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Ancient Manuscripts, Modern Discoveries, and the Quest for Religious Truth

March 5, 2007

Dr. Lawrence Schiffman

Dr. Schiffman is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

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How God is One: Recent Research on God in the Biblical World and Its Implications for Jewish-Christian Relations

October 13, 2006

Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Smith is Professor of Hebrew Bible at New York University.

The Meaning of ‘Israel’ for Jews and Christians

March 20, 2006

Rev. Msgr. Joseph Devlin, J.c.d.

Msgr. Devlin is Professor of Theology at LaSalle University.

Forty Years after Nostra Aetate

March 12, 2005

Rabbi A. James Rudin

Rabbi Rudin is Senior Interreligious Advisor for the American Jewish Committee.

Religion in a Time of Crisis: Obstacle or Solution?

October 22, 2004

Dr. Sanaullah Kimani, Rabbi David Straus, Dr. Leonard Swidler

  • Dr. Kimani is an adjunct professor in history and peace studies at Goucher College.
  • Rabbi Straus is Senior Rabbi at Main Line Reform Temple – Beth Elohim.
  • Dr. Swidler is Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University.

Mission, Covenant, and Religious Pluralism

March 18, 2004

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M.

Fr. Pawlikowski is Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Pius XII, the Nazis, and the Holocaust: New Light on the Controversy

October 28, 2003

Dr. Gerald Fogarty, S.J. and Dr. Michael Marrus

  • Dr. Fogarty is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.
  • Dr. Marrus is Professor of History and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

Hallowed be whose Name? – Jewish and Catholic Understandings of God

October 19, 2002

Rabbi Dr. Howard Avruhm Addison and Dr. David Efroymson

  • Rabbi Addison is Assistant Professor for Instruction at Temple University.
  • Dr. Efroymson is Professor Emeritus in Theology and Religious Studies at LaSalle University.

“How Are We Our Brother’s Keepers?” Two Faiths, Many Views on Faith-Based Services

October 27, 2001

Dr. Murray Friedman, Mr. Burt Siegel, and Msgr. Timothy Senior

  • Dr. Friedman is Middle-Atlantic Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee and Director of the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University.
  • Mr. Siegel is Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Msgr Senior directs the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Dabru Emet: A New Era in Jewish-Christian Relations?

March 13, 2001

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M. and Rabbi Dr. David Sandmel

  • Fr. Pawlikowski is Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
  • Rabbi Sandmel is the Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.