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Sunday, November 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Preaching Under Pressure: Rabbi Isaac Arama before the Spanish Exile

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Following broad based violence against Jews in 1391, the failure of rabbinic and intellectual leadership, and mass conversions to Catholicism, Spanish Jewry was in crisis. Rabbi Yitzhak Arama provided sermons and commentaries that sought to redefine and strengthen the faith of his embattled community. We’ll examine some of his writing and explore whether there are similarities to post-Holocaust Jewish thought.

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Baruch Frydman-Kohl

Baruch Frydman-Kohl is Rabbi Emeritus of Beth Tzedec Congregation and a Rabbinic Frllow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. An advocate for human rights, Israel and interfaith relations, he has led multifaith study missions to Israel and Palestine. He has advanced degrees in philosophy... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST