Dr. Adam Gregerman’s May 9th article “The Testament of Colm Tóibín” reviews Tóibín’s most recent book, The Testament of Mary. Tóibín’s novella was also adapted for the stage and is currently showing at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York through June 16th.
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WYPR’s Maryland Morning recently broadcast an interview featuring Tom Hall and conductor Murry Sidlin discussing the recent Defaint Requiem performances at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
Click here to listen to the Maryland Morning program featuring Tom Hall and Murry Sidlin.
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Jewish Scholar - Currently Seeking. Review of applications begin April 5th.
The Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, an independent academic research and educational organization devoted to the dual tasks of combating religious intolerance and establishing models of interfaith engagement, seeks a full-time Jewish Scholar. The scholar will teach, develop, and implement educational programs for both traditional students and non-traditional adult learners. The ICJS regularly works with adult... read more
On April 22, 2013, Rosann M. Catalano, Ph.D., Rabbi Ilyse Kramer, and Heather Miller Rubens, Ph.D., will be presenting Nostra Aetate: What Did It Accomplish? at Saint Ignatius Church, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
A panel of scholars from the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies considers the impact of Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions) on Jewish/Christian relations. Two Catholics from different generations and a Rabbi assess the contents of the document and... read more
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“I am a Requiem survivor,” Mariánka Zadikow declared more than half a century after liberation from the transit camp the Germans called Theresienstadt. “I survived with, because of, and after The Requiem. I, therefore, am a Requiem survivor.”
Historian Debórah Dwork presents "A Singer in the Requiem Chorus: The Story of Mariánka Zadikow in Theresienstadt"
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The Ambassador “illustrates what can be accomplished when the keen mind of the intellectual and the rich perspective of the practitioner are put together in order to reflect on the state of the Jewish people and to offer thought and advice on the challenges presented to them by the new world order.” -- Tel Aviv University, New York University, Brookings Institute book review.
By Rabbi Ilyse Kramer (March 19, 2013)
During my most recent trip to Atlanta, GA, I was given a number of opportunities to take a quick glance into their... read more
For clergy and lay participants alike, RTC is reinforcing the essential theological message that we can grow stronger in our own faith and religious identity when we open ourselves to the possibility that enduring truths can be found in the faith traditions of others as well.
The following reflections have been written by the Rev. Betsy Turner of Columbia Theological Seminary, Tallapoosa Presbyterian Church, Tallapoosa, GA, and Rabbi Ron Segal of Temple Sinai, Sandy Springs, GA.
Photo: Reclaiming the Center Sandy Springs Class
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Holidays like Passover and Easter not only give us opportunities to recall the sacred stories of our past, they may also profoundly shape the stories of our future.
By George Wielechowski, staff contributer (March 29, 2013)
Most of us have had that moment in life when the universe, if ever so briefly, feels like it's on our side. You know the one—that instant when work is going about as well as work goes; your family seems to be pulling off the "united-in-love-and-acceptance-against-the-world" thing; you've just lost three pounds; and... read more
Don't miss this moving performance at the Peabody Institute of Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem
The concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed the famous Verdi Requiem Mass while experiencing the depths of human degradation.
How do the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions understand forgiveness and the repair of relationships? What is the place of justice in forgiveness? Is there a duty to forgive? Is there a duty to forget? Are certain things simply unforgivable?
By Dr. Heather Miller Rubens (March 14, 2013)