Romancing the Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments

Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah

Dates: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Professor Jenna Weissman Joselit

Professor Jenna Weissman Joselit is the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University.

This age-old compilation of dos and don'ts has become an American article of faith and, in some quarters, even America's "rightful heritage." The most richly imagined of all Biblical texts, the Ten Commandments loom large in American culture, where they figure in art, literature, politics, and the law. The cultural and historical processes by which a covenant with the ancient Israelites became a covenant with America lies at the heart of this encounter in both American history and Jewish history.

Please join us after the lecture for coffee and light snacks.

Program is held at and co-sponsored by:


Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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In memory of Renee and Frank Schick – Endowed by the Schick Family

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Romancing the Stone - Audio

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