Holy Wars, Holy Values, Holy City: Perspectives of the 3 Abrahamic Faiths with Prof. Reuven Firestone

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Date(s) - Monday, September 4, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Bender JCC of Greater Washington


Join acclaimed Jewish scholar Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D, for an in-town day of learning as he explores the commonalities and differences of the three scriptural monotheistic religions that descended from Abraham. Rabbi Firestone will discuss the concept of holy wars in the three traditions, the Five Pillars of Islam, and the history of Jerusalem’s perception among the faiths. Rabbi Firestone will tackle questions such as: What makes a war “holy?” Are religions the solution to the world’s violence, or the reason for it? What are the core ideas and practices of Islam? How do these compare with Jewish ideas and practices? What are the origins of Jerusalem’s sanctity and what relationship do each of the three Abrahamic faiths have with this holy city?

A kosher catered lunch will be served at this event (included with registration fee). This program is co-sponsored by The Foundation for Jewish Studies and the Bender JCC of Greater Washington.

To find out more information or to register, please call The Foundation for Jewish Studies at 301-770-4787 or visit https://foundjs.salsalabs.org/rereuvenfirestoneperspectivesonthethreeabrahamicfaiths/index.html