Toward a Jewish Theology of Other Religions

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – 7 p.m. | Mandeville Hall 103


Dr. Deborah Weissman holds the Ph.D. in Jewish education from Hebrew University. A prize-winning Jewish educator, she is currently the President of the International Council of Christians and Jews. She will address the topic of Judaism and religious pluralism. Learning to live with the Other—without stereotyping, prejudice, and, even more serious, the violence engendered by such prejudice—is an issue that may determine the very survival of the human race on this planet. What does Jewish theology have to contribute, if anything, to an exploration of these questions? Using classical and modern Jewish sources, how can Jews begin to think about believers in other religions and their beliefs?