Jewish History @ Avenue J
A Community Project of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences
1602 Avenue J
Monday Nights, 7-8pm
Free and Open to the Community
Lectures by Dean Henry Abramson
No hard questions, please.
March 7: R. Pinhas Hurwitz
Author of the influential Sefer Ha-Brit, the work of Rabbi Hurwitz represented the growing influence of modern science in Jewish thought.
March 14. R. Moshe Hagiz
An aggressive opponent of Sabbateanism, Rabbi Hagiz was a staunch defender of Jewish tradition.
March 21. R. Jacob Emden
Known equally for his Talmudic brilliance and polemic nature, Rabbi Emden’s life illustrates the trials and tribulations of Jewish communal leadership.
March 28. R. David Sinzheim
Appointed to Napoleon’s controversial Grand Sanhedrin, Rabbi Sinzheim articulated a modus vivendi for Jews in the political awakenings of the late 18th century.
Photo: the amazing Yaakov Naumi/Flash 90.