eds), All the Wisdom of the East, Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology and History in Honor of Eliezer D. Oren, Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 255, Fribourg 2012 pp. 57-85.

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, was the featured scholar at the 30th Wildacres Interfaith Institute, sponsored by the Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis, from July 30—August 2, 2012. This annual gathering brings together scholars, clergy, and laypersons from Christian, Jewish, and other faith traditions, to share insights about our traditions, our similarities, our differences, and our mutual concerns.

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam, was the opening plenary speaker at the June, 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Pasadena, CA, where he presented "Jews in the Koran, Jews on the Koran." Learn more.

Rabbi Bernard Mehlman,  Lecturer in Homiletics, translated, annotated, and provided an historical introduction released a new ebook, The Way of Man According to Hasidic Teaching, with Dr. Gabriel Padawer.

Cantor Bruce Ruben, Ph.D., Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, received an online review of his new book, “Max Lilienthal: The Making of The American Rabbinate.”

Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., Director of the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, who provides wonderful insight into pastoral care, both from the perspective of a congregational rabbi and a hospital chaplain.  Listen to her interview with Voices of Pastoral Care.

The CCAR Journal Summer 2012 issue on Judaism, Health, and Healing was edited by Michele Prince, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, and Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., Director of the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, with articles by faculty and alumni. Learn more.


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