NOW:53132:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
40°
H 40° L 24°
Cloudy | 15MPH

Archeologist rabbi to explore common roots of Christianity and Judaism in public Lux lecture

Feb. 19, 2014

How is archeology changing Jewish and Catholic identity?

That’s the topic of a free public lecture set for March 9, hosted by the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Rabbi Dr. Richard Freund of the University of Hartford in Connecticut will discuss exciting recent discoveries in the region around the Sea of Galilee and what Jews and Catholics share with respect to their common roots in that place.

“Both rabbinical Judaism and the Jesus movement sprang from the same soil – the Galilee region during the Roman Period. We are now in a position to explore how that understanding alters the way we understand our faith traditions,” Freund said.

The lecture is Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m., in the main lobby of Sacred Heart School of Theology, 7335 S. Highway 100, Franklin.

The lecture is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Seating is limited.
Register at http://luxcenter.shst.edu by Mar. 5.
About Rabbi Freund
Long before his appearances on TV specials brought him status as a celebrity archaeologist, Freund earned his reputation as an author, university professor and, foremost, a working archeologist. He is director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. Freund is an ordained rabbi with a Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has also written two volumes on Jewish ethics. Freund has directed six archaeological projects in Israel, including digs at Qumran, Nazareth and Yavne, as well as projects in Spain. He has also appeared in the History Channel’s “God vs.Satan: The Final Battle,” CNN’s “After Jesus: The First Christians” and NOVA’s “Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land,” based on his book Secrets of the Cave of Letters.

About the Lux Center
The Lux Center is North America’s only seminary-based center for Catholic-Jewish studies. Established in 2010 to honor the career of Sacred Heart Professor Emeritus Richard Lux, it provides public resources related to Catholic-Jewish dialogue, including this lecture and a significant library collection on the topic. It also funds seminarians’ study of Judaism in the classroom and in Israel. For more information please see luxcenter.shst.edu or call the Lux Center at (414) 529-6966.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Lux Center’s donors, including the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, and many dedicated individuals. Community members may join them with a donation, which will support the Lux Center’s mission of Catholic-Jewish dialogue through events like this, and many other activities.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Whitnall hires new varsity football coach 4/10

» Man calls police, is arrested after punching officer in head 4/10

» Sikhs in Washington to honor Officer Brian Murphy 4/9

» The Rock baseball stadium proposal strikes out, for now, in Franklin 4/9

» Oak Creek-Franklin School District weighs teacher merit pay 4/9

» Cash donations for funeral taken from Oak Creek home 4/9

» Man injured, arrested after police standoff in Cudahy Updated:  4/4

» Plan to use taxpayer money for minor league ballpark in Franklin appears dead 4/2

» Man carrying knives upset restaurant wouldn't serve him alcohol 3/31

» Man tells police that escort tried to leave before hour was up 3/28

» Oak Creek resident finds hand grenades in attic 3/26

» Maple Sugar Weekend opens Saturday at Wehr Nature Center 3/25

» Oak Creek Franklin School District approves new teacher compensation structure 3/25

» St. Francis High School to reopen Wednesday after bomb threat Updated:  3/25

» Oak Creek celebrates girls state basketball championship Updated:  3/24

» Oak Creek dominant in winning first state championship 3/22

» Oak Creek girls to play for state title after 46-40 OT win over Kimberly 3/21

» Oak Creek Assembly of God to screen ‘Waking In Oak Creek’ on April 3 3/21

» 'Sole Sisters' running club to hold expo April 5 3/21

» Woman arrested for drunken driving after nodding off in Taco Bell drive-thru 3/21

» Franklin man dies in Upper Michigan snowmobile crash 3/21

» Greendale police look for missing man 3/18

» Oak Creek defense shuts down Lancers, 46-25 3/15

» No drama this year, Oak Creek girls rout Franklin 3/13

» Traffic stop nets alcohol-related arrests 3/12

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT