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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rabbi Marcus Jastrow's (1829-1903) Activities in Poland and the USA: a Comparative Perspective

Rabbi Marcus Jastrow (1829-1903) was an important figure of nineteenth-century Judaism. His career was divided between Europe and the United States. He was a preacher and rabbi in Warsaw, Mannheim and Worms, and a rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia. His dictionary of the Targumim and Talmud serves students learning Talmud. The Lecture will compare and analyze the religious life and thoughts of a progressive rabbi in the Polish (European) and American context. Michal T. Galas is Associate Professor at the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) and President of the Polish Association for Jewish Studies. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 8, 2013
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4:30 PM
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6:00 PM
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Debra Ann Kirsch The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975

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