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Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us - Law and Violence

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am


After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

Remembering my Father Abraham Joshua Heschel: An Interview With Susannah Heschel 4/11/16

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:00pm


Join us for an interview with Susannah Heschel in which she will reflect upon the life and legacy of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel. Rabbi Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, philosopher, and civil rights activist who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr.  Heschel's writings on ethics, theology, revelation and law are perhaps the most formative contributions to Jewish thought in the twentieth century.

Fifty Years Of Catholic-Jewish Relations: The Gains And The Challenges

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30pm

Thursday, November 5th. 12:30pm. GTU Dinner Board Room. 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

Fifty years have passed since the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II statement on interreligious relations that shifted the Catholic Church's perception of its relationship with Judaism and the Jewish People. While not all points of tensions have been removed, the relationship is now viewed through a fundamentally positive lens .The gains of the last half century will be highlighted and the remaining challenges will be discussed at this talk. 

Where Religion Meets the Law

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:45pm

 

Where Religion Meets the Law: Religious Rights, Religious Minorities, and the US Constitution. A Graduate Theological Union and Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies Event in honor of Constitution Day. September 17th, 2015, 12:45pm. Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Avenue. Lunch will be served.

Sacred Seasons: Pilgrimage, Piety, and Personal Transformation in Judaism and Islam

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:00pm

Sunday, September 20th, 1:00pm. 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709.
In 2015, the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur almost precisely overlaps with the period of the Hajj, which culminates in Eid al-Adha on the day after Yom Kippur. This public program will explore many of the shared themes of this season, including repentance, pilgrimage, and sacrifice.
Introduction: 1pm
Panel: 1:15pm

"Jews in Contemporary Poland: Their Attitudes Towards Assimilation, Religion, and the Holocaust" by Dr. Sebastian Rejak

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join us to hear Dr. Rejak, the author of Jewish Identities in Poland and America: The Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity, speak on Jewish issues in contemporary Poland. 
Location: 180 Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley Campus
Time: Tuesday, May 5th 12:00-1:00pm


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