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Lecture: Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States
November 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us on Tuesday, November 19 to hear Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University in New York City, speak on the recent publication, Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States.
From the abstract:
Turning to the Hebrew Bible for inspiration, solidarity, comfort, and purpose, as the members of the First Continental Congress did, is a common theme in American history. In fact, one cannot understand the American political tradition without understanding America’s relationship with the Five Books of Moses. This sourcebook assembles the primary sources of American public history and allows the reader to hear the Hebraic echoes that have formed the cultural vocabulary of the Puritan settlers, revolutionaries, African slaves, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, and the broader population.
The lecture will be held on Tuesday the 19th at 1:00 pm in the 3rd floor assembly hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. The lecture is sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. Learn more about the book and Rabbi Dr. Soloveichik here.