Thursday, April 7 Rabbi Irving Greenberg, “Seeing Israel, A Real Life Nation Through a Theological Lens: A Reflection on Jewish and Christian Perspectives” McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
World renowned theologian Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg will speak at Elon University’s Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 pm.
Greenberg will explore the tensions and risks in how the State of Israel is imagined by contemporary Jews and Christians, how the conflicts over Israel have led to controversy and distrust in Jewish-Christian dialogue, and how such dialogue might be improved.
Greenberg is a celebrated scholar, author, and rabbi with a PhD from Harvard University. He has served as Professor of History at Yeshiva University; founder, chairman, and professor in the department of Jewish Studies at the City University of New York; President of CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership; President of the Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation; and Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council Museum.
Greenberg’s many books include For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity.
His visit is sponsored by Jewish Studies at Elon; Religious Studies at Elon; the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society; Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Endowment; Wendy and Lee Pake; the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte; and the Greensboro Jewish Federation.
This event will be free and open to the public.