Thursday, Mar 23rd

Everything You Wanted to Know About Christianity But Were Afraid to Ask

Professor Burt Visotzky from the Jewish Theological Seminary is coming to Temple Israel Center in White Plains to present three evening lectures entitled "The Rabbi’s Guide to Christianity: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Christianity but Were Afraid to Ask” on three Thursdays; March 4, 11, and 18 at 7:30 P.M.

These three sessions will cover:
(1) Judaism in the Year One, Earliest Christianity, and the New Testament;
(2) Christianity becomes Gentile: The Fathers of the Church and the formation of Christian Doctrine; and
(3) “And then I told the Pope:” Vatican II and modern Catholic and Protestant attitudes toward Judaism

Burton L. Visotzky is the Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, teaching courses in rabbinic interpretation of scripture and rabbinic narrative, as well as Talmud. His articles and reviews have been published in America, Europe, and Israel. With Bill Moyers, Dr. Visotzky developed ten hours of television for PBS on the book of Genesis, serving as a consultant and an on-screen participant. The series, Genesis: A Living Conversation, premiered in October 1996. Dr. Visotzky was also a consultant to Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks SKG for their 1998 film, Prince of Egypt.

Dr. Visotzky has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and a life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, as well as a visiting faculty member at, among others, Union Theological Seminary, Princeton University, and the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow. Rabbi Visotzky served as the Master Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome in 2007.

Dr. Visotzky received his master's degree in education from Harvard University, and his MA, rabbinic ordination, PhD, and honorary DHL from The Jewish Theological Seminary.

The public is invited to attend and there will be no charge. Learn more here:

Burt Visotzky,
Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies
Jewish Theological Seminary

Lectures to be held at:
Temple Israel Center of White Plains280 Old Mamaroneck Rd.
White Plains, NY 10605

(914) 948-2800 ext. 112

March 4, 11, 18 at 7:30 PM

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