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Public Affairs Discussion Group

"Forty Years Since Nostra Aetate: Reappraising a Generation of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue"

February 25, 2005
Crawford Hall, Room 14

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Zev Garber

Case Rosenthal Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies

Dear Colleagues:

Please join us for the Friday Public Affairs Lunch Discussion on Friday, February 25, in Crawford Hall Room 14. It should be a real pleasure to hear from Zev Garber, Rosenthal Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, on “Forty Years Since Nostra Aetate: Reappraising a Generation of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue.” And I suspect the subject will give us a lot to talk about.

Professor Garber is this year’s distinguished visitor to campus through the auspices of the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies. He holds degrees from the University of Southern California, University of Judaism (Los Angeles), and Hunter College. He chairs the program in Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College, where he has served since 1970. He is a prolific author of books and articles, including most recently Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (Lanham, MD, 2004: University Press of America). He has written extensively on the holocaust, including Shoah, The Paradigmatic Genocide: Essays in Exegesis and Eisegesis (Lanham, MD, 1994: University Press of America)

We gather at 12:30 p.m. with beverages (I hope), cookies (I promise!) and good conversation (I’m sure).

Best regards,
Joe White

About Our Guest

Zev Garber is Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College and has served as Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Riverside and as President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in the Shoah series (UPA) and Co-Editor of Shofar. His publications include Methodogy in the Academic Teaching of Judaism; Methodology in the Academic Teaching of the Holocaust; Shoah: The Paradigmatic Genocide; Peace, In Deed; and Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies. His most recent book, Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (with Bruce Zuckerman) is due out in 2004 from the University Press of America.

Spring 2005 Semester Schedule

March: 4: TBA

March 11: Spring Break

March 18, Crawford Hall 14: Dick Baznik, Director, Case Western Reserve University Institute for the Study of the University in Society, “Notes on the History of Case Western Reserve University.”

March 25, Crawford Hall 14: Amos Guiora, Visiting Professor of Law and Lt. Colonel, Israeli Defense Forces,  “Morality in Armed Conflict."

April 1: Toepfer Room: Sharona Hoffman, Associate Professor of Law, “Race and the Law.”

April 8: Toepfer Room: Robert Clarke Brown, Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Capital Markets Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation: “The Politics of Airports.”

April 15: TBA

April 22: TBA

April 29: TBA

Parking: People who due to mobility concerns need to make special arrangements for parking for the Public Affairs Discussion Group Friday Lunch Series can send their request for parking to, or you can call 216-368-4440 and speak to Pat or Fay to make arrangements.

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