Miss the Goldziher Lecture? Watch it on YouTube!
On March 5th we welcomed Rabbi Burton Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. As our 2012 winner of the Goldziher Prize for Jewish-Muslim Relations, he returned to present a lecture entitled “From Cairo to Qatar, Oman and Beyond: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in the U.S. and Internationally.”
Rabbi Visotzky opened his remarks by saying how Merrimack was coming to feel like home, and then advised our students to appreciate how “Merrimack stands out as a beacon among schools in this country in leading the way for interfaith dialogue.”
Check back soon for feedback from our students. In the meantime, watch for yourself:
Made possible by a generous grant from the William and Mary Greve Foundation.
Rabbi Burton Visotzky, winner of the 2012 Goldziher Prize, will present the 2014 Goldziher Lecture on, “From Cairo to Qatar, Oman and Beyond: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in the U.S. and Internationally.”
Lessons of Faith: Alumna’s Bequest to Strengthen Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at MerrimackEileen Jennings ’64, admits that she spent most of her life largely unaware of the specific teachings of the Muslim religion, and its many similarities with Christianity. But that changed dramatically in 2007, when she met an Afghan man named Israr who has since brought religious tolerance, sustaining friendship, and a new calling into Jennings’ life. Today, through the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Jennings has reached out to share those gifts with the Merrimack community.