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Author Reuven Firestone- Holy War in Judaism- The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea
Author Reuven Firestone is a professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.
His book Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of "Holy War" disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times.
In this book Reuven Firestone identifies, analyzes and explains the historical, conceptual and the intellectual processes that revived holy war ideas in modern Judaism. The book serves as a case study of the way in which one ancient religious concept onced deemed irrelevant or even dangerous was successfully revived in order to fill a pressing contemporary need. It also helps to clarify the current political and religious situations in Israel and the Middle East.
|Where||Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center 775 Talamini Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807|
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|Time||7:00 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$8 / person in advance & $10 / person at the door|
More About Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
This nonsectarian agency serves Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. It provides opportunities for fitness and recreation as well as social, cultural and educational programs. The center's JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center offers preschool programs and day care for toddlers through kindergarten age, and there are also after-school programs and summer camps.
For adults, program offerings include morning workshops, art classes, cooking workshops, film presentations and trips. Teens have the opportunity to participate in social events, community service, ski trips, sports and other activities. From kindergarten through sixth grade, children can take part in different camps, as well as enjoy birthday party packages with such activities as swimming, creative movement, dance and sports. The center also offers a summer swim club and other programs for all ages.
Educationally, the center participates in Jewish LIFE, a communitywide adult education program that partners with local Jewish agencies and synagogues to provide Jewish educational programming.