UPDATE: Wednesday, February 7 – Talmud Torah classes are canceled.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The L.I.F.E. Lecture on Sunday, October 22, with professor David Kraemer has been postponed. We send our condolences on the passing of his mother, Phyllis Kraemer. Information about a new date for this lecture will be posted as soon as it is available.
The Children of Abraham: How Judaism and Islam Relate
In many respects Islam is Judaism’s closest “sibling.” Islam is a religion of law based both upon Judaism and other inherited Near Eastern traditions. By studying examples of Islamic parallels with Judaism, we will gain a better understanding of Jewish concepts and beliefs.
David Kraemer is Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he has also served as Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics for many years. As Librarian he oversees the most extensive collection of Judaica in the Western hemisphere. On account of the size and importance of the collection, Professor Kraemer is a prolific author and commentator. His books include The Mind of the Talmud (1990), Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature (1995), The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism (2000), and Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages (Routledge, 2007, 2009). His most recent book is Rabbinic Judaism: Place and Space (Routledge, 2015). He is also the author and co-creator of The Haggadah app, for iPads.
This lecture is presented in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Studies.