Book Signing – Irl Solomon

HMLC Docent Irl Solomon has published a book entitled “Making A Difference,” talking about his life as a teacher.

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Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna-Caroline Kita

Caroline Kita, Assistant Professor of German at Washington University, will give a talk from her upcoming new book, Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna.

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Ableism and Antisemitism from Nazi Germany to Contemporary America

Anti-disability discrimination and antisemitism have been intertwined throughout human history. In this panel discussion with Harold Braswell and Warren Rosenblum, our presenters will examine their relationship beginning in Nazi Germany through the present day from the perspective of history and ethics.

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James Redfield presents on Rabbis and Kitchen Magicians: Ancient Jewish “Superstition” in Context

The rabbis of second- through fourth-century Roman Palestine are not known for their tolerance toward non-Jewish beliefs and practices. However, they were also very curious about these matters–at the very least, in order to prohibit them, but sometimes for other reasons as well. This talk will explore one area of their curiosity, in their laws of “superstition” or what they called “ways of the Amorite.” We will explore how the rabbis’ debates around these laws reflect a more nuanced interaction with their cultural environment–not only with their non-Jewish elite peers, but also with popular Jewish practices of other men and women (including their own...

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Our Heritage, Our Health

Program featuring guest speaker: Gary Frohlich, MS, CGC of Sanofi Genzyme, who will discuss the “Founder Effect” and resulting genetic conditions more prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews than in the general population. Important information for family histories, genetic counseling and family planning. Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Arts and Education Building at the J,with kosher refreshments; speaker begins at 7:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Hadassah St. Louis Chapter and the J.

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