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Susannah Heschel – Moral Grandeur: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

April 14 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

The Temple

5101 US-42
Louisville, KY 40241 United States
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Susannah Heschel – Moral Grandeur: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm

The Jewish Studies Program of University of Louisville and The Temple are proud to present the 2024 Naamani Memorial Lecture with Susannah Heschel: “Moral Grandeur: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel” on Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm at The Temple. The Naamani Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1979 to honor the memory of Professor Israel T. Naamani, admired scholar and teacher at the University of Louisville, and beloved Jewish community member.

Susannah Heschel is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, chair of the Dartmouth Jewish Studies Program, and a faculty member of the Religion Department. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish and Protestant thought during the 19th and 20th centuries, including the history of biblical scholarship, Jewish scholarship on Islam, and the history of Antisemitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus,which won a National Jewish Book Award, The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany, and Jüdischer Islam: Islam und Deutsch-Jüdische Selbstbestimmung. Her forthcoming book, co-written with Sarah Imhoff, is The Woman Question in Jewish Studies. Heschel is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center.

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