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Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik: An Interreligious Dialogue, 40 Years Later

Rabbi Eugene Korn and panel

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Format: Lecture & Panel Discussion

Length: 163 minutes

Rabbi Eugene Korn presents "The Man of Faith and Interreligious Dialogue: Revisiting ‘Confrontation’ After 40 Years," referring to an essay delivered to the Rabbinic Council of America in 1964 by influential Jewish philosopher Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Korn is an adjunct professor of Jewish thought in the Department of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University and previously was director of interfaith affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. He readdresses the question of interreligious dialogue with panel members Rabbi David Berger, Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, and Philip Cunningham, executive director of Boston College’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. And he extends the discussion to examine the complexity of applying the values stated in Soloveitchik’s "Confrontation" in an ever-changing world.

Rabbi Korn and the panel are introduced by Ruth Langer, a Boston College theology professor and associate director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

Presenter(s): Rabbi Eugene Korn and panel

Date: November 23, 2003

Location: Fulton Hall 511, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/soloveitckik/

The information on this page is accurate as of November 2003