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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Feb 5, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Ori Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
Date: January 15, 2020
Location: Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD 

As Judaism has evolved through the centuries, it has encountered diverse challenges to its survival, from internal to external. In part, these challenges reflect the question of what Judaism is — a religion, a nationality, an ethnicity, a culture, or a civilization? How do the dynamic tensions among these various identities, and between the will to conserve or to evolve, affect the Jewish future?