Community Heritage Lectures Archive
December 16, 2008
The Washington DC JCC
September 4, 2008, 7:30 pm
Judaism gained its fame for spreading the message of monotheism around the globe. Yet, Judaism is not merely a religion. It is also a comprehensive legal system. Indeed, Judaism has been regarded 'a religion of the law.’ Jewish law has influenced, directly and indirectly, various legal systems and is regarded as one of the major legal systems. Jewish law is unique in basing its norms on duties rather than rights, yet ironically by doing so advances the concept of rights.
Asher Maoz is a professor of law at Tel Aviv University with research interest in Constitutional Law, State and Religion, human rights, family law and succession.
cosponsored and paid for by The Institute of Law, Philosophy and Culture at the Catholic University of America’s Law School
The Foundation for Jewish Studies, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and Temple Sinai present:
THE JEWISH STATE AFTER 60 YEARS: ITS IMPACT ON OUR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
April 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm
with Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch
When Theodore Herzl declared in 1897 that some day there would be a Jewish State, people laughed. Fifty years later, in November 1947, that prophecy came true and the State of Israel was born.
Much has happened in the intervening years and Rabbi Richard Hirsch will be discussing the impact of the creation of Israel on the Jewish people and the world.
Rabbi Hirsch is the Chairman of the Zionist General Council, a past President of the World Zionist Congress, and is considered the best known Zionist spokesman in the Reform movement. For a number of years he was the Founding Director of the Religious Action Center in Washington, where most of our nations civil rights legislation was drafted. Rabbi Hirsch was friend and supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After Rabbi Hirschs presentation there will be an oneg and an opportunity to speak informally with him.
This program is sponsored by The Amram Scholar Series and is dedicated to the memory of Frank Schick.
Co-sponsored by The Foundation for Jewish Studies, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Temple Sinai and Ohr Kodesh Congregation