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Dr. Rachel Adler
Dayton

Dr. Rachel Adler, professor of Jewish religious thought, modern Jewish thought, and feminist studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, will present two lectures on Jewish feminism for the 39th Annual Ryterband Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Wright State University. At 4 p.m., Adler will

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An interview with Rodger Kamenetz by Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Twenty years since its publication, Rodger Kamenetz’s The Jew in the Lotus has had more than 35 printings, was the subject of a movie, and is a staple on college religion department book lists. Yet after

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By Michele Alperin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ask American Jews about the origins of monotheism, and the first thing that probably comes to mind is the midrashic story of Abraham breaking idols in his father’s house. But Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, professor of Jewish Studies at the

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By Michele Alperin Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The Zohar, Dr. Daniel Matt says, dares to be imaginative with the Torah, empowering individuals to interpret the story in totally new and individual ways. Most powerful are its views of God. “It is the divine energy that is animating all

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2006 Ryterband Dr. Reuven Firestone, professor of medieval Jewish and Islamic studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, will be the guest scholar for this year’s Ryterband Symposium, to be held on the new campus of United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road in Trotwood. On Tuesday,

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Ryterband Symposium, October 2010 Sylvia Barack Fishman Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman, chair of Brandeis University’s Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and professor of contemporary Jewish life, will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Ryterband Symposium, to be held this year at the University of Dayton on

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