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The 2017 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

The 2017 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Is Christian/Jewish Dialogue Possible Today?

Reflections on the Work of a Towering Jewish Thinker 

This lecture will be held at: 
DePaul University Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

This lecture is free. Advance reservations recommended.
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Every year, Spertus Institute partners with the Archdiocese of Chicago, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to present the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture. This annual program commemorates Cardinal Bernardin’s 1995 visit to Israel and continues the dialogue he advocated between Jews and Catholics.

This year’s speaker is Rabbi Dr. David Shatz of Yeshiva University. He will be discussing the work of seminal Jewish philosopher Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903–1993), who rejected the idea of theological dialogue but embraced the shared interests, ideas, and challenges of American Christians and Jews.

Rabbi Dr. David Shatz is the Ronald P. Stanton University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Thought at Yeshiva University and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stern College for Women. He is a prodigious scholar, author, and editor, whose work includes books, articles, and reviews on general and Jewish philosophy. Rabbi Dr. Shatz received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from Columbia University.

The Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

The Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture series began in 1995, when Joseph Cardinal Bernardin delivered a lecture titled Anti-Semitism: The Historical Legacy and the Continuing Challenge for Christians in the Senate Hall at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The annual lecture series continues to contribute to the dialogue between Jews and Catholics on issues affecting their relationship.